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Chestnut Hill Hospital School of Nursing records

MC 1

Chestnut Hill Hospital School of Nursing records

MC 1

Chestnut Hill Hospital School of Nursing records

MC 1

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
Creator:
Chestnut Hill Hospital School of Nursing.
Title:
Chestnut Hill Hospital School of Nursing records
Date [bulk]:
1906-1988
Date [inclusive]:
1769-1988
Call Number:
MC 1
Extent:
20.45 Linear feet
Language:
English
Abstract:
The Chestnut Hill Hospital School of Nursing Records consist of 20.45 linear feet of hospital records, school administration records, faculty and student files, yearbooks, photographs, and some artifacts. The records extend from the school's creation in 1908 until its closing in 1987. The collection comprehensively documents the growth of a suburban community hospital nurse training program.
Cite as:
Chestnut Hill Hospital School of Nursing records, 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:
Methodist Episcopal Hospital Training School for Nurses.
Title:
Methodist Episcopal Hospital (Philadelphia) School of Nursing records
Date [bulk]:
1905-1944
Date [inclusive]:
circa 1900-1991
Call Number:
MC 190
Extent:
18 Linear feet
Language:
English
Text: [Box]
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Abstract:
The Methodist Episcopal Hospital was located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It opened in 1892 and soon afterwards established a nursing school. This collection contains student nurse records from the early 20th century and financial records from the World War II period.
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Methodist Episcopal Hospital (Philadelphia) School of Nursing records, 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:
Muhlenberg Hospital School of Nursing collection
Date [bulk]:
1912-1915
Date [inclusive]:
1912-1972
Call Number:
MC 212
Extent:
0.917 Linear feet
Language:
English
Abstract:
Muhlenberg Hospital Nurses Training School, New Jersey, was created in 1894. This collection consists of photographs and other memorabilia relating to Muhlenberg nurses in the early part of the 20th century. Of particular interest is a series of photographs depicting nurses playing baseball.
Cite as:
Muhlenberg Hospital School of Nursing collection, Barbara Bates Center for The Study of The History of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania
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Biography/History

The Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County granted the Charter for Chestnut Hill Hospital on 21 November 1903. A seven-member Board of Trustees containing two physicians was organized, with Dr. Radcliffe Cheston as the first President. The hospital was opened on 14 October 1903 in two small houses with fourteen beds. Chief Nurse Rena D. Wood managed a staff of one gradate nurse and two practical nurses caring for a daily average of eight patients.

In April of 1908 the School for Nurses opened with four graduate nurses for eight students, of whom six graduated in 1910 after two years of instruction. In 1914 and 1918 the period of instruction was lengthened by one-half year, to make a the total training program three years in length. By 1925 the School had grown to include nine graduate nurses and twenty-seven students: eight seniors, eleven intermediates, and eight juniors. To accommodate this growth, Laughlin Hall, named for Henry Laughlin who donated the land, was opened as a nurses' home for fifty-seven nurses. The building included a well-planned educational unit, a reference library, and rooms for social and recreational functions.

The School for Nurses had very small classes due to a careful screening process that included a period of probation before a student could enroll. Nineteen members of the Hospital's attending staff served as lecturers for the School of Nursing, covering theoretical disciplines in relation to medicine, while the nursing faculty instructed the students in the practical disciplines. The first full-time instructor for the School was added in 1925.

Biography/History

The Methodist Episcopal Hospital School of Nursing, Philadelphia, was started by nurse Linda Richards at the time the Methodist Episcopal Hospital, Philadelphia, opened for patients in 1892. Originally the hospital was located on a full city square in South Philadelphia at Broad, Wolf, Ritner, and 13th Streets. The Hospital became affiliated with Jefferson Medical College in the 1950s, and in 1961 its name was changed to Methodist Hospital. In 1996, the Methodist Hospital became part of the Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Its present address is 2301 S. Broad Street.

Biography/History

Muhlenberg Hospital opened in 1881 with twenty beds. After two minor expansions and the installation of electric and plumbing systems, the Muhlenberg Hospital Nurses Training School was established in 1894 as a two-year program. In 1896, the first class of two students graduated, and a Nurses Home building was completed. In 1903 the hospital moved to its present location at Park Avenue and Randolph Road in Plainfield, New Jersey. At this time the hospital had a capacity of sixty beds. The Alumnae Association was organized in 1905.

The hospital continued to grow throughout the 20th century. In 1986, Muhlenberg Hospital changed its name to Muhlenberg Regional Medical Center. In 1998, the hospital merged with John F. Kennedy Medical Center as part of Solaris Health System, but ten years later, the Muhlenberg location’s acute care facility was closed. Muhlenberg Regional Medical Center currently offers a satellite emergency department and a small number of outpatient services as Solaris Healthcare System’s JFK Medical Center – Muhlenberg Campus. The School of Nursing was transferred to JFK Medical Center in Edison, N.J., and continues to educate nurses through a cooperative nursing program with UNION County College in Cranford, N.J.

Scope and Contents

According to the donor, these volumes are among the few remaining records of the Methodist Episcopal Hospital and its nursing school. Most of the records were severely damaged in a flood at the Methodist Hospital sometime after it became part of the Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, circa 2000-2001. Other surviving records were donated to Drew University and the Historical Society of Pennsylvania.

This collection consists of three volumes: Two volumes of student records, 1900-1915, and one volume of "Financial Contributions to U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps Fund," 1943-1948.

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of documents and photographs relating to the Muhlenberg Hospital School of Nursing. It is primarily comprised of photographs of nurses from about 1912-1915. These photographs, some of which were removed from a scrapbook, show nurses participating in various activities, such as a "Nurses vs. Doctors" baseball game. The photographs are accompanied by an assortment of memorabilia. These items include a certificate and a pin previously belonging to Adele Krooks Kirkgard, class of 1922. Also included is a copy of a 1961 memorial book entitled "Muhlenberg Nurses Through the Years, 1896-1961," which features historical information on the school.

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 Center staff, updated by Bethany Myers

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Center staff, updated by Bethany Myers

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Bethany Myers

Access Restrictions

Student files are closed for fifty years from the date of graduation. Earlier student files may be used, but personal names may not be cited.

Access Restrictions

This collection is unrestricted.

Access Restrictions

This collection is unrestricted.

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.

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 Doris Wardell and Marion Burns, Chestnut Hill Hospital.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of Jean Kunkle Magilton, 2012.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

The Muhlenberg Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Association Papers, 1904-2000, are held at the Plainfield Public Library, Local History Department, 800 Park Avenue, Plainfield, NJ 07060.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • Chestnut Hill Hospital School of Nursing.
  • Chestnut Hill Hospital.
Form/Genre(s)
  • Administrative records
  • Hospital records
  • School records
Geographic Name(s)
  • Chestnut Hill (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Subject(s)
  • Nursing schools.
  • Nursing students

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • Methodist Episcopal Hospital Training School for Nurses.
Form/Genre(s)
  • Financial records
  • School records
Geographic Name(s)
  • Philadelphia (Pa.)
Personal Name(s)
  • Magilton, Jean Kunkle
Subject(s)
  • Nursing schools.
  • Nursing students

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • Muhlenberg Hospital School of Nursing.
Form/Genre(s)
  • Photographs
  • Postcards
Geographic Name(s)
  • Plainfield (N.J.)
Subject(s)
  • Baseball.
  • Nursing schools.

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Collection Inventory

Series 1.  Hospital, 1769-1986.

Scope and Contents note

The records of the hospital consist primarily of published material such as selected annual reports, directories, personnel policies, and manuals. There are several public relations publications, mostly for fund raising, dedications, and clippings. There is also a facsimile of the original deed to three lots of land from 1769.

Box Folder

Annual Reports, 1911.

1 1

Annual Reports, 1927, 1929, 1962, 1985.

1 2

Directory, Board of Trustees and Medical Staff.

1 3

Personnel Policies.

1 4

Newborn Service Manual, 1959.

1 5

Pharmacy Committee Drug Formulary, 1954.

1 6

Nursing Procedure & Administrative Manual, 1973.

1 7

Nursing Procedure & Administrative Manual, 1976.

1 8

Public Relations Publications.

Box Folder

"After 37 Years: A Plea to Carry On", 1942.

1 9

"Going to the Hospital" Brochure for children, 1951.

12 10

"This is your Hospital" Patients' Brochure, 1954.

2 11

"50 Years of Community Service", 1954.

2 12

Dedication of New Wing, 1959.

2 13

Miscellaneous News Clippings, 1959-1986.

2 14
FlatFile Drawer

Facsimile Indenture (original deed) three lots of land, 1769.

3 3

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Series 2.  School Administrative Records, 1918-1987.

Scope and Contents note

The Administrative Records of the School of Nursing consist of annual reports (1956-1987), monthly reports (1982-1987), school catalogs (1944-1988), directories (1965-1975), recruitment literature (1948-1980), commencement programs (1943-1985) and other related documents. Of particular note are the reports for the registration of nurses submitted to the Pennsylvania State Board of Examiners (1918-1985) and the 1985 planned phase out of the School of Nursing.

Box Folder

Annual Reports 1956, 1956.

2 1

Annual Reports 1957, 1957.

2 2

Annual Reports 1958, 1958.

2 3

Annual Reports 1959.

2 4

Annual Reports 1960.

2 5

Annual Reports 1961, 1961.

2 6

Annual Reports 1962.

2 7

Annual Reports 1963, 1963.

2 8

Annual Reports 1964.

2 9

Annual Reports 1965, 1965.

2 10

Annual Reports 1966, 1966.

2 11

Annual Reports 1967, 1967.

2 12

Annual Reports 1968, 1968.

2 13

Annual Reports 1939, 1969.

2 14

Annual Reports 1970, 1970.

2 15

Annual Reports 1971, 1971.

2 16

Annual Reports 1972, 1972.

2 17

Annual Reports 1973, 1973.

2 18

Annual Reports 1974, 1974.

2 19

Annual Reports 1975, 1975.

2 20

Annual Reports 1976, 1976.

2 21

Annual Reports 1977, 1977.

3 22

Annual Reports 1978, 1978.

3 23

Annual Reports 1980, 1980.

3 24

Annual Reports 1983, 1983.

3 25

Annual Reports 1984, 1984.

3 26

Annual Reports 1985, 1985.

3 27

Annual Reports 1986-1987, 1986-1987.

3 28

Monthly Reports January 1982- October 1987, 1982-1987.

3 29

Catalogs (bound), 1944-1976.

3 30

Catalogs (unbound), 1920-1976.

4 31

Catalogs (unbound), 1976-1988.

4 32

Directories, 1965-1975.

4 33

Recruitment Literature, 1948-1980.

4 34

Probationer's Outfit, 1928.

4 35

Commencement Programs, 1943-1985.

4 36

Promotion Exercises- Programs, 1967-1982.

4 37

"Capping Ceremonies-" Pamphlet by Gertrude Stier.

4 38

Alumnae Association miscellaneous materials, 1950-1965.

4 39
Student Government Handbook, 1976.
4 40
Pennsylvania State Board of Examiners' Reports Reports for Registration of Nurses.
FlatFile Drawer

Pennsylvania State Board of Examiners' Reports Reports for Registration of Nurses, 1918-1932.

3 3
Box Folder

Pennsylvania State Board of Examiners' Reports Reports for Registration of Nurses, 1933-1944.

5 45

Pennsylvania State Board of Examiners' Reports Reports for Registration of Nurses, 1945-1960.

5 46

Pennsylvania State Board of Examiners' Reports Reports for Registration of Nurses, 1961-1985.

5 47

Student Examination, ca. 1920s.

4 41

Public Health Study on Student Nursing, ca. 1945.

24 42

Student Handbook, 1987.

24 43

Closing Reports, 1985.

5 48

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Series 3.  Faculty Records, 1968-1985.

Scope and Contents note

The faculty records include a 1987 faculty manual, the minutes of the Faculty Organization (1976-1987), and school committees for Curriculum, Programs Faculty Development, Faculty In-service Education, as well as the Freshman Sub-committee and Library minutes documenting events during the 1970s and 1980s, with some materials dating back the 1960s.

Box Folder

Faculty Manual, 1987.

5 1

Faculty Organization, Minutes, 1987.

5 2

Faculty Organization, Minutes, 1986.

5 3

Faculty Organization, Minutes, 1985.

5 4

Faculty Organization, Minutes, 1984.

5 5

Faculty Organization, Minutes, 1983.

5 6

Faculty Organization, Minutes, 1982.

5 7

Faculty Organization, Minutes, 1981.

5 8

Faculty Organization, Minutes, 1980.

5 9

Faculty Organization, Minutes, 1979.

5 10

Faculty Organization, Minutes, 1978.

6 11

Faculty Organization, Minutes, 1977.

6 12

Faculty Organization, Minutes, 1976.

6 13

Committees, Minutes - Curriculum Committee, 1985-1986.

6 14

Committees, Minutes - Curriculum Committee, 1983-1984.

6 15

Committees, Minutes - Curriculum Committee, 1981-1982.

