Register of the Children's Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Association Papers, 1905-1987

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History --History, California --General Biological and Medical Sciences --Nursing

Register of the Children's Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Association Papers, 1905-1987

Collection number: MSS 98-20; 91-101

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Children's Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Association Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1905-1987
Collection number: MSS 98-20; 91-101
Creator: Children's Hospital School of Nursing
Extent: 5 cartons, 1 oversize box (89-20); 1 carton, 1 box (91-101)
Repository: University of California, San Francisco. Library. Archives and Special Collections.
San Francisco, California 94143-0840
Shelf location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access

Collection is open for research.

Acquisition Information

Received 3/31/89 from Mary Issel; 11/15/89 from Kathleen Allan; 10/28/91 from Mary Issel; 12/10/91 from Vivian Holdsworth (materials from her class, 1944-47); 1/30/92 from Kathleen Allan (scrapbook of Mrs. Rogers, housemother, 1950s); student uniform from M. Lemos 2/21/92; photograph Class of 1951, capping ceremony program 1947, from Vivian Holdsworth 3/13/92, Harriot O. Robbins 6/8/92.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Children's Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Association Papers, MSS 98-20; 91-101, Archives & Special Collections, UCSF Library & CKM

CORPORATE HISTORY

Mrs. Dr. Charlotte Blake Brown, Mrs. Dr. Martha E. Bucknell, and ten San Francisco women founded Children's Hospital (then called the Pacific Dispensary for Women and Children) on February 26, 1875. From a $30-a-month group of rooms at 520 Taylor Street, the Dispensary moved six times before arriving, in 1887, at its current location at California Street near Maple.
In 1880, while the Dispensary was located at the two-story Hoyt House at 22nd and Mission Streets, the Training School for Nurses was founded. It was the first such school west of the Rocky Mountains. At the time of its founding there was one pupil, Jessie Astredo. The motto of the school was "Be Ye Faithful." The designated uniform was gray with a white apron and cap. The course required one year to complete.
Supported with difficulty by private donations and funds from bazaars, the Dispensary organization incorporated in 1885 as "Children's Hospital --A Hospital for Children and Training School for Nurses."
The Children's Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Association --the oldest such association on the Pacific Coast --was founded in 1901. It has been active in promoting and maintaining high standards of nursing care, as well as setting up special funds to aid members and students.
Children's Hospital School of Nursing accepted its last class in 1955. The school's final class of seventeen students graduated on August 23, 1957.

Scope and Content

This collection contains minutes, correspondence, notes, newsletters, reports, yearbooks, financial records, membership lists, scrapbooks, photographs, clippings, forms and other documents and publications relating to the School and the Alumnae Association.
Accession 91-101 (one box, one carton) appears to be the 10/28/91 acession from Mary Issel, and is minimally processed. A container list for this accession appears at the end of this document.

Container List

 

SERIES I. SCHOOL OF NURSING

Oversize Box 1: (Oversize), Folder 1.

Nurses Training School Records, 1901-1908

Folder 1a.

Nursing care study outline

Folder 1b.

Board of Nurse Examiners test announcement/grade notification, 1947

Carton Carton 1:, Folder 2.

Correspondence, 1932

Folder 3.

Training principles: lectures to students, outlines

Folder 3a.

Program for capping exercises, 2/18/49

Folder 4.

Student handbook [s.d.]

Folder 5.

The Annual, later called Little Jim (student yearbooks): volumes for 1924-1930

Folder 6.

Drawsheet, student body publication, 1945-1947

Folder 7.

Drawsheet, 1948-1949

 

SERIES II. ALUMNAE ASSOCIATION: CORRESPONDENCE, MINUTES

Carton Carton 1:, Folder 8.

Correspondence, historical

Folder 9.

Correspondence

Folder 10.

Correspondence, minutes: 1945-1948

Folder 11.

Correspondence, minutes: 1949-1953

Folder 12.

Correspondence, minutes: 1954-1957

Folder 13.

Correspondence, minutes: 1958-1968

Folder 14.

Correspondence, minutes: 1968-1969

Folder 15.

Correspondence, minutes: 1970

Folder 16.

Correspondence, minutes: 1971

Folder 17.

Correspondence, minutes: 1972

Folder 18.

Correspondence, minutes: 1973

Folder 19.

Correspondence, minutes: 1974

Folder 20.

Minutes, 1974-1975; membership lists

Folder 21.

Correspondence, minutes: 1975

Folder 22.

Correspondence, minutes: 1976

Folder 23.

Correspondence, minutes: 1977

Folder 24.

Correspondence, minutes: 1978

Folder 25.

