Rogers, Martha E. (1914-1994)
Scope:
The Martha E. Rogers collection consists of manuscripts, printed material, professional material, photographs, and memorabilia.

Manuscripts in the collection include several drafts of articles, speeches, and research reports by Rogers, dating from 1954 to 1973.  Also present is "A Salute to Martha E. Rogers," by the Upsilon Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau (1979).

Printed material includes various issues of Lines, newsletter for the New York State League for Nursing (1957-1962); issues of Nursing Science, edited by Rogers (1963-1965); issues of the Society for Advancement in Nursing Newsletter (1974-1985); a book review of Educational Revolution in Nursing, published in the Nurses Association, District 2, New York State Nurses Association Newsletter (1962); general news clippings (1963-1984); miscellaneous pages of a final corrected page proof for An Introduction to the Theoretical Basis of Nursing, by Rogers (ca. 1969); "Why Write? Why Publish?", a collection of ten papers from Sigma Theta Tau Writers' Conferences (1984); "Nursing: To Be, or Not to Be?" reprinted from Nursing Outlook (1972); program for the retirement dinner in honor of Rogers (1979); and various other items.

Professional material includes material related to various workshops and conferences at which Martha Rogers either spoke or served as a consultant (1958-1991), including minutes, agenda, and reports relating to the Society for Advancement in Nursing.  

Photographs in the collection include several items dating from 1958 to 1992 (not inclusive).  Also present is a photo album from the Third Rogerian Conference (1988); an album documenting Rogers' 75th birthday celebration (1989); a photograph of James M. Hester, President of New York University with Louise Schlachter; and a photograph of contributors to the Martha E. Rogers Fund, showing Rogers standing beside her framed painted portrait.

Correspondence includes letters to Rogers responding to her book Educational Revolution in Nursing (1961-1962); letters related to specific issues of Nursing Science (1963-1965); and letters from various nurses, nursing educators, and health professionals.

Memorabilia in the collection includes numerous certificates, awards, plaques, and other items, dating from 1978 to 1989.  Also present are Rogers' birth certificate (1914); her School of Nursing diploma; her Bachelor of Science diploma from George Peabody College for Teachers (1936); her Master's in Public Health diploma from Johns Hopkins University (1952); and her Doctor of Science and Hygiene diploma from Johns Hopkins University (1954).
Notable Figures
1. Rogers, Martha E.
Associated Subjects
1. Memorabilia – United States
2. Photographs – United States
3. Medical teaching personnel – United States
4. Nurses – United States
5. Nursing – Study and teaching – United States
6. Nursing
7. Manuscripts for publication
8. Legal files – United States