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Joanne Batzinger Frank Collection

Joanne Batzinger Frank
  • Creator: Frank, Joanne Batzinger (1947 - )

  • Collection Date: 1965 - 1968

  • Extent: 0.2 cubic feet

Joanne Batzinger (Frank)
class photograph by unknown photographer
black and white photograph, 1968


Joanne Batzinger Frank was born in Schenectady, New York in 1947. She graduated from Guilderland Central High School in New York in 1965. She attended the Johns Hopkins Hospital School of Nursing from 1965 to 1968 and received her nursing diploma. She practiced intensive care nursing at Columbia-Presbyterian Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City until 1970. She obtained her BA BS in Mathematics from City College of the University of New York in 1978, and her MS in Operations Research from Columbia University School of Engineering. She was a member of technical staff at Bell Laboratories from 1978 to 1983. In 1983 she began working as a systems analyst and industrial engineer at the University Hospital of the University of Kentucky and at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Lexington, KY.

Hopkins Affiliations

1965 - 1968 Johns Hopkins Hospital School of Nursing, student

Scope and Content

The Joanne Batzinger Frank Collection consists of a series of letters from Joanne to her family during her time as a student nurse at the Johns Hopkins Hospital School of Nursing. The letters describe life in Hampton House and as a student nurse. Additionally, the letters contain a detailed account of her view of the Baltimore race riot of April 1968 which occurred following the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. as well as a description of its effect on the communities she was supposed to visit as a public health nurse. The collection is a resource for studying life as a student nurse at Johns Hopkins during the 1960s as well as examining a unique perspective on the Baltimore race riots.

Policy on Access and Use

This collection may contain some restricted records. Materials pertaining to patients, students, employees, and human research subjects, as well as unprocessed collections and recent administrative records, carry restrictions on access. For more information about the policies and procedures for access, see Policy on Access and Use.

Permissions and Credits

When citing material from this collection, credit The Alan Mason Chesney Medical Archives of The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions. For permission to reproduce images, contact the holder of the copyright.

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