Clara G. Gentry Nursing Papers

1925-1937
The Country Doctor Museum Manuscript Collection, CD 01.22
Creator(s)
Gentry, Clara G.
Physical description
0.245 Cubic Feet
Preferred Citation
Clara G. Gentry Nursing Papers (CD 01.22), The Country Doctor Museum, at The William E. Laupus Health Sciences Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
Repository
Laupus Library History Collections
Access
No restrictions

The collection consists of photographs, diplomas and other educational records, correspondence, artifacts, and ephemera from Clara G. Gentry, a registered nurse.


Biographical/historical information

Clara G. Gentry, the oldest of 7 children, was born in Roxboro, Person County, North Carolina, on 12 February 1902 to James Larkin and Rosa Bell (Buchanan) Gentry. Her mother and two of her sisters were nurses. She graduated from Watts Nurses Training School in 1932. At some point, she was the county nurse in Person County for Dr. Gentry, and she rode with him out to patients' homes. At 36 she married Christopher C. Scott and moved from Durham, where she was a nurse at Watts Hospital, to a farm in Wilson County, where she resigned from the profession. Gentry died 11 February 1978.


Scope and arrangement

The Clara G. Gentry Nursing Papers include materials from Gentry's time in nursing school and her career afterwards. The collection consists of photographs, educational records, diplomas, and correspondence.


Administrative information
Custodial History

12 June 2008: The collection (1925-1937) consists of photographs, diplomas and other educational records, correspondence, artifacts, and ephemera. 1 folder; 1 oversize folder. Gift December, 2008 by Brenda Scott, Wilson, N.C.

Source of acquisition

Gift of Brenda Scott

Processing information

Processed by Marlena Barber, 2015

Copyright notice

Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.


Language of material

English

Related material

Related artifacts held at The Country Doctor Museum, Bailey, North Carolina.