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Illinois Training School for Nurses Collection

Illinois Training School for Nurses Collection

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
Title: Illinois Training School for Nurses Collection
Dates: 1904-1988
Quantity: 2.0 linear feet
Identification: EH
Language: English.

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Contents

Box 1


Pathology Laboratory, Cook County Hospital. C. 1890s

Group photograph student nurses, 1928 / 1929

Group photograph student nurses, 1928 / 1929

Group photograph medical staff, Cook County Hospital 1929

Affiliate nursing students from various schools, C. 1929

Photos and negatives from series of lantern slides showing how to make a bed. C. 1890s

Nursing students and staff in Main Diet Kitchen, Cook County Hospital, C. 1920s

Student nurses and nurses in nursery, Cook County hospital, 1920s

Group photograph student nurses, 1929

Probationers in class, 1920s

Nurses at tea, C. 1890s

Sprague Home for Nurses, Presbyterian Hospital

Uniform worn in the ITS in 1893—nd.

Mary Robb (ITS 1891)Night superintendent and operating Room Superintendent at Cook County Hospital until 1917

Folder 1:  Illinois Training School brochure nd c. 1920s

Folder 2:  Third Annual Report of the Society of the Training School for Nurses at Cook County Hospital, 1883; Sixteenth Annual Report of the Society of the Training School for Nurses at Cook County Hospital, 1897

Folder 3:  Cook County Hospital School of Nursing Announcement, 1929/1930

Folder 4: Illinois Training School booklet 1917

Folder 5: Newspaper—Cook County School News May 1914. Article on the ITSN

Folder 6: Illinois Training School Yearbook, 1918

Folder 7: Minutes of Annual Meeting of the ITSN September 1, 1898

Folder 8: Hymn Book used by students I the ITSC, Laudes Domini, 1888

Folder 9: ITSN pins (8) plus pins belonging to Director Mary Wheeler (ITSN, Illinois RN, American Legion, a Wisconsin college)

Folder 10: Trunk key from ITSN, Elevator key ITSN

Folder 11: Typed information about the tablets in honor of ITSN benefactors (all tablets held in MNHRC). Sheet from Alumnae report, June 1937, re. the Mary C. Wheeler Clock (in MNHRC).

Folder 12: Dining Room Prayer bell

Folder 13: Correspondence to ITS Board managers from Lucy Flowers re. resignation. March 15, 1903 and Jan. 24 1904

Folder 14: Newspaper clipping, 1895

Folder 15: Letter from Bertha Honore Palmer to Mrs. C.B. Lawrence, March 10, 1891, re. The Illinois Training School for Nurses and the World’s Columbian Exposition. Photo of Bertha H. Palmer

Folder 16: Photocopies of documents re. the ITS Hospital at the World’s Columbian Exposition

Document with letterhead regarding reserving room in the World’s Columbian Exposition for the Illinois Training School.

Letter (dated March 10,1891) to Mrs. C.B. Lawrence from Bertha W. Palmer, President of the Board of Lady Managers, World’s Columbian Exposition, acknowledging the application for space.

Award document and description of the Illinois Women’s Hospital and Training School display from the World’s Columbian Exposition for “well-appointed ward, perfectly equipped operating room, diet kitchen and excellent corps (?) of physicians and nurses.”

Copy of sign announcing the “Woman Physicians and Training-School Exhibit for the World’s Columbian Exposition, Jackson Park, Chicago, Ill. 1893.

Box 2

Alumnae Association of the Illinois Training School The Report. April 1980, October 1980, April 1981

Box 3

ITSN Oral History Project, 1980s. To be processed.