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Jacqueline Mae (Rutledge) Jones Papers

Identifier: 2022-105

Scope and Contents

The collection offers perspectives on Rutledge-Jones’ experiences as a student at the UVA School of Nursing in 1948 and as a practicing nurse afterwards. It includes artifacts, photographs, records, correspondence and publications.


  • Creation: 1939-1949

Biographical / Historical

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 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. They 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 Red Cross Disaster Relief Nurse in North Carolina and Florida and was also a March of Dimes volunteer nurse. She died September 5th, 2004 in Raleigh, North Carolina.


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(1925-2005) Principally materials related to Jones' education in the University of Virginia School of Nursing, from which she graduated in 1948. Includes Nursing/public-health publications on polio and tuberculosis.


Folders 1 and 2 contain biographical documentation and photographs. Folders 3 and 4 contain correspondence and certificates. Folder 5 contains UVA publications. Folders 6 and 8 contain other publications and Folder 7 contains artifacts.

Papers of Jacqueline Mae Rutledge Jones
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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