A Guide to the Evelyn Crary Bacon papers, 1909-1997 Bacon, Evelyn Crary, papers 2011/Jan/1

A Guide to the Evelyn Crary Bacon papers, 1909-1997

A Collection in
Special Collections and Archives, Tompkins-McCaw Library
Accession Number 2011/Jan/1


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Accession Number
Evelyn Crary Bacon papers 1909-1997
Physical Characteristics
15.5 Linear Feet.
Bacon, Evelyn Crary

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

There are no restrictions.

Preferred Citation

Evelyn Crary Bacon papers, Accession # 2011/Jan/1, Special Collections and Archives, Tompkins-McCaw Library, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Va.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Evelyn and Franklin Bacon.

Biographical Information

Evelyn Crary Bacon (1916-2001)

Evelyn Thelma Crary Bacon was born on September 27, 1916 in Grundy Center, Iowa and was the youngest child of Elisha Avery Crary and Gertrude Minor Crary. By the time Bacon was 16, both of her parents had died and she was placed under the guardianship of her aunt, Nellie (Minor) Morrison. Bacon remained in the guardianship of either her aunt or her brother, Avery Crary, until she turned 21. After completing high school in 1934, Bacon moved to Los Angeles, California where Avery lived and practiced law. She attended Los Angeles Junior College for two years before transferring to the University of Iowa in 1936. There she earned a degree in political science in 1938 and a degree in nursing in 1940. She began work in December of 1940 as a staff nurse at Evanston Hospital in Evanston, Illinois. In January, Bacon joined the American Red Cross Nursing Corp which also made her a reservist in the Army Nurse Corps. She would have a lifelong affiliation with the American Red Cross. During the summer of 1941, she commenced work on a master's degree in nursing at the University of Chicago. In September, Bacon accepted a position at the University of Iowa, School of Nursing as an assistant instructor for nursing arts. She worked there until June of 1942, at which time she was called for active duty in the Army Nurse Corp.

Bacon was appointed a 2nd Lieutenant and assigned to the 298th General Hospital, comprised mostly of University of Michigan doctors and nurses. She had requested assignment to this unit and a recommendation by her friend Margaret King, a nurse with the 298th, made this possible. The 298th trained at Camp Robinson in Arkansas from June until October, when they were deployed to England. The 298th took over operation of Frenchay Hospital in Bristol, England. During her duty at Frenchay, Bacon was in charge of her own ward and cared for wounded officers from the North Africa campaign as well as prisoners of war. Bacon attended the Army Nurse Corps School at the American School Center in Shrivenham, England and subsequently became an instructor at the school in 1943.

After eight months at the school Bacon transferred to the 45th Evacuation Hospital and was promoted to 1st Lieutenant in April 1944. The 45th landed at Normandy on June 16th and followed the First U.S. Army as it moved through France and into Belgium. She worked most often in the OR seeing patients with abdominal, chest, and head injuries. Bacon transferred to the 5th Evacuation Hospital early in 1945, and was assigned to the postoperative care ward for neuro-surgical cases. She was in Germany when the Axis Powers surrendered and believed she would be sent to the China Burma India Theater, but the war ended before that occurred. Bacon was shipped home in September 1945 and remained in the Organized Reserve Corp until she was honorably discharged in 1953 with the rank of Captain.

After the war Bacon returned to the University of Chicago and completed her master's degree in nursing education in 1946. She taught at UCLA and the University of Iowa before enrolling in a doctoral program at the University of Chicago in 1949. However, before she completed the degree she met and married Franklin Bacon (1916-2004) and moved to Charlottesville, VA, where he was the Director of Extension Teaching at the University of Virginia (UVA). Bacon began her career at UVA teaching extension courses throughout the state for UVA's Cabaniss School of Nursing Education. She served as acting chair of the University's Department of Nursing Education from 1954 to 1956.

The Bacons moved to Richmond, VA in 1958, where Franklin became the Dean of Students at the Medical College of Virginia (MCV). Between 1958 and 1965, Bacon worked as a nursing education and nursing service consultant for various organizations including the Virginia League for Nursing, the Virginia State Board of Nurse Examiners, and the Virginia Department of Mental Hygiene and Hospitals. During this period Bacon also served as an associate professor and Director of the Associate Degree program at MCV (1960-1961) and as an instructor at MCV's School of Hospital Administration (1962-1963).

