Visiting Nurse Association of Lackawanna County Archives Collection

Collection Guide

Summary

Abstract
Archival records of the Visiting Nurse Association of Lackawanna County (VNA) from 1909 through the 1980s.
Source
Visiting Nurse Association of Lackawanna County (VNA)
Creator(s)
Visiting Nurse Association of Lackawanna County (VNA)
Date Range
1909-1980s
Extent
12 boxes
Language(s)
English

Access and Use

Digital Access

No digital access is currently available for materials in this collection.

Physical Access

The collection is open for research. Physical materials may be browsed by appointment in the Reading Room of the University Archives and McHugh Special Collections.

Rights

Items in the University of Scranton Archives and Helen Gallagher McHugh Special Collections may be made available to visiting researchers to support research, scholarship, education, and private study under an assertion of fair use (17 U.S.C. 107). The University of Scranton respects the intellectual property rights of others and does not claim any copyright interest in these materials. It is your responsibility to determine the ownership and status of copyright in any materials you may wish to use beyond fair use, and obtain the permission of the copyright owner, if needed. Individuals or organizations holding additional information about the copyright status of items in this collection are invited to contact the University Archives staff at archives@scranton.edu.

Preferred Citation

[Item Title], [Folder], [Box], Visiting Nurse Association of Lackawanna County Archives Collection, McHugh Special Collections, The University of Scranton.

Linked Data


Contents

Administrative/Biographical History

While public nursing began in Scranton in 1895, it was not until 1912 that an organization was founded for city-wide service. The District Nurse Association (DNA), as it was originally called, obtained a charter on March 30, 1912. The Association was first established through the work of the Associated Charities and Humane Society of Lackawanna County and began as a citizen-founded, -sponsored, and -financed project. Mary F. Kiesel served as the first district nurse in 1895.

See History & Vision of VNA Hospice & Home Health of Lackawanna County.

Scope and Content Note

Archival records of the Visiting Nurse Association of Lackawanna County from 1909 through the 1980s. Documents include correspondence, meeting minutes, monthly and annual reports, informational pamphlets, photographs and slides, printing blocks for promotional materials, scrapbooks with newspaper clippings, financial records, and miscellaneous documents.

System of Arrangement

This collection is arranged in 12 boxes.


Acquisition Information

Donated by the Visiting Nurse Association of Lackawanna County (VNA) in July 2012.


Processing Notes

Collection has not yet been processed.