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Miscellaneous 20th Century Community Health photographs

MC 213

Miscellaneous 20th Century Community Health photographs

MC 213

Miscellaneous 20th Century Community Health photographs

MC 213

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the University of Pennsylvania. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in our reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

Summary Information

Repository:
University of Pennsylvania: Barbara Bates Center for the Study of The History of Nursing
Title:
Miscellaneous 20th Century Community Health photographs
Date [bulk]:
1912-1953
Date [inclusive]:
1903-1980
Call Number:
MC 213
Extent:
0.25 Linear feet
Language:
English
Abstract:
This photographic collection, likely assembled from previously published sources, shows the activities of various visiting nurse associations around the United States in the first half of the twentieth century. It also contains other images related to public health, along with a series of Korean War photographs.
Cite as:
Miscellaneous 20th Century Community Health photographs, Barbara Bates Center for The Study of The History of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania
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Summary Information

Repository:
University of Pennsylvania: Barbara Bates Center for the Study of The History of Nursing
Title:
Miscellaneous items collection
Date [inclusive]:
1899-2003
Call Number:
MC 207
Extent:
1.4 Linear feet
Language:
English
Abstract:
This is an artificial collection of miscellaneous items that came to the Bates Center unsolicited and/or for which provenance is unclear. These individual items are not related to each other by subject, material type, or provenance. Materials may include organizational records, correspondence, personal notebooks, and ephemera.
Cite as:
Miscellaneous items collection, Barbara Bates Center for The Study of The History of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania
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Summary Information

Repository:
University of Pennsylvania: Barbara Bates Center for the Study of The History of Nursing
Creator:
Visiting Nurse Society of Philadelphia.
Title:
Visiting Nurse Society of Philadelphia records
Date [inclusive]:
1855-1987
Call Number:
MC 5B
Extent:
23.8 Linear feet
Language:
English
Abstract:
The records of the Visiting Nurse Society of Philadelphia document a wide range of themes and issues in home nursing and the care of the indigent poor. The collection includes trustees' minutes, board correspondence, committee reports, and branch association files. Also included is a well documented collection of photographs.
Cite as:
Visiting Nurse Society of Philadelphia records, Barbara Bates Center for The Study of The History of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania
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Biography/History

On March 2, 1886, a group of Philadelphia women gathered to establish an organization to give nursing care to the sick in their homes. They named it the District Nurse Society after a system employed in Britain. Mrs. William Furness Jenks founded the organization (which was later renamed Visiting Nurse Society of Philadelphia in 1887). She recalled that, "No one had ever heard of such a thing as nursing the sick poor except in hospitals." Only Buffalo and Boston preceded Philadelphia in bringing this innovation to the United States. Mrs. Jenks envisioned a voluntary organization which would assist the contagiously and chronically ill who were turned away from institutions or who needed additional help during childbirth. Churches, relief organizations, and individuals contributed food, clothing, bed linens, and money to the organization.

In its first year, the organization made 380 home visits. Most of these visits were to run-down areas which housed the city's workers. Many were immigrants from Europe and Blacks from the rural South. Typhoid and diphtheria were common among the poor. Tuberculosis, the "great white plague," reached epidemic proportions during the nineteenth century and was a leading cause of death. The Society applied new concepts about the treatment of these diseases after it became known that they were communicable. The nurses sought to isolate tuberculosis patients and to educate them and their families about the role of personal habits and hygiene in reducing the risk of contamination. As one early officer of the organization explained, the nurses also did many things which were not technically nursing but were considered important to it, such as "cleaning the sick room of lumber and unnecessary furniture, sweeping floors, and lighting fires." The nurse was expected "to set an example of that neatness, order, sobriety, and obedience which she was to impress upon others." The work was so exhausting that few of the nurses employed by the Society in its first decade stayed more than eighteen months.

More than half the cases involved maternity and child care. The nurse aided physicians with home deliveries and made follow-up visits to help the mothers bathe and feed the newborns. They also provided care and instruction for expectant mothers to reduce infant mortality. During the early 1900s the Society joined with physicians, city officials, and social workers in a movement to educate the public about recent discoveries which showed that many once-fatal and debilitating illnesses could be prevented. Because of its familiarity with neighborhood health and social conditions, the Society was a valued member of this crusade. It staged dramatic exhibits about tuberculosis as well as festive events like Better Baby contests to spread the gospel of improved child care. In 1903, the Society cooperated with the city's Bureau of Public Charities to conduct a medical inspection to reduce the incidence of ringworm, pink eye, and nutritional disorders such as rickets among schoolchildren. This was the beginning of the school nursing program that was taken over by the city in 1908. From 1905-1908 the Society stationed a nurse at Starr Centre Association of Philadelphia, 7th and Lombard, to help with maternity and child care clinics, vaccination drives, nutritionally sound "penny lunch" programs, and in distributing inspected milk.

World War I accelerated the growth of the nursing profession and the demand for home care. With this development, the Society turned to new groups of clients and new interests. Between 1913 and 1922, the Society caseload nearly doubled. In 1925, the Society described itself as "a visiting hospital with wards all over the city corresponding to the various branches." It employed more than 80 nurses in a downtown building and at several branch offices including Kensington (opened 1896), Manayunk (1901), Germantown (1902), and West Philadelphia (1903). The Society borrowed public relations techniques from hospitals with whom it was now competing for patients. Society branch staffs were encouraged to enlist neighborhood people to serve on home nursing committees and fundraisers and to keep the central office in touch with the needs of each locality. Brochures emphasized that all of the Society's nurses were hospital-trained. The Society was still actively involved in the treatment of communicable diseases, maternity, and child care, but it was no longer an exclusively low-income patient population. Contracts with insurance companies and manufacturing firms to provide care for industrial policy-holders brought annual caseloads to record highs of 40,000 or more in the late 1920s. Seventy percent of the patients were less than 45 years of age. By 1920, the Society was also treating a greater number of older patients in a new occupational therapy program. The Society added a mental hygiene supervisor in 1934. A decade later, physical therapy (1943) and orthopedic service (1944) became mainstays of the Society's program.

Society superintendent Katherine Tucker (1916-1928) and her successor, Ruth Weaver Hubbard (1928-1955), were instrumental in transforming the organization from a multipurpose home welfare agency into a modern professional nursing organization. Both women held offices in the National Organization for Public Health Nursing and helped widen educational opportunities for home nurses. They also developed the Society internship program which allowed nursing students to complete in-service training at the Society.

Despite the progressive leadership of its professional staff and board, the Society lost half its revenues when insurance companies, which had previously contracted for home nursing, terminated these arrangements after World Ward II. The Society also lost some of its traditional clients to city programs for maternity cases and preventive care. These problems were addressed in the Philadelphia Public Health Survey produced by the City Planning Commission in 1950. The Commission recommended a merger of the nursing activities of the City and voluntary home care agencies. The City invited Society director Hubbard to help merge City and private home care services into a single operation. Negotiations continued until May 1959, when the Society's president, Mrs. Samuel Y. Gibbon, joined City Health Commissioner Dr. James Dixon and Mayor Richardon Dilworth to create Community Nursing Services of Philadelphia (CNS).

Plans for CNS focused on the health center: a multiservice facility for consolidating public and voluntary nursing programs. Before 1959, the Society primarily did home bedside care while City nurses worked in Department of Public Health clinics, making house calls as required by their work in child hygiene, tuberculosis, and venereal disease. Before the creation of CNS, it was possible for both Society nurse and city nurse to call on a single family. Under CNS, each nurse would be a general practitioner who could administer bedside care as well as preventive treatment. The centers would serve all residents of a designated area, in much the same fashion used in the combined Starr Centre Association/Society branch office opened in Germantown in 1944. This pilot project became the model for dividing the city into health districts based on a Planning Commission scheme for using census tracts as the unit for organizing health services on a uniform geographical basis. Actually, the plan built on the Society system for conducting generalized nursing out of its branches. With this framework in place, CNS made rapid progress under Directors Dorothy Wilson and Margaret Kauffman toward integrating nursing personnel and caseloads in all ten City health districts.

During the late 1970s the environment for providing home health services in the public and private sectors underwent many changes which led the Society and city officials to reorganize their relationships. Today the city contracts for home nursing services through CNS's successor—an independent, voluntary nonprofit organization, Community Home Health Services of Philadelphia (CHHSP), created in 1979. The Visiting Nurse Society is now a foundation which is a leading source of support for CHHSP's work with the indigent.

One change has been increased care for the elderly. In 1951, 72 percent of Society's patients suffered from long-term illnesses. Some participated in its intensive Home Care Plan (1949), an early attempt to coordinate medical and social services for the chronically ill. More recently, the Society and its successor, CHHSP, have sought to develop programs that address medical and personal consequences of cancer, cardiovascular disease, arthritis, and mental changes associated with aging. Medicare, created in 1965, increased public funding for these services. In 1985, over 68 percent of CHHSP's patients were over 65 years of age.

Another contemporary characteristic is size. In 1886 the Society began with one room, one nurse, one table, and $100. In 1985 its successor, Community Home Health Services of Philadelphia, made 220,000 visits and had an operating budget of $9 million. At one time, the Society was the only professional organization involved in home nursing. Today it is part of a complex national health industry transformed by science, technology, and public oversight. Plans, procedures, and methods have also changed with the needs of the patients.

Despite innovations in financing and fundraising, home nursing still retains elements that were present a hundred years ago. CHHSP is an active presence in the health and medical communities. Both historical roles-those of health educator and health planner-continue to find a place in its work.

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of 85 black and white photographic prints. They were assembled and printed by Diane Hamilton circa 1985. Most of the photographs were originally taken between around 1912 to 1953. The bulk of the undated photographs probably date to the 1920s-1940s. Most of the photographs depict the activities of visiting nurses, including patient care, transportation, office buildings, equipment and supplies, public health outreach initiatives, and other related images. Many of the visiting nurses shown here worked for the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, Welfare Division. There is also one series depicting military medical care, primarily during the Korean War.

Scope and Contents

The records of the Visiting Nurse Society of Philadelphia document a wide range of themes and issues in home nursing and the care of the indigent poor. It dates from the inception of the visiting nurse movement in the United States in the 1880s and continues up through 1977. The collection includes trustees' minutes, board correspondence, committee reports, and branch association files. There is also a significant amount of material documenting the Society's role in the public health crusades of 1902-1918, including school nursing services, infant and maternity care, and care of tuberculosis patients. Other material represents the impact of hospitals on home nursing beginning in the 1920s, as well as the efforts of agency officials to respond to the needs of an aging population especially after World War II. There are also files relating to the Philadelphia Home Care Plan (1949-1960s) and Community Nursing Services of Philadelphia (1959 1979) which was planned and run conjointly with the City of Philadelphia. Also included is a well-documented collection of photographs, many of which were reproduced in the Society's annual reports at the turn of the century.

Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of Pennsylvania: Barbara Bates Center for the Study of The History of Nursing

Publication Information

University of Pennsylvania: Barbara Bates Center for the Study of The History of Nursing

Publication Information

University of Pennsylvania: Barbara Bates Center for the Study of The History of Nursing

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Bethany Myers

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Bethany Myers

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Center staff, updated by Bethany Myers

Access Restrictions

This collection is unrestricted.

Access Restrictions

This collection is unrestricted.

Access Restrictions

This collection is unrestricted.

Use Restrictions

Photographs are not original, copyright restrictions may apply. Please contact the Center with requests for copying and for authorization to publish, quote or reproduce the material.

Use Restrictions

Copyright restrictions may apply. Please contact the Center with requests for copying and for authorization to publish, quote or reproduce the material.

Use Restrictions

Copyright restrictions may apply. Please contact the Center with requests for copying and for authorization to publish, quote or reproduce the material.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of Diane Hamilton, 2010.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of G. Lloyd Kirk.

Processing Information note

Items are identified by accession number, and may be removed from this collection at any time as provenance becomes known.

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Related Materials

Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • Metropolitan Life Insurance Company.
  • Visiting Nurse Association (Cleveland, Ohio).
  • Visiting Nurse Association of Chicago.
  • Visiting Nurse Service (Henry Street Settlement (New York, N.Y.)).
  • Visiting Nurse Service of New York.
  • Visiting Nurse Society of Philadelphia.
Form/Genre(s)
  • Photographs
Occupation(s)
  • Public health nursing
Personal Name(s)
  • Hamilton, Diane
Subject(s)
  • Community health nursing
  • Korean War, 1950-1953--Medical care.
  • Nursing--History.
  • Visiting nurses

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • Elwyn, Inc..
  • Pennsylvania Hospital.
  • Philadelphia Lying-In Charity.
  • Philadelphia Nurses Association.
  • Presbyterian School of Nursing.
  • Visiting Nurse Society of Philadelphia.
Personal Name(s)
  • Grube, Wendy
  • McClelland, Helen Grace
  • Miner, Sylvia Pridmore, 1920-2002
  • Pepperman, Vesta Metherell
  • Trude, Sarah P.
  • Woodbridge, Norma Jean

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • Community Home Health Services of Philadelphia (CHHSP).
  • Visiting Nurse Society of Philadelphia.
Form/Genre(s)
  • Administrative records
Geographic Name(s)
  • Philadelphia (Pa.)
Occupation(s)
  • Public health nursing
Personal Name(s)
  • Jenks, William Furness
  • Tucker, Katherine
Subject(s)
  • Community health nursing
  • Influenza Epidemic, 1918-1919.
  • Visiting nurses
  • World War, 1914-1918--Medical care

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General note

Though the prints date from the mid 1980s, the original dates of the photograph, when known, are listed here. Captions written on the image are given in quotation marks. Photo numbers ending in the letter a indicate a duplicate print of the preceding number.

Collection Inventory

Series 1.  Places.

Scope and Contents note

These images are divided into subseries based on the place identified. Most of the photographs are of visiting nurses providing in-home patient care, but there are also depictions of outdoor scenes: notably building exteriors and public health demonstrations.

Baltimore.

Folder
1
Folder Photo

"Baltimore," nurse and patient with a leg injury, undated.

1 1

"Baltimore," group of nurses sitting around a table, undated.

1 2

Group of nurses sitting around a table, undated.

1 2a

Chicago.

Folder
2
Folder Photo

Staff of Nurses of Visiting Nurse Association of Chicago Including School Nurses, group photo, 1909.

2 3

"Chicago," nurse, mother, and infant, post-delivery, undated.

2 4

"Chicago, Illinois," nurse with female patient in wheelchair, undated.

2 5

Cleveland.

Folder
3
Folder Photo

"Cleveland, Nursing for minor injuries," nurse tending a child with a bandaged head, 1913.

3 6

"Cleveland, Nursing for minor injuries," nurse tending a child with a bandaged head, 1913.

3 6a

"Cleveland," nurse tending African American patient, undated.

3 7

"Cleveland," nurse tending African American patient, undated.

3 7a

"Nursing Services Cleveland," nurse with elderly patient, undated.

3 8

"Cleveland," mother, infant, and older child, undated.

3 9

Framingham, MA.

Folder
4
Folder Photo

Framingham Community Health Station, building exterior, undated.

4 10

"Framingham, Mass. Company's first major demonstration conducted with the National Tuberculosis Association to control tuberculosis, then the third leading cause of death," nurses with women and children, 1916-1923.

4 11

"Framingham, Mass. Company's first major demonstration conducted with the National Tuberculosis Association to control tuberculosis, then the third leading cause of death," nurses with women and children, 1916-1923.

