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Visiting Nurse Association of Allegheny County records

MC 106

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Summary Information

Repository:
University of Pennsylvania: Barbara Bates Center for the Study of The History of Nursing
Creator:
Visiting Nurse Association of Allegheny County.
Title:
Visiting Nurse Association of Allegheny County records
Date [inclusive]:
1918-1990
Call Number:
MC 106
Extent:
6.5 Linear feet
Language:
English
Abstract:
The records of the Visiting Nurse Association of Allegheny County document a wide range of issues in home nursing that appeared in the period from the association’s founding in 1919, up to the high-tech period of home care in the 1980s. The collection includes Board of Directors minutes, committee reports, and some substation files. There is a significant amount of material documenting the advances in the agency’s health care practices. One of the ways that home care changed was in moving away from the care of patients with declining communicable diseases such as tuberculosis, and moving towards more specialized care like chemotherapy. This collection also includes 300 photographs and several scrapbooks.
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Visiting Nurse Association of Allegheny County records, Barbara Bates Center for The Study of The History of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania
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Biography/History

Pittsburgh of 1918 was a city in its industrial heyday but the wounds of World War I were still fresh and citizens recalled the deleterious effects of the wartime nursing shortage. On top of that, the city's health care system had to deal with a massive influenza pandemic that affected over 23,000 Pittsburgh residents in only an 11 week period. These events pointed to serious shortcomings in Pittsburgh's public health services.

In response to this, the Women's Division of the Allegheny County Council of Defense, under the leadership of Annie E. McCord, conducted a survey of county public health services. With the cooperation of Alice E. Stewart of the Tuberculosis League and Katherine Olmstead of the National Organization for Public Health Nursing, the survey indicated there were, at the time, some 100 public health nurses under the control of over thirty separate and independent organizations. Much of their territory and functions overlapped which resulted in lackluster (and often inadequate) service.

A score of meetings and conferences followed to gain cooperation from the various public health employers. A fund raising campaign was launched and, upon the recommendation of the National Organization for Public Health Nursing, Miss Nan L. Dorsey was invited to become the organizer of the Special Committee for Public Health Nursing. Miss Dorsey was a tireless administrator and fundraiser. She successfully solicited funding from various agencies and, in the following year, she became the first director of the newly formed Public Health Nursing Association of Pittsburgh (PHNA).

Founded in 1919 by the citizens' committee, PHNA offered skilled nursing care on a visiting basis to the sick in their homes. In its first year of operation, PHNA opened six nursing centers (substations) with 28 nurses, a registrar and a stenographer on the staff. In 1920, PHNA branched out to outlying county areas and became affiliated with six local hospitals to provide public health experience for undergraduate nurses. The Association would later (in 1949) become the Visiting Nurse Association of Allegheny County.

The agency grew rapidly in the 1920s, responding to the needs of the poor sick in a heavily industrialized city. Service was extended to more county areas and special programs were added. In its early years, the agency emphasized maternal and child health services and control of communicable diseases. Programs in prenatal care, pre-school health clinics, nutrition and well-baby clinics were developed.

In 1926, Nan Dorsey left the agency to accept a position with the Red Cross in England. Her successor, Helen V. Stevens, directed the agency until 1947. During the 1930s, under Stevens' leadership, the agency's services were extended to cover the entire county so that by 1939 there were 11 substations.

The agency changed its name in 1949 to the Visiting Nurse Association of Allegheny County (VNAAC) and began to focus on the unmet home care needs of the ill and their families. In 1957, the Allegheny County Health Department assumed responsibility for maternal, child health and communicable disease services.

VNAAC witnessed dramatic increases in elderly, chronically ill and handicapped patients during the 1950s and 1960s. In response to this, rehabilitation and supportive services were developed. Physical therapists, speech pathologists, and social workers were added and stroke rehabilitation groups were begun.

The tumultuous 1960s and 1970s brought radical changes in health care as well as in American society. Clinical specialization had arrived in home health care. The agency heralded the new era of acute care in the home by hiring nurse clinicians trained in oncological, cardio-vascular and pulmonary care. Specialty programs in renal and hospice were also developed.

The 1980s saw new leadership under Andrew Peacock, the present director, who was appointed in 1983. The agency continues to address spiraling health costs and to utilize high-technology therapies such as intravenous chemotherapy.

Administrative Information

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

Sponsor

This collection was processed with funds provided by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission as part of the Nursing History Processing and Cataloging Project.

