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Thelma M. Schorr papers

MC 79

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:
Schorr, Thelma M., 1924-
Title:
Thelma M. Schorr papers
Date [inclusive]:
1952-1991
Call Number:
MC 79
Extent:
2 Linear feet
Language:
English
Abstract:
Thelma Schorr is known as a former editor of the American Journal of Nursing. This collection consists of her personal and professional papers, which document her time at the  American Journal of Nursing Company and her work on her book  Making Choices, Taking Chances.
Cite as:
Thelma M. Schorr papers, Barbara Bates Center for The Study of The History of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania
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Biography/History

Born and raised in New Haven, Connecticut, Thelma M. Schorr entered Bellevue School of Nursing in 1942, graduating in the Class of 1945. She later received a Bachelor of Science in nursing from Teachers College, Columbia University. While studying at Columbia, Schorr joined the editorial staff of the American Journal of Nursing Company in 1949 after publicizing the "dumping" of tuberculosis patients on open wards at Bellevue Hospital. Over the next thirty years, she held various positions at the  American Journal of Nursing Company before becoming editor in 1970, and president and publisher in 1981.Thelma Schorr co-authored a book with Anne Zimmermann on important nursing figures entitled  Making Choices, Taking Chances, which was published in 1988.

Scope and Contents

Thelma Schorr is known as a former editor of the American Journal of Nursing. This collection includes files of her personal and organizational material, as well as material relating to a book she co-authored. This collection is particularly strong in documenting her work at the American Journal of Nursing, and in the development of the book,  Making Choices, Taking Chances.

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 Thelma M. Schorr.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • American Journal of Nursing.
Form/Genre(s)
  • Personal papers
Occupation(s)
  • Nurse
  • Periodical editors.
Personal Name(s)
  • Schorr, Thelma M., 1924-

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Collection Inventory

Series 1.  Personal, 1968-1991.

Box Folder

Correspondence, 1968-1990.

1 1

Congratulatory Cards, 1971.

1 2

Congratulatory Cards, 1981.

1 3

Miscellaneous.

1 4

Programs, 1973-1991.

1 5

Speeches.

Box Folder

Rutgers University, 1973.

1 6

New Hampshire Nursing Association, 1975.

1 7

Boston University, 1975.

1 8

International Year of the Woman, 1976.

1 9

Student Nurses Association of North Carolina, 1979.

1 10

Florida Nurses Association, 1979.

1 11

American Nurses Foundation, 1980.

1 12

Iowa State Nurses Association, 1980.

1 13

Case Western Reserves University, 1981.

1 14

Nebraska Nmses Association, 1981.

1 15

American Nurses Association, 1986.

1 16

National Conference on Cancer Nursing, 1991.

1 17

Michigan, undated.

1 18

Texas, undated.

1 19
Box Folder

Open Letter to President Carter, 1977.

1 20

Clippings, 1971-1985.

1 21

Personal Notes from Unknown Conference, 1978.

1 22

Trip to Israel, 1976.

1 23

Trip to China, 1977.

1 24

Unpublished Book, Caring, 1982.

1 25

Unpublished Book, Caring, cont., 1982.

1 26

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Series 2.  The American Journal of Nursing Company, 1969-1990.

Box Folder

Assignments.

2 1

Board Reports.

2 2

Correspondence.

Box Folder

1969-1980.

2 3

1977.

2 4

1981.

2 5

1981-1989.

2 6
Box Folder

Editor's Conference.

2 7

Miscellaneous.

2 8

Press Releases.

2 9

Research Materials.

2 10

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Series 3.  Publication Files, 1984-1988.

Making Choices, Taking Chances.

Subject Files.
Box Folder

Aiken, Linda.

2 1

Alfanso, Genrose.

2 2

Aydelotte, Myrtle K.

2 3

Banard, Kathryn.

2 4

Benoliel, Jeanne Q.

2 5

Bessent, Mattie.

2 6

Bowman, Rosemary.

2 7

Burke, Sheila.

2 8

Carnegie, Elizabeth.

3 9

Christman, Luther.

3 10

Cornelius, Dorothy.

3 11

Curtin, Leah.

3 12

Cushing, Maureen.

3 13

Davis, Anne J.

3 14

Diers, Donna.

