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Benedict Daniels Photographs

 Collection
Identifier: P026
This collection consists of scrapbook pages of photographs created by Miriam Benedict, RN, likely when she worked as a nurse. The individuals in the collection are unidentified but they may be families or patients she interacted with during her time as a nurse.

Dates

  • ca. early 1900s

Language of Materials

Material is in English.

Access

Collection is available for research under the CHC rules of use.

Copyright Notice

Copyright for materials resides with the creators of the items in question, unless otherwise designated.

It is the responsibility of the researcher to understand and observe copyright law and to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyright. Questions concerning copyright and permission to publish should be directed to the Cambridge Historical Commission Archives.

Extent

1 folder

4 scrapbook pages

Overview

The Benedict Daniels Photograph Collection consists of 4 scrapbook pages of photographs created by Miriam Benedict, RN. The individuals in the collection are unidentified but they may be families or patients she interacted with during her time as a nurse.

Historical Context and Biographical Note

Miriam Benedict and Helen Benedict Daniels were sisters who grew up in Elmwood house, Cambridge and worked as nurses during and after WWI. Helen was a member of the Young People’s Society of Christian Endeavor (Y.P.S.C.E.) around 1918 and then became a volunteer nurse for the Red Cross. In 1921 she graduated cum laude from Radcliffe with a degree in natural history. That same year she became engaged to Frederick Irvin Daniels (b. ca. 1899), of Providence, who graduated from Brown University. They married in Wyoming in 1922 and later moved to Orange, New Jersey.

Miriam Benedict, RN, was a nurse ca. 1919-1922 under the supervision of Dr. Sumner Andrews. Andrews was the physician in charge of Ward IV Infant Welfare Committee and then the East Cambridge Health Center in 1922. His programs focused on teaching young mothers how to care for their newborn children.

Collection Arrangement

Materials arranged by scrapbook order.

Physical Location

Collection is stored on-site

Collection is stored as part of Small Collections.

Provenance

The photographs were donated by Maria Sousa in October of 1995. There is little biographical information on the donor.

Processing Information

Processing and original finding aid by: Brittany Fox, February 2019.

Encoded by: Brittany Fox, March 2020.
Title
Benedict Daniels Photographs
Author
Processing and original finding aid by Brittany Fox, February 2019. Machine-readable finding aid created by Brittany Fox, March 2020.
Description rules
Finding aid was prepared using DACS
Language of description
Description is in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge Historical Commission Archives Repository

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