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Pennsylvania Nurses Association, District 1 records

MC 99

Pennsylvania Nurses Association, District 1 records

MC 99

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:
Pennsylvania Nurses' Association.
Title:
Pennsylvania Nurses Association, District 1 records
Date [inclusive]:
1921-1973
Call Number:
MC 99
Extent:
11.7 Linear feet
Language:
English
Abstract:
The Philadelphia District, No. 1, was admitted to the Pennsylvania Nurses Association in 1919. These records of District 1 cover the majority of the organization's history. Materials include minutes, proceedings, reports, correspondence, finance information, and photographs.
Cite as:
Pennsylvania Nurses' Association, District 1 records, Barbara Bates Center for The Study of The History of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania
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Summary Information

Repository:
University of Pennsylvania: Barbara Bates Center for the Study of The History of Nursing
Creator:
Pennsylvania Nurses' Association.
Title:
Pennsylvania Nurses Association, District 2 records
Date [inclusive]:
1919-1978
Call Number:
MC 43
Extent:
1.9 Linear feet
Language:
English
Abstract:
This unprocessed collection contains the records of the Pennsylvania Nurses Association, District 2.
Cite as:
Pennsylvania Nurses Association, District No. 2 Records, Barbara Bates Center for The Study of The History of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania
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Biography/History

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

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

Scope and Contents

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

Administrative Information

Publication Information

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

Publication Information

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

Finding Aid Author

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

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Center staff, updated by Bethany Myers

Sponsor

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

Access Restrictions

This collection is unrestricted.

Access Restrictions

This collection is unrestricted.

Use Restrictions

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

Use Restrictions

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of Janet Smith at the Temple University Urban Archives.

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Controlled Access Headings

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

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Controlled Access Headings

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

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Collection Inventory

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

Scope and Contents note

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

Board of Directors Minutes.

Box Folder

1923-1930.

1 1-8

1931-1936.

2 9-15

1937-1944.

3 16-24

1945-1952.

4 25-32

1953-1958.

5 33-39

1959-1963.

6 40-47

1964.

7 48

1964-1967.

7 49

1967-1968.

7 50

Annual Meeting - Proceedings.

Box Folder

1923-1933.

7 51-61

1934-1946.

8 62-74

1947-May 1964.

9 75-83

September 1964-1967.

10 84

1967-1968.

10 85

1970.

10 86

Officer Reports.

Box Folder

1932-1949.

10 87-89

1962-1968.

10 90
Box Folder

Budget, 1948-1952.

10 91

Reports of the Treasurer and budgets, 1967-1968.

10 92

Proceedings and reports, miscellaneous, 1967-1968.

10 93

Proceedings and reports, 1946, 1947.

28 47

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

Scope and Contents note

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

By-laws Committee.

Box Folder

1960-1964.

10 1

1964-1972.

11 2-3
Box Folder

CERS Section, 1963.

11 4

Chronically Ill Committee, 1947-1948.

11 5

Committee Lists, 1964.

11 6

Complaint Committee, minutes, 1948.

11 7

Constitution and By-Laws Committee.

Box Folder

Bylaws and amendments, 1945-1950.

11 8

Correspondence, 1945-1948.

11 9

Credentials Committee.

Box Folder

1947-1949.

11 10

1962-1963.

11 11
Box Folder

District Fund-raising Committee, 1962-1963.

11 12

EACT Section, 1962-1971.

11 13-15

Education Section, 1964-1968.

11 16-17

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

11 18

Emergency Grants Committee, 1963-1967.

11 19-20

General Duty Section, 1955-1965.

11 21-22

Headquarters Committee, 1957-1964.

11 23

Legislative Committee.

Minutes and correspondence.
Box Folder

1947-1948.

12 24-25

1964-1966.

12 26

Information.

12 27

Membership Committee.

Box Folder

1947-1948.

12 28

1965-1972.

12 29-31

Men's Nurses Section, 1940-1948.

12 32

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

12 33-34

Nominations Committee.

Box Folder

1943-1948.

12 35

1962-1967.

12 36-37
Box Folder

Nurses Education Committee, 1963.

13 38

Nursing in National Defense, 1957-1963.

13 39-41

Pediatric Nurses' Section, 1971.

13 42

Personnel Committee, 1955-1966.

13 43

President's Conference Group, 1963-1964.

13 44-45

Private Duty Nurses' Section, 1967-1973.

13 46

Program Committee, 1965-1972.

13 47-49

Public Health Section, 1959-1971.

13 50-54

Public Relations Committee, 1955-1972.

14 55-58

Recruitment Committee, 1969-1972.

14 59

Red Cross Committee, 1947-1948.

14 60

School Section, 1962-1970.

14 61-62

Sections Conference Committee, 1963-1965.

14 63

Special Interest Section, 1971.

14 64

Structure Committee, 1970.

14 65

Study Committee on ANA Functions, 1963.

