Image used by permission of the Alan Mason Chesney Medical Archives of the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions.
The Eleanor Crowder Bjoring Center for Nursing Historical Inquiry was established at the University of Virginia in 1991 to support historical scholarship in nursing. It is dedicated to the preservation and study of nursing history.
The goals of the Bjoring Center include:
The Bjoring Center hosts a regular series of nursing history forums, sponsors the annual Agnes Dillon Randolph Award and Lecture, awards a yearly historical Research Fellowship, and publishes a newsletter, Windows in Time.
Located in the University of Virginia School of Nursing's McLeod Hall, the Bjoring Center is open to visitors and researchers 10:00 - 12:00 Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, or by appointment Monday through Friday. Please contact the Center to schedule a visit.
Windows in Time is a historical newsletter produced twice yearly by the University of Virginia School of Nursing's Eleanor Crowder Bjoring Center for Nursing Historical Inquiry.
It includes news of recent nursing history programs and conferences, announcements of upcoming events, updates on Bjoring Center activities, and articles on nursing history by contributing scholars. The latest issue and selected back issues are available in PDF format for online reading.
We encourage you to help preserve nursing’s heritage. Any material from the past may be of considerable value to health care historians. This includes personal papers related to an individual’s student days and nursing career (such as letters, photographs, teaching materials, reports, manuscripts, and research notes). Organizational papers or publications (such as minutes, records, newsletters, and brochures) are also valuable historical resources. One of the Bjoring Center’s goals is to document southern nursing history, and we particularly encourage those who have lived and worked in the south to help us with this endeavor.
If you have any questions, email the History Center or call (434) 924-0083.
You may obtain copies of photographs that are owned by the Bjoring Center. Prints for personal and/or educational use are priced at our costs for reproduction and mailing. Photos that will be used in publications are subject to other charges and restrictions. Please email the History Center for details on photographic reproduction costs and policies.
The Eleanor Crowder Bjoring Center for Nursing Historical Inquiry
University of Virginia School of Nursing
P.O. Box 800782
Phone: (434) 924-0083
Fax: (434) 982-1809