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Red Cross Collection

Processed by: Rochelle Gridley, January 2014


Contents

  1. Collection Information
  2. Historical Sketch
  3. Photographs
  4. Scope and Content Note
  5. Box and Folder Inventory
Collection Information

Volume: 2 boxes
Dates: 1926 – 1953
Restrictions: None
Reproduction: Permission to reproduce or publish material in this collection must be obtained in writing from the McLean County Museum of History
Location: Archives

Historical Sketch

This collection holds the educational materials used by Stella Bennett, a certified Red Cross

Instructor. The materials include class rosters from 1948 through 1952, Red Cross instructional

materials and many state and federal public health publications as well as publications from

manufacturers and life insurance companies on many public health issues.

Photographs
Scope and Contents Note

This collection holds the educational materials used by Stella Bennett, a certified Red Cross Instructor. The materials include class rosters from 1948 through 1952, Red Cross instructional materials and many state and federal public health publications as well as publications from manufacturers and life insurance companies on many public health issues.

Box and Folder Inventory
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Folder 1: Nursing Class Materials
1.1

The American National Red Cross certification cards for Stella Bennett, 1953

1.2

“Civil Defense Supplement to the American Red Cross First Aid Textbook.” 1951

1.3

“Observation of New Born for Orthopedic Conditions” information sheet

1.4

“Home Visit,” information sheet

1.5

“A Guide for Home Visits”

1.6

“Procedure in Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate Cases”

1.7

"Terminology”

1.8

“American Red Cross Civil Defense for Home Nurses and Volunteer Nurse’s Aides Instructor’s Guide,” January 1951

1.9

“Red Cross Home Nursing Civil Defense Supplement,” 1951 (2 items)

1.10

“Who, Me?” brochure, April 1948 (2 items)

1.11

Suggested Form for Diagrammatic Drawing of Thermometer, poster

1.12

"Sources of Health Education Material for the Course in Red Cross Home Nursing,” January 1943

1.13

“Baby Care is a family affair” brochure, Red Cross, June 1950

1.14

Manual for Red Cross Home Nursing Committee Chairmen, March 1946

1.15

“Someone is looking out for you” brochure, Red Cross, May 1947

1.16

“Your Community Needs You to Teach Red Cross Home Nursing” brochure, Red Cross, April, 1947.

1.17

"Red Cross Home Nursing Instruction doesn’t take time…it makes time” brochure (2 items), Red Cross February, 1950

1.18

“The Disaster Nurse Reports for Duty” brochure, Red Cross, June, 1950

1.19

“Wanted! Home Nursing Instructors,” brochure, Red Cross, May 1950

1.20

“The Red Cross Home Nursing Course Gives the Answers” brochure, Red Cross, December, 1943

1.21

“You have confidence in your doctor!” brochure, Red Cross, February, 1949

1.22

“Information for Nurses Assigned to Disaster Relief” brochure, Red Cross, April, 1947

1.23

“Take a Red Cross Home Nursing Course” poster

1.24

The American National Red Cross Nursing Services Class Roll Report for Class in Red Cross Home Nursing, November 1948 (Colfax), May 1950 (Downs), December 1950 (Bloomington), March 1952 (Bloomington/Normal), November 1952 (Bloomington/Normal)

1.25

Home Nursing Instructor’s Preliminary Report (Stella R. Bennett) November 1948 and November 1950

1.26

Correspondence to Mrs. Bennett from George S. Carruthers (Executive Secretary American Red Cross), August 27, 1948

1.27

Suggested Schedule for Attendance and Assignments, with names of students of October 1950 class

1.28

Blank forms

1.29

Student essay fragments regarding in school nursing instruction, signed Mrs. Richard Metcalf, Home Economics Teacher and Mrs. Stella R. Bennett, R.N. Nurse Instructor (2 items)

1.30

McLean County Chapter-American Red Cross form, May 1950

1.31

Correspondence from June, handwritten thank you notes (2) regarding Mother and Child Care class

1.32

“Manual for Gray Ladies: Hospital and Recreation Corps Serving in Civilian Hospitals,” The American National Red Cross, 1944

