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Guide to the Nursing Education in New Hampshire Papers, 1890-1992

Collection number: MC 78

Size: 15 boxes (5 cu.ft.)

About Nursing Education in New Hampshire

As the nineteenth century drew to a close, the needs of hospitals prompted the establishment of training schools for nurses and the germination of the concept of professional nursing. The first such training school in New Hampshire was opened at the New Hampshire State Hospital in 1888.

As a result of these developments, nurses began to organize themselves for the improvement of patient care. The forerunner of the American Nurses Association was formed in 1896 and that of the National League for Nursing in 1893.

In New Hampshire, nurses who had graduated from the state’s training school programs were also feeling the need to organize, and in April 1906 fifty of them met in Concord to discuss the establishment of a permanent association. A month later, on May 28, 1906, at a second meeting held at the state hospital, the Graduate Nurses Association of New Hampshire was formed. It changed its name to the New Hampshire State Nurses Association in the 1940s. (For more information, see A Brief History of The New Hampshire Nurses Association, Box 12, folder 1)

About the Nursing Education in New Hampshire Papers

he Nursing Education in New Hampshire Collection includes materials relating to the New Hampshire State Hospital School of Nursing, the New Hampshire State Nurses’ Association, the Claremont General Hospital Alumnae Association, and the New England Council for Higher Education for Nurses (NECHEN). Minutes, yearbooks, course outlines, manuals, and class photographs make up the bulk of the collection. Of significant interest to the nursing historian, the collection includes research materials and early drafts of a proposal for the analysis of the distribution of nursing personnel and services which culminated in a report on nursing distribution practices in New England in 1975.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Nursing Education in New Hampshire Papers, 1890-1992, MC 78, Milne Special Collections and Archives, University of New Hampshire Library, Durham, NH, USA.

Acquisitions Information

Donated: Ann Kelly, 1984, 1985, 1988, 1990, 1993, (Accession numbers: 8415, 8514, 884, 902, 93.008)

Related Material

Historical Highlights, 1842-1983. A Word and Picture Story of New Hampshire Hospital, Its School of Nursing and the Nurses Alumni Association Presentation copy to UNH, 1975.

Hiram Hitchcock’s Legacy, 1893-1980 by Loretta C. Land.

Notes on Nursing by Florence Nightingale.

Nursing News.

Collection Contents

Series I: New Hampshire State Hospital School of Nursing

Box 1
Box 1, Folder 1-2 Bandaging course
Box 1, Folder 3-5 Diet Therapy course
Box 1, Folder 6 Hydrotherapy course for affiliate students
Box 1, Folder 7-8 Massage course
Box 1, Folder 9-13 Nursing Arts (New outline)
Box 1, Folder 14-16 Nursing Arts (Old outline)
Box 1, Folder 17-18 Psychiatry course
Box 2
Box 2, Folder 1-8 Psychiatric Nursing I and II
Box 2, Folder 9-17 Personal Hygiene course
Box 2, Folder 18-19 Public Health Nursing
Box 3
Box 3, Folder 1-3 Public Health Nursing
Box 3, Folder 4-5 Charting, ca.1940
Box 3, Folder 6-9 Faculty Policy Manual, ca. 1974
Box 3, Folder 10 Printing Manual, ca. 1948
Box 3, Folder 11-12 Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing, Affiliate Program of Studies, Manual, 1980-81
Box 3, Folder 13-14 Self-Evaluation Report, NH Hospital School of Nursing Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing Program, January 1981
Box 3, Folder 15-19 Self-Evaluation Report, 33 Month Diploma Program, December 1978
Box 4
Box 4, Folder 1-5 Ward Procedure Book, ca. 1944
Box 4, Folder 6 New Hampshire State Hospital School of Nursing Students’ Handbook
Box 4, Folder 7 New Hampshire Hospital School of Nursing Faculty Organization, Constitution, and By-Laws, 1978
Box 4, Folder 8 “The Story of the American Journal of Nursing”
Box 4, Folder 9 “‘If I Forget.’ Useful Hints and Reminders for Nurses in Every Field” by Edith M. Rice, R.N. The Trained Nurse and Hospital Review, 1935
Box 4, Folder 10 “Solutions: How to Prepare and Use Them.” The Trained Nurse and Hospital Review, 1929
Box 4, Folder 11 “Physicians Pocket Manual: Properties, Doses, Prices.” Parke, Davis and Company, 1899-1900
Box 4, Folder 12 American Journal of Nursing Fiftieth Anniversary (brochure)
Box 4, Folder 13 A Guidance Counselor’s Handbook to Career Opportunities in the Health Field. New Hampshire Health Careers Council, 1968
Box 4, Folder 14-19 New Hampshire Hospital Nursing Department Procedure Manual, 1966
Box 4, Folder 20 New Hampshire State Hospital Personnel Department Notices
Box 5
Box 5, Folder 1-6 New Hampshire State Hospital School of Nursing Yearbooks, 1954-59
Box 6
Box 6, Folder 1-7 New Hampshire State Hospital School of Nursing Yearbooks, 1960-66
Box 7
Box 7, Folder 1-7 New Hampshire State Hospital School of Nursing Yearbooks, 1967-75
Box 8
Box 8, Folder 1-8 New Hampshire State Hospital School of Nursing Yearbooks, 1976-83
Box 9
Box 9, Folder 1 New Hampshire State Hospital School of Nursing Photographs, Classes of 1890-1935
Box 10
Box 10, Folder 1 New Hampshire State Hospital School of Nursing Photographs, Classes of 1936-1963.
Box 11
Box 11, Folder 1 New Hampshire State Hospital School of Nursing Photographs, Classes of 1890, 1897,1901-1907

