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Spear, Marion R., 1893-1990


Marion R. Spear was a pioneer occupational therapist at the Kalamazoo State Hospital, and she became head of occupational therapy at the hospital in 1917. The Kalamazoo School of Occupational Therapy, which she founded in 1922, was one of six such schools that were approved by the American Medical Association. She remained at the school she founded until it was moved in 1945 to Western Michigan University.

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Anna Poole Ferguson Collection

Identifier: RH-A-3753
Scope and Contents Black-and-white photographs of Anna Poole Ferguson and her fellow nurses during their training at the Kalamazoo State Hospital Nursing Program, Kalamazoo, Michigan. Also included are a Training School for Nurses pamphlet, 1905-1905 and a black-and-white photograph labeled "Quarantine Small Pox 1905".