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Illinois Nurses Association



An inventory of papers at the Midwest Nursing History Research Center, College of Nursing, University of Illinois at Chicago.

Overview of the Collection
Repository: MNHRC, CON, University of Illinois at Chicago
Creator: Illinois Nurses Association
Title: Illinois Nurses Association Collection
Dates: 1967-1986
Quantity: 1.5 linear feet
Identification: INA
Language: The records are in English.

Biographical Sketch

The Illinois Graduate Nurses’ Association, later the Illinois State Association of Graduate Nurses, the Illinois State Nurses’ Association, and then the Illinois Nurses’ Association, was founded in 1901. The association’s initial aims were development of a Nurse Practice Act which would require nurse registration, and a Board of Nurse Examiners for the state.

Scope and Contents

1906 to 1986. The main part of the collection is the collection of newspaper clippings from a professional clipping service. Some early editions of the Quarterly and other miscellaneous items are also held. The printer’s blocks include many of the Association’s early leaders.

Box 1—Newspaper clippings

1967 INA Clips

1970 INA Clips

1971 Illinois Nurses Week Clips

1973 INA Clips

1974 INA Clips

1976 Illinois nurses Clips

1976 INA Clips

1977 Illinois Nurses Week Clips

1978 Illinois Nurses Week Clips

1978 INA Clips

1979 Illinois Nurses Week Clips

1980 Illinois Nurses Week Clips

1980 INA Clips

1981 Illinois Nurses Week Clips

1982 Illinois Nurses Week Clips

1983Genereal News clips

1983 Nurses Week Clips

1984 Nurses week Clips

1985 Nurses Week Clips

1986 INA news Clips

Box 2

Folder 1: Illinois State Nurses’ Association Presidents 1901-1951

Folder 2: ISAGN Constitution and By Laws 1901

Folder 3: Articles of ISNA Incorporation and Bylaws, undated copy

Folder 4: The ISAGN Quarterly 1906 (ITS 25th. Anniversary Issue) (in museum)

Folder 5: The ISAGN Quarterly 1907

Folder 6: ISAGN First District Incorporation and By Laws Amended 1921

Folder 7: Bulletin, First District, ISAGN 1927

Folder 8: ISAGN banquet program, 1929

Folder 9: Letter to Van Frank, ISNA, re. Junior Nurse radio program—with script. 1937

Folder 10: Program for pageant of nursing career opportunities at Museum of Science and Industry, put on by First District, ISNA. 1947

Folder 11: INA Brochures 1980s

Folder 12: INA Questionnaire for Nurses’ Survey

Folder 13: Chart, INA publication. March 1958, September, November 1959, March, June 1960, November 1963, April 1968

Folder 14: Illinois Nursing Act 1951, 1965, 1976; Rules: 1950, 1964, 1972

Folder 15: Nursing School Costs, 1959

Folder 16: Nursing in Illinois 1968

Folder 17: AFL Ad. Chicago Registry, undated

Folder 18: AFL Ad. For union meeting 1939

Folder 19: Clippings 1939 re. unionization for nurses

Box 3

INA printers’ blocks