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.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of Andrew Peacock, 1993.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • Visiting Nurse Association of Allegheny County.
Form/Genre(s)
  • Administrative records
Geographic Name(s)
  • Allegheny County (Pa.)
Occupation(s)
  • Public health nursing
Subject(s)
  • Community health nursing
  • Influenza Epidemic, 1918-1919.
  • Visiting nurses

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Collection Inventory

Series 1.  Agency Founding and Histories, 1918-1958.

Scope and Contents note

This includes founding organizer and first director Nan Dorsey's correspondence and letters of the Special Committee of Public Health Nursing. There are several historical sketches of the agency written in the period 1931-1958.

Box Folder

Public Health Nursing Association of Pittsburgh, by-laws, correspondence, and reports, 1919-1920.

1 1

Public Health Nursing Association of Pittsburgh reports, minutes, correspondence for establishing public health nursing service, 1918-1920.

1 2

Correspondence re: founding of Public Health Nursing Association of Pittsburgh, 1918-1920; historical sketch of PHNA of Pittsburgh, 1942.

1 3

Correspondence; press releases; brief historical sketch of flu epidemic; pension plan, 1919-1938.

1 4

Report of Division of Nurses, 1919; Correspondence of Helen K. Stevens, Director, 1925-1931.

1 5

Personnel file, correspondence, and newspaper clippings of first director, Nan L. Dorsey, 1919-1940.

1 6

Histories, 1931, 1944, 1958, and 1959.

1 7

Historical sketch of the Public Health Nursing Association of Pittsburgh, 1934.

1 8

A Brief History of the Public Health Nursing Association of Pittsburgh, 1942.

1 9

Historical sketches, newspaper clippings, personnel regulations, 1922-1958.

1 10

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Series 2.  Administration, 1928-1992.

Scope and Contents note

There is a nearly complete run of annual reports for the period 1940 to 1985. Other than annual reports, documentation is lacking for the 1950s and 1960s; ie. there are no minutes from that period. The minutes pick up in the 1970s.

Board of Directors, Minutes.

Box Folder

May 17, 1983 - January 15, 1985; agenda for 1986 annual meeting.

1 1

January 25 - April 26, 1983, includes record of attendance, 1978-1983.

1 2

January 19, 1982 - December 14, 1982.

1 3

January 20 - November 17, 1981.

2 4

January 15 - November 18, 1980.

2 5

January 16 - September 18, 1979.

2 6

January 13 - November 21, 1978.

2 7

January 18 - November 15, 1977.

2 8

January 27 - November 16, 1976.

2 9

January 1 - November 19, 1975.

2 10

Board Members' Manual (Miss O'Donnell's copy), 1970-1971.

2 11

Memos and Correspondence received (with copies of outgoing replies) by Arthur Van Buskirk, Member Board of Directors, 1936-1941.

2 12

Executive Director.

Box Folder

Deed, correspondence & memoranda re: sale of property at 800 Talbot Avenue, North Braddock Borough, 1940.

3 13

Retirement Annuity Plan, Federation of Social Agencies of Pittsburgh and Allegheny Counties, 1940.

3 14

Supervisors.

Box Folder

Supervisors' Council Minutes, 1928-1944.

3 15

Supervisor responsibilities, bibliography, evaluation, criteria, and plan, 1940-1972.

3 16

Financial.

Box Folder

Financial Statement for January-February, 1969; Controller's monthly statements of cash receipts and disbursements, 1987.

3 17

Controller's monthly statements of cash receipts and disbursements, 1987.

3 18

VNA of Allegheny County General Manual II: Financing VNA Programs, Contractual Agreements, Cooperative Relationships with Community Agencies (Mrs. Russell's copy), 1967.

3 19

Annual Reports.

Box Folder

1929, 1930, 1939, 1940, 1942(?)-1946, 1948, 1949.

3 20

1950-1962, 1964-1968.

3 21

1971-1979, 1981-1985.

3 22

Health Care Services.

Box Folder

Correspondence, 1922, 1934; service reports, 1928-1931; PHNA service brochure, 1947.

4 23

Pittsburgh Public Health Nurse Reports of Service, monthly, 1926-1929.

4 24

Pittsburgh Public Health Nurse, general service reports, 1919-1930.

4 25

Information for Applicants (for Employment) at PHNA, circa 1946.

4 26
VNA of Allegheny County.
Box Folder

Volunteer Program, 1980 and 1986.

4 27

Telephone directory, 1983, 1985-1988.

4 28

Service brochures, 1979, 1990, and undated.

4 29

General information reports, 1921-1980.

4 30

Caregiver's survey, 1982.

4 31

Testimony present at public hearings, 1971, 1972, 1975, and 1976.