3 15

Donley, Rosemary.

3 16

Driscoll, Veronica.

3 17

Dvorak, Eileen.

3 18

Fagin, Claire.

3 19

Griffith, Elsie.

3 20

Hill, Martha.

3 21

Holleran, Constance.

3 22

Igoe, Judith.

3 23

Johnson-Brown, Hazel W.

3 24

Kalisch, Beatrice J.

3 25

Kelley, Lucie S.

3 26

Kinney, Marguerite.

3 27

King, Imogene.

3 28

Kowalski, Karen.

3 29

Kramer, Marlene.

3 30

Lambertson, Eleanor C.

3 31

Leininger, Madeliene.

3 32

Lenburg, Carrie B.

3 33

Leone, Lucile-Petry.

3 34

Levine, Myra.

3 35

Lubic, Ruth.

4 36

Manthey, Marie.

4 37

Martinson, Ida.

4 38

Mauksch, Ingeborg G.

4 39

McBride, Angela.

4 40

McCafferty, Margo.

4 41

Montag, Mildred.

4 42

Murphy, Catherine.

4 43

Nichols, Barbara.

4 44

Ohlson, Virginia.

4 45

Ripple, Helen B.

4 46

Roy, Callista.

4 47

Scaffer, Franklin.

4 48

Scolofeldt, Rozella M.

4 49

Schwartz, Doris.

4 50

Smith, Gloria.

4 51

Stafford; Margaret .T.

4 52

Steel, Jean E.

4 53

Stone, Virginia.

4 54

Styles, Margretta M.

4 55

de Tornyay, Rheba.

4 56

Ufema, Joy.

4 57

Werley, Harriet.

4 58

Werner, June.

4 59

Williams, Virginia T.

5 60

Woods, Nancy Fugate.

5 61
Correspondence.
Box Folder

undated.

5 62

1984-1988.

5 63
Box Folder

Galley Prints.

5 64

Letters of Inquiry.

5 65

Memoranda.

5 66

Negative Responses.

5 67

Outlines and Notes.

5 68

Publishing Agreements.

5 69

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Series 4.  Photographs, 1952-1990.

Photographs of Thelma Schorr.

Box Photo

Thelma Schorr, undated.

6 1

At Vermont College, undated.

6 2

Norman Schorr at Ccommission on Graduate of Foreign Nursing Schools banquet, undated.

6 3

After Speech at the American Nurses Association Convention, 1952.

6 4

With Gretchin Gerds Managing Editor of American Journal of Nursing Company, 1972.

6 5

At International Council of Nursing Congress in Japan, 1977.

6 6

At Great Wall of China, 1977.

6 7

As President of American Journal of Nursing Company, 1981.

6 8

With Norman Schorr at International Council of Nursing Meeting in Israel, 1985.

6 9

Adele Herwitz at International Council of Nursing Meeting in Israel, 1985.

6 10

At American Journel of Nursing Company Christmas Party, 1985.

6 11

At Washington Roundtable, 1986.

6 12

At podium at the PAHO Meeting in Columbia, 1986.

6 13

At the PAHO Meeting in Columbia, 1986.

6 14

At NSNA Convention, 1986.

6 15

At American Nurses Association Convention in Anaheim, 1986.

6 16

With Margaret Stafford and Mary Kelly Miellane, 1975.

6 17

With Shawn Kennedy in New Orleans, LA. at MCN Convention, 1987.

6 18

Receiving an Award in San Francisco, 1990.

6 19

With Winners of the Thelma Schorr Award in San Francisco, 1990.

6 20

Photographs Collected by Thelma Schorr.

Box Photo

Irish Minister of Health at the Podium of National Council of Nurses Meeting in Dublin, 1971.

6 21

Liberia Awarding Plaque to the National Council Nurses of Ireland in Dublin, 1971.

6 22

International council of nurses Representatives with Prize Winning Nursing Students Dublin,Ireland, 1971.

6 23

International Council of Nurses Representatives with the President of Ireland in Dublin, 1971.

6 24

Group at a Banquet for the International Council of Nurses in Dublin, Ireland, 1971.

6 25

Adele Herwitz, Executive Director of the International Council of Nurses with Representatives from the Philippines in Dublin, Ireland, 1971.

6 26

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