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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Content

Arrangement of Collection

Restrictions

Organizations

Administrative Information

Description of Series

BOX 1 FOLDERS 1-12/Dorothy M. Blume Papers (MS 61)/Series 1: Biographical, Calendars, Speeches

BOX 1 FOLDER 13-BOX 8/Dorothy M. Blume Papers (MS 61)/Series 2: Continuing Education in Nursing

BOX 9 FOLDERS 1-31/Dorothy M. Blume Papers (MS 61)/Series 3: Regions

BOX 10 FOLDER 1-BOX 11 FOLDER 4/Dorothy M. Blume Papers (MS 61)/Series 4: University of Texas System-wide School of Nursing

BOX 11 FOLDER 5-BOX 12 FOLDER 5/Dorothy M. Blume Papers (MS 61)/Series 5: Texas State Organizations

BOX 12 FOLDER 6-BOX 14 FOLDER 15/Dorothy M. Blume Papers (MS 61)/Series 6: National Organizations

University of Texas Medical Branch

Dorothy M. Blume Papers



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Blume, Dorothy
Title: Dorothy M. Blume Papers
Dates: (1950s-1980s)
Identification: MS 61
Extent: 14 Record Center Boxes, 168 Inches
Language: Materials are written in English
Repository: University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Texas. Moody Medical Library, Truman G. Blocker, Jr. History of Medicine Collections, Galveston, TX 77555-1035. Phone: 409.772.2397.

Biographical Note

Dorothy M. Blume (1926-2011) taught nursing for UT’s School of Nursing in both Galveston and Austin before becoming the Director of Special Projects after the UT System-wide nursing school was dissolved in 1976. This new position included developing the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program for registered nurses and licensed vocational nurses. Ms. Blume received her diploma in nursing from the Evanston Hospital School of Nursing in Illinois, then went on to earn both a Bachelor’s degree and a Master’s degree in nursing from UT. Her expertise spanned from the care of patients with polio to those with cancer.

Ms. Blume consistently worked to attract and retain talented candidates into a career in nursing with a focus of recruiting more men into the field. Her leadership in the area of continuing education for nurses was vital for UT and the nursing profession. She also promoted the establishment of a statewide health careers organization aimed at Texas high school students to highlight nursing as a valued career.

Ms. Blume authored the nursing textbook, Dosages and Solutions, which prepared nurses for safe medication administration. Published first in 1970, this textbook was used as the leading text in nursing schools throughout the United States for teaching and learning drug calculations.

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Scope and Content

This collection consists of 14 records center boxes and is divided into 6 series: Biographical, Calendars, Speeches; Continuing Education in Nursing; Regions; University of Texas Systems School of Nursing; Texas State Organizations; and, National Organizations. Items within the collection include: personal calendars; theses; budgets, correspondence, and mailing lists of Continuing Education in Nursing; information concerning UT’s several Texas campuses; accreditation, memorabilia, and dissolution information on the UT System-wide School of Nursing; and miscellaneous documents regarding several state and national organizations. The items in this collection date between the 1950s and the 1980s. For preservation reasons, the collection has been re-foldered and re-boxed using acid free materials. Original folder order has been preserved, wherever possible.

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Arrangement of Collection

The collection is organized in 14 boxes and is divided into 6 series as follows:
Biographical, Calendars, Speeches
Continuing Education in Nursing
Regions
University of Texas Systems School of Nursing
Texas State Organizations
National Organizations

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use. Materials may be viewed in the Truman G. Blocker, Jr. History of Medicine Collections of the Moody Medical Library, located on the 3rd floor.

