Mennonite Nurses Association of Ontario

Classification scheme: 

Dates of creation: 1944-1974

13 cm. of textual material

The Mennonite Registered Nurses Association held its first meeting on 19 July 1944 when ten women gathered at the home of Reta Bean. Formal organization took place in 1945. The Association promoted a Christian philosophy of nursing, and provided an opportunity for fellowship among the nurses.  In 1966 the organization restructured under the name, "Christian Nurses Association."

As competition for time increased, support for the association began to decline. The final meeting was held in 1974.

Custodial history: The fonds has been donated in several phases. The first records were provided to the Archives in 1966. Some mailing lists were donated from Edna Bowman Hunsberger's estate in 2002.

There are two series: Formal records and Newsletter

Prepared by Sam Steiner 16 August 2002

Series 1: Formal Records

  1. Constitutions, 
    1955, 1966-1968
  2. Minute books
  3. Meeting reports
  4. Financial records
  5. Membership lists
    1955, 1960s, 1970s
  6. Mailing lists
  7. Misc. reports and correspondence

Series 2: Newsletters

  1. Circle letter, 1951
  2. Nightingale Echoes
    v. 1, no. 4 (Apr/June, 1967-v. 2, no. 2 (Mar. 1968)

Last modified 20-Feb-2007 by Sam Steiner

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