Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Josephine T. Lamb Collection:

An Inventory of the Josephine T. Lamb Collection at the Texas State Archives, 1931, 1942-1969, undated, bulk 1954-1966



Overview

Creator: Lamb, Josephine T., 1905-1995.
Title: Josephine T. Lamb collection
Dates: 1931, 1942-1969, undated
Dates: bulk 1954-1966
Abstract: Beginning in 1954, Josephine T. Lamb was the chief of psychiatric nursing for the Board for Texas State Hospitals and Special Schools, located in Austin, Texas. As part of her duties, she routinely visited Texas state hospitals and special schools and made reports of her inspections. The Josephine T. Lamb collection is composed of certificates, charts, clippings, correspondence, forms, memoranda, minutes, notes, 6" Soundscriber audio discs, manuals, publications and reports, and dates 1931, 1942-1969 and undated, bulk 1954-1966.
Quantity: 13.71 cubic ft.
Language: These materials are written in English.
Repository: Texas State Archives

Biographical Sketch

Josephine T. Lamb was born in Virginia on April 27, 1905. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from Texas Christian University and did graduate work in psychiatric nursing at Catholic University in Washington, D.C. Lamb served in the Army Nurse Corps in World War II. In 1945, she was the head nurse of the U.S. Public Services Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas. She then served as director of nursing service at Austin and Terrell State Hospitals from 1950 to 1954. Beginning in 1954, Lamb was the chief of psychiatric nursing for the Texas Board for State Hospitals and Special Schools, located in Austin, Texas. As part of her duties, Lamb routinely visited Texas state hospitals and special schools and made reports of her inspections. She was a strong proponent of the "remotivation" theory of psychiatry which aimed for the eventual reintegration of psychiatric patients into general society whenever possible through family involvement, building of social skills and creative therapy. Lamb was also active in the training of other psychiatric nurses and the advancement of the profession in Texas. In her free time, she enjoyed travel. Lamb's exact date of retirement is unknown, but occurred sometime after 1966. Josephine T. Lamb died in Fort Worth, Texas on April 30, 1995.

(Sources include: U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014 [database online]; 1940 United States Federal Census [database online]; U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989 [database online]; all taken from http://ancestry.com/, accessed on July 3, 2014; and the collection itself.)


Scope and Contents of the Collection

Beginning in 1954, Josephine T. Lamb was the chief of psychiatric nursing for the Texas Board for State Hospitals and Special Schools, located in Austin, Texas. As part of her duties, she routinely visited state hospitals and special schools and made reports of her inspections. The Josephine T. Lamb collection is composed of certificates, charts, clippings, correspondence, forms, memoranda, minutes, notes, 6" Soundscriber audio discs, manuals, publications and reports, and dates 1931, 1942-1969 and undated, bulk 1954-1966. It has been divided into seven series: Office files, Inspections and visitations files, Reports, Training files and manuals, Conferences and workshops files, Professional organizations files and Printed material.

Office files is composed of correspondence, charts, forms, a personnel manual, memoranda, minutes, notes, certificates and publications and dates 1949-1966 and undated. The records reflect Lamb's duties as chief of psychiatric nursing for the Texas Board for State Hospitals and Special Schools and cover topics such as volunteer supervision and duties, appropriate nurse attire and demeanor, and organizational charts and job classifications for employees of state schools and hospitals. Inspections and visitations files records were created in the course of Lamb's inspections of state hospitals and special schools and include correspondence with the superintendents and heads of nursing service at those institutions; evaluation reports of those institutions Lamb inspected (including information on special programs, training and any progress made since the previous inspection); supply inventories; detailed personnel instructions with description of areas needing improvement; and charts listing number and type of employee attendants at the inspection site; all dating 1943-1966 and undated. Next, Training files and manuals is composed of manuals, correspondence, certificates, notes, printed material and related records, spanning 1942-1965 and undated. These records reflect Lamb's involvement in the training of psychiatric nurses and nurse technicians, ongoing work for the advancement of the profession of psychiatric nursing in Texas, and advocacy of the "remotivation" theory of patient rehabilitation.

Dating 1949-1965 and undated, the Reports series contains reports, minutes, notes, and publications, reflecting the functioning of state hospitals and special schools in Texas during this time period. Conferences and workshops files includes reports, notes, publications and related records and dates 1954-1969 and undated. Lamb attended several conferences and workshops on mental health and mental retardation (now referred to as intellectual disability) and played an active role in developing, consulting on content and otherwise promoting workshops and conferences on psychiatric nursing and related topics. Professional organizations files is comprised of newsletters and other publications, notes, correspondence and related records and dates 1952-1966. Lamb was a member of several professional organizations in the field of psychiatric and other nursing and education, such as the Texas League for Nursing and the American Nurses Association. She frequently received mailings from these and other organizations in related fields containing organizational news, case studies, and reports on recent trends. Finally, Printed material contain publications, notes and other printed material, such as articles, studies, newspaper clippings and informational brochures and pamplets, pertaining to various aspects of psychiatric nursing and related topics. Records date 1931, 1948-1966 and undated.


