Nursing, School of, Records, 1930-2006

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Collection Number: AR.0048
School of Nursing Records, 1930-2006

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Collection Overview

Size: 82.5 linear feet 50 record storage boxes; 6 document cases; 3 oversize boxes
Abstract: Contains the administrative records of the School of Nursing, School of Nursing Alumni Association and other nursing student associations. Types of materials include correspondence, minutes, certificates, newsletters, budgets, evaluations, reports, class records, proceedings, publications, awards, photographs, ephemera, memorabilia, and clippings. Major subjects include Duke University School of Nursing students and faculty, School of Nursing Alumni Association, Nursing Student Government Association, Nursing education, continuing education, nursing students, nursing societies, sororities, Sigma Theta Tau, Bessie Baker, Rachel Booth, Myrtle Irene Brown, Dorothy Brundage, Ann Jacobansky, Margaret Pinkerton, Florence K. Wilson and Ruby L. Wilson. Materials range in date from 1930 to 2006.
Creator: Duke University. School of Nursing.
Language: English
Repository Duke University Medical Center Archives
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Access Restrictions
This collection may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, including the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals or IRB approval may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which Duke University assumes no responsibility.
Contains University administrative records. These include records of the officers of the University, as defined in the Bylaws, the deans of schools and colleges, and departments, institutes, and other offices as designated by the President. For a period of twenty-five years from the origin of the material, permission in writing from the director of the office of record and the University Archivist is required for use. After twenty-five years, records that have been processed may be consulted with the permission of the University Archivist. (Issued by the Office of the Chancellor, December 1, 1975)
Copyright Notice
Copyright for Official University records is held by Duke University; all other copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], School of Nursing Records, Duke University Medical Center Archives.
Sensitive Materials Statement
Collections may contain Medical Center Administrative records. These include records of the officers of the University, as defined in the Bylaws, the deans of schools and colleges, and departments, institutes, and other offices as designated by the President. For a period of twenty-five years from the origin of the material, permission in writing from the director of the office of record and the Medical Center Archivist is required for use. After twenty-five years, records that have been processed may be consulted with the permission of the Medical Center Archivist.
Collection may contain Records of the Board of Trustees of the Duke University Medical Center. These include minutes and supporting documentation of the Board, its Executive Committee, and standing and ad hoc committees, and reports, studies, and the like presented solely to the Board. Records which have been existence for at least fifty years are available for scholarly research with the permission of the Medical Center Archivist. Access to records which have been in existence for less than fifty years shall be granted only by special permission, in writing, of the Medical Center Board of Trustees.
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Subject Headings

The following terms from Library of Congress Subject Headings and Medical Subject Headings suggest topics, persons, geography, etc. interspersed through the entire collection; the terms do not usually represent discrete and easily identifiable portions of the collectionsuch as folders or items.

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Biographical Information

The plan for developing a School of Nursing was put into motion by Duke University School of Medicine's first dean, Wilburt Cornell Davison. In 1930, Davison recruited Bessie Baker to become the first dean of the School of Nursing. Baker served as dean, instructor, recruiter, and hospital liaison at Duke University. In 1931, Baker recruited and selected the first students to enroll in the new three-year diploma program.

In 1938, the school began awarding baccalaureate degrees to students who completed two years of college along with the nursing curricula. In 1953, a four-year professional program in nursing leading to the bachelor of nursing degree was established. In 1958, a graduate program to prepare clinical nurse specialists began. This master's program, which prepared advanced practitioners for clinical practice, was the forerunner of graduate nursing programs nationally.

Today, the School of Nursing offers a Bachelors of Science in Nursing, Master of Science in Nursing, joint master's degrees, and a post-master's certificate in a variety of majors preparing students as clinical nurse specialists, nurse practitioners, nurse administrators, and clinical research managers. The Duke University School of Nursing is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission and by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

In addition to the School of Nursing's academic and clinical functions, the school sponsors two major student associations: the Duke University School of Nursing Alumni Association and the Graduate Nursing Student Association. The Duke University School of Nursing Alumni Association is an affiliate of the Duke University General Alumni Association. The purpose of the Alumni Association is to cultivate fellowship among alumni and with current students, as well as providing opportunities for involvement in Duke University Alumni Affairs Association. The Nursing Alumni Affairs administrative office is housed within the Office of External Affairs. The office also provides opportunities for alumni to inform their classmates about changes in their lives and careers by sending information for publication in the class notes section of in the annual newsletter. The Nursing Alumni Association membership dues enable the Alumni Association to sponsor the following programs p! rojects like publishing In Touch, the annual newsletter, provides student support and assistance such as mid-year graduation events, networking events and attendance at professional conferences, providing recognition and awards during Reunion Weekend, and sponsoring Reunion Weekend events.

The Graduate Nursing Student Association (GNSA) is the student organization of the Duke University School of Nursing for graduate and accelerated B.S.N. students. The purpose of the association is to serve the student's educational and professional needs and provide a formal structure for student participation in a wide variety of events within the school. The GNSA is the governing body of the students of the school and the source of information of importance to students. Each year, the GNSA sponsors the award for Outstanding Faculty Member of the Year. The recipient of this award is chosen by students; the president of the GNSA presents the award during the school's annual Hooding and Recognition Ceremony.

