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American Legion. Helen Fairchild Nurses' Post No. 412 records

MC 39

American Legion. Helen Fairchild Nurses' Post No. 412 records

MC 39

American Legion. Helen Fairchild Nurses' Post No. 412 records

MC 39

American Legion. Helen Fairchild Nurses' Post No. 412 records

MC 39

American Legion. Helen Fairchild Nurses' Post No. 412 records

MC 39

American Legion. Helen Fairchild Nurses' Post No. 412 records

MC 39

American Legion. Helen Fairchild Nurses' Post No. 412 records

MC 39

American Legion. Helen Fairchild Nurses' Post No. 412 records

MC 39

American Legion. Helen Fairchild Nurses' Post No. 412 records

MC 39

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:
American Legion. Helen Fairchild Nurses Post No. 412.
Title:
American Legion. Helen Fairchild Nurses' Post No. 412 records
Date [inclusive]:
1919-1989
Call Number:
MC 39
Extent:
2.25 Linear feet
Language:
English
Abstract:
This collection documents one of the largest and most active American Legion nurses' posts: the Helen Fairchild Nurses' Post No. 412 of Philadelphia. In its heyday, the Fairchild Post engaged in a multitude of community activities, and enjoyed a large membership base. These files provide a glimpse of the long and eventful history of the Post, beginning in 1919 and continuing to 1989.
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American Legion, Helen Fairchild Nurses' Post No. 412 records, Barbara Bates Center for The Study of The History of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania
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Repository:
University of Pennsylvania: Barbara Bates Center for the Study of The History of Nursing
Creator:
International Council of Nurses.
Title:
International Council of Nurses Nurse Refugee Files
Date [inclusive]:
1945-1969
Call Number:
MC 112
Extent:
16.5 Linear feet
Language:
English
Abstract:
During the post war years of World War 2, the International Council of Nurses provided a means of establishing and verifying credentials for over 3,000 displaced nurses throughout the world. This collection contains the ICN's nurse refugee files.
Cite as:
International Council of Nurses nurse refugee files, Center for the Study of the History of Nursing, School of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania
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Summary Information

Repository:
University of Pennsylvania: Barbara Bates Center for the Study of The History of Nursing
Title:
Nursing History Small Collections
Date [inclusive]:
1856-2008
Call Number:
Small Collections
Extent:
1.87 Linear feet
Language:
English
Abstract:
The Bates Center's Small Collections are various, unrelated accessions that have been individually assigned collection numbers. Many of the Small Collections consist of a single folder.
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Nursing History Small Collections, 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:
Pennsylvania League for Nursing.
Title:
Pennsylvania League For Nursing records
Date [inclusive]:
1948-1989
Call Number:
MC 37
Extent:
7.5 Linear feet
Language:
English
Abstract:
This collection documents the Pennsylvania League of Nursing's history. It includes board minutes, correspondence with affiliated agencies, educational fund files, newsletters and bulletins, and other materials documenting the League's activities.
Cite as:
Pennsylvania League For 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:
Pennsylvania Nurses' Association.
Title:
Pennsylvania Nurses Association, District 1 records
Date [inclusive]:
1921-1973
Call Number:
MC 99
Extent:
11.7 Linear feet
Language:
English
Abstract:
The Philadelphia District, No. 1, was admitted to the Pennsylvania Nurses Association in 1919. These records of District 1 cover the majority of the organization's history. Materials include minutes, proceedings, reports, correspondence, finance information, and photographs.
Cite as:
Pennsylvania Nurses' Association, District 1 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:
Pennsylvania Nurses' Association.
Title:
Pennsylvania Nurses Association, District 2 records
Date [inclusive]:
1919-1978
Call Number:
MC 43
Extent:
1.9 Linear feet
Language:
English
Abstract:
This unprocessed collection contains the records of the Pennsylvania Nurses Association, District 2.
Cite as:
Pennsylvania Nurses Association, District No. 2 Records, Barbara Bates Center for The Study of The History of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania
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Summary Information

Repository:
University of Pennsylvania: Barbara Bates Center for the Study of The History of Nursing
Title:
Philadelphia General Hospital (PGH) Training School for Nurses Miscellaneous Collection
Date [inclusive]:
1918-2006
Call Number:
MC 210
Extent:
0.8 Linear feet
Language:
English
Abstract:
This artificial collection contains miscellaneous small donations related to the Philadelphia General Hospital School of Nursing. They were primarily given by alumni over a period of many years, but some items are of unknown provenance. This collection may include artifacts, publications, personal papers, photographs, and records related to the PGH Training School for Nurses.
Cite as:
Philadelphia General Hospital (PGH) Training School for Nurses miscellaneous collection, 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:
Sigma Theta Tau. Xi Chapter.
Title:
Sigma Theta Tau, Inc.– Xi Chapter, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing records
Date:
circa 1958-2005
Call Number:
MC 147
Extent:
14 Linear feet
Language:
English
Abstract:
Sigma Theta Tau is the nursing honor society. This unprocessed collection contains the records of the Sigma Theta Tau Xi Chapter at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing.
Cite as:
Sigma Theta Tau, Inc.– Xi Chapter, University of Pennsylvania 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:
Stachniewicz, Stephanie A., 1967-1977
Title:
Stephanie A. Stachniewicz collection
Date [inclusive]:
1954-1997
Call Number:
MC 76
Extent:
3.75 Linear feet
Language:
English
Abstract:
This collection contains records from Stephanie A. Stachniewicz's time as Director of School of Nursing and Nursing Service at Philadelphia General Hospital (PGH). Materials include meeting minutes and other administrative records.
Cite as:
Stephanie A. Stachniewicz collection, Barbara Bates Center for The Study of The History of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania
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Biography/History

As the American Legion came into being in the years following World War I, a great number of nurses who had served overseas expressed interest in forming their own American Legion posts. Nurses' posts became quite numerous; some of these took names which honored the bravery of American nurses who had been wounded or killed in the line of duty.

One such post, the Helen Fairchild Nurses' Post #412 (hereafter referred to as the "Post"), was named for a graduate of the Pennsylvania Hospital School of Nursing, who was one of the contingent of nurses that accompanied the American Expeditionary Force (AEF). Serving at Base Hospital #10 in France, Fairchild fell prey to a poison gas attack and died soon after, on January 18, 1918. Upon their return to the states, some of the other Base 10 nurses founded Nurses' Post #412 in Philadelphia, and named it in Fairchild's honor.

The first meeting of this post was held at the Frankford Hospital on October 14, 1919. The Post was chartered a year later, on October 15, 1920. Membership grew rapidly from 200 in the first year to 386 in 1926. Meetings of the Post were initially held at various area hospitals. During the 1920s, the Post was headquartered in the Third Regiment Armory, before locating more permanently to the Central YMCA on Arch Street in 1934. For a number of years, the Post met either at the Arch Street YMCA or in the Philadelphia County Council Building.

Unfortunately, many of the Post's pre-1947 records were destroyed in a fire, and thus little information survives for the period from 1931-1947. In 1947, membership was hovering around the upper 300s - it reached a peak of 421 at the end of 1948. It was during this period - the decades of the 1940s and 1950s - that the number of activities sponsored by the Post also reached its height. The Post was very active in the community. During the holiday season, the members demonstrated their generosity by providing food, clothing, and toys to needy families and children. In the winter months, the Post sponsored a student nurse basketball league, which pitted teams from area hospital training schools against one another. League play culminated in a championship in the spring, with the championship trophy provided by the Post. The league, which was begun by members of the Post in 1931, was in existence for fifty years before a lack of interest caused it to fold.

The Helen Fairchild Nurses' Post also provided a number of awards and scholarships. The Elizabeth Weaver Scholarship, in the amount of $250, was awarded to a needy and deserving student attending the school which won the cheerleaders contest (held at the same time as the basketball championship). Each summer, the Post sponsored a high-school-aged boy to go to Keystone Boy's State, a camp-like program run by the American Legion designed to teach Americanism, government, leadership, and the like. At the end of each school year, the Post presented American Legion Awards to two students at the George Thomas Junior High School, one to a boy, one to a girl. These awards and scholarships helped to make the Helen Fairchild Nurses' Post and the American Legion quite prominent in the community.

Remembrance of fallen comrades has traditionally been a very important mission of the Fairchild Post, as well as the American Legion in general. To this end, the Post planned ceremonies to honor them each Memorial Day weekend. The Sunday before Memorial Day, members of the Post would help decorate graves in the Mt. Moriah cemetery, along with members of the William T. Shetzline Post. On Memorial Day itself, the Post would hold memorial services at Pennsylvania Hospital, where there was a tree dedicated to the memory of Helen Fairchild. Armistice Day (Veterans Day) was celebrated by a banquet which was usually well attended.

The last two decades have been a period of decline for the Post. It was on the strength of the WWI veterans that the Post (and the American Legion) was founded, and it was through the combined efforts of veterans from both world wars that the Post reached its summit. Thus, as these members who had been so instrumental to the success of the Post grew older, and became unable to participate as fully in outside activities, the Post began to lose much of its former vigor.

Without a large influx of new veterans, the Helen Fairchild Nurses' Post (and, indeed, the American Legion in general) was forced to scale down its scope of activities. In the 1970s, the number of meetings per year were cut down to six. In 1981, this number was reduced further, to four. The Federal Post building, where the Fairchild Post had been meeting since the 1960s, was sold, and the members of the Post again had to use hospitals and other smaller venues as sites for their meetings. Membership declined in a slow but steady manner, from 303 at the end of 1966 to 102 at the end of 1987.

Biography/History

The International Council of Nurses (ICN) was founded as a federation of national nursing associations in 1899 in London. Today its headquarters are located in Geneva, Switzerland. During the post war years of World War 2, the agency provided a means of establishing and verifying credentials for over 3,000 refugee nurses throughout the world. Fleeing their war stricken homelands, many left with only what they could carry. Any documentation they might have possessed was often left behind. Many of the educational institutions they attended were either destroyed or their records lost during the war, hampering any attempts at verification of credentials.

The United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration (UNRRA), begun in 1942, under the auspices of the United Nations (UN), undertook the original responsibility of providing assistance to these nurses. As noted above, the particular problem was authenticating nurses' qualifications which UNRRA continued until June 30, 1947. After that, the International Refugee Organization (IRO) (1946-1951) assumed responsibility for this task , while still under the auspices of the United Nations. Due to the overwhelming mission at hand, a Special Committee of the Fourth Session of the UNRRA Council in June of 1946, recommended that, "a specialized international agency be organized" to deal with the problems facing displaced refugees. In this way, the entire Displaced Persons Operation of UNRRA was transferred to IRO. IRO continued this operation until June 1950 when ICN took over the responsibility of the Displaced Persons (Nurses) Professional Register and all associated correspondence.

At this point, the guardianship of these files became the duty of Alice C. Sher. In 1948 she was appointed assistant executive secretary of the ICN. Previous to this appointment, who had served as the president of the International Nurses Screening Board, "a body set up by UNRRA and later taken over by IRO, composed of refugee nurses of different nationalities who had held leading positions in their own countries." This experience had been of great assistance in bringing the work concerned with refugee nurses within the compass of the ICN; and by being so closely involved with the re-settlement of these nurses the ICN had established friendly contacts with nursing registration authorities in various parts of the world.

The ICN possessed the names and personal records of over 4,000 displaced nurses. Sher's experience as president of the International Nurses Screening Board had prepared her for the work of establishing the professional status of refugee nurses. Her dedication to the plight of displaced nurses extended well into the 1960s. During Sher's tenure, her diligence and devotion remained consistent, regardless of which organization was in charge.

The ICN was aware of the special problem facing displaced nurses. The November 1946 issue of the Bulletin, ICN's Journal, noted "[the] shortage of nurses, the destruction of many hospitals, the tragedy of 'displaced' persons, the feeling of isolation from which so many countries had suffered; and yet of the progress made in nursing and nursing education despite shortages of material."

In fact, the Danish Council of Nurses recommended that national nurses associations should be encouraged by the ICN to establish contact with each other in order to facilitate opportunities for nurses to give information on nursing conditions and standards in various countries, so that nursing employment could be arranged through its auspices. Representatives from a number of other countries further proposed that nurses should present recommendations from their national organizations to prove their identity and qualifications. These suggestions provided the foundation for the exchange of nurses programs, becoming a central aspect of the ICN'S identity. The ICN's role was thus extended to verify credentials and to aid refugees to communicate with their home schools.

In 1965, the ICN moved its headquarters from London to Geneva, Switzerland and its focus changed from refugee issues to those dealing with nurses' education. At this time the ICN's educational thrust emphasized its Nurses Abroad Program. Individual countries became more responsible for their own domestic nursing problems. Political issues arising from countries seeking to redefine their national identity brought new challenges for the organization. In particular this occurred in Germany due to German Socialism, in China and Cuba because of communism, and with the rise of Palestine and Israel as independent states.

