Giving to Our Future
The Bates Center offers a number of opportunities for individuals who wish to support Center activities. Individuals can contribute funds, donate personal papers, and volunteer time. See below for the many ways in which you can become a part of nursing history.
To Contribute to the Center
The Bates Center’s operating expenses are covered by a combination of gifts, grants, and endowment income. Contributions to the Center can be made here .
Contributions can be sent directly to the Bates Center:
Barbara Bates Center for the Study of the History of Nursing
University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing
Claire M. Fagin Hall
418 Curie Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4217
Contributions should be made payable to: Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania.
If you have any questions or need assistance when contributing please call 215-898-4502 or e-mail email@example.com
To Donate Historical Materials to the Collection
Individuals interested in donating personal papers of historical interest should contact the Center at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 215-898-4502 before sending in their materials. For more information on what we collect and why you should donate your records, please view our guide .
To Volunteer at the Bates Center
The Center welcomes individuals interested in assisting in processing historical collections. Please contact the Bates Center at email@example.com or call 215-898-4502 for more information on an interesting and worthwhile volunteer activity.
Barbara Bates Center Director Patricia D’Antonio, PhD, RN, FAAN, was featured on WHYY’s Radio Times regarding the lessons learned from the 1918 Influenza Pandemic.
The world has suffered through other deadly pandemics. But the response to coronavirus is unprecedented.
Barbara Bates Center Director Patricia D’Antonio, PhD, RN, FAAN , was quoted in the Philadelphia Inquirer’s recent article, The world has suffered through other deadly pandemics. But the response to coronavirus is unprecedented.
As we struggle to make sense of unfolding data and public health directives about the current coronavirus pandemic, lessons from past pandemics can help us understand the effectiveness and challenges related to quarantines and social isolation, as well as the need for reliable and timely communications.