Centralised Searchable Databases:

is a searchable database of archives. 

National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections [NUCMC], 
from the Library of Congress, also searches RLG Union Catalog

provides access to an integrated database of three sources: 
    NUCMC--National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections, 
    NIDS--National Inventory of Documentary Resources in the United States, and 
    DAMRUS--Directory of Archives and Manuscript Repositories in the United States. 
Available through subscription


Other List of Archives, Libraries, and Repositories:

History of the Health Sciences Libraries and Archives 

University of Idaho Repositories List

Alan Mason Chesney Medical Archives
The Alan Mason Chesney Medical Archives of the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions houses the Johns Hopkins Nursing Historical Collection, the Church Home Nursing Collection and the Dorothea Orem Collection. The Johns Hopkins and Church Home collections contain personal papers of nearly 200 individual nurses, including Isabel Hampton Robb, Adelaide Nutting, and Anna Wolf, as well as photographs, material culture, a Florence Nightingale Collection, and institutional records of the Johns Hopkins and Church Home schools of nursing and their alumni associations.
The Alan Mason Chesney Medical Archives
The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions
5801 Smith Avenue, Suite 235
Baltimore, MD 21209 
Telephone: (410) 735-6800
Fax. (410) 735-6770

American Association for Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) Archives
222 S. Prospect Ave.
Park Ridge, IL 60068-4001
Kathy Koch, MLIS 
Telephone: (847) 692-7050, ext.3006
[email protected]

American National Red Cross
The Hazel Braugh Records Center houses current and inactive records of the American National Red Cross, and has a collection of books, photographs, tapes and films. 
See this ANA feature on the Hazel Braugh Records Center
American Red Cross
5818 Seminary Road
Falls Church, VA 22041
Telephone: (703) 813-5380
Fax: (703) 813-5389

Many historical American Red Cross nursing files are in the Red Cross gifted material at the National Archives (II), managed as Records Group 200. Indexes to this material are available at both the Hazel Braugh Center and the National Archives:
National Archives at College Park
8601 Adelphi Road
College Park, MD 20740-6001
Telephone: (301) 713-6800 
National Archives
Guide to Federal Records in the National Archives of the United States

For World War I Era Military Nursing, records are located at National Archives (I):
National Archives
Pennsylvania Avenue at 7th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20408
Telephone: (202) 501-5385

Archives of Nursing Leadership 
The Archives of Nursing Leadership is a joint program of the University of Connecticut School of Nursing and the Thomas J. Dodd Research. The archives acquires, preserves and make accessible the papers and records of Connecticut organizations that support the nursing profession and the personal papers of individuals who have made a significant contribution to nursing within the state. The collection includes the Josephine Dolan papers, the Virginia Henderson Research Collection the Connecticut Training School for Nurses Alumni Association, and the North East Organization for Nursing (NEON). 
Archives & Special Collections
Thomas J. Dodd Research Center
405 Babbidge Rd U-205
University of Connecticut 
Storrs, CT 06269-1005
Telephone: (860) 486-2524
[email protected]
Josephine A. Dolan Collection

Barbara Bates Center for the Study of the History of Nursing 
The Barbara Bates Center was established in 1985 to encourage and facilitate historical scholarship on health care history and nursing in the United States. The Center continues to create and maintain a resource for such research; to improve the quality and scope of historical scholarship on nursing; and to disseminate research findings and new knowledge on nursing history through conferences, publications, and interdisciplinary sharing and collaborations.
University of Pennsylvania, School of Nursing
Claire M. Fagin Hall
Suite 2U
418 Curie Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Telephone: (215) 898-4502 
Dr. Patricia D’Antonio, PhD, RN, FAAN, Director
[email protected]
Barbara Bates Center for the Study of the History of Nursing

Bellevue Alumnae Center for Nursing History 
The center is part of the Foundation of the New York State Nurses Association. The personal papers of Martha Rogers, Eleanor Lambertson, Elaine E. Beletz and Marguerite B. Harris are also here.