The majority of this collection consists of correspondence between the ICN, particularly with Alice Sher, and the individual nurses seeking credentials needed to become practicing nurses in their new homes. The countries in Series I include: Bulgaria, China, Czechoslovakia, Estonia, (West) Germany, East Germany, Hungary, Iran, Israel, Jordan, Korea, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Palestine/Arab, Poland, Romania, Russia (Stateless), and Yugoslavia. While the majority of nurses were female, Cuba had the largest percentage of male nurses seeking the verification of their credentials. In addition to the countries mentioned in Series I, Series II includes: Bolivia, Egypt, India, Italy, Japan, Lebanon, Liberia, Mauritius, Netherlands, Peru, Sierra Leone, Singapore, South America, Spain, Syria, Thailand, and the U.S.S.R. The series also includes the refugees that were rejected; and Personal Data forms.

Biography/History

The Pennsylvania League for Nursing (PLN), a constituent member of the National League for Nursing, represents nurses and other health care professionals interested in fostering the development of nursing and comprehensive health care services. Founded in 1953 to serve both professional and lay persons of Pennsylvania and headquartered in Harrisburg, the PLN was formed with the purpose "to foster the development and improvement of hospital, industrial, public health, and other organized nursing services and of nursing education, through the coordinated action of nurses, allied professional groups, citizens, agencies and schools to the end...that the nursing needs of the people of Pennsylvania shall be met."

The agency has held annual conventions since 1953 and was actively involved in accreditation of schools of nursing under the National League for Nursing. In 1989, the PLN closed their Harrisburg office and donated their inactive records to the Center.

Biography/History

The Pennsylvania Nurses' Association was founded in 1903 by nurses "feeling the need of organization, legislation and registration in the state of Pennsylvania." The immediate objective was for a registration law to control education and entry into the nursing profession, but the specific orientation of regional groups and specialized nurses soon caused the association to branch out in a variety of directions. By 1919, the state association had become unwieldy, and districts were formed to better respond to the needs of individual nurses and regional interests within the state. On April 30, 1919, the Philadelphia District Number 1, along with several others, was admitted to membership.

The concerns of District 1, from its inception, revolved around the establishment of a central headquarters with an official registry of nurses. Lack of interest, however, prevented effective action until the Nurses' Official Directory was established in 1929 to facilitate employment. Shortly after, both interest and membership rose dramatically. The Philadelphia district developed into one of the most active sections, involved in legislative actions in all areas of health care, professional promotion, publicity and education, as well as in many community activities.

Scope and Contents

This collection has been organized into five series: Office Files, Members Files, Clippings, Photographs, and a World War I Register of Pennsylvania Nurses. The office files, especially the newsletters and meeting minutes, give a fairly complete description of the organizational makeup of the Post (despite some considerable gaps). In addition, they catalog a number of the activities sponsored by the Post. The members files, on the other hand, paint a more intimate picture of the Post and its members, being made up, as they are, of various personal effects. Clippings and photographs complement these files to provide a well-rounded view of the Post. The final series is a register of nurse military service: in the 1930s, the Post compiled a comprehensive list of nurses who enlisted in WWI in the state of Pennsylvania.

Scope and Contents

This collection contains the correspondence between the ICN, particularly Alice Sher, and the individual nurses seeking credentials needed to become practicing nurses in their new homes. It would be of interest for anyone examining displaced people from the post World War II era. In addition, these files should be engaging for those examining the long-term impact of the war in terms of the loss of identity that results when people are forced from their homeland. The UNRRA/IRO/ICN's involvement with the credentializing program, from an organizational standpoint, provides a useful example of the cooperation needed to tackle the refugee problem, whose scope had been unsurpassed prior to the war. The impact of over 4,000 refugee nurses attempting to seek employment in foreign lands helped fill the need for qualified nurses throughout the United States and Canada.

Please note: Access and use of this collection are restricted. The box list containing refugee names is available for research onsite at the Bates Center. Please contact the Center for more information.

Scope and Contents

Most of the collections included here consist of personal papers, student lecture notes from various nursing schools, and assorted nursing memorabilia and ephemera. Of particular significance are the two letters written by Florence Nightingale (MC 44).

Scope and Contents

This collection is unprocessed. A preliminary inventory is given here. Please contact the Center for more information.

Scope and Contents

This collection is unprocessed. A preliminary inventory is given here. Please contact the Center for more information.

Administrative Information

Publication Information

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

Publication Information

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

Publication Information

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

Publication Information

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

Publication Information

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

Publication Information

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

Publication Information

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

Publication Information

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

Publication Information

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

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Center staff, updated by Bethany Myers

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Center staff, updated by Bethany Myers

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Bethany Myers

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Center staff, updated by Bethany Myers

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Center staff, updated by Bethany Myers, updated by Madalyn Northuis

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Center staff, updated by Bethany Myers

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Bethany Myers

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Bethany Myers

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Center staff, updated by Bethany Myers

Sponsor

This collection was processed with funds provided by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.

Sponsor

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

Sponsor

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

Access Restrictions

This collection is unrestricted.

Access Restrictions

This collection is restricted. Names cannot be cited. Names are not listed in this finding aid for privacy reasons, please contact the Center for information on box numbers and research use.

Access Restrictions

This collection is unrestricted.

Access Restrictions

This collection is unrestricted.

Access Restrictions

This collection is unrestricted.

Access Restrictions

This collection is unrestricted.

Access Restrictions

This collection is unrestricted.

Access Restrictions

This collection is unrestricted.

Access Restrictions

This collection is unrestricted.

Use Restrictions

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

Use Restrictions

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

Use Restrictions

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Use Restrictions

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Use Restrictions

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

Use Restrictions

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

Use Restrictions

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

Use Restrictions

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Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of Constance Holleran, 1995.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of Mary Boose Walker, 1990.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of Janet Smith at the Temple University Urban Archives.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of Jeannie P. Cimiotti.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of Wanda C. Hiestand and Roberta Piper.

Processing Information note

Folders are identified by accession number.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

See also: MC 171, Martha Emily Shaw papers. Shaw was an active member of Helen Fairchild Nurses Post #412 during the interwar period.

Helen Fairchild’s original letters are located at the Army Medical Museum at San Antonio TX.

Related Archival Materials note

See also: MC 5A, Philadelphia General Hospital School of Nursing Records; MC 13A, Alumni Association of Philadelphia General Hospital Training School For Nurses photographs; MC 71, Alumni Association of the Training School for Nurses of Philadelphia General Hospital collection; MC 72, Philadelphia General Hospital School of Nursing Student Files collection.

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

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

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • American Legion. Helen Fairchild Nurses Post No. 412.
Form/Genre(s)
  • Administrative records
  • Photographs
Geographic Name(s)
  • Philadelphia (Pa.)
Personal Name(s)
  • Fairchild, Helen, 1884-1918
Subject(s)
  • Nursing.
  • World War, 1914-1918--Medical care

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • International Council of Nurses.
Form/Genre(s)
  • Administrative records
Geographic Name(s)
  • Bulgaria.
  • China.
  • Cuba
  • Czechoslovakia.
  • Estonia.
  • Germany (East)
  • Germany.
  • Hungary.
  • Iran.
  • Israel.
  • Jordan.
  • Korea.
  • Latvia.
  • Lithuania.
  • Norway.
  • Palestine.
  • Poland.
  • Romania.
  • Russia.
  • Yugoslavia.
Personal Name(s)
  • Holleran, Constance
Subject(s)
  • Nursing.
  • Refugees.
  • World War, 1939-1945--Medical care

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Controlled Access Headings

Subject(s)
  • Nursing--History.
  • Nursing.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • Pennsylvania League for Nursing.
Form/Genre(s)
  • Administrative records
  • Financial records
  • Slides (photographs)
Geographic Name(s)
  • Pennsylvania.
Subject(s)
  • Nursing.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • Pennsylvania Nurses' Association.
Form/Genre(s)
  • Administrative records
  • Letters (correspondence)
Geographic Name(s)
  • Pennsylvania.
Subject(s)
  • Nursing.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • Pennsylvania Nurses' Association.
Form/Genre(s)
  • Administrative records
Geographic Name(s)
  • Pennsylvania.
Subject(s)
  • Nursing.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • Alumni Association of Philadelphia General Hospital.
  • Alumni Association of the Training School for Nurses of Philadelphia General Hospital.
  • Philadelphia General Hospital.
Geographic Name(s)
  • Philadelphia (Pa.)
Subject(s)
  • Nursing schools.
  • Nursing.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • Sigma Theta Tau International.
  • Sigma Theta Tau. Xi Chapter.
  • University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing.
Form/Genre(s)
  • Administrative records
Geographic Name(s)
  • Philadelphia (Pa.)
Personal Name(s)
  • Cimiotti, Jeannie P.
Subject(s)
  • Nursing students
  • Nursing.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • Philadelphia General Hospital.
Form/Genre(s)
  • Administrative records
Geographic Name(s)
  • Philadelphia (Pa.)
Occupation(s)
  • Nurse
Personal Name(s)
  • Stachniewicz, Stephanie A., 1967-1977
Subject(s)
  • Nursing.

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Bibliography

Abeles, Elvin and James T. Watkins IV. "United Nations." Colliers Encyclopedia. 1963. Bridges, Daisy Caroline. A History of the International Council of Nurses, 1899-1964: The First Sixty- Five Years. Philadelphia, J.B. Lippincott Company. United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration. UNRRA: The History of the United Nations of the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration. 3 vols. New York, Columbia University Press, 1950.

Collection Inventory

Series 1.  Office Files, 1919-1989.

Scope and Contents note

The series includes Post newsletters from 1947 to 1989, but by no means should this be considered a complete set. The newsletters provided Post members with information on upcoming meetings and other Post events, but also served as a forum for disseminating general information on members, items of interest, etc. During its height, the Fairchild Post sent out 10 to 12 newsletters per year, but this number has decreased in the time since the late sixties. The newsletters were an important tool in reaching all of the members of the Post, since only a fraction attended meetings regularly.

Also contained in this series are Post meeting minutes from a fifteen-year period between 1971 and 1986. Except for 1971, the minutes for each year represent a complete record of the meetings held during the given year. It should be noted, however, that the Post often did not hold regular meetings during the summer months.

The series includes correspondence, both general and related to specific topics, such as awards and scholarships. There are also events files, which contain general information and correspondence pertaining to certain events sponsored by the Post. There are a number of other, smaller items. A financial ledger dating from the 1920s has survived, and provides a somewhat different insight into the workings of the Post. A list of officers, committee members, and convention delegates for the years 1919 to 1966is included, though because of its size (6 feet long, accordionated) it has been placed in a flat file. General information on the American Legion, the Helen Fairchild Nurses Post, and the history of the Post has been collected; these files, however, are much more miscellaneous and fragmentary in nature. Other items in the series include an operations manual for incoming Post adjutants, programs from annual Post banquets, citations garnered by the Post over the years, and membership records of the Post, consisting of 4 by 6 inch information cards, one (or more) for each member.

Newsletters.

Box Folder

1947-1948.

1 1

1965-1967 (not inclusive).

1 2

1973, 1974, 1978, 1980-84, 1985-89.

1 3

Minutes.

Box Folder

September-December 1971.

1 4

1972.

1 5

1973.

1 6

1974.

1 7

1975.

1 8

1976.

1 9

1977.

1 10

1978.

1 11

1979.

1 12

1980.

1 13

1981.

1 14

1982.

1 15

1983.

1 16

1984.

1 17

1985.

1 18

1986.

1 19
FlatFile Folder

List of officers, committee members, convention delegates, 1919-1966.

5 1
Box Folder

Post 412, membership.

1 20

Post 412, financial ledger.

1 21

Post 412, operations manual.

1 22

Events.

Box Folder

Memorial Day, general.

1 23

Memorial Day, correspondence.

1 24

Plaque Dedication, general.

1 25

Plaque Dedication, correspondence.

1 26
Box Folder

Campaign for Fairchild Veterans Administration Medical Center.

1 27

Correspondence.

Box Folder

Post 412, general.

1 28

Elizabeth Weaver Scholarship.

1 29

Keystone Boy's State.

1 30

American Legion Awards.

1 31
Box Folder

Citations.

1 32

American Legion/Helen Fairchild Post, general.

1 33

History, Helen Fairchild Post.

1 34

Programs.

1 35

1927 American Legion Conference (Paris).

1 36

Membership cards: World War I A-P.

3

Membership cards: World War I Q-Z; World War II A-Z.

