Bessie B. Baker Papers, 1930-1941 0.5 Linear Feet (1 manuscript box)
Contains correspondence, writings, and teaching materials of Bessie Baker, faculty member and dean (1930-1938), of the Duke University School of Nursing. Forms part of the Duke University School of Nursing records. Materials range in date from 1930 to 1941.
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.
Myrtle Irene Brown Papers, 1946-1975 3 Linear Feet (2 cartons)
Contains lectures, correspondence, evaluations, committee records and minutes, rosters, financial aid materials, conference and council records, reports, standards, supply lists, blueprints, and plans of Myrtle Irene Brown, faculty member and dean (1967-1970) of the Duke University School of Nursing. Major subjects include the graduate and undergraduate curriculum, faculty and administration, admissions, student activities, and facilities at the School of Nursing. Materials range in date from 1946 to 1975.
Mary Thomson Champagne Records, 1979-2016 13.5 Linear Feet (9 cartons) and 1.26 GB
Contains the professional papers of Mary Thomson Champagne, former Dean of Duke University's School of Nursing. Types of materials include correspondence, notes, photographs, clippings, newsletters, handbooks, grant applications, reports, charts, speeches, brochures, presentations, meeting minutes, meeting agendas, evaluation forms, curriculum vitae, survey results, and budgets. Materials range in date from 1979 to 2016.
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.
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.
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.
Duke Endowment Awards Records, 1968-1998 4.5 Linear Feet (3 cartons)
Contains materials pertaining to the award of funds to the Duke University Medical Center by the Duke Endowment, a philanthropic agency established by the family of James Buchanan Duke. Types of materials include correspondence, reports, articles, press releases, pamphlets, and budgets. Materials range in date from 1968 to 1998.