Bellevue Alumnae Center for Nursing History
Nurses Association of Westchester County, District 16 NYSNA, Records 1942-20032.2 cubic feet
Nurses Association of Westchester County, District 16 NYSNA formed in on February 18, 1942 and incorporated
in 1947 as "District 16, Westchester County NYSNA." This collection contains the historical and administrative records of the Professional Association of Westchester County,
District 16, NYSNA from its beginnings as part of the New York Counties Nurses Association (later known as District 13, NYSNA) in 1904,
through its formation as an independent entity to 2003.Records include the Incorporation papers, by-laws,
Board of Directors reports, standing committee reports and financial statements.
NY Network of Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) in Psychiatric/Mental Health Collection0.2 cubic feet
This collection reflects the original name of Network of Clinical Specialists in Mental Health-Psychiatric Nursing (1983) and the
later name The Network of Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) in Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing. It contains publications such as a Position Paper (undated), a credentialing manual, a credentialing manual,
1999 Directory of Nurse-Psychotherapists, the organizational newsletter, Network News spanning 1991-2004 (non-inclusive),
meeting minutes spanning 1983-1997 (non-inclusive). Issues dealt with by this group included parity of Clinical
Nurse Specialists, "Third Party" reimbursement issues, and legislation affecting the delivery of mental health care to
consumers in New York State.
Professional Nurses of Central New York, District 7 NYSNA, Records 1940-19932.0 cubic feet
The Professional Nurses of Central New York, District 7 NYSNA, formerly known as District 7, New York State Nurses Association, Inc.,
encompasses Herkimer, Madison and Oneida Counties. The members of the Nursing Alumnae Associations of
Utica General Hospital, Rome Hospital and Murphy Memorial Hospital, Broad Street Hospital on Oneida, Faxton Hospital,
Utica State Hospital, Utica Memorial Hospital, St. Luke's Hospital [Utica], St. Elizabeth's Hospital [Utica],
Thanksgiving Hospital [Cooperstown], and the Fox Memorial Alumnae officially organized on February 19, 1919.
These nurses saw needs within their counties, their facilities, and their specialized areas of care that only
the local nurses could address. They incorporated in 1946. Records include the Incorporation papers, by-laws,
Board of Trustees reports, standing committee reports and financial statements.
Records on New York State Nurses' Military Service15 cubic feet
In late 1990 the Foundation of the New York State Nurses Association Center for History of Nursing initiated a project to document New York state nurses' service in the Persian Gulf. The project was subsequently expanded to include documentation of all New York nurses' military service and contributions, from the Civil War to the present. Scrapbooks, letters, photographs, audio tapes, artifacts, and memorabilia document the service and contributions of New York state military nurses. Included are photographs and other materials from the Civil War, Spanish-American War, World War I, World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, and the Persian Gulf War. Of particular note are nurses' uniforms from the Korean War, scrapbooks from World War II and the Persian Gulf War, and photographs of New York nurses at Iwo Jima.
Martha Rogers Papers5.15 cubic feet
This very small collection contains some of the personal and professional papers and memorabilia of Martha Rogers spanning her life, 1914-1994. It includes such professional papers as publications of which Martha Rogers was involved in the research and creation, fliers and notes relating to speeches and presentations performed throughout the world, and many awards and certificates received by Rogers throughout her career.
The collection also includes a few items which provide insight into the personal life of Martha Rogers. Among these are a copy of a poem Rogers wrote at age 16, memorabilia from traveling in Rome for an ICN conference in 1956, her bible and a floral patterned handbag.
Finally, the collection includes historical items, such as the transcript from an oral history interview Rogers gave in 1993, not long before her death, items from her funeral and awards bestowed upon her after her death.
Samaritan Hospital School of Nursing Collection18.2 cubic feet
This collection consists of the records from the Samaritan Hospital School of Nursing(SON) including administrative, student life, courses, publications, teaching tools, etc. The Collection has manuals, pamphlets, photographs, slides, yearbooks and uniforms. There is also a sizeable collection of alumni papers that have course notes, alumni published materials and ephemera.
See the finding aid for this collection.
Sisters of Charity Hospital School of Nursing Yearbook Collection1.0 cubic feet
Sisters of Charity Hospital in Buffalo, New York was founded by the Sisters of Charity in 1848. In 1860 the Sisters, who had by that time joined the French order of the Daughters of Charity, founded the Buffalo Lunatic Asylum. (The name was later changed to Providence Retreat in 1905.) In 1894, affiliation with various schools of nursing began to provide education in psychiatric nursing. Providence Retreat closed in 1943. Records for the hospital, schools of nursing and Providence Retreat can be found at the Hospital. Other Providence Retreat records are housed at the Daughters of Charity Archives in Albany, NY.
The Foundation archives holds a set of 21 yearbooks from the School of Nursing.
