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Albert Einstein Medical Center School of Nursing records

MC 88

Albert Einstein Medical Center School of Nursing records

MC 88

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Summary Information

Repository:
University of Pennsylvania: Barbara Bates Center for the Study of The History of Nursing
Creator:
Albert Einstein Medical Center School of Nursing.
Title:
Albert Einstein Medical Center School of Nursing records
Date [inclusive]:
1928-1964
Call Number:
MC 88
Extent:
0.75 Linear feet
Language:
English
Abstract:
The Albert Einstein Medical Center (AEMC) School of Nursing was founded in 1953 upon the consolidation of the nursing schools of Jewish Hospital and Mt. Sinai Hospital. Until its close in 1987, it had one of the highest enrollements in the Philadelphia area, including many students of color. This collection contains administrative records, catalogues, evaluation studies and reports, and other materials.
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Albert Einstein Medical Center School of Nursing records, Barbara Bates Center for The Study of The History of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania
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Summary Information

Repository:
University of Pennsylvania: Barbara Bates Center for the Study of The History of Nursing
Creator:
Alumnae Association of the Training School for Nurses of the Jewish Hospital (Philadelphia, Pa.).
Creator:
Alumni Association of the Albert Einstein Medical Center School of Nursing.
Creator:
Mt. Sinai Nurses’ Alumnae Association (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.).
Creator:
Nurses Alumnae Association of the Jewish Maternity Hospital (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.).
Title:
Alumni Association of the Albert Einstein Medical Center School of Nursing records and historical collection
Date [inclusive]:
1895-1954
Call Number:
MC 127A
Extent:
44.5 Linear feet
Language:
English
Abstract:
This collection contains materials documenting the development of nursing and nurse alumni groups at institutions founded by Jewish benevolent groups and organizations in Philadelphia from the 1890s through the 1990s. The historical material includes minutes, reports, administrative files, artifacts, and photographs depicting nursing and nurse education. These materials primarily concern three establishments which were merged to form the Albert Einstein Medical Center in 1952: the Jewish Hospital, established 1867; the Mt. Sinai Hospital, established in 1905; and the Northern Liberties Hospital established in 1920. (It should be noted that there are no significant records of the Northern Liberties Hospital in this collection.)
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Alumni Association of the Albert Einstein Medical Center School of Nursing records and historical collection, Barbara Bates Center for The Study of The History of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania
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Biography/History

The Albert Einstein Medical Center (AEMC) School of Nursing was founded in 1953 upon the consolidation of the nursing schools of Jewish Hospital and Mt. Sinai Hospital. This action was necessitated by the merger, on February 5, 1952, of what were formerly Jewish, Mt. Sinai and Northern Liberties Hospitals. Each of the facilities continued to operate in their original locations as the Northern, Southern, and Eastern divisions, respectively.

Jewish Hospital, whose materials form the bulk of this collection, was established in 1866 as the first hospital for Philadelphia's Jewish population although its services were available "free to the suffering poor of all religions." In 1872, the hospital relocated to larger premises and in 1889 opened home for the aged. The Jewish Hospital Training School opened in 1892. At the time of the 1952 merger it was decided to use a nonsectarian name.

The AEMC School of Nursing was fully accredited and offered students a three year degree program. Most of school's students were drawn from the Pennsylvania region and the school enjoyed among the highest enrollment of area schools. A 1964 report states that the School of Nursing had the area's highest percentage of students of color. Not unlike other schools and hospitals, a close relationship existed between the AEMC and the School of Nursing whereby and the medical center relied heavily on graduates from the school in filling employment positions. In July 1987, the AEMC School of Nursing graduated its last class of students and ceased operations.

Biography/History

The Jewish Hospital: Philadelphia has had a Jewish population from an early date, but it was not until the mid-1860s that steps were taken to establish an institution for sick and needy members of the city’s Jewish community. The Jewish Hospital Association of Philadelphia came into existence in 1864, and a subscription drive aimed at members of the district lodge of the Independent Order of B’Nai Brith followed. The association obtained property near the present intersection of Haverford Road and 56th Street and built a three-story stone establishment on the site. It was the third Jewish hospital founded in the United States, following those of Cincinnati and New York. The inscription over the door proclaimed the goals of the hospital’s founders to create an institution that would be “dedicated to the relief of the sick and wounded without regard to creed, color or nationality.” But the hospital was primarily a Jewish mutual aid program sponsored by the German Jewish community which developed in Philadelphia in these years.

Jewish residents of the city shared many of the old traditions of their faith regarding mutual aid for the needy, including tzedakah (the duty of the fortunate to care for those who were less so), bikur holim (visiting the sick as a sacred duty), and hesed (acts of loving-kindness, compassion, and mercy as divine qualities). A number of Jewish charitable organizations had developed by the mid-19th century in Philadelphia, including a society for visiting the sick and burying the dead. But as the population grew, community leaders became more conscious of the need for a formal establishment for the sick. Tales of poor Jewish immigrants, arriving in the city ill or diseased, with no friends or relatives of their faith whom they could turn to, flourished, as did the belief that many of these individuals avoided treatment at existing hospitals because they feared exposure to anti-Semitic ridicule or other harassment arising from Jewish dietary restrictions, burial rites, and other religiously-based practices which were neither appreciated nor understood by the dominant Gentile population.

In 1872, the managers purchased a new site for the Jewish Hospital at Olney Avenue and Tabor Road and laid the cornerstone of the first building which developed at this location. In 1901 the Lucien Moss Home for Incurables was completed. The Guggenheim Building for private patients and the Loeb Operating Building followed by 1903. The Jewish Hospital played an important role in research and treatment of poliomyelitis during an epidemic in 1916-1917 and provided care to the many residents of the city who were struck by the influenza epidemic of 1918-1919. The Jewish Hospital distinguished itself by building a network of medical and social services to promote public health.

Mt. Sinai Hospital: Mt. Sinai Hospital was founded as a result of the activities of the Beth Israel Hospital Association and the Mt. Sinai Hospital Association in 1900. Beginning in the early 1880s, Philadelphia received a massive influx of Jews fleeing Eastern Europe and Russia to escape the pogroms and persecution they experienced in their countries of origin. Between 1882 and 1904, Philadelphia’s Jewish population grew from 15,000 to an estimated 60,000. The new immigrants were largely poor and unskilled and soon became a drain on Jewish charitable organizations. They concentrated largely in South Philadelphia in some of the worst tenement districts in the city.

The stated aim of Mt. Sinai’s founders was to provide a hospital and dispensary to provide medical and surgical relief to the sick poor of the Jewish faith residing in Philadelphia but not to exclude other sects. The associations acquired a building on Fifth and Reed streets in South Philadelphia where the hospital opened in 1905. Jacob D. Lit of Lit Brothers department store took a leading financial role and went on to serve as president of the hospital’s board of directors for 25 years.

The Mt. Sinai Training School for Nurses was established in 1905 under the direction of Alice Frankel. By 1911 the graduates had joined together to form their own nurse alumnae association. Because the school’s graduate nurses gained varied clinical experience in working with the urban immigrant population, the school became well known for training public health nurses through programs focusing on personal hygiene, diet, infant feeding, and pre-natal care offered to the residents of the surrounding neighborhood. By 1953, when the Mt. Sinai nurse training school merged with the Jewish Hospital nursing school, 703 nurses had graduated from Mt. Sinai.

Merger of Jewish Hospital and Mt. Sinai Hospital: After World War II, officers of the Jewish Hospital commissioned a report to study future trends in medical care for the Jewish population and postwar Philadelphia. In the report, entitled A Report to the Federation of Jewish Charities of Philadelphia on a Program for Health and Medical Services, author Henry B. Makover, MD, stressed the need for an amalgamated medical center that would not only provide care for the sick but also play a role in medical research and in training medical and nursing personnel. Both the Jewish and Mt. Sinai hospitals had been hard hit by the Depression, prompting these institutions to look toward consolidation as a means of ensuring future growth. Officials at both establishments believed that by combining their financial, physical, and human resources, they would be better able to meet their operating costs. Moreover, they believed that consolidation would make it possible for each facility to be able to diversify and specialize in order to build major care and treatment centers which were more than just local in scope. The many scientific discoveries which followed the war years underscored the importance of research in the modern medical institution and inspired the group to rename the proposed complex after a secular leader—the physicist, Albert Einstein.

The consolidation would clearly enhance educational and training opportunities. Despite the postwar expansion of the medical field, it was still common for hospitals to discriminate against Jews in admitting candidates to residency programs. According to the report, nursing would also benefit from the plan which proposed to change the nature of nursing instruction so that it focused more on technology—thereby increasing the institution’s capabilities to attract qualified medical researchers and develop new means of improving patient care.

Because the Jewish Hospital was larger, with more property available for future construction, the founders envisioned the Jewish Hospital’s North Philadelphia site as the focal point for their expansion, with Mt. Sinai, in the heart of South Philadelphia, providing a supporting role which built on that institution’s mission to meet the health needs of residents of its surrounding neighborhood. A third partner, the Northern Liberties (originally Lebanon) Hospital, a small proprietary hospital founded in the 1920s north of Philadelphia’s central business district, also joined in the merger.

In February 1952, the facility which had been the Jewish Hospital became the Albert Einstein Medical Center—Northern Division. The facility which had been Mt. Sinai Hospital became the Albert Einstein Medical Center—Southern Division. The Northern Liberties Hospital became the central, or Eastern, Division, but that facility closed a year after the merger, and the site was incorporated into the city’s urban renewal program for the area between Market Street and Girard Avenue. The Southern Division was renamed the Daroff Division of the Albert Einstein Medical Center in 1970 after Samuel Daroff, M.D.

Scope and Contents

The Albert Einstein Medical Center School of Nursing Records consist of materials from the years 1928-1964. The collection provides information on the AEMC School of Nursing from both an internal and external perspective. Administrative files include material such as procedure manuals and directives from the chief nurse to subordinates. These files facilitate an understanding of the everyday operations of the institution. A 1957 catalogue provides an overview of the history of the school, student life, curriculum, tuition, etc. On another level, evaluation studies and reports, generated not only by the school itself but also by external bodies, give insight into the philosophy of the AEMC School of Nursing and its relationship to other organizations of its kind. Comparisons to both area and national schools of nursing serve to indicate the status of and problems in the field at the time. For instance, the report on Schools of Nursing in the North Philadelphia Health Services Study Group makes frequent mention of the "Careers in Nursing" program of the Southeastern Pennsylvania League for Nursing which was meant to attract Philadelphians to the nursing profession, thereby preventing expensive and competitive individual recruitment, but was not meeting the needs of the majority of the schools of nursing. Hence, the materials allow one to survey the AEMC School of Nursing on both a micro and macro level.

Scope and Contents

MC 127-A contains materials documenting the development of nursing and nurse alumni groups at institutions founded by Jewish benevolent groups and organizations in Philadelphia from the 1890s through the 1990s. The collection includes both the records of the Alumni Association of the Albert Einstein Medical Center School of Nursing as well as the historical collection which the association gathered. The AEMC SON alumni group records are described in detail under the series description for Series 9 [MC 127-9] Alumni Association of the Albert Einstein Medical Center School of Nursing (See section [MC 127-9] Alumni Association of the Albert Einstein Medical Center School of Nursing, p. 42).

The historical material primarily concerns three establishments which were merged to form the AEMC in 1952: the Jewish Hospital, established 1867; the Mt. Sinai Hospital, established in 1905; and the Northern Liberties Hospital established in 1920. (It should be noted that there are no significant records of the Northern Liberties Hospital in this collection.) Two of these institutions had nursing schools: the Jewish Hospital SON, founded in 1892; and the Mt. Sinai SON, founded in 1905. These two nursing schools were merged to form the Albert Einstein Medical Center School of Nursing (AEMC SON) in 1953. Each of these nurse training schools also had active nurse alumnae associations. The holdings contain a variety of records which give a cross-section look at each school from the time it graduated its first class until the school closed. The records further document the work of the respective nurse alumnae associations in fundraising for hospital and nursing care; providing continuing education for members, aiding graduates in finding employment, and promoting awareness of nursing’s heritage.

Administrative Information

Publication Information

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

Publication Information

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

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Center staff, updated by Bethany Myers

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Russell Scarboro, Nathan Kennedy, and Gail E. Farr. Updated by Bethany Myers.

Sponsor

This collection was processed with funds provided by the University of Pennsylvania Research Foundation.

Sponsor

This collection was processed with funds provided by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (Project Grant ME 230342) and the Alumni Association of the Albert Einstein Medical Center School of Nursing in 2002-03.

Access Restrictions

This collection is unrestricted.

Access Restrictions

This collection is unrestricted.

Use Restrictions

Copyright restrictions may apply. Please contact the Center with requests for copying and for authorization to publish, quote or reproduce the material.

Use Restrictions

Copyright restrictions may apply. Please contact the Center with requests for copying and for authorization to publish, quote or reproduce the material.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of the Alumni Association of the Albert Einstein Medical Center School of Nursing.

Processing Information note

Folder numbers include both the box folder number (to indicate folder order within the boxes) and the series folder number (to indicate folder number sequentially through the whole series). They are given as hyphenated folder numbers, e.g. Folder 2-3 indicates the second folder in the box, which is also the third folder in the series.

When hyphenated numbers are separated by another hyphen, this indicates a range of folders on each side of the central hyphen, e.g. Folder 3-4 - 20-21 would include material in two folders: Box folder 3/series folder 20 and box folder 4/series folder 21.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

See also: MC 127A, Alumni Association of the Albert Einstein Medical Center School of Nursing.

Related Archival Materials note

See also: MC 88, Albert Einstein Medical Center School of Nursing records.

Materials transferred to other CSHN Collections

The following materials have been transferred to the Center’s Artifact Collection:

1) Jewish Hospital Training School for Nurses Pin, class of 1935, Helen Lillian Howe 2) American National Red Cross Pin, 7/21/68, Helen L. Howe also (These both came with note from Jane Tate identifying them.) 3) Package of gold buttons marked: “Pa. Buttons” on envelope. 4) “Matilda Kaufman Medal” 5) Northern Liberties Pin, M.Y.M, Dec. 8th, 1924 inscribed on back 6) One bag pearl buttons 7) One Ford’s Stethoscope in box 8) Five white starched nursing caps 9) One Constitution /By-Laws of Alumni Association. of Jewish Hospital Training School for Nurses, duplicate, [192?] 10) One Pennsylvania State Nurses’ Association By-Laws, [193?] 11) One Pennsylvania State Nurses’ Association, District Association #1 By-Laws [195?] 12) One postcard to Helen Howe 13) One glass container 14) One glass thermometer, [?] 15) One requisition note about stop date Jewish Hospital, from S. Mel to Miss Kissinger, 1-11-41 9-15 items all in a cigar box

16) One medical bag 17) One Mt. Sinai Hospital Women’s Basketball League Championship Pennant from 1933

Other items:

1) Class will, 1929, Mt. Sinai Hospital SON 2) Framed seat reservation for Jewish Hospital SON, 44th commencement, May 31, 1937 3) Mounted invitation to 1920 Mt. Sinai SON graduation 4) Framed invitation to graduation of Jewish Hospital Training School for Nurses, 1937. 5) Invitation to reception for Centennial Award winner, Lulu Wolf Hassenplug, 12/7/65. 6) Mounted invitation to commencement, 1923, JHTSN. 7) Framed invitation to 25th Anniversary dinner, Jewish Hospital SON, Alumnae Association, 5/29/1917. 8) Commencement Invitation, JHTSN, 1915 9) Mt. Sinai Hospital Training School for Nurses, Circular of Information, [?] 10) Contract (framed) of Sylvia L. Meltz with JHTSN, Feb. 8, 1938 11) Mounted Dedication, Classes of 1961, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1972 for AEMC SON 12) Bound diploma (3 year completion) of Harriet Louise Gordon, Sept. 13, 1962, AEMC SON. 13) Framed 50 years of service testimonial to Beatrice R. Nelson, Oct. 22, 1978. 14) AEMC SON Pin layout/design, 1982. 15) Framed AEMCSON Ring Picture, 1977. 16) Cartoon, Jane Tate [?]

Printed Matter:

Four cartons of printed matter from the AEMC SON library have been separated from the collection for further processing prior to addition to the Center’s Book Collection.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • Albert Einstein Medical Center School of Nursing.
  • Jewish Hospital (Philadelphia, Pa.). Training School for Nurses.
  • Jewish Hospital (Philadelphia, Pa.).
  • Mt. Sinai Hospital (Philadelphia, Pa.).
  • Mt. Sinai Hospital Training School for Nurses (Philadelphia, Pa.).
Form/Genre(s)
  • School records
Geographic Name(s)
  • Philadelphia (Pa.)
Subject(s)
  • Nursing schools.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • Albert Einstein Medical Center (Philadelphia, Pa.).
  • Albert Einstein Medical Center School of Nursing.
  • Alumnae Association of the Training School for Nurses of the Jewish Hospital (Philadelphia, Pa.).
  • Alumni Association of the Albert Einstein Medical Center School of Nursing.
  • Jewish Hospital (Philadelphia, Pa.). Training School for Nurses.
  • Jewish Hospital (Philadelphia, Pa.).
  • Jewish Hospital Association of Philadelphia (Philadelphia, Pa.).
  • Jewish Maternity Association of Philadelphia (Philadelphia, Pa.).
  • Jewish Maternity Hospital (Philadelphia, Pa.).
  • Mt. Sinai Hospital (Philadelphia, Pa.).
  • Mt. Sinai Hospital Training School for Nurses (Philadelphia, Pa.).
  • Mt. Sinai Nurses’ Alumnae Association (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.).
  • Northern Liberties Hospital (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.).
  • Nurses Alumnae Association of the Jewish Maternity Hospital (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.).
Form/Genre(s)
  • Administrative records
  • School records
Geographic Name(s)
  • Philadelphia (Pa.)
Subject(s)
  • Jews--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia--History.
  • Jews--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia--Periodicals.
  • Maternal and infant welfare.
  • Nursing schools.
  • Nursing--History.
  • Women--Employment.

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Introduction

The Albert Einstein Medical Center of Philadelphia has been a major provider of health services in the Philadelphia area since its creation in 1953. The Albert Einstein Medical Center School of Nursing, established in 1954, has been equally active in providing nurse training and education in the region. The Einstein nursing alumni association, named the Alumni Association of the Albert Einstein Medical Center School of Nursing—and established in the same year as the School—soon flourished, even after the close of the AEMC nursing school in 1987.

The Einstein alumni association became deeply involved in preserving the history and heritage of nursing at Einstein. Under the aegis of the association’s Archives Committee, established in 1961, the alumni gathered a large and valuable array of records of the Einstein Medical Center School of Nursing including minutes, reports, administrative files, artifacts, and photographs depicting nursing and nurse education at that institution.

Fortunately for posterity, the group also sought materials pertaining to a number of predecessor establishments which provided nurse training opportunities in the Jewish community in Philadelphia prior to 1954. These earlier institutions included the nursing schools operated by the Jewish Hospital and the Mt. Sinai Hospital, which merged to form the AEMC in 1953. The Association collected records of the Jewish and Mt. Sinai hospitals and their nursing schools as well as records of their affiliated nursing alumni groups. Additionally, they gathered records of several other nurse training programs associated with the Jewish and Mt. Sinai nurse training schools including records of organizations involved in public health and maternity care. Finally, the group collected and preserved the records of its own organization, the Alumni Association of the Albert Einstein Medical Center School of Nursing.

The material gathered by Archives Committee, including original manuscripts, photographs, and printed items, became the heart of a nursing history center located at the Einstein Medical Center complex in North Philadelphia. The center featured a research room, library, and collection storage space as well as exhibits highlighting nursing’s heritage at Einstein. But when the hospital needed the space for other purposes, the alumni moved the collection to other parts of the Einstein facility. Some of the records remained in the former office of the AEMC nursing school until this, too, was needed for other uses. Under the circumstances, it became increasingly difficult for the alumni association to make the collection available to researchers and to protect its fragile contents from deterioration. Anxious to place the materials in a secure, climate-controlled environment and yet make them accessible to researchers, the officers sought advice from the Barbara Bates Center for the Study of the History of Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing. To the great delight of the Center, the Association donated its historical collection to the Center in 2001.

A grant from the Pennsylvania History and Museum Commission’s Archives and Records Management Grant Program enabled the Center to transport the collection to the University of Pennsylvania and to hire additional staff to re-house, arrange, and describe the material in 2002-2003. The Alumni Association of the Albert Einstein Medical Center generously offered a matching grant which made it possible to purchase archival storage supplies to protect and preserve the documents.

The Barbara Bates Center for the Study of the History of Nursing would like to thank the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission and the Alumni Association of the Albert Einstein Medical Center School of Nursing for supporting these important activities.

Collection Inventory

Series 1.  Internal Records, 1934-1963.

Scope and Contents note

The majority of the materials in this series are procedural. There is contained a comprehensive set of administrative notices sent by chief nurse Jessica E. Urquhart to head nurses and supervisors at Jewish Hospital. Also, master copies of all the forms which student nurses would need to use in the course of their duties and several procedure manuals are available. As for internal evaluation, a June 1961 Progress Report consists of a summary of the factors indicating areas of study and improvement, as determined by a 1959 survey report, and the major developments since 1959 which improved conditions in such areas as instructional personnel, curriculum, and evaluation. Finally, the AEMC School of Nursing Survey Project Report from 1963, which represents the results of a project which attempted to ascertain, through the use of questionnaires, the impetus for students in choosing to attend the AEMC School of Nursing, is included.

Box Folder

Catalog, 1958.

1 1

Notices from Jewish Hospital Chief Nurse to Supervisors, 1934-1938.

1 2

Nursing Procedure Manuals.

Box
1
Folder
3
Box Folder

1937.

1 3

1947 (pp. 1-134) .

1 4

1947 (pp. 135-252) .

1 5

1951.

1 6

Form Book for Student Nurses, 1935.

1 7

Sample Student Experience Record Books, 1947 and 1956.

1 8

Progress Report, June 1961.

Box Folder

Sections I-IV.

2 9

Exhibits 1-14.

2 10

Exhibits 15-52.

2 11
Box Folder

Nursing Education Survey Project Report, 1963.

2 12

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Series 2.  Reports of Non-affiliated Organizations, 1928-1964.

Scope and Contents note

The reports in this series are of an evaluative nature and provide information comparing the Albert Einstein Medical Center School of Nursing with other SONs in the area and the country. Locally, a 1964 report on schools of nursing in the North Philadelphia Health Services Study Group, which was developed in response to the perceived crisis in nursing education, provides information on the AEMC School of Nursing as well as Episcopal Hospital, Germantown Hospital, Temple University Hospital, and the Women's Medical College. The report discusses such issues as cost, curriculum, and faculty and concludes with some recommendations. On a national scale, 1928 and 1932 grading reports of the Committee on the Grading of Nursing Schools are contained. The Committee, based in New York City, conducted studies in which 80% of all regularly accredited schools of nursing in the U.S. participated. The agenda of the committee, which was made up of 21 members representing various professional and academic organizations, was to study the ways and means for insuring an ample supply of nursing service, of whatever type and quality was needed for adequate care of the patient, at a price within reach. The studies were based on monthly report forms sent to each school taking part in the self-survey. Thus, with the information provided in this series, the AEMC School of Nursing can be evaluated in relation to other like institutions.

Committee on the Grading of Nursing Schools Grading Reports.

Box Folder

1928.

2 1

1932.

2 2

Report on Schools of Nursing in the North Philadelphia Health Services Study Group, 1964.

2 3

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Collection Inventory

Institutional Records.

Series 1.  Jewish Hospital, 1920-1948.

History

For a more detailed account of the history of the Jewish hospital, see Henry N. Wessel, History of the Jewish Hospital Association of Philadelphia (Philadelphia: n.p., c. 1915) and Maxwell Whiteman, Mankind and Medicine: A History of Philadelphia's Albert Einstein Medical Center. (Philadelphia: Albert Einstein Medical Center, 1966). Both volumes are available at the Center for the Study of the History of Nursing.

Series 1-1.  Administrative Records.

Series 1-1.1.  Board of Directors and Executive Committee Meeting Minutes and Reports, 1946-1948.

Scope and Contents note

Includes reports on wages, salaries and sick leave, job classifications, and fiscal analysis. Of particular importance is a report from 1948 by Morris Wolf, Chairman of the Health and Medical Committee of the Federation of Jewish Charities, to the Board of Directors on the necessary merger of the Jewish hospitals into one medical center.

Box Folder

Jewish Hospital Monthly Report of the Superintendent, July, November 1920; January 1921.

1 1-1

Invitation to Cornerstone Laying of David and Mary S. Hirsh Nurses Home, 1948.

1 2-2

Program of Dedication Ceremony for Laurence L. Ancker, President/Director Jewish Association of Philadelphia, January 13, 1949.

1 3-3

The Hospital in Your Community Chart, 1947 ?.

1 8-8

Standing Committees List, 1948-1949.

1 9-9

Reports to Executive Committee on Housekeeping Department Expenses, January 20, January 26, 1926.

1 10-10

Correspondence on Unpaid House Accounts, October 18, 1948.

1 11-11

Special Report on Student/Graduate Nurses in Philadelphia, January 9, 1947.

1 12-12

Special Committee on Hospital Rates/Reports, July 5, 1948; March 6, 1948.

1 13-13

Monthly Report, September 1, 1948.

1 14-14

Job Classifications and Descriptions/Salaries, February 24, 1948.

1 15-15

Private, Semi-Private and Ward Admissions; General and Maternity, May 1, 1948-April 30, 1949; May 1, 1948-October 31, 1948.

1 16-16

Jewish Hospital Association of Philadelphia, Fiscal Analysis/Audit, Four and Six Months, September-November, 1946.

1 17-17

Salaries, Sick Leave, Vacation Recapitulation, September 1946.

1 18-18

Executive Committee Meeting Minutes, October 1947-December 1948.

1 19-19

Jewish Hospital Association of Philadelphia, 82nd and 83rd Annual Meeting Minutes, June 1947, 1948.

1 20-20

Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, June 1947-December 1948.

1 21-21

Report to Board of Directors by Morris West, of Health and Medical Committee of Federation of Jewish Charities on Formation of Medical Center, February 1948.

1 22-22

Series 1-2.  Printed Materials.

Scope and Contents note

Included are a copy of the Jewish Hospital Bulletin (1944) containing comments from former Jewish Hospital medical staff serving in the U.S. military overseas; copies of rules for the medical staff; a charge booklet listing rates for private, semi-private, and ward services; a charge booklet for private duty nursing; and programs.

Box Folder

Charges for Private Duty Nursing, 1937.

1 4-4

Bulletin: Department of Labs, Modernization, November 1947.

1 5-5

Schedule of Rates/Charges for Private, Semi-Private, Ward Service, 1948.

1 6-6

Rules Governing the Visiting/Resident Staff, 1902, 1916, 1926, 1944.

