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National League for Nursing Records 1894-1952
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Includes proceedings of annual conventions, minutes of meetings, biographical data of early leaders, correspondence, photos, and miscellaneous material.


Some have biographical information. See listing of photos in Acces and Use section.


Handwritten minutes of annual conventions starting with the first one in 1894 up to the ninth convention in September 1902. The back cover and page 142 lists names of the original committee and their addresses. Index A to Z blank. Pages 1 through 106 utilized; pages 107 to 141 blank.


9x11 1/2" black, hard cover book with same gold lettering identifying the Society. Continuation of proceedings of the annual conventions starting with the tenth convention in 1903 and concluding with the eleventh annual convention minutes on page 21 (Pages 22 to 159 are blank). Minutes of the Council, dated October 16, 1904 starting on page 226 are typewritten copies which end April 29, 1914. Contains the petition for change of name from the American Society of Superintendents of Training Schools for Nurses to National League for Nursing Education, July 21, 1914.


Handwritten listing of membership by name, school graduated from, year and position held covering the period 1893 to 1897 and 1900-1918. Pages 2 to 125 utilized, pages 126 to 200 blank.


Beginning of an index on conventions but incomplete. Original signatures of members attending conventions, their addresses, training schools and positions held. Covers 1894 to 1913; pages 1 through 198. Five loose pages, both sides containing more original signatures, addresses and positions. They appear to have been part of a loose leaf book.


(3a)ll tissue pages filled and numbering 498 pages. Some not readable. Handwritten listing of members, Superintendents of Training Schools for Nurses: copies of letters sent to them by the secretary, Miss M.A. Nutting July 19, 1903 ending March 31, 1905. Correspondence pertains to preparations for programs, demonstrations, exhibits for conventions and appointments to committees. (3b) 498 tissue pages. Pages 391 to 498 are blank.Continuation of correspondence March 18, 1905 until May 15, 1906.


Series of annual calendars, representing the more prominent early leaders folowed by contemporary leaders in the different branches of nursing. The series sharts with the Florence Nightingale calendar in 1921 commemorating the 100th anniversary of the founder of modern nursing. (Years missing: 1927, 1929, 1930, 1932)


Brown and yellow speckled hard cover, lined note book 5 x 7-3/4". Eight (8) loose pages of typed information on the seal and the pin, interpretation, and distinguished awardees of the 14 Kt. gold pin. (One of the sample rolled gold pins in box.)


16mm microfilm tapes on history with the exception of box #1, which contains a 34mm microfilm tape. Each box has a typewritten content identification as to subject and chronological period. Original microfilmed records still maintained by the NLN.


(a)Covers the annual conventions of the hstorical Society of Superintendents of Training Schools for Nurses and the succeeding changes in name from the period 1894 through 1920.(b)Contains an outline of the constitutions, bylaws, ballot forms, applications to conventions, program pamphlets, resolutions, tributes and commemorations for the period. (c)Includes a 3 1/2 x 4 1/2 picture of Florence Nightingale and letters to her from the secretaries of the Society. A copy of her letter written in 1872 to Dr. W. Gill Wylie, Surgeon, who went to England to study the Nightingale method; pamphlets of some of her literary pieces; a catalog of her published materials, and newspaper clippings on her activities.(d)Correspondence copies by distinguished nursing leaders, i.e. Miss Georgia M. Nevia, Miss M. A. Nutting, Mrs. Isabel Hampton Robb, etc.