Repository: University of Virginia School of Nursing, Center for Nursing Historical Inquiry
Title: Jeanette Lancaster Collection
Physical Characteristics:(4) boxes, 1.75 feet
Donated by: Jeanette Lancaster
Jeanette Lancaster served nineteen years as the Dean of the School of Nursing at the University of Virginia and associate chief nursing officer at the University of Virginia (1989-2008). Some of her accomplishments include the fist endowed nursing professorship in the United States (the Sadie Heath Cabaniss Professorship in Nursing) and the first female dean at the University of Virginia to have an endowed professorship in her honor, the Jeanette Lancaster Alumni Professorship in Nursing. She received her BSN from theUniversity of Tennessee, her MS in psychiatric mental health nursing from Case Western Reserve University and a PhD in public health from the University of Oklahoma in 1977. She served as a professor and dean at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio(1984-1989), and a professor and administrator at University of Oklahoma. Some of the successful initiatives she accomplished during her tenure at UVA were securing support for the Claude Moore Nursing Education Building which was erected across the street from the McLeod Hall in 2007-2008, a strong spirit of collaboration with the University Medical Center and a strong relationship between the School of Nursing and the Alumni Association. In 1993 she created the Nursing Advisory Board to provide the School of Nursing with expertise and leadership from school alumni. She has been president of the American Association of the Colleges of Nursing since 2006. She is also a former board member of the National League of Nursing and the National Council for Compensation Insurance. A fellow of the American Academy of Nursing, she was chosen as a distinguished scholar in the National Academies of Practice. Lancaster has held numerous leadership positions in professional associations and has been honored nationally with various awards and honorary degrees. She has published more than fifty articles, edited or co-edited eight nursing textbooks, and presented more than 200 speeches, presentations and workshops in locations all over the world. She is recognized internationally as an authority on community health nursing, nursing education and leadership, and public policy.
(This information was taken from “Farewell: Dean Lancaster’s Legacy,” by Cathy Eberly, Virginia Legacy, Spring 2008)
Scope and Content
This collection consists of four boxes of the papers of Jeanette Lancaster, during her tenure as the Dean of the Schoolof Nursing at the University of Virginia(1989-2008). It contains photographs, CDs, slides, speeches and publications by and about Lancaster. The first box contains graphics, including photographs, CDs, and slides. It also contains memos, correspondence and publications. The five CDs in Box 1 contain photographs, lecture notes, the AACN testimony Lancaster delivered on Mar. 13th 2008, transcripts from 33 speeches 2001-2008, 17 PowerPoint Presentations.
Box 2 begins the collection of speeches given by Dean Lancaster at the Schoolof Nursing from 1988-1998. The speeches are documents, PowerPoint slides or handouts from PowerPoint presentations. Many of them contain bibliographies. Dates are sometimes provided on pages of transcripts. Some of the themes include: Nursing Shortage, Public Health Nursing, and Leadership in Nursing, Nursing Education and Community Health Nursing. The speeches are delivered at such regular school events as Graduation, Pinning and Recognition Ceremonies. The Dean’s “State of the School Addresses” is in their respective folders by chronology. Speeches delivered at special events include Bice Lectures, Thomas Jefferson Society & the Phyllis J. Verhonick Research Conference. Box 3 continues with the speeches by Dean Lancaster delivered at the School of Nursing from 1999 to 2008.
Box 4 begins the collection of speeches given by Dean Lancaster outside of the School of Nursing 1990-2007. This collection contains speeches given by the Dean at events such as Virginia Nurses Association Convention in 1991, the National Conference for Office, Clinic, School and Advanced Practice Nurses in 1995, The AACN Executive Development Series in 2000, Alumni Events, the Senior Statesmen of Virginia in 2004, UVA Medical Alumni in 2004, the AACN Fall Convention in 2004, Wright State University in 2006, University of Tennessee in 2006 & Forum for Virginia Magnet Hospitals in 2007. Folder 2 in Box 4 contains speeches delivered byLancaster during her trip to Thailand, China and Hong Kong in 1992.
