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Fonds F 2168

Registered Nurses Association of Ontario fonds


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Title
Registered Nurses Association of Ontario fonds
Dates of Creation
1899-[1996]
Physical Description

59.5 metres of textual records

21 volumes of textual records

123 photographs : black and white prints

24 photographs: black and white negatives

11 photographs : colour prints

38 photographs : colour negatives

9 maps

7 architectural drawings : blueprints

3 videocassettes (ca. 5 hours, 10 minutes)

2 artifacts : buttons

1 artifact : pin

136 audiocassettes (ca. 140 hours)

3 audio recordings (ca. 3 hours)

1 artifact : cloth ribbon

1 artifact : nurse's hat

1 artifact : bandage scissors

1 artifact : badge pin

2 artifacts : buttons

7 transparencies

Scope and Content

Fonds consists of records created and accumulated by the Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario in carrying out their mission of promoting excellence in nursing practice and advocating the role of nursing in empowering the people of Ontario to achieve and maintain their optimal health. These records document all activities of the organization, beginning with records from its establishment in 1904 as the Graduate Nurses' Association of Ontario.

Records relate to annual meetings, committees, conferences, workshops, legislation, finances, public relations, 50th anniversary activities, membership services, nursing education, employment relations, liaison with the government, as well as the Association's history. Also included are records concerning the 1984 Royal Commission of inquiry conducted under Ontario Justice Samuel Grange related to deaths at SickKids (Hospital for Sick Children).

Records in this fonds include correspondence, minutes, reports, course materials, constitution and amendments, and information packages. Also included are: artifacts related to various programs and celebrations of the RNAO; photographs depicting RNAO members at various celebrations and functions, conferences, and conventions; audio recordings consisting mainly of taped lectures, presentations, and keynote addresses from the RNAO Annual Conventions; videocassettes concerning the Grange Inquiry; architectural drawings documenting the design of the new RNAO provincial headquarters on Price Street in Toronto, Ontario; as well as annotated maps of Ontario districts to show areas where RNAO members reside.

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Administrative History or Biographical Sketch

Established in 1904, the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario (RNAO) is the professional association representing registered nurses of Ontario.

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Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario

Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario
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Immediate Source of Acquisition
The records were donated to the Archives on Ontario by the Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario in 1996. A second donation was received in 1999.
Related Material

Records concerning the 1984 Royal Commission of inquiry conducted under Ontario Justice Samuel Grange are also available in Royal Commission records, RG 18-194.

Notes

Contains records written in French.

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Records series that make up this fonds

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Reference Code Series Title
F 2168-1 RNAO Provincial Office records
F 2168-2 RNAO Board of Directors records
F 2168-3 RNAO Executive Director files
F 2168-4 RNAO Districts' files
F 2168-5 RNAO government reports
F 2168-6 RNAO financial records
F 2168-7 RNAO conference records
F 2168-8 RNAO committee records
F 2168-9 Records concerning RNAO annual meetings
F 2168-10 RNAO educational records
F 2168-11 RNAO project and program records
F 2168-12 Publications created and accumulated by the RNAO
F 2168-13 RNAO records of associations and affiliations
F 2168-14 RNAO public relations records
F 2168-15 RNAO historical records
F 2168-16 RNAO records created and accumulated concerning the Grange Inquiry
F 2168-17 RNAO audio recordings