14 66

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Series 3.  Subject File, 1935-1972.

Scope and Contents note

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

Box Folder

American Journal of Nursing, 1970-1972.

14 1

American Medical Association, 1963.

14 2

American Nurses' Association.

Box Folder

Bylaws and Rules, 1958-1960.

14 3

Legislation News, 1964.

14 4
Box Folder

Be-Involved Campaign, 1969-1970.

14 5

Community News Releases, 1964-1965.

14 6

Counseling and Placement Services, 1947-1948.

14 7

Deceased members, 1964.

14 8

Delaware Valley Hospital Council, 1964.

14 9

District Secretaries Conference, 1947-1948.

14 10

Dues dispute at Kennedy Hospital, 1969-1970.

14 11

Election candidates, 1963-1964, 1968, 1971.

15 12-16

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

15 17-20

Employment standards, 1964.

15 21

Fiftieth anniversary, 1969.

15 22

Foreign nurses, 1963, 1971-1972.

15 23-24

Friendship fete, 1964-1965.

15 25

Health and Welfare Council, 1963-1968.

15 26-27

Health insurance, 1942-1948.

15 28

Heart Association of Southeast Pennsylvania, 1963.

15 29

Honorary recognition, 1962-1968.

15 30

Immigrant nurses, 1968.

15 31

Income tax deductions, 1968.

15 32

Income tax exemption, 1938-1952.

15 33

Industrial nurses, 1957.

15 34

Insurance.

Box Folder

1960-1963.

16 35

1964-1967.

16 36
Box Folder

Legal advisor, 1963-1971.

16 37

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

16 38-39

Meeting evaluation sheets, 1962-1963.

16 40

National League for Nursing, 1964.

16 41

News items, 1963-1964.

16 42

Nurses' Week, 1966.

16 43

Pennsylvania Nurses' Association.

Box Folder

Board of Directors meeting minutes, 1948.

16 44

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

16 45
Box Folder

Correspondence, 1962-1970.

16 46

Pennsylvania State Board of Nurse Examiners, 1961.

16 47

Pennsylvania State Employment Service, 1962-1963.

16 48

Pennsylvania Tuberculosis and Health Society, 1964-1965.

16 49

Philadelphia County Medical Society, 1964-1965.

16 50

Polio Immunization program, 1963.

16 51

Practical nurses, 1962-1963.

16 52

Professional code, 1960-1963.

17 53

Social Services Building, 1938-1965.

17 54

Southeastern Pennsylvania League for Nursing, 1963-1965.

17 55

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

17 56

State Board of Nursing Education, 1958-1963.

17 57

Student nurses, 1963-1964, 1970-1971.

17 58-60

United Cerebral Palsy Association, 1963.

17 61

Wage tax, 1939-1940.

17 62

Workmen's compensation, 1935-1937.

17 63

World Health Organization, 1958.

17 64

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Series 4.  Correspondence, 1963-1972.

Scope and Contents note

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

Box Folder

American Nurses' Association, 1969-1972.

17 1

District 1 file, 1969-1972.

Box Folder

A-J.

17 2-4

K-Z.

18 5-7
Box Folder

Board of Directors, 1964.

18 8

Executive secretary, 1963-1964.

18 9-10

General, 1969-1972.

18 11

Membership, 1964.

18 12

Office secretary, 1965-1967.

18 13

President, 1965-1966.

18 14

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

Scope and Contents note

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

Box Folder

Chronicle, 1935-1940.

19 1

Nurses' Official Directory Committee.

Minutes.
Box Folder

1939-1955.

19 2-18

1956-1965.

20 19-28
Box Folder

Annual report, 1945-1948.

20 29

Reports to Board of Directors, 1952-1961.

20 30-37

List of members, 1945-1962.

20 38
Monthly Reports, statistical.
Box Folder

1939-1952.

20 39-52

1953-1965.

21 53-65
Box Folder

Applications presented, 1962-1965.

21 66

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

21 67
Box Folder

Committee to Complete the Business, 1951.

21 68

Registry Committee, Minutes, 1928-1929.

21 69

Budgets.

Box Folder

1942-1946.

21 70

1961-1962.

21 71
Box Folder

Charter of the Organization of Registrants, 1954.

21 72

Correspondence.

Box Folder

1936-1956.

21 73-79

1957-1962.

22 80-85
Box Folder

Description of the organization, undated.

22 86

Discontinuance, 1958.

22 87

Finance, 1949-1951.

22 88

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

22 89

Organization and history, [1940-1941?].

22 90

Personnel.

Box Folder

1949.

22 91

1970-1972.

22 92
Box Folder

Registrants, 1940-1964.

23 93-95

Registrants' Meetings, minutes.

Box Folder

1940-1948.

23 96

1949-1950.

23 97

1951.

23 98

1952-1954.

23 99

1955-1957.

23 100

1958-1961.

23 101
Box Folder

Registrants' returns, 1952.