4 32
Box Folder

Agency studies, 1959-1983.

4 33

Student studies, 1976-1985.

4 34
Leaflets and brochures.
Box Folder

1930s and 1940s.

5 35

1950s.

5 36

1960s.

5 37
Box Folder

Proposal for Hospice Demonstration Project 1977-1980 pamphlet,"The Hospice Concept", American Cancer Society, 1978.

5 38

National League for Nursing Accreditation of Community Service Report, 1968; two-year interim report, 1970.

5 39

VNA, update meetings, agenda, letters, mailing list, attendance listing, and evaluations, May 1978.

5 40

VNA, program brochure, notes, memos, and drafts re: physical therapy, hospice care, RENAL, volunteers, childbirth classes, 1981-1984.

5 41

Plan of treatment Computer Workbook, 1989-1990.

5 42

VNA of Allegheny County, General Manual III: Service Programs and Procedures (Miss Branon's copy), 1967.

5 43

Committees.

Box Folder

Committee on Quality Assessment minutes, January 6-November 3, 1983.

6 44

Quality Assessment of Patient care, diabetes, reports, survey sheets, and survey results, December 1982, April 1983.

6 45

Quality Assessment Survey sheets and survey results re: cardio-vascular arteriosclerosis (CVA), October 1983.

6 46

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Series 3.  Substations, 1925-198?.

Scope and Contents note

This small series contains mostly manuals used by Monyough, University, Arsenal, and Carnegie sub-stations. There is also a small amount of correspondence, minutes, and financial data.

Monyough Substation (formerly McKeesport Public Health Nursing Committee).

Box Folder

Correspondence, financial reports, and announcements, 1931-1954.

6 1

Public Health Nursing Association of Pittsburgh, reports, studies, 1925-1928; Public Health Nursing Quarterly, 1931.

6 2

Public Health Nursing Committee minutes, lists of committees, 1931-1941; By-laws for Local Nursing Committees (undated); Public Health Nursing Association of Pittsburgh manual (undated).

6 3

Petty cash book, 1947-1974.

6 4

University and Arsenal Substations.

Box Folder

General Manual II, 1967.

6 5

VNA of Allegheny County, Carnegie Office (a.k.a. South Center), correspondence and memos re: building rental.

7 6

Polk, George and Stella. Patient care record, 1945-1975 (South Hills).

7 7

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Series 4.  Publications, 1931-1985.

Scope and Contents note

This series is comprised of periodicals and brochures of other organizations, as well as the agency's own quarterly newsletter, Close-up. Most significant in this series is a folder of articles written by agency staff.

Box Folder

The Public Health Nurse Quarterly, October 1930 and 1931.

7 1

Manual of Public Health Nursing, National Organization for Public Health Nursing, 1931.

7 2

Agency publications (articles), 1965-1982.

7 3

Analysis, Stroke Rehabilitation Program, Visiting Nurse Association, by Audrey Hay, April 16, 1985.

7 4

Close-up, quarterly publication of the VNA of Allegheny Country, January 1981-October 1985.

7 5

Maternity workbook (sketches).

Box Folder

undated.

7 6

1950s.

7 7
Box Folder

PHNA illustration, pencil and water color, circa 1935; "Home Care: the Big Question" cartoon, circa 1950.

7 8

Brochure of Kingsley Association, 1968.

7 9

News bulletin of the Visiting Nurse Service of New York, 1950-1953.

7 10

Guides for Public Health Nurse, Bureau of Public Health Nursing, Allegheny County Health Department, 1961.

7 11

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Series 5.  Public Relations, 1969-1990.

Scope and Contents note

Most of the promotional materials here center around Visiting Nurse Association Week. The series includes press releases, proclamations, brochures, and letters marketing home care products.

Box Folder

Allegheny County Proclamation of Psychiatric Nurse Week (October 9-15, 1988) with press release and 8" x 10" black & white photo, October 13, 1988.

8 1

Allegheny County Proclamation of Visiting Nurse Association Week (February 19- 25, 1989), with 8" x 10" black and white photo and press release, February 23, 1989.

8 2

City of Pittsburgh Proclamation of Visiting Nurse Association Week (February 18-24, 1990), February 15, 1989.

8 3

Allegheny County Proclamation of Visiting Nurse Association Week with photo and press release, 1990.

8 4

City of Pittsburgh Proclamation of Visiting Nurse Association Week, January 29, 1990.

8 5

VNA, marketing/informational letters targeted to specific audience: IV ChemoTherapy Hospice Support, Cardiobeeper, 1978-1982.

8 6

VNA of Allegheny County historical brochures, 1979.