 

Organization of the Collection

Based on handwritten notes within the collection, some of these records may have been arranged by the creator. Refoldering and labeling was done by State Archives staff at an unknown date. These records have been arranged into seven series:
Office files, 1949-1966, undated, 2.08 cubic ft.
Inspections and visitations files, 1943-1966, undated, 2.92 cubic ft.
Training files and manuals, 1942-1965, undated, 1.96 cubic ft.
Reports, 1949-1965, undated, 2.04 cubic ft.
Conferences and workshops files, 1954-1969, undated, 2.46 cubic ft.
Professional organizations files, 1952-1966, 0.58 cubic ft.
Printed material, 1931, 1948-1966, undated, 1.67 cubic ft.

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Materials do not circulate, but may be used in the State Archives search room. Materials will be retrieved from and returned to storage areas by staff members.

These restrictions apply to the Office files, Training files and manuals and the Inspections and visitations files series. Some, but not all, of the confidential information is marked next to the folder titles in this finding aid.

Because of the possibility that portions of these records fall under Public Information Act exceptions including, but not limited to, psychiatric evaluations (Texas Government Code Section 552.101, Health and Safety Code Section 611.002); medical information constituting "a record of the identity, diagnosis, evaluation, or treatment of a patient by a physician" (Texas Occupations Code, §159.002(b) and (d)); other information protected under common law privacy (Texas Government Code Sections 552.101); names or other information that could identify patients, students or residents in eleemosynary facilities (Texas Health and Safety Code, 576.005 and 595.001 or the Human Services Code, 12.003) and statutory confidentiality (Texas Government Code Sections 552.101 (20 U.S.C., Section 1232g, Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act) and Texas Government Code Sections 552.026 and 552.114), an archivist must review these records before they can be accessed for research.

The records may be requested for research under the provisions of the Public Information Act (Texas Government Code, Chapter 552). The researcher may request an interview with an archivist or submit a request by mail (Texas State Library and Archives Commission, P. O. Box 12927, Austin, TX 78711), fax (512-463-5436), email (director.librarian@tsl.texas.gov), or see our web page (https://www.tsl.texas.gov/agency/customer/pia.html). Include enough description and detail about the information requested to enable the archivist to accurately identify and locate the information requested. If our review reveals information that may be excepted by the Public Information Act, we are obligated to seek an open records decision from the Attorney General on whether the records can be released.

The Public Information Act allows the Archives ten working days after receiving a request to make this determination. The Attorney General has 45 working days to render a decision. Alternately, the Archives can inform you of the nature of the potentially excepted information and if you agree, that information can be redacted or removed and you can access the remainder of the records.

Restrictions on Use

Under the Copyright Act of 1976 as amended in 1998, unpublished manuscripts are protected at a minimum through December 31, 2002 or 70 years after the author's death. The term of copyright for published material varies. Researchers are responsible for complying with the Copyright Law.

This collection also includes some state records. Most records created by Texas state agencies are not copyrighted. State records also include materials received by, not created by, state agencies. Copyright remains with the creator. The researcher is responsible for complying with U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17 U.S.C.).

Technical Requirements

Records contain information on 6" Soundscriber audio discs. Researchers wishing to listen to any of these discs should consult with Archives staff and be aware that the Archives may not own the equipment needed to access some information. Some information on the discs may be exempted from disclosure under the Texas Public Information Act, and the discs themselves may or may not still be readable. Please see the Archives staff for more information.


Index Terms

The terms listed here were used to catalog the records. The terms can be used to find similar or related records.
Corporate Names:
Austin State Hospital (Austin, Tex.)
Subjects:
Psychiatric nursing--Texas.
Psychiatric nursing--Training.
Psychiatric hospitals--Texas.
Mental health--Texas.
Mental retardation--Texas.
Psychiatric hospitals--Investigations--Texas.
Psychiatric hospitals--Policies and procedures--Texas.
Remotivation therapy.
Places:
Texas. Board for Texas State Hospitals and Special Schools.
Austin (Tex.)--Psychiatric hospitals.
Document Types:
Correspondence--Texas--Psychiatric hospitals--1943-1966.
Reports--Texas--Psychiatric hospitals--1943-1966.
Publications--Texas--Psychiatric hospitals--1931, 1948-1966.
Notes--Texas--Psychiatric hospitals--1943-1966.
Charts (graphic documents)--Texas--Psychiatric hospitals--undated.
Forms (documents)--Texas--Psychiatric hospitals--1942-1966.
Clippings (information artifacts)--Texas--Psychiatric hospitals--1954-1966.
Memorandums--Texas--Psychiatric hospitals--1956-1966.
Minutes (administrative records)--Texas--Psychiatric hospitals--1965-1966.
Certificates--Texas--Psychiatric hospitals--undated.
Sound recordings--Texas--Psychiatric hospitals--undated.
Manuals (instructional materials)--Texas--Psychiatric hospitals--1950-1965, undated.

Related Material

The following materials are offered as possible sources of further information on the agencies and subjects covered by the records. The listing is not exhaustive.