6 16

Committees, Minutes - Curriculum Committee, 1979-1980.

6 17

Committees, Minutes - Curriculum Committee, 1978.

6 18

Committees, Minutes - Curriculum Committee, 1973-1978.

6 19

Committees, Minutes - Curriculum Committee misc., 1981-1987.

6 20

Curriculum Sub-Committee - Level I, 1983-1984, 1983-1984.

7 21

Curriculum Sub-Committee - Level II & IV, 1979-1987, 1979-1987.

7 22

Curriculum Sub-Committee - Level III, 1979, 1979.

7 23

Curriculum Sub-Committee - Level II, 1982-1985, 1982-1985.

7 24

Course Outlines - Level I, 1983-1984, 1983-1984.

7 25

Course Outlines - Level II, 1983-1984, 1983-1984.

7 26

Programs Faculty Development Committee, 1981-1987.

7 27

Faculty In-service Education Committee, 1984-1986.

7 28

Faculty In-service Education Committee, 1981-1983.

7 29

Faculty In-service Education Committee, 1978-1980.

7 30

Faculty In-service Education Committee, 1975-1977.

7 31

Faculty In-service Education Committee, 1972-1974.

7 32

Faculty In-service Education Committee, 1967-1971.

8 33

Freshman Sub-committee, 1976.

8 34

Library Committee Monthly Reports & Communiques, 1981-1987.

8 35

Library Committee Monthly Reports & Communiques, 1966-1980.

8 36

Library Committee Meetings, 1966-1987.

8 37

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Series 4.  Student Records, 1904-1986.

Scope and Contents note

The student records consist of "final records": i.e., transcripts and other official student files (1910-1986), resignations, and student applications (1910-1949) which include both letters from students applying for admission and letters of recommendation on behalf of the student. There is also a small set of miscellaneous recommendations which predates many of the student files (1908-1912). Post-1950 student files (1950- 1983) are filed separately.

Conditions Governing Access note

All student records have a fifty year closure from the date of graduation or withdrawal; although earlier student records may be used, case anonymity must be respected.

Box Folder

Student Records, Final Completed, 1910-1922.

8 1

Student Records, Final Completed, 1923-1926.

8 2

Student Records, Final Completed, 1927-1929.

8 3

Student Records, Final Completed, 1930-1931.

8 4

Student Records, Final Completed, 1932.

8 5

Student Records, Final Completed, 1933.

9 6

Student Records, Final Completed, 1934.

9 7

Student Records, Final Completed, 1935.

9 8

Student Records, Final Completed, 1936.

9 9

Student Records, Final Completed, 1937-1940.

9 10

Student Records, Final Completed, 1941-1943.

9 11

Student Records, Final Completed, 1944-1945.

9 12

Student Records, Final Completed, 1946.

9 13

Student Records, Final Completed, 1947.

10 14

Student Records, Final Completed, 1948-1949.

10 15

Student Records, Final Completed, 1950.

10 16

Student Records, Final Completed, 1951.

10 17

Student Records, Final Completed, 1952.

10 18

Student Records, Final Completed, 1953.

10 19

Student Records, Final Completed, 1954.

10 20

Student Records, Final Completed, 1955.

10 21

Student Records, Final Completed, 1956.

10 22

Student Records, Final Completed, 1957.

10 23

Student Records, Final Completed, 1958.

10 24

Student Records, Final Completed, 1959.

10 25

Student Records, Final Completed, 1960.

11 26

Student Records, Final Completed, 1961.

11 27

Student Records, Final Completed, 1962.

11 28

Student Records, Final Completed, 1963.

11 29

Student Records, Final Completed, 1964.

11 30

Student Records, Final Completed, 1965.

11 31

Student Records, Final Completed, 1966.

11 32

Student Records, Final Completed, 1967.

11 33

Student Records, Final Completed, 1968.

Student Records, Final Completed, 1969.

Student Records, Final Completed, 1970.

Student Records, Final Completed, 1971.

Student Records, Final Completed, 1972.

Student Records, Final Completed, 1973.

Student Records, Final Completed, 1974.

Student Records, Final Completed, 1975.

Student Records, Final Completed, 1976.

Student Records, Final Completed, 1977.

Student Records, Final Completed, 1978.

Student Records, Final Completed, 1979.

Student Records, Final Completed, 1980.

Student Records, Final Completed, 1981.

Student Records, Final Completed, 1982.

Student Records, Final Completed, 1983.

Student Records, Final Completed, 1984.

Student Records, Final Completed - 1985 Day Division, 1985.

Student Records, Final Completed - 1985 Evening Division, 1985.

Student Records, Final Completed, 1986.

Withdrawals, A-B.

Withdrawals, C.

Withdrawals, D-E.

Withdrawals, F-G.

Withdrawals, H.

Withdrawals, I-K.

Withdrawals, L.

Withdrawals, M.

Withdrawals, N-P.

Withdrawals, R.

Withdrawals, S.

Withdrawals, T-V.

Withdrawals, W-Z.

Applications.

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Series 5.  Yearbook, 1922-1981.

Scope and Contents note

The yearbooks, although incomplete, provide a view into student life and an account of those who graduated from the school's program. Included is the first yearbook, dated 1922, which includes a section listing each graduate and her nickname, aspiration, chief delight, greatest horror, commonest expression, and what she will marry for. Most of the answers offer a view of the tongue-in-cheek nature of these early graduates.

Box

1922, 1926, 1927, 1951, 1954, 1957-1961, 1963.

27

1964-1973.

30

1974-1981.

31

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Series 6.  Photographs, 1906-1987.

Scope and Contents note

These photographs document the social, educational, and physical development of the School of Nursing. This series includes a complete collection of formal class portraits (1910-1987). The photograph mountings have been separated from the photos for conservation purposes, but they have been retained since they provide the name of the student represented in each portrait. Exterior views of the hospital complex include the Maternity Building, Laughlin Hall, a 1906 image of the hospital, and other selected buildings that make up the Chestnut Hill campus. There are also a few photographs from the 1960s of Magee Memorial Rehabilitation Center, Pennsylvania Hospital, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, and Chestnut Hill College. Interior views consist of the school's Reading Room, Class on Poverty, and Diet & Nutrition Class-room/Laboratory. Interior views of the hospital cover the Maternity Washroom, Nursery, Children's Ward, Women's Ward, Men's Ward, and Operating Room. Some group shots from the 1920s include student nurses, graduate nurses, and other images of nurses and physicians at work in the hospital ward.

Class Photos.

Undated School Photo.

Box Photo

1910.

32 1

1911.

32 2

1912.

32 3

1913.

32 4

1914.

32 5

1915.

32 6

1916.

32 7

1917.

32 8

1918.

32 9

1919.

32 10

1920.

32 11

1921.

32 12

1922.

32 13

1922.

32 13a

1923.

32 14

1924.

32 15

1925.

32 16

1926.

32 17

1927.

32 18

1928.

32 19

1929.

32 20

1930.

33

1931.

33 22

1932.

33 23

1933.

33 24

1934.

33 25

1935.

33 26

1936.

33 27

1937.

33 28

1938.

33 29

1938.

33 30

1940.

33 31

1941.

33 32

1942.

33 33

1943.

33 34

1944.

33 35

1945.

33 36

1946.

33 37

1947.

33 38

1948.

33 39

1949.

33 40

1950.

37 41

1951.

37 42

1952.

37 43

1953.

37 44

1955.

37 46

1956.

37 47

1957.

37 48

1958.

37 49

1959.

37 50

1960.

37 51

1961.

37 52

1962.

37 53

1963.

37 54

1964.

37 55

1965.

37 56

1966.

37 57

1967.

37 58

1968.

37 59

1969.

37 60

1970.

37 61

1971.

37 62

1972.

37 63

1973.

37 64

1974.

37 65

1975.

37 66

1976.

37 67

1977.

37 68

1978.

37 69

1979.

37 70

1980.

37 71

1981.

37 72

1982.

37 73

1983.

37 74

1984.

37 75

Day Division, 1985.

37 76

Evening Division, 1985.

37 77

1986.

37 78

1987.

37 79
Box

Class of 1953-1987 Mounting Frame with Student Names only, no photos, 1953-1987.

35

Buildings.

Exteriors.

Maternity Building.

Box Photo

circa 1920.

36 80

1949.

36 81

1922.

36 82

1922.

36 83

1922.

36 84

circa 1920.

36 85

1913.

36 86

Laughlin Hall.

Box Photo

1922.

36 87

1922.

36 88

Mr. Birdsall on porch, 1948.

36 89

1948.

36 90

circa 1950.

36 91

circa 1950.

36 92

circa 1950.

36 93

circa 1950.

36 94

circa 1950s.

36 95

Through the woods, 1954.

36 96

Other Buildings.

Box Photo

Chestnut Hill Hospital, 1906.

36 97

Dr. Vaux Residence (demolished 1970), circa 1920; also: student nurse residence circa 1920; Laboratory Building demolished circa 1970.

36 98

Magee Memorial Rehabilitation Center, 1964.

36 99

Pennsylvania Hospital, 1964.

36 100

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 1964.

36 101

Chestnut Hill College, circa 1970.

36 102
Interiors.

School, circa 1920.

Box Photo

Reading Room, circa 1920.

36 103

Class on Poverty, circa 1920.

36 104

Diet & Nutrition Classroom/Laboratory, circa 1920.

36 105

Hospital Interior.

Box Photo

Maternity Washroom; E. Hanley, 1922.

36 106

Maternity Washroom; E. Hanley, 1922.

36 106.1

Maternity Washroom; E. Hanley, 1922.

36 106.2

Nursery, 1922.

36 107

Nursery, 1922.

36 107.1

Nursery, 1922.

36 107.2

Children's Ward, 1922.

36 108

Children's Ward, 1922.

36 108.1

Children's Ward, 1922.

36 108.2

Women's Ward, 1922.

36 109

Women's Ward, 1922.

36 109.1

Women's Ward, 1922.

36 109.2

Men's Ward, 1922.

36 110

Men's Ward, 1922.

36 110.1

Men's Ward, 1922.

36 110.2

Operating Room, 1922.

36 111

Operating Room, 1922.

36 111.1

Miscellaneous Interiors.

Box Photo

Nursing Students in Laboratory, circa 1930s.

36 112

Operating Room, circa 1920.

36 113

Nurses, Groups.

Box Photo

Student Nurses, circa 1922.

36 114

Students, Doctors, & Nurses, circa 1920.

36 115

Student Nurses, circa 1920.

36 116

Student Nurses, circa 1920.

36 116.1

Student Nurses, circa 1920.

36 116.2

Student Nurses with Dorm Head in Nurse's Home, circa 1920.

36 117

Student Nurses, circa 1920.

36 118

Student Nurses, circa 1920.

36 118.1

Student Nurses, circa 1920.

36 118.2

Graduated Nurses, circa 1920.

36 119

Graduated Nurses, circa 1920.

36 119.1

Graduated Nurses, circa 1920.

36 119.2

Graduated Nurses in Capes, circa 1920.

36 120

Graduated Nurses in Capes, circa 1920.

36 120.1

Graduated Nurses in Capes, circa 1920.

36 120.2

Nurses, Individual.

Box Photo

Nurses of the Philadelphia Hospitals Visit to the Walker-Gordon Farm, Plainsboro N.J. Gift of Chestnut Hill Hospital., June 15, 1920.

36 121

Nurse with Newborn, circa 1920.

36 122

Nurse with Ambulance, circa 1920.

36 123

Group Photos, 1950-1981.

Box Photo

Graduation, circa 1950.

34 124

Class of 1957.

34 125

School of Nursing, 1961.

34 126

School of Nursing, 1961.

34 127

Capping Ceremony, circa 1964.

34 128

Class of 1968, 1966.

34 129

Class of 1968, 1966.

34 130

Graduation, 1970.

34 131

Nursing Staff, circa 1960.

34 132

Nursing Staff, circa 1960.

34 133

Student Nurses, circa 1970.

34 134

Class of 1981, 1981.

34 135

Student Nurses & Personnel.

Box Photo

Nurses Station, circa 1970.

34 136

Nursing Meeting, circa 1960.

34 137

Student Nurse & Louise Lefevre with projector, circa 1960.

34 138

Student Nurses' Kitchen, circa 1970.

34 139

Hospital Kitchen, circa 1960.

34 140

Nurses & Doctor with Patient, circa 1950.

34 141

Rosemary Rupert, CHH SON Class of 1981, reading to Patient, 1978.

34 142

Demonstration to Children, circa 1970.

34 144

Medicine Demonstration to Children, circa 1970.

34 145

Medicine Demonstration to Children, circa 1970.

34 146

Chestnut Hill Hospital Pharmacist, 1964.

34 147

Student Nurses with Laura May Beery, circa 1978.

34 148

Instructor & Students with Patient, 1978.

34 149

Nurse with Child Patient, 1978.

34 150

Operating Room, 1950.

34 151

Student & Nurse in Maternity, 1979.

34 152

X-ray Department, circa 1950.

