MS142
James Walker Memorial Hospital School of Nursing Alumni Association Papers

First organized in 1923 The James Walker Memorial Hospital School of Nursing Alumni Association is still active in 2005. Lois Toomer, Class of 1908, was elected  first president. When James Walker Memorial Hospital closed in 1966 the Alumni Association started a scholarship fund to assist nursing students at local nursing schools. This scholarship is still being awarded (as of 2001) and over 1400 students have received some form of financial assistance from the scholarship fund.  

In October 2004 the Alumni Association donated their association records, photographs, brochures, and related memorabilia to the William Madison Randall Library. This collection is supplemented by additional material donated by members of the Alumni Association.

Additions continue to be added to this collection. For this reason this collection is not fully processed. See Special Collections Staff for access to this collection.

This Collection has been designated Accession Number 142 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.

Inventory
Manuscript/Box/ File

142/1/1
Photos of JWMH buildings: Nurses Home 1926-1929.
Postcards and other assorted images of the hospital building.  

142/1/2
November 1960 photos of Dr. Martin with Sue Rivenbeck and Pat Brown.

142/1/3
Photos of Miss Yates and Jessie Stewart:
1901 enlarged porch photo
1901 original sized porch photo
1904 Jessie Stewart’s graduation photo

142/1/4
Photo of Miss Florence Hayes Caldwell, class of 1903.
 
142/1/5
Photo of Miss Addie Jones Peiffer, 1910.
 
142/1/6
Photo of Jean Fuleher’s (class of 1952) son Darrell taken in 1963.
 
142/1/7
Individual Photos of Nurses:
Mabelle Shooter Pinner, class of 1926. Obedia Boyd, 1940’s. Stair Shot, undated. Mrs. Elliot, OR Supervisor 1926-1929. P. Boud, 1963. M. Bower, 1929. Beadie Britt, 1929. Alene West, 1929. Vina Shooter Simmons, 1938. Susan Brown, 1926.
 
142/1/8
Group Photos of Nurses:
Mary Alice Whitfeld and Verlie Phieffer, 1942. Frances King Parker, Shirley Anderson, Annie Limelton, and Rela Salleson, Class of 1933. Obedia Boyd, 1940’s. Woody and Barker. Miss Lewis and Nell Koons, 1920. Nora Brown and Aline Sutton, 1954.
 
142/1/9
More Group Shots:
Supervisors Photo. Preliminary Class. General Duty RN’s. Numerous other group photos including Cadet Classes.
 
142/1/10
Photos of nurses on break.
 
142/1/11
Parade Photos (1961 and another undated).
 
142/1/12
Photos of nurses in the classroom.
 
142/1/13
Photos of nurses gathered together, 1950’s.
 
142/1/14
Photos of nurses at work in the hospital:
Hazel Bonham, intern from Turkey at work in the ER, 1958. Recovery room photo, 1958. Photos of nurses doing deskwork. Mrs. Bowman and Mrs. Russ in the blood bank, 1958. Operating room surgery, 1958. Nell Heath Alard, 1958. Nurses holding babies.
 
142/1/15
Basketball team photo, 1950’s. Tennis photos: Ninnie Bell and Carmel Nathine, 1940’s.
 
142/1/16
Photos of nurses caps.
 
142/1/17
Photo of Candle used in the capping ceremonies.
 
142/1/18
Graduating Class Photos: class of 1940, class of1941(2),  class of 1963, c. 1964.
 
142/1/19
Photos of alumni gatherings: Spring 1960. Order of the Cape Fear April 22, 1999. Numerous other photos of alumni gathered at UNCW Library’s Special Collections rooms.
 
142/1/20
Pictures of standard nursing uniforms, undated.
 
142/1/21
JWMH Visitors Welcome Pamphlet. Tour guide sheet instructions. JWMH information booklet.
 
142/1/22
Graduating Class Lists: class of 1960, class of 1963.
 
142/1/23
Student records sent to the Department of Education.
 
