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Historical Collections

The Nursing Collection

NursingWhen the School of Nursing was founded in 1889, there was no library associated with the school; instead, the Medical Library served as a de facto library for the nursing students. The first nursing collection was founded in 1946.

The Nursing Collection includes works by Florence Nightingale, Clara Barton, Mary A. Livermore, and Mary A. Gardner Holland. The collection dates from the eighteenth to the nineteenth centuries and includes important works on the Red Cross, nursing in hospitals, and military nurses.

The Nursing Collection is open and growing through donations and transfers from the Library's circulating collection.

 

 

 

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Digitized Florence Nightingale Letters.

History of the School of Nursing

Last edited on: Tuesday, May 31, 2022