The Bates Center offers a number of opportunities for individuals who wish to support Center activities. Individuals can contribute funds, become a Center member, donate personal papers, and volunteer time. See below for the many ways in which you can become a part of nursing history.
Preserving Our Future - The Campaign for the Barbara Bates Center
As nurses stand at the forefront of a rapidly changing healthcare landscape, the mission of the Bates Center – to thoughtfully analyze the past in order to preserve the future – is more timely and relevant than ever.
We are unsurpassed in our capacity to shape policy, research, practice and education, all of which inform the future of healthcare. The Bates Center’s ongoing impact lies in the hands of those who share its vision and passion and will dream with us about “Preserving Our Future.”
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 at: www.nursing.upenn.edu/historygiving
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
If you have any questions or need assistance when contributing please call 215-898-4502 or e-mail email@example.com
Membership supports the Center’s year-round activities: preservation and processing of records, public reference service, cataloging, and newsletter. By becoming a member, you will receive the Center’s newsletter, The Chronicle, as well as information about special events. To apply for membership, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 215-898-4502.
To Donate Historical Materials to the Collection
Individuals interested in donating personal papers of historical interest should contact the Center at email@example.com or call 215-898-4502.
To Volunteer at the Bates Center
The Center welcomes individuals interested in assisting in processing historical collections. Please contact the Bates Center at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 215-898-4502 for more information on an interesting and worthwhile volunteer activity.
The digitized lecture and ward notes of Mary V. Clymer, 1889 graduate of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Training School for Nurses, illuminate the experience of 19th century student nurses.
Nurses were instrumental in laying the groundwork that led to the passage of the 19th Amendment in 1920, which granted women the right to vote.
The Barbara Bates Center for the Study of the History of Nursing is participating in “In Her Own Right: Women Asserting Their Civil Rights, 1820-1920,” which aims to uncover archival materials that document the early struggle for women’s rights.