Bellevue Alumnae Center for Nursing History
The Veronica Driscoll Center for Nursing
2113 Western Avenue
Guilderland, New York 12084-9501
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: (518) 456-7858 ext. 24
Fax: (518) 452-3760

Beth-El Historical Collections
The Beth-El Historical Collections document the history of the Beth-El School of Nursing/College of Nursing and Health Sciences and the nursing profession in the Pikes Peak Region (Colorado Springs, El Paso and Teller Counties, Colorado).
Beth-El Historical Collections
UCCS University Archives
1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway
Colorado Springs, CO  80918 
Telephone: (719) 255-3094
Email: [email protected]

Center for Nursing Historical Inquiry
Established at the University of Virginia in 1991 to support historical scholarship in nursing, the Center is dedicated to the preservation and study of nursing history in the United States. The goals of the Center include the collection of materials, the promotion of scholarship, and the dissemination of historical research findings.
The Center runs a regular series of nursing history forums, sponsors the annual Agnes Dillon Randolph Award and Lecture, mounts exhibits, awards a yearly historical research fellowship, and publishes a newsletter, Windows in Time. 
University of Virginia Health Sciences Center
McLeod Hall 
University of Virginia, Charlottesville 
Charlottesville, VA 22903 
Dr. Arlene Keeling, Director
Telephone: (434) 924-0131 
[email protected]
Archivist: Anne McKeithen
Telephone: 434-924-0083
Center for Nursing Historical Inquiry

Clendening History of Medicine Library 
The collection includes letters from Florence Nightingale, which have been digitized.
University of Kansas Medical Center 
3901 Rainbow Blvd 
Kansas City KS 66160-7311 
Telephone: (913) 588-7244
Fax:  (913) 588-7060 
Clendening History of Medicine

Crile Hospital Archives
This is a former US Army Hospital is to document the history of the African American Nurse. They are eliciting materials to further enhance the collection.
E-mail Dr. Banks
The Crile Archives Western Campus C.C.C.
11000 Pleasant Valley Road
Parma, OH 44130
Telephone: (216) 987-5594
Fax: (216) 987-5050 

History of Medicine Division at the National Library of Medicine 
The National Library of Medicine manuscript collection includes the American College of Nurse Midwives, the Henry Street Settlement, National Organization for Public Health Nursing, the Society of Superintendents of Training Schools and the National League for Nursing Education and the National League for Nursing.
The Prints and Photographs Collection includes a pictorial documentation of nursing; an index is available and copies may be purchased.
History of Medicine Division, National Library of Medicine
8600 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, MD 20894
Telephone: (301) 496-5405
National Library of Medicine

Historical Nursing Archives Westchester Rockland County [NY]
Lienhard School of Nursing, Pace University 
This collection focuses on local nursing history in Westchester/Rockand Counties, New York emphasizing the activities of schools of nursing and health care organizations. The collection has five major categories: Zeta Omega at-Large Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International; Nurses Association of Westchester County of New York State; Lienhard School of Nursing, Pace University (NY); New York Medical College Graduate School of Nursing and miscellaneous photographs, artifacts, books, audio-visual tapes and other materials. 
The collection is housed on the Pleasantville Campus of Pace University in the Doris and Edward Mortola Library, 861 Bedford Road in Pleasantville, New York, 10570.
Call (914) 773-3380 for an appointment.
A finder's guide is available online
HNAWR Archive Website

History of Nursing Archives

Established in 1966, the History of Nursing Archives at Boston University contains the personal and professional papers of nursing leaders; records of the schools of nursing; public health and professional nursing organizations; histories of various American and foreign schools of nursing, including early textbooks; as well as a very extensive book collection. These manuscripts and books document the evolution of the profession and its contribution to the fields of public health, women's rights, and military history.

In addition, Boston University hosts The Florence Nightingale Digitization Project, which presents more than 2,300 images of original correspondence written by Florence Nightingale from 20 national and international collaborative partners.  Descriptive metadata and subject and name tags allow for detailed searches and filtering of search results.

Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center
Boston University
771 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA  02215
History of Nursing Archives, Boston University
Florence Nightingale Digitization Project

Hunter College Special Collections
Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing is found here: Hunter College Special Collections

Mary L. Pekarski Collection in the Burns Library, Boston College
The Pekarski Collection has focused on the history of nursing; bioethics; and the Catholic, especially Jesuit, influence on nursing. The collection includes: Josephine Dolan Collection - including letters from Florence Nightingale and Dorothea Lynde Dix, the New England Deaconess Hospital School of Nursing Collection - from founding in 1893 to closing in 1989, the Rita P. Kelleher Collection the Margaret Colliton Collection , MICA, VNA of Boston, Legal/Ethical Aspects of Nursing, The American Association of Nurse Attorneys, and North American Nursing Diagnosis Association (NANDA) archives.
Boston College Libraries

