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Alice Merritt Robinson papers

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Summary Information

Repository:
University of Pennsylvania: Barbara Bates Center for the Study of The History of Nursing
Creator:
Robinson, Alice Merritt, 1920-1983
Title:
Alice Merritt Robinson papers
Date [inclusive]:
1920-1983
Call Number:
MC 29
Extent:
8 Linear feet
Language:
English
Abstract:
The strength of this collection lies in the materials which relate to the professional training of nurses and nursing education issues, particularly with regard to psychiatric nursing. Robinson's work as a nursing instructor, administrator, and author are well documented by her speeches, annotated manuscripts for publication, personal and professional writings, employment files, and photographs. The collection also contains several journal issues and reprints of Robinson's writings.
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Alice Merritt Robinson papers, Barbara Bates Center for The Study of The History of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania
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Biography/History

Alice Merritt Robinson (1921-1983) was born in Sayville, New York in 1921. Inspired by World War II to become a nurse, she attended the Duke University School of Nursing. From 1944 to 1948 she served as an army nurse, during which time she became interested in psychiatric nursing. In 1947, Robinson returned to school to obtain her master's degree from the Boston University School of Nursing. She worked as a psychiatric nurse and clinical instructor at the Boston State Hospital, 1950-1955; at the Menninger Foundation, Topeka, Kansas, 1955-1956; and at the Vermont State Hospital, Waterbury, Vermont, 1956-1962. In 1962 she left hospital nursing to become one of the associate editors of Nursing Outlook. She became the senior editor of  Nursing Outlook in 1968 and resigned in 1970 when she felt that she was not getting enough support from her supervisor. Apparently there were some bad feelings in this parting. A minor controversy arose when Robinson gave her employer four months notice. She was instructed to clear out her desk immediately in a letter that implied she had been dismissed. During the years 1958 to 1970 she also served as a consultant to various Veteran's Administration hospitals. From 1971-1975 she was the senior editor of  RN Magazine. Through out her career Robinson was a sought after speaker. She gave speeches at graduations, to public organizations, and led workshops. In 1975 Robinson decided to venture into self employment by starting her own business called Specialized Consultants in Nursing (SCIN). The basis of the business was to provide workshops for nurses and people in the health profession as a means of continuing education. SCIN workshops covered such topics as Hypertension Control, Infection Control, and Clinical and Professional Writing as well as others. Other nurses and professionals were employed to help her with the workshops. The workshops were either sponsored by pharmaceutical companies or nursing organizations, or they were paid for by the participants. Robinson continued to run this business until her death in 1983. Robinson was involved in several nursing organizations including the American Nurses Association (ANA) and the National League for Nurses (NLN). She was in charge of the 1956 NLN Midwestern Conference held at Topeka, Kansas. The Vermont League of Nurses elected Robinson its president in 1959. She was involved in a number of projects for both the ANA and the NLN and she supported student nurses' associations. Throughout her life Robinson was very interested in writing. She had even considered pursuing a degree in English but decided to become a nurse instead. She did, however, write several articles and books during her career. Probably her best known work was a text entitled  The Psychiatric Aide which ran for four editions. She wrote a number of other text books and many articles about various aspects of nursing practice. Robinson not only generated professional literature but she wrote fiction also such as the novel  The Unbelonging, published in 1958. Author of several other unpublished fiction stories, Robinson's nonfiction work was better received.

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

Gift of Mary Ann Tuft, 1989.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • Vermont League of Nurses.
Form/Genre(s)
  • Personal papers
Occupation(s)
  • Nurse
  • Periodical editors.
Personal Name(s)
  • Robinson, Alice Merritt, 1920-1983
  • Tuft, Mary Ann
Subject(s)
  • Military nursing
  • Psychiatric nursing

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Collection Inventory

Series 1.  Personal, 1921-1983.

Scope and Contents note

This series contains correspondence, newspaper clippings, and a scrapbook which pertain to Robinson's family and her personal life. Materials are arranged chronologically.

Box Folder

Alice Merritt Robinson's baby book, 1921.

1 1
Newspaper clippings, 1950-1982.
1 2
Box Folder

General, 1955-1982.

1 2

re. Robinson, 1958-1975.

1 3

re. Robinson's employment, 1950-1963.

1 4

re. Robinson's speeches, 1959-1971.

1 5

Correspondence, 1955-1983.

General, 1955-1983.

Box
1
Folder
6

Living arrangements in New York, 1963.

1 7

The settling of Robinson's estate, April-July 1983.

1 8
Box Folder

Address books, 1968-1976.

1 9

Robinson's passport, 1979.

1 10

Robinson's death certificate, March 1983.

