Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)DA31
TitleRecords of the Nurses' Christian Movement and its predecessors (Nurses' Missionary Union, 1903-1906, Nurses' Missionary League, 1906-1941)
Extent5 manuscript boxes containing 9 vols and 199 items
DescriptionRecords of the Nurses' Christian Movement; comprising incomplete sequences of the Movement's signed minutes, 1909-1967; and incomplete sequences of the Movement's publications including printed annual reports for the years 1905-1951, issues of its 'Leaflet', 'Monthly Letter', and magazine/newsletter 'Nurses Near and Far', and individual publications commissioned in the course of its activity
ArrangementThe collection is arranged into two series: minutes, and reports and other publications. Thereunder the files are arranged in chronological order
Access ConditionsAccess to all registered readers
Finding AidsA catalogue of this collection is available on the online archive catalogue. Click on the Finding Number to display the summary contents list of the catalogue and to view the full catalogue. A paper copy of this catalogue is also available for consultation at Special Collections.
Access StatusOpen
Administrative HistoryThe Nurses' Missionary Union was established in 1903, although it changed its name to the Nurses' Missionary League in 1906, and changed its name again to the Nurses' Christian Movement in 1941. This body closed in 1967 but a gift of funds led to the establishment of the Discovery Foundation for Christian Work among Nurses and Associated Professions.
Custodial HistoryRecords of the Nurses' Missionary League (subsequently the Nurses' Christian Movement) were deposited with Selly Oak Colleges Library in 1967 on the winding up of the Nurses' Christian Movement. The collection was was then transferred to the Orchard Learning Resources Centre which was opened in 1997 following the merger of the Selly Oak Colleges Library and the Westhill College Library. In 2000, the custodianship of all archive collections at the Orchard Learning Resources Centre was transferred to the University of Birmingham.

Cataloguing of the papers was undertaken by the Special Collections Department, University of Birmingham, in March 2000, as a result of the University of Birmingham's relationship with Selly Oak Colleges' endowment trust.
AcquisitionIn addition to the main deposit received in 1967, a single printed item was presented as an addition to the collection from a private source in 2007 (DA31/2/5/3)
Related MaterialRelated material may be found in the records of the Discovery Foundation for Christian Work among Nurses and Associated Professions (GB 0151 DA32).


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