Monthly Archives: June 2013

Archives Diary: Cooking and Healing 100 Years Ago

As the processing team at the Burns Library worked with the New England Deaconess Hospital School of Nursing records, we caught a glimpse of life as a nursing student from the turn of the 19th century through 1989, when the … Continue reading

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“The Little Cap of White”: New England Deaconess School of Nursing and the Nurse’s Cap

There used to be a time when you could tell a nurse’s history by her cap. Here at the Burns Library, the recently processed New England Deaconess School of Nursing collection (NEDH SON) can tell you a lot about the history … Continue reading

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Getting Real(ia)! Finding Father Linehan at the Burns Library

As a very 21st century science librarian at O’Neill Library, the content I encounter is most often electronic: journals and increasingly, data.  When I was approached to research the collections at the Burns Library to develop a small exhibit on … Continue reading

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End Times: The Processing Project Draws to a Close

As of May 31st, the Burns Library processing project has come to an end, and what a fantastic year it’s been! Our goal was to make more unprocessed and uncataloged manuscript collections available to researchers, and we’ve succeeded: over 25 … Continue reading

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