Scope and arrangement
The records of the National Association of Colored Graduate Nurses document the organization and development of the association, and its eventual dissolution. Some files for the Citizens' Committee Affiliated with the New York Local of Colored Graduate Nurses are included. The materials have been divided into the following series: Minutes, By-Laws And Articles Of Incorporation, Correspondence, Memoranda, Speeches And Testimony, Studies And Reports, Publications Of The National Association Of Colored Graduate Nurses, and Printed Material.
The following items were removed from:
Name of Collection/PapersNational Association of Colored Graduate Nurses Papers
Accession NumberMG 16
Donor:Alma Vessels John
Date received:March 1951
The item(s) listed below have been sent to the division indicated, either to be retained or disposed of there. Any items that should receive special disposition are clearly marked.
Schomburg Photographs and Print Division:
1 albumen print of the First Convention of the National
Association of Colored Graduate Nurses
Accessioned by:Debra Carter
The National Association of Colored Graduate Nurses records are arranged in eight series:
There are two volumes of MINUTES (1908-1937) containing minutes of the Association's first meetings, annual meetings and minutes of executive board meetings.
- The CORRESPONDENCE (1937-1951) documents a later period, particularly efforts to integrate black nurses into the armed forces during World War II. Letters from the Citizens' Advisory Committee are included.
The CORRESPONDENCE (1937-1951) documents a later period, particularly efforts to integrate black nurses into the armed forces during World War II. Letters from the Citizens' Advisory Committee are included.
- 1937, 1951
SPEECHES AND TESTIMONY (1937-1951) includes a transcript of the public hearing on the condition of the urban black population held by New York State in 1937, during which Mabel Staupers, secretary of the NACGN, testified, and a copy of a speech by attorney William Hastie at an NACGN testimonial dinner in 1951.
The series STUDIES AND REPORTS contains a report to the Board of Directors of the American Nurses Association from the NACGN, as well as a report on a series of programs sponsored by the New York Local Association of Colored Graduate Nurses and the Citizens' Committee in 1942.
PUBLICATIONS OF THE NACGN includes scattered issues of the Newsletter, the National News Bulletinand programs from the regional conferences.
PRINTED MATERIAL (1942-1951), the largest series, consists principally of scrapbooks of clippings about NACGN, black women in the nursing profession and black nurses' struggles against racial discrimination.