Descriptive Summary

Repository: University of Virginia, School of Nursing, Eleanor Crowder Bjoring Center for Nursing Historical Inquiry

Collection Name: Jacqueline Mae Rutledge Jones Collection

Extent: 1 Box

Language: English

Donated by Jacqueline Mae Rutledge Jones

Biographical Information

Jacqueline Mae Rutledge was born July 26, 1925 in Roanoke, Virginia; the only child of Kyle and Hazel Dickerson Rutledge. She was a graduate of the EC Glass High School in Lynchburg, Virginia. She attended Lynchburg College but transferred to UVA School of Nursing and graduated in 1948. She worked with polio patients until the disease was eradicated with the discovery of the polio vaccine by Jonas Salk, who became her personal hero. On Nov. 27, 1948 she married Edward Herbert Jones at the Chapel of UVA. He later became a career officer in the U.S. Marine Corps. She served as a Red Cross Disaster Relief Nurse in North Carolina and Florida and was also a March of Dimes volunteer nurse. She had three children; one daughter and two sons. As a military family they lived in many places such as: Virginia, North Carolina, Florida, Haiti, Canada and Washington DC. Jacqueline gave up full-time nursing for her husband’s career and children but she served as a disaster relief nurse and a Red Cross volunteer nurse. She died September 5, 2004 in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Scope and Content


(6) Glass Vials: (2) eyecups, (2) 2 tbls. Medicine measurement cups, (1) 6 milligram medicine measurement cup, (1) 10 milligram medicine measurement cup

1 Purse: (1) Cadet Student Nurses Purse c. 1945, cloth, navy blue w strap


Folder 1: c. 1949, (1) Biography written by her children, (1) obituary, (1) correspondence from National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis.

Folder 2: (6) Photographs, c. 1948, (3) 8x6 black and white, student portraits, (1) 9x11 black and white 1948 SON class picture, (1) 9x11 black and white Jones with Admiral Bull Halsey and unidentified student nurse, (1) 5x7 black and white, Jones as nurse at Blue Ridge Sanatorium, (29) photos of Jones and other students at UVA School or Nursing.

(2) News clippings of Jones as nursing student at UVA

Folder 3: c. 1948, Documents: UVA, SON college letter of acceptance, (1) commencement program, (1) UVA Hospital Obesity diet printout

Folder 4: c. 1948, (1) R.N. Examination Virginia State Board Certificate, (3) identification and registration cards, (1) correspondence from Virginia State Board, (1) hotel receipt, (2) envelopes, (1) R. N. North Carolina Nursing Certificate and identification card

Folder 5: 1. 1943 UVA Hospital SON “Announcement”

5:2 1946 UVA Hospital SON “Announcement”

5:3 1948 UVA SON graduation certificate

5:4 1945, March, The Capsule, UVA SON newsletter

5:5 UVA Hospital Obesity Diet printout

Folder 6:1 1938 (1) pamphlet, Marjorie May learns about life, by Mary Pauline Callender

6:2 1944, (1) brochure, U. S. Cadet Nurse Corps, Fact Sheet

6:3 1947, Dec. 3, (1) Journal, Pathfinder, What’s Wrong with Nursing?”

6:4 (1) booklet, “Figuratively Speaking” A Handbook for Cadet Nurses

Folder 7: (1) Red Cross Pin, 1949, (1) UVA Hospital pin, 1948, (1) Red Cross Identification card and letter, (1) Red Cross Booklet

Folder 8:1 c. 1948, (2) booklets, (1) Booklet, NASH, General Hospital, Rocky Mount, N.C., 8:2 (1) Journal, Nursing For the Poliomyelitis Patient, 1948 Instructions to Patients 8:3 (1) Nursing Instruction Sheets, “General Nursing for Poliomyelitis as set up by NFIP”

8:4 (3) TBA Fact brochures


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Preferred Citation

University of Virginia School of Nursing, Eleanor Crowder Bjoring Center for Nursing Historical Inquiry, Jacqueline Mae Rutledge Jones Collection