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Lankenau Hospital School of Nursing records

MC 98

Lankenau Hospital School of Nursing records

MC 98

Lankenau Hospital School of Nursing records

MC 98

Lankenau Hospital School of Nursing records

MC 98

Lankenau Hospital School of Nursing records

MC 98

Lankenau Hospital School of Nursing records

MC 98

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Summary Information

Repository:
University of Pennsylvania: Barbara Bates Center for the Study of The History of Nursing
Creator:
Lankenau Hospital School of Nursing.
Title:
Lankenau Hospital School of Nursing records
Date [inclusive]:
1871-1992
Call Number:
MC 98
Extent:
52.5 Linear feet
Language:
English
Abstract:
This collection chronicles the long history of one of Philadelphia's most respected diploma schools of nursing, that of the Lankenau Hospital. It contains records which span the entire life of the school, from its inception in 1899 (at Lankenau's institutional predecessor, the German Hospital) to its eventual close in May of 1992.
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Lankenau Hospital School of Nursing records, Barbara Bates Center for The Study of The History of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania
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Repository:
University of Pennsylvania: Barbara Bates Center for the Study of The History of Nursing
Creator:
Mercy-Douglass Hospital.
Title:
Mercy-Douglass Hospital records
Date [inclusive]:
1896-1977
Call Number:
MC 78
Extent:
26 Linear feet
Language:
English
Abstract:
The Mercy-Douglass Hospital was an African-American hospital and the first black nurse training school in in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It existed from 1895-1960. This collection contains the institutional records of Mercy-Douglass, along with over 200 photographs of the hospital and nursing school.
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Mercy-Douglass Hospital 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:
Philadelphia General Hospital.
Title:
Philadelphia General Hospital School of Nursing student files
Date [inclusive]:
1885-1940
Call Number:
MC 72
Extent:
1 Linear feet (7 reels of microfilm)
Language:
English
Abstract:
These microfilm reels contain the records of students and nurses at Philadelphia General Hospital (PGH) in the early 20th century.
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Philadelphia General Hospital School of Nursing student files, 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:
Philadelphia Orthopaedic Hospital and Infirmary for Nervous Diseases. School of Nursing.
Title:
Philadelphia Orthopaedic Hospital and Infirmary for Nervous Diseases School of Nursing records
Date [inclusive]:
1889-1915
Call Number:
MC 163
Extent:
0.5 Linear feet
Language:
English
Abstract:
This collection contains student records from the Philadelphia Orthopaedic Hospital and Infirmary for Nervous Diseases' training school for nurses (founded 1888). It primarily consists of two record books detailing students' personal and ward assignment information.
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Philadelphia Orthopaedic Hospital and Infirmary for Nervous Diseases School of Nursing records, Barbara Bates Center for The Study of The History of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania
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Repository:
University of Pennsylvania: Barbara Bates Center for the Study of The History of Nursing
Creator:
Presbyterian School of Nursing.
Title:
Presbyterian School of Nursing records
Date [inclusive]:
1871-1988
Call Number:
MC 35
Extent:
152 Linear feet
Language:
English
Abstract:
This collection documents the founding, flourishing and eventual closing of the Presbyterian School of Nursing, a hospital-based nursing school in Philadelphia. The hospital itself was founded in 1871 under the sponsorship of the Presbyterian Church. Its nurse training program was begun in 1889. The collection's strength is the relative completeness of student records, good documentation of the school's curricula and teaching materials. The supportive role both the Ladies Aid Society and the Alumni Association played in the growth of the School are evident in these records.
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Presbyterian School of Nursing records, Barbara Bates Center for The Study of The History of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania
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Repository:
University of Pennsylvania: Barbara Bates Center for the Study of The History of Nursing
Creator:
Woman's Hospital of Philadelphia.
Title:
Woman's Hospital of Philadelphia records
Date [inclusive]:
1858-1976
Call Number:
MC 89
Extent:
6 Linear feet
Language:
English
Abstract:
This collection contains records relating to the Woman's Hospital of Philadelphia. Materials include historical accounts, administrative records, board minutes, annual reports, correspondence, and photographs.
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Woman's Hospital of Philadelphia records, Barbara Bates Center for The Study of The History of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania
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Biography/History

The Lankenau Hospital began its long existence in 1860, when the German Hospital of the City of Philadelphia was incorporated. The hospital did not open its doors to the public until 1866, as its original building was commandeered by the United States government for use in treating wounded Civil War soldiers during the years 1862-1866. With the entrance of the United States into the war in Europe in 1917, the Board of Trustees decided to change the name of the hospital to honor one its founders and major benefactors, businessman John D. Lankenau. Relocated twice in its history, the German/Lankenau Hospital became a local landmark in its facilities at Girard and Corinthian Avenues in North Philadelphia before moving in December 1953 to a new building situated on land carved out of the Overbrook golf course. This modern, tailor-made physical plant allowed the hospital to expand and grow better than it had been able to in the congested North Philadelphia neighborhood.

The year 1884 was marked by an event of considerable significance in the history of the Lankenau Hospital organization. One of the reasons the German Hospital had been formed was to provide German-speaking emigres with quality hospital care in surroundings where their mother tongue was spoken. Close ties were maintained with Germany, and medical advances made there were often put into practice by the doctors at the German Hospital. Thus, in 1884, aware of the need for better "nursing" care, seven Lutheran Deaconesses who were trained at the Kaiserswerth in Germany answered the call to modernize German Hospital's practices.

Though the number of Deaconesses at the German Hospital grew to thirty-six by 1899, the Board of Trustees of the hospital felt that it would be wise to establish a training school for nurses so that future needs could be met more easily. Thus the Training School of the German Hospital of the City of Philadelphia came into being in 1899, with an enrollment of five students. This diploma program, initially two years in length, was soon extended to three years-- the length which was maintained until 1968, when the program was slightly abbreviated to thirty-two months. Sister Magdalene von Bracht (one of the original seven Deaconesses), who was the directing sister of the German Hospital, became the de facto director of the fledgling training school. In 1909, however, Sister Marie Koeneke was named Superintendent of Nursing, as the school had become more formalized and was in need of someone who could devote full attention to its day-to-day operations. Sister Marie served in that position for twenty-four years, until 1933. Her impact on the course and direction taken by the school was profound, for it was during this period that the school became more of what we would consider "modern." The same year of Sister Marie's appointment, the first full-time nursing instructor in the state of Pennsylvania was hired by the German Hospital. Ida F. Giles, who was also a member of the infant Pennsylvania State Board of Examiners for the Registration of Nurses, played an important role in shaping the development of the nursing school. In 1919, the duties of the director had grown to the point that a full-time Assistant Director, Edith Bube, was added to the staff.

Though there were only five students at the school of nursing during its first year of operation, enrollment soon began to climb as the school established its reputation. Twenty years after its opening, enrollment was hovering around twenty-five students per class. The number remained steady at about thirty per class until the late 1940s when a surge in interest drove the number of enrolled students to new heights. As student interest increased and the field of nursing instruction progressed, more spacious and modern teaching facilities were needed. Thus, a Nursing Education Building attached to the main hospital was built in 1965, providing students with state-of-the-art laboratories and classrooms. Peak enrollment at the school was reached sometime in the late 1960s/early 1970s when there were as many as seventy-five students in a graduating class. The number of matriculants began to decline in the following years, especially in the decade of the 1980s, as college and university-based nursing schools began to make their ascent. Although the Lankenau Hospital School of Nursing affiliated with Eastern College in suburban Philadelphia in 1981, giving its students access to college-based natural science programs, still the number of students declined, resulting in the decision to close the program with the graduation of the class of 1992.

The history of the Lankenau Hospital School of Nursing would not be complete without mention of two other entities: the School of Practical Nursing and the Nurses' Alumnae Association. To meet the ever-increasing need for quality nursing care, the Lankenau Hospital opened a school for the training of licensed practical nurses in 1967. The School of Practical Nursing, which offered a one-year program, closed finally in 1979, after having graduated 151 LPNs. An abortive attempt to establish an alumnae association at the German Hospital in 1906 was followed by success in 1909. The Nurses' Alumnae Association has operated continuously for many decades since its second inception - its monthly publication, The Chronicle, affords a glimpse at the many activities of the association. It was very active in promoting nursing education by providing scholarships and supporting extracurricular activities.

Biography/History

In the late 19th century, healthcare revolutionaries, Dr. Nathan F. Mossell and Dr. Eugene T. Hinson, worked to overcome the ill treatment of African Americans by establishing a healthcare system that served to adequately train African American health professionals, and fairly provide treatment to patients. Dr. Mossell founded the Douglass hospital in 1895 to create opportunities for African-American “physicians and young women desirous of nurse training.” A decade after the establishment of Douglass Hospital, talks began amongst Dr. Hinson and other community members regarding the development of an additional institution “where the young physicians might have the greater opportunity for development.” In 1907, Dr. Hinson, together with a supporting community, inaugurated Mercy Hospital, and eventually appropriated state aid for its operations. However, not long after beginning operations, in 1931, both Mercy and Douglass Hospitals faced deep throes of a financial crisis. In 1938, first talks of a merger between Mercy and Douglass Hospitals were initiated. A decline hospital administrators’ morale stimulated thought on whether merging Mercy and Douglass Hospitals’ clinical and administrative efforts would result in better health care related services for the African-American community. Following the establishment of Mercy Hospital’s Reorganization Committee in 1940, committee members presented strong points in support of the merger between Douglass and Mercy hospitals. The hospitals were merged in March 1948, with Dr. Wilbur B. Strickland, a former army hospital administrator, serving as the first Medical Director of Mercy-Douglass Hospital. Consequently, the merger resolved the problems experienced by both hospitals in 1948.

Dr. Nathan F. Mossell, the first African American to graduate in medicine from the University of Pennsylvania, met with African American doctors and a small group of Philadelphia citizens on June 25, 1895, and conceived the idea “of a hospital where [African American] physicians might have an equal opportunity to practice, where [African American] patients could be cared for, and where [African American] nurses might be taught the art of healing the sick.” The Frederick Douglass Hospital and School for Nurses opened its doors for service on October 31st, 1895, in “a private three story dwelling” at 1512 Lombard Street. Dr. Eugene T. Hinson, a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Medical School’s class of 1898, joined the Douglass Hospital staff in 1898, with the aligned objective to create opportunities for “[African American] physicians and young women desirous of nurse training.” Before attending medical school in 1894, Dr. Hinson spent two years teaching, first at Gravity Hill in Maryland, and then the Institute for Colored Youth in Philadelphia. After graduating from medical school in 1989, Dr. Hinson was refused entry into the University, Philadelphia General and the Presbyterian Hospitals internship programs, “even though [he] was an honor student, a taxpayer and a Presbyterian.” Nonetheless, Dr. Hinson’s professional shortcomings stimulated spirit behind the Episcopal Divinity School’s proposal for Douglass staff to acquire their site at 50th Street and Woodland Avenue as one of the properties during the hospital’s expansion. Douglass hospital continued to grow, and in 1908, acquired two more properties at 1522-34 Lombard Street. Dr. Hinson became a member of the Douglass board in 1900, and held his tenure as a board member for five consecutive years. A decade after its opening, Douglass hospital set up new departments, and increased its patient number, year by year. In 1909, the Board of Managers at the Douglass Hospital decided that its financial condition was good, and constructed a $100,000 building at 1532 Lombard Street. Despite Douglass Hospital’s financial progress, in around 1920, the hospital’s failure to meet basic requirements resulted in Douglass Hospital’s de-recognition by the Philadelphia Federation of Charities. Furthermore, in 1927, Douglass Hospital lost its endorsement for nurse training. However, in the latter part of the year, Douglass Hospital still erected a new nursing, despite not meeting regulatory standards. Two years later, in 1929, Douglass Hospital had also been dropped from the state’s accredited list recognizing training schools for nurses, and was only “conditionally approved by the American College of Surgeons with respect to meeting the minimum requirements of a Class-A hospital.” In the 1930s, Douglass Hospital faced deep financial challenges that constrained their ability to provide affordable healthcare services. The hospital had to decide, after several years of operation in financial deficit, to “curtail the treatment of free patients.” The first few years of the 1940s showed more promise for Douglass Hospital’s future. Following Dr. Douglass Stubbs appointment as Medical Director of Douglass Hospital in 1942, Douglass Hospital was re-endorsed by the American College of Surgeons, and newly endorsed for preceptor resident training. Furthermore, in 1942, the Community Chest of Philadelphia acknowledged Douglass Hospital for attempting to cooperate with the proposed Merger with Mercy Hospital, and permitted the institution, on June 1st, to join the Chest to receive its first annual grant. However, Douglass Hospital’s progress was short-lived as the hospital failed to meet basic requirements set by the Pennsylvania State Board of Medical Education and Licensure, which subsequently removed the hospital from the list of approved institutions for interne training. In 1948, the Douglass building no longer served of purpose since the merger of Mercy and Douglass Hospital - the Douglass Hospital’s building closed, and operations remained at Mercy Hospital’s site.

