Table of Contents


Descriptive Summary
Biographical/Historical Note
Scope and Content Note
Arrangement of the Collection
Index Terms
Administrative Information
Restrictions
Related Material
Finding Aid Note
Container List
National Conclave of Grady Graduate Nurses Records 1917-1918 1950-1965 1972-2003
Conclave Chapter Records 1985-1991 2000
Grady Graduate Nurses' Collections 1938-2001
Florence Robinette Pyron Collection:
Kathleen Moon Thomas Collection:
Annie Williams Welch Collection:
Verdelle Thomas Taylor Collection:
Idella Hasty Hogan Collection:
Nema Newell Collection:
Arthur Sawyer Cook Collection:
Mada Smith West Collection:
Inetz Cameron Stanley Collection:
Phyllis Canady Benjamin Collection:
Ailean Clayton Ifill Collection:
Ramona Jackson Andrews Collection:
Gertie Rudolph Walker Collection:
Dorothy Knox Collection:
Mildred Cherry Collection:
Norma Hughes Scott Collection:
Dora Edwards Way Collection:
Phyllis Perry Paxton Collection:
Inell Brown Robinson Collection:
Barbara Lawrence Green Collection:
Bernice K. Dixon Donation:
Grady Graduate Nurses' Scrapbooks and Books circa 1944-1998 undated
Florence Pyron Scrapbook:
Pecola White Rodriguez (Class of 1940) Scrapbook:
Inetz Cameron Stanley Scrapbooks and books:
Bama Gray Scrapbooks:
Dorothy Knox Scrapbook: 1972-2003
Norma Scott Books:
Dora Edwards Way Books:
Conclave Yearbook and Book Collection 1951-1982 1991
Photographic Material 1923-2000
Dorris Gray Rankin Photographs:
Florence Robinette Pyron Photographs:
Kathleen Moon Thomas Photographs:
Martha Greer Bentley Photographs:
Berdie Torrence McFarlin Photographs:
Aquilla Ware Walker Photographs:
Annie Williams Welch Photographs:
Idella Hasty Hogan Photographs:
Nema Newell Photographs:
Frankie Finnie Bodden Photographs:
Inetz Cameron Stanley Photographs:
Phyllis Canady Benjamin Photographs:
Ailean Clayton Ifill Photographs:
Mildred Cherry Photographs:
Annie Nell Edwards Sears Photographs:
Janice Phrethenia Willis Photographs:
Exhibit Photographs:
Framed Exhibit Photographs:
Artifacts and Textiles
Pins and Small Artifacts: 1972-2003
Nurse's bag
Dishes and Plaques:
Textiles:
Exhibit Materials:
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National Conclave of Grady Graduate Nurses collection

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Auburn Avenue Research Library
Title: National Conclave of Grady Graduate Nurses collection
Dates: Bulk, 1972-2003
Dates: 1917-2003 1972-2003
Quantity: 16.0 linear ft.
Quantity: in 15 boxes
Abstract:The National Conclave of Grady Graduate Nurses, an organization of professional nurse graduates of Grady Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in Atlanta, is devoted to maintaining and publicizing the history of the school, which existed 1917-1982, and its founder, Mrs. Ludie Andrews; to fostering high standards of nursing and health care; and to engaging the issues facing African Americans in the nursing profession. The collection contains the Conclave's records and personal papers of members, and includes photographs and artifacts. It documents the history of the organization, the history of the Grady Hospital School of Nursing, and accomplishments of Grady Graduates.
Identification: aarl05-001

Biographical/Historical Note

The National Conclave of Grady Graduate Nurses, an organization of professional nurse graduates of Grady Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in Atlanta, Georgia, first met in 1972. The organization is devoted to maintaining and publicizing the history of the school and its founder, Mrs. Ludie Andrews; to fostering high standards of nursing and health care; and to engaging the issues facing African Americans in the nursing profession. In 1917, the first class of the Municipal Training School for Colored Nurses entered Grady Hospital, where a school for white nurses had been founded in 1898. Organized and initially supervised by African American nurses, the Training School for Colored Nurses was administered by the director of the program for whites after 1923. In 1946, when Grady Hospital became part of the Fulton-DeKalb Hospital Authority, the school was renamed Grady Memorial Hospital School of Nursing. The hospital maintained two separate programs for black and white nurses until its integration in 1964; it closed the nursing school in 1982. In 1965, black Grady Graduates, invited from Detroit to a School of Nursing homecoming, arrived in Atlanta only to be excluded from the whites-only reunion. In discussing the situation, Grady Graduates from across the country discovered a common interest in addressing the political, educational, and economic status of African American nurses and developed a renewed sense of comradeship. After an organizational meeting in Atlanta in 1968, the first National Conclave of Grady Graduate Nurses met in Detroit in 1972. The Conclave, which incorporated in 1977, has met biennially since 1975. Many Conclave members also belong to local Grady alumnae groups or to chapters of the Grady Hospital School of Nursing Alumni Association (which integrated its black and white chapters in 1972). Hosts of the Conclave's national convention have included groups of Grady Graduates in New York, New Orleans, Washington, D.C., Memphis, Miami, and Los Angeles.

Raising awareness of the accomplishments of Mrs. Ludie Clay Andrews (1875-1969), founder of the Municipal Training School for Colored Nurses and Georgia's "Dean of Black Nurses," remains central to the Conclave's mission. Mrs. Andrews earned a degree in nursing at Spelman Seminary. (Spelman closed its nursing program in 1928.) She was supervisor at another training school in 1914, when the city of Atlanta named her to create the nurse training program for African Americans at Grady Municipal Hospital. While organizing the school, selecting its first students, and working to achieve its accreditation, Mrs. Andrews, at her own expense, continued a legal battle she had initiated with the Georgia Board of Nurse Examiners. She fought for ten years in order to secure for African American graduate nurses the right to sit for the same certification exam taken by white nurses. In 1920, the year the Training School for Colored Nurses graduated its first class, Mrs. Andrews won for her students the right to earn the title, Registered Nurse. The National Grady Nurses Conclave has publicized the accomplishments of Mrs. Andrews with a plaque placed at Grady Hospital, a portrait of her presented to Spelman College, and a major exhibit at the Auburn Avenue Research Library. Since 1975, the Conclave has bestowed as its highest honor the Ludie Andrews Distinguished Service Award.

