Bellevue Alumnae Center for Nursing History
Lynne Adinolfi-Catena Papers and Memorabilia1.4 cubic feet
This collection spans 1962-1980 incorporating her nursing education at Kings County Hospital School of Nursing (KCHSON)through her education in the Regents External Degree Program where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). This collection includes papers and books, letters, newsletter and examination materials from the External Degree Program. The memorabilia include her cape from KCH, and two yearbooks from her nursing school years.
Artifacts and Memorabilia27.5 cubic feet
Artifacts and memorabilia from various donors. Included are a public health nurse's bag used at the Schenectady Visiting Nurses Association, ca. 1918, a collection of glass slides depicting the history of nursing, a nurse's delivery bag, and a nurse's kit used in private duty practice.
Karen Ballard Collection5.15 cubic feet
This collection contains some of the personal and professional papers and memorabilia of Karen Ballard from 1970 - 2001. It includes professional papers such as publications in which Karen Ballard was involved in the research and creation, lectures and notes relating to speeches and presentations that she gave as well as awards received by Ms. Ballard.
Sylvia M. Barker Papers and Memorabilia9 cubic feet
Papers and memorabilia of Sylvia M. Barker, a 1936 Mt. Sinai Hospital School of Nursing graduate whose nursing career spanned almost seven decades. She held several key leadership positions at Mt. Sinai Hospital. She has been professionally active in District 13 of the New York State Nurses Association, the Alumnae Association of the Mt. Sinai School of Nursing, the New York State Nurses Association and Nurses House. She has won numerous awards and accolades over the course of her career. Collection includes photographs, scrapbooks, uniforms and personal records.
Elaine E. Beletz Papers6.25 linear feet
Unprocessed papers of Elaine E. Beletz, graduate of the Mt. Sinai Hospital School of Nursing, with an EdD from Teachers College, Columbia University. She was President of the New York State Nurses Association from 1979-1981. In addition to her involvement in professional organizations at a state and national level, Dr. Beletz has also written many articles and is currently an Associate Professor in the College of Nursing at Villanova University. The papers include a number of books and materials collected through her involvement with the American Nurses Association (ANA) and NYSNA.
Bellevue Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Association Records41.0 cubic feet
Bellevue Hospital School of Nursing was founded in 1873 and closed in 1969. It was the first school in the United States patterned on Florence Nightingale's principals of nursing education. Nurses trained at the Bellevue Hospital School of Nursing took courses in and affiliated with hospitals that focused on psychiatric/mental health nursing. The historical materials of the Bellevue School of Nursing Alumnae Association include records about and from alumnae (including many of the most influential nursing leaders) of the closed School of Nursing in New York, NY, photographs, student uniforms, and yearbooks. Of particular interest are photographs of Bellevue Hospital and the School of Nursing over the course of the School's history. The alumnae papers also include information about military nursing in World War II, especially the papers of Thelma J. Ryan. Coverage of the Mills School of Nursing (for male nurses) and the Bellevue School for Midwives is limited.
Anastasia Berdy Artifacts and Memorabilia
Anastasia Berdy was an avid collector infant and invalid feeders and other health-related artifacts.
Among the wide variety of material encompassed in this very large collection are historic and rare medical text books,
bedpans and urinals, spa cups, eye cups, patent medicines, "quack" medical devices, home care supplies, medicine spoons
and cups, thermometers and much more. The collection also includes some of Berdy's personal memorabilia, including
nursing school items and photographs. Berdy was a graduate of the St. Luke's Hospital School of Nursing.
She spent much of her life in Schenectady, NY where she was an active member of the Schenectady RN Club.
The Berdy collection is partially processed.
Nettie Birnbach Papers and Memorabilia8.0 cubic feet
Nettie Birnbach, EdD, RN, FAAN, served in the Cadet Nurse Corps and received her doctoral degree from Teachers College, Columbia University. Dr. Birnbach is a clinical nurse
specialist in community health and has spent most of her career in nursing education. She served on the faculty of the SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn as an
associate professor and the director of the Center for Nursing Research. She served as president of the New York State Nurses Association and was active in NYSNA District 19.
