MONAHAN, EVELYN.
Evelyn Monahan and Rosemary Neidel-Greenlee papers, circa 1914-2011

Emory University

Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library

Atlanta, GA 30322

404-727-6887

rose.library@emory.edu

Permanent link: http://pid.emory.edu/ark:/25593/bcgc2

Collection Stored Off-Site

All or portions of this collection are housed off-site. Materials can still be requested but researchers should expect a delay of up to two business days for retrieval.


Descriptive Summary

Creator: Monahan, Evelyn.
Title: Evelyn Monahan and Rosemary Neidel-Greenlee papers, circa 1914-2011
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 1201
Extent: 92 linear ft. (92 boxes), 14 oversized papers (OP), and AV Masters: 2 linear feet (2 boxes)
Abstract:The collection consists of the personal and literary papers of Evelyn Monahan and Rosemary Neidel-Greenlee from circa 1914 -2001. Materials include correspondence, interviews, questionnaires, photographs, subject files, and other research accumulated by Monahan and Neidel-Greenlee while writing four books about servicewomen in wartime.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

Special restrictions apply: Use copies have not been made for the audio recordings at this time. Researchers must contact the Rose Library in advance for access to these materials.

Collection stored off-site. Researchers must contact the Rose Library in advance to access this collection.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.

Source

Gift, 2011.

Citation

[after identification of item(s)], Evelyn Monahan and Rosemary Neidel-Greenlee papers, Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University.

Processing

Unprocessed collection.


Collection Description

Biographical Note

Evelyn Monahan is a retired psychologist who served as a corpsman and psychiatric technician in the Women's Army Corps from 1961-1967. She has a Master's degree in Education and a Ph.D. from Georgia State University, as well as a Master of Divinity degree in theology and ethics from Emory University. She was an employee of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs from 1980-1996. Rosemary Neidel-Greenlee served in the United States Navy Nurse Corps on active duty from 1962-1965 and on reserve duty from 1989-1991. She has a Master's degree in Nursing from Emory University, and was an employee of the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Atlanta from 1981-2002. The two women have written four books together.

Evelyn Monahan is a retired psychologist who served as a corpsman and psychiatric technician in the Women's Army Corps from 1961-1967. She has a Master's degree in Education and a Ph.D. from Georgia State University, as well as a Master of Divinity degree in theology and ethics from Emory University. She was an employee of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs from 1980-1996. Rosemary Neidel-Greenlee served in the United States Navy Nurse Corps on active duty from 1962-1965 and on reserve duty from 1989-1991. She has a Master's degree in Nursing from Emory University, and was an employee of the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Atlanta from 1981-2002. The two women have written four books together.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of the personal and literary papers of Evelyn Monahan and Rosemary Neidel-Greenlee from circa 1914 -2001. Materials include correspondence, interviews, questionnaires, photographs, subject files, and other research accumulated by Monahan and Neidel-Greenlee while writing four books about servicewomen in wartime: Albanian Escape: The True Story of U.S. Army Nurses Behind Enemy Lines (1999); All this Hell: U.S. Nurses Imprisoned by the Japanese (2000); And if I Perish: Frontline U.S. Army Nurses in World War II (2003); and A Few Good Women: America's Military Women from World War I to the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan (2010).

As part of their research, Monahan and Neidel-Greenlee sent questionnaires to former servicewomen, asking about their experiences. These questionnaires, as well as a number of letters sent by servicewomen to the authors, offer a unique window into the wartime experiences of women in the military. The collection also contains materials relating to other projects spearheaded by Monahan and Neidel-Greenlee, including an effort to rename the Atlanta, Georgia Veterans Affairs Medical Center for former servicewoman Francis Nash, and efforts to expose sexual harassment in the Department of Veterans Affairs. In addition, the collection contains a small amount of material documenting Monahan's discrimination suit against the Episcopal Church. Monahan brought the suit against the church in 1979, after she was denied admission to the priesthood because of her sexuality.

Arrangement Note

Unrpocessed collection.


