St. Joseph College of Nursing (20-102)

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Descriptive Summary

Collection Title: University Department Records

Series Title: St. Joseph College of Nursing

Collection Number: 20

Series Number: 102

Extent: 8 standard manuscript boxes, 8 letter size boxes, 5 standard flat boxes, 4 oversize flat boxes, 3 card boxes, 1 small flat box, 1 hat box, 2 clothing racks, and 50 bound editions (30 boxes total); 31.5 linear feet

Abstract:This collection houses material related to the St. Joseph College of Nursing program at the University of St. Francis. The nursing program is one of the longest running programs at USF, beginning in the 1920s. It was renamed to the College of Nursing and Allied Health in 1998 after CSF's move to university status. It is currently named the Leach College of Nursing after long-time supporters Cecily & John Leach. Materials include: administrative papers, news-clippings, journals, plaques and artifacts, clothing, correspondences, and various photographs. This collection has been arranged into four series:

Physical Location: LG12 - Section 24, Shelves 2-7; Section 25, Shelves 2-5; Section 26, 2 Clothing Racks

Language: English

Processor: Gloria Hendrickson, Archives Librarian

Administrative Information

Restrictions on use and reproduction:All rights held by the University of St. Francis. For permission to reproduce, distribute or oTherwise use materials, please contact Archives Staff.

Restrictions on access: Box 19 (folders 7-19, 40-42) and Box 21 (folders 17, 24) are CLOSED. Permission to view these items must be obtained from the President's Office.

Provenance/ Source of Acquisition: St. Joseph College of Nursing

Scope and Content Note

Types of material: The St. Joseph College of Nursing Collection consists of administrative papers, newspaper clippings and ephemera, photographs and slides, bound volumes, and clothing. This collection is arranged in four series:

Series I: Administrative Papers, 1924-2010 (Boxes 1-8; 16-22)

Box 1 contains one copy of "Nursing Agency and Nursing Systems" (1987) and four copies of "Theory Based Nursing Process and Product Using: Orem's Self Care Deficit Theory of Nursing in Practice, Education and Research," (1988) by Susan G. Taylor.

Box 2 contains correspondence and news bulletins from the Catholic Hospital Association Wartime Service, U.S.C Corps, and National Nursing Council for War Service (1943-1944).

Boxes 3-5 hold the St. Joseph College of Nursing yearbook, The Peak (1928-1986). Box 5 also contains Accreditation Report Self-Study Report (1991), Commission on Institutions of Higher Education (1992-1993), and Division of Education and Accreditation Report of Visit for Accreditation (1993).

Boxes 6 and 7 hold two roll books: Da. Rec. of Theory Classes (1928-1933) and Da. T. October 1928 - June 1933, classes of 1931 and 1934; a Daily Time book (November 1920 - November 1923), and two Individual Record books (September 1923-1927 and November 1920-1922).

Box 8 contains administrative papers relating to SJCN. Included are: three Self Study for Accreditation (1993, 1998, 2004), program brochures and student handbooks (1964-2003), and Pulsation newsletters (1965-1974). There are also St. Joseph Logistical Documents, which include hospital equipment and planning guides, minutes, and correspondence (1962-1965).

Box 16 holds State of Illinois Registration and Education certificate (1932), The Nightingale Pledge (2 copies), and a brochure titled, "The Seven Ages of a Physician."

Box 17 comprises twelve nursing textbooks, including: Psychiatric Nursing 6th Edition, Essentials of Medicine 17th Edition, Hospital Ethics, and Sociology with Application to Nursing and Health Education.

Box 18 holds student handbooks and course catalogs (1988-1999), SJCN Curriculum Proposal (1987), Self-Study for Accreditation (1992), and the Annual Report (1994-1995). There are also materials from the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission. This includes: Accreditation Manual, Interpretive Guidelines for Standards and Criteria, and Directory of Accredited Nursing Programs (1999).

Box 19 contains Probations and Dismissal papers (2002-2008), American Association of Colleges of Nursing Annual Surveys (1999-2008), Illinois Board of Higher Education Health Services Grant applications (1990-2007), and budgets from USF/SJCN (2002-2005).

Box 20 comprises papers from the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation (IDPR), such as: annual reports (1988-2008), grant applications (2000 and 2004), and education program reports (2002-2006). There are also papers from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), including: an Advanced Education Nursing Traineeship Grant (2006), and education nursing traineeship programs (2002-2004).

Box 21 contains annual board meeting minutes (1988-1996), SJCN annual reports (1988-1991), and various directories of accredited nursing programs (1995, 2006-2007).

Box 22 holds ephemera from the 50th Anniversary of School of Nursing, 1970, including: congratulation letters, master checklist, official list of guests, historical summary; National League of Nursing Official Guides to Graduate and Undergraduate Nursing Programs, and SJCN Self-Study for Accreditation (1993).