23 102-103

Reports of Registrar, 1939-1965.

24 104-127

Reports of Treasurer, 1943-1965.

24 128-146

Review Committee, 1952.

25 147

Rules and personnel policies, 1954.

25 148

Survey, 1937.

25 149

Termination correspondence, 1965.

25 150

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Series 6.  Publications, Manuals and Finances, 1921-1972.

Scope and Contents note

Contained here are the newsletters, legislative bulletins, clippings, administrative manuals, and other printed material of the PNA. In addition, there are dues ledgers and some financial correspondence.

Box Folder

Brochure of the Bucks-Philadelphia County District, 1960.

25 1

Committee manual, 1948.

25 2

District presidents and secretaries manual, 1955-1964.

25 3-4

Legislation News, 1963.

25 5

Legislative Bulletin, 1963-1971.

25 6-11

Legislative Manual, 1952-1953.

26 12

Local Committee programs manual, 1948.

26 13

Newsletter, 1951-1964.

26 14-16

Official bulletin, 1939-1950.

26 17-22

Organization manual, 1951.

26 23

Style manual, 1961.

27 24

Calendars, 1921-1927.

27 25-26

Dues ledger, 1965-1967.

27 27

Finance Committee, 1943-1972.

27 28-33

Financial statements, 1964-1971.

27 34-35

Tax exempt status, 1937-1938.

28 36

Tax exemption, 1969-1972.

28 37

Tax statements, 1944-1971.

28 38-39

Treasurers' membership reports, 1969-1972.

28 40-41

Clippings, 1961-1966.

28 42-44

By-Laws, Pennsylvania State Nurses Association, 1949; By-Laws, Pennsylvania Nurses Association, 1964; and Manual For Local Units, 1969.

28 45

PSNA-Fifty Years of Progress, 1903-1953.

28 46

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Series 7.  Photographs, [1963-1969].

Scope and Contents note

This series contains photos of individual PNA members and photos of the Mass Polio Immunization Campaign in 1963. Captions and newsletter clippings are attached.

Box Photo

Mrs. Lulu Wolf Hassenplug Receiving the Albert Einstein Medical Center's Centennial Medal.

28 1

Mass Polio Immunization Campaign, 1963.

Box Photo

Arlene Boyer, Faculty Member, 1963.

28 2

Eileen Cancelli, President of the Student Nurses Association of Philadelphia, 1963.

28 3

Naomi Sayers, Public Health Nurse, 1963.

28 4

Arlene Boyer, Eileen Cancelli, and Naomi Sayers, 1963.

28 5
Box Photo

Historic Student Nursing Uniforms Being Modeled, Albert Einstein Medical Center School of Nursing, 1965.

28 6

Miss Ella W. Allison, Director of Nursing of Albert Einstein Medical Center (2 photos), 1968.

28 7

P.F. Lucchesi, M.D., Executive Vice-President and Medical Director of Albert Einstein Medical Center, 1968.

28 8

Mrs. Edythe Sobel receiving the Nurses Alumnae "Woman of the Year", 1968.

28 9

Samuel H. Daroff, Renaming of the Southern Division of the Albert Einstein Medical Center, 1968.

28 10

Helen L. Zaborowski, RN, 1968.

28 11

Margaret Dolan, 1969.

28 12

Albert Einstein Medical Center Wage Increase Package, 1969.

Box Photo

P.F. Lucchesi, M.D., Albert Einstein Medical Center Executive Vice President and Medical Director, 1969.

28 13

Julius Klein, Albert Einstein Medical Center President, 1969.

28 14

Miscellaneous Photographs.

Box Photo

Unidentified Group on TWA Flight #369.

28 15

Unidentified Group at Special Function.

28 16

Unidentified Group at Special Function.

28 17

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Unprocessed Accession.

File
PNAD .0015
Box

Pennsylvania State Nurses’ Association Minutes of District No. 1 Meeting, 1901-1940.

29

Gynecean Hospital Nurses’ Association, 1925-1935.

29

Graduate Nurses’ Association ballots, 1927, 1930.

29

Alumnae Association private duty Nursing, 1936-1939.

29

Pennsylvania State Nurses’ Association legislative-registration/licensing.

29

Graduate Nurses’ Association (President), 1925, 1928.

29

Pennsylvania State Nurses’ Association membership campaign, 1936, 1940.

29

Graduate Nurses’ Association by-laws, 1920-1939.

29

Graduate Nurses’ Chorus, 1939.

29

Graduate Nurses’ Association Delegates, 1940.

29

Pennsylvania State Nurses’ Association (Nurses’ Official Directory), 1928, 1930, 1938.

29

Graduate Nurses’ Association Financial Reports, 1925, 1930, 1939.

29

Graduate Nurses’ Association Grading, 1925-1930.

29

Statistics, 1929-1936.

29

Florence Nightingale Memorial, 1937 .

