New England Regional Conference for Public Health Nursing Education
Scope:

The New England Regional Conference for Public Health Nursing Education, Inc. (NERCPHNE) collection contains professional materials, correspondence, printed materials, legal materials, financial materials, photographs, and other items.

Professional materials include agendas, minutes, and reports, among other items. Agendas include items from 1950 to 1965 for the Steering Committee, general sessions, and business meetings.

Minutes include items from 1949 to 1965 pertaining to various meetings about the Steering Committee; Blueprint Committee; and Annual Meetings, among other items.

Reports contain items from the 1950s to the 1960s, including reports prepared for the NERCPHNE meetings, Blueprint Meetings, Resources Committee, Special Committee, meetings for the Committee on Agency-University relationships.

Other professional materials include items pertaining to the summaries of public health nursing resources from Maine, Rhode Island, and Vermont, as well as summaries of public health nursing agencies (1955); “Suggested Outline for Introduction of Apprentice Public Health Nurses in New York State” by New York State Department of Health, Division of Public Health Nursing; and “Total Number of Nurses Employed for Public Health Work in the United States, in the Territories of Hawaii and Alaska, and in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands on January First of the ears 1947, 1948, 1949, 1950” by the Federal Security Agency, Public Health Service, among other items.

Correspondence includes letters from the 1950s to the 1960s, including those pertaining to Boston College; Boston University; Massachusetts General Hospital; the National League for Nursing; Simmons College; and the University of Massachusetts, among others. Notables include Ethel Brooks; Ann Conley; Helen Dunn; Mildred L. Hatton; Dorothy Hayward; Rhoda Plaza; Mary E. Shaughnessy; Ann Thomson; Marjory Stimson; Catherine Tinkham; and Eleanor Voorhies, among others.

Printed materials include the Worcester Telegram; Higher Education in NE; “Internship Program”; and a memorandum from Winifred H. Griffin, as well as other items pertaining to NERCPHNE by-laws, guides, and questionnaires.

Legal materials include a certificate of incorporation of the New England Conference for Public Health Nursing Education, Inc. signed by Edward J. Cronin (1957) and one certificate of change of purpose signed by Mary Shaughnessy (1960).

Financial materials include invoices; triplicates of itemized vouchers; travel vouchers; treasurer’s reports; and checks, among other items.

Photographs include items from 1947 to 1950.

Associated Subjects
1. Nursing – Study and teaching – New England
2. Nursing
3. Nursing – New England – Societies, etc.
4. Photographs – New England