Texas State Archives
Texas Board for Texas State Hospitals and Special Schools, Records, 1950-1965, 2.25 cubic ft.
Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation, Records, 1967-1983, 4 cubic ft. [including Committees, task forces, work groups, councils and boards, 1977-1982]
Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation, Records, 1967-1983, 6 cubic ft. [including Board meeting files, 1981-1983; and Executive Committee meeting files and memos, 1975-1978]
Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation, Community Services Division, Records, 1967-1979 and Board minutes and agenda, 1971, 2.61 cubic ft.
Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation, Community Services Division, Records, 1967-1999, 2 cubic ft.
Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation, Community Services Division, Executive Director memos, 1975-1978, 1 cubic ft.
Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation, Monthly population census reports, 1965-1972, 0.47 cubic ft.
Texas Legislature, House of Representatives Committee on Mental Health and Mental Retardation minutes and witness affirmations, 1967-1971, fractional [Restricted]
Texas Legislature, House of Representatives Committee on State Hospitals and Special Schools minutes and witness affirmations, 1953-1965, 0.24 cubic ft. [Restricted]
Texas Governor's Office, Mental Health/Mental Retardation Facility Review Task Force records, 1966, 1984-1993, 14 cubic ft.
Mental Health Code Task Force, Records, 1981-1985, 4 cubic ft.
Texas State Board of Control, Records, 1854, 1885-1890, 1909-1979, undated, bulk 1935-1953, 103.47 cubic ft. [transferred control over eleemosynary institutions to the Board for Texas State Hospitals and Special Schools in 1949]
Texas Aging and Disability Services Council minutes and agenda, 2005-2014, 2.75 cubic ft. [There is no finding aid for this unprocessed collection. Call numbers are Boxes 2005/136-1 and 2, 2009/040, 2010/028, 2011/405, 2012/015 and 2013/116.]
Strays Collection, Assorted record groups, State Lunatic Asylum, Board of Managers, Minutes, 1883, fractional [unprocessed; no finding aid available; call number is Box Strays ARG.]
Strays Collection, Secretary of State, Board of Managers, State Lunatic Asylum, proposal to locate facilities, abstract of title of lands offered for location of Lunatic Asylum, 1889, fractional [unprocessed; no finding aid available; call number is Box Strays S4.]
Strays Collection, Assorted record groups, State Lunatic Asylum, Board of Managers, Minutes, 1883, fractional [unprocessed; no finding aid available; call number is Box Strays ARG.]
Texas State Archives: Manuscript Collections
Austin State School, Correspondence of Superintendent J. W. Bradfield, 1917-1919, 0.3 cubic ft. [These records are restricted. There is no finding aid for this unprocessed collection. Call number is Box 2-23/604.]
Volunteer Services Council for the Austin State School, Records, 1957-1988, 1 cubic ft.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

(Identify the item and cite the series), Josephine T. Lamb collection. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Accession Information

Accession number: 2015/029

These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission at an unknown date. An accession number was assigned by Texas State Archives staff for control purposes on October 7, 2014.

Processing Information

Foldering and/or refoldering and labeling done by unknown State Archives staff, unknown dates

Processing, EAD/DACS finding aid encoded in EAD Version 2002 and DACS compliance by Jessica Tucker, July 2014


Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Office files, 1949-1966, undated,
2.08 cubic ft.

The Office files series is composed of correspondence, charts, forms, a personnel manual, memoranda, minutes, notes, certificates and publications and dates 1949-1966 and undated. The records reflect Lamb's duties as chief of psychiatric nursing for the Texas Board for State Hospitals and Special Schools and give information on the nursing policies and procedures of Texas state hospitals and schools, covering topics such as volunteer supervision and duties, appropriate nurse attire and demeanor, and organizational charts and job classifications for employees of state schools and hospitals. Lamb's correspondents include various colleagues in the field of psychiatric nursing, the director of the Austin State Hospital and directors of other Texas state hospitals and special schools, and individuals seeking nursing employement in the state of Texas, among others.
Arrangement
These records have been arranged by topic.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Office files, Josephine T. Lamb collection. Archives and Information Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Restrictions on Access
Because of the possibility that portions of these records fall under Public Information Act exceptions including, but not limited to, psychiatric evaluations (Texas Government Code Section 552.101, Health and Safety Code Section 611.002); medical information constituting "a record of the identity, diagnosis, evaluation, or treatment of a patient by a physician" (Texas Occupations Code, §159.002(b) and (d)); other information protected under common law privacy (Texas Government Code Sections 552.101); names or other information that could identify patients, students or residents in eleemosynary facilities (Texas Health and Safety Code, 576.005 and 595.001 or the Human Services Code, 12.003) and statutory confidentiality (Texas Government Code Sections 552.101 (20 U.S.C., section 1232g, federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act) and Texas Government Code Sections 552.026 and 552.114), an archivist must review these records before they can be accessed for research. Refer to overall restriction statement for instructions on requesting access through the Texas Attorney General.
Box
2-22/752 Correspondence:
General correspondence:
1954-1955
1955
1956
1957
1958
1959
1961-1962
1963
Box
2-22/753 1964
1965
[2 folders]
1966
[2 folders]
Professional nursing correspondence, 1959-1961
Nurse technician correspondence:
1955-1960
Box
2-22/754 1962-1964
Certificates, 1955-1960
Nursing employment, 1960-1964
Books, 1951-1964
Diaphrene product, 1952-1959
Personnel, 1952-1961
Clothing program, 1955-1957
[2 folders]
[Includes reports and recommendations on dress specifications and minutes of a Clothing Committee meeting.]
Mailing address file, 1953-1966
Inter-departmental memoranda and correspondence, 1956, 1961-1964, 1966
[Includes memoranda regarding individuals discharged for cause marked as confidential.]
Incoming memoranda, 1956-1957, 1965-1966
Box
2-22/755 Organizational charts, undated
Job classifications, 1962, undated
Employees, 1962-1964
[Gives information about the number and types of staff employed at state hospitals.]
Volunteers, 1955-1961
Psychiatric nursing - qualifications and policies, 1960, undated
Volunteer services:
1949, 1959, undated
1960, 1963-1965
Personnel manual, 1953-1957, undated
Narcotic Control Bulletins Drug Act, 1959
Standard uniforms, 1962
Ward clerk, 1961, undated
Interoffice board minutes, 1965-1966
Operations Study Committee, undated
Mental Retardation Planning Study, 1964-1965
Assorted nursing records and forms, 1957-1961, undated
[folder 1 of 2 folders]
Box
2-22/756 Assorted nursing records and forms, 1957-1961, undated
[folder 2 of 2 folders]