Other social and honorary groups like Santa Filomena, Sigma Kappa, and Sigma Theta Tau have all contributed to Duke University School of Nursing student life. Santa Filomena, the senior honorary society of the Duke University School of Nursing, was organized in April 1944 under the sponsorship of the 1943 class. The purpose of the organization was to recognize achievement and promote leadership. New members were chosen to join the society during the end of their junior years, with new membership making up not more than twenty percent of members of the senior class. Other Santa Filomena chapters at Watts School of Nursing, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and North Carolina State University were active throughout the 1960s. The Duke University chapter dissolved around 1967.

The Alpha Psi chapter of Sigma Kappa was installed at Duke University in January of 1931 with ten charter members. In the early 1960s, the sorority revived itself with a renewed focus on education and scholarship. Sorority officers also focused on instilling standards of health, personal grooming, and refined manners in their members. There are few records documenting the sorority's activities from 1931 to 1960. The Alpha Psi chapter dissolved sometime after 1967.

In the spring of 1972 the Beta Epsilon Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau, the International Honor Society of Nursing, was established at Duke with a charter membership of 100 students, faculty, and alumni. Sigma Theta Tau is the only international honor society for nursing and is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies. The society recognizes achievement of superior quality, fosters high professional standards, encourages creative work, recognizes the development of leadership qualities and strengthens the individual's commitment to the ideals and purposes of professional nursing. The induction ceremony is held once a year in the fall.

The School of Nursing is located on Trent Drive on the Duke University Medical Center campus, in close proximity to Duke Hospital, Duke Clinics, as well as the Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Hanes House, which is directly across the breezeway from the School of Nursing, contains additional space shared by the School of Nursing, the Department of Community and Family Medicine, and Duke University Health Systems Education. Currently, sixteen offices in Hanes House are dedicated to School of Nursing faculty and staff. Other School of Nursing facilities are located at Duke Hospital South and the on Ninth Street in Durham.

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Scope and Content

Organized into multiple series: Accreditation Files, 1938-1982; Alumni Association Records, 1930-1995; Class Records and Class Photographs, 1934-1984; Committees, 1941-1984; Dean's Subject Files, 1944-1988; Distributive Nursing Conferences, 1973-1978; Faculty Meeting Minutes, 1939-1984; Grant Materials, 1967-1991; Nursing Student Government Association, 1938-1984; Planning and Retrenchment, 1953-1982 (bulk 1979-1982); Santa Filomena, circa 1943-1967; Sigma Kappa. Alpha Psi Chapter Records, 1960-1967; Publications, 1939-1983; Photographs and Ephemera, circa 1930-1989; Harriet Cook Carter lectureship materials, 1966-1972; A2005-038: Records, 1959-2003; Programs, Publications, and Bulletins, 1989-2004; A2006-001: Audiovisual Course and Research Materials, 2002-2004; A2006-042: Scrapbooks, 1957-1984; A2004-046: Scrapbooks, 1933-1966; A2004-046: Publications, Programs, and Bulletins, 1992-2006; and A2004-046: Audiovisual Materials, 1990-2001.

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Contents list

Series Quick Links

Accreditation Files, 1938-1982

Contains correspondence, reports and self studies pertaining to the accreditation of the School of Nursing by the National League of Nursing Education. Report details include summary enrollment statistics and course materials.


Box 1
1938-1978

Box 2
1979-1982

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Alumni Association Records, 1930-1995


Box 3
Minutes, 1938-1939
Minutes, 1944-1946
Minutes, 1946-1948
Minutes, 1948-1950
Minutes, 1971
Minutes, includes some budgets and correspondence, [2 folders], 1974-1978
Correspondence, 1956-1959
Correspondence regarding satisfaction with the Alumni Newsletter 1968
Agendas, treasurer reports, general notes, 1979-1980

Alumni Council meeting notes
1981-1982
[2 folders], 1982-1983
1990-1991
Lists of officer and alumni, [2 folders] 1939-1959
List of officers and alumni, 1934-1984, 2000-2001
Alumni Award, 1965
Alumni letters to classmates, 1955-1966

Ephemera and clippings, circa 1930-1984
circa 1930s
circa 1940s
circa 1960s
1970-1971
1975-1978
1979-1980
1980-1981
1981-1982
1982-1984
Fall Alumni symposia, 1975-1978
Alumni weekend, 1977
Meeting with senior students, 1980
Fiftieth anniversary celebration of the School of Medicine, 1980
Nursing Alumni Weekend, 1980
Fund-raising mailing, 1979
Alumni luncheon, 1978
Alumni luncheon, 1980
Spring banquet, 1980
Correspondence, 1980
Newsletters (including Alumnae Notes, Duke Nurses Alumnae News Letter, and Duke Alumni Newsletter, School of Nursing), 1955-1983
Then and Now, 1995

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Class Records, 1934-1984

Class records series contains Files created by both the students and administrators of the Duke University School of Nursing. Types of materials include class meeting minutes, newsletters of student plans and activities beyond graduation, descriptions of terminal projects, course descriptions, photographs, application and graduation demographics, and alumni awards. Related materials can be found in the School of Nursing Alumni Association series. Additional photographs may be found in the Photograph Collection under various School of Nursing headings.