Elizabeth Dorsey Smith Papers5.0 cubic feet
Collection includes books and articles written by Dorsey Smith, EdD, RN, who has worked as a nurse researcher, nursing professor,
and nurse administrator over the course of her career, which included time as a faculty member at the Hunter-Bellevue School of
Nursing. There are also presentations she has written, photographs, and subject files concerning courses taught and organizations
with which she has been involved.
Society of Rogerian Scholars Records0.5 cubic feet
The Society of Rogerian Scholars (SRS) evolved out of a passion for learning about the Science of Unitary Human Beings experienced by those who were educated by Martha E. Rogers at New York University (NYU) and mentored when gathering in her apartment in New York City. In 1986, in Martha Rogers's living room, the Society of Rogerian Scholars was born. The mission statement of the SRS states the purpose and philosophy of the Society is "to foster the development of the Science of Unitary Human Beings by providing a formal, organized structure for the stimulation, development and exchange of ideas. As an international organization, it provides avenues for nurses to network and grown in their understanding and application of Martha Rogers's philosophy and science.
This series contains papers and publications of Francis C. Biley, PhD, RN and documents of the Society of Rogerian Scholars. As President of the Society, Biley's papers include poignant glimpses into the person of Martha E. Rogers through her poetry and her memorial service and homage published in Open Mind. Publications produced by the Society of Rogerian Scholars as well as other professional papers delivered by Rogers, Biley and others at Rogerian conferences or written for various professional publications display a myriad of interests.
St. Peter's Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Association2.0 cubic feet
The St. Peter's Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Association collection includes yearbooks, a nurses cap and
papers and memorabilia of prominent alumnae of the Albany, NY nursing school such as Marion Sheahan Bailey.
Teachers College Nursing Education Alumnae Association (Columbia Univ.) Archives2.0 cubic feet
The TCNEAA is the alumni association of the Department of Nursing Education at Teachers College, Columbia University, the first graduate program for nursing in the United States. The program was founded in 1899 with the intent of providing a university for nurses who wished to become superintendents of training schools or of hospitals. It was initially named the "Hospital Economics" program within the Department of Domestic Science; by 1912 this had become the "Department of Nursing and Health" and later, in 1922, the "Department of Nursing Education." The Alumni Association was created to care for alumni and support the school in the days before Social Security, when the school's program was still evolving and its future was uncertain. Once established, it provided scholarships for graduate nursing school, research grants, and small grants to alumni who were sick or indigent.
Included in these records are general, Board of Directors and Executive Committee minutes and meetings materials, information on officers, conference materials, membership lists, registration and nomination forms, Nursing Hall of Fame materials, Centennial Celebration materials, some professional correspondence and budget and expense reports.
Ivy Nathan Tinkler Papers and Memorabilia3.4 cubic feet
Ivy Nathan Tinkler is the first African-American to be appointed as Director of Nursing of the Lincoln School for Nurses and Lincoln Hospital. She also held leadership positions in hospitals in New York, Illinois, and Virginia and was Assistant Clinical Professor of Community Health, Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Committed to strengthening the nursing profession, and to fostering others' professional development, she served on the Board of directors and chaired important committees of such important organizations as Nurses House, the American Nurses Association, District #13 of the New York State Nurses Association, the Alumnae Association of the Lincoln School for Nurses, and the State Board for Nursing.
The Ivy Nathan Tinkler Papers include scrapbooks, photographs, certificates and awards, diplomas, Lincoln School for Nurses papers and publications including student newspapers and yearbooks.
Gail Kuhn Weissman Papers2.3 cubic feet
Papers of Gail Kuhn Weissman, EdD, RN, FAAN, a nurse executive and administrator who has held senior nursing positions at institutions such as the Montefiore Medical Center, the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Mount Sinai Hospital, and the Massachusetts General Hospital, among others. She has also served nationally and internationally as a nursing consultant. Her education was completed at the Vanderbilt School of Nursing and Teachers College, Columbia University.
Rita Reis Wieczorek Papers10.0 cubic feet
Papers of Rita Reis Wieczorek, EdD, RN, FAAN, a distinguished nurse educator and researcher who has worked throughout her career to promote the advancement of the nursing profession and nursing education in New York State. Over the course of her career, she served as Dean of the College of Nursing at SUNY Health Sciences Center at Brooklyn, as a faculty member at the Cornell University-New York Hospital School of Nursing, and as Director of Education, Standards and Research at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center. She has also been active in Districts 13 and 14 of NYSNA, as well as with Nurses House.
Barbara Zittel Memorabilia2.0 cubic feet
As an international nursing consultant and the recently retired Executive Secretary to the NY State Board for Nurisng in the Office of the Professions withing New York State,
Dr. Barbara Zittel has influenced and continues to influence the nursing profession. This collection contains 39 items consisting of awards and memorabilia items from the
professional and personal life of Dr. Barbara Zittel. The collection is composed of primarily plaques, certificates, and awards.