Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital, School of Nursing records, 1893-1980 Rauner Manuscript DA-44

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Title:

Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital, School of Nursing records

Call Number:

Rauner Manuscript DA-44

Collection Dates:

1893-1980

Size of Collection:

27 linear ft., 18 boxes

Abstract:

The Mary Hitchcock School of Nursing was established in 1893, at the same time the hospital was founded through the beneficence of Hiram Hitchcock. In 1976, a report was issued recommending the closing of the school and was accepted by the hospital trustees; the last class graduated in 1980. The records of the MHMH School of Nursing comprise meeting minutes, correspondences, reports, curricular materials and student records, as well as records of the student government, and documentation of accreditation though the National Nursing League.

Access to Collection:

Student records restricted by federal law

Use & Access

The materials represented in this guide may be accessed through the Rauner Special Collections Library at Dartmouth College. Rauner Library is located in Webster Hall. The materials must be used on-site and may not leave Rauner Library.

Rauner Special Collections Library is open to the public and in most cases no appointment is necessary. The exception is in the case of materials stored off site for which there may be a delay of up to 48 hours in retrieval. Please consult the Access to Collection statement below or contact Rauner Reference.

Conditions Governing Access

Student records restricted by federal law

Conditions Governing Use

Permission from Dartmouth College Required for Publication or Reproduction.

Introduction to the Collection

The records of the MHMH School of Nursing comprise meeting minutes and reports, accounts, budgets, cost studies, library records, student records and statistics, correspondence, publications and photographs, documenting admissions, curriculum, faculty activities, student government, and alumnae programs. They also contain material regarding the accreditation of the School, its affiliations with other institutions, and the history of the School.

Introduction

In 1893 Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital and a school of nursing were opened in Hanover, N.H., through the beneficence of Hiram Hitchcock who named the hospital in his late wife's honor. The School of Nursing increased its program from two years to three in 1905, and was officially recognized by the Hospital trustees in 1906. The first formal graduation exercises were held in 1908, and the Class of 1910 was the first to take State Board examinations. In 1952 the School received temporary National League for Nursing accreditation; it was placed on "warning" by the NLN in 1973 but regained full NLN accreditation in 1974. In 1976 the Adams report, which recommended closing the School, was published. In 1977 the Hospital trustees accepted this recommendation, and the last class entered the School. Final graduation took place in 1980, and the School was then closed.

Series, Box & Folder List

Series: 26021, Subject files, 1893-1980

Access Restrictions

Access to student records restricted by federal law.

Correspondence, reports, registers, budgets and accounts, course guides, meeting minutes, and publications documenting the administration and academic programs of the Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital School of Nursing, alumni relations, and accreditation issues.

Box: 3115, Subject files, A - Class of 1963 (inlcudes Accounts, Affiliation, Budgets, Class, etc), 1955-1980

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Subject files, A - Class of 1963 (inlcudes Accounts, Affiliation, Budgets, Class, etc)

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, Accounting: Bills, 1977
  • Folder: 2, Accounts: Gift funds

Box: 3116, Subject files, Class of 1964 - Committees, Head Nurse, 1961-1980

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Subject files, Class of 1964 - Committees, Head Nurse

Box: 3117, Subject files, Committees, Level 1 - Correspondence, Admissions, 1905-1980

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Subject files, Committees, Level 1 - Correspondence, Admissions

Box: 3118, Subject files, Cost - Curriculum, Course guide, 1956-1980

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Subject files, Cost - Curriculum, Course guide

Box: 3119, Subject files, Curriculum, Course Guide - ETV, 1962-1979

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Subject files, Curriculum, Course Guide - ETV

Box: 3120, Subject files, ETV Report - Faculty Workshops, 1963-1979

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Subject files, ETV Report - Faculty Workshops

Box: 3121, Subject files, Faculty Workshops - History of School, 1968-1979

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Subject files, Faculty Workshops - History of School

Box: 3122, Subject files, History of School library - Hospital, 1955-1980

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Subject files, History of School library - Hospital

Box: 3123, Subject files, Library - NLN Accredtiation, 1951-1978

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Subject files, Library - NLN Accredtiation

Box: 3124, Subject files, NLN Achievement - Photographs, 1957-1980

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Subject files, NLN Achievement - Photographs

Box: 3125, Subject files, Photographs - Student Enrollment (includes program catalog), 1903-1980

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Subject files, Photographs - Student Enrollment (includes program catalog)

Box: 3126, Subject files, Student government, 1958-1980

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Subject files, Student government

Box: 3127, Subject files, Student Loans - Yearbook, 1893-1980

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Subject files, Student Loans - Yearbook

Box: 3128, Oversized material, 1918

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Oversized material

Box: 3129, Subject files, addendum

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Subject files, addendum

Box: 3130, Subject files, addendum

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Subject files, addendum

Series: 26023, Realia, undated

Candlesticks and lamps of knowledge

Box: 3131, 2 pairs of brass candlesticks, undated

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

2 pairs of brass candlesticks

Box: 3132, 6 Ceramic lamps of knowledge, undated

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

6 Ceramic lamps of knowledge

Series: 27605, Media,

Various media materials related to Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital School of Nursing.

Box: 10767,

Access Restrictions

Stored off-site. Five business days advance notice required for access.

Box: 10767

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1014, When you choose nursing

    Access Restrictions

    Stored off-site five days notice required for access.

    16 mm, B&W, sound/magnetic, acetate base, 675 ft.

    Digitized: : da441014

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