This bulk of the artifacts and personal papers document her nurse's training and her World War I service. Her uniform is accompanied by all of the accessories, insignias, and is in good condition. Lecture notes and official correspondence from the U.S. Army and the American Red Cross comprise the bulk of the textual material. There are also excellent photographs of both patients and the staff at Base Hospital #40.
The donor of both portions of materials was her daughter, Louisville journalist Agnes Snyder Crume.
Eva Sesmer Snyder was a Russian émigré who lived all of her adult life in Louisville, Kentucky. She attended nursing school at Jewish Hospital in Louisville, then served with United States Base Hospital #40 at Sarisbury Court, in Southampton, England.
Items that document other aspects of her life, especially as a poet and a Russian language teacher, are housed at the University of Louisville Archives and Special Collections.