8 7

VNA of Allegheny County, photo display schedule, 1974.

8 8

Braddock General Hospital promotional brochure, 1977.

8 9

Program brochure for Home Health Agencies Day, April 16, 1969.

8 10

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Series 6.  Agency Affiliations/Referrals, 1943-1990.

Scope and Contents note

This series reflects the agency's association with other institutions such as the United Fund. Significant documentation in this series is the file on the consolidation of Homestead and St. Joseph's Hospitals' Home Health Care.

Box Folder

Defender's Club (United Fund) leaflet, circa 1943.

8 1

United Fund Campaign Fair Share Award to the VNA of Allegheny County, 1961 and 1964.

8 2

P.P.G. United Way News, September 1981 and 1982; retirement party program, 1989.

8 3

Allegheny County Health Department annual report, 1987.

8 4

Update/Anniversary meeting with referral sources, agenda, invitation list, attendance, memos, information packet, April 1984.

8 5

Weekly referral analysis by major referral sources, August 4, 1990.

8 6

South Hills Health System/Consolidation of Homestead and St. Joseph Hospitals' Home Health Care, memo, proposal, correspondence, and summary of activities, 1964-1978.

8 7

Certificate of Membership, National League for Nursing, 1984.

8 8

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Series 7.  Newspaper Clippings, Scrapbooks, and Artifacts, 1920-1990.

Scope and Contents note

The scrapbooks are chronologically arranged for the years 1938-1960. The clippings were kept by a number of staff members and are not arranged. Included in this series is a sample of fabric used for public health nurses' uniforms.

Newspaper Clippings.

Box Folder

1920-1954.

8 1

1954-1968.

8 2

1969-1974.

8 3

1974-1990.

8 4

undated.

8 5
Box

Scrapbook, 1938-1939.

9

Scrapbook, 1939-1941.

10

Scrapbook, 1942-1960.

11

VNA of Allegheny County, cotton percale fabric for nursing uniform, undated.

12

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Series 8.  Photographs and Slides, 1900-1990.

Scope and Contents note

Photographs are arranged in several subjects: individual nurses, group portraits of nurses, child health care, nurses with adult patients, building, district residents, general public relations, public relations photos with nurse Beth Nolan, public health nursing education, community activities, nursing uniforms and accessories, and contact sheets. Photographs are listed individually under the appropriate categories. Slides have been grouped by a number of events and instructional topics.

General note

Key: letters indicate duplicate photographs (eg. p.2a is the duplicate of p.2).

Individual Nurses (and auxiliary personnel).

Exteriors.
Box Photo

Elvira "Bootsie" Kramer.

13 1

Elvira "Bootsie" Kramer.

13 2

Elvira "Bootsie" Kramer.

13 3

Rosie Muhlbauer.

13 4

Genevieve Port, 1943.

13 5

unidentified woman on sidewalk, circa 1943.

13 6

unidentified nun, circa 1943.

13 7

unidenfified nun, circa 1943.

13 8

Mrs. Hudson, 1944.

13 9

unidentified woman at doorstep, circa 1940.

13 10

unidentified woman leaving building, circa 1940.

13 11

Olga Yachup, 1950.

13 12

Maureen Swick, circa 1960.

13 13

unidentified nun, 1962.

13 14

unidentified nun, 1962.

13 15

Nurse walking on sidewalk, circa 1970.

13 16

Jeanette Minor (sp?), 1976.

13 17

unidentified, 1989.

13 18
Interiors.
Box Photo

V.N.A. Office, 1908.

13 19

Nurse in uniform, circa 1940.

13 20

unidentified woman (shopping), circa 1960.

13 21

Mrs. Floria, 1961.

13 22

Anne Snowden Webster, 1965.

13 23

unidentified woman giving a lecture, undated.

13 24

Mrs. Bender, 1966.

13 25

Home Health Aide, 1966.

13 26

Mrs. Brown - Nutritionist, 1966.

13 27

Different pose of Mrs. Brown.

13 28

unidentified man, 1988.

13 29

unidentified woman, 1988.

13 30

unidentified woman, 1988.

13 31

unidentified woman, 1989.

13 32

unidentified woman, 1989.

13 33

Ella Phillips Bromdall, Executive Secretary, (undated) Nat'l Organization for Pub. Health Nursing.

13 34

Rosie Muehlbaur, undated.

13 35

Rosie Muehlbaur, undated.

13 36

Bootsie Kramer, 50th anniversary, undated.

13 37

Miss Everett (sp? Ebbert?).

13 38

Miss Everett (sp? Ebbert?).

