Michigan Leaders in Community Health Nursing Oral History Project records: 1986-1997
Summary Information
Title: Michigan Leaders in Community Health Nursing Oral History Project records
Creator: Michigan Leaders in Community Health Nursing Oral History Project.
Dates: 1986-1997
Extent: 1.3 linear feet
Abstract:
Oral history project focused on elder public health and community health nurses. Project leader Stephanie Myers Schim completed a dissertation based on the interviews. Administrative files on the project, background material on interviews, audio cassette tapes, transcripts of some interviews, and articles on the project including the dissertation "Leadership Expression of Elder Community Health Nurse Leaders in Michigan."
Call number: 9984 Bimu 2
Language: The material is in English
Repository: Bentley Historical Library
1150 Beal Ave.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2113
Phone: 734-764-3482
Fax: 734-936-1333
e-mail: bentley.ref@umich.edu
Home Page: http://www.bentley.umich.edu/
Finding aid created by Jessica Tam, 1999

Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

The collection was donated by Stephanie Myers Schim in January 1998 (Donor no. 8667).

Access Restrictions:

The collection is open to research.

To protect fragile audiovisual recordings (such as audio cassettes, film reels, and VHS tapes), the Bentley Historical Library has a policy of converting them to digital formats by a professional vendor whenever a researcher requests access. For more information, please see: http://bentley.umich.edu/research/duplication/.

Copyright:

Donor(s) have transferred any applicable copyright to the Regents of the University of Michigan but the collection may contain third-party materials for which copyright was not transferred. Patrons are responsible for determining the appropriate use or reuse of materials.

Preferred Citation:

[item], folder, box, Michigan Leaders in Community Health Nursing Oral History Project records, Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan


Biography

In 1986, Stephanie Myers Schim began work on the "Michigan Leaders in Community Health Nursing" oral history project, part of what would eventually become her dissertation research for the Ph.D. in nursing at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. The oral history project targeted elder community/public health nurses in Michigan as the subjects for interviews. The goal for this research was to discover what led these women to pursue nursing as a career, identify what leadership roles they played, and how their profession and jobs changed throughout the years.

The in-depth interviews were conducted by Schim and other nurses and uncovered the personal and professional motivations which drew these women to their careers. The interviews reveal the leadership roles taken on by the nurses within the community health care system. Topics include the changing nature of and the treatment of nurses in their jobs, to how they went about facilitating change within their communities for better health care and education.

The information gathered by Schim and her associates resulted in a published article and Schim's dissertation. The article entitled "Uniting the Past and the Future in Public Health Nursing: The Michigan Oral History Project" by Marie F. Gates, Stephanie M. Schim, and Lillian Ostrand, was published in Public Health Nursing, December 1994. Schim's dissertation "Leadership Experiences of Elder Community Health Nurse Leaders in Michigan," was completed and accepted in 1997.


Collection Scope and Content Note

The Michigan Leaders in Community Health Nursing oral history project material consists of three series: Documentation and Research, Publication and Dissertation, and Audio Materials. The records date from 1986 to 1997.

Subject Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the finding aid database and catalog of The Bentley Historical Library/University of Michigan. Researchers desiring additional information about related topics should search the catalog using these headings.


  • Community health nursing -- Michigan.
  • Nurses -- Michigan.
  • Public health nursing -- Michigan.
  • Oral history.
  • Community health nursing -- Michigan.
  • Nurses -- Michigan.
  • Public health nursing -- Michigan.
  • Oral histories.
  • Sound recordings.
  • Schim, Stephanie Myers.
  • Schim, Stephanie Myers -- Leadership experiences of elder community health nurse leaders in Michigan.
  • United States. Army. General Hospital Unit, 298th.
  • Acheson, Phyllis.
  • Bevan, Elaine.
  • Brown, A. Josephine.
  • Chabut, Jean.
  • Clark, Helen.
  • Cole, Verna.
  • Corriveau, Claire.
  • Dietrich, Gertrude Levandoski.
  • Fisher, Winifred.
  • Freliga, Mary.
  • Gage, Lois Waite.
  • Grigg, Elizabeth S.
  • Hatfield, Patricia.
  • Kurtagh, Cathryn.
  • Milio, Nancy.
  • Ostrand, Lillian G.
  • Paustian, Bonita.
  • Reid, Doris.
  • Robeson, Kathryn A.
  • Scott, Jessie.
  • Shetland, Margaret L.
  • Sexton, Mary.
  • Smith, Gloria R., 1934-
  • Stewart, Cynthia Jean.
  • Vander Woude, Florence.
  • Walsh, Patricia M., 1910-1998.
Contents List
Request materials for use in the Bentley Library
Container / Location Title
 