Box 4
Undergraduate class records, 1934-1979
Duke University School of Nursing Capping Programs
Professional Nursing Pledge of Duke University School of Nursing

Box 5
Undergraduate class records, 1980-1984
Questionnaire, Class of 1981

Class Photographs
Classes of 1944-1956
Classes of 1978-1984
Class of 1985(?)
Graduate Students, 1976-1978, 1981-1984
Post-graduate follow-up reports, Graduate classes of 1972-1981
Graduate student rosters, Classes of 1975-1982
Admission statistics, Graduate classes of 1975-1982
Research projects, Graduate classes of 1975-1980
Application profile, Graduate classes of 1978-1982
Enrollment statistics, 1975-1982

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Committees, 1941-1984


Box 6
Graduate Nurse Education Committee, 1947-1948
Guidance Committee, 1954-1957
Joint Meeting, Hospital Nursing Administration and School of Nursing Faculty, 1952-1953
Library Committee, 1941-1962
Department Head Meetings, 1960-1965
Committee on Educational Administration (Advisory to Provost), 1962-1966
Continuing Education (Ad Hoc Committee), 1965-1966
Medical Center Building Committee, 1958-1964
B Miscellaneous
Library Committee, School of Nursing, 1965-1967
N.L.N. Accreditation Report, September, 1959
Educational Policies Committee, 1964-1965
School of Nursing Facilities Committee, 1964-1965
Promotions and Welfare Committees, [5 folders], 1963-1967
Faculty Policy Committee, 1956
Faculty Development Committee, 1962-1964
Faculty Program Committee, 1956-1960
School of Nursing Interim Committee (Administration), 1954
Core Task Force on Planning. Subcommittee on Quality of Faculty, circa 1979
Education Committee, 1938-1939
School of Nursing Council, 1946-1960
School of Nursing Council, 1961-1964

Box 7
Committee on Nursing Education University, 1969-1970
Nursing Education Committee, minutes, 1965-1966
Promotions and Welfare Committee, [5 folders], 1961-1965
MEND Committee (Disaster Nursing Subcommittee)
Undergraduate Program Steering Committee, 1962-1963
Curriculum, Undergraduate RN Committee
Curriculum Evaluation, 1968
Subcommittee on Curriculum Development (Permanent File) June Workshop
Subcommittee on Facilities For Learning, 1969
Report of Committee on Mission and Goals, final Copy, 1970
Ad Hoc Committee on Mission and Goals [3 folders]
Student Welfare and Promotion Committee, 1958-1959
Deans Committee, 1967-1968
Committee on Professional Training, 1968
Student Health Advisory Committee, 1969-1970
Freshman Advisory Committee, [3 folders], 1974-1975
Ad Hoc Committee on Graduate Program Revision, Executive Committee of Faculty (former Executive Committee changed to Administrative Advisory Committee), 1976-1977
Minutes of Standing and Special Committees of Faculty of the School of Nursing, 1977-1978
Student/Administration Committee, 1977-1978

Box 8
Minutes of Standing and Special Committees of Faculty of the School of Nursing, 1977-1978
Student Administration Committee, 1978-1979
Faculty Committee Meetings, 1979-1980
Standing Faculty Committees, minutes, 1979-1980
Student Advisory Committee, 1979-1980
Standing Faculty Committees, minutes, 1980-1981
Student Administrative Advisory Committee, 1980-1981
Standing Faculty Committees, minutes, 1981-1982
Student-Administration Committee, 1981-1982
Faculty Committee Minutes, 1982-1983

Box 9
Faculty Committee Minutes, 1983-1984
Student-Administration Committee, 1982-1984
Nursing Research Review Committee, 1988-1989
Curriculum Committee, 1947-1952
Educational Planning Committee, 1954-1957
Clinical Instructors Committee Minutes, 1955-1957
Undergraduate Curriculum Committee, [13 folders], 1962-1972

Box 10
Undergraduate Curriculum Committee, [11 folders], 1962-1972
[Includes curriculum development for undergraduates, junior-year curriculum, teaching strategies, teaching and leaning curriculum projects, and materials of committees which focuses on School of Nursing curriculum.]
Graduate Studies, 1969-1970
School of Nursing Planning Committee, 1971-1972
Reappointments, Promotions and Tenure, 1971-1972
Graduate Studies Committee, 1970-1972
Facilities Committee, 1965-1970
Faculty recruitment and development, 1968-1969
Faculty Development Committee, 1971-1972
Ad-Hoc Committee on governance, 1971-1972
Subcommittee on evaluation, 1971-1972
Facilities Committee, 1969-1972

Box 11
Admissions subcommittee, 1971-1972
Ad Hoc Committee on Bylaws, 1971-1972
Course coordinators, 1971-1972
By-laws Committee, 1970-1971
Committee on Teaching-Learning Strategies, 1969-1970
Subcommittee on Facilities for Learning, 1968-1969
Committee on Establishment of Sigma Theta Tau chapter, 1970-1971
Search Committee for Director of Academic Programs, 1971-1972
Committee on Appointments, Promotions, and Tenure, 1970-1971
Social Committee, 1970

Box 12
School of Nursing Executive Committee, minutes, 1957-1976
Administrative Advisory Committee, minutes, 1975-1984

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Dean's Subject Files, 1944-1988

Contains mixed administrative and committee correspondence and subject files of various former deans of the School of Nursing. Major subjects include curriculum development, student orientation, academic advising, uniforms, fund-raising, commencement and capping exercises. This series includes materials created by Myrtle Irene Brown, Dorothy Brundage, Ruby L. Wilson and Rachel Booth.


