A blue-and-white striped nurse's uniform worn by Pauline Brown Payne. The dress has a button-up front and detachable white collar and sleeve cuffs. The collar is attached to the neck of the dress with one button at the nape and the collars are attached with two buttons on the outside of the sleeve. The sleeves have the manufacturer's information stamped in black ink on the inside and the collar there are two names written in freehand. The dress is an A-line silhouette with a pocket at the PL breast and one on the PR hip. The stripes of the dress are vertical, except at the waist, where there is a horizontally cut band. There are white buttons above and below as well as at the waist. There is a manufacturer's and a personal tag sewn to the inside nape of the neck.
A plasticized two piece nurse's white apron worn by Pauline Brown Payne. The top portion, or bib of the apron (2013.90.2.2a) is a solid piece of fabric that covers the torso from waist to shoulders, broader at the chest and narrowing at the waist. The top of the piece has two straps designed to go over the shoulders and attach to the skirt at the small of the back with a button. The interior front edge of the bib has the manufacturer's tag and has the owner's name inked in two places. The apron skirt (2013.90.2.2b) is flared and worn wrapped around the body and open at the back. It fastens with two buttons at the small of the back. There is a manufacturer's tag and a personal tag sewn to the PL side of the back of the waist.
White pair of shoes fastened with white laces in a wingtip style. Shoes covered in white shoe polish. Shoes have a slight heal with sole guards added. The heals have the brand name in the center [WINGFOOT/GOODYEAR].
A newsletter titled "The Nightingale," from January 1947, identified as Volume 1, Number 1. The newsletter consists of black ink printed on white paper. It is comprised of seven (7) pages stapled together in the top left corner. The cover design and section headings were hand drawn, while the remainder of the text appears typewritten. At the top of the cover is stylized text that reads: [The / NIGHTINGALE] with smaller text written underneath, [VOL 1 JANUARY 1947 no. 1]. To the left of "NIGHTINGALE" is a drawing of an academic lamp. In the center, is a large drawing of a nurse's cap surrounded by smaller images of a needle, watch, books, inkwell, mug, pan, and other medical implements. Underneath is the year  in block letters with [GREETINGS] overtop. At the bottom right is the name [P BROWN]. The newsletter includes sections on Music, Class Notes, Events, and Humor. The name [Pauline M. Brown] is inscribed on the back of the last page in the top right corner.