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Eleanor C. Lambertsen papers

MC 104

Eleanor C. Lambertsen papers

MC 104

Eleanor C. Lambertsen papers

MC 104

Eleanor C. Lambertsen papers

MC 104

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:
Lambertsen, Eleanor C.
Title:
Eleanor C. Lambertsen papers
Date [inclusive]:
1915-1977
Call Number:
MC 104
Extent:
7 Linear feet
Language:
English
Abstract:
Eleanor Lambertsen was a prominent nurse educator who led the nursing education faculty at both Teachers College, Columbia University and Cornell University/New York Hospital School of Nursing. This collection contains reports of her involvement in national and state-level activities, including the American Medical Association, National Commission for the Study of Nursing and Nursing Education, Nation's Health, and the American Nurses Association, as well as some of her correspondence and personal papers.
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Eleanor C. Lambertsen papers, 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:
Styles, Margretta Madden
Title:
Margretta Madden Styles papers
Date [inclusive]:
1973-1992
Call Number:
MC 123
Extent:
76.8 Linear feet
Language:
English
Abstract:
This unprocessed collection contains the papers of Magretta Madden Styles (1930-2005), a nurse educator and scholar known for her leadership in nursing education, credentialing and international nursing. These papers document her long career and involvement with the ANA, ANCC, and ICN, as well as the University of Texas, San Antonio, Wayne State University, and the University of California, San Francisco.
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Margretta Madden Styles papers, 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:
Lynch, Theresa I., 1896-1994
Title:
Theresa I. Lynch papers
Date [inclusive]:
1896-1986
Call Number:
MC 102
Extent:
1.4 Linear feet
Language:
English
Abstract:
Theresa Lynch (1896-1994) is remembered as the first Dean of the independent School of Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania. The bulk of this collection is related to the Penn School of Nursing, but also includes personal correspondence, speeches, awards, biographical sketches, and photographs.
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Theresa I. Lynch papers, 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:
Dunbar, Virginia
Title:
Virginia Dunbar papers
Date:
1946-1976
Call Number:
MC 148
Extent:
0.4 Linear feet (URC Box MSWR.0001)
Language:
English
Text: [Box]
MSWR.0001
Abstract:
Virginia Dunbar was a former Dean of the Cornell University-New York Hospital School of Nursing and Director of the Nursing Service of the Hospital. This small collection contains her personal notes, clippings, correspondence, and other information regarding her time at Cornell University-New York Hospital.
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Virginia Dunbar papers, Barbara Bates Center for The Study of The History of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania
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Biography/History

Eleanor C. Lambertsen was one of the major national figures in the development and reform of nursing services and the administration of nursing education. She has led the nursing education faculty at both Teachers College, Columbia University and Cornell University/New York Hospital School of Nursing in addition to service on national and state health planning agencies. She was also an active participant in various professional organizations.

Eleanor Lambertsen began her nursing career at Overlook Hospital in Summit, New Jersey in 1938. After moving from staff nurse to Director of the School of Nursing in 1947, she left to complete her B.S.and M.A. degrees at Teachers College, Columbia University. Joining the faculty at Teachers College, she obtained her Ed.D. in 1957. From 1958 to 1961, she served as the Director of the Division of Nursing of the American Hospital Association which enabled her to participate in nursing concerns on the national level. She returned to Teachers College in 1961 as Professor of Nursing Education on the Helen Hartley Foundation and Chairman of the Department of Nursing Education. Four years later, Lambertson served as the Director of the Division of Nursing Education. In 1970, she accepted the position of Dean of the Cornell University/New York Hospital School of Nursing and upon its discontinuance in 1979, continued as Senior Associate Director of the New York Hospital Division of Nursing Education. Throughout her career in the administration of nursing education, Eleanor Lambertsen extended the impact of her work through service on many national and state health planning agencies, through anextensive series of professional publications, and an active program of speaking engagements. Lambertsen died in 1998.

Biography/History

Margretta Madden Styles (1930-2005) was a nurse scholar who was renowned nationally and globally as a leader in nursing education, credentialing and international nursing. As a past president of ANA, the International Council of Nurses (ICN) and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), "Gretta" Styles demonstrated a lifelong commitment to leadership in nursing. Styles was dean and professor of the University of Texas School of Nursing, San Antonio, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, and the University of California, San Francisco. She authored of books and articles on socialization and professionalism.

As the architect of the first comprehensive study of nursing credentialing in the 1970s, Styles was an innovator and pioneer in framing and defining this critical work that recognizes and differentiates quality in all aspects of nursing practice. In the 1980s, she spearheaded ICN's definitive work on nursing regulation. A driving force behind the creation of the American Nurses Credentialing Center, her work laid the groundwork for expanding the services and programs in the United States and abroad.

The recipient of seven honorary doctorates from universities in the United States, Canada and Greece, and numerous other awards from academic and professional organizations, Styles had a global impact on the profession.

References

Biography/History

Theresa I. Lynch (1896-1994), R.N., Ed.D was an educator, administrator, practitioner, and author whose foresight, determination, and confidence to fight the conservative establishment enabled her to become a pioneer in the development of the nursing profession.

Lynch was born in a family of five children in Winchester, Virginia, on August 9, 1896. Her father was a lawyer and her mother a "great social and civic leader.” With objections from her parents, who believed that nursing was inappropriate for "a lady,” Lynch chose nursing as her career and earned a diploma in nursing from the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania training school in 1920. Her experience in nursing combined with an earlier degree in education enabled Lynch to become director of nursing at the Willard Parker Hospital of Communicable Diseases in New York. Lynch later left Willard to become director of an innovative new program at New York University which focused on the teaching of nursing theory. After six years at NYU, Lynch was recruited by her alma mater, the University of Pennsylvania, to direct its nursing program. In this capacity, Lynch completely reorganized the nursing program.

She was instrumental in the establishment of the School of Nursing as a Division of Medical Affairs in 1944. Lynch, however, was not satisfied with the arrangement. She fought the male-dominated leadership that was opposed to an independent school of nursing. Lynch won the battle. In 1950, an independent School of Nursing was founded at the University of Pennsylvania, and Lynch was immediately named its dean.

Lynch recognized the value of publications as evidenced by her textbook, Communicable Diseases Nursing, which has been translated into different languages including Japanese. She also co-authored  Poliomyelitis with Landow and Smith. The dean, who was always meticulously groomed, had a special interest in people who suffer from communicable diseases. Even in the course of preparing her textbook, she found time to travel to New York one day a week to practice at Willard Parker.

Lynch was also active in state and local branches of the American Nurses Association and the National League for Nursing. She held various titles, including one as Chair of the First Committee on Careers for the National League of Nursing, a role she handled splendidly for several years. Among her honors, she has been listed in Who's Who in America, Who's Who of American Women, and received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the Nurses' Alumni Association of the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing. Lynch retired her position as Dean of the School of Nursing in 1965. Later she started a nursing school at Widener University. After her official retirement in 1972, she moved to Washington, D.C, where she stayed until she was too ill to live by herself. In 1980, she moved to Saunders House, a retirement home in suburban Philadelphia, where she remained until her death in 1994.

Biography/History

Virginia Dunbar graduated from Johns Hopkins Training School for Nurses. She also obtained a B.A. from Mount Holyoke College and an M.A. and diploma in Administration of School of Nursing from Teachers College, Columbia University. She worked at Teachers College, Englewood Hospital (NJ), and the University of California School of Nursing before becoming Director of the American Red Cross Nursing Service in 1944. In 1946 she became Dean of the Cornell University-New York Hospital School of Nursing and Director of the Nursing Service of the Hospital.

Scope and Contents

The Theresa Lynch papers consist of personal correspondence, speeches, awards, biographical sketches, and photographs. Information on the University of Pennsylvania's Nursing School, however, makes up the bulk of the collection. The institutional files include accounts of the early history of the nursing school, many written by Lynch herself, minutes, reports, information on the school's curriculum, correspondence, publications including course bulletins. The collection also include materials of the National League for Nursing and the College of Physicians of Philadelphia.

Scope and Contents

This collection contains Dunbar's personal files. Many of the folders contain newspaper clippings on a variety of topics. Dunbar's interest in nursing and hospital history is reflected throughout. The majority of this collection relates to her time at Cornell University-New York Hospital.

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

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Center staff, updated by Bethany Myers

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Rita Beatty, updated by Donna Ostroff, added to Archivists Toolkit 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

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

Employment application information in Boxes 16 and 17 is restricted.

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

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of Eleanor C. Lambertsen, 1991.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of Lillian S. Brunner.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of Anne E. Hudson, 1999.

Processing Information note

This is a preliminary inventory of the personal papers of Dr. Margretta Madden Styles. This collection is unprocessed. It includes 27 cartons of records which were received by the Center for the Study of the History of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania, in mid-2000 (Acc. No. 2000.8) and an additional 3 cartons which were received in early 2001 (Acc. No. 2001.1). The material has been inventoried in this preliminary list in order to make the files accessible to the donor and to interested researchers until a more thorough processing project can be undertaken.

The original 20 cartons were re-boxed in a numbering sequence from 1 to 27. Their contents are in the same order in which they appeared in the original containers although the location of specific individual files may have shifted somewhat.

The boxes have been inventoried to the folder level (below) and re-foldered in acid-free folders. These 27 cartons were inventoried by Rita Beatty, May 2001-December 2003.

After Dr. Styles’ death in 2005, an additional 4 cartons of papers were sent to the Center. These cartons do not yet have a box listing available. Please contact the Center for more information.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • American Hospital Association.
  • American Nurses Association.
Form/Genre(s)
  • Faculty papers
  • Personal papers
Occupation(s)
  • Nurse
  • Nursing schools--Faculty
Personal Name(s)
  • Lambertsen, Eleanor C.
Subject(s)
  • Nursing.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • American Nurses Association.
  • American Nurses Credentialing Center.
  • International Council of Nurses.
  • University of California, San Francisco. School of Nursing.
Form/Genre(s)
  • Faculty papers
Occupation(s)
  • Nurse
  • Nursing schools--Faculty
Personal Name(s)
  • Styles, Margretta Madden
Subject(s)
  • Nursing.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing.
Form/Genre(s)
  • Faculty papers
  • Personal papers
Occupation(s)
  • Nurse
  • Nursing schools--Faculty
Personal Name(s)
  • Brunner, Lillian S., 1910-1995
  • Lynch, Theresa I., 1896-1994
Subject(s)
  • Nursing.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • Cornell University New York Hospital.
Form/Genre(s)
  • Faculty papers
Occupation(s)
  • Nurse
  • Nursing schools--Faculty
Personal Name(s)
  • Dunbar, Virginia
  • Hudson, Anne E.
Subject(s)
  • Nursing.

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Collection Inventory

Series 1.  Nursing Education, 1921-1969.

Scope and Contents note

This series includes materials documenting issues in nursing education. Lambertsen's interest in nursing education is documented by her collection of materials that range from specific degree programs (certificate, bachelors, graduate) and specialty training, costs and accreditation of programs, and research and faculty training. The minutes and reports from the National League for Nursing's Department of Baccalaureate and Higher Degree programs from 1962 to 1969 include forums on federal involvement in nursing education, statistics on educational costs, and support for teaching, curriculum projects, recruitment, and research.

Box Folder

Department of Baccalaureate and Higher Degree Programs, Minutes and Reports, 1962-1969.

1 1

Nursing Education Programs, Certificate, Baccalaureate, Graduate, and Nursescientist, 1949-1969.

1 2

Education and Inservices for Specialty Training, Psychiatric, Medical-surgical, Cardiac, and Administration, 1958-1969.

1 3

Costs of Nursing Education Analysis, 1946-1965.

2 4

Nursing Education Accreditation and Grading, 1932-1965.

2 5

Nursing Faculty, Research, Census, Training, and Studies, 1953-1968.

2 6

National League for Nursing Research Papers, Teaching and Education, 1965-1968.

3 7

Issues in Nursing Education (Small Booklets), 1921-1968.

3 8

Education and Liberal Arts, American Democracy, India, 1938-1969.

3 9

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Series 2.  American Nurses Association, National League for Nursing, and Nation's Health, studies and reports, 1940-1977.

Scope and Contents note

This series consists of a variety of studies and reports from the American Nurses Association, National League for Nursing, and the National Health Service. Included are articles focused on nursing roles and research, American Nurses Association-National League for Nursing Careers Program (1969), Nursing Research reports (1966 to 1968), and Teacher-Practitioner: Collaborators for the Improvement of Nursing Care (1965). In addition, issues dealing specifically with the nation's health programs, Medicare, welfare, and a projected ten year plan are explored in numerable reports.

Box Folder

American Nurses Association and National League for Nursing, Newsletters, Reports, and Pamphlets, 1962-1968.

3 1

State Boards and Committees, 1940-1968.

3 2

Nation's Health, Studies, Conferences, Outlooks, 1961-1977.

3 3

Nation's Health (Continued from Box 3), 1961-1977.

4 4

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Series 3.  Personal manuscripts and memos, 1915-1976.

