Manuscript Collections

New manuscript collections and individual items are added to our holdings frequently. The Bjoring Center also maintains a growing collection of historical nursing texts and nursing school yearbooks. For more complete information, contact the Center.

Photograph Collections

Historical photographs comprise an important part of the Bjoring Center’s holdings. Presently, the largest collections are photographs of University of Virginia nursing students from 1903 to the present, which make up the School's and the Nursing Alumni Association's Collections. Nursing students’ classroom and clinical experiences, social life, and educational rites of passage are depicted in images that capture the many changes and continuing traditions of 20th century nursing education.