Peplau, Hildegard E. Videotape collection of Hildegard E. Peplau, 1968-2000: A Finding
Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe
Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
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Call No.: Vt-41
Repository: Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe
Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Title: Videotape collection of Hildegard E. Peplau, 1968-2000
Quantity: 13 videotapes
Language of materials: Materials in English.
Abstract: Videotapes of speeches by, and interviews with, educator and psychiatric nurse, Hildegard
Accession numbers: 90-M132, 2000-M85
These videotapes were included wth the papers of Hildegard E. Peplau (MC 604
), that were given to the Schlesinger Library by Hildegard E. Peplau and the College
of Nursing, Rutgers, between 1990 and 2000.
Processed: October 2009
By: Melissa Dollman
Access. Unrestricted. An appointment is necessary to use any audiovisual material.
Copyright. Copyright varies from tape to tape. Copyright in the videotapes created
by Hildegard E. Peplau is held by the President and Fellows of Harvard College for
the Schlesinger Library. Copyright in other materials in the collection may be held
by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns.
Copying. Audiovisual materials may be copied in accordance with the library's usual
Hildegard E. Peplau Videotape collection, 1968-2000; item description, dates. Vt-41,
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 Audiotape collection of Hildegard E. Peplau, 1984-1998 (T-165
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 United States 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 videotape collection of educator and psychiatric nurse, Hildegard E. Peplau contains
interviews with, lectures by, or panel discussions including Peplau. All are VHS,
except where noted. For videotape reels #1-3, please see the Papers of Hildegard E.
. Titles in quotes and/or italics were transcribed from tape labels. All other titles
were devised by the processor.
- 5. "An Hour with Hildegard Peplau, Theorist." September, 1983. 3/4-inch U-matic tape. 60 minutes. "An Hour with Hildegard Peplau, Theorist." September, 1983.
Scope and Contents: Unedited footage of an informal interview with Peplau and Ruth Bell of Villanova University,
recorded for Bell's nursing doctoral students. Peplau discusses her book, Interpersonal Relations in Nursing, her theories in the broader context of nursing theories, the importance of formalized
education for nurses, and other topics.
- 6. "Historic Perspectives on Nursing," University of Washington. February 20, 1985. 71 minutes. "Historic Perspectives on Nursing," University of Washington. February 20, 1985.
Scope and Contents: Peplau discusses the American Nursing Association's definition of nursing and its
contract with society, the history of nursing, struggle for recognition of nursing
as an academic discipline and profession, and the importance of specialization.
- 8. "Interview at Takanawa Prince Hotel," Tokyo, Japan. May 10, 1991. 20 minutes.
Scope and Contents: In an interview with Japanese nurses, Peplau discusses her books, encouraging critical
thinking in nursing programs, diagnosing phenomena, and nursing in Japan. Source material
for a Japanese production.
- 10. Nurse Theorist Conference, Toronto, Ontario. March 18-19, 1993. Peplau speech, "Quality
of Life: An Interpersonal Perspective."
Scope and Contents: Peplau discusses child-rearing, and youths and loneliness. For audio version, see
T-165, reel 26.
- 11. "Nursing in the Next Millennium."
Scope and Contents: Panel members, including Peplau, discuss the notion of nursing as the study of caring,
the future of the interdisciplinary and scientific nature of the profession, and what
defines nursing research. For audio version, see T-165, reel 26.
- 12. "Dr. Hildegard Peplau, Rutgers College of Nursing." April 3, 1995. Tape 1. "Dr. Hildegard Peplau, Rutgers College of Nursing." April 3, 1995. Tape 1.
Scope and Contents: For a seminar of doctoral students in nursing, Peplau discusses the establishment
of the nursing program at Rutgers, the visibility of nurses, the history of education
in nursing, and the field as a profession. Questions follow.
- 14. "Interview with Lee Spray, Ohio." November 4, 1995. 73 minutes.
Scope and Contents: Peplau discusses early nursing programs, accreditation for psychiatric nursing, changes
in theories within the field, lecturing, and her interpersonal approach to psychiatric
- 15. The Nurse Theorists: Portraits of Excellence. "Hildegard Peplau: Interpersonal Relations in Nursing." 1997. 233 minutes.
Scope and Contents: Program features Peplau discussing her upbringing and early career, colleagues' comments,
Peplau in an interview, and instruction on her theory.
Nursing--Study and teaching
Hershey, Harriet, interviewer
Peplau, Hildegard E. Interpersonal relations in nursing
Spray, Lee, interviewer