Scope and Contents note

This series consists of Lambertsen's manuscripts and memos particularly pertaining to her participation in national-level activities, including the American Medical Association, the American Nurses Foundation, and as secretary for the National Commission for the Study of Nursing and Nursing Education. Some of the correspondence documents her speaking engagements and participation in forums debating health care roles, especially the physician's assistant, collegiate education for nursing, and accreditation of nursing programs (1961-1969). Also included is general correspondence with Deans and directors of schools of nursing and medical centers.

Box Folder

Accreditation Questionnaire.

4 1

Letter, President, University of Minnesota, 1938.

4 2

Assn. Planning Basic Collegiate Schools, 1951.

4 3

Stewart, I. "What is a Collegiate School of Nursing", 1939.

4 4

Dreiblatt, M. "Shall We Have Cheap Labor of Good Nurses?", 1931.

4 5

Implementation of the Brown Report Questionnaire, 1949.

4 6

Goodrich, A. "The Trained Nurse".

4 7

Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1972.

4 8

Nursing Techniques Designed by Students.

4 9

Report of "Works" Plan for a Single Accreditation Body in Nursing, 1915.

4 10

National Joint Practice Commission, 1973.

4 11

National Commission.

Box Folder

National League for Nursing Resolution, 1971.

4 12

Physician Assistants Statement, 1971.

4 13

Summary Report and Recommendation, 1973.

4 15

Summary of State Activities, 1972.

4 16
Box Folder

National Study for the Study of Nursing, 1973.

4 14

American Nurses Association.

Box Folder

Allied Health Committee, 1973.

4 17

Correspondence, 1973.

4 18
Box Folder

National Commission for the Study of Nursing and Nursing Education, 1964-1972.

4 20

National Commission, Annual Report, 1971-1972.

4 19

Emory University, Dedication of the Woodruff Administration Building, 1976.

4 21

National Committee for Licensed Practical Nurses, 1972.

4 22

American Hospital Association, 1962-1973.

4 23

American Nurses Association Committee on Nursing Correspondence, 1962-1970.

4 24

Council of Federation of Associations of Schools of Health Professions, 1970.

4 25

American Nurses Association Correspondence, Council on Health Manpower, 1972.

4 26

National Committee for the Study of Nursing and Nursing Education Summaries, 1969.

4 27

National Committee for the Study of Nursing and Nursing Education, List of Commissioners, 1971.

4 28

National Commission, Annual Financial Report, 1971.

4 29

National Commission, Study of Nursing Education minutes of Board of Commissioners, 1971.

4 30

Committee on International Exchange of Persons Correspondence, 1970-1971.

4 31

International Council of Nurses, 1971.

4 32

National Commission, Interim Reports to Commissioners and Monthly Memorandums, 1970-1973.

4 33

Miscellaneous.

4 34

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Series 4.  Booklets, nursing roles, issues, and services, 1939-1972.

Scope and Contents note

This series is comprised of an assorted collection of booklets focused on nursing roles, issues and services. Topics such as the public image of the nurse, nurse/patient relations, and administrative nursing services are explored. Additionally, specific nursing specialties are defined. Career concerns, laws affecting nurses, economic security, and employer expectations verses staff nurse performance are explored.

Box Folder

Booklets, Nursing Roles, Issues, and Services, 1939-1972.

5 1

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Series 5.  Hospitals and Health Care Services, 1949-1977.

Scope and Contents note

This series pertains to issues surrounding hospitals and health care services. Discussions of hospital effectiveness are documented by the Secretary's advisory committee and elaborated upon in Faye Abdellah's article, "An Effective Health Care Delivery System: Can it be Achieved?". The organization and management of hospital services, departmental functions, and personnel are presented in manuals, constitutions and bylaws. A major segment of this series is devoted to economics as issues of health care costs and long term care are examined. Studies on financing and utilization of medical care services are included.

Box Folder

Hospitals and Health Care Services, 1949-1977.

6 1

Long Term Care, Services and Needs, 1968-1969.

6 2

Health Care Costs, Booklets, 1966-1977.

6 3

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Series 5.  Booklet Series on Nursing, 1945-1968.

Scope and Contents note

This collection includes various booklet series which briefly summarizes much of the entire collection. The subjects of these series range from nursing education and curriculum found in National League for Nursing Education: Curriculum Bulletin I,II, and the Education Committee on Standards, Accreditation procedures and guidelines; Nursing responsibilities, intervention, prevention and relation to society; Health service research series (U.S. Public Health Services); American Nurses Association Clinical Conference summaries; American Hospital Association monograph series focusing of medical practice, utilization of care and costs, and hospital-personnel relations.

Box Folder

Health Service Research, U.S. Public Health Services (19), 1966.

7 1

Monograph, 1962 Clinical Sessions of American Nurses Association Convention (19), 1962.

7 2

1965 Regional Clinical Conference of American Nurses Association (5), 1965.

7 3

Monograph, 1964 American Nurses Association Convention (11), 1964.

7 4

Hospital Monograph Series #1, American Hospital Association (5), 1957.

7 5

National League for Nursing Education, Curriculum Bulletin 1,2, 1950-1951.

7 6

National League for Nursing Education Committee on Standards, 1945-1948.

7 7

Health Information Foundation Research Series, 1957.

7 8

American Nurses Association 44th Convention, 1964.

7 8

National Committee on the Aging- Standards of Care for Older People in.

7 9

The White House Conference on Education, 1965.

7 10

Report of the President's Commission on Higher Education- Higher Education for American Democracy, vol. III-VI, 1947.

7 11

Nursing and the National Health Service in the United Kingdom, 1954-1968.

7 12

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Collection Inventory

Collection Inventory

Series 1.  Personal, 1921-1986.

Scope and Contents note

This series contains Lynch's personal papers such as her resume, biographical sketches, correspondence, speeches, awards, and diplomas.

Box Folder

Biographical information, 1956-1984.

1 1

Newspaper articles on Lynch, circa 1955 and 1985.

1 2

Personal correspondence, 1946-1982.

1 3

Correspondence with Lillian Sholtis Brunner.

Box Folder

1969-1979.

1 4

1980-1986.

1 5

Speeches, 1965-1975.

Box
1
Folder
6
FlatFile

Three diplomas, 1921-1944.

5
Box Folder

Pennsylvania Certificate of Record for the practice of nursing, 1950.

1 7

Awards, 1965-1980.

1 8

Letters nominating Lynch for awards, 1980.

1 9

Nursing school yearbook, 1920.

1 10

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Series 2.  Photographs, circa 1898-1985.

Scope and Contents note

This series contains Lynch's photographs from childhood to later years. It also includes pictures of Lynch's parents and photos taken with colleagues and associates.

Box Photo

Mother of Theresa Lynch.

2 1

Father of Theresa Lynch.

2 2

Father of Theresa Lynch.

2 3

Theresa Lynch.

Box Photo

circa 1900.

2 4

circa 1912.

2 5

circa 1912.

2 6

circa 1915.

2 7

circa 1928.

2 8

circa 1950.

2 9

1971.

2 10

Theresa Lynch and fellow nurses holding three children in cart, circa 1920.

2 11

University of Pennsylvania, Luncheon for Emeritus Professors, 1965.

2 12

Distinguished Award Recipient, Nurses Alumni Association, Theresa Lynch, 1971.

2 13

Nurse and Friend, Lynch in retirement home, 1988.

2 14

Miscellaneous photographs, circa 1965-1985.

2 1

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Series 3.  School of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania, 1931-1985.

Scope and Contents note

This series contains materials of the University of Pennsylvania's School of Nursing. It begins with a history of the School of Nursing since its inception as a training school at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in 1886. The early part of the history comes from journal articles while the later part is partially typed or handwritten by Lynch herself. Another history file is an interview with Lynch on the history of the school between 1944-65. Also included in the series are an operating statement of the School for 1952-54, minutes, annual reports, curriculum, programs, correspondence, information on the School's alumni, and publications.

Box Folder

History, 1935-1975.

3 1

School of Nursing, Division of Medical Affairs, 1944-1965, Interview with Lynch, circa 1970.

3 2

Operating Statement, 1952-1954.

3 3

Minutes, 1931-1964.

3 4

Annual reports, 1942-1948.

3 5

Biennium report, 1950-1952.

3 6

Annual reports, 1954-1964.

3 7

Reports recommending the reorganization of the School of Nursing, 1931-1935.

3 8

Report of the Committee on Policy and Planning to the Educational Council re: establishment of a Nursing School, 1944.

3 9

Extensive report on the organization of the School of Nursing, 1963.

Box Folder

pages 1-111.

3 10

pages 112-237.

3 11

pages 238-end.

3 12

Development Needs in Medical Affairs Area, School of Nursing, 1965.

3 13

Differentiation Between the Basic Baccalaureate Program and the Associate Degree Program, 1957-1958.

3 14

Information on curriculum, 1935-1963.

3 15

Programs, 1917 and 1975.

3 16

Correspondence, 1935-1965, 1985.

3 17

Information on alumni, circa 1962-1970.

3 18

Information on faculty, 1948-1980.

3 19

Information on faculty retirement benefits, circa 1975.

3 20

Guidelines for nursing programs and projects, 1968.

3 21

Publications.

Box Folder

Course bulletins, 1951-1958.

4 22

Course bulletins, 1958-1964.

4 23

School of Nursing Basic Baccalaureate Program, circa 1960.

4 24

School of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania, newsletter, winter 1964.

4 25

Brochure: Become a member of the Theresa Lynch Society, 1985.

4 26

Society of the Alumni of the School of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania.

Box Folder

Program, 1966.

4 27

Newsletters, January 1972, winter 1981, and Fall 1985.

4 28

University of Pennsylvania.

Box Folder

Publication: Statues of the Corporation, 1959.

4 29

School of Medicine, Publications.

Box Folder

Bicentennial of Medical Education in the United States, 1965.

4 30

An Account of the Late John Morgan, 1965.

4 31

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Series 4.  Other Organizations, 1957-1976.

Scope and Contents note

This series contains materials of other organizations, among them the National League for Nursing and the College of Physicians of Philadelphia. The League files include guidelines, questionnaires, and recommendations by the League. There are also reports both by the League and the University of Pennsylvania's Nursing School on the issue of accreditation of Penn's nursing school. Also included are the League's correspondence with Penn and a publication entitled Criteria for the Appraisal of Baccalaureate and Higher Degree Programs in Nursing. The College of Physicians file includes a 1974 project sponsored by the College to promote the writing of the history of nursing in Philadelphia.

National League for Nursing.

Box Folder

Review of Program for Public Health Nursing Accreditation, 1957.

4 1

Progress Report to Collegiate Board of Review Department of Baccalaureate and Higher Degree Programs, 1958.

4 2

Report: Collegiate Broad of Review questionnaire for accreditation and Penn's response, 1963.

4 3

Report of Visit for Accrediting Purposes to the University of Pennsylvania, School of Nursing, 1963.

4 4

Report of the School of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania, For the Survey by the Department of Baccalaureate and Higher Degree Program, 1963.

Box Folder

pages 1-118.

4 5

pages 119-204 and Exhibit A.

4 6

Correspondence, 1954-1960.

4 7

Publication: Criteria for the Appraisal of Baccalaureate and Higher Degree Programs in Nursing, 1967.

4 8

College of Physicians of Philadelphia.

Box Folder

A Bicentennial Project of the Mutter Museum and Library College of Physicians of Philadelphia, include minutes of meeting and correspondents for the 1974 project, 1974-1976.

4 9

Brochure: The College of Physicians of Philadelphia, Founded 1787.

4 10

Miscellaneous.

Box Folder

The College of Nursing of the Crozer Foundation, program, 1968.

4 11

Sigma Theta Tau, National Honor Society of Nursing, newsletter, 1982.

4 12

Membership Handbook: A Guide for Membership Chairman, 1966.

4 13

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Series 5.  Artifacts, 1920-1947.

Scope and Contents note

This series is comprised of four artifacts: Lynch's HUP school pin class of 1920; a thermometer with silver case, Lynch's personal leather bound copy of Communicable Disease Nursing (1947), and 2nd edition of Communicable Disease Nursing (1949).

Box
5
Box

Lynch's HUP school pin class of 1920, a thermometer with silver case, Lynch's personal leather bound copy of Communicable Disease Nursing (1947), and 2nd edition of Communicable Disease Nursing (1949).

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Collection Inventory

Box Folder

Clara Maass stamp, 1976.

1 1

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Notes and clippings on teaching, circa 1940s-1950s.

1 2

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Photograph of Cornell University New York Hospital School of Nursing faculty; correspondence; student research; articles, 1946-1981.

1 3

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Cornell University New York Hospital history materials, circa 1950s.

1 4

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Quotations on nursing, circa 1950s.

1 5

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Full time system faculty, 1980.

1 6

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Cornell University New York Hospital correspondence and other materials, 1965-1981.

1 7

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Notes and clippings on communication, circa 1950s-1960s.

1 8

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18th and 19th Century: What Constitutes Nursing?, circa 1940s.

1 9

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Copy of "Una and the Lion" by Florence Nightingale, 1940s?.

1 10

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The Hospital Patient - What to Expect, circa 1957.
Scope and Contents note

These notes concern the history of hospital patient care, including the evolution of rules for patient behavior from the 14th century to the 19th century.

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Cornell University New York Hospital School of Nursing reports, alumni publications, and other materials, 1946-1974.

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Notes on Florence Nightingale's influence, circa 1950s-1983.

