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Andrew G. Curtin Association of Army Nurses records

MC 19

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:
Andrew G. Curtin Association of Army Nurses.
Title:
Andrew G. Curtin Association of Army Nurses records
Date [inclusive]:
1861-1903
Call Number:
MC 19
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet
Language:
English
Abstract:
The Andrew G. Curtin Association of Army Nurses was composed of Philadelphia-area nurses who served in the Civil War. This collection documents the activities of the Association from its founding until the close of its minutes in 1903.
Cite as:
Andrew G. Curtin Association of Army Nurses records, Barbara Bates Center for The Study of The History of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania
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Biography/History

The Andrew G. Curtin Association of Army Nurses was composed of Philadelphia-area nurses who served in the Civil War. The Association was founded as the Army Nurse Association of Philadelphia on 24 May 1895 to provide for members in need and to hold social activities supporting such work. The first recorded name change is recorded in the Association's minutes of 24 April 1898 with no discussion preceding the change.

Scope and Contents

This collection documents the activities of the Association from its founding until the close of its minutes in 1903. Although sketchy, the minutes describe many of the groups activities, including membership, fundraising, and support for its members. A printed testimonial of Annie Wittenmyer, active in the Civil War and past president of the Women's Relief Corp is included with some undated minutes of the Association on the verso. Also included are Mary J. Fox's recollections of her experience in the Civil War and of other members of her family who served in the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812.

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 Center staff, updated by Bethany Myers

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.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Purchased from Carmen D. Valentino Rare Books and Manuscripts, 1986.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • Andrew G. Curtin Association of Army Nurses.
  • Carmen D. Valentino Rare Books and Manuscripts.
Form/Genre(s)
  • Administrative records
Geographic Name(s)
  • Philadelphia (Pa.)
Subject(s)
  • Military nursing
  • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Medical care

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Collection Inventory

Box Folder

Correspondence, 1898.

1 1

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Minutes, General, 1895-1903.

1 2

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Minutes, Entertainment Committee, 1899.

1 3

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Newsclippings, Miscellaneous.

1 4

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Receipts, 1896-1899.

1 5

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Recollections of 1861, Mary J. Fox, undated.

1 6

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Testimonials, Anne Wittenmyer, 1897; minutes undated on verso.

1 7

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