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Irene Matthews research files
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- University of Pennsylvania: Barbara Bates Center for the Study of The History of Nursing
- Irene Matthews research files
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- Irene Matthews is a nurse historian who spent part of her career researching notable women who served as nurses in the military services. This collection includes the files that Matthews created while researching several women for a proposed publication entitled Dictionary of Early Nurses.
Cite as:Irene Matthews research files, Barbara Bates Center for The Study of The History of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania
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Irene Matthews is a nurse historian who spent part of her career researching notable women who served as nurses in the military services.
Scope and Contents
This collection includes the files that Matthews created while researching several women for a proposed publication entitled Dictionary of Early Nurses. These files, arranged in alphabetical order by the name of the nurse, consist of Matthews' correspondence to archivists and manuscript curators, photocopies of official records, general writings and compilations, and some printed material. The files of Harriet Newton Phillips are particularly rich, consisting of four folders of materials on this Civil War nurse who was, reportedly, the first trained nurses in the United States.
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Center staff, updated by Bethany Myers
This collection is unrestricted.
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 Irene Matthews.
Controlled Access Headings
- Research (document genres)
- Matthews, Irene, 1871-1944
- Phillips, Harriet Newton
- United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Medical care