In 1965, Bacon joined the faculty of the Richmond Professional Institute as the Director for the School of Nursing. She guided the nursing program until 1971, when it was incorporated into the Virginia Commonwealth University, School of Nursing on the MCV campus. In 1972 J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College hired Bacon where she successfully planned and implemented a new associate degree program in nursing. She retired in 1985, but remained active in the fields of nursing education and nursing history. One of her many activities was assisting with the organization of the Virginia Nurses Association archives which was given to VCU's Tompkins-McCaw Library in 1985.

Bacon maintained a lifelong passion for nursing education and enhancing nursing curriculum. This is evident by her involvement in numerous professional organizations. She served as a board member, vice president, and president of both the Virginia League for Nursing and District V of the Virginia Nurses Association, in addition to various committee assignments for both organizations. She was also an active member of the American Association of History of Nursing, American Nurses Association, and National League for Nursing. Bacon remained very committed to the Red Cross and became the first woman chairman of the Richmond, VA Chapter of the Red Cross. Bacon was also engaged in civic and community activities. She was a member of the League of Women Voters and served as a board member and president of the Richmond chapter. Bacon enjoyed music and played both the piano and organ. She was a member of the Richmond Chorale Society and the Richmond Symphony Chorus. Bacon was an Episcopalian and a member of Grace and Holy Trinity Church in Richmond.

Bacon and her husband never had any children. They spent their later years living in Charlottesville, VA at Westminster- Canterbury, a retirement community. While a resident she served on the Health Services Accreditation Committee from 1995-1996 for the facility. Bacon passed away on October 27, 1997. She was interred at Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors.

Bacon was acknowledged by her peers as a pioneer in the field of nursing and nursing education in Virginia. As such she was posthumously recognized as an Outstanding Nurse in 1999 by the Virginia Nurses Association and in 2000 was named a Virginia Pioneer Nurse.

Kathryn B. Martin (1911-2001)

Kathryn B. Martin was born on February 19, 1911 in Tripoli, Iowa, the daughter of Edwin Henry and Bertha Crary Martin. She was a first cousin of Evelyn Crary Bacon. Martin served as a 1st Lieutenant in the Women's Army Corps with the 101st Airborne Division in the European Theater from 1943-1946. After her discharge from the Army, Martin taught speech, drama, and English for 40 years at Warren High School and Beaty Junior High School in Warren County, PA.

Scope and Content

The papers of Evelyn Crary Bacon contain both personal and professional material. A large portion of this collection relates to her career as a nurse and nurse educator and her involvement in various nursing organizations. Also of significance are the papers concerning her participation in World War II as a nurse in the Army Nursing Corps. The collection includes audiovisual items, correspondence, course files, military artifacts and materials, organizational records, photographs, publications, research and subject files, and writings.

Series 1: Personal Papers, 1936-1997. This series consists of Bacon's personal papers including accounts, audio cassettes (of Evelyn and her sister Julia in 1942, and an undated cassette of a religious study group in which Bacon participated), biography and curriculum vitae, calendars, certificates, correspondence, educational materials (relating to her academic career from high school through graduate school), employment records, family papers (materials pertaining to her husband Franklin Bacon, her brother Elisha Avery Crary, and sisters Annabelle Crary Jump and Winson Crary Voss), photographs, and other personal papers.

Series 2: World War II Papers, 1940-1994. This series, divided into two subseries, consists of papers relating to Bacon's participation in the war as a nurse for the Army Nursing Corps and also the wartime papers of her cousin, Kathryn B. Martin a member of the Women's Army Corps.

