Connie Brady Student Nursing Papers

Manuscript Collection No. 087


TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • Biographical Notes
  • Scope and Content Note
  • Arrangement of Collection
  • Restrictions
  • Index terms
  • Related Material
  • Administrative Information
  • Detailed Description of the Collection
  • Series I: Personal Papers; 1960-1964
  • Series II: Student Publications; 1960-1964
  • Repository: Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center; 1133 John Freeman Blvd.Houston, Texas 77030-2809.
    Creator: Brady, Connie
    Title: Connie Brady Nursing School Papers;
    Dates: 1960-1964.
    Quantity: .25 cubic foot (1 box).
    Abstract: Connie Brady was a nursing student at the Shannon West Texas Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in San Angelo, Tom Green County, Texas, from 1960 to 1964. This collection includes a graded 1964 diary Brady wrote for a nursing course, school-related correspondence and papers, school publications, and nursing publications. The material is in good condition and is about 0.25 cubic feet (1 box). 1960-1964.
    Identification: MS 87
    Location: Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center Library.
    Language: English.

    Biographical Notes

    Connie Brady was a nursing student at the Shannon West Texas Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in San Angelo, Tom Green County, Texas, in 1960-1964.

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    Scope and Content Note

    Connie Brady was a nursing student at the Shannon West Texas Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in San Angelo, Tom Green County, Texas, in 1960-1964. This collection includes a 1964 diary Brown wrote for a nursing course, school-related correspondence and papers, school publications, and nursing publications. The material is in good condition and is about 0.25 cubic feet (1 box). 1960-1964.

    Shannon West Texas Memorial Hospital, which grew to Shannon Medical Center and to its current incarnation as Shannon Health System, opened in 1932, according to the Shannon West Texas Memorial Hospital Shannon Memorial School of Nursing Bulletin 1961-1962. West Texas ranchers J. M. and Margaret Shannon provided the funding to create a foundation that in 1931 established the hospital to serve San Angelo and Tom Green County.

    The hospital and clinic has 19 locations, 17 of them in San Angelo, and includes three hospitals in San Angelo. It also has clinics in Del Rio and Ozona. Its nursing school is no longer in operation, but the foundation offers nursing scholarships through Angelo State University.

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    Arrangement of Collection

    This collection is arranged into the following series.

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    Access restrictions

    This material is unrestricted.

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    There are no related materials.

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    Index terms

    Brady, Connie.

    Shannon Medical Center.
    Shannon West Texas Memorial Hospital School of Nursing.

    San Angelo, Texas.
    Texas.

    Nurses–Texas.
    Nursing–Texas–History–20th century.

    Diary.

    Nursing.

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    Preferred Citation

    Connie Brady Papers; MS 87; John P. McGovern Historical Collections and Research Center, Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center Library.

    Acquition Information

    This material was purchased in March 2010 from an online eBay auction and acquired by Elizabeth White, director of the McGovern Historical Collections and Research Center.

    Processing Information

    This small collection had no apparent natural order. The items were organized into series according to types of materials.

    Accruals

    No accruals are expected for this collection.

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    Detailed Description of the Collection

    Series I: Personal Papers; 1960-1964
    This series includes a 1964 handwritten graded diary recording Connie Brown’s clinical experiences as a student nurse. It also includes a stenographer pad with detailed notes of student nursing experiences.
    Box Folder
    1 1 Typed paper of “Initiation Rules” of nursing school. Circa 1960. This paper includes a list of 15 rules integral to becoming a successful nursing student. The stated purpose of the rules is to acclimate students to each other and to school traditions.
    2 Brown spiral-bound diary of Connie Brady. March 23, 1964-May 13, 1964. Graded 1964 diary Brady wrote for a nursing course. Book is spiral-bound with brown cardboard cover. Executive stenographer’s notebook of Connie Faye Brady. September 1961-October 1962. Notebook is vertical with wire binding at the top and a tan cardboard cover.
    Series II: Student Publications; 1960-1964
    This series contains publications produced or distributed by the Shannon West Texas Memorial Hospital School of Nursing.
    Box Folder
    1 3 Criteria for the Evaluation of Clinical Performance. Five typewritten sheets with notes and grade scale related to the evaluation of a patient’s treatment. May 1964.
    4 Open House Program, Shannon School of Nursing. February 4, 1961.
    5 The Pillbox student handbook (3 editions). September 1960, October 1961, October 1963.
    6 The Head Nurse at Work. Department of Hospital Nursing, National League for Nursing, New York, NY. 1953. The Birtcher Word Book: A Short Cut to an Understanding of Medical and Surgical Terminology. The Birtcher Corporation, Manufacturers of Electro-Medical and Electro-Surgical Apparatus. Los Angeles, CA. 1958. 1953, 1958.
    7 Directory of Community Resources for Health and Welfare in San Angelo and Tom Green County, Texas. Compiled by Community Council of Tom Green County. 1960.
    8 Shannon West Texas Memorial Hospital Shannon Memorial School of Nursing Bulletin. 1961-1962.
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