4 11a

"Baby Welfare Station, Framingham," infant check up, undated.

4 12

Framingham Children's Health Camp, nurses and children outdoors, undated.

4 13

Clean Milk' Demonstration in Framingham, Massachusetts, 1917.

4 14
Clean Milk' Demonstration in Framingham, Massachusetts, 1917.
4 14a

Thetford Mines, Quebec, Canada.

Folder
6
Folder Photo

"Thetford Mines," road, undated.

6 17

Thetford Mines Maternity Clinic, undated.

6 18

New York City.

Folder
5
Folder Photo

"Henry Street nurse taken in 1903 near St. Peter's Church and Cemetary in the Bronx," nurse in carriage, 1903.

5 15

"Welfare Nursing, NYC, convalescing from typhoid fever," nurse and doctor with patient, undated.

5 16

Other Places.

Folder
7
Folder Photo

"Neu Beeby, St. Louis, MO. 1919 PH course, 1921 married", 1916-1921.

7 19

"Neu Beeby, St. Louis, MO. 1919 PH course, 1921 married", 1916-1921.

7 19a

"Welfare Division Nurses - New Orleans, an Instructive Visit," two nurses getting into car, undated.

7 20

Back is labeled "Baltimore, 1912," but the front is labeled "The Visiting Nurse Society of Philadelphia," nurse with mother and infant, 1912.

7 21

"Providence VNA," group photo, 1912.

7 22

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Series 2.  Individuals.

Scope and Contents note

This series consists of portraits of individuals, with one candid group photo.

Folder
8
Folder Photo

"Miss Carolyn M. Hidden, Field Supervisor, Keystone Territory", undated.

8 23

"Place: Miss Von Miklos' Studio, Nursing Services Pictures" portrait, December 14, 1938.

8 24

"Mrs. Margaret Howard", undated.

8 25

"Jerome Apfel, Accounting Bureau Head, Associated with Nursing Service", undated.

8 26

"Bernadine Stiegal, Group Nursing Consultant", undated.

8 27

"Miss Haupt", undated.

8 28

"Left to Right: Williard, unidentified, unidentified, unidentified, Hegeman, Fiske", undated.

8 29

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Series 3.  Offices, equipment, uniforms, and supplies.

Scope and Contents note

This series' images show the offices of the Metropolitan Life Insurance Co.'s Welfare Division, along with other office interiors of unknown organizations. There are also photographs of supplies used by visiting nurses and one image showing a public health education exhibit.

Folder
9
Folder Photo

"The Staff for Urinalyses in the Normal School Laboratory During the Medical Examination Campaign." / "Nurses Engages to Canvass and Assist Physicians in Home Examination Work.", undated.

9 30

"Nursing Services Supply Room", undated.

9 31

Office interior with female clerks, undated.

9 32

"Welfare Division, Nursing Services," office interior, undated.

9 33

"Welfare Nursing, Luncheon to Nursing Supervisors. Standing, left to right: Beulah Osborne, Mary Horm, Ruth Waterbury, Marie Houle, Emma Rocque, Irene MacCullough, Monica Moore, Eugenia Atwell, Mary Dickerman, Elizabeth Wood, Carolyn C. Hidden, Hilga Nelson, Vera Warner MacVittie, Maude Steeves, Elizabeth Tennent, Theresa O'Neill, Anna Barr, Emma Habenicht. Seated, left to right: Matilda Johnson, Alice Aherm, Dr. Donald B. Armstrong, Helen LaMalle, Dr. Lee Frankel, Alice Bagley, Minnie Bridges Cunningham", January 27, 1925.

9 34

"Welfare Division, Nursing Service," nurse standing, undated.

9 35

Visiting Nurse offices, coat racks, undated.

9 36

"Uniform and Equipment," table with containers, bag, other supplies, undated.

9 37

"Uniforms and Equipment," full body portrait of visiting nurse, undated.

9 38

"West Division Nursing Services - Uniforms and Equipment," Visiting Nurse Metropolitan Life textile, undated.

9 39

"Convent on exhibit," Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. public health display, infant textiles, February 10, 1926.

9 40

Miss Delano and Staff in her Office. Upper row, left to right: Sarah Addison, Harriet Douglas, Vashti Bartlett, Virginia Ward, Anna Reeves, A. Maury Carter, Lucy Minnigerode, Katrina Hertzer. Lower row, left to right: Helen S. Hay, Clara D. Noyes, Jane A. Delano, Agnes G. Deans, Anna Kerr., undated.

9 41

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Series 4.  Vehicles.

Scope and Contents note

This series contains photographs of nurses and their modes of transportation at unidentified locations. Several of the photographs are duplicates of one nurse and her bicycle. Accompanying those photos is a print of a newspaper clipping about visiting nurses using automobiles.

Folder
10
Folder Photo

Photocopy from newspaper, nurse in automobile, undated.

10 42

Visting nurses, bicycle and automobile (photo collage), undated.

10 43

Visiting nurse on bicycle, isolated from background, undated.

10 44

"Welfare Division Nurse," Visiting nurse on bicycle, undated.

10 45

Visiting nurse on bicycle, undated.

10 45a

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Series 5.  Pamphlets and printed items.

Scope and Contents note

This series consists mainly of photographic prints of pamphlet covers. These pamphlets, posters, and other ephemera were for the most part issued by the Metropolitan Life Insurance Co., though there are also unrelated informational materals about WWI nursing and the influenza epidemic.

Folder
11
Folder Photo

News clipping, "Ready for the Call": visiting nurses driving autombiles, undated.

11 46

Visting Nurses for Employees, poster, undated.

11 47

A Friend in Need is a Friend Indeed, Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. poster, undated.

11 48

Your Friend the Nurse, Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. poster, undated.

11 49

Welfare Publications, Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. poster, undated.

11 50

A War Upon Consumption, Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. poster, 1909.

11 51

"A War Upon Consumption first welfare health pamphlet", 1909.

11 51a

The Welfare Division informational sign for Metropolitan Life Insurance Co., undated.

11 52

"Swat the Fly Campaign," From Flies and Filth to Fever to Food poster, 1909.

11 53

Sheet with biographical information, nurse casualities in WWI - Frances Bartlett, Curry Desha Breckenridge, and Ruth V. and Viola E. Lundholm, undated.

11 54

Deaths Registered to Influenza, 1976.

11 55

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Series 6.  Immunizations and other public health campaigns.

Scope and Contents note

This series contains photographs depicting public health initiatives at unidentified locations. Three of the images show diptheria immunization events, and the other two illustrate birth registration and a sanitation campaign.

Folder
12
Folder Photo

"Clean up campaigns", undated.

12 56

"Birth Registration," man, woman, and child, undated.

12 57

"Diptheria," vaccination, nurse and doctor with a woman and two children, 1948.

12 58

"1st Metropolitan diptheria campaign, agency staff often set example by having own children immunized first", 1925.

12 59

"1st Metropolitan diptheria campaign, agency staff often set example by having own children immunized first", 1925.

12 59a

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Series 7.  Military.

Scope and Contents note

These images are divided into two subseries: pre-Korean War and the Korean War. With one exception, they were all copied from published printed sources and are captioned. The unknown patient may not be related to military healthcare.

Pre-Korean War.

Folder
13
Folder Photo

Typical Emergency Hospital - Corey Hill, Brookline, Massachusetts, tents on field, undated.

13 60

A crowded European army hospital, undated.

13 61

Korean War.

Folder
14
Folder Photo

Korean War: The Hospital ship USNS Repose, arriving in Pusan. Soldiers wounded during the fighting were evacuated by air and sea to hospitals in Japan and the United States. While the forces from the Inch'on beachhead advances toward the Han River line, those advancing from the south took the high ground northwest of Yongsan and drove toward a junction with the units in the north., 1950-1953.

14 62

Korean War: Typical terrain of the area near the reservoir, showing the narrow winding road and electric power station where the U.N. forces were delayed until the parachuted bridge was assembled and put in place. On 11 December, after a thirteen-day fight, the U.N. forces broke out of the communist trap and emerged from the hills of northeast Korea onto the plains of Hamhung., 1950-1953.

14 63

Korean War: UNCACK Chief Nurse with Korean women examining American women's uniforms donated to hospitals, August 1952.

14 64

Korean War: Army nurse off duty, 1950-1953.

14 65

Korean War: Casualities of fight for Hill 931 receiving medical attention at an aid station in 2d Division area, 1950-1953.

14 66

Korean War: Casualities of fight for Hill 931 receiving medical attention at an aid station in 2d Division area, 1950-1953.

14 66a

Korean War: Medical aid men dressing wounds at an aid station near base of White Horse., 1950-1953.

14 67

Korean War: Helicopter landing to pick up a wounded soldier for evacuation to a rear area hospital. Container on the side of the helicopter holds the casualty., 1950-1953.

14 68

Korean War: Litter bearers of the 7th Division, moving cautiously over ice and snow, bring in a wounded man, 1950-1953.

14 69

Korean War: A nurse aboard a plane checks her patients during a flight from Korea to southern Japan, 1950-1953.

14 70

Korean War: Liberated American are escorted down the ramp of a C-124 upon arrival in Japan for medical treatment before continuing the trip back to the Unites States, 1950-1953.

14 71

Korean War: Liberated American are escorted down the ramp of a C-124 upon arrival in Japan for medical treatment before continuing the trip back to the Unites States, 1950-1953.

14 71a

Korean? Patient, undated.

14 72

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Series 8.  Other.

Scope and Contents note

This series consists of two images: a photograph of hospital beds, context unknown, and a modern photograph of nurses working at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

Folder Photo

Clinic interior, beds, undated.

15 73

"Intensive Nursing Care at HUP", undated, 1980s?.

15 74

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Collection Inventory

Box
2009.30.  Elwyn, Inc. pamphlet: A Short Biography of the Smiths and Bickham Family, circa 1990s.
Controlled Access Headings
Corporate Name(s)
  • Elwyn, Inc..
Form/Genre(s)
  • Printed ephemera
1

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2008.24.  Visiting Nurse Society of Philadelphia, Henrietta Myers' bedside notes, 1926. [photocopy].
Related Archival Materials note

See also: MC 5B, Visiting Nurse Society of Philadelphia records.

Controlled Access Headings
Corporate Name(s)
  • Visiting Nurse Society of Philadelphia.
Personal Name(s)
  • Myers, Henrietta
1

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2013.13.  Sarah P. Trude Army records, 1945-1954.
Controlled Access Headings
Form/Genre(s)
  • Administrative records
Personal Name(s)
  • Trude, Sarah P.
Subject(s)
  • Military nursing
1

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2004.14.  Sylvia Pridmore (Miner) papers and biographical materials, 1938-2004.
Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of Wanda M. Miner, 2004.

Controlled Access Headings
Form/Genre(s)
  • Personal papers
Occupation(s)
  • Nurse
Personal Name(s)
  • Miner, Sylvia Pridmore, 1920-2002
1

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2007.04.  Philadelphia Nurses Association Founders' Committee minutes, early 20th century. [2 folders].
Controlled Access Headings
Corporate Name(s)
  • Philadelphia Nurses Association.
Form/Genre(s)
  • Administrative records
2

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2004.06.  Photo of nurse with infant; pamphlet re: Reubena Hyde Walworth, 1899-1910?.
Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of Patricia McGrath, 2004.

Controlled Access Headings
Form/Genre(s)
  • Photographs
  • Printed ephemera
Personal Name(s)
  • Walworth, Reubena H. (Reubena Hyde), -1898.
1

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Helen Grace McClelland. [1 folder, 2 oversized].

Box
2011.30.  Helen Grace McClelland materials.
Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of Kara Dixon Vuic and Grace Watt, 2011.

Controlled Access Headings
Form/Genre(s)
  • Printed ephemera
Personal Name(s)
  • McClelland, Helen Grace
1
FlatFile Drawer
2005.32.  Photographs: Helen McClelland, circa 1920s-1930s, Pennsylvania Hospital, Christmas 1929.
Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of Suzanne Berry, 2005.

Controlled Access Headings
Corporate Name(s)
  • Pennsylvania Hospital.
Form/Genre(s)
  • Photographs
Personal Name(s)
  • McClelland, Helen Grace
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Box
2011.31.  Clara Maass stamps, 1961-1976.
Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of Christina Pavlock, 2011.

Controlled Access Headings
Form/Genre(s)
  • Postage stamps
Personal Name(s)
  • Maass, Clara
1

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2010.26.  Letitia White Award presented to Norma Jean Woodbridge, 1952.
Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of Norma Jean Woodbridge, 2010.

Controlled Access Headings
Form/Genre(s)
  • Awards
Personal Name(s)
  • Woodbridge, Norma Jean
1

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2008.18.  Wendy Grube (nurse practitioner) clippings, 1993-1999.
Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of Wendy Grube, 2008.

Controlled Access Headings
Form/Genre(s)
  • Clippings (information artifacts)
Occupation(s)
  • Nurse practitioners
Personal Name(s)
  • Grube, Wendy
1

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2001.05.  Pennsylvania Hospital photographs from Johns Hopkins University.
Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of Phoebe Evans Letocha at the Alan Mason Chesney Medical Archives, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions.

Conditions Governing Use note

This copyright is not held by the Bates Center. No reproduction of this item is permitted.

Controlled Access Headings
Corporate Name(s)
  • Pennsylvania Hospital.
Form/Genre(s)
  • Photographs
1

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2008.29.  Prescription for Pennsylvania: HB 44, 2003.
Controlled Access Headings
Geographic Name(s)
  • Pennsylvania.
Subject(s)
  • Legislation.
1

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2013.21.  Vesta Metherell Pepperman. [4 folders].

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of Alicia Stine, 2013.

Related Archival Materials note

A photographic doll of Pepperman, also part of this accession, is on display in the Center's reading room.

Controlled Access Headings
Corporate Name(s)
  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing.
Form/Genre(s)
  • Personal papers
Occupation(s)
  • Nurse
Personal Name(s)
  • Pepperman, Vesta Metherell
Box

2013.21.  Photographs, clippings, copy of The First Fifty Years (signed), HUP yearbook, 1929.

1
FlatFile Drawer
2013.21.  Vesta Metherell Pepperman: Manhattan Eye Ear and Throat Hospital post graduate certificate, 1931.
Controlled Access Headings
Form/Genre(s)
  • Diplomas
Occupation(s)
  • Nurse
Personal Name(s)
  • Pepperman, Vesta Metherell
B 2

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Box
2013.31.  Photograph: Visiting Nurse on Rooftop (VNS - NY?), undated.
Controlled Access Headings
Corporate Name(s)
  • Visiting Nurse Service of New York.
Form/Genre(s)
  • Photographs
Subject(s)
  • Visiting nurses
1

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2013.31.  Pennsylvania Hospital photo CD, 1950s.
Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of Michael Lenkowski.

Controlled Access Headings
Corporate Name(s)
  • Pennsylvania Hospital.
Form/Genre(s)
  • Compact discs
  • Photographs
1

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2013.31.  Photographs and photocopies of nurses at work, 1950s-1980s?.
Controlled Access Headings
Form/Genre(s)
  • Photographs
1

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FlatFile Drawer
2013.17.  Lying-in Charity diploma, 1894.
Scope and Contents note

This diploma was received by Martha Prinzing.

