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Title: Irene Louise Carlson

Dates: 1915-1921

Collection Number:  MSS 11186

Quantity: 1.25 feet

Abstract: Papers include photographs of Irene and her fellow classmates at the St. Alexius Hospital School of Nursing, as well as class notes and certificates. Genealogical information about the Jane Anne Leversee family was digitized and returned to the donor.

Provenance: The collection was donated to the State Historical Society of North Dakota by Carlonna Lindell, Irene’s great-niece, on September 18, 2013.

Property rights: The State Historical Society of North Dakota owns the property rights to the collection.

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BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH

Irene Louise Carlson was born on January 30, 1900 by Zumbro Falls (MN) to Charles and Francis (Perkins) Carlson.  She moved to Shields (ND) in a covered wagon, with her parents and sister Freda as a young child. Her mother Francis had been sent there to teach in a country school.

Irene graduated from the Wells County Common School in 1915 and from the St. Alexius Hospital in Bismarck (ND) as a Registered Nurse 1922. She worked in hospitals in Mandan and Bismarck (ND), Florida (MN) and retired from nursing in Modesto (CA) in 1970.

She then moved to Minnesota to share a home with her sister, Freda (Carlson) Karlson, to the time of her death on May 9, 1986. Irene was a very devoted nurse and made it a lifetime career. Her final work before retiring was spent in specialized nursing care in the Burn Unit of the hospital in Modesto.

BOX / FOLDER INVENTORY

Box 1:
1 Anatomy class notes, St. Alexius Hospital, ca. 1920-1921
Communicable diseases class notes, St. Alexius Hospital, 1920-1921
Internal medicine class notes, St. Alexius Hospital, 1920-1921
Gynecology class notes, St. Alexius Hospital, 1921
2 Various class notes, ca. 1920-1921 
3 Photographs:
11186-01         Unidentified nurse in uniform, ca. 1920-1921
11186-02         Two nuns walking along road, ca. 1920-1921
11186-03         Three unidentified nurses uncovering sleigh, ca. 1920-1921
11186-04         Unidentified nurse by the river holding leaves, ca. 1920-1921
11186-05         Three unidentified nurses standing on stop of “Beardsley” marker, ca. 1920-1921
11186-06         Exterior of unidentified house: “Dad’s house,” ca. 1920-1921
11186-07         Three unidentified nurses, ca. 1920-1921
11186-08         Unidentified nurse, probably St. Alexius Hospital graduation portrait, ca. 1920-1922
11186-09         Unidentified nurse or instructor, ca. 1920-1921
11186-10         Unidentified St. Alexius Hospital nursing graduate portrait, ca. 1920-1922 (Butler Studio)
11186-11          Unidentified St. Alexius Hospital nursing graduate portrait, ca. 1920-1922 (Butler Studio)
11186-12         Unidentified St. Alexius Hospital nursing graduate portrait, ca. 1920-1922 (Slorby Studio)
11186-13         Unidentified St. Alexius Hospital nursing graduate portrait, ca. 1920-1922 (Slorby Studio)
11186-14         Unidentified St. Alexius Hospital nursing graduate portrait, ca. 1920-1922 (Slorby Studio)
11186-15         Unidentified St. Alexius Hospital nursing graduate portrait, ca. 1920-1922 (Slorby Studio)
11186-16         Unidentified St. Alexius Hospital nursing graduate or instructor portrait, ca. 1920-1922 (Butler Studio)
11186-18         Unidentified St. Alexius Hospital nursing graduate portrait, ca. 1920-1922 (Slorby Studio)

Box 2:
11186-17         Unidentified couple wedding portrait, ca. 1922 (Slorby Studio)      
Wells County Common School graduation certificate, Irene Carlson, 1915
International Sunday School Association diploma, Irene Carlson, 1915
Chicago Correspondence school diploma, Frances Mary Carlson, 1921

Digital items:
State Board of Nurse Examiners Registered Nurse certificate, Irene Carlson, 1922 (digital only)
Descendants of Jane Anne Leversee family

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