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Philadelphia Association of Occupational Health Nurses Records

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Acc. 499, 565, 595, 662

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Collection Summary

Title
Philadelphia Association of Occupational Health Nurses Records

Dates
1909-1987

Collection ID
Acc. 499, 565, 595, 662

Creator
Philadelphia Association of Occupational Health Nurses

Quantity
5 linear feet (6 boxes)

Repository
Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries

Language
Materials in English          

Detailed Collection Information

Historical Note

On October 26, 1962, Pennsylvania representatives of the American Association of Industrial Nurses met in Harrisburg, PA for the purpose of forming the Pennsylvania Association of Industrial Nurses (renamed Pennsylvania Association of Occupational Health Nurses in May 1997). 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."

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.

Description of Collection

This collection contains correspondence, membership lists, bylaws, applications for seminars, vitae of seminar participants, programs, bibliography and photocopies of articles, newsletters, photographs, and other materials related to the Philadelphia Association of Occupational Health Nurses (PAOHN) . These records additionally document 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.

Organization and Arrangement

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).

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

Series 1:  Administration and Organization, 1955-1982
Series 2:  Finances, 1950-1982
Series 3:  Correspondence, 1923-1984
Series 4:  Publications, 1949-1982
Series 5:  Projects, 1969-1983
Series 6:  Conferences, 1966-1977
Series 7:  Memorabilia, 1965-1978
Series 8:  Photographs, 1955-1974
Series 9:  Miscellaneous, Undated

Series 1:  Administration and Organization, 1955-1982. This series contains minutes, reports, history, personnel, and operations. Highlights of the history 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 is Beatrice K. Golden, R.N., COHN.

Series 2:  Financial, 1950-1982. The Financial series includes fund-raising, budget, and financial records. The bulk of this series consists of copies of checks, deposit slips, and receipts.

Series 3:  Correspondence, 1923-1984. 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 4:  Publications, 1949-1982. 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 5:  Projects, 1969-1983. 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 contains 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 6:  Conferences, 1966-1977. This series contains seven folders representing assorted years of the PAOHN Education Conferences. Each folder contains flyers and attendance records.

Series 7:  Memorabilia, 1965-1978. These folders contain Achievement Awards from 1965-1978. The majority of the awards are parchment papers with hand-written calligraphy.

Series 8:  Photographs, 1955-1974. Contains black and white photographs from dinners, symposiums, and educational conferences.

Series 9:  Miscellaneous, Undated. Contains a PAIN banner and oversize photographs.

Accession 662 has been arranged into the following series:

Series 1:  Administrative, 1983-1986

Series 2:  Programs, 1980-1985

Series 3:  Publications, 1985-1987

Patron Information

Research Access

Collection is open for research.

Collections Stored Off-Site

This collection may be housed off-site at the Library Depository, and require up to two business days to retrieve. Please review the finding aid and be prepared to identify specific materials to be retrieved. Contact the Special Collections Research Center in advance of your visit, so that materials may be relocated to the reading room for research.

Publication and Copyright Information

The Philadelphia Association of Occupational Health Nurses Records are the physical property of the Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries. Intellectual property rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. Researchers are responsible for determining the identity of rights holders and obtaining their permission for publication and for other purposes where stated.

Preferred Citation

[Description and date of item], [Box/folder number], Philadelphia Association of Occupational Health Nurses Records, Acc. 499, 565, 595, and 662, Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

Accessions 499, was donated by Joan Stevenson, R.N., in January 1982; accessions 565 and 595 were donated in June 1983 and January 1985, respectively.  The three accessions were merged in March 1993. Accession 662 was donated in September 1987.

Processing Information

Finding aid revised according to contemporary archival standards in June 2015.

Index Terms

The following headings have been used to index the description of this collection in Temple University’s electronic catalog:

Corporate Names:
American Association of Industrial Nurses
Philadelphia Association of Occupational Health Nurses

Subjects:
Industrial nursing -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia
Occupational Medicine -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia
Occupational Health Nursing -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia

Material Types:
Administrative records
Articles of incorporation
Bylaws (administrative records)
Correspondence
Financial records
Manuscripts
Membership lists
Minutes
Newsletters
Pamphlets
Photographs
Publications
Reports

Inventory

Series 1:  Administration and Organization, 1955-1982

This series contains minutes, reports, history, personnel, and operations. Highlights of the history 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 is Beatrice K. Golden, R.N., COHN.

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

1          13           Annual Reports          1975-1980
1          14a          Information for Annual Reports          1982

1          14b          Information for Annual Reports          1982
1          15          Treasurer's Report          1969-1970
1          16          Annual Report - Entertainment Committee          1966-1967

1          17          History of the P.S.A.I.N.          Undated
1          18          Historian's Report          1965-1966
1          19          Historian's Report          1966-1967
1          20          Historian's Report          1967-1968
1          21          Historian's Report          1968-1969
1          22          Historian's Report          1969-1970
1          23          Historian's Report          1970-1971
1          24          Historian's Report          1971-1972
1          25          Historian's Report          1972-1973
1          26          Historian's Report          1973-1974
1          27          Historian's Report          1974-1975
1          28          Historian's Report          1975-1976
1          29          Historian's Report          1976-1977
1          30          Historian's Report          1977-1978

1          31          Membership and Officers List          1969-1971
1          32          List of Board Members          1981-1984
1          33          Biographical Sketch Forms          1984

1          34          Constitution and By-Laws          1955
1          35          Procedure Manual of P.A.I.N.          1963

Series 2:  Financial, 1950-1982

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

Fund-Raising

1          1          Card Party and Fashion Show          1950

Budget Information

1          2          Budget          1969-1971

Financial Records

1          3          Salary Survey          1974
1          4          Financial Records          1981-1982

Series 3:  Correspondence, 1923-1984

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.

