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St. Joseph Hospital School of Nursing (Lancaster, Pa.) records


Held at: University of Pennsylvania: Barbara Bates Center for the Study of The History of Nursing [Contact Us]Claire Fagin Hall, 418 Curie Boulevard, Floor 2U, Philadelphia, PA, 19104-4217

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the University of Pennsylvania: Barbara Bates Center for the Study of The History of Nursing. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in their reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

Overview and metadata sections

St. Joseph Hospital, Lancaster, PA was established in 1883 by the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia. Around 1900 the hospital added a new surgical wing and a Training School for Nurses. St. Joseph grew during the 20th century, becoming Lancaster Regional Medical Center in 2000.

This collection contains administrative files, nursing class files, and student transcripts. Administrative files include nursing surveys and studies, faculty organization minutes, and correspondence. The nursing course files include student organization and curriculum committee minutes, handbooks, and class information. The bulk of the materials are from the 1960s-1990s.

For information regarding transcripts please visit:

Gift of Carolyn Voorhees, 1996.

University of Pennsylvania: Barbara Bates Center for the Study of The History of Nursing
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Center staff, updated by Bethany Myers
Access Restrictions

Student transcripts are restricted.

Use Restrictions

Copyright restrictions may apply. Please contact the Center with requests for copying and for authorization to publish, quote or reproduce the material.

Collection Inventory

History of school; curricular plans; State Board of Nurse Examiners; and evaluation of Nursing program.
Box 1
NLN; correspondence with affiliated colleges; and curriculum course packets.
Box 2
Curriculum course packets; agreements with hospital and agencies; study reports of graduates; attrition rate, placement and facilities needs.
Box 3
Studies and surveys of nursing program.
Box 4
Nursing surveys and State Board of Nurse Examiners surveys.
Box 5
Survey and studies of nursing program; NLN evaluation report; and faculty manual.
Box 6
Surveys and faculty organization minutes, 1978-1994.
Box 7
Faculty Organization minutes; and nursing 201 files.
Box 8

Nursing 201; Student Organization minutes, September 12, 1990-August 12, 1993; Faculty Welfare Committee minutes; Faculty Organization minutes, August 1992-1996; Student Welfare School of Nursing Coordinating Committee minutes; Ad Hoc Committee minutes; Class-student organization- St. Bonaventure Society minutes; and Curricular Committee Minutes.
Box 9
Curriculum Committee minutes files; and Nursing Course, N 101 files.
Box 10
Nursing Courses: N 101; N 102; N 103; and N 104.
Box 11
N 105; Senior class minutes, 1988; St. Bonaventure Society files, 1985-1987; Student organization files, 1986-1988; Nursing School brochures and school bulletins, 1954-1982 and 1990s.
Box 12
Yearbooks, Pacemaker, 1925-1991; student handbooks.
Box 13
Microcomputer testing system and nursing courses, N 304, files.
Box 14
N 302.
Box 15
N 202 and N 203.
Box 16
Student handbooks, 1960-1980s; school bulletin, 1980s-1991; dedication, ceremony, class of 1996 program; school of nursing diploma (blank); invitation to dedication ceremony, 1980s; master outline for nursing courses 101-305; course manual; grant reports.
Box 17
Course Committee minutes files for level 1, 2 and 3; off-prints from professional journals re: legal aspects and nursing guide lines.
Box 18

Transcripts, 1926-1943.
Box 19
Transcripts, 1944-1952.
Box 20
Transcripts, 1953-1967.
Box 21
Transcripts, 1968-1997.
Box 22
Transcripts, Severance, 1949-1996.
Box 23
Course Descriptions (filed in 1 Narrow Letter Size MS box).
Box 24

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