1.33

“Gray Lady Service: Volunteer Services,” The American National Red Cross, 1948

1.34

“Daily Food Needs of Women,” Food and Nutrition Service, American National Red Cross, June, 1950

Folder 2: Home Nursing—Care of the Sick
2.1

American Red Cross Home Nursing: Home Care of the Sick Instructor’s Guide, Red Cross, January, 1950

Folder 3: Home Nursing Mother and Baby
3.1

Incomplete training booklet, first 4 pages missing

3.2

American Red Cross Home Nursing: Mother and Baby Care Instructor’s Guide, Red Cross, August, 1950

Folder 4: Home Nursing—Care of the Aging
4.1

American Red Cross Home Nursing: Care of the Aging and Chronically Ill Instructor’s Guide, includes 3 appendices, Red Cross, Revised October 1950

4.2

Lesson 4—Food and Medicine Ordered by the Doctor

4.3

Lesson 5—Simple Treatments Ordered by the Doctor

4.4

Diagram for Making Improvised Steam Inhalation Apparatus, November 1949

Folder 5: Booklets—Public Health Booklets
5.1

“Attention: All Dog Owners,” State of Illinois Department of Health, Circular No. 28

5.2

“Rabies,” State of Illinois Department of Health, Circular No. 29

5.3

"Cisterns,” State of Illinois Department of Health, Circular No. 129, September 1949

5.4

“Wells Dug, Drilled, and Driven,” State of Illinois Department of Health, Circular No. 14, July, 1949

5.5

“Rat Control,” State of Illinois Department of Health, Circular No. 145

5.6

“Bicycling for Health and Pleasure,” Cycle Trades of America, Inc.

5.7

“Water Facts and Fallacies,” State of Illinois Department of Health, Circular No. 54

5.8

“National Food Guide: Eat This Way Every Day,” U.S. Department of Agriculture, Leaflet No. 288, August 1946

5.9

An Act in Relation to Public Health Nursing, Springfield, 1931

5.10

“How to Lose 10 Pounds in 10 Days,” George W. Crane, Ph.D., M.D.

5.11

“The Saturday Evening Post: A doctor looks at state medicine,” July 21, 1945

5.12

“Showdown on Political Medicine,” 1945

5.13

“Why Register Births & Deaths,” Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census

5.14

“How to Make the Diet Nutritionally Adequate,” The Wander Company

5.15

“Safe Food Preservation,” State of Illinois Department of Health, Circular No. 86

5.16

“Will All of McLean County Have Equal Health Protection?”

5.17

“Vegetables,” State of Illinois Department of Health, Circular No. 181

5.18

“Blueprint for Health,” Metropolitan Life Insurance Company

5.19

“First Aid,” Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, April 1947

5.20

“What’s New in Industrial Hygiene,” Department of Public Health, Division of Industrial Hygiene, Volume 4, No. 1

Folder 6: Booklets—Diseases and Conditions
6.1

“Arthritis,” State of Illinois Department of Public Health, Circular No. 148

6.2

“Cancer of the Large Bowel and Rectum,” State of Illinois Department of Public Health, Circular No. 52

6.3

“Short Talks on Adult Health,” State of Illinois Department of Public Health, Circular No. 84

6.4

“Good Teeth,” Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, July, 1945

6.5

“Tetanus,” State of Illinois Department of Public Health, Circular No. 47

6.6

“Tooth Decay,” State of Illinois Department of Public Health , Circular No. 120

6.7

“Your Heart,” State of Illinois Department of Public Health, Circular No. 26

6.8

“Leukemia,” State of Illinois Department of Public Health, Circular No. 151

6.9

“McLean County’s fight against cancer,” Mennonite Hospital

6.10

"Who, What, Why, Where, When of Cancer,” American Cancer Society, January, 1951

6.11

“What Most People Don’t Know About Cancer,” American Cancer Society (2 copies)

6.12

“Cancer Important Facts for Everyone”

6.13

“You and Your Recovery”

6.14

“Epilepsy-The Ghost is Out of the Closet”

6.15

“Diet in Arthritis, Health and Science,” Fall 1947

6.16

“Your Future,” State of Illinois Department of Public Health, Circular No. 51

6.17

“Constipation,” Dr. A.T. Spath, brochure

6.18

“Personal Memo: What to Do When You Have Seen the Motion Picture Breast Self-Examination,” American Cancer Society, March 1951