1 11

Robinson's obituaries, March-June 1983.

1 12

Bible and books with spiritual sayings.

1 13

Family obituaries, 1907-1950s.

1 14

Information on Robinson family genealogy and coat of arms.

1 15

Poems.

1 16
Flatbox

Scrapbook kept by Robinson's mother.

18

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Series 2.  Career, 1947-1983.

Scope and Contents note

Included in this series are materials which deal with all aspects of Robinson's professional career: her education, her work as a psychiatric nurse, her speeches and speaking engagements, her work with Nursing Outlook and RN, her writing career, her own business, and the professional organizations with which she was involved. This series is arranged chronologically with some overlap due to commitments outside her full time job. The workshop materials are arranged chronologically according to the first date that the workshop was given.

Education, 1947-1981.

Box Folder

Notes on obstetrics.

1 1
Class papers, 1947-1950.
Box Folder

The Dance, 1947.

1 2

Report project on Alcoholics Anonymous, 1949.

1 3

A Sociological Study of Sayville, Long Island, New York.

1 4
Box Folder

Thesis for MSN from Boston University School of Nursing, 1950.

1 5

Transcript from Boston University School of Nursing, 1950.

1 6

Assignments with critiques from a correspondence writing course, 1963-1964.

1 7

Distinguished Alumna Award from Duke University School of Nursing, 1978.

1 8

Programs from educational seminars, 1950-1975.

1 9

Certificates of participation, 1978-1979.

1 10

Schedule and notes from a conference sponsored by the Federation of Associations of Health Professions in Hershey, PA, 1981.

1 11

Certificates of Registration as a Nurse, 1944-1956.

2 12

Alice Merritt Robinson's Curriculum Vitae, 1948-1970.

2 13

Employment by others, 1948-1975.

Box Folder

Application for first job following military service including discharge papers, 1948.

2 14
Correspondence, 1949-1977.
Box Folder

General, 1955-1977.

2 15

re: prospective employment, 1949-1975.

2 16
Boston State Hospital, Boston Mass, 1950-1955.
Group Therapy Session Notes, 1950-1952.
Box Folder

lead by Robinson, 1950-1951.

2 17

lead by Robinson, 1951-1952.

2 18

lead by students, 1952.

2 19

Schedule, handouts, and notes for a class on psychiatric nursing taught by Robinson, 1952.

2 20

Teaching Aide Transparencies.

2 21

Time study tables and drawings, 1953.

2 22

Guest book from dinner honoring Robinson as she left Boston State Hospital, 1955.

2 23
The Menninger Foundation, Topeka, KA, 1955-1956.
Box Folder

Directory of personnel at Menninger Foundation, 1956.

2 24

Correspondence re: Robinson's departure from Menninger, 1956.

2 25
Vermont State Hospital, Waterbury VT, 1956-1962.
Box Folder

Schedule of Commitments, 1958.

2 26

Log for trip west to observe Clinics on Indian Reservations, 1960.

2 27

Humorous writings by Robinson's students, 1960.

2 28

Course: An approach to individual behavior, 1962.

2 29

Course: Emotional Aspects of illness.

2 30
Nursing Outlook, 1962-1970.
Correspondence, 1962-1970.
Box Folder

Job start, 1962-1963.

2 31

Resignation from position, 1970.

2 32
Box Folder

Board reports and office communications, 1968-1970.

2 33

Advice to authors submitting to Nursing Outlook, 1966.

2 34

Cartoons for possible publication in the magazine.

2 35

Schedules of commitments, 1969-1970.

3 36
Box Folder

Application for licensure of psychiatric technicians for California, 1970.

3 37
RN magazine, 1971-1975.
Box Folder

News release from The American Journal of Nursing re. the use of Ms. instead of Miss or Mrs., including comments, 1972.

3 38

RN: 1975 Recruitment seminar in New Orleans, LA.

3 39

Power Ms. articles re: perceptions about nursing, 1975.

3 40
Consulting for the Veteran's Administration, 1958-1970.
Correspondence, 1958-1970.
Box Folder

To the Veteran's Administration (VA) in Washington D.C., 1958-1962.

3 41

To the VA Hospital in Fort Meade, SD, 1958.

3 42

To the VA Hospital in Sheridan, Wyoming, 1958.

3 43

To the VA Hospital in Brocton, Mass., 1959-1961.

3 44

To the VA Hospital in Brocton, Mass., 1961-1963.

3 45

To the VA Hospital in Battle Creek, MI, 1960.

3 46

To the VA Hospital in Northampton, Mass., 1960-1961.

3 47

To the VA Hospital in Augusta, GA, 1961.

3 48

To the VA Hospital in White River Junction, 1961.

