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Marion Josephine Wright Papers

 Collection
Identifier: UP001541
The Marion J. Wright Papers consists of material related to her nursing career. These materials include certificates from completed classes and membership confirmations, copies of her articles and speeches, and photographs from a dinner meeting of the Essex-Kent County Industrial Nurses' Association. The collection includes the contents of a scrapbook of clippings and articles similar to the topic of her writings. Most of the materials in the collection are from her time at Harper Hospital, with some materials from later in her life.

Important Subjects: American Hospital Association Harper Hospital, Detroit, MI Hospitals--Michigan--Detroit Hospitals--Staff--Michigan--Detroit Industrial Nurses’ Association--Ontario--Essex-Kent County Nurse practitioners--Job descriptions--United States Patient Care--case studies

Important Names: Barbara Burrows Mary Halford Ken Halt Doris Pickel Dr. R. B. Robson

Dates

  • 1950 - 1970
  • Majority of material found within 1950 - 1957

Creator

Language of Materials

Material entirely in English.

Access

Collection is open for research.

Use

Refer to the Walter P. Reuther Library Rules for Use of Archival Materials.

Extent

.25 Linear Feet (1 MB)

Abstract

Marion Josephine Wright was a registered nurse at Harper Hospital and later at Jennings Memorial Hospital in Detroit, MI. She was a member of the Board of Directors of the District Nurses Association, a Vice-President if the Detroit Council on Community Nursing, and was on the advisory committee for the Practical Nurses school. In the early 1950s, Wright was the Associate Director of Harper Hospital. During her tenure as associate director, she was the author of many articles on patient care, nurse duties and nursing education. She also wrote a book titled, "The Improvement of Patient Care; A Study at Harper Hospital." In 1970, she received a Meritorius Service Award from the Corporate Board of the Michigan Health and Hospital Association. The Marion J. Wright Papers consists of material related to her nursing career. These materials include certificates from completed classes and membership confirmations, copies of her articles and speeches, and photographs from a dinner meeting of the Essex-Kent County Industrial Nurses' Association. The collection includes the contents of a scrapbook of clippings and articles similar to the topic of her writings. Most of the materials in the collection are from her time at Harper Hospital, with some materials from later in her life.

History

Marion Josephine Wright was a registered nurse at Harper Hospital and later at Jennings Memorial Hospital in Detroit, MI. She was a member of the Board of Directors of the District Nurses Association, a Vice-President if the Detroit Council on Community Nursing, and was on the advisory committee for the Practical Nurses school. In the early 1950s, Wright was the Associate Director of Harper Hospital. During her tenure as associate director, she was the author of many articles on patient care, nurse duties and nursing education. She also wrote a book titled, "The Improvement of Patient Care; A Study at Harper Hospital." In 1970, she received a Meritorius Service Award from the Corporate Board of the Michigan Health and Hospital Association.

Arrangement

Folders are listed by their location within each box. They are not necessarily arranged, so any given subject may be dispersed throughout the entire collection.

Acquisition

The Marion Josephine Wright Papers were deposited with the Walter P. Reuther Library by Linda Strodtman on July 8, 1993.

Related Material

Harper Hospital Records

Transfers

Three black and white photographs of Marion J. Wright at the dinner meeting of the Essex-Kent County Industrial Nurses Association were transferred to the Reuther's Audiovisual Department.
Title
Guide to the Marion Josephine Wright Papers
Status
completed
Author
Processed by Jennifer Meekhof; encoded by Jennifer Meekhof.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Walter P. Reuther Library Repository

Contact:
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