Papers of the General Hospital Nottingham Nurses' League, 1948-1971

Scope and Content

The collection comprises:

Accounts, 1950-1971 (NNL A);

Files relating to study tours and nursing congresses in Paris, Rio de Janeiro and Rome, attended by members of the Nurses' League, 1952-1957 (NNL F);

Minutes, 1948-1969 (NNL M) [n.b. the next minute book is catalogued in a separate collection as MS 343/1);

Newsletters, issued approximately annually, 1948-1971 (NNL R);

Visitors' Book, 1953-1971 (NNL V)

Administrative / Biographical History

The General Hospital Nottingham Nurses' League was founded in 1948 to provide a forum for discussion of professional matters between nurses employed in or trained at the hospital, to provide social contacts, and to raise money to assist elderly and needy members. In 1971, following the integration of various different Schools of Nursing into one Area School for the hospitals in Nottingham, the League was reconstituted, and its name changed to the Nottingham Hospitals Nurses' League. The first Annual General Meeting of the new League was held in November 1972. In 1981, the League became the Nottingham Nurses' League, in order to incorporate nurses working outside hospitals.


The collection has been arranged into series according to form. Within series, items are arranged chronologically.

Access Information

Accessible to all registered readers.

Other Finding Aids

Copyright in all Finding Aids belongs to the University of Nottingham.

In the Reading Room, King's Meadow Campus:

Typescript catalogue, 10 pp

On the World Wide Web:

Catalogue available through website of Manuscripts and Special Collections, Manuscripts Online Catalogue.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements


Conditions Governing Use

Reprographic copies can be supplied for educational and private study purposes only, depending on access status and the condition of the documents.

Identification of copyright holders of unpublished material is often difficult.

Permission to make any published use of any material from the collection must be sought in writing from the Keeper of Manuscripts and Special Collections

Custodial History

This collection was acquired from Nottingham General Hospital in various accruals between 1989 and 1992.

Related Material

Minute Book in loose-leaf folder, recording minutes of meetings of the League from June 1969 to April 1982 (MS 343/1)

Papers of one of the Treasurers of the League, Miss K.M. Denman (MS 334)

Records of Nottingham General Hospital (Uhg)