Myra E. Levine Nursing on Stamps collection
MSMLNSNO

 An inventory of the collection at the University of Illinois at Chicago

Summary Information

Repository
Richard J. Daley Library Special Collections and University Archives
Creator
Levine, Myra E.
Title
Myra E. Levine Nursing on Stamps collection
ID
MSMLNSNO
Date [bulk]
Bulk, 1950-1980
Date [inclusive]
1897-1982
Extent
1.0 linear foot
Physical Location
Please note that this collection is housed in the Special Collections and University Archives Department at the University of Illinois at Chicago Library of the Health Sciences, 1750 West Polk Street, Room 320, Chicago, Illinois, 60612.
Language
English
Abstract:
This collection is made up of approximately 550 nursing stamps issued by countries all over the world.

Preferred Citation

Myra E. Levine Nursing on Stamps collection, Health Sciences Manuscripts, University of Illinois at Chicago, Library of the Health Sciences Special Collections.

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Administrative History

Professor Myra Estrin Levine was a distinguished nurse and faculty member of the University of Illinois College of Nursing. One of her interests during her professional career was the assembling of an extensive collection of postage stamps depicting the history of nursing and its practitioners.

Upon the occasion of her retirement, Professor Levine gave her collection to the University Library to be known as the Myra E. Levine Nursing on Stamps Collection. It will be available for reference and study and will provide a valuable resource for investigation and scholarship.

The University Archives also holds the Myra Levine Papers.

Part of the stamp collection was exhibited at the Library of the Health Sciences in 1983.

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Scope and Contents

This collection is made up of approximately 550 nursing stamps issued by countries all over the world. In addition to such historical figures as Florence Nightingale, Santa Luisa de Marillac, Jeanne Mance, and Mary Aikenhead, the collection contains stamps depicting the idealized figure of the nurse, the Red Cross, hospital and nursing situations, wartime nursing health related topics, post cards and first day covers, etc.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Richard J. Daley Library Special Collections and University Archives April 8, 2009

801 S. Morgan Street
Chicago, Illinois, 60607
312.996.2742

Revision Description

  06/24/2010

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Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Levine, Myra E.

Subject(s)

  • Nursing on postage stamps.
  • Stamp collections.

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Collection Inventory

Series I: Myra E. Levine Nursing on Stamps Collection, 1897-1982 

Box Folder

Stamps, 1950-1980 

1 1

Stamps, 1950-1980 

2 2

Stamps, 1950-1980 

3 3

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