Box 1 contains graphics, including photographs, CDs, slides, correspondence, and publications. There are five CDs in Box 1 which contain photographs, lecture notes, the AACN testimony Lancaster delivered on Mar. 13th 2008 before the Senate Committee, speech transcripts including Nursing Shortage and 33 speeches from 2001-2008. CD #2 has 17 PowerPoint Presentations. Folder one has various photographs in various mediums of Lancaster; these include portraits shots of various sizes and group shots. Folder three contains transcripts of interviews of Lancaster. Folder 4 and Folder 5 contain memos, correspondence and emails 1988-2003. Folder 4 holds correspondence to and from Lancaster which include plans for moving the School of Nursing. Folder 6 contains media releases, newspaper clippings about Lancaster and copies of “Message from the Dean” column in SON Alumni Newsletter. Folder 7 contains flyers of Presentations delivered by Lancaster from 1995-2007 which include: “Surviving a Changing Environment” The First Annual Community Health Symposium and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing Convention in 2007. Publications in this box include: Highlights of Nursing Virginia 1900-2000 booklet, Congressional Record for April 10th 2008, GPO and “Farewell: Dean Lancaster’s Legacy,” by Cathy Eberly, Virginia Legacy, Spring 2008, Journal.
CD#1 (15) Photographs of Jeanette Lancaster, c. 1990-97
CD#2 (17) PowerPoint Presentations, c. 2004-2008
CD#3 (33) Speeches, c. 2001-2008,School of Nursing graduation, pinning ceremonies and State of the School address
CD#4 “Nursing Shortage, AACN testimony,3-13-2008& nursing shortage advertisement
CD#5 (4) Lecture Notes, (1) AACN testimony (1) agenda, (1) Interview, April 2008
CD#6 Photographs 2007-2008
CD#7 Dr. Barbara Brodie’s Tribute 2008
CD#8 Dr. Barbara Brodie’s Tribute PowerPoint 2008
Box1 Folder 1: Photographs: (4) 2x3, b&w (2) 2x2, b&w, (1) negative strip, (3) 3 ½ x 5, color, (4) 4x6, color, (12) slides, (1) 5x7 color, photos of Jeanette Lancaster
Box1 Folder 2 Interviews: c. 1994-2008, transcripts of interviews of Jeannette Lancaster for Alumni News, Nursing Journals, & Newspapers
Box 1 Folder 3 Articles: (5) 1989-94, “Message from the Dean,” columns published in the Alumni Newsletter, “Human Effects of Health Care Rationing on Both Care Givers and Care Recipients” by Lancaster, Oct. 1992.
Box 1 Folder 4 Correspondence: 2001, School of Nursing Move, emails and memos to and from Dean Lancaster
Box 1 Folder 5 Correspondence, 1988-2003, Letters, emails and memos to and from the Dean, regarding appointment toSchoolofNursing, and issues regardingSchoolofNursing
Box 1 Folder 6 Newspaper Clippings and Media Releases, 1984-2002
Box 1 Folder 7 Presentations: brochures, information sheets, The First Annual Health Nursing Symposium,June 22-23, 1995, Chesapeake Consortium Conference,Feb. 25, 2006, AACN Conference, Oct. 3, 2007, Nursing Education Forum,Oct. 7, 2007
Box 1 Folder 8 ADMINISTRATIVE MATERIALS: DEAN’S RETREAT “STRATEGIES FOR THE FUTURE OF THE UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA,” “DEANS AS ACADEMIC LEADERS,” CORRESPONDENCE. 2005-2008
Box 1 Folder 9 Randolph Cabaniss Celebration, 1993, Program, article, correspondence
Box 1 Folder 10 Correspondence: Nursing Program, Wise College, Clinch Valley, 1969.
Box 1 Folder 11 Correspondence: Proposal for BSN, Nursing Program, Wise College, Clinch Valley,1990.
Box 1 Folder 12 Curriculum Vitae.
Box 1 Folder 13 Report from Dr. Margurerite Schaefer, SWOT consultation visit, 1979.
Box 1 Folder 14 Programs and Material related to the Groundbreaking, 2006, and Dedication, 2008, of the Claude Moore Nursing Education Building, Dedication of McLeod Hall, 2001.