29

Graduate Nurses’ Association Nurses’ Relief Fund, 1914-1932.

29

Legislative Fund, 1935.

29

Nursing Education Speeches.

29

National Biennial Nursing Convention Nursing Education, 1936.

29

Pennsylvania League of Nursing Education By-Laws and Constitution.

29

State Board Examiners for Registration of Nurses, 1920-1939.

29

The [Nurses’] Quarterly Subscription Information, Journal Information.

29

Correspondence, Isabella S. Harrison to Joan Lynaugh.

29

Quarterly Record of Mass. General Hospital Nurses Alum Assoc, September 1945.

29

Deur-ez-zpr Medical Center 5th Annual Report, 1933-1934.

29

Letter from Gladys Webber (NY) to Eliz. Berrang (HUP), 1946.

29

Associated Alumnae of Trained Nurses.

29

Hospital Care of Graduate Nurses, Correspondence, 1909, 1929, 1930.

29

Pay Raises for Nursing, Correspondence.

29

Red Cross Applications for Membership, 1925-1940.

29

Red Cross, Correspondence, 1918-1935.

29

Pennsylvania State Nurses’ Association Members (Resident), 1930.

29

Alumnae Association, Pennsylvania State Nurses’ Association Resident Members.

Box

1931-1932.

29
File

1933-1934.

29
Box

1935-1936.

29

1937.

29
Box

Nurses Alumnae, Association of Pennsylvania Resident Members, 1939-1940.

29

Alumnae Association, Pennsylvania State Nurses’ Association Non-Resident Members.

Box
29
Box

1931-1932.

29

1933-1934.

29
File

1935-1936.

29
Box

1937-1938.

29

1939-1940.

29

Undadted.

29

Alumnae Association, Pennsylvania State Nurses’ Association Correspondence.

Box

1931-1935.

29

1936-1940.

29

Alumnae Association, Graduate Nurses’ Association Correspondence.

Box

1920-1925.

29

1926-1930.

29
Box

Alumnae Association, Philadelphia Club for Graduate Nurses, 1912.

29

Pennsylvania State Nurses’ Association Reports of Conventions, 1901, 1923.

29

Reports on Meetings.

Box

1929-1930.

29

1931-1935.

29
Box

Report on P.S.N.A meetings, 1935-1939.

29

Report on PA.S.N.A. Convention, 1940.

29

Pennsylvania State Nurses’ Association, Reports, 1932-1933.

29

Pennsylvania State Nurses’ Association Annual Reports, 1934-1939.

29

Proceedings of the Thirty-Fifth Convention of the Pennsylvania State Nurses’ Association in joint session with Pennsylvania State League of Nursing Education and Pennsylvania State Organization for Public Health Nursing, October 1937.

29

Handbook of the Pennsylvania State Nurses’ Association for the use of Officers and Committee Chairmen.

29

Nurses’ Training School Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Sixteenth Reunion, 1946 .

29

District No. 1 Pennsylvania State Nurses' Association Official Bulletin Vol. 4, No. 5, 1943.

29

Proceedings of the 35th Convention of the Pennsylvania State Nurses' Association, Altoona, PA, Oct 26-28, 1937.

Handbook of the Pennsylvania State Nurses' Association; Articles of Incorporation and By-laws 1930; Constitution and By-laws 1931.

GNAP 22nd Annual Convention, 1924.

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Collection Inventory

Administrative Records.

Box Folder

Charters and Bylaws, 1919?.

1 1

Minutes.

Box Folder

1920.

1 2

1921.

1 3

1922.

1 4

1923.

1 5

1924.

1 6

1925.

1 7

1926.

1 8

1927.

1 9

1928.

1 10

1929.

1 11

1930.

1 12

1931.

1 13

1932.

1 14

1933.

1 15

1934.

1 16

1935.

1 17

1936.

1 18

1937.

1 19

1938.

1 20

1939.

1 21

1940.

1 22

1941.

1 23

1942.

1 24

1943.

1 25

1944.

1 26

1945.

1 27

1946.

2 28

1947.

2 29

1948.

2 30

1949.

2 31

1950.

2 32

1951.

2 33

1952.

2 34

1953.

2 35

1954.

2 36

1955.

2 37

1956.

2 38

1957.

2 39

1958.

2 40

1959.

3 41

1960.

3 42

1961.

3 43

1962.

3 44

1963.

3 45

1964.

3 46

1965.

3 47

1966.

3 48

1967.

3 49

1968.

3 50

1969.

4 51

1970.

4 52

1971.

4 53

1972.

4 54

1973.

4 55

1974.

4 56

1975.

4 57

1976.

4 58

Miscellaneous.

Box Folder

1978.

4 59

1959-1964.

4 60

1965-1969.

4 61

Miscellaneous.

Box Folder

1970-1973.

5 62

1974-1977.

5 63

1976-1978.

5 64

Photograph.

