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Alumni Association of the Training School for Nurses of Philadelphia General Hospital collection

MC 71

Alumni Association of the Training School for Nurses of Philadelphia General Hospital collection

MC 71

Alumni Association of the Training School for Nurses of Philadelphia General Hospital collection

MC 71

Alumni Association of the Training School for Nurses of Philadelphia General Hospital collection

MC 71

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:
Alumni Association of the Training School for Nurses of Philadelphia General Hospital.
Title:
Alumni Association of the Training School for Nurses of Philadelphia General Hospital collection
Date [inclusive]:
1874-2005
Call Number:
MC 71
Extent:
18 Linear feet
Language:
English
Abstract:
This collection consists of papers, administrative records, artifacts, and photographs that document many operational aspects of the Alumnae Association of the Philadelphia General Hospital. Of note are the personal papers of Alice Fisher.
Cite as:
Alumni Association of the Training School for Nurses of Philadelphia General Hospital collection, Barbara Bates Center for The Study of The History of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania
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Summary Information

Repository:
University of Pennsylvania: Barbara Bates Center for the Study of The History of Nursing
Title:
Nursing History Small Collections
Date [inclusive]:
1856-2008
Call Number:
Small Collections
Extent:
1.87 Linear feet
Language:
English
Abstract:
The Bates Center's Small Collections are various, unrelated accessions that have been individually assigned collection numbers. Many of the Small Collections consist of a single folder.
Cite as:
Nursing History Small Collections, Barbara Bates Center for The Study of The History of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania
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Summary Information

Repository:
University of Pennsylvania: Barbara Bates Center for the Study of The History of Nursing
Title:
Philadelphia General Hospital (PGH) Training School for Nurses Miscellaneous Collection
Date [inclusive]:
1918-2006
Call Number:
MC 210
Extent:
0.8 Linear feet
Language:
English
Abstract:
This artificial collection contains miscellaneous small donations related to the Philadelphia General Hospital School of Nursing. They were primarily given by alumni over a period of many years, but some items are of unknown provenance. This collection may include artifacts, publications, personal papers, photographs, and records related to the PGH Training School for Nurses.
Cite as:
Philadelphia General Hospital (PGH) Training School for Nurses miscellaneous collection, Barbara Bates Center for The Study of The History of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania
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Summary Information

Repository:
University of Pennsylvania: Barbara Bates Center for the Study of The History of Nursing
Creator:
Stachniewicz, Stephanie A., 1967-1977
Title:
Stephanie A. Stachniewicz collection
Date [inclusive]:
1954-1997
Call Number:
MC 76
Extent:
3.75 Linear feet
Language:
English
Abstract:
This collection contains records from Stephanie A. Stachniewicz's time as Director of School of Nursing and Nursing Service at Philadelphia General Hospital (PGH). Materials include meeting minutes and other administrative records.
Cite as:
Stephanie A. Stachniewicz collection, Barbara Bates Center for The Study of The History of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania
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Biography/History

Originally called the Alice Fisher Alumnae Club after the founder of the Philadelphia General Hospital's Training School for Nurses, the Alumnae Association of the Philadelphia General Hospital was formed on January 1893 by 130 graduates of the training school. A house was rented at 804 Pine Street to be used for Club meetings. There, graduates of PGH could get together for social occasions or simply to rest. One of the first large undertakings of the group was the compilation of the Alice Fisher Memorial Home Fund on May 1909, to commemorate the twenty-fifth anniversary of Alice Fisher's death. Donations were solicited through a form letter sent out to graduates. This fund was to be used for the care of sick or needy graduate nurses.

In 1911, the Alice Fisher Alumnae Club became incorporated as the Nurses Alumnae Association of the Philadelphia General Hospital. The official charter is dated July 12, 1912. The purpose of the organization: "to advance the standing and interests of the graduates of the Training School for Nurses of the Philadelphia General Hospital to extend aid to those in trouble or sickness, to promote social intercourse and good fellowship among its members, and to raise the standard of nursing to the highest plane" (see Charter and By-laws, 1972).

Both the Alice Fisher Memorial Fund and the Estell Pettit Lank (class of 1909) Legacy have contributed to the Association's caring of sick graduates. By 1972, the Association was working in conjuncture with PGH to provide for alumnae. The hospital had set aside a suite of three rooms for alumnae hospitalization, provided that the Alumnae Association pay for the furniture in the room. Any member was eligible for service, with applications for admission made to the Professional Service Director of the Hospital through the Director of Nursing. The maximum stay was thirty days. Finally, the Association provided scholarships to needy nursing students. In 1977, the Philadelphia General Hospital was closed.

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of many aspects of the Alumnae Association's operations. The largest section consists of the annual reports of the organization, dating back to 1915. This bulletins describe the association's activities within the community and hospital, as well as listings of officers and new PGH graduates. The collection also has the personal papers of Alice Fisher and Josephine Spengler. Alice Fisher's papers include information for admission into the training school, and a hand-written exam Fisher gave to students. Josephine Spengler, Class of 1926, collected many articles on PGH, as well as her own articles and speeches. Included also are two books documenting the history of the Philadelphia General Hospital. Finally, there is documentation of the administrative aspects of the organization. This includes charters and by-laws, as well as artifacts and photographs.

Scope and Contents

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

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 (2013), Jessica Clark (2018)

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Bethany Myers

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Bethany Myers

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Center staff, updated by Bethany Myers

Access Restrictions

This collection is unrestricted.

Access Restrictions

This collection is unrestricted.

Access Restrictions

This collection is unrestricted.

Access Restrictions

This collection is unrestricted.

Use Restrictions

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

Use Restrictions

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

Use Restrictions

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

Use Restrictions

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of the Alumni Association of the Training School for Nurses of Philadelphia General Hospital.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of Wanda C. Hiestand and Roberta Piper.

Processing Information note

This is a preliminary inventory of the Alumni Association of the Training School for Nurses of Philadelphia General Hospital. Boxes 1-9 have been inventoried to the folder-level and the contains have been rehoused into acid-free folders. Selected other boxes have also been rehoused into acid-free folders, including the yearbooks.

Items that are located on the finding aid under "Unprocessed" are items that may be unrelated to PGH. These matierals were donated to the Alumni from 3 different indivudals, and some of these contents may be more suited to the individual's personal collections than PGH. A note will be made for any materials that may be affected.

When the collection is processed some rehousing of the boxes will be done. A note will be made of the changes.

Processing Information note

Folders are identified by accession number.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

See also: MC 5A, Philadelphia General Hospital School of Nursing Records; MC 13A, Alumni Association of Philadelphia General Hospital Training School For Nurses photographs; MC 72, Philadelphia General Hospital School for Nurses Student Files collection; and MC 210, Philadelphia General Hospital miscellaneous collection.

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

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

Offical Student Records are located at the Philadelphia City Archives. Please contact them for more information.

Related Archival Materials note

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

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

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

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • Alumni Association of the Training School for Nurses of Philadelphia General Hospital.
  • Philadelphia General Hospital.
Form/Genre(s)
  • Administrative records
  • Personal papers
  • Printed ephemera
  • School yearbooks
Geographic Name(s)
  • Philadelphia (Pa.)
Occupation(s)
  • Nurses
Subject(s)
  • Nursing schools.

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Controlled Access Headings

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

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Controlled Access Headings

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

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Controlled Access Headings

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

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Collection Inventory

Series 1.  Bulletins, 1915-1991, 1997-2005.

Scope and Contents note

This includes most of the bulletins issued by the Alumnae Association from 1915 through 1991, Sept. 1997 – May 2005. These bulletins are the annual reports of the Alumnae Association, organized in April 1893 and incorporated in October 1911. Articles include biographies on such PGH nurses as S. Lillian Clayton, lists of graduating nurses for the year, and descriptions of Philadelphia General Hospital's work and mission. The bulletin are highlighted with photographs of individuals and buildings.

Box Folder

1915-1929.

1 1

1930-1933.

1 2

1933-1934.

1 3

1934.

1 4

1934-1935.

1 5

1935-1936.

1 6

1936.

1 7

1936-1937.

1 8

1938.

1 9

1939.

1 10

1940.

1 11

1941.

1 12

1942.

1 13

1943.

1 14

1944.

1 15

1945.

1 16

1946.

1 17

1947.

1 18

1948.

1 19

1949.

1 20

1950.

2 21

1951.

2 22

1952.

2 23

1953.

2 24

1954.

2 25

1955.

2 26

1956.

2 27

1957.

2 28

1958.

2 29

1959.

2 30

1960.

2 31

1961.

2 32

1962.

2 33

1963.

2 34

1964.

2 35

1965.

3 36

1966.

3 37

1967.

3 38

1968.

3 39

1969.

3 40

1970-1971.

3 41

1972.

3 42

1973.

3 43

1974.

3 44

1975-1976.

3 45

1977-1978.

3 46

1979-1980.

3 47

1981-1982.

3 48

1983-1984.

3 49

1985-1986.

3 50

1987.

3 51

1988-1989.

3 52

1990-1991.

3 53

Accretion: Accession 2006.20, September 1997–May 2005.

3A

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Series 2.  Personal Papers, 1874-1890.

Scope and Contents note

This series includes the papers of Alice Fisher and Josephine Spengler. Alice Fisher's documents include her correspondence and will, exams, articles, and memoriam. The Josephine Spengler section has newspaper clippings of PGH as well as her speeches, letters, and articles.

Alice Fisher.

Box Folder

Pamphlet, Information for Applicants for Admission into Philadelphia Hospital Training School for Nurses, 1890.

4 1

1 page examination, handwritten by Alice Fisher, circa 1885-1888.

4 2

Correspondence and Will, circa 1885-1888.

4 3

Notes, re: Alice Fisher's grave, 1916 and undated.

4 4

Printed biographical article, re: Alice Fisher, circa 1889.

4 5

In Memoriam, posthumous tribute to Alice Fisher, printed volume circa 1889, printed testimonial, undated.

4 6

Josephine Spengler, PGH Class of 1926.

Box Folder

Newspaper clippings, PGH, circa 1965-1976; Letter to the Philadelphia Inquirer, circa 1962.

4 7

PGH brochures, 1950-1970s.

4 8

Speeches, letters, papers: historical sketches of PGH and AATSN and Alice Fisher Memorial Fund; correspondence on Alice Fisher's background; Dora Mathis Award; speeches and prose, 1950s-1953.

4 9

Leaders of American Nursing Calendar, 1924.

4 10

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Series 3.  Publications, 1916-1954.

Scope and Contents note

This series contains two articles as well as two books written on the history of the Philadelphia General Hospital. Blockley Days is the earliest book, recollecting Arthur Ames Bliss experiences as a resident physician at Blockley from 1883-1884. John Welsh Croskey wrote a comprehensive institutional history, History of Blockley which was published in 1929. The two articles are slightly more recent, published in 1932 and 1954, respectively.

Box Folder

Two articles: The Girard Letter, "Philadelphia General Hospital" December 1932; and "Tribute to Blockley" by Pascal F. Lucchessi, M.D. July 10, 1954.

5 1

Book: The History of Blockley, by John Welsh Croskey, 1929.

5

Book: Blockley Days: The Memories and Impressions of a Resident Physician, 1883-1884, by Arthur Ames Bliss, 1916.

5

Yearbooks.

Box Carton

Scope 1916-1918.

19 PGSN:0011

Scope 1924-1929.

20 PGSN:0011

Scope 1930-1931.

21 PGSN:0012

Scope 1922-1929.

