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Minetta (Honey) Holton Collection

 Unprocessed — Multiple Containers
Identifier: H2011-051

Content Description

The collection consists of one photo album and several letters sent by Minetta (Honey) Holton during her service in World War II. The album includes images of Minetta’s time during basic training at Camp Phillips (KS) starting in January 1943, the 237th Station Hospital at New Guinea starting May 1944, and of the Philippines in July of 1945. The images include nurses, patients, buildings, chapel, and native individuals. The letters (and individuals) she addressed home are identified as follows: Mr. & Mrs. H.J. Holton (Bert and Mary) her mom and dad, Margaret (nickname Bill) Holton (sister), Ruby (nicknamed Tooks) Klungseth (sister), Ruth Holton (sister), and Shirley Holton (sister). There are also letters sent by Jean Brown who wrote letters to Minetta’s parents. Also included is Minetta’s diploma from the Kahler School of Nursing in Rochester (MN). Minetta Holton was born on March 13, 1916 at Erwin (S.D.) to Herbert and Mary Holton. She graduated from Erwin High School in 1933 and the Kahler School of Nursing at Rochester (MN) in 1937. She enlisted in the Army Nurse Corps in 1942 and served until 1945. Twenty months of this time was spent in New Guinea, Australia, and the Philippines. In 1947 the family moved to Brookings (S.D.) where Minetta worked at the Municipal Hospital until the time of her death, November 25, 1951.

Acquisition Type


Restrictions Apply



  • 1937
  • 1943-1945



0.5 Cubic Feet