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COLLECTION Identifier: T-165

Audiotape collection of Hildegard E. Peplau, 1984-1998


Audiotapes of speeches by, and interviews with, educator and psychiatric nurse, Hildegard E. Peplau.


  • 1984-1998

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. An appointment is necessary to use any audiovisual material.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright varies from tape to tape. Copyright in the audiotapes created by Hildegard E. Peplau is held by the President and Fellows of Harvard College for the Schlesinger Library. Copyright in other materials in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns.

Copying. Audiovisual materials may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.


36 audiotapes
The audiotape collection of educator and psychiatric nurse, Hildegard E. Peplau contains interviews with, lectures by, and panel discussions including Peplau. For audiotape reels #1-92, see the Papers of Hildegard E. Peplau, 84-M107. Titles in quotes and/or italics were transcribed from tape labels. All other titles were devised by the processor.


Hildegard Elizabeth Peplau (1909-1999), educator and psychiatric nurse, was born in Reading, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Polish and Russian immigrants Gustav and Ottylie Peplau. Educated at local schools, she received a diploma in nursing from Pottstown Hospital Training School in Pennsylvania, in 1931; an A.B. from Bennington College (1943); an A.M. (1947) and Ed.D (1953) both from Teachers College, Columbia University; and a certificate in Psychoanalysis Applied for Teachers from William Alanson White Institute (1954). Peplau served in the United States Army Nurse Corps (1943-1945), and was a faculty member at the College of Nursing at Rutgers University (1954-1974), becoming chair of the Department of Psychiatric Nursing and director of the graduate program in 1955, and Professor in Nursing in 1960. An advocate of professionalization and graduate training for nurses, Peplau was active in the leadership of many nursing and health associations.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession number: 90-M132

These audiotapes were included wth the papers of Hildegard E. Peplau, that were given to the Schlesinger Library by Hildegard E. Peplau (MC 604), in August 1990.

Related Material:

There is related material at the Schlesinger Library; see Papers of Hildegard E. Peplau, 1923-1984 (84-M107), Additional papers of Hildegard E. Peplau, 1922-2010 (MC 604), Videotape collection of Hildegard E. Peplau, 1968-2000 (Vt-41), and Hildegard E. Peplau Letters to Mary Beth Mathews, 1984-1999 (A/P421).

Processing Information

Processed: October 2009

By: Melissa Dollman
Link to catalog
Peplau, Hildegard E. Audiotape collection of Hildegard E. Peplau, 1984-1998: A Finding Aid
Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America

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