22 PSGN:0013

Scope 1930-1939 (duplicates for '30, '32, '34, '35, '36, '37).

23 PSGN:0014

Scope 1940-1959.

24 PSGN:0015

Scope 1940-1959 (no '41, '52).

25 PSGN:0016

Scope 1960-1977.

26 PSGN:0017

Scope 1960-1977 (no '60, '77).

27 PSGN:0018

Scope 1951.

28 PGSN:0019
Not from PGH.
28 PGSN:0019

The Scope, bicentennial edition, UPenn School of Medicine, 1940.

The Scope, UPenn, School of Medicine, 1942.

The Scope, UPenn, School of Medicine, 1952.

Robert Packer School of Nursing (PA), 1959-1962.

Hahnemann Medical College and Hospital School of Nursing, 1953, 1955.

Mount Sinai Hospital School of Nursing, 1946.

The Army School of Nursing, 1921, 1924, 1929.

St. Mary's School of Nursing (Maryville), 1960.

St. Luke's Hospital School of Nursing (New York), 1964.

Bryn Mawr Hospital School of Nursing, 1950, 1953.

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Series 4.  Administrative Records, 1885-1970s.

Scope and Contents note

This series consists of three parts. The first is a collection of printed material, including the history of the alumnae association, banquet programs, charter of by-laws, and statement of purpose. The second part is a small collection of artifacts, including nursing caps, a gavel presented to Miss M. Malloway, the PGH nursing pins, and diplomas. The third and final part consists of forty-eight photographs donated by the Alumnae Association. These images include both pictures of hospital activities and alumnae events.

Box Folder

Alice Fisher Alumnae Club Illustrated Souvenir Book, circa 1891.

6 1

History of Alumnae Association 1988; Charter and by-laws circa 1962 and undated.

6 2

Report of the Training School and the Alumnae Association 1885-1914; Course of instructions 1913-1914; and list of graduates and where employed.

6 3

Annual banquet programs, 1933-1976.

6 4

PGH Association of Ex-resident and Resident Physicians with Dr. Phaler's speech, December 1, 1936; 225th Anniversary of the founding of Philadelphia General Hospital, December 7, 1954.

6 5

Collection of programs and services, 1933, 1948 and 1966-1968.

6 6

Alumnae Association 40th Anniversary, 1933; List of officers, 1949; Summary of contributions to PGH, 1950; Annual Banquet, 1958; Correspondence regarding Alice Fisher memorial, 1963; Address to the Nursing School, June 1974; Annual Report, September 8, 1975; PGH Training School for Nurses' Annual Report to the Alumnae Association, 1975-1976; List of activities, 1979.

6 7

Charter of by-laws of Alumnae Association, 1972.

6 8

Letters re: positions of Director and Associate Director, 1964.

6 9

Annual report of PGH School of Nursing and Nursing Service- M. Jackson, 1956-1963.

6 10

Annual report of PGH School of Nursing and Nursing Service- S. A. Stachniewicz, 1974.

6 11

Annual report- PGH Dept. of Nursing- M. Jackson, 1958.

6 12

PGH news releases, 1961.

6 13

PGH Alumni scholarship aid, 1963-67.

6 14

PGH annual alumni banquet, 1964.

6 15

PGH annual alumni banquet, 1965.

6 16

History of Nursing- Resource material, 1966-67.

6 17

PGH Nurses infirmary alumne rooms, 1967.

6 18

PGH Alumnae Association correspondence, 1967.

6 19

Osler memorial building, 1940.

6 20

Correspondence, 1966-1969.

6 21

PGH Alumni correspondence regarding nursing office, 1968-1976.

6 22

PSH School of Nursing graduate cap and student cap.

6 23

Alice Fisher article, 1893.

6 24

City of Philadelphia ordinance- Civic Center Blvd, 1966.

6 25

Misc articles.

6 26

Collection of Diplomas.

Box

Annie Bright, 1888.

7

Lottie Vieth, 1888.

7

Clara Elizabeth Heibeck, 1896.

7

Emilie Riegel Schneider, 1909.

7

Artifacts.

Box

Organdy fabric used for making caps, brought in by Mr. Sampson.

8

2 white nurses caps with black trim.

8

1 plain white nurses cap, no trim.

8

1 plain white nurses cap no trim, in plastic cover.

8

Black gavel, inscribed: To Miss M. Malloway with affectionate greeting, from the Alice Fisher Alumnae, 1906.

8

PGH pins, undated.

8

Photographs.

Philadelphia General Hospital.
Box Photo

Kathryn Campbell Graham, (picture was used in "Scope"), circa 1954.

9 1

Nurses with children and two women, circa 1960s.

9 2

Nurses with children and two women, circa 1960s.

9 2a

Nurse with little boy, circa 1960s.

9 3

Nurse with children, circa 1960s.

9 4

Woman with crutches attempting to walk towards a nurse, circa 1960s.

9 5

Two children standing in a crib and nurse, circa 1960s.

9 6

Little girl in crib and a nurse, circa 1960s.

9 7

Nurse listening to patient's heart, circa 1960s.

9 8

Nurse assisting a doctor, circa 1960s.

9 9

Doctors conferencing at desk, circa 1960s.

9 10

Nurse and female doctor with patient, circa 1960s.

9 11

Nurses checking reports, circa 1960s.

9 12

Medical equipment.

9 13

Coronary Care Unit.

9 14

Nurse and patient with crutches, cut out from a PR brochure.

9 15

Philadelphia General Hospital.

9 16

Nurse receiving an award, circa 1970s.

9 17

Katie Ulshafer, circa 1971.

9 18

Evelyn Carpenter, circa 1970.

9 19
Alumnae Association Activities.
Box Photo

Event, 1970s.

9 20-35

Special Occasion (with negatives), 1970s.

9 36-40

Event (with negatives), 1970s.

9 41-48

Artifacts- Unprocessed.

Box

Bronze Sun Dial 1935.

PGSN:0020

Bell, Stamp for Gold Metal Awarded to PGH Student (Gift of S. Stachniewicz).

PGSN:0020

Copper plate w/Photo.

PGSN:0020

United States Flag, draped over casket of Sarah Bell, Class of 1908.

PGSN:0021

Nurse Uniform Parts, Early 1900s.

PGSN:0021

Bronze Plaque Honoring PGH nurses in Spanish American War.

PGSN:0021

Cash Box.

PGSN:0021

Graduate Nurse Pin.

PGSN:0024

Pin, Philadelphia Hospital Training School.

PGSN:0024

Key Case w/1 key. Note inside: "Metal Box in Safe".

PGSN:0024

Red Leather Box (outside label:: Gift of Carrie Epply) containing pin in shape of Red Cross: "PHTS".

PGSN:0024

Nightingale, Florence, Medal, Amer. Nurses Memorial, Bordeaux, France.

PGSN:0024

Basketball Medal, gift of Martha Heller.

PGSN:0024

Pin, [PA] State Board of Examiners for Registration of Nurses, Gift of Mrs. Martin V. Brennan.

PGSN:0024

Fisher, Alice, Cruciform Brass Fob. Engraved: Alice Fisher, June 3rd 1888.

PGSN:0024

Gavel, "To Miss M. Molloy with affectionate greetings from the Alice Fisher Alumnae 1906.

8 PGSN:0004

Cap (mesh).

8 PGSN:0004

PGH pin (several identical pins).

8 PGSN:0004

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Unprocessed.

Box Carton

Photographs (include 1977 banquet project).

9 PGSN:0004

Old Blockey Historic notes and timeline, 1731-1977.

Box
10
Carton
PGSN:0005

Binder 1.

Binder 2.

Binder 3- newspaper clippings, 1953-1954.

Binder 4- newspaper clippings, 1930-1953.

Materials related to the history of: PGH, US Public Health Service, American Red Cross, Florence Nightingale.

Box
11
Carton
PGSN:0006

Navy Nurse Corps- History of Recruitment.

US Public Health Service- Nursing, 1949.

US Public Health Service- Indian Service US Department of Interior, 1950-1959.

Red Cross Society of Japan- History, 1904.

League of Red Cross Societies, Board of Governors, 1925.

League of Red Cross Societies, The World's Health, 1929.

Red Cross Courier, Memorial to Nurses Who Died in the War [World War I], 1934.

American Red Cross, Instructor's Manual Home Nursing, 1943.

American Red Cross, Recruitment Brochures, 1949-1954.

Methodist Episcopal Hospital student nurse handbook, 1955.

Newspaper articles, death of Florence Nightingale, 1910.

History of Nursing Notebook by Elizabeth M. Jamieson adn Mary Sewall, 1941.

The Wonder book of Florence Nightingale- Nurses and Healing, 1962.

Brochure- Nightingale Exhibit by the NLN at the University of Pennsylvania Museum.

Florence Nightingale- Brochure, portrait, poster, 1929-1970.

ANA Information Bureau The Bulletin for ANA, NLNE, NOPHN, 1937-1939.

ANA Information Bureau Professional Nursing for ANA, NLNE, NOPHN, 1940-1947.

AJN Newsletter, 1946-1947.

photocopy of Founders' Week Memorial Volume.

1977 PGH Banquet project notes.

Nurses caps- articles and brochures, 1949-1968.

Blockley the Double Frills articles, 1938-1963.

Capping ceremonies brochures, 1940-1963.

Historical notes on Philadelphia General Hospital 1730-1960 and Original compliation by Ernestine Kittl 1913-1950 Hand copied by Helen B. Dopsovic 1989.

Historical notes on Philadelphia General Hospital 1730-1960 and Original compliation by Ernestine Kittl 1913-1950 Hand copied by Helen B. Dopsovic 1989.

Misc. photographs.

PGH publications.

Box
12
Carton
PGSN:0007

PGH poster mailing.

PGH about the school booklets.

"I, too miss Old Blockley", a remembrance of things past, PGH Reunion, March 20, 1982.

The Origin of the Philadelphia General Hospital Blockley Division by Robert J. Hunter, M.D., commemorative edition, 1977.

Review in General, final issue, 1977.

Scope, 1969, 1975.

Photo database listing.

Materials from S. Stachniewicz regarding the packing/cataloguing of photographs, and final events for PGH.

Box
13
Carton
PGSN:0007

PGH photographs and procedure letters.

Box
14
Carton
PGSN:0008

50th anniversary PGH, guest book, 1935.

Photographs, 2 of reunion for 1946-47, several of cadet nurses c. 1940s.

Photographs of nurses and patients at PGH, c. 1890-1920.

Admissions procedure letters and materials for Caroline Lillian Glassmeyer, 1944.

Admissions procedure letters and materials for Caroline Lillian Glassmeyer (copies, 2 folders), 1944.

The Bulletin, 1973-1986.

Eight years of clinical and educational work in the community- with an analysis of the findings in 4091 cases examined at the mental clinics, reprinted from AJN, September 1929.

Materials from S. Stachniewicz (Gifted in 2001).

Box
16
Carton
PGSN:0008

Tri-institutional nurses education building dedication and other building information.

Photographs.

Course outline and lesson plan Microbiology, school activities, c. 1963-1969.

PGH Oral History Project, Ernest Zeger (2), November 1994.

Tri-institutional nurses education building dedication and fact sheet, 1973.

Letter, NLN school closer.

Workshop working with the elderly.

AJN and its company, 1900-1975.

The Nighingale Training School St. Thomas Hospital, 1860-1960.

Review in general, 1970.

Milton Freiwald MD, eye care articles, 1959-1975.

Truman G. Schnabel MD commencement address, 1982.