4

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Series 2.  Members Files, 1910-1985.

Scope and Contents note

This series provides a different look at the members of the Fairchild Post than can be obtained through the office files series. It contains a number of personal effects of Post members, from a journal to poetry to correspondence. In addition, there are a couple of personal documents of former members, such as an RN certificate and a passport certificate issued by the American embassy in London to nurses who were attached to the AEF. Short biographies of individual members are included; these too are useful in studying the history of the Post. In all, though there is less inherent organization in this series (as compared to the first), it is nevertheless valuable in getting a true feel for the rich history of the Post.

Box Folder

Members, general.

2 1

Biographies, individual members.

2 2

Correspondence, Irene Matthews.

2 3
FlatFile Folder

RN certificate, Mary Robinson.

5 1

Passport certificate, Amina Fuhrman.

5 1

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Series 3.  Clippings, 1920-2000.

Scope and Contents note

A very small series consisting of two files, this includes clippings taken from local (Philadelphia and Pennsylvania) newspapers and magazines, the oldest dating from the 1940s. Most pertain directly to the Fairchild Nurses Post and Post-related activities, but a few are more general. This series also includes a memorial certificate from the White House.

Box Folder

Clippings.

2 1

Memorial certificate from the White House, signed by President Clinton.

2 2

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Series 4.  Photographs, 1913-1980.

Scope and Contents note

Most of the photos in this series are of a more informal nature. There are a small number of photographs which relate to the American involvement in World War I, most notably one of Helen Fairchild's gravesite, and another which may have been taken at her funeral. The bulk of the photos, however, pertain to the many activities which the Fairchild Nurses Post either sponsored or was involved in. For instance, there are as number of photos taken at awards ceremonies (especially for the basketball championships), as well as photos taken at other Post functions. There are also quite a few photographs of Post members, particularly from the early days of the Post. These photos provide a unique view of the collection, one which cannot be achieved by the rest of the material alone.

Box Folder

Paris parade, 1918.

2 1

World War I Army Base, related photos.

2 2

Helen Fairchild, funeral? & gravesite.

2 3

Johnstown parade, 1926.

2 4

Paris, Second AEF parade, 1927.

2 5

Graduation, Pennsylvania Hospital.

2 6

Post members.

2 7

Basketball championship awards.

2 8

Awards ceremonies.

2 9

Gravestones, Post members.

2 10

Memorial dedication ceremony.

2 11

Post function.

2 12

Post 412, displays.

2 13

Miscellaneous photos.

2 14

Rolled photographs.

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Series 5.  World War I Register of Pennsylvania Nurses, 1941.

Scope and Contents note

This series contains a listing of Pennsylvania nurses who served in World War I, along with their addresses and military histories (as compiled by the Helen Fairchild Nurses Post in the late 1930s). As noted in the introduction to this roster, the listing includes both nurses who graduated from training schools in state, and those who graduated from schools outside of Pennsylvania, but enlisted from Pennsylvania. Over 325 pages long and six years in the making, the roster was designed to be as complete as possible. The Post was aided in this task by the numerous hospitals in the state, as well as such groups as Alumni Associations and various regional nursing associations. The end result, which was complete as of January 25, 1941, was used by Roberta Mayhew West in her History of Nursing in Pennsylvania.

Box Folder

Typescript.

2 1

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Collection Inventory

Series 1.  Individual Files, 1948-1968.

Scope and Contents note

This series contains correspondence between the ICN, particularly with Alice Sher and 1,934 individual nurses in their new homes. The date spans of these records range from 1948-1968. The records are arranged alphabetically by country and then alphabetically by individual. The countries include: Bulgaria, China, Czechoslovakia, Estonia, (West) Germany, East Germany, Hungary, Iran, Israel, Jordan, Korea, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Palestine/Arab, Poland, Romania, Russia (Stateless), and Yugoslavia. The original codes assigned by ICN to designate individual countries follow the countries' names as well.

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Series 2.  Schools of Nursing, 1945-1969.

Scope and Contents note

This much smaller series consists of 81 files. Among the topics within the series are "Incoming/Outgoing ICN Correspondence Re: School of Nursing Individuals" arranged alphabetically for the following countries: Bolivia, Czechoslovakia, East Germany, Egypt, Estonia, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Korea, Lebanon, Liberia, Mauritius, Netherlands, Norway, Peru, Romania, Sierra Leone, Singapore, South America, Spain, Switzerland, Syria, Thailand, U.S.S.R., West Germany, and Yugoslavia. These records have date ranges from the mid to the late 1960s. In addition, there are files containing "Refugees: Rejected Cases" from the period of 1945-1950, also in alphabetical order. The series also includes: "Displaced Persons, Rejected Cases in Italy-1947-1951," as well as "Displaced Nurse Aides in Austria, Personal Data Form, 1955." The latter group includes information about midwives, feldshers, masseuses, and laboratory assistants.

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Collection Inventory

MC 14.   Radbill, Samuel X., 1901-1987. Samuel X. Radbill papers, 1985-1989. 02 Linear feet (1 folder).

Scope and Contents note

This small collection includes notes on medical history, reminiscences, the Radbill Lectures, personal notes, and notes on childcare and nursing history.

Controlled Access Headings
Form/Genre(s)
  • Personal papers
Personal Name(s)
  • Radbill, Samuel X., 1901-1987
Subject(s)
  • Nursing--History.
Box
1

His Life and Work, 1901-1987: An Appreciation Distributed at the Thirteenth Radbill Lecture, April 20, 1988.

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MC 20.   Gruber, Mildred, 1904-1906. Mildred Gruber lecture notes, 1904-1905. 02 Linear feet (1 folder).

Scope and Contents note

This collection consists of two notebooks containing nursing lecture notes. Gruber's training school is unknown, but may be Gowanda State Hospital.

Controlled Access Headings
Form/Genre(s)
  • Lecture notes
Personal Name(s)
  • Gruber, Mildred, 1904-1906
Box
1

Lecture notes, 1904-1905.

Lecture notes, 1905.

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MC 21.   Witmer, Laura Strickler, 1934-1947. Laura S. Witmer papers, 1934-1947. 02 Linear feet (1 folder).

Scope and Contents note

This small collection regards home deliveries in Somerset County, PA, with Witmer assisting Dr. I.C. Miller.

Controlled Access Headings
Form/Genre(s)
  • Personal papers
Occupation(s)
  • Nurse
Personal Name(s)
  • Witmer, Laura Strickler, 1934-1947
Subject(s)
  • Home care services.
Box
1

Patient lists of home deliveries, Somerset County, PA, 1934-1945.

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MC 23.   Freedmen's Hospital Nurses Alumni Club of Philadelphia. Freedmen's Hospital Nurses Alumni Club of Philadelphia records, 1973-1986. 0.1 Linear feet (5 folders).

Historical Sketch

Freedmen's Hospital was established in 1865 as the Freedmen's Bureau for the "relief of freed men and refugees" by the War Department of the United States. This was due in part to the many freed slaves who migrated to Washington, D.C. following the Civil War. Four years after the hospital's founding, they relocated to the campus of Howard University. The School of Nursing was founded in 1894 as an eighteen-month program which was later expanded two years. In 1909, the length of study was increased to three years. In the early twentieth century, the school affiliated with a number of institutions in the Washington area in addition to Howard, such as the Gallanger Municipal Hospital and the D.C. General Hospital. The hospital phased out the school and graduated its last class in 1973. Howard University opened their baccalaureate school of nursing the following year to replace Freedmen's. Over Freedmen's 79-year period, it graduated 1,700 nurses.

The Freedmen's Hospital Nurses Alumni Clubs, based in Washington, D.C., coordinates local clubs around the country. The Freedmen's Hospital Nurses Alumni Club of Philadelphia, founded in 1966, was established to promote goodwill among its graduates, to participate in the community health and cultural and educational programs, and to support the scholarship fund of the Freedmen's (and later) the Howard University Federation.

Scope and Contents note

This collection includes five folders of miscellaneous materials that document some of the activities of the Philadelphia club. There is also one publication of oral interviews produced by the national office.

Controlled Access Headings
Corporate Name(s)
  • Freedmen's Hospital Nurses Alumni Club of Philadelphia.
Form/Genre(s)
  • Administrative records
Subject(s)
  • African American nurses
Box
1
Philadelphia Club History, 1973.
Scope and Contents note

Copies of historical excerpts, club's purpose, list of charter members, and other activities.

History of school uniform, 1894-1973.

Photographs of presentation of Freedmen's Hospital nurses' painting to Center for the Study of the History of Nursing, 1986.

Postcard of Josephine McMillan's painting (nurse's cap, cape and lamp), 1985.

Book, "The Fifty Year Graduates of Freedmen's Hospital School of Nursing Tell Their Story, 1913-1935", October 1986.

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MC 44.   Nightingale, Florence, 1856-1896. Florence Nightingale letters, 1856-1896. 02 (1 folder).

Biographical/Historical note

Florence Nightingale was born into a British well-connected, upper-class family in May 1820. She entered nursing in 1844 following a “call from God,” rebelling against expectations for a woman of the period. In October 1854 she set out with 38 volunteer nurses to aid the sick and wounded during the Crimean War. She is known for working for better conditions for military hospitals and general conditions for the nursing profession. She died at age 90 in August 1910.

Scope and Contents note

This collection contains two letters and one envelope unrelated to the letters. All three items contain hand and type-written notations concerning gift status and dates for which there is no documentation authentication.

Controlled Access Headings
Form/Genre(s)
  • Letters (correspondence)
Occupation(s)
  • Nurse
Personal Name(s)
  • Nightingale, Florence, 1856-1896
Subject(s)
  • Crimean War, 1853-1856--Medical care.
  • Nursing--History.
Box
1
Envelope.
Description

The envelope is addressed by hand to the Rev. T.S. Greene at Claydon Rectory. "To enquire particularly after the Rev. Greene with Florence Nightingale’s anxious and kindest regards 1/5/82." No authentication of handwriting.

Letter from Scutari Barrack Hospital, March 3, 1856.
Description

Personal letter wishing a woman well with her pregnancy and requesting the child, if a boy, be named after her father.

Letter to Major General Thomas Mannsell, October 31, 1896.
Description

This letter concerns conditions surrounding the purchase of Embley, the family home in England.

Controlled Access Headings
Personal Name(s)
  • Mannsell, Thomas, Major General

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MC 45.   Godfrey, Mary Robinson, 1910-1987. Mary Robinson Godfrey papers, 1910-1917. 02 Linear feet (1 folder).

Biographical/Historical note

Mary Margaret Robinson Godfrey (January 25, 1886- May 28, 1995) was a naval nurse during World War I and was the first Navy nurse to serve aboard ship. She graduated from the Thomas Jefferson Hospital School of Nursing in 1909, and joined the Navy Nurse Corps in 1910. Prior to World War I, Godfrey was stationed in the Philippines and Mare Island. She was also Chief Nurse at the Old Grey's Ferry Naval Home and Hospital. Later she was director of nursing at League Island Navy Hospital. While at League Island that she contracted -- and survived -- the Spanish flu. During the war she was called to be Chief Nurse on board the troop ship the Leviathan. She left the Navy in 1919.

Her obituaries can be found at the following links: http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=Z1sPAAAAIBAJ&sjid=-oQDAAAAIBAJ&pg=6486%2C115052 http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=pv&GRid=85217739&PIpi=92384902

Scope and Contents note

This small collection includes Godfrey's letter of appointment; a reprint of an article titled "Iodized Catgut: Drying, Sterilizing, and Storing"; and a reprint of a presentation at nurses convention in Cleveland, OH, 1918.

Controlled Access Headings
Form/Genre(s)
  • Personal papers
Occupation(s)
  • Nurse
Personal Name(s)
  • Godfrey, Mary Robinson, 1910-1987
Subject(s)
  • Military nursing
  • World War, 1914-1918--Medical care
Box
1

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MC 46.   Oliner, Jane. Susan Francis collection, 1934-1962. 02 Linear feet (1 folder).

Scope and Contents note

This collection contains biographical information about Susan Francis, RN.

Controlled Access Headings
Form/Genre(s)
  • Personal papers
Occupation(s)
  • Nurse
Personal Name(s)
  • Francis, Susan C., 1934-1987
Box
1

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MC 47.   Heffernan, Bernardine, 1968-1986. Bernardine Heffernan collection, 1968-1986. 02 Linear feet (1 folder).

Scope and Contents note

Heffernan was a clinical nurse specialist. This small collection includes correspondence, job specifications, reprints, workshop agenda, application for workshop, and a cassette tape.