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Eleanor C. Lambertsen papers

MC 104

Eleanor C. Lambertsen papers

MC 104

Eleanor C. Lambertsen papers

MC 104

Eleanor C. Lambertsen papers

MC 104

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:
Lambertsen, Eleanor C.
Title:
Eleanor C. Lambertsen papers
Date [inclusive]:
1915-1977
Call Number:
MC 104
Extent:
7 Linear feet
Language:
English
Abstract:
Eleanor Lambertsen was a prominent nurse educator who led the nursing education faculty at both Teachers College, Columbia University and Cornell University/New York Hospital School of Nursing. This collection contains reports of her involvement in national and state-level activities, including the American Medical Association, National Commission for the Study of Nursing and Nursing Education, Nation's Health, and the American Nurses Association, as well as some of her correspondence and personal papers.
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Eleanor C. Lambertsen papers, 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:
Styles, Margretta Madden
Title:
Margretta Madden Styles papers
Date [inclusive]:
1973-1992
Call Number:
MC 123
Extent:
76.8 Linear feet
Language:
English
Abstract:
This unprocessed collection contains the papers of Magretta Madden Styles (1930-2005), a nurse educator and scholar known for her leadership in nursing education, credentialing and international nursing. These papers document her long career and involvement with the ANA, ANCC, and ICN, as well as the University of Texas, San Antonio, Wayne State University, and the University of California, San Francisco.
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Margretta Madden Styles papers, 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:
Lynch, Theresa I., 1896-1994
Title:
Theresa I. Lynch papers
Date [inclusive]:
1896-1986
Call Number:
MC 102
Extent:
1.4 Linear feet
Language:
English
Abstract:
Theresa Lynch (1896-1994) is remembered as the first Dean of the independent School of Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania. The bulk of this collection is related to the Penn School of Nursing, but also includes personal correspondence, speeches, awards, biographical sketches, and photographs.
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Theresa I. Lynch papers, 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:
Dunbar, Virginia
Title:
Virginia Dunbar papers
Date:
1946-1976
Call Number:
MC 148
Extent:
0.4 Linear feet (URC Box MSWR.0001)
Language:
English
Text: [Box]
MSWR.0001
Abstract:
Virginia Dunbar was a former Dean of the Cornell University-New York Hospital School of Nursing and Director of the Nursing Service of the Hospital. This small collection contains her personal notes, clippings, correspondence, and other information regarding her time at Cornell University-New York Hospital.
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Virginia Dunbar papers, Barbara Bates Center for The Study of The History of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania
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Biography/History

Eleanor C. Lambertsen was one of the major national figures in the development and reform of nursing services and the administration of nursing education. She has led the nursing education faculty at both Teachers College, Columbia University and Cornell University/New York Hospital School of Nursing in addition to service on national and state health planning agencies. She was also an active participant in various professional organizations.

Eleanor Lambertsen began her nursing career at Overlook Hospital in Summit, New Jersey in 1938. After moving from staff nurse to Director of the School of Nursing in 1947, she left to complete her B.S.and M.A. degrees at Teachers College, Columbia University. Joining the faculty at Teachers College, she obtained her Ed.D. in 1957. From 1958 to 1961, she served as the Director of the Division of Nursing of the American Hospital Association which enabled her to participate in nursing concerns on the national level. She returned to Teachers College in 1961 as Professor of Nursing Education on the Helen Hartley Foundation and Chairman of the Department of Nursing Education. Four years later, Lambertson served as the Director of the Division of Nursing Education. In 1970, she accepted the position of Dean of the Cornell University/New York Hospital School of Nursing and upon its discontinuance in 1979, continued as Senior Associate Director of the New York Hospital Division of Nursing Education. Throughout her career in the administration of nursing education, Eleanor Lambertsen extended the impact of her work through service on many national and state health planning agencies, through anextensive series of professional publications, and an active program of speaking engagements. Lambertsen died in 1998.

Biography/History

Margretta Madden Styles (1930-2005) was a nurse scholar who was renowned nationally and globally as a leader in nursing education, credentialing and international nursing. As a past president of ANA, the International Council of Nurses (ICN) and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), "Gretta" Styles demonstrated a lifelong commitment to leadership in nursing. Styles was dean and professor of the University of Texas School of Nursing, San Antonio, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, and the University of California, San Francisco. She authored of books and articles on socialization and professionalism.

As the architect of the first comprehensive study of nursing credentialing in the 1970s, Styles was an innovator and pioneer in framing and defining this critical work that recognizes and differentiates quality in all aspects of nursing practice. In the 1980s, she spearheaded ICN's definitive work on nursing regulation. A driving force behind the creation of the American Nurses Credentialing Center, her work laid the groundwork for expanding the services and programs in the United States and abroad.

The recipient of seven honorary doctorates from universities in the United States, Canada and Greece, and numerous other awards from academic and professional organizations, Styles had a global impact on the profession.

References

Biography/History

Theresa I. Lynch (1896-1994), R.N., Ed.D was an educator, administrator, practitioner, and author whose foresight, determination, and confidence to fight the conservative establishment enabled her to become a pioneer in the development of the nursing profession.

Lynch was born in a family of five children in Winchester, Virginia, on August 9, 1896. Her father was a lawyer and her mother a "great social and civic leader.” With objections from her parents, who believed that nursing was inappropriate for "a lady,” Lynch chose nursing as her career and earned a diploma in nursing from the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania training school in 1920. Her experience in nursing combined with an earlier degree in education enabled Lynch to become director of nursing at the Willard Parker Hospital of Communicable Diseases in New York. Lynch later left Willard to become director of an innovative new program at New York University which focused on the teaching of nursing theory. After six years at NYU, Lynch was recruited by her alma mater, the University of Pennsylvania, to direct its nursing program. In this capacity, Lynch completely reorganized the nursing program.

She was instrumental in the establishment of the School of Nursing as a Division of Medical Affairs in 1944. Lynch, however, was not satisfied with the arrangement. She fought the male-dominated leadership that was opposed to an independent school of nursing. Lynch won the battle. In 1950, an independent School of Nursing was founded at the University of Pennsylvania, and Lynch was immediately named its dean.

Lynch recognized the value of publications as evidenced by her textbook, Communicable Diseases Nursing, which has been translated into different languages including Japanese. She also co-authored  Poliomyelitis with Landow and Smith. The dean, who was always meticulously groomed, had a special interest in people who suffer from communicable diseases. Even in the course of preparing her textbook, she found time to travel to New York one day a week to practice at Willard Parker.

Lynch was also active in state and local branches of the American Nurses Association and the National League for Nursing. She held various titles, including one as Chair of the First Committee on Careers for the National League of Nursing, a role she handled splendidly for several years. Among her honors, she has been listed in Who's Who in America, Who's Who of American Women, and received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the Nurses' Alumni Association of the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing. Lynch retired her position as Dean of the School of Nursing in 1965. Later she started a nursing school at Widener University. After her official retirement in 1972, she moved to Washington, D.C, where she stayed until she was too ill to live by herself. In 1980, she moved to Saunders House, a retirement home in suburban Philadelphia, where she remained until her death in 1994.

Biography/History

Virginia Dunbar graduated from Johns Hopkins Training School for Nurses. She also obtained a B.A. from Mount Holyoke College and an M.A. and diploma in Administration of School of Nursing from Teachers College, Columbia University. She worked at Teachers College, Englewood Hospital (NJ), and the University of California School of Nursing before becoming Director of the American Red Cross Nursing Service in 1944. In 1946 she became Dean of the Cornell University-New York Hospital School of Nursing and Director of the Nursing Service of the Hospital.

Scope and Contents

The Theresa Lynch papers consist of personal correspondence, speeches, awards, biographical sketches, and photographs. Information on the University of Pennsylvania's Nursing School, however, makes up the bulk of the collection. The institutional files include accounts of the early history of the nursing school, many written by Lynch herself, minutes, reports, information on the school's curriculum, correspondence, publications including course bulletins. The collection also include materials of the National League for Nursing and the College of Physicians of Philadelphia.

Scope and Contents

This collection contains Dunbar's personal files. Many of the folders contain newspaper clippings on a variety of topics. Dunbar's interest in nursing and hospital history is reflected throughout. The majority of this collection relates to her time at Cornell University-New York Hospital.

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

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Center staff, updated by Bethany Myers

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Rita Beatty, updated by Donna Ostroff, added to Archivists Toolkit 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

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

Employment application information in Boxes 16 and 17 is restricted.

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

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of Eleanor C. Lambertsen, 1991.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of Lillian S. Brunner.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of Anne E. Hudson, 1999.

Processing Information note

This is a preliminary inventory of the personal papers of Dr. Margretta Madden Styles. This collection is unprocessed. It includes 27 cartons of records which were received by the Center for the Study of the History of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania, in mid-2000 (Acc. No. 2000.8) and an additional 3 cartons which were received in early 2001 (Acc. No. 2001.1). The material has been inventoried in this preliminary list in order to make the files accessible to the donor and to interested researchers until a more thorough processing project can be undertaken.

The original 20 cartons were re-boxed in a numbering sequence from 1 to 27. Their contents are in the same order in which they appeared in the original containers although the location of specific individual files may have shifted somewhat.

The boxes have been inventoried to the folder level (below) and re-foldered in acid-free folders. These 27 cartons were inventoried by Rita Beatty, May 2001-December 2003.

After Dr. Styles’ death in 2005, an additional 4 cartons of papers were sent to the Center. These cartons do not yet have a box listing available. Please contact the Center for more information.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • American Hospital Association.
  • American Nurses Association.
Form/Genre(s)
  • Faculty papers
  • Personal papers
Occupation(s)
  • Nurse
  • Nursing schools--Faculty
Personal Name(s)
  • Lambertsen, Eleanor C.
Subject(s)
  • Nursing.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • American Nurses Association.
  • American Nurses Credentialing Center.
  • International Council of Nurses.
  • University of California, San Francisco. School of Nursing.
Form/Genre(s)
  • Faculty papers
Occupation(s)
  • Nurse
  • Nursing schools--Faculty
Personal Name(s)
  • Styles, Margretta Madden
Subject(s)
  • Nursing.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing.
Form/Genre(s)
  • Faculty papers
  • Personal papers
Occupation(s)
  • Nurse
  • Nursing schools--Faculty
Personal Name(s)
  • Brunner, Lillian S., 1910-1995
  • Lynch, Theresa I., 1896-1994
Subject(s)
  • Nursing.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • Cornell University New York Hospital.
Form/Genre(s)
  • Faculty papers
Occupation(s)
  • Nurse
  • Nursing schools--Faculty
Personal Name(s)
  • Dunbar, Virginia
  • Hudson, Anne E.
Subject(s)
  • Nursing.

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Collection Inventory

Series 1.  Nursing Education, 1921-1969.

Scope and Contents note

This series includes materials documenting issues in nursing education. Lambertsen's interest in nursing education is documented by her collection of materials that range from specific degree programs (certificate, bachelors, graduate) and specialty training, costs and accreditation of programs, and research and faculty training. The minutes and reports from the National League for Nursing's Department of Baccalaureate and Higher Degree programs from 1962 to 1969 include forums on federal involvement in nursing education, statistics on educational costs, and support for teaching, curriculum projects, recruitment, and research.

Box Folder

Department of Baccalaureate and Higher Degree Programs, Minutes and Reports, 1962-1969.

1 1

Nursing Education Programs, Certificate, Baccalaureate, Graduate, and Nursescientist, 1949-1969.

1 2

Education and Inservices for Specialty Training, Psychiatric, Medical-surgical, Cardiac, and Administration, 1958-1969.

1 3

Costs of Nursing Education Analysis, 1946-1965.

2 4

Nursing Education Accreditation and Grading, 1932-1965.

2 5

Nursing Faculty, Research, Census, Training, and Studies, 1953-1968.

2 6

National League for Nursing Research Papers, Teaching and Education, 1965-1968.

3 7

Issues in Nursing Education (Small Booklets), 1921-1968.

3 8

Education and Liberal Arts, American Democracy, India, 1938-1969.

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Series 2.  American Nurses Association, National League for Nursing, and Nation's Health, studies and reports, 1940-1977.

Scope and Contents note

This series consists of a variety of studies and reports from the American Nurses Association, National League for Nursing, and the National Health Service. Included are articles focused on nursing roles and research, American Nurses Association-National League for Nursing Careers Program (1969), Nursing Research reports (1966 to 1968), and Teacher-Practitioner: Collaborators for the Improvement of Nursing Care (1965). In addition, issues dealing specifically with the nation's health programs, Medicare, welfare, and a projected ten year plan are explored in numerable reports.

Box Folder

American Nurses Association and National League for Nursing, Newsletters, Reports, and Pamphlets, 1962-1968.

3 1

State Boards and Committees, 1940-1968.

3 2

Nation's Health, Studies, Conferences, Outlooks, 1961-1977.

3 3

Nation's Health (Continued from Box 3), 1961-1977.

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Series 3.  Personal manuscripts and memos, 1915-1976.

