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Evelyn R. Benson papers


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Gift of Evelyn Benson.

University of Pennsylvania: Barbara Bates Center for the Study of The History of Nursing
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Bethany Myers
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Collection Inventory

Public Health Nursing Orientation Course, University of Pennsylvania. Address by Katherine Tucker.
Box 2
Biographical research files on Hilda Salomon, circa 1995-2000.
Box 2
Scope and Contents note

Biographical research files on Hilda Salomon, nurse and chief anesthetist at the Jewish Hospital, Philadelphia, 1924-1948, compiled by Evelyn R. Benson. The file contains Benson's correspondence and research notes as well as photocopies of source materials gathered while she was preparing an article on Salomon for Bullough and Sentz, eds., American Nursing: A Biographical Dictionary (2000), vol. 3. A copy of the published article is included in the papers.

Collection of Lillian Wald materials, 1945-2000.
Box 2
Scope and Contents note

These materials related to Lillian Wald were given to Benson by Louise Schaefer. Collection consists of a script of NBC broadcast radio dramatization "The Eternal Light," 1945; Health Bulletin for Teachers, 1946; letter to Benson from Henry Street Settlement about Lillian Wald's insignia, 2000; original photograph of Wald with insignia, undated; and a "Memorandum in support of the candidacy of Lillian Wald of Henry Street for admission to the Hall of Fame for Great Americans," 1965.

Visiting Nurse Association of Eastern Montgomery County (VNA-EMC), A Department of Abington Memorial Hospital and Visiting Nurse Association Community Services (VNA-CNS), 1991-1995.
11 cassette tapes: Ekaterina Bakunina, her memoirs as published in Vestnik Evropy.
Reports published in Morskoi Sbornik.
Article: “On the Other Side of the Battle: Russian Nurses in the Crimean War” by Evelyn R. Benson.
Curtiss, John Shelton . Articles: "Russian Sisters of Mercy in the Crimea, 1854-1855" and "Russian Nightingale" by John Shelton Curtiss, 1966-1968.
Three issues of AEMC alumni publication "A Nurse is a Rare Combination: Einstein Nurses…in their own words", 1993, 1995, 1996.
Report to AEMC Alumni, Red Cross pin, Jewish Archives Center newsletter, circa 1944-2000.
ICN conference programme with pin, 1947.

Physical Description

2 boxes [?]

Set of military transparencies, 1950s?.
Scope and Contents note

Contains 15 overhead projector transparencies relating to anatomy/physiology, all are mounted on paper labeled ‘United States Air Force’

Fundamental Nursing Principles (Brady Company, Washington, DC). 1 set in leather covered carton..
Physical Description

1 set in leather covered carton.

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