13 39

Nancy McCormick, 40th year anniversary, undated.

13 40

Laetitia Woods, undated.

13 41

unidentified woman, undated.

13 42

Nancy Donovan, New Director of Clinical Nursing, undated.

13 43

Norma Vidale, undated.

13 44

unidentified woman, undated.

13 45

unidentified woman, undated.

13 46

unidentified woman, undated.

13 47

unidentified woman, undated.

13 48

unidentified woman, undated.

13 49

unidentified woman, undated.

13 50

unidentified woman, undated.

13 51

unidentified woman, undated.

13 52

unidentified woman, undated.

13 53

Group Portraits of Nurses (and auxiliary personnel).

Exteriors.
Box Photo

Group of nurses outside building, 1930.

13 54

Two unidenfied women on doorstep, 1943.

13 55

Time progression of above shot.

13 56

Ida Carettie, Genevieve Port, circa 1945.

13 57

Group of women leaving office, circa 1940.

13 58

Group of women outside P.H.N.A.'s building, circa 1940.

13 59

Dorothy Barbahenn and unidentified woman on doorstep, circa 1940.

13 60

Martha Patton and Riddle, 1940.

14 61

Byrne, Norris and unidentified woman walking on sidewalk, circa 1940.

14 62

Duplicate of above.

14 62a

Time progression of above.

14 63

Two women on street, circa 1940.

14 64

Alice Woolrich (sp?) and unidentified woman on doorstep, circa 1940.

14 65

Closeup of above picture.

14 66

Alice Wooldridge (sp?) and unidentified woman on doorstep, circa 1940.

14 67

Group picture outside Nurses Home, circa 1950.

14 68
Interiors.
Box Photo

Nurses at banquet, circa 1920.

14 69

Nurses assembled in gymnasium, circa 1920.

14 70

Nurses receiving morning assignments, 1937.

14 71

Nurses with their paperwork (Mrs. Davis - supervisor), circa 1940.

14 72

Miss Morgan and Helen Joos, circa 1940.

14 73

Ida Faust Carethe, Martha Evertt Donovan, Marie Steurnagel Mangold, and Genevieve Port, 1943.

14 74

Closeup of above.

14 75

Marie Steurnagel and Genevieve Port, 1943.

14 76

aDuplicate of above.

14 76

Same people as above.

14 77

Ida Carethe, Martha Ebbert (sp? Evertt), circa 1945.

14 78

Woman at a celebration, 1948.

14 79

urses with their paperwork, 1950.

14 80

Nurses with their paperwork, 1953.

14 81

Florence Fralin, VNA Nutritionist, 1956.

14 82

Smith, Hennigan, Fleming, Suehr (sp?), circa 1950.

14 83

Aniceta Welsh Donovan, R.N. and Ethel Diggs Gandi, R.N. Valley Substation, 1964.

14 84

Two nurses talking at table, circa 1965.

14 85

Two nurses sitting, circa 1965.

14 86

Annie Kinkella, R.N., circa 1965.

14 87

Guild for the Blind, 1975.

14 88

Group of nineteen women, 1971.

14 89

Two unidentified women, February 1989.

14 90

Two unidentified women, February 1989.

14 91

Group of four women, September 1989.

14 92

Group of people in kitchen, January 1990.

14 93

Chas Strehl and Ron Potts, undated.

14 94

Mrs. Lang, undated.

14 95

Group of women at banquet, undated.

14 96

Miss Riddle, undated.

14 97

Two unidentified women, undated.

14 98

Two unidentified women, undated.

14 99

unidentified man and woman, undated.

14 100

woman lecturing to crowd, undated.

14 101

woman lecturing to crowd, undated.

14 102

lecturer and Helen Ference, undated.

14 103

negative of multi-image photo on acetate(?) film, Christmas Party, undated.

14 104

Child Healthcare.

Exteriors.
Box Photo

Nurse talking with mother and child at door.

14 105

Nurse talking with children in street.

14 106

Group picture of mothers and their babies and nurse(s).

14 107

Group picture of mothers and their babies and nurse.

14 108
Interiors.
Box Photo

Nurse looking for cavities, circa 1900?.

14 109

Miss Washington, school nurse, circa 1910?.

14 110

Nurse bathing baby, circa 1940.

14 111

Nurse watching doctor examine baby, circa 1940.

14 112

Nurse helping mother care for baby, circa 1940.

14 113

Nurse watching doctor examine child, circa 1940.

15 114

Nurse washing baby while aid cares for mother, circa 1940.

15 115

Nurse washing baby, circa 1940.