5 65

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Pennsylvania Nurses Association, District 1 records

MC 99

Pennsylvania Nurses Association, District 1 records

MC 99

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:
Pennsylvania Nurses' Association.
Title:
Pennsylvania Nurses Association, District 1 records
Date [inclusive]:
1921-1973
Call Number:
MC 99
Extent:
11.7 Linear feet
Language:
English
Abstract:
The Philadelphia District, No. 1, was admitted to the Pennsylvania Nurses Association in 1919. These records of District 1 cover the majority of the organization's history. Materials include minutes, proceedings, reports, correspondence, finance information, and photographs.
Cite as:
Pennsylvania Nurses' Association, District 1 records, Barbara Bates Center for The Study of The History of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania
PDF Version:

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Summary Information

Repository:
University of Pennsylvania: Barbara Bates Center for the Study of The History of Nursing
Creator:
Pennsylvania Nurses' Association.
Title:
Pennsylvania Nurses Association, District 2 records
Date [inclusive]:
1919-1978
Call Number:
MC 43
Extent:
1.9 Linear feet
Language:
English
Abstract:
This unprocessed collection contains the records of the Pennsylvania Nurses Association, District 2.
Cite as:
Pennsylvania Nurses Association, District No. 2 Records, Barbara Bates Center for The Study of The History of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania
PDF Version:

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Biography/History

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

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

Scope and Contents

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

Administrative Information

Publication Information

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

Publication Information

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

Finding Aid Author

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

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Center staff, updated by Bethany Myers

Sponsor

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

Access Restrictions

This collection is unrestricted.

Access Restrictions

This collection is unrestricted.

Use Restrictions

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

Use Restrictions

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of Janet Smith at the Temple University Urban Archives.

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Controlled Access Headings

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

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Controlled Access Headings

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

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Collection Inventory

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

Scope and Contents note

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

Board of Directors Minutes.

Box Folder

1923-1930.

1 1-8

1931-1936.

2 9-15

1937-1944.

3 16-24

1945-1952.

4 25-32

1953-1958.

5 33-39

1959-1963.

6 40-47

1964.

7 48

1964-1967.

7 49

1967-1968.

7 50

Annual Meeting - Proceedings.

Box Folder

1923-1933.

7 51-61

1934-1946.

8 62-74

1947-May 1964.

9 75-83

September 1964-1967.

10 84

1967-1968.

10 85

1970.

10 86

Officer Reports.

Box Folder

1932-1949.

10 87-89

1962-1968.

10 90
Box Folder

Budget, 1948-1952.

10 91

Reports of the Treasurer and budgets, 1967-1968.

10 92

Proceedings and reports, miscellaneous, 1967-1968.

10 93

Proceedings and reports, 1946, 1947.

28 47

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

Scope and Contents note

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

By-laws Committee.

Box Folder

1960-1964.

10 1

1964-1972.

11 2-3
Box Folder

CERS Section, 1963.

11 4

Chronically Ill Committee, 1947-1948.

11 5

Committee Lists, 1964.

11 6

Complaint Committee, minutes, 1948.

11 7

Constitution and By-Laws Committee.

Box Folder

Bylaws and amendments, 1945-1950.

11 8

Correspondence, 1945-1948.

11 9

Credentials Committee.

Box Folder

1947-1949.

11 10

1962-1963.

11 11
Box Folder

District Fund-raising Committee, 1962-1963.

11 12

EACT Section, 1962-1971.

11 13-15

Education Section, 1964-1968.

11 16-17

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

11 18

Emergency Grants Committee, 1963-1967.

11 19-20

General Duty Section, 1955-1965.

11 21-22

Headquarters Committee, 1957-1964.

11 23

Legislative Committee.

Minutes and correspondence.
Box Folder

1947-1948.

12 24-25

1964-1966.

12 26

Information.

12 27

Membership Committee.

Box Folder

1947-1948.

12 28

1965-1972.

12 29-31

Men's Nurses Section, 1940-1948.

12 32

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

12 33-34

Nominations Committee.

Box Folder

1943-1948.

12 35

1962-1967.

12 36-37
Box Folder

Nurses Education Committee, 1963.

13 38

Nursing in National Defense, 1957-1963.

13 39-41

Pediatric Nurses' Section, 1971.

13 42

Personnel Committee, 1955-1966.

13 43

President's Conference Group, 1963-1964.

13 44-45

Private Duty Nurses' Section, 1967-1973.

13 46

Program Committee, 1965-1972.

13 47-49

Public Health Section, 1959-1971.

13 50-54

Public Relations Committee, 1955-1972.

14 55-58

Recruitment Committee, 1969-1972.

14 59

Red Cross Committee, 1947-1948.

14 60

School Section, 1962-1970.

14 61-62

Sections Conference Committee, 1963-1965.

14 63

Special Interest Section, 1971.

14 64

Structure Committee, 1970.

14 65

Study Committee on ANA Functions, 1963.

