Peplau, Hildegard E.. Audiotape collection of Hildegard E. Peplau, 1984-1998: A Finding
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
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Call No.: T-165
Repository: Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe
Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Creator: Hildegard E. Peplau
Title: Audiotape collection of Hildegard E. Peplau, 1984-1998
Quantity: 36 audiotapes
Language of materials: Materials in English.
Abstract: Audiotapes of speeches by, and interviews with, educator and psychiatric nurse, Hildegard
Accession number: 90-M132
These audiotapes were included wth the papers of Hildegard E. Peplau, that were given to the Schlesinger Library by Hildegard E. Peplau (MC 604
), in August 1990.
Processed: October 2009
By: Melissa Dollman
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Hildegard E. Peplau Audiotape collection, 19841998; item description, dates. T-165,
reel #. Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
There is related material at the Schlesinger Library; see Papers of Hildegard E. Peplau,
), Additional papers of Hildegard E. Peplau, 1922-2010 (MC 604
), and Videotape collection of Hildegard E. Peplau, 1968-2000 (Vt-41
Hildegard Elizabeth Peplau (1909-1999), educator and psychiatric nurse, was born in
Reading, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Polish and Russian immigrants Gustav and Ottylie
Peplau. Educated at local schools, she received a diploma in nursing from Pottstown
Hospital Training School in Pennsylvania, in 1931; an A.B. from Bennington College
(1943); an A.M. (1947) and Ed.D (1953) both from Teachers College, Columbia University;
and a certificate in Psychoanalysis Applied for Teachers from William Alanson White
Institute (1954). Peplau served in the U.S. Army Nurse Corps (1943-1945), and was
a faculty member at the College of Nursing at Rutgers University (1954-1974), becoming
chair of the Department of Psychiatric Nursing and director of the graduate program
in 1955, and Professor in Nursing in 1960. An advocate of professionalization and
graduate training for nurses, Peplau was active in the leadership of many nursing
and health associations.
The audiotape collection of educator and psychiatric nurse, Hildegard E. Peplau contains
interviews with, lectures by, and panel discussions including Peplau. For audiotape
reels #1-92, see the Papers of Hildegard E. Peplau, 84-M107
. Titles in quotes and/or italics were transcribed from tape labels. All other titles
were devised by the processor.
- 98. Psychiatric Nursing Update '85, Medical College of Pennsylvania. April 10, 1985.
Scope and Contents: Peplau gives a speech entitled "Internal and External Controls, Applied to Nursing,"
during which she discusses the field's struggle to professionalize and define itself.
- 99. Nurse Theorist Conference, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. May 15-17, 1985. "Dinner Speaker:
Hildegard E. Peplau."
Scope and Contents: Peplau discusses the need for recognition of nursing as a unique profession. She gives
a history of nursing as a science from its origins; early obstacles to higher education;
nursing as a separate profession; Florence Nightingale; nursing theorists, and other
topics. 80 minutes.
- 103-104. "Dr. Karl Menninger and Dr. Hildegard Peplau/The Menninger Foundation," Topeka, Kansas.
November 12-13, 1985.
Scope and Contents: Reel 103: Menninger and Peplau discuss the history of the relationship between psychiatrists
and nurses, formal education for nurses, the Menninger Sanitarium, and other topics.
Reel 104: Peplau delivers a speech entitled, "Pattern Interactions at the Unit Level,"
in which she discusses how patients and staff nurses interact, and patterns in both
patient and staff behavior. Questions follow. 2 tapes. 138 minutes.
- 105-106. Issues in the Nurse-Patient Relationship, University of Kansas. November 14-15, 1985.
Scope and Contents: Reel 105: "Nursing Science: History, Development, and Current Urgencies." Peplau discusses
the history of nursing science as an extension of women's domestic roles, the early
years of professional nursing programs, and research journals on nursing research.
She encourages nurses to assert more authority and embrace new information technologies.
Reel 106: "Case Presentations and Dialogue: Peplau and Sills." In Peplau's absence,
Grayce M. Sills presents case presentations on human growth and developmental theory
and patient-nurse relationships. 2 tapes. 55 minutes each.
- 107. Clinical Phenomena in Psychiatric Nursing, Medical Media Associates. February 22,
Scope and Contents: Peplau gives a speech entitled, "ANA's Social Policy Statement: Implications for Curriculum,"
during which she discusses the reciprocal nature of social contracts, nurses' authority,
a definition of nursing, and research areas in nursing. Questions follow. 90 minutes.
- 108. Psychiatric Nursing Update '86. April 16, 1986.
Scope and Contents: Peplau delivers a speech, "The Impact of Social Change on Nursing," in which she discusses
the historical and societal changes that have impacted nursing's progression from
a domestic duty into a profession. 118 minutes.
- 110-111. American Nurses Association panel entitled "Interface Between Society and Nursing
Practice," American Nurses Association convention. June 14-16, 1986.
Scope and Contents: Peplau and others discuss the development of preventative health care, health care
policy, the current state of psychiatric care and psychiatric nursing education, and
other issues. Questions follow. 2 tapes. 80 minutes each.
- 112. Interview with Genrose Alfano. June 19, 1986.
Scope and Contents: Peplau discusses exposure to communicable diseases and death in her youth, nursing
as a means to move into the middle class, drug treatment, change in perception about
what nursing means, and what drew her to psychiatric nursing. 80 minutes.
- 116. American Psychiatric Nurses Association conference, St. Louis, Missouri. October 30,
1992. "Dialogue with Hildegard E. Peplau and Claire Fagin, president of the National
League for Nursing."
Scope and Contents: In interview with Fagin, Peplau discusses field experience, compensation, her years
at Bennington, establishing psychiatric nursing interpersonal therapeutic techniques,
and other topics.
- 118. Nurse Theorist conference, Toronto, Ontario. March 18-19, 1993.
Scope and Contents: Peplau gives a speech entitled "Quality of Life: An Interpersonal Perspective," in
which she discusses the topic, especially in relationship to child-rearing, and lonely
youths. 75 minutes.
- 121. American Nurses Association convention. June 16, 1996.
Scope and Contents: "The Ins and Outs of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing and the ANA" panel presentation
includes Peplau, Dr. Elizabeth Carter, and Dr. Grayce M. Sills. Peplau discusses the
antecedents to ANA accreditation of psychiatric nursing. 68 minutes.
- 127. Life of an Angel: A Conversation with Hildegard Peplau. 1998.
Scope and Contents: Peplau discusses her life, career, directions in the field, her research, and other
topics. 80 minutes.
Nursing--Study and teaching
Alfano, Genrose J., interviewer
Fagin, Claire M., interviewer
Menninger, Karl A. (Karl Augustus), 1893-1990
Reynolds, William J., interviewer
Sills, Grayce M.