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Guide to New England Organization for Nursing Papers, 1981-1988

Collection number: MC 114

Size: 10 boxes (3.00 cu.ft.)

About New England Organization for Nursing

The New England Organization for Nursing (NEON) developed out of a long-felt need among area nurses for an organization that represented the needs of both nursing educators and nursing practitioners. In the Spring of 1980, the Executive Committee of the New England Council on Higher Education for Nursing (NECHEN) set up a Task Force to determine the degree of interest in such an organization and to explore potential sources of funding. By 1983 there was general agreement that an organization which brought together nursing service and nursing education would: foster collaboration for improved nursing practice and patient care; address the specific needs, issues, and problems of New England; and provide a mechanism to stimulate ideas. The first meeting of NEON was held on April 8, 1983.

NEON is expressly devoted to promoting communication between nursing education and nursing practice throughout the New England area and to advancing research in areas directly related to patient care and service.

Source: Milligan, J.B. “Historical Perspective – Background and Beginnings” (unpublished presentation, Organizational Meeting of NEON, April 8, 1983. See Box 1 Folder 6)

About the New England Organization for Nursing Papers

The New England Organization for Nursing (NEON) materials primarily contain information on the founding and growth of NEON, correspondence relating to NEON activities, and newsletters and minutes from selected meetings.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], New England Organization for Nursing Papers, 1981-1988, MC 114, Milne Special Collections and Archives, University of New Hampshire Library, Durham, NH, USA.

Acquisitions Information

Donation, New England Organization for Nurses, July 1992 (Accession number: 9022)

Collection Contents

Series I: History and Development

(1 Box)

Box 1
Box 1, Folder 1 Letters of support from New England area institutions and organizations, Connecticut
Box 1, Folder 2 Letters of support from New England area institutions and organizations, Maine
Box 1, Folder 3 Letters of support from New England area institutions and organizations, Massachusetts
Box 1, Folder 4 Letters of support from New England area institutions and organizations, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont
Box 1, Folder 5 Proposal to develop NEON, 1977-1983
Box 1, Folder 6 Proposal to develop NEON, 1977-1983
Box 1, Folder 7 Proposal to the Kellogg Foundation
Box 1, Folder 8 NEON First Proposal
Box 1, Folder 9 NEON Second Proposal
Box 1, Folder 10 Assorted letters from New England nurses
Box 1, Folder 11 “A Survey of Access to Peri-Natal Care…”
Box 1, Folder 12 “From NECHEN to NEON and Historical Perspectives-Backgrounds and Beginnings”
Box 1, Folder 13 NEON Task Force Meeting, December 9, 1982
Box 1, Folder 14 History of regional nursing association and impact on research
Box 1, Folder 15 “History of NEON”

Series II: Meetings and Business

(4 Boxes)