Grady Graduates have had varied, successful professional lives, and a number were pioneering African American women in their achievements. Many earned advanced degrees, and some entered research or education; others have had administrative careers in health care and nonprofit organizations; and still others undertook second careers in or out of health care. Numerous Grady Graduates have had distinguished careers in nursing, including at Grady Hospital, and several attained important leadership positions in the profession, including the first African American presidents of the Georgia Nurses Association and the Michigan Nurses Association. Verdelle Brim Bellamy, an early organizer of the Conclave, later served as President of the Georgia Board of Nursing, the very board whose exclusionary policies Mrs. Andrews had fought. The Conclave's first Honorary Member was another pioneering African American nurse, Mrs. Mabel K. Staupers, the first Executive and last President of the National Association of Colored Graduate Nurses, the professional organization that achieved integration of the American Nurses Association.

The biennial conclave provides Grady Graduates with an opportunity to meet for serious discussion of issues as health care and society continue to evolve. From its inception, the Conclave has also addressed recruitment, retention and development of African Americans in the nursing profession. It grants scholarships to nursing students, and at the convention, workshops provide members with an opportunity for continuing education. Topics over the years have included geriatric care, AIDS, substance abuse, and information technology. Fellowship is another important purpose of the National Conclave of Grady Graduate Nurses, and the meetings provide the nurses with the opportunity to socialize, to share their memories of Grady, to celebrate their accomplishments, and to look to their profession's future.


Scope and Content Note

Minutes and agendas, scrapbooks, photographs, reports and historical writings, printed material and ephemera, personal papers of individual nurses, books, and artifacts including textiles make up the National Conclave of Grady Graduate Nurses Collection. The material documents the history and activities of the conclave, the lives and professional accomplishments of its members, the history of Grady Hospital and its School of Nursing, and the historical role of Mrs. Ludie C. Andrews.

Conclave Historian Mary Dixon Smith chaired the Collection Committee (co-chaired by Dora Edwards Way), which coordinated the assembly of National Conclave of Grady Graduate Nurses Collection. In 2000-2001, the Committee solicited biographical information and historical records from Grady Graduates and their families. With these donations, Mrs. Smith created History and Profile books, which contain biographical data on over 100 nurses, and assembled the Conclave's records (minutes, reports, convention programs). Mrs. Smith and the Committee also assisted with an exhibit at Auburn Avenue Research Library, coinciding with the 2001 Conclave in Atlanta, about Mrs. Andrews and the Grady School of Nursing.

Though many Grady Graduates' donations were added to the National Conclave's records, to the Profile books, or used for exhibit, the committee also compiled personal collections from donating nurses. These individual collections, arranged by form, make up all of Series III and IV, and the bulk of Series VI and VII. Thus, the National Conclave of Grady Graduate Nurses Collection includes small collections from the following Grady Graduate Nurses:

Florence Robinette Pyron (Class of 1926): Papers, scrapbook, photographs, artifacts
Dorris Gray Rankin (Class of 1925): Photographs
Kathleen Moon Thomas (Class of 1927): Papers, photographs
Martha Greer Bentley (Class of 1930): Photographs
Berdie Torrence McFarlin (Class of 1934): Photographs
Evelyn Byrd Mosley (Class of 1937): Artifacts
Aquilla Ware Walker (Class of 1937): Photographs
Annie Pearl Williams Welch (Class of 1937): Papers, photographs, artifacts
Verdelle Thomas Taylor (Class of 1939): Papers
Idella Hasty Hogan (Class of 1940): Papers, photographs
Nema Newell (Class of 1940): papers, Photographs
Pecola White Rodriguez (Class of 1940): Scrapbook
Arthur Lee Sawyer Cook (Class of 1943): Papers, artifacts
Frankie Holliday Finnie Bodden (Class of 1944): Photographs
Mada Smith West (Class of 1943): Papers
Verdelle Brim Bellamy, Class of 1947): Artifacts
Inetz Cameron Stanley (Class of 1948): Papers, scrapbooks and books, photographs, artifacts
Phyllis Canady Benjamin (Class of 1950): Papers, photographs, artifacts
Ailean Clayton Ifill (Class of 1950): Papers, photographs
Ramona Jackson Andrews (Class of 1950): Papers
Gertie Rudolph Walker (Class of 1951): Papers
Bama Southall Gray (Class of 1952): Scrapbooks
Dorothy Waters Knox (Class of 1952): Papers, scrapbook
Mildred Cherry (Class of 1954): Papers, photographs
Norma Hughes Scott (Class of 1956): Papers, books
Dora Lee Edwards Way (Class of 1958): Papers, books, artifacts
Annie Nell Edwards Sears (Class of 1958): Photographs, artifacts
Phyllis Perry Paxton (Class of 1963): Papers
Janice Phrethenia Willis (Class of 1964): Photographs, artifacts
Inell Brown Robinson (Class of 1970): Papers
Barbara Lawrence Green (Class of 1972): Papers
Donation of papers, artifacts from Bernice K. Dixon (historian/former Director, Grady Hospital School of Nursing)


