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District of Columbia Nurses Association records

 Collection
Identifier: L1979-16

Scope and Content of the Records

The Records, 1903-1977, of the District of Columbia Nurses Association (DCNA) consist of executive board, committee, and section minutes; correspondence; reports; newspaper articles; pamphlets and periodicals published or collected by the organization; files of the Board of Directors; audit reports and other financial documents; and collective bargaining files with several District employers of nurses, both public and private. The Records includes a large number of congressional bills and resolutions concerning nursing, as well as several folders of historical documents of the DCNA.

Dates

  • 1903-1977

Creator

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

To quote in print, or otherwise reproduce in whole or in part in any publication, including on the Worldwide Web, any material from this collection, the researcher must obtain permission from (1) the owner of the physical property and (2) the holder of the copyright. Persons wishing to quote from this collection should consult the reference archivist to determine copyright holders for information in this collection. Reproduction of any item must contain the complete citation to the original. All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.

Historical Note

The District of Columbia Nurses Association was founded in 1903 as the Graduate Nurses Association of the District of Columbia, with objectives of promoting the advancement of the educational standards of nursing and adopting a code of professional ethics. The organization is now a major lobbyist for nursing legislation on both the local and federal levels. It is also a collective bargaining agent for nurses in the District, and is a member of the American Nurses Association.

Extent

15.85 Linear Feet (38 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract:

The District of Columbia Nurses Association was founded in 1903 in order to promote the advancement of the educational standards of nursing and to adopt a code of professional ethics. Later, the organization lobbied for nursing legislation, and acted as a collective bargaining agent for District of Columbia nurses. District of Columbia Nurses Association records, 1903-1977, include correspondence (1908-1974); executive board, committee, and section minutes (1903-1971); reports (1905-1971); newspaper articles, pamphlets, and periodical published or collected by the organization; files of the Board of Directors; and collective bargaining files with several District employers, both public and private. The collection also contains a large number of congressional bills and resolutions concerning nursing, as well as material relating to the history of the Association.

Acquisition Information

Donated by District of Columbia Nurses Association, May 9, 1979.

Online Availability

The photograph in this collection may have been digitized and are available online at Georgia State University Library Digital Collections.

Separated Materials

During processing, materials were separated to other Southern Labor Archives Printed Collections. For photographs, see the Southern Labor Archives Photographs Collection finding aid. For pamphlets, see the Southern Labor Archives Pamphlet Collection finding aid (note that this collection has been weeded over time). For periodicals, see the Southern Labor Archives Periodicals Collection finding aid or catalog. For contracts and artifacts, consult Special Collections for access.

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Photographs Collection

  1. Lucy Johns, National Director, Nursing and Health Programs, American Red Cross, 1974

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Contracts and Agreements Collection

  1. District of Columbia Nurses Association: Glen Dale Hospital; 1968; 1971
  2. District of Columbia Nurses Association: Howard University, 1970
  3. District of Columbia Nurses Association: D.C. Department of Human Resources, 1973
  4. American Federation of Government Employees, Lodge 1015: Glen Dale Hospital, undated
  5. American Federation of Government Employees, Lodge 1015: D.C. Department of Human Resources, 1972
  6. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, L.U. No. 2097 D.C. Department of Human Resources, 1972

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Pamphlet Collection

  1. Labor Management Relations in Federal Service, Questions and Answers on the Role of the Assistant Secretary of Labor

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Periodicals Collection

  1. District of Columbia Nursing Action, 1968-1979
  2. D.C. Student Nurses Association Newsletter, 1969
  3. Bulletin of the Graduate Nurses Association of D.C., 1931-1933
  4. Quarterly Review, 1933-1971
  5. D.C. Official Directory and Buying Guide, January 1934

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Artifact Collection

  1. Three (3) DCNA Bumper Stickers

Processing Information

Inventoried by Edgar Ragin at the file level, February 27, 1985.
Title
District of Columbia Nurses Association (DCNA):
Subtitle
A Guide to Its Records at Georgia State University Library
Status
Completed
Author
Georgia State University Library
Date
1985
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Revision Statements

  • May 2001: EAD finding aid created by Apex Data Services.
  • 2005, 2007: EAD revised by William Hardesty.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

Contact:
100 Decatur St., S.E.
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
404-413-2880
404-413-2881 (Fax)