John, Alma, 1906-1986.
Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division
The collection consists of personal papers; diaries and datebooks, 1950-1980; correspondence, 1930s-1980s; radio scripts from Alma John's various shows on WWRL; typescripts and news clippings of her columns; and printedmatter and newsletters from the National Association of Colored Graduate Nurses, the Black Nurse Association and other African-American nursing organizations. Material onthe Alma John Workshop, a program geared toward improved public health, education and community involvement, include newsletters, clippings and administrative records.
Radio talk show producer and registered nurse. Alma John became a registered nurse in 1929, working at Harlem Hospital, She later was appointed Director of the School for Practical Nurses at the Upper Manhattan Young Women's Christian Association, thereby becoming the first African-American woman director of a school of practical nursing nNew York State. As Executive Director of the National Association of Colored Graduate Nurses, she hosted and wrote the scripts for the radio program, "Brown Women in White." In 1952 she got her first radio program on station WWRL, covering everything from religion to teenagers. Alma John later wrote a syndicated column thatappeared in the African-American press, and also hosted and and eventually produced the televison program "Black Pride."
Controlled Access Terms
- John, Alma, 1906-1986.
- National Association of Colored Graduate Nurses.
- Black Nurse Association.
- Alma John Workshops Association.
- African American women.
- African Americans in radio broadcasting.
- African Americans and mass media.
- African American nurses -- United States.
- Radio programs -- United States.
- Nursing -- United States.
- United States -- Social life and customs.
- Harlem (New York, N.Y.) -- Social life and customs.
- Radio scripts.
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