34 153

Student Nurses in Class, circa 1950.

34 154

Demonstration to nursing Students, circa 1970.

34 155

Sgt. Glen Brunson, an instructor at Walson Army Hospital, explains the operation of a mail tube to Miss Pat Buki, 19, and Miss Carol Wood, 18, student nurses of Chestnut Hill Hospital.

34 156

Students, Miscellaneous Scenes.

Box Photo

Student Nurse & Instructor, circa 1970.

34 157

Aide & Patient, circa 1970.

34 158

Nurses & Instructor with a Patient, circa 1970.

34 159

Nurse & Doctor with Patient, circa 1970.

34 160

Nurses with a Patient, circa 1970.

34 161

Student Nurse being weighed by her instructor, circa 1970.

34 162

Nurse & Doctor in Library, circa 1970.

34 163

Nurses bandaging Patient, circa 1970.

34 164

Nurses & Patient, circa 1970.

34 165

Students & Sister in Laboratory, circa 1970.

34 166

Students & Sister in Laboratory, circa 1970.

34 167

Students & Sister in Anatomy Instruction, circa 1970.

34 168

Nurses & Doctor, circa 1970.

34 169

Student Nurse & Doctor with Patient, circa 1970.

34 170

Nurse holds her diploma, circa 1969.

34 172

Nurses in kitchen eating, circa 1972.

34 173

Nurse checking on IV, circa 1970.

34 174

Louise LeFevre R.N., formal mounted portrait, Directress of Nurses February 12, 1912-September 30, 1916; Superintendant October 1, 1916-March 14, 1931.

34 186
Loose Photos.
Box Folder

Individuals (8 photographs), circa 1920.

34 1

Individuals (76 photographs), circa 1950-1970.

34 2

Miscellaneous Groups (55 photographs), circa 1950-1970.

34 3

Books & Cap (3 photographs), circa 1960.

34 4

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Series 7.  Scrapbooks, 1953-1970.

Scope and Contents note

Three scrapbooks are included. One was produced by the Class of 1953, another by Miss New Jersey Kathy Holmes, a Chestnut Hill student, and the third contains a lone diploma.

Box

"The Chart-" Class of 1953.

38

Miss New Jersey Kathy Holmes; News Clippings.

38

Diploma; Bustard, Margaret E.

38

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Series 8.  Artifacts.

Scope and Contents note

Includes a hand-made model of a pregnant uterus with growing fetus inside. Stored with artifacts collection.

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Collection Inventory

Series 1.  Student records, 1900-1915.

Volume I, October 4, 1900-March 22, 1912.
Scope and Contents note

Student records. Includes names of applicant, date entered, acceptance status, date accepted, date finished, records of work on wards or service, number of days in each service, and remarks.

Volume 2, March 1904-October 1915.
Scope and Contents note

Grade book. Volume includes the following information: name of student, monthly average marks in each subject, name of examiner, scores on lectures and classes, and ward experience for years 1-3 of the program.

Beginning in 1909, record also includes additional personal information on each student including age (in years), height, weight, level of education completed at time of admission, comments on the student’s performance, and notes on any illnesses during the student’s period of enrollment at the school.

Correspondence regarding students, circa 1947-1991.
Scope and Contents note

This file contains several letters relating to former students Methodist Episcopal Hospital School of Nursing. Also included is a maternity ward card for the Hospital.

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Series 2.  U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps Fund financial records. 1 folder of loose pages.

Record of Financial Contributions to the U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps Fund, 1943-1948.
Scope and Contents note

Ledger showing amounts contributed to support the U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps Fund. Contributions are broken down to show the type of expense covered including Maintenance, Stipend, Tuition, Textbooks, Indoor Uniforms; Outdoor Uniforms; and Miscellaneous (Fees, etc.). Figures show amounts “allowed by USPHS” [U.S. Public Health Service].

It is not clear from entries who is doing the collecting. Record for Dec. 1945-May 1946, for example, lists names of contributors: these include names of physicians, the Methodist Hospital, the payroll department, and possibly outside companies such as General Biological Supply.

Sums are substantial. For instance, figures for May-July 1946, for “USPHS Quoted on 35 Cadets,” show that the account was debited $35,169.

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Collection Inventory

Series 1.  Memorabilia, 1961-1972.

Scope and Contents note

This series contains items issued by the Muhlenberg Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Association. Materials include a certificate (with related correspondence), a pin, and a book of Muhlenberg nursing history.

Box Folder

Adele Krooks Kirkgard materials: correspondence from Selena Cornwell [?] to Adele Kirkgard concerning the 50th Anniversary, Class of 1922 Award of Merit, May 8, 1972; Award of Merit to Adele Krooks Kirkgard, April 26, 1972; Kirkgard’s Muhlenberg Hospital School of Nursing pin, 1972.

1 1

Book: Muhlenberg Nurses Through the Years, 1896-1961, Presented by the Muhlenberg Hospital Alumnae Association, June 1961.

1 2

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Series 2.  Photographs, circa 1912-1915.

Scope and Contents note

This series contains photographs, postcards, and scrapbook pages depicting Muhlenberg nurses. Photographs include interior and exterior locations at Muhlenberg Hospital and around Plainfield, N.J.

Box Folder
Eight photo postcards of nurses at sporting events around Plainfield, N.J., photographed by Paul R. Collier, accompanied by one other photo., 1913-1914.
1 3
Box Folder

Nurses and doctors in a field, with a marching band, 1913.

1

3

Nurses and doctors in a field, with a marching band. A sign reads “June 14th, Doctors vs. Dentists, Parker Field”, 1913.

1

3

Nurses on a baseball field. A sign reads “The Female of the Species is More Deadly Than the Male", June 20, 1914.

1

3

Nurses marching. A sign reads “Put Your Money On Us, We Will Take All You Got", June 20, 1914.

1

3

Nurses marching. A sign reads “The Female of the Species is More Deadly Than the Male” and “This is the Femi-NINE”, June 20, 1914.

1

3

The baseball game in progress, with the audience (and some of their automobiles) in the background, June 20, 1914.

1

3

The game in progress, June 20, 1914.

1

3

The game in progress, June 20, 1914.

1

3

A woman holding a United States flag and a British ensign, undated.

1

3

Eleven undated photographs of nurses, some of which include Muhlenberg buildings or vehicles, circa 1915?.
1 4
Box Folder

Group of nurses outdoors, labeled with names.

1

4

Two nurses with a man and a woman.

1

4

Six nurses sitting on stairs.

1

4

Nurse standing near a small pine tree [Christmas tree?].

1

4

Group of nurses sitting on stairs.

1

4

Nurse and doctor standing on stairs.

1

4

Three nurses on the stairs.

1

4

Group of nurses outdoors.

1

4

Group of nurses, labeled with names, standing next to Muhlenberg Hospital ambulance.

1

4

Nurse standing outside.

1

4

Two nurses sitting on an automobile.

1

4

Two scrapbook pages and eleven loose photographs that appear to have previously been part of the scrapbook. They are undated unless otherwise noted, 1912-1914.
1 5
Box Folder

A woman and a nurse inside an exam room.

1

5

Photo of nurse: “Harriet Connelly,” with inscription on back.

1

5

Two women outdoors, “Ken & Mollie”.

1

5

Three nurses, with a woman and a man, on a front porch. Labeled “Elsie – Alice ‘Boob’[?] ‘Pink’ & Ken”, 1913.

1

5

Nurse standing outside.

1

5

Nurse standing in front of building.

1

5

Nurse standing outside, “Catherine S. Knox", 1912.

1

5

Two nurses and a young African American child, labeled“Ruth Kenny – ‘Billy’ Green – Sara Nevins”.

1

5

Nurse and woman, seated indoors.

1

5

Group of nurses on a front porch, labeled with names.

1

5

Group of nurses lined up outdoors, labeled with names.

1

5

Album page: Two nurses, “Kenny & Brownie”; Three nurses, a woman, and a man, “’Ken’ ‘Boob’ Alice –‘Pink’ – Elsie”; A nurse giving a drink to a male patient, “‘Bill’ Bullock & Brownie”; A nurse standing in front of a building, “Cora M. Charleton – Isolating Hospital, 1912.”, 1912.

1

5

Album page: A nurse, a doctor, and a man; Group of nurses outdoors, labeled with names; Two nurses and a doctor; a doctor and a man.

1

5

Oversized photographs.

Box Photo

McKennan Ward, November 1913.

1 32

Hyde Ward, November 1913.

1 233

Pupil nurses, 1914.

1 34

Dr. E.S. Rochfort and Dr. S. Smelin, 1913-1914.

1 35

Pupil nurses, 1913.

1 36

Pupil nurses with Helen Carol Howes, September 1913.

1 37

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Chestnut Hill Hospital School of Nursing records

MC 1

Chestnut Hill Hospital School of Nursing records

MC 1

Chestnut Hill Hospital School of Nursing records

MC 1

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
Creator:
Chestnut Hill Hospital School of Nursing.
Title:
Chestnut Hill Hospital School of Nursing records
Date [bulk]:
1906-1988
Date [inclusive]:
1769-1988
Call Number:
MC 1
Extent:
20.45 Linear feet
Language:
English
Abstract:
The Chestnut Hill Hospital School of Nursing Records consist of 20.45 linear feet of hospital records, school administration records, faculty and student files, yearbooks, photographs, and some artifacts. The records extend from the school's creation in 1908 until its closing in 1987. The collection comprehensively documents the growth of a suburban community hospital nurse training program.
Cite as:
Chestnut Hill Hospital School of Nursing records, 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:
Methodist Episcopal Hospital Training School for Nurses.
Title:
Methodist Episcopal Hospital (Philadelphia) School of Nursing records
Date [bulk]:
1905-1944
Date [inclusive]:
circa 1900-1991
Call Number:
MC 190
Extent:
18 Linear feet
Language:
English
Text: [Box]
1
Abstract:
The Methodist Episcopal Hospital was located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It opened in 1892 and soon afterwards established a nursing school. This collection contains student nurse records from the early 20th century and financial records from the World War II period.
Cite as:
Methodist Episcopal Hospital (Philadelphia) School of Nursing records, 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:
Muhlenberg Hospital School of Nursing collection
Date [bulk]:
1912-1915
Date [inclusive]:
1912-1972
Call Number:
MC 212
Extent:
0.917 Linear feet
Language:
English
Abstract:
Muhlenberg Hospital Nurses Training School, New Jersey, was created in 1894. This collection consists of photographs and other memorabilia relating to Muhlenberg nurses in the early part of the 20th century. Of particular interest is a series of photographs depicting nurses playing baseball.
Cite as:
Muhlenberg Hospital School of Nursing collection, Barbara Bates Center for The Study of The History of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania
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Biography/History

The Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County granted the Charter for Chestnut Hill Hospital on 21 November 1903. A seven-member Board of Trustees containing two physicians was organized, with Dr. Radcliffe Cheston as the first President. The hospital was opened on 14 October 1903 in two small houses with fourteen beds. Chief Nurse Rena D. Wood managed a staff of one gradate nurse and two practical nurses caring for a daily average of eight patients.

In April of 1908 the School for Nurses opened with four graduate nurses for eight students, of whom six graduated in 1910 after two years of instruction. In 1914 and 1918 the period of instruction was lengthened by one-half year, to make a the total training program three years in length. By 1925 the School had grown to include nine graduate nurses and twenty-seven students: eight seniors, eleven intermediates, and eight juniors. To accommodate this growth, Laughlin Hall, named for Henry Laughlin who donated the land, was opened as a nurses' home for fifty-seven nurses. The building included a well-planned educational unit, a reference library, and rooms for social and recreational functions.

The School for Nurses had very small classes due to a careful screening process that included a period of probation before a student could enroll. Nineteen members of the Hospital's attending staff served as lecturers for the School of Nursing, covering theoretical disciplines in relation to medicine, while the nursing faculty instructed the students in the practical disciplines. The first full-time instructor for the School was added in 1925.

Biography/History

The Methodist Episcopal Hospital School of Nursing, Philadelphia, was started by nurse Linda Richards at the time the Methodist Episcopal Hospital, Philadelphia, opened for patients in 1892. Originally the hospital was located on a full city square in South Philadelphia at Broad, Wolf, Ritner, and 13th Streets. The Hospital became affiliated with Jefferson Medical College in the 1950s, and in 1961 its name was changed to Methodist Hospital. In 1996, the Methodist Hospital became part of the Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Its present address is 2301 S. Broad Street.

Biography/History

Muhlenberg Hospital opened in 1881 with twenty beds. After two minor expansions and the installation of electric and plumbing systems, the Muhlenberg Hospital Nurses Training School was established in 1894 as a two-year program. In 1896, the first class of two students graduated, and a Nurses Home building was completed. In 1903 the hospital moved to its present location at Park Avenue and Randolph Road in Plainfield, New Jersey. At this time the hospital had a capacity of sixty beds. The Alumnae Association was organized in 1905.