1 7-7

Invitations to Jewish Hospital events, circa 1948-1950.

1 7.1-7.1
Heine, William I. Printed materials: 2 pin brochures, 3 donation cards, "Edwin A. Jarecki, M.D., Resident Physician, Jewish Hospital of Phildelphia, 1892-1934. A Centennial Commemoration" by William I. Heine, M.D.
Controlled Access Headings
Personal Name(s)
  • Jarecki, Edwin A.
1 7.2-7.2
FlatFile Drawer

Philadelphia magazine reprint, Fire prevention week, October 1946.

C 2

Series 2.  Jewish Hospital School of Nursing, 1899-1952.

History

In 1892 Jewish Hospital established a training school for nurses through the initiatives of a Mrs. Rose Frank and Dr. William H. Teller, the chief resident physician. In fact, Dr. Teller stated at the time that “every physician is aware of how much the success of his work depends on the assistance he receives from skilled nursing.” Miss Douglass Benson became the first chief nurse. By 1903 the Eisner Home for Nurses (a residence) had been completed. Already by 1910 Jewish Hospital nurses distinguished themselves by their work in the typhoid epidemic. By 1915 the school had been accredited by the state of Pennsylvania. By the closing of the school through the merger into AEMC SON, 1178 nurses had been trained in the Jewish Hospital SON.

Scope and Contents note

This series contains various records related to the development of the institution with the largest components being the nurse training materials. There are administrative records such as student census and time records, nursing committee minutes, student council organization minutes, and Pennsylvania. State Board of Examiners for Registration of Nurses Survey Reports. Printed materials in this series include student yearbooks, student government association bulletins, nurse alumnae association bulletins and some practice and administrative manuals of the Jewish Hospital School of Nursing.

Series 2-1.  Administrative Records, 1899-1952.

Series 2-1.1.  Student Time Records, 1899-1952.

Scope and Contents note

These volumes provide data about where students came from, religious affiliations, evaluations of their work, why they might leave the program and the areas where they trained. They were prepared by nurse supervisors and instructors to identify and evaluate personality traits, work habits, and special skills as they worked the various clinical areas, as well as note examination scores.

Volume

Student Nurses' Time Record, 1899-1919.

1

Student Nurses' Time Record, 1907-1912.

2

Student Nurses' Time Record, 1911-1916.

3

Student Nurses' Time Record, 1915-1917.

4

Series 2-1.2.1 .  Nurse Training Committee Minutes and Records, 1907-1913, 1925-1928.

Scope and Contents note

The Nurse Training Committee was formed in 1901 to support the Director of Nursing, especially regarding policy-making and disciplinary activity. Discussions of these issues are frequent . Yearly information about demographic data, the number of students, where they trained, the subjects of instruction and who taught them is provided as are writings on grades, duties, salaries and hours of work changes. Particularly informative are the annual reports to the Jewish Hospital Association of Philadelphia as they report awards to staff and students, types of lectures and social events, health problems of the nurses and personnel changes.

Box Folder

Jewish Hospital Nurse Training Committee Meeting Minutes, September 1907-June 1909.

2 1-1

Jewish Hospital Nurse Training Committee Meeting Minutes, June 1909-June 1911.

2 2-2

Jewish Hospital Nurse Training Committee Meeting Minutes, June 1911-May 1913.

2 3-3

Jewish Hospital Nurse Training Committee Meeting Minutes, January 1923-October 1925.

2 4-4

Jewish Hospital Nurse Training Committee Meeting Minutes, November 1925-December 1928.

2 5-5

Series 2-1.2.2 .  Pennsylvania State Board of Examiners: Reports of Visits to Jewish Hospital and School of Nursing and related correspondence., 1917, 1924-1951.

Scope and Contents note

These reports provide an excellent data-base of the working conditions, medical and surgical departments, nursing residence difficulties, educational expansion or lack thereof, student population increases, and the way the institution responded to the recommendations of the Pennsylvania Board for accreditations throughout this period.

Box Folder

Pennsylvania State Board of Nurse Examiners Reports, 1917, 1924-1951.

3 18-23

Series 2-1.2.3 .  Minutes of Student Council Organization, 1920-1921.

Scope and Contents note

This hard bound volume has the hand-written minutes of the student government organization. The meetings are presided over by Miss Krewson, the director of the SON. The meetings consist primarily of reports from the committees they formed: dining room, linen, hostess (focusing on the quality of food they received), problems with maintaining their uniforms and other linens, and disciplinary issues.

Box Folder

Minutes of Student Council Organization, August 1920-December 1921.

3 16-21

Series 2-1.5.  Mixed Correspondence and Files, 1908-1950.

Scope and Contents note

These records include early catalogs and course outlines for Jewish Hospital SON. The correspondences range from a 1909 letter from a prospective student who cannot get a letter of recommendation from a rabbi because it’s for a nursing school to letters about private duty nursling’s struggles to get the 8 hour day and $10/day wages. There are commencement programs from 1900 to 1952. The 1908 commencement program and cornerstone laying ceremony brochure for the Pennsylvania Building are particularly interesting in that they have orations by Dr. Max H. Bacharach on the historical significance of nursing, Dr. Edwin Jarecki’s history of Jewish Hospital Training School for Nurses and Mayer Sulzberger’s remarks on the growth of the Jewish Hospital.

Box Folder

Jewish Hospital SON Emblem, undated.

3 1-6

Commencement Program and Cornerstone-Laying Ceremony for the Pennsylvania Building, June 2, 1908.

3 2-7

Letter from Prospective Student (anonymous) About Rabbi Refusing Recommendation, 1909.

3 3-8

Commencement Programs, 1908-1952.

3 4-9

Course of Study, 1906-1909, 1912-1915, 1917.

3 5-10

Announcement of Courses/Catalog, undated.

3 6-11

Rules Governing Nurses, 1901,[?], 1925.

3 7-12

Philadelphia Inquirer Clips (2 unidentified), May 1922.

3 8-13

Invitation to Commencement Exercises, 1932 and 50th Anniversary Dinner, 1942.

3 9-14

Brochure cover with bequest information, 1944.

3 9-5 - 14-5

Information Pamphlets /Catalogs, 1920s, 1950.

3 10-15

Letter/Contract Agreement and Deposit Receipt of Evelyn Fenstermacher, February 1, 1940.

3 11-16

Brochure on U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps (U.S. Public Health Service, 1943 [?].

3 12-17

Articles, Correspondence: "Rate Change for Private Duty Nurses", 1949.

3 13-18

Newspaper Clips on Commencement and Capping Ceremony, 1936 [?], 1951.

3 14-19

Newspaper Clippings (by date), 1926, 1932, 1948, 1949.

3 15-20

Nurses Drudge Twelve Hours a Day for 3 Years to Gain Coveted RN, Evening Public Ledger, March 28, 1940.

3 17-22

Series 2-2.  Printed Materials, 1899-1952.

Series 2-2.1.  Student Yearbooks, 1919, 1921, 1923.

Scope and Contents note

These include individual student photos, biographies, class histories written by the students, greetings from other notables at the hospital, and a class prophecy profiling how, why and where particular students would end up.

Box Folder

Student Yearbook: The Venture, 1919.

4 1-1

Student Yearbook: Chills and Fever, 1921.

4 2-2

Student Yearbook, 1923.

4 3-3

Series 2-2.2.  Question Mark, 1930-1946.

Scope and Contents note

Question Mark was the bulletin of the student government association. It began publication in 1930 soon after the formation of the student government body. It was issued quarterly, generally with a winter, spring, commencement and fall publication. Regular features included: a class history, a feature article on a topical issue, a class prophecy, student composed poetry, and an occasional short story focusing on life as a nursing student. Articles discuss such issues as areas of work interest, private duty issues, concerns about salaries, living and housing conditions. Especially good re: WWII, efforts to integrate nursing school, a student history of the school (1942 anniversary issue), a history of the alumnae association by its president Catherine Beardsley and a history of the Jewish Hospital Association by Arthur B. Fleisher, president of the Board of Officers in the 1940 fall issue.

Box Folder

Student Government Association Publication: Question Mark, January, June, October 1930.

5 1-4

Question Mark, February, May 1931.

5 2-5

Question Mark, Winter, Commencement, Fall, 1934.

5 3-6

Question Mark, Spring, Commencement, Fall, 1935.

5 4-7

Question Mark, Commencement, Fall, 1936.

5 5-8

Question Mark, Winter, Spring, Commencement, Fall, 1937.

5 6-9

Question Mark, Fall, Winter, Spring, Commencement, 1938.

5 7-10

Question Mark, Spring, Commencement, 1939.

5 8-11

Question Mark, Winter, Spring, Fall, 1940.

5 9-12

Question Mark, Winter, Spring, Commencement, 1941.

5 10-13

Question Mark, Winter, Spring, Commencement, 1942.

5 11-14

Question Mark, Winter, Spring, Commencement, 1943.

5 12-15

Question Mark, Winter, Commencement, Fall, 1944.

5 13-16

Question Mark, Spring, Commencement, 1946.

5 14-17

Series 2-2.3 .  Procedure Manuals, 1932-1951.

Scope and Contents note

This series consists of nursing procedure manuals for 1932, 1947, and 1951, and includes a nursing administrative outline for 1932. These materials were utilized by the Jewish Hospital and SON for training and reference purposes

Box Folder

Procedure Book, 1932.

6 1-2 - 18-19

Nursing Administrative Outline, November 1, 1933.

6 3-4 - 20-21

Procedure Book, 1947.

6 5-6 - 22-23

A Manual of Nursing Procedures, 1951.

6 7-24

Series 3.  Mt. Sinai Hospital and School of Nursing.

Series 3-1.  Administrative Records, 1917-1953.

Scope and Contents note

This series consists primarily of reports on the Mt. Sinai Hospital School of Nursing filed by various accreditation agencies from 1921 to 1951.

Series 3-1.1.  Accreditation Files: Pennsylvania State Board of Examiners Annual Reports, 1921-1951.

Scope and Contents note

These reports comment on the condition of the hospital physical facility, bed and patient numbers, number of operations performed, number of students attending the SON, their hours of instruction, their practical experience with patients, their living conditions, number and background of faculty, affiliated associations of the SON for training, and the improvements recommended and those made in the program. They average approximately 12 pages in length.

Box Folder

Mt. Sinai Hospital SON, Pennsylvania State Board of Examiners Reports, 1921-1951.

7 1-2 - 1-2

Series 3-1.2.  Accreditation Files: National League of Nursing Education Survey Report, 1940.

Box Folder

Survey Report by National League of Nursing Education (accreditation), 1940.

7 3-3

Series 3-1.3 .  Accreditation Files: Annual Reports to University Of State of N.Y., State Education Department, 1945-1953.

Scope and Contents note

These records use similar categories as the Pennsylvania. State Board Reports to evaluate the Sinai SON. However, there is a more specific listing of all staff and their positions and qualifications in these records.

Box Folder

Annual Reports to University of State of N.Y., State Education Department, 1945-1953.

7 4-4

Series 3-1.4 .  National League of Nursing Education Accreditation Reports and Correspondence, 1940, 1946-1952.

Scope and Contents note

These records give detailed curriculum descriptions, discuss reasons for student withdrawals, point to problem areas (such as 52% of hospital occupied by psychiatric patients nationally with only 3-5% of nurses being in psychiatric facilities.), and present more thorough faculty background data. There is also discussion of the merger of the SON into AEMC in the correspondence and its accreditation approval.

Box Folder

National League of Nursing Education Accreditation Reports, 1940, 1946, 1947.

8 1-5

National League of Nursing Education, Correspondence/Questionnaires, 1947-1952.

8 2-6

Series 3-1.5 .  Mt. Sinai Hospital SON National Nurse Accrediting Services Annual Reports/Correspondence, 1949-1952.

Scope and Contents note

These records similar to above, with extensive faculty information and discussion on improvements in SON programs and facilities.

Box Folder

National Nursing Accrediting Services Reports, 1948-1953.

8 3-7

Annual Reports/Correspondence, 1952.

8 4-8

Annual Reports/Correspondence, 1952.

8 5-9

Correspondence/Pamphlets, 1949-1952.

8 6-10

Series 3-1.6 .  Reports of the Mt. Sinai Hospital, 1917, 1919, 1924, 1931.

Scope and Contents note

These are annual reports for the years listed included in a bound volume. They provide information on the types and numbers of diseases and surgeries seen and performed for these years as well as reports from medical staff, nursing school, nurse alumnae association and lists names of staff and board of directors, executive officers etc, of the institution. Also included is the only copy of a Mt. Sinai Bulletin existing in the collection. It is from January 1924, and is a summation of all the varied activities of the hospital.

Box Folder

Reports of the Mt. Sinai Hospital, 1917, 1919, 1924, 1931.

9 1-11

Series 3-1.7 .  Mixed Files and Records, 1937-1952.

Scope and Contents note

These include a news sheet written for residents in the Nurses Residence, some catalog/announcements for the SON, commencement programs, employment policies, a manual of accreditation policies, a blank student experience record and minutes from the faculty organization and its committees.

Box Folder

News Sheet for Nurse's Home, 1937.

9 2-12

Commencement Programs, 1936, 1944, 1946, 1950, 1951, 1952.

9 3-13

Announcements, 1933, 1936, 1943-1944, 1946-1947, 1948, 1952.

9 4-14

Employment Policies, 1951.

9 5-15

Manual of Accrediting Educational Programs in Nursing, 1949.

9 6-16

Experience Record, SON, undated.

9 7-17

Faculty Organization and its Committee, Meeting Minutes, Constitution and By-Laws, 1948-1952.

9 8-9 - 18-19

Theoretical Instruction Outline, 1943-1945.

9 10-20

SON Committee Meeting Minutes, 1941-1951 (incomplete).

9 11-21

Series 3-2.  Printed Materials, 1917-1953.

Series 3-2.1 .  Student Yearbooks, 1930-1935, 1946, 1948, 1949.

Scope and Contents note

This publication began in 1930 and was published by the senior classes. Each edition featured a listing of faculty and staff usually with photos and similarly for senior students, though with a biographical/character note for them. A class history and class prophecy were written, as were popular jokes, and articles on social life and athletics, especially the basketball team.

Box Folder

Student Yearbook, The Tablet, 1930-1935.

10 1-6 - 1-6

Student Yearbook, Ad Astra, 1946, 1948.

11 1-2 - 7-8
Student Yearbook, The Lamp, 1947.
Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of Jeannette Lewers-Kost, 2012.

12 1a-8a

Student Yearbook, The Tablet, 1949, 1951, 1952.

11 3-5 - 9-11

Series 3-2.2 .  Practice and Procedure Manuals, 193?, 1949, 1950.

Scope and Contents note

These are typescript manuals produced for nurse education and use by hospital nursing staff. They cover the full range of nursing procedures for their time from treatment of pediculosis, to application of flaxseed poultices, to preparation of a patient for the operating room.

Box Folder

Nursing Practice As Taught in Pre-Clinical Course, 193?.

11 6-12

Nursing Procedure As Taught in SON, 1949 [?].

11 7-13

Nursing Procedure Book, 1950.

11 8-9 - 14-15
Box Folder
Jeanette Elizabeth Begel, class of 1943, 1943.
Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of Jeannette Lewers-Kost, 2012.

Scope and Contents note

This folder contains a night nurse sign, a badge, a Student's Nursing Practice Record, and an invitation and program for the 1943 commencement.

12 2a-16

Series 4.  Jewish Maternity Hospital Training School for Nurses, 1896-1915.

History

The Jewish Maternity Hospital Training School for Nurses developed under the sponsorship of the Jewish Maternity Association of Philadelphia. Founded in 1873, the Jewish Maternity Association decided to fill a need to care for poor Jewish women who needed assistance during their pregnancy. The facility opened its doors to patients in 1892. In 1894 a nurse training program was organized with its first graduate in 1895.

The association operated its facility at 532 and 534 Spruce Streets. Their records consist primarily of annual and committee reports from 1896-1907 bound in one volume. They give information regarding their operation of: a maternity hospital, an outpatient department for poor Jewish women in confinement, a gynecological dept., daily clinics for the diseases of women and children, a nursery for motherless infants, a training school for nurses, and a Ventnor, N.J. Seaside Home for poor Invalid Jewish Women and Children. The hospital also served as a training center in maternity for the Sinai nurse training program from 1910-1928.

The Jewish Maternity Hospital Training School for Nurses was not, after 1918, on the list of accredited schools, except for a short period when it was accredited for its affiliation in obstetrics.

In 1932, the Jewish Maternity Hospital merged into Mt. Sinai Hospital. Thereafter, the two institutions were known as Mt. Sinai Hospital, and the Maternity Hospital took over the new maternity division of the new hospital that was being built for Mt. Sinai.

Series 4-1.  Annual Reports, 1896-1907.

Scope and Contents note

Annual reports of the Jewish Maternity Hospital Training School for Nurses appear in the annual reports of the Jewish Maternity Association. The Association’s reports for the years 1896-1907 are bound together in one volume which is filed in with the Jewish Maternity Hospital Training School for Nurses files.

Box Folder

Annual Reports, 1896-1907.

12 1-1

Series 4-2.  Certificate of Completion, September 1, 1915.

Scope and Contents note

The collection contains a certificate of completion indicating that Wanda E. Groth of the Jewish Hospital satisfactorily completed her term of Obstetric Nursing at the Jewish Maternity Hospital, signed by Jas. [?] J. Greenberg, Chairman, Committee on Nurses Training School, and Jacob Walker, M.D., resident physician, on September 1, 1915.

Related Archival Materials note

See also: Records of the Nurses Alumnae Association of the Jewish Maternity Hospital in Series 127-6.

Box Folder

Certificate of Completion, September 1, 1915.

12 2-1

Certificates of Obstetric Course Completion: 1916, 1922, "In Memoriam," Testament for Mrs. Fannie Weiss Shapiro (class of 1899), 1941.

12 3-2

Series 5.  Albert Einstein Medical Center School of Nursing.

History

After World War II, the functions of hospitals grew to include increased emphasis on research, teaching, and the needs of community health. The Albert Einstein Medical Center became one of the first medical facilities in Philadelphia to develop a model of progressive patient care which sought to modify the traditional practice of grouping patients in hospitals according to disease categories by arranging them according to the severity of their condition and to the type of care needed. The shift to the progressive model demanded changes in the physical facility and in the training and specialization of the caregivers. The creation of the Albert Einstein Medical Center out of the merger of the Jewish Hospital, Mt. Sinai Hospital and the Northern Liberties in 1953 represented a move to establish such a facility. The northern division of Albert Einstein Medical Center resided at York and Tabor roads in North Philadelphia and the southern division (later called Daroff) was located at 5th and Reed streets in South Philadelphia.

Following the merger of the parent hospitals, the Jewish and Mt. Sinai schools of nursing merged as well. The newly formed Albert Einstein Medical Center School of Nursing offered a three-year diploma program which graduated nurses until its close in 1987. The Jewish and Mt. Sinai nursing alumnae associations merged in 1953 to form the Alumni Association of the Albert Einstein School of Nursing.

Scope and Contents note

This is one of the largest segments of MC 127. The administrative records contain: Jewish and Mt. Sinai SON Census Workbooks, Curriculum Reviews, Annual Nursing Education Organization Meeting Minutes, National League for Nursing Survey and Progress Reports (including the closing school report of 1986), annual survey reports and correspondence to Pennsylvania State Board of Examiners, course outlines, some Nursing Committee Meeting Minutes, student research Papers (including Marilyn Berman’s 1960 history of the development of the SONs), nursing technique and procedure manuals, policy statements, correspondence and financial data. The printed materials include: SON Bulletins and catalogs, Student Handbooks, SON Yearbooks. issues of Stat Page, AEMC News, the AEMC Monthly and a few copies of Nursing Times.

Series 5-1.  Administrative Records, 1953-1987.

Series 5-1.1.  Jewish Hospital and Mt. Sinai Hospital Workbooks, circa 1951 – circa 1960.

Scope and Contents note

These census records were prepared by the AEMC SON office of the Director of Nursing as part of their record-policy post-merger of these programs. It presents a complete census of all students and graduates at the two institutions, lists all administrators and gives a general summary of any changes in classes and when they occurred. The records also give withdrawal summaries which provide information about why particular students did not stay in the respective programs. Finally they have a summary and graphic representation of where recruits came from geographically, their religious affiliation and lists of the African-American graduates (essentially post-1950).

Box Folder

Jewish Hospital School of Nursing Census Workbook, 1892-1952, AEMCSON, 1961.

13 1-1

Mt. Sinai Hospital School of Nursing Census Workbook, 1905-1952, AEMCSON, 1961.

13 2-2

Series 5-1.2.  Annual Curriculum Review, 1957-1968.

Scope and Contents note

This material examines virtually all aspects of the AEMC nurse training program on a yearly basis. It looks at philosophy and objectives of the program, all its courses, include student evaluations of the education they are receiving, makes recommendations for improvements and possibly necessary additions to the curriculum. There are also comparisons of how they are doing on the board exams. Clinical experiences and requirements are also evaluated.

Box Folder

AEMCSON Annual Curriculum Review Conferences, 1959-1968.

14 1-9 - 3-11

Series 5-1.3.  Annual Meetings, Nursing Education Organization, 1968-1986.

Scope and Contents note

This is basically a continuation of the same type of information and analysis done by the curriculum review above. However, it is now and hereafter done by the Nursing Education Organization. Included also are meeting minutes of the Curriculum Committee of this body for 1971-1974 which shows discussions on how changes were to be implemented at the SON.

Box Folder

AEMC SON, 10th-15th Annual Meetings, Nursing Education Organization, 1968-1974.

15 1-6 - 12-17

AEMCSON, Nursing Education Organization Curriculum Committee Meeting Minutes, 1971-1975.

15 7-18

AEMCSON, 16th-21st Annual Meetings, Nursing Education Organization, 1974-1980.

16 1-6 - 19-24

AEMCSON, 22nd-27th Annual Meetings, Nursing Education Organization, 1980-1986.

17 1-6 - 25-30

Series 5-1.4.  National League for Nursing Survey/Progress Reports, 1957-1965, 1972, 1979, and closing report 1986.

Scope and Contents note

These records document the school’s efforts to receive accreditation and provide information on philosophy and objectives, administration and organization, faculty, students, curriculum and resources and facilities. The closing report refers to SON announcement to the NLN of its intention to discontinue their three year diploma program and spells out the provisions it must make.

Box Folder

National League for Nursing Survey Report, 1956-1957.

18 1-31

National League for Nursing Survey Report, 1959.

18 2-3 - 32-33

National League for Nursing Progress Report, 1961.

18 4-6 - 34-36

National League for Nursing Survey Report, 1965.

18 7-37

National League for Nursing Survey Report, 1965.

19 1-5 - 38-42

National League for Nursing Survey, Correspondence, Memorandum, 1972.

20 1-43

National League for Nursing Self-Evaluation Report for Continued Accreditation, 1972.

20 2-44

National League for Nursing Self-Evaluation Report/Correspondence, 1979.

20 3-45

National League for Nursing Closing Report, 1986.

20 4-5 - 46-47

Series 5-1.5.  Annual Survey Reports and correspondences to Pennsylvania State Board of Nurse Examiners, 1953-1987.

Scope and Contents note

These documents indicate what the institution needed to change and improve in their educational program to have their graduates prepared to sit for their licensing exams. They also continue to give information similar to that found in the accreditation reports about the SON.

Box Folder

Annual Report to Pennsylvania State Board of Nurse Examiners, 1952-1962.

21 1-48

Annual Report to Pennsylvania State Board of Nurse Examiners, 1963-1980.

21 2-49

Correspondence, Survey Reports to Pennsylvania State Board of Nurse Examiners, 1953-1971.

21 3-50

Correspondence, Annual Survey Reports to Pennsylvania State Board of Nurse Examiners, 1972, 1978.

21 4-51

Correspondence, Annual Survey Reports to Pennsylvania State Board of Nurse Examiners, 1980-1981, 1981-1982.

21 5-52

Correspondence, Annual Survey Reports to Pennsylvania State Board of Nurse Examiners, 1983-1984, 1984-1985, 1985-1986, 1986-1987.

21 6-53

Series 5-1.5.  Course Outlines, 1959-1976.

Scope and Contents note

For First, Second and Third Years, 1959-1962. First and second year course outlines,1968-1976. Proposal to change from 33 month to 24 month diploma program in 1968. These records list and describe the courses student nurses take in their program. In 1968 the SON changed from a 3 year to a two year program and these documents discuss the why and how of that change.

Box Folder

Course Outlines: Maternal/Child Health, Med./Surgical, Second Year, 1959.

22 1-54

Course Outlines: Social/Behavioral Science, Med./Surg., First Year, 1960.

22 2-55

Course Outlines: Nursing, Bio/Physical Sciences, First Year, 1960.

22 3-56

Course Outlines: Med./Surg. Nursing, Third Year, 1961-1962.

22 4-57

Course Outlines: Fundamentals of Nursing, First Year, 1962.

22 5-58

Course Outlines, First Year, 1968-1970.

23 1-59

Course Outlines, First Year, 1969-1970.

23 2-60

Course Outlines, First Year, 1965-1969.

23 3-61

Course Outlines, Second Year, 1969-1972.

23 4-62

Course Outlines, Second Year, 1971-1972.

23 5-63

Course Outline, Second Year, 1971-1972.

23 6-64

Course Outlines, Second Year, 1971-1976.

23 7-65

Course Outline, Third Year, 1959.

24 1-66

Course Outline, Third Outline, 1967-1968.

24 2-67

Proposal for Change from 33 Month to 24 Month Diploma Program, 1967-1968.

24 3-68

Series 5-1.6 .  Nursing Committee Meeting Minutes, 1954-1958.

Scope and Contents note

These minutes of the primary nursing body of the AEMC continue to discuss nursing education issues as they develop, but also discuss nursing service issues at the institution such as problems with staffing, salary, hours of work, and nursing policy matters.

Box Folder

Nursing Committee Meeting Minutes, 1954-1958.

24 4-69

Series 5-1.7.  SON and Nursing Policies and Procedure Manuals, 1960-1969.

Scope and Contents note

Also included are a self-learning module on nursing documentation from 1985 and a blank Experience Record Book for Student Nurses from 1956.

Box Folder

Blank Experience Record Book for Student Nurses, 1956.

26 1-74

Nursing Techniques Manual, 1960.

26 2-3 - 75-76

Policy Statements on Infectious Disease, ICU, Coronary, Care, Radiation Safety, Protective Care.

26 4-77

Nursing Service Policies, 1964-1969.

26 5-78

Self-Learning Module: Nursing Documentation, 1985.

26 6-79

Nursing Policy and Procedures Manual, 1985.

26 7-8 - 80-81

Series 5-1.8.  [Not listed].

Series 5-1.9.  Changes in Duration Type of SON Program; Summer Study Project.

