Descriptive Summary

Repository:  University of Virginia School of Nursing, Eleanor Crowder Bjoring Center for Nursing Historical Inquiry.

Title: Association of State and Territorial Directors of Nursing Collection.

Physical Characteristics: 1.75 linear feet; 4 boxes.

Collector: The Association of State and Territorial Directors of Nursing.

Historical Sketch

Information provided by ASTDN 

The Association of State and Territorial Directors of Nursing dates it beginnings to the establishment in 1935 of a public health nursing unit in the United States Public Health Service, State Relations Division. This unit provided consultants to state and local health authorities in promoting public health nursing services and education. That same year, the USPHS consultants initiated a conference with state directors of public health nursing, and these state directors formed their own council with officers and annual meetings. The directors continued to meet and work closely with the USPHS in improving and expanding local nursing services, as well as to pursue their own agenda by meeting separately.  In 1964 the organization was officially named the Association of State and Territorial Directors of Nursing, and it became an affiliate of the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials. The Association of Public Health Nurses (APHN) was formed on July 1, 2012, replacing ASTDN. Over the years the membership was expanded to include public health nurses at all levels and others interested in public health nursing. The name of the association was changed to better reflect the expanded membership.

 Membership in the Association of State and Territorial Directors of Nursing is comprised of the nurse directors that officially represent public health nursing in their respective states, territories, and the District of Columbia. As an independent organization and in concert with other public health and nursing groups, ASTDN works to promote national health programs; establish guidelines for states and territories in setting standards for public health nursing services; identify and promote methods of improving the education, utilization and distribution of public health nurses; elicit the cooperation of national governmental and voluntary agencies related to nursing; support and advocate for public health nurses in leadership roles; and direct efforts to market public health nursing.

Scope and Content

 

Box 1  Administrative Materials

Folder 1    ASTDN Historical Summary, 1935-1993

Folder 2    By-laws and policy and procedure manuals, 1990, 2000

Folder 3    Annual Meetings:  Programs, minutes and associated documents, 1985-1991

Folder 4    Annual Meetings: Programs, minutes and associated documents, 1991-1995

Folder 5    Annual Meetings: Programs, minutes and associated documents, 1998-2000

Folder 6    Executive Board Meetings: Minutes and associated documents, 1987-1993

Folder 7    Executive Board Meetings: Minutes and associated documents, 1994-2000

Folder 8    President's Reports, 1990-2001

Folder 9    Treasurer's Reports: Reports and related financial documents, 1987-1999

Folder 10  Committee Reports, 1988-1991

Folder 11  Committee Reports, 1992-2000

Folder 12  Member Directories, 1989-2000

Folder 13  Membership Lists, 1992, n.d.

Folder 14  Officers and Committees, 1990-1994, n.d.

Box 2  Administrative Materials and Correspondence

Folder 1   State Reports to ASTDN, 1990-1994

Folder 2   State Reports to ASTDN, 1995-1996

Folder 3   State Reports to ASTDN

Folder 4   Correspondence: Internal
Correspondence and related documents re miscellaneous business, 1989-1990

Folder 5   Correspondence: Internal
Correspondence and related documents re miscellaneous ASTDN business, 1991-1992

Folder 6   Correspondence: Internal
Correspondence and related documents re miscellaneous ASTDN business, 1993

Folder 7   Correspondence: Internal
Correspondence and related documents re miscellaneous ASTDN business, 1995-1997, n.d.

Folder 8  Miscellaneous Correspondence: External, 1989-1992
Re: representatives to ASTDN, meetings, conferences, inter-agency relations

Folder 9   Miscellaneous Correspondence: External, 1993-June, 1994
Re: meetings, conferences, membership, inter-agency relations, position  statements on public health policy

Folder 10  Miscellaneous Correspondence: External, July-December, 1994
Re: meetings, conferences, membership, inter-agency relations, public health nursing policy

Folder 11  Miscellaneous Correspondence:  External, January-June, 1995
Re: meetings, membership, inter-agency relations, ASTDN goals

Folder 12  Miscellaneous Correspondence: External, July-December, 1995
Re: meetings, inter-agency relations, public health nurse role

