Hornung, Gertrude J.
Scope:
The Gertrude J. Hornung consists printed material, manuscripts, and other items.

Printed material in the collection include many generated by committees Hornung was involved with and some directly edited by her. The earliest are reports from the Massachusetts Department of Labor and Industries; Division of Occupational Hygiene (1936-1956). These reports were included as part of the Department's Annual Report. Reprints of articles include "The Occupational Health Nurse Specialist," by Mary Louise Brown, Assistant Professor of Public Health, Yale University, reprinted from Occupational Health Review; "Human and Economic Significance of Healthful MINA," Vol. 1, No. 1; "Working Conditions," by Sybyl S. Patterson, reprinted from Modern Sanitation, Vol. 4, No. 1 (1952); The MINA, Vol. 1, No. 1, first edition, edited by Hornung (1954); "Occupational Health Nursing Services," by May Louise Brown and J. Wister Meigs, M.D., reprinted from Industrial Medicine and Surgery, Vol. 24, No. 2 (1955); and "Industrial Nursing in the United States," an interview with Mary Louise Brown, reprinted from Industrial Medicine and Surgery, Vol. 33, No. 1 (1964).  Other printed material includes articles, reprints, statistics, and tear sheets from various sources on functions, standards, and qualifications of industrial nurses and nursing (1943-1988); reports on census statistics both at the national level and by individual states (1948-1970) including: "Implications on Industrial Nursing," Hornung, editor, produced under the auspices of the Massachusetts Industrial Nurses Association (MINA) as part of the Massachusetts Survey of Needs and Resources (ca. 1960); "MINA Legislative Committee Reports," committee chaired by Hornung (1961-1970); "Highlights of the Occupational Health Nursing Study by the Public Health Service," edited by Mary Louise Brown, RN (1964); and "Care By Nurse Practitioners," tear sheets of  an editorial appearing in The New England Journal of Medicine, Vol. 290, No. 3, with responses appearing in Vol. 290, No. 5 (1974). The collection also contains a number of printed examples of state laws and regulations including: "An Act to Extend the Coverage of State Labor Relations Law to Include Health Care Facilities and Certain Nurse Employees Thereof" (1964); and The Federal Occupational Safety and Health Act, prepared by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) (1970). There are reports on meetings, workshops, and conventions attended by Hornung (1948-1962); brief reports concerning costs and values of occupational health medical and industrial services (1945-1948); various reports on "Part-Time Nursing Service in Industry," related to MINA (1945-1968); "Massachusetts Industrial Nurses Salary Survey," by Hornung, Elsa L. Larson, and Hannah Moore (1951); and "A Study of Occupational Health Nursing Content Essential in Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing," funded by the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, United States Public Health Services, published by the College of Nursing, University of Tennessee-Memphis (1965-1967). There are a number of publications produced by the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses, Inc.; and a number of newsletters from various state health organization (1947-1968). There are also printed items concerning Catherine R. Dempsey, first President of the American Association of Industrial Nurses, including a tear sheet from The American Journal of Nursing, Vol. 48, No. 4 (1948); "Indices for Personal and Professional Growth," by Gertrude A. Stewart, The Catherine R. Dempsey Lecture, delivered at the 20th Annual American Association of Industrial Nursing Conference, published in American Association of Industrial Nursing Journal (1962); and the Eulogy for Catherine R. Dempsey, presented at the Thirty-second Annual Meeting of the American Association of Industrial Nursing Conference, published in The Catherine R. Dempsey Memorial Issue of Occupational Health Nursing (1974).

Manuscript material in the collection includes "Affirmative Side on Activating an Industrial Nurse Section of the Massachusetts SNA," by Sarah E. Almeida (1947); "Industrial Nursing in Massachusetts, 1901-1945," by Catherine R. Dempsey (ca. 1953); and "Development and History of the Massachusetts Industrial Nursing Association as of Today," by Margaret Walsh (ca. 1954).

The collection also contains one photograph of Hornung with Louise Fisk, RN (1949); and a film strip, "Nursing in Occupational Health," with a soundtrack on tape, produced for the Division of Occupational Health, Public Health Service, United States Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, by Jean S. Felton, M.D., Professor of Occupational Medicine, University of California (1964).
Notable Figures
1. Hornung, Gertrude J.
Associated Subjects
1. Nurses – United States
2. Nursing