14 66

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Series 3.  Subject File, 1935-1972.

Scope and Contents note

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

Box Folder

American Journal of Nursing, 1970-1972.

14 1

American Medical Association, 1963.

14 2

American Nurses' Association.

Box Folder

Bylaws and Rules, 1958-1960.

14 3

Legislation News, 1964.

14 4
Box Folder

Be-Involved Campaign, 1969-1970.

14 5

Community News Releases, 1964-1965.

14 6

Counseling and Placement Services, 1947-1948.

14 7

Deceased members, 1964.

14 8

Delaware Valley Hospital Council, 1964.

14 9

District Secretaries Conference, 1947-1948.

14 10

Dues dispute at Kennedy Hospital, 1969-1970.

14 11

Election candidates, 1963-1964, 1968, 1971.

15 12-16

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

15 17-20

Employment standards, 1964.

15 21

Fiftieth anniversary, 1969.

15 22

Foreign nurses, 1963, 1971-1972.

15 23-24

Friendship fete, 1964-1965.

15 25

Health and Welfare Council, 1963-1968.

15 26-27

Health insurance, 1942-1948.

15 28

Heart Association of Southeast Pennsylvania, 1963.

15 29

Honorary recognition, 1962-1968.

15 30

Immigrant nurses, 1968.

15 31

Income tax deductions, 1968.

15 32

Income tax exemption, 1938-1952.

15 33

Industrial nurses, 1957.

15 34

Insurance.

Box Folder

1960-1963.

16 35

1964-1967.

16 36
Box Folder

Legal advisor, 1963-1971.

16 37

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

16 38-39

Meeting evaluation sheets, 1962-1963.

16 40

National League for Nursing, 1964.

16 41

News items, 1963-1964.

16 42

Nurses' Week, 1966.

16 43

Pennsylvania Nurses' Association.

Box Folder

Board of Directors meeting minutes, 1948.

16 44

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

16 45
Box Folder

Correspondence, 1962-1970.

16 46

Pennsylvania State Board of Nurse Examiners, 1961.

16 47

Pennsylvania State Employment Service, 1962-1963.

16 48

Pennsylvania Tuberculosis and Health Society, 1964-1965.

16 49

Philadelphia County Medical Society, 1964-1965.

16 50

Polio Immunization program, 1963.

16 51

Practical nurses, 1962-1963.

16 52

Professional code, 1960-1963.

17 53

Social Services Building, 1938-1965.

17 54

Southeastern Pennsylvania League for Nursing, 1963-1965.

17 55

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

17 56

State Board of Nursing Education, 1958-1963.

17 57

Student nurses, 1963-1964, 1970-1971.

17 58-60

United Cerebral Palsy Association, 1963.

17 61

Wage tax, 1939-1940.

17 62

Workmen's compensation, 1935-1937.

17 63

World Health Organization, 1958.

17 64

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Series 4.  Correspondence, 1963-1972.

Scope and Contents note

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

Box Folder

American Nurses' Association, 1969-1972.

17 1

District 1 file, 1969-1972.

Box Folder

A-J.

17 2-4

K-Z.

18 5-7
Box Folder

Board of Directors, 1964.

18 8

Executive secretary, 1963-1964.

18 9-10

General, 1969-1972.

18 11

Membership, 1964.

18 12

Office secretary, 1965-1967.

18 13

President, 1965-1966.

18 14

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

Scope and Contents note

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

Box Folder

Chronicle, 1935-1940.

19 1

Nurses' Official Directory Committee.

Minutes.
Box Folder

1939-1955.

19 2-18

1956-1965.

20 19-28
Box Folder

Annual report, 1945-1948.

20 29

Reports to Board of Directors, 1952-1961.

20 30-37

List of members, 1945-1962.

20 38
Monthly Reports, statistical.
Box Folder

1939-1952.

20 39-52

1953-1965.

21 53-65
Box Folder

Applications presented, 1962-1965.

21 66

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

21 67
Box Folder

Committee to Complete the Business, 1951.

21 68

Registry Committee, Minutes, 1928-1929.

21 69

Budgets.

Box Folder

1942-1946.

21 70

1961-1962.

21 71
Box Folder

Charter of the Organization of Registrants, 1954.

21 72

Correspondence.

Box Folder

1936-1956.

21 73-79

1957-1962.

22 80-85
Box Folder

Description of the organization, undated.

22 86

Discontinuance, 1958.

22 87

Finance, 1949-1951.

22 88

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

22 89

Organization and history, [1940-1941?].

22 90

Personnel.

Box Folder

1949.

22 91

1970-1972.

22 92
Box Folder

Registrants, 1940-1964.

23 93-95

Registrants' Meetings, minutes.

Box Folder

1940-1948.

23 96

1949-1950.

23 97

1951.

23 98

1952-1954.

23 99

1955-1957.

23 100

1958-1961.

