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Doris Glick Papers

Identifier: 2022-043

Scope and Contents

The entirety of the Doris F. Glick Collection comprises materials relating to the three Charlottesville-Virginia-area Primary Care Nursing Clinics established by Dr. Glick in the 1990s. Glick sited the clinics at the Westhaven Public Housing Complex and at the Crescent Halls Housing Facility for the aged and for persons with disabilities -- both in Charlottesville, Virginia -- and at a "Health Cottage" facility associated with the Greene County, Virginia public schools. Materials include the original federal grant documentation and reports, detailing the structure and purposes of the program; items related to other non-governmental funding sources; and meeting minutes and correspondence concerning staffing and management of the three clinics. A large collection of publicity, in the form of clippings from various publications, includes commercial newspapers and University and clinic newsletter sources. A smaller number of academic papers and analyses of various aspects of the clinic program -- including a bibliography of relevant papers by Glick and her collaborators -- rounds out the collection, as well as a small group of photographs.


  • Creation: Majority of material found in 1991-1999

Biographical / Historical

Doris Frankhouser Glick, Ph.D., R.N., is an associate professor, emerita, of the University of Virginia School of Nursing. Dr. Glick joined the U.Va. faculty in 1989, and pursued research in public health programs, policy, and evaluation, with particular attention to issues concerning access to care for vulnerable and underserved populations. Shortly after her arrival at Virginia, Dr. Glick organized and coordinated a grant-funded project to establish primary care nursing clinics at two local public housing complexes, Westhaven and Crescent Halls, and for a rural public school population in Greene County, outside of Charlottesville. The majority of Westhaven residents were low-income African-American women and children, while the Crescent Halls facility served low-income elderly and disabled individuals. Glick's carefully-constructed clinical program thus permitted analysis of primary care nursing services among a variety of populations, crossing the boundaries of race, gender, age, ability, and community contexts. Nursing School sponsorship of the clinics from 1993 to 2000 offered undergraduate and graduate-student practicum experiences under the supervision of U.Va. clinical practice professors and community health staff, a significant component of the school's curriculum.

Glick began her career at the Reading (Pennsylvania) Hospital School of Nursing, where she received the diploma in 1963. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Florida State University in 1973, followed by a Master in Nursing from Emory University in 1975. After obtaining a Certificate in Public Administration in 1981 – again from Florida State – Glick defended her Ph.D. in Community Systems Planning and Development, and in Health Planning and Administration, at Pennsylvania State University in 1987. She served as a charge nurse in the early 1970s, then moved to the academic side of nursing practice as an instructor at Florida State in 1973-74. Glick became a Public Health Nursing Consultant with the State of Florida Department of Health and Rehabilitative Services, Health Program Office, and after five years in this position, relocated to Penn State University, where she advanced from Instructor to Assistant Professor. Glick capped her career at the University of Virginia.


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Emerita professor UVA SON. All materials concern three Charlottesville-area Primary Care Nursing Clinics established by Dr. Glick in the 1990s: 1) Westhaven Public Housing Complex, 2) Crescent Halls housing facility for the elderly and disabled, 3) "Health Cottge" outpatient clinic in rural Greene County. Grant applications, meeting minutes, correspondence, publicity, academic papers.


The Doris F. Glick Collection follows the original filing divisions established by its donor. Materials are distributed among nine alphabetical subject areas, then sorted into alphabetical subdivisions. Items are arranged chronologically within each subdivision. The general subject areas are: 1) Clinic Management, 2) Contracts, 3) Funding, 4) Meetings, 5) Policy/Procedures, 6) Publicity, 7) Reports/Analysis, 8) Staffing, and 9) Strategic Planning. A small collection of photographs terminates the collection.

Henry K. Sharp
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Repository Details

Part of the The Eleanor Crowder Bjoring Center for Nursing Historical Inquiry Repository

University of Virginia School of Nursing
P.O. Box 800782
Charlottesville Virginia 22908-0782 United States