Controlled Access Headings
Form/Genre(s)
  • Personal papers
Occupation(s)
  • Nurse
Personal Name(s)
  • Heffernan, Bernardine, 1968-1986
Box
1

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MC 48.   Hoff, Bertha, 1913-1914. Bertha Hoff lecture notes, 1913-1914. 02 Linear feet (1 folder).

Scope and Contents note

This small collection consists of one notebook, labeled "Nurses Training School." Institution unknown.

Controlled Access Headings
Form/Genre(s)
  • Lecture notes
Box
1

"Training School" lecture notes in notebook.

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MC 49.   Holman, Lydia, 1888-1960. Lydia Holman papers, 1868-1960. 05 Linear feet (2 folders).

Scope and Contents note

This small collection consists of two folders of correspondence, primarily regarding her work in public health nursing in North Carolina, along with Holman's death certificate.

Controlled Access Headings
Form/Genre(s)
  • Letters (correspondence)
Occupation(s)
  • Nurse
  • Public health nursing
Personal Name(s)
  • Holman, Lydia, 1888-1960
Box
1

Correspondence, 1898-1899; summary of her public health nursing work in North Carolina; death certificate, 1960.

Personal correspondence and letters of reference.

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MC 50.   Izcka, Jadwiga, 1939-1960. Jadwiga Izcka papers, 1987. 02 Linear feet (1 folder, 13 leaves).

Scope and Contents note

This is a paper on on preparing nurses for public health work in Poland, 1939-1960.

Controlled Access Headings
Form/Genre(s)
  • Personal papers
Geographic Name(s)
  • Poland.
Box
1

Izcka, Jadwiga, 1939-1960. Introduction of Public Health from the Earliest Days of Student Nurses Training at School (Poland).

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MC 50.   Kennedy, Cecile, 1939-1957. Cecile Kennedy collection, 1939-1957. 02 Linear feet (1 folder).

Scope and Contents note

This small collection consists of nine newspaper clippings on the American Red Cross.

Controlled Access Headings
Form/Genre(s)
  • Clippings (information artifacts)
Subject(s)
  • American Red Cross
Box
1

Newspaper clippings of her American Red Cross Activities.

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MC 52A.   Jones, Elizabeth Kratz, 1899-1946. Elizabeth Kratz Jones papers, 1899-2008. 02 Linear feet (1 folder).

Scope and Contents note

These contracts document Jones' military nursing appointments with the US Army Medical Department and the Isthmian Canal Commission.

Controlled Access Headings
Form/Genre(s)
  • Contracts
Occupation(s)
  • Nurse
Personal Name(s)
  • Jones, Elizabeth Kratz, 1899-1946
Subject(s)
  • Military nursing
Box
1

Appointment papers for military service and Isthmian Canal Commission Nursing.

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MC 53.   Lemley, Alice and Lillie, 1887-1888. Alice Lemley lecture notes, 1887-1888. 02 Linear feet (1 folder).

Scope and Contents note

The lecture notes are from the period of Alice Lemley's study at the Philadelphia Hospital Training School for Nurses, 1887-1888. Topics touched upon in the notes include obstetrics, nervous frustration, contagious diseases, and antiseptic use.

Controlled Access Headings
Form/Genre(s)
  • Lecture notes
Personal Name(s)
  • Lemley, Alice and Lillie, 1887-1888
Box
1

Lecture notebook.

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MC 54.   JB Lippincott Company. J.B. Lippincott collection, 1871-1878. 02 Linear feet (1 folder).

Scope and Contents note

J.B. Lippincott Company, established 1885, was a prominent publishing house in Philadelphia, PA. This collection contains some correspondence related to publication of nursing books.

Controlled Access Headings
Corporate Name(s)
  • JB Lippincott Company.
Form/Genre(s)
  • Letters (correspondence)
Box
1

Correspondence for "Handbook on Nursing" 1875, Connecticut Training School for Nurses, New Haven, CT; and "Godey's Lady Book" article on "Lady Nurses" 1871 (photograph copy).

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MC 56.   Newman, Edna Albert, 1924-1936. Edna Albert Newman papers, 1938-1982. 0.1 Linear feet (5 folders).

Scope and Contents note

This collection contains lecture notes and examinations from Newman's nursing education, which may have been at Lebanon Hospital in Lebanon, PA.

Controlled Access Headings
Corporate Name(s)
  • Lebanon Hospital (Lebanon, Pa.).
Form/Genre(s)
  • Lecture notes
Box
2

Examinations: hygiene and sanitation, anatomy and physiology, diet cooking, pediatric nursing, communicable diseases, obstetrical and gynecological.

Lecture notes; qualification of a nurse; history of nursing; principles of nursing.

Examinations: medical, surgical, pediatric, materia medica, communicable diseases, dietetics, elementary nursing, clinical microscopy and pathology, mental and nervous diseases and public sanitation.

Examination: University of the State of New York; surgical nursing; diet cooking, obstetric and gynecologic nursing; materia medica; hygiene and sanitation; pediatric nursing including communicable diseases and orthopedics.

Lebanon Hospital, case studies and nursing demonstration procedures.

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MC 58.  Nurses for the Future Conference, June 29-30, 1987, June 29-30, 1987. 0.3 Linear feet (2 folders, 1 unfoldered item).

Scope and Contents note

This small collection consists of conference papers.

Controlled Access Headings
Corporate Name(s)
  • Nurses for the Future Conference.
Form/Genre(s)
  • Proceedings
Box
2
Original transcript, June 29-30, 1987.
Scope and Contents note

This transcript contains the first day's sessions: “An Analysis of the Effects of Current Initiatives to Attract Quality Undergraduate Nursing Students: Strategies for a Brighter Future,” “Riding the Yoyo: The Work and Worth of Nursing in the 20th Century,” “The Talent Pool in Nursing: A Comparative and Longitudinal Perspective,” “Factors Associated with Cyclical Nursing Shortages A Labor Economist's Analysis of Nursing.”

Original transcript, June 30, 1987.
Scope and Contents note

This transcript contains the second day's sessions: Nursing For College Graduates Panel Discussion: What Happens If..., Strategies for Change

Folder containing conference papers.
Scope and Contents note

This folder contains the following papers: Welcome letter by Claire Fagin, "A Labor Economist's Analysis of Nursing" by Charles R. Link, nursing program statistics, "Recurring Hospital Nurse Shortages: Explanations and Solutions" by Linda H. Aiken and Connie Flynt Mullinix, "The Talent Pool in Nursing, A Comparative and Longitudinal Perspective" by Kenneth C. Green. Nurses for the Future conference: "Strategies for Change," "Nursing for College Graduates" by Donna Diers, "Riding the Yo-yo: The Work and Worth of Nursing in the 20th Century."

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MC 60.   Ritter, Beatrice, 1947-1957. Beatrice Ritter collection, 1947-1957. 06 Linear feet (3 folders).

Scope and Contents note

This collection, assembled by Beatrice Ritter, includes information on Edith Cavell, Florence Nightingale, and European nursing.

Controlled Access Headings
Personal Name(s)
  • Cavell, Edith Louisa
  • Nightingale, Florence, 1856-1896
Subject(s)
  • Nursing--History.
Box
3

Institut Edith Cavell-Marie Depage; Ecole Belge D'Infirmieres Diplomees booklet, 1948; Postcard of hospital facilities; brief outline of Edith Cavell arrest and death.

Florence Nightingale, writing commentary; photograph and postcard of Florence Nightingale and sister Parthenope, 1836.

International Council of Nurses, 50th Anniversary Conference programs - Sweden, 1949.

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MC 61.   Soper, Martha Lenora Collett, 1919-1920. Martha Lenora Collett Soper lecture notes, 1919-1920. 01 Linear feet (1 folder).

Scope and Contents note

This small collection contains Soper's lecture notes from her time as a nursing student at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

Controlled Access Headings
Corporate Name(s)
  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing.
Form/Genre(s)
  • Lecture notes
Personal Name(s)
  • Soper, Martha Lenora Collett, 1919-1920
Box
3

Ledger with lecture notes, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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MC 62.   Stern, Beverly Peril, 1955-1960. Beverly Peril Stern papers, 1955-1958. 04 Linear feet (2 folders).

Scope and Contents note

This small collection contains Stern's issued manuals from her time as a student and employed nurse at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, accompanied by a photograph of Stern in uniform.

Controlled Access Headings
Corporate Name(s)
  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing.
Form/Genre(s)
  • Manuals (instructional materials)
Occupation(s)
  • Nurse
Personal Name(s)
  • Stern, Beverly Peril, 1955-1960

Nursing Arts Procedure Book from the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP); photograph of Peril in probationary student nurses' uniform.

Orientation manual, General Staff Nurse, 1959.

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MC 63.   Todd, C. Edwina, 1947-1953. C. Edwina Todd collection, 1947-1953. 02 Linear feet (1 folder).

Scope and Contents note

This small collection contains items relating to Navy nursing.

Controlled Access Headings
Subject(s)
  • Military nursing

"Nursing Under Fire," reprint from the Military Surgeon; U.S.S. Consolation (AH-15) booklet, 1951; photograph, Pennsylvania nurses serving aboard U.S.S. Consolation, 1953.

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MC 64.   van der Peet, Roberta. Roberta van der Peet papers, 1989. 02 Linear feet (1 folder).

Scope and Contents note

This collection contains one paper, "The Nightingale Model of Nursing," written by van der Peet.

Controlled Access Headings
Personal Name(s)
  • Nightingale, Florence, 1856-1896
  • van der Peet, Roberta
Subject(s)
  • Nursing--History.
Box
3

"The Nightingale Model of Nursing," address; Mainlaan 74, 5627VG Eindhoven, the Netherlands.

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MC 74.   Overholt, Ella Florence. Ella Florence Overholt papers, 1921-1923. 0.2 Linear feet (11 folders).

Scope and Contents note

This collection contains mostly hand-written lecture notes (a few typed pages), both loose and in notebooks, on all aspect of nurses training (e.g., ethics, gymnastics, dietetics, gynecology, lab techniques, operations and operating room techniques, venereal disease, etc). The notes were taken by Overholt as a student from 1921 – 1923 at the Allentown Hospital School of Nursing. There also are senior exam questions in different subjects, and a page of the State Board exam questions for “Medical Nursing and Specialties”, June 8th, 1922.

Controlled Access Headings
Corporate Name(s)
  • Allentown Hospital School of Nursing.
Form/Genre(s)
  • Lecture notes
Personal Name(s)
  • Overholt, Ella Florence
Box
3

Small tan flip notebook containing class notes - Ethics?.

Notes on various topics.

Notes on various topics; exercises, dietetics.

Notes on various topics; dietetics, fever nursing, mental diseases, psychoanalysis.

Two pages, front and back, of gynecological notes.

Three pages of notes, labolation techniques.

Four pages, front and back, of operation notes; two pages, front and back, venereal disease notes.

Notes, operating room techniques.

Four pages of notes, venereal diseases.

Notes, miscellaneous.

Senior Exams, May 1921, and Philadelphia Examination, June 8, 1922.

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MC 96.   York, Edith M., 1922-1923. Edith York collection, 1915-1923. 08 Linear feet (4 folders).

Biographical/Historical note

York was Superintendent of Nurses at Hahnemann Hospital, Scranton, PA.

Controlled Access Headings
Corporate Name(s)
  • Hahnemann Hospital.
Occupation(s)
  • Nurse
Personal Name(s)
  • York, Edith M., 1922-1923
Box
4

Operations seen in training, 1915-1916.

Graduating exercises of the Hahnemann Hospital, Scranton, PA, 1922-1923.

Correspondences; Lecture schedule, 1923.

Rules for graduate nurses, Hahnemann Hospital, Scranton, PA; House rules for nurses and nursing procedures, 1922.

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MC 111.   Shapiro, Judith Newman. Judith Newman Shapiro papers, 1936-1988. 02 Linear feet (1 folder).

Scope and Contents note

This collection consists of photos and program of the 1936 graduation of the Jewish Hospital School of Nursing.

Controlled Access Headings
Corporate Name(s)
  • Jewish Hospital (Philadelphia, Pa.). Training School for Nurses.
Form/Genre(s)
  • Photographs
Subject(s)
  • Nursing students
Box
4

Program for 43rd Annual Commencement of the Training School for Nurses at the Jewish Hospital of Philadelphia; 3 photographs; note from Susan Shapiro.

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MC 176.   Currier, Hazel Lynn, Russel R.. Hazel Peterson Currier collection, 1938-2005. 05 Linear feet (2 folders).
Scope and Contents note

This small collection includes printed materials collected by Currier, along with one photograph of an American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) meeting from 1938. It also includes an oral history transcript of an interview with Russel Lynn about Currier's life and career, conducted when Currier was 102 years old.

