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University of Pennsylvania: Barbara Bates Center for the Study of The History of Nursing
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Bernice M. Gorski papers, Barbara Bates Center for The Study of The History of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania, School of Nursing
This collection documents Bernice Gorski’s career as a student at Philadelphia General Hospital School of Nursing (PGH) in the mid-1930s; her service in the Naval Nurse Corps stationed in the Aleutian Islands during World War II; and her participation in the PGH SON alumni association and Naval Nurse Corps Association.
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Series 1. Philadelphia General Hospital School of Nursing Materials.
Class notes- Philadelphia General Hospital, 3 binders, 1936.
Papers (preprinted) and exam booklets- 1 binder.
Case studies (PGH)- 15 large envelope.
Printed ephemera- small pamphlets, announcements, etc. 1 large envelope.
Printed ephemera (student orientated): tickets, programs, etc.
Alumni Programs- reunion material, lists, announcements, etc.
Origin of the Philadelphia General Hospital-Blockely Division, 1977.
Nursing Procedures, School of Nursing, Philadelphia PA, PGH (annotated and indexed in manuscript, comments throughout. Used while in service during World War II), 1934.
Scope yearbook, 1937.
Scope yearbook (annotated and signed throughout; students and staff; reunion picture), 1939.
Blockley News (student newspaper): V2: 1,2,4,5,6,7,9,10 V3: 1,2,3, Christmas, 6,7,8,9,10 V4: 1,2,3,Christmas,5,6,7,8,9?,10 V5: 7.
Bulletin: Alumnae Association Newsletter, 205 issues, 1940s-2000.
Series 2. Military Service, 1940-1948.
Copies of military newspapers various stations, 30 pcs/large envelope.
Newspaper clippings from various Navy Hospitals.
Ephemera from time in Alaska; invitations, announcements, etc.
Newspaper clippings regarding activities in Alaska.
Letters and correspondence with military personnel.
Photo album- mostly while station in Alaska, Group pictures.
Photograph oversized, Military Doctors at San Diego Hospital (rolled), 1945.
Photograph oversized, Military Nurses at San Diego Hospital (rolled).
Clinical notes, procedures (printed): large envelope.
US Navy official correspondence: large envelope.
Misc. expense record, matchcovers, etc.: large envelope.
Naval Nurse Corps Association.
Misc.: 2 large envelopes.
30 issues of newsletter, 1980-1990’s.
Course work at Columbia University after the war, Nine binders (assigned by the Navy).
Presentation on Tuberculous (approximately 15 feet in length), 1947.
World War II article.
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