Subseries 2.1: World War II Papers of Evelyn Crary Bacon. This subseries contains Bacon's Army Nurse Corps records, 1942-1948; items from Camp Robinson, Arkansas, 1942; correspondence, 1940-1948, that Bacon exchanged with family and friends; a diary with entries made from January 1 - February 22 while she was in Belgium with the 45th and 5th Evacuation Hospitals and also a few entries from June 15-25, 1949; items relating to the 45th Evacuation Hospital shortly after the D-Day invasion in 1944; items pertaining to the 298th General Hospital in England, including photographs of the nurses and a 50th reunion program commemorating the nurses who served; maps, 1944; military artifacts including nursing pins, uniform patches, insignia are related items; medical notes; mission log of Ed Hughes, April - December, 1944; newspapers and newspaper clippings; Organized Reserve Corps papers, 1948-1953; photographs taken at Camp Robinson and during Bacon's overseas duty, 1942-1945; publications relating to Army Nurse Corps, the U.S. Army, and the War Department, 1943-1945, 1989; Veterans' Administration materials, Bacon's World War II recollections recorded in 1994; and souvenir items Bacon collected while in Europe. The correspondence is of particular significance in this series. While she was unable to give some details due to censorship requirements, Bacon's correspondence provides great insight into her work as an Army nurse as well as her experiences during the war.

Subseries 2.2: World War II Papers of Kathryn B. Martin. The papers in this subseries pertain to the military career Kathryn B. Martin, a cousin of Evelyn Bacon. Items include materials relating to her service in the Women's Army Corps (WAC) with the 101st Airborne Division, photographs, and publications such as the WAC Field Manual, 1943 and a booklet on the Nuremberg trials, 1945-1946. Also included is a travel journal detailing her trip to London in 1985.

Series 3: Writings and Speeches, 1939-1991. This series contains the writings of Evelyn Bacon including her articles, dissertation, master's thesis, and speeches and notes.

Series 4: Professional Papers, 1938-1997. This series is divided into two subseries and contains materials relating to Bacon's career as an educator in the field of nursing at various institutions.

Subseries 4.1: Institutional Files, 1938-1997. These are files kept by Bacon that relate to her work at several colleges and universities including J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College, the Medical College of Virginia, Richmond Professional Institute, Virginia Commonwealth University, and the University of Virginia, among others.

Subseries 4.2: Course Files, 1958-1969. These files contain papers such as syllabi, tests, resource materials, etc. relating to courses Bacon taught at the Medical College of Virginia, Richmond Professional Institute, and Virginia Commonwealth University.

Series 5: Organization Files, 1909-1997. This series, which is the largest in the collection, contains organizational materials collected by Bacon. She belonged to numerous national and state nursing organizations as well as some academic and civil groups. The files she kept contain correspondence, convention and meeting materials, newsletters, pamphlets, reports, and other publications and materials related to the groups. There are files for specific committees and boards for the organizations in which she was actively involved as an officer or committee member, such as the Virginia League for Nursing and the Virginia Nurses Association. Bacon was very interested in nursing history and some of the materials she collected were for their historical significance. Some examples are the materials of the Graduate Nurses Association which include convention programs from 1909, 1916, 1923, and 1925.

Series 6: Research and Subject Files, 1911-1997. This series is divided into three subseries containing materials relating mostly to the nursing profession and its history and nursing education.

Subseries 6.1: Conference and Workshop Files, 1959-1996. This subseries contains files relating to conferences and workshops attended by Bacon that pertain to her career in nursing and her interest in nursing education.

Subseries 6.2: Subject Files, 1940-1997. The subseries consists of files maintained by Bacon on various topics containing articles, clippings, notes, and other materials relating to the subject. The files reflect Bacon's keen interest in many areas of nursing including nursing education and curriculum development, nursing history, and professional issues such as nursing shortages and standards of practice.

Subseries 6.3: Publications, 1911-1994. This subseries contains various publications collected by Bacon relating to nursing. Subjects covered include nursing education, nursing history, mental health, reproductive health, government studies and reports on nursing, and biographies of medical pioneers such as the Health Heroes Series published by the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company.


This collection is divided into six series:

Series 1, Personal Papers, 1936-1997 Series 2, World War II Papers, 1940-1994 Series 3, Writings and Speeches, 1939-1991 Series 4, Professional Papers, 1938-1997 Series 5, Organization Files, 1909-1997 Series 6, Research and Subject Files, 1911-1997

Efforts have been made to maintain the original file organization when possible. Files are arranged alphabetically within each series and the materials within the files are arranged chronologically where applicable.