Arrangement

I. National Conclave of Grady Graduate Nurses Records

II. Chapter Records

III. Grady Graduate Nurses' Collections

IV. Grady Graduates' Scrapbooks and Books

V. Conclave Yearbook and Book Collection

VI. Photographic Material

VII. Artifacts and Textiles


Index Terms

African American nurses--Georgia--History.
African American nurses.
African American nursing schools.
Andrews, Ludie, 1875-1969
Atlanta (Ga.)
Caps (headgear)
Dresses (garments).
Enterostomy nursing.
Grady Memorial Hospital (Atlanta, Ga.) History
Grady Memorial Hospital (Atlanta, Ga.).
Grady Memorial Hospital (Atlanta, Ga.). Municipal Training School for Colored Nurses.
Grady Memorial Hospital (Atlanta, Ga.). School of Nursing.
Lapel pins.
Minutes.
National Conclave of Grady Graduate Nurses.
Nursing schools--Georgia
Nursing.
Photograph albums.
Photographs.
Plaques (flat objects)
Programs.
Scrapbooks.
Sickle cell anemia--Nursing.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation Method:

Item, series, National Conclave of Grady Graduate Nurses collection, Archives Division, Auburn Avenue Research Library on African-American Culture and History, Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System.

Acquired From:

Gift of the National Conclave of Grady Graduate Nurses via Mary Dixon Smith, 2001.

Processing

Processed with funds provided by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission as part of the Southern Nurses Associations Records Project, 2004-2005.


Restrictions

Restrictions on Access:

There are no restrictions on research use of this collection.

Restrictions on Use:

Prior permission from the Research Library must be obtained in writing before any portion of this collection can be published or reproduced.


Related Material

Grady Hospital School of Nursing Records, 1900-1984, Southern Labor Archives, Special Collections Department, Georgia State University Library, Atlanta
Pauline B. Eans Papers, 1926-1981, Black Women in the Middle West Project, Indiana Historical Society, Indianapolis (Grady Hospital Municipal Training School for Colored Nurses student)

Lucille V. Hill papers (Public Health Nurse, Fulton County Health Department)
Portia Allen Hunt family papers (Practical Nurse, former Grady Hospital employee)
Dr. Asa G. Yancey, Sr., M.D., collection (Medical Director, Grady Memorial Hospital)


Finding Aid Note

Finding aid available in repository.


Container List

 

Series I: National Conclave of Grady Graduate Nurses Records, 1917-1918 1950-1965 1972-2003

Minutes, reports, and programs from the Conclave's biennial conventions; scrapbooks about the Conclave's history and conventions; three volumes of Profiles of Grady Graduates; and printed material collected or created for exhibit make up this series. The Profiles, which contain biographical data, photographs, and donated records, document the lives and accomplishments of 102 Grady Graduates (classes of 1925-1981). This series includes scrapbooks created by Historians Mary Smith and Nema Newell. Other materials in this series include a ledger and draft minutes, 1972-1987, assembled by former Recording Secretary Annie Williams Welch, and reports, 1979-1984, donated by former Treasurer Ailean Clayton Ifill.
Records from the 2001 exhibit at Auburn Avenue Research Library (curated by Denise Burnett) include display memorabilia such as School of Nursing bulletins and invitations, and printed materials created for the event, such as programs and handouts. Signs and tags created for the exhibit make up part of Series VII.

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11Minute book (with reports, members) (Annie Williams Welch), 1972-1985
2Minutes (General Conclave business, executive board meetings), 1975 1977 1981 1983
3Minutes (General Conclave business, executive board meetings), 1985-1989
4Minutes (General Conclave business meeting), 1991 1995
5Minutes, reports (General Conclave business, executive board meetings), 1997 1999 2001
6Minutes (duplicate and unidentified), 1975 1983 1987 undated
7Minutes (draft) (Annie Williams Welch), 1987
8Resolution (draft, appreciation to Birmingham Chapter), 1979
9Treasurer's reports, budget (Annie Williams Welch), 1979-1984
10Treasurer's reports, 1979-1984
11Constitutions and by-laws, 1972-1987 undated
12Constitutions and by-laws, 1989-1995
13Committee charges and reports, 1982-1983 undated
14Ludie Andrews Award Committee, 1983
15By-laws committee (Annie Williams Welch), 1979 undated, *missing info?
16Program, First Conclave, 1972
17Program, Second Biennial Conclave, 1975
18Program, Third Biennial Conclave, 1977
19Program, Fourth Biennial Conclave, 1979
20Program, Fifth Biennial Conclave, 1981

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21Program, Sixth Biennial Conclave, 1983
2Program, Seventh Biennial Conclave, 1985
3Program, Eighth Biennial Conclave, 1987
4Program, Ninth Biennial Conclave, 1989
5Program, Tenth Biennial Conclave, 1991
6Program, Eleventh Biennial Conclave, 1993
7Program, Twelfth Biennial Conclave, 1995
8Program, Fourteenth Biennial Conclave, 1999
9Program, Fifteenth Biennial Conclave, 2001
10Program, Sixteenth Biennial Conclave, 2003
11Directories of Grady Graduate Nurses, 1991 2001
12Newsletters (removed from History), 1992-2001

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31 National Grady Nurses Conclave History, volume I (compiled by Mary D. Smith)
Contents:
Introduction
Acknowledgements
History of Grady Memorial Hospital School of Nursing
Legacy of Mrs. Ludie Andrews
History of the National Nurses Conclave
Establishment of the Ludie Andrews Service Awards
Scholarship Awards
National Conclave of Grady Nurses Newsletters (removed to folder)
Memoriams
2 Grady Graduate Nurses National Conclave(compiled by Nema Newell), 1972-1985

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41 Grady Graduate Nurses Photos(compiled by Nema Newell), 1972-1985
2 Pictorial Scrapbook of National Grady Nurses' Conclave (compiled by Mary D. Smith), 1972-1999