23 101
Box Folder

Registrants' returns, 1952.

23 102-103

Reports of Registrar, 1939-1965.

24 104-127

Reports of Treasurer, 1943-1965.

24 128-146

Review Committee, 1952.

25 147

Rules and personnel policies, 1954.

25 148

Survey, 1937.

25 149

Termination correspondence, 1965.

25 150

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Series 6.  Publications, Manuals and Finances, 1921-1972.

Scope and Contents note

Contained here are the newsletters, legislative bulletins, clippings, administrative manuals, and other printed material of the PNA. In addition, there are dues ledgers and some financial correspondence.

Box Folder

Brochure of the Bucks-Philadelphia County District, 1960.

25 1

Committee manual, 1948.

25 2

District presidents and secretaries manual, 1955-1964.

25 3-4

Legislation News, 1963.

25 5

Legislative Bulletin, 1963-1971.

25 6-11

Legislative Manual, 1952-1953.

26 12

Local Committee programs manual, 1948.

26 13

Newsletter, 1951-1964.

26 14-16

Official bulletin, 1939-1950.

26 17-22

Organization manual, 1951.

26 23

Style manual, 1961.

27 24

Calendars, 1921-1927.

27 25-26

Dues ledger, 1965-1967.

27 27

Finance Committee, 1943-1972.

27 28-33

Financial statements, 1964-1971.

27 34-35

Tax exempt status, 1937-1938.

28 36

Tax exemption, 1969-1972.

28 37

Tax statements, 1944-1971.

28 38-39

Treasurers' membership reports, 1969-1972.

28 40-41

Clippings, 1961-1966.

28 42-44

By-Laws, Pennsylvania State Nurses Association, 1949; By-Laws, Pennsylvania Nurses Association, 1964; and Manual For Local Units, 1969.

28 45

PSNA-Fifty Years of Progress, 1903-1953.

28 46

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Series 7.  Photographs, [1963-1969].

Scope and Contents note

This series contains photos of individual PNA members and photos of the Mass Polio Immunization Campaign in 1963. Captions and newsletter clippings are attached.

Box Photo

Mrs. Lulu Wolf Hassenplug Receiving the Albert Einstein Medical Center's Centennial Medal.

28 1

Mass Polio Immunization Campaign, 1963.

Box Photo

Arlene Boyer, Faculty Member, 1963.

28 2

Eileen Cancelli, President of the Student Nurses Association of Philadelphia, 1963.

28 3

Naomi Sayers, Public Health Nurse, 1963.

28 4

Arlene Boyer, Eileen Cancelli, and Naomi Sayers, 1963.

28 5
Box Photo

Historic Student Nursing Uniforms Being Modeled, Albert Einstein Medical Center School of Nursing, 1965.

28 6

Miss Ella W. Allison, Director of Nursing of Albert Einstein Medical Center (2 photos), 1968.

28 7

P.F. Lucchesi, M.D., Executive Vice-President and Medical Director of Albert Einstein Medical Center, 1968.

28 8

Mrs. Edythe Sobel receiving the Nurses Alumnae "Woman of the Year", 1968.

28 9

Samuel H. Daroff, Renaming of the Southern Division of the Albert Einstein Medical Center, 1968.

28 10

Helen L. Zaborowski, RN, 1968.

28 11

Margaret Dolan, 1969.

28 12

Albert Einstein Medical Center Wage Increase Package, 1969.

Box Photo

P.F. Lucchesi, M.D., Albert Einstein Medical Center Executive Vice President and Medical Director, 1969.

28 13

Julius Klein, Albert Einstein Medical Center President, 1969.

28 14

Miscellaneous Photographs.

Box Photo

Unidentified Group on TWA Flight #369.

28 15

Unidentified Group at Special Function.

28 16

Unidentified Group at Special Function.

28 17

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Unprocessed Accession.

File
PNAD .0015
Box

Pennsylvania State Nurses’ Association Minutes of District No. 1 Meeting, 1901-1940.

29

Gynecean Hospital Nurses’ Association, 1925-1935.

29

Graduate Nurses’ Association ballots, 1927, 1930.

29

Alumnae Association private duty Nursing, 1936-1939.

29

Pennsylvania State Nurses’ Association legislative-registration/licensing.

29

Graduate Nurses’ Association (President), 1925, 1928.

29

Pennsylvania State Nurses’ Association membership campaign, 1936, 1940.

29

Graduate Nurses’ Association by-laws, 1920-1939.

29

Graduate Nurses’ Chorus, 1939.

29

Graduate Nurses’ Association Delegates, 1940.

29

Pennsylvania State Nurses’ Association (Nurses’ Official Directory), 1928, 1930, 1938.

29

Graduate Nurses’ Association Financial Reports, 1925, 1930, 1939.

29

Graduate Nurses’ Association Grading, 1925-1930.

29

Statistics, 1929-1936.

29

Florence Nightingale Memorial, 1937 .