Scope and Contents note

These records discuss the various durations of the SON training program and why the changes occurred going from a 36 to a 33 month then 24 month in 1968 and 22 month in 1976. The alternate time frame program initiated in 1981 allowed for students with economic or other constraints to complete the two-year program in a longer period. The 1969-1976 summer study project tried to improve the weaknesses of students in English or Math who otherwise expressed interest in going to the AEMC SON.

Box Folder

Proposal/Correspondence for 36-33 Month Program, 1964.

27 1-82

Proposal/Correspondence for 33-24 Month Program, 1968.

27 2-83

Proposal/Correspondence for 24-22 Month Program, 1976.

27 3-84

Alternate Time Frame Proposal, 1981.

27 4-85

Proposal/Correspondence to Place Science Courses in a College Setting, 1984.

27 5-86

Summer Study Project Reports/Summaries, 1969-1976.

27 6-87

Series 5-1.10.  Varied Administrative Records, 1954-1983.

Scope and Contents note

Though these documents range in subject - from the 1954 State Board of Examiners Approval, to contract affiliations with other institutions, to graduation awards from 1964-1973, to student evaluations of the school in 1963, to the student basketball game schedules from 1958-1973 - they in some ways give the best insights into the overall operation of the SON. Especially of note are the speeches and reports of Ella Allison, the Director of Nursing and the SON, as they reveal much of her vision of what AEMC SON could be.

Box Folder

Nursing Committee Meeting Minutes, 1954-1958.

28 1-88

Pre-clinical Schedule and Handbook, AEMC Student Nurses' Association, 1952.

28 2-89

Decree of Incorporation, February 1952; Pennsylvania State Board of Nurse Examiners Approval, 1954.

28 3-90

The Community Nursing Bureau of Metropolitan Philadelphia and AEMCSON, 1955.

28 4-91

Affiliation Contracts/Agreements, 1952-1986.

28 5-92

Proposed Curriculum, 1953.

28 6-93

Student Nurses Basketball Schedules, 1958-1973.

28 7-94

Report of Resurvey Visit, National League for Nursing, Inc., October 29-30, 1959.

28 8-95

Student Evaluation of SON Program, 1959.

28 9-96

Ella W. Allison's First Annual Report as Director of Nursing, 1959-1960.

28 10-97

Department of Nursing, Ella W. Allison: "Blueprint for Nursing," to Dr. P.F. Lucchesi, President, AEMC, June 14, 1960.

28 11-98

Ella W. Allison Memo on Nurse Salaries to Nursing Committee, April 1960.

28 12-99

Quarterly Reports, Ella W. Allison, Director of Nursing, 1960-1963.

28 13-100

Nursing Education Survey Project, Interim and Final Reports, March, October, 1963.

28 14-101

Student Evaluation of SON Program, Nursing Education Survey, Interim Report, 1963.

28 15-102

Religious Preferences of Student Nurses, 1962-1969.

28 16-103

Agreement of Affiliation with Beebe Hospital of Sussex County, Inc. SON, 1963-1964.

28 17-104

Handwritten "Bio" on Ella W. Allison's Career Accomplishments at AEMC and SON, undated.

28 18-105

1887 Nurse Job Description re 1963 Salary Increase, Ella W. Allison, June, 1963.

28 19-106

Commencement Speech, Earl Perloff, President, Board of Trustees, AEMC, September 4, 1963.

28 20-107

Statement on Assassination of U.S. President, John F. Kennedy, AEMC, [1963?].

28 21-108

Report to Medical Board, President, Dr. P.F. Lucchesi, January 15, 1964.

28 22-109

Meeting Minutes of Class of 1966, 1966.

28 23-110

Founder's Day Speech, Morris Wolf, Esquire, September 23, 1965.

28 24-111

Letter from Pennsylvania League for Nursing on Historical Source Materials in Nursing, June 1967/.

28 25-112

Class and Student Government Activities Guide, May 26, 1968.

28 26-113

Invitation to Southern Division Dedication in Memory of Samuel H. Daroff, September, 1968.

28 27-114

Report in "Occupational Notes," SON and its Summer Study Project Mentioned, January, 1970.

28 28-115

Current Employment of Graduates, September, 1971.

28 29-116

Schedule of Fees, 1969-1974.

28 30-117

Correspondence Between Ella W. Allison and American Nurses Association on ANA Financial Crisis, 1970.

28 31-118

Report to Nursing Committee on Book About Nursing Education, Ms. Jane Tate, Faculty, October 5, 1970.

28 32-119

Evaluations, Correspondence, Files on Elizabeth Wivel, Director of Nursing Education, 1954-1971.

28 33-120

Prepared Histories/Questionnaires for Pennsylvania League for Nursing, Inc. on History of Jewish, Mt. Sinai, AEMC Hospitals, 1970.

28 34-121

Ella W. Allison's Remarks on Resume of Dr. Arthur Shostak as Speaker at Graduation, 1973.

28 35-122

SON Graduation Awards, 1964-1973.

28 36-123

Summary Facts, Graduating Classes, 1961, 1963, 1966, 1967, 1971A, 1971B, 1972.

28 37-124

Memorandum/Invitation Ceremony on New Parking Garage, 1983.

28 38-125

Series 5-1.11.  Commencement Programs.

Scope and Contents note

These programs list the students of the particular classes, the place and date, and usually the guests who spoke or presented awards for the respective ceremony.

Box Folder

Capping Ceremony Programs, 1953-1972.

25 1-70

Commencement Programs, 1953-1965.

25 2-71

Commencement Programs, 1967-1978.

25 3-72

Commencement Programs, 1979-1987.

25 4-73

Series 5-2.  Printed Materials.

Series 5-2.1 .  Student Yearbooks, 1952-1970.

Scope and Contents note

These class yearbooks written by students follow a similar format: a dedication, a short class and sometimes institutional history, names of faculty and administrative personnel (sometimes with photos), individual class members' brief biographies with photos, and photos with brief captions of social and sports activities.

Box Folder

Student Yearbook, (N. Div.): Architect, 1952.

29 1-1

Student Yearbook, (S. Div.): The Rebelles, 1952.

29 2-2

Student Yearbook, (N. Div.): Closing Entries, 1953.

29 3-3

Student Yearbooks, (S. Div.): Nostra Libra, 1953.

29 4-4

Student Yearbooks: Curtain Call, 1954.

29 5-5

Student Yearbook: Alarm rets, 1955.

29 6-6

Student Yearbook, 1956-1957.

29 7-8 - 7-8

Student Yearbook, 1958-1963.

30 1-6 - 9-14

Student Yearbooks: Triad, 1964-1974.

31-32 1-7, 1-4 - 15-25

Series 5-2.2.  Student Handbooks, 1953-1985.

Scope and Contents note

These materials were what students felt should be included to facilitate their adjustment to the school and to serve as a guide through their time in school. It was written by the student government association and usually started with a statement identifying the philosophy of the school. It went on to provide information on what the student government was and how it operated, the honor system and honor board, social privileges, uniforms, nurses’ residence rules, available student health services, and general information thought important for students at the school.

Box Folder

Student Handbooks, 1953-1974.

33 1-10 - 26-35

Student Handbooks, 1976-1985.

34 1-10 - 36-45

Series 5-2.3.  Faculty Handbook, 1986.

Scope and Contents note

This was developed to serve as a reference for new and current faculty members. Each faculty received a copy at the beginning of their tenure. It was written by the Faculty Development Committee and periodically revised by them. It focused on benefits, policies and procedures, rules and regulations, positions with qualifications, areas of responsibility, evaluation and promotion guidelines for instructional personnel. It is the only copy noted to be in the collection.

Box Folder

Faculty Handbook, 1986.

34 11-12 - 46-47

Series 5-2.4.  SON Bulletin, 1954-1985.

Scope and Contents note

These Bulletins were published by the SON to let prospective students familiarize themselves with what AEMC SON had to offer. They listed faculty and facilities, discussed admission requirements, provided course descriptions, and had photos of various school activities, and listed tuition and scholarship information.

Box Folder

SON Bulletins, 1954-1968.

36 1-52

SON Bulletins, 1969-1985.

36 2-53

Series 5-2.5.  Thermometer, 1959-1966.

Scope and Contents note

This magazine was published for all personnel at the hospital in cooperation with the Associated Hospital Association of Philadelphia and late with Blue Cross/Blue Shield. It focused on various aspects of the operation of the hospital, its departments, the SON, Patient issues and administrative concerns.

Box Folder

Thermometer, 1959-1966.

36 3-54

Series 5-2.6 .  AE News, 1962-1970.

Scope and Contents note

This magazine was published four times a year by the AEMC for the institution and its employees and friends. William F. Balthazar was an early editor and later it was Frank F. Wundhol. Pascal F. Lucchesi, M.D., Executive Vice-President and Medical Director had a regular column, “On My Mind.” The articles touched upon most aspects of the operation of the hospital.

Box Folder

AE News, Spring, 1962-Fall/Winter, 1968-1969.

36 4-55

AE News, Winter, 1968- Fall, 1970.

36 5-56

Series 5.2.7.  AEMC Newsletter, 1960-1961.

Scope and Contents note

Published periodically for the Board and Membership and the Women’s Auxiliary of Albert Einstein Medical Center, the AEMC Newsletter discusses administrative, educational, physical plant, research, and social and financial activities of the hospital.

Box Folder

AEMC Newsletter, July/Aug.1960, April 1961.

35 4-51

Series 5-2.8 .  Stat Page, 1972-1982.

Scope and Contents note

Published generally on a monthly basis by the Department of Development and Public Relations of AEMC, Northern Division. It was primarily directed at employees.

Box Folder

Stat Page, June/July 1972- April 1976.

35 1-48

Stat Page, June 1976-May 1979.

35 2-49

Stat Page, June/July 1979- April/May 1982.

35 3-50

Series 5-2.9 .  Reflections, 1981, 1982.

Scope and Contents note

Reflections was published by the Department of Public Affairs of the AEMC Daroff Division for it staff and employees.

Box Folder

Reflections, 1981, 1982.

36 9-60

Series 5-2.10 .  Daroff Digest, Summer 1977.

Scope and Contents note

The Daroff Digest was published for the medical staff of AEMC’s Daroff Division by Daroff’s public relations department. The Summer 1977 Digest is the issue found in this collection.

Box Folder

Daroff Digest, Summer,1977.

36 9-60

Series 5-2.11 .  The Nursing Times, 1982-1986.

Scope and Contents note

Published by the Department of Nursing Service at AEMC Northern Division for the nursing staff, this publication featured an individual employee in each issue. Articles focused on issues in nursing education and practice.

Box Folder

The Nursing Times, 1982-1986.

36 6-57

Series 5-2.12.  Einstein Monthly, 1982-1987.

Scope and Contents note

Published by the Department of Communications at AEMC, the Monthly addressed issues germane to the entire AEMC medical system.

Oversize

Einstein Monthly, December 1982-May 1987.

1 FLT-D

Series 5-2.13.  Nurse Recruitment Pamphlets, circa 1960s-1970s.

Scope and Contents note

Aimed at prospective nursing student candidates and employees, these pamphlets highlight the various ways in which a nursing education at Einstein might lead to a rewarding career.

Box Folder

AEMC SON Recruitment Pamphlets, undated.

36 7-58

Pamphlets Promoting at AEMC, [1960's, 1970's,].

36 8-59

Series 5-2.14 .  Newspaper Clippings, 1959, 1970, 1971.

Scope and Contents note

“Gala Dedication at Einstein Medical Center”, Philadelphia Inquirer, June 12, 1959. Article discusses new building completion of Medical/Surgical Building and Paley Clinic at Northern division. Also describes how AEMC is most modern facility in the area. “Einstein Accelerates its Training of Nurses”, Philadelphia Evening Bulletin, June 11, 1970. Features the new 24 month training at SON which allows and encourages more local students. Follows the experience of a student nurse, Karen Forst from Olney. “Einstein Lists First Showing of ‘4th Floor’”, Philadelphia Inquirer, April 22 1971. Review of a film utilized for recruiting African-American students into SON.

Box Folder

Gala Dedication at Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia Inquirer, June 12, 1959.

37 1-61

Einstein Accelerates its Training of Nurses, Philadelphia Evening Bulletin, June 11, 1970.

37 7-67

Einstein Lists First Showing of 4th Floor, Philadelphia Inquirer, April 22, 1971.

37 8-68

Twin Nurses; Newspaper Clipping on Graduation Ceremony, undated.

37 9-69

Hospital Awards $5 Million Job, undated.

37 9.1-69.1

Series 5-2.15 .  Student Research Papers, 1960-1969.

Scope and Contents note

These student research papers were written as part of fulfillment of course work at University of Pennsylvania and range in subject from studies on curriculum changes to use of textbooks to factors student illnesses.

Box Folder

Implied Curricular Changes as Determined from Problem Areas Checked by 3 Classes of Students Using Mooney Problem Checklist For Schools of Nursing, Lois Knaub, January 1960.

37 2-62

Personal Problems of Students in a Selected SON With Implications for Reorganization of Certain Aspects of the Curriculum, Lois Knaub, April 1960.

37 3-63

A Study of the Incidence of Illness and Possible Related Factors," Joan E. Baumann, April 1960.

37 4-64

The Programmed Textbook and Its Implications for Use in the Teaching of Nursing Students, Barbara L. Weems, May 1963.

37 5-65

Baccalaureate, Diploma, and Associate Degree Nursing Students' Perception of Professional Activities, Catherine H. Moyer, May 1969.

37 6-66

The Historical Evolution of a School of Nursing M.S. thesis, Mildred Berman, April 1960.

37 6.5-66.5

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Alumni Association Records.
History

Alumni associations played a vital Part in the history of each of the schools of nursing represented in this collection. Graduates of the Jewish Hospital School of Nursing formed an alumni association in 1903. Graduates of the Mt. Sinai School of Nursing formed their alumni group in 1911. Graduates of the Jewish Maternity Hospital School of Nursing had an alumni group which met during the years from 1903 to 1952. After the merger forming AEMC Medical Center (1953), graduates of each of the Jewish and Mt. Sinai hospital nursing schools joined graduates of the new AEMC Medical Center School of Nursing in forming the Alumni Association of the Albert Einstein Medical Center School of Nursing.

Series 6.  The Nurses’ Alumnae Association of the Jewish Hospital, 1903-1954.

History

The Nurses’ Alumnae Association of the Jewish Hospital was organized on April 21, 1903. The object of the association as stated in its Constitution was: “the advancement of the profession of nursing, and the development of a loyal and sympathetic feeling among the members.” Its original elected officers were: President, Miss Anna L. McCoy (class of 1899), First Vice-President, Mrs. Adolph Bothe (1897), Second Vice-President, Mrs. A.L. Tyre (1901), and Secretary-Treasurer, Miss Rebecca R. Halsey (1900). Membership dues were initially $5/year.

Immediately the organization laid the groundwork for a sick and needy nurses’ benefits fund. When they had established $75 in the fund nurses in need were able to draw $5/week for four weeks if they were members in good standing. The association went on to initiate an endowment room fund, educational loan funds and visiting sick members committee. Funds were raised by aggressive campaigns like nickel gleaning where members received envelopes in which they placed a nickel a week and then sent them monthly to the association or the surgeons in the operating room giving a nickel every time they used strong language. Fundraising activities such as annual banquets, theater benefits, dances, card parties, and dinners made up an active part of the organization’s agenda.

The association also struggled throughout its history to expand, upgrade and standardize the education of nurses as the fields of medicine and science changed. There was constant attention noted in their minutes to affiliations with other agencies such as the American Nurses’ Association, National Organization for Public Health Nursing, the National League of Nursing Education, the Pennsylvania State Nurses’ Association, the Club House for Graduate Nurses in Philadelphia which assisted them in these efforts to “legislate nursing”, get registries developed and utilized, and to improve the nurse training programs in Jewish Hospital’s School of Nursing.

The alumnae association was instrumental in recruiting nurses from the Jewish Hospital to serve in World War I and World War II. Nurses shared their experiences of wartime duty in the association’s bulletins. Similarly with missionary assignments by their membership in different Parts of the world. The organization merged into the AEMC Alumnae Association in 1954.

Scope and Contents note

This series contains the most complete set of original documentation found in the Alumni Association of the Albert Einstein Medical Center School of Nursing’s historical collection. It includes administrative records, meeting minutes, monthly reports, monthly bulletins, annual reports, and financial records.

Series 6-1.  Administrative Records, 1903-1954.

Series 6-1.1.  Alumnae Association Minutes, 1903-1954.

Scope and Contents note

These bound volumes contain the minutes of the monthly meetings of the Nurses’ Alumnae Association of the Jewish Hospital School of Nursing. They chronicle the involvement of the association in their efforts to aid the sick and needy, establish an endowed bed at the hospital, plan and conduct fundraising events, and develop links with national, state, and local nursing associations. There is discussion of such topics as accreditation, job registries, educational, licensing, and legislative issues.

Box Folder

Volume 1: Bulletins of the Nurses Alumnae Association Jewish Hospital Training School, 1903-1929.

38 1-1

Volume 2: Members of the Jewish Hospital Alumnae Association, Constitution and By-Laws, April 21, 1903- November 1, 1910.

38 2-2

Volume 3: Minutes Jewish Hospital Alumnae, 1911-1915.

38 3-3

Volume 4: Jewish Hospital Minute Book, April 6, 1915-June 7, 1921.

39 1-4

Volume 5: Minutes Jewish Hospital Alumnae, 1921-1927.

39 2-5

Volume 6: Minutes of the Jewish Hospital Nurses Alumnae Association, 1927-1954.

39 3-6

Series 6-1.2 .  Annual Reports of the Nurses’ Alumnae Association of the Jewish Hospital, Philadelphia, 1904-1954.

Scope and Contents note

Reports for 1904-1911 are found in Volume 1 of 127-6-1.1, Meeting Minutes. The remainder are in Box 42. The reports consist of an address or report from each of the officers of the association on the year’s activities. Typically they include a president’s report and reports from members of the program committee and from delegates who attended national nursing association meetings. Also included are reports from the private duty nurses’ section of the association. Sometimes there is a listing of the membership. Prominent among the topics mentioned are membership drives, the struggles for an eight hour day for nurses (both hospital-based staff and private duty), news of the nearly 100 Jewish Hospital-trained nurses who served in World War II, salary and wage issues, and legislative concerns. Commentary reflects the perspectives of the association, the private duty nurses, and the hospital administration in the late 1940s.

Box Folder

Annual Reports, 1911, 1913, 1914, 1915, 1917.

42 16-32

Annual Reports, 1930-1953.

42 18-34

Series 6-1.3.  Monthly Reports of the Nurses’ Alumnae Association, Jewish Hospital, Philadelphia, 1903-1910.

Scope and Contents note

The association prepared printed reports of their monthly meetings which contain meeting minutes. Additionally, the reports contain additional material such as a personals section which carried news of graduates’ work experiences in Philadelphia and elsewhere, their social lives, illnesses, and births, marriages, and deaths. They also include discussion of the members’ attendance at local, state, and national nursing conventions and their involvement with various medical issues and legislative concerns of the day.

Related Archival Materials note

See also: Volume 1, 127-6-1.1. See also: Bulletin, 127-6-1.4.

Series 6-1.4.  Bulletin of the Nurses’ Alumnae Association of the Jewish Hospital of Philadelphia, SON, 1910-1953.

Scope and Contents note

The bulletins replaced the monthly reports for the membership and were issued on a monthly basis. The format was similar to the monthly reports, typed and printed either as flyers or mimeographed sheets and later as Pamphlets. These publications were originally monthly, then became bi-monthly, and sometimes tri-monthly, publications. They included summaries of the association’s own meetings as well as members’ Participation in other bodies such as the Pennsylvania Nurses’ Association, the American Nurses’ Association, the American Red Cross, the National League for Nursing Education, and the National Organization for Public Health Nursing. Also included are occasional texts of lectures on medical topics and reports of Alumnae Day and fundraising activities. Additional items of interest are numerous letters from Jewish Hospital SON graduates relating to subsequent career activities. Among these are the 1914 letters from Mary Graham who worked for the American Red Cross Hospital in Budapest, Hungary, during World War I, and later teamed up with Olga and Natalie Schoettle (also Jewish Hospital SON alumnae) to travel to Russia; those from an alumnae group member in North Dakota describing the beginnings of public health work in that state in 1921; and from Frieda Doernbach, a missionary nurse serving in Huchuetenango, Guatemala, in 1930.

Related Archival Materials note

See also: Volume 1, 127-6-1.1 (1910-1930). See also: Box (1930-1953). See also: Monthly Reports, 127-6-1.3.

Box Folder

Nurses' Alumnae Association of Jewish Hospital Bulletins, 1928-1953.

41 1-7 - 10-16

Series 6-1.5.  Board of Directors’ Meeting Minutes of the Jewish Hospital Nurses’ Alumnae Association, 1926-1935, 1936-1954.

Scope and Contents note

These records are found in two bound volumes. The first contains handwritten Pages which are sometimes difficult to read; the pages in the second volume are typed. They contain minutes of the monthly meetings of the board of directors of the Jewish Hospital SON alumnae group which sought to provide direction and leadership for the general organization and to oversee the group’s activities. Among other things, the board developed a code of ethics for the school, established rules for the use of the organization’s sick and needy benefit funds, and created instituted policies for dealing with delinquent repayments of educational loans. Other topics discussed at meetings include the eight-hour day for nurses, the participation of nurses in World War II, the integration of African-Americans into the hospital nursing staff in 1944, and eventually their admission into the student body. Minutes from the early 1950s contain discussion of the projected merger of Jewish-affiliated hospitals and nursing schools in Philadelphia.

Box Folder

Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, (Bound Vol.), October 1926- November 1935.

40 1-7

Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, (Bound Vol.), 1936-1954.

40 2-8

Policy on Fund for Sick and Needy Nurses, undated.

42 8-24

Series 6-1.6.  Attendance Record, Jewish Hospital Alumnae, 1949-1954.

Scope and Contents note

A handwritten record of those members who attended the Alumnae Association meetings on the first Tuesday of each month for the years 1949-1954.

Box Folder

Attendance Record, (Bound Vol.), 1949-1954.

40 3-9

Series 6-1.7.  Correspondences of the Jewish Hospital Alumnae Association, 1920-1949.

Scope and Contents note

These records include correspondences about disagreements amongst individual members at different times regarding actions of the Board and vice-versa. They also include issues such as failure to reply educational loans, letters of resignation from various board members, discussions about the Mother Rubin endowed room and the case of a loan to Mrs. E.C. Shaw-Cushing.

Box Folder

Letter from Graduate, Mary Jacobs, Lying-In-Hospital, N.Y.C., September 1909.

42 1-17

Correspondence on Financial Contributions, 1922-1950.

42 3-19

Letter Regarding School Pin, December 15, 1926.

42 4-20

Letter from Freda Sachs to Sylvia Jenoff, 1939.

42 5-21

Correspondence on the Eight Hour Day and Registry for Private Duty Nurses, 1939-1948.

42 6-22

Correspondence on Struggle for Salary Increase to $10/day for Private Duty Nurses, 1948-1949.

42 7-23

Confidential Correspondence, 1920-1939.

42 9-25

Endowed Room Correspondence, 1922-1952.

42 10-26

Letter from Dr. Jarecki, 1929.

42 11-27

Educational Loan Fund Correspondence, 1932-1941.

42 12-28

Resignations from Board of Directors, 1933-1965.

42 13-29

Correspondence on "Mother Rubin Room", 1941-1949.

42 14-30

Correspondence on Loan: Mrs. E.C. Shaw Cushing,, 1933-1975.

42 15-31

Varied Correspondence, 1928-1948.

42 17-33

Correspondence on Stockholding with Newberger, Loeb and Co., 1940.

42 19-35

Correspondence on Honorary Members, 1941-1942.

42 20-36

Application of Miss Grace E. Osborne, August 1947.

42 21-37

Membership Applications, 1950-1953.

42 22-38

Series 6-1.8.  Constitution and By-Laws of the Nurses’ Alumnae Association of the Jewish Hospital, 1920s, 1931, 1938, 1942, 1949.

Box Folder

Constitution and By-Laws, 1920s, 1930s, 1949.

42 2-18

Series 6-2.  Financial Records.

Series 6-2.1.  Auditor’s Reports, 1927-1952.

Scope and Contents note

Arranged by exhibit and schedule number. Reports are available for the Alumnae Association of the Training School for Nurses of the Jewish Hospital are available for years ending on the following dates: April 30, 1927, April 30, 1928, and April 1935; September 1938, September 1940, September 1941, and September 1942; and December for each of the following years: 1943-1947 and 1949-1952.

Box Folder

Auditors Reports, April 30, 1927-April 30, 1928.

43 1-1

Auditors Reports, May 1, 1935-April30, 1935 and May 1, 1937-September 30, 1938.

43 2-2

Auditors Reports, October 5, 1939-September 30, 1940 and October1, 1940-September 30, 1941.

43 3-3

Auditors Reports, October 1, 1941-September 30, 1942 and October 1, 1942-December 20, 1943.

43 4-4

Auditors Reports, December 21, 1943-December 20, 1944 and December 21, 1944-December 20, 1945.

43 5-5

Auditors Reports, December 21, 1945-December 20, 1946 and December 21, 1946-December 20, 1947.

43 6-6

Auditors Reports, December 18, 1948-December 15, 1949 and December 16, 1949-December 15, 1950.

43 7-7

Auditors Reports, December 16, 1950-December 20, 1951 and December 21, 1951-December 12, 1952.

43 8-8

Series 6-2.2 .  Treasurer’s Reports Jewish Hospital Alumnae, 1903-1909.

Box Volume

Treasurer's Reports, 1903-1909.

68 1

Series 6-2.3 .  Cash Receipts Jewish Hospital Alumnae, 1924-1948.

Box Volume

Cash Receipts, 1924-1948.

68 2

Series 6-2.4 .  General Ledger Jewish Hospital Alumnae, 1934-1947.

Box Volume

General Ledger, 1934-1947.

68 3

Series 6-2.5 .  Cash Disbursements, Jewish Hospital Alumnae, 1934-1938.

Box Volume

Cash Disbursements, May 1934-April 1938.

68 4

Series 6-2.6.  Treasurer’s Reports, Jewish Hospital and AEMC Alumnae, 1948-1958.

Scope and Contents note

These bound (one regular size and four oversize) volumes document the financial history of the Jewish Hospital alumnae group. Included are records of dues payments, income from fundraising activities, and expenditures.

Box Volume

Treasurer's Reports, 1948-1953.

68 5

Series 7.  Mt . Sinai Hospital Nurses’ Alumnae Association, 1911-1954.

History

The Mt. Sinai Hospital Nurses’ Alumnae Association was organized on December 29, 1911. Its stated objectives were to “promote harmonious relationship among the Alumnae, Hospital and School of Nursing, to provide for professional growth and development of its members and to give mutual help in time of need.” Unfortunately the records describing the attempts to meet these objectives are scant. The organization merged into the AEMC Nurses’ Alumnae Association in 1954.