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Organizations

University of Texas School of Nursing in both Galveston and Austin, Texas

Subjects

Calendars
Theses
Budgets
Correspondence
Galveston, Texas
Austin, Texas
Continuing Education in Nursing
University of Texas
Speeches
Committee Meetings
Grants
Higher Education
Area Health Education Center
Astral Program for the Advancement of Continuing Health Education (APACHE)
Regional Education Access in Community and Home (REACH)
Regional Medical Program of Texas (RMPT)
School of Nursing
Instructional Materials Center (IMC)
Texas Association of Careers for Health
Texas Association for Community Service and Continuing Education (TACSCE)
Texas Board of Nurse Examiners
Texas Coordinating Board
Texas Department of Public Health
Texas Hospital Association
Texas League for Nursing
Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation
Texas State Department of Health Texas Migrant Project
Northeast Texas Health Advisory Group
Texas Nurses Association (T.N.A.)
Texas Public Health Association
Texas Society for Hospital Educators
Texas Society for Hospital Nursing Service Administrators
Texas State Coordinating Council for Continuing Education
Texas State Department of Health
Texas State Health Coalition
West-Cross-Timbers Council
American Association of Colleges of Nursing
American Medical Association (AMA)
American National Red Cross
American Nurses Association (ANA)
American Nurses Foundation
International Council of Nurses
Midwest Continuing Professional Education for Nurses (MCPEN)
National Commission for the Study of Nursing and Nursing Education
New Mexico Nurses Association
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS)
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB)

People

Dorothy M. Blume

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of Item], in the Dorothy M. Blume Papers, MS 61, Truman G. Blocker, Jr. History of Medicine Collections, Moody Medical Library, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Texas.

Processing Information

These records were organized and processed by staff of the Truman G. Blocker, Jr. History of Medicine Collections. Finding aid prepared by Robert Marlin and Kelly Caldwell; encoded by Lisa A. Reyna in EAD, version 2002 in June of 2014.

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Detailed Description of Collection

 

BOX 1 FOLDERS 1-12/Dorothy M. Blume Papers (MS 61)/Series 1: Biographical, Calendars, Speeches
This series contains Ms. Blume’s personal calendars in which she handwrote her schedule and other important events from 1967-1984. The folder entitled Professional Promotions holds letters of recommendation as well as offers for new positions and pay raises. Ms. Blume gave several speeches from 1963-1985; notes, scripts, correspondence, and other documents are included. Also, there are 2 copies of Ms. Blume’s 1963 thesis, Interpersonal Values of Nursing Students in one University Program.

Box Folder
1 1 Calendars, 1964-1967
2 Calendars, 1968-1974
3 Calendars, 1974-1978
4 Calendars, 1979-1984
5 Professional Promotions, 1959-1976
6 Speeches, etc., 1963-1972
7 Speeches, etc., 1973
8 Speeches, etc., 1974
9 Speeches, etc., 1970-1971
10 Speeches, etc., 1976-1979
11 Speeches, etc., 1980-1985
12 Theses, 1963

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BOX 1 FOLDER 13-BOX 8/Dorothy M. Blume Papers (MS 61)/Series 2: Continuing Education in Nursing
Between June 1967 and August 1975, there were near 500 continuing education programs offered to nurses in Texas. In 1972, Ms. Blume served as Director of Continuing Education for the University of Texas System School of Nursing. This series contains annual reports, budgets, correspondence, grants, calendars, mailing lists, and brochures concerning continuing education dating from 1960 to 1976.

