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Daphine Doster Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 0094

Scope and Contents

The Daphine Doster Papers date from 1909 to 1987 and contain biographical material, correspondence, newspaper clippings, nursing reports and studies, publications, slides, and speeches/presentations.

Dates

  • 1909 - 1987

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is retained by the creators of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information. Please see our Sensitive Materials Statement.

Biographical or Historical Information

Daphine Doster was born in Monroe, North Carolina, in 1906. She graduated from the North Carolina College for Women in 1927, with a major in music. After teaching music in the public schools of North Carolina for several years, she entered Johns Hopkins School of Nursing in 1933 and received her degree in 1936.

Doster was a member of the Army Nurse Corps during World War II, and served in the South Pacific. She received a master's degree in public health from the University of Minnesota in 1947. During her career, she held positions at Johns Hopkins, Berea College (Kentucky), the University of Arkansas, and with the US Public Health Service (1950-1970).

Extent

2.80 Linear Feet (7 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Daphine Doster was a 1927 alumna of the North Carolina College for Women (now UNCG). She was later a nurse in the Army Nurse Corps during World War II and afterwards at Johns Hopkins, Berea College, the University of Arkansas, and the US Public Health Service.

The Daphine Doster Papers date from 1909 to 1987 and contain biographical material, correspondence, newspaper clippings, nursing reports and studies, publications, slides, and speeches/presentations.

Method of Acquisition

Box 1 given by Daphine Doster to the School of Nursing, 1988; later transferred to the University Archives as part of the Historical Nursing Collection. Boxes 2-4 given by Doster and transferred to the University Archives by Dr. Patricia Chamings, December 1989. Boxes 5-6 received from Dr. Rachel Allred, August 1993 and from Marlene Hansen, 1995.

Related Materials

More Daphine Doster Papers are avaliable at the University of Central Arkansas.

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Processing Information

Processed by Archives staff.
Title
Daphine Doster Papers
Author
Archives staff
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
eng

Repository Details

Part of the Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives Repository

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