15 116

Nurse washing baby, circa 1940.

15 117

Nurse weighing baby, circa 1940.

15 118

Nurse watching doctor examine baby, circa 1940.

15 119

Nurses measuring child's height, circa 1940.

15 120

Duplicate of above.

15 120a

Nurses measuring child's height, circa 1940.

15 121

Nurse talking with mother, circa 1940.

15 122

Nancy McCormick putting on leg brace on child, 1947.

15 123

Nancy McCormick watching child walk with brace, 1947.

15 124

Nurse with mother and child, circa 1945.

15 125

Nurse with mother and child, circa 1945.

15 126

Above Nurse with different mother and child, circa 1945.

15 127

Nurse with mother and child, circa 1945.

15 128

Nurse with mother and child, circa 1945.

15 129

Nurse with mother and child, circa 1945.

15 130

Nurse Ebbert with mother and child, circa 1945.

15 131

Nurse Ebbert with mother and child, circa 1945.

15 132

Nurse Ebbert with mother and child, circa 1945.

15 133

Nurse Ebbert with mother and child, circa 1945.

15 134

Nurse Ebbert with mother and child, circa 1945.

15 135

Mother and child, circa 1945.

15 136

Nurse with baby, circa 1945.

15 137

Nurse watching mother care for baby, circa 1945.

15 138

Mary McAteer putting bandage on child's leg, circa 1945.

15 139

Nurse watching mother care for baby, 1950.

15 140

Nurse and mother watching baby crawl, circa 1950.

15 141

Nurse weighing baby, circa 1950.

15 142

Nurse helping child stand, circa 1950.

15 143

Nurse taking boy's blood pressure, circa 1955.

15 144

Marjorie Perrin testing child's eye sight (Open House at Alex and Mary Child Health Center, Sewickley, PA), 1956.

15 145

Nurse with mother and children, circa 1960.

15 146

Stacy Miller examining child, circa 1965.

15 147

Contact sheet of nurse with mother and family, 1961.

15 148

Four photos; nurse with adult patient or child, 1940s - 1950s.

15 149

Nurse washing baby, undated.

15 150

Speech therapist (?) with patient, undated.

15 151

Nurse with child patient, undated.

15 152

Mary Lou Lane weighing baby, undated.

15 153

Mary Lou Lane with mother and baby, undated.

15 154

Mother and baby, undated.

15 155

Nurses (and auxiliary personnel) with Adult Patients.

Box Photo

Mary Florian one of the VNA's first physical therapists, 1953?.

15 156

Kathy Englert, 1953-1955?.

15 157

Nurse propping pillow behind patient's back, 1959.

15 158

Mrs. Vanda Adams, and Florence G. Fralin, 195?.

15 159

Duplicate of above.

15 159a

Miss Cecilia Raisbech - Nurse Aids housekeeper, January 1962.

15 160

Duplicate of above.

15 160a

Duplicate of above.

15 160b

Woman tending patient's foot, June 1965.

15 161

Woman tending patient's finger nails, June 1965.

15 162

Homemaker/Home Health Aide and nurse entering home, June 1965.

15 163

Homemaker helping woman with walker.

15 164

Homemaker carrying tray with tea.

16 165

Homemaker doing some ironing.

16 166

Homemaker washing dishes.

16 167

Homemaker preparing a meal tray.

16 168

Homemaker preparing a meal tray.

16 169

Mrs. Betty Hepner, social group worker, with group at Young Men and Women's Hebrew Association, July 1965.

16 170

Nurse with elderly woman, circa 1965.

16 171

Nurse washing patient, circa 1965.

16 172

aDuplicate of above.

16 172

Nurse talking with elderly man, circa 1965.

16 173

Nursing talking with woman, circa 1965.

16 174

Joan Minogue with patient using walker, circa 1965.

16 175

Duplicate of above.

16 175a

Joan putting a physical therapy device on patient.

16 176

Joan conversing with patient.

16 177

Duplicate of above.

16 177a

Nurse taking patient's temperature, circa 1965.

16 178

Miss Peczyski with woman in wheelchair, circa 1965.

16 179

Duplicate of above.

16 179a

Mary Florian exercising patient's leg, circa 1965.

16 180

Nurse with patient and his wife, 1966.

16 181

Woman advising elderly couple on nutrition, February 25, 1974.

16 182

Guild for the Blind, Mildred Tahl helping member, November 1975.

16 183

Four nurses helping patient celebrate 101st birthday, mid(?), 1970s.

16 184

Helen Joos and Nancy McCormick, making tools for patients' use, undated.