Scope and Contents note

This series consists of Lambertsen's manuscripts and memos particularly pertaining to her participation in national-level activities, including the American Medical Association, the American Nurses Foundation, and as secretary for the National Commission for the Study of Nursing and Nursing Education. Some of the correspondence documents her speaking engagements and participation in forums debating health care roles, especially the physician's assistant, collegiate education for nursing, and accreditation of nursing programs (1961-1969). Also included is general correspondence with Deans and directors of schools of nursing and medical centers.

Box Folder

Accreditation Questionnaire.

4 1

Letter, President, University of Minnesota, 1938.

4 2

Assn. Planning Basic Collegiate Schools, 1951.

4 3

Stewart, I. "What is a Collegiate School of Nursing", 1939.

4 4

Dreiblatt, M. "Shall We Have Cheap Labor of Good Nurses?", 1931.

4 5

Implementation of the Brown Report Questionnaire, 1949.

4 6

Goodrich, A. "The Trained Nurse".

4 7

Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1972.

4 8

Nursing Techniques Designed by Students.

4 9

Report of "Works" Plan for a Single Accreditation Body in Nursing, 1915.

4 10

National Joint Practice Commission, 1973.

4 11

National Commission.

Box Folder

National League for Nursing Resolution, 1971.

4 12

Physician Assistants Statement, 1971.

4 13

Summary Report and Recommendation, 1973.

4 15

Summary of State Activities, 1972.

4 16
Box Folder

National Study for the Study of Nursing, 1973.

4 14

American Nurses Association.

Box Folder

Allied Health Committee, 1973.

4 17

Correspondence, 1973.

4 18
Box Folder

National Commission for the Study of Nursing and Nursing Education, 1964-1972.

4 20

National Commission, Annual Report, 1971-1972.

4 19

Emory University, Dedication of the Woodruff Administration Building, 1976.

4 21

National Committee for Licensed Practical Nurses, 1972.

4 22

American Hospital Association, 1962-1973.

4 23

American Nurses Association Committee on Nursing Correspondence, 1962-1970.

4 24

Council of Federation of Associations of Schools of Health Professions, 1970.

4 25

American Nurses Association Correspondence, Council on Health Manpower, 1972.

4 26

National Committee for the Study of Nursing and Nursing Education Summaries, 1969.

4 27

National Committee for the Study of Nursing and Nursing Education, List of Commissioners, 1971.

4 28

National Commission, Annual Financial Report, 1971.

4 29

National Commission, Study of Nursing Education minutes of Board of Commissioners, 1971.

4 30

Committee on International Exchange of Persons Correspondence, 1970-1971.

4 31

International Council of Nurses, 1971.

4 32

National Commission, Interim Reports to Commissioners and Monthly Memorandums, 1970-1973.

4 33

Miscellaneous.

4 34

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Series 4.  Booklets, nursing roles, issues, and services, 1939-1972.

Scope and Contents note

This series is comprised of an assorted collection of booklets focused on nursing roles, issues and services. Topics such as the public image of the nurse, nurse/patient relations, and administrative nursing services are explored. Additionally, specific nursing specialties are defined. Career concerns, laws affecting nurses, economic security, and employer expectations verses staff nurse performance are explored.

Box Folder

Booklets, Nursing Roles, Issues, and Services, 1939-1972.

5 1

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Series 5.  Hospitals and Health Care Services, 1949-1977.

Scope and Contents note

This series pertains to issues surrounding hospitals and health care services. Discussions of hospital effectiveness are documented by the Secretary's advisory committee and elaborated upon in Faye Abdellah's article, "An Effective Health Care Delivery System: Can it be Achieved?". The organization and management of hospital services, departmental functions, and personnel are presented in manuals, constitutions and bylaws. A major segment of this series is devoted to economics as issues of health care costs and long term care are examined. Studies on financing and utilization of medical care services are included.

Box Folder

Hospitals and Health Care Services, 1949-1977.

6 1

Long Term Care, Services and Needs, 1968-1969.

6 2

Health Care Costs, Booklets, 1966-1977.

6 3

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Series 5.  Booklet Series on Nursing, 1945-1968.

Scope and Contents note

This collection includes various booklet series which briefly summarizes much of the entire collection. The subjects of these series range from nursing education and curriculum found in National League for Nursing Education: Curriculum Bulletin I,II, and the Education Committee on Standards, Accreditation procedures and guidelines; Nursing responsibilities, intervention, prevention and relation to society; Health service research series (U.S. Public Health Services); American Nurses Association Clinical Conference summaries; American Hospital Association monograph series focusing of medical practice, utilization of care and costs, and hospital-personnel relations.

Box Folder

Health Service Research, U.S. Public Health Services (19), 1966.

7 1

Monograph, 1962 Clinical Sessions of American Nurses Association Convention (19), 1962.

7 2

1965 Regional Clinical Conference of American Nurses Association (5), 1965.

7 3

Monograph, 1964 American Nurses Association Convention (11), 1964.

7 4

Hospital Monograph Series #1, American Hospital Association (5), 1957.

7 5

National League for Nursing Education, Curriculum Bulletin 1,2, 1950-1951.

7 6

National League for Nursing Education Committee on Standards, 1945-1948.

7 7

Health Information Foundation Research Series, 1957.

7 8

American Nurses Association 44th Convention, 1964.

7 8

National Committee on the Aging- Standards of Care for Older People in.

7 9

The White House Conference on Education, 1965.

7 10

Report of the President's Commission on Higher Education- Higher Education for American Democracy, vol. III-VI, 1947.

7 11

Nursing and the National Health Service in the United Kingdom, 1954-1968.

7 12

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Collection Inventory

Collection Inventory

Series 1.  Personal, 1921-1986.

Scope and Contents note

This series contains Lynch's personal papers such as her resume, biographical sketches, correspondence, speeches, awards, and diplomas.

Box Folder

Biographical information, 1956-1984.

1 1

Newspaper articles on Lynch, circa 1955 and 1985.

1 2

Personal correspondence, 1946-1982.

1 3

Correspondence with Lillian Sholtis Brunner.

Box Folder

1969-1979.

1 4

1980-1986.

1 5

Speeches, 1965-1975.

Box
1
Folder
6
FlatFile

Three diplomas, 1921-1944.

5
Box Folder

Pennsylvania Certificate of Record for the practice of nursing, 1950.

1 7

Awards, 1965-1980.

1 8

Letters nominating Lynch for awards, 1980.

1 9

Nursing school yearbook, 1920.

1 10

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Series 2.  Photographs, circa 1898-1985.

Scope and Contents note

This series contains Lynch's photographs from childhood to later years. It also includes pictures of Lynch's parents and photos taken with colleagues and associates.

Box Photo

Mother of Theresa Lynch.

2 1

Father of Theresa Lynch.

2 2

Father of Theresa Lynch.

2 3

Theresa Lynch.

Box Photo

circa 1900.

2 4

circa 1912.

2 5

circa 1912.

2 6

circa 1915.

2 7

circa 1928.

2 8

circa 1950.

2 9

1971.

2 10

Theresa Lynch and fellow nurses holding three children in cart, circa 1920.

2 11

University of Pennsylvania, Luncheon for Emeritus Professors, 1965.

2 12

Distinguished Award Recipient, Nurses Alumni Association, Theresa Lynch, 1971.

2 13

Nurse and Friend, Lynch in retirement home, 1988.

2 14

Miscellaneous photographs, circa 1965-1985.

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Series 3.  School of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania, 1931-1985.

Scope and Contents note

This series contains materials of the University of Pennsylvania's School of Nursing. It begins with a history of the School of Nursing since its inception as a training school at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in 1886. The early part of the history comes from journal articles while the later part is partially typed or handwritten by Lynch herself. Another history file is an interview with Lynch on the history of the school between 1944-65. Also included in the series are an operating statement of the School for 1952-54, minutes, annual reports, curriculum, programs, correspondence, information on the School's alumni, and publications.

Box Folder

History, 1935-1975.

3 1

School of Nursing, Division of Medical Affairs, 1944-1965, Interview with Lynch, circa 1970.

3 2

Operating Statement, 1952-1954.

3 3

Minutes, 1931-1964.

3 4

Annual reports, 1942-1948.

3 5

Biennium report, 1950-1952.

3 6

Annual reports, 1954-1964.

3 7

Reports recommending the reorganization of the School of Nursing, 1931-1935.

3 8

Report of the Committee on Policy and Planning to the Educational Council re: establishment of a Nursing School, 1944.

3 9

Extensive report on the organization of the School of Nursing, 1963.

Box Folder

pages 1-111.

3 10

pages 112-237.

3 11

pages 238-end.

3 12

Development Needs in Medical Affairs Area, School of Nursing, 1965.

3 13

Differentiation Between the Basic Baccalaureate Program and the Associate Degree Program, 1957-1958.

3 14

Information on curriculum, 1935-1963.

3 15

Programs, 1917 and 1975.

3 16

Correspondence, 1935-1965, 1985.

3 17

Information on alumni, circa 1962-1970.

3 18

Information on faculty, 1948-1980.

3 19

Information on faculty retirement benefits, circa 1975.

3 20

Guidelines for nursing programs and projects, 1968.

3 21

Publications.

Box Folder

Course bulletins, 1951-1958.

4 22

Course bulletins, 1958-1964.

4 23

School of Nursing Basic Baccalaureate Program, circa 1960.

4 24

School of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania, newsletter, winter 1964.

4 25

Brochure: Become a member of the Theresa Lynch Society, 1985.

4 26

Society of the Alumni of the School of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania.

Box Folder

Program, 1966.

4 27

Newsletters, January 1972, winter 1981, and Fall 1985.

4 28

University of Pennsylvania.

Box Folder

Publication: Statues of the Corporation, 1959.

4 29

School of Medicine, Publications.

Box Folder

Bicentennial of Medical Education in the United States, 1965.

4 30

An Account of the Late John Morgan, 1965.

4 31

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Series 4.  Other Organizations, 1957-1976.

Scope and Contents note

This series contains materials of other organizations, among them the National League for Nursing and the College of Physicians of Philadelphia. The League files include guidelines, questionnaires, and recommendations by the League. There are also reports both by the League and the University of Pennsylvania's Nursing School on the issue of accreditation of Penn's nursing school. Also included are the League's correspondence with Penn and a publication entitled Criteria for the Appraisal of Baccalaureate and Higher Degree Programs in Nursing. The College of Physicians file includes a 1974 project sponsored by the College to promote the writing of the history of nursing in Philadelphia.

National League for Nursing.

Box Folder

Review of Program for Public Health Nursing Accreditation, 1957.

4 1

Progress Report to Collegiate Board of Review Department of Baccalaureate and Higher Degree Programs, 1958.

4 2

Report: Collegiate Broad of Review questionnaire for accreditation and Penn's response, 1963.

4 3

Report of Visit for Accrediting Purposes to the University of Pennsylvania, School of Nursing, 1963.

4 4

Report of the School of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania, For the Survey by the Department of Baccalaureate and Higher Degree Program, 1963.

Box Folder

pages 1-118.

4 5

pages 119-204 and Exhibit A.

4 6

Correspondence, 1954-1960.

4 7

Publication: Criteria for the Appraisal of Baccalaureate and Higher Degree Programs in Nursing, 1967.

4 8

College of Physicians of Philadelphia.

Box Folder

A Bicentennial Project of the Mutter Museum and Library College of Physicians of Philadelphia, include minutes of meeting and correspondents for the 1974 project, 1974-1976.

4 9

Brochure: The College of Physicians of Philadelphia, Founded 1787.

4 10

Miscellaneous.

Box Folder

The College of Nursing of the Crozer Foundation, program, 1968.

4 11

Sigma Theta Tau, National Honor Society of Nursing, newsletter, 1982.

4 12

Membership Handbook: A Guide for Membership Chairman, 1966.

4 13

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Series 5.  Artifacts, 1920-1947.

Scope and Contents note

This series is comprised of four artifacts: Lynch's HUP school pin class of 1920; a thermometer with silver case, Lynch's personal leather bound copy of Communicable Disease Nursing (1947), and 2nd edition of Communicable Disease Nursing (1949).

Box
5
Box

Lynch's HUP school pin class of 1920, a thermometer with silver case, Lynch's personal leather bound copy of Communicable Disease Nursing (1947), and 2nd edition of Communicable Disease Nursing (1949).

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Collection Inventory

Box Folder

Clara Maass stamp, 1976.

1 1

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Notes and clippings on teaching, circa 1940s-1950s.

1 2

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Photograph of Cornell University New York Hospital School of Nursing faculty; correspondence; student research; articles, 1946-1981.

1 3

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Cornell University New York Hospital history materials, circa 1950s.

1 4

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Quotations on nursing, circa 1950s.

1 5

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Full time system faculty, 1980.

1 6

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Cornell University New York Hospital correspondence and other materials, 1965-1981.

1 7

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Notes and clippings on communication, circa 1950s-1960s.

1 8

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18th and 19th Century: What Constitutes Nursing?, circa 1940s.

1 9

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Copy of "Una and the Lion" by Florence Nightingale, 1940s?.

1 10

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The Hospital Patient - What to Expect, circa 1957.
Scope and Contents note

These notes concern the history of hospital patient care, including the evolution of rules for patient behavior from the 14th century to the 19th century.

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Cornell University New York Hospital School of Nursing reports, alumni publications, and other materials, 1946-1974.

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Notes on Florence Nightingale's influence, circa 1950s-1983.

