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- Nurses' Alumni Association of the Winnipeg General Hospital/Health Sciences Centre
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4.1 m of photographs
1.2 m of slides
468 bound volumes
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The Winnipeg General Hospital School of Nursing was established on 1 November 1887 in order to train women who wished to became nurses. The Nurses' Alumni Association of the Winnipeg General Hospital School of Nursing was founded in 1904 and three years later they published the first Nurses' Alumnae Journal.
In 1975, with the amalgamation of Winnipeg General Hospital, the Children's Hospital of Winnipeg and the Manitoba Rehabilitation Hospital, which created Health Sciences Centre, the Winnipeg General Hospital School of Nursing became the Health Sciences Centre School of Nursing and the Alumnae Association changed it's name to the Nurses' Alumni Association of the Winnipeg General Hospital/Health Sciences Centre. In 1993 the School of Nursing closed and, after a two year collaborative programme with the University of Manitoba, all nursing students became part of the Faculty of Nursing.
The records of the Winnipeg General Hospital/Health Sciences Centre School of Nursing and the Alumni Association were collected and managed by the Nurses' Alumni Association of the Winnipeg General Hospital/Health Sciences Centre with the creation of the position of Archivist in 1934 and by the establishment of the Nurses' Alumni Association of the Winnipeg General Hospital/Health Sciences Centre Museum/Archives.
In 1998 they became the custodians of the Health Sciences Centre records. The Alumni Association and the Health Sciences Centre redefined their shared roles around the Health Sciences Centre Archives/Museum in 2010, and the Alumni collection was established as a fonds within the Health Sciences Centre Archives/Museum with the recognition that ownership of the materials in the fonds remains with the Alumni.
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The fonds contains all records pertaining to both the Winnipeg General and Health Sciences Centre Schools of Nursing including lists of enrolees, student time books, notes, and handbooks, teaching materials, examination results from the first quarter of the twentieth century, some diplomas and one complete run of years books.
The fonds also contains Alumni related material including the Alumnae Journal, records and history of the Alumni Association, biographical information on select graduates, reference files on nursing and the history of nursing, and information on the Manitoba Association of Registered Nurses (MARN).
The photograph collection contains images of student and nursing staff both at graduation and in and around the hospital campus. The slide collection contains teaching materials.
The special collection consists of textbooks, theses, an incomplete second run of the Alumni Journal and Yearbook, an incomplete run of the Canadian Nurse Journal and a small number of volumes related to the history of nursing. In addition, a collection of artwork and artifacts also exist including pins, uniforms, china and silverware
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