In 1905, Dr. Hinson left the board of Directors at Douglass Hospital, and, with the help of other community figures, began laying plans for “a new “progressive” hospital” that would “provide young physicians with a greater opportunity for development than what was offered at Douglass under Dr. Mossell.” On December 1905, a group of Douglass physicians met to reorganize a new progressive hospital, and acquired a private dwelling on the Northwest corner of 17th and Fitzwater Streets. In 1907, Mercy Hospital opened its doors for service, and, within the first few months of operation, appropriated state aid. In 1908, there was a significant shortage in Mercy hospital’s inventory of medical supplies. Furthermore, the hospital’s financial conditions made it impossible for administrators to pay hospital employees, and meet other capital-related financial obligations. In 1912, Mercy Hospital set to expand operations, and was approached by the Episcopal Divinity School at 50th Street and Woodland Avenue regarding the possibility of using their site as a new location for Mercy Hospital. Mercy Hospital purchased the west Philadelphia building in 1919 for $130,000, expanded the Nursing School, and established an Interne Training Program. The Mercy Douglass Board of Managers made an attempt to increase the community’s awareness of Mercy Hospital by instituting a series of community based lectures on health and sanitation in various churches. While Mercy Hospital experienced financial difficulties in the 1930s, it solicited funding from the Rosenwald fund through a success fundraising campaign, which made it possible for the hospital to construct a new modern home for nurses. By 1931, Mercy’s Hospital’s Nursing School had increased student enrollment to forty. In 1940, Mercy Hospital established a reorganization committee that presented strong arguments in favor of a merger with Douglass Hospital. Mercy Hospital initially rejected the proposed merger in interest of harmony. The board of Directors took another vote on March 1941, and repudiated the merger on the grounds of avoiding a “divided” and uncooperative environment. Dr. Henry M.Minton, who led Mercy Hospital as the Superintendent, resigned after twenty five years of service. The hospital’s reorganization committee decided to abolish the office of Superintendent, and divided the affairs of the hospital into a Business Administrator and Medical Director. In 1946, Mercy Hospital received a $50,000 gift from Mr. Lessing Rosenwald “to tide it [Mercy Hospital] over its difficulties.” Following the merger of Mercy and Douglass Hospitals, Mercy Hospital’s site remained operational, and housed the merged institution.

The first talks of a merger between Mercy and Douglass Hospitals were initiated in 1938, in attempt to find a solution towards fulfilling the large financial obligations of both Mercy and Douglass Hospitals. Doctors Russell F. Minton, Douglass Stubbs, and Arthur H. Thomas embarked on acountrywide tour to visit seventy hospitals largely controlled by African Americans. They concluded the medical situation of African Americans in Philadelphia at the time was by far the worst of all cities visited, with the exception of New York. The reorganization committee at Mercy Hospital in 1940 argued in favor of the merger suggesting that it would ease financial constraints, and provide the opportunity for physicians and patients to experience better healthcare related services. In 1941, the benefits of a merger between Mercy and Douglass hospitals became evident to both African American and White communities, who fully understood Mercy and Douglass Hospitals as institutions that provided opportunities for African American physicians and nurses. In 1946, a joint committee representing Mercy and Douglass Hospitals, as well as the Community Chest was established to investigate the idea of a merger. In July 1946, Dr. Eugene Hinson, one of the original founders of Mercy, was against the idea of a merger, and asked that the merger attempt be dropped. However, in 1947, the joint committee published their findings on the idea of a merger, and recommended Mercy and Douglass Hospitals merge to avoid financial instability, and eventually, closure. Mercy and Douglass Hospitals merged in March 1948, and was named the Mercy-Douglass Hospital. In addition to the merger, a group of notable physicians from teaching institutions were invited to aid the hospital in developing an adequate training program for residents, which led to Mercy-Douglass’ affiliation with the Children’s Hospital for pediatric training, Temple and Jefferson in radiology, and the University of Pennsylvania in surgery. The merger subsequently resolved the problems experienced by both hospitals. The school recessed from 1957 to 1958, reconvened for 1959, and then graduated its last class in 1960. Arrangements were made, however, to provide clinical training experiences for students from the Tuskeegee Institute School of Nursing and other schools which continued intermittently until the Mercy-Douglass Hospital closed in 1973.

References: Minton, R. F. "The History of Mercy-Douglass Hospital." Journal of the National Medical Association 43.3 (1951): 153-59.

Rudwick, Elliot M. "A Brief History of Mercy-Douglass Hospital in Philadelphia." The Journal of Negro Education 20.1 (1951): 50-66.

Biography/History

The Philadelphia Orthopaedic Hospital and Infirmary for Nervous Diseases opened February 25, 1868, serving outpatients in the upper part of a private house on South 9th Street. In 1870, it began to serve patients with nervous system diseases. By 1902, it had a capacity for 118 patients that included 34 private rooms. This hospital merged with the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in 1938. The training school for nurses was founded in 1888. Twenty-five to thirty students were admitted annually as probationers. About 10 were graduated each year.

Biography/History

In 1871, the Reverend Ephaim D. Saunders, D.D. contributed two and a half acres of his property at 39th Street and Powelton Avenue to the Philadelphia Presbyterian Alliance for the purpose of establishing a hospital. The Presbyterian Hospital in Philadelphia was incorporated on March 25, 1871, under a charter approved by the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, to be established and maintained by the Presbyterian Church. The first two objects of the corporation were stated to be 1) To provide medical and surgical aid and nursing for the sick and disabled, either in the wards of the Hospital or at their own homes, and 2) To provide the instructions and consolations of religion according to the doctrines and forms of the Presbyterian Church, for those who are under the care of the institution.

The Trustees held their first meeting on April 3, 1871. The task of raising funds for equipment and maintenance was considerably lightened by a $300,000 endowment given by John A. Brown, Esq. On July 1, 1872, Presbyterian Hospital was opened for patients with John A. E. Walk as Superintendent and Mrs. Anna M. Knisell as Matron. The Superintendent worked in conjunction with the Matron to insure that the patients were receiving proper care and treatment from the nurses. While the annual reports of this time make no references to the nurses engaged to care for the patients, it is probable that women were employed for this service as needed and were supervised by doctors, the attending Medical Officer, the Superintendent, and the Matron.

In 1874, the out-patients' department was begun with two physicians and two surgeons on duty. A Men's Surgical Ward was built and opened the following year, beginning a fairly long period of structural expansion. Through the efforts of the Ladies' Aid Society, the Women's Surgical Ward was erected and opened in 1878. Mr. Walk, Superintendent since the opening of the hospital, died in 1888. Dr. William P. Cochrane succeeded him and this brought about change in the hospital administration. By September of 1889, the collaborated efforts of Miss Caroline L. Farnum and the Ladies' Aid Society resulted in the establishment of the Training School for Nurses. Miss Farnum was appointed Directress of Nurses.

In 1891, the first graduating class of eight students received diplomas. As the new superintendent, Miss Alice Brownlee changed the role of the superintendent by no longer giving the majority of the lectures as her predecessor, Miss Farnum, had done. However, she continued to work in the ward. Lectures to the nursing students were allocated to the staff physicians who held lectures only once a week. By this time, an Administration Building opened, and two wards were added to the hospital. One year later, the Richardson Home for Convalescents at Devon was completed and opened. Miss Lucy Walker, the Reverend Charles, and Mrs. Dickey organized the personnel of the Home.

Brownlee resigned as Directress of Nurses in 1892, and Miss Walker succeeded. Miss Walker had recently graduated from St. Bartholomew's Hospital in London, England, during the Nightingale reforms movement. She brought the British training influence to the Presbyterian Hospital Training School. Upon acceptance of the superintendent position, Walker established a few of her own conditions; she would conduct administrative work only and would not assist physicians or work in the wards. During Walker's leadership, requirements for admission into the Training School and the curriculum were revised. The new curriculum included Massage and Electricity and a course in dietetics under a trained dietician. The length of the training program was also extended to three years. Walker participated in several pioneer nursing and administrative organizations such as the Society of Superintendents and the Alumni Association of the Presbyterian Hospital Training School.

When Walker resigned in 1895, her assistant, Miss Caroline Isabella Milne, succeeded. Milne maintained the position of superintendent for fifteen years. Similar to Miss Walker in disposition and sternness, Milne continued Walker's goals of redefining nursing and nursing education. Miss Milne had participated in the Spanish-American War effort in 1898 and she was involved in the amalgamation of nursing alumnae associations.

In 1899, a Nurses' Home was erected and completed to provide more adequate residence for the increasing number of nurses. To keep up with the changing times, the curriculum was occasionally supplemented with external training such as the Preston Retreat, which was a two-month training program in obstetrics. Miss Milne established a gynecology course in 1902 and, three years later, the Presbyterian Hospital opened a maternity service providing the student nurses with home-based obstetrics experience. A "probationary course" was established in which the student nurses had to be trained in basic nursing skills before being allowed to work in the wards.

In 1918, the Training School enlarged to accommodate the need for more nurses in war service and to care for the victims of the influenza epidemic. To accomplish this, Milne accelerated the nursing curriculum to two years and she helped supervise the Army School of Nursing at Camp Dix for a short period. By this time there were 89 students enrolled and two full-time instructors. The State Board of Nurses, established in 1918, gave its approval of the Presbyterian Hospital Training School.

In 1920, Milne retired and returned to her place of birth in Scotland. Mrs. Mary Close Eden filled the superintendent position and remained in this station for sixteen years. Much like her predecessor, Eden continued to revise the curriculum and to maintain strict organization. The student nurses kept twelve-hour clinical workdays and stringent dress and behavior codes. Under her direction, staff physicians continued to provide the lectures and student nurses filled hospital staff positions. Along with pioneering early courses in psychiatric nursing, Eden established an affiliation with the Pennsylvania Hospital for Mental and Nervous Diseases (now known as the Institute of the Pennsylvania Hospital). In 1928, an addition to the Nurses' Home was completed to accommodate the increasing number of nurses.

Miss Helen Leader succeeded Eden as director of nurses at Presbyterian Hospital and of the Presbyterian Hospital Training School upon Eden's retirement in 1936. Being the first director of the Training School to hold a college degree, Leader advocated the pursuit of higher education and affiliated the Training School with Hood College of Maryland. This latter affiliation was short-lived, however, due to the demands of World War II and other factors. A shortage of nurses resulted from the war effort and the demands of the home front. Miss Leader responded to the wartime need by supporting the Presbyterian Hospital Training School's involvement with the federal government's Cadet Nurse Corps Program.

Following Leader's death in 1952, Mary Ellen Brown was appointed director. A third position, director of nursing education, was created due to the expansion of the nursing service department and reorganization of the administrative structure. Brown's responsibilities were mainly administrative. She worked closely with Miss Dorothy Richards, the director of nursing education, who became the next director of the Training School in 1966.

Prior to her appointment as the director of the Training School, Richards had already had a long list of accomplishments at the Training School. In 1953, she established an affiliation with the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia to broaden the nurses' clinical experience in pediatrics. In 1955, she helped to secure the contract with the University of Pennsylvania to provide basic science courses and continued to work in order to allow nursing students to acquire transferable college credits from the University. Richards also increased the number of faculty to include clinical instructors and reduced the number of instruction hours given by physicians.

In 1965 the Presbyterian-University of Pennsylvania Medical Center was established, but the Training School remained a separate entity. The training school later changed its name to the Presbyterian School of Nursing of the Presbyterian-University of Pennsylvania Medical Center. In 1966, the Presbyterian School of Nursing separated from the Presbyterian Hospital Service. This, in effect, made Richards director of the Presbyterian School of Nursing. With this separation, students no longer had to meet the hospital's nursing service needs, and the faculty became responsible for all student instruction in both clinical assignments as well as classroom instruction. This restructuring ended the ambiguous position of nursing students in hospital administration and nursing education and emphasized the latter's importance. The nursing education curriculum gradually changed to become more similar to collegiate or associate degree programs.

Richards ended the Presbyterian School of Nursing's affiliation with the University of Pennsylvania and joined with La Salle University in 1973. She advocated such a change so that nursing students would have gained the opportunity to earn baccalaureate degrees for courses in science, English, and social studies. The Presbyterian School of Nursing also collaborated with the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania to bring the students closer to their home base for clinical work.

Upon Richards' retirement in 1977, Mrs. Doris Earle Zell Wardell served as the director of the Presbyterian School of Nursing. In 1978, Wardell resigned and Florence Crawford took over the reins. In her short tenure, Crawford maintained traditional student activities as well as individual student and faculty counseling. The following year, 1979, Mary Ann Morgan took over the directorship.

Morgan's five-year administration effected curriculum revisions which incorporated concepts of the nursing process, human growth and development, and health and wellness. This revision paralleled the expansion of health concerns in the rest of the country. The school's instruction in liberal arts and sciences moved from La Salle University to Beaver College. Upon Morgan's resignation in 1984, Mrs. Josephine Cantone became director.

During the next three years, a remedial program was established to meet the needs of traditional and non-traditional nursing students. Due to the expanding job market for women and the impact of the Women's Rights Movement of the 1960's, less women were entering the nursing field. Rather than lowering the schools' admission standards, and thereby compromising the school's academic reputation, a proposal was made that the school consider phasing out. Faculty recognized the need for this phase-out process and the idea was accepted. The last class of the Presbyterian School of Nursing was graduated in 1987.

Biography/History

The Woman's Hospital of Philadelphia was established in 1861. The hospital began a training school for nurses two years later that was the first known chartered school for nurses in the United States. In early years, the school was affiliated with Blockley (Philadelphia General Hospital) and Pennsylvania Hospitals for the training of nurses. An Alumnae Association was organized in 1889. The hospital merged with the West Philadelphia Hospital for Women in 1929. After the merger of the two hospitals, the two Alumnae Associations also merged in 1931. The school was closed in February 1964, and the hospital was absorbed by the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in the same year. It officially closed in February 1965. The Nurses' Alumnae Association of the Woman's Hospital of Philadelphia donated the collection to the Mutter Museum of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia in 1976. The College transferred it to the Bates Center in 1991.

Scope and Contents

Donated by the Lankenau Hospital School of Nursing, the collection includes records from the hospital, school of practical nursing, school of nursing, and the Nurses' Alumnae Association. Administrative files, student records, publications, artifacts, and a large number of photographs combine to provide a well-rounded view of the school throughout its many years of operation.

