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Nightingale (Florence) Memorial Collection
MSS.2015.3  
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Description
Collection contains material regarding Florence Nightingale and the history of nursing collected and created by Country Joe McDonald. It includes McDonald writings and research, printed material, audiovisual and graphic material, ephemera, and rare books, dated 1831-2009.
Background
Country Joe McDonald (1942-) is a singer, songwriter, social advocate, and co-founder of the Country Joe and the Fish rock band. He began researching and collecting material about Florence Nightingale, the Crimean War, and the Victorian era in 1981. He eventually built the website, “Country Joe McDonald’s Tribute to Florence Nightingale.” Florence Nightingale (1820-1910) was a British nurse, statistician, and social reformer. She was born in Florence, Italy, and raised at Lea Hurst in Derbyshire and Embley Park in Hampshire. She managed the nursing of British and allied forces during the Crimean War at Scutari. She established the Nightingale School of Nursing in London in 1860 and set up training for midwives and nurses in workhouses. In 1907 she was awarded the Order of Merit.
Extent
8 Linear Feet (1 carton, 1 box, 1 oversized box, 76 rare books)
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to the UCSF Library and Center for Knowledge Management. All requests for permission to publish material must be submitted in writing to the UCSF Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Library and Center for Knowledge Management as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.
Availability
Collection is open for research. The non-circulating rare book collection is searchable through the UCSF Library catalog and is available to researchers in the Archives and Special Collections reading room.