Collection Facts

Extent: 
150 items
NYH Topic Area(s):

Historical Context

Established as a training school for hospital nurses in 1890, the VBH School of Nursing educated, trained and graduated over one thousand nurses in its 82-year existence on the campus of Vassar Brothers Hospital. The School combined rigorous academic classroom lectures with hands-on patient experience, and had a reputation for strictness, caring for each other, and excellent patient care.

Scope of Collection

This collection includes photographs, mementos and scrapbook pages compiled by students and alumni, as well as individual collections given by family members in memory of a graduate nurse. IT also contains yearbooks from 1934 to 1972 and transcripts of students who graduated from 1907 to 1972.