The Origin of the Philadelphia General Hospital Blockley Division by Robert J. Hunter, M.D.

Benjamin Franklin and the rise of free treatment of the poor by the medical profession of Philadelphia by Robert J. Hunter M.D.

PGH Lesson plans.

Box
17
Carton
PGSN:0010

Mary C. Jesse, RN, PGH Instructor.

Bio-Science I, 1971.

Bio-Science, 1972-1976.

Bio- Science II, 1972-1976.

Nursing III, 1975.

Bio-Science I, Unit I, 1975-1976.

Bio-Science I, Unit II, 1975-1976.

Bio-Science I, Unit III, 1975-1976.

Bio-Science II, Unit I, 1972-1976.

Bio-Science II, Unit II, 1972-1976.

Bio-Science II, Unit III, 1972-1976.

Bio-Science II Exams, 1972-1976.

Telephone Directory and Listing, 1974, 1975, 1976.

PGH Alumnae Association charter changes.

PGH publications, Alumni History Task Force, and other materials.

Box
18
Carton
PGSN:0010

Blockley News and other programs and pamphlets from PGH, c. 1950.

PGH postcard.

Clinical Ophthalmology PGH student nurses' guide, c. 1963.

Photographs (1) nurse at phone 1960s, (1) instruments used by Dr. Osler, (1) board meeting.

PGH History Tasks Force.

PGH oral history transcript, Dr. John D. Hallahan.

Photographs, Lillian Clayton funeral.

Photographs, candids, c. 1930s.

Photographs, ward, student nurses in class, 1921, 1949.

A History of Medicine in Pictures.

Correspondence for refinishing Alumnae room; Board of directors meetings, 1969-1970.

Artifacts and oversized items.

Box
PGSN:0024

Reproductions in large envelope inscribed: "Osler at Old Blockley" + 4 add'l items.

Nightingale, Florence, Letter, Facsimile, Dated: 6th May 1881.

Nurses Patient Record Checklist, St. Thomas Hospital.

Fisher, Alice, Postcards (B&W) of Alice Barber Stephens painting.

St. Thomas Hospital, Envelope.

Folders of various letters, invitations, etc.

Nightingale, Florence, Autograph.

Newspaper clippings (moved to PGSN:0024).

"Saga of PGH" cassettes (4) and video tapes (2).

29 PGSN:0012

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Collection Inventory

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

Scope and Contents note

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

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

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

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

Scope and Contents note

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

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

Lecture notes, 1904-1905.

Lecture notes, 1905.

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

Scope and Contents note

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

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

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

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

Historical Sketch

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

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

Scope and Contents note

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

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

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

History of school uniform, 1894-1973.

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

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

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

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

Biographical/Historical note

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

Scope and Contents note

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Biographical/Historical note

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

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

Scope and Contents note

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

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

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

Scope and Contents note

This collection contains biographical information about Susan Francis, RN.

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

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

Scope and Contents note

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

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

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

Scope and Contents note

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

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

"Training School" lecture notes in notebook.

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

Scope and Contents note

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

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

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

Personal correspondence and letters of reference.

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

Scope and Contents note

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

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

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

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

Scope and Contents note

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

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

Newspaper clippings of her American Red Cross Activities.

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

Scope and Contents note

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

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

Appointment papers for military service and Isthmian Canal Commission Nursing.

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

Scope and Contents note

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

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

Lecture notebook.

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

Scope and Contents note

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

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

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

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

Scope and Contents note

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lebanon Hospital, case studies and nursing demonstration procedures.

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

Scope and Contents note

This small collection consists of conference papers.

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

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

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

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

Folder containing conference papers.
Scope and Contents note

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

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

Scope and Contents note

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

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

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

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

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

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

Scope and Contents note

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

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

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

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

Scope and Contents note

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

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

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

Orientation manual, General Staff Nurse, 1959.

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

Scope and Contents note

This small collection contains items relating to Navy nursing.

Controlled Access Headings
Subject(s)
  • Military nursing

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

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

Scope and Contents note

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

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

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

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

Scope and Contents note

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

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

Small tan flip notebook containing class notes - Ethics?.

Notes on various topics.

Notes on various topics; exercises, dietetics.

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

Two pages, front and back, of gynecological notes.

Three pages of notes, labolation techniques.

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

Notes, operating room techniques.

Four pages of notes, venereal diseases.

Notes, miscellaneous.

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

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

Biographical/Historical note

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

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

Operations seen in training, 1915-1916.

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

Correspondences; Lecture schedule, 1923.

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

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

Scope and Contents note

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

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

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

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

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

Biographical/Historical note

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Transcription: oral history interview by Russel Lynn, 2005.

FlatFile Drawer

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

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

Biographical/Historical note

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

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

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

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

Scope and Contents note

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

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

List of patients since 1915.

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

Exams at Mercer Hospital Training School, 1912-1915.

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

50th Anniverary booklet, Mercer Hospital, 1945.

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

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

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

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

Biographical sketch.

Miscellaneous items.

Photographs, 1912-1971.

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

Scope and Contents note

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

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

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

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

Scope and Contents note

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

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

4 postcards.

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

Scope and Contents note

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

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

Nursing stamps.

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

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

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

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

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

Scope and Contents note

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

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

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

Scope and Contents note

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

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

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

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

Scope and Contents note

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

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

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

Scope and Contents note

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

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

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

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

Biographical/Historical note

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

Scope and Contents note

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

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

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

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

Photocopy of the notebook's cover.

University of Michigan School of Nursing lecture notes, 1943.

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

Scope and Contents note

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

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

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

Scope and Contents note

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

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

Printed Materials.

6

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

Scope and Contents note

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

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

Nursing: The Finest Art, 1986.

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

The Women's Memorial, 1995.

Nurses in Uniform, 1996.

Nurses in Action, 1996.

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

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

RN: Nursing School Pin Collection, 1997.

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

Scope and Contents note

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

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

Photograph album.

EDMO:0001

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of Joan Lynaugh.

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

Photograph album, 1900.

MSSM:0003

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

Scope and Contents note

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

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

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

MSOS:0011

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

Scope and Contents note

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

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

Medical Diseases for Nurses, 1931.

1 1

Nursing Procedures, PGH, c. 1931.

1 2

Case Study, Broncho Pneumonia, 1934.

1 3

Graduation photograph.

1 4

Bacteriology notes, 1931.

1 5

Anatomy notes.

1 6

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Collection Inventory

Box
2010.28.  Yearbook, Scope of the Class of 1924, with Photograph and Graduation Program, 1924.
Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of Theresa Stephany, 2010.

Controlled Access Headings
Form/Genre(s)
  • School yearbooks
1

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2011.22.  Yearbooks: Scope of the Class of 1927, Scope of the Class of 1928, 1927. [2 folders].
Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of Theresa Stephany, 2011.

Controlled Access Headings
Form/Genre(s)
  • School yearbooks
1

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2013.08.  PGH Class of 1963 collection, c. early 1900s. 0.1 Cubic feet.
Scope and Contents note

This file contains items that were donated at a PGH Class of 1963 event held at the Center in May 2013. This file consists of one nurse license (Emilie M. Riegel, Atlantic County NJ, 1904), one diploma (also for Emilie M. Riegel, undated and damaged), and two photographs: PGH processions, note on back reads "Philadelphia General Hospital, I graduated here. Later, was anaesthetist, Agnes Bancroft Hughes."

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of Philadelphia General Hospital Class of 1963 alumni, 2013.

Controlled Access Headings
Form/Genre(s)
  • Administrative records
  • Diplomas
  • Photographs
1

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2012.28.  Elizabeth Gavula PGH collection, 1975-1994. 0.1 Cubic feet.
Scope and Contents note

This file consists of: 50th anniversary favor - Blockley paper double frill, 1994; Life membership card for PGH alumni association, 1975; and a PGH Alumni Bulletin, 1983.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of Elizabeth Gavula, 2012.

Controlled Access Headings
Form/Genre(s)
  • Artifacts (object genre)
  • Printed ephemera
1

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2013.14.  Certified copy of Alice Fisher's birth certificate, July 16, 1999.
Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of Karen Egenes, 2013.

Controlled Access Headings
Form/Genre(s)
  • Administrative records
1

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2005.27.  Nurses of Pennsylvania March on Harrisburg VHS, 1997.
Controlled Access Headings
Form/Genre(s)
  • Videocassettes
1

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2013.15.  PGH History Project, circa 1977-1985.
Scope and Contents note

This file consists of materials relating to the Philaldephia General Hospital History Project. It includes a pamphlet entitled "The Origin of the Philadelphia General Hospital, Blockley Division" by Robert J. Hunter, papers about the archeological survey that took place in 1985, and descriptions of the project and the task force.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of Nadine Landis.

Controlled Access Headings
Form/Genre(s)
  • Administrative records
  • Printed ephemera
1

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2013.07.  PGH Silverware: fork, spoon, knife., undated.
Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of Theresa Stephany, 2013.

Controlled Access Headings
Form/Genre(s)
  • Artifacts (object genre)
2

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2005.28.  Betty Estelow Halloween postcard, 1950s?.
Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of Stephanie Stachniewicz, 2005.

Controlled Access Headings
Form/Genre(s)
  • Postcards
2

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2011.08.  Philadelphia General Hospital Announcement of Courses, 1925-1926, 1925.
Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of Theresa Stephany, 2011.

Controlled Access Headings
Form/Genre(s)
  • Printed ephemera
2

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2005.29.  Double frill cap, undated.
Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of M.V. Budney, 2005.

Controlled Access Headings
Form/Genre(s)
  • Artifacts (object genre)
2

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2005.30.  Alumni Association Bulletins: Fall 2004, Winter 2005, May 2005 (last issue), 2004-2005.
Controlled Access Headings
Form/Genre(s)
  • Printed ephemera
2

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1998.16.  PGH Nursing Procedure Book: Contagious Disease Service, August 1961.
Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of Betty J. Connor via Stephanie Stachniewicz, 1998.

Controlled Access Headings
Form/Genre(s)
  • Manuals (instructional materials)
2

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2007.20.  Stephanie Stachniewicz collection of PGH-related materials, accompanied by a set of Scientific American offprints, 1966-2006.
Scope and Contents note

This file consists of the following items: 1 set of Scientific American offprints on biology, circa 1966; 5 booklets: Annual Banquet of the Alumni Association of Philadelphia General Hospital School of Nursing, 1984-1988; Booklet: Pioneers of American Medicine by Wyeth Laboratories; 1 print of a photograph of Alice Fisher portrait; Letters and financial statements from the time of the dissolution of the Alumni Association of PGH, 2003-2006.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of Stephanie Stachniewicz, 2007.

Controlled Access Headings
Form/Genre(s)
  • Administrative records
  • Photographs
  • Printed ephemera
2

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2009.34.  Helen Kane PGH pin, 1918.
Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of Theresa Stephany, 2009.

Controlled Access Headings
Form/Genre(s)
  • Artifacts (object genre)
2

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2011.02.  PGH postcard, 1936, and photo of unidentified nurse, undated.
Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of Theresa Stephany, 2011.

Controlled Access Headings
Form/Genre(s)
  • Photographs
  • Postcards
2

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2011.32.  Gizella Smith collection of PGH materials, 1929-1988. [5 folders].
Scope and Contents note

These folders consist of: Scope yearbooks 1929, 1930, 1931; photo of 1951 reunion dinner; alumni bulletin, 1986; banquet program, 1988; news clippings, 1980s

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of Patricia Frey, 2011.