Box 13
Ad Hoc Committee on Appointment, Promotion, and Tenure, 1971
Ad Hoc Committee on Faculty Organization, 1976-1978 1976-1984
[Contains proposals, agendas, discussion notes, course descriptions and reports. Nancy Woods was the convener of the committee.]
Administrative Advisory Committee, 1976-1984
[2 folders]
Academic Advising Guides, 1972-1988
[Contains guides created for use by academic advisors in the School of Nursing. Guides contain course information, degree requirements, transfer credit explanations, and procedures for examination.]
Area Health Education Centers (AHEC), 1973-1977
[Contains materials pertaining to budgetary constraints, background of the program in North Carolina and some correspondence.]
Alternative Program Considerations and retrenchment background materials, 1979
Duke-VA Audiovisual Advisory Committee, 1972
[Includes correspondence between Sam A. Agnello and Dorothy Brundage and 1972 issue of Duke's AV news briefs, Playback.]
Biennial Research Conference planning and paper topics, 1978
Constitution and bylaws of the faculty, 1956-1981
Cape ordering specifications, correspondence, fabric samples, and ordering information, 1963
Commitment Service, speech by Deborah Cestaro, 1978
Committee on Administrative Structure progress report, 1969
Wilburt C. Davison and F. Ross Porter correspondence regarding School of Nursing accreditation, 1957
Dedication of the Duke University School of Nursing Addition, 1973
Duke Endowment Development Grant for Nursing, 1969-1970
Committee Membership for School of Nursing committees, 1975-1976
Graduate program, student research paper topics, 1975-1978
Study abroad, Harlaxton Manor, United Kingdom, 1975
Proposed reorganization of programs of the School of Nursing, undated
Resolution on nursing contributions to Duke University and larger health care community, 1973
Endowment Fund and Duke Nurses' Alumnae correspondence, 1947-1958
Executive Committee of the School of Nursing, 1977-1979
Faculty colloquium, 1975
Faculty manual, 1963
Faculty Meetings, [4 folders] 1976-1980
[Contains agendas, minutes, and notes pertaining to School of Nursing faculty meetings.]
School of Nursing annual report, 1965

Box 14
Faculty meetings, 3 folders, 1980-1984
Faculty Orientation materials, [2 folders] 1970
Faculty Rosters [2 folders]
1977-1982
1980-1983
Faculty-Supervisors meeting, 1969
Graduate Program, statistics
Practice Teaching experience, 1970-1971
Master of Science in Nursing Cirriculum
Hanes Project Report, "This Was Our Life, September, 1961-1962"
Accreditation, 1963, 1966
North Carolina Student Nurses Association, Myrtle Irene Brown correspondence, 1967-1969
Nott Project, experimental ward project at Duke University Medical Center, report by Pat Lawrence
Correspondence regarding consideration for establishment of North Carolina Council of Collegiate Schools of Nursing, 1975-1976
Clipping, "403 Women Study at Duke Nursing School in Decade," 1941
Patient Education Task Force, chaired by Mary Baldwin, Juanita Long representative
Student affairs correspondence, circa 1969-1972
Professionalization report by Ida Harper Simpson And Kurt W. Back, 1970
Proposal for Nursing Administration Program, 1977 and n.d.
Phasing out the School of Nursing and continuing graduate programs, circa 1980-1984
Publicity and clippings, circa 1972-1974
Self-Study Report of Equivalent Processes Utilized in Duke University School of Nursing as of 1975-1976
Theoretical Approaches and Innovative Practices in Curriculum Development, August 25-29, 1969

Box 15
Student-Faculty-Administration Committee, clippings and correspondence files [2 folders], 1967-1968
Sigma Theta Tau, 1971-1988, 1994
[6 folders]
Student life; homecoming; Woman's Student Government Association materials, 1968
Troika; Ad Hoc Committee for Exploration of Inter-Agency Instructional Appointments, 1973
Undergraduate Advisor Committee, 1978-1979
Uniforms, circa 1939-1949
Uniforms, circa 1949-1969
Florence K. Wilson Scholarship, 1961-1966
Watson S. Rankin Scholarship in Operating Room Nursing; correspondence with Dr. Blaine Nashold, 1963-1965
Scholarships, grants, loans; University Scholarship and Loan Committee, 1942-1963
Awards and honors; Florence Nightingale Plaque; Moseley Award, 1955-1965
Awards and honors, 1966-1971
Awards and honors; Recognition Service and Graduation, 1972-1973
Awards and honors; honor students, 1969
Committee on Distinguished Alumni Award minutes; Distinguished Alumni Committee minutes, 1974-1976
Capping exercises, 1933-1963
Convocation, 1967
Capping exercises, 1971
Recognition service for graduates; presentation of pins and hoods, 1970-1972
Speeches and writings by Virginia Stone; Ad Hoc Committee on Mission and Goals of the School of Nursing, 1967-1970
Hanes House dedication and correspondence, 1955
Correspondence, Ann Henshaw Gardiner to Ruby Wilson, 1977
Ann Henshaw Gardiner interview by James F. Gifford, 1978
Harriet Cook Carter Lectureship, 1968-1971
Correspondence, Ruby Wilson Esther Hinshaw Steffel, 1979
Physicians Attitudes Toward Nursing Problems, survey, 1947
Alumni Weekend, 1967-1969
Plans for Completion of the Undergraduate Program Leading to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree, 1982-1984
Welcome to Duke Hospital orientation booklet, 1960
Nursing Student Government Association, Principle of Regulation, circa 1963
Opportunities in Nursing booklet, circa 1965
Certificate of Appreciation, City of Medicine, program, 1984
"Recollections of being a student at Duke University School of Nursing," by Anna Fetter, n.d.