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51 Profiles of Grady Graduates, volume I: 1920s, 1930s, 1940s (compiled by Mary D. Smith)
Ruby Harper Dozier (Class of 1926)
Florence Robinette Pyron (Class of 1926)
Dorris Gray Rankin (Class of 1925)
Martha Greer Bentley (Class of 1930)
Alice Greer Freeman (Class of 1930)
Leola Murphy Means (Class of 1939)
Fannie Lou Swain Robinson (Class of 1938)
Aquilla Ware Walker (Class of 1937)
Annie Williams Welch (Class of 1937)
Alberta Dixon Wilkerson (Class of 1941)
Verdelle Brim Bellamy (Class of 1947)
Frankie Holliday Finnie Bodden (Class of 1944)
Velma Branch Brown (Class of 1949)
Winifred Flanders Cameron (Class of 1949)
Ponzelle Evangeline Vereen (Bullock) Choice (Class of 1949)
Jennye B. Wallace Cogman (Class of 1940)
Arthur Lee Sawyer Cook (Class of 1943)
Theressa Gillard Dixon (Class of 1944)
Lillie S. Harrington (Class of 1948)
Willie Mae Price Hicks (Class of 1948)
Harriet Minor (Class of 1945)
Mattie Jane Early Robinson (Class of 1949)
Pecola White Rodriguez (Class of 1940)
Pearlena Washington Shepard (Class of 1949)
Inetz Cameron Stanley (Class of 1948)
Ruth Henley Wiggins (Class of 1949)
2 Profiles of Grady Graduates, volume II: 1950s (compiled by Mary D. Smith)
Mary Frances Ellis Allen (Class of 1955)
Mary Roberta McMillan Allen (Class of 1957)
(Dorothy) Phyllis Canady Benjamin (Class of 1950)
Osceola Blocker (Class of 1959)
Claudette Stinson Bryson (Class of 1957)
Daisy Chavers (Class of 1957)
Mildred Cherry (Class of 1954)
Anna Sims Claw (Class of 1959)
Katherine Shaw Colbert (Class of 1956)
Alice Cooper (Class of 1956)
Alma Pulliam Dennis (Class of 1951)
Edna Simmons Dillard (Class of 1959)
Barbara Evans Grantley (Class of 1955)
Bama Southall Gray (Class of 1952)
Thelma Smoot Hardeman (Class of 1959)
Earlean Moore Harris (Class of 1956)
Flora Taggart Hawkins (Class of 1956)
Azira Gonzalez Hill (Class of 1954)
Dorothy Settles Holloway (Class of 1957)
Annette Hubbard (Class of 1955)
Bessie Williams Hughes (Class of 1959)
Henrietta Cole Johnson (Class of 1957)
Joan Wardlaw Johnson (Class of 1959)
Leola White Johnson (Class of 1957)
Zola Jones (Class of 1958)
Eliza Johnson Kirby (Class of 1954)
Dorothy Waters Knox (Class of 1952)
Augusta Ramsey Lemon (Class of 1950)
Clara Williams Love-Gray (1956)
Melissa Melton Luck (Class of 1953)
Hannah Toney Lusk (Class of 1957)
Ruthie Bolds McDonald (Class of 1950)
Leola Christion McKinney (Class of 1952)
Naomi Dixon Moody (Class of 1959)
Helen Moore Price (Class of 1958)
Florence Ray (Class of 1952)
Erma Silas Robertson (Class of 1956)
Johnnie Jones Robinson (Class of 1950)
Martha Moody Rumph (Class of 1959)
Norma Hughes Scott (Class of 1956)
Barbara Jones Smith (Class of 1956)
Mary Dixon Smith (Class of 1958)
Sarah Wynn Smith (Class of 1952)
Mary Frances Banks Stenson (Class of 1956)
Martha London Stewart (Class of 1956)
Carrye Washington Swain (Class of 1957)
Alberta Gavin Tucker (Class of 1955)
Eva Harrison Turner (Class of 1956)
Dora Edwards Way (Class of 1958)
Annie C. Williams (Class of 1956)
Dorothy Key Zeigler (Class of 1958)

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61 Profiles of Grady Graduates, volume III: 1960s, 1970s, 1980s (compiled by Mary D. Smith)
Mary Lou Andrews Blakeney (Class of 1965)
Lillie Brooks Byrd (Class of 1963)
Clara Holt Cabey (Class of 1963)
Vivian Wheeler Dawson (Class of 1973)
Jewel Hudson Dorsey (Class of 1963)
Josephine Delaney Gordon (Class of 1964)
Brenda Harris (Class of 1966)
Jean Wright Kelly (Class of 1965)
Mary N. Long (Class of 1963)
Mamie Louise Davis Parker (Class of 1963)
Melba Morris Hill-Paschal (Class of 1962)
Phyllis Perry Paxton (Class of 1963)
Dorothy Ager Rosser (Class of 1966)
Reva Perry Saunders (Class of 1967)
Maryruth Moring Scott (Class of 1965)
Athalee Thompson Shaw (Class of 1960)
Myrtice Walters Stephens (Class of 1966)
Jewellean Dandy Stephens (Class of 1960)
Elsie Redden Stevens (Class of 1966)
Leona Walker Stewart (Class of 1964)
Betty Lipscomb Walker (Class of 1964)
Dorothy Harris Wallace (Class of 1963)
Dorris Stubbs Woods (Class of 1961)
Beverley Jones Houston (Class of 1971)
Yvonne Smalley Young (Class of 1981)

