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Cornelia Bolen Commonplace Book and Photographs

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-4225

Content Description

The collection contains the commonplace book kept by Cornelia Bolen between 1930 and 1935 as well as three photographs of her in later years.

Dates

  • 1930-1950

Creator

Biographical / Historical

Cornelia Bolen was born on September 11, 1907, the eighth of nine children born to Henry H. and Stella Calhoun Bolen, in Jackson, Alabama. She graduated from the State Secondary Agricultural School in Jackson and finished training as a registered nurse at the Providence Hospital in Mobile, Alabama. Her career led her to practice in various locations in Alabama and Florida, in both hospitals and as a public health nurse in rural areas.

Bolen eventually returned to Jackson where she cared for her aging parents until they passed away. Afterwards she worked in a local nursing home until she retired. She died on January 8, 1972, after a lengthy illness.

From biographical sketch by Walter A. Davis (nephew)

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Overview

Commonplace book and three photographs of Cornelia Bolen, a nurse in 1930s Alabama and Florida

General

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Processing Information

Processed by Martha Bace, May 2018
Title
Guide to the Cornelia Bolen Commonplace Book and Photographs
Status
Coll Lvl Complete
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the The University of Alabama Libraries Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Box 870266
Tuscaloosa AL 35487-0266
205.348.0500