Local History Publication Award Lecture Series: Caps, Capes, and Caring: The Legacy of Diploma Nursing Schools in Toledo

Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Jerome Library, Pallister Conference Room
Jerome Library, Bowling Green, OH 43403

Please join the Center for Archival Collections (CAC) in welcoming authors Patricia Beach, Susan Eisel, Maria Nowicki, Judy Szor, and Beth White to Jerome Library for a presentation on their book Caps, Capes, and Caring: The Legacy of Diploma Nursing Schools in Toledo (The University of Toledo Press, 2018), a winner of the CAC’s 2018 Local History Publication Award in the Independent Scholar category.

From 1893 to 1999, there were eight hospital-based diploma nursing schools in Toledo, sending registered nurses into the community to provide healthcare for residents and teach them how to stay healthy.  Many graduates from these schools are still living and continue to provide care and comfort today, and their memories and experiences are recounted in Caps, Capes, and Caring, resulting in a remarkable local history of nursing in Northwest Ohio.

At this talk, authors Beach, Eisel, Nowicki, Szor, and White will discuss the rich and important legacy of Toledo’s diploma nursing schools, as well as how they went about jointly authoring Caps, Capes, and Caring, a process that included both historical research and oral history interviews with several nursing school alumni.


This presentation is part of the CAC’s Local History Publication Award Lecture series. This is a free event. No registration required. 



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