Box 1 Folder 15 ADMINISTRATIVE MATERIALS: CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF COMPLEMENTARY AND ALTERNATIVE THERAPIES, 1995-2010
Box 1 Folder 16 Publications: Virginia Legacy, “Farewell, Dean Lancaster’s Legacy,” Spring 2008, Journal. Program, “Celebrating Jeanette Lancaster,” May 12, 2008.Congressional Record, Washington, Thursday, April 10th, 2008, No. 57, Proceedings and Debates of the 110th Congress, Second Session, Dean Lancaster’s commendation by Hon. Virgil H. Goode, Jr. on page E580.
“Highlights of Nursing inVirginia, 1900-2000,” by Virginia Nurses Association, 65 pgs, includes Table of Contents and directories of Schools of Nursing in Virginia
Virginia Legacy, “Farewell, Dean Lancaster’s Legacy,” Spring 2008, Journal
Program, “Celebrating Jeanette Lancaster,” May 12, 2008,
Congressional Record, Washington, Thursday, April 10th, 2008, No. 57, Proceedings and Debates of the 110th Congress, Second Session, Dean Lancaster’s commendation by Hon. Virgil H. Goode, Jr. on page E580
Box 2 Folder 1: SPEECHES: School of Nursing, 1988-89, (5) Message from the Dean, Advances in Community Health, Is Anyone Listening to the Future, Bice Lecture, Nursing at UVA
Box 2 Folder 2 SPEECHES: School of Nursing, 1990, (21) Including, The Nursing Shortage, Dean’s Vision Statement and Goals, Pinning Ceremony, MSN Graduation, Challenges Facing American Nurses, Strategies for Positive Relationships, PMH Nursing: Putting Education into Practice
Box 2 Folder 3 SPEECHES: School of Nursing, 1991,(12) Including: Nursing Education Redesign: Nursing Administration Perspective Jan. 1991, Excellence in Nursing, 20 Year: Women at UVA, The Future of Public Health Nursing, Message from the Dean, Advance, Political and Public Relations Skills for Nurse Faculty
Box 2 Folder 4 SPEECHES: School of Nursing, 1992, (14) Including, The Future of Nursing at UVA, Nurses as Healers, State of the School Address, Nursing: An Essential and Progressive Force for Change in the Health Care System: 1992, Nursing Shortage Current and Projected
Box 2 Folder 5 SPEECHES: School of Nursing, 1992, (3) Including: Nursing Education Redesign: Nursing Administration Perspective Jan. 1 Potentials Unlimited: Full Use of Community Health Nurses, Making a Difference: How to Get the Most Out of the System,
Box 2; Folder 6 SPEECHES: School of Nursing, 1993, (8) Including: New Directions in Health Care: The Role of Nurse Practitioners in Health Reform, Nurses Share a Vision for America’s Health, Thomas Jefferson’s 250th Birthday, the Nursing Shortage: A Presentation to the Board of Visitors, June 5th, 993, Health Care Reform: Implications, (3) bibliographies
Box 2 Folder 7 SPEECHES: Schoolof Nursing, 1994, (8) Including: 9th Annual Phyllis Verhonick Research Conference April 1994, Nursing Education Redesign: Nursing Administration Perspective Jan. 1991, Excellence in Nursing, 20 Year: Women at UVA, The Future of Public Health,
Box 2 Folder 8 SPEECHES: School of Nursing, 1995, (4) Including: Public Health Nursing Exhibit Feb. 14, 1995, Community Health, 2000, Health Care Reform and Managed Care: What Does It Mean for Ambulatory Pediatrics?
