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[[photograph portrait of a woman - entitled "Mona Marie McGuire, April 1936 - May 1938"]]
[[photograph of a woman- entitled: "Jessie P. Norelius May 15, 1938-Sep. 15, 1938"]]
[[photograph of a woman- entitled: "Virginia Harrison Sept. 20, 1938-Dec. 1939"]]
[[photograph of a woman- entitled: "Estelle Massey Osborne Jan. 1, 1940-Oct. 15, 1942"]]

1940-- Mrs. Estelle Massey Riddle, became Superintendent of the Training School from which she had graduated. Mrs. Osborne, as her name has now become, was the first Negro and the only graduate of the school to serve in this capacity, Mrs. Osborne, Class of '23, passed the Missouri State Board Examination for Nurses in 1923 with the highest average in the whole state. Among her many first as a Negro Nurse and Educator are, first Negro instructor appointed to the staff of the Harlem Hospital Training School and first Negro nurse awarded a Master of Arts Degree.

1942-1950 Mrs. Henrietta F. Farrar, succeed Mrs. Osborne as Director of Nurses. Mrs. Farrar was a graduate of Harlem Hospital School of Nursing. She served the directorship until her death on December 18, 1950.
[[photograph of two women- entitled: "Henrietta F. Farrar 1942-1950"]]
[[photograph of several women at school desks]]
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[[photograph of single woman in small box at top of page]]
[[large photograph of several women in nursing uniforms- entitled: "Class of '40"]]
[[handwritten at top of page "Thelma Wynn McClendon"; "Pearl Anderson Nee"; "Huwa? Bennett"]]
[[large photograph of several women in nursing uniforms- entitled: "Class of '41"]]
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