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Finding Aid for the Buffalo-Paraguay Contract in Medical and Nursing Education Records, 1956-1971, (bulk 1960-1964)

19/1/586

State University of New York at Buffalo. University Archives


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Collection Overview

Title: Buffalo-Paraguay Contract in Medical and Nursing Education Records, 1956-1971, (bulk 1960-1964)
Creator: State University of New York at Buffalo. School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
Extent: 1.75 linear feet (3 manuscript boxes, 1 folio clamshell box)
Language of Material: Collection material in English.
Repository: State University of New York at Buffalo. University Archives
Abstract: Documents relating to the University at Buffalo-Paraguay Contract in Medical and Nursing Education programs at the National University of Asuncion, Paraguay and Dr. Andres Barbero Institute of Teaching.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Description and dates], Box/folder number, 19/1/586, Buffalo-Paraguay Contract in Medical and Nursing Education Records, 1956-1971, (bulk 1960-1964), University Archives, The State University of New York at Buffalo.

See the Special Collections' preferred citations instructions for additional information.

Acquisition Information

Accession #88-057, deposited from the School of Nursing, was merged with collection 19/1/708, a portion of accession #85-058 from the School of Medicine records. At that time the collection was given a new number.

Terms of Access

The Buffalo-Paraguay Contract in Medical and Nursing Education Records, 1956-1971, (bulk 1960-1964) are open for research.

Copyright

Copyright of papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns. Researchers must obtain the written permission of the holder(s) of copyright and the University Archives before publishing quotations from materials in the collection. Most papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures unless otherwise specified.

Processing Information

Processed by Jessica Tanny, December 2003.

Accruals and Additions

No further accruals are expected to this collection.


Historical Note

The relationship between UB's Schools of Medicine and Nursing with the Servicio Cooperative Inter-Americano de Salud Publica (SCISP) was first established in 1957 after Dr. Stockton Kimball, Dean of the School of Medicine and Dr. Ellen McNicholas, Assistant Professor in the School of Nursing, conducted a preliminary survey of the medical education offered at the National University of Asuncion in Paraguay (NUA). The idea was to develop a small group of medical and nursing leaders in order to maintain a self-sustaining health service for the country.

Two field coordinators were sent as educational consultants to administer the program. From 1956 to 1961, Dr. Edward M. Bridge from the School of Medicine and Ruth T. McGrorey from the School of Nursing were sent as the first consultants. They reported monthly on the two programs and provided analysis into the medical and nursing educational conditions at Asuncion.

On July 1, 1962, the SCISP transferred the Paraguay Contract to the U.S. Operations Mission. Within the framework of the U.S. government and AID directives, the Mission provided administrative and political guidance and financial support to the two educational projects. "The program during the first six years of operation covered reorganization of the library, selection and limitation of students, reorganization of the teaching in the basic science departments, development of new programs in [several clinical courses], development of better teaching methods, improvement in central common services of the University Hospital, and the development of long-range plans for improvement in the clinical teaching areas" (-- "Experiences With the Buffalo-Paraguay Contract in Medical Education, 1962" by Edward M. Bridge, #1.13). During the thirteen years the programs were in existence many UB faculty members including President C.C. Furnas went to survey and report on the programs' progress. In October 1964, the Rector (President) of NUA, Dr. Crispin Insaurralde, came to UB where a large event was planned in honor of his visit.

The program was eventually incorporated into the curriculum at the NUA and in 1967, "the first graduates of the new four year program received the title of Licensiada, a term equivalent to the baccalaureate degree in nursing."

By 1969, the Buffalo-Paraguay contract was no longer in existence.


Scope and Content Note

Subject topics: contract negotiations, progress reports on educational programs and facilities, reconstruction of the Hospital de Clinicas by hospital consulting engineer, Daniel M. Roop, personnel issues, status of medical education in Paraguay, Chile, Peru.


Arrangement

The collection is arranged chronologically.