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71Verdelle B. Bellamy, The History of Grady Memorial Hospital School of Nursing, circa, 1985
2Display items (School of Nursing bulletins and recruitment publications), 1918 1978 1980 undated
3Display items (graduation and Grady Nurse Week programs, invitations, card), 1950-1958 1980 1982 1989-1992 undated
4Display items (Homecoming, National Conclave programs), 1960 1965 1987
5Display items (Grady Hospital publications), 1958 undated
6Display items ( Together, Grady Hospital newsletter, scattered issues), 1976-1991
7Display items (Fulton-Dekalb Hospital Authority, Grady Health System, Woodruff Health Science Center publications), 1988 1992 2000-2001
8Display items (exhibit, Conclave information; copies of historical documents), 1917 2001
9Display preparation (articles), 1967 1982 1992 1998 undated
10Display preparation (research for framed photographs), 2001
11Exhibit reception program, 2001
12Exhibit handouts, 2001
 

Series II: Conclave Chapter Records, 1985-1991 2000

This series includes records from the Atlanta, Memphis, and Detroit chapters of the National Conclave. The Atlanta chapter's records (donated by Dora Edwards Way) include correspondence, minutes, and notes, and document the organization, under chapter president Inetz C. Stanley, of the 1991 conclave meeting in Atlanta. Willie Mae Taylor Suggs, a longtime member of the Detroit Grady Alumnae group, contributed an essay on that chapter's history (see Nema Newell Collection in Series III for more on the Detroit chapter). Records of the Memphis chapter (donated by Frankie Holliday Bodden) relate in part to the 1985 convention held in that city.

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81Atlanta chapter records (minutes), 1990-1991
2Atlanta chapter records (National Conclave planning correspondence, notes), 1990-1991
3Atlanta chapter records (announcement of the conclave), 1991 undated
4Atlanta chapter records (announcements, correspondence from previous conclaves), 1985-1989
5Atlanta chapter records (mailing lists), 1990-1991
6Detroit chapter history, 2000
7Memphis chapter records, 1985-1990
 

Series III: Grady Graduate Nurses' Collections, 1938-2001

Donated collections and personal papers of individual Grady Graduates contain information on the National Grady Nurses Conclave and other organizations, the history of Grady Hospital and its Nursing School, the accomplishments of Grady Graduates, and topics in nursing practice. The series includes separate nurses' donations of professional papers, collections of ephemera, and personal materials. The Collection Committee solicited these collections, and they remain organized by donor, arranged chronologically by year of graduation.
Notable materials include a compilation of over 300 resumes of black, white, female, and male Grady Graduates, solicited by the Alumni Association when the nursing school closed in 1982 (Inell Brown Robinson Collection), and student materials from the 1950s (Norma Hughes Scott Collection, see also her textbook collection in Series III). Personal papers include those of the Coordinator of Enterostomal Nursing, Grady Memorial Hospital (Inetz Cameron Stanley Collection); and of the Coordinator of the Sickle Cell Clinic, Georgia Sickle Cell Center at Grady Memorial Hospital (Phyllis Canady Benjamin Collection).
This series contains material from other Grady School of Nursing alumnae groups, especially the Atlanta and Detroit chapters of the School of Nursing's Alumnae (later Alumni) Association. The Alumni Association sponsored annual homecomings, and the series includes material related to the events in 1982 (last graduating class) and 1992 (Grady Hospital centennial). Some Grady Graduates formed private groups, such as the Eula Benning Club in Atlanta, which are also documented in this series.



Subseries A.: Florence Robinette Pyron Collection:

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91Conclave constitution, Ludie Andrews Committee, Eighth Conclave, 1975 1977 1987
2Grady Alumnae/Eula Benning Club ledger (members, dues), 1961-1971
3Lists of Grady Graduates, 1988 2000-2001
4Personal, 1977 2000 undated
5Fulton-DeKalb Hospital Authority Annual Reports, 1982 1984-1985



Subseries B.: Kathleen Moon Thomas Collection:

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96Clippings, 1982?



Subseries C.: Annie Williams Welch Collection:

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97Conclave members, by-laws, correspondence, printed material, 1981-1987 1995 2000 undated
8Biennial Conclaves, 1975-1979
9Biennial Conclaves, 1985-1989
10Grady Alumnae Association chapters, Eula Benning Club (by-laws, constitutions, bank statement), 1953 1971 1975 1980 1985
11Fifth District, Georgia Nurses Association (by-laws, newsletters), 1953 1962-1963
12Personal credentials and certificates, 1955-1977 1995
13Printed material, 1938 1940 1948 1969
14Printed material, 1995 1999 undated



Subseries D.: Verdelle Thomas Taylor Collection:

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915Grady Hospital publications (includes 1939 class photo), 1992 undated



Subseries E.: Idella Hasty Hogan Collection:

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916Biographical (thesis chapter), 1996



Subseries F.: Nema Newell Collection:

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917Biennial Conclaves, 1975 1983-1987
18Detroit Grady Alumnae, Grady Alumni Association ephemera, 1960-1967 1982 undated
19Correspondence, 1941 1979-1983



Subseries G.: Arthur Sawyer Cook Collection:

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920Personal material and certificates, 1982 1987 2000-2001



Subseries H.: Mada Smith West Collection:

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101Grady Alumnae/i Association events, 1960 1964 1980 1992
2Grady Hospital School of Nursing publications, other printed material, circa 1943 1962 1978 undated
3Grady Hospital publications, 1955-1968 1977 1992 2001



Subseries I.: Inetz Cameron Stanley Collection:

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104Diploma, Grady School of Nursing, 1948
5Bachelor of Arts diploma, Morris Brown College, 1965
6Master of Arts diploma, Atlanta University, 1971
7Conclave and personal (correspondence, printed material), 1965 1971 1976 1981-1982 1988-1995
8Professional accomplishments and employment records, 1975-1995
9Published articles, 1981
10Published manuals, 1981 1989