Separated Material

Two other repositories contain papers and materials from Evelyn Bacon: Iowa Women's Archives (link) and the University of Virginia, School of Nursing CHNI Collection (link).

Adjunct Descriptive Data

Technical Requirements

This collection includes several audio cassettes and VHS tapes.

Contents List

Series 1: Personal Papers, 1936-1997
Box: 1-3
  • Box-folder 1:1
    Accounts & Receipts
  • Box-folder 1:2
    Audio Cassettes, undated, 1942
  • Box-folder 1:3
    Biography and Curriculum Vitae
  • Box-folder 1:4
    Calendars, 1946-1948
  • Box-folder 1:5
  • Box-folder 1:6-10
    Correspondence, undated, 1960s-1990s
  • Box-folder 2:1
    Diary, 1938
  • Box-folder 2:2
    Educational Records, 1936-1950
  • Box-folder 2:3
    Employment Records, 1972-1980
  • Box-folder 2:4
    Family Papers - Franklin Bacon
  • Box-folder 2:5
    Family Papers - Elisha Avery Crary, III, 1978

    Cassette tape of memorial service honoring Crary, a U.S. District Court Judge.

  • Box-folder 2:6
    Family Papers - Annabelle Crary Jump, 1946-1947
  • Box-folder 2:7
    Family Papers - Winson Crary Voss, 1967-1969
  • Box-folder 2:8
  • Box-folder 2:9
    Iowa Board of Nurse Examiners - Certification, 1951
  • Box-folder 2:10
    Legal Papers
  • Box-folder 2:11
    Meeting Ribbons 1947-1948
  • Box-folder 2:12
    Miscellaneous Souvenirs, Postcards, etc.
  • Box-folder 3:1
    Nursing Practice Associates, 1980-1983
  • Box-folder 3:2
    Photographs, 1940s
  • Box-folder 3:3
    Photographs - Professional Activities, 195? and 1972
  • Box-folder 3:4
    Photographs, 1980s
  • Box-folder 3:5
    Professional Development Materials
  • Box-folder 3:6
Series 2: World War II Papers, 1940-1994
Box: 4-8
  • Box 4-7
    Subseries 2.1: World War II Papers - Evelyn Crary Bacon, 1940-1994
    • Box-folder 4:1
      Army Nurse Corps' Oral History Program Guide, undated
    • Box-folder 4:2
      Army Nurse Corps - Service Record, 1942-1948
    • Box-folder 4:3
      Camp Robinson, Arkansas, 1942
    • Box-folder 4:4-7
      Correspondence, 1942-1945
    • Box-folder 4:8
      Correspondence & Photographs, William M. Delaney, 1945-1946
    • Box-folder 4:9
      Correspondence & Photographs, Don R. Glaze 1943, 1946
    • Box-folder 4:10
      Correspondence & Photographs, Kenneth A. Kool, 1940-1948
    • Box-folder 4:11
      Correspondence & Photographs, Ed Masso, 1943
    • Box-folder 5:1
      Diary, 1945; 1949
    • Box-folder 5:2
      Hospitals - 45th Evacuation Hospital, 1944-1945
    • Box-folder 5:3
      Hospitals - 298th General Hospital, 1942-1992
    • Box-folder 5:4
      Maps - France, 1944 and 1945
    • Box-folder 5:5-6
      Military Artifacts, 1942-1945
    • Box-folder 5:7
      Medical Notes
    • Box-folder 5:8
      Mission Log of Ed Hughes, 1944, Apr.-Dec.
    • Box-folder 6:1
      Newspapers - Stars & Stripes, Yank, etc. 1944-1946
    • Box-folder 6:2
      Newspaper Clippings, 1942-1947
    • Box-folder 6:3
      Organized Reserve Corps, 1948-1953
    • Box-folder 6:4
      Photographs - Camp Robinson, Arkansas, 1942
    • Box-folder 6:5
      Photographs - England, 1942-1943
    • Box-folder 6:6
      Photographs - 45th & 5th Evacuation Hospitals, 1944-1945
    • Box-folder 6:7
      Photographs - World War II, 1942-1945
    • Box-folder 7:1
      Publications - Army Talks, 1943-1944
    • Box-folder 7:2
      Publication - History of the ANC School in ETO, 1945
    • Box-folder 7:3
      Publications - Medical Bulletin, Eastern Theater of Operation, 1943-1944
    • Box-folder 7:4
      Publication - The Trident, 1943
    • Box-folder 7:5
      Publications - U.S. Army Corps 1945, 1987
    • Box-folder 7:6
      Publications - U.S. War Department, 1945
    • Box-folder 7:7
      Veterans' Administration
    • Box-folder 7:8
      World War II Recollections, 1994

