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Mary E. MacDonald papers

 Collection
Collection MS-1988-010: Mary E. MacDonald papers

Dates

  • 1949 - 1983

Scope and Contents

Composed of correspondence, vitae, papers, presentations, and letter of tribute concerning the life and career of nurse and director of Massachusetts General Hospital's School of Nursing, Mary E. MacDonald.

Creator

Restrictions on Access

Collection is open for research.

Restrictions on Use

These materials are made available for use in research, teaching and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright Law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source. The original authors may retain copyright to the materials.

Biographical note

Mary E. MacDonald was born on July 17, 1918, in Westborough, Massachusetts. She graduated from Massachusetts General Hospital School of Nursing in 1942, earned a master's degree from Columbia University's Teacher's College in 1950, and also studied at Harvard University Graduate School of Education, Catholic University, and Boston College.

MacDonald taught nursing at Boston College, Worcester City Hospital, and the University of Massachusetts, before taking a position at Massachusetts General Hospital's School of Nursing, where she worked as Director from 1968 until her retirement in 1983. She died on March 30, 2000.

Sources

"In Memory of a Visionary Nursing Leader: Mary E. MacDonald, July 17, 1918-March 30, 2000." The Alumnae Record. Boston, MA: Massachusetts General Hospital Nurses' Alumnae Association, Inc., Spring/Summer 2000.

U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007. Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 2015.

Extent

0.25 Linear Feet (1 container )

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Composed of correspondence, vitae, papers, presentations, and letter of tribute concerning the life and career of nurse and director of Massachusetts General Hospital's School of Nursing, Mary E. MacDonald.

Arrangement

Alphabetical.

Provenance

Gift of Mary E. MacDonald, 1988.

Related Materials

Nurses and nursing:

Josephine A. Dolan collection of nursing history, MS.1988.004, John J. Burns Library, Boston College.

Madeleine Clémence Vaillot papers, MS.1989.011, John J. Burns Library, Boston College.

Margaret A. Colliton papers, MS.1990.010, John J. Burns Library, Boston College.

Cynthia E. Northrop papers, MS.1998.002, John J. Burns Library, Boston College.

Nursing associations:

Visiting Nurse Association of Boston records, MS.1989.006, John J. Burns Library, Boston College.

The American Association of Nurse Attorneys records, MS.1997.018, John J. Burns Library, Boston College.

Nursing schools:

New England Deaconess Hospital School of Nursing records, MS.1989.008, John J. Burns Library, Boston College.

St. Elizabeth’s Hospital School of Nursing collection, MS.2000.018B, John J. Burns Library, Boston College.

Title
Mary E. MacDonald Papers
Subtitle
1949-1983
Status
Completed
Author
Annalisa Moretti
Date
June 2017
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the John J. Burns Library Repository

Contact:
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