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Finding Aid for the Lulu K. Wolf Hassenplug Papers 1863-1995
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Hassenplug (1903-1995), was founding dean of the UCLA School of Nursing (1949-1968). She was a pioneer and leader in modern education of nurses, spearheading the movement to shift nursing education from the hospital to the college campus and insisting that nurses be taught and treated like students rather than as hospital employees. The collection consists of correspondence, newspaper and magazine clippings, offprints and reprints, research reports, mementos (programs, invitations, souvenir booklets, scrapbooks), books, over 100 photographs, and 15 artifacts. The papers document Hassenplug's career development, particularly her 20 years as Dean at UCLA, and provide an informative picture of the major concerns in post-World War II nursing education.
Background
Lulu Wolf Hassenplug (1903-1995), R.N., B.S., M.P.H., Sc.D., was a pioneer and leader in the modern education of nurses, changing the concept of student nurse to that of nursing student and putting nursing on the road to professionalism. As founding dean of the UCLA School of Nursing (1948-1968), Mrs. Hassenplug created at that school the laboratory for her educational innovations. She sent out broadly educated undergraduates who took over nursing supervision in major hospitals, and expert graduate students who were sought for faculty positions in other university nursing programs. Through her vigorous speaking and publication schedule, she energized and encouraged her far-flung troops.
Extent
10.6 linear ft. (13 document boxes, 2 cartons, 1 oversize box)
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Availability
The collection is open for research. Contact the History and Special Collections Division, Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library, UCLA, for information.