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Distributive Nursing Conferences, 1973-1978

Contains programs, correspondence, agendas, budgets, and other Planning materials for Distributive Nursing conferences, which aimed to assist undergraduate nursing faculty to prepare practitioners for distributive care. Conferences were organized and hosted by the School of Nursing from 1973 until 1978. Includes materials for conferences one through nine.


Box 16
Distributive Nursing and Mental Health, [4 folders], 1973
Distributive Nursing and Child Health, 1973
Distributive Nursing and Primary Care, 1973
Distributive Nursing and Maternal-Neonatal Health, 1974
Distributive Nursing and Care of the Aged, 1974
Distributive Nursing and Community Health, 1974
Distributive Nursing and Occupational Health, [2 folders], 1974
Distributive Nursing and Youth in a Changing Culture, 1974
Distributive Nursing, Education for Distributive Nursing Practice, 1975
Proceedings of the Third Biennial Eastern Conference on Nursing Research, 1978
Workshop materials, 1973-1974

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Faculty Meeting Minutes, 1939-1984


Box 17
1939-1970

Box 18
1970-1977

Box 19
1977-1984

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Grant Materials, 1967-1991

Contains grant materials pertaining to research, financial aid, construction, curriculum development, professional Education, continuing education, and programming within the Duke University School of Nursing. Major areas of grant funding include clinical training in psychiatry, geriatrics, and cancer control. Major granting agencies include the National Institute of Mental Health, the United States Department of Health, Education and Welfare, and the United States Public Health Services. Materials are roughly ordered by date of grant origination.

Materials in this series must be scanned for sensitive items before they can be accessed.


Grants originating circa 1960-1979
Box 20
Geropsychiatry Grant, 1967
Psychiatric Nursing, 1967-1972
Graduate National Fund for Graduate Nursing, 1967-1969
Professional Nurse Traineeship, 1967-1975
Undergraduate psychiatric Nursing, 1975-1979
Professional Nurse Traineeship, 1968-1969
Curriculum, Master's Level, Gerontology, [3 folders], 1970-1971
National Fund For Graduate Nursing Education, 1971
Psychiatric Nursing, 1968-1972
National Fund for Graduate Nursing Education, 1970-1976
National Institute for Mental Health, 1971-1980
Audiovisual materials, 1972-1973
Capitation Grant, 1972-1973
Undergraduate Psychiatric Nursing, 1972-1973
Hall, Joanne, 1973

Box 21
Mandetta and Woods, [2 folders], 1973-1974
State of North Carolina Higher Education, 1973-1974
Undergraduate psychiatric Nursing Grant, 1973-1974
Capitation Grant, 1973-1974
Cancer Control Planning, 1974
Dr. Pauline Gratz, 1974
National Research and Demonstration Center on Arrhythmias and Myocardial Hypoxia Application, 1974
National Institute of Mental Health, psychiatric, 1974
Woods, Nancy (Teaching Council), 1974
Nursing 102, malformation key concepts, 1974
Cancer Control Development, 1974-1976
National Institute of Mental Health, traineeships, 1974-1975
Oncology Training, 1974-1975
National Institute of Mental Health, graduate program, 1974-1976
Clinical Cancer Education, [2 folders], 1975
Faculty research development, 1975
Financial aid report on nursing loan and nursing scholarship programs, 1975
Capitation, 1975-1981
Project budget, Hanes House remodeling, 1976
National Institute of Mental Health, Graduate Program, 1976-1980
Capitation Invoices, 1974-1975
Application for Training, 1976-1977
Nursing Student Loans, 1976-1977
Notice of Awarded, USPHS, [2 folders], 1975-1976
National Institute of Mental Health, 1975-1977
Capitation, 1975-1977
Graduate Mental Health/psychiatric Nursing, 1975-1976
HEW, 1974
USPHS Traineeship Communication, 1975-1976
USPHS Graduate Application to Participate In Graduate Nursing Student Loan and Scholarship Program, 1975-1976
National Institute of Mental Health, Rural Mental Health Service, 1975-1982

Box 22
Hanes House, remodeling, 1976
Expansion of Graduate Program, 1976
Expansion of Graduate Nursing Program, Advanced Training, 1976-1979
United States Public Health Service, 1976-1977
Capitation, 1976-1977
Faculty Research Skills, 1976-1977
Professional Nurse Traineeship Program, 1976-1979
Improvement of Faculty Research Skills Research Development, 1977-1980
Geriatric Training, Family medicine Residency Program, 1977-1980
Faculty Research Skills, 1978-1979
HHS Grant Awards, 1980-1981
Financial Aid, 1977
Professional Nurse Traineeship, 1979-1980
Carol C. Hogue, [3 folders], 1976-1979
Expansion of Graduate Nursing Program, 1977
Graduate Program In Mental Health/psychiatric Nursing, 1977-1978
Fuld Trust Fund, 1977-1979
Graduate Traineeships Information, 1977-1983
Capitation, 1977-1978
Improvement of Faculty Research Skills, 1977-1980
Expansion of Graduate Nursing Program in Mental Health/psychiatric Nursing, 1973-1975
Professional Nurse Traineeship Program, 1978
United States Public Health Service, 1978
Allied Health Manpower, 1975-1979
Advanced Nurse Training, 1979
Improvement of Faculty Research Skills, 1979
Capitation, 1979-1980
Obligation, 1979

