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Marietta H. Madden papers


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Marietta H. Madden was born on June 27, 1907 and died on January 27, 1997. She was a graduate of Rahway High School, Rahway, New Jersey (1925) and received her nursing diploma from Long Island College Hospital, School of Nursing (1928). In 1950, Madden obtained a bachelor of science in nursing (1950) and a master's degree in science (1951) from School of Education, University of Pennsylvania.

Her nursing career began at Long Island College Hospital, Long Island, New York, in a supervisory position (1928-1934). Later she worked as a clinical instructor and in an administrative position (1934-1938) at St John's Hospital, Brooklyn, N.Y. In May 1938, she became clinical instructor and administrative supervisor at Mount Sinai Hospital, Philadelphia, PA, and remained until Madden enlisted in the U.S. Army Nurse Corps (1943). During World War II, she served with the 79th General Hospital in France. She remained in the Active Reserve Army Nurse Corps. Following the war, she was chief nurse with the 361st General Hospital for sixteen years before retiring as a lieutenant colonel (1967).

During her active reserve army nurse status Madden worked in various civilian hospitals in the Philadelphia area. She held a position as a school nurse, and another as inspector of nursing homes for the Pennsylvania Department of Health. Her last position was Director of Nurses, Graduate Hospital, University of Pennsylvania, where in less than a year she reorganized the nursing department to improve patient care services. Upon her retirement (1971), Madden become active in volunteer activities, such as, a friendly visitor at Winced Home and a consultant to the Montgomery County Office on Aging. On January 29, 1997 she was buried with full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia.

Despite its small size, this collection documents Madden's active and reserve duty in the U.S. Army Nurse Corps, as well as volunteer actives with the Montgomery County Office of The Aging, especially Eastern Montgomery County Consortium and North Penn Long Care Consortium. There are files documenting her activities at the University of Washington, such as developing Health Service Criteria and Standards for the Aging. Artifacts such as her Long Island College Hospital, School of Nursing cap and pin are included in this collection.

Gift of John Demcisak, 1997.

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

Scope and Contents note

This series begins with her obituary published in the Philadelphia Inquirer on January 25, 1997. The series includes the certificate of "Recognition of Service" awarded by the Four Chaplains, April 12, 1987, class assignment papers when a student at the University of Pennsylvania, correspondence, programs of events, and newsletter (Nalich) of the Long Island College Hospital, School of Nursing Alumnae Association.

Obituary - Marietta H. Madden, Philadelphia Inquirer, January 25, 1997.
Box 1 Folder 1
Correspondence re: documentation of Pennsylvania residency, 1950.
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Employment Listing, 1928-1971.
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Membership Organization Listing, 1928- ?.
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Recognition of Service The Chapel of Four Chaplains Certification, April 12, 1987.
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U. S. Civil Service Commission application form, 1970.
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The Lichonian, Long Island College Hospital, 1928.
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90th and 92nd.
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100th (includes correspondence and programs of events), Centennial Alumni Weekend, 1983.
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Correspondence, 1983.
Box 1 Folder 10
In Memoriam, Mary E. Robinson, 1950.
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Miscellaneous- programs, application for school of nursing, etc, 1976-1986.
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Newsletter, Nalich, 1975-1986.
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Commencement Program, 1950 and 1951.
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Scope and Contents note

In this series are files relating to her army career, such as letters of appointment and promotions; discharge certificate; plaque from 361st General Hospital, Chief Nursing Service; several manuals pertaining to military training and uniform regulations; and an article Madden co-authored titled "Two Weeks of Active Duty" in the American Journal of Nursing (1954). There are files focusing on a "Health Service Criteria Project" at the University of Washington, Seattle, Washington. Also included are a Graduate Hospital Manual of Nursing Procedures and, from the Albert Einstein Medical Center, a Nursing Activity Study Plan and Nursing Activity Study Report. This series contains a plaque, "Appreciation of Efforts," on behalf of non-professional personnel from Graduate Hospital. This series includes correspondence reflecting Madden's association with and interest in long-term care and health services for the elderly.