3 49

To the VA Hospital in Tuskegee, AL, 1962.

3 50

To the VA Hospital in Manhattan, NY, 1968-1970.

3 51

VA hospitals re: refusal to consult, 1968-1970.

3 52
Box Folder

Outline for seminar on consulting and evaluation for the Brocton VA Hospital, 1960.

3 53

Information of nursing and the VA system.

3 54
Seminar and Workshops, 1950-1974.
Box Folder

Martha: the Study of an Individual Nurse-Patient Relationship, seminar paper, 1950.

3 55

Seminar on public speaking, 1952.

3 56
Indiana Workshop, 1960.
Box Folder

Correspondence, 1960.

3 57

Course outline, 1960.

3 58

Admission papers for Robinson under an assumed name to a psychiatric hospital done as part of the Indiana Workshop, 1960.

3 59
Nebraska Workshop, 1965.
Box Folder

Correspondence, 1965.

3 60

Presentation outlines, 1965.

3 61
Box Folder

Leadership seminar for the University of Hawaii, 1968.

3 62

Seminar on human relations, 1969.

3 63

Seminar on writing for Niagara University, 1969.

3 64

Seminar on positive feelings for the Virginia Nurses Association, 1972.

3 65

Seminar on writing, to the University of Virginia, 1973.

4 66

Seminar: "Focus on the Patient," Birmingham, AL, 1972.

4 67

Seminar: "Don't Forget They're Human" for recovery room nurses, 1974.

4 68
Speaking engagements, 1956-1978.
Correspondence, 1958-1978.
Box Folder

1958-April 1959.

4 69

May 1959-1962.

4 70

1961-1978.

4 71
Programs on speaking engagements, 1956-1974.
Box
4
Folder
72
Box Folder

Speeches for various groups, 1954-1976.

4 73

Speeches for student nurse associations, 1957-1972.

4 74

Graduation Speeches, 1958-1975.

5 75

Notes for television appearance on WCAX Burlington, VT, 1957.

5 76

Expenses for speaking engagements, 1962-1963.

5 77

Jokes to be added to speeches.

5 78

Self employment: Specialized Consultants in Nursing (SCIN), 1975-1983.

Box Folder

Curriculum Vitae for Consultants, 1975-1983.

5 80
Correspondence, 1975-1983.
Box Folder

General, 1976-1983.

5 81
Workshops, 1976-1983.
Box Folder

on Hypertension, 1978-1980.

5 82

on Communication Skills, 1976-1983.

5 83

on Pre and Post Operative Nursing, 1977.

5 84

on Infection Control, 1977-1979.

5 85

on Infection Control, 1982-1983.

6 86

on Clinical and Professional Writing, 1978-1982.

6 87

on Stress, 1979-1982.

6 88

on Solving the People Puzzle, 1981.

6 89

on Time to Care, 1981.

6 90
Box Folder

Pain and Fever Round Table, 1977-1978.

6 91

Nursing Congress Exposition, 1981-1982.

6 92

Requests for workshop information, 1982.

6 93

Workshop proposals for Stuart Pharmaceutical, 1978.

6 94

Letter of agreement for workshop sponsors, 1977-1978.

6 95

Brochures for workshops sponsored by SCIN, 1975-1977.

6 96

Brochures for workshops sponsored by Supervisor Nurse Seminars, 1978-1982.

6 97

Flyers for workshops sponsored by Supervisor Nurse Seminars, 1978-1982.

6 98

Brochures for workshops at Teacher's College Columbia University, 1976-1980.

6 99

Workshop schedules, 1977-1983.

6 100
Workshops, 1975-1983.
Hypertension, 1975-1977.
Box Folder

Notes, case studies, and background information, 1975-1977.

7 101

Programs with outlines, 1975-1977.

7 102

Article, "Detection and Control of Hypertension: Challenge to all Nurses," by Robinson, 1976.

7 103

Illustrations, 1976.

7 104

Registration forms, 1975.

7 105

Attendance lists and participant certificates, 1977.

7 106
Clinical and Professional Writing, 1975-1983.
Box Folder

Proposal, 1980.

7 107

Overview and objectives, 1976-1983.

7 108

Schedules and outlines, 1976-1983.

7 109

Information and assignments, 1975-1983.

7 110

Articles, 1976-1980.

7 111

Bibliographies, 1976-1983.

7 112

List of magazine editors and their addresses, 1976-1980.

7 113

Pre and post tests, evaluations and certificates, 1976-1983.

7 114

Summaries of evaluations, 1981.

7 115

Attendance lists, 1981-1982.

7 116
Recovery Room Nursing, 1976.
Box Folder

Schedule, 1976.