Scope and Contents

This collection was donated by the Alumnae Association of the Mercy-Douglass Hospital which took care of the hospital records after the hospital closed down in 1973. The collection consists mainly of records of Mercy-Douglass Hospital and its two predecessors, records of the school of nursing (predominantly its student files), and some 200 photographs related to both hospital and school. The collection provides important documentation of the black experience in nursing. The records of the alumnae association has been kept separately under MC 27.

Scope and Contents

The collection came from three main sources: the Woman's Hospital, the School of Nursing, and the Nurses' Alumnae Association. As the hospital merged with the West Philadelphia Hospital for Women and Children in 1929, the collection also contains a file of the latter hospital. History accounts and administrative records (minutes, annual reports, etc.) are two important features of the collection. This collection covers a wide variety of records, including board minutes, hospital annual reports, correspondence, programs of all kinds of social activities, nurse certificates, books and publications, photographs, and artifacts.

Administrative Information

Publication Information

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

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

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

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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

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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 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 Center staff, updated by Bethany Myers

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.

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

Series 6 is restricted.

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Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of Nancy Snyder, Janice A. Bagnall, and Jane M. Kurz.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of the Alumnae Association of Mercy-Douglass School of Nursing.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

This collection was acquired from a number of donors, including the City Archives of Philadelphia, Regina Matela, and Stephanie Stachniewicz.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of the Alumni Association of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of Jodi Cantone and I. Donald Snook.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of Gretchen Worden at the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, 1992.

Processing Information note

This Archive came from Nurses Alumni Association of the School of Nursing of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and consists of two cloth bound student record books. The covers are sewn on the inside covers and reinforced with rusted common pins that were removed. They contain pages pre-printed with the following categories: Name, Age, Address, Term, Time of Service, Ward assignments, Ward assignment dates, Report on ward assignment (grades or percentages are sometimes listed here), References, and Remarks. The first 14 student records list only the student’s name. A subsequent group of entries do not list a year. The first dated student record is dated October 8, 1891. A list of probationers for 1900 and 1901 is at the end of the book. Also listed are the Graduating Classes for 1900 - 1902. Included are listings of students from other hospital training schools (Affiliated Schools) who came to this hospital to fulfill their clinical obligations unavailable to them in their home hospitals.

Book II: Information contained in this book dates from 1901 – 1915. It has an alphabetical listing of students with page numbers in the front of the volume. Also listed are affiliated students. The end of the volume has lists of students from 1901 – 1915 and their status, not in chronological order.

Book II also contains information pertaining to affiliating students from other institutions during 1901 – 1915 with notes on their performance. Correspondence concerning these students is archived separately.

Links and additional information from: The Historical Collections of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia

The records of the Philadelphia Orthopaedic Hospital and Infirmary for Nervous Diseases were donated to by the Archives of the University of Pennsylvania on 25 July 1971 by Nurses Alumni Association of the School of Nursing of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

The collection was processed and catalogued there in 1993. The records and original packages contained two separate numbering systems, one possibly referring to a numbering system imposed on the records while housed at the Archives of the University of Pennsylvania; the other may represent packages numbered for transfer to the College of Physicians. Both numbering systems have been recorded.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

See also: MC 27, Alumnae Assocation of the Mercy-Douglass Hospital School of Nursing records.

Related Archival Materials note

See also: MC 5A, Philadelphia General Hospital School of Nursing Records; MC 13A, Alumni Association of Philadelphia General Hospital Training School For Nurses photographs; MC 71, Alumni Association of the Training School for Nurses of Philadelphia General Hospital collection; and MC 210, Philadelphia General Hospital miscellaneous collection.

You can view the collection on our Philadelphia General Hospital Photo Collection site.

Records of the Training School for Nurses, Philadelphia General Hospital (PGH) can also be located at the Philadelphia City Archives. These materials primarily relate to activities from 1990's - 2005.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • Lankenau Hospital School of Nursing.
Form/Genre(s)
  • Hospital records
  • Photographs
  • School records
Geographic Name(s)
  • Philadelphia (Pa.)
Subject(s)
  • Influenza Epidemic, 1918-1919.
  • Nursing schools.
  • Nursing students

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • Alumnae Association of Mercy-Douglass School of Nursing.
  • Mercy-Douglass Hospital.
Form/Genre(s)
  • Hospital records
  • Photographs
  • School records
Geographic Name(s)
  • Philadelphia (Pa.)
Subject(s)
  • African American nurses
  • Influenza Epidemic, 1918-1919.
  • Nursing schools.
  • Nursing students

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • Alumni Association of the Training School for Nurses of Philadelphia General Hospital.
  • City Archives of Philadelphia.
  • Philadelphia General Hospital.
Form/Genre(s)
  • Hospital records
  • School records
Geographic Name(s)
  • Philadelphia (Pa.)
Personal Name(s)
  • Buhler-Wilkerson, Karen, Dr., 1944-2010
  • Dopsovic, Helen, 1918-2001
  • Matela, Regina (Jean)
  • Nunan, Edith, 1887-1976
  • Spengler, Josephine
  • Stachniewicz, Stephanie A., 1967-1977
  • Troncelliti, Kathleen Y.
Subject(s)
  • Nursing schools.
  • Nursing students

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • Philadelphia Orthopaedic Hospital and Infirmary for Nervous Diseases. School of Nursing.
Form/Genre(s)
  • Hospital records
  • School records
Geographic Name(s)
  • Philadelphia (Pa.)
Subject(s)
  • Nursing schools.
  • Nursing students

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • Presbyterian School of Nursing.
Form/Genre(s)
  • Administrative records
  • Hospital records
  • Photographs
  • School records
Geographic Name(s)
  • Philadelphia (Pa.)
Subject(s)
  • Influenza Epidemic, 1918-1919.
  • Nursing schools.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • College of Physicians of Philadelphia. Mutter Museum.
  • Woman's Hospital of Philadelphia.
Form/Genre(s)
  • Hospital records
  • School records
Geographic Name(s)
  • Philadelphia (Pa.)
Occupation(s)
  • Women--Physician
Subject(s)
  • Influenza Epidemic, 1918-1919.
  • Nursing schools.
  • Women's hospitals.
  • Women--Health and hygiene.

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Collection Inventory

Series 1.  Lankenau Hospital, 1895-1992.

Scope and Contents note

This series contains materials generated by the Lankenau Hospital and its predecessor, the German Hospital. It includes, among other things, historical files, annual reports (from the years 1911-1991), subject files, a small number of clippings, and extensive holdings of at least three different hospital-based publications.

Box Folder

History of the German Hospital, 1895.

1 1

History, Lankenau Hospital.

1 2

John D. Lankenau.

Box Folder

Last will and testament, 1901.

1 3

Biographical data.

1 4
Box Folder

Charter and bylaws, amended, 1919.

1 5

Minutes of Nursing Committee of the Board of Trustees of German Hospital, 1909-1915.

1 6

Annual Reports.

Box Folder

(German Hospital), 1911, 1913, 1915.

1 7

(German Hospital), 1916-1917.

1 8

1918-1920.

1 9

1921-1924.

1 10

1925-1928.

2 11

1929-1932.

2 12

1933-1937.

2 13

1938-1943.

2 14

1944-1947.

2 15

1948-1950.

2 16

1951-1967.

3 17

1968-1976.

3 18

1977-1983.

3 19

1984-1991.

3 20

Anniversary celebrations.

Box Folder

100th anniversary, programs and news clippings, 1960.

3 21

125th anniversary, 1985.

3 22
Box Folder

Conference schedule: mental health in childhood, 1960.

3 23

Dedication, new hospital building, 1953-1955.

3 24

Health education exhibit, news clippings, 1955-1958.

3 25

Health education program publications, 1960-1971.

3 26

Health museum exhibit, interpretation, [1956].

3 27

Health museum publications, 1955-1956.

4 28

Hospital employee handbook, 1960-1967.

4 29

Hospital of Tomorrow exhibit, 1950.

4 30

Lankenau Hospital highlights, 1977.

4 31

News clippings, 1954-1987.

4 32

Nursing procedures, 1960-.

4 33

Pamphlets, news release and other miscellaneous publications, 1961-1983.

4 34

Programs of various functions, 1986-1989.

4 35

Religious service programs and clippings, 1959-1979.

4 36

Testimonial dinner in honor of Dr. Edward Bortz, 1947.

4 37

Women's Auxiliaries, brochures, 1958-1967.

4 38

Miscellaneous.

Box Folder

Biographical data of Drs. John B. Deaver and J. Montgomery Deaver, 1929-1978.

4 39

Mary J. Drexel Home for the Aged, brochures, undated.

4 40

Renowned physicians, news clippings, 1928-1991.

4 41

Publications.

Lankenau Hospital Reporter.
Box Folder

1975-1982.

4 42

1982-1984.

4 43

1985-1986.

4 44

Lankenau Ledger, 1945-1946.

Box
5
Folder
45
Lankenau Magazine.
Box Folder

1953-1958.

5 46

1959-1964.

5 47

1965-1971.

5 48

1986-1988.

5 49

1988-1992.

5 50
The Orbit.
Box Folder

1955-1958.

5 51

1959-1961.

6 52

1962-1965.

6 53

1966-1970.

6 54

1971-1977.

6 55
Spectrum.
Box Folder

1977-1981.

6 56

1982-1983.

7 57

1984-1985.

7 58

1986-1989.

7 59
Box Folder

The State of Lankenau Hospital - Address to Board of Trustees by Alfred Putnam, President, 1955.

7 60

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Series 2.  School of Practical Nursing, 1967-1979.

Scope and Contents note

The School of Practical Nursing at Lankenau offered a one-year program designed to graduate licensed practical nurses. This series contains both administrative records and student files for the entire period of the program's existence.

Box Folder

Achievement Test scores, 1967-1978.

7 1

Alumni, master list, 1967-1970.

7 2

Annual report to the State Board of Nurse Examiners, 1967-1979.

7 3

Approval for veteran education, 1970-1972.

7 4

Class of January 1979 records, 1978-1979.

7 5

Official state rules and regulations, 1967-1978.

7 6

Program manual, 1967-1979.

7 7

Scholarship fund records, 1972-1979.

7 8

State Board scores, 1968-1979.

7 9

State Board visits: reports and correspondence, 1971-1978.

7 10

Student permanent record, blank forms, undated.

7 11

Student records.

Conditions Governing Access note

This subseries is restricted. For more information, please consult the Center.

Regular students.
Box

Individual files, Allen-Zuch.

8
Withdrawn students.
Box

Individual files, Austin-Wright.

8
Special students.
Box Folder

Achievement Test scores, 1972-1975.

8 12

Individual files, Abraham-Varughese.

8

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Series 3.  School of Nursing, 1901-1992.

Scope and Contents note

This series, though not the most voluminous, has been divided into five subseries for ease of understanding: Administration, Studies and reports, Programs and activities, Subject files, and Publications. The Administration subseries includes annual reports, accreditation records, student standardized test scores, reports to and correspondence with the Pennsylvania State Board of Nurse Examiners, as well as other files, many historical in nature. The Studies and Reports subseries includes self-evaluations and progress reports, plus a number of other in-house studies . It also contains studies on each graduating class from 1953-1984. The Programs and activities subseries consists of materials which document some of the diverse extracurricular activities in which student nurses participated, programs and addresses relating to graduation and capping/pledging ceremonies, as well as curriculum plans and supplements. The Subject files subseries contains information on a variety of nursing and health-related subjects, from Army nursing to stamps on the subject of nursing. Also included are several files of biographical information on nurses. The final subseries, Publications, is comprised of bulletins and handbooks published by the school of nursing, yearbooks, and two student publications, Whites and Stripes and The Capsule.

Administration.

Annual Reports.

Box Folder

1973-1981.

9 1

1981-1985.

9 2

1985-1992.

9 3
Accreditation by NLN (National League for Nursing).
Correspondence.
Box Folder

1963-1981.

9 4

1982-1987.

9 5

1988-1991.

9 6

Criteria, policies and procedures, 1956-1988.

10 7

Final closing report, 1990.

10 8
Box Folder

Application by the School of Nursing to the American Nurses Association, 1919.

10 9

Application to the German Hospital School of Nursing, 1906-1907.

10 10

Biographies--School of Nursing graduates and faculty.

10 11
Capitation Grants.
Reports.
Box Folder

1971-1972.

10 12

1973-1974.

10 13

1975-1978.

11 14
Final summary reports.
Box Folder

Part I.

11 15

Part II.

11 16
Box Folder

Catalog of nurses' library, 1909.

11 17

Closing of the school, 1990.

11 18

Correspondence, general, early, 1915-1920.

11 19

Curriculum changes, file copy, 1988.

11 20

Diploma, blank, undated.

11 21

Directory, schools of nursing in Southeastern Pennsylvania, 1971-1972.

11 22

Efficiency records, 1924-1939.

11 23

Giles, Ida F., first full-time instructor, biographical data, 1941-1989.

11 24

History, 1959-1977.

11 25

Lankenau graduates on foreign mission, 1924-1960.

11 26

Matriculation record, 1976-1992.

11 27

Ebert, Anna K., Deaconess, newsletters, clippings, photographs, circa 1961-1996.

11 28
Mosby Assess Test.
Box Folder

Class of 1982.

12 28

Class of 1983.

12 29

Class of 1984.

12 30

Class of 1985.

12 31

Class of 1986.

12 32

Class of 1987.

12 33

Class of 1988.

12 34

Class of 1989.

12 35

Class of 1990.

12 36

Class of 1991.

12 37

Class of 1992.

12 38
NCLEX Summary Profiles.
Box Folder

July 1984.

13 39

February 1985.

13 40

July 1985.

