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Noles, Eva M.


Biographical Note

Eva Malinda Noles is a nurse, an educator, a volunteer, an author and a community leader. The first black nurse to train in Buffalo, Mrs. Noles has retired twice only to return to train people to provide various levels of health care. She was with the Roswell Park Cancer Institute for some thirty years, serving in many capacities including Director of Nursing. She was also with the Medical Personnel Pool for seven years training nurses aides and helping educate more than one hundred others as family planning nurse practitioners.

After completing the three-year course of instruction and practice at the Edward J. Meyer Memorial Hospital Training School for Nurses in 1941, Mrs. Noles went on to become the first African American nurse in Buffalo. Later in 1965 and 1967 respectively, she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from the State University at Buffalo and the Master of Arts degree in Education.

Mrs. Noles is the author of Black History: A Different Approach - A Compilation (Buffalo, NY Noles Publishing, 1988); Buffalo's Blacks: Talking Proud (Buffalo, NY Noles Publishing, 1986); and Six Decades of Nursing at Roswell Park, 1914-1974 (Buffalo, Roswell Park, 1975).

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Eva M. Noles papers

 Collection — Box 1-14
Identifier: MS-0125

Scrapbooks, photographs, correspondence, awards, and publications documenting the professional career of Eva M. Noles, nurse, author, and local activist.

Dates: circa 1932-2004

Uncrowned Queens Digital Oral History project

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0114

Oral histories of Georgia Burnette, Gwendolyn Greene, Thelma Hardiman, Eva Noles, Garnet Hicks Wallace conducted by Peggy Brook-Bertram and Barbara Seals Nevergold of the Uncrowned Queens Institute for Research and Education on Women, Inc.

Dates: 2004
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