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Faye Glenn Abdellah Papers 1952-2004
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All Series Level Scope and Content Notes

Dr. Abdellah's papers reflect the breadth of her personal and professional interests. The material is divided into five series. There is limited personal and biographical information. There are two series of copies of her publications and speeches. They document Abdellah's research interests in patient care, nursing practice, nursing research, and the care of the elderly. Correspondence about some of the speeches and publications, as well as reviews of and advertisements for her books are also found in the series. A series composed of Abdellah's scrapbooks document fully her professional development, activities, and awards. Of special note is the last series, an extensive collection of photographs that serve as a visual record of federal nursing service and the Public Health Service in the 1970s and 1980s.


Correspondence about the publications, reviews of books, and advertisements may also be included.


Some correspondence about the speeches may be found in the folder. A chronological list of all the speeches in the collection is found appended to this register.


Consists of newspaper clippings, editorials, correspondence and memoranda relating to Abdellah's nursing research, speeches, awards, and professional activities and development. Photographs in the scrapbooks were separated into Series 5: Photographs.


Separated from Series 3: Scrapbooks