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Collection Number: 03846

Collection Title: Margaret Baggett Dolan Papers, 1936-1974

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held in the Wilson Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in our reading room, and not digitally available through the World Wide Web. See the section for more information.


This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities; this finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.

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Size 12.0 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 9,600 items)
Abstract Margaret Baggett Dolan of North Carolina was a public health nurse; president of the North Carolina State Nurses Association, president of the American Nurses Association, 1962-1964; president of the National Health Council, 1969-1970; president of the American Public Health Association, 1973; and professor and head of the Department of Public Health Nursing in the School of Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1959-1974. The collection includes papers of Dolan, including administrative files related to many of the professional organizations for which she worked, especially the American Nurses Association and American Public Health Association; folders of committee work and correspondence; miscellaneous reports, speeches, and publications; citations and awards; and photographs and clippings.
Creator Dolan, Margaret Baggett, 1914-1974.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Restrictions to Use
No usage restrictions.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Margaret Baggett Dolan Papers, #3846, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Charles E. Dolan of Chapel Hill, N.C., July 1974.
Additional Descriptive Resources
A copy of the original finding aid for this collection is filed in folder 1a.
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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The following terms from Library of Congress Subject Headings suggest topics, persons, geography, etc. interspersed through the entire collection; the terms do not usually represent discrete and easily identifiable portions of the collection--such as folders or items.

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Margaret Baggett Dolan (1914-1974) of North Carolina was a public health nurse; president of the North Carolina State Nurses Association, president of the American Nurses Association, 1962-1964; president of the National Health Council, 1969-1970; president of the American Public Health Association, 1973; and professor and head of the Department of Public Health Nursing in the School of Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1959-1974. Dolan was born in Harnett County, N.C., to John Robert Baggett and Allene Keeter Baggett of Lillington, N.C. She was educated in nursing and public health at Georgetown University, Catholic University, University of Pennsylvania, Syracuse University, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Columbia University.

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The collection includes correspondence, administrative files, duplicated materials, bulletins and other items related to many of the professional organizations for which Margaret Baggett Dolan worked, especially the American Nurses Association and American Public Health Association. There are also folders of committee work and correspondence; miscellaneous reports, speeches, and publications; citations and awards; and photographs and clippings.

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Contents list

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Folder 1a

Original finding aid #03846, Series: "Margaret Baggett Dolan Papers, 1936-1974 and undated." Folder 1a

Box 1

Introductory materials #03846, Series: "Margaret Baggett Dolan Papers, 1936-1974 and undated." Box 1

1936-1960 #03846, Series: "Margaret Baggett Dolan Papers, 1936-1974 and undated." Box 1

Box 2

1960-1962 #03846, Series: "Margaret Baggett Dolan Papers, 1936-1974 and undated." Box 2

Box 3

1962-1965 #03846, Series: "Margaret Baggett Dolan Papers, 1936-1974 and undated." Box 3

Box 4

1966-1971 #03846, Series: "Margaret Baggett Dolan Papers, 1936-1974 and undated." Box 4

Box 5

1972-1973 #03846, Series: "Margaret Baggett Dolan Papers, 1936-1974 and undated." Box 5

Box 6

1973 #03846, Series: "Margaret Baggett Dolan Papers, 1936-1974 and undated." Box 6

Box 7

1973-1974 and undated #03846, Series: "Margaret Baggett Dolan Papers, 1936-1974 and undated." Box 7

Notebooks #03846, Series: "Margaret Baggett Dolan Papers, 1936-1974 and undated." Box 7

Box 8

Personal letters received, 1941-1973 #03846, Series: "Margaret Baggett Dolan Papers, 1936-1974 and undated." Box 8

Family history materials #03846, Series: "Margaret Baggett Dolan Papers, 1936-1974 and undated." Box 8

Miscellany #03846, Series: "Margaret Baggett Dolan Papers, 1936-1974 and undated." Box 8

Extra Oversize Paper Folder X-OPF-3846/1

Awards, diplomas, and certificates #03846, Series: "Margaret Baggett Dolan Papers, 1936-1974 and undated." X-OPF-3846/1

Image Folder PF-3846/1-9

Oversize Image Folder OP-PF-3846/1 Special Format Image SF-P-3846

Photographs #03846, Series: "Margaret Baggett Dolan Papers, 1936-1974 and undated." Imagefolder PF-3846/1-9, Oimagefolder OP-PF-3846/1

Audiodisc D-3846/1

Audio disc #03846, Series: "Margaret Baggett Dolan Papers, 1936-1974 and undated." D-3846/1

Audiotape T-3846/1-7

Audiotapes #03846, Series: "Margaret Baggett Dolan Papers, 1936-1974 and undated." T-3846/1-7

C-3846/1-2

Cassette tapes #03846, Series: "Margaret Baggett Dolan Papers, 1936-1974 and undated." C-3846/1-2

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Kate Stratton and Jodi Berkowitz, October 2009

This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

This finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.

Diacritics and other special characters have been omitted from this finding aid to facilitate keyword searching in web browsers.

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