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Ethel Johns (5)- New York Cornell Unit and The Canadian Nurse (1929-1944) Johns, Ethel 1944

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 NEW YORK CORNELL UNIT --1--Possible content   1. Outline of general scheme: relationship of committee to project. Motes regarding Beard, Goodrich and brief reference to other members.   2. Definition of duties of director of studies, Reason for choice. Not an American. Not qualified for any major position. But had certain experience that made it possible for me to clarify thinking of committee, record it and act as general liaison between all concerned. Association with the project limited as to time. "Worked out of a job."   3. Employment of ASG as expert in building aspects of problems   4. Adjustment from European scene to American. Boom then (in day) looked as though it might go on forever. Impression of boundless wealth, In October, the crash.   5. Relationships with Canby Robinson and authorities of NY Cornell entirely in hands of Beard and Goodrich. Extraordinary skill of MB. ASG and I made bullets but never fired them. MB much surer touch. Goodrich prestige of the Yale School. Indefinable quality that had impressed me even in the TC days.   6. "A big horse to ride" -- the magnificence of the site and the great beauty of the architectural concept. The spaciousness of the thinking in every phase. ASG contribution invaluable. No practical detail was overlooked.   7. The battle of the architects : The number of elevators and other practical problems. Our functions limited to residence. The Canadian Nurse -1-   1. Why the job attracted me, (refer to meeting with MacMurchy)   2. Inherited the desire to write.   3. Had a strong conviction that CNA or any other national organization ought to own, operate and direct its own official organ.   4. Felt that association with CN Assoccation would keep me in touch with international   as well as national scene,   5. Felt that Journal would preserve measure of independence from undue American influence   by serving as the interpreter of Canadian thinking.         Difficulties   By 1933 the financial situation was desperate. There was practically no advertising revenue. Attempts at increasing circulation met with little success.   And yet we survived.


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