Series II: News-clippings, Ephemera, and Clothing, 1930-2000 (Boxes 9-12; 26; 28-29)

Box 9 consists of newspaper clippings related to the St. Joseph College of Nursing (1940-1999). Most of the articles are from local papers like, the Herald News, Chicago Tribune, and Spectator.

Boxes 10-12 holds objects related to SJCN or the nursing profession in general. There is a Florence Nightingale bust, a plaque for Original Members and Founders of Alumnae Association for St. Joseph College of Nursing, a plaque for Lemont Nurses Present Esther Vivaldelli Scholarship Memorial, a plaque for Class of 1945 Nursing Scholarship, and SJCN class pins.

Box 26 contains Diploma for Marie K. Fisher (1932), State of Illinois Registered Nurse cards for Marie K. Fisher (1933-1936), alumni event table place cards, and a Florence Nightingale nursing lamp.

Box 28 contains two United Way Silver Awards to SJCN (1982 and 1986).

Box 29 has a bronze nurse's cap and four student nurse graduation caps.

Clothing Racks 1 and 2 contain thirty-five pieces of clothing from various points the program's history. There are smocks, dresses, cover-ups, pants, a cape, and graduation stole. Most were donated by alumni of SJCN.

Series III: Photographs, Videos, and Photo Slides, 1920-1990 (Boxes 13-15; 22-25; 27; 30)

Boxes 13-15 hold videotapes, films, CDs, and photo slides from the late 1980s and early 1990s. The videotapes consist of Opening Day Ceremonies and Alumni Homecomings, while the films are from the American Hospital Association. The photo slides depict students working on miscellaneous jobs at hospitals.

Boxes 22-25 contain numerous photographs from SJCN, including: graduating class photographs (1928-2004), student life (1920-1990), buildings, Board Committee minutes microfilm (1988-1994), various faculty members, alumni banquet (1996), and students at work (1980s).

Box 27 holds oversize class photographs from various years and oversize posters about the nursing profession.

Box 30 holds numerous photographs about student life and students at work (1980s).

Series IV: Bound Volumes, 1900-1987

There are ten volumes of The American Journal of Nursing (1900-1910), thirteen volumes of American Journal of Nursing (1929-1945), eight volumes of The Trained Nurse and Hospital Review (1929-1932), and nineteen volumes of The Human Body Series (1984-1987).

Dates: 1924-2010     Bulk Dates: 1950-2000

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Bound Nursing Books

Title Volume Year
The American Journal of Nursing 1 1900-1901
The American Journal of Nursing 2 1901-1902
The American Journal of Nursing 3 1902-1903
The American Journal of Nursing 4 1903-1904
The American Journal of Nursing 5 1904-1905
The American Journal of Nursing 6 1905-1906
The American Journal of Nursing 7 1906-1907
The American Journal of Nursing 8 1907-1908
The American Journal of Nursing 9 1908-1909
The American Journal of Nursing 10 1909-1910
American Journal of Nursing Cumulative Index 1900-1945
American Journal of Nursing 29 Jan - June 1929
American Journal of Nursing 29 July - Dec 1929
American Journal of Nursing 30 Jan - June 1930
American Journal of Nursing 30 July - Dec 1930
American Journal of Nursing 41 Jan - June 1941
American Journal of Nursing 41 July - Dec 1941
American Journal of Nursing 42 Jan - June 1942
American Journal of Nursing 42 July - Dec 1942
American Journal of Nursing 43 Jan - June 1943
American Journal of Nursing 43 July - Dec 1943
American Journal of Nursing 44 Jan - Dec 1944
American Journal of Nursing 45 Jan - Dec 1945
The Trained Nurse and Hospital Review 82 Jan - June 1929
The Trained Nurse and Hospital Review 83 July - Dec 1929
The Trained Nurse and Hospital Review 84 Jan - June 1930
The Trained Nurse and Hospital Review 85 July - Dec 1930
The Trained Nurse and Hospital Review 86 Jan - June 1931
The Trained Nurse and Hospital Review 87 July - Dec 1931
The Trained Nurse and Hospital Review 88 Jan - June 1932
The Trained Nurse and Hospital Review 89 July - Dec 1932
The Human Body Series 1 1984
The Human Body Series 2 1984
The Human Body Series 3 1984
The Human Body Series 4 1984
The Human Body Series 5 1985
The Human Body Series 6 1985
The Human Body Series 7 1985
The Human Body Series 8 1985
The Human Body Series 9 1985
The Human Body Series 10 1984
The Human Body Series 11 1985
The Human Body Series 12 1985
The Human Body Series 13 1987
The Human Body Series 14 1987
The Human Body Series 15 1987
The Human Body Series 16 1987
The Human Body Series 17 1985
The Human Body Series 18 1987
The Human Body Series 19 1986

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