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New Jersey Oral History: Nursing Transcripts

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MG NJ Nursing -(Main)

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of 32 audiocassettes, with accompanying summaries/indexes and background information on interviewees, release forms, and two copies of a complete list of the interviews, with names of the interviewee and interviewer and the main topic or period addressed in each. Interviewees who can be identified from the summary and background material as residing in Newark, having been educated in Newark, or having worked in Newark are:

Roberta Collis

Sarah Critchett, RN, various Newark hospitals

Myrtle Elizabeth Hosford, instructor at UMDNJ

Doris Palmer, RN

Delores Tennant, Assistant Head Nurse, Pediatrics, Beth Israel Hospital


  • c. 1982


Conditions Governing Use

Photocopying of materials is limited and no materials may be photocopied without permission from library staff. Researchers wishing to publish, reproduce, or reprint materials from this collection must obtain permission.


.42 Linear Feet (1 Hollinger box)

Language of Materials



This collection consists of interviews conducted under a project entitled "Patterns of Nurse Education and Health Care," administered by Rutgers University's Graduate Program of Nursing (Newark), in 1982. The interviewers were students, supervised by Dr. Ruth Greenberg-Edelstein. The interviews cover nursing education and work experience from the 1920s on, including reminiscences of Depression-era nursing, early midwifery, World War II service, Vietnam War nursing, etc. Most interviews are individual life and work histories, but a few address special topics, for example, Dr. Henry Konzlemann's interview on "Medical Nursing Practice in New jersey: A Physician's Perspective."

No finding aid text from catalog entry and Newark Archives Project
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Repository Details

Part of the Charles F. Cummings New Jersey Information Center, Newark Public Library Repository

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Newark Public Library
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