Controlled Access Headings
Corporate Name(s)
  • Pennsylvania Hospital.
Form/Genre(s)
  • Diplomas
Personal Name(s)
  • Prinzing, Martha
Subject(s)
  • Maternity nursing
B 2

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2014.03.  LP: A History of American Nursing. Dedicated to the Memory of Mary M. Roberts, R.N., undated.
Controlled Access Headings
Form/Genre(s)
  • Long-playing records
Subject(s)
  • Nursing--History.
C 4

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2014.03.  LP: The Presbyterian Hospital Student Nuses Choir presents "With a Voice of Singing", undated.
Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of Betsy Weiss.

Controlled Access Headings
Corporate Name(s)
  • Presbyterian School of Nursing.
Form/Genre(s)
  • Long-playing records
C 4

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Box
2014.05.   American Hospital Association. United States. Department of Commerce.. Hospital Textiles report, 1926-1927.
Scope and Contents note

This file contains 3 reports relating to hospital textiles and linens: "Summary Report of the General Conference on Simplification of Hospital and Institutional Textiles", June 10, 1927; "American Hospital Association Linen Survey", November 1926; and "Hospital Survey: Use of Color in Hospitals" by Herbert A. Ehrman, undated.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of Cheryl Boberick and Martie McCartney, 2011.

Controlled Access Headings
Corporate Name(s)
  • United States. Department of Commerce..
Form/Genre(s)
  • Administrative records
2

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2011.33.  Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) Silverstein Pavilion materials, 1977-1986.
Scope and Contents note

This file contains printed programs and brochures discussing the Silverstein Pavilion at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. It also includes a handmade folder, titled "The Best of '12'", containing pasted nurse uniform catalog pages with typed captions.

Controlled Access Headings
Corporate Name(s)
  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing.
Form/Genre(s)
  • Printed ephemera
  • Scrapbooks
2

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2008.32.   Lewis, Edith Patton, 1914-2005 Stephany, Theresa M.. 3 letters to Theresa Stephany from Edith Patton Lewis, 1992-1994.
Scope and Contents note

These three letters were sent to Theresa Stephany by Edith "Pat" Lewis, a nurse editor at the American Journal of Nursing.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of Theresa Stephany, 2008.

Controlled Access Headings
Form/Genre(s)
  • Letters (correspondence)
Personal Name(s)
  • Lewis, Edith Patton, 1914-2005

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Acc. 2009.01.  Margy Meyerson. [3 folders].

Scope and Contents note

Meyerson donated a number of printed items, mostly pamphlets, that have been cataloged in the Center's book collection. These folders contain her donations of University of Pennsylvania-related material, mostly concerning health sciences events.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of Margy Meyerson, 2009.

Controlled Access Headings
Corporate Name(s)
  • University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing.
Personal Name(s)
  • Meyerson, Margy Ellinar
Subject(s)
  • Health policy.
Box

Acc. 2009.01.  Meetings and related records, University of Pennsylvania, 1979-2004.

3

Acc. 2009.01.  University of Pennsylvania Bicentennial Conference on Health Policy, papers and conference information, November 11-12, 1976.

3

Acc. 2009.01.  Correspondence and clipping.

3

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1992.15.   Heffern, Mary-KateThe Heritage of Isabella McCosh: A History of the Health Services at Princeton University.
Controlled Access Headings
Personal Name(s)
  • McCosh, Isabella Guthrie, 1897
2

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2014.39.  Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, First Annual Meeting, Clinical Nurse Scholars Alumni, Mar 7, 1992.

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1990.45.   Johnson, Marie G.  The Press- Philadelphia, 1862, 1865, 1869.
Scope and Contents note

Donated by Marie G. Johnson, these articles relate to medicine and nursing, primarily about the Civil War and Philadelphia's involvement.

Controlled Access Headings
Form/Genre(s)
  • Clippings (information artifacts)
Subject(s)
  • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Medical care
2

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1990.46.   Fedoronko, Vera'Some Benevolent Institutions of 1859' Their History and Present Status [photocopy of book].

2

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2007.14.   Stephany, Theresa M. Wall, Barbra Mann, Dr. "Unlikely Entrepreneurs: Catholic Sisters and the Hospital Marketplace, 1865-1925", Barbra Mann Wall (cd).

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1989.73.  Nursing Dissertations.

Box

"The Origins of Nursing by the Sisters of Mercy in the United States: 1843-1910" by Mary Patricia Tarbox, 1986.

3

"The Relationship Among the Four Professional Nursing Organizations and Woman Suffrage: 1893-1920" by Sandra Beth Lewenson, 1989.

3

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2015.10.   Fairman, Julie, Dr. Men and Nursing (2 folders), c. 1990s. 0.3 Linear feet.

Scope and Contents note

This series contains a collection of articles related to men, nursing, and staffing.

Controlled Access Headings
Form/Genre(s)
  • Clippings (information artifacts)
Occupation(s)
  • Nurse
Subject(s)
  • Male nurses
Box
3

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Miscellaneous Nursing Images.

3

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Map-case File
Hand colored, Illustrated Print- "How 'B.-P.' Succeeded in Recruiting A Large Staff of Nurses" from The Graphic (England), Jan 1901.
Controlled Access Headings
Form/Genre(s)
  • Posters
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Collection Inventory

Series 1.  Administration, 1887-1987.

Scope and Contents note

This series includes materials documenting the Society's founding and early activities. It provides perhaps the best overview, from an administrative perspective, of the activities of the Board of Managers. By 1916, the day to day administrative work of the Society gradually shifted to Katherine Tucker, the Society's first superintendent. Included in this series is the original charter of the Society and subsequent revisions (1887-1912); bylaws and subsequent revisions; a complete run of annual reports (1886-1987); minutes of the Board of Managers (1886-1986), its Executive Committee (1912-1919), and of the Society's annual meetings. The correspondence files include incoming and outgoing correspondence of the Board (1921-1982) and selected correspondence with coordinated funding agencies. There are also a few contemporary files dealing with issues such as minority representation on the Board and policies relating to conflicts of interest.

Box Folder

Original charter, 1887.

1 1

Other charters, 1887-1912.

1 2

By-laws.

Box Folder

1959.

1 3

1965.

1 4

1965 and 1978.

1 5

Annual reports.

Box Folder

1886-1901.

1 6

1886-1906.

1 7

1889-1911.

1 8

1902-1914.

2 9

1902-1916.

2 10

1916-1924.

2 11

1916-1924.

3 12

1916-1936.

3 13

1931-1957.

3 14

1966-1987.

3 15

Annual reports, copied.

Box Folder

1886-1891.

3 16

1892-1895.

3 17

1896-1899.

3 18

1900-1905.

3 19

1906-1909.

4 20

1910-1913.

4 21

1914-1916.

4 22
Box Folder

Minutes, Executive Committee, 1912-1916.

4 23

Minutes, Executive Committee, 1916-1919.

4 24

Minutes, Board.

Box Folder

1886-1888.

5 25

1888-1889.

5 26

1889-1890.

5 27

1890-1891.

5 28

1892-1896.

5 29

1896-1898.

5 30

1902-1900.

5 31

1899-1902.

5 32

1902-1904.

5 33

1904-1908.

6 34

1908-1913.

6 35

1913-1919.

6 36

1919.

6 37

1920.

6 38

1921.

6 39

1922.

6 40

1923.

6 41

1924.

6 42

1925.

6 43

1926.

7 44

1927.

7 45

1928.

7 46

1929.

7 47

1930.

7 48

1931.

7 49

1932.

7 50

1933.

7 51

1934.

7 52

1935.

7 53

1936.

7 54

1937.

7 55

1938.

7 56

1939.

7 57

1940.

7 58

1941.

7 59

1942.

7 60

1943.

7 61

1944.

7 62

1945.

8 63

1946.

8 64

1947.

8 65

1948.

8 66

1949.

8 67

1950.

8 68

1951.

8 69

1952.

8 70

1953.

8 71

1954.

8 72

1955.

8 73

1956.

8 74

1957.

8 75

1958.

8 76

1959.

8 77

1960.

8 78

1962.

8 79

1962.

8 80

1963.

9 81

1964.

9 82

1965.

9 83

1966.

9 84

1967.

9 85

1968.

9 86

1969.

9 87

1970.

9 88

1971.

9 89

1972.

9 90

1973.

9 91

1974.

9 92

1975.

10 93

1976.

10 94

June 1977.

10 95

August - December 1977.

10 96

January - July 1978.

10 97

August - December 1978.

10 98

1979.

10 99

1980.

11 100

1981.

11 101

1982.

11 102

1983.

11 103

1984.

11 104

1985-1986.

11 105

Minutes, Board, photocopied, 1886-1889.

11 106

Minutes, Board, photocopied, 1889-1891.

11 107

Minutes, Annual Meeting.

Box Folder

1887-1915.

12 108

1925-1931.

12 109

1933-1935.

12 110

1940-1944.

12 111

1945-1949.

13 112

1950-1968.

13 113
Box Folder

Minutes, Nursing Executives Responsibilities, 1911-1957.

13 114

Correspondence, Board.

Box Folder

1921-1952.

13 115

1953-1971.

13 116

1972-1979.

13 117

1980-1982.

13 118
Box Folder

Correspondence, with Community Fund, Community Chest, United Fund.

14 119

Treasurer's report, 1952-1979.

14 120

Board members reference guide, 1953.

14 121

Board members, 1967-1987.

14 122

Representation of minorities, 1970-1975.

14 123

Conflict of interest policy, 1977-1978.

14 124

Commendations.

Box Folder

Richardson Dilworth, Mayor of Philadelphia, 1961.

53 3

Dick Thornburgh, Governor of Pennsylvania, 1986.

14 125

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Series 2.  Histories, 1915-1980.

Scope and Contents note

This small series consists of published and unpublished histories by and about the Society ranging in date from 1915 to 1974; biographies of Board members including three folders about Ruth Weaver Hubbard, the Society's general director from 1929 to 1955. There are also a few files dealing with Board matters of antiquarian interest such as the restoration of several historical plaques.

History of Visiting Nurse Society of Philadelphia.

Box Folder

1915.

14 1

1919.

14 2

1925.

14 3

1936.

14 4

1937.

14 5

1938.

14 6

1943.

14 7

1944.

14 8

1951.

14 9

1956.

14 10

1960.

14 11

1960.

14 12

1960.

14 13

1960.

14 14

1960.

14 15

1965.

14 16

1965.

14 17

1974.

14 18
Board members, biographies.
Box
14
Folder
19
Hubbard, Ruth Weaver.
Box Folder

Articles and letters, 1940-1952.

14 20

Articles and letters, 1953-1955.

15 21

Biographical information.

15 22

VNS plaque restoration, 1980-1902[?].

15 23

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Series 3.  Committees, 1913-1979.

Scope and Contents note

Found within this series are the files of the Society's committees including the Advisory Committee (1973-1976), Budget Committee (1965-1979), Local Committee, Medical Advisory Committee (1936-1967), Men's Finance Committee (1935-1979), Nominating Committee (1952-1976), Nurses Committee (1919-1946), Public Relations Committee (1947-1977), Supervisor Conference/Staff Council (1945-1960), Personnel Committee (1967-1979), and Social Service Committee.

Box Folder

Administrative Committee, 1976.

15 1

Advisory Committee.

Box Folder

To the Executive Director, 1973-1976.

15 2

To the Executive Director review of management positions.

15 3

Budget Committee, 1965-1979.

15 4

Local Committee.

Box Folder

Committee on Local Committees.

15 5

Committee on Local Committees Development.

15 6

Membership list.

15 7
Box Folder

Medical Advisory Committee review of standing orders.

15 8

Medical Advisory Committee, 1936-1967.

15 9

Men's Finance Committee, 1935-1965.

15 10

Men's Finance Committee, 1966-1979.

15 11

Nominating Committee, 1952-1976.

15 12

Nurses Committee.

Box Folder

Minutes, 1919-1934.

16 13

Minutes, 1935-1946.

16 14

Supervisor conference/staff council, 1945-1960.

16 15

Nurses monthly report, 1913.

16 16
Box Folder

Personnel Committee, 1967-1979.

16 17

Public Relations Committee.

Box Folder

Minutes, 1947-1957.

16 18

Minutes, 1957-1977.

16 19
Box Folder

Social Service Committee.

16 20

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Series 4.  Public Relations, 1915-1984.

Scope and Contents note

This series includes a variety of materials used for public relations purposes. This series consists of material that was created by the Public Relations Committee or by other sources whose origin is not apparent in the records. Although most of the documents were created and used in the post 1950s era, there are some brochures, pamphlets and press releases as early as 1915. Some typical examples of this series include fact sheets, radio and television scripts, and publicity relating to anniversary years.

Box Folder

Brochures and pamphlets, 1915-1960s.

16 1

Press releases, 1915-1976.

16 2

VNS of Philadelphia "Girard Letter", 1936.

17 3

60th anniversary, 1946.

17 4

Fact sheet for volunteer speakers, 1947-1951.

17 5

VNS scripts for radio and television.

17 6

Script for slide lecture, 1954-1957.

17 7

Dear Friend fund raising appeal, 1954-1965.

17 8

70th anniversary, 1956.

17 9

PR material from other agencies.

17 10

75th anniversary, 1961.

17 11

Nurse recruitment, 1961-1970.

17 12

80th anniversary, 1966.

17 13

PR survey, 1975.

18 14

Correspondence, PR, 1976-1984.

Box Folder

1957-1975.

18 15

1976-1984.

18 16
Box Folder

VNS/CNS service recognition tea, 1979.

18 17

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Series 5.  Branches, 1928-1982.

Scope and Contents note

In an effort to offer the Society's services to new population distributions in Philadelphia, and perhaps to attract middle class patients, the Society opened several branch offices in other parts of the city. The first was the Germantown Branch (later renamed the Germantown and Chestnut Hill Branch) whose records begin in 1933. This was followed by the West Branch (1937), South Philadelphia Branch (1939), Frankford Branch (1947), North Branch (1957), Northeast Branch (1957), Northwest Branch (1958), and the South Philadelphia Branch (1939). This series, arranged alphabetically by branch, also includes one file describing the branch boundaries in 1959. The files of the Germantown and Chestnut Hill Branch and the Northwest Branch are the most complete with minutes, bylaws, correspondence, and financial files.

Box Folder

Branches, boundaries, 1959.

18 1

Frankford Branch.

Box Folder

Committee, Local, Financial Records, 1947-1952.

18 2

Clippings.

18 3

Germantown and Chestnut Hill Branch.

Box Folder

Germantown clippings, 1933-1970s.

18 4

Account sheets, 1944-1964.

18 5

Brochures.

18 6

Committee representatives, 1928-1930.

18 7

Bylaws, 1932-1954.

18 8
Minutes.
Box Folder

1933-1943.

18 9

1933-1943.

18 10

1944-1947.

19 11

1948-1952.

19 12
Box Folder

Annual reports, 1931-1952.

19 13

North Branch.

Box Folder

Officers, 1957.

19 14

Health Districts 5 and 6, 1965-1968.

19 15
Box Folder

Northeast Branch, receipts and expenditures, 1957-1962.

19 16

Northwest Branch.

Box Folder

Correspondence and reports, 1958-1963.

19 17

Correspondence and reports, 1972-1976.

19 18
Financial records.
Box Folder

Account sheets, 1972-1976.

19 19

Bank statements, 1975-1976.

19 20

McNeil Trust, investment statements.