The hospital continued to grow throughout the 20th century. In 1986, Muhlenberg Hospital changed its name to Muhlenberg Regional Medical Center. In 1998, the hospital merged with John F. Kennedy Medical Center as part of Solaris Health System, but ten years later, the Muhlenberg location’s acute care facility was closed. Muhlenberg Regional Medical Center currently offers a satellite emergency department and a small number of outpatient services as Solaris Healthcare System’s JFK Medical Center – Muhlenberg Campus. The School of Nursing was transferred to JFK Medical Center in Edison, N.J., and continues to educate nurses through a cooperative nursing program with UNION County College in Cranford, N.J.

Scope and Contents

According to the donor, these volumes are among the few remaining records of the Methodist Episcopal Hospital and its nursing school. Most of the records were severely damaged in a flood at the Methodist Hospital sometime after it became part of the Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, circa 2000-2001. Other surviving records were donated to Drew University and the Historical Society of Pennsylvania.

This collection consists of three volumes: Two volumes of student records, 1900-1915, and one volume of "Financial Contributions to U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps Fund," 1943-1948.

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of documents and photographs relating to the Muhlenberg Hospital School of Nursing. It is primarily comprised of photographs of nurses from about 1912-1915. These photographs, some of which were removed from a scrapbook, show nurses participating in various activities, such as a "Nurses vs. Doctors" baseball game. The photographs are accompanied by an assortment of memorabilia. These items include a certificate and a pin previously belonging to Adele Krooks Kirkgard, class of 1922. Also included is a copy of a 1961 memorial book entitled "Muhlenberg Nurses Through the Years, 1896-1961," which features historical information on the school.

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 Center staff, updated by Bethany Myers

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Center staff, updated by Bethany Myers

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Bethany Myers

Access Restrictions

Student files are closed for fifty years from the date of graduation. Earlier student files may be used, but personal names may not be cited.

Access Restrictions

This collection is unrestricted.

Access Restrictions

This collection is unrestricted.

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.

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 Doris Wardell and Marion Burns, Chestnut Hill Hospital.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of Jean Kunkle Magilton, 2012.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

The Muhlenberg Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Association Papers, 1904-2000, are held at the Plainfield Public Library, Local History Department, 800 Park Avenue, Plainfield, NJ 07060.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • Chestnut Hill Hospital School of Nursing.
  • Chestnut Hill Hospital.
Form/Genre(s)
  • Administrative records
  • Hospital records
  • School records
Geographic Name(s)
  • Chestnut Hill (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Subject(s)
  • Nursing schools.
  • Nursing students

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • Methodist Episcopal Hospital Training School for Nurses.
Form/Genre(s)
  • Financial records
  • School records
Geographic Name(s)
  • Philadelphia (Pa.)
Personal Name(s)
  • Magilton, Jean Kunkle
Subject(s)
  • Nursing schools.
  • Nursing students

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • Muhlenberg Hospital School of Nursing.
Form/Genre(s)
  • Photographs
  • Postcards
Geographic Name(s)
  • Plainfield (N.J.)
Subject(s)
  • Baseball.
  • Nursing schools.

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Collection Inventory

Series 1.  Hospital, 1769-1986.

Scope and Contents note

The records of the hospital consist primarily of published material such as selected annual reports, directories, personnel policies, and manuals. There are several public relations publications, mostly for fund raising, dedications, and clippings. There is also a facsimile of the original deed to three lots of land from 1769.

Box Folder

Annual Reports, 1911.

1 1

Annual Reports, 1927, 1929, 1962, 1985.

1 2

Directory, Board of Trustees and Medical Staff.

1 3

Personnel Policies.

1 4

Newborn Service Manual, 1959.

1 5

Pharmacy Committee Drug Formulary, 1954.

1 6

Nursing Procedure & Administrative Manual, 1973.

1 7

Nursing Procedure & Administrative Manual, 1976.

1 8

Public Relations Publications.

Box Folder

"After 37 Years: A Plea to Carry On", 1942.

1 9

"Going to the Hospital" Brochure for children, 1951.

12 10

"This is your Hospital" Patients' Brochure, 1954.

2 11

"50 Years of Community Service", 1954.

2 12

Dedication of New Wing, 1959.

2 13

Miscellaneous News Clippings, 1959-1986.

2 14
FlatFile Drawer

Facsimile Indenture (original deed) three lots of land, 1769.

3 3

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Series 2.  School Administrative Records, 1918-1987.

Scope and Contents note

The Administrative Records of the School of Nursing consist of annual reports (1956-1987), monthly reports (1982-1987), school catalogs (1944-1988), directories (1965-1975), recruitment literature (1948-1980), commencement programs (1943-1985) and other related documents. Of particular note are the reports for the registration of nurses submitted to the Pennsylvania State Board of Examiners (1918-1985) and the 1985 planned phase out of the School of Nursing.

Box Folder

Annual Reports 1956, 1956.

2 1

Annual Reports 1957, 1957.

2 2

Annual Reports 1958, 1958.

2 3

Annual Reports 1959.

2 4

Annual Reports 1960.

2 5

Annual Reports 1961, 1961.

2 6

Annual Reports 1962.

2 7

Annual Reports 1963, 1963.

2 8

Annual Reports 1964.

2 9

Annual Reports 1965, 1965.

2 10

Annual Reports 1966, 1966.

2 11

Annual Reports 1967, 1967.

2 12

Annual Reports 1968, 1968.

2 13

Annual Reports 1939, 1969.

2 14

Annual Reports 1970, 1970.

2 15

Annual Reports 1971, 1971.

2 16

Annual Reports 1972, 1972.

2 17

Annual Reports 1973, 1973.

2 18

Annual Reports 1974, 1974.

2 19

Annual Reports 1975, 1975.

2 20

Annual Reports 1976, 1976.

2 21

Annual Reports 1977, 1977.

3 22

Annual Reports 1978, 1978.

3 23

Annual Reports 1980, 1980.

3 24

Annual Reports 1983, 1983.

3 25

Annual Reports 1984, 1984.

3 26

Annual Reports 1985, 1985.

3 27

Annual Reports 1986-1987, 1986-1987.

3 28

Monthly Reports January 1982- October 1987, 1982-1987.

3 29

Catalogs (bound), 1944-1976.

3 30

Catalogs (unbound), 1920-1976.

4 31

Catalogs (unbound), 1976-1988.

4 32

Directories, 1965-1975.

4 33

Recruitment Literature, 1948-1980.

4 34

Probationer's Outfit, 1928.

4 35

Commencement Programs, 1943-1985.

4 36

Promotion Exercises- Programs, 1967-1982.

4 37

"Capping Ceremonies-" Pamphlet by Gertrude Stier.

4 38

Alumnae Association miscellaneous materials, 1950-1965.

4 39
Student Government Handbook, 1976.
4 40
Pennsylvania State Board of Examiners' Reports Reports for Registration of Nurses.
FlatFile Drawer

Pennsylvania State Board of Examiners' Reports Reports for Registration of Nurses, 1918-1932.

3 3
Box Folder

Pennsylvania State Board of Examiners' Reports Reports for Registration of Nurses, 1933-1944.

5 45

Pennsylvania State Board of Examiners' Reports Reports for Registration of Nurses, 1945-1960.

5 46

Pennsylvania State Board of Examiners' Reports Reports for Registration of Nurses, 1961-1985.

5 47

Student Examination, ca. 1920s.

4 41

Public Health Study on Student Nursing, ca. 1945.

24 42

Student Handbook, 1987.

24 43

Closing Reports, 1985.

5 48

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Series 3.  Faculty Records, 1968-1985.

Scope and Contents note

The faculty records include a 1987 faculty manual, the minutes of the Faculty Organization (1976-1987), and school committees for Curriculum, Programs Faculty Development, Faculty In-service Education, as well as the Freshman Sub-committee and Library minutes documenting events during the 1970s and 1980s, with some materials dating back the 1960s.

Box Folder

Faculty Manual, 1987.

5 1

Faculty Organization, Minutes, 1987.

5 2

Faculty Organization, Minutes, 1986.

5 3

Faculty Organization, Minutes, 1985.

5 4

Faculty Organization, Minutes, 1984.

5 5

Faculty Organization, Minutes, 1983.

5 6

Faculty Organization, Minutes, 1982.

5 7

Faculty Organization, Minutes, 1981.

5 8

Faculty Organization, Minutes, 1980.

5 9

Faculty Organization, Minutes, 1979.

5 10

Faculty Organization, Minutes, 1978.

6 11

Faculty Organization, Minutes, 1977.

6 12

Faculty Organization, Minutes, 1976.

6 13

Committees, Minutes - Curriculum Committee, 1985-1986.

6 14

Committees, Minutes - Curriculum Committee, 1983-1984.

6 15

Committees, Minutes - Curriculum Committee, 1981-1982.

6 16

Committees, Minutes - Curriculum Committee, 1979-1980.

6 17

Committees, Minutes - Curriculum Committee, 1978.

6 18

Committees, Minutes - Curriculum Committee, 1973-1978.

6 19

Committees, Minutes - Curriculum Committee misc., 1981-1987.

6 20

Curriculum Sub-Committee - Level I, 1983-1984, 1983-1984.

7 21

Curriculum Sub-Committee - Level II & IV, 1979-1987, 1979-1987.

7 22

Curriculum Sub-Committee - Level III, 1979, 1979.

7 23

Curriculum Sub-Committee - Level II, 1982-1985, 1982-1985.

7 24

Course Outlines - Level I, 1983-1984, 1983-1984.

7 25

Course Outlines - Level II, 1983-1984, 1983-1984.

7 26

Programs Faculty Development Committee, 1981-1987.

7 27

Faculty In-service Education Committee, 1984-1986.

7 28

Faculty In-service Education Committee, 1981-1983.

7 29

Faculty In-service Education Committee, 1978-1980.

7 30

Faculty In-service Education Committee, 1975-1977.

7 31

Faculty In-service Education Committee, 1972-1974.

7 32

Faculty In-service Education Committee, 1967-1971.

8 33

Freshman Sub-committee, 1976.

8 34

Library Committee Monthly Reports & Communiques, 1981-1987.

8 35

Library Committee Monthly Reports & Communiques, 1966-1980.

8 36

Library Committee Meetings, 1966-1987.

8 37

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Series 4.  Student Records, 1904-1986.

Scope and Contents note

The student records consist of "final records": i.e., transcripts and other official student files (1910-1986), resignations, and student applications (1910-1949) which include both letters from students applying for admission and letters of recommendation on behalf of the student. There is also a small set of miscellaneous recommendations which predates many of the student files (1908-1912). Post-1950 student files (1950- 1983) are filed separately.

Conditions Governing Access note

All student records have a fifty year closure from the date of graduation or withdrawal; although earlier student records may be used, case anonymity must be respected.

Box Folder

Student Records, Final Completed, 1910-1922.

8 1

Student Records, Final Completed, 1923-1926.

8 2

Student Records, Final Completed, 1927-1929.

8 3

Student Records, Final Completed, 1930-1931.

8 4

Student Records, Final Completed, 1932.

8 5

Student Records, Final Completed, 1933.

9 6

Student Records, Final Completed, 1934.

9 7

Student Records, Final Completed, 1935.

9 8

Student Records, Final Completed, 1936.

9 9

Student Records, Final Completed, 1937-1940.

9 10

Student Records, Final Completed, 1941-1943.

9 11

Student Records, Final Completed, 1944-1945.

9 12

Student Records, Final Completed, 1946.

9 13

Student Records, Final Completed, 1947.

10 14

Student Records, Final Completed, 1948-1949.

10 15

Student Records, Final Completed, 1950.

10 16

Student Records, Final Completed, 1951.

10 17

Student Records, Final Completed, 1952.

10 18

Student Records, Final Completed, 1953.

10 19

Student Records, Final Completed, 1954.

10 20

Student Records, Final Completed, 1955.

10 21

Student Records, Final Completed, 1956.

10 22

Student Records, Final Completed, 1957.

10 23

Student Records, Final Completed, 1958.

10 24

Student Records, Final Completed, 1959.

10 25

Student Records, Final Completed, 1960.

11 26

Student Records, Final Completed, 1961.

11 27

Student Records, Final Completed, 1962.

11 28

Student Records, Final Completed, 1963.

11 29

Student Records, Final Completed, 1964.

11 30

Student Records, Final Completed, 1965.

11 31

Student Records, Final Completed, 1966.

11 32

Student Records, Final Completed, 1967.

11 33

Student Records, Final Completed, 1968.

Student Records, Final Completed, 1969.

Student Records, Final Completed, 1970.

Student Records, Final Completed, 1971.

Student Records, Final Completed, 1972.

Student Records, Final Completed, 1973.

Student Records, Final Completed, 1974.

Student Records, Final Completed, 1975.

Student Records, Final Completed, 1976.

Student Records, Final Completed, 1977.

Student Records, Final Completed, 1978.

Student Records, Final Completed, 1979.

Student Records, Final Completed, 1980.

Student Records, Final Completed, 1981.

Student Records, Final Completed, 1982.

Student Records, Final Completed, 1983.

