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Guide to the Wisconsin Nurses Association District 10 Records,​ 1899-​1996

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Overview of the Collection

Repository:
Special Collections & Archives
McIntyre Library
University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire
P.O. Box 4004
105 Garfield Ave.
Eau Claire, WI 54702 – 4004
(715) 836-2739
https://library.uwec.edu/archives/

Reference Code: USGZE UHC331

Accession Number: 09-029

Collection Number: UHC331

Creators: Wisconsin Nurses Association District 10 (Eau Claire, Wis.)

Title: Wisconsin Nurses Association District 10 (Eau Claire, Wis.) Records

Dates: 1899-1996 (Bulk 1922-1996)

Quantity: 2.0 linear feet (2 record containers)

Location of Collection: A9/1d

Languages: Collection materials are in English

Summary: The Wisconsin Nurses Association (WNA), founded in 1909, provides professional support to nurses and advocates for improved nursing and health standards. The association’s Eau Claire area regional district (District 10) was created in 1946. The WNA District 10 records consist of six series: meeting minutes, annual reports, newspaper clippings, financial records, membership records and miscellaneous material.

Biographical / Historical Note

In the summer of 1909 a group of nurses met at Milwaukee Children's Hospital to form an organization in the Milwaukee area. Late in 1909 this group met with nurses from Fond du Lac, Madison, Oshkosh, and Racine to work toward a state organization – the Wisconsin Nurses Association (WNA). Bylaws, articles of incorporation, and a constitution were drawn up by the end of 1909.

In 1912 a field secretary was appointed to promote the organization of county and sectional groups. Originally, three districts, Madison, Oshkosh, and Milwaukee, were established. As the parent organization grew in membership, county groups formed small and accessible districts. From 1946 to the present there have been fifteen district affiliates, District 10 (Eau Claire, Wis.) being one of them.

District 10 generally has four to five meetings per year, including, an annual meeting with legislators. In August they meet with other Districts in northwest Wisconsin for our regional meeting in Rice Lake. The counties included in District 10 are Barron, Rusk, Dunn, Chippewa, Eau Claire, Clark, Pepin, Buffalo and Jackson counties.

The Wisconsin Nurses Association provides support to nurses and for the field of nursing in general. The Wisconsin Nurses Association helps to uphold high standards of nursing, promote the professional development of nurses and work for the improvement of health standards.

Content Description

These record containers consist of six series: meeting minutes, annual reports, newspaper clippings, financial records, membership records and miscellaneous material.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information: Donated to the University Archives by Gail Hanson Brenner, President of Eau Claire District 10, Wisconsin Nurses Association in March 2009.

Access Restrictions: Collection is open to the public.

Use Restrictions: Researchers are responsible for using in accordance with 17 U.S.C. Copyright owned by the University of Wisconsin--Eau Claire.

Preferred Citation: Wisconsin Nurses Association District 10 (Eau Claire, Wis.) Records, 1899-1996. UHC331 Special Collections & Archives. McIntyre Library. University of Wisconsin--Eau Claire. Eau Claire, WI.

Processing Note: Processed by Bridget Krejci in May 2009.

Arrangement: By series.

OCLC #: 426032260

Subjects

Corporate Names: Wisconsin Nurses Association District 10 (Eau Claire, Wis.)

Subject Terms:
Nursing – Wisconsin – Eau Claire – History
Nurses – Wisconsin – Eau Claire – History
Nursing – Wisconsin – Eau Claire – Societies, etc.

Detailed List of Contents

Series 1: Meeting Minutes

The minutes include members present for each meeting, election of new officers, information about membership fees and recruiting new members.

Dates: 1923-1990

Extent: .25 linear feet (25 folders)

Container

Contents

Dates

Box /Folder
1/1-2

Meeting Minutes

1923-1926

Box /Folder
1/3-18

Meeting Minutes

1928-1945

Box /Folder
1/19-21

Meeting Minutes

1975-1977

Box /Folder
1/22

Meeting Minutes

1981

Box /Folder
1/23-25

Meeting Minutes

1986-1990

Series 2: Annual reports

The annual reports cover the finances of the district for each year, the various committees of the district, and their activities throughout the year.