Box 2
Box 2, Folder 1 Organizational Chart
Box 2, Folder 2 NEON Background
Box 2, Folder 3 Task Force- Miscellaneous Information
Box 2, Folder 4 Task Force- Members 1981
Box 2, Folder 5 By-Laws, 1984-1986, Galley Set-ups
Box 2, Folder 6 By-Laws, April 5, 1984
Box 2, Folder 7 By-Laws, Drafts and Amendments
Box 2, Folder 8 By-Laws, Drafts and Amendments
Box 2, Folder 9 By-Laws, Minutes of Meetings, 1983-1985
Box 2, Folder 10 Revised By-Laws, March 2, 1984
Box 2, Folder 11 By-Laws Committee, 1984
Box 2, Folder 12 By-Laws Committee, 1984
Box 2, Folder 13 By-Laws Committee, 1984
Box 2, Folder 14 By-Laws Committee, 1984
Box 2, Folder 15 By-Laws, 1985
Box 2, Folder 16 By-Laws, 1985
Box 2, Folder 17 By-Laws, 1985
Box 2, Folder 18 By-Laws Revised, October 3, 1985
Box 2, Folder 19 By-Laws, 1986
Box 2, Folder 20 NEON Design Logos, etc.
Box 3
Box 3, Folder 1 Fiscal 1983
Box 3, Folder 2 Steering Committee Materials, 1983-1984
Box 3, Folder 3 Steering Committee, March 3, 1983
Box 3, Folder 4 Steering Committee, July 27, 1983
Box 3, Folder 5 Steering Committee, September 28, 1983
Box 3, Folder 6 Steering Committee, December 1, 1983
Box 3, Folder 7 Steering Committee Minutes, 1983-1984
Box 3, Folder 8 Steering Committee Minutes, 1983-1984
Box 3, Folder 9 NEON Steering Committee, 1983-1984
Box 3, Folder 10 NEON Steering Committee, April 5, 1984 and May 9, 1984
Box 3, Folder 11 NEON Steering Committee, June 27, 1984, Model Demonstration Projects
Box 3, Folder 12 NEON Steering Committee, June 27, 1984, Model Demonstration Projects
Box 3, Folder 13 NEON Steering Committee, September 12, 1984
Box 3, Folder 14 Steering Committee Miscellaneous Notes, 1983-1986
Box 3, Folder 15 Steering Committee, Miscellaneous, 1987
Box 3, Folder 16 Steering Committee Minutes, 1984-1985
Box 3, Folder 17 Steering Committee Minutes, 1984-1985
Box 3, Folder 18 Steering Committee Minutes, 1984-1985
Box 4
Box 4, Folder 1 NEON Board Members, 1986-1987
Box 4, Folder 2 Notes from periodical meetings, March 1983-February 1986
Box 4, Folder 3 Program Committee Notes (1983-1984)
Box 4, Folder 4 Planning Information (Meetings)
Box 4, Folder 5 Notes from Annual Meeting, 1985
Box 4, Folder 6 Member’s Meeting, November 1983 (Cheryl’s File)
Box 4, Folder 7 Minutes and materials from November 17, 1983
Box 4, Folder 8 Minutes, 1983-1984
Box 4, Folder 9 Ballot, 1984-1985
Box 4, Folder 10 Budget and Financial Information for NEON (1984-1985)
Box 4, Folder 11 Nominations Committee, 1984-1985
Box 4, Folder 12 Elected Officers, 1984
Box 4, Folder 13 Registration slips, mailings and minutes, April 1984
Box 4, Folder 14 Notes and News, April 1984
Box 4, Folder 15 “Issues and trends in health economics and their implications for the health professions”, presented at the annual meeting, November 1, 1984
Box 4, Folder 16 Ballot, 1985
Box 4, Folder 17 NEON Executive Board Meeting, 1985 (Notes)
Box 4, Folder 18 Meeting, April 11, 1985
Box 4, Folder 19 Meeting, April 3, 1986 - “Action at the Interface: the learner, the practice setting, the education setting”
Box 5
Box 5, Folder 1 Loose notes – meetings, 1984-1986
Box 5, Folder 2 Loose notes – meetings, 1984-1986
Box 5, Folder 3 Meetings and Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1983-1985
Box 5, Folder 4 Ballot, 1985-1986
Box 5, Folder 5 Nominating Committee, 1985-1986
Box 5, Folder 6 Nominations Mailing, 1986, (board members and NEON representatives)
Box 5, Folder 7 NEON Executive Meeting, April 10, 1985
Box 5, Folder 8 Secretary Minutes, 1984-1986
Box 5, Folder 9 Secretary Minutes, 1986
Box 5, Folder 10 Secretary Minutes, 1987-1988
Box 5, Folder 11 Anne S. Black, materials for NEON meeting, January 30, 1986
Box 5, Folder 12 Project Committee, 1986
Box 5, Folder 13 Treasurer, 1986
Box 5, Folder 14 Program Brochure (Format), October 1986
Box 5, Folder 15 Nominations 1987
Box 5, Folder 16 NEON Site Selection Committee, 1987
Box 5, Folder 17 Conference Handout, April 1988, “Results of Work Group Discussion…”
Box 5, Folder 18 Anne S. Black in re Margaret Craig appointment as NEON director
Box 5, Folder 19 Treasurer’s Report, 1988
Box 5, Folder 20 Conference Posters, 1988
Box 5, Folder 21 Results of Institute of Medicine Study of Nursing, January 27, 1983

Series III: Membership

(1 Box)

Box 5, Folder 22 Application for Individual Membership
Box 6
Box 6, Folder 1 NEON Mailings, 1983
Box 6, Folder 2 NEON Members as of August 1, 1985
Box 6, Folder 3 NEON Members as of August 1, 1985
Box 6, Folder 4 NEON Members as of August 1, 1985
Box 6, Folder 5 Member Organizations, 1984
Box 6, Folder 6 Membership Lists, 1984-1988
Box 6, Folder 7 Membership Lists, 1984-1988
Box 6, Folder 8 NEON 2nd. Solicitation Letter, January 1984
Box 6, Folder 9 Neon Members as of June 6, 1986
Box 6, Folder 10 NEON Non-members
Box 6, Folder 11 NEON Non-members
Box 6, Folder 12 NEON Non-members
Box 6, Folder 13 Solicitation List, 1987

Series IV: Newsletters

(1 Box)

Box 6, Folder 14 Background for Newsletter #1, 1983
Box 6, Folder 15 Background for Newsletter #1, 1983
Box 6, Folder 16 Newsletter Draft Material, 1983-1985
Box 6, Folder 17 NEON Newsletter #2, Spring 1984
Box 7
Box 7, Folder 1 NEON Newsletter #3, Summer 1984
Box 7, Folder 2 NEON Newsletter, November 1984
Box 7, Folder 3 NEON Newsletter, Fall 1985/Winter 1985
Box 7, Folder 4 Newsletters from Sister Organizations
Box 7, Folder 5 Newsletters from Sister Organizations

Series V: Nursing Cooperative Proposals

(1 Box)