      Cassette tape recording of interview by Channel 29 News, Charlottesville, VA and video tape of news story with footage of Evelyn Bacon.

    • Box-folder 7:9
      World War II - Souvenirs
  • Box 8
    Subseries 2.2: World War II Papers - Kathryn B. Martin, 1943-1985
    • Box-folder 8:1
      Travel Journal - London, 1985
    • Box-folder 8:2
      World War II Materials
    • Box-folder 8:3
      World War II Photographs
    • Box-folder 8:4
      World War II Publications
Series 3: Writings and Speeches, 1939-1991
Box: 9
  • Box-folder 9:1
    Article Drafts
  • Box-folder 9:2
    "Curriculum Development in Nursing Education, 1893-1952," 1987
  • Box-folder 9:3-11
    Dissertation, 1971-1973

    Bacon did not complete her dissertation. The subject was the effect of group-centered problem solving on patient care.

  • Box-folder 9:12
    "Historical Approaches to Curriculum Development," 1967
  • Box-folder 9:13
    "Issues in Nursing Today," 1969
  • Box-folder 9:14
    "My Ideal Nurse," 1939
  • Box-folder 9:15
    "Sadie Heath Cabaniss, Mentor Extraordinaire," 1988
  • Box-folder 9:16-17
    Speeches, 1953-1991
  • Box-folder 9:18
    "A Study of Nursing Service and Nursing Education, Memorial Hospital, Danville, VA," 1963
  • Box-folder 9:2
    "The Preclinical Period in Hospital Schools of Nursing," 1946
Series 4: Professional Papers, 1938-1997
Box: 9-12
  • Box 9-11
    Subseries 4.1: Institutional Files, 1938-1997
    • Box-folder 9:20-34 and 10:1-8
      J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College (JSRCC), 1972-1979

      These files contain materials relating to the development and accreditation of the nursing program at the JSRCC as well as some correspondence, course files, and other papers relating to Bacon's work at the school.

    • Box-folder 10:9
      Johnston Willis Hospital - Lecture, undated

      A lecture on maternity nursing recorded on a cassette tape.

    • Box-folder 10:10-17
      Medical College of Virginia, 1938-1970

      These files pertain to the MCV School of Nursing and the Associate Nursing Degree Program. Also these files contain bulletins and programs from special events and some committee and faculty materials.

    • Box-folder 10:18-26
      Richmond Professional Institute (RPI), 1955-1967

      Items for the Richmond Professional Institute include information from a visit by the National League for Nursing in 1960, materials from the Refresher Institute for Registered Nurses in 1967, and correspondence relating to the Virginia State Board of Nursing Examiners, 1955-1968, as well as other materials relating to the nursing program at RPI.

    • Box-folder 10:27
      Southside Regional Medical Center, School of Nursing Centennial Lecture, 1995

      Consists of two VHS tapes of the lecture, which include footage of Bacon.

    • Box-folder 10:28
      University of California, Los Angeles, Dept. of Nursing, 1946-1947
    • Box-folder 10:29
      University of Chicago 1970, 1968-1987
    • Box-folder 10:29-30
      University of Iowa, College of Nursing, 1942-1949; 1973-1990
    • Box-folder 11:1-10
      University of Virginia (UVA), 1951-1997

      The files for UVA include course files, information on extension courses, a 1992 oral interview on cassette tape with Bacon discussing nursing in Virginia and additional materials related to Bacon's career at UVA.

    • Box-folder 11:11-25
      Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU),

      The files for VCU include materials relating to MCV after it merged with VCU in 1968 and contains papers relating to the nursing program and curriculum as well as other papers pertaining to Bacon's career at VCU.

