By Janice Schulz
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.
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. ohiolink.edu/archives/ead/OhCiUAR0361 or on the ARB website at http://libraries.uc.edu/documents/UA-13-02_College_of_Nursing.pdf.
Other Nursing collections are available at ARB, including Alumni Files from 1891-1940 (http://libraries.uc.edu/libraries/arb/archives/collections/documents/UA-12-08CollegeofNursing.pdf) and the publication College of Nursing and Health News Sheet from 1967-1973 (http://rave.ohiolink.edu/archives/ead/OhCiUAR0205). A collection from the Raymond Walters College Department of Nursing with records from 1969-2005 (http://rave.ohiolink.edu/archives/ead/OhCiUAR0266) is also available for research.