Mary Louise Brantley Ordess Papers

1945-1946
The Country Doctor Museum Manuscript Collection, CD 01.46
Creator(s)
Ordess, Mary Louise (Brantley)
Physical description
0.245 Cubic Feet
Preferred Citation
Mary Louise Brantley Ordess Papers (CD 01.46),The Country Doctor Museum, at The William E. Laupus Health Sciences Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
Repository
Laupus Library History Collections
Access
No restrictions

Papers include military record and report of separation and registered nurse certificate from the North Carolina Board of Nurse Examiners.


Biographical/historical information

Mary Louise Brantley was born 3 October 1922 in Nash County, North Carolina to Sherwood and Mary Ethel (Lamm) Brantley. She served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the European and Pacific theaters. She was a Wilson County public Health Nurse from 1948 to 1978. In 1946, Brantley married Stanley S. Ordess and they had two sons, Mark and Jody. She died 28 November 2009.


Scope and arrangement

Papers include military record and report of separation and registered nurse certificate from the North Carolina Board of Nurse Examiners.


Administrative information
Custodial History

9 December 2004: "Tiffany" white nursing uniform (belonged to daughter-in-law Sandra Joyner). Gift of Louise Ordess.

20 October 1997: 8 textbooks for student nurses. Gift of Louise Ordess.

1 March 1997: First Lieutenant's bars, Watts Hospital School of Nursing coffee mug. Gift of Louise Ordess.

6 February 1997: diploma from Watts Hospital Training School for Nurses, NC Board of Nurse Examiners certificate, military discharge and separation papers, photograph, service ribbons, public health nurse's bag, 2 pins, public health nurse's cap, Watts Hospital nurse's cape. Gift of Louise Ordess.

Source of acquisition

Gift of Louise Ordess

Processing information

Processing revised by Ashley Williams, 2015

Copyright notice

Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.


Language of material

English

Related material

Art of Nursing (CD 01.44), The Country Doctor Museum, at The William E. Laupus Health Sciences Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

Related artifacts held at The Country Doctor Museum, Bailey, North Carolina.


Container list
Box 1 Folder 1 Mary Louise Brantley Ordess Papers, 1945-1946
Map-case 3 Drawer 1 Watts Hospital School of Nursing Diploma, 2 March 1945
Map-case 3 Drawer 1 Photo of USAHS Louis A. Milne and original matting, ca. 1945