Box 7, Folder 6 “Collaboration in Nursing: Education, Practice, Research”, U.S. Dept of HHS, 1984
Box 7, Folder 7 Hartford Proposal
Box 7, Folder 8 Ed/NEON Proposal (final, November 21, 1984)
Box 7, Folder 9 Cape Cod Proposal – “An Ethics Program for the Academic and Acute Hospital Setting”
Box 7, Folder 10 Other Proposals
Box 7, Folder 11 U.S. Dept. of HHS, “Research Utilization in Nursing and Education: Narrative Description of the Research Utilization Project”
Box 7, Folder 12 “Research Utilization…”
Box 7, Folder 13 “Research Utilization…”
Box 7, Folder 14 Other Proposals
Box 7, Folder 15 Kellogg Proposal
Box 8
Box 8, Folder 1 Statistical Information – registered Nurse fact Sheet
Box 8, Folder 2 Survey returns, NEON Membership, October 2, 1986
Box 8, Folder 3 Results of NEON Questionnaire
Box 8, Folder 4 Beth Israel Hospital
Box 8, Folder 5 Cape Cod Hospital (January 1986)
Box 8, Folder 6 Hospital Consortium, January 1985
Box 8, Folder 7 Educational Development Center (EDC), 1985-1986
Box 8, Folder 8 Educational Development Center (EDC), 1985-1986
Box 8, Folder 9 Kellogg Correspondence, 1985
Box 8, Folder 10 NEON Notes, 1983
Box 8, Folder 11 NEON Notes, 1984
Box 8, Folder 12 NEON Notes, 1985-1986
Box 8, Folder 13 ACT Proficiency Exams for Nursing Subjects
Box 8, Folder 14 ACT Proficiency Exams for Nursing Subjects

Series VI: Correspondence

(1 Box)

Box 8, Folder 15 Correspondence, A-B
Box 8, Folder 16 Correspondence, E-F
Box 8, Folder 17 Correspondence, G-L
Box 8, Folder 18 Correspondence, M-N
Box 8, Folder 19 Correspondence, O-R
Box 8, Folder 20 Correspondence, S-T
Box 8, Folder 21 Correspondence, U-V
Box 8, Folder 22 Correspondence, W-Z
Box 9
Box 9, Folder 1 Correspondence, Anne S. Black, 1984
Box 9, Folder 2 Correspondence, Anne S. Black, (Outgoing), 1985
Box 9, Folder 3 Correspondence, Anne S. Black, (Outgoing), 1985
Box 9, Folder 4 Correspondence, Anne S. Black, (Outgoing), 1986
Box 9, Folder 5 Correspondence, 1986
Box 9, Folder 6 Correspondence, 1987
Box 9, Folder 7 Correspondence, 1988
Box 9, Folder 8 Materials from Helen Belcher
Box 9, Folder 9 Materials from Helen Belcher

Series VII: NEON Conferences

(1 Box)

Box 9, Folder 10 Conference, November 11, 1983
Box 9, Folder 11 Conference, April 1984
Box 9, Folder 12 Conference, April 3, 1984
Box 9, Folder 13 Conference, October 2, 1986
Box 9, Folder 14 Conference, April 2, 1987
Box 9, Folder 15 Conference, October 1, 1987
Box 9, Folder 16 Conference, April 7, 1988
Box 9, Folder 17 Meetings, 1986-1988
Box 9, Folder 18 Conferences, WICHE 1984

Series VIII: Sister Organizations

(2 Boxes)

Box 9, Folder 19 Connecticut Nurses Association, September 22, 1987
Box 9, Folder 20 Description of Regional Nurses Associations
Box 9, Folder 21 Description of Regional Nurses Associations
Box 9, Folder 22 Eastern Nursing Research Society of MARNA/NEON, 1988
Box 10
Box 10, Folder 1 Massachusetts Organization of Nurse Executives
Box 10, Folder 2 Midwest Alliance in Nursing (MAIN)
Box 10, Folder 3 Mid Atlantic Regional Nursing Association (MARNA), 1987
Box 10, Folder 4 National Commission on Nursing Implementation Project (NCNIP)
Box 10, Folder 5 NCNIP
Box 10, Folder 6 NCNIP
Box 10, Folder 7 New England Board of Higher Education
Box 10, Folder 8 Robert Wood Johnson Report (1984); Nursing related Data Sources(1984)
Box 10, Folder 9 Secretary’s Commission on Nursing report, July 1988
Box 10, Folder 10 Western Institute of Nursing By-Laws/Correspondence, 1988
Box 10, Folder 11 MARNA Conference 1986
Box 10, Folder 12 Miscellaneous Brochures
Box 10, Folder 13 Miscellaneous Brochures
Box 10, Folder 14 Miscellaneous Brochures
Box 11
Box 11, Folder 1 NCNIP, November 1987, sections 1-4
Box 11, Folder 2 NCNIP, November 1987, sections 5-6
Box 11, Folder 3 NCNIP, November 1987, sections 7-9
Box 11, Folder 4 NCNIP, November 1987, sections 10-13
Box 11, Folder 5 “Fifth Report to the President and Congress on the Status of Health Personnel in the United States”, March 1986

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