Finding aid for the The Atkins Family Collection

The Atkins Family Collection
University of Cincinnati, Health Sciences Library, Henry R. Winkler Center for the History of the Health Professions
Phone: 513-558-5120
Bulk dates:
.5 linear feet
This collection contains materials created primarily by Stanley M. Atkins during his time in the U. S. Army working at a field hospital during World War I. Stanley’s parents, E. N. Atkins and his wife, Laura Eva Magill Atkins were regarded as “leading members” of the Bond Hill Neighborhood of Cincinnati at the turn of the twentieth century.
The records are in English

Biography of Biography or History

The E. N. Atkins family lived at 1331 Franklin Ave., in the Bond Hill neighborhood of Cincinnati. E. N. Atkins was Stanley Atkins’s father and according to a history of Bond Hill, a “leading member of the community.” Not much is known about Stanley M. Atkins, but according to the notes on the verso of a photograph, he enlisted in the U.S. Army on April 17, 1917 and in July of that year was appointed “Staff Director Field Hospital” under Major Hendley at Camp Sheridan, Alabama. Camp Sheridan was the training center of Ohio’s 37th Infantry “Buckeye” Division which arrived between August and October 1917. According to the photograph, in October that year, Atkins was assigned as “Assistant Supply Officer of the Battalion.” The “Buckeye” Division embarked for France in June 1918. After the war Stanley returned home to 1331 Franklin and according to records at the University of Cincinnati, he enrolled in evening courses. He later married Henrietta Florence See who grew up in Blue Ash, OH. Stanley and his family are buried in Spring Grove Cemetery.

Scope and Content

This collection contains correspondence, photographs, military ephemera and a small bible. Most of the correspondence is written by Stanley M. Atkins while in the Army in the States, or while in Europe. Also included is correspondence from friends of the Atkins family to Stanley’s parents. As well a small portion of the collection relates to Stanley’s wife Henrietta “Nettie” who grew up in Blue Ash, OH.

Statement of Arrangement

Because of the small size of the collection, the materials were grouped by subject and then arranged chronologically within a folder.

Restrictions on Use

Copyright restrictions may apply. Permission to publish, quote or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder.

Restrictions on Access

There are no restrictions on accessing material in this collection

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.


Field hospitals
Military Hospitals
World War (1914-1918)


Atkins, E. N.
Atkins, Stanley M.

Preferred Citation

(Box #, Folder #),WC-33, The Atkins Family Collection, Henry R. Winkler Center for the History of the Health Professions , University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Processing Information

Finding Aid written in according to DACS standards by Gino Pasi, October 2018.


No further accruals are expected.

Detailed Description of The Collection

Box 1 / Folder 1
World War I Correspondence, 1917-1919

Box 1 / Folder 2
World War I Ephemera, 1917-1919

Box 1 / Folder 3
World War II Ephemera, 1944-1945

Box 1 / Folder 4
Photographs, 1903-1922

Box 1 / Folder 5
Photographs, Undated

Box 1 / Folder 6
Photographs (Daguerreotype), Undated

Box 1 / Folder 7
Bible, Undated

Box 1 / Folder 8
Report Cards (Henrietta "Nettie" See), 1909-1912