Student Records, Final Completed, 1984.

Student Records, Final Completed - 1985 Day Division, 1985.

Student Records, Final Completed - 1985 Evening Division, 1985.

Student Records, Final Completed, 1986.

Withdrawals, A-B.

Withdrawals, C.

Withdrawals, D-E.

Withdrawals, F-G.

Withdrawals, H.

Withdrawals, I-K.

Withdrawals, L.

Withdrawals, M.

Withdrawals, N-P.

Withdrawals, R.

Withdrawals, S.

Withdrawals, T-V.

Withdrawals, W-Z.

Applications.

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Series 5.  Yearbook, 1922-1981.

Scope and Contents note

The yearbooks, although incomplete, provide a view into student life and an account of those who graduated from the school's program. Included is the first yearbook, dated 1922, which includes a section listing each graduate and her nickname, aspiration, chief delight, greatest horror, commonest expression, and what she will marry for. Most of the answers offer a view of the tongue-in-cheek nature of these early graduates.

Box

1922, 1926, 1927, 1951, 1954, 1957-1961, 1963.

27

1964-1973.

30

1974-1981.

31

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Series 6.  Photographs, 1906-1987.

Scope and Contents note

These photographs document the social, educational, and physical development of the School of Nursing. This series includes a complete collection of formal class portraits (1910-1987). The photograph mountings have been separated from the photos for conservation purposes, but they have been retained since they provide the name of the student represented in each portrait. Exterior views of the hospital complex include the Maternity Building, Laughlin Hall, a 1906 image of the hospital, and other selected buildings that make up the Chestnut Hill campus. There are also a few photographs from the 1960s of Magee Memorial Rehabilitation Center, Pennsylvania Hospital, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, and Chestnut Hill College. Interior views consist of the school's Reading Room, Class on Poverty, and Diet & Nutrition Class-room/Laboratory. Interior views of the hospital cover the Maternity Washroom, Nursery, Children's Ward, Women's Ward, Men's Ward, and Operating Room. Some group shots from the 1920s include student nurses, graduate nurses, and other images of nurses and physicians at work in the hospital ward.

Class Photos.

Undated School Photo.

Box Photo

1910.

32 1

1911.

32 2

1912.

32 3

1913.

32 4

1914.

32 5

1915.

32 6

1916.

32 7

1917.

32 8

1918.

32 9

1919.

32 10

1920.

32 11

1921.

32 12

1922.

32 13

1922.

32 13a

1923.

32 14

1924.

32 15

1925.

32 16

1926.

32 17

1927.

32 18

1928.

32 19

1929.

32 20

1930.

33

1931.

33 22

1932.

33 23

1933.

33 24

1934.

33 25

1935.

33 26

1936.

33 27

1937.

33 28

1938.

33 29

1938.

33 30

1940.

33 31

1941.

33 32

1942.

33 33

1943.

33 34

1944.

33 35

1945.

33 36

1946.

33 37

1947.

33 38

1948.

33 39

1949.

33 40

1950.

37 41

1951.

37 42

1952.

37 43

1953.

37 44

1955.

37 46

1956.

37 47

1957.

37 48

1958.

37 49

1959.

37 50

1960.

37 51

1961.

37 52

1962.

37 53

1963.

37 54

1964.

37 55

1965.

37 56

1966.

37 57

1967.

37 58

1968.

37 59

1969.

37 60

1970.

37 61

1971.

37 62

1972.

37 63

1973.

37 64

1974.

37 65

1975.

37 66

1976.

37 67

1977.

37 68

1978.

37 69

1979.

37 70

1980.

37 71

1981.

37 72

1982.

37 73

1983.

37 74

1984.

37 75

Day Division, 1985.

37 76

Evening Division, 1985.

37 77

1986.

37 78

1987.

37 79
Box

Class of 1953-1987 Mounting Frame with Student Names only, no photos, 1953-1987.

35

Buildings.

Exteriors.

Maternity Building.

Box Photo

circa 1920.

36 80

1949.

36 81

1922.

36 82

1922.

36 83

1922.

36 84

circa 1920.

36 85

1913.

36 86

Laughlin Hall.

Box Photo

1922.

36 87

1922.

36 88

Mr. Birdsall on porch, 1948.

36 89

1948.

36 90

circa 1950.

36 91

circa 1950.

36 92

circa 1950.

36 93

circa 1950.

36 94

circa 1950s.

36 95

Through the woods, 1954.

36 96

Other Buildings.

Box Photo

Chestnut Hill Hospital, 1906.

36 97

Dr. Vaux Residence (demolished 1970), circa 1920; also: student nurse residence circa 1920; Laboratory Building demolished circa 1970.

36 98

Magee Memorial Rehabilitation Center, 1964.

36 99

Pennsylvania Hospital, 1964.

36 100

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 1964.

36 101

Chestnut Hill College, circa 1970.

36 102
Interiors.

School, circa 1920.

Box Photo

Reading Room, circa 1920.

36 103

Class on Poverty, circa 1920.

36 104

Diet & Nutrition Classroom/Laboratory, circa 1920.

36 105

Hospital Interior.

Box Photo

Maternity Washroom; E. Hanley, 1922.

36 106

Maternity Washroom; E. Hanley, 1922.

36 106.1

Maternity Washroom; E. Hanley, 1922.

36 106.2

Nursery, 1922.

36 107

Nursery, 1922.

36 107.1

Nursery, 1922.

36 107.2

Children's Ward, 1922.

36 108

Children's Ward, 1922.

36 108.1

Children's Ward, 1922.

36 108.2

Women's Ward, 1922.

36 109

Women's Ward, 1922.

36 109.1

Women's Ward, 1922.

36 109.2

Men's Ward, 1922.

36 110

Men's Ward, 1922.

36 110.1

Men's Ward, 1922.

36 110.2

Operating Room, 1922.

36 111

Operating Room, 1922.

36 111.1

Miscellaneous Interiors.

Box Photo

Nursing Students in Laboratory, circa 1930s.

36 112

Operating Room, circa 1920.

36 113

Nurses, Groups.

Box Photo

Student Nurses, circa 1922.

36 114

Students, Doctors, & Nurses, circa 1920.

36 115

Student Nurses, circa 1920.

36 116

Student Nurses, circa 1920.

36 116.1

Student Nurses, circa 1920.

36 116.2

Student Nurses with Dorm Head in Nurse's Home, circa 1920.

36 117

Student Nurses, circa 1920.

36 118

Student Nurses, circa 1920.

36 118.1

Student Nurses, circa 1920.

36 118.2

Graduated Nurses, circa 1920.

36 119

Graduated Nurses, circa 1920.

36 119.1

Graduated Nurses, circa 1920.

36 119.2

Graduated Nurses in Capes, circa 1920.

36 120

Graduated Nurses in Capes, circa 1920.

36 120.1

Graduated Nurses in Capes, circa 1920.

36 120.2

Nurses, Individual.

Box Photo

Nurses of the Philadelphia Hospitals Visit to the Walker-Gordon Farm, Plainsboro N.J. Gift of Chestnut Hill Hospital., June 15, 1920.

36 121

Nurse with Newborn, circa 1920.

36 122

Nurse with Ambulance, circa 1920.

36 123

Group Photos, 1950-1981.

Box Photo

Graduation, circa 1950.

34 124

Class of 1957.

34 125

School of Nursing, 1961.

34 126

School of Nursing, 1961.

34 127

Capping Ceremony, circa 1964.

34 128

Class of 1968, 1966.

34 129

Class of 1968, 1966.

34 130

Graduation, 1970.

34 131

Nursing Staff, circa 1960.

34 132

Nursing Staff, circa 1960.

34 133

Student Nurses, circa 1970.

34 134

Class of 1981, 1981.

34 135

Student Nurses & Personnel.

Box Photo

Nurses Station, circa 1970.

34 136

Nursing Meeting, circa 1960.

34 137

Student Nurse & Louise Lefevre with projector, circa 1960.

34 138

Student Nurses' Kitchen, circa 1970.

34 139

Hospital Kitchen, circa 1960.

34 140

Nurses & Doctor with Patient, circa 1950.

34 141

Rosemary Rupert, CHH SON Class of 1981, reading to Patient, 1978.

34 142

Demonstration to Children, circa 1970.

34 144

Medicine Demonstration to Children, circa 1970.

34 145

Medicine Demonstration to Children, circa 1970.

34 146

Chestnut Hill Hospital Pharmacist, 1964.

34 147

Student Nurses with Laura May Beery, circa 1978.

34 148

Instructor & Students with Patient, 1978.

34 149

Nurse with Child Patient, 1978.

34 150

Operating Room, 1950.

34 151

Student & Nurse in Maternity, 1979.

34 152

X-ray Department, circa 1950.

34 153

Student Nurses in Class, circa 1950.

34 154

Demonstration to nursing Students, circa 1970.

34 155

Sgt. Glen Brunson, an instructor at Walson Army Hospital, explains the operation of a mail tube to Miss Pat Buki, 19, and Miss Carol Wood, 18, student nurses of Chestnut Hill Hospital.

34 156

Students, Miscellaneous Scenes.

Box Photo

Student Nurse & Instructor, circa 1970.

34 157

Aide & Patient, circa 1970.

34 158

Nurses & Instructor with a Patient, circa 1970.

34 159

Nurse & Doctor with Patient, circa 1970.

34 160

Nurses with a Patient, circa 1970.

34 161

Student Nurse being weighed by her instructor, circa 1970.

34 162

Nurse & Doctor in Library, circa 1970.

34 163

Nurses bandaging Patient, circa 1970.

34 164

Nurses & Patient, circa 1970.

34 165

Students & Sister in Laboratory, circa 1970.

34 166

Students & Sister in Laboratory, circa 1970.

34 167

Students & Sister in Anatomy Instruction, circa 1970.

34 168

Nurses & Doctor, circa 1970.

34 169

Student Nurse & Doctor with Patient, circa 1970.

34 170

Nurse holds her diploma, circa 1969.

34 172

Nurses in kitchen eating, circa 1972.

34 173

Nurse checking on IV, circa 1970.

34 174

Louise LeFevre R.N., formal mounted portrait, Directress of Nurses February 12, 1912-September 30, 1916; Superintendant October 1, 1916-March 14, 1931.

34 186
Loose Photos.
Box Folder

Individuals (8 photographs), circa 1920.

34 1

Individuals (76 photographs), circa 1950-1970.

34 2

Miscellaneous Groups (55 photographs), circa 1950-1970.

34 3

Books & Cap (3 photographs), circa 1960.

34 4

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Series 7.  Scrapbooks, 1953-1970.

Scope and Contents note

Three scrapbooks are included. One was produced by the Class of 1953, another by Miss New Jersey Kathy Holmes, a Chestnut Hill student, and the third contains a lone diploma.

Box

"The Chart-" Class of 1953.

38

Miss New Jersey Kathy Holmes; News Clippings.

38

Diploma; Bustard, Margaret E.

38

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Series 8.  Artifacts.

Scope and Contents note

Includes a hand-made model of a pregnant uterus with growing fetus inside. Stored with artifacts collection.

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Collection Inventory

Series 1.  Student records, 1900-1915.

Volume I, October 4, 1900-March 22, 1912.
Scope and Contents note

Student records. Includes names of applicant, date entered, acceptance status, date accepted, date finished, records of work on wards or service, number of days in each service, and remarks.

Volume 2, March 1904-October 1915.
Scope and Contents note

Grade book. Volume includes the following information: name of student, monthly average marks in each subject, name of examiner, scores on lectures and classes, and ward experience for years 1-3 of the program.

Beginning in 1909, record also includes additional personal information on each student including age (in years), height, weight, level of education completed at time of admission, comments on the student’s performance, and notes on any illnesses during the student’s period of enrollment at the school.

Correspondence regarding students, circa 1947-1991.
Scope and Contents note

This file contains several letters relating to former students Methodist Episcopal Hospital School of Nursing. Also included is a maternity ward card for the Hospital.

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Series 2.  U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps Fund financial records. 1 folder of loose pages.

Record of Financial Contributions to the U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps Fund, 1943-1948.
Scope and Contents note

Ledger showing amounts contributed to support the U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps Fund. Contributions are broken down to show the type of expense covered including Maintenance, Stipend, Tuition, Textbooks, Indoor Uniforms; Outdoor Uniforms; and Miscellaneous (Fees, etc.). Figures show amounts “allowed by USPHS” [U.S. Public Health Service].

It is not clear from entries who is doing the collecting. Record for Dec. 1945-May 1946, for example, lists names of contributors: these include names of physicians, the Methodist Hospital, the payroll department, and possibly outside companies such as General Biological Supply.

Sums are substantial. For instance, figures for May-July 1946, for “USPHS Quoted on 35 Cadets,” show that the account was debited $35,169.

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Collection Inventory

Series 1.  Memorabilia, 1961-1972.

Scope and Contents note

This series contains items issued by the Muhlenberg Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Association. Materials include a certificate (with related correspondence), a pin, and a book of Muhlenberg nursing history.

