FORT, ADA.
Ada Fort papers, 1950-1975

Emory University

Emory University Archives

Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library

Atlanta, GA 30322

404-727-6887

rose.library@emory.edu

Permanent link: http://pid.emory.edu/ark:/25593/d7xn9


Descriptive Summary

Creator: Fort, Ada.
Title: Ada Fort papers, 1950-1975
Call Number:Series No. 281
Extent: 1 linear ft. (1 box)
Abstract:Collection of materials of the Dean of the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing of Emory University, Ada Fort, including correspondence, photographs, clippings, scrapbooks, printed materials, and certificates.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

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Unrestricted access.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.

Source

Gift, 1982.

Custodial History

Formerly MSS 701.

Citation

[after identification of item(s)], Ada Fort papers, Emory University Archives, Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University.


Collection Description

Biographical Note

Ada Fort, Dean of Emory University's Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing from 1950 to 1975, led the school through growth in enrollment, expansion of programs, and integration of the student body. She has received numerous awards and honorary degrees, won a fellowship from the National League of Nursing (1955), and was named Atlanta's Woman of the Year in the Professions (1970).

Ada Fort, Dean of Emory University's Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing from 1950 to 1975, led the school through growth in enrollment, expansion of programs, and integration of the student body. She has received numerous awards and honorary degrees, won a fellowship from the National League of Nursing (1955), and was named Atlanta's Woman of the Year in the Professions (1970).

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of correspondence, photographs, clippings, scrapbooks, printed material, and certificates. Correspondence is primarily with professional colleagues on behalf of the nursing school; photographs are of Ada Fort. Clippings, scrapbooks, printed material, and certificates relate to the history of the nursing school and its integration; to honors and awards received by Ada Fort; to her retirement; and to the Ada Fort Lectureship endowed at Emory in her honor.

Arrangement Note

Unprocessed collection


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