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Connecticut Training School for Nurses records and memorabilia

 Collection
Call Number: RU 231

Scope and Contents

The records consist of policy and financial records, reports, correspondence, student records and notebooks, photographs, and alumnae records documenting the operations of the Connecticut Training School for Nurses. Topics include curriculum, administration, organization, social work, legal issues, funding, personnel, and social events. Included are two historical sketches of the school by Francis Bacon, a key personality in its founding, and Henry W. Farnum, its president.

Dates

  • 1786-1954

Creator

Language

English

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Arrangement

The records are arranged as follows: I. Policy Records and Reports, 1873-1943. II. Correspondence, 1808-1920. III. Financial Records, 1898-1928. IV. Student Notebooks, Exams, Course Outlines, 1892-1923. V. Student Records, 1875-1926. VI. Diplomas and Certificates, 1883-1918. VII. Alumnae Records, 1873-1935. VIII. Photographs, 1875-1948. IX. Memorabilia, 1846-1894. X. Printed Matter, 1786-1926. XI. Newspaper Clippings, 1919-1931; and subsequent accessions.

Extent

35.25 Linear Feet

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Persistent URL

http://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/mssa.ru.0231

Overview

The records consist of policy and financial records, reports, correspondence, student records and notebooks, photographs, and alumnae records documenting the operations of the Connecticut Training School for Nurses. Topics include curriculum, administration, organization, social work, legal issues, funding, personnel, and social events. Included are two historical sketches of the school by Francis Bacon, a key personality in its founding, and Henry W. Farnum, its president.

Biographical / Historical

The Connecticut Training School for Nurses was established in 1873 as an independent school charged with training nurses to provide service to the community. The school quickly developed a relationship with the New Haven Hospital. With financial assistance from the Rockefeller Foundation, the Yale School of Nursing superseded the Connecticut Training School for Nurses in 1926. The Connecticut Training School for Nurses is credited with publishing the first nursing textbook in 1879.

General note

Forms part of Yale Record Group 37 (YRG 37), Records of associations, institutes, centers, and organizations affiliated with Yale University.
Title
Guide to the Connecticut Training School for Nurses Records and Memorabilia
Author
compiled by Manuscripts and Archives Staff
Date
October 1985
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.

Revision Statements

  • July 2008: Finding aid revision description not supplied.

Repository Details

Part of the Manuscripts and Archives Repository

Contact:
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