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|Size||9.0 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 5700 items)|
|Abstract||Sally Lucas Jean, pioneer health educator, was director of the Child Health Organization of America, 1918-1923; a supervisor of health education for the U.S. Indian Service, 1934-1935; and consultant in heath education in many countries, 1920s-1950s. Correspondence of Jean with others in public health education, Jean's speeches and writings, and reports on public health and health education prepared by Jean as a consultant to business and professional groups in the United States, China, Japan, the Philippines, Belgium, Panama, and the Virgin Islands. There is extensive material reflecting Jean's work with American Indians, 1935; with Japanese-Americans at the Poston, Ariz., relocation center during World War II; as a public health nurse in Maryland; as director of the Child Health Organization of America and of the the Health Education Division of the Child Health Organization's successor, the American Child Health Association. Also included are reports and other material concerning numerous national and international public health organizations of which Jean was a member; and clippings, pamphlets, and other material about Jean and her work and about public health and health education in general.|
|Creator||Jean, Sally Lucas, 1878-1971.|
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Pioneer health educator Sally Lucas Jean was born in Towson, Maryland, 18 June 1878, the daughter of George B. and Emilie Watkins (Selby) Jean. She graduated from the Maryland Homeopathic Hospital Training School for Nurses in 1898 and served as an army nurse during the Spanish-American War. From 1914 to 1917, she was a social health worker at the Locust Point School in Baltimore. Jean worked with many organizations concerned with public health, health education, and child health, and served as director of the Child Health Organization of America, 1918 to 1923, and of the Health Education Division of the American Child Health Association, 1923 to 1924.
As a consultant in health education beginning in 1924, she advised on health programs in Belgium, the Philippines, China, Japan, the Panama Canal Zone, the Republic of Panama, and the Virgin Islands. Jean served as a supervisor of health education for the United States Indian Service, 1934 to 1935, and as a consultant in health education for the University of Denver summer school, 1942; the Colorado River War Relocation Authority, Poston, Arizona, 1942 to 1943; and the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis, 1943 to 1951.
Jean was a member of the advisory education group of the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company and of many professional health education organizations. She was the author of numerous articles and pamphlets on public health and health education and co-author of "Spending the Day in China, Japan, and the Philippines." Jean died 5 July 1971.Back to Top
This collection comprises the professional papers of Jean, pioneer public health educator. It includes correspondence with others in the profession, Jean's speeches and writings, and reports on public health and health education prepared by Jean as a consultant to business and professional groups in the United States, China, Japan, the Philippines, Belgium, Panama, and the Virgin Islands. There is extensive material reflecting her work with American Indians, 1935; with Japanese-Americans at the Poston, Arizona, relocation center during World War II; as a public health nurse in Maryland; as director of the Child Health Organization of America and of the Health Education Division of the CHO's successor, the American Child Health Association. Also included are reports and other material concerning the numerous national and international public health organizations of which Jean was a member; and clippings, pamphlets, and other material about Jean and her work and about public health and health education in general.
This collection was transferred from the UNC-CH Health Sciences Library, which retains Jean's professional library. A copy of the inventory of Health Science Library's Jean collection, and copies of correspondence with Jean about its acquisition are filed in folders 36a and 36b. Although the SHC staff refoldered some material, folder headings and contents generally reflect those at acquisition. It is unclear whether the headings were established by Jean or by the Health Sciences Library before transfer. The SHC staff added a few headings for material that was unlabeled or unfoldered and arranged folders alphabetically.Back to Top
Arrangement: alphabetical by file title.
Oversize Pictures. 7 miscellaneous images.
|Photograph Album PA-4290/1|
|Photograph Album PA-4290/2|
|Photograph Album PA-4290/3|
|Photograph Album PA-4290/4|
Processed by: Pamela Dean with assistance from Tim West, August 1987; Suzanne Ruffing, February 1996
Encoded by: ByteManagers Inc., 2008
This collection was processed with support from the Randleigh Foundation Trust.Back to Top