Effie May Power Collection MS-0374

Special Collections & University Archives
5500 Campanile Dr. MC 8050
San Diego, CA 92182-8050

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

box 1, folder 1

Correspondence Folder 1 1909-1912

box 1, folder 2

Course Notes Folder 2 n.d.

box 1, folder 3

Course notes on Physiology and Prescriptions Folder 3 n.d.

box 1, folder 4

Nursing School Graduation Folder 4 1909

box 1, folder 5

Obituaries and Condolence Notes Folder 5 1913

box 1, folder 6

Photographs of Family and Friends Folder 6

box 1, folder 7

Red Cross Armband Folder 7

box 1, folder 8

Red Cross and San Diego Public Schools Certificates Folder 8

box 1, folder 9

The Trained Nurse and Hospital Review Folder 9