Box Folder
1 13 Annual Reports, 1969-1974
14 Annual Reports, 1975-1976
15 Committee Meetings, 1963-1970
16 Committee Meetings, 1972-1973
17 Committee Meetings, 1973-1974
18 Committee Meetings, 1974-1975
19 Committee Meetings, 1975-1976
20 Credit and Non-Credit Ad Hoc Committee, 1975-1976
Box Folder
2 1 Correspondence, 1968
2 Correspondence, 1969
3 Correspondence, 1970
4 Correspondence, 1971
5 Correspondence, January-June 1972
6 Correspondence, July-December 1972
7 Correspondence, January-July 1973
8 Correspondence, August-December 1973
9 Correspondence, January-April 1974
10 Correspondence, May-August 1974
11 Correspondence, September-December 1974
12 Correspondence, January-June 1975
13 Correspondence, July-December 1975
14 Correspondence, January-March 1976
15 Correspondence, April 1976
16 Correspondence, May-June 1976
17 Correspondence, July-December 1976
18 Correspondence, 1977-1979
19 Correspondence, 1980-1986
20 Correspondence Blume and Texas Woman's University, 1968-1975
21 Correspondence Blume and Drawe, Beverly (1973-1975)
22 Correspondence Blume and Jay, Hazel (1972-1974)
23 Correspondence Blume and McKenzie, Carol Ann (1975-1976)
24 Correspondence Blume and Willman (1972-1975)
25 Correspondence Blume and Wise, Doreen (1973-1975)
26 Correspondence Blume and Wyers, Mary Ellen (1974-1976)
27 Legislative Correspondence and Reports, 1959-1966
28 Legislative Correspondence and Reports, 1967-1981
29 Adult Continuing Education, 1975
30 Articles, Education (1969-1976)
31 Biographies, 1970-1976
32 Nursing Books (1944, 1976)
Box Folder
3 1 Budget, 1976
2 Budget: Travel, 1971-1972
3 Budget: Travel, 1973
4 Budget: Travel, 1974-1975
5 Budget: Travel, 1976
6 Computer Usage, 1972-1976
7 Continuing Education: Miscellaneous, 1967-1972
8 Continuing Education: Miscellaneous, 1973-1975
9 Continuing Education Unit, 1971-1972
10 Continuing Education Unit, 1973-1974
11 Courses, 1957-1968
12 Courses, 1972-1974
13 Courses, 1975-1976
14 Curriculum Vitaes
15 Degree: BSN, 1976
16 Degree: BSN, 1976-1977
17 Degree: BSN, 1977-1979
18 Director Applications, 1975
19 Evaluation Report, 1974
20 Evaluation: Miscellaneous, 1974-1975
21 Financial Records, 1971-1976
22 Grants: Family Nurse Practitioner (1971, 1974)
23 Grants: Handicapped Child, 1968
24 Grants: RMPT Guide
25 Grants: RMPT, 1974
26 Grants: RMPT Regional, 1974
27 Grants: RMPT Regional, 1975-1976
28 Grants: RMPT Regional, 1974-1975
29 Grants: RMPT Newsletters, 1974-1975
30 Grants: Fort Worth, 1975
31 Grants: Geriatric Nurse Practitioner, 1975
32 Grants: Nursing Special Project, 1980-1981
33 Grants: Procedure, 1974
Box Folder
4 1 Grants: San Antonio, 1969-1970
2 Grants: Miscellaneous, 1960
3 Handbook and Guidelines, 1971-1975
4 Higher Education
5 History
6 Media Presentation, 1976
7 Nursing Certificates, 1973-1976
8 Nursing Education Needs Survey, 1970-1971
9 Pregnancy and Adolescent Parenting Conference, 1975
10 Recognition Program (CERP), 1973-1976
11 Resource Materials, 1973
12 Resource Materials, 1974-1975
13 Tapes, 1969-1971
14 Task Force on C.E., 1973-1974
15 Voluntary versus Mandatory C.E., 1972-1975
16 Mailing Lists: UTSSN, 1969-1971
17 Mailing Lists to C.E. Committee, 1969-1970
18 Mailing Lists to C.E. Committee, 1970-1971
19 Mailings to C.E. Committee and Staff, 1971-1972
20 Mailings to C.E. Staff, 1971-1972
21 Mailings to C.E. Staff, 1972-1973
22 Mailings to C.E. Staff, 1973-1974
23 Mailing Lists to C.E. Staff, 1974-1975
24 Mailings to C.E. Staff, September-October 1975
25 Mailings to C.E. Staff, November 1975-1976
Box
5 Calendar of Events, 1967-1968
Calendar of Events, 1968-1969
Calendar of Events, 1969-1970
Calendar of Events, 1970-1971
Box
6 Calendar of Events, 1971-1972
Calendar of Events, 1973-1974
Calendar of Events, 1974-1975
Calendar of Events, 1975-1976
Box
7 Calendar of Events, 1972-1973
Brochure Announcements for Workshops, Seminars, Courses, etc. (March 1971-August 1973)
Brochure Announcements for Workshops, Seminars, Courses, etc. (September 1973-August 1974)
Box
8 Brochure Announcements for Workshops, Seminars, Courses, etc. (September 1974-March 1975)
Brochure Announcements for Workshops, Seminars, Courses, etc. (April 1975-August 1975)
Brochure Announcements for Workshops, Seminars, Courses, etc. (September 1975-March 1976)
Brochure Announcements for Workshops, Seminars, Courses, etc. (April 1976-June 1976)