16 185

Making tools for patients' use.

16 186

Mrs. Smith, speaker therapist, with patient, Ed Carpenter, undated.

16 187

Nurse, Mrs. Kramer, with patient and his wife, undated.

16 188

Nurse comforting patient.

16 189

Nurse taking patient's temperature.

16 190

Nurse helping patient with walker.

16 191

Nurse helping patient exercise his arm.

16 192

Nurse washing patient.

16 193

Nurse helping patient with crutches, undated.

16 194

Nurse removing patient's arm brace, undated.

16 195

Woman talking with patient, undated.

16 196

Woman helping woman blind person eat, undated.

16 197

Woman helping patient with crossword puzzle, undated.

16 198

Duplicate of above.

16 198a

Woman helping patient wash dishes.

16 199

Maureen Swick, nurse, helping patient in kitchen, undated.

16 200

Nurse, Miss Porter, helping young woman with walker, undated.

16 201

Woman, with elderly patient, undated.

16 202

Home Health Aide (?) helping patient prepare food.

16 203

Nurse, Jane Brennan, talking with bed-ridden patient, undated.

16 204

Two nurses and a young woman with patient, undated.

16 205

One (or two) nurses with adult male patient, undated.

16 206

Florence Thompson and Mary Kelly helping patient with walker, undated.

16 207

Physical therapist with several patients, undated.

16 208

contact sheets with same P.T.

16 209

contact sheets with same P.T.

16 210

Woman lecturing to male passengers on a bus, undated.

16 211

Nurse attending patients bandage, undated.

16 212

Nurse washing patient, undated.

16 213

Miss Jane Brennan wearing a summer uniform, undated.

16 214

Nurse caring for elderly patient, undated.

16 215

Nurse attending patient's bandage, (four pictures on one page,), undated.

16 216

Nurse holding a meeting, undated.

16 217

Building.

Box Photo

Visiting Nurse Association, Valley Substation, Braddock, 1959.

17 218

Closeup of above.

17 219

District Residents.

Box Photo

Man drawing water from outdoor faucet.

17 220

Child sitting under clothesline.

17 221

Duplicate of above.

17 221a

Sidney Poorbaugh travelling in a lift.

17 222

Public Relations.

Box Photo

P.H.N.A. community information booth, 1937.

17 223

P.H.N.A. community information booth, circa 1940.

17 224

Duplicate of above.

17 224a

P.H.N.A. community information booth, 1941.

17 225

V.N.A. community information booth, January 1959.

17 226

United Fund Campaign, September 1959.

17 227

Duplicate of above.

17 227a

Duplicate of above.

17 227b

Duplicate of above.

17 227c

Margaret Barclay, LPN, 1959.

17 228

Duplicate of above.

17 228a

Margaret Barclay and Catherine Barrow, 1959.

17 229

Duplicate of above.

17 229a

Duplicate of above.

17 229b

Linda Wilson in summer uniform, 1965?.

17 230

Visit to People's Natural Gas Gateway Center, November 1966.

17 231

Harriet Miller at community information booth, circa 1970.

17 232

Allegheny County Proclamation of "Visiting Nurse Association Week (February 19-25, 1989)".

17 233

Duplicate of above.

17 233a

Allegheny County Proclamation of "Visiting Nurse Association Week (February 18-24,1990)".

17 234

Duplicate of above.

17 234a

Empty Bulletin Board.

17 235

PHNA Public Relations Photos with Nurse Beth Nolan.

Box Photo

Beth in classroom, circa 1940.

17 236

Close-up of Beth in classroom, circa 1940.

17 237

Duplicate of above.

17 237a

Portrait of Beth and coworker, circa 1940.

17 238

Portrait of Beth, circa 1940.

17 239

Portrait of Beth, circa 1940.

17 240

Beth and coworkers (Olive Wetzel Gallagher, and Mary Huber) leaving the Community House for work, circa 1940.

17 241

Time progression of above shot.

17 242

Beth constructing a home-made crutch for woman, circa 1940.

17 243

Duplicate of above.

17 243a

Beth taking temperature and pulse of woman, circa 1940.

17 244

Beth talking with man outdoors, circa 1940.

17 245

Beth directing child in neighborhood, circa 1940.

17 246

Time progression of above picture.

17 247

Beth holding patient's baby as patient is placed in ambulance, circa 1940.

17 248

Close-up of above.

17 249

Beth with mother weighing baby, circa 1940.

17 250

Beth bathing baby, circa 1940.

17 251

Beth administering fluids to bedridden child, circa 1940.

17 252

Close-up of above.

