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Louisville General Hospital School of Nursing records

Repository: University of Louisville. Kornhauser Health Sciences Library

Collection Description (CRHP): From the Kentucky Historical Society's survey of oral history collections in Kentucky: "In 1988, the University of Louisville School of Nursing undertook an oral history project to document the history of its adopted predecessor, the Louisville General Hospital School of Nursing. While alumni of the defunct institution account for the majority of the interviewees, the series also offers recollections of faculty, administrators, staff, public health officers, and elected officials. The earliest memories of the school date from 1920, the year members of the class of 1922 enrolled. Narrators discuss key events in the history of the institution and the Louisville area. Nurses tell about taking care of the sick during the 1919 influenza epidemic and the polio epidemics some three decades later, being unemployed and developing the new public health programs during the Great Depression, aiding the displaced during the 1937 flood, and serving in the two world wars. Other topics are the changes in the roles of women, the development of nursing education, the transformation of health care technology, integration of the school, health care for black Louisvillians, and the closing of the school."

Collection Description (Extant): Oral histories, by-laws, minutes, commencement information, photos, artifacts, textbooks, reports, student records, news clippings, publications, correspondence, and manuals documenting the existence of the School of Nursing and its Alumni Association.

Collection URL: http://special.library.louisville.edu/display-collection.asp?ID=121 External Link

Date(s): 1889-1996

Digital Status: No

Existing IDs: RG 117

Extent: 8.5 linear ft; 27 interviews; one video tape, and 44 cassette tapes

Language: English

Rights (CRHP): Contact the repository which holds the collection for information on rights

Subjects:

African American college students--Kentucky
African Americans--Kentucky
Civil rights movements--Kentucky
Medical care
Nursing
School integration--Kentucky--Louisville

Genres:

Interviews
Manuscripts
Photographs
Sound recordings
Videorecordings

 

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