Biographical/Historical note

Hazel Peterson Currier was born November 7, 1903. She attended nursing school at the University of Minnesota, graduating in 1925. She became a nurse anesthetic and was actively involved in professional organizations such as the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) and the Pennsylvania Nurse Anesthetists. She retired in 1970.

Controlled Access Headings
Form/Genre(s)
  • Oral histories
Occupation(s)
  • Nurse
Personal Name(s)
  • Currier, Hazel
Box
6
Printed materials and artifacts, 1938-2003.

Slide: Photograph of American Association of Nurse Anesthetists banquet, photographed by Geo. E. Marshall Studio, Dallas Texas (produced by CCHA), 2006.

Pins: West Penn School of Nursing Hospital, engraved "Eleanor Ann Lynott 1959"; American Association Nurse Anesthetists.

Pennsylvania Tidings 15, No. 2 [News and Views of Pennsylvania Nurse Anesthetists], with photograph of Ms. Currier during her term as Vice President of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists and candidate for President-elect of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists, August 1965.

Photograph of Helen Featherson, President Elect of AANA [clip from unidentified publication].

Highlights [WellSpan Health, York County [?], Pennsylvania], containing photograph and biographical article, December 1, 2003.

AANA News Bulletin, 36, No. 3. With article on Florence A. McQuillen, fomer AANA executive director, March 1982.

Photograph of Bernice Baum and Florence McQuillen at the National Convention in Chicago [clipping from unidentified publication].

Transcription: oral history interview by Russel Lynn, 2005.

FlatFile Drawer

Photograph of American Association of Nurse Anesthetists banquet, photographed by Geo. E. Marshall Studio, Dallas Texas 1938.

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MC 181.   Fondes, Tabitha Parker, 1912-1996. Tabitha Fondes papers. 0.4 Linear feet (12 folders).

Biographical/Historical note

Tabitha Parker Fondes was born in Parsonsburg, Maryland. She helped her widowed mother raise four siblings until the age of 23 when she learned about a career in nursing. This information was carried in a newspaper ad – a call for student nurses at the Mercer Hospital in Trenton, New Jersey – that was blowing across a field she was hoeing. Thus began her 50-year career in nursing. Initially, she was involved in private duty nursing.

She met her husband, James Peter Fondes, while in Philadelphia for a nursing convention after World War I. They raised three children during the Depression. After World War II, her son Alex brought home an Army buddy, William Marchant, who became integrated into the family. A writer for the theater, he is responsible for many successful plays and screen plays. In 1975, he dedicated his biography of Noel Coward, “The Privilege of his Company” to Tabitha Parker Fondes.

She spent time with her son Alex, a theatrical researcher, and became a motherly figure to prominent American actors such as Anthony Franciosa, Ben Gazzara, Shelly Winters, Elaine Stritch, and Maureen Stapleton. While living in England her son became friends with Sir Michael Redgrave and his family as well as members of the Queens household. When Tabitha Fondes visited, she had a meeting with the Queen Mother.

Another son, Robert Parker Fondes, is an avid historian and preservationist. He established the Robert Parker Fondes Endowment in Nursing in her memory at Salisbury State University in Maryland. Her son states it was created in “celebration of a life that took a farm girl from Parsonsburg to demanding motherhood in Philadelphia, to some of the most sophisticated and lively circles in the world.” (Information from the “Alumni News” Vol. 11 No.1 Spring 1996, page 3.)

Scope and Contents note

This collection contains records of significant achievements in Fondes' career, notably her New Jersey and Pennsylvania nursing licenses and registration.

Controlled Access Headings
Form/Genre(s)
  • Personal papers
Occupation(s)
  • Nurse
Box
4

List of patients since 1915.

Photocopy of acceptance letter, Mercer Hospital Training School, 1912.

Exams at Mercer Hospital Training School, 1912-1915.

Photocopy of acceptance letter, Mercer Hospital Training School, 1912, 1916.

50th Anniverary booklet, Mercer Hospital, 1945.

New Jersey and Pennsylvania State Board registration certificates, 1955-1970.

New Jersey and Pennsylvania State Board certificate of licensure, 1953.

Written report of analysis of Mrs. Fondes' handwriting, 1968.

Congratulatory letters received on the occasion of her 92nd and 93rd birthdays, 1981-1982.

Biographical sketch.

Miscellaneous items.

Photographs, 1912-1971.

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MC 191.   Renz, Dorothy L. Feifer. Dorothy L. Feifer Renz papers, 1953-1957. 02 Linear feet (1 folder).

Scope and Contents note

Dorothy L. Feifer Renz annotated this Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Procedure Manual during her time at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) School for Nursing between 1953-1954. It documents Renz's understanding of HUP's nursing curriculum and clinical practice procedures during the midcentury period.

Controlled Access Headings
Corporate Name(s)
  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing.
Form/Genre(s)
  • Manuals (instructional materials)
Personal Name(s)
  • Renz, Dorothy L. Feifer
Box
5

Hospital of University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing Procedure Manual, Annotated, circa 1954.

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MC 199.   Zwerdling, Michael B. Michael Zwerdling postcard collection, 1907-1916. 02 Linear feet (1 folder).

Scope and Contents note

This collection was donated by Michael Zwerdling, a collector of healthcare-related postcards. See donor file for photocopies of other postcards in his personal collection.

Controlled Access Headings
Form/Genre(s)
  • Postcards
Subject(s)
  • Nursing.
Box
4

4 postcards.

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MC 200.  Nursing postal stamp collection, 1970-1986. 0.1 Linear feet (4 folder).

Scope and Contents note

This collection contains nursing stamps, envelopes, and embossed postal cards.

Controlled Access Headings
Form/Genre(s)
  • Postage stamps
Subject(s)
  • Nursing--History.
Box
5

Nursing stamps.

Bloomfield, Dorothy Reese. Nursing stamps, gift by Dorothy Reese Bloomfield. 28 first day covers, 2 Canadian stamps, and signed envelopes by Lucile Petry Leone.

Nursing stamp press releases, remarks, newspaper clippings and other information. Gift by Dorothy Reese Bloomfield.

Vogel, Joan R.  4 stamps, Clara Maass. Gift by Joan R. Vogel.

Alumni Association of the School of Nursing of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Framed Nursing Stamps. Gift by the Alumnae Association of the Hospital of Pennsylvania.

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MC 201.  Edith Louisa Cavell collection, 1913-1922. 02 Linear feet (1 folder).

Scope and Contents note

This small collection consists of a photograph and biography of Edith Cavell, with a facsimile of a Luxemburg landscape.

Controlled Access Headings
Personal Name(s)
  • Cavell, Edith Louisa
Subject(s)
  • Nursing--History.
Box
4

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MC 204.   Osborne, Estelle M. Estelle M. Osborne papers, December 13-14, 1954 . 02 Linear feet (1 folder).

Scope and Contents note

This folder contains a paper about African American nurses authored by Osborne.

Controlled Access Headings
Personal Name(s)
  • Osborne, Estelle M.
Subject(s)
  • African American nurses
Box
5

"Some Facts, Impressions, and Recommendations, RE Negro Nurses," and a memo regarding the paper, 1954.

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MC 206.   Mahoney, Jean L. Jean L. Mahoney photographs, 1942-1945. 02 Linear feet (1 folder).

Scope and Contents note

This collection consists of photographs of Children's Hospital of Pennsylvania nurses.

Controlled Access Headings
Corporate Name(s)
  • Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
Form/Genre(s)
  • Photographs
Subject(s)
  • Pediatric nursing
Box
5

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MC 208.   Kennedy, Marion Kern. Marion Kern Kennedy papers, 1940. 02 Linear feet (1 folder).

Scope and Contents note

This collection consists of a Students' Nursing Practice Record for training completed at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, November 1940.

Controlled Access Headings
Corporate Name(s)
  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing.
Personal Name(s)
  • Kennedy, Marion Kern
Subject(s)
  • Nursing students
Box
6

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) Student Nursing Practice Record.

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MC 209.   McNeil, Marjorie E. Snider. Marjorie E. Snider McNeil papers, 1942-2005. 02 Linear feet (1 folder).

Biographical/Historical note

Marjorie Elizabeth Snider McNeil was born in 1922. She graduated from the University of Michigan School of Nursing in 1943, and joined the Army Nurse Corps the following year. After five weeks of basic training, she was posted to Jefferson Barracks in St. Louis, Missouri. Her war service took her overseas to the 103rd General Hospital Unit in England. After the war she married and moved to Cambridge, Massachussetes, where she worked as an obstetrical nurse. In 1948 the McNeils relocated again, this time to Ann Arbor. She did not resume her nursing work except for a brief period around the time of her father's death in 1964. In the 1970s she entered the kitchenware business and became president of a local store until her retirement in 1989. McNeil died in Vienna, Virginia, in 2005.

Scope and Contents note

This collection consists of approximately 200 pages of obstetrics class lecture notes taken by Marjorie E. McNeil, University of Michigan School of Nursing, July - September 1942. The notes are accompanied by a few pages of biographical material prepared by Laurie McNeil.

Controlled Access Headings
Corporate Name(s)
  • University of Michigan School of Nursing.
Form/Genre(s)
  • Lecture notes
Personal Name(s)
  • McNeil, Marjorie E. Snider
Box
6

Marjorie E. Snider McNeil biography prepared by Laurie E. McNeil (daughter), 2005.

Copy of photograph of Snider, original taken April 1944, 2005.

Photocopy of the notebook's cover.

University of Michigan School of Nursing lecture notes, 1943.

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MC 227.  World War I Materials, 1918-1919. 0.2 Linear feet (1 folder).

Scope and Contents note

This collection consists of several letters written by an Army nurse during World War I.

Controlled Access Headings
Form/Genre(s)
  • Letters (correspondence)
Subject(s)
  • World War, 1914-1918
Box
2014.33.   Mason, Joan D. World War I Letters, 1918-1919.
Controlled Access Headings
Form/Genre(s)
  • Letters (correspondence)
Subject(s)
  • World War, 1914-1918
6

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MC 235.   Ruggere, Christine Stallknecht, Kristin. Museum of Danish Nursing History. 0.2 Linear feet.

Scope and Contents note

Materials in this collection consist of printed materials regarding the Musuem of Danish Nursing History.

Controlled Access Headings
Corporate Name(s)
  • Musuem of Danish Nursing History.
Form/Genre(s)
  • Printed ephemera
Box

Printed Materials.

6

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MC 236.   D'Antonio, Patricia. Nursing Calendar Collection, 1986-1997.

Scope and Contents note

This collection contains 7 calendars of nurses from photographs to fine art.

Controlled Access Headings
Form/Genre(s)
  • Printed ephemera
Occupation(s)
  • Nurse
  • Women social workers
Subject(s)
  • Military nursing
  • World War, 1939-1945--Medical care
Box
7

Nursing: The Finest Art, 1986.

Vital Signs: Images of Nursing (2 calendars), 1989, 1990.

The Women's Memorial, 1995.

Nurses in Uniform, 1996.

Nurses in Action, 1996.

The Women's Memorial: Honoring Women Pioneers of World War I, 1996.

The Women's Memorial: Honoring American Women in Uniform in World War II, 1997.

RN: Nursing School Pin Collection, 1997.

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MC 197.   Rosenberg, Charles E. St. Mary's Hospital (Troy, N.Y.), c.1920. 0.2 Linear feet.

Scope and Contents note

This collection was donated by Charles Rosenberger. These photographs are images of the students, teachers, and wards of St. Mary's Hospital in Troy, N.Y.

Controlled Access Headings
Corporate Name(s)
  • St. Mary's Hospital.
Form/Genre(s)
  • Photograph albums
Subject(s)
  • Nursing students
Box

Photograph album.

EDMO:0001

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MC 198.   Lynaugh, Joan E., Dr., 1935-2011. St. Luke's Hospital of Philadelphia, c. 1900. 1 Items.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of Joan Lynaugh.

Controlled Access Headings
Corporate Name(s)
  • St. Luke's Hospital of Philadelphia.
Form/Genre(s)
  • Photograph albums
Subject(s)
  • Nursing students
Box

Photograph album, 1900.

MSSM:0003

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MC 239.   Short, Peter. Peter Short Photograph Collection. 1 Linear feet (Oversized).

Scope and Contents note

This collection was donated by Peter Short and consists of photographs of critical care nursing in hospital settings.

Controlled Access Headings
Form/Genre(s)
  • Photographs
Occupation(s)
  • Nurse
Subject(s)
  • Hospice Care
Box

11x14" black and white photographs (13) of critical care nursing.

MSOS:0011

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MC 238.   Erikson, Ruth, 1932-1935. Ruth Erikson Meissner papers. 0.5 Linear feet.

Scope and Contents note

This collection consists of lecture notes from Ruth Erikson (Messiner) while she attended the Phildelphia General Hospital Training School for Nurses (PGH).