17 253

Beth administering fluids to same child, circa 1940.

17 254

Close-up of above.

17 255

Beth cutting child's hair, circa 1940.

17 256

Public Health Nursing Education.

Box Photo

Learning to organize materials in nurse's satchel, circa 1940.

17 257

Alice Wooldridge, 1940s.

17 258

Closeup of above.

18 259

Closeup of above.

18 260

four students examining contents of nurse's satchel, circa 1940.

18 261

four students examining contents of nurse's satchel, circa 1940.

18 262

time progression of above.

18 263

two students examining contents of nurse's satchel, circa 1940.

18 264

three students examining contents of nurse's satchel, circa 1940.

18 265

four students examining contents of nurse's satchel, circa 1940.

18 266

older nurse instructing two younger nurses (Margretha Ruth Barup (sp?), Geraldine Larabee, Mabel Norris), circa 1940.

18 267

Learning how to fill out patients' records (Wilcynski, Gribben (sp?), ? (Gribben?), Everett), circa 1940.

18 268

Learning how to fill out patients' records, circa 1940.

18 269

Learing how to fill out patients' records, circa 1940.

18 270

Marjorie Perrin, Open House at the Alex and Mary Child Health Center, 1956.

18 271

Instruction on nutrition, circa 1965.

18 272

Instruction on nutrition, circa 1965.

18 273

Learning how to handle a syringe, undated.

18 274

Teaching a patient, undated.

18 275

Learning infant care, undated.

18 276

Group instruction, undated.

18 277

Community Activities.

Box Photo

Telephones "ringing" at the P.H.N.A.

18 278

Mother League - Munhall, 1924.

18 279

Boy Scouts with an improvised (heated) infant crib, 1943.

18 280

Closeup of the construction.

18 281

Closeup of the construction.

18 282

Duplicate of above.

18 282A

Annual meeting of the Girl Scout Nurses' Aides, 1944.

18 283

Nursing Uniforms and Accessories.

Box Photo

Sketch of different nursing uniforms.

18 284

Nurses' hat and satchel.

18 285

Nurses' hat and satchel.

18 286

Contact sheets.

Box Photo

8:30 am Skilled Nursing - Family Nurse Practioner assessment "thyroid examination", March 25, 1974.

18 287

8:45 am Nutrition - Wall chart and normal nutrition for the family, March 25, 1974.

18 288

9:00 am Speech Therapy - Word formation (Writing and Verbal), March 25, 1974.

18 289

9:15 am Skilled Nursing - Cancer Nursing - "Illeostomy Teaching", March 25, 1974.

18 290

9:30 am Social Service - Team conference, March 25, 1974.

18 291

9:45 am Skilled Nursing - Instruction with Injection Technique, March 25, 1974.

18 292

10:00 am Skilled Nursing - Applying an ace bandage, March 25, 1974.

18 293

10:15 am Social Service - Family Counselling, March 25, 1974.

18 294

10:30 am Stroke Goup Program - One hand kitchen activity and Short term group teaching, March 25, 1974.

18 295

11:00 am Physical Therapy - Ambulating with Quad Cane and Leg Brace, March 25, 1974.

18 296

11:15 am Physical Therapy - Ambulating with Walkerette, March 25, 1974.

18 297

11:30 am Physical Therapy - Application of Hot Packs, March 25, 1974.

18 298

1:30 pm Homemaker Home Health Aide Program, March 25, 1974.

18 299

2:45 pm Nurse outside home, March 25, 1974.

18 300

Social Service for Senior Citizens ?, March 25, 1974.

18 301

Visiting Nurse, 1959.

18 302

Campaign Film, 1965.

18 303

Campaign Film, 1965.

18 304

Christmas Party, undated.

18 305

Christmas Party, undated.

18 306

Christmas Party, undated.

18 307

Christmas Party, undated.

18 308

Slides.

Box

Poster Boards and Nursing Equipment on Display, 1968.

19

United Way, 1975.

19

Staff and Services of VNA of Allegheny County are represented by physical therapist, stroke group therapist, social worker, and nurse.

19

Visiting Nurses Care on the ALCOA sign atop Mt. Washington, February 13-20, 1984.

19

VNA banner at City County Building, April 29-May 6, 1984.

19

VNA Slide Tape Series (1977) with script.

19

Features neighborhood, services offered, and staff of the VNA. Not all slides mentioned on script are present. A "#" of a slide (on the script) may refer to a group of similar slides.

19

Home-maker/Home Health Aide Bag Technique Slide Series.

19

Features narrative with accompanying illustrative pictures.

19

Unidentified Slides.

19

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