Oregon League for Nursing records, 1922-2012  PDF

Overview of the Collection

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Oregon League for NursingBrost, Patricia L.
Title
Oregon League for Nursing records
Dates
1922-2012 (inclusive)
1922-1986 (bulk)
Quantity
1.68 linear feet, (4 document boxes)
Collection Number
2017-019
Summary
The Oregon League for Nursing began in 1922 with a mission focused on all aspects of nursing education, including defining and maintaining minimum standards for education, and promoting professional relationships and collaboration. The League was also pivotal in moving Portland's nurse training school from the County Hospital to the University of Oregon. This collection consists of records on topics such as becoming a member of the National League; advocating for nursing education and greater nurse employment; raising funds and advocating for better funding for both education and employment of nurses; producing educational programs; and day-to-day governance of the organization.
Repository
Oregon Health & Science University, Historical Collections & Archives
OHSU Historical Collections & Archives
Oregon Health & Science University
3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Rd. MC:LIB
Portland, OR
97239
Telephone: 503-494-5587
hcaref@ohsu.edu
Access Restrictions

There are no restrictions on access. This collection is open to the public.

Languages
English


Content DescriptionReturn to Top

This collection consists of records of the Oregon League for Nursing and its earlier forms (Oregon State League of Nursing Education (OSLNE), Oregon League for Nursing Education (OLNE), and Oregon Citizens' League for Nursing (OCLN)). The records cover topics such as becoming a member of the National League; advocating for nursing education and greater nurse employment; raising funds and advocating for better funding for both education and employment of nurses; producing educational programs, such as films, radio dramas, and public speaking engagements; and day-to-day governance of the organization.

The materials include by-laws, articles of incorporation, and constitutions; meeting minutes; membership lists; correspondence; committee and board annual reports; minutes of meetings with related organizations; convention programs; educational program skits; and more. A significant run (1953-1985) of the organization's newsletter, "The Oregon Reporter," is also included. Furthermore, the collection contains a movie documentary about the Providence Hospital School of Nursing, "Nurses of the Pacific Northwest" lapel pins, and a history of the People's Institute and Free Dispensary.

Historical NoteReturn to Top

The Oregon State League of Nursing Education (OSLNE or OLNE) began organizing in 1922 and applied for membership with the National League of Nursing Education in April 1923. The mission of both organizations centered around consideration of all aspects of nursing education, defining and maintaining minimum standards for education, promoting professional relationships and collaboration, and developing and maintaining the "highest ideals in the nursing profession."

The Oregon League focused on nursing education and continuing education, public health nursing, training of Native American nurses, and advocacy work (such as for greater nurse employment and better funding for education and employment opportunities). They were pivotal in moving Portland's nurse training school from the County Hospital to the University of Oregon.

From 1947 to 1950, the League operated as the Educational Section of the Oregon State Nurses Association (later the Oregon Nurses Association). They changed again, along with the National organization, in 1952, to become the Oregon League for Nursing. The mission expanded at this time to include fostering the improvement of nursing services and education through more coordinated actions of nurses and associated professions, agencies, and schools. For a time, from around 1972 until 1981, the name was changed yet again, to Oregon Citizens' League for Nursing. However, the name was returned to the previous form after a number of concerns and complaints were raised in regards to the word "Citizens'" being added.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

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Preferred Citation

Oregon League for Nursing records, Collection Number 2017-019, Oregon Health & Science University, Historical Collections & Archives

