Archive News: What’s on the menu?

November 5, 2014

“There’s a meat shortage.” Menu from Highland Hospital School of Nursing during World War 2.

Recently we acquired materials that belonged to Esther Statskey, a Highland School of Nursing Graduate. They include her blue and white striped uniform, school handbooks on anatomy, physiology and charting, and her New York State nursing license.

Esther Edith Statskey graduated from The Highland Hospital in 1945; the archives have an original bulletin from her graduation, and she graduated alongside 31 other SON students and additional students from Rochester’s nursing schools – there were six hospital schools at the time.

She was here at Highland during World War 2, you can catch glimpses of what that was like in our online collection: Highland Hospital 1940-1949: The School of Nursing During World War 2. We hope to add more to this collection once we process the materials.


Florence Nightingale’s Ambulance and Other Sights

October 3, 2014

Want to see Florence Nightingale’s ambulance carriage?

There is an intriguing new exhibit up at from the Zwerdling Postcard Collection at the National Library of Medicine. The exhibit has over 500 postcards from the US and around the world, featuring nurses. Some are from advertisement campaigns, others black and white candid photographs. Hope you enjoy!

National Library of Medicine Releases Digitized Collection of Its Publications and Productions

January 8, 2014

Are you interested in the history of medicine?  If so, you’ll be pleased to know that the National Library of Medicine (NLM) has added over 500 items to its Digital Collections.

You can read more about what is available here: NLM Releases Digitized Collection of Its Publications and Productions.

If you’re interested in learning more about the history of medicine right here at Highland, please visit the Historical Collections website at Williams Health Sciences Library. Our Finding Aid details what is available from the  historical archives of Highland Hospital. We’ve also been digitizing selected images from the collection, making them accessible on New York State’s research portal, New York Heritage.

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