- MS 181
The Leta Denham, RN papers contains a short handwritten family history, scrapbook segments, photographs, a school yearbook from 1918, newspaper clippings, a nursing cap, and other items related to Leta Elizabeth Denham's nursing education at Baptist Sanitarium and Hospital Training School for Nurses from 1918 to 1919. The scrapbook segments and photographs show Leta Denham and other nursing students and school faculty, including class portraits. There is one photograph of the reception room at the nurse's home. There are three images relating to the 1918 flu pandemic, showing the nursing students holding “Quarantined” banners with the year 1918, and a photograph of a faculty member wearing a “Quarantined” sash across her chest. On the back of this photo “Miss Becker play-acting” is written giving the impression that the students are pretending to be quarantined but are not actually ill. Included with the photographs is an image of Mrs. J.P. Burnett (Lillie Jolly), Superintendent (undated). In addition to a nursing cap there is a pin from Baptist Sanitarium and Hospital Training School for Nurses that is in the shape of a cross and has “L. Denham” inscribed on the back. Oversized items include Leta Denham's Registered Nurse certificate from the Texas State Board of Nurse Examiners dated June 28, 1919, and her diploma from Baptist Sanitarium and Hospital Training School for Nurse's dated May 29, 1919. The collection equals one cubic foot and includes two boxes and one oversized folder. The materials are primarily in good condition. Rolled panoramic photographs need conservation consultation to flatten.