Folder 13  Correspondence: ANA, 1990-1993
Re: conferences, Nursing Organization Liason Forum (NOLF), public health nursing policy and practice

Folder 14   Correspondence: ANA, 1994
Re: meetings, NOLF, public health nursing policy

Folder 15 Correspondence: ANA, 1995
Re: meetings, NOLF, public health nursing policy

Box 3   Correspondence; Publications and Reports

Folder 1   Correspondence and related documents: Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO), 1989-June, 1994
Re: Health Security Act, ASTHO officers and representatives, school health

Folder 2   Correspondence and related documents: ASTHO, July-December, 1994
Re: officers, meetings, interns, school health, organizational analysis, public health leadership

Folder 3   Correspondence and related documents: ASTHO, 1995, n.d.
Re: affiliate activities, primary care, mission statement, meetings, health programs, school health, legislative priorities

Folder 3A  Correspondence and related documents: ASTHO, 1993, n.d.
Affiliate manual, Association of Health Facility Survey Agencies guide

Folder 4   Correspondence and related documents: Division of Nursing, 1992-1995
Re: meeting, Division of Nursing report, advice to ASTDN

Folder 5  Correspondence and related documents: Quad Council, 1993-1994
Re: meetings, policy statements

Folder 6  Correspondence and related documents: Quad Council, 1994
Program of meeting

Folder 7   Correspondence and related documents: Quad Council, 1995-1997
Re: meetings, policy statements

Folder 8   Correspondence and related documents: Council on Linkages, 1994-1995
Re: linkages between academic institutions, state and local health departments

Folder 9    Correspondence and related documents: Other Organizations
Re: public health, nurse executives, TB nurse coalition

Folder 10  Publications and Reports: ASTDN Newsletters, 1985-1997

Folder 11   Publications and Reports: Compilation of Selected Association Actions, 1993
Re: ASTDN resolutions, position papers

Folder 12  Publications and Reports
ASTDN State Health Departments Nursing Survey, 1990
A Study of Public Health Nurse Directors in State Health Departments, c. 1994


Box 4  Publications and Reports

Folder 1  Publications and Reports
A Nursing Specialist's Delegation to Russia and Estonia, July 20-31, 1993
Association Response to Pew Health Professions Commission Report, December 2, 1996

Folder 2  Publications and Reports
Public Health Nursing: A Partner for Progress, October 27, 1997

Folder 3  Publications and Reports
Public Health Nursing: A Partner for Healthy Populations, 2000

Folder 4  Publications and Reports
Re: video broadcast on role of public health nurse, 1998-1999

Folder 5  Publications and Reports
Re: video broadcast on role of public health nurse, 1998-1999

Folder 6  Publications and Reports
Wald-Trek initiative reports and meetings

Folder 7  Publications and Reports
Postcard sketch of public health nursing: state histories and directors, 1993-1996

Folder 8  Publications and Reports
50 Years at the Division of Nursing, USPHS, April 1997
Reaching for Excellence: The American Public Health Association, 1997

Folder 9  Publications and Reports
LaVohn Josten, Population-Focused, Community Oriented Nursing, 1996

Materials separated from ASTDN Collection:

Video -- American Public Health Association 1994 Quad Council for Public Health Nursing, "Meeting the Communities' Needs in an Era of Health Care Reform," National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C.

Series Description

The collection has been arranged into three series, reflecting the administrative structure and activities of the organization:

Series 1: Administrative: By laws, membership lists, meeting minutes and reports

Series 2: Correspondence and related documents:

Series 3: Publications and reports, by ASTDN and other organizations

Notes

Provenance: Association of State and Territorial Directors of Nursing 

Access:         Unrestricted

Citation: Univeristy of Virginia School of Nursing, Eleanor Crowder Bjoring Center for Nursing Historical Inquiry, Association of State and Territorial Directors of Nursing Collection.

Processed by:  This collection was processed in July-August, 2001 by the Center for Nursing Historical Inquiry at the University of Virginia School of Nursing, which acquired the collection from ASTDN.  Processed by Susan Swasta.