Marion Winifred Sheahan, R.N. (1892-1994)

ID: SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2009-3316]

Creator: Wain & Baruch

Form/Genre: Black-and-white photographs

Date: 1949

Citation: Acc. 90-105 - Science Service, Records, 1920s-1970s, Smithsonian Institution Archives

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Summary

Marion Winifred Sheahan, R.N. (1892-1994) was Executive Director of the National Committee for the Improvement of Nursing Services when she was honored with a 1949 Lasker Award from the American Public Health Association. A pioneer in public health nursing, mobilizing efforts during World War II, on the home front and front lines, she had worked in New York settlements and as a family health counselor and director of public health nursing in New York. A graduate of St. Peters Hospital in Albany, she served as president of the National Organization for Public Health Nursing, 1944-46, and was instrumental in changing the licensing requirements for public health nurses.

Creator

Wain & Baruch

Subject

  • Sheahan, Marion Winifred 1892-1994
  • National Committee for the Improvement of Nursing Services
  • American Public Health Association
  • National Organization for Public Health Nursing (U.S.)

Cite as

Acc. 90-105 - Science Service, Records, 1920s-1970s, Smithsonian Institution Archives

Repository Loc.

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520

Date

1949

Restrictions & Rights

All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by the Smithsonian Institution Archives. Contact SIA Reference Staff for further information (email OSIAREF@si.edu)

Topic

  • Nursing
  • Public health

Form/Genre

Black-and-white photographs

Local number

SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2009-3316]