Margaret M. Allmang Society for the History of Nursing

Type: Historical Society

Named for nurse and educator, Margaret M. Allemang, co-founder of the Canadian Association for the History of Nursing, this society works to increase the visibility of the major role of nurses in our society by promoting the study of the history of nursing, locating and preserving archival resources related to the history of nursing, and holding regular meetings to present papers on nursing history and supporting the collection of oral histories of Ontario nurses.


Conservation / Preservation:


Archival materials consist primarily of the records of Margaret M. Allemang, located at the University of Toronto Archives, including

  • Research files from the 1950s through the 1980s, including data, reports, and proposals Allemang accumulated while teaching nursing at the University of Toronto along with her academic papers.
  • Allemang’s teaching materials, including her files on nursing practices throughout history.
  • Files related to Allemang’s oral history project on nursing during World Wars I and II.

Additional archival materials include nursing textbooks, procedures manuals, and writings regarding nursing practice, philosophy, and history.

Public Programming:

Public Lectures

Regular lectures on the history of nursing practice, health, and medicine.

Educational Programming

The society offers an annual prize for the best student essay on the history of nursing in any period in any country.

Volunteer/Internship/Placement Opportunities:


Address & Contact Information:

The Margaret M Allemang Society for the History of Nursing
c/o Judith Young, Treasurer
355 Millwood Road
Toronto, ON
M4S 1J9

Phone: 416-488-0597

Hours of Operation:

By appointment

Key Words: health, nursing