Controlled Access Headings
Form/Genre(s)
  • Photographs
  • Printed ephemera
  • School yearbooks
3

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1998.20.  "Put Here to Scrub" by Louise Fahl Bhoy (memoir of PGH), circa 1991?. 02 Linear feet.
Controlled Access Headings
Form/Genre(s)
  • Memoirs
3

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2013.27.  Dorothy del Bueno medal, photograph of the class of 1962, and frill, circa 1962.
Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of Dorothy del Bueno, 2013.

Controlled Access Headings
Form/Genre(s)
  • Artifacts (object genre)
  • Photographs
3

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2013.31.  Photograph: nurse in snow, undated.
Controlled Access Headings
Form/Genre(s)
  • Photographs
3

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2008.30.  2 programs: PGH lecture series, "Nurses in Cinema"; Historical marker, 2007.
Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of Julie Fairman, 2008.

Controlled Access Headings
Form/Genre(s)
  • Printed ephemera
3

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2014.18.  Yearbook, Scope of the Class of 1941, 1941.
Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift from Dottie Turner, 2014. Items from Louise Maitland Thompson Schneider.

Controlled Access Headings
Form/Genre(s)
  • School yearbooks
3

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2014.18.  Cape, 1941.
Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift from Dottie Turner, 2014. Items from Louise Maitland Thompson Schneider.

Controlled Access Headings
Form/Genre(s)
  • Artifacts (object genre)
4

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2014.37.  Yearbook, Scope of the Class of 1938, with signatures.
Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of Edward J. Hilinski

Controlled Access Headings
Form/Genre(s)
  • School yearbooks
Subject(s)
  • Nursing students
3

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2014.37.  Diploma for Frances Josephine Cieslinska, 1938.
Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of Edward J. Hilinski

3

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2014.37.  Framed picture of Frances.
Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of Edward J. Hilinski

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Box

Alice Fisher memorial booklet.

3

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Correspondence from Barbara Bates to Nadine Landis regarding tuberculosis (TB) and Mary Mahony.

3

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Collection Inventory

Nursing Supervisors' Minutes.

Box Folder

1970.

1 1

1971.

1 2

1972.

1 3

1973.

1 4

1974.

1 5

1975.

1 6

1976.

1 7

1977.

1 8

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Nursing Service Organization Minutes.

Box Folder

1967.

1 9

1968.

1 10

1969.

1 11

1970.

1 12

1971.

1 13

1972.

1 14

1973.

1 15

1974.

1 16

1975.

1 17

1976.

1 18

1977.

1 19

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Box Folder

Organization charts.

1 20

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Philosophies.

1 21

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Staff vitae.

1 22

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Job descriptions: Director of School of Nursing and Nursing Services, Associate Director of School of Nursing, Associate Director of Nursing Service.

1 23

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Job descriptions, Nursing Service.

1 24

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Job descriptions, School of Nursing.

1 25

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Nursing Service procedures.

Box Folder

A to E Inc.

1 26

F to O Inc.

1 27

P to Z Inc.

1 28

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Box Folder

Class listing, Philadelphia General Hospital School of Nursing, 1886-1977.

1 29

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Philadelphia records storage shelf list (partial listing), 1886-1975.

1 30

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Class listing, PGH School of Nursing.

Box Folder

1940-1968.

1 33

1918-1939.

1 32

1886-1917.

1 31

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Alumni Association of the Training School for Nurses of Philadelphia General Hospital collection

MC 71

Alumni Association of the Training School for Nurses of Philadelphia General Hospital collection

MC 71

Alumni Association of the Training School for Nurses of Philadelphia General Hospital collection

MC 71

Alumni Association of the Training School for Nurses of Philadelphia General Hospital collection

MC 71

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:
Alumni Association of the Training School for Nurses of Philadelphia General Hospital.
Title:
Alumni Association of the Training School for Nurses of Philadelphia General Hospital collection
Date [inclusive]:
1874-2005
Call Number:
MC 71
Extent:
18 Linear feet
Language:
English
Abstract:
This collection consists of papers, administrative records, artifacts, and photographs that document many operational aspects of the Alumnae Association of the Philadelphia General Hospital. Of note are the personal papers of Alice Fisher.
Cite as:
Alumni Association of the Training School for Nurses of Philadelphia General Hospital collection, Barbara Bates Center for The Study of The History of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania
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Summary Information

Repository:
University of Pennsylvania: Barbara Bates Center for the Study of The History of Nursing
Title:
Nursing History Small Collections
Date [inclusive]:
1856-2008
Call Number:
Small Collections
Extent:
1.87 Linear feet
Language:
English
Abstract:
The Bates Center's Small Collections are various, unrelated accessions that have been individually assigned collection numbers. Many of the Small Collections consist of a single folder.
Cite as:
Nursing History Small Collections, Barbara Bates Center for The Study of The History of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania
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Summary Information

Repository:
University of Pennsylvania: Barbara Bates Center for the Study of The History of Nursing
Title:
Philadelphia General Hospital (PGH) Training School for Nurses Miscellaneous Collection
Date [inclusive]:
1918-2006
Call Number:
MC 210
Extent:
0.8 Linear feet
Language:
English
Abstract:
This artificial collection contains miscellaneous small donations related to the Philadelphia General Hospital School of Nursing. They were primarily given by alumni over a period of many years, but some items are of unknown provenance. This collection may include artifacts, publications, personal papers, photographs, and records related to the PGH Training School for Nurses.
Cite as:
Philadelphia General Hospital (PGH) Training School for Nurses miscellaneous collection, Barbara Bates Center for The Study of The History of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania
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Summary Information

Repository:
University of Pennsylvania: Barbara Bates Center for the Study of The History of Nursing
Creator:
Stachniewicz, Stephanie A., 1967-1977
Title:
Stephanie A. Stachniewicz collection
Date [inclusive]:
1954-1997
Call Number:
MC 76
Extent:
3.75 Linear feet
Language:
English
Abstract:
This collection contains records from Stephanie A. Stachniewicz's time as Director of School of Nursing and Nursing Service at Philadelphia General Hospital (PGH). Materials include meeting minutes and other administrative records.
Cite as:
Stephanie A. Stachniewicz collection, Barbara Bates Center for The Study of The History of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania
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Biography/History

Originally called the Alice Fisher Alumnae Club after the founder of the Philadelphia General Hospital's Training School for Nurses, the Alumnae Association of the Philadelphia General Hospital was formed on January 1893 by 130 graduates of the training school. A house was rented at 804 Pine Street to be used for Club meetings. There, graduates of PGH could get together for social occasions or simply to rest. One of the first large undertakings of the group was the compilation of the Alice Fisher Memorial Home Fund on May 1909, to commemorate the twenty-fifth anniversary of Alice Fisher's death. Donations were solicited through a form letter sent out to graduates. This fund was to be used for the care of sick or needy graduate nurses.

In 1911, the Alice Fisher Alumnae Club became incorporated as the Nurses Alumnae Association of the Philadelphia General Hospital. The official charter is dated July 12, 1912. The purpose of the organization: "to advance the standing and interests of the graduates of the Training School for Nurses of the Philadelphia General Hospital to extend aid to those in trouble or sickness, to promote social intercourse and good fellowship among its members, and to raise the standard of nursing to the highest plane" (see Charter and By-laws, 1972).

Both the Alice Fisher Memorial Fund and the Estell Pettit Lank (class of 1909) Legacy have contributed to the Association's caring of sick graduates. By 1972, the Association was working in conjuncture with PGH to provide for alumnae. The hospital had set aside a suite of three rooms for alumnae hospitalization, provided that the Alumnae Association pay for the furniture in the room. Any member was eligible for service, with applications for admission made to the Professional Service Director of the Hospital through the Director of Nursing. The maximum stay was thirty days. Finally, the Association provided scholarships to needy nursing students. In 1977, the Philadelphia General Hospital was closed.

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of many aspects of the Alumnae Association's operations. The largest section consists of the annual reports of the organization, dating back to 1915. This bulletins describe the association's activities within the community and hospital, as well as listings of officers and new PGH graduates. The collection also has the personal papers of Alice Fisher and Josephine Spengler. Alice Fisher's papers include information for admission into the training school, and a hand-written exam Fisher gave to students. Josephine Spengler, Class of 1926, collected many articles on PGH, as well as her own articles and speeches. Included also are two books documenting the history of the Philadelphia General Hospital. Finally, there is documentation of the administrative aspects of the organization. This includes charters and by-laws, as well as artifacts and photographs.

Scope and Contents

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

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 (2013), Jessica Clark (2018)

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Bethany Myers

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Bethany Myers

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Center staff, updated by Bethany Myers

Access Restrictions

This collection is unrestricted.

Access Restrictions

This collection is unrestricted.

Access Restrictions

This collection is unrestricted.

Access Restrictions

This collection is unrestricted.

Use Restrictions

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

Use Restrictions

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

Use Restrictions

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

Use Restrictions

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of the Alumni Association of the Training School for Nurses of Philadelphia General Hospital.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of Wanda C. Hiestand and Roberta Piper.

Processing Information note

This is a preliminary inventory of the Alumni Association of the Training School for Nurses of Philadelphia General Hospital. Boxes 1-9 have been inventoried to the folder-level and the contains have been rehoused into acid-free folders. Selected other boxes have also been rehoused into acid-free folders, including the yearbooks.

Items that are located on the finding aid under "Unprocessed" are items that may be unrelated to PGH. These matierals were donated to the Alumni from 3 different indivudals, and some of these contents may be more suited to the individual's personal collections than PGH. A note will be made for any materials that may be affected.

When the collection is processed some rehousing of the boxes will be done. A note will be made of the changes.

Processing Information note

Folders are identified by accession number.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

See also: MC 5A, Philadelphia General Hospital School of Nursing Records; MC 13A, Alumni Association of Philadelphia General Hospital Training School For Nurses photographs; MC 72, Philadelphia General Hospital School for Nurses Student Files collection; and MC 210, Philadelphia General Hospital miscellaneous collection.

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

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

Offical Student Records are located at the Philadelphia City Archives. Please contact them for more information.

Related Archival Materials note

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

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

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

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • Alumni Association of the Training School for Nurses of Philadelphia General Hospital.
  • Philadelphia General Hospital.
Form/Genre(s)
  • Administrative records
  • Personal papers
  • Printed ephemera
  • School yearbooks
Geographic Name(s)
  • Philadelphia (Pa.)
Occupation(s)
  • Nurses
Subject(s)
  • Nursing schools.

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Controlled Access Headings

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

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Controlled Access Headings

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

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Controlled Access Headings

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

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Collection Inventory

Series 1.  Bulletins, 1915-1991, 1997-2005.

Scope and Contents note

This includes most of the bulletins issued by the Alumnae Association from 1915 through 1991, Sept. 1997 – May 2005. These bulletins are the annual reports of the Alumnae Association, organized in April 1893 and incorporated in October 1911. Articles include biographies on such PGH nurses as S. Lillian Clayton, lists of graduating nurses for the year, and descriptions of Philadelphia General Hospital's work and mission. The bulletin are highlighted with photographs of individuals and buildings.

Box Folder

1915-1929.

1 1

1930-1933.

1 2

1933-1934.

1 3

1934.

1 4

1934-1935.

1 5

1935-1936.

1 6

1936.

1 7

1936-1937.

1 8

1938.

1 9

1939.

1 10

1940.

1 11

1941.

1 12

1942.

1 13

1943.

1 14

1944.

1 15

1945.

1 16

1946.

