Harkness, Gail (1939-2015)
Scope:
The Gail Harkness Collection consists of manuscripts, correspondence, audio recordings, printed material, memorbilia, and professional material.

Manuscripts in the Harkness collection include: "Christian Tragedy: Can It Exist?", author unknown (1982); a transcript of a meeting with Boston University President John R. Silber and the faculty of the BU School of Nursing (1987); BU School of Nursing faculty position paper "Proposal to Close the School of Nursing"; fragments of a manuscript on "Pregnancy Outcomes Following Maternal Lyme Borreliosis Infection" (1993); "Using Epidemiology in Clinical Decision Making"  (1993); "Nursing Assessment of Hospital Acquired Pneumonia Risk" (1993); and "Why Obtain a BSN?"

Correspondence includes Harkness; personal letters (1984) as well as letters related to the closing of the Boston University School of Nursing (1987).

Audio in the collection consists of a cassette tape recorded at the meeting between BU President John R. Silber and the Faculty of the Boston University School of Nursing, April 7, 1987.

Printed material includes: a copy of The Geneva Republican (1979); a Boston University School of Nursing Alumni Directory (1986); booklets (1979-1991);  flyers promoting Gail Hood for the Commission on Education (1980); a report profiling a top-ranked school of nursing (1985); newsletters from the Massachusetts Nurses Association (1986-1991); copies of The American Nurse (1986-1995); various bulletins issued by the Boston University School of Nursing (1986-1987); The Boston Globe Magazine (1986); a copy of The Boston Globe (1987); a copy of The Boston Herald (1987); a copy of The Daily Free Press (1987); and photocopies of articles on nursing practices (1990-1992).
 
Memorabilia consists of a Certificate of Service presented to Harkness by the American Nurses Association (1986).

Professional material in the collection consists of several files compiled and labeled by Harkness on a variety of topics. Overall they date between 1974 and 1995, and include manuscripts, correspondence, financial material, printed items, reports, budgets, legal documents, and other material.  Topics mostly pertain to the Boston University School of Nursing.
Notable Figures
1. Harkness, Gail A.