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Hannah Allen Jeter Weiser papers

Identifier: 1991.Jul.14

Scope and Contents

This collection contains materials related primarily to Wesier's education and career as a public health nurse as well as a few personal papers. These papers include course notes, some correspondence, drawings, medical pamphlets, maps, newspaper clippings, and a scrapbook.

Series 1: Educational and Professional papers, 1917-1978. These materials include her class notes from nursing school, materials from the Instructive Visiting Nurse Association, medical reprints, a collection of assorted medical pamphlets, and alumni materials from St. Elizabeth's Hospital School for Nurses and the Richmond Professional Institute School of Nursing, both of which Weiser attended.

Series 2: Personal papers, 1906-1983. This series includes correspondence, drawings and sketches, newspaper clippings, and a scrapbook which contains her Virginia State Board of Nurse Examiniers registration cards along with numerous membership cards for alumni and nursing organizations, letters, pictures, and other personal items.


  • 1906 - 1983

Access Restrictions

This collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

There are no restrictions.

Biographical Information

Hannah Allen Jeter Wesier (1897-1990) was born in Amelia County, Virginia. As as child she attended Clifton Forge Seminary, a girls boarding and day school located in Alleghany County. Later she studied nursing at St. Elizabeth's Hospital School for Nurses in Richmond, Virginia and graduated in 1931. She then attended the Richmond Division of the College of William & Mary (later named the Richmond Professional Institute) to study public health nursing and completed that program in 1936. She worked as a public health nurse in several places in Virginia during her career including Falls Church, Front Royal, and Richmond. She was a member of various nursing and public health associations including the American Nurses Association, American Public Health Association, Graduate Nurses Association of Virginia, and National Organization for Public Health Nursing.

Weiser married Raymond Ware Weiser of Clarendon, Virginia in the 1930s.


0.9 Linear Feet (3 document cases)

Language of Materials



This collection is divided into two series:

Series 1, Educational and Professional papers, 1917-1978. Series 2, Personal papers, 1906-1983.

There was no discernable original arrangement for this material so like materials were grouped together. Files are arranged alphabetically within each series.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Nannie Anderson, of Richmond, Virginia, June 1991.


A Guide to the Hannah Allen Jeter Weiser papers, 1906-1983
A Collection in Special Collections and Archives, Health Sciences Library, Virginia Commonwealth University, Accession Number 1991/Jul/14
2013 By Virginia Commonwealth University. All rights reserved.
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Repository Details

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