Throughout her career she has been the recipient of many awards and honors, including the Award for Leadership in Professional Organizations from the Nurses Educations Alumni
Association, Teachers College, Columbia University and a Fellowship in the American Academy of Nursing. The papers include Cadet Nurse Corps material, including her uniform;
Dr. Birnbach's doctoral dissertation; District 19 records; and various professional papers from throughout her career including correspondence, programs, and certificates and
Barbara Bishop Papers2.0 cubic feet
Barbara Bishop, MN, RN is a Maternity Clinical Nurse Specialist and Pediatric Nurse. She has an extensive background in teaching Maternal-Child and Public Health Nursing at many universities including the University of Washington, St. Olaf College, and the University of Minnesota. She is the founder of MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing, serving as its first editor from 1975 to 1997. Throughout her career, she worked as a private consultant and contributing author to many professional nursing journals.
Ms. Bishop received many awards and honors throughout her career. In 1988, the Foundation of the New York Counties
Register Nurses Association honored her as a "Nurse Who's Made Significant Contributions to Women's Health."
The papers include publications and research material for her published and unpublished writings, professional
correspondence, photographs, and awards and honors.
Eileen M. Bonner Papers and Memorabilia10 cubic feet
Papers and memorabilia of Col. Eileen Bonner, a nurse who held chief nurse positions in various New York hospitals and numerous leadership positions in other professional
nursing organizations in New York State. She was the first woman to be elected President of the Reserves Officers Association. Collection includes papers, military uniforms
and materials collected over the course of her career. This collection is partially processed.
Janie Brown Papers and Memorabilia3.0 cubic feet
Janie Brown, graduate of the Mt. Sinai School of Nursing, is a nursing educator and author. She has done some work on a project with Stephen Spielberg on holocaust survivors.
Collection includes papers, books, and a taped interview with R. Louise McManus. This collection is unprocessed.
D'Ann Campbell Papers and Memorabilia3.0 cubic feet
Collection of Army Nurse Corps and Red Cross recruitment posters, primarily from WWII, donated by Dr. D'Ann Campbell, a researcher and academic administrator who has written
extensively on women's history, social and military history.This collection is currently unprocessed.
Council for Associate Degree Nursing in NYS, Inc.1.0 cubic feet
Formed early in the development of the New York State Associate Degree Nursing Project, the Council of Associate Degree Nursing in New York State, Inc. began its existence as the New York State Associate Degree Nursing Council in 1959. The Council was incorporated in 1972.
The goal for creating such an organization was to gather individuals in Associate Degree nursing educatino to develop ideas and plans to strengthen Associate Degree nursing education in New York.
Over the years, the Council has taken part in compiling data for comparison of Associate Degree programs; produced resolutions, position papers, and fact sheets on vital nursing issues; held workshops and other programs to strengthen
Associate Degree education; and provided a much needed opportunity for professional contact for Associate Degree nursing administrators and educators.
Council of Deans of Nursing: Senior Colleges and Universities in New York State3.0 cubic feet
Records of the Council of Deans of Nursing document the group's activities from its establishment in 1969. Primarily meeting materials and correspondence, the records have been maintained by the current chairperson. Bylaws and materials on selected topics of interest to the group are also included. Minutes of meetings of the predecessor group, the Conference of Deans and Directors, is included for 1964-68. These records chronicle issues of interest to nurse educators in New York state for the past thirty years. Several nationally prominent nurse educators have served as chairperson of this group.
Grace E. Davidson Papers and Memorabilia3.0 cubic feet
Grace Davidson (1920-2001) was a graduate of Butler University in Indiana, the Columbia Presbyterian Hospital School of Nursing, and Teachers College, Columbia University. She served in the Army Nurse Corps in WWII, and eventually retired from the Army Reserves with the rank of Major. She was a faculty member at Skidmore College, and later served as the Chief Nursing Officer at the NYU Medical Center in New York. Her collection includes Army Nurse Corps and student nurse uniforms, a scrapbook from WWII, some clippings and publication from the Columbia Presbyterian Hospital School of Nursing, and miscellaneous papers accumulated through her time at Columbia Presbyterian and Teachers College. There is also an oral history interview with her on tape.
District 1 of the New York State Nurses Association Archives:
Professional Nurses Association of Western NY12.0 linear feet
District 1 of the New York State Nurses Association traces its origins to the Buffalo District Nurses Association which was organized in 1885, and became incorporated in 1891 with the object of providing nursing care for the citizens of Buffalo. When the American Nurses Association bylaws changes created district or county level affiliates of state nurses associations throughout the United States, representatives from the Buffalo Nurses Association and various alumnae groups in the Buffalo area organized and incorporated as the Western New York District of the New York State Nurses Association. Members of District I have worked at the local level to promote and implement suitable legislation and other programs initiated by the New York State Nurses Association, and has provided leadership to the Association. The records of District I of the New York State Nurses Association document fifty years of development and growth of the nursing profession in western New York. Records include various minutes and meeting materials, treasurer's reports, newsletters, correspondence, clippings, photographs, audio tapes, and 16 mm. films used to recruit students into the nursing profession (1945-65). Also included is a copy of History of District I, published in 1941. Records contain information on a variety of nursing concerns, including economic security, legislation, public health nursing and nurse recruitment.