1 17

1947.

1 18

1948.

1 19

1949.

1 20

1950.

2 21

1951.

2 22

1952.

2 23

1953.

2 24

1954.

2 25

1955.

2 26

1956.

2 27

1957.

2 28

1958.

2 29

1959.

2 30

1960.

2 31

1961.

2 32

1962.

2 33

1963.

2 34

1964.

2 35

1965.

3 36

1966.

3 37

1967.

3 38

1968.

3 39

1969.

3 40

1970-1971.

3 41

1972.

3 42

1973.

3 43

1974.

3 44

1975-1976.

3 45

1977-1978.

3 46

1979-1980.

3 47

1981-1982.

3 48

1983-1984.

3 49

1985-1986.

3 50

1987.

3 51

1988-1989.

3 52

1990-1991.

3 53

Accretion: Accession 2006.20, September 1997–May 2005.

3A

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Series 2.  Personal Papers, 1874-1890.

Scope and Contents note

This series includes the papers of Alice Fisher and Josephine Spengler. Alice Fisher's documents include her correspondence and will, exams, articles, and memoriam. The Josephine Spengler section has newspaper clippings of PGH as well as her speeches, letters, and articles.

Alice Fisher.

Box Folder

Pamphlet, Information for Applicants for Admission into Philadelphia Hospital Training School for Nurses, 1890.

4 1

1 page examination, handwritten by Alice Fisher, circa 1885-1888.

4 2

Correspondence and Will, circa 1885-1888.

4 3

Notes, re: Alice Fisher's grave, 1916 and undated.

4 4

Printed biographical article, re: Alice Fisher, circa 1889.

4 5

In Memoriam, posthumous tribute to Alice Fisher, printed volume circa 1889, printed testimonial, undated.

4 6

Josephine Spengler, PGH Class of 1926.

Box Folder

Newspaper clippings, PGH, circa 1965-1976; Letter to the Philadelphia Inquirer, circa 1962.

4 7

PGH brochures, 1950-1970s.

4 8

Speeches, letters, papers: historical sketches of PGH and AATSN and Alice Fisher Memorial Fund; correspondence on Alice Fisher's background; Dora Mathis Award; speeches and prose, 1950s-1953.

4 9

Leaders of American Nursing Calendar, 1924.

4 10

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Series 3.  Publications, 1916-1954.

Scope and Contents note

This series contains two articles as well as two books written on the history of the Philadelphia General Hospital. Blockley Days is the earliest book, recollecting Arthur Ames Bliss experiences as a resident physician at Blockley from 1883-1884. John Welsh Croskey wrote a comprehensive institutional history, History of Blockley which was published in 1929. The two articles are slightly more recent, published in 1932 and 1954, respectively.

Box Folder

Two articles: The Girard Letter, "Philadelphia General Hospital" December 1932; and "Tribute to Blockley" by Pascal F. Lucchessi, M.D. July 10, 1954.

5 1

Book: The History of Blockley, by John Welsh Croskey, 1929.

5

Book: Blockley Days: The Memories and Impressions of a Resident Physician, 1883-1884, by Arthur Ames Bliss, 1916.

5

Yearbooks.

Box Carton

Scope 1916-1918.

19 PGSN:0011

Scope 1924-1929.

20 PGSN:0011

Scope 1930-1931.

21 PGSN:0012

Scope 1922-1929.

22 PSGN:0013

Scope 1930-1939 (duplicates for '30, '32, '34, '35, '36, '37).

23 PSGN:0014

Scope 1940-1959.

24 PSGN:0015

Scope 1940-1959 (no '41, '52).

25 PSGN:0016

Scope 1960-1977.

26 PSGN:0017

Scope 1960-1977 (no '60, '77).

27 PSGN:0018

Scope 1951.

28 PGSN:0019
Not from PGH.
28 PGSN:0019

The Scope, bicentennial edition, UPenn School of Medicine, 1940.

The Scope, UPenn, School of Medicine, 1942.

The Scope, UPenn, School of Medicine, 1952.

Robert Packer School of Nursing (PA), 1959-1962.

Hahnemann Medical College and Hospital School of Nursing, 1953, 1955.

Mount Sinai Hospital School of Nursing, 1946.

The Army School of Nursing, 1921, 1924, 1929.

St. Mary's School of Nursing (Maryville), 1960.

St. Luke's Hospital School of Nursing (New York), 1964.

Bryn Mawr Hospital School of Nursing, 1950, 1953.

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Series 4.  Administrative Records, 1885-1970s.

Scope and Contents note

This series consists of three parts. The first is a collection of printed material, including the history of the alumnae association, banquet programs, charter of by-laws, and statement of purpose. The second part is a small collection of artifacts, including nursing caps, a gavel presented to Miss M. Malloway, the PGH nursing pins, and diplomas. The third and final part consists of forty-eight photographs donated by the Alumnae Association. These images include both pictures of hospital activities and alumnae events.

Box Folder

Alice Fisher Alumnae Club Illustrated Souvenir Book, circa 1891.

6 1

History of Alumnae Association 1988; Charter and by-laws circa 1962 and undated.

6 2

Report of the Training School and the Alumnae Association 1885-1914; Course of instructions 1913-1914; and list of graduates and where employed.

6 3

Annual banquet programs, 1933-1976.

6 4

PGH Association of Ex-resident and Resident Physicians with Dr. Phaler's speech, December 1, 1936; 225th Anniversary of the founding of Philadelphia General Hospital, December 7, 1954.

6 5

Collection of programs and services, 1933, 1948 and 1966-1968.

6 6

Alumnae Association 40th Anniversary, 1933; List of officers, 1949; Summary of contributions to PGH, 1950; Annual Banquet, 1958; Correspondence regarding Alice Fisher memorial, 1963; Address to the Nursing School, June 1974; Annual Report, September 8, 1975; PGH Training School for Nurses' Annual Report to the Alumnae Association, 1975-1976; List of activities, 1979.

6 7

Charter of by-laws of Alumnae Association, 1972.

6 8

Letters re: positions of Director and Associate Director, 1964.

6 9

Annual report of PGH School of Nursing and Nursing Service- M. Jackson, 1956-1963.

6 10

Annual report of PGH School of Nursing and Nursing Service- S. A. Stachniewicz, 1974.

6 11

Annual report- PGH Dept. of Nursing- M. Jackson, 1958.

6 12

PGH news releases, 1961.

6 13

PGH Alumni scholarship aid, 1963-67.

6 14

PGH annual alumni banquet, 1964.

6 15

PGH annual alumni banquet, 1965.

6 16

History of Nursing- Resource material, 1966-67.

6 17

PGH Nurses infirmary alumne rooms, 1967.

6 18

PGH Alumnae Association correspondence, 1967.

6 19

Osler memorial building, 1940.

6 20

Correspondence, 1966-1969.

6 21

PGH Alumni correspondence regarding nursing office, 1968-1976.

6 22

PSH School of Nursing graduate cap and student cap.

6 23

Alice Fisher article, 1893.

6 24

City of Philadelphia ordinance- Civic Center Blvd, 1966.

6 25

Misc articles.

6 26

Collection of Diplomas.

Box

Annie Bright, 1888.

7

Lottie Vieth, 1888.

7

Clara Elizabeth Heibeck, 1896.

7

Emilie Riegel Schneider, 1909.

7

Artifacts.

Box

Organdy fabric used for making caps, brought in by Mr. Sampson.

8

2 white nurses caps with black trim.

8

1 plain white nurses cap, no trim.

8

1 plain white nurses cap no trim, in plastic cover.

8

Black gavel, inscribed: To Miss M. Malloway with affectionate greeting, from the Alice Fisher Alumnae, 1906.

8

PGH pins, undated.

8

Photographs.

Philadelphia General Hospital.
Box Photo

Kathryn Campbell Graham, (picture was used in "Scope"), circa 1954.

9 1

Nurses with children and two women, circa 1960s.

9 2

Nurses with children and two women, circa 1960s.

9 2a

Nurse with little boy, circa 1960s.

9 3

Nurse with children, circa 1960s.

9 4

Woman with crutches attempting to walk towards a nurse, circa 1960s.

9 5

Two children standing in a crib and nurse, circa 1960s.

9 6

Little girl in crib and a nurse, circa 1960s.

9 7

Nurse listening to patient's heart, circa 1960s.

9 8

Nurse assisting a doctor, circa 1960s.

9 9

Doctors conferencing at desk, circa 1960s.

9 10

Nurse and female doctor with patient, circa 1960s.

9 11

Nurses checking reports, circa 1960s.

9 12

Medical equipment.

9 13

Coronary Care Unit.

9 14

Nurse and patient with crutches, cut out from a PR brochure.

9 15

Philadelphia General Hospital.

9 16

Nurse receiving an award, circa 1970s.

9 17

Katie Ulshafer, circa 1971.

9 18

Evelyn Carpenter, circa 1970.

9 19
Alumnae Association Activities.
Box Photo

Event, 1970s.

9 20-35

Special Occasion (with negatives), 1970s.

9 36-40

Event (with negatives), 1970s.

9 41-48

Artifacts- Unprocessed.

Box

Bronze Sun Dial 1935.

PGSN:0020

Bell, Stamp for Gold Metal Awarded to PGH Student (Gift of S. Stachniewicz).

PGSN:0020

Copper plate w/Photo.

PGSN:0020

United States Flag, draped over casket of Sarah Bell, Class of 1908.

PGSN:0021

Nurse Uniform Parts, Early 1900s.

PGSN:0021

Bronze Plaque Honoring PGH nurses in Spanish American War.

PGSN:0021

Cash Box.

PGSN:0021

Graduate Nurse Pin.

PGSN:0024

Pin, Philadelphia Hospital Training School.

PGSN:0024

Key Case w/1 key. Note inside: "Metal Box in Safe".

PGSN:0024

Red Leather Box (outside label:: Gift of Carrie Epply) containing pin in shape of Red Cross: "PHTS".

PGSN:0024

Nightingale, Florence, Medal, Amer. Nurses Memorial, Bordeaux, France.

PGSN:0024

Basketball Medal, gift of Martha Heller.

PGSN:0024

Pin, [PA] State Board of Examiners for Registration of Nurses, Gift of Mrs. Martin V. Brennan.

PGSN:0024

Fisher, Alice, Cruciform Brass Fob. Engraved: Alice Fisher, June 3rd 1888.

PGSN:0024

Gavel, "To Miss M. Molloy with affectionate greetings from the Alice Fisher Alumnae 1906.

8 PGSN:0004

Cap (mesh).

8 PGSN:0004

PGH pin (several identical pins).

8 PGSN:0004

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Unprocessed.

Box Carton

Photographs (include 1977 banquet project).

9 PGSN:0004

Old Blockey Historic notes and timeline, 1731-1977.

Box
10
Carton
PGSN:0005

Binder 1.

Binder 2.

Binder 3- newspaper clippings, 1953-1954.

Binder 4- newspaper clippings, 1930-1953.

Materials related to the history of: PGH, US Public Health Service, American Red Cross, Florence Nightingale.

Box
11
Carton
PGSN:0006

Navy Nurse Corps- History of Recruitment.

US Public Health Service- Nursing, 1949.

US Public Health Service- Indian Service US Department of Interior, 1950-1959.

Red Cross Society of Japan- History, 1904.

League of Red Cross Societies, Board of Governors, 1925.

League of Red Cross Societies, The World's Health, 1929.

Red Cross Courier, Memorial to Nurses Who Died in the War [World War I], 1934.