Midwest Nursing History Research Center at the University of Illinois, Chicago 
maintains a museum with nursing related artifacts. 
845 S. Damen Ave.
Chicago, IL 60612-7350
Telephone: (312) 996-0621
Fax: (312) 996-8945
[email protected]
Midwest Nursing History Resource Center
Records and papers have been moved to the University of Illinois at Chicago University Archives at the Library of the Health Sciences Special Collections Department.
The website has transcriptions of some Nightingale letters
Archives/Special Collections
Library of the Health Sciences
University of Illinois at Chicago
1750 West Polk
Chicago, IL 60616-7223
Telephone: (312) 996-8977  
UIC Archives

Oncology Nursing History Center
Oncology Nursing Society
125 Enterprise Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15275
(412) 859-6399
[email protected]

Rush University Medical Center Archives

The Rush Archives holds records from the following Chicago nursing schools, as well as the personal papers of many nursing alumni:

Presbyterian Hospital School of Nursing, 1903-1956
St. Luke’s Hospital School of Nursing, 1885-1956
Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Hospital School of Nursing, 1656-1968
Rush University College of Nursing, 1973-

 Our holdings also include collections related to nursing departments and staff from the following Chicago institutions:

St. Luke’s Hospital, 1865-1956
Presbyterian Hospital, 1883-1956
Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Hospital, 1956-1969
Central Free Dispensary, 1873-1961
Rush University Medical Center/Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center, 1969-


Our online collections include all of the annual reports and newsletters of our hospitals and all of the annual announcements, yearbooks, and alumni newsletters of our nursing schools. Visit our webpage for links and more information.

Rush University Medical Center Archives
1700 W. Van Buren Street, Suite 086, Chicago IL 60612
Telephone: (312) 942-6358
Email: [email protected]
Webpage: https://rushu.libguides.com/rusharchives

Southwest Center for Nursing History 
Collections focus on regional nursing history.
The Center for American History
The University of Texas at Austin
Sid Richardson Hall 2.101
1 University Station D1100
Austin, Texas 78712-0335 
Telephone: 512-471-4910
Southwest Center for Nursing History

Special Collections, Teachers College, and Columbia University Medical Center
Of special interest to nurses is the archives of the Nursing Education Department, founded by Mary Adelaide Nutting. The Medical Center Archives has Nightingale Letters.
The Gottesman Libraries Teachers College, Columbia University
525 West 120th Street
New York, NY 10027
Telephone: (212) 678-4104
Fax: (212) 678-3092 
Special Collections Columbia University Medical Center
Archives & Special Collections,Columbia University Medical Center
Health Sciences Library, Lower Level 1
701 W. 168th St.
New York, NY 10032 
Special Collections, Teachers College

Southern Labor Archives
Located in the Special Collections Department at Georgia State University. The collections include records of state nurses associations from the District of Columbia, Maryland, Kentucky, South Carolina, Georgia.
Special Collections & Archives,
Georgia State University Library, 
100 Decatur Street SE,
Georgia State University, 
Atlanta, Georgia 30303-3202
Southern Labor Archives

United States Army Center of Military History, Army Nurse Corps Collection
This web site contains considerable content and photographs relevant to the history of the Army Nurse Corps. 
The collection is maintained at the AMEDD Center of History and Heritage
3630 Stanley Road, STE 104
Fort Sam Houston, TX 78234

Army Nurse Corps - History Web Page

University of Maryland School of Nursing Museum
Permanent museum exhibition and growing archives documenting the evolution of Maryland's largest and oldest continuously operated school of nursing from its founding as a hospital training school in 1889 to a leading research institution. Museum transcends its institutional roots to offer an evocative depiction of modern American nursing. University of Maryland School of Nursing Museum
655 W. Lombard Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21201
Telephone: (410) 706-1502
Fax: (410) 706-0399
University of Maryland

ViaHealth Archives Consortium
The Baker-Cederberg Museum and Archives, Genesee Hospital Archives, TGH School Nursing Archives, Myers Community Hospital, Sodus New York, Rochester General Hospital Collects and preserves materials and disseminates information that chronicles the development of Rochester City/Rochester General Hospital and its Affiliates. The collections include the School of Nursing at Rochester City/General hospital (1880-1964), Isabella Graham Hart School of Practical Nursing (1964 - present), Florence Nightingale Post American Legion (1918 -present), Base Hospital 19 (1916-1920), 19th General Hospital, AUS (1940-1950), Fitch's French Military Hospital (1914-1919), Genesee Hospital, Myers Community Hospital, Behavioral Health (Rochester Mental Health Center) Collection plus several tenant collections including: The New York State and Genesee Dietetic Associations and the Society for Total Emergency Programs (STEP) 
333 Humboldt Street,
Rochester New York 14610. 
Telephone: (585) 922-1847