Correspondence, minutes: 191979

Folder 26.

Correspondence, minutes: 1984-1985

Folder 27.

Correspondence, 1987

Folder 28.

Alumnae correspondence, 1) Classes 1914-1930

Folder 29.

Alumnae correspondence, 2) Classes 1931-1941

Folder 30.

Alumnae correspondence, 3) Classes 1942-1957

Folder 31.

Graduate lists

Folder 32.

Applications for sick benefits, 1961-1967

Folder 33.

Northern California Health Center, annual report

Folder 34.

Children's Hospital history

Folder 35.

USPHS nursing poster

 

SERIES III. ALUMNAE ASSOCIATION: PUBLICATIONS

Carton Carton 1:, Folder 36.

Miscellaneous publications, Children's Hospital

Folder 37.

Miscellaneous publications, Children's Hospital, 1950-1988

Folder 38.

Children's Hospital annual report, 1986

Folder 39.

Peter McBean nursing leture, first 1980 invitation

Folder 40.

Nursing News, 1988-

Folder 41.

New Horizons alumnae article

Folder 42.

Newsletter, 1975-1985

Folder 43.

Newsletter, 1983

Folder 44.

Newsletter, 1984-1985

Folder 45.

Newsletter, 1985

Folder 46.

Newsletter, 1985-1988

Folder 47.

Newsletter, June 1986

Folder 48.

Newsletter, December 1986

Folder 49.

Membership correspondence, 1987-1988

Folder 50.

Miscellaneous

Folder 51.

65th anniversary program, 1948

Folder 52.

Centennial program, 1981

 

SERIES IV. PHOTOGRAPHS, CERTIFICATES, BOOKS

Oversize Box 1: (Oversize)

14 oversize photographs, pictures pasted up for an exhibit

 

2 rolled diplomas

 

Scrapbook: in hand of Mrs. Rogers, house mother 1950s

Carton Carton 2:, Folder 53.

Photographs (10) (alumnae luncheons)

Folder 54.

Photograph album, undated

Folder 55.

Photograph album (16 pages, unbound) of students, alumnae gatherings

Folder 56.

Photographs, 1938 (18) (students, staff)

Folder 57.

Photographs, 1945-1948 (2) alumnae luncheons

Folder 57aa.

Photograph, diploma of Harriot Overgard Robbins, Class of 1947

Folder 57a.

Photograph, class of 1951 (taken ca. 1949)

Folder 58.

Photograph, 1953? (1) alumnae luncheon

Folder 59.

Photographs, 1972-1974 (10) alumnae

Folder 60.

Alumnae reunion photographs, May 1981

Folder 61.

Aerial photograph of Children's Hospital and environs, 1935?

Folder 62.

Photograph album (undated)

Folder 63.

Photograph album, Mary Veroni Lemos, 1925 (student pictures, patients, staff, buildings)

Folder 64.

Rolled photograph: class of 1925?

Folder 65.

Alumnae album (undated)

Folder 66.

Alumnae album (undated)

Folder 67.

Guest album from reunions: 1948, 1965, 1984

Folder 68.

Two notebooks (meeting minutes?)

Folder 69.

Books: New Testament (Gideons, presented to members of US Armed Forces 1941); American Pocket Medical Dictionary (Philadelphia : WB Saunders, 1943); and Sheila MacKay Russell, A Lamp is Heavy (Philadelphia : Lippincott, 1950) copies from Vivien Holdsworth, and Jean McConnell. Nurse Please! (Philadelphia : Lippincott, 1944)

 

SERIES V. ALUMNAE ASSOCIATION : FINANCIAL, MEMBERSHIP RECORDS

Carton Carton 3:, Folder 70.

Bank statements

Folder 71.

Tax forms, audit reports: 1971-1976

Folder 72.

Cash records, 1918-1931

Folder 73.

Cash records, 1932-1945

Folder 74.

Check records, 1968-1973

Folder 75.

Check records, 1973-1975

Folder 76.

Louise Davis memorial fund: 1942-1958

Folder 77.

Membership files, obituary files (cards)

 

SERIES VI. UNIFORMS

Carton Carton 4:

Nurse's uniform, two memorial bricks; 2nd uniform (from M. Lemos), nurse's pin

Carton Carton 5:

Nurse's uniform with cape

MSS 91-101 CONTENTS

Carton Carton 1:, Folder 1.

Children's Hospital S.F. to file (postcards, invitations, correspondence, etc.)

Folder 2.

unlabeled folder. Photographs: class of 1935; 4/17/48 dinner , St. Francisco Hotel; 1934 main entrance of hospital.