Controlled Access Headings
Corporate Name(s)
  • Philadelphia General Hospital.
Form/Genre(s)
  • Lecture notes
Subject(s)
  • Nursing students
Box
EDMO:0001
Box Folder

Medical Diseases for Nurses, 1931.

1 1

Nursing Procedures, PGH, c. 1931.

1 2

Case Study, Broncho Pneumonia, 1934.

1 3

Graduation photograph.

1 4

Bacteriology notes, 1931.

1 5

Anatomy notes.

1 6

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Collection Inventory

Series 1.  Administration.

Scope and Contents note

This series contains general correspondence of the agency's president, executive secretary and director, and editor and includes inquiries from prospective nurses and patron correspondence, 1972-1981; report records and correspondence from Area VI, 1969-78; by-laws, personnel policies, convention programs, and publicity pamphlets. There is a file on resolutions, job descriptions, lists of personnel and an operating manual for the executive secretary. Correspondence is arranged in chronological order and subject files are arranged in alphabetical order.

Correspondence.

Box Folder

Executive Secretary(1 of 2), 1972.

1 1

Executive Secretary(2 of 2), 1972.

1 2

Executive Secretary and President, 1978.

1 3

Executive Director and Misc., 1979-1980.

1 4

President, 1980.

1 5

President, 1981.

1 6

Editor Secretary Consultant, 1981.

1 7

Executive Director, 1981.

1 8

Patron Correspondence, 1978.

1 9
Box Folder

Annual Convention, Programs, 1953-1957, 1959, 1960, 1962, 1964, 1966, 1968, 1970, 1971.

2 10

Area IV, Annual Reports and Correspondence, 1969-1978.

2 11

Board, Resolutions, 1969-1970.

2 12

By-Laws, Reports, 1967-1979.

2 13

Conference Related Material, Brochures, 1978-1984.

2 14

Elizabeth Decker Memorial Fund.

2 15

Honorary Recognition, Correspondence, 1978-1980.

2 16

Job Descriptions, Personnel Records, 1972-1979.

2 17

Membership Survey, Report, 1987.

2 18

Nursing Services in Pennsylvania, Map, 1967.

2 19

OR Workshop, Report and Correspondence, November 10-11, 1977.

2 20

Pennsylvania Nursing Schools, Histories, 198?.

2 21

Personnel Policies, Reports, 1974-1976.

3 22

Phone Power, Correspondence, 1976-1979.

3 23

Reflections on Nursing, Calendar, 1986.

3 24

Secretary, Manual, 1966-1968.

3 25

Sell B., Time sheets, August 1979-June 1981.

3 26

Short-term Program, Correspondence, Agreement and Finance, 1975-1976.

3 27

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Series 2.  Board of Directors.

Scope and Contents note

The bulk of this series is comprised of reports and minutes of Board of Directors meetings with a nearly complete set of Executive Committee minutes for the years 1953-1983. Included here are memos and correspondence related to the events and their organization in chronological order. There are also reports and minutes of Annual Meetings for the years 1957-1982.

Box Folder

Annual Meeting, Reports, 1957-1959.

4 1

Biennial Meeting, Reports, 1960-62 - 1968-70.

4 2

Annual Meeting, Reports, 1971-1975.

4 3

Annual Meeting, Reports, 1976-1981.

4 4

Annual Meeting, Correspondence and Planning, 1972.

4 5

Annual Meeting, Committee Minutes and Correspondence, 1973.

4 6

Annual Meeting, Correspondence and Committee Minutes, 1974.

4 7

Annual Meeting, Correspondence and Finances, 1975.

4 8

Annual Meeting, Correspondence and Receipts, 1976.

4 9

Annual Meeting, Correspondence, 1977.

4 10

Annual and Statewide Conference, Committee Report and Correspondence, 1979.

4 11

Area IV, Annual Report 1979 and Governing Board Minutes, 1978-1981.

4 12

Board Meeting, Minutes.

Box Folder

1952-1955.

5 13

1956-1958.

5 14

1959-1960.

5 15

1961-1962.

5 16

1963-1964.

5 17

1965-1966.

5 18

1967.

5 19

1968.

5 20

1969.

6 21

1970.

6 22

1971.

6 23

1972.

6 24

1973.

6 25

1974.

6 26

1975.

6 27

1976-1977.

7 28

1978.

7 29

1979.

7 30

1980.

7 31

1982.

7 32

1983.

7 33

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Series 3.  Committees.

Scope and Contents note

This series consists of correspondence, memos, meeting minutes and reports, recommendations and correspondence associated with the organization of meetings of various permanent and ad hoc committees of the PLN. Arranged in alphabetical order by committee name and then chronologically. The series includes some printed literature produced by NLN and PLN and lists of committee personnel and consultants.

Box Folder

Ad Hoc Committee on Aging, Correspondence (1 of 2), 1975-1976.

8 1

Ad Hoc Committee on Aging, Reports, 1979-1980.

8 2

Careers in Nursing Committee Correspondence and Reports, 1953-1963.

8 3

Careers in Nursing Committee, Correspondence and Reports, 1963-1974.

8 4

Community Action Committee, Correspondence and Reports, 1975-1976.

8 5

Headquarters Committee Correspondence, Reports and Minutes, 1957-1978.

8 6

History and Archives Committee, Correspondence and Minutes, 1966-1981.

8 7

Membership Committee, Correspondence, Minutes and Forms, 1952-1976.

9 8

Nominations Committee, Ballot Sheets, Biographies and Correspondence, 1973-1983.

9 9

Commission for Nursing Needs and Resources, Correspondence and Reports, 1958-1959.

9 10

Commission for Nursing Needs and Resources, Correspondence and Reports, 1960-1961.

9 11

Commission for Nursing Needs and Resources, SubCommittee on Practical Nurse Schools, Correspondence and Minutes, 1957-1961.

9 12

Commission (Council and Committee) on Practical Nursing; Reports, Minutes and Correspondence, 1952-1957.

10 13

Commission (Council and Committee) on Practical Nursing; Reports, Minutes and Correspondence, 1958-1966.

10 14

Public Affairs Committee, Correspondence and Reports, 1973.

10 15

Public Affairs Committee, Correspondence and Reports, and Related Printed Literature, 1974-1978 (Bulk, 1985) .

10 16

Public Relations Committee, Reports, Minutes and Correspondence, 1958-1967.

10 17

Structure Committee, Minutes, Correspondence and Plans, 1967-1975.

10 18

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Series 4.  Division of Nursing Services.

Scope and Contents note

This series is divided into two departments - Public Health Nursing and Hospital Nursing. It contains reports, minutes and correspondence of the departments, and files from their Annual Meeting and Steering Committees. There is also material on workshops and educational needs of PLN Public Health Nurses.

Box Folder

Annual Meeting and Steering Committee, Minutes and Reports, 1957-1966.

11 1

Department of Hospital Nursing, Minutes, Memos and Correspondence, 1953-1966.

11 2

Department of Public Health Nursing, Minutes and Reports etc., 1954-1966.

11 3

Department of Public Health Nursing, Council of Member Agencies, 1963-1967.

11 4

Workshop on Educational Needs of Public Health Nurses, Reports and Memos, 1957.

11 5

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Series 5.  Education.

Scope and Contents note

Contained in this series are reports and meeting minutes of the sub committee on Nursing Education; reports of others bodies on nursing education; information and correspondence of short-term courses offered by PLN; protocols, course outlines, and instructors guides; and materials regarding the Educational Loan Fund. This series is arranged in alphabetical order.

Box Folder

Board, Members (1953-1958 and 1968-1970) and Correspondence, 1975 and 1978.

12 1

Committees and Divisions, Reports, 1948-1984.

12 2

Educational Loan Fund, Memos and Correspondence, 1970-1977.

12 3

Educational Loan Fund, Accounts and Correspondence of Recipients, 1974-1978.

12 4

LPN Short Term Courses, Preliminary Correspondence, Pilot Program and Budgets, 1975-1976.

12 5

LPN Short Term Courses, Contracts and Expenses, 1976.

12 6

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Series 6.  Financial.

Scope and Contents note

Here are financial statements and accounts, 1971-1979; receipts, vouchers, and invoices; Treasurer's reports, 1983-1984; policy manual of fiscal management, 1978; cashbooks for the years 1979, 1980-1985; and a financial ledger, 1980-1985. Arranged alphabetically by file title, then chronologically.

Box Folder

Financial Income, General Ledger, 1970 and 1971.

13 1

Financial Income, General Ledger, 1972 and 1973.

13 2

General Finance, Financial Statements and Treasurer's Reports, 1972-1977.

13 3

General Finance, Statements, Budgets and Worksheets, 1979.

13 4

General Accounts, Ledgers, 1978.

13 5

General Accounts, Ledgers, 1979.

13 6

General Accounts, Ledger, 1980-1985.

18 1

Membership Dues, Summary, 1979.

18 7

Area IV, Cash Book, 1979.

18 8

Receipts, Cash Book, February 1980-October 1985.

18 9

Special Purpose Fund - First Federal Account, Receipts, 1981.

18 10

Income and Expenditure, Statements, 1980-1981 and 1983.

14 11

Constituent League, Treasurers Report, December 1983-December 1984.

14 12

Expenses, Receipts and Vouchers, 1981.

14 13

Expenses, Receipts and Vouchers, January-August 1982.

14 14

Expenses, Receipts and Vouchers, September-December 1982.

14 15

Expenses, Receipts and Vouchers, January-September 1983.

14 16

Expenses, Receipts and Vouchers, October-December 1983.

14 17

Committee Expenses, Receipts and Vouchers, 1979.

15 18

Committee Expenses, Receipts and Vouchers, 1980.

15 19

Committee Expenses, Receipts and Vouchers, 1981.

15 20

Conference Expenses, Correspondence Statements and Receipts, 1979.

15 21

Conference Expenses, Receipts and Vouchers, 1981.

15 22

Office Expenses, Receipts and Vouchers, 1979.

15 23

Finance Committee, Reports and Statements, 1980-1981.

15 24

Fiscal Management, Policy Manual, 1978.

15 25

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Series 7.  Newsletters.

Scope and Contents note

This series is made up of the agency's Newsletter, Penn League News, Newsbulletin, and PLN Visions, which succeeded each other as the organization's regular Newsletter, in chronological order, 1953-1989 (broken run).

Box Folder

Newsletter Newsletter (incomplete), 1953-1961.

16 1

Penn League News Newsletter (incomplete), 1961-1971.

16 2

Newsbulletin Newsletter (incomplete), 1971-1975.

16 3

Newsbulletin Newsletter (incomplete), 1976-1979.

16 4

Newsbulletin Newsletter (incomplete), 1980-1988.

16 5

PLN Visions Newsletter (incomplete), 1988-1989.

16 6

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Series 8.  Other Organizations.
Scope and Contents note

In this series are reports, correspondence and literature of other organizations such as the Community Services of Pennsylvania.

Box Folder

Community Services of Pennsylvania, Reports and Newsletters, 1970-1971.

17 1

National League for Nursing, Statements, Memos, Correspondence and Published leaflets, 1968, 1969, 1972, 1973, 1980, and 1981.

17 2

Pennsylvania Medical Society, Reports and Resolutions, 1968-1970, 1975, and 1980.

17 3

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Series 9.  Audio-Visual Material.

Scope and Contents note

Materials in this series consist of glass slides of analytical tables, videocassettes re: "credentializing", an L.P. "The First Five Years", photo albums of past presidents, scrapbooks and clippings from various meetings and workshops, and loose photographs and slides.

Glass Slides.

Box Slide

Head Nurse Hours, 7-3 shift, Analytical Table, 1954.

19 1

Staff Nurse Hours, 7-3 shift, Analytical Table, 1954.

19 2

Student Nurse Hours, 7-3 shift, Analytical Table, 1954.

19 3

Nursing Aide Hours, 7-3 shift, Analytical Table, 1954.

19 4

Head Nurse % time, 7-3 shift, Analytical Table, 1954.

19 5

Staff Nurse % time, 7-3 shift, Analytical Table, 1954.

19 6

Student Nurse % time, 7-3 shift, Analytical Table, 1954.

19 7

Nursing Aide % time, 7-3 shift, Analytical Table, 1954.

19 8

Unit Personnel-Activities Time, 7-3 shift, Analytical Table, 1954.

19 9

Comparison of Hours of Nursing Personnel, 7-3 shift, Analytical Table, 1954.

19 10

Nursing Personnel Hours and % time, Analytical Table, 1954.

19 11

Average Nursing Personnel-Patient Minutes, 7-3 shift, Analytical Table, 1954.

