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Connecticut League for Nursing Records

Identifier: 2003-0083

Scope and Content

The collection contains correspondence, reports, publications, administrative and financial records documenting the activities and interests of the organization.


  • Creation: undated, 1952-2003


The collection is open and available for research.

Restrictions on Use

Permission to publish from these Papers must be obtained in writing from both the University of Connecticut Libraries and the owner(s) of the copyright.


On 10 December 1952, the first formal organizational meeting of the Connecticut League for Nursing was held at Heublein Hall in Hartford Hospital. Ruth M. Olson, Director of Nursing at New Britain Memorial Hospital, was elected the first President. Dues were $5 and there were 338 charter members and 37 friends of nursing.

The vision of CLN's original founders continues today through the League's current programs and activities as guided by the current Mission Statement:

"The Connecticut League for Nursing advances and strengthens the nursing profession by providing education for and facilitating collaboration among educators, practitioners, administrators, consumers and other stakeholders to meet the needs of diverse populations in an ever-changing healthcare environment."

Additional information can be found on the Connecticut League for Nursing website.


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Language of Materials



Administrative records of the Connecticut League for Nursing whose mission is to: foster partnerships between academic and clinical nursing leaders; facilitate access to formal nursing education programs in the State of Connecticut; provide affordable, accessible, and contemporary continuing education programs and forums; and support the National League for Nursing's initiatives related to Nurse Faculty Development, Nursing Research and Nursing Workforce Demographics (from CLN mission statement).


The materials are arranged into one alphabetical series.

Series I: Records, (undated, 1952-2003) includes administrative and financial records of the organization as well as publications, photographs and ephemera.

Acquisition Information

The records were donated by the Connecticut League for Nursing in 2003.

Related Material

Archives & Special Collections has a substantial collection of materials pertaining to nursing education and leadership in Connecticut. For detailed information on these collections please contact the curator or ask at the Reading Room desk.

Separated Material

The following materials have been separated from the collection and cataloged:

Diploma School of Nursing in the 1908s. Dodd C7149

Guide to Nursing Education in Connecticut. Dodd Periodicals

Health Resources News. Dodd Periodicals

Nursing needs and Resources in Connecticut. A Report of the Connecticut Commission on Nursing. Dodd C7140

Roots of Interpersonal Nursing. Dodd A5573

Story of the National League of Nursing Education. Dodd A5572

"Virginia Henderson at the Connecticut League for Nursing" 2003-0083.vr1

Connecticut League for Nursing Records
Archives & Special Collections staff
2005 October
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Repository Details

Part of the Archives and Special Collections, University of Connecticut Library Repository

University of Connecticut Library
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Storrs Connecticut 06269-1205 USA US