7 117

Post test and attendance list, 1976.

7 118
Stress Management, 1976-1980.
Box Folder

Overview and objectives, 1978-1980.

7 119

Schedules, 1978-1980.

7 120

Outlines and exercises, 1976-1983.

7 121
Flatbox

Film (35 mm) Baggage by ACI Films Inc., black and white, 22 minutes long.

24
Box Folder

Articles, 1978-1983.

7 122

Bibliographies, 1978-1980.

7 123

Pre and post tests with evaluations, 1976-1980.

7 124

Evaluations, 1976.

7 125

Certificate, 1979.

7 126

Packet for Sigma Theta Tau presentation, April 6, 1983.

7 127
Time to Care; Human Relations Accountability, 1976-1983.
Box Folder

Schedules, 1976-1983.

7 128

Handouts, 1976-1983.

7 129

Pre and post tests and evaluations, 1976-1983.

7 130
Infection Control, 1978-1983.
Box Folder

Proposals, 1979.

7 131

Presentation outlines and schedules, 1978-1983.

7 132

Programs, 1978-1982.

7 133

Articles, 1981.

8 134

Bibliographies, 1978-1983.

8 135

Pre and post test questions, 1978.

8 136

Certificate, 1978.

8 137

Summary of participant evaluations, 1980.

8 138

Participant evaluations, 1980.

8 139

Participant evaluations, 1980.

8 140

Participant evaluations, 1980.

8 141

Participant evaluations, 1980.

8 142

Participant evaluations, 1980.

8 143

Participant evaluations, 1980.

8 144

Participant evaluations, 1980.

8 145

Participant evaluations, 1982.

8 146

Participant evaluations, 1982.

8 147

Participant pre-test, 1982.

8 148

Summary of evaluations, 1983.

8 149

Questionnaires aboutdesired foci and locations, 1983.

8 150

Attendance list, 1979-1982.

8 151

Mailing list, undated.

9 152

Packet for Infection Control Workshop used after Robinson's death, 1983.

9 153
Communication Skills, 1979-1983.
Box Folder

Overview and objectives, 1979-1983.

9 154

Presentation outlines and schedules, 1979-1983.

9 155

Handouts and exercises, 1979-1983.

9 156

Articles, 1979-1983.

9 157

Bibliographies, 1979-1983.

9 158

Pre and post tests and certificates, 1970-1983.

9 159

Participant evaluations, February 10, 1981.

9 160

Participant evaluations, February 10, 1981.

9 161

Attendance lists, 1981-1983.

9 162
Solving the People Puzzle, 1979-1981.
Box Folder

Objectives, 1979-1981.

9 163

Handouts, 1979-1981.

9 164

Pre and post tests, evaluations, and certificates, 1979-1981.

9 165

Bibliographies, 1980-1981.

9 166

Attendance lists, 1980-1981.

9 167
Round table on pain and fever in children, 1977-1978.
Box Folder

Proposal, agenda, bibliography, and list of participants, 1977-1978.

9 168

Transcript of the discussion, 1978.

9 169
Box Folder

Proposed workshop assessment and alleviation of pain, proposal and synopsis, 1978.

9 170

Lecture material on the use of consultants.

9 171

Seminar: Writing; An Essential Skill for the Associate Executive, 1981.

9 172

Seminar for the Nursing Congress and Exposition, Evaluations, 1983.

9 173
Continuing education units (CEU), 1976-1981.
Box Folder

Virginia Nurses Association continuing education recognition program, 1979.

9 174

Information and guidelines for CEU approval in New York, 1982.

9 175
Application for CEU approval, 1976-1981.
Box Folder

for Time to Care: Human Relations and Accountability Workshop from the New Jersey State Nurses Association (NJSNA), 1976.

9 176

for Stress Management workshop from the American Nurses Association (ANA), 1979.

9 177
for Clinical and Professional Writing Workshop, 1978-1981.
Box Folder

from the NJSNA, 1978.

9 178

from the ANA, 1980-1981.

9 179

from the ANA, 1981.

10 180

from the New York State Nurses Association, 1981.

10 181
for Infection Control Workshop, 1979-1981.
Box Folder

from the Florida State Board of Nursing, 1979.

10 182

from the California Board of Registered Nursing, 1979.

10 183

From the ANA, 1981.

10 184
CEU approvals, 1981-1982.
Box Folder

for Clinical and Professional Writing Workshop from the ANA, 1981.

10 185

for Infection Control Workshop, 1981-1982.

Box Folder

from the ANA, 1981.

10 186

from the Florida Department of professional Regulation, 1982.

10 187
Box Folder

Proposed newsletter on hypertension, 1980.