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Eleanor C. Lambertsen papers

MC 104

Eleanor C. Lambertsen papers

MC 104

Eleanor C. Lambertsen papers

MC 104

Eleanor C. Lambertsen papers

MC 104

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:
Lambertsen, Eleanor C.
Title:
Eleanor C. Lambertsen papers
Date [inclusive]:
1915-1977
Call Number:
MC 104
Extent:
7 Linear feet
Language:
English
Abstract:
Eleanor Lambertsen was a prominent nurse educator who led the nursing education faculty at both Teachers College, Columbia University and Cornell University/New York Hospital School of Nursing. This collection contains reports of her involvement in national and state-level activities, including the American Medical Association, National Commission for the Study of Nursing and Nursing Education, Nation's Health, and the American Nurses Association, as well as some of her correspondence and personal papers.
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Eleanor C. Lambertsen papers, 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:
Styles, Margretta Madden
Title:
Margretta Madden Styles papers
Date [inclusive]:
1973-1992
Call Number:
MC 123
Extent:
76.8 Linear feet
Language:
English
Abstract:
This unprocessed collection contains the papers of Magretta Madden Styles (1930-2005), a nurse educator and scholar known for her leadership in nursing education, credentialing and international nursing. These papers document her long career and involvement with the ANA, ANCC, and ICN, as well as the University of Texas, San Antonio, Wayne State University, and the University of California, San Francisco.
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Margretta Madden Styles papers, 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:
Lynch, Theresa I., 1896-1994
Title:
Theresa I. Lynch papers
Date [inclusive]:
1896-1986
Call Number:
MC 102
Extent:
1.4 Linear feet
Language:
English
Abstract:
Theresa Lynch (1896-1994) is remembered as the first Dean of the independent School of Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania. The bulk of this collection is related to the Penn School of Nursing, but also includes personal correspondence, speeches, awards, biographical sketches, and photographs.
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Theresa I. Lynch papers, 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:
Dunbar, Virginia
Title:
Virginia Dunbar papers
Date:
1946-1976
Call Number:
MC 148
Extent:
0.4 Linear feet (URC Box MSWR.0001)
Language:
English
Text: [Box]
MSWR.0001
Abstract:
Virginia Dunbar was a former Dean of the Cornell University-New York Hospital School of Nursing and Director of the Nursing Service of the Hospital. This small collection contains her personal notes, clippings, correspondence, and other information regarding her time at Cornell University-New York Hospital.
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Virginia Dunbar papers, Barbara Bates Center for The Study of The History of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania
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Biography/History

Eleanor C. Lambertsen was one of the major national figures in the development and reform of nursing services and the administration of nursing education. She has led the nursing education faculty at both Teachers College, Columbia University and Cornell University/New York Hospital School of Nursing in addition to service on national and state health planning agencies. She was also an active participant in various professional organizations.

Eleanor Lambertsen began her nursing career at Overlook Hospital in Summit, New Jersey in 1938. After moving from staff nurse to Director of the School of Nursing in 1947, she left to complete her B.S.and M.A. degrees at Teachers College, Columbia University. Joining the faculty at Teachers College, she obtained her Ed.D. in 1957. From 1958 to 1961, she served as the Director of the Division of Nursing of the American Hospital Association which enabled her to participate in nursing concerns on the national level. She returned to Teachers College in 1961 as Professor of Nursing Education on the Helen Hartley Foundation and Chairman of the Department of Nursing Education. Four years later, Lambertson served as the Director of the Division of Nursing Education. In 1970, she accepted the position of Dean of the Cornell University/New York Hospital School of Nursing and upon its discontinuance in 1979, continued as Senior Associate Director of the New York Hospital Division of Nursing Education. Throughout her career in the administration of nursing education, Eleanor Lambertsen extended the impact of her work through service on many national and state health planning agencies, through anextensive series of professional publications, and an active program of speaking engagements. Lambertsen died in 1998.

Biography/History

Margretta Madden Styles (1930-2005) was a nurse scholar who was renowned nationally and globally as a leader in nursing education, credentialing and international nursing. As a past president of ANA, the International Council of Nurses (ICN) and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), "Gretta" Styles demonstrated a lifelong commitment to leadership in nursing. Styles was dean and professor of the University of Texas School of Nursing, San Antonio, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, and the University of California, San Francisco. She authored of books and articles on socialization and professionalism.

As the architect of the first comprehensive study of nursing credentialing in the 1970s, Styles was an innovator and pioneer in framing and defining this critical work that recognizes and differentiates quality in all aspects of nursing practice. In the 1980s, she spearheaded ICN's definitive work on nursing regulation. A driving force behind the creation of the American Nurses Credentialing Center, her work laid the groundwork for expanding the services and programs in the United States and abroad.

The recipient of seven honorary doctorates from universities in the United States, Canada and Greece, and numerous other awards from academic and professional organizations, Styles had a global impact on the profession.

References

Biography/History

Theresa I. Lynch (1896-1994), R.N., Ed.D was an educator, administrator, practitioner, and author whose foresight, determination, and confidence to fight the conservative establishment enabled her to become a pioneer in the development of the nursing profession.

Lynch was born in a family of five children in Winchester, Virginia, on August 9, 1896. Her father was a lawyer and her mother a "great social and civic leader.” With objections from her parents, who believed that nursing was inappropriate for "a lady,” Lynch chose nursing as her career and earned a diploma in nursing from the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania training school in 1920. Her experience in nursing combined with an earlier degree in education enabled Lynch to become director of nursing at the Willard Parker Hospital of Communicable Diseases in New York. Lynch later left Willard to become director of an innovative new program at New York University which focused on the teaching of nursing theory. After six years at NYU, Lynch was recruited by her alma mater, the University of Pennsylvania, to direct its nursing program. In this capacity, Lynch completely reorganized the nursing program.

She was instrumental in the establishment of the School of Nursing as a Division of Medical Affairs in 1944. Lynch, however, was not satisfied with the arrangement. She fought the male-dominated leadership that was opposed to an independent school of nursing. Lynch won the battle. In 1950, an independent School of Nursing was founded at the University of Pennsylvania, and Lynch was immediately named its dean.

Lynch recognized the value of publications as evidenced by her textbook, Communicable Diseases Nursing, which has been translated into different languages including Japanese. She also co-authored  Poliomyelitis with Landow and Smith. The dean, who was always meticulously groomed, had a special interest in people who suffer from communicable diseases. Even in the course of preparing her textbook, she found time to travel to New York one day a week to practice at Willard Parker.

Lynch was also active in state and local branches of the American Nurses Association and the National League for Nursing. She held various titles, including one as Chair of the First Committee on Careers for the National League of Nursing, a role she handled splendidly for several years. Among her honors, she has been listed in Who's Who in America, Who's Who of American Women, and received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the Nurses' Alumni Association of the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing. Lynch retired her position as Dean of the School of Nursing in 1965. Later she started a nursing school at Widener University. After her official retirement in 1972, she moved to Washington, D.C, where she stayed until she was too ill to live by herself. In 1980, she moved to Saunders House, a retirement home in suburban Philadelphia, where she remained until her death in 1994.

Biography/History

Virginia Dunbar graduated from Johns Hopkins Training School for Nurses. She also obtained a B.A. from Mount Holyoke College and an M.A. and diploma in Administration of School of Nursing from Teachers College, Columbia University. She worked at Teachers College, Englewood Hospital (NJ), and the University of California School of Nursing before becoming Director of the American Red Cross Nursing Service in 1944. In 1946 she became Dean of the Cornell University-New York Hospital School of Nursing and Director of the Nursing Service of the Hospital.

Scope and Contents

The Theresa Lynch papers consist of personal correspondence, speeches, awards, biographical sketches, and photographs. Information on the University of Pennsylvania's Nursing School, however, makes up the bulk of the collection. The institutional files include accounts of the early history of the nursing school, many written by Lynch herself, minutes, reports, information on the school's curriculum, correspondence, publications including course bulletins. The collection also include materials of the National League for Nursing and the College of Physicians of Philadelphia.

Scope and Contents

This collection contains Dunbar's personal files. Many of the folders contain newspaper clippings on a variety of topics. Dunbar's interest in nursing and hospital history is reflected throughout. The majority of this collection relates to her time at Cornell University-New York Hospital.

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

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Center staff, updated by Bethany Myers

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Rita Beatty, updated by Donna Ostroff, added to Archivists Toolkit 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

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

Employment application information in Boxes 16 and 17 is restricted.

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

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of Eleanor C. Lambertsen, 1991.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of Lillian S. Brunner.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of Anne E. Hudson, 1999.

Processing Information note

This is a preliminary inventory of the personal papers of Dr. Margretta Madden Styles. This collection is unprocessed. It includes 27 cartons of records which were received by the Center for the Study of the History of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania, in mid-2000 (Acc. No. 2000.8) and an additional 3 cartons which were received in early 2001 (Acc. No. 2001.1). The material has been inventoried in this preliminary list in order to make the files accessible to the donor and to interested researchers until a more thorough processing project can be undertaken.

The original 20 cartons were re-boxed in a numbering sequence from 1 to 27. Their contents are in the same order in which they appeared in the original containers although the location of specific individual files may have shifted somewhat.

The boxes have been inventoried to the folder level (below) and re-foldered in acid-free folders. These 27 cartons were inventoried by Rita Beatty, May 2001-December 2003.

After Dr. Styles’ death in 2005, an additional 4 cartons of papers were sent to the Center. These cartons do not yet have a box listing available. Please contact the Center for more information.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • American Hospital Association.
  • American Nurses Association.
Form/Genre(s)
  • Faculty papers
  • Personal papers
Occupation(s)
  • Nurse
  • Nursing schools--Faculty
Personal Name(s)
  • Lambertsen, Eleanor C.
Subject(s)
  • Nursing.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • American Nurses Association.
  • American Nurses Credentialing Center.
  • International Council of Nurses.
  • University of California, San Francisco. School of Nursing.
Form/Genre(s)
  • Faculty papers
Occupation(s)
  • Nurse
  • Nursing schools--Faculty
Personal Name(s)
  • Styles, Margretta Madden
Subject(s)
  • Nursing.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing.
Form/Genre(s)
  • Faculty papers
  • Personal papers
Occupation(s)
  • Nurse
  • Nursing schools--Faculty
Personal Name(s)
  • Brunner, Lillian S., 1910-1995
  • Lynch, Theresa I., 1896-1994
Subject(s)
  • Nursing.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • Cornell University New York Hospital.
Form/Genre(s)
  • Faculty papers
Occupation(s)
  • Nurse
  • Nursing schools--Faculty
Personal Name(s)
  • Dunbar, Virginia
  • Hudson, Anne E.
Subject(s)
  • Nursing.

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Collection Inventory

Series 1.  Nursing Education, 1921-1969.

Scope and Contents note

This series includes materials documenting issues in nursing education. Lambertsen's interest in nursing education is documented by her collection of materials that range from specific degree programs (certificate, bachelors, graduate) and specialty training, costs and accreditation of programs, and research and faculty training. The minutes and reports from the National League for Nursing's Department of Baccalaureate and Higher Degree programs from 1962 to 1969 include forums on federal involvement in nursing education, statistics on educational costs, and support for teaching, curriculum projects, recruitment, and research.

Box Folder

Department of Baccalaureate and Higher Degree Programs, Minutes and Reports, 1962-1969.

1 1

Nursing Education Programs, Certificate, Baccalaureate, Graduate, and Nursescientist, 1949-1969.

1 2

Education and Inservices for Specialty Training, Psychiatric, Medical-surgical, Cardiac, and Administration, 1958-1969.

1 3

Costs of Nursing Education Analysis, 1946-1965.

2 4

Nursing Education Accreditation and Grading, 1932-1965.

2 5

Nursing Faculty, Research, Census, Training, and Studies, 1953-1968.

2 6

National League for Nursing Research Papers, Teaching and Education, 1965-1968.

3 7

Issues in Nursing Education (Small Booklets), 1921-1968.

3 8

Education and Liberal Arts, American Democracy, India, 1938-1969.

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Series 2.  American Nurses Association, National League for Nursing, and Nation's Health, studies and reports, 1940-1977.

Scope and Contents note

This series consists of a variety of studies and reports from the American Nurses Association, National League for Nursing, and the National Health Service. Included are articles focused on nursing roles and research, American Nurses Association-National League for Nursing Careers Program (1969), Nursing Research reports (1966 to 1968), and Teacher-Practitioner: Collaborators for the Improvement of Nursing Care (1965). In addition, issues dealing specifically with the nation's health programs, Medicare, welfare, and a projected ten year plan are explored in numerable reports.

Box Folder

American Nurses Association and National League for Nursing, Newsletters, Reports, and Pamphlets, 1962-1968.

3 1

State Boards and Committees, 1940-1968.

3 2

Nation's Health, Studies, Conferences, Outlooks, 1961-1977.

3 3

Nation's Health (Continued from Box 3), 1961-1977.

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Series 3.  Personal manuscripts and memos, 1915-1976.