Folder 3.

History - notes

Folder 4.

Historical notes - to file

Folder 5.

1990-91 (invitation; correspondence)

Folder 6.

News 1987-88 (newsletters, correspondence, mailings)

Folder 7.

C.H. nurses - newsletter - sayings (newsletters, correspondence)

Folder 8.

Newsletter (newsletters 1980s-1990, correspondence, notes)

Folder 9.

Newsletter 1963-82

Folder 10.

Obituary notices 1980s

Folder 11.

Little Jim (publication) index

Folder 12.

Estate settlements (wills)

Folder 13.

Financial reports

Folder 14.

School pins R.N. (RN magazine covers)

Folder 15.

unlabeled folder. (Children's Hospital publications; duplicates)

Folder 16.

By-laws/constitution - CH alumnae (1969; duplicates))

Folder 17.

Clippings (1948-1980)

Folder 18.

Children's Hospital -- Helen Houghton Fund (correspondence 1920-1941)

Folder 19.

Children's Hospital - 1800's (notes; two small items)

Folder 20.

Children's Hospital Alumnae - S.F. Early Development - 1901. Nurses (notes; three small items)

Folder 21.

1800' - 1900 (notes and transcriptions)

Folder 22.

1920-21-22-23-24-25-26 (notes, correspondence, newsletter clippings)

Folder 23.

'27-1928-29- (commencement programs, 1927 & 1928)

Folder 24.

1942-1943-1944-1945-1946 (newsletters, notes, correspondence)

Folder 25.

1930's (empty folder)

Folder 26.

1947-1948-1949 C.H. nurses (notes, correspondence, forms, programs)

Folder 27.

1950-1951-1952 (correspondence, newsletter)

Folder 28.

1953 (student handbook)

Folder 29.

unlabeled folder (tearsheets re: nursing history?)

Folder 30.

unlabeled folder (tearsheets, transcribed documents, reports)

Folder 31.

Staff (notes)

Folder 32.

1954 (form letter, 73rd anniversary pamphlet; duplicates)

Folder 33.

1955-1956-1957-1958-1959 (two typescripts of 7/1/57 history-of document)

Folder 34.

1960-1961-1962-1963 (1 piece correspondence 1964)

Folder 35.

1965-1966-1967-1968 (New Horizons June 1965; invitation to reunion dinner; 1968 SF County Nurses' Association Herzstein Trust Fund policy document; correspondence)

Folder 36.

1964-1965 (empty folder)

Folder 37.

1971 1972 (2 pieces correspondence)

Folder 38.

CH 1971 (correspondence)

Folder 39.

1970-1972 (correspondence)

Folder 40.

1973 (folder labeled "Emge Library 1972-1973" and photocopied article re: Obesity and Risk Factor Program)

Folder 41.

History notes 1974 (two issues of New Horizons Summer 1974 and Winter 1974)

Folder 42.

1975 (publications, typed notes, newsletters)

Folder 43.

1979 (publications, typed notes, newsletters)

Folder 44.

C. Hospital 1980 (publications, typed notes, newsletters)

Folder 45.

C. Hospital 1981 (publications, typed & handwritten notes, newsletters)

Folder 46.

C. Hospital 1982 (publications, correspondence, newsletters)

Folder 47.

Children's Hospital 1983 (publications, notes, correspondence)

Folder 48.

Children's Hospital 1984 (publications, notes, correspondence)

Folder 49.

1985 (two publications)

Folder 50.

unlabeled folder (1988 correspondence & forms re: dues)

Box Box 1:, Folder 1.

News 1985 (newsletter 12/84-6/85, 12/85, 100th anniversary program 1981)

Folder 2.

News 1984 (newsletters & correspondence)

Folder 3.

News 1983 ("12/82 - June '83, 6/83-12/83" newsletters)

Folder 4.

News 1982

Folder 5.

News 1981

Folder 6.

News 1980

Folder 7.

News 1979

Folder 8.

News 1978

Folder 9.

News 1977

Folder 10.

News 1976

Folder 11.

News 1975

Folder 12.

Publications -samples-Hosp. (New Day, 1984)

Folder 13.

1988 (newsletters & correspondence)

Folder 14.

June 1987

Folder 15.

News 1986 (June-Dec.)

 

unfoldered: Footprints and other Children's Hospital publications addressed to Mary Issel.

Folder 16.

News 1988

Folder 17.

unlabeled folder (membership lists 1980s)

Folder 18.

News 1989

Folder 19.

CHN Events - Reservation dues - contributors

Folder 20.

pocketed binder of May Issel - 1980s (class lists, newsletters, etc.)