19 21

Checking and savings account, 1976-1982.

19 22
Box Folder

Committee Membership Lists, 1959-1976.

20 23
Minutes.
Box Folder

1952-1955.

20 24

1956-1959.

20 25

1960-1968.

20 26

1974-1977.

20 27

1979-1982.

20 28
Box Folder

Volunteers.

20 29

Volunteer manual.

20 30

South Philadelphia Branch.

Box Folder

Committee, 1939-1970.

20 31

West Branch.

Box Folder

Minutes, 1937-1942.

20 32

Committee membership lists, 1961-1967.

20 33

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Series 6.  Nursing Services, 1914-1984.

Scope and Contents note

This series includes nursing service programs either sponsored by the Society or by other agencies with the Society. It includes the files of Com¬munity Home Health Services of Philadelphia (1980-1984) and the yearbooks of the Child Federation of Philadelphia (1914-1915). There are also files relating to the Community Nursing Services of Philadelphia (1955-1979), a program coordinated by the Health and Welfare Council which ran conjointly the nursing programs of the City of Philadelphia with those of the Society. This includes background material, board member registers, manuals, minutes, annual reports, correspondence, evaluations and proposals, and financial reports. Also included are some correspondence files with the Health and Welfare Council (1949-1979); and general files about the Philadelphia Home Care Plan (1958-1965) and other nursing agencies.

Community Home Health Services of Philadelphia.

Box Folder

Auditor's reports, 1980-1981.

20 1

PR, brochures, reports.

21 2

Long range strategic plans, 1984.

21 3

Child Federation of Philadelphia.

Box Folder

Yearbooks, 1914-1915.

21 4

Community Nursing Services of Philadelphia.

Background.
Box Folder

1955.

21 5

1955.

21 6

1960.

21 7

1961.

21 8

1961.

21 9
Board members.
Box Folder

1953.

21 10

1959-1979.

21 11
Manuals.
Box Folder

1959.

21 12

1961.

21 13

1979.

21 14

1979 (copy 2).

21 15
Minutes.
Box Folder

October 1974.

21 16

December 1974.

21 17

January-February 1975.

21 18

March 12, 1975.

21 19

April 1975.

21 20

May-June 1975.

21 21

July 1975.

21 22
Annual reports.
Box Folder

1973-1974.

21 23

1975.

21 24
Correspondence.
Box Folder

Correspondence and proposals, 1950-1957.

21 25

Department of Health.

21 26

Correspondence and proposals, 1958-1959.

21 27
Box Folder

Combining Public Health Nursing Agencies.

22 28

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania evaluation, 1975.

22 29

Evaluations and proposals, 1977.

22 30
Financial reports.
Box Folder

1961.

22 31

1962.

22 32

1963.

22 33

1964.

22 34

1965.

22 35

1966.

22 36

1967.

22 37

1968.

22 38

1968, special.

22 39

1969.

22 40

1970.

22 41

1970.

22 42
Box Folder

Financial statements, 1971-1979.

22 43

Health and Welfare Council, Inc.

Box Folder

Correspondence, 1956-1964.

23 44

Committee on Public Health Nursing Services, 1953.

23 45
Community Nursing Services of Philadelphia.
Box Folder

Community Nursing Services, Inc.: A Proposal, 1955.

23 46

Community Nursing Services, Inc.: A Proposal, 1955, Copy 2.

23 47
Health Center Services for Philadelphia.
Box Folder

Report.

23 48

Report.

23 49
Box Folder

Reports on public health nursing, 1949-1953.

23 50

Interim report by GLS Associates, 1978.

23 51

Printed materials, public relations.

23 52

Printed materials, public relations.

24 53

Printed materials, public relations.

24 54
Committee, Medical Advisory.
Box Folder

January 1976 - January 1979.

24 55

November 1972 - November 1975.

24 56
Box Folder

Community Nursing Services Report by H. Wilbert, 1946.

24 57

Cns report on red hook.

24 58

Staff nurses, 1953-1972.

24 59

Home care survey, 1976.

24 60

Committee, Program, April 1975.

24 61

Agreement between City and VNS, 1959.

24 62

Agreement between City and VNS, April 1961 - January 1979.

24 63

Philadelphia Home Care Plan.

Box Folder

Reports, 1947-1956.

24 64

Correspondence, 1958-1963.

24 65

Reports, 1960s.

24 66

Biographies on home care, 1958-1960.

25 67

Pamphlets, 1953-1965.

25 68

General nursing agencies.

Box Folder

Brochures from other agencies, 1960s-1970s.

25 69

National Organizations of Public Health Nursing.

25 70

Public health nursing general information.

25 71

Public health nursing curriculum guide.

25 72

Visiting nurse associations in the U.S., list, 1954.

25 73

VNS role in public health services.

25 74
Starr Centre Association of Philadelphia.
Box Folder

Auditor's report.

25 75

Bylaws.

25 76

Information.

25 77

Funds.

Box Folder

December 1929 - November 1935.

29 35

1935-1940.

31 36

December 1933 - November 1934.

31 37

Donations, 1941-1950.

31 38

Donations, 1951-1959.

32 39
Endowment fund.
Box
32
Folder
40
Box Folder

1920-1935.

32 41

1922-1933.

32 42

Donations, 1972-1977.

32 43

Donations, 1978-1982.

32 44

Anna E. Rohrman Fund.

32 45

Charles J. Biddle Fund, 1973.

32 46

Dolan Scholarship Fund, 1930-1973.

32 47

Donation from patients, 1970-1975.

33 48

Gifts to endowment fund, 1886-1945.

33 49

Lily Dungan Shalcross Fund.

33 50

Loan funds, 1947.

33 51

Margery Eiseman Fund, 1972-1981.

33 52

Margery Eiseman Fund, 1974-1978.

33 53

Mary Mundy Fund.

33 54

Mrs. Richard K. Stevens Fund.

33 55
Ruth Weaver Hubbard Foundation.
Box Folder

Articles of incorporation.

33 56
Contributions.
Box Folder

1956-1957.

33 57

1957.

33 58

1958-1961.

33 59

1958-1962.

34 60
Box Folder

Correspondence, 1956-1957.

34 61

Correspondence, 1956-1957.

34 62

Educational Committee meeting.

34 63

Educational Committee meeting minutes.

34 64

Financial Records.

Box Folder

1956-1969.

34 65

Bank statements.

34 66

Treasurer's reports.

34 67

Investments, 1956-1969.

34 68

Receipts, 1956-1961.

35 69

Merger with VNS.

35 70
Scholarship applications reviewed.
Box Folder

1956-1965.

35 71

Awarded, 1964.

35 72

1967-1973.

35 73

1966-1967.

35 74

1968.

35 75
Box Folder

Reviewed, 1969-1978.

35 76

Scholarship publicity, 1956-1970.

36 77
Box Folder

Special purpose and endowment funds, 1961-1965.

36 78

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Series 7.  Financial Information, 1886-1986.

Scope and Contents note

This series includes the reports of the Society's auditor (1924-1970), cash books (1950-1960), correspondence (1945-1977), cost analyses and custodial accounts (1954-1968), and financial statements (1971-1986). There are also files describing the various general and named funds of the Society. This includes scholarships, endowed nurses, and donations to patients. Most notable is the Ruth Weaver Hubbard Foundation providing scholarship money to nurses interested in public health work. There are also agreements with Metropolitan Life Insurance Company and the John Hancock Company for patient care. The Society maintained several ledger books which are files in this series recording funds received from and expended on behalf of the Welfare Federation (1930-1936), its succeeding agency, the Community Fund of Philadelphia (1936-1949). The Society also maintained a general ledger for the years 1949 through 1956.

Auditor's reports.

Box Folder

1923-1927.

25 1

1929-1933.

25 2

1934.

25 3

1935.

25 4

1936.

26 5

1937-1938.

26 6

1939-1940.

26 7

1941-1942.

26 8

1943-1944.

26 9

1945-1947.

26 10

1948-1950.

26 11

1951-1953.

26 12

1954-1956.

27 13

1956-1959.

27 14

1960-1961.

27 15

1961-1963.

27 16

1964-1967.

27 17

1968-1978.

27 18
Box Folder

Automobile accident reports, 1966-1970.

27 19

Bellevue Stratford Corporation securities, 1979-1981.

28 20

Cashbooks, 1950-1954 and 1954-1957.

28 21

Cashbooks, 1957-1960.

28 22

Correspondence, 1945-1977.

28 23

Cost analysis.

Box Folder

1954-1958.

28 24

1960-1964.

28 25
Box Folder

Cost analysis.

29 27

Custodial accounts, 1960-1961.

28 26

Statistics, 1963.

29 28

Time and cost studies, 1963.

29 29

Financial statements.

Box Folder

1971-1973.

29 30

1974-1976.

29 31

1977-1980.

29 32

1981-1983.

29 33

1984-1986.

29 34
Box Folder

Income tax, 1955-1959.

36 79

Investments.

Box Folder

1974-1976.

36 80

1976-1977.

36 81

1978-1979.

36 82

Ledgers.

Box Folder

Welfare Federation, financial statements, 1930-1936.

52 4
Community Fund of Philadelphia, financial statements.
Box Folder

1936-1944.

52 5

1944-1949.

52 6
Box Folder

General ledger, 1949-1956.

52 7
Box Folder

Medical Health and Welfare Association.

36 83

Medical Health and Welfare Association statements, 1946-1960.

36 84

Pensions, miscellaneous reports, 1944-1958.

37 85

Social Security, 1951-1966.

Box
37
Folder
86
Box Folder

Schurer, Mathilda, 1932-1953.

37 87

Hamilton, Mary Jane, 1960-1961.

37 88

Receipts, December 1932-November 1933.

37 89

Receipts, 1933-1934.

37 90

Scholarship applications, 1975-1976.

37 91

Scholarship applications, 1977-1978.

37 92

Statement of assets, 1975-1979.

37 93

Stock and bond register, 1922-1934.

38 94

Workman's compensation claims, 1951-1963.

38 95

Workman's compensation claims, 1964-1969.

38 96

VNS agreement with Metropolitan Life, 1933.

38 97

VNS agreement with John Hancock.

38 98

Workman's compensation claims, 1935-1960.

38 99

Yarnall, Biddle & Co., 1967-1976.

38 100

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Series 8.  Property, 1855-1979.

Scope and Contents note

This is a small series that documents the properties acquired by and owned by the Society. In addition to the Society's properties, this series also includes the deed to the Starr Centre Association of Philadelphia, which the Society later acquired.

Box Folder

Agreement with Philadelphia Trust Co., 1925.

38 1
FlatFile Folder

Land titles and deed, 1855-1911.

5 1
Box Folder

Girard Trust Company agreements, 1857-1968.

38 2

Office at 1340 Lombard Street, 1905-1964.

38 3

Office at 311 South Juniper Street, 1961-1979.

38 4

Starr Centre Association of Philadelphia Land Title Deed, 1905-1961.

39 5

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Series 9.  Clippings and Publications, 1872-1977.

Scope and Contents note

A variety of clippings, newspaper supplements, pamphlets, and manuals make up this series. Most of the materials promote the Society's work, others address broader social reform issues such as Mrs. James T. Fields' "How to Help the Poor." There are also some clippings relating to the Starr Centre Association of Philadelphia.

Box Folder

How to Help the Poor, by Mrs. James T. Fields.

39 1

Alice Lippincott Memorial, 1898.

39 2

Public Health Nursing, 1946.

39 3

VNS Handbook, 1959.

39 4

Florence Nightingale to Gil Wylie, Correspondence (facsimile), 1872.

39 5

VNS nursing manuals, 1925-1947.

39 6

Sunday Bulletin Magazine, 1964.

52 1

Clippings, scrapbook, 1918.

52 2

Clippings.

Box Folder

1886-1915.

39 7

1916-1933.

40 8

1943-1977.

40 9

Clippings, photocopied.

Box Folder

1886-1907.

40 10

1908-1915.

40 11

1916.

40 12

1917-1933.

40 13

Starr Centre Association of Philadelphia.

Clippings.
Box Folder

1943-1959.

40 14

1960-1977.

41 15

1917-1958.

41 16

Your United Fund column.

41 17
Box Folder

Manuals and pamphlets, duplicates.

41 18

Pamphlets and annual reports, duplicates.

41 19

Terra Cotta pieces, undated.

41 20

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Series 10.  Photographs, circa 1900-1986.

Scope and Contents note

The photographs making up this series are largely from the twentieth century. The Society, like other reform groups of the era, used photographic images to communicate their message to broader audiences. Once it became economical to reproduce photographs in publications, the Society's use of photographs increased dramatically. The Society reproduced many of the photographs found in this series in their annual reports beginning in 1907. For a complete visual record of the Society's activities, consult the annual reports in "Series I. Administration." Due to the nature and use of photographs by the Society, this series has been divided into two subseries of representing photographs created between 1900 to 1939, and 1940 to 1986. Within each subseries, they are divided into exterior and interior images and thereunder by subject of the images, i.e. general, group, nurses, people, etc.

1900-1939.

Exteriors.
General.
Box Photo

The new home of the visiting nurse society, 1911.

42 1

Visiting Nurse Society of Philadelphia offices, 191?.

42 2
Group.
Box Photo

Visiting nurse with woman and child, 191?.

42 3

Visiting nurse entering building, 189?.

42 4

Nurse chatting with old woman, 1925.

42 5
Nurses.
Box Photo

Eight nurses on front steps of Lippincott House, 1907.

42 5.5

Nine nurses ready for work, 1909.

42 6

Thirteen visiting nurses leaving for work, 193?.

42 7

Harriet Frost, a visiting nurse 191?.

42 8

Harriet Frost sweeping, 191?.

42 9
People.
Box Photo

Mrs. Parker sitting in a chair, 191?.

42 10

Mrs. Parker sitting in a chair, 191?.

42 11

Woman and child on Percy street, 191?.

42 12
Interiors.
General.
Box Photo

Sale of patients' work, 1921.

42 13

Sale of patients' handicrafts, 1921.

42 14

Christmas packages ready for delivery, 1927.

42 15
Nurses treating adults.
Box Photo

Nurse in white treating middle-aged woman, 1925.

42 16

Nurse with chronically ill woman, 1910.

42 17

Nurse taking elderly woman's pulse, 1914.

42 18

Nurse taking elderly woman's pulse, 1914.

42 18.1

Nurse with paralyzed, blind, old woman, 1915.

42 19

Nurse with paralyzed, blind, old woman, 1915.

42 19.1

Nurse attends to seated elderly woman, 1912.

42 20

Nurse caring for man with tuberculosis, 1936.

42 21
Nurses treating children.
Box Photo

Nurse caring for mother and newborn twins, 1912.

42 22

Nurse holding malnutritioned boy, 1886.

42 23

Nurse with two mothers and their children, 1912.

42 24

Nurse with two mothers and their children, 1912.

42 24.1

Nurse with two babies, 1908.

42 25

Nurse with mother, child and twins, 191?.

42 26

Nurse bathes baby while mother and three daughters look on, 191?.

42 27

Nurse taking boy's pulse, 1919.

42 28

Nurse with mother holding twins, 191?.

42 29

Nurse at elementary school, 191?.

42 30

Nurse pays post-natal visit, 191?.

42 31

Nurse with woman and two children, 191?.

42 32

Nurse and mother with two boys, 1908.

42 33

Nurse and mother with two boys, 1908.