District 2 of the New York State Nurses Association Archives:
Genesee Valley Nurses Association4.0 linear feet
District 2 of the New York State Nurses Association was organized and incorporated in 1919 in response to the American Nurses Association's move to create district or county affiliates of state nurses associations. Composed of nurses from Allegany, Livingston, Monroe, Wayne and Ontario Counties, District 2 traces its origins to the Monroe County Association of Registered Nurses, Inc., formed in 1900. The objects for which the corporation was formed as listed in the 1940 Articles of Incorporation included: advancement of the standards of nursing; furtherance of the efficient care of the sick; maintenance of the honor and character of the nursing profession; furtherance of cordial relations between the members with other nurses in New York state; and to acquire, conduct and maintain a central directory clubhouse for nurses.
Records of District 2 include Board of Directors minutes, district meeting minutes, annual meeting proceedings, financial reports, and Articles of Incorporation and bylaws as amended in 1940. Minutes of other groups of interest include the Private Duty Section and the District Advisory Council. Miscellaneous annual reports of other district sections and committees are found in the annual meeting files. Included are listings of officers, directors and committee chairmen (1939-44) and miscellaneous financial records. Topics of particular interest include nursing's response to World War II, employment conditions of private duty nurses, and the 1938 revision of the Nurse Practice Act.
District 6 of the New York State Nurses Association Papers3 cubic feet
District 6 of the New York State Nurses Association Papers include various minutes and meeting materials, treasurer's
reports, newsletters, correspondence. This collection is currently unprocessed.
District 10, NYSNA: Mohawk Valley Nurses Association Records, 1919–19983.0 cubic feet
The Mohawk Valley District No. 10 of the New York State Nurses Association, Inc., was incorporated in 1919. The Mohawk Valley Nurses Association, as it is commonly called,
covers Fulton, Montgomery, and Schenectady Counties in New York State. The Association maintains strong ties to the New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA) and the
American Nurses Association (ANA). Records include meeting minutes, ledgers, correspondence, news clippings, and photographs.
District 14 of the New York State Nurses Association Archives:
Nurses Association of the Counties of Long Island50 linear feet
Unprocessed records of District 14 of the New York State Nurses Association, scheduled to be transferred beginning in 1993, document this NYSNA constituent district nurses association. Records include meeting materials, correspondence, publications, and subject files. Many records such as meeting materials and correspondence supplement the NYSNA archival collection. Collection includes extensive information on student recruitment, activities of the nursing profession during World War II, hospital personnel practices, and private duty nursing registries.
Records of District 14 of the New York State Nurses Association document this NYSNA constituent district nurses association. Records include meeting materials, correspondence, publications and subject files. Collection includes extensive information on student recruitment, activities of the nursing profession during World War II, and hospital personnel practices. In addition the archives of District 14, this collections contains the archives of the School Nurse Teachers Association-Suffolk Zone, the Nursing Bureau of Brooklyn, the Nursing Bureau of District 14, the Nursing Bureau of Nassau and Suffolk Counties, the South Shore Nursing Bureau, and the Nursing Council for War Service on Long Island, the papers of Ethel G. Prince, and student records of the Bushwick Hospital Jewett Training School of Nursing.
District 17 of the New York State Nurses Association Archives:
Professional Nurses Association of Rockland County2.0 cubic feet
District 17, the Nurses Association of Rockland County, was formed in 1948, under Chairwoman Gladys Weber and Secretary Josephine Gentile. Weber would go on to be elected the first president of the District. In 1951, the District's Certificate of Incorporation was filed under President Martha Henry.
In the early days, the District performed a great deal of fundraising, to support operations as well as to fund scholarships and awards for nursing students and nurses. Throughout the 1950s, District events revolved around fundraising and included such activities as a merchandise club, theatre parties, fashion shows, "stop the clock," and blouse parties.
The District later began to expand into hosting programs which would now be called "continuing education" programs. These programs were aimed at working nurses who desired to keep their professional knowledge fresh and remain aware of advances in the field of nursing.
The District has also supported, financially as well an nominally, studies performed by members of the District.
The District is still active to this day, hosting continuing education programs and providing professional support to the nurses or Rockland County. For information about current activities of the District, visit their Web site.