American Red Cross, Instructor's Manual Home Nursing, 1943.

American Red Cross, Recruitment Brochures, 1949-1954.

Methodist Episcopal Hospital student nurse handbook, 1955.

Newspaper articles, death of Florence Nightingale, 1910.

History of Nursing Notebook by Elizabeth M. Jamieson adn Mary Sewall, 1941.

The Wonder book of Florence Nightingale- Nurses and Healing, 1962.

Brochure- Nightingale Exhibit by the NLN at the University of Pennsylvania Museum.

Florence Nightingale- Brochure, portrait, poster, 1929-1970.

ANA Information Bureau The Bulletin for ANA, NLNE, NOPHN, 1937-1939.

ANA Information Bureau Professional Nursing for ANA, NLNE, NOPHN, 1940-1947.

AJN Newsletter, 1946-1947.

photocopy of Founders' Week Memorial Volume.

1977 PGH Banquet project notes.

Nurses caps- articles and brochures, 1949-1968.

Blockley the Double Frills articles, 1938-1963.

Capping ceremonies brochures, 1940-1963.

Historical notes on Philadelphia General Hospital 1730-1960 and Original compliation by Ernestine Kittl 1913-1950 Hand copied by Helen B. Dopsovic 1989.

Historical notes on Philadelphia General Hospital 1730-1960 and Original compliation by Ernestine Kittl 1913-1950 Hand copied by Helen B. Dopsovic 1989.

Misc. photographs.

PGH publications.

Box
12
Carton
PGSN:0007

PGH poster mailing.

PGH about the school booklets.

"I, too miss Old Blockley", a remembrance of things past, PGH Reunion, March 20, 1982.

The Origin of the Philadelphia General Hospital Blockley Division by Robert J. Hunter, M.D., commemorative edition, 1977.

Review in General, final issue, 1977.

Scope, 1969, 1975.

Photo database listing.

Materials from S. Stachniewicz regarding the packing/cataloguing of photographs, and final events for PGH.

Box
13
Carton
PGSN:0007

PGH photographs and procedure letters.

Box
14
Carton
PGSN:0008

50th anniversary PGH, guest book, 1935.

Photographs, 2 of reunion for 1946-47, several of cadet nurses c. 1940s.

Photographs of nurses and patients at PGH, c. 1890-1920.

Admissions procedure letters and materials for Caroline Lillian Glassmeyer, 1944.

Admissions procedure letters and materials for Caroline Lillian Glassmeyer (copies, 2 folders), 1944.

The Bulletin, 1973-1986.

Eight years of clinical and educational work in the community- with an analysis of the findings in 4091 cases examined at the mental clinics, reprinted from AJN, September 1929.

Materials from S. Stachniewicz (Gifted in 2001).

Box
16
Carton
PGSN:0008

Tri-institutional nurses education building dedication and other building information.

Photographs.

Course outline and lesson plan Microbiology, school activities, c. 1963-1969.

PGH Oral History Project, Ernest Zeger (2), November 1994.

Tri-institutional nurses education building dedication and fact sheet, 1973.

Letter, NLN school closer.

Workshop working with the elderly.

AJN and its company, 1900-1975.

The Nighingale Training School St. Thomas Hospital, 1860-1960.

Review in general, 1970.

Milton Freiwald MD, eye care articles, 1959-1975.

Truman G. Schnabel MD commencement address, 1982.

The Origin of the Philadelphia General Hospital Blockley Division by Robert J. Hunter, M.D.

Benjamin Franklin and the rise of free treatment of the poor by the medical profession of Philadelphia by Robert J. Hunter M.D.

PGH Lesson plans.

Box
17
Carton
PGSN:0010

Mary C. Jesse, RN, PGH Instructor.

Bio-Science I, 1971.

Bio-Science, 1972-1976.

Bio- Science II, 1972-1976.

Nursing III, 1975.

Bio-Science I, Unit I, 1975-1976.

Bio-Science I, Unit II, 1975-1976.

Bio-Science I, Unit III, 1975-1976.

Bio-Science II, Unit I, 1972-1976.

Bio-Science II, Unit II, 1972-1976.

Bio-Science II, Unit III, 1972-1976.

Bio-Science II Exams, 1972-1976.

Telephone Directory and Listing, 1974, 1975, 1976.

PGH Alumnae Association charter changes.

PGH publications, Alumni History Task Force, and other materials.

Box
18
Carton
PGSN:0010

Blockley News and other programs and pamphlets from PGH, c. 1950.

PGH postcard.

Clinical Ophthalmology PGH student nurses' guide, c. 1963.

Photographs (1) nurse at phone 1960s, (1) instruments used by Dr. Osler, (1) board meeting.

PGH History Tasks Force.

PGH oral history transcript, Dr. John D. Hallahan.

Photographs, Lillian Clayton funeral.

Photographs, candids, c. 1930s.

Photographs, ward, student nurses in class, 1921, 1949.

A History of Medicine in Pictures.

Correspondence for refinishing Alumnae room; Board of directors meetings, 1969-1970.

Artifacts and oversized items.

Box
PGSN:0024

Reproductions in large envelope inscribed: "Osler at Old Blockley" + 4 add'l items.

Nightingale, Florence, Letter, Facsimile, Dated: 6th May 1881.

Nurses Patient Record Checklist, St. Thomas Hospital.

Fisher, Alice, Postcards (B&W) of Alice Barber Stephens painting.

St. Thomas Hospital, Envelope.

Folders of various letters, invitations, etc.

Nightingale, Florence, Autograph.

Newspaper clippings (moved to PGSN:0024).

"Saga of PGH" cassettes (4) and video tapes (2).

29 PGSN:0012

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Collection Inventory

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

Scope and Contents note

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

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

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

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

Scope and Contents note

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

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

Lecture notes, 1904-1905.

Lecture notes, 1905.

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

Scope and Contents note

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

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

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

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

Historical Sketch

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

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

Scope and Contents note

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

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

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

History of school uniform, 1894-1973.

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

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

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

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

Biographical/Historical note

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

Scope and Contents note

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Biographical/Historical note

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

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

Scope and Contents note

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

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

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

Scope and Contents note

This collection contains biographical information about Susan Francis, RN.

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

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

Scope and Contents note

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

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

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

Scope and Contents note

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

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

"Training School" lecture notes in notebook.

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

Scope and Contents note

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

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

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

Personal correspondence and letters of reference.

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

Scope and Contents note

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

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

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

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

Scope and Contents note

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

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

Newspaper clippings of her American Red Cross Activities.

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

Scope and Contents note

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

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

Appointment papers for military service and Isthmian Canal Commission Nursing.

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

Scope and Contents note

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

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

Lecture notebook.

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

Scope and Contents note

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

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

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

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

Scope and Contents note

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lebanon Hospital, case studies and nursing demonstration procedures.

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

Scope and Contents note

This small collection consists of conference papers.

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

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

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

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

Folder containing conference papers.
Scope and Contents note

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

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

Scope and Contents note

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

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

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

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

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

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

Scope and Contents note

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

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

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

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

Scope and Contents note

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

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

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

Orientation manual, General Staff Nurse, 1959.

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

Scope and Contents note

This small collection contains items relating to Navy nursing.

Controlled Access Headings
Subject(s)
  • Military nursing

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

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

Scope and Contents note

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

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

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

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

Scope and Contents note

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

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

Small tan flip notebook containing class notes - Ethics?.

Notes on various topics.

Notes on various topics; exercises, dietetics.

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

Two pages, front and back, of gynecological notes.

Three pages of notes, labolation techniques.

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

Notes, operating room techniques.

Four pages of notes, venereal diseases.

Notes, miscellaneous.

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

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

Biographical/Historical note

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

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

Operations seen in training, 1915-1916.

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

Correspondences; Lecture schedule, 1923.

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

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

Scope and Contents note

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

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

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

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

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

Biographical/Historical note

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Transcription: oral history interview by Russel Lynn, 2005.

FlatFile Drawer

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

B 5

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

Biographical/Historical note

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

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

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

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

Scope and Contents note

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

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

List of patients since 1915.

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

Exams at Mercer Hospital Training School, 1912-1915.

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

50th Anniverary booklet, Mercer Hospital, 1945.

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

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

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

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

Biographical sketch.

Miscellaneous items.

Photographs, 1912-1971.

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

Scope and Contents note

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

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

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

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

Scope and Contents note

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

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

4 postcards.

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

Scope and Contents note

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

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

Nursing stamps.

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

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

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

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

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

Scope and Contents note

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

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

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

Scope and Contents note

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

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

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

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

Scope and Contents note

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

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

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

Scope and Contents note

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

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

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

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

Biographical/Historical note

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

Scope and Contents note

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

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

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

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

Photocopy of the notebook's cover.

University of Michigan School of Nursing lecture notes, 1943.

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

Scope and Contents note

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

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

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

Scope and Contents note

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

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

Printed Materials.

6

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

Scope and Contents note

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

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

Nursing: The Finest Art, 1986.

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

The Women's Memorial, 1995.

Nurses in Uniform, 1996.

Nurses in Action, 1996.

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

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

RN: Nursing School Pin Collection, 1997.

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

Scope and Contents note

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

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

Photograph album.

EDMO:0001

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of Joan Lynaugh.

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

Photograph album, 1900.

MSSM:0003

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

Scope and Contents note

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

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

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

MSOS:0011

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

Scope and Contents note

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

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

Medical Diseases for Nurses, 1931.

1 1

Nursing Procedures, PGH, c. 1931.

1 2

Case Study, Broncho Pneumonia, 1934.

1 3

Graduation photograph.

1 4

Bacteriology notes, 1931.

1 5

Anatomy notes.

1 6

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Collection Inventory

Box
2010.28.  Yearbook, Scope of the Class of 1924, with Photograph and Graduation Program, 1924.
Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of Theresa Stephany, 2010.

Controlled Access Headings
Form/Genre(s)
  • School yearbooks
1

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2011.22.  Yearbooks: Scope of the Class of 1927, Scope of the Class of 1928, 1927. [2 folders].
Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of Theresa Stephany, 2011.

Controlled Access Headings
Form/Genre(s)
  • School yearbooks
1

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2013.08.  PGH Class of 1963 collection, c. early 1900s. 0.1 Cubic feet.
Scope and Contents note

This file contains items that were donated at a PGH Class of 1963 event held at the Center in May 2013. This file consists of one nurse license (Emilie M. Riegel, Atlantic County NJ, 1904), one diploma (also for Emilie M. Riegel, undated and damaged), and two photographs: PGH processions, note on back reads "Philadelphia General Hospital, I graduated here. Later, was anaesthetist, Agnes Bancroft Hughes."

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of Philadelphia General Hospital Class of 1963 alumni, 2013.

Controlled Access Headings
Form/Genre(s)
  • Administrative records
  • Diplomas
  • Photographs
1

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2012.28.  Elizabeth Gavula PGH collection, 1975-1994. 0.1 Cubic feet.
Scope and Contents note

This file consists of: 50th anniversary favor - Blockley paper double frill, 1994; Life membership card for PGH alumni association, 1975; and a PGH Alumni Bulletin, 1983.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of Elizabeth Gavula, 2012.

Controlled Access Headings
Form/Genre(s)
  • Artifacts (object genre)
  • Printed ephemera
1

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2013.14.  Certified copy of Alice Fisher's birth certificate, July 16, 1999.
Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of Karen Egenes, 2013.