19 12

Head Nurse Hours, 3-11 shift, Analytical Table, 1954.

20 13

Staff Nurse Hours, 3-11 shift, Analytical Table, 1954.

20 14

Student Nurse Hours, 3-11 shift, Analytical Table, 1954.

20 15

Nursing Aide Hours, 3-11 shift, Analytical Table, 1954.

20 16

Head Nurse % time, 3-11 shift, Analytical Table, 1954.

20 17

Staff Nurse % time, 3-11 shift, Analytical Table, 1954.

20 18

Student Nurse % time, 3-11 shift, Analytical Table, 1954.

20 19

Nursing Aide % time , 3-11 shift, Analytical Table, 1954.

20 20

Unit personnel activities time, 3-11 shift, Analytical Table, 1954.

20 21

Comparison of hours of nursing personnel, 3-11 shift, Analytical Table, 1954.

20 22

Nursing personnel hours and % time, 3-11 shift, Analytical Table, 1954.

20 23

Average nursing personnel - patient minutes, 3-11 shift, Analytical Table, 1954.

20 24

Triple call to action, title slide, 1954.

20 25

Improve use increase, title slide, 1954.

20 26

Nursing needs, analytical table, 1954.

20 27
Box Video

Credentialising Program 1, Video cassette 60 minutes, 1980.

21 1

Credentialising Program 2, Video cassette 60 minutes, 1980.

21 2

PLN & NLN Meeting, photographs of members, 1960s.

21 1

PLN statewide conference, Photographs & clippings, 1976.

21 2

NLN: The First Five Years Talent Unlimited A New Look at the History of Nursing, LP record, 1958.

21 1

And Now the News, sketches, 1970s.

21 1

Career Slides, 1950s.

Box Slide

Nurse helping patient put on shoes.

22 1

Nurse helping patient use crutches.

22 2

Nurse helping patient use walking frame.

22 3

Nurse giving patient injection.

22 4

Eight men using microscopes.

22 5

Six doctors with three nurses at patient's bedside.

22 6

Three nurses with patient in oxygen tent.

22 7

Doctors and nurses in operating theatre.

22 8

Nurse with neonate in Special Care Baby Unit.

22 9

Nurse with child washing hands.

22 10

Nurse with three children at weighing scales.

22 11

Nurse bathing baby with woman and two other children.

22 12

Nurse with female patient in bed.

22 13

Two nurses with man at industrial furnace.

22 14

Student nurses in clinical room.

22 15

Nurse assisting at operation.

22 16

Miscellaneous, 1970s.

Box Slide

Four women using telephones.

22 17

Four women.

22 18

One woman.

22 19

Penna Vue slides, undated.

Box Slide

Independence Hall at Twilight, Independence Nat'l Historic Park.

22 20

Overlooking city skyscrapers, Pittsburgh, Pa.

22 21

Northside of Independence Hall, Independence Nat'l Historic park.

22 22

Soldier's Huts, Valley Forge.

22 23

Hex sign artist, Paradise, Pennsylvania Dutch country.

22 24

Soudersburg Bridge: Amish country Pa.

22 25

Steel Mills from Mt. Washington, Pittsburgh, Pa.

22 26

Picturesque Dutch Haven Restaurant, Pennsylvania Dutch Country.

22 26b

Miscellaneous, 1970s.

Box Slide

Nun and women.

22 27

Two women and baby.

22 28

Old man and woman.

22 29

Two women, one speaking at podium.

22 30

Man and women at desk and woman at podium.

22 31

People at NLN meeting.

22 32

Two women.

22 33

Two women.

22 34

Five women at table.

22 35

Three women at table.

22 36

Two women.

22 37

Women at meeting.

22 38

Annual meetings.

22 39

May is High Blood Pressure Month.

22 40

Where the Action is.

22 41

The Community Leader in the League.

22 42

Photographs of people at Microphones.

22 43

To educate with seminars ain't easy.

22 44

Map of US-NLN.

22 45

Three nurses.

22 46

Five women.

22 47

National League for Nursing Insignia.

22 48

Woman at phone, PALN sec.

22 49

Building, PALN office.

22 50

Name and address.

22 51

PALN office doors.

22 52

Woman at desk.

22 53

Building.

22 54

View of river.

22 55

Door.

22 56

Car park.

22 57

Two women.

22 58

Map of area groups.

22 59

Pennsylvania League for Nursing.

22 60

Variety.

22 61

Cooperative activities with other organizations.

22 62

Pamphlet - History of Nursing Museum and Library.

22 63

PLN Pamphlet.

22 64

Annual report.

22 65

News bulletin.

22 66

Get Back to Basics.

22 67

Rules and regulations of SE PLN.

22 68

PLN presents - Management Objectives Leaflet.

22 69

PLN Certificate.

22 70

Poster Quality Care of the Older Adult.

22 71

Organize for Action.

22 72

NLN Regions Map.

22 73

Museum exhibit.

22 74

Museum exhibit.

22 75

Museum exhibit.

22 76

Woman in front of exhibit.

22 77

Museum exhibit.

22 78

Three women.

22 79

Woman at typewriter.

22 80

People at tables.

22 81

Three women at meeting table.

22 82

People at meeting.

22 83

Three women at meeting.

22 84

Two men at meeting.

22 85

Three women at meeting.

22 86

PLN pennant.

22 87

People at meeting.

22 88

Four women (one a nun), and a man.

22 89

Man at podium.

22 90

Woman pointing at graph.

22 91

Variety in League Activities.

22 92

One man and two women.

22 93

People at long table.

22 94

Five women.

22 95

One man and two women.

22 96

Two women.

22 97

Two women.

22 98

PALN '77 Annual Conference.

Box Slide

Two women in candlelight.

22 99

One woman in candlelight.

22 100

Two women at desk.

22 101

Two women standing.

22 102

Man at podium in candlelight.

22 103

Woman at podium.

22 104

Woman at podium.

22 104a

Woman at podium.

22 105

Woman at podium in candlelight.

22 106

Two women at podium in candlelight.

22 107

Woman at podium in candlelight.

22 108

Group of women.

22 109

Two women.

22 110

Three women at desk.

22 111

Women standing in middle of room.

22 112

Man at podium.

22 113

People at meeting.

22 114

Two men and one woman looking at book.

22 115

Three women sitting at table.

22 116

Woman at microphone.

22 117

Southeast Area.

Box Slide

Group of people at tables.

22 118

Group of people at tables.

22 119

Group of people at tables.

22 120

Two women looking at paper.

22 121

People sitting facing charts.

22 122

People sitting at tables.

22 123

People sitting facing desk and charts.

22 124

People sitting facing desk and charts.

22 125

People sitting facing desk and charts.

22 126

People sitting.

22 127

People sitting facing desk and charts.

22 128

People sitting facing desk and charts.

22 129

People sitting facing desk and charts.

22 130

People sitting.

22 131

Woman giving speech, two women clapping.

22 132

Three women and one man.

22 133

People at long tables.

22 134

People at long tables.

22 135

People at long tables.

22 136

People at long tables.

22 137

Presidents Photos.

Box Photo

Dr. Ruth W. Jesses, 1955-57.

22 1

Alice Debenneville, 1958-59.

22 2

Elizabeth Decker with newspaper clipping, 1960-64.

22 3

Jessie M. Glass, 1964-66.

22 4

Dr. Dorothy Novello, 1966-68.

22 5

Mary C. Brennan, 1968-78.

22 6

Irene McLenehan, 1970-72.

22 7

Margaret Ada Mutch, 1972-74.

22 8

Alice Chauss Kindling, 1974-76.

22 9

Lillian S. Brunner, 1976-78.

22 10

Sister Patricia Hardner, 1980-81.

22 11

Envelope 1: Statewide Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, Photos, 1975.

Box Photo

Alice Chauss and Senator Early.

22 12

Lillian Brunner and another woman.

22 13

People at meeting session with woman speaking at podium.

22 14

Ada Mutch and Alice Chauss.

22 15

Alice Chauss and Irene McLenahan receiving award.

22 16

Alice Chauss and Katherine Heath receiving award.

22 17

Alice Chauss and Senator Early.

22 18

Proof Photos.

22 19

Envelope 2: News Bulletin Picture File.

Box Photo

Dorothy J. Novello, 1976.

22 20

Man (Walsh?) at Desk, 1970s?.

22 21

Carol V. Phillips, 1970s?.

22 22

Helen Jordan, 1979.

22 23

Marie C. Tassia ?date?, 1970s.

22 24

Patricia Hardiner.

22 25

Doris B. Ward.

22 26

Naomi Sayers.

22 27

Dorothy Ann Meerness.

22 28

Mary Reisner.

22 29

? Lambertson.

22 30

June Werner.

22 31

Joan O'Leary.

22 32

? Parse.

22 33

Geraldine Wenger.

22 34

Barbara Stevens.

22 35

Behanna.

22 36

Fitzpatrick.

22 37

Lillian S. Brunner.

22 38

Hermann.

22 39

Brennan.

22 40

Allison.

22 41

Pringle.

22 42

Board Meeting, June 1, 1978.

22 43

Dorothy Mereness.

22 44

Dana Berny.

22 45

Butler.

22 46

Patricia Haase.

22 47

Helen Dietz.

22 48

Waltz.

22 49

Bernal.

22 50

McCambridge.

22 51

Envelope 3: F.N.C., Photos, 1961.

Box Photo

Presentation of Charter to Sandra Holsinger by Dolores Fourman, with Oscar B. Baldwin and Mrs. Paul Kline, 1961.

22 52

F.N.C. Rally: Clara Brightman and two students, 1959.

22 53

Sleeve: Miscellaneous Photos, 1960s.

Box Photo

Group of women sitting in chairs.

22 54

Four women in front of PLN pennant.

22 55

Five women and a man sitting at table.

22 56

Three women.

22 57

People sitting at tables.

22 58

Women sitting in chairs.

22 59

Two women.

22 60

Two nuns.

22 61

Four women.

22 62

People at a table.

22 63

Women standing at podium.

22 64

Woman.

22 65

Two women.

22 66

Two women.

22 67

Five women (one a nun).

22 68

Woman sitting at long table.

22 69

Three women (one a nun).

22 70

Envelope 4: Miscellaneous - People, Photos and Negatives, 1960s.

Box Photo

Five women standing.

22 71

Four women sitting at table.

22 72

Doris Ward, Mary Brennan, Sr. Patricia Hardner, Mary Reisner, Joan Sapto, Patricia Mashburn.

22 73

Executive committees.

22 74

Two women at desk.

22 75

Two women.

22 76

Planning committee.

22 77

McLenahan and others.

22 78

Two men and two women at desk.

22 79

Ms. Groft.

22 80

Four men at microphone (B+W).

22 81

Women and man at table.

22 82

Man and women (B+W).

22 83

Man at podium (B+W).

22 84

People at microphone (B+W).

22 85

Two women and a man at microphone.

22 86

Jessie Glass (feet up) and others.

22 87

People at table.

22 88

People at table.

22 89

People at gathering.

22 90

Four women and a man.

22 91

People at long table.

22 92

Olga Katalek (B+W), 1965.

22 93

Man and woman.

22 94

Two women and a man with presents (B+W).

22 95

Two women at gathering (B+W).

22 96

Three women (B+W).

22 97

Three women and a man.

22 98

Women at podium (B+W).

22 99

Woman with cake (B+W).

22 100

People at Meeting (B+W).

22 101

Two women (B+W).

22 102

Three women and a man (B+W).

22 103

Man and woman (B+W).

22 104

People at long table.

22 105

Man and two women (one a nun).

22 106

Woman in office.

22 107

Two men at podium.

22 108

Woman at podium and others.

22 109

Woman at podium and others.

22 110

Woman at podium and others.

22 111

Woman and three men.

22 112

Negatives.

Box
22

Envelope 5: Clippings, Articles and Postcards, 1980-1981.

Box
22

Envelope 6: Miscellaneous People, Photos, 1970s.

Box Photo

Woman at podium.

22 113

Women sitting around table.

22 114

Women at podium.

22 115

Six women.

22 116

Women around a table.

22 117

Group of five women.

22 118

Gathering of women.

22 119

Ratchel Rotkovitch.

22 120

? Masburn (women).

22 121

Dr. Dorothy Mereness.

22 122

Mary S. Hill, RN, PhD.

22 123

Women in evening dress.

22 124

Dinner meeting.

22 125

Four women at table.

22 126

People at head table of dinner meeting.

22 127

Woman speaking at dinner meeting.

22 128

Woman receiving gift at podium.

22 129

Seven women in evening dress.

22 130

Five people meeting for dinner.

22 131

People at dinner table.

22 132

Man at podium.

22 133

Elsa Brown.

22 134

Enid Goldberg.

