Certificate printed with black ink on cream or light brown paper; the name of the group with the authority to certify the record is found at the top of the certificate in large capitalized letters and between the name of the group is the group's crest, which features an eagle next to a shield with …
Certificate printed with black ink on cream or light brown paper; the name of the group with the authority to certify the record is found at the top of the certificate in large capitalized letters and between the name of the group is the group's crest, which features an eagle next to a shield with the American flag on it; below the name and crest of the group are the words, written in cursive, describing the nature of the certification and what it entails, whom the certificate is directed to, and who is providing this certification; at the end of the paragraph and at the bottom of the certificate are five signatures and the certificate number; at the bottom left of the certificate is the seal of the Illinois State Board of Nurse Examines; surrounding the content is a well-designed border; and while the back of the certificate is originally blank, at the top left corner, written in pen, is further information pertaining to the people in the photo.
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Originally belonged to the donor's great-aunt, Harriet Peck, who is a graduate from the Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing, Class of 1900.
On the front: "ILLINOIS STATE BOARD // OF NURSE EXAMINERS // Know all men by these Presents, That Harriett C. Peck // living at Canton in the County of Fulton // has fulfilled the requirements of the law governing the registration of nurses, // as set forth in "An Act to provide for the Registration of Nurses and to repeal // a certain Act therein named", approved June 30, 1913, in force July 1, 1913, // and has been duly registered in accordance therewith and is now entitled // to practice as, to be known as and styled as a // REGISTERED NURSE // In Testimony Whereof, we hereunto subscribe and affix the seal of the // Illinois State Board of Nurse Examiners on this, the eleventh day of November Anno Domini, 1914 // Julia S. Chubbuck R.N. // Member // ATTEST Adelaide May Walsh. R.N. // President // Velora E. Randal. R.N. // Member // ATTEST Anna L. Tittman R.N. // Secretary // No. 4289 // Kathryn A. Conway. R.N. // Member."; on seal: "By // Examination // ILLINOIS STATE BOARD OF NURSE EXAMINERS"; on the back: "[illeg.] for Record // Dec 16, A. D. 1914 // Austin Orion // Co. Clerk // Recorded - // Register of Nurses Record // Page 4"
Storage Room 2005
2005-1-5 BOX 27
Unit Of Measure
Length 30.2 cm X Width 38.2 cm X Depth 0.01 cm
The edges of the certificate are heavily torn, ripped, curled and bent, but the content of the certificate and seal is still intact; misisng pieces along edges and corners; a few stains on the front, which are showing on the back, and one of the words written in pen on the back of the certificate is missing due to tearing
Public Health Reports, Volume 30, Issue 2, U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Public Health Service, Health Resources Administration, 1915. pg. 1528. https://books.google.ca/books?id=5nI3AQAAMAAJ&dq=%22illinois+state+board+of+nurse+examiners%22&source=gbs_navlinks_s
The Act of June 30th, 1913 referred to on the certificate created a board of five registered nurses, known as the Illinois State Board of Nurse Examiners. They were appointed by the state governor with the consent of the state. The members of the board were paid ten dollars a day plus travel expenses when working. One member was to be appointed secretary and receive a salary of 1400 dollars a year.