Collection processed by Gail Erwin
2012 San Joaquin County Historical Society
11793 North Micke Grove Road
Lodi, CA 95241
Phone: (209) 331-2055
Fax: (209) 331-2057
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San Joaquin General Hospital School of Nursing Collection, 1900-2010

Collection number: Ms10

San Joaquin County Historical Society
Processed by:
Gail Erwin
Date Completed:
2013
Encoded by:
Leigh Johnsen
2013
San Joaquin County Historical Society. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: San Joaquin General Hospital School of Nursing Collection
Date: 1900-2010
Date (bulk): bulk 1941-1959
Collection Number: Ms10
Location: Erickson Vault
Extent: 10 linear feet
Contributing Institution: San Joaquin County Historical Society and Museum
11793 North Micke Grove Road
Lodi, CA 95240
Language of Material: Records written in English
Abstract: This collection was created by members of the San Joaquin General Hospital Nurses Alumni Association. It consists of materials donated by various alumni members that date from 1900 to 2010, with the bulk from 1941 to 1959. The collection provides a picture into the day-to-day training of nurses in a hospital-based program, as well as their comaraderie and the pride and dedication they held for their profession. In addition, it documents the evolution of the program from one based in a hospital to the campus of a community college.

Access Information

Collection is open for research by appointment.

Conditions of Use

The library can only claim physical ownership of the collection. Users are responsible for satisfying any claimants of literary property.
Preferred citation: [Item name], San Joaquin General Hospital School of Nursing Collection, Ms10, San Joaquin County Historical Society and Museum, Lodi, California.

Related Material

Title: San Joaquin County (Calif.) Schools Collection,
Date (inclusive): 1866-1973 (Ms41)
Title: San Joaquin Valley College (Woodbridge, Calif.) Collection,
Date (inclusive): 1884-1977 (Ms40)

Historical Sketch

The original San Joaquin General Hospital was built in Stockton in the early 1860s to serve the indigent sick. After fire destroyed it around 1866, bonds were sold to acquire four hundred acres of land in French Camp for a new hospital, construction for which was completed in 1895. The new hospital contained nine wards, with sleeping quarters for nurses. At the turn of the twentieth century, however, the only source for training nurses in San Joaquin County was Saint Joseph's Hospital School of Nursing, in Stockton. In 1906, the San Joaquin General Hospital organized a three-year nurses' training program under the direction of hospital superintendent Dr. J. D. Dameron. To begin, all of the training occurred on the premises of the San Joaquin General Hospital. Starting in 1942, however, students in the program took academic classes at Stockton Junior College, with clinical training at the San Joaquin General Hospital and other facilities in Stockton and the San Francisco Bay Area. In 1964, the nursing school formally changed from a hospital-based program to one headquartered at the community college.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of four series: 1. San Joaquin General Hospital/San Joaquin Delta College, 2. Alumni Association, 3. Photographs, and 4. Oversize. It includes original material from nursing graduates, as well as newsletters, yearbooks, accreditation reports, early admission forms, diplomas, newspaper articles, capping and graduation announcements, scrapbooks, memorabilia, and photographs.

Access Points

Personal Names

Guichou, Ethel Wright

Subjects

San Joaquin County (Calif.)--History
San Joaquin County--Schools
San Joaquin Delta Community College
San Joaquin General Hospital. School of Nursing


Collection Contents

 

Series 1 San Joaquin General Hospital/San Joaquin Delta College. 1906-1998

Scope and Content Note

Lecture notes, accreditation material, procedural manuals, certificates, ephemera, published programs and announcements, administrative papers, newsletters, yearbooks, and correspondence. Arranged alphabetically and chronologically.
 

Subseries Ethel M. Wright Guichou Material. 1940-1993

Scope and Content Note

Lecture notes, published research, correspondence, administrative records, and ephemera. Arranged alphabetically.
Box 1, Folder 1

Guichou, Ethel M. Wright, Papers. 1942-1993

Box 1, Folder 2

Lecture Notes. Undated

Box 1, Folder 3

Notebook. 1954

Box 1, Folder 4

Wright, Ethel M., "Pellagra: A Nursing Care Study," American Journal of Nursing. October 1940

 

Subseries Student Nurse Newsletters. 1937-1964

Scope and Content Note

Newsletters written and published by nursing students. Arranged chronologically.
Box 1, Folder 5

Lucerna's Glow. 1937-1938

Box 1, Folder 6

Aids for Adjustment. 1941, 1943

Box 1, Folder 7

Drawsheet, vol. 1. 1946-1947

Box 1, Folder 8

Drawsheet, vol. 2. 1947-1948

Box 1, Folder 9

Drawsheet, vol. 3. 1948-1949

Box 1, Folder 10

The Intercom. 1955-1956

Box 1, Folder 11

The Tranquilizer. 1964

 

Subseries Yearbooks. 1928-1958

Scope and Content Note

Nursing school yearbooks. Arranged chronologically.
Box 1, Folder 12

H.O.H. 1928

Box 1, Folder 13

H.O.H. 1930

Box 1, Folder 14

The Shield. 1953

Box 1, Folder 15

The Shield. 1954

Box 1, Folder 16

The Shield. 1955

Box 1, Folder 17

The Shield. 1956

Box 1, Folder 18

The Shield. 1957

Box 1, Folder 19

The Shield. 1958

 

Subseries Assorted Papers, Reports, and Publications. 1906-1965

Scope and Content Note

Printed material, accreditation reports and certificates, clinical nursing documentation, alumni association handbooks. Arranged alphabetically.
Box 1, Folder 20