Presidential Correspondence


2          1          President's Correspondence          1980-1981
2          2          President's Correspondence          May 1981-June 1981
2          3          President's Correspondence          July 1981-December 1981
2          4a          President's Correspondence          1980-1983

2          4b          President's Correspondence          1980-1983
2          5          President's Correspondence          1980-1982
2          6          President's Correspondence          1982
2          7          President's Correspondence          1982-1983
2          8a          President's Correspondence          1983-1984

2          8b          President's Correspondence          1983-1984

2          8c          President's Correspondence          1983-1984

2          8d          President's Correspondence          1983-1984
2          9          Correspondence - State & National          1980-1983
2          10          Correspondence - Legislative          1969

General Correspondence

2          11          Monthly Correspondence          1979-1980
2          12          Monthly Correspondence          1981-1982
2          13          General Correspondence          1982
2          14          Correspondence Received          1/80-6/80
2          15          Correspondence Received          7/80-12/80
2          16          Correspondence Received          1981
2          17          Correspondence Secretary          1966-1968
2          18          Correspondence Secretary          1969-1970
2          19          Correspondence Secretary          1970-1971
2          20          Correspondence Secretary          1971-1972
2          21          Correspondence Secretary          1972-1973
2          22          Correspondence Secretary          1973-1974
2          23          Correspondence Secretary          1974-1975
2          24          Correspondence Secretary          1975-1976
2          25          Correspondence Secretary          1976-1977
2          26          Correspondence Secretary          1977-1978
2          27          Correspondence Secretary          1978-1979

2          28          Information          1980-1981

2          29          Mrs. Nevada Evans          1923-1981

2          30          Mrs. D.M. Hallman          1968-1969

Series 4:  Publications, 1949-1982

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

Series 5:  Projects, 1969-1983

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 contains 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.

Projects Begun by Organization

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

Projects Participated In

3          11          Illinois AOHN Program          1982
3          12          Rohm and Haas CEU Program          1983

Series 6:  Conferences, 1966-1977

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

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

Series 7:  Memorabilia, 1965-1978

These folders contain Achievement Awards from 1965-1978. The majority of the awards are parchment papers with hand-written calligraphy.

3          1          Achievement Awards          1965-1978

Series 8:  Photographs, 1955-1974

Contains black and white photographs from dinners, symposiums, and educational conferences.

1          1          IMA Symposium          1955
1          2          AAIN Conference          1956
1          3          Nurse-Management Dinner          1963
1          4          Educational Conference          1957
1          5          Educational Conference          1964
1          6          Educational Conference          1965
1          7          Educational Conference          1966
1          8          Educational Conference          1967
1          9          Educational Conference          1968
1          10          Educational Conference          1970
1          11          Educational Conference          1971
1          12           Educational Conference          1974

Series 9:  Miscellaneous, Undated

Contains a PAIN banner and oversize photographs.

4          1          PAIN Banner          Undated
4          2          Miscellaneous Photograph (oversize)          Undated

Inventory, Accession 662

Series 1:  Administrative, 1983-1986

1          1          Administrative           1986-1985

1          2          Administrative          1985-1984

1          3          Administrative          1983-1986

Series 2:  Photographs, 1980-1985

1          4          Seminars: "Social Issues Impacting Women's Physical and Emotional Health" March 16, 1985

1          5          Seminars: "Social Issues…" (2)          1984, 1985

1          6          Seminars: "Roads to Recognition: Career Pathways"          October 27, 1984, 1984-1982

1          7          Seminars: "…Career Pathways" Evaluations          October 27, 1984

1          8          Seminars: "OHN Looks at Sexuality"          1984

1          9          Seminars: "OHN Looks at Sexuality" Evaluations (1)          March 17, 1984

1          10          Seminars: "…Sexuality" Evaluations (2)          March 17, 1984

1          11          Seminars: "Cardiac Emergencies in the Worksite"          October 29, 1983

1          12          Seminars: "Cardiac Emergencies…" (2)          1983

1          13          Seminars: "Cardiac Emergencies…" Evaluations (1)          October 29, 1983

1          14          Seminars: "Cardiac Emergencies…" Evaluations (2)          October 29, 1983

1          15          Seminars: "Meeting the Challenge of Emergencies in the Work Environment" Evaluations (1)          March 19, 1983

1          16          Seminars: "Meeting….Emergencies" Evaluations (2)          March 19, 1983

1          17          Seminars: "Meeting…Emergencies" Evaluations (3)          March 19, 1983

1          18          Seminars: "The Lung and the Workplace Environment in the 1980s"          October 30, 1982

1          19          Seminars: "…Lung…" (2)          1982

1          20          Seminars: "The Employee with Arthritis: Evaluation & Treatment," with model 1982, 1981

1          21          Salary Survey (1)          October 1980

1          22          Salary Survey (2)          October 1980

Series 3:  Publications, 1985-1987

1          23          Publications          1987

1          24          Publications          1987-1985