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School of Nursing, Yale University, records

 Collection
Call Number: RU 205

Scope and Contents

The records consist of correspondence, memoranda, and subject and administrative files documenting the activities of various deans and administrative personnel of the Yale School of Nursing. Topics include finance, faculty, admissions, committees, policy and curriculum, research and public service, national and international associations, visitors, and affiliated universities and hospitals. Included are the records of deans Annie Warburton Goodrich, Effie Taylor, Elizabeth Torrey, Margaret G. Arnstein, and Donna Diers.

Dates

  • 1918-2012

Creator

Language

English

Conditions Governing Access

While this collection as a whole is available for research, parts of it may be restricted due to law, university policy or fragility. Any restricted material will be noted as such.
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.

Arrangement

The records are arranged by accession.

Extent

572.75 Linear Feet (906 boxes )

1.57 Megabytes

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.0205

Overview

The records consist of correspondence, memoranda, and subject and administrative files documenting the activities of various deans and administrative personnel of the Yale School of Nursing. Topics include finance, faculty, admissions, committees, policy and curriculum, research and public service, national and international associations, visitors, and affiliated universities and hospitals. Included are the records of deans Annie Warburton Goodrich, Effie Taylor, Elizabeth Torrey, Margaret G. Arnstein, and Donna Diers.

Biographical / Historical

The Yale School of Nursing began in 1923 under the direction of its first Dean, Annie W. Goodrich. In 1934 the School adopted the policy of admitting only college graduates and, in 1952, the Yale Corporation voted to establish an official graduate program. The basic program was altered in 1956 when it was expanded to prepare nurses in public health, maternal-newborn nursing, and psychiatric nursing. A Master of Science was awarded after a minimum of one year's study and field experience. In 1959-1960 a two-year master's degree was created, and the curriculum was furthered expanded in 1969 to include pediatric nursing and a medical surgery major. In April 1970 the Corporation approved development of a three-year curriculum for college graduates from other fields. The School strives for wide theoretical and practical training, and emphasizes the development of basic skills as well as the importance of specialized training.

General note

Forms part of Yale Record Group 29-A (YRG 29-A), Central records and records of the dean of the Yale School of Nursing.
Title
Guide to the School of Nursing, Yale University, Records
Author
compiled by Daniel Hartwig
Date
November 2007
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.

Revision Statements

  • August 2013: Finding aid revision description not supplied.

Repository Details

Part of the Manuscripts and Archives Repository

Contact:
Yale University Library
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