Container List

Box-folder Contents
1.1 1956,typewritten report from Stockton Kimball and Ellen McNicholas on the medical education situation in Paraguay.
4.2 1956-1964,scrapbook from the School of Nursing.
[disassembled]
1.2 1957-1958; includes correspondence with Hilda Peters, School of Medicine librarian regarding library books sent to Paraguay.
1.3 1959; includes two typewritten essays by David G. Greene, Chairman of the Paraguay Liaison Committee: "An informal account of the conference on University contracts abroad 'Towards a Foreign Policy for Higher Education,'" and "National University of Asuncion: report of a consultation visit to the Medical School."
1.4 December 1959, "Contract Between the Servico Cooperative Interamericano de Salud Publica and the University of Buffalo: Second Special Financial Contribution Agreement."
1.5 January-May, 1960; includes program and poster for the First National Seminar to Evaluate the Educational Programs of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Services in the Dr. Andres Barbero Institute of Teaching.
[Original poster removed to Box 4]
1.6 June-July 1960
1.7 September-December 1960; includes typewritten report by Theodore C. Flemming, "The Medical School and the University Hospital of the National University of Asuncion."
1.8 January 1960, progress report by Edward M. Bridge: "Program in Medical Education in Paraguay: SCISP - Buffalo project number 35."
1.9 January-June 1961
1.10 July-December 1961; includes budget for the period November 1961 - June 30, 1963.
1.11 January-March 1962; includes draft of renewed Buffalo-Paraguay contract.
1.12 January-March 1962; includes "Final Report on Technical Assistance in Nursing Education," by Helen C. Perine, "Report of Special Mission to Asuncion, Paraguay from the University of Buffalo," by Joseph E. Macmanus et. al.
1.13 April-July 1962; includes typewritten essays "Summary of Discussions with Dr. Jose Gonzalez of the American Hospital Association," and "Experiences with the Buffalo-Paraguay Contract in Medical Education," by Edward M. Bridge.
1.14 August-December 1962; includes annual reports, typewritten essay "International Commitments in the Health Sciences at the State University of New York at Buffalo."
2.1 January-May, 1963
2.2 June 1963; includes copy of Agency for International Development application for "Rural Health Manpower" project in Paraguay.
2.3 July 1963
2.4 August-September 1963; includes "End of Tour Report, August 1961 - August 1963" by Helen Sommer.
2.5 October-November 1963; includes C.C. Furnas' schedule of events for visit to Paraguay, reference copy of photograph of participants in the Latin American workshop with Edward M. Bridge.
[Original removed to #3.12]
2.6 December 1963, undated; includes notes.
2.7 December 1963- January 1964, "Trip Report of Visit to National University of Asuncion in Paraguay," by C.C. Furnas; includes draft and final copy.
2.8 January 1964; includes document "Personnel Regulations for the Paraguay Project."
2.9 February-March 1964
2.10 April 1964; includes two visit reports by Edward M. Bridge: "Cali, Columbia," and "Medical Education in Peru."
2.11 May 1964; includes summary report of Paraguay visit by Nursing education consultant, Ann Marie Vacca.
2.12 June 1964; includes chronology: "History of the Hospital de Clinicas."
2.13 July 1964; includes report from Douglas M. Surgenor's visit to Paraguay.
2.14 August-September 1964
3.1-3.2 October 1964; includes copy of program of events for Dr. Crispin Insaurralde, Rector of the National University of Asuncion visit to UB.
3.3 November-December 1964
3.4-3.5 December 1964, final report by Daniel M. Roop, regarding proposed facilities for the University Hospital, Paraguay.
3.6 1965
3.7-3.8 1966; includes typewritten daily journal of Douglas M. Surgenor's visit.
3.9 1967; includes typewritten daily journal of Douglas M. Surgenor's visit.
3.10 1969-1970
4.1 May 1969, award presented to UB in gratitude from the National University of Asuncion.
3.11 Undated, Reports

Search Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the Library's online catalog.

Authors

Bridge, Edward M. (Edward Mervin), 1901-
Dr. Andres Barbero Institute of Teaching
Greene, David G. (David Gorham), 1915-
McGrorey, Ruth T., 1915-1977
National University of Asuncion
Servico Cooperativo Interamericano de Salud Publica
State University of New York at Buffalo. University Archives.
Surgenor, Douglas MacN., 1918-
University of Buffalo. School of Medicine
University of Buffalo. School of Nursing

Subject Terms

Medical--Study and teaching--International cooperation
Nursing--Study and teaching--International cooperation
State University of New York at Buffalo--Archives
State University of New York at Buffalo. School of Medicine
State University of New York at Buffalo. School of Nursing
University of Buffalo--School of Medicine--International cooperation
University of Buffalo. School of Medicine

Associated Material

Related Resources

38/F/619 , Ruth T. McGrorey Papers, 1965-1977