10 188
Finances, 1975-1983.
Box Folder

Power of attorney and bank account information, 1975-1979.

10 189

Checking account deposits, 1983.

10 190

SCIN preplanning budget for Stewart Pharmaceutical, 1983.

10 191

Blank tax deposit slips, 1983.

10 192

Income and expenses for hypertension workshop, 1976.

10 193

Income and expenses for Infection control workshops, 1977-1982.

10 194

Expenses for Round Table: Pain and fever in children, 1978.

10 195
1983 Expenses.
Box Folder

Expenses following Robinson's death, 1983.

10 196

Attorney fees.

10 197

Automobile upkeep.

10 198

Clerical and secretarial services.

10 199

Consultant expense vouchers.

10 200

Hotel, audio, visual, and meal costs.

10 201

Insurance costs.

10 202

Office supplies.

11 203

Postage costs.

11 204

Printing and photo copy costs.

11 205

Renovation and repair costs.

11 206

Special events costs.

11 207

Telephone bills.

11 208

Trip expenses.

11 209
Box Folder

Comical book about SCIN.

11 210
Writing career, 1953-1981.
Correspondence, 1953-1981.
Box Folder

General, 1955-1981.

11 211
The Psychiatric Aide, 1953-1971.
Box Folder

Publishing of the first edition, 1953-1955.

11 212

Congratulations for the first edition, 1954-1955.

11 213

Publishing the second edition, 1958-1959.

11 214

Publishing the third edition, 1962-1964.

11 215

Publishing the fourth edition, 1969-1971.

11 216
Box Folder

Reprint requests, 1954-1971.

11 217

Nursing World Articles, 1957.

11 218

Remotivation manual, 1958-1964.

11 219
The Unbelonging, 1958-1959.
Box Folder

Publishing, 1958-1959.

11 220

Congratulations, 1958.

11 221
Box Folder

Article on hyperbaric oxygenation, 1964.

11 222

Permission to quote various sources, 1964.

11 223

Publishing in Projects in Health, 1977.

11 224

Clinical Writing for Health Professionals, 1981-1982.

12 225
Box Folder

Information on how to get a·short story published, 1964-1970.

12 227

Publishing agreement for the first edition of The Psychiatric Aide, 1953.

12 226
Manuscripts of articles, 1952-1981.
Box Folder

The Effects of Praise, Blame, and Gossip on Personnel and Patients, 1952.

12 228

The Nursing Service and Psychotherapy of the Psychotic Patient, 1952.

12 229

Some Problems Encountered in Training Attendants through Group Techniques, 1952.

12 230

The Problem of Schiwphrenia in General, 1959.

12 231

Many Faces of Love, or "Human Relations in Nursing", 1961.

12 232

Human relations in nursing background material, 1961.

12 233

Medicine's Newest Miracle Drug, Air! with background material and critique, 1963-1964.

12 234

Editorial "Nursing under Pressure", 1964.

12 235

Editorial, "The Wisdom of Love", 1971.

12 236

Love, part of the Keys to Understanding the Patient series, 1971.

12 237

Career Choice - By Lifestyle: The Better Way?, circa 1980.

12 238

Can You Really Write?, 1981.

12 239

Don't Drop Out - Hang In, 1981.

12 240

Communicating with Nursing Staff.

12 241
Manuscript, Paper, 1958-1968.
Box Folder

The Influence of Interpersonal Communication Problems on the Effectiveness of Patient Care", 1958.

12 242

Communication Problems in Nursing the Schizophrenic Patient, 1959.

12 243

The Function of the Nurse In Psychiatry, 1960.

12 244

Action for Mental Health the Implications for Nursing, 1962.

12 245

Courage and Creativity, 1962.

12 246

The Nurse Educator's Role in Assimilation of Psychiatric Nursing Skills in the Basic Nursing Program, 1962.

12 247

The Role of Nursing in the Remotivation of the Elderly Patient, 1968.

12 248

Sensitivity: To be Articulate, Expressive, and Creative, 1968.

12 249

We Have Met the Enemy with background material, 1968.

12 250
Manuscript, Articles and papers written by other authors, 1948-1974.
Box Folder

Paper on Tuberous Cerebral Sclerosis by E. Rife, 1948.

13 251

Emotional Nutrition and Mental Health by A. S. Funke, 1956.

13 252

Case presentation, "Limit Setting: An Aspect of Therapeutic Nursepatient Relationship with a Schizophrenic Patient" by M. A. Kachelski, 1956.

13 253

Light Your Candle by Sister Ritamary C.H.M., May 30, 1959.

13 254

Improving Teaching with our Present Resources by Sister Charles Marie CCVI, May 31, 1959.

