Collection contains a uniform, cap, pins, photographs, and a copy of the Duke Endowment. Major subjects include nursing student life, Santa Filomena honor society and Duke University School of Nursing.
Anna Cooper Painter Nursing Memorabilia, circa 1948 0.1 Linear Feet (3 folders)
Materials in is collection relate to Santa Filomena and Anna Cooper Painter's time as a nurse. The materials are all circa 1948.
Anna Fetter Nursing Memorabilia, circa 1945 1 artifact
This collection consists of a Cushing Ward basket, circa 1945.
Carol O. Skipper Nursing Memorabilia, circa 1954 2 artifacts
Contains a Santa Filomena lantern, a Duke University nursing honor society, and a nursing cape. Materials are from circa 1954.
Contains interview tapes and transcript of an oral history interview with Donna Allen Harris, the first African-American to graduate from the Duke University School of Nursing. Harris's experiences integrating the school system in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, and the Duke University School of Nursing are the major subjects of this interview.
Contains materials from the Duke Chapter of the American Association for Men in Nursing (DAAMN). Files contain the groups' administrative records, activities and events in which DAAMN is involved, as well as application materials and other supporting documentation for the American Association for Men in Nursing's award for the Best School for Men in Nursing. Files date from 2000 to 2022, with the bulk of the materials from 2019 to 2022.
Contains the administrative records of the Duke Chapter of the National Student Nurses' Association (NSNA). Includes meeting material, membership information, planning documents, programming information, the Duke Chapter of the NSNA constitution, bylaws, financial information, and notes. Materials date from 2020 to 2022.
Contains the administrative records for the Duke University School of Nursing Student Council. Files document the group's event flyers, membership, and meeting materials. Materials date to 2022.
Elizabeth Hodges Nursing Memorabilia, 1963-1966 0.1 Linear Feet (1 folder)
Includes personal photographs, newspaper clippings, and programs for the Duke University School of Nursing pin presentation and graduation exercises. The material dates from 1963 to 1966.
Helen Greenlee Haberneck Nursing Memorabilia, 1940-1943, circa 1943, 1993, undated 0.6 Linear Feet (1 flat box, 1 letter folder) and 8 textiles
Contains Haberneck's School of Nursing uniform, nursing caps, aprons, 2 sets of wrist cuffs, 2 sashes, a bib, a letter, biographical information, clippings, a "Whitecaps" newsletter, and a notebook. Materials date to 1940-1943, circa 1943, 1993, undated.
Helen Rearden Nursing Memorabilia, 1944-circa 1993 0.25 Linear Feet (1 half manuscript box)
Contains Helen Rearden's Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) memorabilia. Rearden graduated from DUSON in 1947. Includes clippings, notes, Report of the Graduate Committee, DUSON orientation information, a DUSON pin, and a nursing cap. Materials date from 1944 to circa 1993.
Julia Glenn Hester Nursing Memorabilia, 1959 0.1 Linear Feet (1 folder) and one nursing cape
Contains Julia Glenn Hester's Duke University School of Nursing diploma and blue-gray wool nursing cape. Materials date to 1959.
Kathryn Ann Decker Nursing Memorabilia, 1941-1947 0.1 Linear Feet (1 folder)
Contains news clippings, newsletters, Duke bulletins, and an alumni register collected by Kathryn Ann Decker during her time as a student at Duke University School of Nursing, as well as after her graduation. A major subject of the materials is Duke student and alumni service in the United States Armed Forces. Materials date from 1941 to 1947.
Louanne K. Watley Nursing Memorabilia, 1959-1960 0.1 Linear Feet (1 folder)
Contains 7 black and white photographs of nurse anesthesia students in front of Watts Hospital, Dr. Austin Herr, Mary Campbell teaching, Campbell posing with nurse anesthesia students during their 18 month course, and Louanne Watley posing with others at John Umstead Hospital. Photographs date from 1959 to 1960.
Dennis speaks about her background; the medical care in her small town; her decision to enter the nursing profession; her decision to go to Duke; testing to be accepted at Duke; three years' study at Duke; a few memories of being at Duke; especially ill patients on Nott Ward; the types of patients; standing up when authority figures entered the room; her favorite doctors; free time activities; the hands-on nature of nursing at the time; keeping uniforms clean; Dean Margaret Pinkerton; tuberculosis patients; polio patients; nurses administering medications; hands-on care; courses in the nursing school; private rooms; Drake Ward; general stories of the patients she remembers; perceptions of World War II; being a cadet nurse; Dean Florence Wilson; helping each other; working on the wards at night; penicillin; Baker House; the housemother; remembering an orderly who was a friend; uniforms; the capping ceremony; and her life after graduating from Duke.
- Dennis, Louise Williams.
- Duke University.
- Duke University. School of Nursing.
- History of Medicine -- North Carolina -- Personal Narratives.
- Women in medicine.
- Oral histories.
Marjorie Goff Nursing Memorabilia, circa 1948 1 textile and 1 artifact
Contains uniform materials from Marjorie Goff's time as a student at Duke University School of Nursing. Types of materials include a nursing graduate uniform with long sleeves and RN Cufflinks. Materials date from circa 1948.
Mary Ann Kelly Nursing Uniform, circa 1954 0.5 Linear Feet (1 flat box) and 1 textile
Contains uniform materials from Mary Ann Kelly's time as a student at Duke University School of Nursing. Types of materials include a uniform bib, apron, cap, and collar. Other materials include uniform buttons and a uniform dress. Materials date to circa 1954.
Mary Jane Byrd Penland Nursing Memorabilia, 1940-1942 0.2 Linear Feet (3 folders)
Contains materials from Mary Jane Byrd Penland's time as a student at Duke School of Nursing. Types of materials include publications related to nursing and Duke University and an invitation and program for capping exercises. Materials date from 1940 to 1942.
Contains CD and transcript of an oral history interview with Ruby Leila Wilson, former dean of the Duke University School of Nursing.
Ruby Leila Wilson Papers, 1930-2008 46 Linear Feet (29 cartons, 5 manuscript boxes)
1 oversize box; 1 folder
School of Nursing Records, 1930-2017 80.25 Linear Feet (50 cartons, 6 manuscript boxes, 1 half manuscript box, 4 flat boxes) and 286.9 MB
This collection documents the School of Nursing (SON) at Duke University. The collection contains accreditation files; administrative records; correspondence; class records; committee information; subject files; conference information; faculty meeting materials; grant materials; records pertaining to the Nursing Student Government Association; planning materials, records pertaining to student associations, social, and honorary groups; publications, photographic material, ephemera, lectures, programs, bulletins, scrapbooks, audiovisual materials, optical media, printed materials, and other records pertaining to the SON. Materials date from 1930 to 2017.
Student Affairs Records, 1978-2018 2 Linear Feet (4 manuscript boxes)
Contains booklets and programs describing Duke University School of Medicine's Hippocratic Oath ceremony and the Order of Exercises for its graduation ceremony. Also contains photographs and records for faculty and entering classes, a Student Affairs Committee's report to the Duke University Board of Trustees, and records from the 2005 SGEA/SGSA/SMAS/SOSR Annual Spring Meeting. Materials date from 1978 to 2018.
Sue Ellen Clevenger Biswell Nursing Memorabilia, circa 1955-1959 1 Linear Foot (1 manuscript box, 1 flat box) and 2 textile
Contains materials from Sue Ellen Clevenger Biswell's time as a student at Duke University School of Nursing. Types of materials include uniform clothing and textiles, student tools, and a procedural booklet. Materials range in date from circa 1955 to 1959.