Lee, Eleanor, 1896-1967. Papers of Eleanor Lee, 1919-1966: A Finding Aid
Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe
Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
© President and Fellows of Harvard College
Location: Collection stored off site: researchers must request access 36 hours before use.
Call No.: MC 216
Repository: Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe
Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Creator: Eleanor Lee, 1896-1967
Title: Papers of Eleanor Lee, 1919-1966
Quantity: .63 linear feet (1+1/2 file boxes)
Language of materials: Materials in English.
Abstract: Correspondence, articles, reports, photographs, etc., of Eleanor Lee, nurse.
Accession number: 1206
The papers of Eleanor Lee were deposited with the Schlesinger Library in August 1967
by Mrs. Henry P. Taggard.
Processed: May 1975
By: Nancy Wagner, Eva Moseley
Access. Collection is open for research.
Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Eleanor Lee as well as copyright in
other papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs
Copying. Papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.
Eleanor Lee Papers, 1919-1966; item description, dates. MC 216, folder #. Schlesinger
Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
The following items have been removed from the collection and sent to Columbia University:
- Starch and Stripes (1948, 1961, 1962)
- Bagatelle (March, June, October 1965)
- Duplicate publications
Eleanor Lee was Director of Nursing and Associate Dean (Nursing) of the Columbia University
Faculty of Medicine. Born in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, she graduated from Radcliffe
College in 1919, attended a three-month nursing course at Vassar and then entered
the Presbyterian Hospital Nursing School.
Upon graduation in 1920, Lee taught at Peter Bent Brigham Hospital in Boston and at
Teachers College, Columbia University. In 1924 she returned to Presbyterian Nursing
School as educational director and in 1937 was appointed an associate professor. She
became director of the Nursing Department in 1955 and Associate Dean and 1958, and
retired in 1961.
The collection consists of published and unpublished articles, correspondence, photographs
on Lee's career in nursing and on her active interest in the history of nursing: she
was on the Committee on Historical Source Material in Nursing of the National League
for Nursing, and curator of the Florence Nightingale Collection, and wrote two volumes
on the history of nursing at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center.
- Box 1: 1-12, volumes 1-4, M1-M3
- Box 2: 13-17, volumes 5-6
- 1. Certificates, 1919-1961.
- 2. Phi Beta Kappa. Correspondence and certificate, 1943.
- 3. Correspondence re Red Cross work, 1943-1944.
- 4. Eleanor Lee as class advisor. Notes from students, 1941-1961.
- 5. Photographs of Eleanor Lee et al.
- 5a. Drawings of Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center
- 6. Manuscript articles by Eleanor Lee: "They Gladly Teach," "Down to the Sea in Ships,"
and "Story of the Foxglove."
- 7. Correspondence, etc. re travel, 1958-1962, n.d.
- 8. Miscellaneous correspondence, 1927-1966, n.d.
- Volume 2. Photograph album.
- Volume 3. Scrapbook re Eleanor Lee's retirement, 1961.
- 9. Magazine articles and newsclippings by or about Eleanor Lee, 1932-1967.
- 10. Pamphlets, etc. re Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, 1945-1963.
- 11. Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center Development Program. Form letters, brochures,
progress reports, 1961-1965. Includes photograph of Eleanor Lee et al.
- 12. Margaret Eliot Memorial. Pledges, and lists of donors and potential donors, 1962-1963.
- Volume 4. Nursing Student Responses to the Clinical Field. Dorothy E. Reilly, Director of the Study. Columbia University, Faculty of Medicine,
Department of Nursing, 1958. 52 pages.
- Volume 5. Report on Public Health Nursing Field Work in Basic Baccalaureate Programs, Eleanor Lee, Principal Investigator. Columbia University, Faculty of Medicine, Department
of Nursing, 1960. 80 pages, mimeo.
- 13. Lecture notes and pictures on the history of nursing.
- 14. National League for Nursing, Committee on Historical Source Materials in Nursing.
Correspondence, articles, pamphlets, c. 1924-1967.
- 15. National League for Nursing. Miscellaneous, 1966, n.d.
- 16. Florence Nightingale. Ms. article by Eleanor Lee re Florence Nightingale, printed
articles by Eleanor Lee re Florence Nightingale Collection at Columbia, catalogue
of Florence Nightingale Collection at Wayne State University, etc.
- Volume 6. Catalog of the Florence Nightingale Collection. Columbia University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Nursing, 1956. 79 pp.
- 17. Newsclippings: reviews of John Gilbert Winant's Letter from Grosvenor Square, 1947.
- M1. Memorabilia. Black box: Red Cross Nurse pin and Class of 1920 Neighbors pin.
- M2. Memorabilia. Plastic box: Red Cross and Presbyterian Hospital pins.
- M3. Memorabilia. Columbia University Bicentennial Medal.
Nursing school administrators
Nursing schools--New York (State)--New York
Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center
Columbia University. Department of Nursing
National League for Nursing
Nightingale, Florence, 1820-1910
Presbyterian Hospital (New York, N.Y.). School of Nursing
Radcliffe College--Alumni and alumnae