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.


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