13 41

February 1986.

13 42

July 1986.

13 43

February 1987.

13 44

July 1987.

13 45

February 1988.

13 46

July 1988.

13 47

February 1989.

13 48

July 1989.

14 49

February 1990.

14 50
News clippings.
Box Folder

Graduates, 1957-1979.

14 51

Lankenau people, 1959-1991.

14 52

Lankenau programs, 1956-1986.

14 53
Box Folder

Objectives, 1969-1970.

14 54

Position description (historical document), superintendent of nursing, undated.

14 55

Preliminary examination for school of nursing, 1916-1919.

14 56

Proposal for the school of nursing, 1971-1972.

14 57

Rules for student nurses, 1913-.

14 58

School pin, history sketch with a photo, undated.

14 59
State Board of Nursing.
Annual report from the school of nursing.
Box Folder

1919-1955.

14 60

1955-1972.

14 61

1972-1977.

14 62

1977-1982.

15 63

1982-1986.

15 64

1986-1992.

15 65
Approval by State Board.
Box Folder

1944-1978.

15 66

1979-1983.

15 67

1984-1991.

15 68
Material submitted for approval of changes.
Box Folder

1986.

15 69

1987.

15 70

1988.

15 71
Box Folder

School of Nursing curriculum proposal, 1980.

15 72
School of Nursing proposal for revised curriculum.
Box Folder

1978.

15 73

1979.

15 74
Box Folder

School of Nursing report for the shortening of the program, 1975.

15 75
State Board Scores.
Box Folder

1918-1959.

16 76

1960-1973.

16 77

1974-1992.

16 78
Box Folder

Student Association committees, 1968-1969.

16 79

Student government association, constitution and bylaws, undated.

16 80

Student's nursing practice record, blank, undated.

16 81
Systematic evaluations.
Box Folder

Part I, 1978-1986.

16 82

Part II, 1978-1986.

16 83

Part I, 1986-1991.

17 84

Part II, 1986-1991.

17 85
Box Folder

Uniforms for nurses, 1909.

17 86

Studies and reports.

Newly licensed nurse report.
Box Folder

Class of 1988.

17 87

Class of 1989.

17 88

Report on evaluation of student participation on faculty committees, 1980.

17 89
Reports of accreditation visit.
Box Folder

1963.

17 90

1957.

17 91
Reports of self evaluation.
Box Folder

1970.

17 92

1976.

18 93

1982.

18 94
Retention rate study.
Box Folder

Classes of 1977-1979.

18 95

Classes of 1980-1989.

18 96
Special progress reports.
Box Folder

1966.

18 97

1972.

18 98

1978.

18 99
Box Folder

Statistical analysis, class of 1986.

18 100

Study on "charge position" responsibilities of new graduates, 1981.

18 101

Study of enrollment and employment of minorities, 1990.

18 102

Study of faculty time--survey of 66 schools, 1983.

18 103

Study of faculty "views on philosophy", 1976.

18 104
Study of graduates.
Box Folder

Class of 1953.

18 105

Class of 1954.

18 106

Class of 1955.

19 107

Class of 1956.

19 108

Class of 1957.

19 109

Class of 1958.

19 110

Class of 1959.

19 111

Class of 1960.

19 112

Class of 1961.

19 113

Class of 1962.

19 114

Class of 1963.

19 115

Class of 1964.

19 116

Class of 1965.

19 117

Class of 1966.

19 118

Class of 1967.

19 119

Class of 1968.

19 120

Class of 1969.

19 121

Class of 1970.

19 122

Class of 1971.

19 123

Class of 1972.

19 124

Class of 1973.

19 125

Class of 1974.

19 126

Class of 1975.

19 127

One, five and ten year classes of 1975, 1970, and 1965.

19 128

Class of 1976 (NLN).

19 129

Class of 1977 (NLN).

19 130

Class of 1978 (NLN).

19 131

Class of 1979 (NLN).

19 132

Class of 1979 (NLN).

19 133

Class of 1980 (NLN).

19 134

Class of 1981 (NLN).

19 135

Class of 1982 (NLN).

19 136

Class of 1984 (NLN).

19 137
Box Folder

Study of program standards, 1981.

19 138

Study of relationship between prenursing tests, Achievement tests, and State Board examinations, 1979.

19 139

Study of student instruction of medications, 1982.

19 140

Study of student services, 1991.

19 141

Summary of techniques used to survey graduates, 1963-1976.

19 142

Programs and activities.

Box Folder

Anniversary celebration, 90th, program and pamphlet, 1989.

20 143

Baccalaureate service, programs, 1954-1971.

20 144

Basketball games, program and news clippings, 1955-1963.

20 145
Capping ceremonies.
Box Folder

Addresses, 1970-1973.

20 146

History and news clippings, 1963.

20 147

Programs, 1953-1975.

20 148

Student's paper on capping, [1953].

20 149
Box Folder

Christmas parties, programs, 1954-1976.

20 150

Class Day Exercises, class of 1911, program, undated.

20 151
Curriculum plans.
Box Folder

1925-1954.

20 152

Supplements, 1954-1975.

20 153

Curriculum and course descriptions, 1975-1992.

20 154
Box Folder

Dedication, Nursing Education Building, 1965.

20 155
Graduates addresses.
Box Folder

1901-1917.

20 156
Subject files.
Box Folder

Army nursing, 1942-1957.

21 171

Capping clippings, 1953-1973.

21 172
Deaconesses.
Box Folder

The Deaconesses (publication), 1974-1987.

21 173

Deaconess Community of the Lutheran Church in America, centennial celebration publication, 1984.

21 174

Handbook of the Mary J. Drexel House, 1919[?]-1934.

22 175

Stamp presentation, program, [1972].

22 176

The story of the Philadelphia Deaconess Motherhouse, [1959].

22 177

Clippings, newsletters, pamphlets, and correspondence, 1941-1987.

22 178
Florence Nightingale.
Box
22
Box Folder

Clippings, newsletters, pamphlets and correspondence, 1951-1970.

22 179

The Nightingale Pledge, undated.

22 180

Nightingale School for Nurses at St. Thomas Hospital, London.

22 181
Nurses' biographical information.
Box Folder

A-B.

22 182

C-F.

22 183

G-J.

22 184

K-P.

22 185

Q-S.

22 186

T-Y.

22 187
Box Folder

Nursing history, miscellaneous, 1901-1974.

22 198

History of Nursing in foreign countries, [1948-1956].

22 189

Penn State Board Nurse Examiner's pamphlets, 1952-1989.

22 190

Nancy Snyder, acceptance notification from the School of Nursing, 1947.

22 191

Stamps on the subject of nursing, [1953]-1976.

22 192

1953, the year the hospital opened at the new location (Lancaster Ave), 1953.

22 193

Portrait portfolio, history of nursing - 1242-1925, circa 1960s.

22 194

Nursing chorus, Programs, 1961.

22 195
Graduation addresses.
Box Folder

1910-1968.

21 157

1970-1992.

21 158
Graduation awards.
Box Folder

Board of Trustees Award recipients, list, 1952-1992.

21 159

Sister Magdalene Von Bracht award, list, 1942-1992.

21 160

Deaver award, list of recipients, 1953-1992.

21 161

Dr. Frederick L. Hartmann Award, list, 1971-1992.

21 162

Dr. Ross B. Wilson Award, list, 1965-1992.

21 163
Graduation programs, 1913-1992.
Box
21
Folder
164
Box Folder

Pledging exercises, 1975-1979.

21 165

Recognition of Sister Alma Koder's service, 1989.

21 166

Reunion program, Class of 1914, 1939.

21 167

Sister Helen Furman, memorial, 1986.

21 168

Sister Marie Koeneke, memorial, 1934-1945.

21 169

Theatrical and entertainment presentations, 1946-1979.

21 170
Publications.
X-Ray, The (Yearbook).
Box

1921-1943.

23

1944-1963.

24

1964-1992.

25
Box Folder

Announcement (brochures), undated.

26 196

Brochures/guides, 1950-198?.

26 197
Bulletin, School of Nursing.
Box Folder

1975-1980.

26 198

1980-1983.

26 199

1983-1987.

26 200

1987-1992.

26 201
Capsule, The.
Box Folder

1975-1977.

26 202

1977-1980.

26 203

1987-1992.

27 204
Student handbook.
Box Folder

1955.

27 205

1956, 1960.

27 206

1961, 1962.

27 207

1963, 1964.

27 208

1965, 1966.

27 209

1967, 1968.

27 210

1969, 1970-1971.

27 211

1971-1972, 1972-1973.

27 212

1973-1974, 1974-1975.

27 213

1976-1977.

27 214

1977-1978.

27 215

1978-1979.

27 216

1979-1980.

27 217

1980-1981.

27 218

1981-1982.

27 219

1982-1983.

27 220

1983-1984.

27 221

1984-1985.

27 222

1985-1986.

27 223

1986-1987.

28 224

1987-1988.

28 225

1988-1989.

28 226

1989-1990.

28 227

1990-1992.

28 228
Whites and Stripes.
Box Folder

1953-1957.

28 229

1957-1959.

28 230

1960-1962.

28 231

1962-1964.

28 232

1965-1966.

28 233

1967-1971.

28 234

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Series 4.  Committee records, 1955-1992.

Scope and Contents note

This rather large series contains minutes of various committees at the Lankenau Hospital School of Nursing, including Faculty, Admissions, Curriculum, Student Association and others. There are also a number of files devoted to the minutes of the many ad hoc committees which were created through the years.

Faculty Committee, Minutes.

Box Folder

1955-1957.

29 1

1958, 1959.

29 2

1960, 1961.

29 3

1962.

29 4

1963.

29 5

1964-1965.

29 6

1965-1967.

30 7

1967-1969.

30 8

1969-1971.

30 9

1971-1972.

30 10

1972-1974.

30 11

1974-1975.

30 12

1975-1976.

31 13

1976-1977.

31 14

1977-1978.

31 15

1978-1979.

31 16

1979-1980.

31 17

(Part I), 1980-1981.

32 18

(Part II), 1980-1981.

32 19

1981-1982.

32 20

1982-1983.

32 21

1983-1984.

32 22

1984-1985.

32 23

1985-1986.

33 24

1986-1987.

33 25

1987-1988.

33 26

1988-1989.

33 27

1989-1990.

33 28

1990-1992.

33 29

Faculty Executive Committee, Minutes.

Box Folder

1961-1966.

33 30

1966-1968.

34 31

1968-1971.

34 32

Faculty manual, 1989-1991.

Box
34
Box Folder

Part I.

34 33

Part II.

34 34

Part III.

34 35

Admissions Committee, Minutes.

Box Folder

1963-1973.

34 36

1974-1976.

35 37

1976-1978.

35 38

1978-1980.

35 39

1980-1982.

35 40

1982-1984.

35 41

1984-1987.

35 42

1987-1990.

36 43
Box Folder

Assemblage of Philadelphia Diploma Schools, Minutes, 1982-1989.

36 44

Audio-visual Aids Committee, minutes, 1966-1974.

36 45

Clinical Instructors Meeting, Minutes.

Box Folder

1963-1967.

36 46

1967-1968.

36 47

1968-1970.

36 48

Curriculum Committee, Minutes.

Box Folder

1962-1967.

36 49

1967-1969.

36 50

1969-1972.

36 51

1972-1974.

37 52

1974-1976.

37 53

1976-1977.

37 54

1977-1978.

37 55

1978-1979.

37 56

1979-1980.

37 57

(Part I), 1980-1981.

37 58

(Part II), 1980-1981.

38 59

1981-1982.

38 60

1982-1983.

38 61

1983-1984.

38 62

1984-1985.

38 63

1985-1986.

38 64

1986-1987.

38 65

1987-1988.

39 66

1988-1989.

39 67

1989.

39 68

1989-1991.

39 69
Box Folder

Dress Code Committee, minutes, 1970-1971.

39 70

Evaluation and promotion committee, minutes, 1971-1975.

39 71

Faculty Affairs Committee, minutes.

Box Folder

1959-1971.

39 72

1971-1978.

39 73

1978-1985.

39 74

1985-1990.

40 75

1990-1991.

40 76
Box Folder

Grievance Committee, minutes, 1981-1992.

40 77

Guidance Committee, minutes.

Box Folder

1963-1968.

40 78

1968-1975.

40 79
Box Folder

Health Committee, minutes, 1962-1974.

40 80

Liaison Committee, minutes, 1977-1991.

40 81

Library Committee, minutes.

Box Folder

1963-1967.

40 82

1968-1974.

40 83

Level I Committee, minutes.

Box Folder

1970-1974.

40 84

1974-1978.

41 85

1978-1985.

41 86

1985-1990.

41 87

Level II Committee, minutes.

Box Folder

1970-1975.

41 88

1975-1982.

41 89

1982-1991.

41 90

Level III Committee, minutes.

Box Folder

1970-1980.

41 91

1980-1992.

41 92

Nurse's Association for Teacher Education (NATE) minutes.

Box Folder

1970-1974.

42 93

1975-1981.

42 94

1982-1985.

42 95

1986-1990.

42 96

Nursing Committee of the Board of Trustees.

Box Folder

1965-1970.

42 97

1971-1977.

42 98
Box Folder

Philosophy of the School of Nursing, Subcommittee on, minutes, 1977-1978.

42 99

Recruiting Committee, minutes, 1966-1988.

43 100

Student Nurse Association of Pennsylvania (SNAP) minutes, 1984-1992.

43 101

Student Association Committee, minutes.

Box Folder

1965-1966.

43 102

1966-1968.

43 103

1968-1970.

43 104

1970-1972.

43 105

1972-1974.

43 106

1974-1977.

44 107

1977-1979.

44 108

1979-1982.