13 255

The Comparison of two Types of Nursing Activity on the Relief of Pain by M. A. Bocknak, J. P. Rhymes, and R. C. Leonard, 1962.

13 256

For the People or with the People by L. A. Conley, 1969.

13 257

Self-Consciousness in a Technological World by M. Greene, 1974.

13 258

Integration of Basic Psychiatric Concepts into Medical Nursing and Changing Functions of the Nurse as the Profession Progresses by T. Ingles.

13 259

Toward Better Utilization of Licensed Practical Nurses by N. Stevenson.

13 260
Manuscript: Short stories, 1960s.
Box Folder

Autobiographical, "Today's Challenge, Yesterday's Mood (What Nursing Means to Me)", 1963.

13 261

Nonfictional, "Encounter at Dawn".

13 262

Fictional, "I Wanted Suicide".

13 263

Nonfictional, "The Other Side of the Fence".

13 264
Manuscript: Text books, 1957-1982.
The Psychiatric Aide, 1957-1969.
Box Folder

Table of contents, index, and corrections for the second edition, 1957.

13 265

Corrections for the third edition, 1963.

13 266

Preface and index for the fourth edition, 1969.

13 267

Chapter 2, edition unknown.

13 268

Chapter 15, edition unknown.

13 269
Box Folder

Outline for book on communication skills, 1958.

13 270

Draft for a chapter on communication skills, 1960.

13 271

Corrections for Your Future in Nursing Careers, 1977.

13 272

Kinds of Written Communication that Can be Improved from Clinical Writing for Health Professionals, 12982.

13 273

Outline for Human Relations and Allied Health.

13 274

Thoughts on human relations and allied health from Phyl (sic).

13 275
Box Folder

Outline Psychiatric Concepts in Nursing by Hofling et al, 1960.

13 276
Manuscripts: Novels, 1957-1960s.
Box Folder

Synopsis and some of the chapters of the novel The Unbelonging, 1957.

14 277

Corrections for The Unbelonging, 1957.

14 278

Outline and chapters for proposed novel Beer on the Lilacs.

14 279

Unfinished novel The Failure.

14 280
Box Folder

Reviews of books by Robinson, 1961-1962.

14 281

Review of Your Future in Nursing Careers by Robinson reviewed by L. P. Leone, 1972.

14 282

Newspaper clippings re: The Psychiatric Aide, 1954 and 1959.

14 283

Newspaper clippings and reviews of The Unbelonging, 1958-1959.

14 284

Order form for Your Future in Nursing Careers, 1972.

14 285

Novak/Robinson card line, 1981.

14 286

Quotes from various sources.

14 287

Professional organizations, 1956-1982.

National League for Nursing (NLN), 1956-1970.
Correspondence, 1956-1963.
Box Folder

re: The Midwestern Nursing Conference, 1956.

14 288

Requesting information, 1960.

14 289

re: Conference in CA, 1963.

14 290
Midwestern Nursing Conference, 1956.
Box Folder

Outline and objectives, 1956.

14 291

Summarization of the first few days of the conference, March 1, 1956.

14 292

Outline of how to organize reports and their relationship to the overall purpose of the conference, March 3, 1956.

14 293

Papers for presentation, 1956.

Box Folder

Are the Recovery Process of Psychiatric Patients and the Nurse Patient Psychotherapeutic Relation Sufficiently well Identified for Curriculum Purposes? by M. Gottdank, March 3, 1956.

14 294

The Clinical Specialist in Psychiatric Nursing by T. G. Muller.

14 295

Experiences in Psychiatric Nursing which Will Enable Students to Develop Expectations and Concepts which Help Them Move forward in Work Situations by R. Von Bergen, March 3, 1956.

14 296

Necessary Nursing Skills for a Milieu Therapy Program by A. Mandelbaum, March 1, 1956.

14 297

Psychiatric Nursing Education for the Future by B. H. Hall, March 3, 1956.

14 298

What are the Social Science Concepts which Offer Help to the Nurse Working with Groups of Patients by J. E. Wiechers, March 1, 1956.

14 299

What Changes in Nursing Administration Should be Considered so that Better Nursing Would Result? by M. L. Jones, March 1, 1956.

14 300

What Kind of Experiences should be provided to Prepare the Nurse to Work with Large Groups of Patients? by G. R. Fowler, March 3, 1956.

14 301
Box Folder

Report on the conference, April 10, 1956.

14 302
Box Folder

Description of the NLN booklet Suggestions for Experimentation in the Education of Psychiatric Aides, 1959.

14 303

Key points of the Calder proposals, circa 1960.

14 304

Introductory remarks to the Constituent Leagues, 1968.

