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Philadelphia School for Nurses papers

MC 149

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
Title:
Philadelphia School for Nurses papers
Date:
1903
Call Number:
MC 149
Extent:
1.5 Items
Language:
English
Text: [Carton]
PDIS.0001
Abstract:
The Philadelphia School for Nurses it was a lecture course for nurses. This collection consists of photocopies of bulletins and booklets related to the school and its teachings.
Cite as:
Philadelphia School for Nurses papers, Barbara Bates Center for The Study of The History of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania
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Biography/History

The Philadelphia School for Nurses, chartered by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and Representative for the Red Cross for Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland, was formed in c. 1894. According to its 1903 bulletin, it was a lecture course of 10 weeks with 40 lectures in total, and for a $5 fee a student could receive a diploma. Unlike training schools for nurses, the Philadelphia School for Nurses did not provide room or board nor hospital training or hands on experience. It was located at 1319 Walnut Street and its commencements were widely attended and Clara Barton, founder of the Red Cross, spoke at least 1 exercise.

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of photocopies of bulletins and booklets related to the school and its teachings as well as pamphlets and training manuals that were used at the school.

Administrative Information

Publication Information

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

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Jessica Clark

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.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

See also: MC 85, Mary Anne M'Cready papers.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • Philadelphia School for Nurses.
Form/Genre(s)
  • Printed ephemera
Personal Name(s)
  • Matthews, Irene, 1871-1944
  • McDaid, Judy Rapisardi
Subject(s)
  • Correspondence schools and courses
  • Nurses--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia--History.

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Collection Inventory

Box 1- all photocopies.

Bulletin of the Philadelphia School for Nurses, 1903.

Constitution of the Alumnae Association of the Philadelphia School for Nurses, 1903.

“Qualifications of a Nurse” and lecture notes; “Infection and Infecting of Wounds with the History of Effects of Caccinations”.

Photocopies of textbooks and record book; letter from donor on filing system.

“Make a Great Worker Greater” and newspaper clipping.

Student Nurse Correspondence; Absence ticket; newspaper clipping.

Photograph and commencement exercises; correspondence.

American National Red Cross Text Book on First Aid and Relief Columns Lynch, Charles (Major), 1908.

Textbook of Nursing.

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Box 2.

Class photograph (2) (most likely copied from another source; 1 large, 1 small of same class).

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McDaid, Judy Rapisardi. Box 3.

Scope and Contents note

Donated by Judy Rapisardi McDaid (2004).

Nursing: The Heart of the Art. By Eugene Underhill, M.D. 3rd ed. Philadelphia: Ferris & Leach, 1910. No. 3: The Bath. Pp. 67-112.

Nursing: The Heart of the Art. By Eugene Underhill, M.D. 3rd ed. Philadelphia: Ferris & Leach, 1910. No. 4. The Circulation of the Blood. Pp. 113-144. Cover inscribed: “Nov. 11, 1909.”.

Nursing: The Heart of the Art. [no author identified]. Philadelphia School for Nurses. 1019, 1020, 1021, 1022 Witherspoon Bldg.,1319 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, 1905. No. 5: Charting, Or Record Keeping. Pp. 121-136.

Nursing: The Heart of the Art. [no author identified]. Philadelphia School for Nurses. 1019, 1020, 1021, 1022 Witherspoon Bldg., 1319 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, 1905. No. 6: Rectal Feeding, pp. 137-162. Small card enclosed, with handwritten note: “A Merry Christmas From ___ [?] Kell.”.

Nursing: The Heart of the Art. [no author identified]. Philadelphia School for Nurses. 1019, 1020, 1021, 1022 Witherspoon Bldg., 1319 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, 1905. No. 7: Cleanliness, Antiseptics, Disinfectants, pp. 163-188.

Nursing: The Heart of the Art. [no author identified]. Philadelphia School for Nurses. 1019, 1020, 1021, 1022 Witherspoon Bldg., 1319 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, 1905. No. 8: Potassium Permanganate, pp. 189-216.

Nursing: The Heart of the Art. [no author identified]. Philadelphia School for Nurses. 1019, 1020, 1021, 1022 Witherspoon Bldg., 1319 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, 1905. No. 9: Lavage, pp. 217-240.

Nursing: The Heart of the Art. [No author identified]. Philadelphia School for Nurses. 1019, 1020, 1021, 1022 Witherspoon Bldg., 1319 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, 1905. No. 10: Local Applications—Counter Irritation, pp. 241-306. Handwritten notes, “Apiol and Argotin…,” on title page.

Nursing: The Heart of the Art. [no author identified]. Philadelphia School for Nurses. 1019, 1020, 1021, 1022 Witherspoon Bldg., 1319 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, 1905. No. 11: Foods, pp. 307-338.

Commencemnt Address: Dorland, W. A. Newman. “The Sphere of the Trained Nurse: An Address Delivered before the Graduating Class of the Philadelphia School for Nurses in the Garrick Theatre, May 27, 1908.” By W. A. Newman Dorland, A.M., M.D. Assistant Instructor in Obstetrics in the University of Pennsylvania, Fellow of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, and of the American Academy of Medicine; Author of the American Pocket Medical Dictionary, The American Illustrated Medical Dictionary, Modern Obstetrics, etc., etc. Philadelphia: Philadelphia School for Nurses, 2219 Chestnut Street, 1908.

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