Series II: New Hampshire [State] Nurses Association (formerly the Graduate Nurses’ Association of New Hampshire)

Box 12
Box 12, Folder 1 A Brief History of the New Hampshire Nurses Association, 1906-1981
Box 12, Folder 2 Graduate Nurses Association of New Hampshire: Articles of Incorporation and By-laws, 1919, 1932, 1937,1939
Box 12, Folder 3 Typescript of By-laws, Article I section 3 Article 12 section 4
Box 12, Folder 4 Rules: Private Duty Section of the Graduate Nurses’ Association of New Hampshire, 1935, 1941
Box 12, Folder 5 Graduate Nurses Association of New Hampshire, Records March 5, 1906-March 8, 1922 (May 28, 1906 is in back pocket)
Box 12, Folder 6 New Hampshire State Nurses Association: Articles of Incorporation and Constitution and By-Laws, 1952; 1954; 1958;1961; 1968; 1972; 1983
Box 12, Folder 7 Constitution and By-Laws District VI NH State Nurses Association, 1959
Box 12, Folder 8 New Hampshire State Nurses’ Association: Articles of Incorporation and Constitution and By-Laws of District 7, 1955; 1967
Box 12, Folder 9 Private Duty Section Rules of the NH State Nurses’ Association, 1956
Box 12, Folder 10 Annual Report, 1949
Box 12, Folder 11 Bulletin and Annual Report, 1950
Box 12, Folder 12 Annual Report and News Release, 1970
Box 12, Folder 13 Pamphlet, Fiftieth Anniversary, 1906-1956
Box 12, Folder 14-19 Minutes, District 4 NH State Nurses Association, 1950-59; 1964-1971
Box 12, Folder 20 Program, April 1974
Box 13
Box 13, Folder 1-9 Newsletters of the New Hampshire State Nurses’ Association, 1948-1952
Box 13, Folder 10 Sixth Decade Booklet (1906-1966)
Box 13, Folder 11 Program for Conference, “Opportunities for Nursing Excellence,” at the Sheraton Tara, Nashua, NH, Monday, October 28, 1991
Box 13, Folder 12 Program for Convention, “Health Care Reform: Expanding Nursing’s Horizons”, Waterville Valley Resort and Conference Center, April 1992
Box 13, Folder 13 Report: Activities and Accomplishments, May 1991-July 1992
Box 13, Folder 14 “Future Directions for Nursing in New Hampshire.” Report of First Year Project Activities and Recommendations, Statewide Interdisciplinary Planning Project for Nursing and Nursing Education, 1975
Box 13, Folder 15 “Foundations For Growth: Nursing Resources and Requirements in New Hampshire.” A Report from the Statewide Interdisciplinary Planning Project for Nursing and Nursing Education, 1979
Box 13, Folder 16 “Guidelines For Growth”: A Plan For Nursing in New Hampshire. A Report from the Statewide Inter-disciplinary Planning Project for Nursing and Nursing Education, 1980
Box 13, Folder 7 Analysis of Nursing Requirements and Supply in New Hampshire. State Plan For Action in Nursing (Sponsored by the New Hampshire Nurses’ Association), 1982-1987, 1983

Series III: Claremont General Hospital Nurses Alumnae Association

Box 13, Folder 18 Claremont General Hospital Nurses Alumnae Association Constitution, Articles and By-laws
Box 13, Folder 19 Annual Reports, 1913-1923
Box 13, Folder 20 Ladies Union Aid Society and Claremont General Hospital, Annual Report, 1914-1915
Box 13, Folder 21 Claremont General Hospital Nurses Alumnae Association Minutes, 1912-1962
Box 14
Box 14, Folder 1 Financial Records, 1941-1962
Box 14, Folder 2 Correspondence from the Claremont General Hospital administrator to the alumnae association re: gifts, June 25, 1956
Box 14, Folder 3 Claremont General Hospital Alumnae Association: “Application” cards. 3″ x 5″ cards with names of alumni, graduation dates, married names, etc.

Series IV: NECHEN (New England Council on Higher Education For Nursing)

Box 14, Folder 4 Progress toward Statewide Planning for Nursing Education in New England
Box 14, Folder 5 Graduate Education in Nursing in New England: A Report to the New England Board of Higher Education, Helen Nahm, 1975
Box 14, Folder 6 Analysis and Planning for Improved Distribution of Nursing Personnel and Services: Proceedings of the First National Conference, 1975
Box 14, Folder 7 NECHEN News, Number 16, January 1977
Box 14, Folder 8 NECHEN: Perspectives for Planning, Helen C. Belcher, January 1978
Box 14, Folder 9 Coordinated Action for the Continuing Education of Nurses in New England: Project Report, New England Board of Higher Education, August, 1981
Box 14, Folder 10 Analysis and Planning For Improved Distribution of Nursing Personnel and Services: Statistics and models of nursing distributive practices
Box 14, Folder 11 Agendas, notes, background information, project overviews
Box 14, Folder 12 Participant organizations and membership
Box 14, Folder 13 Proposal draft and relevant research materials
Box 15
Box 15, Folder 1 Toward Improvement of Nursing Home Care: The Educational Needs of the Registered Nurse

Series V: Miscellaneous

Box 15, Folder 1 Toward Improvement of Nursing Home Care: The Educational Needs of the Registered Nurse
Box 15, Folder 2 Programs and Conventions New England Division of the American Nurses Association, 1929, 1935, 1937
Box 15, Folder 3 Florence Nightingale Medal
Box 15, Folder 4 Florence Nightingale Medal brochure
Box 15, Folder 5 Facsimile photographs of Florence Nightingale and Linda Richards