"About Caps." 1949, 1965

Box 1, Folder 21

Accreditation Certificates. 1951, 1952, 1961

Box 1, Folder 22

Accreditation Narrative Report. 1956

Box 1, Folder 23

Accreditation Reports. 1917-1964

Box 1, Folder 24

Clinical Nursing Experience, Julia Benson. ca. 1955-1957

Box 1, Folder 25

Early Printed Material and Certificates. 1906-1939

Box 1, Folder 26

House Staff Manual and Notes. 1956

Box 1, Folder 27

Information Brochures. 1930-1963

Box 1, Folder 28

Manual of Nursing Procedures. ca. 1940

Box 1, Folder 29

Pay Scales. 1957, 1959

Box 1, Folder 30

Records of Nursing Practice. ca. 1951-1954

Box 1, Folder 31

Student Nurses Association Handbooks. 1926-1961

 

Subseries Material for Commencement and Other Events. 1963-1998

Scope and Content Note

Guestbook, printed anniversary programs, and invitations to cappings and commencement. Arranged alphabetically.
Box 2, Folder 1

125th Anniversary History of San Joaquin General Hospital. 1983

Box 2, Folder 2

Anniversary Programs, San Joaquin General Hospital. 1956, 1957, 1983

Box 2, Folder 3

Capping and Commencement Programs. 1945-1954

Box 2, Folder 4

Capping Exercise Programs. 1938-1945

Box 2, Folder 5

Capping Exercise Programs. 1946-1950

Box 2, Folder 6

Commencement Announcements and Programs. 1936-1948

Box 2, Folder 7

Commencement Announcements and Programs. 1950-1956

Box 2, Folder 8

Commencement Programs. 1963-1998

Box 2, Folder 9

Delta College Nursing Program, Thirtieth Anniversary Program and Related Events. 1995, 1997

Box 2, Folder 10

Guestbook for Teas and Receptions. 1956-1959

Box 2, Folder 11

Social Functions. 1947-1997

 

Series 2 Alumni Association. 1934-2010

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, publications, ephemera, and scrapbooks.
 

Subseries Papers and Publications. 1944-2010

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, publications, and ephemera. Arranged alphabetically.
Box 2, Folder 12

Correspondence, Hooper, Betty. 1944

Box 2, Folder 13

Correspondence, Brown, Barbara. 1957-1958

Box 2, Folder 14

Correspondence, Fortier, Patricia Byrd. ca. 1987

Box 2, Folder 15

Diamond Jubilee. 1984

Box 2, Folder 16

Newspaper Articles. 1955-2010

Box 2, Folder 17

Nursing Alumni Obituaries. 2002-2008

Box 2, Folder 18

Nursing Alumni News. Summer 1977

 

Subseries Scrapbooks. 1900-2001

Scope and Content Note

Scrapbooks comprised of newspaper clippings, notes, and ephemera compiled by alumni. Arranged chronologically.
(See Oversize)

Scrapbook. ca. 1900-1989

(See Oversize)

Scrapbook. 1922-1998

(See Oversize)

Scrapbook. 1923-1961

(See Oversize)

Scrapbook. 1934-1990

(See Oversize)

Scrapbook. 1940-1942

(See Oversize)

Scrapbook. 1943, 1959-1961

(See Oversize)

Scrapbook. 1944-1958

(See Oversize)

Scrapbook. 1944-2001

(See Oversize)

Scrapbook. 1950-1953

(See Oversize)

Scrapbook. 1952-1955

(See Oversize)

Scrapbook. 1954

(See Oversize)

Scrapbook. 1954-1957

(See Oversize)

Scrapbook. 1955-1958

(See Oversize)

Scrapbook. 1955-2001

(See Oversize)

Scrapbook. 1956-1959

(See Oversize)

Scrapbook. 1973-1979

 

Series 3 Photographs. 1940-1978

Scope and Content Note

Photographs of nursing students in various settings. Arranged chronologically.
Box 3, Folder 5

Photographs. 1944

Box 3, Folder 6

Photographs. 1945, 1951-1954

Box 3, Folder 7

Photograph Album. 1947-1949

Box 3, Folder 8

Photographs. 1951-1958, 1968, 2005, 2008

Box 3, Folder 9

Photographs. 1952-1987

Box 3, Folder 10

Photographs. ca. 1953-1968

Box 3, Folder 11

Photographs. June 1978

 

Series 4 Oversize. 1900-2001

Scope and Content Note

Scrapbooks comprised of newspaper clippings, notes, and ephemera compiled by alumni. Arranged chronologically.
Box 4, Folder 1

Scrapbook. ca. 1900-1989

Box 4, Folder 2

Scrapbook. 1922-1998

Box 5, Folder 1

Scrapbook. 1923-1961

Box 5, Folder 2

Scrapbook. 1934-1990

Box 6, Folder 1

Scrapbook. 1940-1942

Box 6, Folder 2

Scrapbook. 1943, 1959-1961

Box 6, Folder 3

Scrapbook. 1944-1958

Box 7, Folder 1

Scrapbook. 1944-2001

Box 7, Folder 2

Scrapbook. 1950-1953

Box 8, Folder 1

Scrapbook. 1952-1955

Box 8, Folder 2

Scrapbook. 1954

Box 9, Folder 1

Scrapbook. 1954-1957

Box 9, Folder 2

Scrapbook. 1955-1958

Box 10, Folder 1

Scrapbook. 1955-2001

Box 10, Folder 2

Scrapbook. 1956-1959

Box 10, Folder 3

Scrapbook. 1973-1979