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BOX 9 FOLDERS 1-31/Dorothy M. Blume Papers (MS 61)/Series 3: Regions
This series contains information regarding regional programs and organizations, dating from 1966 to 1985, including: Area Health Education Center; Astral Program for the Advancement of Continuing Health Education (APACHE); documents and information from other UT nursing schools in Texas; Regional Education Access in Community and Home (REACH); documents and other information concerning Regional Community College Councils i.e. East Texas Council, Southeast Texas Council, Central Texas Council, etc.; Regional Medical Program of Texas (RMPT); and, surveys describing the number of RN’s that are interested in earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing, when they would like to go to class, and how much, if at all, they would work while attending classes.

Box Folder
9 1 AHEC, 1972-1976
2 Apache Project, 1970-1972
3 Apache Project, August-December 1973
4 Apache Project, January-July 1973
5 Apache Project, January 1974
6 Apache Project, February-August 1974
7 Austin Campus, 1966-1976
8 Dallas/Forth Worth, 1975
9 El Paso, 1971-1972
10 El Paso, 1973-1976, 1980
11 El Paso: Self Evaluation, 1985
12 Fort Worth, 1973-1974
13 Galveston Campus, 1971-1975
14 Houston, 1971-1975
15 New Mexico, 1974-1976
16 REACH Project, 1971-1973
17 REACH Project: Correspondence, 1972-1973
18 REACH Project: Financial, 1972
19 REACH Project: Phase Out and Report
20 San Antonio, 1971-1973
21 San Antonio, 1974-1976
22 San Antonio: Expanded Role of Nurse
23 Regions: Coordinating Board, 1967-1971
24 Regions: Coordinating Board, 1972-1974
25 Regions: Coordinating Board, 1975-1976
26 Regions: Coordinating Board Rules, 1974-1976
27 Regions: Texas, 1971-1974
28 Regions: Texas, 1975-1976
29 Regions: Reports, 1972
30 RMPT: Project Gro, 1971-1973
31 Surveys, 1976

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BOX 10 FOLDER 1-BOX 11 FOLDER 4/Dorothy M. Blume Papers (MS 61)/Series 4: University of Texas System-wide School of Nursing
This series contains information regarding the system-wide School of Nursing program, dating from 1950 to 1983, including: accreditation; alumni association newsletters; budgets; courses; information concerning the program’s dissolution; memorabilia; workshops; faculty directories, handbooks, and meeting minutes; and, information concerning the Instructional Materials Center (IMC).

