Lincoln School for Nurses photograph collection

Collection History

This digital compilation was developed in support of the NYPL website, "The African American Migration Experience," a sweeping 500-year historical narrative from the transatlantic slave trade to the Western migration, the colonization movement, the Great Migration, and the contemporary immigration of Caribbeans, Haitians, and sub-Saharan Africans.

Related Resources

NYPL. "In Motion: The African-American Migration Experience."(2005) <>

Collection Data

The Lincoln School for Nurses Photograph Collection depicts some of the school's graduation classes, hospital facilities, and employees and patients from the mid-1800s to 1973, mainly during the period of the 1910s to 1950s.
Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1912 - 1973
Library locations
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division
Shelf locator: Sc Photo Lincoln School for Nurses Collection
Nursing schools -- African American nurses
African American women -- Education
Lincoln School for Nurses
Colored Home and Hospital (New York, N.Y.)
Lincoln Hospital and Home (New York, N.Y.)
Biographical/historical: The Lincoln School for Nurses was founded in 1898 to provide training to black women at a time when such education was not available elsewhere. Originally the School was affiliated with the Lincoln Hospital and Home, an institution that serviced infirm and destitute African Americans of both genders. In June 1925 the Lincoln Hospital and Home was sold to the city of New York for its use as a municipal hospital. The proceeds realized from the sale, together with certain reserved funds, were allocated for the construction of a school that was completed in 1929. To emphasize the School's changed status, the name was officially changed to the "Lincoln School for Nurses," in January 1927. The School terminated its degree program in 1961, after sixty-three years of existence
Content: Forms part of the Lincoln School for Nurses Records, 1840-1961
Physical Description
Extent: 101 items (.9 cu. ft., 3 boxes)
Extent: 101 photographic prints : ; 22 x 28 cm. and smaller.
Type of Resource
Still image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b11922868
Other local Identifier: SC MG 250
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 8c21f570-c6ce-012f-0899-58d385a7bc34
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