Box Folder

Adele Krooks Kirkgard materials: correspondence from Selena Cornwell [?] to Adele Kirkgard concerning the 50th Anniversary, Class of 1922 Award of Merit, May 8, 1972; Award of Merit to Adele Krooks Kirkgard, April 26, 1972; Kirkgard’s Muhlenberg Hospital School of Nursing pin, 1972.

1 1

Book: Muhlenberg Nurses Through the Years, 1896-1961, Presented by the Muhlenberg Hospital Alumnae Association, June 1961.

1 2

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Series 2.  Photographs, circa 1912-1915.

Scope and Contents note

This series contains photographs, postcards, and scrapbook pages depicting Muhlenberg nurses. Photographs include interior and exterior locations at Muhlenberg Hospital and around Plainfield, N.J.

Box Folder
Eight photo postcards of nurses at sporting events around Plainfield, N.J., photographed by Paul R. Collier, accompanied by one other photo., 1913-1914.
1 3
Box Folder

Nurses and doctors in a field, with a marching band, 1913.

1

3

Nurses and doctors in a field, with a marching band. A sign reads “June 14th, Doctors vs. Dentists, Parker Field”, 1913.

1

3

Nurses on a baseball field. A sign reads “The Female of the Species is More Deadly Than the Male", June 20, 1914.

1

3

Nurses marching. A sign reads “Put Your Money On Us, We Will Take All You Got", June 20, 1914.

1

3

Nurses marching. A sign reads “The Female of the Species is More Deadly Than the Male” and “This is the Femi-NINE”, June 20, 1914.

1

3

The baseball game in progress, with the audience (and some of their automobiles) in the background, June 20, 1914.

1

3

The game in progress, June 20, 1914.

1

3

The game in progress, June 20, 1914.

1

3

A woman holding a United States flag and a British ensign, undated.

1

3

Eleven undated photographs of nurses, some of which include Muhlenberg buildings or vehicles, circa 1915?.
1 4
Box Folder

Group of nurses outdoors, labeled with names.

1

4

Two nurses with a man and a woman.

1

4

Six nurses sitting on stairs.

1

4

Nurse standing near a small pine tree [Christmas tree?].

1

4

Group of nurses sitting on stairs.

1

4

Nurse and doctor standing on stairs.

1

4

Three nurses on the stairs.

1

4

Group of nurses outdoors.

1

4

Group of nurses, labeled with names, standing next to Muhlenberg Hospital ambulance.

1

4

Nurse standing outside.

1

4

Two nurses sitting on an automobile.

1

4

Two scrapbook pages and eleven loose photographs that appear to have previously been part of the scrapbook. They are undated unless otherwise noted, 1912-1914.
1 5
Box Folder

A woman and a nurse inside an exam room.

1

5

Photo of nurse: “Harriet Connelly,” with inscription on back.

1

5

Two women outdoors, “Ken & Mollie”.

1

5

Three nurses, with a woman and a man, on a front porch. Labeled “Elsie – Alice ‘Boob’[?] ‘Pink’ & Ken”, 1913.

1

5

Nurse standing outside.

1

5

Nurse standing in front of building.

1

5

Nurse standing outside, “Catherine S. Knox", 1912.

1

5

Two nurses and a young African American child, labeled“Ruth Kenny – ‘Billy’ Green – Sara Nevins”.

1

5

Nurse and woman, seated indoors.

1

5

Group of nurses on a front porch, labeled with names.

1

5

Group of nurses lined up outdoors, labeled with names.

1

5

Album page: Two nurses, “Kenny & Brownie”; Three nurses, a woman, and a man, “’Ken’ ‘Boob’ Alice –‘Pink’ – Elsie”; A nurse giving a drink to a male patient, “‘Bill’ Bullock & Brownie”; A nurse standing in front of a building, “Cora M. Charleton – Isolating Hospital, 1912.”, 1912.

1

5

Album page: A nurse, a doctor, and a man; Group of nurses outdoors, labeled with names; Two nurses and a doctor; a doctor and a man.

1

5

Oversized photographs.

Box Photo

McKennan Ward, November 1913.

1 32

Hyde Ward, November 1913.

1 233

Pupil nurses, 1914.

1 34

Dr. E.S. Rochfort and Dr. S. Smelin, 1913-1914.

1 35

Pupil nurses, 1913.

1 36

Pupil nurses with Helen Carol Howes, September 1913.

1 37

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Chestnut Hill Hospital School of Nursing records

MC 1

Chestnut Hill Hospital School of Nursing records

MC 1

Chestnut Hill Hospital School of Nursing records

MC 1

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
Creator:
Chestnut Hill Hospital School of Nursing.
Title:
Chestnut Hill Hospital School of Nursing records
Date [bulk]:
1906-1988
Date [inclusive]:
1769-1988
Call Number:
MC 1
Extent:
20.45 Linear feet
Language:
English
Abstract:
The Chestnut Hill Hospital School of Nursing Records consist of 20.45 linear feet of hospital records, school administration records, faculty and student files, yearbooks, photographs, and some artifacts. The records extend from the school's creation in 1908 until its closing in 1987. The collection comprehensively documents the growth of a suburban community hospital nurse training program.
Cite as:
Chestnut Hill Hospital School of Nursing records, 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:
Methodist Episcopal Hospital Training School for Nurses.
Title:
Methodist Episcopal Hospital (Philadelphia) School of Nursing records
Date [bulk]:
1905-1944
Date [inclusive]:
circa 1900-1991
Call Number:
MC 190
Extent:
18 Linear feet
Language:
English
Text: [Box]
1
Abstract:
The Methodist Episcopal Hospital was located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It opened in 1892 and soon afterwards established a nursing school. This collection contains student nurse records from the early 20th century and financial records from the World War II period.
Cite as:
Methodist Episcopal Hospital (Philadelphia) School of Nursing records, 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:
Muhlenberg Hospital School of Nursing collection
Date [bulk]:
1912-1915
Date [inclusive]:
1912-1972
Call Number:
MC 212
Extent:
0.917 Linear feet
Language:
English
Abstract:
Muhlenberg Hospital Nurses Training School, New Jersey, was created in 1894. This collection consists of photographs and other memorabilia relating to Muhlenberg nurses in the early part of the 20th century. Of particular interest is a series of photographs depicting nurses playing baseball.
Cite as:
Muhlenberg Hospital School of Nursing collection, Barbara Bates Center for The Study of The History of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania
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Biography/History

The Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County granted the Charter for Chestnut Hill Hospital on 21 November 1903. A seven-member Board of Trustees containing two physicians was organized, with Dr. Radcliffe Cheston as the first President. The hospital was opened on 14 October 1903 in two small houses with fourteen beds. Chief Nurse Rena D. Wood managed a staff of one gradate nurse and two practical nurses caring for a daily average of eight patients.

In April of 1908 the School for Nurses opened with four graduate nurses for eight students, of whom six graduated in 1910 after two years of instruction. In 1914 and 1918 the period of instruction was lengthened by one-half year, to make a the total training program three years in length. By 1925 the School had grown to include nine graduate nurses and twenty-seven students: eight seniors, eleven intermediates, and eight juniors. To accommodate this growth, Laughlin Hall, named for Henry Laughlin who donated the land, was opened as a nurses' home for fifty-seven nurses. The building included a well-planned educational unit, a reference library, and rooms for social and recreational functions.

The School for Nurses had very small classes due to a careful screening process that included a period of probation before a student could enroll. Nineteen members of the Hospital's attending staff served as lecturers for the School of Nursing, covering theoretical disciplines in relation to medicine, while the nursing faculty instructed the students in the practical disciplines. The first full-time instructor for the School was added in 1925.

Biography/History

The Methodist Episcopal Hospital School of Nursing, Philadelphia, was started by nurse Linda Richards at the time the Methodist Episcopal Hospital, Philadelphia, opened for patients in 1892. Originally the hospital was located on a full city square in South Philadelphia at Broad, Wolf, Ritner, and 13th Streets. The Hospital became affiliated with Jefferson Medical College in the 1950s, and in 1961 its name was changed to Methodist Hospital. In 1996, the Methodist Hospital became part of the Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Its present address is 2301 S. Broad Street.

Biography/History

Muhlenberg Hospital opened in 1881 with twenty beds. After two minor expansions and the installation of electric and plumbing systems, the Muhlenberg Hospital Nurses Training School was established in 1894 as a two-year program. In 1896, the first class of two students graduated, and a Nurses Home building was completed. In 1903 the hospital moved to its present location at Park Avenue and Randolph Road in Plainfield, New Jersey. At this time the hospital had a capacity of sixty beds. The Alumnae Association was organized in 1905.

The hospital continued to grow throughout the 20th century. In 1986, Muhlenberg Hospital changed its name to Muhlenberg Regional Medical Center. In 1998, the hospital merged with John F. Kennedy Medical Center as part of Solaris Health System, but ten years later, the Muhlenberg location’s acute care facility was closed. Muhlenberg Regional Medical Center currently offers a satellite emergency department and a small number of outpatient services as Solaris Healthcare System’s JFK Medical Center – Muhlenberg Campus. The School of Nursing was transferred to JFK Medical Center in Edison, N.J., and continues to educate nurses through a cooperative nursing program with UNION County College in Cranford, N.J.

Scope and Contents

According to the donor, these volumes are among the few remaining records of the Methodist Episcopal Hospital and its nursing school. Most of the records were severely damaged in a flood at the Methodist Hospital sometime after it became part of the Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, circa 2000-2001. Other surviving records were donated to Drew University and the Historical Society of Pennsylvania.

This collection consists of three volumes: Two volumes of student records, 1900-1915, and one volume of "Financial Contributions to U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps Fund," 1943-1948.

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of documents and photographs relating to the Muhlenberg Hospital School of Nursing. It is primarily comprised of photographs of nurses from about 1912-1915. These photographs, some of which were removed from a scrapbook, show nurses participating in various activities, such as a "Nurses vs. Doctors" baseball game. The photographs are accompanied by an assortment of memorabilia. These items include a certificate and a pin previously belonging to Adele Krooks Kirkgard, class of 1922. Also included is a copy of a 1961 memorial book entitled "Muhlenberg Nurses Through the Years, 1896-1961," which features historical information on the school.

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 Center staff, updated by Bethany Myers

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Center staff, updated by Bethany Myers

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Bethany Myers

Access Restrictions

Student files are closed for fifty years from the date of graduation. Earlier student files may be used, but personal names may not be cited.

Access Restrictions

This collection is unrestricted.

Access Restrictions

This collection is unrestricted.

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.

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 Doris Wardell and Marion Burns, Chestnut Hill Hospital.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of Jean Kunkle Magilton, 2012.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

The Muhlenberg Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Association Papers, 1904-2000, are held at the Plainfield Public Library, Local History Department, 800 Park Avenue, Plainfield, NJ 07060.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • Chestnut Hill Hospital School of Nursing.
  • Chestnut Hill Hospital.
Form/Genre(s)
  • Administrative records
  • Hospital records
  • School records
Geographic Name(s)
  • Chestnut Hill (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Subject(s)
  • Nursing schools.
  • Nursing students

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • Methodist Episcopal Hospital Training School for Nurses.
Form/Genre(s)
  • Financial records
  • School records
Geographic Name(s)
  • Philadelphia (Pa.)
Personal Name(s)
  • Magilton, Jean Kunkle
Subject(s)
  • Nursing schools.
  • Nursing students

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • Muhlenberg Hospital School of Nursing.
Form/Genre(s)
  • Photographs
  • Postcards
Geographic Name(s)
  • Plainfield (N.J.)
Subject(s)
  • Baseball.
  • Nursing schools.

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Collection Inventory

Series 1.  Hospital, 1769-1986.

Scope and Contents note

The records of the hospital consist primarily of published material such as selected annual reports, directories, personnel policies, and manuals. There are several public relations publications, mostly for fund raising, dedications, and clippings. There is also a facsimile of the original deed to three lots of land from 1769.

Box Folder

Annual Reports, 1911.

1 1

Annual Reports, 1927, 1929, 1962, 1985.

1 2

Directory, Board of Trustees and Medical Staff.

1 3

Personnel Policies.

1 4

Newborn Service Manual, 1959.

1 5

Pharmacy Committee Drug Formulary, 1954.

1 6

Nursing Procedure & Administrative Manual, 1973.

1 7

Nursing Procedure & Administrative Manual, 1976.

1 8

Public Relations Publications.

Box Folder

"After 37 Years: A Plea to Carry On", 1942.

1 9

"Going to the Hospital" Brochure for children, 1951.

12 10

"This is your Hospital" Patients' Brochure, 1954.

2 11

"50 Years of Community Service", 1954.

2 12

Dedication of New Wing, 1959.

2 13

Miscellaneous News Clippings, 1959-1986.

2 14
FlatFile Drawer

Facsimile Indenture (original deed) three lots of land, 1769.

3 3

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Series 2.  School Administrative Records, 1918-1987.