  • Box 11-12
    Subseries 4.2: Course Files, 1958-1969
    • Box-folder 11:26
      Basic Science, 1960-1963
    • Box-folder 11:27
      Clinical Nursing, 1958-1960
    • Box-folder 11:28
      Fundamentals of Nursing I, 1958-1960
    • Box-folder 11:29
      Introduction to Operating Room Nursing, 1960s
    • Box-folder 11:30
      Nursing of Mothers and Infants, 1959-1960
    • Box-folder 11:31-32
      Nursing Science Seminar, 1960s
    • Box-folder 12:1-2
      Nursing in Society, 1960s
    • Box-folder 12:3-5
      Personnel Relationships, 1960s
    • Box-folder 12:6
      Professional Nursing Practice, 1960s
    • Box-folder 12:7
      Public Health Nursing, 1960s
Series 5: Organization Files
Box: 12-18
  • Box-folder 12:8-12
    American Association for the History of Nursing (AAHN), 1984-1997

    Contains annual conference materials, bulletins, and related items.

  • Box-folder 12:13
    American Academy of Nursing
  • Box-folder 12:14
    American Association of University Professors, Virginia Conference, 1974
  • Box-folder 12:15
    Association for Collegiate Schools of Nursing, Annual Meeting, 1950-1951
  • Box-folder 12:16-19
    American Nurses Association (ANA), 1960-1997

    Contains continuing education materials, publications, and other general information for group members.

  • Box-folder 13:1-4
    American Red Cross, 1966, 1980-1981

    Contains instructor's handbooks, other publications, and general information.

  • Box-folder 13:5
    Graduate Nurses' Association of Virginia, 1909-1949

    Contains programs and minutes of annual conventions.

  • Box-folder 13:6
    Jefferson Area Board for Aging, 1994-1995
  • Box-folder 13:7-11
    League of Women Voters, 1946, 1978-1995

    Contains publications and papers from Bacon's involvement in the organization while in Charlottesville, Richmond, and Williamsburg, Virginia.

  • Box-folder 13:12-13
    Medical Society of Virginia, 1957, 1971

    Contains meeting minutes from 1957 and a physician survey from 1971.

  • Box-folder 13:14
    Model City Project, 1968
  • Box-folder 13:15
    National Commission for the Study of Nursing and Nursing Education, 1968-1970
  • Box-folder 13:16-22
    National League of Nursing, 1926-1996

    These files consist mostly of memos, newsletters, and publications from the group.

  • Box-folder 13:23
    National Nursing Accrediting Service - Manual, 1949
  • Box-folder 14:1-8
    Northwestern Virginia Health Systems Agency (NWVHSA), 1991-1997

    Consists primarily of board and committee meeting minutes.

  • Box-folder 14:9
    Nurses House, Inc., 1988, 1990
  • Box-folder 14:10
    Nurses' Settlement & Instructive Visiting Nurses Association, Richmond, Virginia
  • Box-folder 14:11
    Richmond Area Community Council, Changing Patterns of Health Care Delivery Committee, 1973
  • Box-folder 14:12-14
    State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV), 1972-1977

    These files include continuing education information and nursing manpower studies.

  • Box-folder 14:15
    Senior Statesman of Virginia, 1995-1997
  • Box-folder 14:16
    Student Nurses Association of Virginia, 1988, 1990
  • Box-folder 14:17
    Sigma Theta Tau, 1982, 1988-1997
  • Box-folder 14:18
    Society for Nursing History, 1984-1989
  • Box-folder 14:19-21
    Virginia Advisory Council on Nursing Training, 1959-1966
  • Box-folder 14:22
    Virginia Association of Allied Health Professionals, 1975-1980
  • Box-folder 14:23
    Virginia Board of Nursing, 1988-1995
  • Box-folder 14:24-25
    Virginia Association of Continuing Education in Health Professionals, 1976-1982
  • Box-folder 15:1
    Virginia Committee on Nurse Education, 1966-1970
  • Box-folder 15:2-8
    Virginia Council on Health and Medical Care (VCHMC), 1955-1983

    These files consist primarily of various committee papers and general papers relating to the group.

