Records of the College of Health and Human Services (CHHS), University of North Carolina Wilmington
Scope and Contents
Most of the files document growth, development, and accreditation of degree programs in physical education, athletic training, parks and recreation management, nursing, and social work. In addition, there are brochures, course syllabi, and programs from various disciplines, including clinical research, exercise science, gerontology, and public health. Faculty biographical information and faculty scholarly publications represent all three schools. Some clippings feature UNC Wilmington students and professors from health sciences and nursing, while others highlight building construction and other CHHS milestones. Prevalent throughout the record group are accreditation reports, admission bulletins, annual reports, administrative correspondence, graduation programs, news releases, newsletters, photographs, policies, proposals for graduate and undergraduate degree programs, publicity for special events, self-study evaluations, and strategic plans. Topics addressed in this record group include fundraising for Trask Coliseum; the James Walker Associate Degree in Nursing which began as a hospital-based training program; and UNCW Health and Human Services Week.
- 1960 - 2019
Conditions Governing Access
Conditions Governing Use
CHHS offers undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degree programs as well as health-sciences student organizations. The college integrates teaching, research, and community outreach. It also partners with human services agencies and health care systems to exchange information and best practices while using resources in an effective, efficient manner. The three schools collaborate across disciplines to improve the health and quality of life of individuals, families, and communities in Southeastern North Carolina and beyond.
The James Walker Hospital School of Nursing preceded SON. It was founded in 1901 and was once one of the largest nursing schools in North Carolina. When James Walker Hospital closed, faculty and students transferred to Wilmington College (now University of North Carolina Wilmington) for the Associate Degree in Nursing program. With approval to offer the baccalaureate degree, the Department of Nursing became the School of Nursing. Twenty years after the two-year Nursing associate degree program began at Wilmington College in September 1965, UNC Wilmington’s four-year nursing program opened in the fall of 1985. SHAHS and SSW—former departments of the College of Arts and Sciences—officially opened in July 2010.
CHHS is part of the UNCW campus. SON was based originally in Hoggard Hall, but moved to McNeill Hall in 2010, when SSW and SHAHS opened. SSW began in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology in the College of Arts and Sciences based in Leutze Hall. Social Work transitioned to CHHS when the college was created and moved to McNeill Hall in 2011. SHAHS was housed in Trask Coliseum and Hanover Hall and then expanded to include McNeill Hall in 2011.
The Dean’s office and SHAHS are scheduled to move to Veterans Hall (formerly the Allied Health Building) in 2020, with SON remaining in McNeill Hall and SSW in both McNeill and Veterans Hall.
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Sub-Group 04, Nursing, has been further arranged into chronological series based on administrative history. Sub-Group 05, Faculty biographical information, and Sub-Group 06, Faculty scholarship, are both arranged in four series: 1. Health and Human Services faculty 2. Gerontology faculty 3. Social work faculty 4. Nursing faculty
Record Group Organization
- Clinical exercise physiology
- Clinical medicine -- Research
- Education, Higher
- Health education
- Leisure -- Study and teaching
- New Hanover County (N.C.)
- Nursing schools
- Parks -- Management
- Physical education and training
- Public health -- Study and teaching
- Public universities and colleges
- Recreation -- Management
- Recreational therapy
- Schools of social work
- Tourism -- Management
- University of North Carolina, Wilmington
- University of North Carolina, Wilmington -- History -- Sources
- University of North Carolina, Wilmington. College of Health and Human Services
- Wilmington (N.C.)
- Wilmington College
- Guide to the Records of the College of Health and Human Services, University of North Carolina Wilmington
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