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Finding Aid for the Daphine Doster Papers, 1909-1987

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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.

Administrative Information

Collection Number

MSS 094

Extent

3 linear feet, 6 letter size archival boxes.

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Copyright Notice

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

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Daphine Doster Papers (MSS 094), University Archives and Manuscripts, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Acquisitions Information

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.

Biographical Note

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).

Description of Collection

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.

ARRANGEMENT

Box 1

Daphine Doster Biographical Information
Sarah Elizabeth Crowell (Doster’s mother) material, 1905, 1909
Letter to J.E. Doster (Daphine’s father) from WWI soldier, 1918
Material relating to Doster’s time at Johns Hopkins, 1933-1936
Reminiscences of WWII (including 2 cassette audio tapes)
University of Minnesota class notes, 1947-1949
Article by Daphine Doster
Commemorative Nursing Stamp 1961

Box 2

Nursing Consultant for Public Health Service
Correspondence, 1951, 1955-1964
Correspondence, 1965-1966
Correspondence, 1967-1968, 1970
Weekly Progress Report, 1959-1963
Weekly Progress Report, 1964-1968
“Toward Quality in Nursing” Surgeon General’s Consulting
Group, 1961
Reports, 1956-1964 (not complete)

Box 3

Speeches/Presentations, 1950-1959
Speeches/Presentations, 1960-1964
Speeches/Presentations, 1965-1968
Speeches/Presentations, 1969-1974
Speeches/Presentations, n.d.
Reports, 1956-1958, 1962-1964
Lecture Slides, undated

Box 4

Public Nursing Reference, 1956-1957
Historical Material, 1960-1962, 1970
National League for Nursing, 1953
Reports on various nursing programs, 1946-1950
Article by and tape of Jerome P. Lysaught
Waagen Report 1953
Publications

Box 5

Nutrition in Public Health
Public Health Nursing Practice
Personnel Policies in Public Health Nursing
Rural Health Practice
Supervision in Public Health Nursing
Techniques of Supervision in Public Health Nursing
Teaching Methods in Public Health Nursing

Box 6

Occupational Health Nursing
Patients Have Families
Public Health Nurse and Her Patient
Public Health Nursing Practice
The Trained Nurse and Hospital Review, May 1943

Related Materials

See the Daphe Doster Mastroianni Papers in the Betty H. Carter Women Veterans Historical Collection.

See more UNCG manuscript collections related to historical nursing.

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