School of Nursing, Yale University, Historical Collection
Scope and Contents
The bulk of the collection consists of photographs of deans, faculty and students/alumni and research files, which contain presentations and research reports on nursing. Yale School of Nursing's programs, curriculum, and administrative history are also documented in the small amount of administrative records present in the collection including reports, correspondence, manuals, and Alumnae/i Association files. The collection primarily documents Yale School of Nursing affiliated individuals, however, the history of nursing and nursing education in the United States is also documented.
Please note that due to a numbering error there are no folders 650-652, 1340.
Conditions Governing Access
Original audiovisual materials, as well as preservation and duplicating masters, may not be played. Researchers must consult use copies, or if none exist must pay for a use copy, which is retained by the repository. Researchers wishing to obtain an additional copy for their personal use should consult Copying Services information on the Manuscripts and Archives web site.
Original computer files may not be accessed due to their fragility. Researchers must consult access copies.
Some records in this finding aid have been redacted, as they include student names, donor names, and other restricted data. These records will not appear in the published finding aid.
Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements
Conditions Governing Use
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Due to the retention of existing filing system, a topic may fall under several headings; researchers are advised to use the keyword search function to find all instances of a topic.
103.75 Linear Feet (224 boxes and 1 folio )
691 Megabytes (1 5.25 floppy disk, 4 3.5 floppy disks, 3 CD-Rs)
Language of Materials
Biographical / Historical
Annie W. Goodrich, one of the original founders, served as its first dean and led the school through its formative years. She was followed by several deans who were each influential in the school's development: Effie Jane Taylor (1934-1944), Elizabeth Torrey (Bixler) (1944-1959), Florence Wald (1958-1967), Margaret Arnstein (1967-1972), Donna Diers (1972-1984), and Judith Krauss (1984-1998), Catherine Gilliss (1998-2004), Katherine Jones (2004-2005) and Margaret Grey (2005- ).
- Arnstein, Margaret G.
- Diers, Donna
- Goodrich, Annie Warburton, 1866-
- Henderson, Virginia
- Krauss, Judith Belliveau
- Midwifery -- Study and teaching
- Nursing -- Study and teaching
- Nursing schools
- Nursing students
- Public health -- Study and teaching
- Taylor, Effie J. (Effie Jane), 1874-
- Torrey, Elizabeth
- Wald, Florence, 1917-2008
- Yale University -- Alumni and alumnae
- Yale University -- Faculty
- Yale University -- Students
- Yale University. School of Nursing
- Yale-New Haven Hospital
- Guide to the School of Nursing, Yale University, Historical Collection
- Under Revision
- Compiled by Mary Caldera and Sarah Trippensee
- November 2009
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.
Part of the Manuscripts and Archives Repository
Yale University Library
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Sterling Memorial Library
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