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The Center for Nursing Historical Inquiry, established at the University of Virginia in 1991 to support historical scholarship in nursing, is dedicated to the preservation and study of nursing history. The goals of the Center include the collection of materials, the promotion of scholarship, and the dissemination of historical research findings.

The Center hosts a regular series of nursing history forums, sponsors the annual Agnes Dillon Randolph Award and Lecture, awards a yearly historical research fellowship, and publishes a newsletter, Windows in Time.

Located in the University of Virginia School of Nursing’s McLeod Hall, the Center is routinely open to visitors and researchers Monday through Friday. Please contact the Center as far in advance as possible to schedule a visit.


Center for Nursing Historical Inquiry Staff

Arlene Keeling, PhD, RN, FAAN, Director
email: awk2z@Virginia.EDU

Barbara Brodie, PhD, RN, FAAN, Associate Director
email: bb9w@Virginia.EDU

Mary Gibson, PhD, RN, Assistant Director
Assistant Professor
email: meg2e@Virginia.EDU

John C. Kirchgessner, PhD, RN, PNP, Assistant Director

Linda Hanson, Administrative Assistant
email: llh3x@Virginia.EDU


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Mailing Address

U.Va. School of Nursing

PO Box 800782






Direct Contact

Phone Number: +1-434-924-0083