Appointment certification, February 1, 1943.
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Highlights in History of Army Nurse Corps, 1975.
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Orders, assignments to Army Military Bases, 1941-1945.
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Special orders, Fort Dix, New Jersey, 1945.
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Promotions letters, 1951-1958.
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Retirement, 1965-1967.
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Newspaper clipping, picture of Army Nurses, Fort Devens, MA, undated.
Box 2 Folder 7
Statement of retirement points, 1949-1962.
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Statement of service, 1943-1967.
Box 2 Folder 9
Officers' Pay ,Allowance and Mileage Voucher, 1943.
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Personnel Record, M. H. Madden, 1948.
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Medical Records, 1942-1959.
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Armed Forces Reserve Metal, 1965.
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Award of the Year,(metal disc), 1968.
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Certificate of Achievement, 1965.
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Records envelope, N.759962, (empty).
Box 2 Folder 16
Certificate, appointment to Captain, USAR, 1948.
Box 2 Folder 17
Nursing Service Report, November 26, 1944.
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Box 2 Folder 20
Placard, 79th General Hospital (2).
Box 2 Folder 21
Birthday greeting card to Lt. Colonel MH Madden, undated.
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Correspondence, 1950-1965.
Box 2 Folder 23
Care of Mother and Baby in an Emergency Delivery (Lesson Plan), 1965.
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Master Training Program, Management of Mass Casualties, 1961.
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Roster, ANC, Personnel, July 29, 1959.
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Plaque, 361st General Hospital, Nursing Service.
Box 2 Folder 27
Article, "Two Weeks of Active Duty", American Journal of Nursing, February, 1954, Vol.54, No.2, 1954.
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Army personnel signatures, Fort Sam Houston, Texas, undated.
Box 2 Folder 29
Military Training, Field Manual, September, 1950.
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Organization and Administration of Nursing Service of Army General Hospital (rough draft), undated.
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Uniform and Insignia for Female Personnel, Army Regulations, No. 670 30, 1950.
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The Officers Guide, 12th Ed., The Military Service Publishing Company, Harrisburg, January 1954.
Box 2 Folder 33
Harrisburg State Officials, re: aging and nursing programs, 1973-1978.
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Federal, U S Senate, re: aging programs, 1977-1978.
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Pennsylvania Association of Older Person, re: funding, 1977.
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Office of Aging, Department of Welfare, field representative, re: nursing homes, 1962-1963.
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Pennsylvania League for Nursing, re: aging and other programs, 1977.
Box 3 Folder 38
State of Pennsylvania, Annual Report on Aging, undated.
Box 3 Folder 39
Health Service Criteria Project, 1975.
Box 3 Folder 40
Gray Panthers, Philadelphia, PA. Re: contract for service, "Development of Criteria and Standards for Health Services, No. 106-74-56 ", April 15, 1975.
Box 3 Folder 41
Long-Term Monograph, 1975-1976.
Box 3 Folder 42
Materials for Long-Care Panel Meeting, June 20 and 21, 1975, including correspondence, 1975.
Box 3 Folder 43
A general guide: Health Services, Criteria and Standards: Vol.1,, December 1975.
Box 3 Folder 44
Criteria and Standards for Institutional Long Term Care, December 1975.
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A General Guild To Health Services Criteria and standards, December 1975.
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Health Services Criteria Project, Panel Members' Orientation Packet, February 1975.
Box 3 Folder 47
Eastern Montgomery County Consortium, agenda, minutes, membership, etc, 1984-1985.
Box 3 Folder 48
North Penn Long Care Consortium, minutes, 1983-1984 and 1985, brochures, etc., 1983-1985.
Box 3 Folder 49
Nursing Directors in Nursing Homes, Jane L. Barney, Nursing Outlook, July, 1974, Vol 22. No. 7.
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Preliminary Findings on Patients Characteristics and State Medicaid Expenditures for Nursing Home Care, U S General Accounting Office, Washington, D.C., July 15, 1982.
Box 4 Folder 51
Nursing Study Plan, 1960s Nursing Activity Study Report.
Box 4 Folder 52
Forward and pages 1-64.
Box 4 Folder 53
Pages 65-125, Appendix A and B.
Box 4 Folder 54
Session, Schedule, Resume and Sessions 1, 2 and 3.
Box 4 Folder 55
Sessions 4 and 5.
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Sessions 6 and 7.
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Reference material.
Box 4 Folder 58
Content, Part I, pages 1-70.
Box 4 Folder 59
Part II, pp.71-95.
Box 4 Folder 60
pages 96-146.
Box 4 Folder 61
Part III, pages 147-228.
Box 4 Folder 62
Nursing Department, philosophy and job descriptions, 1970s.
Box 4 Folder 63
Plaque, Appreciation of Efforts, of behalf of non-professional personnel, December 1967.
Box 5 Folder 64
American Society for Hospital Nursing Service Administers of the American Hospital Association, membership listings.
Box 5 Folder 65
The TAI-2, Accident, Middletown, PA. (Paper), Herman M. Dieckamp, President, General Public Utilities Corporation, May 9, 1979.
Box 5 Folder 66

Scope and Contents note

This small series consist of Madden's school of nursing cap and pin, as well as a Royal Navy demitasse spoon and ash tray.

Nursing Cap, Long Island College Hospital, School of Nursing, 1928.
Box 5
Ash tray, Pennsylvania Lying-In-Hospital, School of Nursing, undated.
Box 5
Pin, LA/CH, undated.
Box 5
Demitasse spoon, Royal Navy Insignia, undated.
Box 5

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