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Container List

Box Folder Content
1 - Questionnaires
2 - Questionnaires, WACs and training centers
3 - Questionnaires, WAVES and Army Nurse Corps
4 - World War II-era advertisements
5 - WACs, general
6 - WACs, general
7 - Questionnaires and letters from servicewomen
8 - Letters from servicewomen
9 - Letters from servicewomen
10 - Letters from servicewomen and WAC publication
11 - WACs, general
12 - WACs, general
13 - WAVEs
14 - World War II, general
15 - World War II, general
16 - Publications
17 - Photographs
AV1 - Audio tapes
AV1 - Blank, Evelyn, interview about the Battle of Anzio, circa early 1970s
AV2 - Audio tapes
18 - All this Hell research materials [1 of 8]
19 - All this Hell research materials [2 of 8]
20 - All this Hell research materials [3 of 8]
21 - All this Hell research materials [4 of 8]
22 - All this Hell research materials [5 of 8]
23 - All this Hell research materials [6 of 8]
24 - All this Hell research materials [7 of 8]
25 - All this Hell research materials [8 of 8]
26 - All this Hell interviews and photographs
27 - VA Hospital naming, letters of support
28 - Albanian Escape
29 - Anna McGinnis letters and papers
30 - VA Hospital naming, Francis Nash
31 - And If I Perish, military hospital units [4 of 4]
32 - And If I Perish, military hospital units [1 of 4]
33 - And If I Perish, military hospital units [2 of 4]
34 - And If I Perish, military hospital units [3 of 4]
35 - And If I Perish, World War II personnel, A-M
36 - And If I Perish, World War II personnel, M-W
37 - And If I Perish, military hospital units [3 of 4 continued] and interviews binder
38 - And If I Perish, 48th Surgical Hospital
39 - And If I Perish, files A-T
40 - And If I Perish, 48th Surgical Hospital
41 - And If I Perish, 48th Surgical Hospital; and Albanian Escape and All this Hell promotional materials Albanian Escape and All this Hell promotional materials
42 - Photograph slides
43 - Albanian Escape and All this Hell promotional materials All this Hell promotional materials
44 - Letters and questionnaires, all services; clippings
45 - VA Hospital naming
46 - Articles and research materials
47 - Articles and research materials
48 - Articles and research materials
49 - Writings and 1989 Salute
50 - 1989 Salute and World War II photographs
51 - 1989 Salute
52 - Photographs
53 - Photographs
54 - And If I Perish, research
55 - And If I Perish, research; VA sexual harassment
56 - VA sexual harassment
57 - General subject files, Army and Navy
58 - General subject files, Army and Navy; A Few Good Women subject files
59 - VA sexual harassment
60 - A Few Good Women subject files
61 - A Few Good Women subject files
62 - WAAC/WAC articles; World War II questionnaires
65 - Questionnaires, notes, WACs/WAVEs, War in the Pacific articles
66 - Draft, 9/11, Army 1991-2008, articles, Afghanistan/Iraq, war crimes
63 - Demobilization World War II, pamphlets, articles, WASPs, Marines and And If I Perish research
64 - And If I Perish research
67 - A Few Good Women subject files; photographs
68 - Fort Oglethorpe investigation
69 - Fort Oglethorpe investigation
70 - Monahan discrimination suit against the Episcopal Church
71 - Monahan discrimination suit against the Episcopal Church
72 - Monahan discrimination suit against the Episcopal Church; videotapes
73 - POW photographs and memos, US Army
74 - 1989 Salute
75 - Fort Oglethorpe investigation
76 - Interviews, A-O
77 - Interviews, O-W
78 - A Few Good Women, chapters 20 and 21
79 - Vietnam era subject files
80 - Photographs and magazines
81 - WAC interviews, A-Z
82 - A Few Good Women recent articles
83 - Letters and articles
84 - VA Hospital naming; other programs
85 - Papers, speeches, letters
86 - A Few Good Women, mixed
87 - VA Hospital naming and wall of honor
88 - VA Hospital naming and wall of honor; lists of women veterans
89 - War related materials collected by Monahan and Neidel-Greenlee
90 - Correspondence, notebooks and collected material relating to female military veterans
OP1-3 - Posters
OP4 - Francis Nash diploma
OP5-8 - Photographs
OP9-14 - Photographs
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