Brief Overview of Collection, MC59


Name University Hospital School of Nursing Ledger
Dates 1905-1969
Extent .25 cubic foot
Historical Note

The Hillman Hospital Training School for Nurses graduated its first class on February 28, 1905.  By the end of 1944, the school had graduated 670 nurses.  In 1945 the Medical College of Alabama was moved from The University of Alabama campus in Tuscaloosa to Birmingham.  The Hillman and Jefferson hospitals had been transferred to the University's Board of Trustees in 1944 and formally merged as Jefferson-Hillman Hospital effective January 1, 1945.  As a result of this merger, the hospital-based nursing schools were also combined and renamed the Jefferson-Hillman Hospital School of Nursing.  For the next 10 years, the School operated, within the University's Birmingham Medical Center, as an educational department of the hospital.  In May of 1955 the nursing school was renamed the University Hospital School of Nursing when the hospital complex itself was renamed by the Board of Trustees.  The University of Alabama School of Nursing was moved from the Tuscaloosa campus to the Medical Center in Birmingham in 1967, and the announcement of the closure of the hospital-based nursing school was made.  The University Hospital School of Nursing graduated its last class in 1969 at which point the three-year nursing program was officially terminated.  According to the school's register, over 1,726 nurses had graduated from the program between 1905 and 1969.

Scope and Contents

Includes the original and two photocopies of the school ledger listing each graduate of the nursing school by class.

Arrangement None.  (The ledger is a chronological listing of the graduating classes with each student listed)
Accession Number M1998-01
Provenance At some point in the 1980s, this ledger was donated to the JCMS/UAB Health Sciences Archives.  Two photocopies of the original ledger were made at the time.  After the combined JCMS/UAB facility was disbanded in 1992, all archival materials were transferred to the UAB Archives.
Copyright The UAB Archives owns the copyright and maintains its proprietary rights to all material in this collection.
Fnding Aid Printed descriptive guide by Tim L. Pennycuff available in repository.
Access Points

Hillman Hospital School of Nursing (Birmingham, Ala.).
Hillman Hospital Training School for Nurses (Birmingham, Ala.).
Nursing schools  z  Alabama  z  Birmingham.
University of Alabama.  b  Jefferson-Hillman Hospital School of Nursing.
University of Alabama in Birmingham.

Document Types

Ledger

Location Manuscript Stacks
Related Series

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Physical Condition Acid free folders and an acid free box.


This page created 2011

Copyright:  The University of Alabama Board of Trustees.