142/1/24
List of years served by Nursing Superintendents 1901-1967 (Hospital closing).
 
142/1/25
Lists of graduate nurses, October 17, 1962. List of nurses between 1901-1967. Private duty nurses as of April 6, 1961.
 
142/1/26
Alumni list of June 5, 2000.
 
142/1/27
Timeline of Medicine History 1700-1864.
 
142/1/28
State of North Carolina Trust agreement for James Walker Memorial Hospital.
 
142/1/29
Bulletins No. 5, (2) - No. 6, (2) - No. 7. 1948 Picture booklet. 1948 Informational brochure. Welcome Packet. School of Nursing brochure. (3) Nursing at JWMH brochures. JWMH expense sheet for School of Nursing students.
 
142/1/30
North Carolina State Nurses Association Rules and Regulations. Interne Staff Rules and Regulations. Safety as a hospital employee. Articles of incorporation and by-laws. Proposed Revisions, 1962. Philosophy of faculty and staff.
 
142/1/31
Information of JWMH to be released: 9/3/1950.
 
142/1/32
Graduate’s Baccalaureate services announcements: May 12, 1957;  August 28, 1960; August 27, 1961; August 26, 1962; August 25, 196392); August 23, 1964;
  August 22, 1965; August 21, 1966.
 
142/1/33
Graduation Programs: May 3, 1955;
August14, 1957; June 3, 1958; September 1, 1959;  August 31, 1960; August 29, 1961(2); August 26, 1963; 1963 Napkin; August 25, 1964. 1964 Napkin. August 21, 1964 Graduation Dance Invitation; August 20, 1965 Graduations Dance Invitation; February 27, 1965 Moments to remember program; August 25, 1965; August 22, 1966.
 
142/2/1
Letters to Mrs. Daphne B. Jeffords:
From R. H. Holland July 29, 1966; from George Johnson, Jr. MD, October 21, 1966 93); from Robert R. Martin May 8, 1967.
 
142/2/2
Thank you letters to Lillian:
From Jean C. Powell
August 25, 2000. From Juanita Reaves Richardson 9/29/00.
 
142/2/3
Letters from Daphne B. Jeffords:
Report to JWMH School of Nursing Graduates; Letter outline to Board of Trustees members; 
August 11, 1966 to Mr. R. H. Holland; August 11, 1966 to Mr. Hogue; October 28, 1966 to Wachovia Bank and trust Company; November 16, 1966 to graduates to contribute to the Alumni Scholarship Fund. (2);  March 15, 1967 to Mrs. Kidder; June 6, 1967 to Mr. Marshall.
 
142/2/4
Letter from Mr. William E. Jones, Jr.
 
142/2/5
Letter from Mr. Cyrus D. Hogue, Jr.
 
142/2/6
Letter from Dorothy A. Suggs.
 
142/2/7
Letter from Bissie L. Mallard, RN.
 
142/2/8
Letter from Beadie E. Britt, RN.
 
142/2/9
Letters to Mrs. L. Newton:
From Andrew Dutka  June 10, 2003; from Sigmond A. Bear, M.D., May 5, 1999. From Mr. Norman E. Davis, February 21, 2001.
 
142/2/10
Newspaper Articles on Vivian Culver, 1959-1961.
 
142/2/11
Newspaper Articles on the nurses teaching civil defense classes for New Hanover County, 1962.
 
142/2/12
Newspaper Articles on nursing caps, (undated).
 
142/2/13
Newspaper Articles on Scholarships to JWMH School of Nursing, 1961-1963.
 
142/214
Newspaper Articles on funeral announcements of nursing graduates, 1965-1999.
 
142/2/15
Newspaper Articles on the nurses learning to be firemen, 1958.
 
142/2/16
Newspaper Articles on Nurses wedding announcements, 1957-1965.
 
142/2/17
Newspaper Articles on the plans to close JWMH Nursing School, 1964.
 