44 109

1982-1987.

44 110

1987-1992.

44 111
Box Folder

Student Court, minutes, 1968-1974.

44 112

Student Employment Committee, minutes, undated.

Box
44
Folder
113

Student Services Committee, minutes.

Box Folder

1975-1981.

44 114

1981-1983.

44 115

1983-1992.

44 116
Box Folder
Teaching Resources Committee, minutes, 1975-1990.
45 117
Ad Hoc Committees, minutes.
Box Folder

Absence Time, 1975.

45 118

Alumna Survey, 1977.

45 119

Attendance Policy, 1978.

45 120

Autopsy Experience, 1988-1989.

45 121

Autotutorial Learning Lab, 1983.

45 122

Career Planning-Faculty Development, 1990-1991.

45 123

Clinical Preparation, 1989-1990.

45 124

Common Medical Surgical Conditions, 1975-1976.

45 125

Curriculum, for Discussion of Human Sexuality and Growth, 1981.

45 126

Curriculum, on Nursing Process, 1983-1990.

45 127

Curriculum, re Student Instruction of Medications, 1982.

45 128

A Day at Lankenau, 1984-1985.

45 129

Definition-Curriculum, 1986-1987.

45 130

Dress Code, 1987-1988.

45 131

Ethics, 1985-1986.

45 132

Faculty Evaluation, 1984-1985.

45 133

Faculty Rights, 1981-1982.

45 134

Financial Planning-Faculty Development, 1990-1991.

45 135

Graduates Curriculum, 1990-1991.

45 136

Graduate Student Survey, 1984-1985.

45 137

Graduates, 1980.

45 138

Graduation Awards, 1977.

45 139

Grievance, 1985.

45 140

Grievance Appeals Procedure, 1981.

45 141

Human and Healing Faculty Development, 1990-1991.

45 142

Learning Laboratory, 1989-1990.

45 143

L.P.N. Applicant/Placement, 1985-1986.

45 144

Maternal Child Health, 1975.

45 145

Nurse Week 1991 Observance, 1990-1991.

45 146

Nursing Competency, 1975-1982.

45 147

Nursing Rehabilitation of the Physically and Mentally Disabled, 1975-1976.

45 148

Nursing V, 1975-1976.

45 149

Philosophy and Objectives, 1986-1987.

45 150

Professional Standards, 1983-1985.

45 151

Records, 1980.

45 152

Selection of Students, 1977-1978.

45 153

Sociology Contact Placement, 1980.

45 154

Style for Writing Papers, 1984-1985.

45 155

Teaching CPR, 1988-1990.

45 156

Test-taking Procedures, 1988-1989.

45 157

Thanksgiving Celebration, 1990-1991.

45 158

Thank you Tea, 1990-1991.

45 159

Use of Achievement Tests, 1980.

45 160

Use of Standardized Tests, 1989-1990.

45 161

Writing for Grants and Publication, 1990-1991.

45 162

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Series 5.  Permanent class records, 1921-1992.

Scope and Contents note

As the name suggests, this series consists of the final class records of courses taught at the school of nursing. Records are complete beginning with the Class of 1926, but there are also a few early roll books and final grade books which date as far back as 1921.

Box Folder

Class work, 1921-1924.

46 1

Final grades, 1924-1933.

46 2

Roll books, preliminary course, 1921-1927.

46 3

Permanent class records.

Box Folder

Class of 1926.

46 4

Class of 1927.

46 5

Class of 1928.

46 6

Class of 1929.

46 7

Class of 1930.

46 8

Class of 1931.

46 9

Class of 1932.

46 10

Class of 1933.

46 11

Class of 1934.

46 12

Class of 1935.

46 13

Class of 1936.

46 14

Class of 1937.

46 15

Class of 1938.

46 16

Class of 1939.

47 17

Class of 1940.

47 18

Class of 1941.

47 19

Class of 1942.

47 20

Class of 1943.

47 21

Class of 1944.

47 22

Class of 1945.

47 23

Class of 1946.

47 24

Class of 1947.

47 25

Class of 1948.

47 26

Class of 1949.

48 27

Class of 1950.

48 28

Class of 1951.

48 29

Class of 1952.

48 30

Class of 1953.

48 31

Class of 1954.

48 32

Class of 1955, 1956.

48 33

Class of 1957, 1958.

48 34

Class of 1959, 1960.

49 35

Class of 1961.

49 36

Class of 1962.

49 37

Class of 1963.

49 38

Class of 1964.

49 39

Class of 1965.

49 40

Class of 1966.

50 41

Class of 1967.

50 42

Class of 1968.

50 43

Class of 1969.

50 44

Class of 1970.

50 45

Class of 1971.

50 46

Class of 1972.

51 47

Class of 1973.

51 48

Class of 1974.

51 49

Class of 1975.

51 50

Class of 1976, Part I.

51 51

Class of 1976, Part II.

52 52

Class of 1977.

52 53

Class of 1978.

52 54

Class of 1979.

52 55

Class of 1980.

52 56

Class of 1981.

52 57

Class of 1982.

53 58

Class of 1983.

53 59

Class of 1984.

53 60

Class of 1985.

53 61

Class of 1986.

53 62

Class of 1987.

53 63

Class of 1988.

53 64

Class of 1989.

53 65

Class of 1990.

53 66

Class of 1991.

53 67

Class of 1992.

53 68

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Series 6.  Student records, 1906?-1992.

Conditions Governing Access note

The use of these records is restricted. For more information, please contact the Center.

Scope and Contents note

This series includes the student records for graduates and discontinued students. Though it is complete through the final graduating class (1992), it should be reiterated here that by convention, certain restrictions are placed on free access to student records. In order to preserve some measure of privacy, only those student records which are more than fifty years old (those fifty years being measured from the date of graduation or withdrawal) will be made available to researchers. In addition, though earlier records may be accessed, anonymity of the individuals must be maintained.

Classes, 1906[?]-1977.

Graduates.
Box

Abdill-Bitzer.

54

Blackwell-Clauss.

55

Clauss-DiToro.

56

Deneen-Fox.

57

Fox-Haggerty.

58

Hahn-Herzog.

59

Hess-Johnson.

60

Johnson-Kreider.

61

Krieger-MacLean.

62

Macomber-Miller.

63

Miller-Oxenrider.

64

Paddick-Reinsel.

65

Reiss-Schreiber.

66

Schreiber-Smith.

67

Smith-Thomas.

68

Thompson-Wayne.

69

Weaver-Wurster.

70

Yaukey-Zoellin.

71
Discontinued students, 1906[?]-1977.
Box

Albright-Mason.

72

Matchette-Zayon.

73
Box
Classes, 1978-1992.
73
Graduates.
Box
73
Box

Adamonis-Devenney.

74

Devine-Herron.

75

Herron-Mellor.

76

Metzger-Schrader.

77

Schwartz-Zisk.

78
Discontinued students, 1978-1992.
Box

Abbott-Young.

79

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Series 7.  Nurses' Alumnae Association, 1901-1987.

Scope and Contents note

This series documents the history of the Alumnae Association from its second founding in 1909 up through the 1980s. It contains annual reports, minutes, early financial ledgers, and copies of the association's newsletter The Chronicle. The latter is an invaluable resource for charting the history and development of the association.

Box Folder

Annual reports, 1911-1969 (3rd-61st).

80 1

Constitution and by-laws, 1910-1980.

80 2

Financial ledgers.

Box Folder

Sister Marie Koeneke Fund, 1933-1935.

80 3

Mabel Morris Miller Memorial Fund, 1927-; Sister Marie Koeneke Fund, 1935-1952; Free Bed Fund, 1934-1952; Northwestern National Bank Frozen Assets, 1935-1938.

80 4
Box Folder

Nurses' Assistance Fund (Miller Memorial Fund), 1952-1954; Sister Marie Koeneke Memorial Fund, 1952-1954; Free Bed Fund, 1952-1953.

80 5

Free Bed, Nurses' Alumnae, 1917-1957.

80 6

Listing of graduates (Nurses' Alumnae Assoc. members noted), 1901-1973.

80 7

Minutes (handwritten, ledger book), 1909-1921.

80 8

Minutes.

Box Folder

(typewritten), 1909-1928.

80 9

1929-1939.

81 10

1940-1947.

81 11

1948-1952.

81 12

1953-1957.

81 13

1958-1963.

81 14

1964-1971.

81 15

1972-1976.

81 16
Box Folder

Miscellaneous, 1976-1984.

82 17

Singing School Program, 1917.

82 18

Chronicle, The.

Box Folder

1922-1925 and April 1938-December 1946.

82 19

1947-June 1965.

82 20

September 1965-March 1971.

82 21
Box Folder

Letters from alumnae who served in the Armed Forces.

82 22

Alumni Record, 1987.

82 23

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Series 8.  Publications, 1902-1992.

Separated Materials note

Box 83 has been reported MISSING as of 08/11/2011.

Scope and Contents note

In this series are textbooks, manuals, handbooks, procedure books, journals, pamphlets and organizational histories. The first portion (box 83) are general materials with no specific reference to Lankenau. The second portion of materials (box 84) either refer specifically to Lankenau (such as a 1906 history of the German Hospital) or were materials used at Lankenau (such as nursing procedures or books on religious subjects in the German language).

Box

Ciba Symposia, May 1944-January 1945 (5 issues).

83

Various nursing school surveys and monographs re: the costs and qualities of Nurse education programs, 1947-1967.

83

Hymnal and men's bible class songbook.

83

Anatomy, Physiology and Hygiene, Cutter, 1856.

Box

The History of the German Hospital of Philadelphia and its Ex-resident Physicians, 1906.

84

Lankenau Hospital Nursing Procedures (three copies), 1927.

84

Lankenau Hospital Routine Procedures, 1926.

84

Lankenau Hospital, 1955.

84

Lankenau, magazine of Lankenau Hospital, 1961.

84

Life and Letters of W.A. Passavant, G.H. Gerberding, 1906.

84

The Pharmacopoeia of the German Hospital of the City of Philadelphia, 1902.

84

Practical Approach to Microbiology for Nurses, White and Nelson, 1964.

84

Practical Points in Nursing, Stoney, 1908.

84

The Techniques of the Smith Maternity Department of Lankenau Hospital, 1931.

84

The Lankenau Hospital Maternity Ward Directions for Patients during Pregnancy (pamphlet), circa 1940.

84

Several books in the German language on religious subjects, 1927-1958.

84

Die Reise ins Schwabenland, 1937.

84

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Series 9.  Photographs, circa 1880-1990.

Scope and Contents note

The photograph collection, consisting of about six hundred individual images and several photo albums, is quite extensive and documents buildings, individuals and events from the late 19th century to c1992 for both Lankenau Hospital and the School of Nursing. This series is broken out into two subseries.

Sub-series A. Lankenau Hospital Historical; buildings exteriors; building interiors; non-hospital related exteriors; people; groups; operating theater; health museum; and promotional.

Sub-series B. School of Nursing Buildings; library in student residence; people; class portraits; groups; directors; nurses in the Armed Forces; classes; students in clinical areas; affiliated programs; ceremonies (pledging/capping); graduation; events; extracurricular activities; recreational activities; dormitory life; Miss Lankenau; Nurse Uniforms; and students with Dr. Annis of the Montgomery County Medical Society.

Sub-series A.  Lankenau Hospital.

Historical photographs from an album when Lankenau Hospital was known as German hospital.
Box Photo

Postcard of German Hospital.

85 1

Nurses Mabel Beard and Elizabeth Bashore standing next to the German Hospital ambulance.

85 2

Sister Laura in the dispensary.

85 3

Mary J. Drexel Home.

85 4

Private room at German Hospital.

85 5

Arbor to the rear entrance, German Hospital.

85 6

Fern bed German Hospital Garden.

85 7

German Hospital Garden.

85 8

Lodge stable morgue and laboratory, German Hospital.

85 9

Operating room.

85 10

Dispensary.

85 11

Mary J. Drexel Home.

85 12

Mens surgical, German Hospital.

85 13

Main entrance, Mary J. Drexel Home.

85 14

Second private dressing room.

85 15

Mary J. Drexel Home ambulance gate and lodge in background.

85 16

Reception Hall.

85 17

South Garden, Mary J. Drexel Home.

85 18

Kitchenette.

85 19

Garden back, Mary J. Drexel Home.

85 20
Buildings: Exteriors, circa 1880-1984.
Box Photo

Postcard of German Hospital.

85 21

German Hospital taken from a publication.

85 22

First German Hospital building at Girard and Corinthian Aves. Philadelphia, PA.

85 23

Ambulance at the entrance of German Hospital Grounds.

85 24

'Old' Lankenau Hospital Girard and Corinthian aves.

85 25

'Old' Lankenau Hospital Girard and Corinthian aves.

85 26

South view of former hospital shows South wing donated by John Lankenau.

85 27

Entrance to old hospital at Girard and Corinthian Aves.

85 28

A rear view of the 'old' hospital showing wing built by Mr. Lankenau.

85 29

Lankenau Hospital Girard and Corinthian Aves.

85 30

'Old' Lankenau, Smith Maternity Building.

85 31

'Old' Lankenau Hospital grounds facing Corinthian Ave.

85 32

Former hospital building at Girard and Corinthian Aves. showing wing built by Mr. Lankenau.

85 33

'New' Lankenau Hospital, 1984.

85 34

'New' Lankenau Hospital, 1984.

85 35
Buildings: Interiors, circa 1900-1980s.
Box Photo

German Hospital kitchen, Sister Ada Hettler and Sister Veronica Zeich, between 1901 and 1903.

85 36

Men's ward, Lankenau Hospital.

85 37

Lankenau Drug Store.

85 38

Lutheran deaconess in a Lankenau ward.

