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Mary C. McMoneagle collection

MC 216

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Summary Information

Repository:
University of Pennsylvania: Barbara Bates Center for the Study of The History of Nursing
Creator:
McMoneagle, Mary C.
Title:
Mary C. McMoneagle collection
Date [inclusive]:
1875-1937
Call Number:
MC 216
Extent:
1 Linear feet (1 flat oversize box)
Language:
English
Abstract:
Mary McMoneagle was a Pennsylvania nurse from the 1910s until the 1930s. She was a graduate of the Frankford Hospital Training School for Nurses. McMoneagle's career included nursing for munitions manufacturing employee and tuberculosis patients.
Cite as:
Mary C. McMoneagle collection, Barbara Bates Center for The Study of The History of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania
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Biography/History

Mary McMoneagle graduated from the Frankford Hospital Training School for Nurses in Frankford, PA, in 1913. She worked at the Pennsylvania State Sanatorium for Tuberculosis No. 3 in Hamburg, PA, from November 4, 1914 until December 8, 1919. After temporarily nursing at the Frankford Arsenal for four months in 1920, she received a registered nurse license in New York state in 1921. Her work situation after that time is unknown, but her records show her resignation from the Philadelphia Department of Public Welfare April 14, 1937.

Scope and Contents

This small collection is primarily composed of McMoneagle's correspondence and photographs. Her correspondence mainly concerns career milestones such as resignations. The letters and postcards are accompanied by two news clippings and a few handwritten notes on medication dosages. The photographs depict her fellow students at the Franford Hospital, along with staff and patients at the Hamburg Sanatorium. There is also a folder of personal, off-duty photographs of McMoneagle.

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 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.

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Related Materials

Books removed from this collection (see Bates Center Book Collection)

Groff, John E., Ph. G.; Materia Medica for Nurses 6th revised edition with an appendix on solutions; P. Blakiston’s Son & Co., Philadelphia 1911. 223 pages with many newspaper clippings between pages casing yellow areas. Water stained, front and back covers are loose. Handwritten recipes, notes and poems also contained between pages. Annotated.

Ward, Jessie M.; Notes on Massage including Elementary Anatomy and Physiology; P. Blakiston’s Son & Co., Philadelphia 1898. Illustrated. 97 pages printed on only front side. Binding damaged.

DeLee, Joseph B., A.m., M.D.; Obstetrics for Nurses 3rd edition, thoroughly revised and enlarged, illustrated; W. B. Saunders Company Philadelphia and London 1911. 512 pages. Back binding detached. Illustrated brochure entitled “Babyology to the Mothers and Prospective Mothers to Whom Fletcher’s Castoria Renders a Helpful Service.”

Mason, Charles Field; A Complete Handbook for the Sanitary Troops of the U.S. Army and Navy and National Guard and Naval Militia, 4th edition revised, illustrated; William Wood and Company, New York, 1918. 500 pages. Stamped Post Hospital Frankfort XXXXX, PA.

Kimber, Diana Clifford, compiled by, and 3rd edition revised by Carolyn E. Gray; Text-Book of Anatomy and Physiology for Nurses; The Macmillan Company, New York, 1910.438 pages. Notes on fly pages of front and back covers.

Maxwell, Anna Caroline and Amy Elizabeth Pope; Practical Nursing A Text-book for Nurses and a Hand-book for all who Care for the Sick; 2nd edition, revised and enlarged. Illustrated. G.P. Putnam’s Sons, New York and London The Knickerbocker Press, 1910.l571 pages. Notes in both front and back covers. Many newspaper clippings between pages causing yellowed areas. Advertisements printed in back of volume.

A Century of Progress Chicago Exposition 1934 Souvenir and Guide; Illustrated with maps. “Pioneer Work” of Burroughs Wellcome & Co. 79 pages with illustrations, some in color. Medicines that were developed or marketed by this company. Translucent cover, torn at bottom.

