A Guide to the Paralee Parish Diary, 1917-1919
Paralee Parish was a field nurse in the U. S. Army Nursing Corp stationed in Paris, France, during World War I. She was returned to the United States in February 1919.
Photocopies of a diary and clippings compose the Paralee Parish Diary, 1917-1918, documenting Parish’s life as a U. S. Army field nurse stationed in Paris, France, during World War I. The diary describes Parish’s social life as well as field conditions and casualties, including profiles of some of her officer patients. An article from a Parisian paper concerns the armistice and clippings from British papers describe wartime movements and policies. The diary ends with Parish’s notification of her return to the states.
This collection is open for research use.
Paralee Parish Diary, 1917-1919, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
This collection processed by A. Mills, 1976.
Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s "History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light" project, 2009-2011.
Detailed Description of the Papers