Scope and Contents note

The Administrative Records of the School of Nursing consist of annual reports (1956-1987), monthly reports (1982-1987), school catalogs (1944-1988), directories (1965-1975), recruitment literature (1948-1980), commencement programs (1943-1985) and other related documents. Of particular note are the reports for the registration of nurses submitted to the Pennsylvania State Board of Examiners (1918-1985) and the 1985 planned phase out of the School of Nursing.

Box Folder

Annual Reports 1956, 1956.

2 1

Annual Reports 1957, 1957.

2 2

Annual Reports 1958, 1958.

2 3

Annual Reports 1959.

2 4

Annual Reports 1960.

2 5

Annual Reports 1961, 1961.

2 6

Annual Reports 1962.

2 7

Annual Reports 1963, 1963.

2 8

Annual Reports 1964.

2 9

Annual Reports 1965, 1965.

2 10

Annual Reports 1966, 1966.

2 11

Annual Reports 1967, 1967.

2 12

Annual Reports 1968, 1968.

2 13

Annual Reports 1939, 1969.

2 14

Annual Reports 1970, 1970.

2 15

Annual Reports 1971, 1971.

2 16

Annual Reports 1972, 1972.

2 17

Annual Reports 1973, 1973.

2 18

Annual Reports 1974, 1974.

2 19

Annual Reports 1975, 1975.

2 20

Annual Reports 1976, 1976.

2 21

Annual Reports 1977, 1977.

3 22

Annual Reports 1978, 1978.

3 23

Annual Reports 1980, 1980.

3 24

Annual Reports 1983, 1983.

3 25

Annual Reports 1984, 1984.

3 26

Annual Reports 1985, 1985.

3 27

Annual Reports 1986-1987, 1986-1987.

3 28

Monthly Reports January 1982- October 1987, 1982-1987.

3 29

Catalogs (bound), 1944-1976.

3 30

Catalogs (unbound), 1920-1976.

4 31

Catalogs (unbound), 1976-1988.

4 32

Directories, 1965-1975.

4 33

Recruitment Literature, 1948-1980.

4 34

Probationer's Outfit, 1928.

4 35

Commencement Programs, 1943-1985.

4 36

Promotion Exercises- Programs, 1967-1982.

4 37

"Capping Ceremonies-" Pamphlet by Gertrude Stier.

4 38

Alumnae Association miscellaneous materials, 1950-1965.

4 39
Student Government Handbook, 1976.
4 40
Pennsylvania State Board of Examiners' Reports Reports for Registration of Nurses.
FlatFile Drawer

Pennsylvania State Board of Examiners' Reports Reports for Registration of Nurses, 1918-1932.

3 3
Box Folder

Pennsylvania State Board of Examiners' Reports Reports for Registration of Nurses, 1933-1944.

5 45

Pennsylvania State Board of Examiners' Reports Reports for Registration of Nurses, 1945-1960.

5 46

Pennsylvania State Board of Examiners' Reports Reports for Registration of Nurses, 1961-1985.

5 47

Student Examination, ca. 1920s.

4 41

Public Health Study on Student Nursing, ca. 1945.

24 42

Student Handbook, 1987.

24 43

Closing Reports, 1985.

5 48

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Series 3.  Faculty Records, 1968-1985.

Scope and Contents note

The faculty records include a 1987 faculty manual, the minutes of the Faculty Organization (1976-1987), and school committees for Curriculum, Programs Faculty Development, Faculty In-service Education, as well as the Freshman Sub-committee and Library minutes documenting events during the 1970s and 1980s, with some materials dating back the 1960s.

Box Folder

Faculty Manual, 1987.

5 1

Faculty Organization, Minutes, 1987.

5 2

Faculty Organization, Minutes, 1986.

5 3

Faculty Organization, Minutes, 1985.

5 4

Faculty Organization, Minutes, 1984.

5 5

Faculty Organization, Minutes, 1983.

5 6

Faculty Organization, Minutes, 1982.

5 7

Faculty Organization, Minutes, 1981.

5 8

Faculty Organization, Minutes, 1980.

5 9

Faculty Organization, Minutes, 1979.

5 10

Faculty Organization, Minutes, 1978.

6 11

Faculty Organization, Minutes, 1977.

6 12

Faculty Organization, Minutes, 1976.

6 13

Committees, Minutes - Curriculum Committee, 1985-1986.

6 14

Committees, Minutes - Curriculum Committee, 1983-1984.

6 15

Committees, Minutes - Curriculum Committee, 1981-1982.

6 16

Committees, Minutes - Curriculum Committee, 1979-1980.

6 17

Committees, Minutes - Curriculum Committee, 1978.

6 18

Committees, Minutes - Curriculum Committee, 1973-1978.

6 19

Committees, Minutes - Curriculum Committee misc., 1981-1987.

6 20

Curriculum Sub-Committee - Level I, 1983-1984, 1983-1984.

7 21

Curriculum Sub-Committee - Level II & IV, 1979-1987, 1979-1987.

7 22

Curriculum Sub-Committee - Level III, 1979, 1979.

7 23

Curriculum Sub-Committee - Level II, 1982-1985, 1982-1985.

7 24

Course Outlines - Level I, 1983-1984, 1983-1984.

7 25

Course Outlines - Level II, 1983-1984, 1983-1984.

7 26

Programs Faculty Development Committee, 1981-1987.

7 27

Faculty In-service Education Committee, 1984-1986.

7 28

Faculty In-service Education Committee, 1981-1983.

7 29

Faculty In-service Education Committee, 1978-1980.

7 30

Faculty In-service Education Committee, 1975-1977.

7 31

Faculty In-service Education Committee, 1972-1974.

7 32

Faculty In-service Education Committee, 1967-1971.

8 33

Freshman Sub-committee, 1976.

8 34

Library Committee Monthly Reports & Communiques, 1981-1987.

8 35

Library Committee Monthly Reports & Communiques, 1966-1980.

8 36

Library Committee Meetings, 1966-1987.

8 37

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Series 4.  Student Records, 1904-1986.

Scope and Contents note

The student records consist of "final records": i.e., transcripts and other official student files (1910-1986), resignations, and student applications (1910-1949) which include both letters from students applying for admission and letters of recommendation on behalf of the student. There is also a small set of miscellaneous recommendations which predates many of the student files (1908-1912). Post-1950 student files (1950- 1983) are filed separately.

Conditions Governing Access note

All student records have a fifty year closure from the date of graduation or withdrawal; although earlier student records may be used, case anonymity must be respected.

Box Folder

Student Records, Final Completed, 1910-1922.

8 1

Student Records, Final Completed, 1923-1926.

8 2

Student Records, Final Completed, 1927-1929.

8 3

Student Records, Final Completed, 1930-1931.

8 4

Student Records, Final Completed, 1932.

8 5

Student Records, Final Completed, 1933.

9 6

Student Records, Final Completed, 1934.

9 7

Student Records, Final Completed, 1935.

9 8

Student Records, Final Completed, 1936.

9 9

Student Records, Final Completed, 1937-1940.

9 10

Student Records, Final Completed, 1941-1943.

9 11

Student Records, Final Completed, 1944-1945.

9 12

Student Records, Final Completed, 1946.

9 13

Student Records, Final Completed, 1947.

10 14

Student Records, Final Completed, 1948-1949.

10 15

Student Records, Final Completed, 1950.

10 16

Student Records, Final Completed, 1951.

10 17

Student Records, Final Completed, 1952.

10 18

Student Records, Final Completed, 1953.

10 19

Student Records, Final Completed, 1954.

10 20

Student Records, Final Completed, 1955.

10 21

Student Records, Final Completed, 1956.

10 22

Student Records, Final Completed, 1957.

10 23

Student Records, Final Completed, 1958.

10 24

Student Records, Final Completed, 1959.

10 25

Student Records, Final Completed, 1960.

11 26

Student Records, Final Completed, 1961.

11 27

Student Records, Final Completed, 1962.

11 28

Student Records, Final Completed, 1963.

11 29

Student Records, Final Completed, 1964.

11 30

Student Records, Final Completed, 1965.

11 31

Student Records, Final Completed, 1966.

11 32

Student Records, Final Completed, 1967.

11 33

Student Records, Final Completed, 1968.

Student Records, Final Completed, 1969.

Student Records, Final Completed, 1970.

Student Records, Final Completed, 1971.

Student Records, Final Completed, 1972.

Student Records, Final Completed, 1973.

Student Records, Final Completed, 1974.

Student Records, Final Completed, 1975.

Student Records, Final Completed, 1976.

Student Records, Final Completed, 1977.

Student Records, Final Completed, 1978.

Student Records, Final Completed, 1979.

Student Records, Final Completed, 1980.

Student Records, Final Completed, 1981.

Student Records, Final Completed, 1982.

Student Records, Final Completed, 1983.

Student Records, Final Completed, 1984.

Student Records, Final Completed - 1985 Day Division, 1985.

Student Records, Final Completed - 1985 Evening Division, 1985.

Student Records, Final Completed, 1986.

Withdrawals, A-B.

Withdrawals, C.

Withdrawals, D-E.

Withdrawals, F-G.

Withdrawals, H.

Withdrawals, I-K.

Withdrawals, L.

Withdrawals, M.

Withdrawals, N-P.

Withdrawals, R.

Withdrawals, S.

Withdrawals, T-V.

Withdrawals, W-Z.

Applications.

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Series 5.  Yearbook, 1922-1981.

Scope and Contents note

The yearbooks, although incomplete, provide a view into student life and an account of those who graduated from the school's program. Included is the first yearbook, dated 1922, which includes a section listing each graduate and her nickname, aspiration, chief delight, greatest horror, commonest expression, and what she will marry for. Most of the answers offer a view of the tongue-in-cheek nature of these early graduates.

Box

1922, 1926, 1927, 1951, 1954, 1957-1961, 1963.

27

1964-1973.

30

1974-1981.

31

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Series 6.  Photographs, 1906-1987.

Scope and Contents note

These photographs document the social, educational, and physical development of the School of Nursing. This series includes a complete collection of formal class portraits (1910-1987). The photograph mountings have been separated from the photos for conservation purposes, but they have been retained since they provide the name of the student represented in each portrait. Exterior views of the hospital complex include the Maternity Building, Laughlin Hall, a 1906 image of the hospital, and other selected buildings that make up the Chestnut Hill campus. There are also a few photographs from the 1960s of Magee Memorial Rehabilitation Center, Pennsylvania Hospital, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, and Chestnut Hill College. Interior views consist of the school's Reading Room, Class on Poverty, and Diet & Nutrition Class-room/Laboratory. Interior views of the hospital cover the Maternity Washroom, Nursery, Children's Ward, Women's Ward, Men's Ward, and Operating Room. Some group shots from the 1920s include student nurses, graduate nurses, and other images of nurses and physicians at work in the hospital ward.

Class Photos.

Undated School Photo.

Box Photo

1910.

32 1

1911.

32 2

1912.

32 3

1913.

32 4

1914.

32 5

1915.

32 6

1916.

32 7

1917.

32 8

1918.

32 9

1919.

32 10

1920.

32 11

1921.

32 12

1922.

32 13

1922.

32 13a

1923.

32 14

1924.

32 15

1925.

32 16

1926.

32 17

1927.

32 18

1928.

32 19

1929.

32 20

1930.

33

1931.

33 22

1932.

33 23

1933.

33 24

1934.

33 25

1935.

33 26

1936.

33 27

1937.

33 28

1938.

33 29

1938.

33 30

1940.

33 31

1941.

33 32

1942.

33 33

1943.

33 34

1944.

33 35

1945.

33 36

1946.

33 37

1947.

33 38

1948.

33 39

1949.

33 40

1950.

37 41

1951.

37 42

1952.

37 43

1953.

37 44

1955.

37 46

1956.

37 47

1957.

37 48

1958.

37 49

1959.

37 50

1960.

37 51

1961.

37 52

1962.

37 53

1963.

37 54

1964.

37 55

1965.

37 56

1966.

37 57

1967.

37 58

1968.

37 59

1969.

37 60

1970.

37 61

1971.

37 62

1972.

37 63

1973.

37 64

1974.

37 65

1975.

37 66

1976.

37 67

1977.

37 68

1978.

37 69

1979.

37 70

1980.

37 71

1981.

37 72

1982.

37 73

1983.

37 74

1984.

37 75

Day Division, 1985.

37 76

Evening Division, 1985.

37 77

1986.

37 78

1987.

37 79
Box

Class of 1953-1987 Mounting Frame with Student Names only, no photos, 1953-1987.

35

Buildings.

Exteriors.

Maternity Building.

Box Photo

circa 1920.

36 80

1949.

36 81

1922.

36 82

1922.

36 83

1922.

36 84

circa 1920.

36 85

1913.

36 86

Laughlin Hall.

Box Photo

1922.

36 87

1922.

36 88

Mr. Birdsall on porch, 1948.

36 89

1948.

36 90

circa 1950.

36 91

circa 1950.

36 92

circa 1950.

36 93

circa 1950.

36 94

circa 1950s.

36 95

Through the woods, 1954.