Ellis Hospital School of Nursing6.0 cubic feet
The Ellis Hospital School of Nursing in Schenectady, NY was founded in 1903 as the Schenectady Hospital Association's Training School for Nurses. (The name was not officially changed to the Ellis Hospital School of Nursing until 1958.) The first class was admitted in 1903, to graduate in 1906. In 1906 Ellis Hospital moved from its Jay Street location (at the site of the present Schenectady City Hall) to the corner of Nott Street and Rosa Road. At this time the hospital also constructed a residence for nursing students, Whitmore Home, and the following year the school was incorporated as department of Ellis Hospital in 1907. Over the years the School of Nursing has had affiliations with various local colleges, initially with Union College, then with Russell Sage College, and finally with the Schenectady County Community College (SCCC). It currently operates a joint 21-month Associate Degree program with SCCC.
The collection consists primarily of photographs, newspaper clippings, and scrapbooks about both Ellis Hospital and the School of Nursing. Many of the School's records are still kept at the School of Nursing at 1101 Nott Street in Schenectady, NY.
Harriet Forman Papers1.5 cubic feet
Harriet Forman, RN, EdD graduated from the Mt. Sinai Hospital School of Nursing (NYC) and earned her EdD from Teachers College, Columbia University. Always dreaming of being a nurse and an author, she wove her two loves into one career launching Nursing Spectrum and remaining its Executive Director for eleven years, retiring from that position in 2001.
The collection consists primarily of articles written by Forman for Nursing Spectrum and other journals spanning the 1990s to mid-2000s. Included are her doctoral
dissertation, her re-edited collection of Helen Wells' Cherry Ames books, and her book, Nursing Leadership for Patient-Centered Care-Authentic Presence Intuition
Margeurite B. Harris Papers10.0 linear feet
The Marguerite Harris Papers include personal and professional papers created and collected by Marguerite Harris throughout her career as a public health nurse. As well as paper records, this collection includes some photographs, uniforms, framed material and other artifacts. Of particular interest are two scrapbooks created by American Red Cross home nursing classes, Harris' personal correspondence and material from Harris' time in Puerto Rico.
The collection is divided into five series: Series 1, Rockland Count; Series 2, Dominican College; Series 3, Personal Papers; Series 4, Clippings; Series 5, Books. It also includes some artifacts and oversized material.
Marjorie Elizabeth Goodier Hemenway3.5 cubic feet
Marjorie Elizabeth Goodier Hemenway was a graduate of St. Luke's Hospital School of Nursing in Utica. Her collection contains historical nursing books and texts from the late 19th century through the 1940s, papers from her involvement in the St. Luke's Alumni Association, and various nursing artifacts and tools.
E. Joyce Gould Nursing and Politics Collection10.1 cubic feet
E. Joyce Gould is a political nursing activist who after receiving her degrees from The Kings College (1965), Columbia University (1968) and University of Pennsylvania (1979) went on to a very dynamic lobbying career for nurses. She worked for organizations such as CAMcare Health Corporation, United Home Health Services, New York State Nurses Association, and Citizens Action of New York. Gould was also affiliated with the Pennsylvania Nurses Association and the American Nurses Association. Her career included education presentations and papers, lobbying programs, and political research. The collection contains papers and presentations from her professional career and professional associations, as well as campaign ephemera from her years lobbying, spanning 1968-2007.
Eleanor Lee Hill Scrapbooks7 scrapbooks
Eleanor Lee Hill was born at Samaritan Hospital in Troy, NY in 1929. She would go on to graduate from the Samaritan Hospital School of Nursing in 1950. Following graduation, Hill continued to work at Samaritan Hospital holding a variety of positions. She is currently active in the Samaritan Hospital School of Nursing Alumni Association and the Brunswick Historical Society. The seven volumes held in this collection represent only her nursing education and career.
This collection of seven scrapbooks contains biographical and explanatory narratives, correspondence, photographs, newsclippings, pamphlets, programs, invitations, newsletters and publications, charts, drawings, receipts, reports, and much more personal and professional memorabilia.
Hudson Valley Community College Department of Nursing Records3.4 cubic feet
This collection contains the minutes of Nursing Program's departmental and committee meetings from the beginning of the then titled "Undergraduate Nursing Program" at Hudson Valley Community College (HVCC) in 1964 to the present Nursing Department now a division within the School of Health Sciences. The committee minutes discuss issues of advocacy, diversity, and professionalism which affect the nursing profession and those who educate subsequent generations of nurses.