An icon of a nurse's cap to signify scholarship in nursing history.The Eleanor Crowder Bjoring Center for Nursing Historical Inquiry was established at the University of Virginia in 1991 and endowed in 2012 to support historical scholarship in nursing. Dedicated to the preservation and study of nursing history, the Bjoring Center collects historical materials, promotes nursing history scholarship, disseminates historical research findings, and has creating a living archive of pandemic stories to ensure that the stories of the nurses working on the COVID-19 frontlines aren't forgotten.

The center hosts a regular series of nursing history forums, sponsors an annual Agnes Dillon Randolph Award and lecture, awards annual research fellowships, and publishes a biannual newsletter, Windows in Time. During the pandemic, it remains open to researchers and visitors by appointment.