An intimate look at the life of a student nurse during the Great Depression and World War II and the mid-century era. Can you imagine a time when nursing students lived at the hospital, were forbidden to marry as long as they were enrolled, and had to shell peas during “breaks” in the day? Exhibit highlights include vintage nursing uniforms, photographs, year books, personal effects, and a special exposé on a Presidential Tri-State nursing student.

Tri-State Hospital and other nursing school graduations


The graduation from a nursing school in the late 1920's through the 1940's like today was an important day..  It was the culmination of three years of hard work for the mind and hands.  It was important to the Shreveport and Bossier communities as well.  The graduation often appeared in the Shreveport Times as the ladies stood in the starched white uniforms and new caps.  We have a number of Times  articles one line from the both Tri-State as well as other local hospital nursing schools.

Location in Museum

Talbot Museum Digital Archive


1930's and 1940's

100 Years