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Guide to the Florence K. Wilson Papers, 1933-1967 (MC.0023)

Abstract

Contains the professional papers of Florence K. Wilson (1889-1960), dean of the Duke University School of Nursing from 1946 to 1954. Types of materials include correspondence, conference materials, committee materials, professional association materials, short writings, and applications. Major subjects include Duke University School of Nursing, nursing education, and nursing students. Materials range in date from 1933 to 1967.

Descriptive Summary

Call Number
MC.0023
Title
Florence K. Wilson Papers
Date
1933-1967
Creator
Wilson, Florence K.
Extent
1.5 Linear Feet (1 carton)
Repository
Duke University Medical Center Archives

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Collection Overview

Contains correspondence, conference materials, committee materials, professional association materials, short writings, and applications pertaining to the career of Florence K. Wilson, dean of the Duke University School of Nursing from 1946 to 1954. Materials range in date from 1933 to 1967.

Arrangement Note

Organized into the following series: Papers, 1933-1967.

Restrictions on Access & Use

Some collections are stored off site and must be requested at least 48 business hours in advance for retrieval.

Access Restrictions

None.

Use Restrictions

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.

Contents of the Collection

1. Papers, 1933-1967

Series Scope and Contents: Contains correspondence, conference materials, meeting minutes, professional association materials, short writings, curriculum materials, and applications pertaining to the career of Florence K. Wilson, dean of the Duke University School of Nursing from 1946 to 1954. Materials range in date from 1933 to 1967.

Association of Collegiate School of Nursing, 1933-1942
Box 1
Board of Control for Southern Regional Education Committee on Nursing Education Meeting, October 9-10, 1951
Box 1
Committee to Survey Nursing Service and Nursing Education in North Carolina, 1948-49
Box 1
Curriculum, folder 1, 1940-1950
Box 1
Curriculum, folder 2, 1940-1950
Box 1

Correspondence, 1944-1953

Correspondence, February 1944-May 1948
Box 1
Correspondence, June 1948-March 1949
Box 1
Correspondence, April 1949-January 1950
Box 1
Correspondence, February 1950-September 1950
Box 1
Correspondence, October 1950-April 1951
Box 1
Correspondence, May 1951-November 1951
Box 1
Correspondence, December 1951-May 1952
Box 1
Correspondence, June 1952-April 1953
Box 1
Regional Council on Education, correspondence, 1949
Box 1
Southern Regional Educational Board, 1949
Box 1
Southern Regional Educational Board, folder 1, 1950
Box 1
Southern Regional Educational Board, folder 2, 1950
Box 1
Student Record of Procedures and Clinical Experience, 1952
Box 1
Patient Unit Administration project, 1964-1967
Box 1
United States Cadet Nurse Corps, applications (sampled), 1945
Box 1
Resignation and Death of Dean Florence K. Wilson, 1949-1960
Box 1
Correspondence regarding Florence K. Wilson, 1965
Box 1

Biographical Note

Florence Kissick Wilson was born in 1889 to Arminta (nee Kissick) and Reverend William Wilson. She received her AB degree from the University of Michigan before attending the Vassar Training Camp for Nurses and the City Hospital School of Nursing in New York City. In 1930, she received an MA from Western Reserve University. In 1946, Wilson became the third dean of the Duke University School of Nursing, a position she held until 1954.

Prior to working at Duke, Wilson served as a medical supervisor and instructor at Lakeside Hospital at Western Reserve University and at the School of Nursing at the University of Nebraska. From 1938 to 1943, Wilson was the director of the School of Nursing and Nursing Service [LW1] [m2] at Syracuse Memorial Hospital and later became an associate professor of nursing education.

Wilson died in 1960.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Florence K. Wilson Papers, Duke University Medical Center Archives.

Acquisitions Information

Source unknown

Processing Information

Processed by Emily Glenn: December 2003

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