College of Nursing Records Now Available in ARB

By Janice Schulz

Nursing Classroom 1978

Instruction in the College of Nursing and Health, 1978

The Archives and Rare Books Library has completed processing an 81 box collection of College of Nursing Records from 1940-2004, and it is now available for research. The highlight of this collection is a large number of curriculum records dating from 1980-2003, documenting the development of the program and the changing face of nursing education during a 20+ year period. These curriculum records include syllabi, course outlines, handouts, presentations, and textbook lists. Development of the PhD program during the 1980s and 1990s is also documented. The Archives and Rare Books Library encourages all academic departments to transfer historic curriculum for inclusion in the University Archives Collection.

Proctor Hall Dedication

William Cooper Procter Hall – photo from the building dedication program, 1968

The Nursing collection also contains administrative records from 1940-2004, primarily department and committee records, but also including building records, policies and procedures, annual reports, and accreditation records.  Also included are class records from 1946-1987 with student rosters, schedules, correspondence, and ephemera.  A complete inventory is available on the OhioLink Finding Aid Repository at http://rave. or on the ARB website at

Other Nursing collections are available at ARB, including Alumni Files from 1891-1940 ( and the publication College of Nursing and Health News Sheet from 1967-1973 ( A collection from the Raymond Walters College Department of Nursing with records from 1969-2005 ( is also available for research.