6.19

“Cancer Facts for Women,” American Cancer Society, August 1950

Folder 7: Booklets—Communicable Diseases
7.1

“Things you want to know about Infantile Paralysis,” Department of Public Health, Circular No. 45

7.2

“The Common Cold,” State of Illinois Department of Public Health, Circular No. 9

7.3

“Diphtheria,” State of Illinois Department of Public Health, Circular No. 3, July 1949

7.4

“About rheumatic fever,” Metropolitan Life Insurance Company

7.5

“Trachoma in Illinois,” The Illinois Society for the Prevention of Blindness

7.6

“Rheumatic fever in children: its Recognition and Management,” Metropolitan Life Insurance Company

7.7

“Home care of communicable diseases,” State of Illinois Department of Public Health, Circular No. 61 (2 copies)

7.8

“Serving the Community in an Infantile Paralysis Epidemic,” The National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis, Publication No. 56

7.9

“Smallpox: The Disease,” State of Illinois Department of Public Health, Circular No. 37, January 1949

7.10

“Measles,” State of Illinois Department of Public Health, Circular No. 22

7.11

“What Can the Schools Do about Infantile Paralysis,” Don W. Gudakunst, MD, June 1944

7.12

“What do you know about Common Colds?” Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, January 1948

7.13

“Communicable Disease Information 1957,” State of Illinois Department of Public Health, Wall Chart Circular No. 201

7.14

“Penicillin: Its Therapeutic Action, Modes of Administration, and Indications,” Commercial Solvents Corporation, March 1945

7.15

“Skin infections,” State of Illinois Department of Public Health, Circular No. 60

7.16

“A Message to Parents,” State of Illinois Department of Public Health, Educational Health Circular No. 39

7.17

“Athlete’s foot,” State of Illinois Department of Public Health, Circular No. 184 (2 items)

Folder 8: Booklets—Pregnancy
8.1

“What the Prospective Mother Should Know: A Catechism,” Illinois Department of Health, February 1926

8.2

“Friendly Hints for Parents to Be…,” State of Illinois Department of Public Health, Educational Health Circular No. 68 (2 items)

8.3

“Prenatal Care,” US Department of Labor, Children’s Bureau Publication No. 4, 1938

8.4

“Safeguard Motherhood,” State of Illinois Department of Public Health, Educational Health Circular No. 75

8.5

“Information for Expectant Mothers,” Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, January 1945

8.6

“The Expectant Mother,” Children’s Bureau US Department of Labor, Folder No. 1, 1937

8.7

“Prenatal Care,” Social Security Administration, Federal Security Agency, Children’s Bureau, 1949

8.8

Unsigned letter to Bruce Gould re The Right of Infants by Margaret Hibble, 25 October 1944

8.9

“The Rights of Infants,” Margaret Hibble, Ladies Home Journal, August 1944

Folder 9: Booklets – Infants
9.1

“Baby’s Book,” Gerber Products Co., 1935

9.2

“Infant Care,” US Department of Labor, Children’s Bureau Publication No. 8, 1940

9.3

Baby’s Record Book (2 Items)

9.4

“Baby’s Vegetables and Cereal with notes on mealtime psychology,” Gerber Products Co., 1932

9.5

“Better Care for Mother and Child,” Children’s Bureau US Department of Labor, 1940

9.6

“Milk: The Most Valuable Food,” State of Illinois Department of Public Health, Educational Health Circular No. 6, 1941

9.7

“The Most Precious Thing in the World,” Horlick’s Malted Milk Corporation, 1933

9.8

“Thank You for My Eyes,” State of Illinois Department of Public Health

9.9

“The New Downee Didee: A Remarkable New Convenience for Mothers,” Downee Products Company

9.10

“To the Parents of Children with Crossed-Eyes,” The Illinois Society for the Prevention of Blindness, 1942

9.11

“The Needless Fear of Childbirth,” Dr. Herman N Bundesen, Ladies Homes Journal, November 19, 1944

Folder 10: Booklets—Children
10.1

“Special Problems of Children Aged 2 to 5 Years”

