Philadelphia Association of Occupational Health Nurses Records

Collection ID: 
Acc. 499, 565, 595, 662
Date: 
1909-1987
Footage: 
5 linear feet
Collecting Area: 

 

COLLECTION OVERVIEW

The Philadelphia Association of Occupational Health Nurses Records are comprised of four accessions: 499, 565, 595, and 662. A combined inventory for accessions 499, 565, and 595 (4 linear feet, 1909-1975) are found below, as well as a separate inventory for accession 662 (1 linear foot, 1981-1987).

Accession 662 speaks to the PAOHN mission of providing educational opportunities to members by documenting a series of seminars which the group organized and presented between 1981 and 1985. The seminars included ones on social issues impacting women's physical and emotional health at work and career pathways. The bulk of the materials in this accession document these seminars (e.g. dealing with the challenges of worksite emergencies; the lung at work; and women's health and work issues) with: correspondence (planning and follow-up), applications (proposals to give seminars), vitae of participants, programs, bibliography and photocopies of articles, sign-up sheets and evaluations. There are more evaluations in this accession than any other kind of item. These evaluate the site and the panelists presentations. Additional materials include membership lists, by-laws and general correspondence. The completed forms of a salary survey conducted in October 1980 are also present (2 folders).
 

HISTORICAL NOTE

On October 26, 1962, representatives of local constituent Association of the American Association of Industrial Nurses met in Harrisburg, PA for the purpose of forming the Pennsylvania Association of Industrial Nurses (as of May, 1997, renamed Pennsylvania Association of Occupational Health Nurses). Their purpose was to “constitute the professional association of nurses engaged in the practice of industrial nursing; ...to improve health and promote standards for industrial nurses and industrial nursing service; and to stimulate industrial nurse participation in all nursing activities, whether local, state, or national."

To attain these ends, the Association provides opportunities for professional exchange and growth through workshops, seminars, lectures, and publications for the nurse employed in industry. The Association studies legislative actions which pertain to the field of industrial nursing and keeps its members informed. Its members receive the Journal of the American Association of Industrial Nurses as well as special manuals and other publications aimed at promoting professional standards. The Committee on Education is responsible for planning and recommending educational programs for nurses preparing to enter the industrial nursing field and for nurses actively employed in industry. As constituents of AAIN, members participate in conferences which are held yearly to provide an opportunity for formal and informal exchange among nurses and physicians concerned with the health of workers.
 

ORGANIZATION AND ARRANGEMENT

Accessions 499, 565, and 595 have been combined and arranged into the following series:

  • Series I: Administration and Organization
  • Series II: Finances
  • SaeriesIII: Correspondence
  • Series IV: Publications
  • Series V: Projects
  • Series VI: Conferences
  • Series VII: Memorabilia
  • Series VIII: Photographs
  • Series IX: Miscellaneous


Series I: Administration and Organization. This series is made up of five sub-series: minutes, reports, history, personnel, and operations. Highlights of the history sub-section are two pamphlets and a fact sheet on the history of the Pennsylvania State Association of Industrial Nurses (PAIN). The Historian of the reports included in the sub-series is Beatrice K. Golden, R.N., COHN.

Series II: Financial. The Financial series includes three sub-series: fund-raising, budget, and financial records. The bulk of this series consists of copies of checks, deposit slips, and receipts.

Series III: Correspondence. This series contains Presidential correspondence and general correspondence. The Presidential correspondence is that of Joan Stevenson, R.N., COHN. For all correspondence, responses are filed along with the originating letter. The Nevada Evans correspondence folder contains a list of the nurses who formed PAIN.

Series IV: Publications. Contains an incomplete series of newsletters issued by the American Association of Industrial Nurses, Inc. (AAIN). The 1982 newsletters were published under their new name: the American Association of Occupation Health Nurses (AAOHN).