Box 23
Faculty Development Award, Geriatric Mental Health, 1979-1981
Interdisciplinary Training, 1979-1982
USPHS Advanced Training for Leadership in Nursing, 1979-1982, 2 folders
Expansion of Graduate Nursing Program, 1979-1980
Graduate Program In Mental Health/psychiatric Nursing, 1979-1980
Learning During Transition, Most and McCool, 1979-1981
Mental Health Training, 1979-1980

Grants originating 1980-1989
Aging, long-term care, [2 folders], 1980
Loan Fund, 1980
Pending Capitation, 1980
Faculty Research, 1980-1985
Advanced Training for Leadership in Nursing, 1981-1982
Advanced Nurse Training, 1980-1981
Mental Health Nurse Education for Underserved Populations, 1980-1985
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 1981
NH Psychiatric Education for Underserved Populations, 1981-1985
MH Psychiatric Nurse Education, 1980-1985
United States Public Health Service Traineeship, 1980-1981
Faculty Development Award in Geriatric Mental Health

Box 24
National Institute for Mental Health [4 folders]
Professional Nurse Traineeship Program
United States Public Health Service [2 folders]
Patricia Cotanch
Health Professions Student Loans
STT to Nancy Woods
Affective and Cognitive Testing of Patients Receiving Interferon, Patricia H. Cotanch
Effects of Relaxation Therapy In Children Receiving Chemotherapy, Patricia H. Cotanch
Scholarships for Nurses (Avon Foundation, Schering-Plough Foundation, Fullerton Foundation)
Advanced Nurse Training In Administration of Nursing Services
Robert Woods Johnson Foundation, Patricia Cotanch
Advanced Nurse Training in Oncology Training
Joint Degree Program in Nursing and Management
Faculty Research Project Narrative, n.d.

Box 25
Veteran's Administration, 1974-1989

Box 26
Advanced Nurse Training in Critical Care, 1979-1989
Clinical Nursing: Explorations in Role Innovation, report of National Institutes of Health, n.d.

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Nursing Student Government Association, 1938-1984


Box 27
NSGA Newsletter, 1984
Judicial Board, 1968-1969
Constitution, 1967-1968
Clippings and Minutes
Treasurer, 1983-1984
Publications Committee, 1981-1983
Executive Council President, 1982
Executive Council President, 1981-1982
Executive Council President, 1980
Executive Council President, 1979
Executive Committee President, 1978
Minutes, 1978
Executive Committee President, 1977-1978
Minutes, 1977
Executive Committee President, 1976-1977
Minutes, 1977-1978
Executive Council President, 1975-1976
Minutes, 1975
Executive Council President, 1974-1975
Minutes, 1974
Executive Council President, 1973-1974
Executive Committee President, 1972-1973
Executive Council President, 1971-1972
Executive Council President, 1970-1971
Notes, 1969-1970
Executive Council President, 1968-1969
Notes, 1967-1968
Notes, 1966-1967
Judicial Board, 1969-1970
Judicial Board, 1967-1968

Box 28
President's Notes, 1978
Judicial Committee, 1966-1967
Judicial Honor Committee, 1965-1966
Publications Committee, 1967-1976
Public Relations Committee, 1966-1968
Religious Committee, 1966-1968
Social Committee, 1965-1968
Special Activities Committee, 1968-1973
Student-Faculty Administration Committee, 1965-1970
Student Nurses Association, 1965-1966
Honor Council, [4 folders], 1966-1970
House Committee, 1965-1978
Judicial Board, [11 folders], 1970-1980
Officers of Classes, 1969-1972
Student Government Entertainment
School of Nursing correspondence, 1939-1940
Notebook, School of Nursing weekly meeting minutes, May 1942-May 1943
Notebook, School of Nursing weekly meeting minutes, 1938
Meeting minutes, 1970-1973
Judicial Board, 1969-1971
Meeting Minutes, 1973-1975
Meeting Minutes, 1973
Nursing Awareness Week, 1973-1975
Meeting Minutes, 1973-1980
Newsletter
Constitution
General File
Judicial Board, 1971
Executive Council, 1979
24 hour open-opens, 1971

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Planning and Retrenchment, (bulk 1979-1982), 1953-1982


Box 29
Background materials, 1953-1977
Directions for Progress, 1980
Task Force on Planning for the School of Nursing, [3 folders], 1979-1980
Task Force schedules.
Medical Center Committee for Academic Affairs, November meeting (focused on discussions of retrenchment), 1980
Residential report, 1980
Quality of Faculty report, 1979
Coalition letters, 1980-1981
Coalition for School of Nursing, 1980-1981
Clippings, 1978-1981
Analysis of composition of students of Trinity College and the School of Nursing, 1980

Correspondence, 1979-1981
Administration and policy-related materials
Letters of appeal and support [2 folders]
Administrators (Pye, Anlyan, Brodie, and Wilson)
Alumni to Board of Trustees
In support of the School of Nursing during retrenchment [6 folders]
Future of Nursing education, 1982
Alumni position paper on Nursing Education at Duke University
Nursing statistics for public and private colleges
Bumper sticker, Nurses—An Endangered Species. Support Duke School of Nursing

Task Force on Planning for the School of Nursing, audiocassette tapes
Box 30
25 Cassettes, Box 1 of 3
26 Cassettes, Box 2 of 3
13 Cassettes, Box 3 of 3

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Santa Filomena, circa 1943-1967

Santa Filomena was established at Duke University in 1943 as a senior women's nursing honor society. The chapter dissolved sometime around 1967.