Scope and Contents note

This series consists of Lambertsen's manuscripts and memos particularly pertaining to her participation in national-level activities, including the American Medical Association, the American Nurses Foundation, and as secretary for the National Commission for the Study of Nursing and Nursing Education. Some of the correspondence documents her speaking engagements and participation in forums debating health care roles, especially the physician's assistant, collegiate education for nursing, and accreditation of nursing programs (1961-1969). Also included is general correspondence with Deans and directors of schools of nursing and medical centers.

Box Folder

Accreditation Questionnaire.

4 1

Letter, President, University of Minnesota, 1938.

4 2

Assn. Planning Basic Collegiate Schools, 1951.

4 3

Stewart, I. "What is a Collegiate School of Nursing", 1939.

4 4

Dreiblatt, M. "Shall We Have Cheap Labor of Good Nurses?", 1931.

4 5

Implementation of the Brown Report Questionnaire, 1949.

4 6

Goodrich, A. "The Trained Nurse".

4 7

Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1972.

4 8

Nursing Techniques Designed by Students.

4 9

Report of "Works" Plan for a Single Accreditation Body in Nursing, 1915.

4 10

National Joint Practice Commission, 1973.

4 11

National Commission.

Box Folder

National League for Nursing Resolution, 1971.

4 12

Physician Assistants Statement, 1971.

4 13

Summary Report and Recommendation, 1973.

4 15

Summary of State Activities, 1972.

4 16
Box Folder

National Study for the Study of Nursing, 1973.

4 14

American Nurses Association.

Box Folder

Allied Health Committee, 1973.

4 17

Correspondence, 1973.

4 18
Box Folder

National Commission for the Study of Nursing and Nursing Education, 1964-1972.

4 20

National Commission, Annual Report, 1971-1972.

4 19

Emory University, Dedication of the Woodruff Administration Building, 1976.

4 21

National Committee for Licensed Practical Nurses, 1972.

4 22

American Hospital Association, 1962-1973.

4 23

American Nurses Association Committee on Nursing Correspondence, 1962-1970.

4 24

Council of Federation of Associations of Schools of Health Professions, 1970.

4 25

American Nurses Association Correspondence, Council on Health Manpower, 1972.

4 26

National Committee for the Study of Nursing and Nursing Education Summaries, 1969.

4 27

National Committee for the Study of Nursing and Nursing Education, List of Commissioners, 1971.

4 28

National Commission, Annual Financial Report, 1971.

4 29

National Commission, Study of Nursing Education minutes of Board of Commissioners, 1971.

4 30

Committee on International Exchange of Persons Correspondence, 1970-1971.

4 31

International Council of Nurses, 1971.

4 32

National Commission, Interim Reports to Commissioners and Monthly Memorandums, 1970-1973.

4 33

Miscellaneous.

4 34

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Series 4.  Booklets, nursing roles, issues, and services, 1939-1972.

Scope and Contents note

This series is comprised of an assorted collection of booklets focused on nursing roles, issues and services. Topics such as the public image of the nurse, nurse/patient relations, and administrative nursing services are explored. Additionally, specific nursing specialties are defined. Career concerns, laws affecting nurses, economic security, and employer expectations verses staff nurse performance are explored.

Box Folder

Booklets, Nursing Roles, Issues, and Services, 1939-1972.

5 1

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Series 5.  Hospitals and Health Care Services, 1949-1977.

Scope and Contents note

This series pertains to issues surrounding hospitals and health care services. Discussions of hospital effectiveness are documented by the Secretary's advisory committee and elaborated upon in Faye Abdellah's article, "An Effective Health Care Delivery System: Can it be Achieved?". The organization and management of hospital services, departmental functions, and personnel are presented in manuals, constitutions and bylaws. A major segment of this series is devoted to economics as issues of health care costs and long term care are examined. Studies on financing and utilization of medical care services are included.

Box Folder

Hospitals and Health Care Services, 1949-1977.

6 1

Long Term Care, Services and Needs, 1968-1969.

6 2

Health Care Costs, Booklets, 1966-1977.

6 3

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Series 5.  Booklet Series on Nursing, 1945-1968.

Scope and Contents note

This collection includes various booklet series which briefly summarizes much of the entire collection. The subjects of these series range from nursing education and curriculum found in National League for Nursing Education: Curriculum Bulletin I,II, and the Education Committee on Standards, Accreditation procedures and guidelines; Nursing responsibilities, intervention, prevention and relation to society; Health service research series (U.S. Public Health Services); American Nurses Association Clinical Conference summaries; American Hospital Association monograph series focusing of medical practice, utilization of care and costs, and hospital-personnel relations.

Box Folder

Health Service Research, U.S. Public Health Services (19), 1966.

7 1

Monograph, 1962 Clinical Sessions of American Nurses Association Convention (19), 1962.

7 2

1965 Regional Clinical Conference of American Nurses Association (5), 1965.

7 3

Monograph, 1964 American Nurses Association Convention (11), 1964.

7 4

Hospital Monograph Series #1, American Hospital Association (5), 1957.

7 5

National League for Nursing Education, Curriculum Bulletin 1,2, 1950-1951.

7 6

National League for Nursing Education Committee on Standards, 1945-1948.

7 7

Health Information Foundation Research Series, 1957.

7 8

American Nurses Association 44th Convention, 1964.

7 8

National Committee on the Aging- Standards of Care for Older People in.

7 9

The White House Conference on Education, 1965.

7 10

Report of the President's Commission on Higher Education- Higher Education for American Democracy, vol. III-VI, 1947.

7 11

Nursing and the National Health Service in the United Kingdom, 1954-1968.

7 12

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Collection Inventory

Collection Inventory

Series 1.  Personal, 1921-1986.

Scope and Contents note

This series contains Lynch's personal papers such as her resume, biographical sketches, correspondence, speeches, awards, and diplomas.

Box Folder

Biographical information, 1956-1984.

1 1

Newspaper articles on Lynch, circa 1955 and 1985.

1 2

Personal correspondence, 1946-1982.

1 3

Correspondence with Lillian Sholtis Brunner.

Box Folder

1969-1979.

1 4

1980-1986.

1 5

Speeches, 1965-1975.

Box
1
Folder
6
FlatFile

Three diplomas, 1921-1944.

5
Box Folder

Pennsylvania Certificate of Record for the practice of nursing, 1950.

1 7

Awards, 1965-1980.

1 8

Letters nominating Lynch for awards, 1980.

1 9

Nursing school yearbook, 1920.

1 10

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Series 2.  Photographs, circa 1898-1985.

Scope and Contents note

This series contains Lynch's photographs from childhood to later years. It also includes pictures of Lynch's parents and photos taken with colleagues and associates.

Box Photo

Mother of Theresa Lynch.

2 1

Father of Theresa Lynch.

2 2

Father of Theresa Lynch.

2 3

Theresa Lynch.

Box Photo

circa 1900.

2 4

circa 1912.

2 5

circa 1912.

2 6

circa 1915.

2 7

circa 1928.

2 8

circa 1950.

2 9

1971.

2 10

Theresa Lynch and fellow nurses holding three children in cart, circa 1920.

2 11

University of Pennsylvania, Luncheon for Emeritus Professors, 1965.

2 12

Distinguished Award Recipient, Nurses Alumni Association, Theresa Lynch, 1971.

2 13

Nurse and Friend, Lynch in retirement home, 1988.

2 14

Miscellaneous photographs, circa 1965-1985.

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Series 3.  School of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania, 1931-1985.

Scope and Contents note

This series contains materials of the University of Pennsylvania's School of Nursing. It begins with a history of the School of Nursing since its inception as a training school at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in 1886. The early part of the history comes from journal articles while the later part is partially typed or handwritten by Lynch herself. Another history file is an interview with Lynch on the history of the school between 1944-65. Also included in the series are an operating statement of the School for 1952-54, minutes, annual reports, curriculum, programs, correspondence, information on the School's alumni, and publications.

Box Folder

History, 1935-1975.

3 1

School of Nursing, Division of Medical Affairs, 1944-1965, Interview with Lynch, circa 1970.

3 2

Operating Statement, 1952-1954.

3 3

Minutes, 1931-1964.

3 4

Annual reports, 1942-1948.

3 5

Biennium report, 1950-1952.

3 6

Annual reports, 1954-1964.

3 7

Reports recommending the reorganization of the School of Nursing, 1931-1935.

3 8

Report of the Committee on Policy and Planning to the Educational Council re: establishment of a Nursing School, 1944.

3 9

Extensive report on the organization of the School of Nursing, 1963.

Box Folder

pages 1-111.

3 10

pages 112-237.

3 11

pages 238-end.

3 12

Development Needs in Medical Affairs Area, School of Nursing, 1965.

3 13

Differentiation Between the Basic Baccalaureate Program and the Associate Degree Program, 1957-1958.

3 14

Information on curriculum, 1935-1963.

3 15

Programs, 1917 and 1975.

3 16

Correspondence, 1935-1965, 1985.

3 17

Information on alumni, circa 1962-1970.

3 18

Information on faculty, 1948-1980.

3 19

Information on faculty retirement benefits, circa 1975.

3 20

Guidelines for nursing programs and projects, 1968.

3 21

Publications.

Box Folder

Course bulletins, 1951-1958.

4 22

Course bulletins, 1958-1964.

4 23

School of Nursing Basic Baccalaureate Program, circa 1960.

4 24

School of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania, newsletter, winter 1964.

4 25

Brochure: Become a member of the Theresa Lynch Society, 1985.

4 26

Society of the Alumni of the School of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania.

Box Folder

Program, 1966.

4 27

Newsletters, January 1972, winter 1981, and Fall 1985.

4 28

University of Pennsylvania.

Box Folder

Publication: Statues of the Corporation, 1959.

4 29

School of Medicine, Publications.

Box Folder

Bicentennial of Medical Education in the United States, 1965.

4 30

An Account of the Late John Morgan, 1965.

4 31

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Series 4.  Other Organizations, 1957-1976.

Scope and Contents note

This series contains materials of other organizations, among them the National League for Nursing and the College of Physicians of Philadelphia. The League files include guidelines, questionnaires, and recommendations by the League. There are also reports both by the League and the University of Pennsylvania's Nursing School on the issue of accreditation of Penn's nursing school. Also included are the League's correspondence with Penn and a publication entitled Criteria for the Appraisal of Baccalaureate and Higher Degree Programs in Nursing. The College of Physicians file includes a 1974 project sponsored by the College to promote the writing of the history of nursing in Philadelphia.

National League for Nursing.

Box Folder

Review of Program for Public Health Nursing Accreditation, 1957.

4 1

Progress Report to Collegiate Board of Review Department of Baccalaureate and Higher Degree Programs, 1958.

4 2

Report: Collegiate Broad of Review questionnaire for accreditation and Penn's response, 1963.

4 3

Report of Visit for Accrediting Purposes to the University of Pennsylvania, School of Nursing, 1963.

4 4

Report of the School of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania, For the Survey by the Department of Baccalaureate and Higher Degree Program, 1963.

Box Folder

pages 1-118.

4 5

pages 119-204 and Exhibit A.

4 6

Correspondence, 1954-1960.

4 7

Publication: Criteria for the Appraisal of Baccalaureate and Higher Degree Programs in Nursing, 1967.

4 8

College of Physicians of Philadelphia.

Box Folder

A Bicentennial Project of the Mutter Museum and Library College of Physicians of Philadelphia, include minutes of meeting and correspondents for the 1974 project, 1974-1976.

4 9

Brochure: The College of Physicians of Philadelphia, Founded 1787.

4 10

Miscellaneous.

Box Folder

The College of Nursing of the Crozer Foundation, program, 1968.

4 11

Sigma Theta Tau, National Honor Society of Nursing, newsletter, 1982.

4 12

Membership Handbook: A Guide for Membership Chairman, 1966.

4 13

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Series 5.  Artifacts, 1920-1947.

Scope and Contents note

This series is comprised of four artifacts: Lynch's HUP school pin class of 1920; a thermometer with silver case, Lynch's personal leather bound copy of Communicable Disease Nursing (1947), and 2nd edition of Communicable Disease Nursing (1949).

Box
5
Box

Lynch's HUP school pin class of 1920, a thermometer with silver case, Lynch's personal leather bound copy of Communicable Disease Nursing (1947), and 2nd edition of Communicable Disease Nursing (1949).

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Collection Inventory

Box Folder

Clara Maass stamp, 1976.

1 1

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Notes and clippings on teaching, circa 1940s-1950s.

1 2

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Photograph of Cornell University New York Hospital School of Nursing faculty; correspondence; student research; articles, 1946-1981.

1 3

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Cornell University New York Hospital history materials, circa 1950s.

1 4

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Quotations on nursing, circa 1950s.

1 5

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Full time system faculty, 1980.

1 6

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Cornell University New York Hospital correspondence and other materials, 1965-1981.

1 7

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Notes and clippings on communication, circa 1950s-1960s.

1 8

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18th and 19th Century: What Constitutes Nursing?, circa 1940s.

1 9

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Copy of "Una and the Lion" by Florence Nightingale, 1940s?.

1 10

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The Hospital Patient - What to Expect, circa 1957.
Scope and Contents note

These notes concern the history of hospital patient care, including the evolution of rules for patient behavior from the 14th century to the 19th century.

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Cornell University New York Hospital School of Nursing reports, alumni publications, and other materials, 1946-1974.

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Notes on Florence Nightingale's influence, circa 1950s-1983.