The record series includes a membership list, a treasurer’s report, some meeting minutes, a dues book, and a copy of the constitution and by-laws.

Series 7-1.  Administrative Records.

Series 7-1.1.  Mt. Sinai Nurses’ Alumnae Association Membership Lists, 1911-1949.

Box Folder

Mt. Sinai Hospital Nurses' Alumnae Association, Membership Lists, 1911-1949.

44 1-1
Box Folder

Paid Membership List and Mailing List, 1950.

44 3-3

Blank Membership Application, 1954.

44 4-4

Attendance Record, Reunion (Bound Vol.), 1940.

44 8-8

Series 7-1.2.  Dues Book Mt. Sinai Hospital Alumnae, 1953-1954.

Box Folder

Dues Book (Bound Vol.), 1953-1954.

44 6-6

Series 7-1.3 .  Treasurer’s Reports, Mt. Sinai Hospital Alumnae, 1950-1954.

Box Folder

Treasurers Reports (Bound Vol.), 1950-1954.

44 7-7

Series 7-1.4 .  Mt. Sinai Alumnae Minutes, January 1948-March 1953.

Scope and Contents note

Although the minutes for the Mt. Sinai Hospital Alumnae are not complete (this folder for 1948-1953 contains the only ones available in the Center’s collection), the surviving examples provide an indication of the group’s activities and interests. Meetings focused primarily on the election of officers, membership building, and fundraising events and activities, along with regular lectures on medical topics. The minutes for 1948-1953 also include discussion of the impending merger into AEMC and what it will mean for the Sinai Association.

Box Folder

Meeting Minutes (Bound Vol.), January 1948-March 1953.

44 5-5

Series 7-1.5.  Constitution and By-Laws of the Nurses’ Alumnae Association of Mt. Sinai Hospital, January 1950.

Box Folder

Constitution and By-Laws, 1931, 1950.

44 2-2
Oversize

Personal Scrapbook, Ruth Raiker, Mt. Sinai Hospital SON, 1936-1939.

1 FLT-D

Series 7-2.  Financial Records.

Series 7-2.1.  Record of Dues Payments, 1936-1954.

Box Folder

Mt. Sinai Hospital Nurses' Alumnae Association, Record of Dues Payments, 1936-1954.

45 1-4 - 1-4

Series 7-2.2.  Account Ledger, 1948-1950.

Box Folder

Account Ledger, 1948-1950.

45 5-5
Box Folder

Financial Auditor Report, 1952.

45 6-6

Series 8.  The Nurses Alumnae Association of the Jewish Maternity Hospital, 1905-1952.

History

The Nurses Alumnae Association of the Jewish Maternity Hospital (NAA-JMH) was founded in 1903 by nurses trained at the Jewish Maternity Hospital.

S. Belle (Mrs. Leo L.) Cohn, who was active in the Jewish Maternity Association, was selected the Nurses Alumnae Association’s first treasurer, and Betty Chodowski, of the training school’s Class of 1899, was the first secretary.

When the Jewish Maternity Hospital merged into Mt. Sinai Hospital in 1930, members of the Jewish Maternity Hospital alumnae group who met the requirements for membership in the Mt. Sinai Nurses’ Alumnae Association and who were registered as nurses in Pennsylvania became eligible to join the Mt. Sinai association. Although some NAA-JMH members left to join the Mt. Sinai group at that time, the NAA-JMH continued to function as an independent entity and several nurses took out memberships in both organizations. S. Belle Cohn served as treasurer of the NAA-JMH until her death in 1945, and Betty Chodowski remained secretary until the early 1950s. The association officially disbanded in 1952.

Series 8-1.  Minutes, 1925-1951.

Scope and Contents note

The Minutes of the Meetings of the Nurses Alumnae Association of the Jewish Maternity Hospital 1925-1951. These handwritten minutes, though sometimes difficult to read, provide valuable information about the functions of this body. There are also some newspaper clippings attached to some of the minutes and loose correspondences and reports which have been placed in folders in chronological order. The treasurer’s reports in this series also contain loose clippings, correspondence, and reports.

Box Folder

Nurses Alumnae Association of Jewish Maternity Hospital, Meeting Minutes, December 27, 1925-January 30, 1952.

46 1-1
Box Folder

Membership Roll Book, 1903[?]-1950.

46 2-2

Series 8-2 .  Correspondence and Files, 1905-1952.

Scope and Contents note

This folder primarily contains loose manuscript and printed items which were removed from the minute book (127-7.1). Included is the second annual report of the NAA-JMH (1904-05).

Box Folder

Correspondence and Files, 1905-1952.

46 3-1

Series 8-3 .  Financial Records.

Series 8-3.1.  Treasurers’ Reports, 1927-1951.

Scope and Contents note

This folder contains handwritten reports which were removed from the minute volume.

Box Folder

Treasurers Reports, 1927-1951.

46 4-1
Box Folder

List of Special Donations to Alumnae Bed, 1920-1922.

46 5-2

Series 8-3.  Register of Dues Payments, 1903-1952.

Box Folder

Register of Dues Payments (Bound Vol.), 1903-1952.

46 6-3

Series 9.  Alumni Association of the Albert Einstein Medical Center School of Nursing, 1954-1994.

History

The Alumni Association of the AEMC SON was formed in1954 as a merger of the Alumnae Associations of Jewish and Mt. Sinai Hospitals. Their purpose as stated in their by-laws was: “to foster good working relationships among the alumnae, hospital and school of nursing and to work for the promotion of professional and educational advancement of nurses and nursing.” Members were classified as either resident, non-resident, honorary and associate (members of the current graduating class). Honorary members could not vote nor hold office and were exempt from the yearly dues. Associate members could not vote or hold office. Their Board of Directors was composed of the elected officers, sixteen members and the out-going president of the Alumni Association. The association had permanent representation on the AEMC SON Committee.

The activity of the organization was wide and varied. From the beginning a scholarship fund was established usually granting 2-3 a year at $500 each. A nurses’ beneficial fund for nurses who needed private duty nurses or other help when they were ill was maintained, as well as establishing a Blue Cross benefit through the hospital. An endowed bed for Jewish Hospital Alumnae members was continued. The association sponsored representatives to local, state and national nursing conventions, had an Alumnae Day/annual reunion luncheon, gave an “Alumnus of the Year “(originally “Woman of the Year”) award, donated regularly to the Library which had been set-up by the Jewish Hospital Nurses’ Alumnae. A Bulletin was published regularly. An archives and archives fund was begun in 1962 largely through the initiatives of Sadie Ostrow which preserved photos, printed materials records and artifacts of all the primary hospitals involved in the AEMC merger. Their work resulted essentially in this collection.

The records which follow consist of administrative records, meeting minutes, reports, financial records, Bulletins, newspaper clippings, membership lists, and correspondence.

Related Archival Materials note

See also: MC 116, Evelyn Benson papers. Benson was an active member in the Alumni Association of the AEMC.

Series 9-1.  Administrative Records, 1954-1986.

Series 9-1.1.  Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 1954-1982.

Scope and Contents note

These materials present a similar format each meeting. They present the various committee, project and sometimes president’s reports summarily and then proceed to old and new business of the month. Presentations usually focus on member welfare and health, and on to nursing service and education and accreditation concerns. The planning of fund-raising events is also prominent in the minutes.

Box Folder

Alumni Association of AEMC SON, Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 1954-1982.

47 1-4 - 1-4

Series 9-1.2.  Alumni Association of AEMC SON Meeting Minutes, 1966-1978.

Scope and Contents note

These records consist of committee reports so are full of information about finances, elections, relations with other nursing organizations, planning for their annual alumnae day and luncheon, member health and welfare, by-laws of the organization, nursing service and education issues, programs for each meeting and finally frequent about the status of their archives and materials.

Box Folder

Membership Meeting Minutes, February 1966-December 1968.

47 5-5

Membership Meeting Minutes, January 1969-May 1970.

47 6-6

Membership Meeting Minutes, October 1975-November 1979.

47 7-7

Series 9-1.3.  Minutes of the Private Duty Section of the Jewish Hospital Alumnae, 1953-1956.

Scope and Contents note

These handwritten minutes of the private duty section of the Jewish Hospital Alumnae are in a composition book and focus primarily on work rules for private duty nurses. Other issues include how to generate more interest among new graduate nurses in private duty, how to insure that they get more work in hospitals, what they should be paid and group nursing as a possible way to improve conditions.

Box Folder

Minutes of the Private Duty Section of Jewish Hospital Graduates, 1953-1956.

47 8-8

Series 9-1.4.  Annual Reports, 1953-1962.

Scope and Contents note

These reports from the president and the standing and special committees present a thorough summation of the activity and concerns of the organization for the years noted.

Box Folder

Annual Reports, 1953-1962.

48 1-9

Series 9-1.5.  Nurses Alumnae Association of the AEMC Bulletin, 1951-1982.

Scope and Contents note

These Bulletins prepared by the association and sent to all members was published four times a year. It gave perhaps the most comprehensive news about classmates and their births, marriages, graduates, trips, SON, and hospital concerns. (Please note that the first entries are 1951. This came from the way they were found in the alumni association's organization of this material to show continuity, as AEMC alumni was actually started as such in 1954.)

Box Folder

Bulletins, April 1951-Winter 1982.

48 2-9 - 10-17

Series 9-1.6.  Alumnae Days and Dinner/Dances, 1958-1983.

Scope and Contents note

The annual Alumnae Day began in May 1958 and continued each year until 1983. The event provided an opportunity for all alumni to get together socially as well as hear lectures and receive information on topical medical and nursing issues. The annual dinner/dances were solely social affairs. These records consist of invitations, programs and other printed materials and correspondence related to the Alumnae Days from #1-# 13 and then #26 in 1983. The contracts and correspondence existent for the Dinner/Dances are for the years 1955-1961.

Box Folder

Alumni Association of AEMC SON, First and Second Annual Alumnae Days, May 1958, 1959.

49 1-18

Third Annual Alumnae Day, May 1960.

49 2-19

Fourth Annual Alumnae Day, May 1961.

49 3-20

Fifth and Sixth Annual Alumnae Days, May 1962, June 1963.

49 4-21

Seventh Annual Alumnae Day, June 1964.

49 5-22

Eighth and Centennial Alumnae Days, June 1965, December 1965.

49 6-23

Ninth Annual Alumnae Day, June 1966.

50 1-24

Programs: 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th Annual Alumnae Days, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970.

50 2-25

Twenty-sixth Annual Alumnae Day, October 1983.

50 3-26

Alumni Association of AEMC SON, Annual Dinner-Dance Contracts/Correspondence, 1958-1961.

51 1-27

Correspondence: Annual Alumnae Day, 1958-1963.

51 2-28

Correspondence: Annual Alumnae Day, 1964-1965.

51 3-29

Correspondence: Annual Alumnae Day, 1964-1966.

51 4-30

Series 9-1.7.  Archives Committee Records, 1961-1976.

Scope and Contents note

The Archives Committee of the Alumni Association of AEMC SON was formed in 1961. Through the initiatives of Sadie Sorrow ( at that time the AENC alumni association president), Beatrice G. Feibus, Geraldine Pritzker, and Ella Allison (AEMC Director of Nursing), and with the cooperation of the alumni membership who sent in class photos, artifacts, old books, letters and records the archives was started in 1962. The materials here consist of some of the initial correspondence, meeting minutes, contributor’s lists which led to the formation of the archives. Their work essentially accounted for the manuscript and photo collection documenting the history of these three SONS.

Box Folder

Alumni Association of AEMC SON, Correspondence on Formation of the Archives, 1961.

52 1-31

History and Initial Contributors Lists on Formation of the Archives, 1962[?].

52 2-32

Archives Committee, Membership List, 1962 and Membership Meeting Minutes, June 16, October 27, 1962, September 1963, February 8, May 18, 1964.

52 3-33

Archives Committee Notes, 1973[?].

52 4-34

Composition Book, Photo Display #'s, undated.

52 5-35

List of Books Loaned to AEMC Library by Archives, June 15, 1966.

52 6-36

Correspondence on Plaque for Sadie Sorrow (founder of AEMC SON Archives), 1976.

52 7-37

Old Photos Become Nurses' Archives, Jewish Exponent, December 14, 1962.

52 8-38

Series 9-1.8.  Correspondences and Files, 1952-1986.

Scope and Contents note

These widely varied letters and records spread across the organization’s history and provide some of the more interesting details related to it. There is the account by missionary RN Frieda Doernbach in 1963 and 1969 of her time in Guatemala and the book of poems, reflections and prayers she wrote for the association. There is a history of the AEMC SON written by a former student, M. I. Klayman, class of 1966. Ella Allison, former Director of Nursing at AEMC and Lulu Wolf-Hassenplug, former Director of Education at Jewish Hospital SON, have biographical information here. Pennsylvania Nurse Association materials and numerous other correspondences are also included.

Box Folder

Alumni Association of AEMC SON, Correspondence Near Merger, 1952-1953.

53 1-39

Directives: Deceased Estates, 1945, 1956.

53 2-40

By-Laws and Proposed Changes, 1954, 1959, 1969, [?].

53 3-41

Correspondence on Financial Contributions, 1953-1960.

53 4-42

Letter of Contribution to Scholarship Fund, 1954.

53 5-43

Financial Reports on Annual Dinner/Dance, 1955-1959.

53 6-44

Blue Cross Agreement, 1958-1971.

53 7-45

Correspondence on Election of Officers, 1959-1964.

53 8-46

Correspondence on Loans, 1951-1964.

53 9-47

Letters from Frieda Doernbach, RN, 1963, 1969.

53 10-48

Endowed Bed List, 1964 and Life Members List, 1970.

53 11-49

Lulu's Back in Town (for centennial), 1965.

53 12-50

History of AEMC SON, M.I. Klayman, 1966[?].

53 13-51

Books Loaned to Archives Library List, 1966 and Correspondence, 1970-1972.

53 14-52

Correspondence/Guide for film: "Mrs. Reynolds Needs A Nurse", 1966.

53 15-53

Ella W. Allison, Curriculum Vitae, 1968.

53 16-54

Histories of Jewish Hospital, Mt. Sinai Hospital and Albert Einstein Medical Center Hospital Schools of Nursing, Prepared for Pennsylvania League For Nursing, Inc. by Alumni Association of AEMC SON, 1970.

53 17-55

Mixed Correspondence, 1971-1974.

53 18-56

Correspondence on Gift of Portrait of Albert Einstein,, 1973.

53 19-57

Mixed Correspondence, 1978-1980.

53 20-58

Correspondence/Requests (1981, 1982, 1983) Regarding Class Lists for Jewish Hospital, Mt. Sinai Hospital for 1931, 1933, 1952 (Class Lists Included).

53 21-59

Master Curriculum Plan for AEMC SON, 1982.

53 22-60

Schedule of Student Fees, 1985-1986.

53 23-61

Mixed Correspondence, 1981-1984.

53 24-62

History of JH, Mt. Sinai, AEMC SONs, 1985.

53 25-63

AEMC SON Grievance Procedure, 1986.

53 26-64

Policy on Student Selection/Admission, 1980.

53 27-65

A Great Hospital Rises (Mt. Sinai Hospital History), Anonymous, 1931.

53 28-66

Duplicating Machine Records, 1980[?].

53 29-67

Instructions for Operating Addressograph, Duplicating Machine, undated.

53 30-68

Pennsylvania Nurses' Association Materials, 1955, 1958, 1982, 1983.

53 31-69
Box

Alumnae Days (1-7), Scrapbook with photos, membership lists, 1958-1964.

70

AEMCSON Scrapbook of newspaper clippings, 1961-1967.

70

Series 9-2.  Membership Files.

Series 9-2.1.  Application Blanks, 1954-1983.

Scope and Contents note

These applications give demographic information such as: address, phone number, marriage/children, year of graduation, date of registration, registration number, current position and/or title. Sometimes applicants are noted to be resident/non-resident and sometimes whether reinstated or a new member.

Box Folder

Alumni Association of AEMC SON, Membership Applications, 1954-1958.

54 1-1

Membership Applications, 1954-1959.

54 2-2

Membership Applications, 1955-1960.

54 3-3

Membership Applications, 1960.

54 4-4

Membership Applications, 1960-1961.

54 5-5

Membership Applications, 1962-1963.

54 6-6

Membership Applications, 1964, 1965, 1966.

54 7-7

Membership Applications, 1967-1970.

55 1-2 - 8-9

Membership Applications, 1971, 1973.

55 3-10

Membership Applications, 1974.

55 4-11

Membership Applications, 1977-1983.

55 5-8 - 12-15

Series 9-2.2.  Membership Lists, 1954-1984.

Scope and Contents note

Though not existent for each year, still get fairly complete lists of alumni membership including names, addresses, telephone numbers and often whether they were honorary, resident, non-resident or associate members and which SON they graduated from. Lastly, if they had used endowed bed. Also included is a class of 1966 member list.

Box Folder

Alumni Association of AEMC SON, Roll Book (Bound Vol.), Private Duty Section, 1953-1956.

56 1-16

Membership List (Southern Division), 1954.

56 2-17

Class Member List, AEMC SON, 1966.

56 3-18

Membership Lists, 1968-1974.

56 4-7 - 19-22

Membership Lists, 1977-1978.

56 8-23

Membership Lists, 1980-1983.

56 9-24

Membership Address Changes, Life Members, Mail Returned, Deceased Members, 1982 And Membership List, 1984.

56 10-25

Series 9-2.3.  Membership Dues Records, 1936-1974.

Scope and Contents note

These records state the name of the member, their address, whether resident or non-resident, sometimes their marital status and whether they are active or inactive, paid or unpaid. They are listed alphabetically by name but are in three different bulk lots. Their original order as they appeared in the records was maintained.

Box Folder

Alumni Association of AEMC SON, Membership Dues Records, (A), 1936-1974.

57 1-26

Membership Dues Records, (B), 1936-1974.

57 2-27

Membership Dues Records, (C), 1936-1974.

57 3-28

Membership Dues Records, (D), 1936-1974.

57 4-29

Membership Dues Records, (E, F), 1936-1974.

57 5-30

Membership Dues Records, (G), 1936-1974.

57 6-31

Membership Dues Records, (H), 1936-1974.

57 7-32

Membership Dues Records, (I, J, K,), 1936-1974.

57 8-33

Membership Dues Records, (L), 1936-1974.

58 1-34

Membership Dues Records, (Mecum), 1936-1974.

58 2-35

Membership Dues Records, (N, O, P), 1936-1974.

58 3-36

Membership Dues Records, (Q, R, S), 1936-1974.

58 4-37

Membership Dues Records, (T, U, V), 1936-1974.

58 5-38

Membership Dues Records, (W, X, Y, Z), 1936-1974.

58 6-39

Membership Dues Records, (A, B), 1943-1975.

59 1-40

Membership Dues Records, (C, D), 1943-1975.

59 2-41

Membership Dues Records, (E, F), 1943-1975.

59 3-42

Membership Dues Records, (G), 1943-1975.

59 4-43

Membership Dues Records, (H, I, J, K), 1943-1975.

59 5-44

Membership Dues Records, (L, Mc, M), 1943-1975.

60 1-45

Membership Dues Records, (N, O, P, Q), 1943-1975.

60 2-46

Membership Dues Records, (R, S), 1943-1975.

60 3-47

Membership Dues Records, (T, U, V, W, X, Y, Z), 1943-1975.

60 4-48

Membership Dues Records, (A, B, C), 1936-1975.

61 1-49

Membership Dues Records, (D, E, F, G), 1936-1975.

61 2-50

Membership Dues Records, (H, I, J, K), 1936-1975.

61 3-51

Membership Dues Records, (L,Mc,M), 1936-1975.

61 4-52

Membership Dues Records, (N, O, P, Q, R), 1936-1975.

61 5-53

Membership Dues Records, (S, T, U, V), 1936-1975.

61 6-54

Membership Dues Records, (W, X, Y, Z), 1936-1975.

61 7-55

Series 9-3.  Financial Records.

Series 9-3.1.  Auditor’s Reports.

Scope and Contents note

Auditors Reports by D.H. Shapiro Company, C.P.A.s, which indicate the financial status of the alumni association. Arranged by exhibit and schedule number.

Alumnae Association of the Training School for Nurses of the Jewish Hospital: for years ending on the following dates: April 30, 1927, 1928, and1935; September 1938, 1940, 1941, and1942; December 1943, 1944, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1949, 1950, 1951; and 1952.

Mt. Sinai Nurses’ Alumnae Association: for the year ending December 1952.

Nurses’ Alumni Association of the Albert Einstein Medical Center: for year ending December 1953; December 16, 1953-May 15, 1954; May 15, 1954; December 13, 1953-1952-December 15, 1953 May 15, 1954, December 1954, December 1954-April 13, 1956, April 14, 1956-April 17, 1957, April 1958, December 1959, December 1960, December 1961, December 1962, December 1963, December 1964, 1965-1972, and 1974.

Box Folder

Auditors Reports (3), December 16, 1949-December 12, 1952.

62.5 1-6

Auditors Reports (3), December 13, 1952-May 15, 1954.

62.5 2-7

Auditors Reports (3), May 15, 1954-April 13, 1956.

62.5 3-8

Auditors Reports (2), April 14, 1956-April 18, 1958.

62.5 4-9

Auditors Reports (2), April 19, 1958-December 15, 1960.

62.5 5-10

Auditors Reports (2), December 16, 1960-December 15, 1962.

62.5 6-11

Auditors Reports (2), December 16, 1962-December 15, 1964.

62.5 7-12

Auditors Reports (2), December 15, 1964-December 15, 1966.

62.5 8-13

Auditors Reports (2), December 16, 1966-December 23, 1968.

62.5 9-14

Auditors Reports (2), December 22, 1969-December 31, 1970.

62.5 10-15

Auditors Reports (3), December 31, 1971-December 31, 1974.

62.5 11-16

Auditors Reports (8), Dec 31, 1975-June 30, 1983.

62.5 12-17

Series 9-3.2.  Register of Dues Payments, June 1976-May 1994.

Scope and Contents note

Arranged chronologically by date of payment, the entries record dates of dues payment, names of member, dues category (resident, non-resident, associate), and deposits.

Box Volume

Register of Dues Payments, 1976-1994.

70 4

Series 9-3.3.  Cash Receipt Books, May 1958-May 1991.

Scope and Contents note

Arranged chronologically by date of receipt. Entries record income from individual cash contributors, savings accounts and certificates, sale of caps, cookbooks and other items. Entries record income from individual cash contributors, savings accounts and certificates, sale of caps, cookbooks, and other items.

Box Volume

Record of Cash Receipts, May 1958-October 1964.

70 5

Record of Cash Receipts, October 1964-September 1970.

70 6

Record of Cash Receipts, January 1968-May 1991.

70 7

Cash Receipts, September 1970-December 1975.

70 3

Series 9-3.4.  Special Funds Receipt Books, March 1965-January 1974.

Scope and Contents note

Arranged chronologically by date of receipt. Carbon copies of receipts for funds collected by committees of the alumni. Organization and individual members to various special funds including the Fund for Sick and Needy Nurses, Scholarship Fund, Graduate Nurses’ Education Grant Fund, and the Archives Fund. Also included are entries for interest income from these funds.

Box Folder

Special Funds Receipt Books, 1965-1974, Vol. 1, March 1965-December 1966.

63 2-19

Special Funds Receipt Books, 1965-1974, Vol. 2, December 1966-January 1968.

63 3-20

Special Funds Receipt Books, 1965-1974, Vol. 3, January 1968-March 1969.

63 4-21

Special Funds Receipt Books, 1965-1974, Vol. 4, April 1969-September 1970.

63 5-22

Special Funds Receipt Books, 1965-1974, Vol. 5, September 1970-February 1972.

63 6-23

Special Funds Receipt Books, 1965-1974, Vol. 6, February 1972-January 1974.

63 7-24

Series 9-3.5.  Financial Records, 1949-1983.

Scope and Contents note

There are three bound volumes of check/money receipts primarily for dues and contributions to various funds and committees. (1957, 2 volumes and 1960, 1 volume). Three account booklets with the Pennsylvania Company for Banking and Trusts for 1953-1954 show deposits, withdrawals and balances.

Box Folder

Alumni Association of AEMC SON, 3 Account Books: The Pennsylvania Co. for Banking and Trusts, 1953-1954.

62 1-1

Check/Money Receipts, 1957.

62 2-2

Check/Money Receipts, 1960.

62 3-3

Account Ledgers, 1954-1966.

62 4-4

Account Ledgers, 1965-1968.

62 5-5

Account Ledgers, 1969-1973.

63 1-18

Cash Disbursements, September 1958-March 1986.

70 2

Series 9-3.6.  Financial Files/Correspondence, 1971-1975.

Scope and Contents note

Includes paid bill receipts, check stubs, and monthly financial reports.

Box Folder

Paid Bill Receipts, 1971-1975.

64 1-25

Check Stubs, #s 2468-2653, January 2, 1974-May 26, 1975.

64 2-26

Monthly Financial Reports, 1970-1973.

64 3-27

Financial Reports, February 1964-December 1970.

70 1

Series 9-4.  Printed Materials.

Series 9-4.1.  Newspaper Clippings/Articles, 1940-1984.

Scope and Contents note

These pieces are here arranged as much as possible by date and include mostly newspaper clippings on individuals either graduated from or working at AEMC. There are also several articles written by alumnae.

Box Folder

Alumni Association of AEMC SON,"Why A Cap," American Journal of Nursing, April 1940 and "Nurses Caps," Newsweek, February 18, 1952.

65 1-1

An IV Additive Service in the Pharmacy, Hospital Pharmacy, Ella W. Allison, May 1966.

65 2-2

Humanitarian and Physician, A Capsule Portrait of a Prison Doctor, Eastern Echo, Winter 1963.

65 3-3

The Student of Nursing and the Schizophrenic Patient, American Journal of Nursing, Richard P. Phinney, April 1970.

65 4-4

Einstein Nursing Alumni to Honor Ella Allison, Jewish Exponent, November 6, 1970 and Miss Allison to be Cited at Einstein Reunion Fete, Philadelphia Evening Bulletin, November 5, 1970.

65 5-5

Profile of the Month (Florence Raidman), article in Freed Radio publication, undated.

65 6-6

Cited for Fifty Years Service: Mrs. Elizabeth Bach, undated.

65 7-7

Woman Doctor Commands Unit at Valley Forge, (to Vietnam for surgery), Philadelphia Inquirer, undated.

65 8-8

Alumni "Woman of the Year," articles on Genevia Furlan, 1970.

65 9-9

Marie McMahon 100th Birthday Celebrations, 1982.

65 10-10

Dialogue, Major Joseph C. Potter, RN, Today's OR Nurse, February 1984.

65 11-11

News clippings re: Jewish Hospital, 1948-1972.

65 11.1-11.1

Series 9-4.2.  Pamphlets, Brochures, and Annual Reports, 1952-1986.