Box 31
Minutes, 1943-1959
Minutes, 1959-1967
Newsletter to Alumnae, 1948-1964
Letters of Acknowledgment, 1947-1961
General correspondence, 1946-1967
Society history
Advancement of Santa Filomena Organizations

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Sigma Kappa. Alpha Psi Chapter Records, 1960-1967


Box 32
History, n.d.
Handbook, 1965
Songs, n.d.
Standards questionnaire
Standards guidance and general materials, circa 1963-1966
Programming materials, 1963-1966
Initiation certificate, 1965
Mailing list, circa 1966-1967
Newsletters, 1960, 1966-1967
Rushing and pledging, n.d.
Correspondence and notes, 1961-1967

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Publications, 1939-1983


Box 33
The Charge, 1961-1965
The Charge, 1965-1969
The Charge, 1969-1972
The Charge, 1972-1976
The Charge, 1976-1979
The Charge, 1979-1983
Dink n' Bow, 1961
Beaux n' Bows, and 1962-1963 1969-1970
Beaux n' Bows, 1965-1968
Nurses Notes, 1964-1968
Special Chart, 1944-1960
Special Chart, 1950-1960
Student Government Handbook, and (bound), 1939-1940 1944-1945 1943-1944
Student Government Handbook, 1951-1955
Student Government Handbook, 1945-1955
Welcome, Sister!, 1950
Whitecaps, 1941-1942
Freshman Week/Orientation, 1964-1971

Box 34
The Charge, 1945-1959
The Corridor and The Charge, 1955-1956, 1967-1968
The Charge, 1960-1968
The Charge, 1968-1974
The Charge, 1968-1969, 1976-1977
The Charge, 1975-1983
The Corridor 1957-1961
Mem-o-gram 1966
Student Government Handbook, 1938-1943

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Photographs and Ephemera, circa 1930-1989


Box 35
Alumni banquet, circa 1970
Commitment pledge ceremony, n.d.
Orientation, circa 1981
Study abroad, Harlaxton, England (slides)
Nursing Inservice Education, n.d. [2 folders]
Nurses' Assistants

Faculty and students
Julia Hampton, n.d.
Harrell, Ann McSwain (Miss NC Nursing Student), 1948
Webb, Isabelle
School of Nursing Uniforms, 35 mm slides
Materials used in promotional literature
Scrapbook, History Binder, compiled by Marie M. Parrish, [4 folders], 1978
Clippings, general, 1930s-1980s
Scrapbook, Development of Nursing Student Government Association at Duke University, by Midge Harris, [2 folders], 1969
Pamphlets and brochures, 4 folders
Clippings, regarding opening the School of Nursing and Baker House, circa 1931

Box 36
Sketch of Bessie Baker, artist unknown
School of Nursing metal pin, circa 1933
Procedures, images for use in Nursing instruction, n.d., 17 lantern slides
Patches (4)
Bicommunal Nursing Leadership plaque

Box 37
1980-1981 celebration, 1979 graduation reception, 1981 recognition award [35mm slides]
North Carolina Nurses Association poster session, photographs taken by Ann Folitz [three 35mm film strips], 1989
Drawing of Ann Jacobansky, circa 1960-1970
Composite pictures of classes of 1949-1979
Composites and listing of members of classes of 1933-1951
[This item was originally in the form of a scrapbook and was disassembled for preservation purposes.]
Commentary for fashion show of School of Nursing uniforms, 1980
Scrapbook, 1967-1970
Scrapbook, History of Nursing at Duke University School of Nursing, compiled by V. Ritchie, E. Carney, B. Lemperle, and G. Meldgaard, circa 1950

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Harriet Cook Carter lectureship materials, 1966-2004


Box 39
Contains correspondence, agendas, and some programming materials concerning the Harriet Cook Carter Lectureship series at the Duke University School of Nursing.

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A2005-038: Records, 1950-2003


Box 40
Doctoral program, 1998
Graduate Studies Committee, 4 folders, 1998-2001
Graduate Studies Committee, 3 folders, 2001-2002
Master of Science in Nursing, 1996
Curriculum Committee, 4 folders, 1998-2002

Box 41
Budget meeting minutes, 7 folders, 1998-2003
Faculty Governance Association, 3 folders, 2001-2002
Strategic planing materials, 4 folders, 1998-2000
Acute Confusion in the Hospitalized Elderly: Patterns and Interventions, materials, 1991-1993
Alumni reunion slides, no date
Advanced Nurse Training in Critical Care, by Rachel Booth, 1995
Clippings, ca. 1950-1976
Memorial service for five nurses killed on April 1, 1962, 1962
Letter of appointment, K.E. Penrod to Dorothy Wilkinson, 1957
Nursing Alumni Banquet. Tribute to Dorothy Wilkinson by James T. Cleland, 1977
Speech at the 40th anniversary of the School of Nursing, circa 1970
Faculty, staff, and student directory, 1995-1996
Alumnae Newsletter, 1965, 1970
Distinguished Alumna Award, 1975-1998
Standard graduate uniform of the Alumnae Association of the Duke University School of Nursing, 1959

Former faculty files, A-M
Box 42
Adinolfi, Tony, 2 folders
Allen, Patricia
Allred, Charlene
Bozzette, Maryann
Brundage, Dorothy
Budzinski, Willard
Cameron, Judith
Cheek, Dennis
Coombs, Tom
Davenport, Randi
Friedman, Bonnie, 2 folders
Harshaw-Ellis, Karol
Harden, Kathleen
Hawthorne, Mary
Hewitt, Donna
James, Nancy
Kelly, Elizabeth
Kessler, John
Kennedy, Terris
Linback, Sherry, 2 folders
McFetridge, Judy
McHugh, Jeannette
McIntire, Sue
Messick, Sally
Muncy, Meredith, 2 folders

