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DePaul University Nursing Alumni Association records

Identifier: DPUA0047

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of correspondence, meeting minutes, photographs, publications, financial reports, and event programs related to the activities of the Nursing Alumni Association. It also includes early administrative materials related to the development of the Association and photographs given to the group by Colonel Grace Peterson. Peterson was a former department chair, professor emeritus, and longtime supporter of the Nursing Department at DePaul.


  • Creation: 1950-2005

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research use.

Biographical / Historical

The Alumni Association of the Department of Nursing Education of DePaul University was founded in 1950. The four objectives of the organization were to promote espirit de corps among nurses who had graduated from DePaul University, to add to the prestige of DePaul by providing spiritual, social, and professional advancement among its members, to encourage interest, cooperation, and participation among its members in the development of educational activities in the department of nursing, and to fulfill the responsibility of the community as both a citizen and a nurse.


0.75 Linear Feet (2 boxes)

Language of Materials



The collection is organized into four series: 1. Administrative Files; 2. Correspondence; 3. Events; 4. Colonel Grace Peterson; 5. Publications. Each series is arranged chronologically, or by subject and then chronologically.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession 2014.005

Related Materials

DePaul University School of Nursing records

Guide to DePaul University Nursing Alumni Association records
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English

Repository Details

Part of the DePaul Special Collections and Archives Repository

John T. Richardson Library
2350 N. Kenmore Ave.
Room 314
Chicago Illinois 60614