Scope and Contents note

Various printed material which announces different aspects of AEMC SON, nursing legislation in Pennsylvania, PNA information, annual AEMC reports (1959-1970) and the publication Images (1968 and 1972).

Box Folder

Annual Report, May 1971.

65 12-12

Brochures on Becoming a Nurse, 1952-1962.

65 13-13

Pamphlets on Legislation, Pennsylvania Nurses Association, Employment Standards, 1952-1964.

65 14-14

Annual Reports, AEMC, 1959-1970.

65 15-15

AEMC Centennial Celebration Packet, 1965.

65 16-16

Daroff Division Brochures, undated.

65 17-17

Images, 1968, 1972.

65 18-18

AEMC Nurses Week Announcement, 1986.

65 19-19
Box Folder

Letter and Commemorative Stamp, Florence Nightingale, April 1970.

65 20-20

Cap'N Bib, Ohio Valley General Hospital SON Yearbook, 1969.

65 21-21

Recipes: Plain and Fancy, (Alumni cookbook dedicated to Sadie Ostrow), undated.

65 22-22

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Special Program Records.

Series 10.  U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps at Jewish Hospital, 1943-1947.

Scope and Contents note

In 1943, Congress passed the Bolton Act in an effort to recruit student nurses to support the war effort. The goal of the program—named the U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps—was to recruit about 65,000 nurse student candidates a year who could be trained for service in hospitals in the U.S. and overseas. Both the Jewish Hospital and Mt. Sinai hospital nursing schools participated in the program which expanded enrollment at both establishments. The federally-financed program covered tuition, room and board, and expenses for books and uniforms while the student completed training, with the agreement that the student would stay in the Corps for the duration of the war. The effect was to enhance the attractions of nursing to young women who were interested in lifelong career in nursing and who could meet the entrance requirements: all applicants had to be mentally and physically fit, a high school graduate, at least 17 years of age, and take the Scholastic Aptitude Test.

Series 10-1.1.  Correspondence and Files, 1943-1948.

Scope and Contents note

These records concern the implementation and progress of the 24 month (later, 30 month) U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps program at the Jewish Hospital. Included are preliminary correspondence and planning files, application information, uniform requirements, and affiliated agencies, agency reports of boards of examiners and other agencies, and recruitment pamphlets.

Box Folder

U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps, Administration, Publicity, Affiliated Agencies, 1943-1947.

66 1-1

Pennsylvania State Board of Nurse Examiners Conference, 1944 and other agencies, 1943-1947.

66 2-2

Enrollment, Affiliations, Student Health, 1944-1946.

66 3-3

Senior Experience Records, 1943-1947.

66 4-4

Identification, Uniforms and Books, 1943-1947.

66 5-5

Budget Information and Related Correspondence, 1943-1948.

66 6-6

Preliminary Planning and Correspondence, 1942-1943.

67 1-7

Post-Graduate Information and Recruitment, 1943-1947.

67 2-8

Sample Monthly Report (Mt. Sinai), Jewish Hospital Application to Program, Enrollment Lists, 1943-1947.

67 3-9

Correspondence, Memos and Information, 1943-1947.

67 4-10

Correspondence, Memos and Information, 1943-1947.

67 5-11

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Special Media.

Series 11.  Scrapbooks, 1955-1961.

Scope and Contents note

These scrapbooks were prepared by AEMC alumni association members. They consist of newspaper clippings from area papers including the Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Evening Bulletin, Philadelphia Public Ledger, Jewish Exponent, Jewish Times, Olney Times, and the Germantown Courier. Items document the activities of the AEMC system, research and medical developments, system expansion, as well as activities at the nursing school such as individual student awards, program changes, and participation in community programs.

Volume

Newspaper clippings, 1953-1955. [oversize].

1

Newspaper clippings, 1955-1957. [oversize].

2

Newspaper clippings, 1957-1958. [oversize].

3

Newspaper clippings, 1959-1960. [oversize].

4

Newspaper clippings, 1959-1960. [oversize].

5

Newspaper clippings, 1960-1961. [oversize].

6

Newspaper clippings, 1961. [oversize].

7

Newspaper clippings, 1961. [oversize].

8

Series 12.  Photographs, circa 1870s-1994.

Box Photo

Class of 1895, Jewish Hospital Training School.

71 1

Class of 1896, Jewish Hospital Training School.

71 2

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Partially processed or unprocessed as of 2007.
Box

Photo Collection.

71-88

Certificates and Diplomas.

89

AEMC Alumni Association Financial Records (unprocessed).

90

Printed items from AEMC SON Library (unprocessed).

91

Artifacts (unprocessed).

92

Archival/manuscript items (unprocessed).

93-94

AEMC SON Student and Faculty handbooks, 1954-.

95

Yearbooks (duplicates).

96-97

Photo prints, 11 x 14" (duplicates).

98-99

Photo prints, 11 x 14", believed to be mostly duplicates.

100-101

Photo prints, 8 x 10" and smaller (unprocessed).

102

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Albert Einstein Medical Center School of Nursing records

MC 88

Albert Einstein Medical Center School of Nursing records

MC 88

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the University of Pennsylvania. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in our reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

Summary Information

Repository:
University of Pennsylvania: Barbara Bates Center for the Study of The History of Nursing
Creator:
Albert Einstein Medical Center School of Nursing.
Title:
Albert Einstein Medical Center School of Nursing records
Date [inclusive]:
1928-1964
Call Number:
MC 88
Extent:
0.75 Linear feet
Language:
English
Abstract:
The Albert Einstein Medical Center (AEMC) School of Nursing was founded in 1953 upon the consolidation of the nursing schools of Jewish Hospital and Mt. Sinai Hospital. Until its close in 1987, it had one of the highest enrollements in the Philadelphia area, including many students of color. This collection contains administrative records, catalogues, evaluation studies and reports, and other materials.
Cite as:
Albert Einstein Medical Center School of Nursing records, Barbara Bates Center for The Study of The History of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania
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Summary Information

Repository:
University of Pennsylvania: Barbara Bates Center for the Study of The History of Nursing
Creator:
Alumnae Association of the Training School for Nurses of the Jewish Hospital (Philadelphia, Pa.).
Creator:
Alumni Association of the Albert Einstein Medical Center School of Nursing.
Creator:
Mt. Sinai Nurses’ Alumnae Association (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.).
Creator:
Nurses Alumnae Association of the Jewish Maternity Hospital (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.).
Title:
Alumni Association of the Albert Einstein Medical Center School of Nursing records and historical collection
Date [inclusive]:
1895-1954
Call Number:
MC 127A
Extent:
44.5 Linear feet
Language:
English
Abstract:
This collection contains materials documenting the development of nursing and nurse alumni groups at institutions founded by Jewish benevolent groups and organizations in Philadelphia from the 1890s through the 1990s. The historical material includes minutes, reports, administrative files, artifacts, and photographs depicting nursing and nurse education. These materials primarily concern three establishments which were merged to form the Albert Einstein Medical Center in 1952: the Jewish Hospital, established 1867; the Mt. Sinai Hospital, established in 1905; and the Northern Liberties Hospital established in 1920. (It should be noted that there are no significant records of the Northern Liberties Hospital in this collection.)
Cite as:
Alumni Association of the Albert Einstein Medical Center School of Nursing records and historical collection, Barbara Bates Center for The Study of The History of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania
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Biography/History

The Albert Einstein Medical Center (AEMC) School of Nursing was founded in 1953 upon the consolidation of the nursing schools of Jewish Hospital and Mt. Sinai Hospital. This action was necessitated by the merger, on February 5, 1952, of what were formerly Jewish, Mt. Sinai and Northern Liberties Hospitals. Each of the facilities continued to operate in their original locations as the Northern, Southern, and Eastern divisions, respectively.

Jewish Hospital, whose materials form the bulk of this collection, was established in 1866 as the first hospital for Philadelphia's Jewish population although its services were available "free to the suffering poor of all religions." In 1872, the hospital relocated to larger premises and in 1889 opened home for the aged. The Jewish Hospital Training School opened in 1892. At the time of the 1952 merger it was decided to use a nonsectarian name.

The AEMC School of Nursing was fully accredited and offered students a three year degree program. Most of school's students were drawn from the Pennsylvania region and the school enjoyed among the highest enrollment of area schools. A 1964 report states that the School of Nursing had the area's highest percentage of students of color. Not unlike other schools and hospitals, a close relationship existed between the AEMC and the School of Nursing whereby and the medical center relied heavily on graduates from the school in filling employment positions. In July 1987, the AEMC School of Nursing graduated its last class of students and ceased operations.

Biography/History

The Jewish Hospital: Philadelphia has had a Jewish population from an early date, but it was not until the mid-1860s that steps were taken to establish an institution for sick and needy members of the city’s Jewish community. The Jewish Hospital Association of Philadelphia came into existence in 1864, and a subscription drive aimed at members of the district lodge of the Independent Order of B’Nai Brith followed. The association obtained property near the present intersection of Haverford Road and 56th Street and built a three-story stone establishment on the site. It was the third Jewish hospital founded in the United States, following those of Cincinnati and New York. The inscription over the door proclaimed the goals of the hospital’s founders to create an institution that would be “dedicated to the relief of the sick and wounded without regard to creed, color or nationality.” But the hospital was primarily a Jewish mutual aid program sponsored by the German Jewish community which developed in Philadelphia in these years.

Jewish residents of the city shared many of the old traditions of their faith regarding mutual aid for the needy, including tzedakah (the duty of the fortunate to care for those who were less so), bikur holim (visiting the sick as a sacred duty), and hesed (acts of loving-kindness, compassion, and mercy as divine qualities). A number of Jewish charitable organizations had developed by the mid-19th century in Philadelphia, including a society for visiting the sick and burying the dead. But as the population grew, community leaders became more conscious of the need for a formal establishment for the sick. Tales of poor Jewish immigrants, arriving in the city ill or diseased, with no friends or relatives of their faith whom they could turn to, flourished, as did the belief that many of these individuals avoided treatment at existing hospitals because they feared exposure to anti-Semitic ridicule or other harassment arising from Jewish dietary restrictions, burial rites, and other religiously-based practices which were neither appreciated nor understood by the dominant Gentile population.

In 1872, the managers purchased a new site for the Jewish Hospital at Olney Avenue and Tabor Road and laid the cornerstone of the first building which developed at this location. In 1901 the Lucien Moss Home for Incurables was completed. The Guggenheim Building for private patients and the Loeb Operating Building followed by 1903. The Jewish Hospital played an important role in research and treatment of poliomyelitis during an epidemic in 1916-1917 and provided care to the many residents of the city who were struck by the influenza epidemic of 1918-1919. The Jewish Hospital distinguished itself by building a network of medical and social services to promote public health.

Mt. Sinai Hospital: Mt. Sinai Hospital was founded as a result of the activities of the Beth Israel Hospital Association and the Mt. Sinai Hospital Association in 1900. Beginning in the early 1880s, Philadelphia received a massive influx of Jews fleeing Eastern Europe and Russia to escape the pogroms and persecution they experienced in their countries of origin. Between 1882 and 1904, Philadelphia’s Jewish population grew from 15,000 to an estimated 60,000. The new immigrants were largely poor and unskilled and soon became a drain on Jewish charitable organizations. They concentrated largely in South Philadelphia in some of the worst tenement districts in the city.

The stated aim of Mt. Sinai’s founders was to provide a hospital and dispensary to provide medical and surgical relief to the sick poor of the Jewish faith residing in Philadelphia but not to exclude other sects. The associations acquired a building on Fifth and Reed streets in South Philadelphia where the hospital opened in 1905. Jacob D. Lit of Lit Brothers department store took a leading financial role and went on to serve as president of the hospital’s board of directors for 25 years.

The Mt. Sinai Training School for Nurses was established in 1905 under the direction of Alice Frankel. By 1911 the graduates had joined together to form their own nurse alumnae association. Because the school’s graduate nurses gained varied clinical experience in working with the urban immigrant population, the school became well known for training public health nurses through programs focusing on personal hygiene, diet, infant feeding, and pre-natal care offered to the residents of the surrounding neighborhood. By 1953, when the Mt. Sinai nurse training school merged with the Jewish Hospital nursing school, 703 nurses had graduated from Mt. Sinai.

Merger of Jewish Hospital and Mt. Sinai Hospital: After World War II, officers of the Jewish Hospital commissioned a report to study future trends in medical care for the Jewish population and postwar Philadelphia. In the report, entitled A Report to the Federation of Jewish Charities of Philadelphia on a Program for Health and Medical Services, author Henry B. Makover, MD, stressed the need for an amalgamated medical center that would not only provide care for the sick but also play a role in medical research and in training medical and nursing personnel. Both the Jewish and Mt. Sinai hospitals had been hard hit by the Depression, prompting these institutions to look toward consolidation as a means of ensuring future growth. Officials at both establishments believed that by combining their financial, physical, and human resources, they would be better able to meet their operating costs. Moreover, they believed that consolidation would make it possible for each facility to be able to diversify and specialize in order to build major care and treatment centers which were more than just local in scope. The many scientific discoveries which followed the war years underscored the importance of research in the modern medical institution and inspired the group to rename the proposed complex after a secular leader—the physicist, Albert Einstein.

The consolidation would clearly enhance educational and training opportunities. Despite the postwar expansion of the medical field, it was still common for hospitals to discriminate against Jews in admitting candidates to residency programs. According to the report, nursing would also benefit from the plan which proposed to change the nature of nursing instruction so that it focused more on technology—thereby increasing the institution’s capabilities to attract qualified medical researchers and develop new means of improving patient care.

Because the Jewish Hospital was larger, with more property available for future construction, the founders envisioned the Jewish Hospital’s North Philadelphia site as the focal point for their expansion, with Mt. Sinai, in the heart of South Philadelphia, providing a supporting role which built on that institution’s mission to meet the health needs of residents of its surrounding neighborhood. A third partner, the Northern Liberties (originally Lebanon) Hospital, a small proprietary hospital founded in the 1920s north of Philadelphia’s central business district, also joined in the merger.

In February 1952, the facility which had been the Jewish Hospital became the Albert Einstein Medical Center—Northern Division. The facility which had been Mt. Sinai Hospital became the Albert Einstein Medical Center—Southern Division. The Northern Liberties Hospital became the central, or Eastern, Division, but that facility closed a year after the merger, and the site was incorporated into the city’s urban renewal program for the area between Market Street and Girard Avenue. The Southern Division was renamed the Daroff Division of the Albert Einstein Medical Center in 1970 after Samuel Daroff, M.D.

Scope and Contents

The Albert Einstein Medical Center School of Nursing Records consist of materials from the years 1928-1964. The collection provides information on the AEMC School of Nursing from both an internal and external perspective. Administrative files include material such as procedure manuals and directives from the chief nurse to subordinates. These files facilitate an understanding of the everyday operations of the institution. A 1957 catalogue provides an overview of the history of the school, student life, curriculum, tuition, etc. On another level, evaluation studies and reports, generated not only by the school itself but also by external bodies, give insight into the philosophy of the AEMC School of Nursing and its relationship to other organizations of its kind. Comparisons to both area and national schools of nursing serve to indicate the status of and problems in the field at the time. For instance, the report on Schools of Nursing in the North Philadelphia Health Services Study Group makes frequent mention of the "Careers in Nursing" program of the Southeastern Pennsylvania League for Nursing which was meant to attract Philadelphians to the nursing profession, thereby preventing expensive and competitive individual recruitment, but was not meeting the needs of the majority of the schools of nursing. Hence, the materials allow one to survey the AEMC School of Nursing on both a micro and macro level.

Scope and Contents

MC 127-A contains materials documenting the development of nursing and nurse alumni groups at institutions founded by Jewish benevolent groups and organizations in Philadelphia from the 1890s through the 1990s. The collection includes both the records of the Alumni Association of the Albert Einstein Medical Center School of Nursing as well as the historical collection which the association gathered. The AEMC SON alumni group records are described in detail under the series description for Series 9 [MC 127-9] Alumni Association of the Albert Einstein Medical Center School of Nursing (See section [MC 127-9] Alumni Association of the Albert Einstein Medical Center School of Nursing, p. 42).

The historical material primarily concerns three establishments which were merged to form the AEMC in 1952: the Jewish Hospital, established 1867; the Mt. Sinai Hospital, established in 1905; and the Northern Liberties Hospital established in 1920. (It should be noted that there are no significant records of the Northern Liberties Hospital in this collection.) Two of these institutions had nursing schools: the Jewish Hospital SON, founded in 1892; and the Mt. Sinai SON, founded in 1905. These two nursing schools were merged to form the Albert Einstein Medical Center School of Nursing (AEMC SON) in 1953. Each of these nurse training schools also had active nurse alumnae associations. The holdings contain a variety of records which give a cross-section look at each school from the time it graduated its first class until the school closed. The records further document the work of the respective nurse alumnae associations in fundraising for hospital and nursing care; providing continuing education for members, aiding graduates in finding employment, and promoting awareness of nursing’s heritage.

Administrative Information

Publication Information

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

Publication Information

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

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Center staff, updated by Bethany Myers

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Russell Scarboro, Nathan Kennedy, and Gail E. Farr. Updated by Bethany Myers.

Sponsor

This collection was processed with funds provided by the University of Pennsylvania Research Foundation.

Sponsor

This collection was processed with funds provided by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (Project Grant ME 230342) and the Alumni Association of the Albert Einstein Medical Center School of Nursing in 2002-03.

Access Restrictions

This collection is unrestricted.

Access Restrictions

This collection is unrestricted.

Use Restrictions

Copyright restrictions may apply. Please contact the Center with requests for copying and for authorization to publish, quote or reproduce the material.

Use Restrictions

Copyright restrictions may apply. Please contact the Center with requests for copying and for authorization to publish, quote or reproduce the material.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of the Alumni Association of the Albert Einstein Medical Center School of Nursing.

Processing Information note

Folder numbers include both the box folder number (to indicate folder order within the boxes) and the series folder number (to indicate folder number sequentially through the whole series). They are given as hyphenated folder numbers, e.g. Folder 2-3 indicates the second folder in the box, which is also the third folder in the series.

When hyphenated numbers are separated by another hyphen, this indicates a range of folders on each side of the central hyphen, e.g. Folder 3-4 - 20-21 would include material in two folders: Box folder 3/series folder 20 and box folder 4/series folder 21.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

See also: MC 127A, Alumni Association of the Albert Einstein Medical Center School of Nursing.

Related Archival Materials note

See also: MC 88, Albert Einstein Medical Center School of Nursing records.

Materials transferred to other CSHN Collections

The following materials have been transferred to the Center’s Artifact Collection:

1) Jewish Hospital Training School for Nurses Pin, class of 1935, Helen Lillian Howe 2) American National Red Cross Pin, 7/21/68, Helen L. Howe also (These both came with note from Jane Tate identifying them.) 3) Package of gold buttons marked: “Pa. Buttons” on envelope. 4) “Matilda Kaufman Medal” 5) Northern Liberties Pin, M.Y.M, Dec. 8th, 1924 inscribed on back 6) One bag pearl buttons 7) One Ford’s Stethoscope in box 8) Five white starched nursing caps 9) One Constitution /By-Laws of Alumni Association. of Jewish Hospital Training School for Nurses, duplicate, [192?] 10) One Pennsylvania State Nurses’ Association By-Laws, [193?] 11) One Pennsylvania State Nurses’ Association, District Association #1 By-Laws [195?] 12) One postcard to Helen Howe 13) One glass container 14) One glass thermometer, [?] 15) One requisition note about stop date Jewish Hospital, from S. Mel to Miss Kissinger, 1-11-41 9-15 items all in a cigar box

16) One medical bag 17) One Mt. Sinai Hospital Women’s Basketball League Championship Pennant from 1933

Other items:

1) Class will, 1929, Mt. Sinai Hospital SON 2) Framed seat reservation for Jewish Hospital SON, 44th commencement, May 31, 1937 3) Mounted invitation to 1920 Mt. Sinai SON graduation 4) Framed invitation to graduation of Jewish Hospital Training School for Nurses, 1937. 5) Invitation to reception for Centennial Award winner, Lulu Wolf Hassenplug, 12/7/65. 6) Mounted invitation to commencement, 1923, JHTSN. 7) Framed invitation to 25th Anniversary dinner, Jewish Hospital SON, Alumnae Association, 5/29/1917. 8) Commencement Invitation, JHTSN, 1915 9) Mt. Sinai Hospital Training School for Nurses, Circular of Information, [?] 10) Contract (framed) of Sylvia L. Meltz with JHTSN, Feb. 8, 1938 11) Mounted Dedication, Classes of 1961, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1972 for AEMC SON 12) Bound diploma (3 year completion) of Harriet Louise Gordon, Sept. 13, 1962, AEMC SON. 13) Framed 50 years of service testimonial to Beatrice R. Nelson, Oct. 22, 1978. 14) AEMC SON Pin layout/design, 1982. 15) Framed AEMCSON Ring Picture, 1977. 16) Cartoon, Jane Tate [?]

Printed Matter:

Four cartons of printed matter from the AEMC SON library have been separated from the collection for further processing prior to addition to the Center’s Book Collection.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • Albert Einstein Medical Center School of Nursing.
  • Jewish Hospital (Philadelphia, Pa.). Training School for Nurses.
  • Jewish Hospital (Philadelphia, Pa.).
  • Mt. Sinai Hospital (Philadelphia, Pa.).
  • Mt. Sinai Hospital Training School for Nurses (Philadelphia, Pa.).
Form/Genre(s)
  • School records
Geographic Name(s)
  • Philadelphia (Pa.)
Subject(s)
  • Nursing schools.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • Albert Einstein Medical Center (Philadelphia, Pa.).
  • Albert Einstein Medical Center School of Nursing.
  • Alumnae Association of the Training School for Nurses of the Jewish Hospital (Philadelphia, Pa.).
  • Alumni Association of the Albert Einstein Medical Center School of Nursing.
  • Jewish Hospital (Philadelphia, Pa.). Training School for Nurses.
  • Jewish Hospital (Philadelphia, Pa.).
  • Jewish Hospital Association of Philadelphia (Philadelphia, Pa.).
  • Jewish Maternity Association of Philadelphia (Philadelphia, Pa.).
  • Jewish Maternity Hospital (Philadelphia, Pa.).
  • Mt. Sinai Hospital (Philadelphia, Pa.).
  • Mt. Sinai Hospital Training School for Nurses (Philadelphia, Pa.).
  • Mt. Sinai Nurses’ Alumnae Association (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.).
  • Northern Liberties Hospital (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.).
  • Nurses Alumnae Association of the Jewish Maternity Hospital (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.).
Form/Genre(s)
  • Administrative records
  • School records
Geographic Name(s)
  • Philadelphia (Pa.)
Subject(s)
  • Jews--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia--History.
  • Jews--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia--Periodicals.
  • Maternal and infant welfare.
  • Nursing schools.
  • Nursing--History.
  • Women--Employment.

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Introduction

The Albert Einstein Medical Center of Philadelphia has been a major provider of health services in the Philadelphia area since its creation in 1953. The Albert Einstein Medical Center School of Nursing, established in 1954, has been equally active in providing nurse training and education in the region. The Einstein nursing alumni association, named the Alumni Association of the Albert Einstein Medical Center School of Nursing—and established in the same year as the School—soon flourished, even after the close of the AEMC nursing school in 1987.

The Einstein alumni association became deeply involved in preserving the history and heritage of nursing at Einstein. Under the aegis of the association’s Archives Committee, established in 1961, the alumni gathered a large and valuable array of records of the Einstein Medical Center School of Nursing including minutes, reports, administrative files, artifacts, and photographs depicting nursing and nurse education at that institution.

Fortunately for posterity, the group also sought materials pertaining to a number of predecessor establishments which provided nurse training opportunities in the Jewish community in Philadelphia prior to 1954. These earlier institutions included the nursing schools operated by the Jewish Hospital and the Mt. Sinai Hospital, which merged to form the AEMC in 1953. The Association collected records of the Jewish and Mt. Sinai hospitals and their nursing schools as well as records of their affiliated nursing alumni groups. Additionally, they gathered records of several other nurse training programs associated with the Jewish and Mt. Sinai nurse training schools including records of organizations involved in public health and maternity care. Finally, the group collected and preserved the records of its own organization, the Alumni Association of the Albert Einstein Medical Center School of Nursing.

The material gathered by Archives Committee, including original manuscripts, photographs, and printed items, became the heart of a nursing history center located at the Einstein Medical Center complex in North Philadelphia. The center featured a research room, library, and collection storage space as well as exhibits highlighting nursing’s heritage at Einstein. But when the hospital needed the space for other purposes, the alumni moved the collection to other parts of the Einstein facility. Some of the records remained in the former office of the AEMC nursing school until this, too, was needed for other uses. Under the circumstances, it became increasingly difficult for the alumni association to make the collection available to researchers and to protect its fragile contents from deterioration. Anxious to place the materials in a secure, climate-controlled environment and yet make them accessible to researchers, the officers sought advice from the Barbara Bates Center for the Study of the History of Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing. To the great delight of the Center, the Association donated its historical collection to the Center in 2001.

A grant from the Pennsylvania History and Museum Commission’s Archives and Records Management Grant Program enabled the Center to transport the collection to the University of Pennsylvania and to hire additional staff to re-house, arrange, and describe the material in 2002-2003. The Alumni Association of the Albert Einstein Medical Center generously offered a matching grant which made it possible to purchase archival storage supplies to protect and preserve the documents.

The Barbara Bates Center for the Study of the History of Nursing would like to thank the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission and the Alumni Association of the Albert Einstein Medical Center School of Nursing for supporting these important activities.

Collection Inventory

Series 1.  Internal Records, 1934-1963.

Scope and Contents note

The majority of the materials in this series are procedural. There is contained a comprehensive set of administrative notices sent by chief nurse Jessica E. Urquhart to head nurses and supervisors at Jewish Hospital. Also, master copies of all the forms which student nurses would need to use in the course of their duties and several procedure manuals are available. As for internal evaluation, a June 1961 Progress Report consists of a summary of the factors indicating areas of study and improvement, as determined by a 1959 survey report, and the major developments since 1959 which improved conditions in such areas as instructional personnel, curriculum, and evaluation. Finally, the AEMC School of Nursing Survey Project Report from 1963, which represents the results of a project which attempted to ascertain, through the use of questionnaires, the impetus for students in choosing to attend the AEMC School of Nursing, is included.

Box Folder

Catalog, 1958.

1 1

Notices from Jewish Hospital Chief Nurse to Supervisors, 1934-1938.

1 2

Nursing Procedure Manuals.

Box
1
Folder
3
Box Folder

1937.

1 3

1947 (pp. 1-134) .

1 4

1947 (pp. 135-252) .

1 5

1951.

1 6

Form Book for Student Nurses, 1935.

1 7

Sample Student Experience Record Books, 1947 and 1956.