Former faculty files, O-Z,
Box 43
Ouimette, Ruth
Pietrangelo-Brown, Susan
Renaud, Shelly
Renaud, Michelle
Schneider, Susan
Sanford, Chrissy
Simmons, Sue
Temo, Jaames
Tornquist, Elizabeth
Trapp-Moen, Barbara
Wallsten, Sharon
Westbrook, Fred
Willis, Christine
Wilkman, Margaret
Zellman, William
Distinguished Alumni, 1990-2000
Harriet Cook Carter lectureships, (no 1995), 1994-2001, 2006
Graduation files (speeches, programs, correspondence, lists), 1996-2001
Faculty Governance Association academic years and 1999-2000 2000-2001

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Programs, Publications, and Bulletins, 1989-2004

This series includes lecture materials, publications, brochures about curricula and programs.


Box 44
Progress reports, 1997-2001
Where Nursing Becomes Ministry; Health and Nursing Ministries program, 2000
Graduate program bulletin, 1985, circa 1989
Development publications, 1993-1996, 1999-2000
Accelerated BSN (bachelor of science in nursing) degree program materials, 2002-2003
Hooding and recognition ceremony programs, 1972-2006
Duke Alumni Letter, 1992, 1993
Alumni Letter, 1996, 1997
In Touch, 2001
Reunion photographs and other materials, 2004
School of Nursing bulletin, 1997-1999
Nurse Anesthesia Program, Closing Celebration, class of 2004, 2004
"Sing a Song Today" by Jean Johnson, PhD, RN, FAAN
Distance-based online Master of Science in Nursing pamphlet
Points of Progress, 2004-2006
Holiday Cards, 2004-2005
Postcards, undated
Third Annual Dean's Lecture, Essentials of Nursing Infometrics, 2005

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A2006-001: Audiovisual Course and Research Materials, 2002-2004


Box 45
School of Nursing Advisory Board meeting notes, 2002
School of Nursing Advisory Board meeting notes, 2004
School of Nursing Alumni reunion speaker notes, 2004
N308: Applied Statistics, 2004
New Rhythm for Preemies, featuring Debra Brandon, Ph.D., 2002
Talk of the Nation with Ira Flatow. Brenda Nevidjon and the Nursing Shortage: Male vs. Female Doctors, 2002

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A2006-042: Scrapbooks, 1957-1984

These scrapbooks contain clippings (about 75 per cent), photographs, brochures, correspondence, and notes. Scrapbooks are unprocessed and may contain loose materials.

Ordered by date.


Box 46
Scrapbook 1: Duke University School of Nursing, 1960-1974
Scrapbook 2: Untitled, (bulk ) 1957-1983 1975
Scrapbook 3: D.U. School of Nursing Scrapbook, 1975-1978
Scrapbook 4: Nursing Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow, 1978-1980
Scrapbook 5: Untitled, 1982-1984

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A2004-046: Scrapbooks, 1933-1966

These scrapbooks contain clippings (about 75 per cent), photographs, brochures, correspondence, and notes. Scrapbooks are unprocessed and may contain loose materials.

Ordered by date.


Box 47
Scrapbook 1: Honorary Alumnae, 1933-1955
Scrapbook 2: NSNA Conventions, 1965-1966
[Contains materials gathered by Duke University School of Nursing students during trips to San Francisco, CA for National Student Nurses' Association conference during 1965 and 1966.]
Scrapbook 3: 1952-1959
[Contains clippings from the 1952 convention of the American Nurses' Association, posters, clippings, and newsletter from Duke events.]

Box 48
Scrapbook 4: Hanes Girls, '65-'66, 1964-1966
[Contains photographs of student life and some clippings dated 1964 through 1966.]
Scrapbook 5: Student Government Association Handbook, 1953-1958
[Contains clippings and photographs pertaining to Moving Up Day exercises (1954 -1957) as well as clippings and newsletters pertaining to School of Nursing news. Some materials were compiled by the class secretary.]
Scrapbook 6: Student Life, circa 1961-1966
[Contains clippings and photographs of student social life inside and outside of Hanes House. This scrapbook has been disassembled for preservation purposes; loose materials are filed in the same container.]

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A2006-046 and A2008-078: Publications, Programs, and Bulletins, 1992-2008


Box 49
School of Nursing Advisory Board book, 1997
[Progress Report], 1996
Progress Update, 1997
The Campaign for Duke, Duke University School of Nursing, 1999
Progress Report, 1999
Progress Report, 2001
SON Headlines [newsletter], 1997
Nursing Services Connections, 1992
Master of Science in Nursing program, 1996
Student Handbook, 2005-2006
Hooding and recognition ceremony, 2006
Calendar, 2008

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A2006-046: Audiovisual Materials, 1990-2001


Box 50
Dean's presentation to Nursing Advisory Board, 1999
Dean's presentation to Nursing Advisory Board, 2001
Alumni Reunion 2001
Alumni Meeting, 2000
Harriet Cook Carter Lecture, 2001
Harriet Cook Carter Lecture, 2000
Harriet Cook Carter Lecture, 1990
What We Can Do, 1994

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