29

Graduate Nurses’ Association Nurses’ Relief Fund, 1914-1932.

29

Legislative Fund, 1935.

29

Nursing Education Speeches.

29

National Biennial Nursing Convention Nursing Education, 1936.

29

Pennsylvania League of Nursing Education By-Laws and Constitution.

29

State Board Examiners for Registration of Nurses, 1920-1939.

29

The [Nurses’] Quarterly Subscription Information, Journal Information.

29

Correspondence, Isabella S. Harrison to Joan Lynaugh.

29

Quarterly Record of Mass. General Hospital Nurses Alum Assoc, September 1945.

29

Deur-ez-zpr Medical Center 5th Annual Report, 1933-1934.

29

Letter from Gladys Webber (NY) to Eliz. Berrang (HUP), 1946.

29

Associated Alumnae of Trained Nurses.

29

Hospital Care of Graduate Nurses, Correspondence, 1909, 1929, 1930.

29

Pay Raises for Nursing, Correspondence.

29

Red Cross Applications for Membership, 1925-1940.

29

Red Cross, Correspondence, 1918-1935.

29

Pennsylvania State Nurses’ Association Members (Resident), 1930.

29

Alumnae Association, Pennsylvania State Nurses’ Association Resident Members.

Box

1931-1932.

29
File

1933-1934.

29
Box

1935-1936.

29

1937.

29
Box

Nurses Alumnae, Association of Pennsylvania Resident Members, 1939-1940.

29

Alumnae Association, Pennsylvania State Nurses’ Association Non-Resident Members.

Box
29
Box

1931-1932.

29

1933-1934.

29
File

1935-1936.

29
Box

1937-1938.

29

1939-1940.

29

Undadted.

29

Alumnae Association, Pennsylvania State Nurses’ Association Correspondence.

Box

1931-1935.

29

1936-1940.

29

Alumnae Association, Graduate Nurses’ Association Correspondence.

Box

1920-1925.

29

1926-1930.

29
Box

Alumnae Association, Philadelphia Club for Graduate Nurses, 1912.

29

Pennsylvania State Nurses’ Association Reports of Conventions, 1901, 1923.

29

Reports on Meetings.

Box

1929-1930.

29

1931-1935.

29
Box

Report on P.S.N.A meetings, 1935-1939.

29

Report on PA.S.N.A. Convention, 1940.

29

Pennsylvania State Nurses’ Association, Reports, 1932-1933.

29

Pennsylvania State Nurses’ Association Annual Reports, 1934-1939.

29

Proceedings of the Thirty-Fifth Convention of the Pennsylvania State Nurses’ Association in joint session with Pennsylvania State League of Nursing Education and Pennsylvania State Organization for Public Health Nursing, October 1937.

29

Handbook of the Pennsylvania State Nurses’ Association for the use of Officers and Committee Chairmen.

29

Nurses’ Training School Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Sixteenth Reunion, 1946 .

29

District No. 1 Pennsylvania State Nurses' Association Official Bulletin Vol. 4, No. 5, 1943.

29

Proceedings of the 35th Convention of the Pennsylvania State Nurses' Association, Altoona, PA, Oct 26-28, 1937.

Handbook of the Pennsylvania State Nurses' Association; Articles of Incorporation and By-laws 1930; Constitution and By-laws 1931.

GNAP 22nd Annual Convention, 1924.

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Collection Inventory

Administrative Records.

Box Folder

Charters and Bylaws, 1919?.

1 1

Minutes.

Box Folder

1920.

1 2

1921.

1 3

1922.

1 4

1923.

1 5

1924.

1 6

1925.

1 7

1926.

1 8

1927.

1 9

1928.

1 10

1929.

1 11

1930.

1 12

1931.

1 13

1932.

1 14

1933.

1 15

1934.

1 16

1935.

1 17

1936.

1 18

1937.

1 19

1938.

1 20

1939.

1 21

1940.

1 22

1941.

1 23

1942.

1 24

1943.

1 25

1944.

1 26

1945.

1 27

1946.

2 28

1947.

2 29

1948.

2 30

1949.

2 31

1950.

2 32

1951.

2 33

1952.

2 34

1953.

2 35

1954.

2 36

1955.

2 37

1956.

2 38

1957.

2 39

1958.

2 40

1959.

3 41

1960.

3 42

1961.

3 43

1962.

3 44

1963.

3 45

1964.

3 46

1965.

3 47

1966.

3 48

1967.

3 49

1968.

3 50

1969.

4 51

1970.

4 52

1971.

4 53

1972.

4 54

1973.

4 55

1974.

4 56

1975.

4 57

1976.

4 58

Miscellaneous.

Box Folder

1978.

4 59

1959-1964.

4 60

1965-1969.

4 61

Miscellaneous.

Box Folder

1970-1973.

5 62

1974-1977.

5 63

1976-1978.

5 64

Photograph.

5 65

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