1 8

Progress Report, June 1961.

Box Folder

Sections I-IV.

2 9

Exhibits 1-14.

2 10

Exhibits 15-52.

2 11
Box Folder

Nursing Education Survey Project Report, 1963.

2 12

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Series 2.  Reports of Non-affiliated Organizations, 1928-1964.

Scope and Contents note

The reports in this series are of an evaluative nature and provide information comparing the Albert Einstein Medical Center School of Nursing with other SONs in the area and the country. Locally, a 1964 report on schools of nursing in the North Philadelphia Health Services Study Group, which was developed in response to the perceived crisis in nursing education, provides information on the AEMC School of Nursing as well as Episcopal Hospital, Germantown Hospital, Temple University Hospital, and the Women's Medical College. The report discusses such issues as cost, curriculum, and faculty and concludes with some recommendations. On a national scale, 1928 and 1932 grading reports of the Committee on the Grading of Nursing Schools are contained. The Committee, based in New York City, conducted studies in which 80% of all regularly accredited schools of nursing in the U.S. participated. The agenda of the committee, which was made up of 21 members representing various professional and academic organizations, was to study the ways and means for insuring an ample supply of nursing service, of whatever type and quality was needed for adequate care of the patient, at a price within reach. The studies were based on monthly report forms sent to each school taking part in the self-survey. Thus, with the information provided in this series, the AEMC School of Nursing can be evaluated in relation to other like institutions.

Committee on the Grading of Nursing Schools Grading Reports.

Box Folder

1928.

2 1

1932.

2 2

Report on Schools of Nursing in the North Philadelphia Health Services Study Group, 1964.

2 3

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Collection Inventory

Institutional Records.

Series 1.  Jewish Hospital, 1920-1948.

History

For a more detailed account of the history of the Jewish hospital, see Henry N. Wessel, History of the Jewish Hospital Association of Philadelphia (Philadelphia: n.p., c. 1915) and Maxwell Whiteman, Mankind and Medicine: A History of Philadelphia's Albert Einstein Medical Center. (Philadelphia: Albert Einstein Medical Center, 1966). Both volumes are available at the Center for the Study of the History of Nursing.

Series 1-1.  Administrative Records.

Series 1-1.1.  Board of Directors and Executive Committee Meeting Minutes and Reports, 1946-1948.

Scope and Contents note

Includes reports on wages, salaries and sick leave, job classifications, and fiscal analysis. Of particular importance is a report from 1948 by Morris Wolf, Chairman of the Health and Medical Committee of the Federation of Jewish Charities, to the Board of Directors on the necessary merger of the Jewish hospitals into one medical center.

Box Folder

Jewish Hospital Monthly Report of the Superintendent, July, November 1920; January 1921.

1 1-1

Invitation to Cornerstone Laying of David and Mary S. Hirsh Nurses Home, 1948.

1 2-2

Program of Dedication Ceremony for Laurence L. Ancker, President/Director Jewish Association of Philadelphia, January 13, 1949.

1 3-3

The Hospital in Your Community Chart, 1947 ?.

1 8-8

Standing Committees List, 1948-1949.

1 9-9

Reports to Executive Committee on Housekeeping Department Expenses, January 20, January 26, 1926.

1 10-10

Correspondence on Unpaid House Accounts, October 18, 1948.

1 11-11

Special Report on Student/Graduate Nurses in Philadelphia, January 9, 1947.

1 12-12

Special Committee on Hospital Rates/Reports, July 5, 1948; March 6, 1948.

1 13-13

Monthly Report, September 1, 1948.

1 14-14

Job Classifications and Descriptions/Salaries, February 24, 1948.

1 15-15

Private, Semi-Private and Ward Admissions; General and Maternity, May 1, 1948-April 30, 1949; May 1, 1948-October 31, 1948.

1 16-16

Jewish Hospital Association of Philadelphia, Fiscal Analysis/Audit, Four and Six Months, September-November, 1946.

1 17-17

Salaries, Sick Leave, Vacation Recapitulation, September 1946.

1 18-18

Executive Committee Meeting Minutes, October 1947-December 1948.

1 19-19

Jewish Hospital Association of Philadelphia, 82nd and 83rd Annual Meeting Minutes, June 1947, 1948.

1 20-20

Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, June 1947-December 1948.

1 21-21

Report to Board of Directors by Morris West, of Health and Medical Committee of Federation of Jewish Charities on Formation of Medical Center, February 1948.

1 22-22

Series 1-2.  Printed Materials.

Scope and Contents note

Included are a copy of the Jewish Hospital Bulletin (1944) containing comments from former Jewish Hospital medical staff serving in the U.S. military overseas; copies of rules for the medical staff; a charge booklet listing rates for private, semi-private, and ward services; a charge booklet for private duty nursing; and programs.

Box Folder

Charges for Private Duty Nursing, 1937.

1 4-4

Bulletin: Department of Labs, Modernization, November 1947.

1 5-5

Schedule of Rates/Charges for Private, Semi-Private, Ward Service, 1948.

1 6-6

Rules Governing the Visiting/Resident Staff, 1902, 1916, 1926, 1944.

1 7-7

Invitations to Jewish Hospital events, circa 1948-1950.

1 7.1-7.1
Heine, William I. Printed materials: 2 pin brochures, 3 donation cards, "Edwin A. Jarecki, M.D., Resident Physician, Jewish Hospital of Phildelphia, 1892-1934. A Centennial Commemoration" by William I. Heine, M.D.
Controlled Access Headings
Personal Name(s)
  • Jarecki, Edwin A.
1 7.2-7.2
FlatFile Drawer

Philadelphia magazine reprint, Fire prevention week, October 1946.

C 2

Series 2.  Jewish Hospital School of Nursing, 1899-1952.

History

In 1892 Jewish Hospital established a training school for nurses through the initiatives of a Mrs. Rose Frank and Dr. William H. Teller, the chief resident physician. In fact, Dr. Teller stated at the time that “every physician is aware of how much the success of his work depends on the assistance he receives from skilled nursing.” Miss Douglass Benson became the first chief nurse. By 1903 the Eisner Home for Nurses (a residence) had been completed. Already by 1910 Jewish Hospital nurses distinguished themselves by their work in the typhoid epidemic. By 1915 the school had been accredited by the state of Pennsylvania. By the closing of the school through the merger into AEMC SON, 1178 nurses had been trained in the Jewish Hospital SON.

Scope and Contents note

This series contains various records related to the development of the institution with the largest components being the nurse training materials. There are administrative records such as student census and time records, nursing committee minutes, student council organization minutes, and Pennsylvania. State Board of Examiners for Registration of Nurses Survey Reports. Printed materials in this series include student yearbooks, student government association bulletins, nurse alumnae association bulletins and some practice and administrative manuals of the Jewish Hospital School of Nursing.

Series 2-1.  Administrative Records, 1899-1952.

Series 2-1.1.  Student Time Records, 1899-1952.

Scope and Contents note

These volumes provide data about where students came from, religious affiliations, evaluations of their work, why they might leave the program and the areas where they trained. They were prepared by nurse supervisors and instructors to identify and evaluate personality traits, work habits, and special skills as they worked the various clinical areas, as well as note examination scores.

Volume

Student Nurses' Time Record, 1899-1919.

1

Student Nurses' Time Record, 1907-1912.

2

Student Nurses' Time Record, 1911-1916.

3

Student Nurses' Time Record, 1915-1917.

4

Series 2-1.2.1 .  Nurse Training Committee Minutes and Records, 1907-1913, 1925-1928.

Scope and Contents note

The Nurse Training Committee was formed in 1901 to support the Director of Nursing, especially regarding policy-making and disciplinary activity. Discussions of these issues are frequent . Yearly information about demographic data, the number of students, where they trained, the subjects of instruction and who taught them is provided as are writings on grades, duties, salaries and hours of work changes. Particularly informative are the annual reports to the Jewish Hospital Association of Philadelphia as they report awards to staff and students, types of lectures and social events, health problems of the nurses and personnel changes.

Box Folder

Jewish Hospital Nurse Training Committee Meeting Minutes, September 1907-June 1909.

2 1-1

Jewish Hospital Nurse Training Committee Meeting Minutes, June 1909-June 1911.

2 2-2

Jewish Hospital Nurse Training Committee Meeting Minutes, June 1911-May 1913.

2 3-3

Jewish Hospital Nurse Training Committee Meeting Minutes, January 1923-October 1925.

2 4-4

Jewish Hospital Nurse Training Committee Meeting Minutes, November 1925-December 1928.

2 5-5

Series 2-1.2.2 .  Pennsylvania State Board of Examiners: Reports of Visits to Jewish Hospital and School of Nursing and related correspondence., 1917, 1924-1951.

Scope and Contents note

These reports provide an excellent data-base of the working conditions, medical and surgical departments, nursing residence difficulties, educational expansion or lack thereof, student population increases, and the way the institution responded to the recommendations of the Pennsylvania Board for accreditations throughout this period.

Box Folder

Pennsylvania State Board of Nurse Examiners Reports, 1917, 1924-1951.

3 18-23

Series 2-1.2.3 .  Minutes of Student Council Organization, 1920-1921.

Scope and Contents note

This hard bound volume has the hand-written minutes of the student government organization. The meetings are presided over by Miss Krewson, the director of the SON. The meetings consist primarily of reports from the committees they formed: dining room, linen, hostess (focusing on the quality of food they received), problems with maintaining their uniforms and other linens, and disciplinary issues.

Box Folder

Minutes of Student Council Organization, August 1920-December 1921.

3 16-21

Series 2-1.5.  Mixed Correspondence and Files, 1908-1950.

Scope and Contents note

These records include early catalogs and course outlines for Jewish Hospital SON. The correspondences range from a 1909 letter from a prospective student who cannot get a letter of recommendation from a rabbi because it’s for a nursing school to letters about private duty nursling’s struggles to get the 8 hour day and $10/day wages. There are commencement programs from 1900 to 1952. The 1908 commencement program and cornerstone laying ceremony brochure for the Pennsylvania Building are particularly interesting in that they have orations by Dr. Max H. Bacharach on the historical significance of nursing, Dr. Edwin Jarecki’s history of Jewish Hospital Training School for Nurses and Mayer Sulzberger’s remarks on the growth of the Jewish Hospital.

Box Folder

Jewish Hospital SON Emblem, undated.

3 1-6

Commencement Program and Cornerstone-Laying Ceremony for the Pennsylvania Building, June 2, 1908.

3 2-7

Letter from Prospective Student (anonymous) About Rabbi Refusing Recommendation, 1909.

3 3-8

Commencement Programs, 1908-1952.

3 4-9

Course of Study, 1906-1909, 1912-1915, 1917.

3 5-10

Announcement of Courses/Catalog, undated.

3 6-11

Rules Governing Nurses, 1901,[?], 1925.

3 7-12

Philadelphia Inquirer Clips (2 unidentified), May 1922.

3 8-13

Invitation to Commencement Exercises, 1932 and 50th Anniversary Dinner, 1942.

3 9-14

Brochure cover with bequest information, 1944.

3 9-5 - 14-5

Information Pamphlets /Catalogs, 1920s, 1950.

3 10-15

Letter/Contract Agreement and Deposit Receipt of Evelyn Fenstermacher, February 1, 1940.

3 11-16

Brochure on U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps (U.S. Public Health Service, 1943 [?].

3 12-17

Articles, Correspondence: "Rate Change for Private Duty Nurses", 1949.

3 13-18

Newspaper Clips on Commencement and Capping Ceremony, 1936 [?], 1951.

3 14-19

Newspaper Clippings (by date), 1926, 1932, 1948, 1949.

3 15-20

Nurses Drudge Twelve Hours a Day for 3 Years to Gain Coveted RN, Evening Public Ledger, March 28, 1940.

3 17-22

Series 2-2.  Printed Materials, 1899-1952.

Series 2-2.1.  Student Yearbooks, 1919, 1921, 1923.

Scope and Contents note

These include individual student photos, biographies, class histories written by the students, greetings from other notables at the hospital, and a class prophecy profiling how, why and where particular students would end up.

Box Folder

Student Yearbook: The Venture, 1919.

4 1-1

Student Yearbook: Chills and Fever, 1921.

4 2-2

Student Yearbook, 1923.

4 3-3

Series 2-2.2.  Question Mark, 1930-1946.

Scope and Contents note

Question Mark was the bulletin of the student government association. It began publication in 1930 soon after the formation of the student government body. It was issued quarterly, generally with a winter, spring, commencement and fall publication. Regular features included: a class history, a feature article on a topical issue, a class prophecy, student composed poetry, and an occasional short story focusing on life as a nursing student. Articles discuss such issues as areas of work interest, private duty issues, concerns about salaries, living and housing conditions. Especially good re: WWII, efforts to integrate nursing school, a student history of the school (1942 anniversary issue), a history of the alumnae association by its president Catherine Beardsley and a history of the Jewish Hospital Association by Arthur B. Fleisher, president of the Board of Officers in the 1940 fall issue.

Box Folder

Student Government Association Publication: Question Mark, January, June, October 1930.

5 1-4

Question Mark, February, May 1931.

5 2-5

Question Mark, Winter, Commencement, Fall, 1934.

5 3-6

Question Mark, Spring, Commencement, Fall, 1935.

5 4-7

Question Mark, Commencement, Fall, 1936.

5 5-8

Question Mark, Winter, Spring, Commencement, Fall, 1937.

5 6-9

Question Mark, Fall, Winter, Spring, Commencement, 1938.

5 7-10

Question Mark, Spring, Commencement, 1939.

5 8-11

Question Mark, Winter, Spring, Fall, 1940.

5 9-12

Question Mark, Winter, Spring, Commencement, 1941.

5 10-13

Question Mark, Winter, Spring, Commencement, 1942.

5 11-14

Question Mark, Winter, Spring, Commencement, 1943.

5 12-15

Question Mark, Winter, Commencement, Fall, 1944.

5 13-16

Question Mark, Spring, Commencement, 1946.

5 14-17

Series 2-2.3 .  Procedure Manuals, 1932-1951.

Scope and Contents note

This series consists of nursing procedure manuals for 1932, 1947, and 1951, and includes a nursing administrative outline for 1932. These materials were utilized by the Jewish Hospital and SON for training and reference purposes

Box Folder

Procedure Book, 1932.

6 1-2 - 18-19

Nursing Administrative Outline, November 1, 1933.

6 3-4 - 20-21

Procedure Book, 1947.

6 5-6 - 22-23

A Manual of Nursing Procedures, 1951.

6 7-24

Series 3.  Mt. Sinai Hospital and School of Nursing.

Series 3-1.  Administrative Records, 1917-1953.

Scope and Contents note

This series consists primarily of reports on the Mt. Sinai Hospital School of Nursing filed by various accreditation agencies from 1921 to 1951.

Series 3-1.1.  Accreditation Files: Pennsylvania State Board of Examiners Annual Reports, 1921-1951.

Scope and Contents note

These reports comment on the condition of the hospital physical facility, bed and patient numbers, number of operations performed, number of students attending the SON, their hours of instruction, their practical experience with patients, their living conditions, number and background of faculty, affiliated associations of the SON for training, and the improvements recommended and those made in the program. They average approximately 12 pages in length.

Box Folder

Mt. Sinai Hospital SON, Pennsylvania State Board of Examiners Reports, 1921-1951.

7 1-2 - 1-2

Series 3-1.2.  Accreditation Files: National League of Nursing Education Survey Report, 1940.

Box Folder

Survey Report by National League of Nursing Education (accreditation), 1940.

7 3-3

Series 3-1.3 .  Accreditation Files: Annual Reports to University Of State of N.Y., State Education Department, 1945-1953.

Scope and Contents note

These records use similar categories as the Pennsylvania. State Board Reports to evaluate the Sinai SON. However, there is a more specific listing of all staff and their positions and qualifications in these records.

Box Folder

Annual Reports to University of State of N.Y., State Education Department, 1945-1953.

7 4-4

Series 3-1.4 .  National League of Nursing Education Accreditation Reports and Correspondence, 1940, 1946-1952.

Scope and Contents note

These records give detailed curriculum descriptions, discuss reasons for student withdrawals, point to problem areas (such as 52% of hospital occupied by psychiatric patients nationally with only 3-5% of nurses being in psychiatric facilities.), and present more thorough faculty background data. There is also discussion of the merger of the SON into AEMC in the correspondence and its accreditation approval.

Box Folder

National League of Nursing Education Accreditation Reports, 1940, 1946, 1947.

8 1-5

National League of Nursing Education, Correspondence/Questionnaires, 1947-1952.

8 2-6

Series 3-1.5 .  Mt. Sinai Hospital SON National Nurse Accrediting Services Annual Reports/Correspondence, 1949-1952.

Scope and Contents note

These records similar to above, with extensive faculty information and discussion on improvements in SON programs and facilities.

Box Folder

National Nursing Accrediting Services Reports, 1948-1953.

8 3-7

Annual Reports/Correspondence, 1952.

8 4-8

Annual Reports/Correspondence, 1952.

8 5-9

Correspondence/Pamphlets, 1949-1952.

8 6-10

Series 3-1.6 .  Reports of the Mt. Sinai Hospital, 1917, 1919, 1924, 1931.

Scope and Contents note

These are annual reports for the years listed included in a bound volume. They provide information on the types and numbers of diseases and surgeries seen and performed for these years as well as reports from medical staff, nursing school, nurse alumnae association and lists names of staff and board of directors, executive officers etc, of the institution. Also included is the only copy of a Mt. Sinai Bulletin existing in the collection. It is from January 1924, and is a summation of all the varied activities of the hospital.

Box Folder

Reports of the Mt. Sinai Hospital, 1917, 1919, 1924, 1931.

9 1-11

Series 3-1.7 .  Mixed Files and Records, 1937-1952.

Scope and Contents note

These include a news sheet written for residents in the Nurses Residence, some catalog/announcements for the SON, commencement programs, employment policies, a manual of accreditation policies, a blank student experience record and minutes from the faculty organization and its committees.

Box Folder

News Sheet for Nurse's Home, 1937.

9 2-12

Commencement Programs, 1936, 1944, 1946, 1950, 1951, 1952.

9 3-13

Announcements, 1933, 1936, 1943-1944, 1946-1947, 1948, 1952.

9 4-14

Employment Policies, 1951.

9 5-15

Manual of Accrediting Educational Programs in Nursing, 1949.

9 6-16

Experience Record, SON, undated.

9 7-17

Faculty Organization and its Committee, Meeting Minutes, Constitution and By-Laws, 1948-1952.

9 8-9 - 18-19

Theoretical Instruction Outline, 1943-1945.

9 10-20

SON Committee Meeting Minutes, 1941-1951 (incomplete).

9 11-21

Series 3-2.  Printed Materials, 1917-1953.

Series 3-2.1 .  Student Yearbooks, 1930-1935, 1946, 1948, 1949.

Scope and Contents note

This publication began in 1930 and was published by the senior classes. Each edition featured a listing of faculty and staff usually with photos and similarly for senior students, though with a biographical/character note for them. A class history and class prophecy were written, as were popular jokes, and articles on social life and athletics, especially the basketball team.

Box Folder

Student Yearbook, The Tablet, 1930-1935.

10 1-6 - 1-6

Student Yearbook, Ad Astra, 1946, 1948.

11 1-2 - 7-8
Student Yearbook, The Lamp, 1947.
Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of Jeannette Lewers-Kost, 2012.

12 1a-8a

Student Yearbook, The Tablet, 1949, 1951, 1952.

11 3-5 - 9-11

Series 3-2.2 .  Practice and Procedure Manuals, 193?, 1949, 1950.

Scope and Contents note

These are typescript manuals produced for nurse education and use by hospital nursing staff. They cover the full range of nursing procedures for their time from treatment of pediculosis, to application of flaxseed poultices, to preparation of a patient for the operating room.

Box Folder

Nursing Practice As Taught in Pre-Clinical Course, 193?.

11 6-12

Nursing Procedure As Taught in SON, 1949 [?].

11 7-13

Nursing Procedure Book, 1950.

11 8-9 - 14-15
Box Folder
Jeanette Elizabeth Begel, class of 1943, 1943.
Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of Jeannette Lewers-Kost, 2012.

Scope and Contents note

This folder contains a night nurse sign, a badge, a Student's Nursing Practice Record, and an invitation and program for the 1943 commencement.

12 2a-16

Series 4.  Jewish Maternity Hospital Training School for Nurses, 1896-1915.

History

The Jewish Maternity Hospital Training School for Nurses developed under the sponsorship of the Jewish Maternity Association of Philadelphia. Founded in 1873, the Jewish Maternity Association decided to fill a need to care for poor Jewish women who needed assistance during their pregnancy. The facility opened its doors to patients in 1892. In 1894 a nurse training program was organized with its first graduate in 1895.

The association operated its facility at 532 and 534 Spruce Streets. Their records consist primarily of annual and committee reports from 1896-1907 bound in one volume. They give information regarding their operation of: a maternity hospital, an outpatient department for poor Jewish women in confinement, a gynecological dept., daily clinics for the diseases of women and children, a nursery for motherless infants, a training school for nurses, and a Ventnor, N.J. Seaside Home for poor Invalid Jewish Women and Children. The hospital also served as a training center in maternity for the Sinai nurse training program from 1910-1928.

The Jewish Maternity Hospital Training School for Nurses was not, after 1918, on the list of accredited schools, except for a short period when it was accredited for its affiliation in obstetrics.

In 1932, the Jewish Maternity Hospital merged into Mt. Sinai Hospital. Thereafter, the two institutions were known as Mt. Sinai Hospital, and the Maternity Hospital took over the new maternity division of the new hospital that was being built for Mt. Sinai.

Series 4-1.  Annual Reports, 1896-1907.

Scope and Contents note

Annual reports of the Jewish Maternity Hospital Training School for Nurses appear in the annual reports of the Jewish Maternity Association. The Association’s reports for the years 1896-1907 are bound together in one volume which is filed in with the Jewish Maternity Hospital Training School for Nurses files.

Box Folder

Annual Reports, 1896-1907.

12 1-1

Series 4-2.  Certificate of Completion, September 1, 1915.

Scope and Contents note

The collection contains a certificate of completion indicating that Wanda E. Groth of the Jewish Hospital satisfactorily completed her term of Obstetric Nursing at the Jewish Maternity Hospital, signed by Jas. [?] J. Greenberg, Chairman, Committee on Nurses Training School, and Jacob Walker, M.D., resident physician, on September 1, 1915.

Related Archival Materials note

See also: Records of the Nurses Alumnae Association of the Jewish Maternity Hospital in Series 127-6.

Box Folder

Certificate of Completion, September 1, 1915.

12 2-1

Certificates of Obstetric Course Completion: 1916, 1922, "In Memoriam," Testament for Mrs. Fannie Weiss Shapiro (class of 1899), 1941.

12 3-2

Series 5.  Albert Einstein Medical Center School of Nursing.

History

After World War II, the functions of hospitals grew to include increased emphasis on research, teaching, and the needs of community health. The Albert Einstein Medical Center became one of the first medical facilities in Philadelphia to develop a model of progressive patient care which sought to modify the traditional practice of grouping patients in hospitals according to disease categories by arranging them according to the severity of their condition and to the type of care needed. The shift to the progressive model demanded changes in the physical facility and in the training and specialization of the caregivers. The creation of the Albert Einstein Medical Center out of the merger of the Jewish Hospital, Mt. Sinai Hospital and the Northern Liberties in 1953 represented a move to establish such a facility. The northern division of Albert Einstein Medical Center resided at York and Tabor roads in North Philadelphia and the southern division (later called Daroff) was located at 5th and Reed streets in South Philadelphia.

Following the merger of the parent hospitals, the Jewish and Mt. Sinai schools of nursing merged as well. The newly formed Albert Einstein Medical Center School of Nursing offered a three-year diploma program which graduated nurses until its close in 1987. The Jewish and Mt. Sinai nursing alumnae associations merged in 1953 to form the Alumni Association of the Albert Einstein School of Nursing.

Scope and Contents note

This is one of the largest segments of MC 127. The administrative records contain: Jewish and Mt. Sinai SON Census Workbooks, Curriculum Reviews, Annual Nursing Education Organization Meeting Minutes, National League for Nursing Survey and Progress Reports (including the closing school report of 1986), annual survey reports and correspondence to Pennsylvania State Board of Examiners, course outlines, some Nursing Committee Meeting Minutes, student research Papers (including Marilyn Berman’s 1960 history of the development of the SONs), nursing technique and procedure manuals, policy statements, correspondence and financial data. The printed materials include: SON Bulletins and catalogs, Student Handbooks, SON Yearbooks. issues of Stat Page, AEMC News, the AEMC Monthly and a few copies of Nursing Times.

Series 5-1.  Administrative Records, 1953-1987.

Series 5-1.1.  Jewish Hospital and Mt. Sinai Hospital Workbooks, circa 1951 – circa 1960.

Scope and Contents note

These census records were prepared by the AEMC SON office of the Director of Nursing as part of their record-policy post-merger of these programs. It presents a complete census of all students and graduates at the two institutions, lists all administrators and gives a general summary of any changes in classes and when they occurred. The records also give withdrawal summaries which provide information about why particular students did not stay in the respective programs. Finally they have a summary and graphic representation of where recruits came from geographically, their religious affiliation and lists of the African-American graduates (essentially post-1950).

Box Folder

Jewish Hospital School of Nursing Census Workbook, 1892-1952, AEMCSON, 1961.

13 1-1

Mt. Sinai Hospital School of Nursing Census Workbook, 1905-1952, AEMCSON, 1961.

13 2-2

Series 5-1.2.  Annual Curriculum Review, 1957-1968.

Scope and Contents note

This material examines virtually all aspects of the AEMC nurse training program on a yearly basis. It looks at philosophy and objectives of the program, all its courses, include student evaluations of the education they are receiving, makes recommendations for improvements and possibly necessary additions to the curriculum. There are also comparisons of how they are doing on the board exams. Clinical experiences and requirements are also evaluated.

Box Folder

AEMCSON Annual Curriculum Review Conferences, 1959-1968.

14 1-9 - 3-11

Series 5-1.3.  Annual Meetings, Nursing Education Organization, 1968-1986.

Scope and Contents note

This is basically a continuation of the same type of information and analysis done by the curriculum review above. However, it is now and hereafter done by the Nursing Education Organization. Included also are meeting minutes of the Curriculum Committee of this body for 1971-1974 which shows discussions on how changes were to be implemented at the SON.

Box Folder

AEMC SON, 10th-15th Annual Meetings, Nursing Education Organization, 1968-1974.

15 1-6 - 12-17

AEMCSON, Nursing Education Organization Curriculum Committee Meeting Minutes, 1971-1975.

15 7-18

AEMCSON, 16th-21st Annual Meetings, Nursing Education Organization, 1974-1980.

16 1-6 - 19-24

AEMCSON, 22nd-27th Annual Meetings, Nursing Education Organization, 1980-1986.

