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.
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.
8 Linear Feet
(1 carton, 1 box, 1 oversized box, 76 rare books)
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.
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.