Controlled Access Headings
Form/Genre(s)
  • Administrative records
1

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2005.27.  Nurses of Pennsylvania March on Harrisburg VHS, 1997.
Controlled Access Headings
Form/Genre(s)
  • Videocassettes
1

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2013.15.  PGH History Project, circa 1977-1985.
Scope and Contents note

This file consists of materials relating to the Philaldephia General Hospital History Project. It includes a pamphlet entitled "The Origin of the Philadelphia General Hospital, Blockley Division" by Robert J. Hunter, papers about the archeological survey that took place in 1985, and descriptions of the project and the task force.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of Nadine Landis.

Controlled Access Headings
Form/Genre(s)
  • Administrative records
  • Printed ephemera
1

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2013.07.  PGH Silverware: fork, spoon, knife., undated.
Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of Theresa Stephany, 2013.

Controlled Access Headings
Form/Genre(s)
  • Artifacts (object genre)
2

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2005.28.  Betty Estelow Halloween postcard, 1950s?.
Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of Stephanie Stachniewicz, 2005.

Controlled Access Headings
Form/Genre(s)
  • Postcards
2

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2011.08.  Philadelphia General Hospital Announcement of Courses, 1925-1926, 1925.
Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of Theresa Stephany, 2011.

Controlled Access Headings
Form/Genre(s)
  • Printed ephemera
2

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2005.29.  Double frill cap, undated.
Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of M.V. Budney, 2005.

Controlled Access Headings
Form/Genre(s)
  • Artifacts (object genre)
2

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2005.30.  Alumni Association Bulletins: Fall 2004, Winter 2005, May 2005 (last issue), 2004-2005.
Controlled Access Headings
Form/Genre(s)
  • Printed ephemera
2

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1998.16.  PGH Nursing Procedure Book: Contagious Disease Service, August 1961.
Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of Betty J. Connor via Stephanie Stachniewicz, 1998.

Controlled Access Headings
Form/Genre(s)
  • Manuals (instructional materials)
2

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2007.20.  Stephanie Stachniewicz collection of PGH-related materials, accompanied by a set of Scientific American offprints, 1966-2006.
Scope and Contents note

This file consists of the following items: 1 set of Scientific American offprints on biology, circa 1966; 5 booklets: Annual Banquet of the Alumni Association of Philadelphia General Hospital School of Nursing, 1984-1988; Booklet: Pioneers of American Medicine by Wyeth Laboratories; 1 print of a photograph of Alice Fisher portrait; Letters and financial statements from the time of the dissolution of the Alumni Association of PGH, 2003-2006.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of Stephanie Stachniewicz, 2007.

Controlled Access Headings
Form/Genre(s)
  • Administrative records
  • Photographs
  • Printed ephemera
2

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2009.34.  Helen Kane PGH pin, 1918.
Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of Theresa Stephany, 2009.

Controlled Access Headings
Form/Genre(s)
  • Artifacts (object genre)
2

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2011.02.  PGH postcard, 1936, and photo of unidentified nurse, undated.
Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of Theresa Stephany, 2011.

Controlled Access Headings
Form/Genre(s)
  • Photographs
  • Postcards
2

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2011.32.  Gizella Smith collection of PGH materials, 1929-1988. [5 folders].
Scope and Contents note

These folders consist of: Scope yearbooks 1929, 1930, 1931; photo of 1951 reunion dinner; alumni bulletin, 1986; banquet program, 1988; news clippings, 1980s

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of Patricia Frey, 2011.

Controlled Access Headings
Form/Genre(s)
  • Photographs
  • Printed ephemera
  • School yearbooks
3

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1998.20.  "Put Here to Scrub" by Louise Fahl Bhoy (memoir of PGH), circa 1991?. 02 Linear feet.
Controlled Access Headings
Form/Genre(s)
  • Memoirs
3

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2013.27.  Dorothy del Bueno medal, photograph of the class of 1962, and frill, circa 1962.
Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of Dorothy del Bueno, 2013.

Controlled Access Headings
Form/Genre(s)
  • Artifacts (object genre)
  • Photographs
3

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2013.31.  Photograph: nurse in snow, undated.
Controlled Access Headings
Form/Genre(s)
  • Photographs
3

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2008.30.  2 programs: PGH lecture series, "Nurses in Cinema"; Historical marker, 2007.
Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of Julie Fairman, 2008.

Controlled Access Headings
Form/Genre(s)
  • Printed ephemera
3

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2014.18.  Yearbook, Scope of the Class of 1941, 1941.
Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift from Dottie Turner, 2014. Items from Louise Maitland Thompson Schneider.

Controlled Access Headings
Form/Genre(s)
  • School yearbooks
3

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2014.18.  Cape, 1941.
Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift from Dottie Turner, 2014. Items from Louise Maitland Thompson Schneider.

Controlled Access Headings
Form/Genre(s)
  • Artifacts (object genre)
4

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2014.37.  Yearbook, Scope of the Class of 1938, with signatures.
Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of Edward J. Hilinski

Controlled Access Headings
Form/Genre(s)
  • School yearbooks
Subject(s)
  • Nursing students
3

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2014.37.  Diploma for Frances Josephine Cieslinska, 1938.
Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of Edward J. Hilinski

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2014.37.  Framed picture of Frances.
Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of Edward J. Hilinski

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Box

Alice Fisher memorial booklet.

3

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Correspondence from Barbara Bates to Nadine Landis regarding tuberculosis (TB) and Mary Mahony.

3

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Collection Inventory

Nursing Supervisors' Minutes.

Box Folder

1970.

1 1

1971.

1 2

1972.

1 3

1973.

1 4

1974.

1 5

1975.

1 6

1976.

1 7

1977.

1 8

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Nursing Service Organization Minutes.

Box Folder

1967.

1 9

1968.

1 10

1969.

1 11

1970.

1 12

1971.

1 13

1972.

1 14

1973.

1 15

1974.

1 16

1975.

1 17

1976.

1 18

1977.

1 19

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Box Folder

Organization charts.

1 20

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Philosophies.

1 21

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Staff vitae.

1 22

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Job descriptions: Director of School of Nursing and Nursing Services, Associate Director of School of Nursing, Associate Director of Nursing Service.

1 23

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Job descriptions, Nursing Service.

1 24

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Job descriptions, School of Nursing.

1 25

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Nursing Service procedures.

Box Folder

A to E Inc.

1 26

F to O Inc.

1 27

P to Z Inc.

1 28

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Box Folder

Class listing, Philadelphia General Hospital School of Nursing, 1886-1977.

1 29

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Philadelphia records storage shelf list (partial listing), 1886-1975.

1 30

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Class listing, PGH School of Nursing.

Box Folder

1940-1968.

1 33

1918-1939.

1 32

1886-1917.

1 31

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Alumni Association of the Training School for Nurses of Philadelphia General Hospital collection

MC 71

Alumni Association of the Training School for Nurses of Philadelphia General Hospital collection

MC 71

Alumni Association of the Training School for Nurses of Philadelphia General Hospital collection

MC 71

Alumni Association of the Training School for Nurses of Philadelphia General Hospital collection

MC 71

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:
Alumni Association of the Training School for Nurses of Philadelphia General Hospital.
Title:
Alumni Association of the Training School for Nurses of Philadelphia General Hospital collection
Date [inclusive]:
1874-2005
Call Number:
MC 71
Extent:
18 Linear feet
Language:
English
Abstract:
This collection consists of papers, administrative records, artifacts, and photographs that document many operational aspects of the Alumnae Association of the Philadelphia General Hospital. Of note are the personal papers of Alice Fisher.
Cite as:
Alumni Association of the Training School for Nurses of Philadelphia General Hospital collection, Barbara Bates Center for The Study of The History of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania
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Summary Information

Repository:
University of Pennsylvania: Barbara Bates Center for the Study of The History of Nursing
Title:
Nursing History Small Collections
Date [inclusive]:
1856-2008
Call Number:
Small Collections
Extent:
1.87 Linear feet
Language:
English
Abstract:
The Bates Center's Small Collections are various, unrelated accessions that have been individually assigned collection numbers. Many of the Small Collections consist of a single folder.
Cite as:
Nursing History Small Collections, Barbara Bates Center for The Study of The History of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania
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Summary Information

Repository:
University of Pennsylvania: Barbara Bates Center for the Study of The History of Nursing
Title:
Philadelphia General Hospital (PGH) Training School for Nurses Miscellaneous Collection
Date [inclusive]:
1918-2006
Call Number:
MC 210
Extent:
0.8 Linear feet
Language:
English
Abstract:
This artificial collection contains miscellaneous small donations related to the Philadelphia General Hospital School of Nursing. They were primarily given by alumni over a period of many years, but some items are of unknown provenance. This collection may include artifacts, publications, personal papers, photographs, and records related to the PGH Training School for Nurses.
Cite as:
Philadelphia General Hospital (PGH) Training School for Nurses miscellaneous collection, Barbara Bates Center for The Study of The History of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania
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Summary Information

Repository:
University of Pennsylvania: Barbara Bates Center for the Study of The History of Nursing
Creator:
Stachniewicz, Stephanie A., 1967-1977
Title:
Stephanie A. Stachniewicz collection
Date [inclusive]:
1954-1997
Call Number:
MC 76
Extent:
3.75 Linear feet
Language:
English
Abstract:
This collection contains records from Stephanie A. Stachniewicz's time as Director of School of Nursing and Nursing Service at Philadelphia General Hospital (PGH). Materials include meeting minutes and other administrative records.
Cite as:
Stephanie A. Stachniewicz collection, Barbara Bates Center for The Study of The History of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania
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Biography/History

Originally called the Alice Fisher Alumnae Club after the founder of the Philadelphia General Hospital's Training School for Nurses, the Alumnae Association of the Philadelphia General Hospital was formed on January 1893 by 130 graduates of the training school. A house was rented at 804 Pine Street to be used for Club meetings. There, graduates of PGH could get together for social occasions or simply to rest. One of the first large undertakings of the group was the compilation of the Alice Fisher Memorial Home Fund on May 1909, to commemorate the twenty-fifth anniversary of Alice Fisher's death. Donations were solicited through a form letter sent out to graduates. This fund was to be used for the care of sick or needy graduate nurses.

In 1911, the Alice Fisher Alumnae Club became incorporated as the Nurses Alumnae Association of the Philadelphia General Hospital. The official charter is dated July 12, 1912. The purpose of the organization: "to advance the standing and interests of the graduates of the Training School for Nurses of the Philadelphia General Hospital to extend aid to those in trouble or sickness, to promote social intercourse and good fellowship among its members, and to raise the standard of nursing to the highest plane" (see Charter and By-laws, 1972).

Both the Alice Fisher Memorial Fund and the Estell Pettit Lank (class of 1909) Legacy have contributed to the Association's caring of sick graduates. By 1972, the Association was working in conjuncture with PGH to provide for alumnae. The hospital had set aside a suite of three rooms for alumnae hospitalization, provided that the Alumnae Association pay for the furniture in the room. Any member was eligible for service, with applications for admission made to the Professional Service Director of the Hospital through the Director of Nursing. The maximum stay was thirty days. Finally, the Association provided scholarships to needy nursing students. In 1977, the Philadelphia General Hospital was closed.

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of many aspects of the Alumnae Association's operations. The largest section consists of the annual reports of the organization, dating back to 1915. This bulletins describe the association's activities within the community and hospital, as well as listings of officers and new PGH graduates. The collection also has the personal papers of Alice Fisher and Josephine Spengler. Alice Fisher's papers include information for admission into the training school, and a hand-written exam Fisher gave to students. Josephine Spengler, Class of 1926, collected many articles on PGH, as well as her own articles and speeches. Included also are two books documenting the history of the Philadelphia General Hospital. Finally, there is documentation of the administrative aspects of the organization. This includes charters and by-laws, as well as artifacts and photographs.

