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Ada Fort papers

Identifier: Series No. 281

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of correspondence, photographs, clippings, scrapbooks, printed material, and certificates. Correspondence is primarily with professional colleagues on behalf of the nursing school; photographs are of Ada Fort. Clippings, scrapbooks, printed material, and certificates relate to the history of the nursing school and its integration; to honors and awards received by Ada Fort; to her retirement; and to the Ada Fort Lectureship endowed at Emory in her honor.


  • 1950-1975

Language of Materials

Materials entirely in English.

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.

Biographical Note

Ada Fort, Dean of Emory University's Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing from 1950 to 1975, led the school through growth in enrollment, expansion of programs, and integration of the student body. She has received numerous awards and honorary degrees, won a fellowship from the National League of Nursing (1955), and was named Atlanta's Woman of the Year in the Professions (1970).


1 linear ft. (1 box)


Collection of materials of the Dean of the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing of Emory University, Ada Fort, including correspondence, photographs, clippings, scrapbooks, printed materials, and certificates.

Arrangement Note

Unprocessed collection

Custodial History

Formerly MSS 701.


Gift, 1982.

Ada Fort papers, 1950-1975.
Emory University Archives, Emory University
April 16, 2013
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Repository Details

Part of the Emory University Archives Repository

540 Asbury Circle
Atlanta Georgia 30322 United States