Growney, Rev. Francis A., arranged by; Soldiers Novena Prayers for our Boys in Service; Shrine of the Miraculous Medal, Winchester, NY; 4.5” x 2.5”. Red-brown fabric (?) cover. Torn back cover.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • Frankford Hospital Training School for Nurses.
  • Philadelphia (Pa.) Department of Public Welfare.
Form/Genre(s)
  • Letters (correspondence)
Geographic Name(s)
  • Frankford Arsenal Medical Dept. of US Army Bridesburg Station (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Occupation(s)
  • Nurse
Personal Name(s)
  • McMoneagle, Mary C.
Subject(s)
  • Nursing schools.
  • Nursing.
  • Tuberculosis--Hospitals.

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Collection Inventory

Series 1.  Correspondence and Photos.

Box Folder
Professional correspondence, clippings, 1875-1937.
Scope and Contents note

This file contains letters of recommendation, acknowledgements of licensure in NY and her resignation from the Philadelphia Department of Public Welfare, news clippings, and notes on medications.

1 1
Personal correspondence, 1928-1931.
Scope and Contents note

This small file contains a few postcards and a Christmas letter to McMoneagle's parents.

1 2
Personal photos, circa 1880s-1910s.
Scope and Contents note

This folder contains eight portraits of Mary as a child and as a young woman. It also includes three tintypes depicting a group of women.

1 3
Nursing photos, 1912-1916.
Scope and Contents note

This folder contains nine small photographs (less than 5x7 inches): eight photographs of groups of nurses, all outdoors, and one photograph of Ward F, Hamburg Sanatorium, at Christmas. There are also eight large photographs of McMoneagle and others at the Frankford Hospital Training School for Nurses and at Hamburg Sanatorium.

1 4

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Series 2.  Books.

Box

Groff, John E., Ph. G.; Materia Medica for Nurses 6th revised edition with an appendix on solutions; P. Blakiston’s Son & Co., Philadelphia 1911. 223 pages with many newspaper clippings between pages casing yellow areas. Water stained, front and back covers are loose. Handwritten recipes, notes and poems also contained between pages. Annotated.

2

Ward, Jessie M.; Notes on Massage including Elementary Anatomy and Physiology; P. Blakiston’s Son & Co., Philadelphia 1898. Illustrated. 97 pages printed on only front side. Binding damaged.

2

DeLee, Joseph B., A.m., M.D.; Obstetrics for Nurses 3rd edition, thoroughly revised and enlarged, illustrated; W. B. Saunders Company Philadelphia and London 1911. 512 pages. Back binding detached. Illustrated brochure entitled “Babyology to the Mothers and Prospective Mothers to Whom Fletcher’s Castoria Renders a Helpful Service.”.

2

Mason, Charles Field; A Complete Handbook for the Sanitary Troops of the U.S. Army and Navy and National Guard and Naval Militia, 4th edition revised, illustrated; William Wood and Company, New York, 1918. 500 pages. Stamped Post Hospital Frankfort XXXXX, PA.

2

Kimber, Diana Clifford, compiled by, and 3rd edition revised by Carolyn E. Gray; Text-Book of Anatomy and Physiology for Nurses; The Macmillan Company, New York, 1910.438 pages. Notes on fly pages of front and back covers.

2

Maxwell, Anna Caroline and Amy Elizabeth Pope; Practical Nursing A Text-book for Nurses and a Hand-book for all who Care for the Sick; 2nd edition, revised and enlarged. Illustrated. G.P. Putnam’s Sons, New York and London The Knickerbocker Press, 1910.l571 pages. Notes in both front and back covers. Many newspaper clippings between pages causing yellowed areas. Advertisements printed in back of volume.

2

A Century of Progress Chicago Exposition 1934 Souvenir and Guide; Illustrated with maps. “Pioneer Work” of Burroughs Wellcome & Co. 79 pages with illustrations, some in color. Medicines that were developed or marketed by this company. Translucent cover, torn at bottom.

2

Growney, Rev. Francis A., arranged by; Soldiers Novena Prayers for our Boys in Service; Shrine of the Miraculous Medal, Winchester, NY; 4.5” x 2.5”. Red-brown fabric (?) cover. Torn back cover.

2

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