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S. Lillian Clayton

MC 140

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:
S. Lillian Clayton
Date:
1924-1929
Call Number:
MC 140
Extent:
0.5 Linear feet
Language:
English
Abstract:
The materials in this collection were collected during (Sarah) Lillian Clayton time with the American Nurses Association (ANA). These documents focus on the work of the International Council of Nurses (ICN) as well as the ANA’s work with the ICN between 1924 and 1929.
Cite as:
S. Lillian Clayton papers, Barbara Bates Center for the Study of the History of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania
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Biography/History

(Sarah) Lillian Clayton was an 1896 graduate of the Philadelphia General Hospital (PGH) Training School of Nursing. Her early work included private duty nursing, and special training to become a missionary nurse. After abandoning her dream of missionary work, she completed a post graduate course at Teachers College, Columbia University and began a distinguished career in nursing education and supervision. She served in various positions before returning to PGH.

Clayton was an advocate of the individual student. She was a crusader for using staff nurses instead of students, allowing students a pre-clinical period in their education and expanding the traditional diploma school curriculum to include clinical experiences outside the hospital.

A national leader in nursing she served as president of National League for Nursing Education from 1917-20, was on the Board of Directors of the American Journal of Nursing, served on National Council of National Defense, Red Cross Nursing Service and the Pennsylvania Board of Nurse Examiners. She also served as chair of the American Nurses Association (ANA) Committee on Ethical Standards, which wrote a Code of Ethics for Nurses. Finally she was president of ANA for two terms though she died just before her term was completed in May 1930.

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.

Processing Information note

This collection is unprocessed. This inventory record was created to inform researchers of these holdings. Please contact the Center for more information.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • American Nurses Association.
  • International Council of Nurses.
Personal Name(s)
  • Clayton, Lillian
Subject(s)
  • American Nurses' Association
  • International Council of Nurses
  • Nursing--History.

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Collection Inventory

International Council of Nurses (ICN) Proposed program and notes S.L. Clayton Agenda, 1929.

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American Nurses Association (ANA) report to ICN, 1929.

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ICN Reports from Sweden, Korea, Yugoslavia, Philippines, Italy, Brazil, Holland, Finland.

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ICN Japan Nurses Association, Constitution and Bylaws.

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ICN Correspondence, 1927-1929.

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ANA Report of 6th ICN meeting, July 2-13, 1929.

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ANA Radio talk “When You Need a Nurse” May 8th 1928, May 1928, Oct 1929.

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ICN Report on Interim meeting, July 25-31, 1927.

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ICN U.S. as an Affiliated Organization, 1929.

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International Hospital Congress correspondence and International executive Committee, 1928.

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ANA Relief fund, 1929.

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ANA Report to ICN, 1925-1929.

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ANA Misc. correspondence, 1929-30.

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ICN Editorial M. Adelaide Nutting Nursing Education, various countries, 1924.

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ICN Bulletin #I, 1924.

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ICN Bulletin #III, 1924.

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