Box Folder
10 1 Accreditation, 1960's
2 Alumnae Association, 1964-1974
3 Alumnae Association: Newsletters, 1965-1970
4 Building Dedication: Austin, 1970-1974
5 Building Move: Austin, 1974-1975
6 Budget, 1976-1977
7 Center for Health Care Research and Evaluation, 1974
8 Courses, 1950's
9 Developmental Board, 1974-1976
10 Dissolution, 1976
11 Dissolution: Newspaper Articles, 1976
12 Dissolution: Supply Distribution, 1976
13 Educational Media Committee, 1972-1974
14 Faculty Director
15 Faculty Director, 1973
16 Faculty Handbook of Procedures and Policies, 1982
17 Faculty Meetings, 1975-1976
18 Memorabilia, 1958-1974
19 Nursing School: Miscellaneous, 1965-1975
20 Retarded Citizen Nursing Care, 1975
21 Self Study Report: Nursing, 1977
22 Surveys, 1971
23 Workshop: Chronic Respiratory Diseases, 1968
24 Workshop: Epilepsy, 1979
25 (Empty)
26 Workshop: Nursing Symposium, 1983
27 Workshop: Pharmacology (1-4), 1976-1977
28 Workshop: Pharmacology (4), 1977
29 Workshop: Pharmacology, 1977-1978
30 Administrative Coordinating Council, 1976
31 Dean's Council Meetings, 1983-1984
32 Faculty Meetings, 1971-1972
33 Faculty Meetings, 1973-1974
Box Folder
11 1 IMC: Activities and Budget, 1975-1976
2 IMC: Advisory Committee, 1975-1976
3 IMC: Development
4 Oncology Advisory Council, 1973-1974

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BOX 11 FOLDER 5-BOX 12 FOLDER 5/Dorothy M. Blume Papers (MS 61)/Series 5: Texas State Organizations
This series includes various documents regarding organizations in Texas with which Ms. Blume was affiliated. These organizations, dating from 1953 to 1978, include: Texas Association of Careers for Health; Texas Association for Community Service and Continuing Education (TACSCE); Texas Board of Nurse Examiners; Texas Coordinating Board; Texas Department of Public Health; Texas Hospital Association; Texas League for Nursing; Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation; Texas State Department of Health Texas Migrant Project; Northeast Texas Health Advisory Group; Texas Nurses Association (T.N.A.); Texas Public Health Association; Texas Society for Hospital Educators; Texas Society for Hospital Nursing Service Administrators; Texas State Coordinating Council for Continuing Education; Texas State Department of Health; Texas State Health Coalition; and, West Cross-Timbers Council.

Box Folder
11 5 Texas Association of Careers for Health, 1967-1968
6 TACSCE: Conventions, 1973-1976
7 TACSCE: Correspondence, 1974-1975
8 TACSCE: Guidelines, 1973
9 Texas Board of Nurse Examiners, 1972
10 Texas Coordinating Board: Texas College and University System, 1971-1975
11 Texas Department of Public Health, 1975
12 Texas Hospital Association, 1971-1975
13 Texas Hospital Association Workshop, 1966
14 Texas League for Nursing, 1953-1960
15 Texas League for Nursing Leadership Conf., 1963 (1 of 2)
16 Texas League for Nursing Leadership Conf., 1963 (2 of 2)
17 Texas League for Nursing Workshops (1963-1966, 1973)
18 Texas Mental Health and Mental Retardation (1975, 1977)
19 Texas Migrant Health, 1968-1970
20 Texas Northeast Health Advisory Group Newsletter, 1971-1976
21 T.N.A. Accreditation, 1968-1969
22 T.N.A. Bylaws, 1976
23 T.N.A. CERP Budget, 1973-1974
24 T.N.A. Bylaws, 1977-1978
25 T.N.A. Convention, 1976
26 T.N.A. Correspondence, 1968-1972
27 T.N.A. Handbook, 1966
28 T.N.A. Membership, 1969-1976
29 T.N.A. Miscellaneous, 1967-1973
30 T.N.A. Workshop
31 Texas Nursing Homes, 1962-1967
32 Texas Public Health Association, 1970
33 Texas Society for Hospital Educators, 1971-1975
34 Texas Society for Hospital Nursing Service Administration, 1972-1973
35 Texas State Coordinating Council for C.E., 1970
36 Texas State Coordinating Council for C.E., 1971-1972
37 Texas State Coordinating Council for C.E., 1973
38 Texas State Coordinating Council for C.E., 1974
39 Texas State Coordinating Council for C.E., 1975
Box Folder
12 1 Texas State Department of Health, 1975-1974
2 TSDH School Nurse, 1967-1973
3 Texas State Health Coalition, 1977
4 Texas State-Wide Meeting for Coordination of C.E.N., 1970-1973
5 West Cross-Timbers Council Newsletter, 1972-1976