42 33.1

Nurse teaching girl basketry, 193?.

42 34

Nurse and asian immigrant family, 193?.

42 35

Nurse bandaging boy's leg, 193?.

42 36
FlatFile Folder Photo

Nurse with mother and premature baby, 1915.

2

Box Photo

Nurse with two women and newborn baby, 191?.

42 38

Nurse with marasmic baby and family, 1910.

42 39

Nurse holding infant, 1919.

42 40

Nurse attending two sick young men, 1916.

42 41
People.
Box Photo

Nurse holding twin infants, 1919.

42 42

Two women in a room filled with toys, 1928.

42 43

Asian family portrait, 192?.

42 44

Woman and five children, 192?.

42 45

Girl with beadloom, 192?.

42 46

Woman using sewing machine, 1908.

42 47
Public relations.
Box Photo

Fifty Years of Service, 1936.

42 48

1940-1986.

Exteriors.
Group.
Box Photo

Nurse shaking boy's hand, 1961.

42 49

Nurse with little girl and boy, 1958.

42 50

Nurse Pera and girl with doll, 1964.

42 51

Nurse Pera shaking old man's hand, 1964.

43 52

Nurse Pera and the Pannells, 1964.

43 53

Nurse Pera with Gary, Joel and Phyllis Pannell, 1964.

43 54

Nurse Pera holding child's hand, 1964.

43 55

Nurse Pera talking with neighborhood children, 1964.

43 56

Nurse Pera watching children play, 1964.

43 57

Children following Nurse Pera, 1964.

43 58
Nurses.
Box Photo

Five nurses leaving the Society offices, 1958.

43 59

Five nurses on the doorstep of a building, 1958.

43 60

Five nurses on the doorstep of a building, 1958.

43 60.1
Public relations.
Box Photo

75th anniversary display, 1961.

43 61

75th anniversary display, 1961.

43 61.1

75th anniversary exhibit, 1961.

43 62

Visiting Nurse Society display, 1966.

43 63

Visiting Nurse Society display, 1966.

43 64

Hospitals Without Walls display, 1965.

43 65

Mobile unit presentation, 1953.

43 66

Nurse Zachwieja starting rounds, 1949.

43 67

Nurse Zachwieja starting rounds, 1949.

43 67.1

Nurse Eakle, 1949.

43 68

Nurse Eakle, 1949.

43 68.1

Nurse oliver in white uniform, 1963.

43 69

Nurse oliver in dark uniform, 1963.

43 70

Nurse Horrick, 1963.

43 71

Nurse in dark uniform, 1963.

43 72

Nurse Pera on the stairs, 1964.

43 73
Interiors.
General.
Box Photo

Volunteer in Child Health Conference play area, 1960.

43 74

Children at Child Health Conference, 1960.

43 75

Adult and Children at Child Health Conference, 1960.

43 76
Group shots.
Box Photo

Two women and two children at filing cabinet, 195?.

43 77

Nurse dispensing medicine, 1957.

43 78

Nurse and elderly woman in medical office, 1976.

43 79

Elderly woman playing with four children, 1976.

43 80

Photo series beginning with nurse and couple, 1961.

43 81

Photo series beginning with nurse, doctor, and child, 1961.

43 82

Nurse and couple in waiting room, 1961.

43 83

Nurse and couple in waiting room, 197?.

43 83.1
Nurses.
Box Photo

Elderly woman at filing cabinet, 1976.

43 84

People at meeting, 196?.

43 85

Nurse holding syringe, 1957.

43 86

Nurse holding stethoscope, 1957.

43 87

Two nurses with supervisor, 1950.

43 88

Nurse Pera on SEPTA, 1964.

43 89

Nurse Pera and her bag, 1964.

43 90

Nurse Pera and district supervisor, 1964.

43 91

Nurse Pera at a Meeting, 1964.

43 92

Nurse Pera at desk, 1964.

43 93

Nurse Johnston at a desk, 1949.

43 94

Nurse Johnston at a desk, 1949.

43 94.1
Nurses treating adults.
Box Photo

Nurse giving medicine to old woman, 194?.

43 95

Nurse giving sponge bath, 1949.

43 96

Nurse giving sponge bath, 1949.

43 96.1

Two nurses give man physical therapy, 1946.

43 97

Nurse helping woman with knitting, 1947.

43 98

Nurse and woman going over vitamin chart, 1947.

43 99

Nurse prepares to give old man a sponge bath, 194?.

43 100

Nurse attending to an old man in wheelchair, 1947.

43 101

Nurse King teaches a woman to knit, 1947.

43 102

Nurse giving man a shot, 196?.

43 103

Nurse showing medication and a woman, 1957.

43 104

Nurse helping woman with telephone, 1947.

43 105

Nurse helping woman to embroider, 1947.

43 106

Nurse visiting female patient, 1958.

43 107

Nurse watching woman raise herself with trapeze, 1958.

43 108

Nurse taking woman's pulse, 1958.

43 109

Nurse taking woman's pulse and temperature, 1958.

43 110

Home health aide giving elderly woman a meal, 1965.

43 111

Home health aide giving elderly woman a meal, 1965.

43 111.1

Home health aide combing an old woman's hair, 1965.

44 112

Home health aide combing an old woman's hair, 1965.

44 112.1

Home health aide combing an old woman's hair, 1965.

44 112.2

Home health aide holding the arm of old woman, 1965.

44 113

Home health aide holding the arm of old woman, 1965.

44 113.1

Home health aide giving vitamins to old woman, 1965.

44 114

Home health aide applying bandage to old woman's leg, 1965.

44 115

Home health aide applying bandage to old woman's leg, 1965.

44 115.1

Home health aide applying bandage to old woman's leg, 1965.

44 115.2

Home health aide applying bandage to old woman's leg with husband present, 1965.

44 116

Home health aide applying bandage to old woman's leg with husband present, 1965.

44 116.1

Home health aide giving drinks to old couple, 1965.

44 117

Home health aide giving drinks to old couple, 1965.

44 117.1

Home health aide giving drinks to old couple, 1965.

44 117.2

Home health aide and woman with walker, 1965.

44 118

Home health aide and woman with walker, 1965.

44 118.1

Home health aide and woman with walker, 1965.

44 118.2

Home health aide giving pills to woman amputee, 1965.

44 119

Home health aide giving pills to woman amputee, 1965.

44 119.1

Home health aide giving pills to woman amputee, 1965.

44 119.2

Home health aide soaking woman's amputated foot, 1965.

44 120

Home health aide soaking woman's amputated foot, 1965.

44 120.1

Nurse Pera helping woman comb hair, 1964.

44 121

Nurse Pera helping woman comb hair, 1964.

44 121.1

Nurse Pera helping woman comb hair, 1964.

44 121.2

Nurse Pera checking man's heart rate as his wife looks on, 1964.

44 122

Nurse Pera checking man's heart rate, 1964.

44 123

Nurse Pera and arthritic woman, 1964.

44 124

Nurse Pera giving woman nutritional guidance, 1964.

44 125

Nurse Pera preparing a man's bandage, 1964.

44 126

Nurse Pera preparing a man's bandage, 1964.

44 126.1

Nurse Pera preparing man's dressing, 1964.

44 127

Nurse Pera talking with old man, 1964.

44 128

Nurse Pera and ms victim, 1964.

44 129
Nurses with children.
Box Photo

Nurse fitting leg brace on child, 1958.

44 130

Nurse working with child's feet, 1958.

44 131

Nurse helping child put on leg braces and shoes, 1958.

44 132

Nurse greeting child, 1958.

44 133

Doctor and nurse giving polio vaccine to crying girl, 1955.

44 134

Doctor and nurse looking in child's ear, 1949.

44 135

Doctor, nurse, mother and infant, 1949.

44 136

Doctor, nurse, woman and little girl, 1949.

44 137

Doctor, nurse, woman and little boy, 1949.

44 138

Nurse, mother and little boy and infant, 1949.

44 139

Nurse bathing baby as mother watches, 1949.

44 139a

Nurse and woman with infant, 197?.

44 140

Nurse weighing baby on scale, 1957.

44 141

Nurse looking into asian child's throat, 194?.

44 142

Nurse with Asian woman and her two sons, 194?.

44 143

Nurse massaging boy's leg, 1946.

44 144

Nurse putting brace on boy's leg, 1946.

44 145

Nurse and mother bathe infant, 1957.

44 146

Nurse looking in child's mouth (front view), 1957.

44 147

Nurse looking in child's mouth (side view), 1957.

44 148

Nurse examines baby's scalp, 1957.

44 149

Nurse showing carrot to child and mother, 1966.

44 150

Nurse talking to young boy, 195?.

44 151

Nurse rubbing cotton on baby's face, 1958.

44 152

Nurse showing pamphlet to infant's mother, 1958.

44 153

Nurse showing ammonia to mother and child, 1957.

44 154

Nurse playing with child and puzzle, 1957.

44 155

Nurse measuring Virginia, 194?.

44 156

Nurse weighing infant, 194?.

44 157

Nurse weighing infant on fairbanks scale, 1949.

44 158

Nurse cleaning boy's teeth, 1949.

44 159

Nurse weighing little girl, 1949.

44 160

Nurse Pera helps a mother put leg braces on a boy, 1964.

44 161

Nurse Pera and child smiling at each other, 1964.

44 162

Nurse Pera and child looking off camera, 1964.

44 163

Nurse Pera smiling at boy on crutches, 1964.

44 164

Nurse Pera holding baby and smiling, 1964.

45 165

Nurse Pera holding baby, 1964.

45 166

Nurse Pera bathing baby while mother watches, 1964.

45 167
People.
Box Photo

Woman sewing, 1946.

45 168

Woman making dolls, 1946.

45 169

Man using table saw, 1946.

45 170

One-legged woman knitting, 1947.

45 171

Woman weaving, 1947.

45 172
Portraits.
Box Photo

Mary Randal, 1949.

45 173
Public relations.
Box Photo

Three women and a cake, 1949.

45 174

Cake and flowers, 1949.

45 175

Cake and flowers, 1949.

45 175.1

Anniversary cake, 1949.

45 176

Anniversary cake, 1949.

45 176.1

Woman, flowers and cake, 1949.

45 177

Woman, flowers and cake, 1949.

45 177.1

Woman and cake, 1949.

45 178

Seven women and cake, 1949.

45 179

Three women and cake, 1949.

45 180

Three women cutting a cake, 1949.

45 181

Three women cutting a cake, 1949.

45 181.1

Woman cutting VNS 60th anniversary cake, 1946.

45 182

Woman cutting VNS 60th anniversary cake, 1946.

45 183

Nurse in uniform, 194?.

45 184

Nurse in coat carrying black bag, 194?.

45 185

Nurse wearing uniform, 194?.

45 186

Nurse wearing uniform and coat, 194?.

45 187

Nurse against white background, 1947.

45 188

1933 VNS display, 1933.

45 189

1940 VNS display, 1940.

45 190

70th anniversary luncheon, 1956.

45 191

Awards ceremony, 1948.

45 192

Awards ceremony, 1948.

45 192.1

Four nurses receiving awards, 1954.

45 193

Woman signing CNS contract, 1959.

45 194

Woman preparing to sign CNS contract, 1959.

45 195

United Way display, 194?.

45 196

Contents of a nurse's black bag, 1964.

45 197

When to Expect Baby display, 196?.

45 198

Foot care display, 196?.

45 199

Nurse Pera and black bags, 1964.

45 200

Nurse filling syringe, 195?.

45 201

Old and new uniforms, 1961.

45 202

Four women at ceremony, 1961.

45 203

Four women at ceremony, 1961.

45 203.1

Four women at ceremony, 1961.

45 203.2

Four women at ceremony, 1961.

45 203.3

Four women holding a book, 1961.

45 204

Four women holding a book, 1961.

45 204.1

Three women holding a book, 1961.

45 205

Man speaking at 75th anniversary luncheon, 1961.

45 206

Overhead view of 75th anniversary party, 1961.

45 207

Two Women Holding a Book, 1961.

45 208

Three women holding award certificate, 1961.

45 209

Three women holding award certificate, looking off to the side, 1961.

45 210

Three women holding award certificate, looking off to the side, 1961.

45 210.1

Three women holding award certificate, looking off to the side, 1961.

45 210.2

Woman looking at photograph of old and new uniforms, 1961.

45 211

Three women, 1965.

45 212

Three nurses and two elderly women, 1965.

45 213

Three women at dinner, 1948.

45 214

Three women with a book, 1961.

45 215

Three smiling nurses and two elderly women, 1965.

45 216

Man presenting certificates to two women, 1964.

45 217

Man giving gift to woman, 1979.

45 218

Annual service recognition tea group shot, 1979.

45 219

Woman at podium at VNS luncheon, 1986.

45 220

Woman with hand-puppet, 1979.

45 221

Man and elderly woman, 1979.

45 222

Videotaping man at podium, 1986.

45 223

People looking at VNS display, 1986.

45 224

[no photograph].

45 225

Three women at VNS luncheon, 1986.

45 226

Man at podium, 1986.

45 227

Four people at luncheon table, 1986.

45 228

Four people at luncheon, 1986.

45 229

Woman at podium, 1979.

45 230

Mayor Goode presenting award to man, 1986.

45 231

Mayor Goode presenting award to man with group, 1986.

45 232

Mayor Goode presenting award to man with group, 1986.

45 232.1

VNS luncheon, 1986.

45 233

Three women at VNS luncheon, 1986.

45 234

Three women in different period uniforms, 1986.

45 235

VNS plaque, 198?.

45 236

Portrait of Ruth Weaver Hubbard, 194?.

45 237

Portrait of Ruth Weaver Hubbard, 194?.

45 237.1

Portraits.

Box Photo

Woman giving key to nurse aside automobile, circa 1940.

45 238

Group picture.

45 239

Jackson, J. Norman, Mrs.

45 240

Jenks, William Furness, Mrs.

45 241

Lea, Henry Charles, Mrs.

45 242

Lippincott, James Dundas, Mrs.

45 243

Towne, John Henry, Mrs.

45 244
Box

Slides.

46

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Series 11.  Artifacts and Memorabilia.

Scope and Contents note

This series includes memorial plaques, uniforms, caps, dolls, and a wooden toy "visiting nurse society" automobile.

Box

Plaques.

47

Uniforms.

48

Uniforms.

49

Medals, Block Stamps, & Gavel.

50

Dolls, Toy Automobile.

