Anna Helen Nash Day Book, 1915-1918
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Brief Description:

Anna Helen Nash's Day Book primarily contains the accounts of her working as a nurse from November of 1915 through May of 1918. In her diary she keeps accounts of the patients she worked for, and how much she was paid for assisting each patient. She also was sure to note when and how any of her patients died when such instances arose. She also kept tabs on the addresses of the other nurses she worked with. (Although the "diary" was written in an address book, the addresses she took note of are not necessarily placed in alphabetical order.) The first few pages are very brief accounts of what she had been doing at the time. The book becomes more "diary like" at the beginning of the "B" tab in the book.

A number of the pages have gone unused, so there are significant gaps in the book where there is no writing. Tabs: E, G, H, I, J, L, N, O, P, Q, R, T, U, V, Y, and Z have nothing in them. Also note that the book has no "X" tab, but there is a tab for "Mc." In the "Mc" tab there is a recipe for coffee cake and bread dough. The book has a number of misspellings most notably the word "died" which is often spelled "dyed."

Held at:
Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections
Chester Fritz Library
3051 University Ave Stop 9000
Grand Forks, ND 58202 9000
Phone: 701-777-4625
Fax: 701-777-3319
Email: und.archives [at]
Record Series Number: OGLMC/1306
Created by: Nash, Anna Helen (1888-1990)
Volume: 0.25 Linear Feet
Acquired: 04/03/1995.
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Access Restrictions: Open for inspection under the rules and regulations of the Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections.
Subject Index
Fargo, North Dakota
Health and Medicine - Nursing
Women's History
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Acquisition Notes: Sandy Slater, Department of Special Collections  Donation; the collection was purchased at a flea market. Acc.#95-2011
PreferredCitation: (Description of Item) Anna Helen Nash Day Book. OGLMC 1306, Box #, Folder #. Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections. Chester Fritz Library. University of North Dakota.
Finding Aid Revisions: Finding aid migrated to Archon in November 2013.