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District Two Illinois Nurses' Association Records

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Collection Overview

Title: District Two Illinois Nurses' Association Records, 1914-2004

ID: RHC/RC/144

Extent: 5.0 Linear Feet. More info below.

Arrangement: The District II, Illinois Nurses' Association records (1914-1995) are organized in five series:  1) administrative records, 2) financial records, 3) membership records, 4) publications, and 5) other organization’s records.

Date Acquired: 08/28/1973. More info below under Accruals.

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The district includes nurses from DeKalb, Grundy, Kane, Kendall, and Will Counties.  Administrative records comprise the largest series and contain constitutions and by-laws, regular and board meeting minutes, annual reports, correspondence, committee and section records, and histories of the association and hospitals and nursing education programs within the district.  The section records document specific nursing divisions within the association such as general duty or mental health nurses.  Although distinct from the financial records series, some budgets and treasurer's reports can be found in the regular meeting minute books or the finance committee file.  Annual meeting minutes also are interfiled in the regular meeting minutes.  Records for Nurses Week in 1978 and awards and commendations complete the series. 

Materials from the District II Student Nurses' Association, the Illinois State Nurses Association (I.S.N.A.), the Illinois Nurses' Association (I.N.A.), and the American Nurses' Association (A.N.A.) comprises the other organizations' records series.  There is a detailed history of the I.N.A. for the years 1901 to 1935 in Box 6, folder 3.  Of particular interest is the file containing state nursing acts (1931-1965) indicating the associations' concern for registration and certification laws. The expansion of the I.N.A., as well as office changes and digital access, is noted via a series of newsletters (1995-2004) in box 7.

The collection provides substantial information on the development of the nursing profession and it is especially useful for women's history research.  Indications of advancements in medicine may also be gleaned from the documents.  In particular, the minutes detail the effect World Wars I and II had upon the nursing and medical professions as well as the struggle for standard nursing education requirements.

A 3.5" floppy containing historic documents created in 1995 and 1996 can be found in the Historical Committee folder (box 7). The documents included a list of officers (1982-1997), presidents (1914-1996), and contact information for the Regional History Center, where INA District Two Records were donated. These e-records may be accessed on the computer in the Center's reading room. Print copies of the documents are in the collection.

Administrative Information

Accruals: Addenda were added at later dates.

Alternate Extent Statement: 3 digital files (44.5 KB)

Access Restrictions: There are no restrictions on access to the collection.

Use Restrictions: Property rights in the collection belong to District Two of the Illinois Nurses' Association; literary rights are dedicated to the public.

Technical Access Note: Electronic records may be accessed on the computer in the Center’s reading room.

Acquisition Source: Maxine Zamecnik

Acquisition Method: Maxine Zamecnik, President, Second District, Illinois Nurses' Association, deposited the associations' records in the Northern Illinois University Archives on August 28, 1973.  J. Joseph Bauxar, University Archivist, transferred the collection to the Northern Illinois Regional History Center in June 1978.


Box and Folder Listing


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Series I.: Administrative Records
Box 1
Folder 1a: Archives Deposit, 1973
Folder 1: History, 1951, 1976
Folder 2: Histories of Health Facilities and Nursing Education Programs: Copley Memorial Hospital, Aurora
Folder 3: Histories of Health Facilities and Nursing Education Programs: Delnor Hospital, St. Charles
Folder 4: Histories of Health Facilities and Nursing Education Programs: Elgin Mental Health Center - Local Unit of District II, Illinois Nurses Association (INA)
Folder 5: Histories of Health Facilities and Nursing Education Programs: Geneva Community Hospital and Nursing School
Folder 6: Histories of Health Facilities and Nursing Education Programs: Joliet Junior College Nursing Program
Folder 7: Histories of Health Facilities and Nursing Education Programs: Kishwaukee College School of Practical Nursing
Folder 8: Histories of Health Facilities and Nursing Education Programs: Mercy Center for Health Care Services, Aurora
Folder 9: Histories of Health Facilities and Nursing Education Programs: Morris Hospital and Alumni Association, Morris
Folder 10: Histories of Health Facilities and Nursing Education Programs: Northern Illinois University (N.I.U.) Student Health Center, DeKalb
Folder 11: Histories of Health Facilities and Nursing Education Programs: St. Joseph Hospital, Elgin
Folder 12: Histories of Health Facilities and Nursing Education Programs: St. Joseph Hospital, Joliet
Folder 13: Histories of Health Facilities and Nursing Education Programs: Sherman Hospital School of Nursing, Elgin
Folder 14: Histories of Health Facilities and Nursing Education Programs: Sycamore Municipal Hospital
Folder 15: Histories of Health Facilities and Nursing Education Programs: Waubonsee Community College Nursing Program
Folder 16: Nurses' Week - Mayors' and Governor's Proclamations, 1978, 1981
Folder 17: Awards and Commendations, 1962-1977
Folder 18-19: Constitutions and By-laws, 1922-1986
Folder 20-29: Regular Meeting Minutes, 1914-1994
Access Restriction: Folders 21-22 contain Board Meeting Minutes, 1928-1939
Folder 30-38: Board Meeting Minutes, 1940-April 1994
Box 2
Folder 1-4: Annual Reports, 1952-1995
Folder 5-7: Correspondence, 1947-1985
Box 3
Folder 1-5: Presidents' File, 1953-1968
Folder 6: Board of Directors, 1950-1957
Box 4
Folder 1-2: Board of Directors, 1958-1968
Folder 3: Officers, Boards, and Committee Lists, Manuals, 1964-1990
Folder 4: Officers, Boards, and Committee Manuals, 1977, 1982, 1989-1990
Folder 5: District Two Officers and Board Members, 1982-1993
Folder 6: Committee Reports and Minutes: By-laws, 1990
Folder 7: Committee Reports and Minutes: Finance, 1958, 1964-1971, 1984-1991
Folder 8: Committee Reports and Minutes: Historical, 1977-1978
Folder 9: Committee Reports and Minutes: Legislative, 1958-1965, 1988-1990
Folder 10: Committee Reports and Minutes: Membership, 1958, 1984-1989
Folder 11: Committee Reports and Minutes: Nominating, 1958, 1966
Folder 12: Committee Reports and Minutes: Nurses Week, 1987-1990
Folder 13: Committee Reports and Minutes: Program, 1962-1963
Folder 14: Committee Reports and Minutes: Public Relations, 1957-1958, 1989-1990
Folder 15: Committee Reports and Minutes: Study Committee on Functions of the American Nurses Association (ANA), 1964
Folder 16: Section Reports and Minutes: Educational Administrators, Consultants, and Teachers Sections, 1954-1958
Folder 17: Section Reports and Minutes: General Duty, 1961-1962
Folder 18: Section Reports and Minutes: Industrial Nurses (Occupational Health), 1949-1963
Folder 19: Section Reports and Minutes: Institutional Nursing Service Administrators, 1954-1960
Box 5
Folder 1: Section Reports and Minutes: Institutional Staff, 1949-1950
Folder 2: Section Reports and Minutes: Mental Health Nurses (Psychiatric Nurses), 1953-1961
Folder 3: Section Reports and Minutes: Private Duty Nurses, 1948-1963
Folder 4: Section Reports and Minutes: Public Health Nurses, 1947-1972
Folder 5: Section Reports and Minutes: School Nurses, 1955-1964
Folder 6: Section Reports and Minutes: General Duty Section, 1957-1965

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