Dedication of the Ada B. Vielmetti Health Center scrapbook
MSS-285

Summary Information

Repository
Central Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan University Archives
Title
Dedication of the Ada B. Vielmetti Health Center scrapbook
ID
MSS-285
Date
1976
Extent
1.0 folder This collection is stored in a container with other small manuscript collections.
Language
Location [Folder]
3-3-2 LRC

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], in the Dedication of the Ada B. Vielmetti Health Center scrapbook, MSS-285, Central Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan University Archives, Northern Michigan University.

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Biographical/Historical

Ada B. Vielmetti was a native of Ishpeming, Michigan. She attended Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin, and received her Nursing Degree from the Wesley Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in Chicago, Illinois. She also attended the University of Michigan School of Public Health. Before coming to Northern Michigan University in 1947, Mrs. Vielmetti was employed at Lawrence University and the Chicago Children's Memorial Hospital. She also served as a community nurse in the Dickinson County areas of Norway-Vulcan and served as a nurse for the Negaunee Public School District. She served as president of the Michigan Nurses Association and the Michigan College Health Services Association and was active with the Michigan Heart Association.

Mrs. Vielmetti came to Northern in 1947 to assume the position of School Nurse. She also carried out the duties as head nurse and administrator, she lectured in what was known at the time as the Effective Living classes and was appointed the rank of Instructor. She was also instrumental in the design of the University Health Center facility. Mrs. Vielmetti also served as coordinator in attaining the services of local physicians for the Health Center until a full-time physician could be added to staff.

In 1968 Ada B. Vielmetti retired from her position as Head Nurse at Northern Michigan University after 21 years of service. At the time of her retirement Mrs. Vielmetti had been an active Registered Nurse for 44 years.

At the time of dedication, October 16, 1976, the Health Center had a staff of 3 full-time physicians, 10 registered nurses, a business administrator, and several auxiliary employees. It also had a pharmacy, laboratory, and a 15-bed capacity ward and was located on the first two floors of the east wing of Gries Hall on the campus of Northern Michigan University.

(This note was compiled using materials contained within the collection.)

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Scope and Contents

This collection came to the Archives as an embossed bound scrapbook.

This collection contains photographs of the dedication ceremony held on October 16, 1976 for the Ada B. Vielmetti Health Center. There are also newspaper clippings, materials relating to the planning of the event and news releases on the history of the Health Service at Northern Michigan University from 1924-1968. There are also copies of telegrams, Aurelia Hooper's tribute speech for Ada B. Vielmetti, and Mrs. Vielmetti's Certificate of Nursing from 1926.

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Arrangement

The materials within the collection were deconstructed and maintained in the original order, as originally displayed within the scrapbook.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Central Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan University Archives

Harden Learning Resources Center 126
1401 Presque Isle Ave
Marquette, Michigan, 49855
906-227-1225
archives@nmu.edu

Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions. Open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from the Dedication of the Ada B. Vielmetti Health Center scrapbook, MSS-285, must be obtained from the University Archivist. The University Archivist may be reached by phone at 906-227-1225, or e-mail, archives@nmu.edu. The University Archivist may also be reached in Room 126 of the Learning Resource Center, Northern Michigan University, Marquette, MI.

Custodial History

This collection was gifted to the Archives by Tish Vielmettti Osborn on September 11, 2013.

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Related Materials

Separated Materials

The Head Nurse's Pin and the Red Cross Pin that were contained in the collection was transferred to the Beaumier Heritage Center.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Northern Michigan University. Ada B. Vielmetti Health Center.
  • Northern Michigan University. University Health Center.

Personal Name(s)

  • Hooper, Aurelia E.
  • Jamrich, John X., 1920-
  • Niemi, Allan L.
  • Osborn, Tish Vielmettti
  • Rein, Beverly
  • Vielmetti, Ada B.
  • White, Robert B.

Subject(s)

  • Academic medical centers--Michigan--Marquette.

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Collection Inventory

Photocopy of the Cover of the Scrapbook. "Presented to Ada Burt Vielmetti, R.N. on the occasion of the Dedication of the Ada Burt Vielmetti Health Center Northern Michigan University, October 16, 1976. 

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Photograph -- Ada B. Vielmetti, Circa 1968. 

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Photograph -- Ada B. Vielmetti oil painting, 1968. 

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Photograph -- June Jamrich, Ada B. Vielmetti, John X. Jamrich. October 16, 1976. 

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Photograph -- Ada B. Vielmetti, William J. Green III, Dr. Allan L. Niemi. October 16, 1976. 

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Photograph -- Ada B. Vielmetti, William J. Green III, Aurelia Hooper. October 16, 1976. 

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Photograph -- Ada B. Vielmetti, William J. Green III. October 16, 1976. 

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Photograph -- John X. Jamrich, Ada B. Vielmetti, William J. Green III. October 16, 1976. 

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Photograph -- John X. Jamrich, Ada B. Vielmetti, William J. Green III, Dr. Allan L. Niemi. October 16, 1976. 

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Photograph -- Ada B. Vielmetti, Dr. Allan L. Niemi. October 16, 1976. 

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Photograph -- Dr. Robert B. White, Ada B. Vielmetti, Dr. Allan L. Niemi, John X. Jamrich. October 16, 1976. 

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Photograph -- Dr. Robert B. White, Ada B. Vielmetti, Dr. Allan L. Niemi, John X. Jamrich. October 16, 1976. 

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Photograph -- Beverly Rein, Dr. Robert B. White. October 16, 1976. 

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Photograph -- Dr. Robert B. White, Ada B. Vielmetti, Dr. Allan L. Niemi, John X. Jamrich. October 16, 1976. 

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Photograph -- Dr. Robert B. White, Ada B. Vielmetti, Dr. Allan L. Niemi, John X. Jamrich. October 16, 1976. 

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Photograph -- Ada B. Vielmetti, Dr. Allan L. Niemi, John X. Jamrich. October 16, 1976. 

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Photograph -- Family Members: Richard Osborn, Chester Vielmetti, Alfio Vielmetti, Woodrow W. Burt, howard Vielmetti, Katherine K. Vielmetti, Douglas B. Vielmetti, Tish Vielmetti Osborn, Diane Vielmetti Lucas, Jessie Vielmetti, Ada Burt Vielmetti, Lois Vielmetti, Edward Vielmetti, Stephen Vielmetti, Anne Vielmetti. October 16, 1976. 

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Program -- Ada Burt Vielmetti Health Center Dedication, Saturday, October 16, 1976, Northern Michigan University, Marquette, Michigan. 

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Speech -- Aurelia Hooper, R.N. on the Dedication of the Ada B. Vielmetti Health Center. October 16, 1976. 

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Certificate -- Northern Michigan University Public Services Division Presented to Ada Vielmetti. September 26, 1968. 

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Certificate -- The Michigan State Board of Registration of Nurses to Ada P. Burt. February 23, 1926. 

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Newspaper Clipping -- "Marquette Nurse Honored." Marquette Mining Journal, October 18, 1976. 

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Newspaper Clipping -- "NMU to name health center for head nurse." Marquette Mining Journal, October 13, 1976. 

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Newspaper Clipping -- "Oil Portrait Presented to Retiring NMU Nurse." Marquette Mining Journal, September 27, 1968. 

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Event Planning -- Invitation to Dedication of Ada Burt Vielmetti Health Center. 

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Event Planning -- Guest lists. 

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Event Planning -- Contributions for Travel Gift lists. 

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News Release -- University News Bureau. 

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History of the Health Service, 1924-1968. 

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Telegrams -- Congratulations by Western Union. September 25-26, 1968. 

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