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Eloise Patricia Rallings Lewis Papers

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Eloise Patricia Rallings Lewis Papers, 1943-1999 | Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives

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Title: Eloise Patricia Rallings Lewis Papers, 1943-1999Add to your cart.

ID: 04/Mss128

Primary Creator: Lewis, Eloise Rallings (1920-1999)

Extent: 5.2 Linear Feet. More info below.

Arrangement: The collection is arranged in the following series: Series 1: Correspondence; Series 2: Speeches, addresses, and remarks; Series 3: Awards and biographical materials; Series 4: Writings, publications, and resource material; and Series 5: Oversized materials.

Subjects: Lewis, Eloise Rallings, 1920-1999, Nursing, Nursing - Study and teaching (Graduate) - North Carolina - Greensboro, Nursing - Study and teaching (Higher) - North Carolina - Greensboro, University of North Carolina at Greensboro - Faculty, University of North Carolina at Greensboro. School of Nursing, Woman's College of the University of North Carolina - Faculty, Women deans (Education)

Languages: English

Abstract

Dr. Eloise P. Lewis became the founding Dean of the School of Nursing at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Under her leadership, the School gained state and national accreditation, a master's degree program was added, and a chapter of the honorary society of nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International, was established.

The Lewis Papers cover her career from 1953 to 1985 as well as some of her activities after her retirement. The collection contains correspondence, speeches, biographical information and photographs, publications, plaques and artifacts.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Lewis Papers cover her career from 1953 to 1985 as well as some of her activities after her retirement. The collection contains correspondence, speeches, biographical information and photographs, publications, plaques and artifacts. The single largest group of papers is her speeches.

Collection Historical Note

Eloise Patricia Rallings Lewis was born in Pageland, South Carolina, in 1920. Known to many as "Pattie," she attended Winthrop College and received degrees from Vanderbilt University, the University of Pennsylvania and Duke University. Dr. Lewis taught in the schools of nursing at Johns Hopkins University, Women's Medical College (Philadelphia), the University of Pennsylvania, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In 1945, she was a member of the Army Nurse Corps.

In 1966, Dr. Lewis became the founding Dean of the School of Nursing at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Under her leadership, the School gained state and national accreditation, a master's degree program was added, and a chapter of the honorary society of nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International, was established. Dr. Lewis retired from UNCG in 1985.

Dr. Lewis was very active in various professional organizations including the American Nurses Association, the National League for Nursing, the American Association of Colleges of Nursing and the American Academy of Nursing. She served as president of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing and of the North Carolina Nurses Association. Recognized as a leader and educator, she received many national, state and local awards -- including the O. Max Gardner Award, the highest award given to faculty members in the UNC system; the Founders Award, the highest honor bestowed by Sigma Theta Tau International; and Boss of the Year in Greensboro in 1981. Known for her ability to energize, empower and motivate others, she was sought after as a speaker for various groups. She received four honorary degrees.

Dr. Lewis was involved in many community and civic organizations. She was particularly active in Hospice, serving as president and on the Board of Hospice of Greensboro. Dr. Lewis died in 1999.

Subject/Index Terms

Lewis, Eloise Rallings, 1920-1999
Nursing
Nursing - Study and teaching (Graduate) - North Carolina - Greensboro
Nursing - Study and teaching (Higher) - North Carolina - Greensboro
University of North Carolina at Greensboro - Faculty
University of North Carolina at Greensboro. School of Nursing
Woman's College of the University of North Carolina - Faculty
Women deans (Education)

Administrative Information

Repository: Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives

Alternate Extent Statement: 9 boxes and 2 oversized items (unboxed)

Access Restrictions: Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions:

Copyright is retained by the creators of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information. Please see our Sensitive Materials Statement.

Acquisition Method: Received from Dr. Lewis April and May, 1996. A few artifacts were delivered by the Development Office to the Archives in November 1999, after the death of Dr. Lewis. Additional artifacts received from Janet Hendley in September 2008.

Preferred Citation: [Identification of item], Eloise Patricia Rallings Lewis Papers, Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, NC, USA.

Processing Information: Processed by Archives staff.

Finding Aid Revision History: Series identified and hierarchical description created during finding aid revision, 2011.


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[Series 1: Correspondence, 1945-1995 and undated],
[Series 2: Speeches, addresses, and remarks, 1953-1995 and undated],
[Series 3: Awards and biographical materials],
[Series 4: Writings, publications, and resource material],
[Series 5: Oversized materials],
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Series 1: Correspondence, 1945-1995 and undatedAdd to your cart.
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Series 2: Speeches, addresses, and remarks, 1953-1995 and undatedAdd to your cart.
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Folder 1-50: 1953-1968 JuneAdd to your cart.
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Folder 1-45: 1968 August-1977Add to your cart.
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Folder 1-36: 1978-1984Add to your cart.
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Folder 1-2: 1985 MarchAdd to your cart.
Item 3: Vanderbilt University, 1985 AprilAdd to your cart.
Folder 4-33: 1985 May - 1995 October and undatedAdd to your cart.
Series 3: Awards and biographical materialsAdd to your cart.
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Folder 1-21: Awards: clippings, correspondence, certificates and other materialsAdd to your cart.
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Folder 1-8: Biographical materialsAdd to your cart.
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Item 1-2: Dissertation (2 copies), 1963Add to your cart.
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Includes certificates, framed items, plaques, other oversized materials and artifacts. Some of the materials in this series are not in boxes or enclosures.
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