Skip to main content

Box 12

 box — Box: 12
Identifier: Box 12

Scope and Contents

From the Collection: The records of the Iowa League for Nursing (ILN) measure 5.5 linear feet and date from 1952 to 2002. The records are arranged in six series: Administrative Records, Education and Outreach, Eastern Iowa League for Nursing, National League for Nursing, Related Organizations, and Artifacts. Most of the collection relates to annual meetings, board meetings and annual workshops.

The Administrative Records series (1952-2002) contains a history of what led to the founding of the ILN; annual meetings packets that include minutes from the meetings and all the attachments and memos related to the meetings; board meeting packets which contain the minutes of the board meetings, treasurer's reports, and correspondence related to ILN business; drafts of the policy and procedure manual; and a scrapbook (removed from a three ringer binder) which contains newspaper clippings from the 1950s and 1960s chronicling major events of the ILN.

The Education and Outreach series (1963-2000) consists mainly of documents related to the workshops the ILN sponsored for continuing education credit. The workshop packets contain background information on the presenter, registration materials, surveys on participant satisfaction, handouts and bibliographies for further reading. The Eastern Iowa League for Nursing series (1955-1968) consists of administrative materials similar to those in the Iowa League for Nursing series except they relate to eastern Iowa. The National League for Nursing series (1959-1992) contains materials provided by the national organization including goals and guidelines for state affiliate leagues, annual meeting minutes and reports. The series also includes a slide show with accompanying script and audiocassette titled, This is the National League for Nursing. Two group photographs circa 1969 complete the series.

The Related Organizations series (1960-1991) contains material from groups interested in health care in the Midwest. Many contain administrative records but the series also includes a report on nurse-doctor patient care committees in Iowa hospitals, and reports on staff nurse position responsibilities in Iowa general hospitals.

The Artifacts consist of two wooden gavels, each bearing a silver plaque. The ILN gavel reads: "presented in 1955 to Iowa League for Nursing by State Nurses' Association." The EILN gavel reads: "Eastern Iowa League for Nursing 1955." Two buttons that advertise the National League for Nursing complete the series.


  • 1952-2002

Conditions Governing Access

The records are open for research.


From the Collection: 5.50 linear feet

From the Collection: One audiocassette [AC 1158] other_unmapped


Repository Details

Part of the Iowa Women's Archives Repository

100 Main Library
University of Iowa Libraries
Iowa City IA 52242 IaU
319-335-5900 (Fax)