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Cynthia E. Northrop papers

 Collection
Collection MS-1998-002: Cynthia E. Northrop papers

Dates

  • 1950, 1977-1990, undated
  • Majority of material found within 1984 - 1989

Scope and Contents

This collection documents the life and work of Cynthia E. Northrop, nurse, attorney, and founder of the American Association of Nurse Attorneys. It includes correspondence, photographs, presentations, publications, resumes, and a scrapbook created by Northrop's father.

Creator

Restrictions on Acess

Collection is open for research.

Restrictions on Use

These materials are made available for use in research, teaching and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright Law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source. The original authors may retain copyright to the materials.

Biographical note

Cynthia E. Northrop was born on June 11, 1950, in North Tonawanda, New York. She earned a master's degree in nursing from the University of Maryland and studied law at the University of Baltimore. She founded the American Association of Nurse Attorneys in 1977 and served as president from the time of its incorporation in 1982 until 1985. Throughout her life she worked as public health nurse, a professor, and a lawyer in private practice. With Mary E. Kelly, she wrote the book Legal Issues in Nursing, published in 1987. Northrop married Harvey C. Dzodin in 1984. She died of colon cancer on November 6, 1989.

Sources

"About Us." The American Association of Nurse Attorneys. http://www.taana.org/about. Accessed April 24, 2017.

"Cynthia Ellen Northrop." U.S. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007. Ancestry.com. Accessed April 24, 2017.

"Cynthia Northrop, 39, A Nurse and a Lawyer." The New York Times. November 7, 1989.

"Harvey C. Dzodin Married to Cynthia E. Northrop." The New York Times. January 30, 1984.

"In Memoriam." Addictions Nursing Network. 1, no. 4 (1989): 21. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.3109/10884608909149644?journalCode=ijan18

Extent

1 Linear Feet (4 containers )

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

This collections documents the life and work of Cynthia E. Northrop, a nurse, attorney, and the founder of the American Association of Nurse Attorneys.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically.

Provenance

Gifts of David M., Francis, and Marjorie Northrop (1998).

Related Materials

Nurses and nursing:

Josephine A. Dolan collection of nursing history, MS.1988.004, John J. Burns Library, Boston College.

Madeleine Clémence Vaillot papers, MS.1989.011, John J. Burns Library, Boston College.

Margaret A. Colliton papers, MS.1990.010, John J. Burns Library, Boston College.

Cynthia E. Northrop papers, MS.1998.002, John J. Burns Library, Boston College.

Nursing associations:

Visiting Nurse Association of Boston records, MS.1989.006, John J. Burns Library, Boston College.

The American Association of Nurse Attorneys records, MS.1997.018, John J. Burns Library, Boston College.

Nursing schools:

New England Deaconess Hospital School of Nursing records, MS.1989.008, John J. Burns Library, Boston College.

St. Elizabeth’s Hospital School of Nursing collection, MS.2000.018B, John J. Burns Library, Boston College.

Title
Cynthia E. Northrop Papers
Subtitle
1950-1990 (bulk 1984-1989)
Status
Completed
Author
Annalisa Moretti
Date
June 2017
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the John J. Burns Library Repository

Contact:
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