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Skidmore College became a four-year liberal arts college in 1922 and in the same year began to offer its students a baccalaureate degree in nursing in cooperation with Mary McClellan Hospital. In 1942 the Department of Nursing moved to New York City, which offered students a greater diversity of healthcare organizations and hospitals for their clinical studies. The program found success in New York and enjoyed an excellent reputation among nursing schools under the leadership of Agnes Gelinas, who served as department chair from 1928 until her retirement in 1965. In 1971 the program, which was initially housed in the New York University Medical Center, moved to its own building on 38th Street. Despite these and other efforts by the college to strengthen the program, enrollments began to decrease in the 1970's. In the face of increasing expenses and low enrollments the trustees voted to close the program in 1982. The last nursing students graduated in 1985.

From the description of Department of Nursing records, 1919-1985, (bulk 1959-1985). (Skidmore College). WorldCat record id: 47124590

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referencedIn Papers, 1933-1976 Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Records of the Project on the Status and Education of Women (Association of American Colleges), (inclusive), (bulk), 1969-1991, 1971-1985 Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
creatorOf Skidmore College. Department of Nursing records, 1919-1985, (bulk 1959-1985). Skidmore College, Lucy Scribner Library
referencedIn Carroll, Elisabeth,. Interview with Elisabeth Carroll. New York Public Libraries for the Performing Arts, Dance Collection
referencedIn Teller, Jane. Jane Teller papers, 1911-1991. Archives of American Art
creatorOf Skidmore College. Correspondence with Theodore Dreiser, 1926. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Fisch, Arline M. Oral history interview with Arline M. Fisch, 2001 July 29-30. Archives of American Art
creatorOf Skidmore College. [Minor publications]. Yale University Library
referencedIn Bridgman, Margaret, 1892-. Papers, 1890-1978 (inclusive). Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions archives, 1810-1961. Houghton Library
referencedIn Hayden, Melissa,. Interview with Melissa Hayden. New York Public Libraries for the Performing Arts, Dance Collection
creatorOf Brooks, John H. Records of John H. Brooks, 1968-2007. Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, The Clark
creatorOf Skidmore College. Institutional file. Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
creatorOf Skidmore College. [Catalogs, announcements, etc.] New York Public Libraries for the Performing Arts, Dance Collection
referencedIn American Jewish Committee (Cincinnati, Ohio) Records, 1966-1991 The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives
referencedIn Sage Colleges. Archives. Honorary degree recipient for 1935, Henry Thomas Moore. The Sage Colleges Libraries
referencedIn Williams, Mary Elizabeth, 1909-1976. Papers, 1933-1976 (inclusive). Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Papers, 1890-1978 Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Yates, Anita Pohndorff,. Anita Pohndorff Yates collection of Saratogiana, 1787-1996 (1830-1970 bulk). Skidmore College, Lucy Scribner Library
referencedIn Keyes, Charles Henry, 1858-1925. Charles Henry Keyes Papers, 1880-1981. Columbia University in the City of New York, Teacher's College
referencedIn Ford, O'Neil. 1905-1982. O'Neil Ford collection, 1864-1993. University of Texas Libraries
referencedIn Hoffman Family Papers., undated, 1933-1998. Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Center.
referencedIn Otto Wittmann papers, 1932-1996 Archives of American Art
referencedIn Neiman, Fraser, 1911-1993. Papers, 1944-1945. Virginia Historical Society Library
referencedIn Larsen, Mary Elizabeth. Lucy Skidmore Scribner collection, 1837-1981 (bulk 1853-1957). Skidmore College, Lucy Scribner Library
referencedIn Smullens, SaraKay Cohen 1940-. Papers, 1904-2008 University of Pennsylvania, Archives & Records Center
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associatedWith American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions. corporateBody
correspondedWith American Jewish Committee (Cincinnati, Ohio) corporateBody
associatedWith Armstrong, George E. person
associatedWith Bridgman, Margaret, 1892- person
associatedWith Brooks, John H. person
associatedWith Carroll, Elisabeth, person
associatedWith Case, Josephine Young, 1907-1990. person
associatedWith Fisch, Arline M. person
associatedWith Ford, O'Neil. 1905-1982. person
associatedWith Gelinas, Agnes. person
associatedWith Hayden, Melissa, person
associatedWith Hoffman Family. family
associatedWith Keyes, Charles Henry, 1858-1925. person
associatedWith Mary Elizabeth Williams person
associatedWith Mary McClellan Hospital. corporateBody
associatedWith McClellan, Irene Ward. person
associatedWith Neiman, Fraser, 1911-1993. person
associatedWith Palamountain, Joseph C. 1920- person
associatedWith Project on the Status and Education of Women (Association of American Colleges) person
associatedWith Skidmore College. University Without Walls. corporateBody
associatedWith Smullens, SaraKay Cohen 1940- person
associatedWith Teller, Jane. person
associatedWith Williams, Mary Elizabeth, 1909-1976. person
associatedWith Wittmann, Otto person
associatedWith Yates, Anita Pohndorff, person
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New York (State)
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Psychiatric nursing
Public health nursing
Women
Nursing
Nursing students
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