85 39

Lankenau men's ward.

85 40

Christmas in the men's ward at Lankenau Hospital Girard and Corinthian.

85 41

Laboratory on hospital grounds with Dr Becker (grey hair).

85 42

Diet kitchen at 'old' hospital, A. Gaffney (small woman at the sink) and Mary Ottenger (at the stove).

85 43

'Old' hospital kitchen.

85 44

Mary J. Drexel Home, 1935.

85 45

Mary Behney (student) in the first ward at the 'old' Lankenau Hospital, 1951.

85 46

Looking down on the cafeteria in the 'new ' hospital.

85 47

Student eating in the 'new' Lankenau Hospital cafeteria.

85 48

Cafeteria in the new hospital building.

85 49
Exteriors non-hospital related.
Box Photo

Buttonwood, weekend farm house provided for the students by Miss Pew, 1949-1950.

85 50

View from the nursing education building.

85 51

Saint Charles Seminary.

85 52

Down path to the nurses residence.

85 53

Saint Charles Seminary across from the Nursing Education Building.

85 54

Saint Charles Seminary, 1972.

85 55

Saint Charles Steeple viewed from Nursing Education Building, 1979.

85 56
Individuals, circa 1880-1960s.
Box Photo

John Lankenau at Lankenau Hospital, Girard and Corinthian aves.

85 57

John D. Lankenau formal photograph.

85 58

John D. Lankenau formal photograph (mounted).

85 59

John D. Lankenau on balcony.

85 60

Dr. John B, Deaver.

85 61

Dr. John B. Deaver (from Sister Ada), 1918.

85 62

'The Professor' John Blair Deaver.

85 63

Dr. Schmitthenner at doll exhibit.

85 64

Alfred Putnam, Board of Trustees President, 1961.

85 65

Portrait of John D. Lankenau lobby, 1963.

85 66

Dr. Malcolm Miller, winter, 1964.

85 67
Groups, 1900s-1920s.
Box Photo

Dr. Deaver's clinic, August 1902.

85 68

Group of doctors and nurses in the operating theater.

85 69

Interns, 1914.

85 70

Dr. John B. Deaver, Dr. Henry Page, and interns, 1919.

85 71

Dr. John B. Deaver, Dr. Henry Page, and interns.

85 72

Dr. John B. Deaver, Dr. Henry Page, and interns.

85 73

Dr. John B. Deaver, Dr. Henry Page, and interns.

85 74

Group of young boys and young men.

85 75
Operating theater operations in progress, 1900s.
Box Photo

Dr. John Blair Deaver (facing front) in operating room.

86 76

Dr. Deaver performing an operation.

86 77

Dr. Deaver's clinic.

86 78

Dr. Deaver's clinic (mounted).

86 79

Deaver clinic operating room in former hospital on Girard ave. (from a publication).

86 80

Martin clinic hospital unknown (on reverse side of p.80).

86 81

Miriam Beisser, operating room nurse.

86 82
Health Museum, 1963.
Box Photo

Two boys in front of a display about normal growth, 1963.

86 83

Pandora the talking transparent woman, Sister Helen Furman, Associate director of school of nursing standing beside, 1963.

86 84

Pandora, 1963.

86 85
Promotional, 1950s.
Box Photo

Nurse removing Brewer medicine box from individual patient drawer of the Brewer drug cart at medication hour.

86 86

Nurse checking Brewer medication box against drug order.

86 87

Nurse with Brewer drug cart leaving patient's room after administration of a drug.

86 88

The Brewer drug station which provides 24 hour a day pharmacy service.

86 89

View of drug plate holder of Brewer drug station from which nurse selects the drugs ordered by the physician.

86 90

View of Brewer charge recorder.

86 91

Storage capacity of the Brewer drug station is 96 different drugs 8 pre-packaged units of each.

86 92

First cobalt unit for treatment of cancer, Marilyn Scruggs Schaeffer (class of 1950) second nurse to right of Dr. Pomeroy.

86 93

Patient in cobalt unit Joyce Robinson ( class of 1950) worked in the cobalt unit.

86 94

Sub-series B.  School of Nursing.

Buildings, 1950s-1970s.
Box Photo

Kitchen of the nurses residence 2200 College Ave.

86 95

Library with nursing students, 1956.

86 96

Library with nursing students, 1956.

86 97

Nursing education building with students in front (finished in 1965).

86 98

Students outside Lankenau's Nursing education building.

86 99

Nurses residence at 64th and City Line.

86 100

Nurses residence at 64th and City Line, Wynnewood, PA.

86 101

Nursing library in the nurses residence (Peggy Eshleman class of 1972 in pre-clinical uniform), 1969.

86 102

Nursing library in the nurses residence.

86 103

Ready for Chapel service in Nurses residence (recreation room).

86 104

Chapel service in Nurses residence.

86 105

Chapel service in Nurses residence.

86 106
Individuals: school of nursing directors, 1900-1970s.
Box Photo

Sister Marie Koeneke in her office (German Hospital).

86 107

Sister Louise Burroughs, 1952-1954.

86 108

J. Ada Mutch, 1955-1970.

86 109

J. Ada Mutch.

86 110

Sister Helen Furman, Associate director, 1962.

86 111

Sister Helen Furman and Miss J. Ada Mutch, 1970.

86 112

J. Ada Mutch.

86 113

Left to right Nancy T. Snyder, Associate director,and E. Wanda Quay, director.

86 114
Faculty, 1900s-1980s.
Box Photo

Ida F. Giles, RN first full time instructor at Lankenau (first at any nurses training school in PA).

86 115

Catherine Rittman nurse anesthetist, 1914 (graduate of German Hospital school of nursing).

86 116

Miriam Beisser, Class of 1929, instructor in school of nursing (taught anatomy and physiology).

86 117

Sister Miriam Okum, September, 1935.

86 118

Sister Amelia Schaeffer, September 1944.

86 119

Sister Amelia Schaeffer, September 1944.

86 120

Faculty of the school of nursing Standing L-R Alice Shearer, Sister Helen Furman, Nancy Snyder, and Sister Patricia Chafin Seated, L-R,Sister Amelia Schaeffer, Sister Miriam Okum, Linda White, Sister Alma Koder, N. Dalstrom, and Sister Ruth Hilger, 1955.

86 121

Miss Nancy Snyder, advisor.

86 122

Lankenau School of Nursing faculty L-R Nancy Snyder, Sister Helen Furman, Student, Sister Patricia Chafin, and Sister Ruth Hilger, circa 1956.

86 123

Sister Alma Koder, the librarian, with students.

86 124

L-R Sister Ethel Henninger, Sister Amelia Schaeffer, and J. Ada Mutch.

86 125

Sister Miriam Okum, Sister Amelia Schaeffer (back) Assistant Director in faculty lounge in Nursing Education Building.

86 126

L-R Mrs. Betty Sill, Mrs. Laura Boone (secretaries), Sister Helen Furman (Associate Director of the school of nursing) in faculty lounge in the Nursing Education Building.

86 127

Faculty of the school of nursing sitting L-R Sister Amelia, Miss Snyder, Sister Miriam, Miss Palacio, Sister Helen, standing L-R Mrs. Cressman, Miss Golder, Miss Mulcaster, Mrs. Dawson, Sister Sigrid, Miss Maero, Miss Zeiger, and Mrs. White, 1959.

86 128

Sister Alma Koder, the librarian, circa 1962.

86 129

Sister Alma Koder, the librarian from 1953-1989.

86 130

Sister Alma Koder, the librarian.

86 131

Sister Alma Koder, the librarian from 1953-1989.

86 132

E. Wanda Quay (left in print dress), director of the school of nursing, 1981.

86 133
Students, 1924-1963.
Box Photo

(came with items given by Clara Rittman Bauer), April 1924.

86 134

Phene Stutzman and Ann Trometer, 1928.

86 135

Marie Behney (class of 1952) at the nurses station desk.

86 136

Judy Schell in dispensary at the 'old' hospital, 1953.

86 137

Ruby Phillips (on the left) and Judith Schell in new school of nursing living quarters, 1954.

86 138

Ruby Phillips and Judith Schell in new school of nursing living quarters (formerly Green Hill Farms Apartments), 1954.

86 139

Nancy Wolf (McIlhenny), class of 1957, and Bryn Mawer student (for the Mainline Times), April 1957.

86 140

Martha Kelly, Class of 1960.

86 141

Brenda Schanty, 1966.

86 142

Sister Helen Furman and Mary Agnes Donnelly, 1974.

86 143

Patricia Candes (instructor) with Lankenau students, Mattie Marks and Stephen Lloyd, 1977.

86 144
Groups, 1900-1961.
Box Photo

Student nurses, circa 1900.

88 198

Student nurses with woman in wheelchair, circa 1900.

88 199

Student nurses with woman in wheelchair, circa 1900.

88 200

Student nurses with woman in wheelchair, circa 1900.

88 201

Nursing students from the classes of 1904, 1905, and 1906.

88 202

Student nurses, circa 1910.

88 203

Student nurses in front of arbor, circa 1910.

88 204

Student nurses from the training school classes of 1916, 1917, and 1918.

88 205

Student nurses from the training school classes of 1916, 1917, and 1918.

88 205A

Students of the training school, Lankenau Hospital, 1918.

88 206

Students of the training school, Lankenau Hospital, 1918.

88 206A

Probationer attire, 1920s.

88 207

Probationer attire, 1920s.

88 208

Private duty instructors, staff nurses, and supervisors, 1925.

88 209

Private duty instructors, staff nurses, and supervisors, 1925.

88 209A

Student nurses, 1927.

88 210

Probationers, 1929.

88 211

Nursing students, circa 1920.

88 212

Nursing students, circa 1920.

88 212A

Informal group photo, circa 1920.

88 213

Philadelphia state hospital affiliation, Class of 105- as well as students from other affiliate schools, 1949.

88 214

Judy Wagner and Nancy Snyder, Class of 1950.

88 215

Nancy Snyder, Joyce Robinson, Mam Miller, Judy Wagner, and Sarah Sabold, Class of 1950.

88 216

Probies, Class of 1950 (Nancy Snyder far right).

88 217

Probies, Class of 1950.

88 218

Sister Helen Furman, Fran Brouse (behind Sister Helen), and N. Snyder(left of Sister Helen) Class of 1950 on Miss Pew's estate in Bryn Mawr.

88 219

Casual group photograph in Fairmount Park, late 1940s.

88 220

Casual group photograph outside, late 1940s.

88 221

Students from class of 1958.

88 222

Students from the class of 1960.

88 223

Students from the class of 1963, 1961.

88 224

Student nurses, 1962.

88 225
Graduates, 1958.
Box Photo

Joanne Evans, Class of 1958.

86 145
Student Groups, 1950-1960s.
Box Photo

Sister Helen Furman with students (student faculty officers and advisor).

86 146

Nancy T. Snyder and Rita De Francisco Sonntag (instructors) with members of the classes of 1954 and 1955.

86 147

Whites and Stripes staff (student newspaper), 1963.

86 148

Sister Helen Furman and "student court", 1963.

86 149

Yearbook staff, 1963.

86 150

Group of students in the lounge, 1963.

86 151

J. Harche, 1963.

86 152

Yearbook editors, 1963.

86 153

Junior class officers, 1963.

86 154

Class officers and Miss Goldner, 1963.

86 155

Buttonwood Board, 1963.

86 156

Freshman officers, 1963.

86 157

Library Committee, 1963.

86 158

Executive Board, 1963.

86 159

Drama Club, 1963.

86 160
Other people, 1950s.
Box Photo

M. Knepper, Mr. Putnam, ?, Mr. Rumpp, 1950.

86 161

Mr. Rumpp, M. Knepper, Mr. Putnam, Mr. Rohrman, 1950.

86 162

Group of students, November 1954.

86 163

Mr. Hosford (hospital director), J. Ada Mutch, Dr. Engel, and Sister Amelia Schaeffer, 1956.

86 164

L-R J. Ada Mutch, Alfred Putnam, Mrs. Hutchinson, Carl Rumpp, and Dr.P. Robb McDonald.

86 165
Director of the school, 1899-1992.
Box Photo

Sister Magdalene von Bracht, 1899-1909.

88 226

Sister Marie Koeneke, 1909-1933.

88 227

Sister Anna Ebert, 1933-1935 and 1943-1945.

88 228

Sister Edith Bube 1935-1943.

88 229

Sister Amelia Schaeffer, 1945-1952, associate director, 1954-1963.

88 230

Sister Louise Burroughs, 1952-1954.

88 231

J. Ada Mutch, 1955-1970.

88 232

Sister Helen Furman, Associate director, 1963-1974.

88 233

Dorothy Schwiha, 1970-1974.

88 234

E. Wanda Quay, 1974-1992.

88 235
Lankenau nurses in the armed forces, 1914-1968.
Box Photo

Ruth Willard Aiken, 1914.

88 236

Ruth Willard Aiken, 1914.

88 237

Ruth Willard Aiken, 1914.

88 238

Edna Bookmyer Leaman, 1918.

88 239

Miss Caroline Bauer, 1911, Miss Katherine Rittmann, 1914, Miss Mary Heberling, 1909, and Miss Claire Fichter, 1908, at the army barracks Fort Bliss, TX in the Mexican border service, April 1917.

88 240

Edna Bookmyer Leaman and two patients, 1918.

88 241

Edna Bookmyer Leaman with a friend and patient, 1918.

88 242

Nellie M. Strayer, class of 1925.

88 243

Nellie M. Strayer, class of 1925.

88 243A

Nellie M. Strayer, class of 1925.

88 244

Sara Penny Albright, class of 1941.

88 245

Nellie (High) Moody, Ensign NNC, Pearl Harbor, September 1942.

