Skip to main content


Alice Huffman Bugel Collection (Eighth Evacuation Unit Hospital)

Identifier: 2022-035

  • Staff Only

Scope and Contents

The papers consist of materials principally related to Bugel's Eighth Evacuation Hospital service, including a citation and service award; period newspaper clippings; and an extensive collection of photographs taken at the hospital and on travels nearby. Also included are various documents and photographs relative to Eighth Evac alumni reunions.


  • 1942-2000

Biographical / Historical

Alice Martin (Huffman) Bugel, R.N. (1917-2012) graduated from the University of Virginia School of Nursing in 1938. A Roanoke, Virginia native "Huffie" Bugel spent most of her life in Nashville, Tennessee, where, after World War Two, she worked as supervisor of the recovery rooms and surgical wards of the Veteran's Administration Hospital, retiring at her marriage in 1960. Bugel was commissioned first lieutenant in the Army Nurse Corps during the war, and served with her University of Virginia colleagues in the Eight Evacuation Unit Hospital, following the troops from North Africa to Sicily and the Italian peninsula. She volunteered for many years with the sewing club of the Vanderbilt University Hospital, producing items for use in the hospital, and was involved with the DAR and her local church. She dedicated herself to family life, raising three children, two from the widowed Dr. Bugel's first marriage and the daughter of their own.


0.5 Linear Feet (1 document box)

Language of Materials



(1917–2012) University of Virginia School of Nursing graduate, 1938. Lieutenant in the U.S. Army Nurse Corps and member of the Eighth Evacuation Hospital Unit in World War Two. Includes citation, period newspaper clippings, and an extensive period photograph collection.


Paper items are arranged in folders chronologically. The photograph collections, which had been removed from their original albums, have been organized where possible in album page order by date. Many are identified on the reverse in Bugel's own hand.
Alice Huffman Bugel Papers
Henry K. Sharp
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the The Eleanor Crowder Bjoring Center for Nursing Historical Inquiry Repository

University of Virginia School of Nursing
P.O. Box 800782
Charlottesville Virginia 22908-0782 United States