Support the center

Don’t throw away that old nursing stuff! Your support is needed.

Make a donation of materials

Please help to preserve historical nursing materials through your donation of agency, organizational or individual records. Records from Midwestern training schools, hospitals, individual nurses, or any organizations employing nurses or providing nursing care in the Midwest would be particularly appreciated. We are also interested in nursing textbooks and photographs of nurses.

We also need your financial support to help the center preserve and publicize the collections, and to provide for activities such as lectures and displays.

To inquire about donating materials, contact:

Gwyneth Milbrath, PhD, RN, MPH, Director of the MNHRC

845 S Damen Ave, 948 NURS, MC 802, Chicago, Illinois 60612-7350

Make a financial contribution - help us reach our matching gift!

Two of the most exciting MNHRC projects that we are working on date back to the time of the last global pandemic, in the early 20th century.  These history research projects will help document the role nurses played during WWI.  Specifically, the projects are titled:

  • The U.S. Army School of Nursing, 1918-1931: Nursing in the U.S. Military Hospitals during and immediately following WWI
  • U.S. Base Hospitals of WWI: The Chicago Story

Gwyneth Milbrath’s preliminary research on the above projects can be found here

The History Center has applied for and been awarded funding for both of the projects.  Our thanks to the Pritzker Military Museum & Library (PMML) for their initial $15,000 gift to support this endeavor.

In addition to its original gift, PMML is offering up another $15,000 as a matching gift challenge!

If we raise $15,000 or more by December 31, 2020, then PMML will release their matching gift funds.

We are counting on YOU, our faithful nursing alumni, faculty, staff, and friends to help us unlock this matching gift.

Will you answer the call to help MNHRC reach the goal?

Please make your gift today!

To inquire about making a financial contribution, contact:

Steven George, Assistant Dean for Advancement

845 S. Damen Ave., 538 NURS, (MC 802), Chicago, IL 60612