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Power (Effie May) Collection
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  • Scope and Contents
  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Preferred Citation
  • Biographical Note

  • Contributing Institution: Special Collections & University Archives
    Title: Effie May Power Collection
    Creator: Power, Euphinnia May
    Identifier/Call Number: MS-0374
    Physical Description: 0.21 Linear Feet
    Date (inclusive): 1909-1927
    Language of Material: English .

    Scope and Contents

    The Effie May Power Collection documents Power's time in nursing school at San Diego County Hospital, and her time working as a nurse at Mercy Hospital in Prescott, Arizona. Highlights include correspondence in which Power refers to construction and rennovations taking place at San Diego County Hospital, and working with Dr. Charlotte Baker, San Diego's first female doctor, as well as course notes and the red cross armband Power made for herself. The collection consists of correspondence, press clippings, photographs and course notes.

    Conditions Governing Access

    This collection is open for research.

    Conditions Governing Use

    Some of these materials are in the public domain. However, the nature of historical archival and manuscript collections means that copyright status may be difficult or even impossible to determine. Copyright resides with the creators of materials contained in the collection or their heirs. Requests for permission to publish must be submitted to the Head of Special Collections, San Diego State University, Library and Information Access. Permissions is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical item and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder(s), which must also be obtained in order to publish. Materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials.

    Preferred Citation

    Identification of item, folder title, box number, Effie May Power Collection, Special Collections and University Archives, San Diego State University Library.

    Biographical Note

    Euphinnia May Power, known as Effie, graduated from San Diego County Hospital's nurse training program in 1909. Her family lived in Point Loma, and she corresponded with them throughout her time in nursing school and following her graduation when she took a nursing job at Mercy Hospital in Prescott, Arizona. Power contracted spinal meningitis from a patient at Mercy Hospital and died in Prescott on January 28, 1913.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Nursing--Study and teaching
    Nursing--California--San Diego County
    Travel nursing
    Personal Papers
    Nurses--California--San Diego--Biography--Sources
    Nurses--California--San Diego--Correspondence
    Nursing--California--San Diego--History--Sources
    Power, Effie May--Archives
    Power, Effie May--Correspondence
    San Diego County General Hospital