American Association for the History of Nursing
Scope:
The American Association for the History of Nursing collection consists of professional material, financial material, correspondence, printed material, photographs, memorabilia, and other material.

Professional material in the collection includes: material about the organization’s early years (1979-1981); constitution and by-laws for the International History of Nursing Society (IHNS) and the AAHN; meeting minutes (1980-2004); reports (1982-2000s); membership information (1980-2000s); items regarding the Midwest Alliance in Nursing (1981-1982); material regarding the Board of Directors (1982-2000s); board meeting materials (1982-2000s); membership forms and cards; samples of stationery (1983); material about annual conferences on nursing history (1984-2013); committee material (1984-1985); material about the Midwest Nursing Historical Collection Project (1980-1982); items on the AAHN Awards (1987-1996); papers of Nettie Birnback while President of the AAHN (1997-1999); material regarding the Society for Nursing History (1990s); items regarding various grave sites; material regarding Nursing History Review (2006-2010); and other items.

Financial material includes fiscal statements (1980-2001); itemized statements and invoices (1982-1992); bank records (1982-1993); tax documents (1983-1992); grant proposals; accounting records (1980-1987); fundraising (1985-1986); and other items.

Correspondence includes letters regarding the Board of Directors (1981-1982); letters regarding a booth at the ICN meeting (1980-1981); correspondence with the President of the AAHN (1981-1983); letters regarding the NLN convention (1983) and the ANA convention (1984); letters about the newsletter (1983-1984); letters about membership promotion (1983-1984); several letters to and from Shirley Fondiller; letters regarding requests for submissions for the Teresa E. Christy and Lavinia L. Dock Awards and the Richard H. Shryock Medal (1990-1998); general correspondence (1980-2005); and other items.

Printed material includes bulletins (1981-2007); items regarding the 1984 AAHN conference; programs; announcements; newsletters; press kits; fliers; published writings; and other items.

Photographs include images of Sydney D. Krampitz, Wanda Hiestand, Shirley Fondiller, and Eleanor Crowder; photos from the 1982 ANA convention; winners of the Teresa E. Christy Award (1990); various conferences (1993-2013); a board meeting (1999); various AAHN functions and events; and other items.

Memorabilia includes: a copy of the constitution of the Royal College of Nursing, UK (1983); visitor's register from the 1980 ANA convention and 1981 International Council of Nurses meeting; a presentation aid; a thirtieth anniversary commemorative plaque; a proclamation by the Atlanta City Council in honor of Nursing History (plaque, 2005); and other items.

Other material includes: a videocassette recording of the AAHN reception at Boston College in 1999; "Luther Christman, Professional Reformer," dissertation by Steven E. Merrill (1998); "cadet nurse pledge" scrolls; and audio cassette recordings of various talks and speeches.
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Associated Subjects
1. Photographs – United States
2. Financial records – United States
3. Nursing – United States – History
4. Nursing – United States – Societies, etc.