Series V: Projects. The first part of this series contains projects initiated by the Continuing Education Program of the PAOHN. The majority of the series is materials from seminars. Included are correspondence, flyers, attendance records, and program evaluations. The second part of the series conatins similar information from the Illinois Association of Occupational Health Nurses seminar and a survey performed by Rohm and Haas containing employee profiles and publication lists.

Series VI: Conferences. This series contains seven folders representing assorted years of the PAOHN Education Conferences. Each folder contains flyers and attendance records.

Series VII: Memorabilia. These folders contain Achievement Awards from 1965-1978. The majority of the awards are parchment papers with hand-written caligraphy.

Series VIII: Photographs. Contains black and white photographs from dinners, symposiums, and educational conferences.

Series IX: Miscellaneous. Contains a PAIN banner and oversize photographs.


Accession 662 has been arranged into the following series:

 

Series I: Administrative.
Series II: Programs.
Series III: Publications.
 

INVENTORY, ACCESSIONS 499, 565, 595


SERIES I. ADMINISTRATION AND ORGANIZATION

Box 1 

Minutes - Sub-series

1. Folder Executive Board Minutes 1965-1966
2. Executive Board Minutes 1967-1968
3. Executive Board Minutes 1969-1971
4. Executive Board Minutes 1972-1973
5. Executive Board Minutes 1974-1979
6. Regular Meeting Minutes 1967-1969
7. Regular Meeting Minutes 1970-1971
8. Regular Meeting Minutes 1972-1974
9. Regular Meeting Minutes 1974-1975
10. Regular Meeting Minutes 1975-1979
11. Regular Meeting Minutes 1981-1982
12. Minutes Re: Legislation 1977-1980

Reports

13. Annual Reports 1975-1980
14 a, b Information for Annual Reports 1982 (2 Folders)
15 Treasurer's Report 1969-1970
16 Annual Report - Entertainment Committee 1966-1967

History

17. History of the P.S.A.I.N.
18. Historian's Report 1965-1966
19. Historian's Report 1966-1967
20. Historian's Report 1967-1968
21. Historian's Report 1968-1969
22. Historian's Report 1969-1970
23. Historian's Report 1970-1971
24. Historian's Report 1971-1972
25. Historian's Report 1972-1973
26. Historian's Report 1973-1974
27. Historian's Report 1974-1975
28. Historian's Report 1975-1976
29. Historian's Report 1976-1977
30. Historian's Report 1977-1978

Personnel

31. Membership and Officers List 1969-1971
32. List of Board Members 1981-1984
33. Biographical Sketch Forms 1984

Operations

34. Constitution and By-Laws 1955
35 Procedure Manual of P.A.I.N. 1963

SERIES II. FINANCIAL

Fund-Raising

1. Card Party and Fashion Show 1950

Budget Information

2. Budget 1969-1971

Financial Records

3. Salary Survey 1974
4. Financial Records 1981-1982

BOX 2

SERIES III. CORRESPONDENCE

Presidential Correspondence
1. President's Correspondence 1980-1981
2. President's Correspondence 5/81-6/81
3. President's Correspondence 7/81-12/81
4.a, b President's Correspondence 1980-1983 (2 Fd)
5. President's Correspondence 1980-1982
6. President's Correspondence 1982
7. President's Correspondence 1982-1983
8.a,b,c,d President's Correspondence 1983-1984 (4 Fd)
9. Correspondence- State & National 1980-1983
10. Correspondence - Legislative 1969

General Correspondence

11. Monthly Correspondence 1979-1980
12. Monthly Correspondence 1981-1982
13. General Correspondence 1982
14. Correspondence Received 1/80-6/80
15. Correspondence Received 7/80-12/80
16. Correspondence Received 1981
17. Correspondence Secretary 1966-1968
18. Correspondence Secretary 1969-1970
19. Correspondence Secretary 1970-1971
20. Correspondence Secretary 1971-1972
21. Correspondence Secretary 1972-1973
22. Correspondence Secretary 1973-1974
23. Correspondence Secretary 1974-1975
24. Correspondence Secretary 1975-1976
25. Correspondence Secretary 1976-1977
26. Correspondence Secretary 1977-1978
27. Correspondence Secretary 1978-1979