Subseries J.: Phyllis Canady Benjamin Collection:

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111Goals/objectives, 1980-1984 undated
2Sickle Cell counseling and reference materials, 1971-1990 undated
3Slide presentation, undated
4Genetics (notes, course material), 1983-1986 undated
5Genetics (reports, articles), 1981-1983 1989-1990
6Pedigrees, 1984-1987
7Overlays plain illustration, undated
8Certificates, resumes, 1976-1989 undated
9Professional and educational records, 1976-1988 undated
10Grady Memorial Hospital, Annual Report, 1992



Subseries K.: Ailean Clayton Ifill Collection:

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121Student memorabilia, license, programs, 1950-1952 1979 1992
2Grady Hospital schools publications, 1978 undated



Subseries L.: Ramona Jackson Andrews Collection:

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123Graduation article with photograph, 1950



Subseries M.: Gertie Rudolph Walker Collection:

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124Homecoming celebration, 1982



Subseries N.: Dorothy Knox Collection:

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125Fifty Years Cruising Down Memory Lane (reunion program), 2002



Subseries O.: Mildred Cherry Collection:

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126Biographical (newsletter article), 1997



Subseries P.: Norma Hughes Scott Collection:

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127Student memorabilia, 1950-1953



Subseries Q.: Dora Edwards Way Collection:

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128Conclave correspondence, 1984? 1993 1996
9Diploma, Grady Hospital School of Nursing, 1958
10"Medical Aseptic Technique for Communicable Diseases", 1957
11Personal (printed material), 1990-1991



Subseries R.: Phyllis Perry Paxton Collection:

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1212Marie Forster Branch and Phyllis Perry Paxton, Providing Safe Nursing Care for Ethnic People of Color(New York, 1976), 1972-2003
13Certificates of appreciation, 1997 1999 undated



Subseries S.: Inell Brown Robinson Collection:

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1214Grady School of Nursing graduates' resumes, A-B, 1982
15Grady School of Nursing graduates' resumes, C-D, 1982
16Grady School of Nursing graduates' resumes, E-H, 1982
17Grady School of Nursing graduates' resumes, I-L, 1982
18Grady School of Nursing graduates' resumes, M-P, 1982
19Grady School of Nursing graduates' resumes, R-S, 1982
20Grady School of Nursing graduates' resumes, T-Z, 1982



Subseries T.: Barbara Lawrence Green Collection:

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1221Diploma, Grady Hospital School of Nursing, 1972



Subseries U.: Bernice K. Dixon Donation:

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1222Grady School of Nursing publications, 1978 1989 1992 undated
 

Series IV: Grady Graduate Nurses' Scrapbooks and Books, circa 1944-1998 undated

Donated scrapbooks that document reunion events, the personal lives, and professional accomplishments of Grady Graduates make up this series. Two scrapbooks and loose scrapbook pages record reunions of the class of 1952. The scrapbook donated by Pecola White Rodriguez includes information about the Ludie Andrews Distinguished Achievement Award, which Mrs. Rodriguez initiated. Anniversary and retirement keepsakes document the distinguished career of Grady Nurse Inetz Cameron Stanley. Other donated scrapbooks contain personal and family material. Textbooks donated by Norma Hughes Scott and Dora Edwards Way help portray nursing education at Grady in the middle 1950s.



Subseries A: Florence Pyron Scrapbook:

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131Personal scrapbook, circa 1944-1990 undated



Subseries B: Pecola White Rodriguez (Class of 1940) Scrapbook:

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132Ludie Andrews Award/Conclave conventions scrapbook, 1972-1987 undated



Subseries C: Inetz Cameron Stanley Scrapbooks and books:

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141Forty Years of Service at Grady Hospital, 1988-1990
2Retirement Keepsake, 1992
3Henrene Honesty, Essentials of Abdominal Ostomy Care (New York, 1972)
4Debra C. Broadwell and Bettie S. Jackson, Principles of Ostomy Care (St. Louis, 1982), inscribed by students



Subseries D: Bama Gray Scrapbooks:

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15120th reunion scrapbook pages, 1972
225th reunion scrapbook pages, 1977
330th reunion scrapbook, 1982



Subseries E: Dorothy Knox Scrapbook:, 1972-2003

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161"Grady Nurses Class of 9-52" scrapbook, 1949-1952 1962 1972 1972-1998



Subseries F: Norma Scott Books:

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171Robert K. Felter, et al., Surgical Nursing (Philadelphia, 1952)
2Ella L. Rothweiler and Jean Martin White, Art and Science of Nursing (Philadelphia, 1952)
3Lena Dixon Dietz, Professional Adjustments I (Philadelphia, 1951)
4Mae M. Brookmiller and George Loveridge Bowen, Textbook of Obstetrics and Obstetric Nursing(Philadelphia, 1954)



Subseries G: Dora Edwards Way Books:

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181Catherine Parker Anthony, Textbook of Anatomy and Physiology (St. Louis, 1955)
2Luella Josephine Morison, Stepping-Stones to Professional Nursing (St. Louis, 1957)
3 Grady Memorial Hospital Nursing Technique Manual (Atlanta, 1964)
 

Series V: Conclave Yearbook and Book Collection, 1951-1982 1991

This series includes a complete set of Grady School of Nursing yearbooks, 1951-1982, and a history book. The Collection Committee compiled the set from donations received by Grady Graduates and Grady School of Nursing Historian Bernice K. Dixon. The African American yearbook, published 1951-1965, was titled Tempus Fugit. The first integrated yearbook ( Gray-Dee, 1966) took the title of the white yearbook. Later the yearbook was titled most often White Caps. Note that no Grady School of Nursing yearbooks were published in the years 1952-1954, 1957, 1968, or 1975.
The series also includes Mary Elizabeth Carnegie's The Path We Tread: Blacks in Nursing Worldwide, 1854-1994 (third edition, 1995), which discusses briefly the accomplishments of Ludie Andrews, Verdelle Bellamy, and Grady Graduate and former Georgia Nurses Association President Mary Long, among others.