 

Inspections and visitations files, 1943-1966, undated,
2.92 cubic ft.

The Inspections and visitations files series is composed of charts, correspondence, manuals, forms, notes, and reports and dates 1943-1966 and undated. As part of Lamb's duties as chief of psychiatric nursing for the Texas Board for State Hospitals and Special Schools, she routinely visited Texas state hospitals and special schools and made reports of her inspections. Records include correspondence with the superintendents and heads of nursing service at various state hospitals and special schools; evaluation reports of various state hospitals and special schools Lamb inspected (including information on special programs, training and any progress made since the previous inspection); supply inventories; detailed personnel instructions with description of any areas needing improvement; and the charts listing number and type of employee attendants at the inspection site. The information recorded varies with inspection site and not all of the preceeding record types are available for all inspection sites listed in this series.
Arrangement
These records have been first arranged alphabetically by facility name and then by topic.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Inspections and visitations files, Josephine T. Lamb collection. Archives and Information Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Restrictions on Access
Because of the possibility that portions of these records fall under Public Information Act exceptions including, but not limited to, psychiatric evaluations (Texas Government Code Section 552.101, Health and Safety Code Section 611.002); medical information constituting "a record of the identity, diagnosis, evaluation, or treatment of a patient by a physician" (Texas Occupations Code, §159.002(b) and (d)); other information protected under common law privacy (Texas Government Code Sections 552.101); names or other information that could identify patients, students or residents in eleemosynary facilities (Texas Health and Safety Code, 576.005 and 595.001 or the Human Services Code, 12.003) and statutory confidentiality (Texas Government Code Sections 552.101 (20 U.S.C., section 1232g, federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act) and Texas Government Code Sections 552.026 and 552.114), an archivist must review these records before they can be accessed for research. Refer to overall restriction statement for instructions on requesting access through the Texas Attorney General.
Box
2-22/756 State schools and hospitals
Abilene State School:
1954-1958
1959-1960, undated
1961-1962
1963-1965
[Contains the home address and family information of a government employee.]
Box
2-22/757 Alabama-Coushatta Indian Reservation, 1954-1962
[Contains confidential health information.]
Austin State Hospital (ASH):
Correspondence and general files:
1943, 1949-1955
[Contains restricted patient information.]
1956-1962
1963-1964
1965-1966
Attendant training, 1950-1952
Procedure book, 1952
Annual report, 1964-1965
Austin State School:
1955-1962
1963-1964
1965
Big Spring State Hospital:
Correspondence and general files:
1959-1962
1963-1964
Box
2-22/758 1965
Reports, 1956-1961
Orientation and planning, 1960-1965
Confederate Home:
1958-1962
1963-1964
Denton State School:
Correspondence and general files:
1961-1962
1962-1963, undated
1964-1966
Orientation of new employees, 1964-1965
Harlingen State Tuberculosis Hospital, 1956-1962, undated
Houston State Psychiatric Institute, 1959
Kerrville State Hospital:
1954-1960, undated
1961-1962, undated
1963-1964
1965, undated
Legion State Hospital, 1963
Lufkin State School:
1963
1964
Mexia State School:
1955-1959
1959-1962, undated
1963-1964
Box
2-22/759 1964-1965
Moody State School, 1954-1960
Rusk State Hospital:
Correspondence and general files:
1954-1959
1960-1961
1962
1963-1964, undated
1964-1965
A Manual of Procedures for Student Psychiatric Nurse Technicians, undated
San Antonio State Hospital:
1964-1957
1958-1959
1960-1962
Box
2-22/760 1963
1964-1965
San Antonio State Tuberculosis Hospital, 1955, 1958, 1964
Terrell State Hospital:
Correspondence and general files:
1952-1953
1954-1955
1956-1959
1960-1961
1962-1963, undated
1964-1966
Open Ward Life, undated
Summer Student Program, 1962
R.E. Thomason General Hospital, 1962-1964, undated
Box
2-22/761 Travis State School:
1955-1962
1962-1964
1964-1965, undated
Wichita Falls:
1954-1956
1956-1959
[Contains information restricted under common law privacy.]
1960-1961
1962-1963
1964-1965
Vernon Branch, 1958
Huntsville State Prison, 1963-1965
Adult Mental Health Clinics
Dallas State Adult Mental Health Clinic:
1958-1962
1963-1964
1965-1966
Fort Worth Outpatient Clinic, 1963
Fort Worth Adult Mental Health Clinic, 1965
Harlingen State Adult Mental Health Clinic:
1962-1963
1963-1964
1965
San Antonio State Adult Mental Health Clinic:
1961
1965
Outpatient Clinics, 1959, 1962, 1964, undated
Box
2-22/762 Leakey Camp, 1959, 1961, undated
Inspection report forms, 1962, undated
[Contains mostly blank sample inspection forms.]
Assorted inspections reports, 1960-1965, undated
[2 folders]
Inspections and evaluations, 1959-1966
Reports - visits to institutions, 1959-1962
Special visits and consultations, 1954-1965
State schools evaluation, 1963, undated