Documentation and Research [series]

The Documentation and Research series deals with the collection of information from the interviewers and subjects. This includes correspondence before and after the interview, release forms, background information on the nurses, outlines of interviews, and photographs of the interviewees. Some of the files contain miscellaneous historical documents supplied by the subjects of the interviews. In 1996 Schim conducted a second round of interviews in conjunction with her dissertation research. Transcripts from these second interviews are included in the files. Interviews with transcripts are indicated in the inventory. For the interviews without transcripts, the outlines contain a general index of the wide variety of subjects covered on the cassette tape. For example, the interview outline with Florence Vander Woude indicates a discussion of her involvement with the University of Michigan affiliated 298th General Hospital unit during World War II in addition to discussion of her career in community health.

 
Interview and Background Information
Box   1  
Phyllis Acheson 1988
Box   1  
Elaine Bevan 1988, 1996

(includes transcript)

Box   1  
A. Josephine Brown 1987, 1990
Box   1  
Jean Chabut 1993-1994
Box   1  
Helen Clark 1988
Box   1  
Verna (Mickie) Cole 1993
Box   1  
Claire Corriveau 1988
Box   1  
Gertrude Levandoski Dietrich 1992, 1997
Box   1  
Winifred Fisher 1986
Box   1  
Mary Freliga 1996

(includes transcript)

Box   1  
Lois Gage 1991
Box   1  
Elizabeth S. Grigg 1992
Box   1  
Patricia Hatfield 1988
Box   1  
Cathryn Kurtagh 1992
Box   1  
Nancy Milio 1994
Box   1  
Lillian Ost 1986
Box   1  
Bonita (Bonnie) J. Paustian 1996

(includes transcript)

Box   1  
Kay Phelan 1990
Box   1  
Doris E. Reid 1993
Box   1  
Kathryn Robeson 1986
Box   1  
Jessie Scott 1987
Box   1  
Margaret Shet 1996

(includes transcript)

Box   1  
Mary Sexton 1988
Box   1  
Gloria Richardson Smith 1996

(includes transcript)

Box   1  
Cynthia Stewart 1992
Box   1  
Florence Vander Woude 1989
Box   1  
Patricia Walsh 1990
Box   1  
Index to Cassette Tapes
Box   1  
Interviews Pending 1989-1994
Box   1  
Oral History Interviewing Manuals 1985, 1988
 
Publication and Dissertation [series]

The series Publication and Dissertation contains the end product of the research conducted by Stephanie Schim and those who assisted her. This consists of the published article, "Uniting the Past and the Future in Public Health Nursing: The Michigan Oral History Project" and Schim's dissertation, "Leadership Experiences of Elder Community Health Nurse Leaders in Michigan."

Box   1  
"Uniting the Past and the Future in Public Health Nursing: The Michigan Oral History Project" by Marie F. Gates, Stephanie M. Schim, and Lillian Ostrand Public Health Nursing December 1994
Box   1  
"Leadership Experiences of Elder Community Health Nurse Leaders in Michigan," Dissertation by Stephanie M. Schim 1997
 
Audio Materials [series]

The Audio Materials series includes tapes of the interviews Schim and her assistants conducted and an index to the tapes. This index cross-matches the numbers on the tapes to the person who was interviewed, and those who assisted and/or conducted the interviews. The tapes themselves are labeled with the names of nurses who participated in the interviews.

Box   2  
Audio Tapes of Interviews (54 audiocassettes)