142/2/18
Newspaper Articles on freshman nurses capping exercises, 1953-1958.
 
142/2/19
Newspaper Articles on Nurse’s graduations, 1949-1986.
 
142/2/20
Newspaper Articles on nurses traveling for different programs, 1960-1965.
 
142/2/21
Newspaper Articles on graduation dances and other activities held for nurses, 1961-1965.
 
142/2/22
Newspaper Articles on nurses and doctors that had been honored, 1953-1969.
 
142/2/23
Newspaper Articles on when surgery was introduced at JWMH (“modern surgery”) 1959.
 
142/2/24
Newspaper Articles on the first child of the year that was born at JWMH, 1958-1960.
 
142/2/25
Newspaper Articles on Old Wilmington, 1961-1975.
 
142/2/26
Newspaper Articles on the nursing program planned at Wilmington College1950-1964.
 
142/2/27
Newspaper Articles on the nurses basketball team, 1955-1957.
 
142/2/28
Newspaper Articles on the hospital buildings in need of repair, 1900-1987.
 
142/2/29
Newspaper Articles on the student nurses moving on and choosing careers, 1941-1965.
 
142/2/30
Newspaper Articles on JWMH being accredited, 1958.
 
142/2/31
Newspaper Articles about nursing at JWMH, 1959-1963.
 
142/2/32
Newspaper Articles on the need for improved nursing laws, (undated).
  
142/2/33
Newspaper Articles on the hospital interning foreign medics, 1958.
 
142/2/34
Newspaper Articles on volunteers from JWMH, 1983-1989.
 
142/2/35
Newspaper Articles on nursing alumni, 1983.
 
142/2/36
Newspaper Articles on tours held at JWMH, 1960.
 
142/2/37
Newspaper Articles on Miss James Walker contests, 1952-1960.
 
142/2/38
Newspaper Articles on the Wilmington Kiwanis Club, 1957-1961.
 
142/2/39
Miscellaneous Newspaper Articles, 1950-2000.
 
142/2/40
JWMH Alumni Association programs, announcements and notes, various dates.
 
142/2/41
Nurses Luncheons: Invitation May 3, 2003, September 23, 2003, pamphlet, itinerary, guest list, and slides.
 
142/2/42
Donation card to the Alumni Association from Sara Ballard Devlyn (class of 1948).
Annual fee slip for JWMH Alumnae from Dorothy A. Suggs.
 
142/2/43
Poems dedicated to the late Dr. George Johnson (8). “Each has a cross to bear” (2). 
 
142/3/1
City Hospital of Wilmington, History ca. 1946.
 
142/3/2
James Walker Memorial Hospital, History ca. 1949.
 
142/3/3
History of James Walker Memorial and Hospital School of Nursing, ca. 1950.
 

142/3/4
History of James Walker Memorial Hospital School of Nursing, ca. 1951.
 

142/3/5
History of James Walker Memorial Hospital and School of Nursing, Oct. 1962.
 

142/3/6
James Walker Memorial Hospital School of Nursing, History Feb. 1946
 

142/3/7
James Walker Memorial Hospital School of Nursing Alumni Association History, undated.

142/3/8
Duplicate copies of James Walker Memorial Hospital School of Nursing Histories  

142/3/9
James Walker Memorial Hospital Procedure Manual, Revised August 1961

142/4/1
James Walker Memorial Hospital Alumni Association Ledger (beginning 1956)

 142/4/2
"Urology For Nurses" a workbook from JWMH SON  

142/5/1
Binder with typed lists of JWMH SON graduates  

142/5/2
Binder with typed lists of JWMH SON graduates  

142/6
James Walker Memorial Hospital School of Nursing Graduate Cape
(Navy blue wool with red satin lining)  

142/7
Replica of 1903  James Walker Memorial Hospital School of Nursing student uniform

142/8
James Walker Memorial Hospital School of Nursing capes [2] 

142/9
James Walker Memorial Hospital School of Nursing student classroom desk



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