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Virginia Dunbar papers

MC 148

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:
Dunbar, Virginia
Title:
Virginia Dunbar papers
Date:
1946-1976
Call Number:
MC 148
Extent:
0.4 Linear feet (URC Box MSWR.0001)
Language:
English
Text: [Box]
MSWR.0001
Abstract:
Virginia Dunbar was a former Dean of the Cornell University-New York Hospital School of Nursing and Director of the Nursing Service of the Hospital. This small collection contains her personal notes, clippings, correspondence, and other information regarding her time at Cornell University-New York Hospital.
Cite as:
Virginia Dunbar papers, Barbara Bates Center for The Study of The History of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania
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Biography/History

Virginia Dunbar graduated from Johns Hopkins Training School for Nurses. She also obtained a B.A. from Mount Holyoke College and an M.A. and diploma in Administration of School of Nursing from Teachers College, Columbia University. She worked at Teachers College, Englewood Hospital (NJ), and the University of California School of Nursing before becoming Director of the American Red Cross Nursing Service in 1944. In 1946 she became Dean of the Cornell University-New York Hospital School of Nursing and Director of the Nursing Service of the Hospital.

Scope and Contents

This collection contains Dunbar's personal files. Many of the folders contain newspaper clippings on a variety of topics. Dunbar's interest in nursing and hospital history is reflected throughout. The majority of this collection relates to her time at Cornell University-New York Hospital.

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.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of Anne E. Hudson, 1999.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • Cornell University New York Hospital.
Form/Genre(s)
  • Faculty papers
Occupation(s)
  • Nurse
  • Nursing schools--Faculty
Personal Name(s)
  • Dunbar, Virginia
  • Hudson, Anne E.
Subject(s)
  • Nursing.

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Collection Inventory

Box Folder

Clara Maass stamp, 1976.

1 1

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Notes and clippings on teaching, circa 1940s-1950s.

1 2

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Photograph of Cornell University New York Hospital School of Nursing faculty; correspondence; student research; articles, 1946-1981.

1 3

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Cornell University New York Hospital history materials, circa 1950s.

1 4

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Quotations on nursing, circa 1950s.

1 5

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Full time system faculty, 1980.

1 6

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Cornell University New York Hospital correspondence and other materials, 1965-1981.

1 7

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Notes and clippings on communication, circa 1950s-1960s.

1 8

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18th and 19th Century: What Constitutes Nursing?, circa 1940s.

1 9

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Copy of "Una and the Lion" by Florence Nightingale, 1940s?.

1 10

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The Hospital Patient - What to Expect, circa 1957.
Scope and Contents note

These notes concern the history of hospital patient care, including the evolution of rules for patient behavior from the 14th century to the 19th century.

1 11

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Cornell University New York Hospital School of Nursing reports, alumni publications, and other materials, 1946-1974.

1 12

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Notes on Florence Nightingale's influence, circa 1950s-1983.

1 13

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