Scope and Contents

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

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 (2013), Jessica Clark (2018)

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Bethany Myers

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Bethany Myers

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Center staff, updated by Bethany Myers

Access Restrictions

This collection is unrestricted.

Access Restrictions

This collection is unrestricted.

Access Restrictions

This collection is unrestricted.

Access Restrictions

This collection is unrestricted.

Use Restrictions

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

Use Restrictions

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

Use Restrictions

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

Use Restrictions

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of the Alumni Association of the Training School for Nurses of Philadelphia General Hospital.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of Wanda C. Hiestand and Roberta Piper.

Processing Information note

This is a preliminary inventory of the Alumni Association of the Training School for Nurses of Philadelphia General Hospital. Boxes 1-9 have been inventoried to the folder-level and the contains have been rehoused into acid-free folders. Selected other boxes have also been rehoused into acid-free folders, including the yearbooks.

Items that are located on the finding aid under "Unprocessed" are items that may be unrelated to PGH. These matierals were donated to the Alumni from 3 different indivudals, and some of these contents may be more suited to the individual's personal collections than PGH. A note will be made for any materials that may be affected.

When the collection is processed some rehousing of the boxes will be done. A note will be made of the changes.

Processing Information note

Folders are identified by accession number.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

See also: MC 5A, Philadelphia General Hospital School of Nursing Records; MC 13A, Alumni Association of Philadelphia General Hospital Training School For Nurses photographs; MC 72, Philadelphia General Hospital School for Nurses Student Files collection; and MC 210, Philadelphia General Hospital miscellaneous collection.

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

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

Offical Student Records are located at the Philadelphia City Archives. Please contact them for more information.

Related Archival Materials note

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

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

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

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • Alumni Association of the Training School for Nurses of Philadelphia General Hospital.
  • Philadelphia General Hospital.
Form/Genre(s)
  • Administrative records
  • Personal papers
  • Printed ephemera
  • School yearbooks
Geographic Name(s)
  • Philadelphia (Pa.)
Occupation(s)
  • Nurses
Subject(s)
  • Nursing schools.

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Controlled Access Headings

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

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Controlled Access Headings

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

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Controlled Access Headings

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

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Collection Inventory

Series 1.  Bulletins, 1915-1991, 1997-2005.

Scope and Contents note

This includes most of the bulletins issued by the Alumnae Association from 1915 through 1991, Sept. 1997 – May 2005. These bulletins are the annual reports of the Alumnae Association, organized in April 1893 and incorporated in October 1911. Articles include biographies on such PGH nurses as S. Lillian Clayton, lists of graduating nurses for the year, and descriptions of Philadelphia General Hospital's work and mission. The bulletin are highlighted with photographs of individuals and buildings.

Box Folder

1915-1929.

1 1

1930-1933.

1 2

1933-1934.

1 3

1934.

1 4

1934-1935.

1 5

1935-1936.

1 6

1936.

1 7

1936-1937.

1 8

1938.

1 9

1939.

1 10

1940.

1 11

1941.

1 12

1942.

1 13

1943.

1 14

1944.

1 15

1945.

1 16

1946.

1 17

1947.

1 18

1948.

1 19

1949.

1 20

1950.

2 21

1951.

2 22

1952.

2 23

1953.

2 24

1954.

2 25

1955.

2 26

1956.

2 27

1957.

2 28

1958.

2 29

1959.

2 30

1960.

2 31

1961.

2 32

1962.

2 33

1963.

2 34

1964.

2 35

1965.

3 36

1966.

3 37

1967.

3 38

1968.

3 39

1969.

3 40

1970-1971.

3 41

1972.

3 42

1973.

3 43

1974.

3 44

1975-1976.

3 45

1977-1978.

3 46

1979-1980.

3 47

1981-1982.

3 48

1983-1984.

3 49

1985-1986.

3 50

1987.

3 51

1988-1989.

3 52

1990-1991.

3 53

Accretion: Accession 2006.20, September 1997–May 2005.

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Series 2.  Personal Papers, 1874-1890.

Scope and Contents note

This series includes the papers of Alice Fisher and Josephine Spengler. Alice Fisher's documents include her correspondence and will, exams, articles, and memoriam. The Josephine Spengler section has newspaper clippings of PGH as well as her speeches, letters, and articles.

Alice Fisher.

Box Folder

Pamphlet, Information for Applicants for Admission into Philadelphia Hospital Training School for Nurses, 1890.

4 1

1 page examination, handwritten by Alice Fisher, circa 1885-1888.

4 2

Correspondence and Will, circa 1885-1888.

4 3

Notes, re: Alice Fisher's grave, 1916 and undated.

4 4

Printed biographical article, re: Alice Fisher, circa 1889.

4 5

In Memoriam, posthumous tribute to Alice Fisher, printed volume circa 1889, printed testimonial, undated.

4 6

Josephine Spengler, PGH Class of 1926.

Box Folder

Newspaper clippings, PGH, circa 1965-1976; Letter to the Philadelphia Inquirer, circa 1962.

4 7

PGH brochures, 1950-1970s.

4 8

Speeches, letters, papers: historical sketches of PGH and AATSN and Alice Fisher Memorial Fund; correspondence on Alice Fisher's background; Dora Mathis Award; speeches and prose, 1950s-1953.

4 9

Leaders of American Nursing Calendar, 1924.

4 10

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Series 3.  Publications, 1916-1954.

Scope and Contents note

This series contains two articles as well as two books written on the history of the Philadelphia General Hospital. Blockley Days is the earliest book, recollecting Arthur Ames Bliss experiences as a resident physician at Blockley from 1883-1884. John Welsh Croskey wrote a comprehensive institutional history, History of Blockley which was published in 1929. The two articles are slightly more recent, published in 1932 and 1954, respectively.

Box Folder

Two articles: The Girard Letter, "Philadelphia General Hospital" December 1932; and "Tribute to Blockley" by Pascal F. Lucchessi, M.D. July 10, 1954.

5 1

Book: The History of Blockley, by John Welsh Croskey, 1929.

5

Book: Blockley Days: The Memories and Impressions of a Resident Physician, 1883-1884, by Arthur Ames Bliss, 1916.

5

Yearbooks.

Box Carton

Scope 1916-1918.

19 PGSN:0011

Scope 1924-1929.

20 PGSN:0011

Scope 1930-1931.

21 PGSN:0012

Scope 1922-1929.

22 PSGN:0013

Scope 1930-1939 (duplicates for '30, '32, '34, '35, '36, '37).

23 PSGN:0014

Scope 1940-1959.

24 PSGN:0015

Scope 1940-1959 (no '41, '52).

25 PSGN:0016

Scope 1960-1977.

26 PSGN:0017

Scope 1960-1977 (no '60, '77).

27 PSGN:0018

Scope 1951.

28 PGSN:0019
Not from PGH.
28 PGSN:0019

The Scope, bicentennial edition, UPenn School of Medicine, 1940.

The Scope, UPenn, School of Medicine, 1942.

The Scope, UPenn, School of Medicine, 1952.

Robert Packer School of Nursing (PA), 1959-1962.

Hahnemann Medical College and Hospital School of Nursing, 1953, 1955.

Mount Sinai Hospital School of Nursing, 1946.

The Army School of Nursing, 1921, 1924, 1929.

St. Mary's School of Nursing (Maryville), 1960.

St. Luke's Hospital School of Nursing (New York), 1964.

Bryn Mawr Hospital School of Nursing, 1950, 1953.

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Series 4.  Administrative Records, 1885-1970s.

Scope and Contents note

This series consists of three parts. The first is a collection of printed material, including the history of the alumnae association, banquet programs, charter of by-laws, and statement of purpose. The second part is a small collection of artifacts, including nursing caps, a gavel presented to Miss M. Malloway, the PGH nursing pins, and diplomas. The third and final part consists of forty-eight photographs donated by the Alumnae Association. These images include both pictures of hospital activities and alumnae events.

Box Folder

Alice Fisher Alumnae Club Illustrated Souvenir Book, circa 1891.

6 1

History of Alumnae Association 1988; Charter and by-laws circa 1962 and undated.

6 2

Report of the Training School and the Alumnae Association 1885-1914; Course of instructions 1913-1914; and list of graduates and where employed.

6 3

Annual banquet programs, 1933-1976.

6 4

PGH Association of Ex-resident and Resident Physicians with Dr. Phaler's speech, December 1, 1936; 225th Anniversary of the founding of Philadelphia General Hospital, December 7, 1954.

6 5

Collection of programs and services, 1933, 1948 and 1966-1968.

6 6

Alumnae Association 40th Anniversary, 1933; List of officers, 1949; Summary of contributions to PGH, 1950; Annual Banquet, 1958; Correspondence regarding Alice Fisher memorial, 1963; Address to the Nursing School, June 1974; Annual Report, September 8, 1975; PGH Training School for Nurses' Annual Report to the Alumnae Association, 1975-1976; List of activities, 1979.

6 7

Charter of by-laws of Alumnae Association, 1972.

6 8

Letters re: positions of Director and Associate Director, 1964.

6 9

Annual report of PGH School of Nursing and Nursing Service- M. Jackson, 1956-1963.

6 10

Annual report of PGH School of Nursing and Nursing Service- S. A. Stachniewicz, 1974.

6 11

Annual report- PGH Dept. of Nursing- M. Jackson, 1958.

6 12

PGH news releases, 1961.

6 13

PGH Alumni scholarship aid, 1963-67.

6 14

PGH annual alumni banquet, 1964.

6 15

PGH annual alumni banquet, 1965.

6 16

History of Nursing- Resource material, 1966-67.

6 17

PGH Nurses infirmary alumne rooms, 1967.

6 18

PGH Alumnae Association correspondence, 1967.

6 19

Osler memorial building, 1940.

6 20

Correspondence, 1966-1969.

6 21

PGH Alumni correspondence regarding nursing office, 1968-1976.

6 22

PSH School of Nursing graduate cap and student cap.

6 23

Alice Fisher article, 1893.

6 24

City of Philadelphia ordinance- Civic Center Blvd, 1966.

6 25

Misc articles.

6 26

Collection of Diplomas.

Box

Annie Bright, 1888.

7

Lottie Vieth, 1888.

7

Clara Elizabeth Heibeck, 1896.

7

Emilie Riegel Schneider, 1909.

7

Artifacts.

Box

Organdy fabric used for making caps, brought in by Mr. Sampson.

8

2 white nurses caps with black trim.

8

1 plain white nurses cap, no trim.

8

1 plain white nurses cap no trim, in plastic cover.

8

Black gavel, inscribed: To Miss M. Malloway with affectionate greeting, from the Alice Fisher Alumnae, 1906.

8

PGH pins, undated.

8

Photographs.

Philadelphia General Hospital.
Box Photo

Kathryn Campbell Graham, (picture was used in "Scope"), circa 1954.

9 1

Nurses with children and two women, circa 1960s.

9 2

Nurses with children and two women, circa 1960s.

9 2a

Nurse with little boy, circa 1960s.

9 3

Nurse with children, circa 1960s.

9 4

Woman with crutches attempting to walk towards a nurse, circa 1960s.

9 5

Two children standing in a crib and nurse, circa 1960s.

9 6

Little girl in crib and a nurse, circa 1960s.

9