Virginia Dunbar papers
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Virginia Dunbar graduated from Johns Hopkins Training School for Nurses. She also obtained a B.A. from Mount Holyoke College and an M.A. and diploma in Administration of School of Nursing from Teachers College, Columbia University. She worked at Teachers College, Englewood Hospital (NJ), and the University of California School of Nursing before becoming Director of the American Red Cross Nursing Service in 1944. In 1946 she became Dean of the Cornell University-New York Hospital School of Nursing and Director of the Nursing Service of the Hospital.
This collection contains Dunbar's personal files. Many of the folders contain newspaper clippings on a variety of topics. Dunbar's interest in nursing and hospital history is reflected throughout. The majority of this collection relates to her time at Cornell University-New York Hospital.
Gift of Anne E. Hudson, 1999.
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- Finding aid prepared by Bethany Myers
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This collection is unrestricted.
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These notes concern the history of hospital patient care, including the evolution of rules for patient behavior from the 14th century to the 19th century.