 

Training files and manuals, 1942-1965, undated,
1.96 cubic ft.

The Training files and manuals series is composed of manuals, correspondence, certificates, notes, printed material and related records and dates 1942-1965 and undated. Records reflect Lamb's involvement in the training of psychiatric nurses and nurse technicians, ongoing work for the advancement of the profession of psychiatric nursing in Texas, and advocacy of the "remotivation" theory of patient rehabilitation.
Arrangement
These records are arranged first into two subgroups: training files and manuals and then by topic.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Training files and manuals, Josephine T. Lamb collection. Archives and Information Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Restrictions on Access
Because of the possibility that portions of these records fall under Public Information Act exceptions including, but not limited to, psychiatric evaluations (Texas Government Code Section 552.101, Health and Safety Code Section 611.002); medical information constituting "a record of the identity, diagnosis, evaluation, or treatment of a patient by a physician" (Texas Occupations Code, §159.002(b) and (d)); other information protected under common law privacy (Texas Government Code Sections 552.101); names or other information that could identify patients, students or residents in eleemosynary facilities (Texas Health and Safety Code, 576.005 and 595.001 or the Human Services Code, 12.003) and statutory confidentiality (Texas Government Code Sections 552.101 (20 U.S.C., section 1232g, federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act) and Texas Government Code Sections 552.026 and 552.114), an archivist must review these records before they can be accessed for research. Refer to overall restriction statement for instructions on requesting access through the Texas Attorney General.
Technical Requirements
Records contain information on 6" Soundscriber audio discs. Researchers wishing to listen to any of these discs should consult with Archives staff and be aware that the Archives may not own the equipment needed to access some information. Some information on the discs may be exempted from disclosure under the Texas Public Information Act, and the discs themselves may or may not still be readable. Please see the Archives staff for more information.
Box
2-22/762 Training files
Supervision: N.S. (student nurse) materials, 1945, 1952-1954, 1957
Box
2-22/763 Ward attendants - mental retardation, 1961, 1964, undated
Orientation for attendants, undated
Orientation and ward teaching outline for new attendants, Austin State Hospital Ward 5, 1950-1952, undated
Curriculum topic outline: Attendant Training Project, SREB (Southern Regional Education Board), 1962, undated
Attendant training program, state schools, 1964
Attendant training file, 1949-1950
[folder 1 of 2 folders]
Box
2-22/764 Attendant training file, 1949-1950
[folder 2 of 2 folders]
Job study materials - housing, care and maintenance of patients, 1952-1960, undated
Inservice training-ward folder, 1954-1955, 1959-1960
Inservice education:
1948, 1954, 1956, 1958-1959, undated
1957-1958, 1961, undated
1958-1962
[2 folders]
Remotivation program, 1959-1964
Remotivation newsletter, 1963-1964
Box
2-22/765 Assorted remotivation files, 1959, 1961-1963
Smith, Kline and French Remotivation Project, 1963-1965
Affiliate Nurse Program:
Austin State Hospital:
1957-1960
1960-1964
San Antonio State Hospital:
1958-1960
1962-1964
undated, about 1964
6" Soundscriber audio discs, undated
Nursing service affiliate nurses and related training files, 1964-1965
Psychiatric aide training program, undated
Nurse Technician Program:
Descriptions, 1965, undated
Terrell materials, 1952, 1955, undated
Rusk materials, 1955, undated
Course outline, undated
Evaluation forms (blank), undated
Study curriculum files, 1950, 1963, undated
Box
2-22/766 Comments from hospitals regarding the nurse technician program, 1953
Nurse technician uniforms, 1951, 1953, 1961
Austin materials, 1955
Rehabilitation, undated
Pharmacology, undated
Professional adjustments, undated
Medical and surgical disease, undated
Programs (assorted conferences and graduation ceremonies), 1950, 1953-1956
Medical self help training, undated
Training in psychiatry - Austin State Hospital, undated
Sample remotivation technique training course certificate, undated
Training - tuberculosis, 1955-1956, 1958
Nurse technician curriculum, undated
Basic psychiatric nursing, 1949, 1954
Industrial program - Austin State Hospital, 1952, 1957-1958, undated
Nursing education, spec (specifications) materials, 1950, undated
Certificates, undated
General hospitals - psychiatric and mental health nursing, 1965
Junior College Nursing Project, 1959-1966
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) Training Project, 1961-1962
Manuals
Nursing Guide for Use in Texas State Mental Hospitals, 1957
Box
2-22/767 Ward manuals, 1942, 1950, undated
Manual of Public Health Nursing, Texas State Department of Health, 1965
Austin State Hospital Nursing Procedure Book, 1965
Ward manual, Wichita Falls State Hospital, 1964
Operation manual, R.E. Thomason General Hospital in El Paso, Texas, undated
Employee handbook, Travis State School, 1965
Personnel training manual, Rusk State Hospital, undated
Texas Rescue Training School, instructor's guide, undated
Manual materials, undated



