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St. Joseph Hospital School of Nursing (Lancaster, Pa.) records

MC 131

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:
St. Joseph Hospital School of Nursing (Lancaster, Pa.).
Title:
St. Joseph Hospital School of Nursing (Lancaster, Pa.) records
Date [inclusive]:
1925-1996
Call Number:
MC 131
Extent:
33 Linear feet
Language:
English
Abstract:
This collection contains administrative records of St. Joseph Hospital, Lancaster, PA. Materials include nursing surveys and studies, various committee minutes, correspondence, nursing course files, and student transcripts.
Cite as:
St. Joseph Hospital School of Nursing records, Barbara Bates Center for The Study of The History of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania
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Biography/History

St. Joseph Hospital, Lancaster, PA was established in 1883 by the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia. Around 1900 the hospital added a new surgical wing and a Training School for Nurses. St. Joseph grew during the 20th century, becoming Lancaster Regional Medical Center in 2000.

Scope and Contents

This collection contains administrative files, nursing class files, and student transcripts. Administrative files include nursing surveys and studies, faculty organization minutes, and correspondence. The nursing course files include student organization and curriculum committee minutes, handbooks, and class information. The bulk of the materials are from the 1960s-1990s.

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

Student transcripts are restricted.

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 Carolyn Voorhees, 1996.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • St. Joseph Hospital School of Nursing (Lancaster, Pa.).
Form/Genre(s)
  • Administrative records
  • School records
Geographic Name(s)
  • Lancaster (Pa.)
Subject(s)
  • Nursing schools.
  • Nursing students

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Transcripts

For information regarding transcripts please visit: http://www.nursing.upenn.edu/history/center-services/student-transcripts/

Collection Inventory

Series 1.  Administrative files.

Box

History of school; curricular plans; State Board of Nurse Examiners; and evaluation of Nursing program.

1

NLN; correspondence with affiliated colleges; and curriculum course packets.

2

Curriculum course packets; agreements with hospital and agencies; study reports of graduates; attrition rate, placement and facilities needs.

3

Studies and surveys of nursing program.

4

Nursing surveys and State Board of Nurse Examiners surveys.

5

Survey and studies of nursing program; NLN evaluation report; and faculty manual.

6

Surveys and faculty organization minutes, 1978-1994.

7

Faculty Organization minutes; and nursing 201 files.

8

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Series 2.  Nursing course files.

Box

Nursing 201; Student Organization minutes, September 12, 1990-August 12, 1993; Faculty Welfare Committee minutes; Faculty Organization minutes, August 1992-1996; Student Welfare School of Nursing Coordinating Committee minutes; Ad Hoc Committee minutes; Class-student organization- St. Bonaventure Society minutes; and Curricular Committee Minutes.

9

Curriculum Committee minutes files; and Nursing Course, N 101 files.

10

Nursing Courses: N 101; N 102; N 103; and N 104.

11

N 105; Senior class minutes, 1988; St. Bonaventure Society files, 1985-1987; Student organization files, 1986-1988; Nursing School brochures and school bulletins, 1954-1982 and 1990s.

12

Yearbooks, Pacemaker, 1925-1991; student handbooks.

13

Microcomputer testing system and nursing courses, N 304, files.

14

N 302.

15

N 202 and N 203.

16

Student handbooks, 1960-1980s; school bulletin, 1980s-1991; dedication, ceremony, class of 1996 program; school of nursing diploma (blank); invitation to dedication ceremony, 1980s; master outline for nursing courses 101-305; course manual; grant reports.

17

Course Committee minutes files for level 1, 2 and 3; off-prints from professional journals re: legal aspects and nursing guide lines.

18

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Series 3.  Student transcript files.

Conditions Governing Access note

Please note that access to the student transcript files is restricted. Contact the Center for more information.

Box

Transcripts, 1926-1943.

19

Transcripts, 1944-1952.

20

Transcripts, 1953-1967.

21

Transcripts, 1968-1997.

22

Transcripts, Severance, 1949-1996.

23

Course Descriptions (filed in 1 Narrow Letter Size MS box).

24

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