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Eleanor C. Lambertsen papers

MC 104

Eleanor C. Lambertsen papers

MC 104

Eleanor C. Lambertsen papers

MC 104

Eleanor C. Lambertsen papers

MC 104

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:
Lambertsen, Eleanor C.
Title:
Eleanor C. Lambertsen papers
Date [inclusive]:
1915-1977
Call Number:
MC 104
Extent:
7 Linear feet
Language:
English
Abstract:
Eleanor Lambertsen was a prominent nurse educator who led the nursing education faculty at both Teachers College, Columbia University and Cornell University/New York Hospital School of Nursing. This collection contains reports of her involvement in national and state-level activities, including the American Medical Association, National Commission for the Study of Nursing and Nursing Education, Nation's Health, and the American Nurses Association, as well as some of her correspondence and personal papers.
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Eleanor C. Lambertsen papers, 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:
Styles, Margretta Madden
Title:
Margretta Madden Styles papers
Date [inclusive]:
1973-1992
Call Number:
MC 123
Extent:
76.8 Linear feet
Language:
English
Abstract:
This unprocessed collection contains the papers of Magretta Madden Styles (1930-2005), a nurse educator and scholar known for her leadership in nursing education, credentialing and international nursing. These papers document her long career and involvement with the ANA, ANCC, and ICN, as well as the University of Texas, San Antonio, Wayne State University, and the University of California, San Francisco.
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Margretta Madden Styles papers, 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:
Lynch, Theresa I., 1896-1994
Title:
Theresa I. Lynch papers
Date [inclusive]:
1896-1986
Call Number:
MC 102
Extent:
1.4 Linear feet
Language:
English
Abstract:
Theresa Lynch (1896-1994) is remembered as the first Dean of the independent School of Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania. The bulk of this collection is related to the Penn School of Nursing, but also includes personal correspondence, speeches, awards, biographical sketches, and photographs.
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Theresa I. Lynch papers, 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:
Dunbar, Virginia
Title:
Virginia Dunbar papers
Date:
1946-1976
Call Number:
MC 148
Extent:
0.4 Linear feet (URC Box MSWR.0001)
Language:
English
Text: [Box]
MSWR.0001
Abstract:
Virginia Dunbar was a former Dean of the Cornell University-New York Hospital School of Nursing and Director of the Nursing Service of the Hospital. This small collection contains her personal notes, clippings, correspondence, and other information regarding her time at Cornell University-New York Hospital.
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Virginia Dunbar papers, Barbara Bates Center for The Study of The History of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania
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Biography/History

Eleanor C. Lambertsen was one of the major national figures in the development and reform of nursing services and the administration of nursing education. She has led the nursing education faculty at both Teachers College, Columbia University and Cornell University/New York Hospital School of Nursing in addition to service on national and state health planning agencies. She was also an active participant in various professional organizations.

Eleanor Lambertsen began her nursing career at Overlook Hospital in Summit, New Jersey in 1938. After moving from staff nurse to Director of the School of Nursing in 1947, she left to complete her B.S.and M.A. degrees at Teachers College, Columbia University. Joining the faculty at Teachers College, she obtained her Ed.D. in 1957. From 1958 to 1961, she served as the Director of the Division of Nursing of the American Hospital Association which enabled her to participate in nursing concerns on the national level. She returned to Teachers College in 1961 as Professor of Nursing Education on the Helen Hartley Foundation and Chairman of the Department of Nursing Education. Four years later, Lambertson served as the Director of the Division of Nursing Education. In 1970, she accepted the position of Dean of the Cornell University/New York Hospital School of Nursing and upon its discontinuance in 1979, continued as Senior Associate Director of the New York Hospital Division of Nursing Education. Throughout her career in the administration of nursing education, Eleanor Lambertsen extended the impact of her work through service on many national and state health planning agencies, through anextensive series of professional publications, and an active program of speaking engagements. Lambertsen died in 1998.

Biography/History

Margretta Madden Styles (1930-2005) was a nurse scholar who was renowned nationally and globally as a leader in nursing education, credentialing and international nursing. As a past president of ANA, the International Council of Nurses (ICN) and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), "Gretta" Styles demonstrated a lifelong commitment to leadership in nursing. Styles was dean and professor of the University of Texas School of Nursing, San Antonio, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, and the University of California, San Francisco. She authored of books and articles on socialization and professionalism.

As the architect of the first comprehensive study of nursing credentialing in the 1970s, Styles was an innovator and pioneer in framing and defining this critical work that recognizes and differentiates quality in all aspects of nursing practice. In the 1980s, she spearheaded ICN's definitive work on nursing regulation. A driving force behind the creation of the American Nurses Credentialing Center, her work laid the groundwork for expanding the services and programs in the United States and abroad.

The recipient of seven honorary doctorates from universities in the United States, Canada and Greece, and numerous other awards from academic and professional organizations, Styles had a global impact on the profession.

References

Biography/History

Theresa I. Lynch (1896-1994), R.N., Ed.D was an educator, administrator, practitioner, and author whose foresight, determination, and confidence to fight the conservative establishment enabled her to become a pioneer in the development of the nursing profession.

Lynch was born in a family of five children in Winchester, Virginia, on August 9, 1896. Her father was a lawyer and her mother a "great social and civic leader.” With objections from her parents, who believed that nursing was inappropriate for "a lady,” Lynch chose nursing as her career and earned a diploma in nursing from the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania training school in 1920. Her experience in nursing combined with an earlier degree in education enabled Lynch to become director of nursing at the Willard Parker Hospital of Communicable Diseases in New York. Lynch later left Willard to become director of an innovative new program at New York University which focused on the teaching of nursing theory. After six years at NYU, Lynch was recruited by her alma mater, the University of Pennsylvania, to direct its nursing program. In this capacity, Lynch completely reorganized the nursing program.

She was instrumental in the establishment of the School of Nursing as a Division of Medical Affairs in 1944. Lynch, however, was not satisfied with the arrangement. She fought the male-dominated leadership that was opposed to an independent school of nursing. Lynch won the battle. In 1950, an independent School of Nursing was founded at the University of Pennsylvania, and Lynch was immediately named its dean.

Lynch recognized the value of publications as evidenced by her textbook, Communicable Diseases Nursing, which has been translated into different languages including Japanese. She also co-authored  Poliomyelitis with Landow and Smith. The dean, who was always meticulously groomed, had a special interest in people who suffer from communicable diseases. Even in the course of preparing her textbook, she found time to travel to New York one day a week to practice at Willard Parker.

Lynch was also active in state and local branches of the American Nurses Association and the National League for Nursing. She held various titles, including one as Chair of the First Committee on Careers for the National League of Nursing, a role she handled splendidly for several years. Among her honors, she has been listed in Who's Who in America, Who's Who of American Women, and received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the Nurses' Alumni Association of the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing. Lynch retired her position as Dean of the School of Nursing in 1965. Later she started a nursing school at Widener University. After her official retirement in 1972, she moved to Washington, D.C, where she stayed until she was too ill to live by herself. In 1980, she moved to Saunders House, a retirement home in suburban Philadelphia, where she remained until her death in 1994.

Biography/History

Virginia Dunbar graduated from Johns Hopkins Training School for Nurses. She also obtained a B.A. from Mount Holyoke College and an M.A. and diploma in Administration of School of Nursing from Teachers College, Columbia University. She worked at Teachers College, Englewood Hospital (NJ), and the University of California School of Nursing before becoming Director of the American Red Cross Nursing Service in 1944. In 1946 she became Dean of the Cornell University-New York Hospital School of Nursing and Director of the Nursing Service of the Hospital.

Scope and Contents

The Theresa Lynch papers consist of personal correspondence, speeches, awards, biographical sketches, and photographs. Information on the University of Pennsylvania's Nursing School, however, makes up the bulk of the collection. The institutional files include accounts of the early history of the nursing school, many written by Lynch herself, minutes, reports, information on the school's curriculum, correspondence, publications including course bulletins. The collection also include materials of the National League for Nursing and the College of Physicians of Philadelphia.

Scope and Contents

This collection contains Dunbar's personal files. Many of the folders contain newspaper clippings on a variety of topics. Dunbar's interest in nursing and hospital history is reflected throughout. The majority of this collection relates to her time at Cornell University-New York Hospital.

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

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Center staff, updated by Bethany Myers

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Rita Beatty, updated by Donna Ostroff, added to Archivists Toolkit 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

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

Employment application information in Boxes 16 and 17 is restricted.

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

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of Eleanor C. Lambertsen, 1991.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of Lillian S. Brunner.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of Anne E. Hudson, 1999.

Processing Information note

This is a preliminary inventory of the personal papers of Dr. Margretta Madden Styles. This collection is unprocessed. It includes 27 cartons of records which were received by the Center for the Study of the History of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania, in mid-2000 (Acc. No. 2000.8) and an additional 3 cartons which were received in early 2001 (Acc. No. 2001.1). The material has been inventoried in this preliminary list in order to make the files accessible to the donor and to interested researchers until a more thorough processing project can be undertaken.

The original 20 cartons were re-boxed in a numbering sequence from 1 to 27. Their contents are in the same order in which they appeared in the original containers although the location of specific individual files may have shifted somewhat.

The boxes have been inventoried to the folder level (below) and re-foldered in acid-free folders. These 27 cartons were inventoried by Rita Beatty, May 2001-December 2003.

After Dr. Styles’ death in 2005, an additional 4 cartons of papers were sent to the Center. These cartons do not yet have a box listing available. Please contact the Center for more information.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • American Hospital Association.
  • American Nurses Association.
Form/Genre(s)
  • Faculty papers
  • Personal papers
Occupation(s)
  • Nurse
  • Nursing schools--Faculty
Personal Name(s)
  • Lambertsen, Eleanor C.
Subject(s)
  • Nursing.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • American Nurses Association.
  • American Nurses Credentialing Center.
  • International Council of Nurses.
  • University of California, San Francisco. School of Nursing.
Form/Genre(s)
  • Faculty papers
Occupation(s)
  • Nurse
  • Nursing schools--Faculty
Personal Name(s)
  • Styles, Margretta Madden
Subject(s)
  • Nursing.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing.
Form/Genre(s)
  • Faculty papers
  • Personal papers
Occupation(s)
  • Nurse
  • Nursing schools--Faculty
Personal Name(s)
  • Brunner, Lillian S., 1910-1995
  • Lynch, Theresa I., 1896-1994
Subject(s)
  • Nursing.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • Cornell University New York Hospital.
Form/Genre(s)
  • Faculty papers
Occupation(s)
  • Nurse
  • Nursing schools--Faculty
Personal Name(s)
  • Dunbar, Virginia
  • Hudson, Anne E.
Subject(s)
  • Nursing.

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Collection Inventory

Series 1.  Nursing Education, 1921-1969.

Scope and Contents note

This series includes materials documenting issues in nursing education. Lambertsen's interest in nursing education is documented by her collection of materials that range from specific degree programs (certificate, bachelors, graduate) and specialty training, costs and accreditation of programs, and research and faculty training. The minutes and reports from the National League for Nursing's Department of Baccalaureate and Higher Degree programs from 1962 to 1969 include forums on federal involvement in nursing education, statistics on educational costs, and support for teaching, curriculum projects, recruitment, and research.

Box Folder

Department of Baccalaureate and Higher Degree Programs, Minutes and Reports, 1962-1969.

1 1

Nursing Education Programs, Certificate, Baccalaureate, Graduate, and Nursescientist, 1949-1969.

1 2

Education and Inservices for Specialty Training, Psychiatric, Medical-surgical, Cardiac, and Administration, 1958-1969.

1 3

Costs of Nursing Education Analysis, 1946-1965.

2 4

Nursing Education Accreditation and Grading, 1932-1965.

2 5

Nursing Faculty, Research, Census, Training, and Studies, 1953-1968.

2 6

National League for Nursing Research Papers, Teaching and Education, 1965-1968.

3 7

Issues in Nursing Education (Small Booklets), 1921-1968.

3 8

Education and Liberal Arts, American Democracy, India, 1938-1969.

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Series 2.  American Nurses Association, National League for Nursing, and Nation's Health, studies and reports, 1940-1977.

Scope and Contents note

This series consists of a variety of studies and reports from the American Nurses Association, National League for Nursing, and the National Health Service. Included are articles focused on nursing roles and research, American Nurses Association-National League for Nursing Careers Program (1969), Nursing Research reports (1966 to 1968), and Teacher-Practitioner: Collaborators for the Improvement of Nursing Care (1965). In addition, issues dealing specifically with the nation's health programs, Medicare, welfare, and a projected ten year plan are explored in numerable reports.

Box Folder

American Nurses Association and National League for Nursing, Newsletters, Reports, and Pamphlets, 1962-1968.

3 1

State Boards and Committees, 1940-1968.

3 2

Nation's Health, Studies, Conferences, Outlooks, 1961-1977.

3 3

Nation's Health (Continued from Box 3), 1961-1977.

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Series 3.  Personal manuscripts and memos, 1915-1976.

