Boyle, Rena E. (1914-2006)
Scope:
The Rena E. Boyle collection consists of manuscripts, correspondence, printed material, and memorabilia.

Manuscripts by Boyle in the collection include her Ph.D. thesis, "A Study of Programs of Professional Education for Teachers of Nursing in Nineteen Selected Universities," submitted to the Graduate Faculty of the University of Minnesota (1953); drafts of a number of speeches (1961-1973); drafts of articles (1967-1972); drafts of reports (1954-1966); and other writings, including material on her work instituting a school of nursing in Panama (ca. 1966).

Correspondence in the collection primarily consists of professional letters to and from Boyle.  Notable correspondents include Virginia Arnold, Chief Nurse, Division of International Health, U.S. Public Health Service; LeRoy E. Burney, Surgeon General; Arthur S. Fleming, Secretary, Health, Education, and Welfare;  Col. Mildred I. Clark, Chief, Army Nurse Corps; Eleanor C. Lambertsen, Director of Nursing, Teachers College, Columbia University; Elsie Stephenson, Director, Department of Nursing Studies, University of Edinburgh, Editor, International Journal of Nursing Studies; Luzmila A. deIllueca, Director, School of Nursing, University of Panama; Edward Newman, Commissioner J. James, Rehabilitation Services, Department of Health, Education, and Welfare; Alfredo B. Soler, Dean, Faculty of Sciences, University of Panama; and J. James Exon, Governor, Nebraska. 

Printed material in the collection includes: "A Study of Student Perception of Patient Attitudes," Medical Bulletin, Vol. 30, No. 11, published by the University of Minnesota (1959); "The Registered Nurse Seeks a College," by Boyle and Frances K. Peterson, reprinted from Nursing Outlook, Vol. 10 (1962); "Federal Legislation: Its Impact on the National League for Nursing's Accrediting Programs," reprinted from Nursing Outlook, Vol. 13, No.3 (1965); and Alumnae Banquet, in The Nurse Reporter, Nov. 1967.

Memorabilia in the collection consists of citations and awards.  These include: a certificate of outstanding achievement from the regents of the University of Minnesota (1959); a certificate of gratitude from the Republic of Panama, Department of Health (1966); a certificate of Honorary Membership in the University of Nebraska School of Nursing Alumnae Association (1969); a certificate of appreciation awarded by the U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare (1970); a certificate of initiation into the Black Masque Chapter of the Mortar Board (1970); and a certificate of appointment to the Comprehensive Health Planning Advisory Council of the State of Nebraska, signed by Governor J. James Exon (1972-1974).
Notable Figures
1. Boyle, Rena E.
Associated Subjects
1. Memorabilia – United States
2. Medical teaching personnel – United States
3. Nurses – United States
4. Nursing – Study and teaching – United States
5. Nursing
6. Manuscripts for publication – United States