Box 2 Folder 9 SPEECHES: School of Nursing, 1997, (2)Reunion Weekend & Family Weekend
Box 2 Folder 10 SPEECHES: School of Nursing, 1998, (3) Including: What Would I say if this Lecture were My Last, Sigma Theta Tau
Box 3 Folder 1: SPEECHES: School of Nursing, 1999, (6), Dean’s Remarks for Agnes Dillon Randolph Lecture, State of the School Address, Some Keys to Managing and Leading Change
Box 3 Folder 2 SPEECHES: School of Nursing, 2000, (4) Including, Development Orientation, Bice Lecture, Undergraduate Recognition Ceremony
Box 3 Folder 3 SPEECHES: School of Nursing, 2001,(11) Including: Reed Lab Dedication, Agnes Dillon Randolph Award, What does the Future Hold for Public Health & PHN, State of the School Address, Advisory Board Meeting
Box 3 Folder 4 SPEECHES: School of Nursing, 2002, (3),SONScholarship, Retirement Linda Davies, Community Orientation to theSchool of Nursing
Box 3 Folder 5 SPEECHES: School of Nursing, 2003, (16) Including: McGehee Lecture, Health Professionals and Nursing Education Coalition Luncheon, If We Had Seen the Big Picture, Fall Orientation
Box 3; Folder 6 SPEECHES: School of Nursing2004, (19) Including: Life After Graduation, Leadership, Stewardship Report to the UVA Auxiliary, Public Health Crisis, State of the School, Interdisciplinary Collaboration: The Ties that Bind at University of Virginia
Box 3 Folder 7 SPEECHES: School of Nursing, 2005, (11) Including: Issues of Concern for women in the Health Sciences Center, Clinical Nurse Leaders, Compass Rose, Diploma Ceremony, Pinning and Final Exercises, State of the School Address
Box 3 Folder 8 SPEECHES: School of Nursing, 2006, (9) Including: State of the School address, Sigma Theta Tau, Undergraduate Awards Ceremony, Characteristics of Effective Leaders & faculty Orientation
Box 3 Folder 9 SPEECHES: School of Nursing, 2007, (4) Including: State of the School Address, Evolution and Revolution in Nursing Education and Practice: Update of theCNLand DNP, the Road Ahead for Nursing Education, Fall Orientation
Box 3 Folder 10 SPEECHES: School of Nursing, 2008, (3) Including: Health System Management Group, Advisory Board Meeting, TJ SocietyReunion
Box 4 Folder 1: SPEECHES: Outside of the School of Nursing, 1990-2000, (6), Comments to DAR (Oct. 1990), Virginia Nurses Assoc. (Oct.24, 1991), Nursing Issues in Ambulatory Pediatrics, American Heart Assoc.Virginia BeachReception
Box 4 Folder 2 SPEECHES: Outside of the School of Nursing, 1992, (4) Thailand, China, Hong Kong, Including: Clinical Nurse Specialists (Dec. 1992), Community Health Nursing, Thailand Dec. 1992, Nursing Curriculum at the Doctoral Level today and tomorrow Thailand Dec. 1992, Evolution and Revolution in Nursing Education and Practice China, & Hong Kong, Nursing Education in the United States: Past Present and Future, China Nursing Leadership in Community and Public Health Nursing, Okinawa, Nursing Leadership in Community / Public Health Nursing: Worldwide and in Japan
Box 4 Folder 3 SPEECHES: Outside the School of Nursing, 2000-2002, (7), Including: Through the Looking Glass: The Future of Nursing Journals, Administrative Strategies Needed to Build a Research Program, Little Rock Arkansas,SNRS, The Nurse as Agent of Change, Richmond/Norfolk Alumni Events Remarks 2002, UVA ,SON, Board of Visitors, Health Affairs Committee 2002
Box 4 Folder 4 SPEECHES: Outside the School of Nursing, 2003-2004,(8) Including: Envision Nursing, Richmond, Leading in These Times, Leadership: Essential Skills for the Health System, Effectively Managing Change in Health Care and Nursing, Presentation to the Medical Center Operating Board, 2004, Public Health Crisis, to the Senior Statesmen of Virginia, How Can We Avert the Worsening Nursing shortage, UVA Medical Alumni Assoc., Innovation in Action AACN Fall Meeting
Box 4 Folder 5 SPEECHES: Outside the School of Nursing, 2003, (7) Including: New Directions in the Profession, Advancing Baccalaureate Education: AACN Issues and Initiatives, The Role of Decision Making in Framing the Profession of Nursing, Dean’s School of Nursing Update, Advisory Board Meeting, 2006, Commencement Address, University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center
Box 4 Folder 6 SPEECHES: Outside School of Nursing 2007- (7) Including: The Long and Winding Road: Clarifying Master’s Education, The Clinical Nurse Leader, Forum for Virginia Magnet Hospitals, 2007, Nurses: Key Players in Leading America to Better Health and Better Health Care, Lead America Presentation, 2007, Nursing Education: From Then to Now and Beyond, Wright State University 40th Anniversary Celebration, 2007
University of Virginia School of Nursing, Eleanor Crowder Bjoring Center for Nursing Historical Inquiry, Dianne M. Gagliano Collection
Processed by Maureen Spokes in 2008.