51

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Miscellaneous 20th Century Community Health photographs

MC 213

Miscellaneous 20th Century Community Health photographs

MC 213

Miscellaneous 20th Century Community Health photographs

MC 213

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the University of Pennsylvania. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in our reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

Summary Information

Repository:
University of Pennsylvania: Barbara Bates Center for the Study of The History of Nursing
Title:
Miscellaneous 20th Century Community Health photographs
Date [bulk]:
1912-1953
Date [inclusive]:
1903-1980
Call Number:
MC 213
Extent:
0.25 Linear feet
Language:
English
Abstract:
This photographic collection, likely assembled from previously published sources, shows the activities of various visiting nurse associations around the United States in the first half of the twentieth century. It also contains other images related to public health, along with a series of Korean War photographs.
Cite as:
Miscellaneous 20th Century Community Health photographs, Barbara Bates Center for The Study of The History of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania
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Summary Information

Repository:
University of Pennsylvania: Barbara Bates Center for the Study of The History of Nursing
Title:
Miscellaneous items collection
Date [inclusive]:
1899-2003
Call Number:
MC 207
Extent:
1.4 Linear feet
Language:
English
Abstract:
This is an artificial collection of miscellaneous items that came to the Bates Center unsolicited and/or for which provenance is unclear. These individual items are not related to each other by subject, material type, or provenance. Materials may include organizational records, correspondence, personal notebooks, and ephemera.
Cite as:
Miscellaneous items collection, Barbara Bates Center for The Study of The History of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania
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Summary Information

Repository:
University of Pennsylvania: Barbara Bates Center for the Study of The History of Nursing
Creator:
Visiting Nurse Society of Philadelphia.
Title:
Visiting Nurse Society of Philadelphia records
Date [inclusive]:
1855-1987
Call Number:
MC 5B
Extent:
23.8 Linear feet
Language:
English
Abstract:
The records of the Visiting Nurse Society of Philadelphia document a wide range of themes and issues in home nursing and the care of the indigent poor. The collection includes trustees' minutes, board correspondence, committee reports, and branch association files. Also included is a well documented collection of photographs.
Cite as:
Visiting Nurse Society of Philadelphia records, Barbara Bates Center for The Study of The History of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania
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Biography/History

On March 2, 1886, a group of Philadelphia women gathered to establish an organization to give nursing care to the sick in their homes. They named it the District Nurse Society after a system employed in Britain. Mrs. William Furness Jenks founded the organization (which was later renamed Visiting Nurse Society of Philadelphia in 1887). She recalled that, "No one had ever heard of such a thing as nursing the sick poor except in hospitals." Only Buffalo and Boston preceded Philadelphia in bringing this innovation to the United States. Mrs. Jenks envisioned a voluntary organization which would assist the contagiously and chronically ill who were turned away from institutions or who needed additional help during childbirth. Churches, relief organizations, and individuals contributed food, clothing, bed linens, and money to the organization.

In its first year, the organization made 380 home visits. Most of these visits were to run-down areas which housed the city's workers. Many were immigrants from Europe and Blacks from the rural South. Typhoid and diphtheria were common among the poor. Tuberculosis, the "great white plague," reached epidemic proportions during the nineteenth century and was a leading cause of death. The Society applied new concepts about the treatment of these diseases after it became known that they were communicable. The nurses sought to isolate tuberculosis patients and to educate them and their families about the role of personal habits and hygiene in reducing the risk of contamination. As one early officer of the organization explained, the nurses also did many things which were not technically nursing but were considered important to it, such as "cleaning the sick room of lumber and unnecessary furniture, sweeping floors, and lighting fires." The nurse was expected "to set an example of that neatness, order, sobriety, and obedience which she was to impress upon others." The work was so exhausting that few of the nurses employed by the Society in its first decade stayed more than eighteen months.

More than half the cases involved maternity and child care. The nurse aided physicians with home deliveries and made follow-up visits to help the mothers bathe and feed the newborns. They also provided care and instruction for expectant mothers to reduce infant mortality. During the early 1900s the Society joined with physicians, city officials, and social workers in a movement to educate the public about recent discoveries which showed that many once-fatal and debilitating illnesses could be prevented. Because of its familiarity with neighborhood health and social conditions, the Society was a valued member of this crusade. It staged dramatic exhibits about tuberculosis as well as festive events like Better Baby contests to spread the gospel of improved child care. In 1903, the Society cooperated with the city's Bureau of Public Charities to conduct a medical inspection to reduce the incidence of ringworm, pink eye, and nutritional disorders such as rickets among schoolchildren. This was the beginning of the school nursing program that was taken over by the city in 1908. From 1905-1908 the Society stationed a nurse at Starr Centre Association of Philadelphia, 7th and Lombard, to help with maternity and child care clinics, vaccination drives, nutritionally sound "penny lunch" programs, and in distributing inspected milk.

World War I accelerated the growth of the nursing profession and the demand for home care. With this development, the Society turned to new groups of clients and new interests. Between 1913 and 1922, the Society caseload nearly doubled. In 1925, the Society described itself as "a visiting hospital with wards all over the city corresponding to the various branches." It employed more than 80 nurses in a downtown building and at several branch offices including Kensington (opened 1896), Manayunk (1901), Germantown (1902), and West Philadelphia (1903). The Society borrowed public relations techniques from hospitals with whom it was now competing for patients. Society branch staffs were encouraged to enlist neighborhood people to serve on home nursing committees and fundraisers and to keep the central office in touch with the needs of each locality. Brochures emphasized that all of the Society's nurses were hospital-trained. The Society was still actively involved in the treatment of communicable diseases, maternity, and child care, but it was no longer an exclusively low-income patient population. Contracts with insurance companies and manufacturing firms to provide care for industrial policy-holders brought annual caseloads to record highs of 40,000 or more in the late 1920s. Seventy percent of the patients were less than 45 years of age. By 1920, the Society was also treating a greater number of older patients in a new occupational therapy program. The Society added a mental hygiene supervisor in 1934. A decade later, physical therapy (1943) and orthopedic service (1944) became mainstays of the Society's program.

Society superintendent Katherine Tucker (1916-1928) and her successor, Ruth Weaver Hubbard (1928-1955), were instrumental in transforming the organization from a multipurpose home welfare agency into a modern professional nursing organization. Both women held offices in the National Organization for Public Health Nursing and helped widen educational opportunities for home nurses. They also developed the Society internship program which allowed nursing students to complete in-service training at the Society.

Despite the progressive leadership of its professional staff and board, the Society lost half its revenues when insurance companies, which had previously contracted for home nursing, terminated these arrangements after World Ward II. The Society also lost some of its traditional clients to city programs for maternity cases and preventive care. These problems were addressed in the Philadelphia Public Health Survey produced by the City Planning Commission in 1950. The Commission recommended a merger of the nursing activities of the City and voluntary home care agencies. The City invited Society director Hubbard to help merge City and private home care services into a single operation. Negotiations continued until May 1959, when the Society's president, Mrs. Samuel Y. Gibbon, joined City Health Commissioner Dr. James Dixon and Mayor Richardon Dilworth to create Community Nursing Services of Philadelphia (CNS).

Plans for CNS focused on the health center: a multiservice facility for consolidating public and voluntary nursing programs. Before 1959, the Society primarily did home bedside care while City nurses worked in Department of Public Health clinics, making house calls as required by their work in child hygiene, tuberculosis, and venereal disease. Before the creation of CNS, it was possible for both Society nurse and city nurse to call on a single family. Under CNS, each nurse would be a general practitioner who could administer bedside care as well as preventive treatment. The centers would serve all residents of a designated area, in much the same fashion used in the combined Starr Centre Association/Society branch office opened in Germantown in 1944. This pilot project became the model for dividing the city into health districts based on a Planning Commission scheme for using census tracts as the unit for organizing health services on a uniform geographical basis. Actually, the plan built on the Society system for conducting generalized nursing out of its branches. With this framework in place, CNS made rapid progress under Directors Dorothy Wilson and Margaret Kauffman toward integrating nursing personnel and caseloads in all ten City health districts.

During the late 1970s the environment for providing home health services in the public and private sectors underwent many changes which led the Society and city officials to reorganize their relationships. Today the city contracts for home nursing services through CNS's successor—an independent, voluntary nonprofit organization, Community Home Health Services of Philadelphia (CHHSP), created in 1979. The Visiting Nurse Society is now a foundation which is a leading source of support for CHHSP's work with the indigent.

One change has been increased care for the elderly. In 1951, 72 percent of Society's patients suffered from long-term illnesses. Some participated in its intensive Home Care Plan (1949), an early attempt to coordinate medical and social services for the chronically ill. More recently, the Society and its successor, CHHSP, have sought to develop programs that address medical and personal consequences of cancer, cardiovascular disease, arthritis, and mental changes associated with aging. Medicare, created in 1965, increased public funding for these services. In 1985, over 68 percent of CHHSP's patients were over 65 years of age.

Another contemporary characteristic is size. In 1886 the Society began with one room, one nurse, one table, and $100. In 1985 its successor, Community Home Health Services of Philadelphia, made 220,000 visits and had an operating budget of $9 million. At one time, the Society was the only professional organization involved in home nursing. Today it is part of a complex national health industry transformed by science, technology, and public oversight. Plans, procedures, and methods have also changed with the needs of the patients.

Despite innovations in financing and fundraising, home nursing still retains elements that were present a hundred years ago. CHHSP is an active presence in the health and medical communities. Both historical roles-those of health educator and health planner-continue to find a place in its work.

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of 85 black and white photographic prints. They were assembled and printed by Diane Hamilton circa 1985. Most of the photographs were originally taken between around 1912 to 1953. The bulk of the undated photographs probably date to the 1920s-1940s. Most of the photographs depict the activities of visiting nurses, including patient care, transportation, office buildings, equipment and supplies, public health outreach initiatives, and other related images. Many of the visiting nurses shown here worked for the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, Welfare Division. There is also one series depicting military medical care, primarily during the Korean War.

Scope and Contents

The records of the Visiting Nurse Society of Philadelphia document a wide range of themes and issues in home nursing and the care of the indigent poor. It dates from the inception of the visiting nurse movement in the United States in the 1880s and continues up through 1977. The collection includes trustees' minutes, board correspondence, committee reports, and branch association files. There is also a significant amount of material documenting the Society's role in the public health crusades of 1902-1918, including school nursing services, infant and maternity care, and care of tuberculosis patients. Other material represents the impact of hospitals on home nursing beginning in the 1920s, as well as the efforts of agency officials to respond to the needs of an aging population especially after World War II. There are also files relating to the Philadelphia Home Care Plan (1949-1960s) and Community Nursing Services of Philadelphia (1959 1979) which was planned and run conjointly with the City of Philadelphia. Also included is a well-documented collection of photographs, many of which were reproduced in the Society's annual reports at the turn of the century.

Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of Pennsylvania: Barbara Bates Center for the Study of The History of Nursing

Publication Information

University of Pennsylvania: Barbara Bates Center for the Study of The History of Nursing

Publication Information

University of Pennsylvania: Barbara Bates Center for the Study of The History of Nursing

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Bethany Myers

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Bethany Myers

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Center staff, updated by Bethany Myers

Access Restrictions

This collection is unrestricted.

Access Restrictions

This collection is unrestricted.

Access Restrictions

This collection is unrestricted.

Use Restrictions

Photographs are not original, copyright restrictions may apply. Please contact the Center with requests for copying and for authorization to publish, quote or reproduce the material.

Use Restrictions

Copyright restrictions may apply. Please contact the Center with requests for copying and for authorization to publish, quote or reproduce the material.

Use Restrictions

Copyright restrictions may apply. Please contact the Center with requests for copying and for authorization to publish, quote or reproduce the material.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of Diane Hamilton, 2010.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of G. Lloyd Kirk.

Processing Information note

Items are identified by accession number, and may be removed from this collection at any time as provenance becomes known.

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Related Materials

Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • Metropolitan Life Insurance Company.
  • Visiting Nurse Association (Cleveland, Ohio).
  • Visiting Nurse Association of Chicago.
  • Visiting Nurse Service (Henry Street Settlement (New York, N.Y.)).
  • Visiting Nurse Service of New York.
  • Visiting Nurse Society of Philadelphia.
Form/Genre(s)
  • Photographs
Occupation(s)
  • Public health nursing
Personal Name(s)
  • Hamilton, Diane
Subject(s)
  • Community health nursing
  • Korean War, 1950-1953--Medical care.
  • Nursing--History.
  • Visiting nurses

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • Elwyn, Inc..
  • Pennsylvania Hospital.
  • Philadelphia Lying-In Charity.
  • Philadelphia Nurses Association.
  • Presbyterian School of Nursing.
  • Visiting Nurse Society of Philadelphia.
Personal Name(s)
  • Grube, Wendy
  • McClelland, Helen Grace
  • Miner, Sylvia Pridmore, 1920-2002
  • Pepperman, Vesta Metherell
  • Trude, Sarah P.
  • Woodbridge, Norma Jean

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • Community Home Health Services of Philadelphia (CHHSP).
  • Visiting Nurse Society of Philadelphia.
Form/Genre(s)
  • Administrative records
Geographic Name(s)
  • Philadelphia (Pa.)
Occupation(s)
  • Public health nursing
Personal Name(s)
  • Jenks, William Furness
  • Tucker, Katherine
Subject(s)
  • Community health nursing
  • Influenza Epidemic, 1918-1919.
  • Visiting nurses
  • World War, 1914-1918--Medical care

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General note

Though the prints date from the mid 1980s, the original dates of the photograph, when known, are listed here. Captions written on the image are given in quotation marks. Photo numbers ending in the letter a indicate a duplicate print of the preceding number.

Collection Inventory

Series 1.  Places.

Scope and Contents note

These images are divided into subseries based on the place identified. Most of the photographs are of visiting nurses providing in-home patient care, but there are also depictions of outdoor scenes: notably building exteriors and public health demonstrations.

Baltimore.

Folder
1
Folder Photo

"Baltimore," nurse and patient with a leg injury, undated.

1 1

"Baltimore," group of nurses sitting around a table, undated.

1 2

Group of nurses sitting around a table, undated.

1 2a

Chicago.

Folder
2
Folder Photo

Staff of Nurses of Visiting Nurse Association of Chicago Including School Nurses, group photo, 1909.

2 3

"Chicago," nurse, mother, and infant, post-delivery, undated.

2 4

"Chicago, Illinois," nurse with female patient in wheelchair, undated.

2 5

Cleveland.

Folder
3
Folder Photo

"Cleveland, Nursing for minor injuries," nurse tending a child with a bandaged head, 1913.

3 6

"Cleveland, Nursing for minor injuries," nurse tending a child with a bandaged head, 1913.

3 6a

"Cleveland," nurse tending African American patient, undated.

3 7

"Cleveland," nurse tending African American patient, undated.

3 7a

"Nursing Services Cleveland," nurse with elderly patient, undated.

3 8

"Cleveland," mother, infant, and older child, undated.

3 9

Framingham, MA.

Folder
4
Folder Photo

Framingham Community Health Station, building exterior, undated.

4 10

"Framingham, Mass. Company's first major demonstration conducted with the National Tuberculosis Association to control tuberculosis, then the third leading cause of death," nurses with women and children, 1916-1923.

4 11

"Framingham, Mass. Company's first major demonstration conducted with the National Tuberculosis Association to control tuberculosis, then the third leading cause of death," nurses with women and children, 1916-1923.

4 11a

"Baby Welfare Station, Framingham," infant check up, undated.

4 12

Framingham Children's Health Camp, nurses and children outdoors, undated.

4 13

Clean Milk' Demonstration in Framingham, Massachusetts, 1917.

4 14
Clean Milk' Demonstration in Framingham, Massachusetts, 1917.
4 14a

Thetford Mines, Quebec, Canada.

Folder
6
Folder Photo

"Thetford Mines," road, undated.

6 17

Thetford Mines Maternity Clinic, undated.

6 18

New York City.

Folder
5
Folder Photo

"Henry Street nurse taken in 1903 near St. Peter's Church and Cemetary in the Bronx," nurse in carriage, 1903.

5 15

"Welfare Nursing, NYC, convalescing from typhoid fever," nurse and doctor with patient, undated.

5 16

Other Places.

Folder
7
Folder Photo

"Neu Beeby, St. Louis, MO. 1919 PH course, 1921 married", 1916-1921.