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191Mary Elizabeth Carnegie, The Path We Tread: Blacks in Nursing Worldwide, 1854-1994, thirdS edition, (New York, 1995)
2 The Nightingale, 1951, 3 copies
3 Tempus Fugit, 1955
4 Tempus Fugit, 1956, 2 copies
5 Tempus Fugit, 1958, 3 copies
6 Tempus Fugit, 1959, 2 copies
7 Tempus Fugit, 1960, 2 copies
8 Tempus Fugit, 1961
9 Tempus Fugit, 1962
10 Tempus Fugit, 1963, 2 copies
11 Tempus Fugit, 1964, 2 copies
12 Tempus Fugit, 1965, 2 copies

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201 Gray-Dee, 1965
2 Gray-Dee (first integrated yearbook), 1966
3 White Caps, 1967
4 White Caps, 1968
5 White Caps, 1969
6 White Caps, 1969-1970, 2 copies
7 White Caps, 1971, 2 copies
8 White Caps, 1972
9 White Caps, 1973
10 White Caps, 1974, 2 copies
11 Grady Memorial Hospital School of Nursing, 1976, 2 copies
12 White Caps, 1977
13 Reflections, 1978
14 Peace Through Understanding, 1978-1979, 2 copies
15 White Caps, 1980, 2 copies
16 White Caps, 1981
17 White Caps, 1982, 2 copies
 

Series VI: Photographic Material, 1923-2000

A diverse collection of photographic prints and slides documents Grady Nurses Conclave events, Grady Nursing School history, and the lives and accomplishments of Grady Graduates. Images include nursing students (formal portraits and candid snapshots), graduation groups, reunions and Conclave events.
Like Series II and III, this series is made up of small donations solicited by the Collection Committee, and remains organized by donor. The series also contains a small group of photographs used in the 2001 exhibit, as well as a separate group of prints matted and framed for that exhibit. The scrapbooks in Series I and III and the Profile books in Series I contain many other photographs



Subseries VIA: Dorris Gray Rankin Photographs:

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211Graduation class, 1924
2Snapshots, 1998, 9 photographs



Subseries VIB: Florence Robinette Pyron Photographs:

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213Ruby S. Jackson, undated
4Mable Hudson, 1943
5Alice C. Simpson, 1943



Subseries VIC: Kathleen Moon Thomas Photographs:

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216Class of 1927 group
7Florence Pyron in Army Nurse uniform, 194?
8Ms. [Ruby?] Dozier in uniform, undated
9Miss [Nettie A.?] Kenney, undated
10Unidentified nurse, undated
11Unidentified student nurses, undated



Subseries VID: Martha Greer Bentley Photographs:

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2112Portrait, 1939
13Florie Trice and Martha Bentley, 1965
14Group including Ruby Dozier, Alice Freeman, undated



Subseries VIE: Berdie Torrence McFarlin Photographs:

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2115Graduation class, 1934
16Berdie McFarlin and Fredia Comer, 2000, 2 photographs
17Berdie McFarlin, Fredia Comer, Lillian Thomas, 2000



Subseries VIF: Aquilla Ware Walker Photographs:

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2118Graduation class, 1937



Subseries VIG: Annie Williams Welch Photographs:

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2119Speaking at podium, undated
20Reception at opening of Piedmont Dormitory, circa 1946



Subseries VIH: Idella Hasty Hogan Photographs:

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2121Snapshots of student nurses and hospital staff, 1938-1940, [ photographs



Subseries VII: Nema Newell Photographs:

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2122Nema Newell and Mrs. Mabel K. Staupers, 1972
23Nema Newell, Mrs. Mabel K. Staupers, Mrs. Silester Tubbs Jackson, 1975
24Detroit Grady Alumnae Association group, 1972 undated, 4 photographs
25Unidentified group, circa 1954
26Conclave convention snapshots, New Orleans, 1977, 5 photographs



Subseries VIJ: Frankie Finnie Bodden Photographs:

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2127Verdelle Taylor and Mattie Gant in Memphis, 1985



Subseries VIK: Inetz Cameron Stanley Photographs:

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2128Graduation portrait, 1948
29Graduation group, 1948
30Portrait, circa 1990
31With unidentified woman (American Nurses Association meeting, Boston), 1990
32Small portrait, undated
33Snapshots, undated
34With Grady nurse, undated
35Receiving Ludie Andrews Award (with Barbara Green, Pecola Rodriguez), 1991
36Nurses’ Week at Grady Memorial Hospital, 1990, 2 photographs
37Retirement ceremony (with Ruby Dozier, Alice Freeman, Martha Bentley, Betty Blake, family), 1992, 7 photographs
38Ostomy slides, 1986, 7 slides
39Snapshot, 1998



Subseries VIL: Phyllis Canady Benjamin Photographs:

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2140Instructional material on Sickle Cell disease, undated, slides [29?]