  • Box-folder 15:9
    Virginia Department of Health, Task Force on Facilities & Services for Long Term Care, 1988
  • Box-folder 15:10
    Virginia Department of Mental Hygiene & Hospitals - Subcommittee for Graduate Training in Psychiatric Nursing, 1955-1957
  • Box-folder 15:11
    Virginia Hospital Association, 1966-1967
  • Box-folder 15:12-24
    Virginia League for Nursing, 1955-1997

    These files contain materials relating to annual meetings, board and committee meetings, newsletters and general information relating to the group.

  • Box-folder 15:25
    Virginia League of Nursing & Virginia Nurses Association, Joint History Committee, 1994-1997
  • Box-folder 15:26-32; 16:1-27; 17:1-22
    Virginia Nurses Association (VNA), 1968-1997

    These files contain papers relating to annual conventions 1975-1997, commission and committee papers including the History Committee from 1976-1997, papers from Districts 1, 4, 5, 7, and 10, publications, and other general papers relating to the group.

  • Box-folder 17:23-31
    Virginia Society of Professional Nurses, 1983-1988

    These files contain board, committee, and task force papers, publications, and general information about the organization.

  • Box-folder 17:32-33
    Virginia State Board of Nursing - Annual Reports 1969-1989
  • Box-folder 17:34
    Virginia Student Nurses Association - Student Nurse of the Year, 1975

    This is a cassette tape recording of the presentations given by the finalists for the award.

  • Box-folder 18:1-2
    West Virginia Nurses' Association, 1987

    Contains annual convention materials and the Proceedings of the West Virginia Nurses' Association Research Symposium.

  • Box-folder 18:3-5
    Westminster-Canterbury of the Blue Ridge, 1995-1996

    Contains committee notes mostly from the Health Services Accreditation Committee.