Correspondence Biographical

28. Information 1980-1981

Correspondence -

29. Mrs. Nevada Evans 1923-1981 Correspondence -
30. Mrs. D.M. Hallman 1968-1969

SERIES IV. PUBLICATIONS

Newsletters

1. Newsletters 1949-1953
2. Newsletters 1969-1970
3. Newsletters 1982

SERIES V. PROJECTS

BOX 3 

Projects Begun by Organization

1. Cardiac Emergencies Conference 1983
2. Continuing Education Program 1981
3. Continuing Education Program 1982
4. Nutrition Conference 1981
5. Ophthalmology Program 1980
6. Ophthalmology Program 1981
7. Smoking Cessation Training 1981
8. Speakers Bureau 1969
9. Wellness Promotion 1981
10. Wellness Promotion 1983

Projects Participated In

11. Illinois AOHN Program 1982
12. Rohm and Haas CEU Program 1983

SERIES VI. CONFERENCES 

1. Educational Conferences 1966-1969
2. Educational Conferences 1970
3. Educational Conferences 1971
4. Educational Conferences 1973
5. Educational Conferences 1975
6. Educational Conferences 1976
7. Educational Conferences 1977

SERIES VII. MEMORABILIA

1. Achievement Awards 1965-1978

SERIES VII. PHOTOGRAPHS

1. IMA Supposium 1955
2. AAIN Conference 1956
3. Nurse-Management Dinner 1963
4. Educational Conference 1957
5. Educational Conference 1964
6. Educational Conference 1965
7. Educational Conference 1966
8. Educational Conference 1967
9. Educational Conference 1968
10. Educational Conference 1970
11. Educational Conference 1971
12. Educational Conference 1974 (note: one additional photograph can be found in Box 4)

BOX 4 

SERIES IX. MISCELLANEOUS

1. PAIN Banner
2. Miscellaneous Photograph (oversize)

 

INVENTORY, ACCESSION 662

 
SERIES I: ADMINISTRATIVE
 
BOX 1 
 
1 Administrative 1986 – 1985
2 Administrative 1985 – 1984
3 Administrative 1983 - 1986
 
SERIES II: PROGRAMS
 
4 Seminars –"Social Issues Impacting Women's Physical and Emotional Health" 3/16/85 (1) 1985
5 Seminars – "Social Issues…" (2) 1984, 1985
6 Seminars – "Roads to Recognition: Career Pathways" 10/27/84 1984 – 1982
7 Seminars – "…Career Pathways" Evaluations 10/27/84
8 Seminars – "OHN Looks at Sexuality" 1984
9 Seminars – " OHN Looks at Sexuality" Evaluations (1) 3/17/84
10 Seminars – "…Sexuality" Evaluations (2) 3/17/84
11 Seminars – "Cardiac Emergencies in the Worksite" 10/29/83 (1) 1983
12 Seminars – "Cardiac Emergencies…" (2) 1983
13 Seminars – "Cardiac Emergencies…" Evaluations (1) 10/29/83
14 Seminars – "Cardiac Emergencies…" Evaluations (2) 10/29/83
15 Seminars – "Meeting the Challenge of Emergencies in the Work Environment" Evaluations (1) 3/19/83
16 Seminars – "Meeting….Emergencies" Evaluations (2) 3/19/83
17 Seminars – "Meeting…Emergencies" Evaluations (3) 3/19/83
18 Seminars – "The Lung and the Workplace Environment in the 1980s" 10/30/82 (1) 1982
19 Seminars – "…Lung…" (2) 1982
20 Seminars – "The Employee with Arthritis: Evaluation & Treatment," with model 1982, 1981
21 Salary Survey (1) 10/80
22 Salary Survey (2) 10/80 
 
SERIES III: PUBLICATIONS
 
BOX 1 
 
23 Publications 1987 
24 Publications 1987 - 1985