15 305

Preparing the foundation proposal, 1970.

15 306
Vermont League of Nursing, 1957-1960.
Box Folder

Correspondence re. Robinson's election as president.

15 307

Reports on psychiatric nursing, 1957-1960.

15 308

Vermont registered nurse newsletter, 1975.

15 309
Student Nurses Associations, 1959 and 1982-1983.
Box Folder

Correspondence re. Vermont Student Nurses Association, 1959.

15 310

Astrological reading done for the National Student Nurses Association, March 1982-March 1983.

15 311
American Nurses Association, 1960-1963.
Correspondence, 1960-1963.
Box Folder

General, 1960-1963.

15 312

re: Booklet, Action for Mental Health, 1962.

15 313
Box Folder

Programs for the ANA institute on psychiatric nursing practice, 1959-1960.

15 314

Summary of the Action for Mental Health, The final report of the Joint Commission on Mental Illness and Health, 1961.

15 315

Conference on continuing education in nursing, attendance confirmation slips, 1980.

15 316

Conference group on psychiatric nursing practice appendix A and list of officers.

15 317
East Harlem Nursing Council, 1969-1970.
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Correspondence, 1969-1970.

15 318

By-laws, 1969.

15 319

Members list, 1969-1970.

15 320

Agendas, 1969-1970.

15 321
Nurse House Incorporated, 1982.
Box Folder

Correspondence, 1982.

15 322

Annual meeting minutes, 1982.

15 323

Finance Committee meeting minutes, 1982.

15 324

Publications Committee minutes, 1982.

15 325
Other organizations, 1952-1980.
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Panel discussion on "Fragmentation of Therapy", January 2, 1952.

15 326

MSNA panel "Plans for Managerial Assistant to the Head Nurse", January 1954.

15 327

Report on the Vermont State Hospital programs of Nursing Education, 1958.

15 328

Outline of a presentation for INSA meeting at the Bristol Inn, 1960.

15 329

Information on World Federation for Mental Health 16th Annual meeting, 1963.

15 330

New England Board cif Higher Education Regional Nursing Education Program, 1965.

15 331

ASAE Association National Leadership Conference, program and notes, 1980.

15 332

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Series 3.  Photographs, 1900-1982.

Scope and Contents note

Contained here are photographs of Robinson, her family, and friends at work and at play. The photographs are arranged chronologically. Two photo albums are also included.

Personal photographs, 1900-1982.

Flatbox Folder

Family photographs, 1900-1939.

16 1

Robinson and friends, 1940-1982.

16 2

Robinson and friends, undated.

16 3

Scenic photographs, 1950-1960.

16 4

Photographs related to Robinson's employment, 1950-1982.

Flatbox Folder

Portraits of Robinson, 1950-1970.

17 5

Robinson at work, 1940-1982.

17 6

Robinson's farewell dinner from Boston State, 1956.

17 7

Publicity shots for Nursing Outlook, 1967.

17 8

Robinson at work dates unknown.

17 9

Photographs sent to Lippincott.

17 10

Photograph used in the book by Robinson, Your Future in Nursing Careers.

17 11

Photographs that accompanied the paper on hyperbaric oxygenation.

17 12

Slides.

Folder

Slides of cartoons used to accompany lectures.

13

Slides from Robinson's party.

14

Negatives not matched to photographs.

15
Flatbox

Family Photo album, 1925-1936.

18

Photo album of Robinson's vacation, 1945.

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Series 4.  Diplomas, 1944-1948.

Scope and Contents note

Robinson's diplomas from Duke University for nursing and her BS in Nursing Education from Catholic University make up this series.

Flatbox Folder

Diploma from Duke University School of Nursing, 1944.

19 1
FlatFile Drawer Folder

Bachelor of Science in Nursing Education from Catholic University, 1948.

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Series 5.  Publications, 1949-1982.

Scope and Contents note

The series is comprised of reprints of articles written by Robinson, journals and magazines collected by Robinson, and books written by her. This series is arranged chronologically for individual works and alphabetically for the publications.

Articles by Robinson, 1949-1975.

Box Folder

Praise, Blame, And Gossip in Progress in Nursing Servrice, 1949.

20 1

Series on "Research in Psychiatric Nursing" in The American Journal of Nursing, 1955.

20 2

The Conference Group on Psychiatric Nursing Practice in The American Journal of Nursing, 1959.

20 3

Communicating with Schizophrenic Patients in The American Journal of Nursing, August, 1960.

20 4

Editorials for Nursing Outlook, 1964.

20 5

Series "Keys to·Understanding The Patient" in Journal of Practical Nursing, March/ April 1971.

20 6

Birth Control through Sterilization in The Australian Nurses Journal, August 1973.