88 246

Erma Scheib McCracken, in front of the nurses quarters, Maui, May 1, 1942.

88 247

Mary (Boyd) Alter (class of 1942) and other nurses, L-R top; Miller, Boyd, Lapp, and Davy, bottom; Buckman and Lyle, 1943.

88 248

Jean Zanger, 1943.

88 249

Mary (Boyd) Alter (class of 1942) and her husband, Lou Alter, 1945.

88 250

Edna Sheesley Jurich (Class of 1934), 1945.

88 251

Evenlyn Sholly Larson (Class of 1940).

88 252

Nellie (High) Moody, 1942.

88 253

Lorraine Willardt (Class of 1956), First lieutenant head nurse of the Med Ward at the 67th Evac hospital in Qui Nhon, Vietnam, 1968.

88 254

Lorraine Willardt (Class of 1956), Captain ANC head nurse of Ward 4 at the 312th Evac hospital in Chu Lai, Vietnam, 1968.

88 255
Classes in session, 1950-1960s.
Box Photo

Sister Ruth Hilger instructing a class.

88 256

Sister Ruth Hilger instructing a class.

88 257

Miss Chase Mannequin for nursing laboratory.

88 258

Instructors Sister Helen Furman and Sister Patricia Chafin.

88 259

Students in Nursing Arts class lab, bed bath.

88 260

Students in Nursing Arts class lab, bed bath.

88 260A

Students in Nursing Arts class lab, bed bath.

88 261

Students in science laboratory.

88 262

Students in a science laboratory.

88 263

Students in a science laboratory.

88 264

Science lab in the basement of 2200 College Ave. (old nurses residence), 1953.

88 265

Ward conference (Nancy Snyder at the head of the table), 1953-1954.

88 266

Nancy Snyder (instructor) with students in a "Ward conference", 1953-1954.

88 267

Nursing Arts class lab - hair shampoo, 1962.

88 268

Nursing Arts class lab - hair shampoo, 1962.

88 269

Nursing Arts class lab - hair shampoo, 1963.

88 270

Nursing Arts class lab, students recording, 1963.

88 272

Ruth Goldner, instructor, 1964.

88 273

Sister Sigrid Nelson, science instructor,and a student, 1965.

88 274

Miriam Beisser, instructor of anatomy, with students dissecting cats, 1969.

88 275
Students in clinical areas, 1950-1980s.
Box Photo

Student nurses with mother and child in Smith Maternity Building.

89 276

Student nurse at old medicine cabinet in the 'Old' hospital (Girard and Corinthian Aves.), 1952.

89 277

Two student nurses with patient in the Smith Maternity Building, 1952.

89 278

Nancy Snyder and students in nursing lab at 2200 College Ave. (old nurse's residence), 1953.

89 279

Alice Dutz and students at 2200 College Ave., 1953.

89 280

Nancy Snyder and student nurses with a patient who is in an oxygen tent.

89 281

Ruth Ritz, Class of 1955.

89 282

Eunice Snyder, Class of 1955.

89 283

Student nurses boarding the van to go to the hospital for clinical experience (Sister Patricia Chafin driving), 1957.

89 284

Boarding the hospital van for clinical experience, 1951.

89 285

Student nurse with 2 patients in the "Teen Town" unit, 1962.

89 286

Student nurse preparing meds on the 6th floor ("Gold Coast") - special trays for private patients, 1962.

89 287

Patricia Sahr in "Teen Town" unit with patients, 1962.

89 288

Patricia Sahr at the nurses station in "Teen Town" unit, 1962.

89 289

Student nurse with instructor, 1963.

89 290

Van which brought the students from the nurses residence to the hospital for 7 a.m. clinical, 1965.

89 291

Student nurse with three small boys in pediatrics, 1965.

89 292

Nancy Auers (class of 1969) with patients.

89 293

Joan Shaw with (class of 1978) young girl.

89 294

Student nurse with young girl.

89 295

Dorothy Rooney (class of 1976) with patient in a wheelchair.

89 296

Mary Elizabeth Palkon with patient, 1979.

89 297

Betty Anderson with students making a bed.

89 298

Betty Anderson (instructor) and students, 1980s.

89 299

Student nurse with elderly patient, 1980s.

89 300

Student nurse with mother and child, 1980s.

89 301

Phyllis Welch (O.B. instructor), student, and neonate, 1980s.

89 302

Dr. Goldner and student, 1980s.

89 303

Patricia Canders (instructor) and two students, 1980.

89 304

Gail Frazier with patient, 1980.

89 305

Anne Dixon with nurse on the critical care unit, 1982.

89 306

Anne Dixon at her critical care experience, 1982.

89 307

Anne Dixon and nurse on the critical care unit, 1982.

89 308

Susan Tomasetti on the critical care unit, 1982.

89 309

Lynne MacEwen with patient in OR Recovery Room, 1982.

89 310

Nursing students (one is Lynne MacEwen) and patient, in OR Recovery Room, 1982.

89 311

Dawn Fuller with patient, circa 1984.

89 312

Student nurses with clinical instructor, 1984.

89 313

Molli Malloy and instructor with patient, 1984.

89 314
Ceremonies: Capping/Pledging.
Box Photo

Capping Amelia Schaeffer, Nancy Snyder, student, and Blanche Brown Siegel.

89 315

Class of 1956 ("Probie" uniform minus bibs and wearing probie caps), 1953.

89 316

Capping of the class of 1957, 1955.

89 317

Capping of the class of 1958, Barbara Knobt, 1956.

89 318

Capping of the class of 1958, 1956.

89 319

Capping by J Ada Mutch, Director of the school of nursing, 1958.

89 320

Capping of the class of 1960, Sister Amelia Schaeffer, student, Katheryn Cressman,and Nancy Snyder, 1958.

89 321

Capping, Sister Amelia Schaeffer.

89 322

Capping, Sister Amelia Schaeffer.

89 323

Capping Ceremony, class of 1960, Sister Amelia Schaeffer (in black) and Nancy Snyder (pinning the cap on).

89 324

Capping the class of 1967, 1965.

89 325

Capping the class of 1968, 1966.

89 326

Capping the class of 1970, 1968.

89 327

Capping the class of 1973, 1971.

89 328

Capping the class of 1975, 1973.

89 329

Nancy Snyder, Assistant director, with two student nurses.

89 330

Sister Miriam Okum and Sister Amelia Schaeffer.

89 331

Capping of the class of 1976, 1974.

89 332

Capping of the class of 1977, 1975.

89 333

Capping of the class of 1977, 1975.

89 333A

Capping of the class of 1977, 1975.

89 334

Pledging the class of 1978, 1976.

89 335

Pledging the class of 1978, 1976.

89 336

Pledging ceremony for the class of 1979, 1977.

89 337

Pledging the class of 1979, 1977.

89 338

Pledging the class of 1980, 1978.

89 339

Pledging the class of 1981, 1979.

89 340

Pledging the class of 1981, 1979.

89 340A

Pledging the class of 1981, 1979.

89 340B
Graduations, 1950-1983.
Box Photo

Marylin Scruggs, Ruth Yortz, Dores Yocum, Sarah L. Sabold, June Weikel, Miriam Knepper, Mary E. Bennett, and Doris Wetzel, graduation, class of 1950 A.

90 341

Naomi Heebner, Miriam Kopenhaver, Dorothy Pietsch, K. Boan Wiedenbach, Miriam Counts, Natelie Dalstrom, Ester Counts, Judy Wagner, Gladys Winkler, and Joyce Robinson, graduation class of 1950 B.

90 342

Graduation of the class of 1950, Dr. C. A. W. Uhle and Miss Kopenhaven.

90 343

Speaker, Board members, and faculty at the graduation, 1950.

90 344

M. Knepper and Mr. Putnam, graduation, 1950.

90 345

Mr. Carl Rumpp, M. Kopenhaven, Dr. C. A. W. Uhle, and G. Winkler, Graduation, 1950.

90 346

Receiving pins and diploma from Mr. Rumpp, Sister Amelia and Mr. Putnam, graduation, 1950.

90 347

Graduation, 1951.

90 348

J. Ada Mutch (at the center) Sister Amelia Schaeffer ( at the left) and Sister Miriam Okum (at the right), Graduation, 1958.

90 349

Seated on ramp outside the hospital gift shop, Graduation, 1962.

90 350

Graduation, 1962.

90 351

Dr. Engel presenting an award, graduation, 1962.

90 352

Graduation, 1962.

90 353

Graduation, view looking down the ramp, 1962.

90 354

Six recent graduates, 1962.

90 355

Miss Heguer, graduation, 1965.

90 356

Graduation, 1965.

90 357

Sister Amelia Schaeffer, Associate director, and J. Ada Mutch, director of nursing, graduation, 1967.

90 358

Room for checking appearance before the graduation ceremony, graduation, 1967.

90 359

Outside the chapel, graduation, 1977.

90 360

Graduating class in the first two rows, faculty and participants on the stage in the chapel of the Eastern Seminary, on Lancaster and City Line Aves. graduation, 1978.

90 361

E. Wanda Quay (left first row), Nancy Snyder (right first row), and the faculty in the back row, graduation, 1978.

90 362

Graduates holding roses, graduation, 1979.

90 363

Sue Aucott (in the foreground) and other graduates in the chapel of the Eastern Seminary, graduation, 1980.

90 364

Graduation, 1980.

90 365

Karen Carstens, graduation, 1980.

90 366

Colleen Mulhern and Mrs. Meredith Jones (Deaver Aux), graduation, 1980.

90 367

Debbie Nearhoff and Dr. Cooper, graduation, 1980.

90 368

Jill Hauck, Kathy Keil, Margaret Koran, Eileen O'Connor Lambert, graduation, 1980.

90 369

Two graduates embracing, graduation, 1980.

90 370

News of Delaware County Group, graduation, 1982.

90 371

Graduation, 1983.

90 372

Three recent graduates celebrating, graduation, 1983.

90 373

Graduation kiss, 1983.

90 374

Tearful graduate, graduation, 1983.

90 375

Graduate and mother, graduation, 1983.

90 376

Graduates marching into the Eastern Seminary Chapel, graduation, 1983.

90 377

Graduate and husband, graduation, 1983.

90 378

Husband kissing graduate, graduation, 1983.

90 379

Graduate pinning on the cap of a fellow graduate, graduation, 1983.

90 380
General Events, 1950-1989.
Box Photo

Alumnae Banquet at McAlister's on Spring Garden, 1950.

90 381

Alumnae Banquet at McAlister's on Spring Garden, 1950.

90 381A

Tea in the recreation room of the nurses residence, Sister Miriam Okum serving tea, 1955.

90 382

Tea in the recreation room of the nurses residence, Sister Miriam Okum serving tea, 1955.

90 383

Alumnae reunion for the class of 1950, L-R Nancy Snyder, Marilyn Scruggs, Joyce Robinson, Marge Roberts, Freda Weave, Miriam Kopenhaven, Helen Potteiger, and Natalie Dalstrom, 1959.

90 384

Photographs from the Miss Liberty Bowl, 1963.

90 385

Photographs from the Lankenau Fair, 1972.

90 386

Photographs from the annual picnic, 1973.

90 387

Photographs from the Anniversary program, 1974.

90 388

Photographs from the Anniversary display, 1974.

90 389

Photographs from the alumnae tea at Deaconess House, 1974.

90 390

Photographs from the Alumnae banquet, 1974.

90 391

Miss America, 1988, Kaye Lani Ray Rafko R.N.

90 392

Ninetieth Anniversary celebration back row; L-R Julie Wellman, Class of 1990, and Gail Charlesworth, Class of 1991, front row L-R; Mrs. Reeder R. Fox, board of trustees, and Kaye Lani Ray Rafko R.N., Miss America 1988, 1989.

90 393
Extracurricular Activities, 1915-1960s.
Box Photo

Ye Old Singing School Arranged and conducted by Dr.'s Whiting and Reimann, on the stage of Lankenau school, 1915.

90 394

Ye Old Singing School Arranged and conducted by Dr.'s Whiting and Reimann, on the stage of Lankenau school, 1915.

90 394A

History of nursing pageant, Miss David Heiser, Miss Kulp, Miss Shark, Miss Ashworth, and Miss Thompson, 1932.

90 395

History of nursing pageant, 1932.

90 396

History of nursing pageant, 1932.

90 396A

History of nursing pageant, 1932.

90 397

History of nursing pageant by the class of 1935, 1932.

90 398

Formal Dance.

90 399

Glee club in the old Lankenau nurses' residence, class of 1950.

90 400

Glee club in old Hospital Nurses' residence auditorium, 1951-1952.

90 401

Nutcracker in old hospital nurses residence, 1951-1952.

90 402

Nutcracker, 1951-1952.

90 403

Lankenau students in "Nutcracker", 1951-1952.

90 404

Nutcracker, 1951-1952.

90 405

Nutcracker, 1951-1952.

90 406

Preparing scenery for "Nutcracker", 1951-1952.

90 407

Student Dance old Lankenau, Spring 1953.

90 408

Student Dance old Lankenau, Spring 1953.

90 409

Student Dance old Lankenau, Spring 1953.

90 410

Student Dance old Lankenau, Spring 1953.

90 411

Student Dance old Lankenau in the auditorium of the nurses' residence, Spring 1953.

90 412

Student Dance old Lankenau, Spring 1953.

90 413

Photograph from the play, "Plain and Fancy" in the new hospital, 1953-1954.

90 414

Chorus, 1955.

90 415

Student nurses' Christmas program, 1958.

90 416

Nurses alumnae program, Christmas, 1958.

90 417

Student nurses' Christmas program, Joanne Lenhardt (class of 1960) at the podium, 1958.

