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Rae McIntyre Chittick fonds
These papers reflect Chittick's activities in nursing education, with special emphasis on her role as publicist and consultant. Her typescripts of articles for nursing journals, and her addresses to nursing schools, nursing associations, and graduating classes of nurses cover the years 1950-1966, and are concerned largely with nursing training and nursing philosophy. Her work as a consultant, particularly for the World Health Organization in Australia (1968), and in Ghana and the West Indies, is documented by her reports and addresses, as well as photographs (e.g. of Chittick with Prime Minister Nkrumah of Ghana) and other mementos. Related to this work are some comments by Chittick of a doctoral dissertation on health care in Ghana (1971). Personal material stems primarily from the 1963 Convocation when Chittick was named Emeritus Professor; it comprises photographs and a copy of the citation.
Nursing educator Rae Chittick was born in Ontario and grew up in Alberta. After graduating from the Johns Hopkins Hospital School of Nursing in 1922, she worked as a nurse in British Columbia and Alberta. Chittick pursued further studies at Columbia (B.Sc. in Public Health Nursing, 1931) and Sanford (M.A. in Education, 1942). She came to McGill in 1953 as Director of the School for Graduate Nurses. She was named Flora Madeline Shaw Professor of Nursing in 1958, and retired as Emeritus Professor in 1963. After her retirement, she worked as a consultant on nursing education in the West Indies, Africa and Australia.