Giving to Our Future
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.
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
If you have any questions or need assistance when contributing please call 215-898-4502 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com 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 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.
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