7 19

"Neu Beeby, St. Louis, MO. 1919 PH course, 1921 married", 1916-1921.

7 19a

"Welfare Division Nurses - New Orleans, an Instructive Visit," two nurses getting into car, undated.

7 20

Back is labeled "Baltimore, 1912," but the front is labeled "The Visiting Nurse Society of Philadelphia," nurse with mother and infant, 1912.

7 21

"Providence VNA," group photo, 1912.

7 22

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Series 2.  Individuals.

Scope and Contents note

This series consists of portraits of individuals, with one candid group photo.

Folder
8
Folder Photo

"Miss Carolyn M. Hidden, Field Supervisor, Keystone Territory", undated.

8 23

"Place: Miss Von Miklos' Studio, Nursing Services Pictures" portrait, December 14, 1938.

8 24

"Mrs. Margaret Howard", undated.

8 25

"Jerome Apfel, Accounting Bureau Head, Associated with Nursing Service", undated.

8 26

"Bernadine Stiegal, Group Nursing Consultant", undated.

8 27

"Miss Haupt", undated.

8 28

"Left to Right: Williard, unidentified, unidentified, unidentified, Hegeman, Fiske", undated.

8 29

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Series 3.  Offices, equipment, uniforms, and supplies.

Scope and Contents note

This series' images show the offices of the Metropolitan Life Insurance Co.'s Welfare Division, along with other office interiors of unknown organizations. There are also photographs of supplies used by visiting nurses and one image showing a public health education exhibit.

Folder
9
Folder Photo

"The Staff for Urinalyses in the Normal School Laboratory During the Medical Examination Campaign." / "Nurses Engages to Canvass and Assist Physicians in Home Examination Work.", undated.

9 30

"Nursing Services Supply Room", undated.

9 31

Office interior with female clerks, undated.

9 32

"Welfare Division, Nursing Services," office interior, undated.

9 33

"Welfare Nursing, Luncheon to Nursing Supervisors. Standing, left to right: Beulah Osborne, Mary Horm, Ruth Waterbury, Marie Houle, Emma Rocque, Irene MacCullough, Monica Moore, Eugenia Atwell, Mary Dickerman, Elizabeth Wood, Carolyn C. Hidden, Hilga Nelson, Vera Warner MacVittie, Maude Steeves, Elizabeth Tennent, Theresa O'Neill, Anna Barr, Emma Habenicht. Seated, left to right: Matilda Johnson, Alice Aherm, Dr. Donald B. Armstrong, Helen LaMalle, Dr. Lee Frankel, Alice Bagley, Minnie Bridges Cunningham", January 27, 1925.

9 34

"Welfare Division, Nursing Service," nurse standing, undated.

9 35

Visiting Nurse offices, coat racks, undated.

9 36

"Uniform and Equipment," table with containers, bag, other supplies, undated.

9 37

"Uniforms and Equipment," full body portrait of visiting nurse, undated.

9 38

"West Division Nursing Services - Uniforms and Equipment," Visiting Nurse Metropolitan Life textile, undated.

9 39

"Convent on exhibit," Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. public health display, infant textiles, February 10, 1926.

9 40

Miss Delano and Staff in her Office. Upper row, left to right: Sarah Addison, Harriet Douglas, Vashti Bartlett, Virginia Ward, Anna Reeves, A. Maury Carter, Lucy Minnigerode, Katrina Hertzer. Lower row, left to right: Helen S. Hay, Clara D. Noyes, Jane A. Delano, Agnes G. Deans, Anna Kerr., undated.

9 41

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Series 4.  Vehicles.

Scope and Contents note

This series contains photographs of nurses and their modes of transportation at unidentified locations. Several of the photographs are duplicates of one nurse and her bicycle. Accompanying those photos is a print of a newspaper clipping about visiting nurses using automobiles.

Folder
10
Folder Photo

Photocopy from newspaper, nurse in automobile, undated.

10 42

Visting nurses, bicycle and automobile (photo collage), undated.

10 43

Visiting nurse on bicycle, isolated from background, undated.

10 44

"Welfare Division Nurse," Visiting nurse on bicycle, undated.

10 45

Visiting nurse on bicycle, undated.

10 45a

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Series 5.  Pamphlets and printed items.

Scope and Contents note

This series consists mainly of photographic prints of pamphlet covers. These pamphlets, posters, and other ephemera were for the most part issued by the Metropolitan Life Insurance Co., though there are also unrelated informational materals about WWI nursing and the influenza epidemic.

Folder
11
Folder Photo

News clipping, "Ready for the Call": visiting nurses driving autombiles, undated.

11 46

Visting Nurses for Employees, poster, undated.

11 47

A Friend in Need is a Friend Indeed, Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. poster, undated.

11 48

Your Friend the Nurse, Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. poster, undated.

11 49

Welfare Publications, Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. poster, undated.

11 50

A War Upon Consumption, Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. poster, 1909.

11 51

"A War Upon Consumption first welfare health pamphlet", 1909.

11 51a

The Welfare Division informational sign for Metropolitan Life Insurance Co., undated.

11 52

"Swat the Fly Campaign," From Flies and Filth to Fever to Food poster, 1909.

11 53

Sheet with biographical information, nurse casualities in WWI - Frances Bartlett, Curry Desha Breckenridge, and Ruth V. and Viola E. Lundholm, undated.

11 54

Deaths Registered to Influenza, 1976.

11 55

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Series 6.  Immunizations and other public health campaigns.

Scope and Contents note

This series contains photographs depicting public health initiatives at unidentified locations. Three of the images show diptheria immunization events, and the other two illustrate birth registration and a sanitation campaign.

Folder
12
Folder Photo

"Clean up campaigns", undated.

12 56

"Birth Registration," man, woman, and child, undated.

12 57

"Diptheria," vaccination, nurse and doctor with a woman and two children, 1948.

12 58

"1st Metropolitan diptheria campaign, agency staff often set example by having own children immunized first", 1925.

12 59

"1st Metropolitan diptheria campaign, agency staff often set example by having own children immunized first", 1925.

12 59a

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Series 7.  Military.

Scope and Contents note

These images are divided into two subseries: pre-Korean War and the Korean War. With one exception, they were all copied from published printed sources and are captioned. The unknown patient may not be related to military healthcare.

Pre-Korean War.

Folder
13
Folder Photo

Typical Emergency Hospital - Corey Hill, Brookline, Massachusetts, tents on field, undated.

13 60

A crowded European army hospital, undated.

13 61

Korean War.

Folder
14
Folder Photo

Korean War: The Hospital ship USNS Repose, arriving in Pusan. Soldiers wounded during the fighting were evacuated by air and sea to hospitals in Japan and the United States. While the forces from the Inch'on beachhead advances toward the Han River line, those advancing from the south took the high ground northwest of Yongsan and drove toward a junction with the units in the north., 1950-1953.

14 62

Korean War: Typical terrain of the area near the reservoir, showing the narrow winding road and electric power station where the U.N. forces were delayed until the parachuted bridge was assembled and put in place. On 11 December, after a thirteen-day fight, the U.N. forces broke out of the communist trap and emerged from the hills of northeast Korea onto the plains of Hamhung., 1950-1953.

14 63

Korean War: UNCACK Chief Nurse with Korean women examining American women's uniforms donated to hospitals, August 1952.

14 64

Korean War: Army nurse off duty, 1950-1953.

14 65

Korean War: Casualities of fight for Hill 931 receiving medical attention at an aid station in 2d Division area, 1950-1953.

14 66

Korean War: Casualities of fight for Hill 931 receiving medical attention at an aid station in 2d Division area, 1950-1953.

14 66a

Korean War: Medical aid men dressing wounds at an aid station near base of White Horse., 1950-1953.

14 67

Korean War: Helicopter landing to pick up a wounded soldier for evacuation to a rear area hospital. Container on the side of the helicopter holds the casualty., 1950-1953.

14 68

Korean War: Litter bearers of the 7th Division, moving cautiously over ice and snow, bring in a wounded man, 1950-1953.

14 69

Korean War: A nurse aboard a plane checks her patients during a flight from Korea to southern Japan, 1950-1953.

14 70

Korean War: Liberated American are escorted down the ramp of a C-124 upon arrival in Japan for medical treatment before continuing the trip back to the Unites States, 1950-1953.

14 71

Korean War: Liberated American are escorted down the ramp of a C-124 upon arrival in Japan for medical treatment before continuing the trip back to the Unites States, 1950-1953.

14 71a

Korean? Patient, undated.

14 72

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Series 8.  Other.

Scope and Contents note

This series consists of two images: a photograph of hospital beds, context unknown, and a modern photograph of nurses working at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

Folder Photo

Clinic interior, beds, undated.

15 73

"Intensive Nursing Care at HUP", undated, 1980s?.

15 74

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Collection Inventory

Box
2009.30.  Elwyn, Inc. pamphlet: A Short Biography of the Smiths and Bickham Family, circa 1990s.
Controlled Access Headings
Corporate Name(s)
  • Elwyn, Inc..
Form/Genre(s)
  • Printed ephemera
1

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2008.24.  Visiting Nurse Society of Philadelphia, Henrietta Myers' bedside notes, 1926. [photocopy].
Related Archival Materials note

See also: MC 5B, Visiting Nurse Society of Philadelphia records.

Controlled Access Headings
Corporate Name(s)
  • Visiting Nurse Society of Philadelphia.
Personal Name(s)
  • Myers, Henrietta
1

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2013.13.  Sarah P. Trude Army records, 1945-1954.
Controlled Access Headings
Form/Genre(s)
  • Administrative records
Personal Name(s)
  • Trude, Sarah P.
Subject(s)
  • Military nursing
1

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2004.14.  Sylvia Pridmore (Miner) papers and biographical materials, 1938-2004.
Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of Wanda M. Miner, 2004.

Controlled Access Headings
Form/Genre(s)
  • Personal papers
Occupation(s)
  • Nurse
Personal Name(s)
  • Miner, Sylvia Pridmore, 1920-2002
1

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2007.04.  Philadelphia Nurses Association Founders' Committee minutes, early 20th century. [2 folders].
Controlled Access Headings
Corporate Name(s)
  • Philadelphia Nurses Association.
Form/Genre(s)
  • Administrative records
2

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2004.06.  Photo of nurse with infant; pamphlet re: Reubena Hyde Walworth, 1899-1910?.
Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of Patricia McGrath, 2004.

Controlled Access Headings
Form/Genre(s)
  • Photographs
  • Printed ephemera
Personal Name(s)
  • Walworth, Reubena H. (Reubena Hyde), -1898.
1

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Helen Grace McClelland. [1 folder, 2 oversized].

Box
2011.30.  Helen Grace McClelland materials.
Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of Kara Dixon Vuic and Grace Watt, 2011.

Controlled Access Headings
Form/Genre(s)
  • Printed ephemera
Personal Name(s)
  • McClelland, Helen Grace
1
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2005.32.  Photographs: Helen McClelland, circa 1920s-1930s, Pennsylvania Hospital, Christmas 1929.
Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of Suzanne Berry, 2005.

Controlled Access Headings
Corporate Name(s)
  • Pennsylvania Hospital.
Form/Genre(s)
  • Photographs
Personal Name(s)
  • McClelland, Helen Grace
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Box
2011.31.  Clara Maass stamps, 1961-1976.
Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of Christina Pavlock, 2011.

Controlled Access Headings
Form/Genre(s)
  • Postage stamps
Personal Name(s)
  • Maass, Clara
1

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2010.26.  Letitia White Award presented to Norma Jean Woodbridge, 1952.
Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of Norma Jean Woodbridge, 2010.

Controlled Access Headings
Form/Genre(s)
  • Awards
Personal Name(s)
  • Woodbridge, Norma Jean
1

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2008.18.  Wendy Grube (nurse practitioner) clippings, 1993-1999.
Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of Wendy Grube, 2008.

Controlled Access Headings
Form/Genre(s)
  • Clippings (information artifacts)
Occupation(s)
  • Nurse practitioners
Personal Name(s)
  • Grube, Wendy
1

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2001.05.  Pennsylvania Hospital photographs from Johns Hopkins University.
Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of Phoebe Evans Letocha at the Alan Mason Chesney Medical Archives, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions.

Conditions Governing Use note

This copyright is not held by the Bates Center. No reproduction of this item is permitted.

Controlled Access Headings
Corporate Name(s)
  • Pennsylvania Hospital.
Form/Genre(s)
  • Photographs
1

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2008.29.  Prescription for Pennsylvania: HB 44, 2003.
Controlled Access Headings
Geographic Name(s)
  • Pennsylvania.
Subject(s)
  • Legislation.
1

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2013.21.  Vesta Metherell Pepperman. [4 folders].

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of Alicia Stine, 2013.

Related Archival Materials note

A photographic doll of Pepperman, also part of this accession, is on display in the Center's reading room.

Controlled Access Headings
Corporate Name(s)
  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing.
Form/Genre(s)
  • Personal papers
Occupation(s)
  • Nurse
Personal Name(s)
  • Pepperman, Vesta Metherell
Box

2013.21.  Photographs, clippings, copy of The First Fifty Years (signed), HUP yearbook, 1929.

1
FlatFile Drawer
2013.21.  Vesta Metherell Pepperman: Manhattan Eye Ear and Throat Hospital post graduate certificate, 1931.
Controlled Access Headings
Form/Genre(s)
  • Diplomas
Occupation(s)
  • Nurse
Personal Name(s)
  • Pepperman, Vesta Metherell
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Box
2013.31.  Photograph: Visiting Nurse on Rooftop (VNS - NY?), undated.
Controlled Access Headings
Corporate Name(s)
  • Visiting Nurse Service of New York.
Form/Genre(s)
  • Photographs
Subject(s)
  • Visiting nurses
1

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2013.31.  Pennsylvania Hospital photo CD, 1950s.
Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of Michael Lenkowski.

Controlled Access Headings
Corporate Name(s)
  • Pennsylvania Hospital.
Form/Genre(s)
  • Compact discs
  • Photographs
1

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2013.31.  Photographs and photocopies of nurses at work, 1950s-1980s?.
Controlled Access Headings
Form/Genre(s)
  • Photographs
1

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FlatFile Drawer
2013.17.  Lying-in Charity diploma, 1894.
Scope and Contents note

This diploma was received by Martha Prinzing.

Controlled Access Headings
Corporate Name(s)
  • Pennsylvania Hospital.
Form/Genre(s)
  • Diplomas
Personal Name(s)
  • Prinzing, Martha
Subject(s)
  • Maternity nursing
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2014.03.  LP: A History of American Nursing. Dedicated to the Memory of Mary M. Roberts, R.N., undated.
Controlled Access Headings
Form/Genre(s)
  • Long-playing records
Subject(s)
  • Nursing--History.
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2014.03.  LP: The Presbyterian Hospital Student Nuses Choir presents "With a Voice of Singing", undated.
Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of Betsy Weiss.

Controlled Access Headings
Corporate Name(s)
  • Presbyterian School of Nursing.
Form/Genre(s)
  • Long-playing records
C 4

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2014.05.   American Hospital Association. United States. Department of Commerce.. Hospital Textiles report, 1926-1927.
Scope and Contents note

This file contains 3 reports relating to hospital textiles and linens: "Summary Report of the General Conference on Simplification of Hospital and Institutional Textiles", June 10, 1927; "American Hospital Association Linen Survey", November 1926; and "Hospital Survey: Use of Color in Hospitals" by Herbert A. Ehrman, undated.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of Cheryl Boberick and Martie McCartney, 2011.