10.2

“Understanding Your Young Child”

10.3

1938 Outline of the Program of the Child Welfare Commission of the Department of Illinois, American Legion, Department of Illinois

10.4

“The Healthy School Child,” John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance Company, 1947

10.5

“Between Two Years and Six,” John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance Company, 1941

10.6

“Out of Babyhood into Childhood,” Metropolitan Life Insurance Company

10.7

“Avoiding Behavior Problems,” Benjamin Spock, MD, Bureau of Child Hygiene, New York City Department of Health reprinted 1945

10.8

“Understanding Your Young Child,” Metropolitan Life Insurance Company 1952

10.9

“Food and Sunshine for Infants and Children,” State of Illinois, Education Health Circular No. 77

10.10

“Your Child from 6 to 12,” Federal Security Agency, Social Security Administration, Children’s Bureau

10.11

“Protect your child from dental decay with sodium fluoride,” State of Illinois Department of Public Health

10.12

“For good teeth,” Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, July 1948

Folder 11: Booklets—Menstruation
11.1

“Facts about menstruation that every Woman should know,” International Cellucotton Products, Co., 1936 & 1939 (2 items)

11.2

“Growing Up and Liking It!,” Personal Products Corporation, 1944

11.3

“Nancy’s Biggest Day at Camp,” The Personal Products Corporation, 1941

11.4

"What a Trained Nurse Wrote to Her Young Sister,” The Personal Products Corporation

11.5

“Very Personally Yours,” International Cellucotton Products Company, 1948

11.6

“Marjorie May Learns About Life,” Mary Pauline Callender, International Cellucotton Products Company, 1935-1936

11.7

“Marjorie May’s 12th Birthday,” Mary Pauline Callender, International Cellucotton Products Company, 1938

11.8

“The periodic cycle,” The Personal Products Corporation, 1938

11.9

“You and Those Certain Days,” The Personal Products Corporation, 1942

11.10

“The Periodic Cycle,” The Personal Products Corporation, 1940

11.11

“Feminine hygiene,” Sears, Roebuck and Co.

11.12

Postcard to International Cellucotton Products Co. for free Teaching Aids on Menstrual Education

11.13

“That day is here again…,” International Cellucotton Products, Inc., 1943

11.14

“This is why: A Modern Teaching Manual on Menstruation”

11.15

“As One Girl to Another,” International Cellucotton Products Co., 1940

Folder 12: Booklets – Sex education
12.1

“The wonderful story of life,” Illinois Department of Public Health, Educational Health Circular No. 116

12.2

“The Parents’ Part,” Illinois Department of Public Health, Educational Health Circular No. 117 (for parents)

12.3

“The Need for Sex Education,” Illinois Department of Public Health, Educational Health Circular No. 111

12.4

“When and How to Tell the Children,” Illinois Department of Public Health, Circular No. 100

12.5

“We Grow Up,” Illinois Department of Public Health, Educational Health Circular No. 102, 1946 (2 items)

12.6

“Is Birth Control Right?,” Norman Carr, M.D., brochure

12.7

“Almol: a tested scientific spermicidal jelly,” Calco Chemical Company, Inc.

12.8

“Almol: a tested scientific spermicidal jelly; for prescription by physicians only,” Calco Chemical Company, Inc.

12.9

“Prostitution and the War,” Philip S. Broughton, State of Illinois, Public Affairs Pamphlet No. 65,

12.10

“Syphilis its cause; its spread..its cure!,” US Treasury Department, US Public Health Service, brochure

12.11

“Social Hygiene—1937 Model,” The American Social Hygiene Association

12.12

“Solid Facts for ‘Teenage’ Folks”

12.13

“The Truth About Gonorrhea,” Illinois State Department of Public Health

12.14

“The Truth About Syphilis,” Illinois State Department of Public Health

12.15

“Gonorrhea: Its Cause, Spread, Cure,” Federal Security Agency, United State Public Health Service, June 1947

12.16

“Dividends from Venereal Disease Control,” Illinois Department of Public Health

Folder 13: Misc.
13.1

Sight saving classes in Illinois, Illinois Society for the Prevention of Blindness

13.2

“Manikins for Modern Home Physician,” color models of anatomy, male and female