The Adelaide Nutting Historical Nursing Collection
Adelaide Nutting a noted educator, historian and scholar was honored for her outstanding contributions to nursing and nursing education. Nutting became the chairperson in the Department of Nursing Education at Teachers College, Columbia University at its inception and the first nurse to be appointed to a university professorship. Being a strong advocate of university education for nurses, she was instrumental in developing the first programs of this type.
The Adelaide Nutting Historical Nursing Collection of over 1,200 items ranging from monographs to newspaper clippings is a rich source of research materials on the history of nursing. This collection from the Gottesman Libraries of Teachers College, Columbia University covers the development of nursing worldwide and is of interest not only to nursing students but also to researchers in such fields as the history of medicine, public health, hospital administration, and women's studies.
The Adelaide Nutting Historical Nursing Collection is primarily a monograph collection consisting of works on all aspects of nursing. Originally assembled by Adelaide Nutting during her years at Teachers College and continued by her successors, the collection consists of numerous reports, pamphlets, programs, and manuscripts, in addition to published volumes on nursing and medicine.
M. Adelaide Nutting Faculty File
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