Rose Cashman Dilday papers, 1961-2000

Emory University

Historical Collections

Woodruff Health Sciences Center Library

1462 Clifton Road, NE

Atlanta, GA 30322


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Descriptive Summary

Title: Rose Cashman Dilday papers, 1961-2000
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 023
Extent: 2.2 linear ft. (3 boxes)
Abstract:This collection contains Rose Dilday's published materials, correspondence, professional work associated with the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing and Georgia Nurses Association, along with personal information, awards, and photographs.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

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[after identification of item(s)], Rose Cashman Dilday papers, MSS023, Historical Collections, Woodruff Health Sciences Center Library, Emory University.


Processed by Emily Corbin, April 2018.

Collection Description

Biographical Note

Born in Dunkirk, New York, Rose Cashman Dilday received her B.S. in Nursing from New York University followed by an MA in Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing from Rutgers. She went on to help establish the Impaired Nurses Program in Georgia which served as a model for other states. She taught at the Nell Hodgson School of Nursing at Emory University from 1967 to 1980 and continued to serve as an Emeritus Professor until her death in Atlanta, Georgia in 2014.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of various published materials written by Rose Cashman Dilday focusing on topics such as Mental Health, Public Health, and nursing education (1961-1982). This collection also contains Rose Dilday's correspondence (1972-1983), including correspondence with Jimmy Carter's office while Governor of Georgia and an invitation to President Jimmy Carter's inauguration. This collection also has information on her Impaired Nurses Program, the Rose C. Dilday scholarship started at Nell Hodgson School of Nursing, photographs, and personal information and awards.

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Container List

Box Folder Content
1 1 Published writings, 1961-1976
1 2 Published writings, 1979-1982, undated
1 3 Correspondence, 1972-1978
1 4 Correspondence, 1978-1983
1 5 Jimmy Carter correspondence and inauguration invitation, 1972-1977
1 6 Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, 1967-1996
1 7 Mental health work, 1971-1980
1 8 Public health, 1981, undated
1 9 Georgia nurses association - impaired nurses program, 1982-1989
1 10 Newspaper articles, 1984
2 1 Personal information and awards, 1972-2000
2 2 Rose Dilday scholarship, 1987-2000, undated
2 3 Photographs, 1974, undated
3 Nursing uniform module, 1967-1987