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Dora D. McNeill files, 1934-1935, 1945-1973

Identifier: C

Scope and Content of the Subseries

The complete and well-ordered files in this subseries document the diverse new responsibilities SCNA undertook during Dora McNeill's tenure as Executive Director, 1963-1972. Files show SCNA's planning and construction of a headquarters building, which opened in September 1968; the reorganization of SCNA's districts in 1970; workplace organization of nurses by Economic Security Program staff; the growing complexity of the organization with the addition of the Council on Practice; SCNA's experimental provision of continuing education in the Inter-Association Committee on the Improvement of Nursing Services project; and the financial problems faced by SCNA (and ANA) in the early 1970s. The subseries contains a separate set of files related to the revision of South Carolina's Nurse Practice law in 1969, and a set of files maintained by a part-time Bookkeeper/Membership Secretary.

Eleven sets of files, arranged in the hierarchy established by McNeill and her staff:

  • 1964 files, 1945-1965
  • 1965 files, 1956-1966
  • 1966 files, 1962-1967
  • 1967 files, 1958-1968
  • 1968 files, 1949, 1953-1972
  • 1969 files, 1958-1969
  • 1970 files, 1952-1971
  • 1971 files, 1965-1972
  • 1972 files, 1949-1952, 1965-1972
  • Nursing Practice Act files, 1934-1935, 1951-1969
  • Bookkeeper/Membership Secretary files, 1948-1961, 1964-1973


  • Creation: 1934-1935, 1945-1973


Restrictions on Access

Collection is open for research use. Access to sound recordings and motion pictures is restricted. Access to certain records containing personal information is restricted (noted on inventory).


From the Collection: 186.2 Linear Feet (in 420 boxes)

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

100 Decatur St., S.E.
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
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