17 1-6 - 25-30

Series 5-1.4.  National League for Nursing Survey/Progress Reports, 1957-1965, 1972, 1979, and closing report 1986.

Scope and Contents note

These records document the school’s efforts to receive accreditation and provide information on philosophy and objectives, administration and organization, faculty, students, curriculum and resources and facilities. The closing report refers to SON announcement to the NLN of its intention to discontinue their three year diploma program and spells out the provisions it must make.

Box Folder

National League for Nursing Survey Report, 1956-1957.

18 1-31

National League for Nursing Survey Report, 1959.

18 2-3 - 32-33

National League for Nursing Progress Report, 1961.

18 4-6 - 34-36

National League for Nursing Survey Report, 1965.

18 7-37

National League for Nursing Survey Report, 1965.

19 1-5 - 38-42

National League for Nursing Survey, Correspondence, Memorandum, 1972.

20 1-43

National League for Nursing Self-Evaluation Report for Continued Accreditation, 1972.

20 2-44

National League for Nursing Self-Evaluation Report/Correspondence, 1979.

20 3-45

National League for Nursing Closing Report, 1986.

20 4-5 - 46-47

Series 5-1.5.  Annual Survey Reports and correspondences to Pennsylvania State Board of Nurse Examiners, 1953-1987.

Scope and Contents note

These documents indicate what the institution needed to change and improve in their educational program to have their graduates prepared to sit for their licensing exams. They also continue to give information similar to that found in the accreditation reports about the SON.

Box Folder

Annual Report to Pennsylvania State Board of Nurse Examiners, 1952-1962.

21 1-48

Annual Report to Pennsylvania State Board of Nurse Examiners, 1963-1980.

21 2-49

Correspondence, Survey Reports to Pennsylvania State Board of Nurse Examiners, 1953-1971.

21 3-50

Correspondence, Annual Survey Reports to Pennsylvania State Board of Nurse Examiners, 1972, 1978.

21 4-51

Correspondence, Annual Survey Reports to Pennsylvania State Board of Nurse Examiners, 1980-1981, 1981-1982.

21 5-52

Correspondence, Annual Survey Reports to Pennsylvania State Board of Nurse Examiners, 1983-1984, 1984-1985, 1985-1986, 1986-1987.

21 6-53

Series 5-1.5.  Course Outlines, 1959-1976.

Scope and Contents note

For First, Second and Third Years, 1959-1962. First and second year course outlines,1968-1976. Proposal to change from 33 month to 24 month diploma program in 1968. These records list and describe the courses student nurses take in their program. In 1968 the SON changed from a 3 year to a two year program and these documents discuss the why and how of that change.

Box Folder

Course Outlines: Maternal/Child Health, Med./Surgical, Second Year, 1959.

22 1-54

Course Outlines: Social/Behavioral Science, Med./Surg., First Year, 1960.

22 2-55

Course Outlines: Nursing, Bio/Physical Sciences, First Year, 1960.

22 3-56

Course Outlines: Med./Surg. Nursing, Third Year, 1961-1962.

22 4-57

Course Outlines: Fundamentals of Nursing, First Year, 1962.

22 5-58

Course Outlines, First Year, 1968-1970.

23 1-59

Course Outlines, First Year, 1969-1970.

23 2-60

Course Outlines, First Year, 1965-1969.

23 3-61

Course Outlines, Second Year, 1969-1972.

23 4-62

Course Outlines, Second Year, 1971-1972.

23 5-63

Course Outline, Second Year, 1971-1972.

23 6-64

Course Outlines, Second Year, 1971-1976.

23 7-65

Course Outline, Third Year, 1959.

24 1-66

Course Outline, Third Outline, 1967-1968.

24 2-67

Proposal for Change from 33 Month to 24 Month Diploma Program, 1967-1968.

24 3-68

Series 5-1.6 .  Nursing Committee Meeting Minutes, 1954-1958.

Scope and Contents note

These minutes of the primary nursing body of the AEMC continue to discuss nursing education issues as they develop, but also discuss nursing service issues at the institution such as problems with staffing, salary, hours of work, and nursing policy matters.

Box Folder

Nursing Committee Meeting Minutes, 1954-1958.

24 4-69

Series 5-1.7.  SON and Nursing Policies and Procedure Manuals, 1960-1969.

Scope and Contents note

Also included are a self-learning module on nursing documentation from 1985 and a blank Experience Record Book for Student Nurses from 1956.

Box Folder

Blank Experience Record Book for Student Nurses, 1956.

26 1-74

Nursing Techniques Manual, 1960.

26 2-3 - 75-76

Policy Statements on Infectious Disease, ICU, Coronary, Care, Radiation Safety, Protective Care.

26 4-77

Nursing Service Policies, 1964-1969.

26 5-78

Self-Learning Module: Nursing Documentation, 1985.

26 6-79

Nursing Policy and Procedures Manual, 1985.

26 7-8 - 80-81

Series 5-1.8.  [Not listed].

Series 5-1.9.  Changes in Duration Type of SON Program; Summer Study Project.

Scope and Contents note

These records discuss the various durations of the SON training program and why the changes occurred going from a 36 to a 33 month then 24 month in 1968 and 22 month in 1976. The alternate time frame program initiated in 1981 allowed for students with economic or other constraints to complete the two-year program in a longer period. The 1969-1976 summer study project tried to improve the weaknesses of students in English or Math who otherwise expressed interest in going to the AEMC SON.

Box Folder

Proposal/Correspondence for 36-33 Month Program, 1964.

27 1-82

Proposal/Correspondence for 33-24 Month Program, 1968.

27 2-83

Proposal/Correspondence for 24-22 Month Program, 1976.

27 3-84

Alternate Time Frame Proposal, 1981.

27 4-85

Proposal/Correspondence to Place Science Courses in a College Setting, 1984.

27 5-86

Summer Study Project Reports/Summaries, 1969-1976.

27 6-87

Series 5-1.10.  Varied Administrative Records, 1954-1983.

Scope and Contents note

Though these documents range in subject - from the 1954 State Board of Examiners Approval, to contract affiliations with other institutions, to graduation awards from 1964-1973, to student evaluations of the school in 1963, to the student basketball game schedules from 1958-1973 - they in some ways give the best insights into the overall operation of the SON. Especially of note are the speeches and reports of Ella Allison, the Director of Nursing and the SON, as they reveal much of her vision of what AEMC SON could be.

Box Folder

Nursing Committee Meeting Minutes, 1954-1958.

28 1-88

Pre-clinical Schedule and Handbook, AEMC Student Nurses' Association, 1952.

28 2-89

Decree of Incorporation, February 1952; Pennsylvania State Board of Nurse Examiners Approval, 1954.

28 3-90

The Community Nursing Bureau of Metropolitan Philadelphia and AEMCSON, 1955.

28 4-91

Affiliation Contracts/Agreements, 1952-1986.

28 5-92

Proposed Curriculum, 1953.

28 6-93

Student Nurses Basketball Schedules, 1958-1973.

28 7-94

Report of Resurvey Visit, National League for Nursing, Inc., October 29-30, 1959.

28 8-95

Student Evaluation of SON Program, 1959.

28 9-96

Ella W. Allison's First Annual Report as Director of Nursing, 1959-1960.

28 10-97

Department of Nursing, Ella W. Allison: "Blueprint for Nursing," to Dr. P.F. Lucchesi, President, AEMC, June 14, 1960.

28 11-98

Ella W. Allison Memo on Nurse Salaries to Nursing Committee, April 1960.

28 12-99

Quarterly Reports, Ella W. Allison, Director of Nursing, 1960-1963.

28 13-100

Nursing Education Survey Project, Interim and Final Reports, March, October, 1963.

28 14-101

Student Evaluation of SON Program, Nursing Education Survey, Interim Report, 1963.

28 15-102

Religious Preferences of Student Nurses, 1962-1969.

28 16-103

Agreement of Affiliation with Beebe Hospital of Sussex County, Inc. SON, 1963-1964.

28 17-104

Handwritten "Bio" on Ella W. Allison's Career Accomplishments at AEMC and SON, undated.

28 18-105

1887 Nurse Job Description re 1963 Salary Increase, Ella W. Allison, June, 1963.

28 19-106

Commencement Speech, Earl Perloff, President, Board of Trustees, AEMC, September 4, 1963.

28 20-107

Statement on Assassination of U.S. President, John F. Kennedy, AEMC, [1963?].

28 21-108

Report to Medical Board, President, Dr. P.F. Lucchesi, January 15, 1964.

28 22-109

Meeting Minutes of Class of 1966, 1966.

28 23-110

Founder's Day Speech, Morris Wolf, Esquire, September 23, 1965.

28 24-111

Letter from Pennsylvania League for Nursing on Historical Source Materials in Nursing, June 1967/.

28 25-112

Class and Student Government Activities Guide, May 26, 1968.

28 26-113

Invitation to Southern Division Dedication in Memory of Samuel H. Daroff, September, 1968.

28 27-114

Report in "Occupational Notes," SON and its Summer Study Project Mentioned, January, 1970.

28 28-115

Current Employment of Graduates, September, 1971.

28 29-116

Schedule of Fees, 1969-1974.

28 30-117

Correspondence Between Ella W. Allison and American Nurses Association on ANA Financial Crisis, 1970.

28 31-118

Report to Nursing Committee on Book About Nursing Education, Ms. Jane Tate, Faculty, October 5, 1970.

28 32-119

Evaluations, Correspondence, Files on Elizabeth Wivel, Director of Nursing Education, 1954-1971.

28 33-120

Prepared Histories/Questionnaires for Pennsylvania League for Nursing, Inc. on History of Jewish, Mt. Sinai, AEMC Hospitals, 1970.

28 34-121

Ella W. Allison's Remarks on Resume of Dr. Arthur Shostak as Speaker at Graduation, 1973.

28 35-122

SON Graduation Awards, 1964-1973.

28 36-123

Summary Facts, Graduating Classes, 1961, 1963, 1966, 1967, 1971A, 1971B, 1972.

28 37-124

Memorandum/Invitation Ceremony on New Parking Garage, 1983.

28 38-125

Series 5-1.11.  Commencement Programs.

Scope and Contents note

These programs list the students of the particular classes, the place and date, and usually the guests who spoke or presented awards for the respective ceremony.

Box Folder

Capping Ceremony Programs, 1953-1972.

25 1-70

Commencement Programs, 1953-1965.

25 2-71

Commencement Programs, 1967-1978.

25 3-72

Commencement Programs, 1979-1987.

25 4-73

Series 5-2.  Printed Materials.

Series 5-2.1 .  Student Yearbooks, 1952-1970.

Scope and Contents note

These class yearbooks written by students follow a similar format: a dedication, a short class and sometimes institutional history, names of faculty and administrative personnel (sometimes with photos), individual class members' brief biographies with photos, and photos with brief captions of social and sports activities.

Box Folder

Student Yearbook, (N. Div.): Architect, 1952.

29 1-1

Student Yearbook, (S. Div.): The Rebelles, 1952.

29 2-2

Student Yearbook, (N. Div.): Closing Entries, 1953.

29 3-3

Student Yearbooks, (S. Div.): Nostra Libra, 1953.

29 4-4

Student Yearbooks: Curtain Call, 1954.

29 5-5

Student Yearbook: Alarm rets, 1955.

29 6-6

Student Yearbook, 1956-1957.

29 7-8 - 7-8

Student Yearbook, 1958-1963.

30 1-6 - 9-14

Student Yearbooks: Triad, 1964-1974.

31-32 1-7, 1-4 - 15-25

Series 5-2.2.  Student Handbooks, 1953-1985.

Scope and Contents note

These materials were what students felt should be included to facilitate their adjustment to the school and to serve as a guide through their time in school. It was written by the student government association and usually started with a statement identifying the philosophy of the school. It went on to provide information on what the student government was and how it operated, the honor system and honor board, social privileges, uniforms, nurses’ residence rules, available student health services, and general information thought important for students at the school.

Box Folder

Student Handbooks, 1953-1974.

33 1-10 - 26-35

Student Handbooks, 1976-1985.

34 1-10 - 36-45

Series 5-2.3.  Faculty Handbook, 1986.

Scope and Contents note

This was developed to serve as a reference for new and current faculty members. Each faculty received a copy at the beginning of their tenure. It was written by the Faculty Development Committee and periodically revised by them. It focused on benefits, policies and procedures, rules and regulations, positions with qualifications, areas of responsibility, evaluation and promotion guidelines for instructional personnel. It is the only copy noted to be in the collection.

Box Folder

Faculty Handbook, 1986.

34 11-12 - 46-47

Series 5-2.4.  SON Bulletin, 1954-1985.

Scope and Contents note

These Bulletins were published by the SON to let prospective students familiarize themselves with what AEMC SON had to offer. They listed faculty and facilities, discussed admission requirements, provided course descriptions, and had photos of various school activities, and listed tuition and scholarship information.

Box Folder

SON Bulletins, 1954-1968.

36 1-52

SON Bulletins, 1969-1985.

36 2-53

Series 5-2.5.  Thermometer, 1959-1966.

Scope and Contents note

This magazine was published for all personnel at the hospital in cooperation with the Associated Hospital Association of Philadelphia and late with Blue Cross/Blue Shield. It focused on various aspects of the operation of the hospital, its departments, the SON, Patient issues and administrative concerns.

Box Folder

Thermometer, 1959-1966.

36 3-54

Series 5-2.6 .  AE News, 1962-1970.

Scope and Contents note

This magazine was published four times a year by the AEMC for the institution and its employees and friends. William F. Balthazar was an early editor and later it was Frank F. Wundhol. Pascal F. Lucchesi, M.D., Executive Vice-President and Medical Director had a regular column, “On My Mind.” The articles touched upon most aspects of the operation of the hospital.

Box Folder

AE News, Spring, 1962-Fall/Winter, 1968-1969.

36 4-55

AE News, Winter, 1968- Fall, 1970.

36 5-56

Series 5.2.7.  AEMC Newsletter, 1960-1961.

Scope and Contents note

Published periodically for the Board and Membership and the Women’s Auxiliary of Albert Einstein Medical Center, the AEMC Newsletter discusses administrative, educational, physical plant, research, and social and financial activities of the hospital.

Box Folder

AEMC Newsletter, July/Aug.1960, April 1961.

35 4-51

Series 5-2.8 .  Stat Page, 1972-1982.

Scope and Contents note

Published generally on a monthly basis by the Department of Development and Public Relations of AEMC, Northern Division. It was primarily directed at employees.

Box Folder

Stat Page, June/July 1972- April 1976.

35 1-48

Stat Page, June 1976-May 1979.

35 2-49

Stat Page, June/July 1979- April/May 1982.

35 3-50

Series 5-2.9 .  Reflections, 1981, 1982.

Scope and Contents note

Reflections was published by the Department of Public Affairs of the AEMC Daroff Division for it staff and employees.

Box Folder

Reflections, 1981, 1982.

36 9-60

Series 5-2.10 .  Daroff Digest, Summer 1977.

Scope and Contents note

The Daroff Digest was published for the medical staff of AEMC’s Daroff Division by Daroff’s public relations department. The Summer 1977 Digest is the issue found in this collection.

Box Folder

Daroff Digest, Summer,1977.

36 9-60

Series 5-2.11 .  The Nursing Times, 1982-1986.

Scope and Contents note

Published by the Department of Nursing Service at AEMC Northern Division for the nursing staff, this publication featured an individual employee in each issue. Articles focused on issues in nursing education and practice.

Box Folder

The Nursing Times, 1982-1986.

36 6-57

Series 5-2.12.  Einstein Monthly, 1982-1987.

Scope and Contents note

Published by the Department of Communications at AEMC, the Monthly addressed issues germane to the entire AEMC medical system.

Oversize

Einstein Monthly, December 1982-May 1987.

1 FLT-D

Series 5-2.13.  Nurse Recruitment Pamphlets, circa 1960s-1970s.

Scope and Contents note

Aimed at prospective nursing student candidates and employees, these pamphlets highlight the various ways in which a nursing education at Einstein might lead to a rewarding career.

Box Folder

AEMC SON Recruitment Pamphlets, undated.

36 7-58

Pamphlets Promoting at AEMC, [1960's, 1970's,].

36 8-59

Series 5-2.14 .  Newspaper Clippings, 1959, 1970, 1971.

Scope and Contents note

“Gala Dedication at Einstein Medical Center”, Philadelphia Inquirer, June 12, 1959. Article discusses new building completion of Medical/Surgical Building and Paley Clinic at Northern division. Also describes how AEMC is most modern facility in the area. “Einstein Accelerates its Training of Nurses”, Philadelphia Evening Bulletin, June 11, 1970. Features the new 24 month training at SON which allows and encourages more local students. Follows the experience of a student nurse, Karen Forst from Olney. “Einstein Lists First Showing of ‘4th Floor’”, Philadelphia Inquirer, April 22 1971. Review of a film utilized for recruiting African-American students into SON.

Box Folder

Gala Dedication at Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia Inquirer, June 12, 1959.

37 1-61

Einstein Accelerates its Training of Nurses, Philadelphia Evening Bulletin, June 11, 1970.

37 7-67

Einstein Lists First Showing of 4th Floor, Philadelphia Inquirer, April 22, 1971.

37 8-68

Twin Nurses; Newspaper Clipping on Graduation Ceremony, undated.

37 9-69

Hospital Awards $5 Million Job, undated.

37 9.1-69.1

Series 5-2.15 .  Student Research Papers, 1960-1969.

Scope and Contents note

These student research papers were written as part of fulfillment of course work at University of Pennsylvania and range in subject from studies on curriculum changes to use of textbooks to factors student illnesses.

Box Folder

Implied Curricular Changes as Determined from Problem Areas Checked by 3 Classes of Students Using Mooney Problem Checklist For Schools of Nursing, Lois Knaub, January 1960.

37 2-62

Personal Problems of Students in a Selected SON With Implications for Reorganization of Certain Aspects of the Curriculum, Lois Knaub, April 1960.

37 3-63

A Study of the Incidence of Illness and Possible Related Factors," Joan E. Baumann, April 1960.

37 4-64

The Programmed Textbook and Its Implications for Use in the Teaching of Nursing Students, Barbara L. Weems, May 1963.

37 5-65

Baccalaureate, Diploma, and Associate Degree Nursing Students' Perception of Professional Activities, Catherine H. Moyer, May 1969.

37 6-66

The Historical Evolution of a School of Nursing M.S. thesis, Mildred Berman, April 1960.

37 6.5-66.5

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Alumni Association Records.
History

Alumni associations played a vital Part in the history of each of the schools of nursing represented in this collection. Graduates of the Jewish Hospital School of Nursing formed an alumni association in 1903. Graduates of the Mt. Sinai School of Nursing formed their alumni group in 1911. Graduates of the Jewish Maternity Hospital School of Nursing had an alumni group which met during the years from 1903 to 1952. After the merger forming AEMC Medical Center (1953), graduates of each of the Jewish and Mt. Sinai hospital nursing schools joined graduates of the new AEMC Medical Center School of Nursing in forming the Alumni Association of the Albert Einstein Medical Center School of Nursing.

Series 6.  The Nurses’ Alumnae Association of the Jewish Hospital, 1903-1954.

History

The Nurses’ Alumnae Association of the Jewish Hospital was organized on April 21, 1903. The object of the association as stated in its Constitution was: “the advancement of the profession of nursing, and the development of a loyal and sympathetic feeling among the members.” Its original elected officers were: President, Miss Anna L. McCoy (class of 1899), First Vice-President, Mrs. Adolph Bothe (1897), Second Vice-President, Mrs. A.L. Tyre (1901), and Secretary-Treasurer, Miss Rebecca R. Halsey (1900). Membership dues were initially $5/year.

Immediately the organization laid the groundwork for a sick and needy nurses’ benefits fund. When they had established $75 in the fund nurses in need were able to draw $5/week for four weeks if they were members in good standing. The association went on to initiate an endowment room fund, educational loan funds and visiting sick members committee. Funds were raised by aggressive campaigns like nickel gleaning where members received envelopes in which they placed a nickel a week and then sent them monthly to the association or the surgeons in the operating room giving a nickel every time they used strong language. Fundraising activities such as annual banquets, theater benefits, dances, card parties, and dinners made up an active part of the organization’s agenda.

The association also struggled throughout its history to expand, upgrade and standardize the education of nurses as the fields of medicine and science changed. There was constant attention noted in their minutes to affiliations with other agencies such as the American Nurses’ Association, National Organization for Public Health Nursing, the National League of Nursing Education, the Pennsylvania State Nurses’ Association, the Club House for Graduate Nurses in Philadelphia which assisted them in these efforts to “legislate nursing”, get registries developed and utilized, and to improve the nurse training programs in Jewish Hospital’s School of Nursing.

The alumnae association was instrumental in recruiting nurses from the Jewish Hospital to serve in World War I and World War II. Nurses shared their experiences of wartime duty in the association’s bulletins. Similarly with missionary assignments by their membership in different Parts of the world. The organization merged into the AEMC Alumnae Association in 1954.

Scope and Contents note

This series contains the most complete set of original documentation found in the Alumni Association of the Albert Einstein Medical Center School of Nursing’s historical collection. It includes administrative records, meeting minutes, monthly reports, monthly bulletins, annual reports, and financial records.

Series 6-1.  Administrative Records, 1903-1954.

Series 6-1.1.  Alumnae Association Minutes, 1903-1954.

Scope and Contents note

These bound volumes contain the minutes of the monthly meetings of the Nurses’ Alumnae Association of the Jewish Hospital School of Nursing. They chronicle the involvement of the association in their efforts to aid the sick and needy, establish an endowed bed at the hospital, plan and conduct fundraising events, and develop links with national, state, and local nursing associations. There is discussion of such topics as accreditation, job registries, educational, licensing, and legislative issues.

Box Folder

Volume 1: Bulletins of the Nurses Alumnae Association Jewish Hospital Training School, 1903-1929.

38 1-1

Volume 2: Members of the Jewish Hospital Alumnae Association, Constitution and By-Laws, April 21, 1903- November 1, 1910.

38 2-2

Volume 3: Minutes Jewish Hospital Alumnae, 1911-1915.

38 3-3

Volume 4: Jewish Hospital Minute Book, April 6, 1915-June 7, 1921.

39 1-4

Volume 5: Minutes Jewish Hospital Alumnae, 1921-1927.

39 2-5

Volume 6: Minutes of the Jewish Hospital Nurses Alumnae Association, 1927-1954.

39 3-6

Series 6-1.2 .  Annual Reports of the Nurses’ Alumnae Association of the Jewish Hospital, Philadelphia, 1904-1954.

Scope and Contents note

Reports for 1904-1911 are found in Volume 1 of 127-6-1.1, Meeting Minutes. The remainder are in Box 42. The reports consist of an address or report from each of the officers of the association on the year’s activities. Typically they include a president’s report and reports from members of the program committee and from delegates who attended national nursing association meetings. Also included are reports from the private duty nurses’ section of the association. Sometimes there is a listing of the membership. Prominent among the topics mentioned are membership drives, the struggles for an eight hour day for nurses (both hospital-based staff and private duty), news of the nearly 100 Jewish Hospital-trained nurses who served in World War II, salary and wage issues, and legislative concerns. Commentary reflects the perspectives of the association, the private duty nurses, and the hospital administration in the late 1940s.

Box Folder

Annual Reports, 1911, 1913, 1914, 1915, 1917.

42 16-32

Annual Reports, 1930-1953.

42 18-34

Series 6-1.3.  Monthly Reports of the Nurses’ Alumnae Association, Jewish Hospital, Philadelphia, 1903-1910.

Scope and Contents note

The association prepared printed reports of their monthly meetings which contain meeting minutes. Additionally, the reports contain additional material such as a personals section which carried news of graduates’ work experiences in Philadelphia and elsewhere, their social lives, illnesses, and births, marriages, and deaths. They also include discussion of the members’ attendance at local, state, and national nursing conventions and their involvement with various medical issues and legislative concerns of the day.

Related Archival Materials note

See also: Volume 1, 127-6-1.1. See also: Bulletin, 127-6-1.4.

Series 6-1.4.  Bulletin of the Nurses’ Alumnae Association of the Jewish Hospital of Philadelphia, SON, 1910-1953.

Scope and Contents note

The bulletins replaced the monthly reports for the membership and were issued on a monthly basis. The format was similar to the monthly reports, typed and printed either as flyers or mimeographed sheets and later as Pamphlets. These publications were originally monthly, then became bi-monthly, and sometimes tri-monthly, publications. They included summaries of the association’s own meetings as well as members’ Participation in other bodies such as the Pennsylvania Nurses’ Association, the American Nurses’ Association, the American Red Cross, the National League for Nursing Education, and the National Organization for Public Health Nursing. Also included are occasional texts of lectures on medical topics and reports of Alumnae Day and fundraising activities. Additional items of interest are numerous letters from Jewish Hospital SON graduates relating to subsequent career activities. Among these are the 1914 letters from Mary Graham who worked for the American Red Cross Hospital in Budapest, Hungary, during World War I, and later teamed up with Olga and Natalie Schoettle (also Jewish Hospital SON alumnae) to travel to Russia; those from an alumnae group member in North Dakota describing the beginnings of public health work in that state in 1921; and from Frieda Doernbach, a missionary nurse serving in Huchuetenango, Guatemala, in 1930.

Related Archival Materials note

See also: Volume 1, 127-6-1.1 (1910-1930). See also: Box (1930-1953). See also: Monthly Reports, 127-6-1.3.

Box Folder

Nurses' Alumnae Association of Jewish Hospital Bulletins, 1928-1953.

41 1-7 - 10-16

Series 6-1.5.  Board of Directors’ Meeting Minutes of the Jewish Hospital Nurses’ Alumnae Association, 1926-1935, 1936-1954.

Scope and Contents note

These records are found in two bound volumes. The first contains handwritten Pages which are sometimes difficult to read; the pages in the second volume are typed. They contain minutes of the monthly meetings of the board of directors of the Jewish Hospital SON alumnae group which sought to provide direction and leadership for the general organization and to oversee the group’s activities. Among other things, the board developed a code of ethics for the school, established rules for the use of the organization’s sick and needy benefit funds, and created instituted policies for dealing with delinquent repayments of educational loans. Other topics discussed at meetings include the eight-hour day for nurses, the participation of nurses in World War II, the integration of African-Americans into the hospital nursing staff in 1944, and eventually their admission into the student body. Minutes from the early 1950s contain discussion of the projected merger of Jewish-affiliated hospitals and nursing schools in Philadelphia.

Box Folder

Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, (Bound Vol.), October 1926- November 1935.

40 1-7

Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, (Bound Vol.), 1936-1954.

40 2-8

Policy on Fund for Sick and Needy Nurses, undated.

42 8-24

Series 6-1.6.  Attendance Record, Jewish Hospital Alumnae, 1949-1954.

Scope and Contents note

A handwritten record of those members who attended the Alumnae Association meetings on the first Tuesday of each month for the years 1949-1954.