36 96

Other Buildings.

Box Photo

Chestnut Hill Hospital, 1906.

36 97

Dr. Vaux Residence (demolished 1970), circa 1920; also: student nurse residence circa 1920; Laboratory Building demolished circa 1970.

36 98

Magee Memorial Rehabilitation Center, 1964.

36 99

Pennsylvania Hospital, 1964.

36 100

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 1964.

36 101

Chestnut Hill College, circa 1970.

36 102
Interiors.

School, circa 1920.

Box Photo

Reading Room, circa 1920.

36 103

Class on Poverty, circa 1920.

36 104

Diet & Nutrition Classroom/Laboratory, circa 1920.

36 105

Hospital Interior.

Box Photo

Maternity Washroom; E. Hanley, 1922.

36 106

Maternity Washroom; E. Hanley, 1922.

36 106.1

Maternity Washroom; E. Hanley, 1922.

36 106.2

Nursery, 1922.

36 107

Nursery, 1922.

36 107.1

Nursery, 1922.

36 107.2

Children's Ward, 1922.

36 108

Children's Ward, 1922.

36 108.1

Children's Ward, 1922.

36 108.2

Women's Ward, 1922.

36 109

Women's Ward, 1922.

36 109.1

Women's Ward, 1922.

36 109.2

Men's Ward, 1922.

36 110

Men's Ward, 1922.

36 110.1

Men's Ward, 1922.

36 110.2

Operating Room, 1922.

36 111

Operating Room, 1922.

36 111.1

Miscellaneous Interiors.

Box Photo

Nursing Students in Laboratory, circa 1930s.

36 112

Operating Room, circa 1920.

36 113

Nurses, Groups.

Box Photo

Student Nurses, circa 1922.

36 114

Students, Doctors, & Nurses, circa 1920.

36 115

Student Nurses, circa 1920.

36 116

Student Nurses, circa 1920.

36 116.1

Student Nurses, circa 1920.

36 116.2

Student Nurses with Dorm Head in Nurse's Home, circa 1920.

36 117

Student Nurses, circa 1920.

36 118

Student Nurses, circa 1920.

36 118.1

Student Nurses, circa 1920.

36 118.2

Graduated Nurses, circa 1920.

36 119

Graduated Nurses, circa 1920.

36 119.1

Graduated Nurses, circa 1920.

36 119.2

Graduated Nurses in Capes, circa 1920.

36 120

Graduated Nurses in Capes, circa 1920.

36 120.1

Graduated Nurses in Capes, circa 1920.

36 120.2

Nurses, Individual.

Box Photo

Nurses of the Philadelphia Hospitals Visit to the Walker-Gordon Farm, Plainsboro N.J. Gift of Chestnut Hill Hospital., June 15, 1920.

36 121

Nurse with Newborn, circa 1920.

36 122

Nurse with Ambulance, circa 1920.

36 123

Group Photos, 1950-1981.

Box Photo

Graduation, circa 1950.

34 124

Class of 1957.

34 125

School of Nursing, 1961.

34 126

School of Nursing, 1961.

34 127

Capping Ceremony, circa 1964.

34 128

Class of 1968, 1966.

34 129

Class of 1968, 1966.

34 130

Graduation, 1970.

34 131

Nursing Staff, circa 1960.

34 132

Nursing Staff, circa 1960.

34 133

Student Nurses, circa 1970.

34 134

Class of 1981, 1981.

34 135

Student Nurses & Personnel.

Box Photo

Nurses Station, circa 1970.

34 136

Nursing Meeting, circa 1960.

34 137

Student Nurse & Louise Lefevre with projector, circa 1960.

34 138

Student Nurses' Kitchen, circa 1970.

34 139

Hospital Kitchen, circa 1960.

34 140

Nurses & Doctor with Patient, circa 1950.

34 141

Rosemary Rupert, CHH SON Class of 1981, reading to Patient, 1978.

34 142

Demonstration to Children, circa 1970.

34 144

Medicine Demonstration to Children, circa 1970.

34 145

Medicine Demonstration to Children, circa 1970.

34 146

Chestnut Hill Hospital Pharmacist, 1964.

34 147

Student Nurses with Laura May Beery, circa 1978.

34 148

Instructor & Students with Patient, 1978.

34 149

Nurse with Child Patient, 1978.

34 150

Operating Room, 1950.

34 151

Student & Nurse in Maternity, 1979.

34 152

X-ray Department, circa 1950.

34 153

Student Nurses in Class, circa 1950.

34 154

Demonstration to nursing Students, circa 1970.

34 155

Sgt. Glen Brunson, an instructor at Walson Army Hospital, explains the operation of a mail tube to Miss Pat Buki, 19, and Miss Carol Wood, 18, student nurses of Chestnut Hill Hospital.

34 156

Students, Miscellaneous Scenes.

Box Photo

Student Nurse & Instructor, circa 1970.

34 157

Aide & Patient, circa 1970.

34 158

Nurses & Instructor with a Patient, circa 1970.

34 159

Nurse & Doctor with Patient, circa 1970.

34 160

Nurses with a Patient, circa 1970.

34 161

Student Nurse being weighed by her instructor, circa 1970.

34 162

Nurse & Doctor in Library, circa 1970.

34 163

Nurses bandaging Patient, circa 1970.

34 164

Nurses & Patient, circa 1970.

34 165

Students & Sister in Laboratory, circa 1970.

34 166

Students & Sister in Laboratory, circa 1970.

34 167

Students & Sister in Anatomy Instruction, circa 1970.

34 168

Nurses & Doctor, circa 1970.

34 169

Student Nurse & Doctor with Patient, circa 1970.

34 170

Nurse holds her diploma, circa 1969.

34 172

Nurses in kitchen eating, circa 1972.

34 173

Nurse checking on IV, circa 1970.

34 174

Louise LeFevre R.N., formal mounted portrait, Directress of Nurses February 12, 1912-September 30, 1916; Superintendant October 1, 1916-March 14, 1931.

34 186
Loose Photos.
Box Folder

Individuals (8 photographs), circa 1920.

34 1

Individuals (76 photographs), circa 1950-1970.

34 2

Miscellaneous Groups (55 photographs), circa 1950-1970.

34 3

Books & Cap (3 photographs), circa 1960.

34 4

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Series 7.  Scrapbooks, 1953-1970.

Scope and Contents note

Three scrapbooks are included. One was produced by the Class of 1953, another by Miss New Jersey Kathy Holmes, a Chestnut Hill student, and the third contains a lone diploma.

Box

"The Chart-" Class of 1953.

38

Miss New Jersey Kathy Holmes; News Clippings.

38

Diploma; Bustard, Margaret E.

38

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Series 8.  Artifacts.

Scope and Contents note

Includes a hand-made model of a pregnant uterus with growing fetus inside. Stored with artifacts collection.

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Collection Inventory

Series 1.  Student records, 1900-1915.

Volume I, October 4, 1900-March 22, 1912.
Scope and Contents note

Student records. Includes names of applicant, date entered, acceptance status, date accepted, date finished, records of work on wards or service, number of days in each service, and remarks.

Volume 2, March 1904-October 1915.
Scope and Contents note

Grade book. Volume includes the following information: name of student, monthly average marks in each subject, name of examiner, scores on lectures and classes, and ward experience for years 1-3 of the program.

Beginning in 1909, record also includes additional personal information on each student including age (in years), height, weight, level of education completed at time of admission, comments on the student’s performance, and notes on any illnesses during the student’s period of enrollment at the school.

Correspondence regarding students, circa 1947-1991.
Scope and Contents note

This file contains several letters relating to former students Methodist Episcopal Hospital School of Nursing. Also included is a maternity ward card for the Hospital.

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Series 2.  U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps Fund financial records. 1 folder of loose pages.

Record of Financial Contributions to the U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps Fund, 1943-1948.
Scope and Contents note

Ledger showing amounts contributed to support the U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps Fund. Contributions are broken down to show the type of expense covered including Maintenance, Stipend, Tuition, Textbooks, Indoor Uniforms; Outdoor Uniforms; and Miscellaneous (Fees, etc.). Figures show amounts “allowed by USPHS” [U.S. Public Health Service].

It is not clear from entries who is doing the collecting. Record for Dec. 1945-May 1946, for example, lists names of contributors: these include names of physicians, the Methodist Hospital, the payroll department, and possibly outside companies such as General Biological Supply.

Sums are substantial. For instance, figures for May-July 1946, for “USPHS Quoted on 35 Cadets,” show that the account was debited $35,169.

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Collection Inventory

Series 1.  Memorabilia, 1961-1972.

Scope and Contents note

This series contains items issued by the Muhlenberg Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Association. Materials include a certificate (with related correspondence), a pin, and a book of Muhlenberg nursing history.

Box Folder

Adele Krooks Kirkgard materials: correspondence from Selena Cornwell [?] to Adele Kirkgard concerning the 50th Anniversary, Class of 1922 Award of Merit, May 8, 1972; Award of Merit to Adele Krooks Kirkgard, April 26, 1972; Kirkgard’s Muhlenberg Hospital School of Nursing pin, 1972.

1 1

Book: Muhlenberg Nurses Through the Years, 1896-1961, Presented by the Muhlenberg Hospital Alumnae Association, June 1961.

1 2

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Series 2.  Photographs, circa 1912-1915.

Scope and Contents note

This series contains photographs, postcards, and scrapbook pages depicting Muhlenberg nurses. Photographs include interior and exterior locations at Muhlenberg Hospital and around Plainfield, N.J.

Box Folder
Eight photo postcards of nurses at sporting events around Plainfield, N.J., photographed by Paul R. Collier, accompanied by one other photo., 1913-1914.
1 3
Box Folder

Nurses and doctors in a field, with a marching band, 1913.

1

3

Nurses and doctors in a field, with a marching band. A sign reads “June 14th, Doctors vs. Dentists, Parker Field”, 1913.

1

3

Nurses on a baseball field. A sign reads “The Female of the Species is More Deadly Than the Male", June 20, 1914.

1

3

Nurses marching. A sign reads “Put Your Money On Us, We Will Take All You Got", June 20, 1914.

1

3

Nurses marching. A sign reads “The Female of the Species is More Deadly Than the Male” and “This is the Femi-NINE”, June 20, 1914.

1

3

The baseball game in progress, with the audience (and some of their automobiles) in the background, June 20, 1914.

1

3

The game in progress, June 20, 1914.

1

3

The game in progress, June 20, 1914.

1

3

A woman holding a United States flag and a British ensign, undated.

1

3

Eleven undated photographs of nurses, some of which include Muhlenberg buildings or vehicles, circa 1915?.
1 4
Box Folder

Group of nurses outdoors, labeled with names.

1

4

Two nurses with a man and a woman.

1

4

Six nurses sitting on stairs.

1

4

Nurse standing near a small pine tree [Christmas tree?].

1

4

Group of nurses sitting on stairs.

1

4

Nurse and doctor standing on stairs.

1

4

Three nurses on the stairs.

1

4

Group of nurses outdoors.

1

4

Group of nurses, labeled with names, standing next to Muhlenberg Hospital ambulance.

1

4

Nurse standing outside.

1

4

Two nurses sitting on an automobile.

1

4

Two scrapbook pages and eleven loose photographs that appear to have previously been part of the scrapbook. They are undated unless otherwise noted, 1912-1914.
1 5
Box Folder

A woman and a nurse inside an exam room.

1

5

Photo of nurse: “Harriet Connelly,” with inscription on back.

1

5

Two women outdoors, “Ken & Mollie”.

1

5

Three nurses, with a woman and a man, on a front porch. Labeled “Elsie – Alice ‘Boob’[?] ‘Pink’ & Ken”, 1913.

1

5

Nurse standing outside.

1

5

Nurse standing in front of building.

1

5

Nurse standing outside, “Catherine S. Knox", 1912.

1

5

Two nurses and a young African American child, labeled“Ruth Kenny – ‘Billy’ Green – Sara Nevins”.

1

5

Nurse and woman, seated indoors.

1

5

Group of nurses on a front porch, labeled with names.

1

5

Group of nurses lined up outdoors, labeled with names.

1

5

Album page: Two nurses, “Kenny & Brownie”; Three nurses, a woman, and a man, “’Ken’ ‘Boob’ Alice –‘Pink’ – Elsie”; A nurse giving a drink to a male patient, “‘Bill’ Bullock & Brownie”; A nurse standing in front of a building, “Cora M. Charleton – Isolating Hospital, 1912.”, 1912.

1

5

Album page: A nurse, a doctor, and a man; Group of nurses outdoors, labeled with names; Two nurses and a doctor; a doctor and a man.

1

5

Oversized photographs.

Box Photo

McKennan Ward, November 1913.

1 32

Hyde Ward, November 1913.

1 233

Pupil nurses, 1914.

1 34

Dr. E.S. Rochfort and Dr. S. Smelin, 1913-1914.

1 35

Pupil nurses, 1913.

1 36

Pupil nurses with Helen Carol Howes, September 1913.

1 37

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