Dates: 1922-1996

Extent: .25 linear feet (11 folders)

Container

Contents

Dates

Box/Folder
1/26-32

Annual Reports

1922-1944

Box/Folder
1/33

Annual Reports

1973-1976

Box/Folder
1/34-35

Annual Reports

1982-1983

Box/Folder
1/35-36

Annual Reports

1987-1990

Box/Folder
1/37

Annual Reports

1995-1996

Series 3: Newspaper clippings

The articles consist primarily of special interest stories about area nurses and patients. Some articles discuss the Red Cross, area nursing graduates, and public health programs.

Dates: 1933-1994

Extent: .5 linear feet (4 binders)

Container

Contents

Dates

Box / Folder
1/39-41

Newspaper Clippings

Circa 1970-1995

Box / Binder
1/1-3

Newspaper Clippings

1933-1952

Box / Binder
1/4

Newspaper Clippings

1968-1982

Series 4: Financial records

The financial records include checking and savings account records, ledgers for the purchase and payment of items, and yearly budgets that include funding for public programs.

Dates: 1960-1992

Extent: .25 linear feet (19 folders)

Container

Contents

Dates

Box / Folder
2/1-4

Ledgers

1960-1966

Box / Folder
2/7

Ledgers

1972-1980

Box / Folder
2/15-16

Ledgers

1981-1988

Box / Folder
2/19

Ledger

1966-1972

Box / Folder
2/5-6

Financial Statements

1966-1971

Box / Folder
2/8-9

Financial Statements

1973-1976

Box / Folder
2/11-13

Financial Statements

1976-1982

Box / Folder
2/10

Financial Records- Budget/Assets

1975-1985

Box / Folder
2/14

Budget

1984-1991

Box / Folder
2/17-18

Budget/Assets

1982-1992

Series 5: Membership records

The membership records include membership lists, yearbooks, applications for membership, collective bargaining documents and bylaws.

Dates: 1930-1990

Extent: .25 linear feet (7 folders)

Container

Contents

Dates

Box / Folder
2/20

Applications for Membership

1924-1927

Box / Folder
2/23-25

Membership Yearbooks

1939-1957, 1959

Box/Folder
2/26

Membership Yearbooks

1961-1964, 1968-1969

Box / Folder
2/27

Membership Yearbooks

1973-1974, 1987

Box / Folder
2/21-22

Committees/ Member List

1930-1936

Box / Folder
2/28-29

Member List

1985-1986, 1988-1992

Series 6: Miscellaneous material.

Included in the miscellaneous material is photographs, letters/historical committee records, donations for Nursing Week ads, District 10 update publication, National Nurses Day material, Nurses Week article with letter to coincide with it, three artifacts: glass syringe, fabric mask and catgut sutures.

Dates: 1899-1995

Extent: .50 linear feet (12 folders)

Container

Contents

Dates

Box / Folder
2/30

Letters/Historical Committee

1899-1967

Box / Folder
2/31-32

Misc. Notes/ Letter

1912-1925, 1935

Box / Folder
2/33

Collective Bargaining Documents

1981-1982

Box / Folder
2/34

Bylaws

1971, 1981

Box / Folder
2/35

Bylaws

1979, 1988

Box / Folder
2/36

Donations for Nursing Week Ads

1983-1987

Box / Folder
2/37

10th District Update Publications

1989-1990

Box / Folder
2/38

National Nurses Day Material

1986-1992

Box / Folder
1/38

Photographs

circa1977-1987

Box / Folder
2/39

Nurses Week Article with Letters

1995

Box / Folder
2/40

Artifact: Glass Syringe

Undated

Box / Folder
2/41

Artifact: Fabric Mask

Undated

Box / Folder
2/42

Artifact: Catgut Sutures

Undated

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