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Descriptive Summary

Historical Note

Scope and Contents

Organization and Arrangment

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Inventory

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Texas League for Nursing, Inc., Records, 1972-1983, 1993



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Texas League of Nursing.
Creator: Davis, Gail C.
Title: Texas League for Nursing, Inc., Records
Dates: 1972-1983, 1993
Abstract: The Texas League for Nursing, Inc. (TLN), Records, 1972-1983, 1993, contain correspondence, memos, notes, newsletters, meeting minutes, and printed material, illustrating the TLN’s operations during the presidency of Gail C. Davis. The records from 1972 to 1983 document the League’s board meetings, committee activities, finances, membership, and special projects, such as seminars on nursing law and other workshops, and pertain to the TLN’s relationship with the National League for Nursing (NLN), the Board of Nurse Examiners, the Texas Hospital Association, and other related organizations. The materials from 1993 include programs for the Third Biennial Conference and 40th Anniversary of the TLN as well as a memo from the NLN about the emergency board meeting regarding the controversy over the Community Health Accreditation Program’s financial mismanagement.
Accession No.: 2010-210
Extent: 3 1/2 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Historical Note

The National League for Nursing (NLN) formed in 1952 by combining organizations nationwide into local and state level representative branches of the new NLN. The next year, the Texas League for Nursing Education and Texas Organization of Public Health Nursing joined together as the Texas branch of the NLN, known as the Texas League for Nursing, Inc. (TLN). The goals of both the state and national leagues include improving nursing education and scholarship through evidence-based research and teaching practices, developing a diverse workforce within the profession and leadership within the organization, promoting the nurse educator in public policy, and providing a dialogue within the education community and with other organizations.

Headquartered in Austin, the TLN was initially composed of five officers and four members of the board of directors, which increased by 1976 to seven officers, four directors-at-large, and a chairman from each local unit. In 1958, Edith Ayers became the first full-time employee, serving as executive secretary for over 25 years. Membership included professional and vocational nurses, non-nurse members, new graduates, and retirees, with a focus in hospital, industrial, and public health nurses and nurse educators. Although the organization started allowing more varied professionals, the membership declined from 1over 1,500 in the 1950s to only 550 in 1993. The TLN consists of numerous committees, including nominations, finance, membership, awards, state program, convention, public affairs, public relations, and others. Furthermore, the organization is broken into local area leagues with chairmen in order to fulfill the needs of individual Texas communities.

From 1981 to 1982, Dr. Gail C. Davis served as the TLN’s president. She graduated with an Ed.D. in Counseling & Guidance from Texas Tech University and taught at the Harris College of Nursing of the Texas Christian University in Fort Worth before joining the at Texas Woman’s University College of Nursing in Denton, focusing on research and scholarship related to aging, chronic conditions, and pain management. As of August 2010, Davis serves on the Advisory Board for American Chronic Pain Association and on the Editorial Board of The Rheumatologist, a joint publication of the American College of Rheumatology and Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals.

Sources:

Texas League for Nursing, Inc., Records, 1972-1983, 1993, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin.

Handbook of Texas Online, s.v. "Texas League for Nursing," http://www.tshaonline.org /handbook/online/articles/TT/sat1.html (accessed August 16, 2010).

American Chronic Pain Association, "Advisory Board," http://www.theacpa.org/35/AdvisoryBoard.aspx#55 (accessed August 16, 2010).

Texas Woman’s University College of Nursing, "Denton Faculty," http://www.twu.edu/nursing/faculty_denton-faculty.asp (accessed August 16, 2010).

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Scope and Contents

The Texas League for Nursing, Inc. (TLN), Records, 1972-1983, 1993, contain correspondence, memos, notes, newsletters, meeting minutes, and printed material, illustrating the TLN’s operations during the presidency of Gail C. Davis. The records from 1972 to 1983 document the League’s board meetings, committee activities, finances, membership, and special projects, such as seminars on nursing law and other workshops, and pertain to the TLN’s relationship with the National League for Nursing (NLN), the Board of Nurse Examiners, the Texas Hospital Association, and other related organizations. The materials from 1993 include programs for the Third Biennial Conference and 40th Anniversary of the TLN as well as a memo from the NLN about the emergency board meeting regarding the controversy over the Community Health Accreditation Program’s financial mismanagement.

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Organization and Arrangment

The records remain in the original order and division of Dr. Gail C. Davis.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Davis, Gail C.
Subjects (Organizations)
Texas League of Nursing.
National League of Nursing.
Subjects
Nursing -- Societies, etc. -- United States.
Nursing -- Societies, etc. -- Texas.
Nursing -- Texas -- Societies, etc..
Places
Texas.
Austin (Tex.)

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Related Material

Forms part of the Southwest Center for Nursing History Archives, the History of Nursing Collection.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Texas League for Nursing, Inc., Records, 1972-1983, 1993, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Laurel Rozema, August 2010

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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2.325/A74e NLN Memo, 1993
TLN Third Biennial Conference and 40th Anniversary Celebration, 1993
TLN Organization/Guidelines, 1981-1982
TLN Membership Information, 1981
TLN Financial Information, 1979-1982
TLN Board [Meeting] Materials while President, 1981-1982
TLN Regional Material from National League for Nursing, 1980
Letter, 1980
Slide-Tape program, 1980
TLN Newsletters, 1972-1983
Vol. XV, No. 2, March/April/May 1972
Vol. XVI, Nos. 1-3, January/February 1973-July/August/September 1973
Vol. XVII, Nos. 1-4, December 1973/January 1974- August/September/October 1974
Vol. XVII (sic), Nos. 1-3, January/February/March 1975-August/December 1975
Vol. XVIII, Nos. 1-2, January/February/March 1976-April/May/June 1976
Vol. XIX, No. 3, Fall 1977
Vol. XX, Nos. 1-3, Spring 1978-Fall 1978
Biennial reports, 1978
Vol. XX, No. 4, Winter 1979
Vol. XXI, Nos. 1-2, Spring 1979-Summer 1979
Vol. XXII, No. 1, Spring 1980
Sixth Biennial Convention program, 1980
Vol. XXII, Nos. 2-4, Summer (sic) 1980-Fall 1980
Vol. XXIII, No. 1, Winter 1981
(two copies)
Vol. XXIII, No. 2, Spring 1981
Vol. XXIII, No. 4, Fall 1981
Vol. XXIV, No. 1, Winter 1982
Vol. XXIV, No. 3, May/June 1982
Vol. XXV, No. 2, March/April 1983
TLN Committee Material, 1977-1982
List of committees, 1981
Awards committee, 1981-1982
Convention planning/program, 1981
Finance committee, 1981
Membership committee, 1981
Convention committee, 1982
Newsletter committee, 1980
Nominations committee, undated
Personnel committee, 1978, 1981
Public affairs committee, 1980-1981
Public relations committee (formed January 1981), 1981
State program committee, 1981
Public relations committee, 1977, 1980-1982
Bylaws committee, 1980-1981
TLN Special Projects, 1981-1982
NLN Position Papers, 1975-1981
Consortium of Nurse Leaders, Dr. Billye Brown, TLN Representative, 1981
NLN Southern Regional Assembly of Constituent Leagues for Nursing, 1980-1981
Bylaws, TLN and NLN, 1976, 1979, 1981

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