  • Box-folder 18:6
    Women in the Military Service for America Memorial Foundation, 1989-1992
Series 6: Research and Subject Files, 1911-1997
Box: 18-21
  • Box 18
    Subseries 6.1: Conference and Workshop Files, 1959-1996
    • Box-folder 18:7
      Archives & Nursing History Workshop, 1985
    • Box-folder 18:8
      Conference on Future Patterns of Health Care, 1967-1968
    • Box-folder 18:9
      Elder Rights Task Force, 1996
    • Box-folder 18:10
      Health Manpower Conference, 1967
    • Box-folder 18:11
      History of American Nursing Conference, Proceedings, 1982 and 1984
    • Box-folder 18:12-13
      Politics of Caring Conference, 1990
    • Box-folder 18:14
      Southern Regional Education Board Conference, 1976
    • Box-folder 18:15
      Virginia Humanities Conference - "Aging in a Humanistic Perspective", 1986
    • Box-folder 18:16
      Virginia Nurses Association & Virginia Hospital Association Workshop, 1967
    • Box-folder 18:17
      Virginia Regional Medical Program, 1968-1969
    • Box-folder 18:18
      Virginia State Board of Nurse Examiners, Conference & Workshop, 1959-1960
    • Box-folder 18:19
      Work Conference on Curriculum & Instruction in Associate Degree Programs in Nursing, 1960
    • Box-folder 18:20
      Workshop for Administrators of University Adult Education, 1968
    • Box-folder 18:21
      Writer's Institute for Nurses, 1978
  • Box 18-20
    Subseries 6.2: Subject Files, 1940-1997
    • Box-folder 18:22
    • Box-folder 18:23
      Allied Health Profession
    • Box-folder 18:24
      Allied Health Schools
    • Box-folder 18:25
      Mary Barney Baughman, Biographical Information
    • Box-folder 18:26
      Roy Carpenter Beazley, Biographical Information
    • Box-folder 18:27
      Sadie Heath Cabaniss, Biographical Information
    • Box-folder 18:28
      Collegiate Schools of Nursing, Resource Materials, 1954-1968
    • Box-folder 18:29
      Dictionary of Virginia Biography, Guidelines and Information, 1988-1991
    • Box-folder 18:30
      Disaster Nursing
    • Box-folder 19:1
      Lulu K. Wolf Hassenplug, Biographical Information
    • Box-folder 19:2
      Health Care Reform, 1990s
    • Box-folder 19:3
      Health Professional in Higher Education, 1960s
    • Box-folder 19:4
      Virginia Henderson, Biographical Information
    • Box-folder 19:5
      Historical Research and Writing
    • Box-folder 19:6
      Hospital Systems Approach to Patient Care, 1960s
    • Box-folder 19:7-8
      Joint Commission on Health Care, 1989-1993
    • Box-folder 19:9-10
      Newspaper Clippings,
    • Box-folder 19:11
      Florence Nightingale - Publications
    • Box-folder 19:12-13
      Notes, Misc.
    • Box-folder 19:2
      Nurse-Scientist Programs - Articles, 1968
    • Box-folder 19:15
      Nursing, 1990s
    • Box-folder 19:16
      Nursing Archives Information and Materials 1990s
    • Box-folder 19:17-18
      Nursing Articles and Papers, 1940s-1960s
    • Box-folder 19:19
      Nursing Baccalaureate Program Information, 1960s
    • Box-folder 19:20
      Nursing Cooperative Education Programs 1967
    • Box-folder 19:21
      Nursing Curriculum Articles, 1970s
    • Box-folder 19:22
      Nursing Curriculum Development, 1960s-1980s
    • Box-folder 19:23
      Nursing Curriculum Philosophy, 1960s-1970s
    • Box-folder 19:24
      Nursing Curriculum Program Examples, 1940s-1990s
    • Box-folder 19:25
      Nursing Education - Financial Aid Suggested Sources
    • Box-folder 19:26
      Nursing Education - General
    • Box-folder 19:27
      Nursing Education - Nontraditional Programs, 1970s
    • Box-folder 20:1
      Nursing History - African Americans
    • Box-folder 20:2
      Nursing History - General
    • Box-folder 20:3-4
      Nursing History - Materials & Resources
    • Box-folder 20:5
      Nursing History - University of Virginia
    • Box-folder 20:6
      Nursing Master's Degree Programs - Resources & Materials
    • Box-folder 20:7
      Nursing Practice - Definition
    • Box-folder 20:8-9
      Nursing Practice Act - Materials
    • Box-folder 20:10
      Nursing School Programs, 1950s-1960s
    • Box-folder 20:11
      Nursing Shortage, 1960s-1980s
    • Box-folder 20:12-13
      Nursing Standards of Practice, 1960s-1980s
    • Box-folder 20:14
      Old Dominion Hospital, Class of 1900
    • Box-folder 20:15
      Progressive Patient Care, 1958-1961
    • Box-folder 20:16
      Registered Nurses in Baccalaureate Programs - Resource Materials, 1960s-1980s
    • Box-folder 20:17
      Richmond Professional Institute - History
    • Box-folder 20:18
      Speeches & Lectures, 1958, 1993
    • Box-folder 20:19
      System Analysis & Education 1960s-1980s
    • Box-folder 20:20
      Teaching Resources
    • Box-folder 20:22
      Theory Building in Nursing, 1969-1970
    • Box-folder 20:12-13
      Title I Funding Proposals, 1960s-1990s
    • Box-folder 20:23
      Williamsburg Community Hospital, 1980s
  • Box 20-21
    Subseries 6.3: Publications, 1911-1994
    • Box-folder 20:24
      Governor's Committee on Nursing - Reports, 1967-1969
    • Box-folder 20:25-26
      Mental Health Publications, 1960s-1970s
    • Box-folder 20:27
      Metropolitan Life Insurance Co., Health Publications, 1920s-1940s
    • Box-folder 20:28
      Miscellaneous Publications
    • Box-folder 21:1-2
      Nursing Education Publications, 1940s-1960s
    • Box-folder 21:3-4
      Nursing History Publications 1967-1969
    • Box-folder 21:5
      Reproductive Health Publications, 1911, 1940s-1950s
    • Box-folder 21:6
      Resources for Older People, a Care Handbook, 1994
    • Box-folder 21:7
      A Study of the Registered Nurse in A Metropolitan Community, (in three parts) 1955-1956