 

Reports, 1949-1965, undated,
2.04 cubic ft.

The Reports series is composed of reports, minutes, notes, and publications and dates 1949-1965 and undated. Reports reflect the functioning of state hospitals and special schools in Texas and include annual reports, recent developments in the treatment of mentally ill and/or mentally retarded patients, accounting to individuals or foundations who contributed funds for the betterment of the mentally ill in Texas, reports on specialized or experimental programs in state hospitals and special schools, and general reports pertaining to the field of psychiatric nursing.
For reports of Lamb's visits to mental health facilities, see the series Inspections and visitations.
Arrangement
These records have been arranged by topic.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Reports, Josephine T. Lamb collection. Archives and Information Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Restrictions on Access
None.
Technical Requirements
Records contain information on 6" Soundscriber audio discs. Researchers wishing to listen to any of these discs should consult with Archives staff and be aware that the Archives may not own the equipment needed to access some information. Some information on the discs may be exempted from disclosure under the Texas Public Information Act, and the discs themselves may or may not still be readable. Please see the Archives staff for more information.
Box
2-22/767 Annual Report Texas Board for State Hospitals and Special Schools for Fiscal Year September 1, 1960-August 31, 1961
Box
2-22/768 Annual Report Texas Board for State Hospitals and Special Schools for Fiscal Year September 1, 1961-August 31, 1962
Annual Report Texas Board for State Hospitals and Special Schools for Fiscal Year September 1, 1962-August 31, 1963
Reports sent to Mrs. H.E. Butts, 1955-1962
Interoffice – Patient per day costs, 1963-1965
Report on State Mental Hospitals of Texas, volume II, 1956
Community Care Services for the Mentally Ill and their Families, 1961-1965
Community Care Study, 1960-1961
Community Care - Wichita Falls, Fort Worth, 1960-1961
Community Care, June 1960
Dallas County Health Center Community Care Project, 1961-1962, undated
Report of the Ad Hoc Committee on Geriatric Nursing, June 18, 1962
Box
2-22/769 Consultation: A Mental Health Method, after 1963
Mental Health and Psychiatric Nursing Activities in State and Local Mental Health Programs:
1959
1960
1961
1962
1963
1964
Psychiatric Nursing Program, 1956-1957, 1959, undated
Nursing service - annual reports:
1953-1954
1958-1959
Nursing service - quarterly reports:
1960-1962
1962-1963
Box
2-22/770 Psychiatric Nursing, quarterly reports:
[Reports for some quarters are not present.]
1960:
First quarter, January 1960
Third quarter, July-August 1960
Fourth quarter, September, November 1960
1961:
First quarter, December 1960-January 1961
Second quarter, March, May 1961
Third quarter, August 1961
Fourth quarter, September, November 1961
1962:
First quarter, December 1961, February 1962
Second quarter, March, May 1962
Third quarter, June, August 1962
Fourth quarter, November 1962
1963:
First quarter, December 1962, February 1963
Second quarter, March, May 1963
Third quarter, June-August 1963
Fourth quarter, September 1963
Fourth quarter, December 1963, February 1964
Box
2-22/771 Minutes of the Board for Texas State Hospitals and Special Schools, 1965
Survey of 7896 Newly Admitted State Hospital Mental Patients, 1955, 1958-1959
Data on Mental Health in the Southern Region, 1954-1964, 1965
Region VII survey, undated
Aspects of Psychiatric Nursing: Concepts of Nursing Care, 1957
[2 folders]
Senate hearing on Nursing, 1965
The Texas Plan for Mental Health Services, December 1, 1964
Mental health programs for the state of Texas, undated
House Bill #747 by Rayford Price, undated
Biometrical reports, 1964-1965
Professional meetings - reports, 1949-1965
Box
2-22/772 American Nurses’ Association Convention:
House of Delegates sections reports, 1954-1956
1954-1956
1956-1958
Proceedings, House of Delegates and Sections, 1958
House of Delegates reports, 1958
Sections reports, 1960
Restraint study, 1959-1960
Nursing research, 1957, 1964, undated
Suggested Observations to be Made by the Committee on Hospitals at the Time of Visit to the State Mental Hospitals, undated
[2 folders]
[Folder 2 includes a 6" Soundscriber audio disc.]
Q Sort Study, 1957



 

Conferences and workshops files, 1954-1969, undated,
2.46 cubic ft.

