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Effie J. Taylor papers

Call Number: MS 1338

Scope and Contents

The papers consist of research papers, curriculum reports, photographs, memorabilia, and correspondence of Effie J. Taylor.


  • 1919-1968


Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright status for collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred from the Yale University Historical Medical Library, 1980.


3.5 Linear Feet

Language of Materials


Catalog Record

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

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The papers consist of research papers, curriculum reports, photographs, memorabilia, and correspondence of Effie J. Taylor.

Biographical / Historical

Effie Jane Taylor was born Euphemia Jane in Hamilton, Ontario on April 18, 1874. After receiving an education in literature and drama in her hometown, she graduated from the Johns Hopkins Hospital School of Nursing in 1907. In the following years, she worked and went to school in Baltimore and New York. She became an associate professor of nursing at Yale School of Nursing in 1923. In 1926, she became both full professor at Yale and received a bachelor of science degree from Columbia University. At Yale, Taylor was both chairwoman of the nursing department and dean of the nursing school between 1934 and 1944, at which time she retired and became dean and professor emerita. Taylor served as a nurse in the army during both World Wars. Throughout her life, she advocated women's rights, greater respect for nurses, and the need for a deeper understanding of patients' needs. She died on May 20, 1970, in her hometown of Hamilton, Ontario.

Preliminary Guide to the Effie J. Taylor Papers
Under Revision
compiled by Scott Libson
January 2004
Description rules
Finding Aid Created In Accordance With Manuscripts And Archives Processing Manual
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

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