Guide to the Lovetta R. Blanke Collection

Lovetta R. Blanke Collection
Wright State University, Special Collections and Archives
Phone: 937-775-2092
Blanke, Lovetta Ruth Dixon, 1919-2012
4.77 linear feet
Lovetta R. (Dixon) Blanke (1919-2012), RN, B.S., M.A., was a school nurse, public health nurse, nurse educator, Dayton philanthropist, patron of the arts, and advocate for the profession of nursing. She advocated for children's health, health education, and other issues relevant to school nurses, such as school nurse certification. In 2008, she was named Outstanding Philanthropist by the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Greater Dayton Region Chapter. This collection documents Mrs. Blanke's career as a student, naval officer, school nurse, public health official, and philanthropist. In addition to her personal and professional papers, a selection of her awards and honors is included in this collection. Furthermore, the collection contains a few documents from her husband's experiences as an army officer/ reservist, chemist, and pilot. Also included is a copy of Bertram's death certificate and a copy of the death certificate of her mother Rose Dixon as well as copies of the birth certificates of both of her parents, Joseph Dixon and Rose (Ingram) Dixon.
The records are in English