20 7

Problem Oriented Record: Uniting the Team for Total Care in RN, June 1975.

20 8

Nurse-epidemiologist: Key to Infection Control in RN, October 1975.

20 9
Box Folder

Remotivation Technique Manual by Robinson, 1972.

20 10

Articles by other authors, 1944-1979.

Box Folder

Weekend with the Angels by E. B. White in The New Yorker, January 22, 1944.

20 11

A History of Psychiatric Nursing in the 19th Century by E. H. Santos and E. Stainbrook in Journal of the Histozy of Medicine and Allied Science, Winter 1949.

20 12

Prestige and Status of Nursing and Other Women's Occupations by R. M. Frumkin in Ohio Nurses Review, October 1955.

20 13

Series on Alcohol and Alcoholics by B. Rouchi from The New Yorker, January 1960.

20 14

"Team Nursing-1961" by E. A. Brooks in The American Journal of Nursing, April 1961.

20 15

"Nurses Participating in Group Therapy" by D. I. Brown in The American Journal of Nursing, January 1962.

20 16

"What does a Psychiatric Nurse Specialist Do?" by M. J. Croley in The American Journal of Nursing, February 1962.

20 17

"Let's be Realistic about Psychiatric Aide Education" by R. M. Vaughn in The American Journal Of Nursing, April 1962.

20 18

"The Tragedy of the Report of the Surgeon General's Consultant Group on Nursing" by R. V Matheney in Nursing Science, April 1963.

20 19

RN News in RN, September 1975.

20 20

Project Analysis and Planning for Improved Distribution of Nursing Personnel and Services, project update, January 1976.

20 21

Piloting the Podium by P. Hammer in A & SM, August/September 1976.

20 22

New Grads win Solo Battle: Licensing Exams Ruled Valid in RN, December 1979.

20 23

The Ancestry of Thomas Halsey, 1189-1591 by E. L. Potter, undated.

20 24
Box Folder

Catalogue of books published by MacMillan, 1959-1960.

20 25

Bound copy of papers presented at the Institute on Psychiatric Nursing Practice, sponsored by the ANA in Chicago, IL, March 17-18, 1960.

20 26

Survey for psychiatric aides, 1964.

20 27

Galley proofs for chapters 9 and. I 0 of the Psychiatric Aide, undated.

20 28

Nursing Education in High Blood Pressure Control by the Task Force on the Use of Nursing in High Blood Pressure Control, 1975-1977.

20 29

Publications, 1952-1983.

Box Folder

The American Journal of Nursing, 1963 and 1983.

20 30

Brief Bulletin about Boston University, 1959.

20 31

The Bulletin, April, August/September 1975.

20 32

Imprint: National Student Nurse Association, 1975-1983.

21 33

The Journal of Practical Nursing, April-August, 1971.

21 34

The Kansas Nurse, December 1955.

21 35

Mental Hospitals, January 1963.

21 36

National Student Nurses Association Newsletter, 1981-1983.

21 37

Nurse Educator, July/August 1976.

21 38

Nursing and Health Care, 1981 and 1983.

21 39

Nurse House Incorporated Newsletter, 1981-1983.

21 40

Nursing Outlook, 1964-1968.

21 41

Nursing Outlook, 1969-1970.

22 42

Nursing Research, June 1952.

22 43

Nursing World, June 1957.

22 44

The Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, May/June 1976.

22 45

Pediatric Nursing, July/August 1976.

22 46

Perspectives in Psychiatric Care, 1982-1983.

22 47

Project Tomorrow, 1975.

22 48

RN, May, 1958.

22 49

RN, 1971-1975.

22 50

RN Recruiter, March/April 1975.

22 51

Staff, Winter 1965.

22 52

Supervisor Nurse, May 1976.

22 53

Writer's Digest, September 1970.

22 54

Books by Robinson.

Box

Coauthored with L. E. Notter Clinical Writing for Health Care Professionals, Robert J. Brady Co. Bowie, MD, 1982.

23

The Psychiatric Aide. His Part in Patient Care, J. B. Lippincott Co., Philadelphia, 1954.

23

The Psychiatric Aide, 3rd edition, J. B. Lippincott Co., Philadelphia, 1964.

23

The Unbelonging, The MacMillan Co., New York, 1958.

23

Working with the Mentally Ill, 4th edition, (formerly title The Psychiatric Aide) J. B. Lippincott Co., Philadelphia, 1971.

23

Coauthored with M. Reres, Your Future in Nursing Careers, Richards :Rosen Press Inc., New York, 1972.

23

Coauthored with M. Reres, Your Future in Nursing Careers, Arco, New York, 1977.

23

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