The Conferences and workshops files series is composed of reports, notes, publications and related records and dates 1954-1969 and undated. Lamb attended several conferences and workshops on mental health and mental retardation over the course of her career. She also played an active role in developing, consulting on content and otherwise promoting workshops and conferences on psychiatric nursing and related topics. Lamb maintained files of workshops and conferences she herself attended and informational material about programs that were mailed to her from various locations, both within Texas and from several other states.
Arrangement
These records have been arranged by topic.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Conferences and workshops files, Josephine T. Lamb collection. Archives and Information Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Restrictions on Access
None.
Box
2-22/772 Assorted mental health programs, 1958, 1964, undated
Report of the first nursing conference under the auspices of the Texas Board for State Hospitals and Special Schools, May 1955
Annual Nursing Conferences for State Mental Hospitals and Schools:
1957-1958
Box
2-22/773 1958-1959
1960-1961
1961
1962
1963
1964
1965
1966
Special School Conferences, 1963-1965
Proceedings of the 1959 Conferences of Mental Health and Psychiatric Nurses, October 17-19, 1959
Fourth Annual Nursing Conference and Workshop in Mental Retardation, 1959
Fifth Annual Nursing Conference and Workshop in Mental Retardation, 1960
Box
2-22/774 Sixth Annual Nursing Conference and Workshop in Mental Retardation, 1959, 1961
Seventh Nursing Annual Conference for State Schools, 1958, 1963
Eighth Annual Conference for State Schools, 1964-1965
Proceedings of the Conferences of Mental Health and Psychiatric Nurses, October 25-26, 1958
Psychiatric Nursing Consultants Conference, 1969
The Conference Group on Psychiatric Nursing Practice of the American Nurses' Association, "Facing up to Changing Responsibilities," December 2-3, 1963
Nursing Consultants Conference, Area VII survey report, September 21, 1962
Assorted conference reports and notes:
1955
1957-1959
Psychiatric nursing workshops, 1956-1958
Report on five regional leadership conferences on action for mental health, 1962
Conference for Special Schools, 1964-1966
Regional Conference on In-Service Training, 1963
Box
2-22/775 Affiliate Nurse Education Conference (held on July 2, 1965), 1965-1966
Attendant Instructors' Conference (function study), 1958
Conference reports, 1959
Vocational rehabilitation workshop, May 1956
Nursing conference file, 1958-1960, 1962-1963
Conference of Chief Psychologists in State Mental Health Programs, 1957
Reports and conferences on recruitment, 1962-1963
Conferences on psychiatric nursing, 1960-1961
Workshop evaluations, 1954-1955, 1957
Report of workshop in psychiatric nursing on inservice education, October 26-28, 1955
Austin State Hospital workshop - nurse technician, 1955-1956, 161
Workshop - psychiatric nursing, Veterans Administration Hospital, Little Rock, Arkansas, February 29, 1956
Training - nursing service, ward personnel (workshop at Terrell State Hospital), 1956
Improved patient care through psychiatric support, Waco workshop, 1956-1957
Kerrville State Hospital workshops, 1957-1958, 1960-1961
Box
2-22/776 Workshops on sanitation and housekeeping, 1958-1959
Terrell State Hospital workshops, 1956-1959, 1961
Institute on Psychiatric Nursing, 1964
American Psychiatric Association, 15th Mental Hospital Institute, 1963
American Psychiatric Association, 16th Mental Hospital Institute, 1964
[2 folders]
Observations on Programs for the Mentally Retarded in England, paper presented by Margaret M. Wright, Nebraska Psychiatric Institute, after 1963
Psychiatric nursing information, out-of-state seminars, 1960
Proceedings of 1961 Annual Meetings, Mental Health and Psychiatric Nursing, October 15-16, November 11-12, 1961
Confederate Home and Kerrville State Hospital workshops, 1956, 1961, undated
Austin State Hospital workshop, January 1963
Rusk remotivation workshop, October 23, 1963
Southern Regional Education Board - regional workshop, 1964
Community Mental Health workshop, Terrell State Hospital, 1964-1965, undated
Registered Nurse Workshop, Austin State Hospital, 1965
Box
2-22/777 Nursing service workshops, 1959-1960
Workshop for Instructors of Attendant In-Service Education Program, 1958
Rehabilitation workshops, 1956, 1963, undated
Nursing Institute, 1956, 1961-1965
Houston State Psychiatric Institute, 1958-1962
Houston State Psychiatric Institute, 1961, 1963-1964
Houston State Psychiatric Institute for Research and Training, 1965
National Institute of Health, 1964
Out Patient clinic seminar, March 25, 1965
Box
2-22/778 Nursing conference programs and minutes, 1963-1965
Consultation, 1954, 1964
The Role of the Nurse as an Agent of Change in the Psychiatric Community (workshop on psychiatric nursing at the University of Maryland), 1965
Three Phases of Rehabilitation (8th Annual Workshop for State Rehabilitation Therapy Personnel), 1959
AAMD (American Association of Mental Deficiency) subsection on nursing, October 27-30, 1965



 

Professional organizations files, 1952-1966,
0.58 cubic ft.