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 1 National League of Nursing Education (NLNE): Correspondence, certificate of incorporation, by-laws, roster, minutes of Oregon League meeting 1922-1924
4 1 Constitution and by-laws, member list, minutes, financial ledger, 5-year course schedule, NLNE constitution and by-laws 1922-1927
1 2 Lists of officers, committees, members, and Oregon nursing schools; meeting minutes; reports, including ones on nursing standards and the education program at University of Oregon 1926-1931
4 2 Membership applications and lists, chart of nursing organizations, report on hospitals with nursing schools, reports and minutes, outline for "series of tableau and slides," constitution and by-laws 1927-1934
1 3 Paper: "Difficulties Experienced in Nursing Education in Isolated Schools" by Louise W. Gerrish circa 1930
1 4 Paper: "Educational Trend for Nurses" by Carrie Hall circa 1930
1 5 Paper: "The Relative Value of Various Types of Teaching in Schools of Nursing" by Sister John Gabriel circa 1930
1 6 Paper: "Value of the Dispensary" [People's Institute] circa 1930
1 7 Minutes, correspondence, member list, reports 1930-1937
1 8 "Oregon Nurse" state convention program 1934 May
1 9 Minutes and reports 1937-1941
1 10 Minutes, member lists, reports 1938-1946
1 11 National Biennial Nursing Convention program (Philadelphia) 1940 May
1 12 Minutes, reports, constitution, by-laws 1950-1952
1 13 "Rules Governing Procedures" of the joint board of Oregon State Nurses' Association, OLNE, and Oregon State Organization for Public Health Nursing 1951 February
1 14 Minutes, skit script, memoranda, convention programs (public relations) 1953-1954
1 15 Minutes, reports, articles of incorporation 1953-1955
1 16 "Oregon Reporter" 1953-1958
4 3 Articles of Incorporation, amendments 1953-1982
1 17 Committee on Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing: Minutes 1955-1959
1 18 Articles of incorporation, by-laws, institute programs 1956-1957
2 1 Minutes, officers list, committee report 1956-1957
4 4 Minutes, manual, Florence Nightingale Memorial Service program, article on nurses doll collection (Guhli Olsen) 1957-1960
4 5 Annual convention program, Florence Nightingale Memorial Service programs (Student Nurses' Association), clippings 1958-1960
2 2 "Oregon Reporter" 1959-1965
2 3 Member rosters 1962-1964
2 4 Minutes, financial reports, membership reports 1962-1964
2 5 Minutes (monthly and annual convention), reports, manuals, articles of incorporation and by-laws, "Future Nurses Club" material 1962-1964
2 6 Minutes 1965
2 7 Convention program, national by-laws, "The Circle Back" seminar book 1967
2 8 "Oregon Reporter" 1967-1970
2 9 Minutes, "Exchange of Ideas" National League publication 1968
2 10 News clippings 1968-1971
2 11 Minutes 1969
4 6 Minutes, tax forms, correspondence, supplement to national by-laws, pamphlet on "Cooperative Planning" for nursing schools 1969-1970
2 12 Nurse Volunteer Project proposal and correspondence 1970-1971
4 7 Correspondence, reports, memoranda, newsletters 1970-1972
2 13 Health Manpower Development Program proposal and correspondence 1971
2 14 Minutes, by-laws, tax forms, correspondence, newsletters (1 of 2) 1971-1972
3 1 Minutes, by-laws, tax forms, correspondence, newsletters (2 of 2) 1971-1972
4 8 Minutes, reports 1971-1972
3 2 Correspondence, pamphlets, promotional materials, newsletters 1973
3 3 "Oregon Reporter" 1973
3 4 Memoranda and reports (mostly National League) 1974-1975
3 5 Minutes, reports 1975
3 6 Minutes, reports, memoranda 1976
4 9 Assorted OLN newsletters 1976-1985
3 7 Minutes, by-laws, reports, pamphlets 1977
3 8 Motes and correspondence on childhood and special programs, public health nursing, and more 1979-1982
3 9 Annual reports, meeting materials 1979-1986
3 10 "Roots of the Wisconsin League for Nursing" 1980 April
3 11 Annual meeting and conference programs 1981-1986
3 12 Resolutions from National and other regional leagues circa 1982
3 13 Board of Nursing appointment procedure information circa 1983
3 14 "Marketing Strategies for Nursing" presentation 1986 November
3 15 "Essentials of College and University Education for Professional Nursing" final report from American Association of Colleges of Nursing 1986
4 10 Continuing Education Units (CEU) guidelines 1986, undated
4 11 "Providence Hospital School of Nursing, Portland, Oregon, 1944 to 1962" DVD, produced by Pat Bacon, class of 1959 2012
4 12 Memorandum regarding personnel policies undated
4 13 "Nurses of the Pacific Northwest" lapel pins (2) undated

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Education
  • Education, Medical, Continuing
  • Schools, Nursing
  • Societies, Medical
  • Personal Names :
  • Hallam, Bertha, Miss
  • Jones, Emma E., approximately 1863-1958
  • Phelps, Grace, R.N.
  • Corporate Names :
  • National League for Nursing
  • Oregon Nurses Association
  • People's Institute
  • Portland Free Dispensary
  • Geographical Names :
  • Oregon
  • Occupations :
  • Nursing