22 135

People at dinner tables.

22 136

Man's portrait.

22 137

Pat Mashburn and Betty Harding.

22 138

Pat Zeszuteb.

22 139

Getting 'High' on professional self-actualization (multiple photos).

22 140

Proofs of photos from meeting.

22 141

Proofs of photos from meeting.

22 142

Proofs of photos from meeting.

22 143

This is the Pennsylvania League for Nursing, lists of slides, clippings and photos and negatives, 1977-1978.

22 2

This is the Pennsylvania League for Nursing, slides and photos.

22 3

SPLN Slides, January 10, 1978.

Box Slide

Woman speaking.

22 1

People at meeting.

22 2

Woman speaking.

22 3

Woman speaking.

22 4

Woman speaking.

22 5

Man speaking.

22 6

Man speaking.

22 7

People standing.

22 8

People standing near table.

22 9

Woman standing alone.

22 10

People at tables.

22 11

Two women at table.

22 12

Two women at table.

22 13

Two women at table.

22 14

People at long table.

22 15

Other Slides.

Box Slide

Two women.

22 16

Two women.

22 17

Edith Patterson and class: Management by objectives.

22 18

Jessie Scott, Joan Large and Miss Cline at History of Nursing Museum.

22 19

Remory, Brunner, Wilson, November 1, 1977.

22 20

Kindling, Zeszuteb, Rieser, October 7, 1977.

22 21

Mereness, Kindling, McLanahan, October 7, 1977.

22 22

Ward, Dugan, Brunner, Zeszuteb, October 7, 1977.

22 23

Edith, Virginia, Dorothy.

22 24

Remorly, Brunner, Wilson.

22 1

Kindling, Zeszutub, Rieser, October 7, 1977.

22 2

Mereness, Kindling, McLenahan, October 7, 1977.

22 3

Ward, Dugan, Brunner, Zeszuteb, October 7, 1977.

22 4

Five women.

22 5

Philadelphia, 1976.

Box Photo

Two women.

22 6

Three women.

22 7

People at desks with women at podium.

22 8

People at desks with women at podium.

22 9

People at desks with women at podium.

22 10

Management by Objectives, Ephrata, PA, October 11-12, 1977.

Box Photo

Edith Patterson and class.

22 11

Dorothy Meredith and class.

22 12

Discussion Group.

22 13

Discussion - three women.

22 14

Role playing - five women.

22 15

Role playing - three women.

22 16

PLN Staff, May - June 1977.

Box Photo

Past Presidents.

22 17

A. Kindling, F. Holm.

22 18

E. Dowery, M. Walsh, B. Harding.

22 19

Two women with flag.

22 20

Maggie Walsh, B. Harding.

22 21

Sister Mary Jonesch, Irene Llyod.

22 22

Sister Mary Jonesch, R. Kirkman, B. Harding, D. Mereness.

22 23

Jane Arnold, Dorothy Moehl.

22 24

Envelope PLN and NLN Staff, June 1976 and January 1978.

Box Photo

Margaret Walsh, Sheila Pringle, Mrs. George Ramney, Ethelmae DeMatteo, Betty Bumpers.

22 25

Judith Nudel.

22 26

Judith Nudel.

22 27

Lillian Brunner.

22 28

Ruth Kirkman, Helene Cardwell, Lillian Brunner.

22 29

Thomas McLenahan, Jim Wolf.

22 30

Charlotte Weiser, Lillian Brunner, Ruth Kirkman, Jim Wolf, Mary Rieser.

22 31

Committee Chairman: Helene Cardwell, Mary Rieser, Doris Ward, Caroline Hollschwandner-Nom, Ann Winkler.

22 32

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Collection Inventory

Series 1.  Minutes, Proceeding and Reports, 1923-1970.

Scope and Contents note

The first series contains the minutes of the board of directors, the typewritten reports of the proceedings of the annual conventions and various reports of officers. Comprising the dominant series in the collection, the minutes and proceedings chronicle the influence and activities of the Philadelphia district on the nursing profession almost from the organization's inception.

Board of Directors Minutes.

Box Folder

1923-1930.

1 1-8

1931-1936.

2 9-15

1937-1944.

3 16-24

1945-1952.

4 25-32

1953-1958.

5 33-39

1959-1963.

6 40-47

1964.

7 48

1964-1967.

7 49

1967-1968.

7 50

Annual Meeting - Proceedings.

Box Folder

1923-1933.

7 51-61

1934-1946.

8 62-74

1947-May 1964.

9 75-83

September 1964-1967.

10 84

1967-1968.

10 85

1970.

10 86

Officer Reports.

Box Folder

1932-1949.

10 87-89

1962-1968.

10 90
Box Folder

Budget, 1948-1952.

10 91

Reports of the Treasurer and budgets, 1967-1968.

10 92

Proceedings and reports, miscellaneous, 1967-1968.

10 93

Proceedings and reports, 1946, 1947.

28 47

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Series 2.  Committee and Section Papers, 1932-1973.

Scope and Contents note

The papers of the various committees and sections within District 1 provide information regarding the interests of specialized nursing groups in addition to insight into the administrative functioning of the organization. The series includes correspondence, minutes and some printed material, and the files are arranged alphabetically by section or committee.

By-laws Committee.

Box Folder

1960-1964.

10 1

1964-1972.

11 2-3
Box Folder

CERS Section, 1963.

11 4

Chronically Ill Committee, 1947-1948.

11 5

Committee Lists, 1964.

11 6

Complaint Committee, minutes, 1948.

11 7

Constitution and By-Laws Committee.

Box Folder

Bylaws and amendments, 1945-1950.

11 8

Correspondence, 1945-1948.

11 9

Credentials Committee.

Box Folder

1947-1949.

11 10

1962-1963.

11 11
Box Folder

District Fund-raising Committee, 1962-1963.

11 12

EACT Section, 1962-1971.

11 13-15

Education Section, 1964-1968.

11 16-17

Eligibility Committee, Reports to PNA, District 1, 1919-1940.

11 18

Emergency Grants Committee, 1963-1967.

11 19-20

General Duty Section, 1955-1965.

11 21-22

Headquarters Committee, 1957-1964.

11 23

Legislative Committee.

Minutes and correspondence.
Box Folder

1947-1948.

12 24-25

1964-1966.

12 26

Information.

12 27

Membership Committee.

Box Folder

1947-1948.

12 28

1965-1972.

12 29-31

Men's Nurses Section, 1940-1948.

12 32

N.S.A. Section, 1962-1970.

12 33-34

Nominations Committee.

Box Folder

1943-1948.

12 35

1962-1967.

12 36-37
Box Folder

Nurses Education Committee, 1963.

13 38

Nursing in National Defense, 1957-1963.

13 39-41

Pediatric Nurses' Section, 1971.

13 42

Personnel Committee, 1955-1966.

13 43

President's Conference Group, 1963-1964.

13 44-45

Private Duty Nurses' Section, 1967-1973.

13 46

Program Committee, 1965-1972.

13 47-49

Public Health Section, 1959-1971.

13 50-54

Public Relations Committee, 1955-1972.

14 55-58

Recruitment Committee, 1969-1972.

14 59

Red Cross Committee, 1947-1948.

14 60

School Section, 1962-1970.

14 61-62

Sections Conference Committee, 1963-1965.

14 63

Special Interest Section, 1971.

14 64

Structure Committee, 1970.

14 65

Study Committee on ANA Functions, 1963.

14 66

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Series 3.  Subject File, 1935-1972.

Scope and Contents note

This is an alphabetically arranged file representing District 1's civic and professional interest activities, relations with other organizations, legislative goals, and its involvement in health care issues and education. Also included are documents related to the district’s social meetings.

Box Folder

American Journal of Nursing, 1970-1972.

14 1

American Medical Association, 1963.

14 2

American Nurses' Association.

Box Folder

Bylaws and Rules, 1958-1960.

14 3

Legislation News, 1964.

14 4
Box Folder

Be-Involved Campaign, 1969-1970.

14 5

Community News Releases, 1964-1965.

14 6

Counseling and Placement Services, 1947-1948.

14 7

Deceased members, 1964.

14 8

Delaware Valley Hospital Council, 1964.

14 9

District Secretaries Conference, 1947-1948.

14 10

Dues dispute at Kennedy Hospital, 1969-1970.

14 11

Election candidates, 1963-1964, 1968, 1971.

15 12-16

Election teller returns, 1963-1964, 1966-1967.

15 17-20

Employment standards, 1964.

15 21

Fiftieth anniversary, 1969.

15 22

Foreign nurses, 1963, 1971-1972.

15 23-24

Friendship fete, 1964-1965.

15 25

Health and Welfare Council, 1963-1968.

15 26-27

Health insurance, 1942-1948.

15 28

Heart Association of Southeast Pennsylvania, 1963.

15 29

Honorary recognition, 1962-1968.

15 30

Immigrant nurses, 1968.

15 31

Income tax deductions, 1968.

15 32

Income tax exemption, 1938-1952.

15 33

Industrial nurses, 1957.

15 34

Insurance.

Box Folder

1960-1963.

16 35

1964-1967.

16 36
Box Folder

Legal advisor, 1963-1971.

16 37

Legal documents, Loomis vs. District 1, 1950-1958.

16 38-39

Meeting evaluation sheets, 1962-1963.

16 40

National League for Nursing, 1964.

16 41

News items, 1963-1964.

16 42

Nurses' Week, 1966.

16 43

Pennsylvania Nurses' Association.

Box Folder

Board of Directors meeting minutes, 1948.

16 44

Reports of field visits to District 1 and Nurses' Official Directors, 1952-1954.

16 45
Box Folder

Correspondence, 1962-1970.

16 46

Pennsylvania State Board of Nurse Examiners, 1961.

16 47

Pennsylvania State Employment Service, 1962-1963.

16 48

Pennsylvania Tuberculosis and Health Society, 1964-1965.

16 49

Philadelphia County Medical Society, 1964-1965.

16 50

Polio Immunization program, 1963.

16 51

Practical nurses, 1962-1963.

16 52

Professional code, 1960-1963.

17 53

Social Services Building, 1938-1965.

17 54

Southeastern Pennsylvania League for Nursing, 1963-1965.

17 55

Squibb & Sons, newsletter "Nurse Notes", 1959-1964.

17 56

State Board of Nursing Education, 1958-1963.

17 57

Student nurses, 1963-1964, 1970-1971.

17 58-60

United Cerebral Palsy Association, 1963.

17 61

Wage tax, 1939-1940.

17 62

Workmen's compensation, 1935-1937.

17 63

World Health Organization, 1958.

17 64

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Series 4.  Correspondence, 1963-1972.

Scope and Contents note

This series consists of incoming and outgoing letters of officers and the office secretary, primarily covering the 1960s. Among the major topics are District 1's administration and relations with other organizations and groups.

Box Folder

American Nurses' Association, 1969-1972.

17 1

District 1 file, 1969-1972.

Box Folder

A-J.

17 2-4

K-Z.

18 5-7
Box Folder

Board of Directors, 1964.

18 8

Executive secretary, 1963-1964.

18 9-10

General, 1969-1972.

18 11

Membership, 1964.

18 12

Office secretary, 1965-1967.

18 13

President, 1965-1966.

18 14

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Series 5.  Nurses' Official Directory, 1928-1972.

Scope and Contents note

This series includes information detailing the functions and development of the Nurses' Official Directory, which served to put registered nurses in contact with employers. Minutes, correspondence, registrants' meeting proceedings and a history of the N.O.D. chronicle the important role that this section played in the growth of District 1.

Box Folder

Chronicle, 1935-1940.

19 1

Nurses' Official Directory Committee.

Minutes.
Box Folder

1939-1955.

19 2-18

1956-1965.

20 19-28
Box Folder

Annual report, 1945-1948.

20 29

Reports to Board of Directors, 1952-1961.

20 30-37

List of members, 1945-1962.

20 38
Monthly Reports, statistical.
Box Folder

1939-1952.

20 39-52

1953-1965.

21 53-65
Box Folder

Applications presented, 1962-1965.

21 66

Special Committee, memo re applicants of military age, 1945.

21 67
Box Folder

Committee to Complete the Business, 1951.

21 68

Registry Committee, Minutes, 1928-1929.

21 69

Budgets.

Box Folder

1942-1946.

21 70

1961-1962.

21 71
Box Folder

Charter of the Organization of Registrants, 1954.

21 72

Correspondence.

Box Folder

1936-1956.

21 73-79

1957-1962.

22 80-85
Box Folder

Description of the organization, undated.

22 86

Discontinuance, 1958.

22 87

Finance, 1949-1951.

22 88

N.O.D. cashbooks, 1958-1965.

22 89

Organization and history, [1940-1941?].

22 90