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The Bates Center is the preeminent history of nursing research center and archive. 


Our priority is to increase the understanding of the importance of the history of nursing and healthcare to the development of our healthcare system and in crafting effective health policies and patient care strategies.

**The Barbara Bates Center is currently undergoing extensive renovations through the end of summer 2019. Due to these renovations, all archives appointments must be made 10 business days in advance. Thank you for your understanding during this time.**

Through its extensive collections, fellowships, and curricula opportunities, the Bates Center provides considerable evidence for scholars and students to question traditional disciplinary paradigms; to give voice to the historical power of nursing; and to analyze the strengths and weaknesses of local and global approaches to issues of health and illness. 


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