Controlled Access Headings
Corporate Name(s)
  • United States. Department of Commerce..
Form/Genre(s)
  • Administrative records
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2011.33.  Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) Silverstein Pavilion materials, 1977-1986.
Scope and Contents note

This file contains printed programs and brochures discussing the Silverstein Pavilion at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. It also includes a handmade folder, titled "The Best of '12'", containing pasted nurse uniform catalog pages with typed captions.

Controlled Access Headings
Corporate Name(s)
  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing.
Form/Genre(s)
  • Printed ephemera
  • Scrapbooks
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2008.32.   Lewis, Edith Patton, 1914-2005 Stephany, Theresa M.. 3 letters to Theresa Stephany from Edith Patton Lewis, 1992-1994.
Scope and Contents note

These three letters were sent to Theresa Stephany by Edith "Pat" Lewis, a nurse editor at the American Journal of Nursing.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of Theresa Stephany, 2008.

Controlled Access Headings
Form/Genre(s)
  • Letters (correspondence)
Personal Name(s)
  • Lewis, Edith Patton, 1914-2005

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Acc. 2009.01.  Margy Meyerson. [3 folders].

Scope and Contents note

Meyerson donated a number of printed items, mostly pamphlets, that have been cataloged in the Center's book collection. These folders contain her donations of University of Pennsylvania-related material, mostly concerning health sciences events.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of Margy Meyerson, 2009.

Controlled Access Headings
Corporate Name(s)
  • University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing.
Personal Name(s)
  • Meyerson, Margy Ellinar
Subject(s)
  • Health policy.
Box

Acc. 2009.01.  Meetings and related records, University of Pennsylvania, 1979-2004.

3

Acc. 2009.01.  University of Pennsylvania Bicentennial Conference on Health Policy, papers and conference information, November 11-12, 1976.

3

Acc. 2009.01.  Correspondence and clipping.

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1992.15.   Heffern, Mary-KateThe Heritage of Isabella McCosh: A History of the Health Services at Princeton University.
Controlled Access Headings
Personal Name(s)
  • McCosh, Isabella Guthrie, 1897
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2014.39.  Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, First Annual Meeting, Clinical Nurse Scholars Alumni, Mar 7, 1992.

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1990.45.   Johnson, Marie G.  The Press- Philadelphia, 1862, 1865, 1869.
Scope and Contents note

Donated by Marie G. Johnson, these articles relate to medicine and nursing, primarily about the Civil War and Philadelphia's involvement.

Controlled Access Headings
Form/Genre(s)
  • Clippings (information artifacts)
Subject(s)
  • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Medical care
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1990.46.   Fedoronko, Vera'Some Benevolent Institutions of 1859' Their History and Present Status [photocopy of book].

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2007.14.   Stephany, Theresa M. Wall, Barbra Mann, Dr. "Unlikely Entrepreneurs: Catholic Sisters and the Hospital Marketplace, 1865-1925", Barbra Mann Wall (cd).

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1989.73.  Nursing Dissertations.

Box

"The Origins of Nursing by the Sisters of Mercy in the United States: 1843-1910" by Mary Patricia Tarbox, 1986.

3

"The Relationship Among the Four Professional Nursing Organizations and Woman Suffrage: 1893-1920" by Sandra Beth Lewenson, 1989.

3

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2015.10.   Fairman, Julie, Dr. Men and Nursing (2 folders), c. 1990s. 0.3 Linear feet.

Scope and Contents note

This series contains a collection of articles related to men, nursing, and staffing.

Controlled Access Headings
Form/Genre(s)
  • Clippings (information artifacts)
Occupation(s)
  • Nurse
Subject(s)
  • Male nurses
Box
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Miscellaneous Nursing Images.

3

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Map-case File
Hand colored, Illustrated Print- "How 'B.-P.' Succeeded in Recruiting A Large Staff of Nurses" from The Graphic (England), Jan 1901.
Controlled Access Headings
Form/Genre(s)
  • Posters
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Collection Inventory

Series 1.  Administration, 1887-1987.

Scope and Contents note

This series includes materials documenting the Society's founding and early activities. It provides perhaps the best overview, from an administrative perspective, of the activities of the Board of Managers. By 1916, the day to day administrative work of the Society gradually shifted to Katherine Tucker, the Society's first superintendent. Included in this series is the original charter of the Society and subsequent revisions (1887-1912); bylaws and subsequent revisions; a complete run of annual reports (1886-1987); minutes of the Board of Managers (1886-1986), its Executive Committee (1912-1919), and of the Society's annual meetings. The correspondence files include incoming and outgoing correspondence of the Board (1921-1982) and selected correspondence with coordinated funding agencies. There are also a few contemporary files dealing with issues such as minority representation on the Board and policies relating to conflicts of interest.

Box Folder

Original charter, 1887.

1 1

Other charters, 1887-1912.

1 2

By-laws.

Box Folder

1959.

1 3

1965.

1 4

1965 and 1978.

1 5

Annual reports.

Box Folder

1886-1901.

1 6

1886-1906.

1 7

1889-1911.

1 8

1902-1914.

2 9

1902-1916.

2 10

1916-1924.

2 11

1916-1924.

3 12

1916-1936.

3 13

1931-1957.

3 14

1966-1987.

3 15

Annual reports, copied.

Box Folder

1886-1891.

3 16

1892-1895.

3 17

1896-1899.

3 18

1900-1905.

3 19

1906-1909.

4 20

1910-1913.

4 21

1914-1916.

4 22
Box Folder

Minutes, Executive Committee, 1912-1916.

4 23

Minutes, Executive Committee, 1916-1919.

4 24

Minutes, Board.

Box Folder

1886-1888.

5 25

1888-1889.

5 26

1889-1890.

5 27

1890-1891.

5 28

1892-1896.

5 29

1896-1898.

5 30

1902-1900.

5 31

1899-1902.

5 32

1902-1904.

5 33

1904-1908.

6 34

1908-1913.

6 35

1913-1919.

6 36

1919.

6 37

1920.

6 38

1921.

6 39

1922.

6 40

1923.

6 41

1924.

6 42

1925.

6 43

1926.

7 44

1927.

7 45

1928.

7 46

1929.

7 47

1930.

7 48

1931.

7 49

1932.

7 50

1933.

7 51

1934.

7 52

1935.

7 53

1936.

7 54

1937.

7 55

1938.

7 56

1939.

7 57

1940.

7 58

1941.

7 59

1942.

7 60

1943.

7 61

1944.

7 62

1945.

8 63

1946.

8 64

1947.

8 65

1948.

8 66

1949.

8 67

1950.

8 68

1951.

8 69

1952.

8 70

1953.

8 71

1954.

8 72

1955.

8 73

1956.

8 74

1957.

8 75

1958.

8 76

1959.

8 77

1960.

8 78

1962.

8 79

1962.

8 80

1963.

9 81

1964.

9 82

1965.

9 83

1966.

9 84

1967.

9 85

1968.

9 86

1969.

9 87

1970.

9 88

1971.

9 89

1972.

9 90

1973.

9 91

1974.

9 92

1975.

10 93

1976.

10 94

June 1977.

10 95

August - December 1977.

10 96

January - July 1978.

10 97

August - December 1978.

10 98

1979.

10 99

1980.

11 100

1981.

11 101

1982.

11 102

1983.

11 103

1984.

11 104

1985-1986.

11 105

Minutes, Board, photocopied, 1886-1889.

11 106

Minutes, Board, photocopied, 1889-1891.

11 107

Minutes, Annual Meeting.

Box Folder

1887-1915.

12 108

1925-1931.

12 109

1933-1935.

12 110

1940-1944.

12 111

1945-1949.

13 112

1950-1968.

13 113
Box Folder

Minutes, Nursing Executives Responsibilities, 1911-1957.

13 114

Correspondence, Board.

Box Folder

1921-1952.

13 115

1953-1971.

13 116

1972-1979.

13 117

1980-1982.

13 118
Box Folder

Correspondence, with Community Fund, Community Chest, United Fund.

14 119

Treasurer's report, 1952-1979.

14 120

Board members reference guide, 1953.

14 121

Board members, 1967-1987.

14 122

Representation of minorities, 1970-1975.

14 123

Conflict of interest policy, 1977-1978.

14 124

Commendations.

Box Folder

Richardson Dilworth, Mayor of Philadelphia, 1961.

53 3

Dick Thornburgh, Governor of Pennsylvania, 1986.

14 125

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Series 2.  Histories, 1915-1980.

Scope and Contents note

This small series consists of published and unpublished histories by and about the Society ranging in date from 1915 to 1974; biographies of Board members including three folders about Ruth Weaver Hubbard, the Society's general director from 1929 to 1955. There are also a few files dealing with Board matters of antiquarian interest such as the restoration of several historical plaques.

History of Visiting Nurse Society of Philadelphia.

Box Folder

1915.

14 1

1919.

14 2

1925.

14 3

1936.

14 4

1937.

14 5

1938.

14 6

1943.

14 7

1944.

14 8

1951.

14 9

1956.

14 10

1960.

14 11

1960.

14 12

1960.

14 13

1960.

14 14

1960.

14 15

1965.

14 16

1965.

14 17

1974.

14 18
Board members, biographies.
Box
14
Folder
19
Hubbard, Ruth Weaver.
Box Folder

Articles and letters, 1940-1952.

14 20

Articles and letters, 1953-1955.

15 21

Biographical information.

15 22

VNS plaque restoration, 1980-1902[?].

15 23

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Series 3.  Committees, 1913-1979.

Scope and Contents note

Found within this series are the files of the Society's committees including the Advisory Committee (1973-1976), Budget Committee (1965-1979), Local Committee, Medical Advisory Committee (1936-1967), Men's Finance Committee (1935-1979), Nominating Committee (1952-1976), Nurses Committee (1919-1946), Public Relations Committee (1947-1977), Supervisor Conference/Staff Council (1945-1960), Personnel Committee (1967-1979), and Social Service Committee.

Box Folder

Administrative Committee, 1976.

15 1

Advisory Committee.

Box Folder

To the Executive Director, 1973-1976.

15 2

To the Executive Director review of management positions.

15 3

Budget Committee, 1965-1979.

15 4

Local Committee.

Box Folder

Committee on Local Committees.

15 5

Committee on Local Committees Development.

15 6

Membership list.

15 7
Box Folder

Medical Advisory Committee review of standing orders.

15 8

Medical Advisory Committee, 1936-1967.

15 9

Men's Finance Committee, 1935-1965.

15 10

Men's Finance Committee, 1966-1979.

15 11

Nominating Committee, 1952-1976.

15 12

Nurses Committee.

Box Folder

Minutes, 1919-1934.

16 13

Minutes, 1935-1946.

16 14

Supervisor conference/staff council, 1945-1960.

16 15

Nurses monthly report, 1913.

16 16
Box Folder

Personnel Committee, 1967-1979.

16 17

Public Relations Committee.

Box Folder

Minutes, 1947-1957.

16 18

Minutes, 1957-1977.

16 19
Box Folder

Social Service Committee.

16 20

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Series 4.  Public Relations, 1915-1984.

Scope and Contents note

This series includes a variety of materials used for public relations purposes. This series consists of material that was created by the Public Relations Committee or by other sources whose origin is not apparent in the records. Although most of the documents were created and used in the post 1950s era, there are some brochures, pamphlets and press releases as early as 1915. Some typical examples of this series include fact sheets, radio and television scripts, and publicity relating to anniversary years.

Box Folder

Brochures and pamphlets, 1915-1960s.

16 1

Press releases, 1915-1976.

16 2

VNS of Philadelphia "Girard Letter", 1936.

17 3

60th anniversary, 1946.

17 4

Fact sheet for volunteer speakers, 1947-1951.

17 5

VNS scripts for radio and television.

17 6

Script for slide lecture, 1954-1957.

17 7

Dear Friend fund raising appeal, 1954-1965.

17 8

70th anniversary, 1956.

17 9

PR material from other agencies.

17 10

75th anniversary, 1961.

17 11

Nurse recruitment, 1961-1970.

17 12

80th anniversary, 1966.

17 13

PR survey, 1975.

18 14

Correspondence, PR, 1976-1984.

Box Folder

1957-1975.

18 15

1976-1984.

18 16
Box Folder

VNS/CNS service recognition tea, 1979.

18 17

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Series 5.  Branches, 1928-1982.

Scope and Contents note

In an effort to offer the Society's services to new population distributions in Philadelphia, and perhaps to attract middle class patients, the Society opened several branch offices in other parts of the city. The first was the Germantown Branch (later renamed the Germantown and Chestnut Hill Branch) whose records begin in 1933. This was followed by the West Branch (1937), South Philadelphia Branch (1939), Frankford Branch (1947), North Branch (1957), Northeast Branch (1957), Northwest Branch (1958), and the South Philadelphia Branch (1939). This series, arranged alphabetically by branch, also includes one file describing the branch boundaries in 1959. The files of the Germantown and Chestnut Hill Branch and the Northwest Branch are the most complete with minutes, bylaws, correspondence, and financial files.

Box Folder

Branches, boundaries, 1959.

18 1

Frankford Branch.

Box Folder

Committee, Local, Financial Records, 1947-1952.

18 2

Clippings.

18 3

Germantown and Chestnut Hill Branch.

Box Folder

Germantown clippings, 1933-1970s.

18 4

Account sheets, 1944-1964.

18 5

Brochures.

18 6

Committee representatives, 1928-1930.

18 7

Bylaws, 1932-1954.

18 8
Minutes.
Box Folder

1933-1943.

18 9

1933-1943.

18 10

1944-1947.

19 11

1948-1952.

19 12
Box Folder

Annual reports, 1931-1952.

19 13

North Branch.

Box Folder

Officers, 1957.

19 14

Health Districts 5 and 6, 1965-1968.

19 15
Box Folder

Northeast Branch, receipts and expenditures, 1957-1962.

19 16

Northwest Branch.

Box Folder

Correspondence and reports, 1958-1963.

19 17

Correspondence and reports, 1972-1976.

19 18
Financial records.
Box Folder

Account sheets, 1972-1976.

19 19

Bank statements, 1975-1976.

19 20

McNeil Trust, investment statements.

19 21

Checking and savings account, 1976-1982.

19 22
Box Folder

Committee Membership Lists, 1959-1976.

20 23
Minutes.
Box Folder

1952-1955.

20 24

1956-1959.

20 25

1960-1968.

20 26

1974-1977.

20 27

1979-1982.

20 28
Box Folder

Volunteers.

20 29

Volunteer manual.

20 30

South Philadelphia Branch.

Box Folder

Committee, 1939-1970.

20 31

West Branch.

Box Folder

Minutes, 1937-1942.

20 32

Committee membership lists, 1961-1967.

20 33

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Series 6.  Nursing Services, 1914-1984.

Scope and Contents note

This series includes nursing service programs either sponsored by the Society or by other agencies with the Society. It includes the files of Com¬munity Home Health Services of Philadelphia (1980-1984) and the yearbooks of the Child Federation of Philadelphia (1914-1915). There are also files relating to the Community Nursing Services of Philadelphia (1955-1979), a program coordinated by the Health and Welfare Council which ran conjointly the nursing programs of the City of Philadelphia with those of the Soci