Subseries VIM: Ailean Clayton Ifill Photographs:

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2140Graduation class, 1950
41Pauline McGinnis, unidentified women, 1999, 4 photographs



Subseries VIN: Mildred Cherry Photographs:

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2143Graduation class, 1951



Subseries VIO: Annie Nell Edwards Sears Photographs:

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2144Pearl Mildred Spaulding, 1958
45Graduation class, 1958
46Graduation class with Nightingale lamps, 1958
47Class group,, undated
48Class group (affiliation at Tuskegee Institute),, undated
49Atlanta Alumnae Chapter group, 1991



Subseries VIP: Janice Phrethenia Willis Photographs:

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2150In uniform, 1961
51Class of 1964, Group D, 1964
52Unidentified nursing student, 1963



Subseries VIQ: Exhibit Photographs:

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2153Unveiling of Ludie Andrews portrait, Washington, D.C., 1987
54Fletcher Mae Calloway (Class of 1920), undated
55Pecola White Rodriguez, undated
56Copies of framed exhibit photographs (Grady student, Conclave groups; Grady Hospital)



Subseries VIR: Framed Exhibit Photographs:

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221Group photographs, National Conclaves 1-2, 4-11, 1972-1993, 10 photographs
2Group photographs, National Conclaves 12-14 (2 photographs of Fourteenth Conclave), 1995-1999, [4 photographs
3Ludie Andrews Distinguished Achievement Award winners, 1975-1997, 12 photographs
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5Graduating classes, 1923 1927, 2 photographs
6Graduating classes, 1930 1933-1935 1937-1939, 9 photographs
Note: also shows student body, 1933
7Graduating classes, 1941 1943 1945-1946 1948-1949, 8 photographs
Note: shows classes of 1941, 1943, January 1945, September 1945, 1946, June 1948, September 1948, September 1949
8Graduating classes, 1950 1952-1955, 8 photographs
Note: shows classes of April 1952, September 1952, March 1953, September 1953, September 1954
9Graduating classes, 1956-1959, 8 photographs
Note: shows classes of March 1956, June 1956, September 1956, April 1957, September 1957, June 1958, September 1958, June 1959
10Graduating classes, 1970 1974 1976-1982, 9 photographs
11Student life photos, 1924 1939 1956 1975 1977, 17 photographs
12Dormitories and House Mothers, undated, 7 photographs
13Grady Hospital photographs, 1892 1958 1995 undated, 4 photographs
14Hughes Spalding Pavilion, Grady Memorial Hospital, undated, 2 photographs, 1 text panel
15Grady Memorial Hospital administration, undated, 2 photographs, 1 text panel
16Newspaper article: Bo Emerson, "100 Years of Healing," Atlanta Constitution, May 27, 1992
 

Series VII: Artifacts and Textiles

Artifacts donated by Grady Graduates include a nurse's bag and equipment, caps, and uniforms; pins and nametags; plaques, paperweights, and awards; T-shirts; a Ludie Andrews Distinguished Service Award; commemorative Ludie Andrews glass dishes; and a ceremonial Nightingale lamp. The donor of each item is noted on the inventory. The series includes signs created for the 2001 display, including large wall panels and small identification tags for display items (see Series I description).



Subseries A.: Pins and Small Artifacts:, 1972-2003

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231Grady Municipal Training School for Colored Nurses pin (Florence Pyron Collection), circa 1926
2Grady School of Nursing (black students' school) pin (Inetz C. Stanley Collection), circa 1948
3Grady School of Nursing (black students' school) pin (Dora E. Way Collection), circa 1958
4Grady School of Nursing (integrated) pin (Bernice K. Dixon), circa 1964
5Name tag (Evelyn Byrd Mosley, Class of 1937, Collection), undated
6Grady Hospital, Fulton-DeKalb Hospital Authority nurse pins (Inetz C. Stanley Collection), undated, 3 pins
7Name tags, Red Cross, and membership pins (Annie W. Welch Collection), undated, 4 pins
8Nurse's Nightingale lamp (Verdelle Brim Bellamy, Class of 1947, Collection), undated
9Ludie Andrews Distinguished Service Award medallion and chain (Inetz C. Stanley Collection), circa 1991
10Marble paperweight with replicas of Grady School of Nursing pins (Inetz C. Stanley Collection), undated
11Lucite paperweight, "Nurses Together in Caring" (Inetz C. Stanley Collection), undated
12New Testament Bible used in capping ceremony (Dorothy E. Way Collection), circa 1958
13"Nurse Week Committee: Best Wishes on Your Retirement" paperweight/photo album (Inetz C. Stanley Collection), 1992

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Subseries B.: Nurse's bag

Includes stethoscope, blood pressure gauge, thermometers in sleeve, Bible (Annie W. Welch Collection)



Subseries C.: Dishes and Plaques:

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251Ludie Andrews glass plates (Dora Edwards Way, Annie Sears, Annie Welch Collections), undated, 3 plates

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261Bronzed Grady cap on oak plaque (Inetz C. Stanley Collection), undated
2Leadership service plaque, Grady Nurses Conclave Atlanta Chapter (Inetz C. Stanley Collection), undated
3Grady Nurses Conclave Atlanta Chapter logo plaque (Inetz C. Stanley Collection), undated
4American Legion Service Award (Arthur S. Cook Collection), 1972
5National Family Planning and Reproductive Health Association Award (Arthur S. Cook Collection), 1990
6National Family Planning and Reproductive Health Association, Annie Barnes Award (Arthur S. Cook Collection), 2000



Subseries E.: Textiles:

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271Nurse's caps (5 caps flat) (Annie W. Welch)
2Nurse's caps (5 caps pleated, pinned) (Dora E. Way)
3Nurse's uniform: pink, with apron (dress worn by African American students, 1949-1964) (Verdelle B. Bellamy Collection)
4Nurse's uniform: blue, one piece (dress worn by all female students after 1964) (Bernice K. Dixon donation)
5T-shirt, Grady Nurses Homecoming (Janice P. Willis Collection), 1982
6T-shirt, Sickle Cell Walk-a-thon (Phyllis Benjamin Collection)

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D283rdNurse's cape: blue and red (Annie W. Welch Collection)

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D293rdNurse's cape: blue (Dora E. Way Collection)



Subseries F.: Exhibit Materials:

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30 Mounted signs and labels, circa 2001

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313rdMannequin