Box Folder

Attendance Record, (Bound Vol.), 1949-1954.

40 3-9

Series 6-1.7.  Correspondences of the Jewish Hospital Alumnae Association, 1920-1949.

Scope and Contents note

These records include correspondences about disagreements amongst individual members at different times regarding actions of the Board and vice-versa. They also include issues such as failure to reply educational loans, letters of resignation from various board members, discussions about the Mother Rubin endowed room and the case of a loan to Mrs. E.C. Shaw-Cushing.

Box Folder

Letter from Graduate, Mary Jacobs, Lying-In-Hospital, N.Y.C., September 1909.

42 1-17

Correspondence on Financial Contributions, 1922-1950.

42 3-19

Letter Regarding School Pin, December 15, 1926.

42 4-20

Letter from Freda Sachs to Sylvia Jenoff, 1939.

42 5-21

Correspondence on the Eight Hour Day and Registry for Private Duty Nurses, 1939-1948.

42 6-22

Correspondence on Struggle for Salary Increase to $10/day for Private Duty Nurses, 1948-1949.

42 7-23

Confidential Correspondence, 1920-1939.

42 9-25

Endowed Room Correspondence, 1922-1952.

42 10-26

Letter from Dr. Jarecki, 1929.

42 11-27

Educational Loan Fund Correspondence, 1932-1941.

42 12-28

Resignations from Board of Directors, 1933-1965.

42 13-29

Correspondence on "Mother Rubin Room", 1941-1949.

42 14-30

Correspondence on Loan: Mrs. E.C. Shaw Cushing,, 1933-1975.

42 15-31

Varied Correspondence, 1928-1948.

42 17-33

Correspondence on Stockholding with Newberger, Loeb and Co., 1940.

42 19-35

Correspondence on Honorary Members, 1941-1942.

42 20-36

Application of Miss Grace E. Osborne, August 1947.

42 21-37

Membership Applications, 1950-1953.

42 22-38

Series 6-1.8.  Constitution and By-Laws of the Nurses’ Alumnae Association of the Jewish Hospital, 1920s, 1931, 1938, 1942, 1949.

Box Folder

Constitution and By-Laws, 1920s, 1930s, 1949.

42 2-18

Series 6-2.  Financial Records.

Series 6-2.1.  Auditor’s Reports, 1927-1952.

Scope and Contents note

Arranged by exhibit and schedule number. Reports are available for the Alumnae Association of the Training School for Nurses of the Jewish Hospital are available for years ending on the following dates: April 30, 1927, April 30, 1928, and April 1935; September 1938, September 1940, September 1941, and September 1942; and December for each of the following years: 1943-1947 and 1949-1952.

Box Folder

Auditors Reports, April 30, 1927-April 30, 1928.

43 1-1

Auditors Reports, May 1, 1935-April30, 1935 and May 1, 1937-September 30, 1938.

43 2-2

Auditors Reports, October 5, 1939-September 30, 1940 and October1, 1940-September 30, 1941.

43 3-3

Auditors Reports, October 1, 1941-September 30, 1942 and October 1, 1942-December 20, 1943.

43 4-4

Auditors Reports, December 21, 1943-December 20, 1944 and December 21, 1944-December 20, 1945.

43 5-5

Auditors Reports, December 21, 1945-December 20, 1946 and December 21, 1946-December 20, 1947.

43 6-6

Auditors Reports, December 18, 1948-December 15, 1949 and December 16, 1949-December 15, 1950.

43 7-7

Auditors Reports, December 16, 1950-December 20, 1951 and December 21, 1951-December 12, 1952.

43 8-8

Series 6-2.2 .  Treasurer’s Reports Jewish Hospital Alumnae, 1903-1909.

Box Volume

Treasurer's Reports, 1903-1909.

68 1

Series 6-2.3 .  Cash Receipts Jewish Hospital Alumnae, 1924-1948.

Box Volume

Cash Receipts, 1924-1948.

68 2

Series 6-2.4 .  General Ledger Jewish Hospital Alumnae, 1934-1947.

Box Volume

General Ledger, 1934-1947.

68 3

Series 6-2.5 .  Cash Disbursements, Jewish Hospital Alumnae, 1934-1938.

Box Volume

Cash Disbursements, May 1934-April 1938.

68 4

Series 6-2.6.  Treasurer’s Reports, Jewish Hospital and AEMC Alumnae, 1948-1958.

Scope and Contents note

These bound (one regular size and four oversize) volumes document the financial history of the Jewish Hospital alumnae group. Included are records of dues payments, income from fundraising activities, and expenditures.

Box Volume

Treasurer's Reports, 1948-1953.

68 5

Series 7.  Mt . Sinai Hospital Nurses’ Alumnae Association, 1911-1954.

History

The Mt. Sinai Hospital Nurses’ Alumnae Association was organized on December 29, 1911. Its stated objectives were to “promote harmonious relationship among the Alumnae, Hospital and School of Nursing, to provide for professional growth and development of its members and to give mutual help in time of need.” Unfortunately the records describing the attempts to meet these objectives are scant. The organization merged into the AEMC Nurses’ Alumnae Association in 1954.

The record series includes a membership list, a treasurer’s report, some meeting minutes, a dues book, and a copy of the constitution and by-laws.

Series 7-1.  Administrative Records.

Series 7-1.1.  Mt. Sinai Nurses’ Alumnae Association Membership Lists, 1911-1949.

Box Folder

Mt. Sinai Hospital Nurses' Alumnae Association, Membership Lists, 1911-1949.

44 1-1
Box Folder

Paid Membership List and Mailing List, 1950.

44 3-3

Blank Membership Application, 1954.

44 4-4

Attendance Record, Reunion (Bound Vol.), 1940.

44 8-8

Series 7-1.2.  Dues Book Mt. Sinai Hospital Alumnae, 1953-1954.

Box Folder

Dues Book (Bound Vol.), 1953-1954.

44 6-6

Series 7-1.3 .  Treasurer’s Reports, Mt. Sinai Hospital Alumnae, 1950-1954.

Box Folder

Treasurers Reports (Bound Vol.), 1950-1954.

44 7-7

Series 7-1.4 .  Mt. Sinai Alumnae Minutes, January 1948-March 1953.

Scope and Contents note

Although the minutes for the Mt. Sinai Hospital Alumnae are not complete (this folder for 1948-1953 contains the only ones available in the Center’s collection), the surviving examples provide an indication of the group’s activities and interests. Meetings focused primarily on the election of officers, membership building, and fundraising events and activities, along with regular lectures on medical topics. The minutes for 1948-1953 also include discussion of the impending merger into AEMC and what it will mean for the Sinai Association.

Box Folder

Meeting Minutes (Bound Vol.), January 1948-March 1953.

44 5-5

Series 7-1.5.  Constitution and By-Laws of the Nurses’ Alumnae Association of Mt. Sinai Hospital, January 1950.

Box Folder

Constitution and By-Laws, 1931, 1950.

44 2-2
Oversize

Personal Scrapbook, Ruth Raiker, Mt. Sinai Hospital SON, 1936-1939.

1 FLT-D

Series 7-2.  Financial Records.

Series 7-2.1.  Record of Dues Payments, 1936-1954.

Box Folder

Mt. Sinai Hospital Nurses' Alumnae Association, Record of Dues Payments, 1936-1954.

45 1-4 - 1-4

Series 7-2.2.  Account Ledger, 1948-1950.

Box Folder

Account Ledger, 1948-1950.

45 5-5
Box Folder

Financial Auditor Report, 1952.

45 6-6

Series 8.  The Nurses Alumnae Association of the Jewish Maternity Hospital, 1905-1952.

History

The Nurses Alumnae Association of the Jewish Maternity Hospital (NAA-JMH) was founded in 1903 by nurses trained at the Jewish Maternity Hospital.

S. Belle (Mrs. Leo L.) Cohn, who was active in the Jewish Maternity Association, was selected the Nurses Alumnae Association’s first treasurer, and Betty Chodowski, of the training school’s Class of 1899, was the first secretary.

When the Jewish Maternity Hospital merged into Mt. Sinai Hospital in 1930, members of the Jewish Maternity Hospital alumnae group who met the requirements for membership in the Mt. Sinai Nurses’ Alumnae Association and who were registered as nurses in Pennsylvania became eligible to join the Mt. Sinai association. Although some NAA-JMH members left to join the Mt. Sinai group at that time, the NAA-JMH continued to function as an independent entity and several nurses took out memberships in both organizations. S. Belle Cohn served as treasurer of the NAA-JMH until her death in 1945, and Betty Chodowski remained secretary until the early 1950s. The association officially disbanded in 1952.

Series 8-1.  Minutes, 1925-1951.

Scope and Contents note

The Minutes of the Meetings of the Nurses Alumnae Association of the Jewish Maternity Hospital 1925-1951. These handwritten minutes, though sometimes difficult to read, provide valuable information about the functions of this body. There are also some newspaper clippings attached to some of the minutes and loose correspondences and reports which have been placed in folders in chronological order. The treasurer’s reports in this series also contain loose clippings, correspondence, and reports.

Box Folder

Nurses Alumnae Association of Jewish Maternity Hospital, Meeting Minutes, December 27, 1925-January 30, 1952.

46 1-1
Box Folder

Membership Roll Book, 1903[?]-1950.

46 2-2

Series 8-2 .  Correspondence and Files, 1905-1952.

Scope and Contents note

This folder primarily contains loose manuscript and printed items which were removed from the minute book (127-7.1). Included is the second annual report of the NAA-JMH (1904-05).

Box Folder

Correspondence and Files, 1905-1952.

46 3-1

Series 8-3 .  Financial Records.

Series 8-3.1.  Treasurers’ Reports, 1927-1951.

Scope and Contents note

This folder contains handwritten reports which were removed from the minute volume.

Box Folder

Treasurers Reports, 1927-1951.

46 4-1
Box Folder

List of Special Donations to Alumnae Bed, 1920-1922.

46 5-2

Series 8-3.  Register of Dues Payments, 1903-1952.

Box Folder

Register of Dues Payments (Bound Vol.), 1903-1952.

46 6-3

Series 9.  Alumni Association of the Albert Einstein Medical Center School of Nursing, 1954-1994.

History

The Alumni Association of the AEMC SON was formed in1954 as a merger of the Alumnae Associations of Jewish and Mt. Sinai Hospitals. Their purpose as stated in their by-laws was: “to foster good working relationships among the alumnae, hospital and school of nursing and to work for the promotion of professional and educational advancement of nurses and nursing.” Members were classified as either resident, non-resident, honorary and associate (members of the current graduating class). Honorary members could not vote nor hold office and were exempt from the yearly dues. Associate members could not vote or hold office. Their Board of Directors was composed of the elected officers, sixteen members and the out-going president of the Alumni Association. The association had permanent representation on the AEMC SON Committee.

The activity of the organization was wide and varied. From the beginning a scholarship fund was established usually granting 2-3 a year at $500 each. A nurses’ beneficial fund for nurses who needed private duty nurses or other help when they were ill was maintained, as well as establishing a Blue Cross benefit through the hospital. An endowed bed for Jewish Hospital Alumnae members was continued. The association sponsored representatives to local, state and national nursing conventions, had an Alumnae Day/annual reunion luncheon, gave an “Alumnus of the Year “(originally “Woman of the Year”) award, donated regularly to the Library which had been set-up by the Jewish Hospital Nurses’ Alumnae. A Bulletin was published regularly. An archives and archives fund was begun in 1962 largely through the initiatives of Sadie Ostrow which preserved photos, printed materials records and artifacts of all the primary hospitals involved in the AEMC merger. Their work resulted essentially in this collection.

The records which follow consist of administrative records, meeting minutes, reports, financial records, Bulletins, newspaper clippings, membership lists, and correspondence.

Related Archival Materials note

See also: MC 116, Evelyn Benson papers. Benson was an active member in the Alumni Association of the AEMC.

Series 9-1.  Administrative Records, 1954-1986.

Series 9-1.1.  Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 1954-1982.

Scope and Contents note

These materials present a similar format each meeting. They present the various committee, project and sometimes president’s reports summarily and then proceed to old and new business of the month. Presentations usually focus on member welfare and health, and on to nursing service and education and accreditation concerns. The planning of fund-raising events is also prominent in the minutes.

Box Folder

Alumni Association of AEMC SON, Board of Directors Meeting Minutes, 1954-1982.

47 1-4 - 1-4

Series 9-1.2.  Alumni Association of AEMC SON Meeting Minutes, 1966-1978.

Scope and Contents note

These records consist of committee reports so are full of information about finances, elections, relations with other nursing organizations, planning for their annual alumnae day and luncheon, member health and welfare, by-laws of the organization, nursing service and education issues, programs for each meeting and finally frequent about the status of their archives and materials.

Box Folder

Membership Meeting Minutes, February 1966-December 1968.

47 5-5

Membership Meeting Minutes, January 1969-May 1970.

47 6-6

Membership Meeting Minutes, October 1975-November 1979.

47 7-7

Series 9-1.3.  Minutes of the Private Duty Section of the Jewish Hospital Alumnae, 1953-1956.

Scope and Contents note

These handwritten minutes of the private duty section of the Jewish Hospital Alumnae are in a composition book and focus primarily on work rules for private duty nurses. Other issues include how to generate more interest among new graduate nurses in private duty, how to insure that they get more work in hospitals, what they should be paid and group nursing as a possible way to improve conditions.

Box Folder

Minutes of the Private Duty Section of Jewish Hospital Graduates, 1953-1956.

47 8-8

Series 9-1.4.  Annual Reports, 1953-1962.

Scope and Contents note

These reports from the president and the standing and special committees present a thorough summation of the activity and concerns of the organization for the years noted.

Box Folder

Annual Reports, 1953-1962.

48 1-9

Series 9-1.5.  Nurses Alumnae Association of the AEMC Bulletin, 1951-1982.

Scope and Contents note

These Bulletins prepared by the association and sent to all members was published four times a year. It gave perhaps the most comprehensive news about classmates and their births, marriages, graduates, trips, SON, and hospital concerns. (Please note that the first entries are 1951. This came from the way they were found in the alumni association's organization of this material to show continuity, as AEMC alumni was actually started as such in 1954.)

Box Folder

Bulletins, April 1951-Winter 1982.

48 2-9 - 10-17

Series 9-1.6.  Alumnae Days and Dinner/Dances, 1958-1983.

Scope and Contents note

The annual Alumnae Day began in May 1958 and continued each year until 1983. The event provided an opportunity for all alumni to get together socially as well as hear lectures and receive information on topical medical and nursing issues. The annual dinner/dances were solely social affairs. These records consist of invitations, programs and other printed materials and correspondence related to the Alumnae Days from #1-# 13 and then #26 in 1983. The contracts and correspondence existent for the Dinner/Dances are for the years 1955-1961.

Box Folder

Alumni Association of AEMC SON, First and Second Annual Alumnae Days, May 1958, 1959.

49 1-18

Third Annual Alumnae Day, May 1960.

49 2-19

Fourth Annual Alumnae Day, May 1961.

49 3-20

Fifth and Sixth Annual Alumnae Days, May 1962, June 1963.

49 4-21

Seventh Annual Alumnae Day, June 1964.

49 5-22

Eighth and Centennial Alumnae Days, June 1965, December 1965.

49 6-23

Ninth Annual Alumnae Day, June 1966.

50 1-24

Programs: 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th Annual Alumnae Days, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970.

50 2-25

Twenty-sixth Annual Alumnae Day, October 1983.

50 3-26

Alumni Association of AEMC SON, Annual Dinner-Dance Contracts/Correspondence, 1958-1961.

51 1-27

Correspondence: Annual Alumnae Day, 1958-1963.

51 2-28

Correspondence: Annual Alumnae Day, 1964-1965.

51 3-29

Correspondence: Annual Alumnae Day, 1964-1966.

51 4-30

Series 9-1.7.  Archives Committee Records, 1961-1976.

Scope and Contents note

The Archives Committee of the Alumni Association of AEMC SON was formed in 1961. Through the initiatives of Sadie Sorrow ( at that time the AENC alumni association president), Beatrice G. Feibus, Geraldine Pritzker, and Ella Allison (AEMC Director of Nursing), and with the cooperation of the alumni membership who sent in class photos, artifacts, old books, letters and records the archives was started in 1962. The materials here consist of some of the initial correspondence, meeting minutes, contributor’s lists which led to the formation of the archives. Their work essentially accounted for the manuscript and photo collection documenting the history of these three SONS.

Box Folder

Alumni Association of AEMC SON, Correspondence on Formation of the Archives, 1961.

52 1-31

History and Initial Contributors Lists on Formation of the Archives, 1962[?].

52 2-32

Archives Committee, Membership List, 1962 and Membership Meeting Minutes, June 16, October 27, 1962, September 1963, February 8, May 18, 1964.

52 3-33

Archives Committee Notes, 1973[?].

52 4-34

Composition Book, Photo Display #'s, undated.

52 5-35

List of Books Loaned to AEMC Library by Archives, June 15, 1966.

52 6-36

Correspondence on Plaque for Sadie Sorrow (founder of AEMC SON Archives), 1976.

52 7-37

Old Photos Become Nurses' Archives, Jewish Exponent, December 14, 1962.

52 8-38

Series 9-1.8.  Correspondences and Files, 1952-1986.

Scope and Contents note

These widely varied letters and records spread across the organization’s history and provide some of the more interesting details related to it. There is the account by missionary RN Frieda Doernbach in 1963 and 1969 of her time in Guatemala and the book of poems, reflections and prayers she wrote for the association. There is a history of the AEMC SON written by a former student, M. I. Klayman, class of 1966. Ella Allison, former Director of Nursing at AEMC and Lulu Wolf-Hassenplug, former Director of Education at Jewish Hospital SON, have biographical information here. Pennsylvania Nurse Association materials and numerous other correspondences are also included.

Box Folder

Alumni Association of AEMC SON, Correspondence Near Merger, 1952-1953.

53 1-39

Directives: Deceased Estates, 1945, 1956.

53 2-40

By-Laws and Proposed Changes, 1954, 1959, 1969, [?].

53 3-41

Correspondence on Financial Contributions, 1953-1960.

53 4-42

Letter of Contribution to Scholarship Fund, 1954.

53 5-43

Financial Reports on Annual Dinner/Dance, 1955-1959.

53 6-44

Blue Cross Agreement, 1958-1971.

53 7-45

Correspondence on Election of Officers, 1959-1964.

53 8-46

Correspondence on Loans, 1951-1964.

53 9-47

Letters from Frieda Doernbach, RN, 1963, 1969.

53 10-48

Endowed Bed List, 1964 and Life Members List, 1970.

53 11-49

Lulu's Back in Town (for centennial), 1965.

53 12-50

History of AEMC SON, M.I. Klayman, 1966[?].

53 13-51

Books Loaned to Archives Library List, 1966 and Correspondence, 1970-1972.

53 14-52

Correspondence/Guide for film: "Mrs. Reynolds Needs A Nurse", 1966.

53 15-53

Ella W. Allison, Curriculum Vitae, 1968.

53 16-54

Histories of Jewish Hospital, Mt. Sinai Hospital and Albert Einstein Medical Center Hospital Schools of Nursing, Prepared for Pennsylvania League For Nursing, Inc. by Alumni Association of AEMC SON, 1970.

53 17-55

Mixed Correspondence, 1971-1974.

53 18-56

Correspondence on Gift of Portrait of Albert Einstein,, 1973.

53 19-57

Mixed Correspondence, 1978-1980.

53 20-58

Correspondence/Requests (1981, 1982, 1983) Regarding Class Lists for Jewish Hospital, Mt. Sinai Hospital for 1931, 1933, 1952 (Class Lists Included).

53 21-59

Master Curriculum Plan for AEMC SON, 1982.

53 22-60

Schedule of Student Fees, 1985-1986.

53 23-61

Mixed Correspondence, 1981-1984.

53 24-62

History of JH, Mt. Sinai, AEMC SONs, 1985.

53 25-63

AEMC SON Grievance Procedure, 1986.

53 26-64

Policy on Student Selection/Admission, 1980.

53 27-65

A Great Hospital Rises (Mt. Sinai Hospital History), Anonymous, 1931.

53 28-66

Duplicating Machine Records, 1980[?].

53 29-67

Instructions for Operating Addressograph, Duplicating Machine, undated.

53 30-68

Pennsylvania Nurses' Association Materials, 1955, 1958, 1982, 1983.

53 31-69
Box

Alumnae Days (1-7), Scrapbook with photos, membership lists, 1958-1964.

70

AEMCSON Scrapbook of newspaper clippings, 1961-1967.

70

Series 9-2.  Membership Files.

Series 9-2.1.  Application Blanks, 1954-1983.

Scope and Contents note

These applications give demographic information such as: address, phone number, marriage/children, year of graduation, date of registration, registration number, current position and/or title. Sometimes applicants are noted to be resident/non-resident and sometimes whether reinstated or a new member.

Box Folder

Alumni Association of AEMC SON, Membership Applications, 1954-1958.

54 1-1

Membership Applications, 1954-1959.

54 2-2

Membership Applications, 1955-1960.

54 3-3

Membership Applications, 1960.

54 4-4

Membership Applications, 1960-1961.

54 5-5

Membership Applications, 1962-1963.

54 6-6

Membership Applications, 1964, 1965, 1966.

54 7-7

Membership Applications, 1967-1970.

55 1-2 - 8-9

Membership Applications, 1971, 1973.

55 3-10

Membership Applications, 1974.

55 4-11

Membership Applications, 1977-1983.

55 5-8 - 12-15

Series 9-2.2.  Membership Lists, 1954-1984.

Scope and Contents note

Though not existent for each year, still get fairly complete lists of alumni membership including names, addresses, telephone numbers and often whether they were honorary, resident, non-resident or associate members and which SON they graduated from. Lastly, if they had used endowed bed. Also included is a class of 1966 member list.

Box Folder

Alumni Association of AEMC SON, Roll Book (Bound Vol.), Private Duty Section, 1953-1956.

56 1-16

Membership List (Southern Division), 1954.

56 2-17

Class Member List, AEMC SON, 1966.

56 3-18

Membership Lists, 1968-1974.

56 4-7 - 19-22

Membership Lists, 1977-1978.

56 8-23

Membership Lists, 1980-1983.

56 9-24

Membership Address Changes, Life Members, Mail Returned, Deceased Members, 1982 And Membership List, 1984.

56 10-25

Series 9-2.3.  Membership Dues Records, 1936-1974.

Scope and Contents note

These records state the name of the member, their address, whether resident or non-resident, sometimes their marital status and whether they are active or inactive, paid or unpaid. They are listed alphabetically by name but are in three different bulk lots. Their original order as they appeared in the records was maintained.

Box Folder

Alumni Association of AEMC SON, Membership Dues Records, (A), 1936-1974.

57 1-26

Membership Dues Records, (B), 1936-1974.

57 2-27

Membership Dues Records, (C), 1936-1974.

57 3-28

Membership Dues Records, (D), 1936-1974.

57 4-29

Membership Dues Records, (E, F), 1936-1974.

57 5-30

Membership Dues Records, (G), 1936-1974.

57 6-31

Membership Dues Records, (H), 1936-1974.

57 7-32

Membership Dues Records, (I, J, K,), 1936-1974.

57 8-33

Membership Dues Records, (L), 1936-1974.

58 1-34

Membership Dues Records, (Mecum), 1936-1974.

58 2-35

Membership Dues Records, (N, O, P), 1936-1974.

58 3-36

Membership Dues Records, (Q, R, S), 1936-1974.

58 4-37

Membership Dues Records, (T, U, V), 1936-1974.

58 5-38

Membership Dues Records, (W, X, Y, Z), 1936-1974.

58 6-39

Membership Dues Records, (A, B), 1943-1975.

59 1-40

Membership Dues Records, (C, D), 1943-1975.

59 2-41

Membership Dues Records, (E, F), 1943-1975.

59 3-42

Membership Dues Records, (G), 1943-1975.

59 4-43

Membership Dues Records, (H, I, J, K), 1943-1975.

59 5-44

Membership Dues Records, (L, Mc, M), 1943-1975.

60 1-45

Membership Dues Records, (N, O, P, Q), 1943-1975.

60 2-46

Membership Dues Records, (R, S), 1943-1975.

60 3-47

Membership Dues Records, (T, U, V, W, X, Y, Z), 1943-1975.

60 4-48

Membership Dues Records, (A, B, C), 1936-1975.

61 1-49

Membership Dues Records, (D, E, F, G), 1936-1975.

61 2-50

Membership Dues Records, (H, I, J, K), 1936-1975.

61 3-51

Membership Dues Records, (L,Mc,M), 1936-1975.

61 4-52

Membership Dues Records, (N, O, P, Q, R), 1936-1975.

61 5-53

Membership Dues Records, (S, T, U, V), 1936-1975.

61 6-54

Membership Dues Records, (W, X, Y, Z), 1936-1975.

61 7-55

Series 9-3.  Financial Records.

Series 9-3.1.  Auditor’s Reports.

Scope and Contents note

Auditors Reports by D.H. Shapiro Company, C.P.A.s, which indicate the financial status of the alumni association. Arranged by exhibit and schedule number.

Alumnae Association of the Training School for Nurses of the Jewish Hospital: for years ending on the following dates: April 30, 1927, 1928, and1935; September 1938, 1940, 1941, and1942; December 1943, 1944, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1949, 1950, 1951; and 1952.

Mt. Sinai Nurses’ Alumnae Association: for the year ending December 1952.

Nurses’ Alumni Association of the Albert Einstein Medical Center: for year ending December 1953; December 16, 1953-May 15, 1954; May 15, 1954; December 13, 1953-1952-December 15, 1953 May 15, 1954, December 1954, December 1954-April 13, 1956, April 14, 1956-April 17, 1957, April 1958, December 1959, December 1960, December 1961, December 1962, December 1963, December 1964, 1965-1972, and 1974.

Box Folder

Auditors Reports (3), December 16, 1949-December 12, 1952.

62.5 1-6

Auditors Reports (3), December 13, 1952-May 15, 1954.

62.5 2-7

Auditors Reports (3), May 15, 1954-April 13, 1956.

62.5 3-8

Auditors Reports (2), April 14, 1956-April 18, 1958.

62.5 4-9

Auditors Reports (2), April 19, 1958-December 15, 1960.

62.5 5-10

Auditors Reports (2), December 16, 1960-December 15, 1962.

62.5 6-11

Auditors Reports (2), December 16, 1962-December 15, 1964.

62.5 7-12

Auditors Reports (2), December 15, 1964-December 15, 1966.

62.5 8-13

Auditors Reports (2), December 16, 1966-December 23, 1968.

62.5 9-14

Auditors Reports (2), December 22, 1969-December 31, 1970.

62.5 10-15

Auditors Reports (3), December 31, 1971-December 31, 1974.

62.5 11-16

Auditors Reports (8), Dec 31, 1975-June 30, 1983.

62.5