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BOX 12 FOLDER 6-BOX 14 FOLDER 15/Dorothy M. Blume Papers (MS 61)/Series 6: National Organizations
This series includes various documents regarding national organizations with which Ms. Blume was affiliated. These organizations, dating from 1962 to 1981, include: American Association of Colleges of Nursing; American Medical Association (AMA); American National Red Cross; American Nurses Association (ANA); American Nurses Foundation; International Council of Nurses; Midwest Continuing Professional Education for Nurses (MCPEN); National Commission for the Study of Nursing and Nursing Education; National Health Council Committee; National Institutes of Nursing; National League for Nursing (NLN); New Mexico Nurses Association; Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS); and, Southern Regional Education Board (SREB).

Box Folder
12 6 American Association of Colleges of Nursing, 1973-1974
7 American Medical Association, 1972-1974
8 AMA GPEP Report
9 AMA Newsletter, 1974
10 American National Red Cross
11 American Nurses Association, 1962-1974
12 ANA, 1975-1976
13 ANA Ad Hoc Committee: National Data Bank, 1973-1974
14 ANA Bylaws, 1970-1974
15 ANA Committees and Councils, 1973-1974
16 ANA Convention, 1975
17 ANA Convention, 1976
18 ANA Convention, 1981
19 ANA Council of State Boards of Nursing, 1968, 1973-1974
20 ANA Council on Continuing Education, 1975-1976
21 ANA National Data Bank, 1974
22 ANA National Data Bank Proposal, 1975
23 ANA National Data Bank, January-June 1975
24 ANA National Data Bank, July-December 1975
25 ANA National Data Bank, 1976
Box Folder
13 1 ANA Council on C.E., 1972-1973
2 ANA Council on C.E., 1974-1977
3 American Journal of Nursing 75th Anniversary, Issue October 1975
4 ANA National Invitation Conf., 1975
5 ANA Regional
6 American Nurses Foundation Inc., 1976-1977
7 Colorado Nursing C.E., 1968-1970
8 Continuing Education: Oklahoma Workshop, 1968
9 International Council of Nurses
10 MCPEN Regional News, 1972-1975
11 National Commission: Nursing and Nursing Education, 1970-1971
12 National Conf. on C.E. in Nursing, 1968
13 National Conf. on C.E. in Nursing, 1969
14 National Conf. on C.E. in Nursing, 1970
15 National Conf. on C.E. in Nursing, 1971
16 National Conf. on C.E. in Nursing, 1972
17 National Conf. on C.E. in Nursing, 1973
18 National Conf. on C.E. in Nursing, May 1974
19 National Conf. on C.E. in Nursing, October 1974
20 National Conf. on C.E. in Nursing, 1975
21 National Conf. on C.E. in Nursing, 1976
22 National Health Council Committee on C.E., 1968
23 National Institutes of Nursing, 1983-1984
Box Folder
14 1 National League for Nursing,
2 NLN Council of Baccalaureate, 1964-1974
3 NLN Council of Baccalaureate: Memos, 1968-1975
4 NLN Workshops, 1974
5 North Central States C.E., 1972
6 New Mexico Nurses Association
7 Northern California C.E. Nursing Consortium, 1974-1975
8 Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS)
9 SREB Council: Collegiate Education Nursing, 1973
10 SREB Council: Collegiate Education Nursing, 1974-1976
11 SREB Nursing Education Meeting, 1969-1970
12 SREB Nursing Education Meeting, 1971
13 SREB Nursing Meetings, 1972
14 SREB Nursing Education, 1974-1976
15 SREB Nursing Education Meetings, 1973

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