90 418

Fashion show, 1959.

90 419

Fashion show, 1959.

90 420

Photographs from "Bali Hai" production.

90 421

Class of 1963 Preclinical students (probies), 1960.

90 422

The Lankenotes second day stamp ceremony in the mayor's reception room, City hall, Philadelphia, December 29, 1961.

90 423

Christmas Caroling in the hospital, student nurses, nursing staff, doctors, and other employees, Dr Uhle, urologist, is leading the singing and Frances Eshleman, freshman student playing the violin, 1961.

90 424

Christmas caroling, Brenda Schantz, Sally Rupert, and Linda Hoffman.

90 425

Christmas buffet in the cafeteria, December, 1961.

90 426

Christmas buffet in the cafeteria, December, 1961.

90 427

Christmas program in the hospital auditorium, 1962.

90 428

Christmas in pediatrics, Cynthia Jones with paintbrush, 1962.

90 429

Band production, 1963.

90 430

Christmas production, 1964.

90 431

A scene from "Where's Charlie?", 1963.

90 432

A scene from "Where's Charlie?", 1963.

90 433

A scene from "Where's Charlie?", 1963.

90 434

A scene from "Where's Charlie?", 1963.

90 435

A scene from "Where's Charlie?", 1963.

90 436

A scene from "Where's Charlie?", 1963.

90 437

A scene from "Where's Charlie?", 1963.

90 438

A scene from "Where's Charlie?", 1963.

90 439

A scene from "Where's Charlie?", 1963.

90 440

A scene from "Where's Charlie?", 1963.

90 441

Chorus practice before their performance on the U.S.S. Kitty Hawk, 1960s.

90 442

Photographs from an unknown play, 1960s.

90 443
Sports, 1936-1963.
Box Photo

Lankenau basketball team, 1936.

91 444

Lankenau basketball team, 1949.

91 445

Cheerleaders in the 'old' Lankenau nurses' residence, 1951-1952.

91 446

Basketball, 1955.

91 447

Sister Amelia Schaeffer (middle), Dr. Bonnet, director of the hospital (right), and Dr. Ciacci (left), displaying the Lankenau banner.

91 448

Basketball, 1962.

91 449

Cheerleaders, in student uniform by basketball trophy cases, 1963.

91 450

Cheerleaders, 1963.

91 451

Basketball, 1963.

91 452

Basketball, 1963.

91 453

Basketball, 1963.

91 454

Basketball, 1963.

91 455

Cheerleaders.

91 456

Basketball team.

91 457

Basketball.

91 458

Basketball trophy case.

91 459

Midweek service held in the recreation room of the nurses residence, Chaplin Laudenslayer, Sister Emma Tobia, Sister Amelia Schaeffer, Sister Miriam Okum, Sister Helen Furman, Florence Guinther, and Sister Sophie Heckenschub, 1954.

91 460

Service in the nurses' residence recreation room conducted by Pastor Wilber Laudenslayer, Hospital Chaplin, 1956.

91 461
Recreational activities, 1954-1960s.
Box Photo

Four students enjoying the sun on `Lankenau beach' on the hospital grounds, 1958.

91 462

Students playing table tennis in the recreation room of the nurses' residence.

91 463

Class of 1950 at Miss Pew's pool.

91 464

Students talking at the pool side, Friend's Central School.

91 465

Two students at the Friend's Central School school swimming pool.

91 466

Student playing tennis, circa 1970.

91 467
Dorm life, 1940-1980.
Box Photo

Lounge at Lankenau's `old' hospital nurses' residence, Sister Lois Ludwig, Class of 1944.

91 468

Students dress for bed in their dorm room, circa 1950.

91 469

Students in a dorm room, circa 1950.

91 470

Linen and ironing room in 2200 College Ave, `old' Lankenau nurses' residence, 1953.

91 471

Sister Ruth Hilger and students at 2200 College Ave., 1953.

91 472

Room of the nurses residence, class of 1958.

91 473

Room of the nurses residence, class of 1958.

91 474

Students looking at magazines in a dorm room, 1963.

91 475

Students going through record collection in a dorm room, 1963.

91 476

Relaxing before bed, 1963.

91 477

Listening to music, 1963.

91 478

Students in the cloak room, 1963.

91 479

Students relaxing, 1963.

91 480

Miss Cornelia Gardner, residence director, circa 1970.

91 481

Lankenau's nurses' residence kitchen, circa 1980.

91 482

Lankenau's nurses' residence kitchenLankenau's nurses' residence kitchen, circa 1980.

91 483

Two students study in a dorm room, circa 1980s.

91 484

Two students study in a dorm room, circa 1980s.

91 485

Three students studying, circa 1980s.

91 486

Three students studying, circa 1980s.

91 487

Living room in an apartment in the Lankenau nurses' residence, 1980s.

91 488
Library in the student residence, 1941-1989.
Box Photo

Sister Marie Belgshesser in the library on the top floor of the former hospital building, 1941.

91 489

Library in the nursing school when located at Girard and Corinthian Avenues, 1949.

91 490

Sister Alma Koder, librarian, when library was located on the ground floor of the nurses' residence, 1956.

91 491

Students at the front desk, 1956.

91 492

Students studying at the tables, 1956.

91 493

Students studying at the table near the magazine racks, 1956.

91 494

Nurses studying at a table, 1956.

91 495

Nurses studying at a table, 1956.

91 496

Nurses studying in a group with the librarian, 1956.

91 497

Students use the library for research, 1956.

91 498

Students use the library to write papers, 1956.

91 499

Students use the library to answer questions, 1956.

91 500

Students use the library to read assignments for instructors, 1956.

91 501

Students use the library for help with personal problems, 1956.

91 502

Students use the library to do reference reading, 1956.

91 503

The invitation for the student, 1956.

91 504

Students use the library to borrow pictures and articles from the vertical file, 1956.

91 505

Students come to the library to locate books to use, 1956.

91 506

Students study in the library, 1956.

91 507

Students use the library to read articles in periodicals, 1956.

91 508

Students find information in periodicals by using indexes, 1956.

91 509

Student at the front desk, 1956.

91 510

Books on display, 1956.

91 511

Students studying, 1956.

91 512

Books on display, 1956.

91 513

Flower arrangement, 1956.

91 514

Student studying, 1956.

91 515

Card catalogue, 1956.

91 516

Student studying, 1956.

91 517

Students studying, 1956.

91 518

Students studying, 1956.

91 519

Students studying, 1956.

91 520

Instructors at a table, 1956.

91 521

Students studying, 1956.

91 522

Lankenau School of Nursing library student nurses, Miss Friesnberg, Sister Alma Koder, and Miss Free, 1959.

91 523

First library in the nurses' residence was located on ground floor, 1962.

91 524

Students studying with Sister Alma Koder's help, 1972.

91 525

Students studying, 1972.

91 526

Students studying, 1972.

91 527

Sister Alma Koder helping students study, 1972.

91 528

Student by the window, 1972.

91 529

Student studying, 1972.

91 530

Sister Alma Koder, librarian, 1953-1989.

91 531

The library.

91 532
Montgomery Medical Society.
Box Photo

Students with Dr. Annis of the Montgomery County Medical Society.

91 533

Miss Lankenau, 1962-1979.

Box Photo

Miss Lankenau, Cynthia Jones, 1962.

91 534

Miss Lankenau, Cynthia Jones, 1962.

91 534A

Miss Lankenau 1962 holding a piglet next to a little girl.

91 535

Miss Lankenau and her court, 1963.

91 536

The Miss Lankenau contest, contestants being interviewed, 1966.

91 537

Miss Lankenau, Kathleen McCuen, 1966.

91 538

Miss Lankenau, Marlo Miller, 1967.

91 539

L-R Ginny Brossman, Connie Landis, Linda Mowery, Jean Porter (Miss Lankenau), Mark Funk, and Nancy Holman, 1969.

91 540

Miss Lankenau, Dale Leiby, 1972.

91 541

Miss Lankenau, Anne Makaczewski, 1975.

91 542

Miss Lankenau, Gail Stachweather, 1979.

91 543
Affiliate programs, 1949-1981.
Box Photo

Photographs from Philadelphia State Hospital (Bybery), 1949.

91 544

In class at Eastern College, 1981.

91 545

Eastern College, Anatomy Class, 1981.

91 546

Computer facilities at Eastern College, 1981.

91 547

Bus to take students to Eastern College from Lankenau Nurses residence, 1981.

91 548

Eastern campus, 1981.

91 549

Eastern campus in front of the main building, 1981.

91 550

Eastern campus by the lake, 1981.

91 551

Eastern campus by the water wheel, 1981.

91 552

Eastern campus students playing softball, 1981.

91 553
History of nurses' uniforms, 1540-1956, circa 1960s.
Box Photo

Handmaiden from the court of Henry VIII, 1540.

91 554

Heroine of the battle of Bunker Hill, 1775.

91 555

Period of Florence Nightingale, 1863.

91 556

Age of industrial expansion, 1880.

91 557

Established as a pillar of strength to the hospital system, 1900.

91 558

Jazz age, 1925.

91 559

Uniform by Barco of California, 1956.

91 560
Publicity shots mounted on cardboard, 1950s.
Box Photo

Photograph of an illustration.

92 561

Capping ceremony.

92 562

Student nurse holding a child.

92 563

Student nurse waiting by the emergency entrance.

92 564

Students boarding a van.

92 565

Nurse opening a sterile surgical pack.

92 566

Operation in progress.

92 567

Nursing students learning skills.

92 568

Class in session.

92 569

Class on pulmonary Tuberculosis.

92 570

Anatomy class in session.

92 571

Library at the nurses' residence.

92 572

Cafeteria at the 'new' hospital.

92 573

Nurses' residence exterior.

92 574

'New' hospital building exterior.

92 575

Front desk at the nurses residence.

92 576

Two students talking with the lifeguard at the pool side.

92 577

Formal dance.

92 578

Students laying out in the sun.

92 579

Student playing ping pong.

92 580

Students singing.

92 581

Student at the trophy case.

92 582

Student at a tea party.

92 583

My Senior Year, L. Snellbaker's photo-album of events from December 25, 1918 to October 1, 1920, December 25, 1918 to October 1, 1920.

93

Three photo albums, undated.

94
FlatFile Drawer

oversize photographs.

A 5

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Series 10.  Artifacts, circa 1871-1985.

Scope and Contents note

This small series has caps, pins, ephemera, and diplomas. Perhaps most intriguing among this series is a pair of students' notes from Anatomy and Physiology lecture classes for the years 1871 and 1878. Unfortunately, it is unclear where these lectures where given.

Box

1 official cap of Lankenau Hospital School of Nursing, starched cotton with pins, undated.

95

1 probationer's cap, starched cotton with pins. This cap was worn for approximately six months until the student received the graduate cap. In the late 1970s, the "capping" ceremony substituted for the "pledging" ceremony., undated.

95

2 pins, enamel on metal: one with initials "G.H." (German Hospital), pre-1917 and the other "L.H." (Lankenau Hospital), post-1917.

95

1 anniversary pin "celebrating 125 caring years, 1860-1985", plastic over metal, 1985.

95

Snellbaker's student lecture notes for Anatomy and Physiology (institution unidentified), 1871-1872.

96 1

Snellbaker's student lecture notes for Anatomy and Physiology class with Dr. Holt (institution unidentified), 1878.

96 1

Postcard with hand colored photo-lithograph of German Hospital, Broad and Corinthian, circa 1900.

96 2

Fifteenth anniversary card of the Nurses' Alumnae Association with lyrics to "Old Oaken Bucket", 1924.

96 2
Regina F. Schroder, class of 1946: Diploma, PA RN certificate, 1946.
Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of Jane M. Kurz, 2007.

96 3
FlatFile Drawer

Two diplomas and two certificates, 1905-1918.

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Unprocessed Accessions.

Box
97

"Humble Greatness" article and cassette tape [regarding Lavinia Dock by Miriam Knepper Stern], April 30, 1992.

Almuni Association Materials. Includes calendar, closing of school, class list.

Photographs.

Histories, Printed Materials, etc.

Yearbook 1961.

The Alumni Record.

The Outlook [student manual of clinicals], 1954.

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Collection Inventory

Series 1.  Frederick Douglass Hospital, 1896-1947.

Scope and Contents note

This series contains some historical information of the hospital, annual reports, and about 60 personnel files kept by the hospital.

Box Folder

History.

1 1

Annual reports from Board of Managers, 1896-1897.

1 2

National Conference of Hospital Administrators, Souvenir Program, 1946.

1 3

Testimonial Banquet, 1947.

1 4

Personnel files.

Box Folder

Adams, Laura B.

1 5

Adams, Mattie.

1 6

Alston, Annette.

1 7

Anderson, Edith M.

1 8

Bailey, Dorothy L.

1 9

Bailey, Mary N.

1 10

Banton, Naomi.

1 11

Barnes, Blanch F.

1 12

Barrett. Shirley H.

1 13

Beaty, Evelyn E.

1 14

Bennett, Ossilyne.

1 15

Bishop, Nannie B.

1 16

Bowser, Dorothy A.

1 17

Bronner, Jeanette A.

1 18

Browning, Coretha O.

1 19

Burris, Rochell D.

1 20

Byers, Dorothy B.

1 21

Caldwell, Dorothy E.

1 22

Camachio, Mamie G.

1 23

Carter, Elizabeth F.A.

1 24

Carter, Emma B.

1 25

Carter, Nacoma W.

1 26

Chainey, Ruth M.E.

1 27

Charleston, A.C.

1 28

Clarke, America L.

1 29

Clayton, Wrennetta O.

1 30

Clifton, Lillian R.

1 31

Coble, Martha V.

1 32

Cochran, Mary L.

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