Jean C. and Morris F. Powell

This collection contains the personal memorabilia of Jean C. and Morris F. Powell, including pharmaceutical advertisements, photographs and a diploma from James Walker Memorial Hospital Nursing School.  Morris Powell was a veteran of the United States Navy on the USS McDermut and thereafter pharmaceutical salesman for the Bellamy Drug Company.  He passed away 11 August 2007.  Jean Powell (née Jean Stith Collier) was a nurse.  She graduated from James Walker Memorial Hospital Nursing School on 1 November 1947, where she was a member of the U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps, she died 25 October 2005. The items are donated in memory of the James Walker Memorial Hospital Nursing School graduates of the Class of 1947.

This collection was donated to William Madison Randall Library by Morris and Karen Powell in August 2007.

The Collection has been designated Accession Number 294 of the Manuscripts Collection, Special Collections Department, William Madison Randall Library, University of North Carolina at Wilmington, 601 South College Road, Wilmington, North Carolina 28403-3297.

There are no access restrictions on this collection.

Processed by Special Collections Staff
Manuscripts Collection 
William Madison Randall Library
The University of North Carolina at Wilmington


Medical Postcards

Medical Advertisements
"Aches and Pains STOPPED! OH-MY-HEAD!" booklet
"Consider Tissue-Toxicity in the Antiseptic You Employ" Hexylresorcinol 'Solution S. T. 37'--cardboard

Certification Card and Receipt, James Walker Enrollment Announcements

2 gray Cadet Nurse patches

Certificate of Membership certifying Miss Jean S. Collier as a member of the United States Cadet Nurse Corps, October
    2, 1944
"Constitution and By-Laws of District No. 9 North Carolina State Nurses' Association Wilmington, North Carolina" blue hand-
    book, April 1946
Raleigh, NC Schedule of Examinations (3 copies), US Cadet Nurse Corps March/Class Creed (3 copies)
James Walker Memorial Hospital School of Nursing Wilmington, North Carolina Graduating Exercises, July 7, 1947
Nurses' Home Capping Ceremony, March 12, 1945
Florence Nightingale booklet--"The Nightingale Pledge" with a Mary Stewart pledge card
Black and white photograph, "Two Classes" September 1947
The North Carolina Board of Nurse Examiners Registered Nurse certificate, September  29, 1947
North Carolina State Nurses' Association letter

James Walker Memorial Hospital School of Nursing Diploma, November 1, 1947, Jean Stith Collier

Ruminations, memories of nursing students, class of 1930-1956
Photocopied photograph of James A. Walker Apartments for the Elderly. Handwritten notes.n.d.

"Dedicated worker, family man at last at rest" newspaper clipping
"Fifty-Year War on Human Suffering" newspaper copy about 1935
"Henry K. Mulford Famous Chemist" newspaper copy, died October 15, 1937
"500 Nurses Authorized by the State" newspaper clipping
"A Night to Reminisce: James Walker Nurses Gather" newspaper clipping, September 23, 2000
"Hospitals costly" Joseph D. Lewis, Wilmington
Newspaper article "Alumni nurses to reunite" September 22, 23, 1995

May 12, 1976 "Mrs. Morris F. Powell" letter, Harold H. Fehr letterhead
September 24, 1976 to Mrs. Powell from Doloris Cogan
Photograph of Dr. Miles' tonic bottles
Franklin Miles, M.D., LLB materials

Place card "Class of 1947 Homecoming Jean Collier Powell"
Name tag "1947 Class James Walker Memorial Hospital, Wilmington, NC Homecoming 2000"
James Walker Memorial Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Association, September 23, 1995
James Walker Memorial Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Association, September 23, 2000 (2 copies)

Photograph of Jean in student nursing uniform, n.d. 
b. Photograph of Jean in Cadet Nurses Uniform, n.d.
c. Black and white photograph of nurses on maroon construction paper, n.d.
d. Photograph of Jean,  Adams Studio, Wilmington, North Carolina, n.d.
e. Black and white photograph of Jean and a child, 1947.
f. Photograph of Preclinical Nurses -- Class of 1947, 1944
g. Black and white photo of nurses, "Graduation night July 7, 1947" written on back
h.Color photograph of Jean Powell,  May 2003
i. Color photograph of Morris and Jean Powell,  May 2003,
Photocopy of black and white photograph of nurse by window --" Commitment" on back, n.d.

"James Walker Memorial Hospital Wilmington, NC" nursing pin in a box

Watch--"Graduation gift from Mother and Daddy, September 1947 in recognition of becoming a Registered Nurse."

1900 - 1950s Medical Paraphernalia, currently used in Randall Library displays

Mandragora urn
Yellow mug, Rx mortar and pestle, "Galen 131-201 A.D." coffee cup
"Lilly" gray urn "Pro Dolore Moderata"
Brown mug "Hippocrates Father of Medicine 460-375 B.C."
"Imhotep god of Medicine 2980 B.C." mug
"Sur Rosar: Sol" vase with spout, blue paint of bird and vine

Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary by Clarence Wilbur Taber
Physiological Chemistry by Albert P. Matthews, Ph.D.
The Art of Compounding by Wilbur L. Scoville, PH.M.
Modern Drug Encyclopedia and Therapeutic Index edited by Alexander B. Gutman Ph.D., M.D., F.A.C.P
Pathogenic Microorganisms by William Halkock Park, M.D.
The Dispensatory of the United States of America Twentieth Edition by Joseph P. Remington PH.M., 

Additional bottles, and other accouterments in storage.

COPYRIGHT:  Retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.