Visiting Nurse Association of Chicago.


Visiting Nurse Association of Chicago records




Chicago History Museum


11.0 Linear feet



Historical note

From 1890 to 1995, the Visiting Nurse Association of Chicago employed its own nurses and other health professionals to provide health care to the underprivileged. Now the VNA Foundation operates exclusively as a grantmaking foundation, giving financial support to nonprofit organizations offering home- and community-based care to the underserved.

Scope and Contents note

Miscellaneous correspondence, bulletins, pamphlets, clippings, annual reports, statistical data, etc. of the Visiting Nurse Association of Chicago. Correspondence is chiefly with donors (1903-1949, 1957), who included many socially prominent Chicagoans; plus case study data in Patient Service, Nursing Substation & Coordinated Home Care Program reports, 1962-1968. Also, many items on the Mayor's City-County Polio Planning Committee (1956); a VMA 75th anniversary scrapbook; and Society for Ethical Culture correspondence, 1883-1887.

Custodial History note

Gift of the Visiting Nurse Association of Chicgo in 1972 and 1976 (A&M accession numbers: M1972.0050; M1976.0019).

Processing Information note

This collection was surveyed as part of the Black Metropolis Research Consortium's Survey Initiative on 2010 October 4 by Lisa Calahan.