The Professional organizations files series is composed of newsletters and other publications, notes, correspondence and related records and dates 1952-1966. Lamb was a member of several professional organizations in the field of psychiatric and other nursing and education, such as the Texas League for Nursing and the American Nurses Association. She frequently received mailings from these and other organizations in related fields containing organizational news, case studies, and reports on recent trends in the treatment of the mentally ill and/or mentally retarded.
Arrangement
These records have been arranged by topic.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Professional organizations files, Josephine T. Lamb collection. Archives and Information Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Restrictions on Access
None.
Box
2-22/778 National Institute of Mental Health, Bethesda, Maryland, 1965
U.S. Public Health Service Department of Health, Education and Welfare, 1962-1965
Department of Health, Education and Welfare, Dallas Regional Office, 1965
State Department of Health, 1964-1965
Southern Regional Education Board:
1963-1964
1959, 1962-1965
[2 folders]
Constitution - Texas Nurse Technician Association, 1955, 1957
Texas Nurse Technician Association, 1965
National League for Nursing:
1954-1957, 1963
1965
Mental Health Society, 1955
American Nurses Association:
Nursing information, 1955
Job classifications, 1954-1955, 1957, 1959
Big Spring State Hospital and Odessa College - psychiatric nursing affiliation, 1961-1962
Texas League for Nursing, 1960
Box
2-22/779 American Nurses Association, 1960, 1963
Texas Graduate Nurses Association, 1955, 1960, 1964
American Medical Association, Department of Nursing, 1965
American Psychiatric Association, 1964
American Association on Mental Deficiency, 1964
Licensed Vocational Nurses Association, 1952-1953, 1955, 1957-1958
Texas League for Nursing, November 1, 1964
Texas League for Nursing, 1958-1965
Texas League for Nursing committee minutes, 1955-1957
Texas Research League, 1955-1956
Board for Nurse Examiners, 1955, 1958, 1960
U.S. Department of Health and Welfare - Nursing Division, 1954-1961
Hogg Foundation, 1964
Newsletter of the Texas Society on Aging, 1964
Texas Society on Aging, 1963
Ad Hoc Committee on Geriatric Nursing, 1962
Texas Schools of Nursing, 1963, 1965
Group meetings, 1957-1960, 1966
Grants and awards, Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation, 1965
Dentists and materials on dental programs, 1964



 

Printed material, 1931, 1948-1966, undated,
1.67 cubic ft.

The Printed material series is composed of publications, notes and other printed material, such as articles, studies, newspaper clippings and informational brochures and pamphlets, pertaining to various aspects of psychiatric nursing and related topics. Records date 1931, 1948-1966 and undated. Some of the clippings relate to Lamb's visit to various state hospitals and special schools or attendance at training workshops.
Arrangement
These records are arranged in no particular order.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Printed material, Josephine T. Lamb collection. Archives and Information Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Restrictions on Access
None.
Box
2-22/779 Volume II: Codification of State Laws and Attorney General Opinions, 1955
[2 folders]
Pamphlets on careers in nursing, 1956-1959, 1962, 1964
Box
2-22/780 "For Your Information," newsletter of the Texas Board for State Hospitals and Special Schools, 1965
In the Service of the Forgotten, 1948
Inventory and Qualifications of Psychiatric Nurses, 1950
Practical Psychiatry in Industry, 1957
Material for a nursing guide in mental retardation, undated
Restraint study, 1959-1960
Indian health services program and nursing, 1957-1959
[Contains information pertaining to the Alabama-Coushatta reservation.]
Commitment to Health, 1963
Your Health Department, 1961-1962
Alcoholism notes and pamphlets, 1949, 1958
Rehabilitation Services in the Texas State Mental Hospitals, 1956
Utilization of Nursing Personnel, July 1958
Disaster relief, 1957-1958
[2 folders]
[Includes several pamphlets on disaster preparedness as well as the plan for the state hospitals and planning meeting notes.]
Newspaper clippings, 1958-1965
Films, 1953
A Method for Identification of Dentures, undated
Box
2-22/781 Articles on sheep skin for bed sores, 1952, 1963
Muscular dystrophy, 1952-1955
Crippled children, undated
Miscellaneous, 1953-1965, undated
Source book: mental health and psychiatric nursing consultants in state mental health programs, 1958-1959
Source book: mental health and psychiatric nursing, 1960-1961
[3 folders]
The Sunshine Herald, a publication of the Terrell State Hospital, 1963-1965
Publications - films and books, 1963-1964
Lippincott - texts and references, 1965
Pending publications requests, 1965
Box
2-22/782 Nursing needs and resources study, undated
American Journal of Nursing, 1956-1957
Bibliography - institutional care for children, 1962-1963
Books and publications, 1956, 1961, undated
Handbook on the structure of organized nursing 1949
Pamphlets - nursing careers, 1958, 1961
Pamphlets concerning civil defense and disaster training, 1953-1957
Pamphlets concerning various medical and psychiatric problems, 1949-1963, undated
[2 folders]
College bulletins regarding nursing, 1954-1955, 1962-1966
[2 folders]
Box
2-22/783 Specifications - brushes, 1959
Caps - nursing, 1952, 1956
Nursing Dress, An Experimental Evaluation of its Effects on Psychiatric Patients, undated
Disease Control, May 15, 1964
The Cinderella of Medicine (psychiatric nursing), 1931
Disturbed patients, 1954
Shock therapy, undated