Scope and Contents note

This series consists of Lambertsen's manuscripts and memos particularly pertaining to her participation in national-level activities, including the American Medical Association, the American Nurses Foundation, and as secretary for the National Commission for the Study of Nursing and Nursing Education. Some of the correspondence documents her speaking engagements and participation in forums debating health care roles, especially the physician's assistant, collegiate education for nursing, and accreditation of nursing programs (1961-1969). Also included is general correspondence with Deans and directors of schools of nursing and medical centers.

Box Folder

Accreditation Questionnaire.

4 1

Letter, President, University of Minnesota, 1938.

4 2

Assn. Planning Basic Collegiate Schools, 1951.

4 3

Stewart, I. "What is a Collegiate School of Nursing", 1939.

4 4

Dreiblatt, M. "Shall We Have Cheap Labor of Good Nurses?", 1931.

4 5

Implementation of the Brown Report Questionnaire, 1949.

4 6

Goodrich, A. "The Trained Nurse".

4 7

Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1972.

4 8

Nursing Techniques Designed by Students.

4 9

Report of "Works" Plan for a Single Accreditation Body in Nursing, 1915.

4 10

National Joint Practice Commission, 1973.

4 11

National Commission.

Box Folder

National League for Nursing Resolution, 1971.

4 12

Physician Assistants Statement, 1971.

4 13

Summary Report and Recommendation, 1973.

4 15

Summary of State Activities, 1972.

4 16
Box Folder

National Study for the Study of Nursing, 1973.

4 14

American Nurses Association.

Box Folder

Allied Health Committee, 1973.

4 17

Correspondence, 1973.

4 18
Box Folder

National Commission for the Study of Nursing and Nursing Education, 1964-1972.

4 20

National Commission, Annual Report, 1971-1972.

4 19

Emory University, Dedication of the Woodruff Administration Building, 1976.

4 21

National Committee for Licensed Practical Nurses, 1972.

4 22

American Hospital Association, 1962-1973.

4 23

American Nurses Association Committee on Nursing Correspondence, 1962-1970.

4 24

Council of Federation of Associations of Schools of Health Professions, 1970.

4 25

American Nurses Association Correspondence, Council on Health Manpower, 1972.

4 26

National Committee for the Study of Nursing and Nursing Education Summaries, 1969.

4 27

National Committee for the Study of Nursing and Nursing Education, List of Commissioners, 1971.

4 28

National Commission, Annual Financial Report, 1971.

4 29

National Commission, Study of Nursing Education minutes of Board of Commissioners, 1971.

4 30

Committee on International Exchange of Persons Correspondence, 1970-1971.

4 31

International Council of Nurses, 1971.

4 32

National Commission, Interim Reports to Commissioners and Monthly Memorandums, 1970-1973.

4 33

Miscellaneous.

4 34

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Series 4.  Booklets, nursing roles, issues, and services, 1939-1972.

Scope and Contents note

This series is comprised of an assorted collection of booklets focused on nursing roles, issues and services. Topics such as the public image of the nurse, nurse/patient relations, and administrative nursing services are explored. Additionally, specific nursing specialties are defined. Career concerns, laws affecting nurses, economic security, and employer expectations verses staff nurse performance are explored.

Box Folder

Booklets, Nursing Roles, Issues, and Services, 1939-1972.

5 1

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Series 5.  Hospitals and Health Care Services, 1949-1977.

Scope and Contents note

This series pertains to issues surrounding hospitals and health care services. Discussions of hospital effectiveness are documented by the Secretary's advisory committee and elaborated upon in Faye Abdellah's article, "An Effective Health Care Delivery System: Can it be Achieved?". The organization and management of hospital services, departmental functions, and personnel are presented in manuals, constitutions and bylaws. A major segment of this series is devoted to economics as issues of health care costs and long term care are examined. Studies on financing and utilization of medical care services are included.

Box Folder

Hospitals and Health Care Services, 1949-1977.

6 1

Long Term Care, Services and Needs, 1968-1969.

6 2

Health Care Costs, Booklets, 1966-1977.

6 3

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Series 5.  Booklet Series on Nursing, 1945-1968.

Scope and Contents note

This collection includes various booklet series which briefly summarizes much of the entire collection. The subjects of these series range from nursing education and curriculum found in National League for Nursing Education: Curriculum Bulletin I,II, and the Education Committee on Standards, Accreditation procedures and guidelines; Nursing responsibilities, intervention, prevention and relation to society; Health service research series (U.S. Public Health Services); American Nurses Association Clinical Conference summaries; American Hospital Association monograph series focusing of medical practice, utilization of care and costs, and hospital-personnel relations.

Box Folder

Health Service Research, U.S. Public Health Services (19), 1966.

7 1

Monograph, 1962 Clinical Sessions of American Nurses Association Convention (19), 1962.

7 2

1965 Regional Clinical Conference of American Nurses Association (5), 1965.

7 3

Monograph, 1964 American Nurses Association Convention (11), 1964.

7 4

Hospital Monograph Series #1, American Hospital Association (5), 1957.

7 5

National League for Nursing Education, Curriculum Bulletin 1,2, 1950-1951.

7 6

National League for Nursing Education Committee on Standards, 1945-1948.

7 7

Health Information Foundation Research Series, 1957.

7 8

American Nurses Association 44th Convention, 1964.

7 8

National Committee on the Aging- Standards of Care for Older People in.

7 9

The White House Conference on Education, 1965.

7 10

Report of the President's Commission on Higher Education- Higher Education for American Democracy, vol. III-VI, 1947.

7 11

Nursing and the National Health Service in the United Kingdom, 1954-1968.

7 12

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Collection Inventory

Collection Inventory

Series 1.  Personal, 1921-1986.

Scope and Contents note

This series contains Lynch's personal papers such as her resume, biographical sketches, correspondence, speeches, awards, and diplomas.

Box Folder

Biographical information, 1956-1984.

1 1

Newspaper articles on Lynch, circa 1955 and 1985.

1 2

Personal correspondence, 1946-1982.

1 3

Correspondence with Lillian Sholtis Brunner.

Box Folder

1969-1979.

1 4

1980-1986.

1 5

Speeches, 1965-1975.

Box
1
Folder
6
FlatFile

Three diplomas, 1921-1944.

5
Box Folder

Pennsylvania Certificate of Record for the practice of nursing, 1950.

1 7

Awards, 1965-1980.

1 8

Letters nominating Lynch for awards, 1980.

1 9

Nursing school yearbook, 1920.

1 10

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Series 2.  Photographs, circa 1898-1985.

Scope and Contents note

This series contains Lynch's photographs from childhood to later years. It also includes pictures of Lynch's parents and photos taken with colleagues and associates.

Box Photo

Mother of Theresa Lynch.

2 1

Father of Theresa Lynch.

2 2

Father of Theresa Lynch.

2 3

Theresa Lynch.

Box Photo

circa 1900.

2 4

circa 1912.

2 5

circa 1912.

2 6

circa 1915.

2 7

circa 1928.

2 8

circa 1950.

2 9

1971.

2 10

Theresa Lynch and fellow nurses holding three children in cart, circa 1920.

2 11

University of Pennsylvania, Luncheon for Emeritus Professors, 1965.

2 12

Distinguished Award Recipient, Nurses Alumni Association, Theresa Lynch, 1971.

2 13

Nurse and Friend, Lynch in retirement home, 1988.

2 14

Miscellaneous photographs, circa 1965-1985.

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Series 3.  School of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania, 1931-1985.

Scope and Contents note

This series contains materials of the University of Pennsylvania's School of Nursing. It begins with a history of the School of Nursing since its inception as a training school at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in 1886. The early part of the history comes from journal articles while the later part is partially typed or handwritten by Lynch herself. Another history file is an interview with Lynch on the history of the school between 1944-65. Also included in the series are an operating statement of the School for 1952-54, minutes, annual reports, curriculum, programs, correspondence, information on the School's alumni, and publications.

Box Folder

History, 1935-1975.

3 1

School of Nursing, Division of Medical Affairs, 1944-1965, Interview with Lynch, circa 1970.

3 2

Operating Statement, 1952-1954.

3 3

Minutes, 1931-1964.

3 4

Annual reports, 1942-1948.

3 5

Biennium report, 1950-1952.

3 6

Annual reports, 1954-1964.

3 7

Reports recommending the reorganization of the School of Nursing, 1931-1935.

3 8

Report of the Committee on Policy and Planning to the Educational Council re: establishment of a Nursing School, 1944.

3 9

Extensive report on the organization of the School of Nursing, 1963.

Box Folder

pages 1-111.

3 10

pages 112-237.

3 11

pages 238-end.

3 12

Development Needs in Medical Affairs Area, School of Nursing, 1965.

3 13

Differentiation Between the Basic Baccalaureate Program and the Associate Degree Program, 1957-1958.

3 14

Information on curriculum, 1935-1963.

3 15

Programs, 1917 and 1975.

3 16

Correspondence, 1935-1965, 1985.

3 17

Information on alumni, circa 1962-1970.

3 18

Information on faculty, 1948-1980.

3 19

Information on faculty retirement benefits, circa 1975.

3 20

Guidelines for nursing programs and projects, 1968.

3 21

Publications.

Box Folder

Course bulletins, 1951-1958.

4 22

Course bulletins, 1958-1964.

4 23

School of Nursing Basic Baccalaureate Program, circa 1960.

4 24

School of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania, newsletter, winter 1964.

4 25

Brochure: Become a member of the Theresa Lynch Society, 1985.

4 26

Society of the Alumni of the School of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania.

Box Folder

Program, 1966.

4 27

Newsletters, January 1972, winter 1981, and Fall 1985.

4 28

University of Pennsylvania.

Box Folder

Publication: Statues of the Corporation, 1959.

4 29

School of Medicine, Publications.

Box Folder

Bicentennial of Medical Education in the United States, 1965.

4 30

An Account of the Late John Morgan, 1965.

4 31

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Series 4.  Other Organizations, 1957-1976.

Scope and Contents note

This series contains materials of other organizations, among them the National League for Nursing and the College of Physicians of Philadelphia. The League files include guidelines, questionnaires, and recommendations by the League. There are also reports both by the League and the University of Pennsylvania's Nursing School on the issue of accreditation of Penn's nursing school. Also included are the League's correspondence with Penn and a publication entitled Criteria for the Appraisal of Baccalaureate and Higher Degree Programs in Nursing. The College of Physicians file includes a 1974 project sponsored by the College to promote the writing of the history of nursing in Philadelphia.

National League for Nursing.

Box Folder

Review of Program for Public Health Nursing Accreditation, 1957.

4 1

Progress Report to Collegiate Board of Review Department of Baccalaureate and Higher Degree Programs, 1958.

4 2

Report: Collegiate Broad of Review questionnaire for accreditation and Penn's response, 1963.

4 3

Report of Visit for Accrediting Purposes to the University of Pennsylvania, School of Nursing, 1963.

4 4

Report of the School of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania, For the Survey by the Department of Baccalaureate and Higher Degree Program, 1963.

Box Folder

pages 1-118.

4 5

pages 119-204 and Exhibit A.

4 6

Correspondence, 1954-1960.

4 7

Publication: Criteria for the Appraisal of Baccalaureate and Higher Degree Programs in Nursing, 1967.

4 8

College of Physicians of Philadelphia.

Box Folder

A Bicentennial Project of the Mutter Museum and Library College of Physicians of Philadelphia, include minutes of meeting and correspondents for the 1974 project, 1974-1976.

4 9

Brochure: The College of Physicians of Philadelphia, Founded 1787.

4 10

Miscellaneous.

Box Folder

The College of Nursing of the Crozer Foundation, program, 1968.

4 11

Sigma Theta Tau, National Honor Society of Nursing, newsletter, 1982.

4 12

Membership Handbook: A Guide for Membership Chairman, 1966.

4 13

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Series 5.  Artifacts, 1920-1947.

Scope and Contents note

This series is comprised of four artifacts: Lynch's HUP school pin class of 1920; a thermometer with silver case, Lynch's personal leather bound copy of Communicable Disease Nursing (1947), and 2nd edition of Communicable Disease Nursing (1949).

Box
5
Box

Lynch's HUP school pin class of 1920, a thermometer with silver case, Lynch's personal leather bound copy of Communicable Disease Nursing (1947), and 2nd edition of Communicable Disease Nursing (1949).

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Collection Inventory

Box Folder

Clara Maass stamp, 1976.

1 1

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Notes and clippings on teaching, circa 1940s-1950s.

1 2

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Photograph of Cornell University New York Hospital School of Nursing faculty; correspondence; student research; articles, 1946-1981.

1 3

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Cornell University New York Hospital history materials, circa 1950s.

1 4

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Quotations on nursing, circa 1950s.

1 5

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Full time system faculty, 1980.

1 6

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Cornell University New York Hospital correspondence and other materials, 1965-1981.

1 7

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Notes and clippings on communication, circa 1950s-1960s.

1 8

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18th and 19th Century: What Constitutes Nursing?, circa 1940s.

1 9

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Copy of "Una and the Lion" by Florence Nightingale, 1940s?.

1 10

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The Hospital Patient - What to Expect, circa 1957.
Scope and Contents note

These notes concern the history of hospital patient care, including the evolution of rules for patient behavior from the 14th century to the 19th century.

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Cornell University New York Hospital School of Nursing reports, alumni publications, and other materials, 1946-1974.

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Notes on Florence Nightingale's influence, circa 1950s-1983.

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