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Collection Number: 04290

Collection Title: Sally Lucas Jean Papers, 1914-1966

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This collection was processed with support from the Randleigh Foundation Trust.

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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.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Sally Lucas Jean papers #4290, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Transferred from the Health Sciences Library, UNC-CH, in 1981. HSL had received this material from Sally Lucas Jean of New York, N.Y., in 1967.
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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The following terms from Library of Congress Subject Headings suggest topics, persons, geography, etc. interspersed through the entire collection; the terms do not usually represent discrete and easily identifiable portions of the collection--such as folders or items.

Clicking on a subject heading below will take you into the University Library's online catalog.

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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 begining 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.

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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.

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Contents list

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 1. Subject Files, 1914-1966.

About 5500 items.

Arrangement: alphabetical by file title.

Folder 1

American Academy of Physical Education and American Association of Health, Physical Education and Recreation #04290, Series: "1. Subject Files, 1914-1966." Folder 1

Folder 2

American Association for Gifted Children #04290, Series: "1. Subject Files, 1914-1966." Folder 2

Folder 3

American Child Health Association, History #04290, Series: "1. Subject Files, 1914-1966." Folder 3

Folder 4

American Child Health Association, Report 1923 #04290, Series: "1. Subject Files, 1914-1966." Folder 4

Folder 5

American Medical Association #04290, Series: "1. Subject Files, 1914-1966." Folder 5

Folder 6

American National Council for Health Education of the Public #04290, Series: "1. Subject Files, 1914-1966." Folder 6

Folder 7

ANCHEP, 1962 Meeting #04290, Series: "1. Subject Files, 1914-1966." Folder 7

Folder 8

American National Red Cross #04290, Series: "1. Subject Files, 1914-1966." Folder 8

Folder 9

American School Health Association #04290, Series: "1. Subject Files, 1914-1966." Folder 9

Folder 10-11

Folder 10

Folder 11

Appreciations #04290, Series: "1. Subject Files, 1914-1966." Folder 10-11

Folder 12

Autobiography Outline #04290, Series: "1. Subject Files, 1914-1966." Folder 12

Folder 13

Autobiography Chapter I #04290, Series: "1. Subject Files, 1914-1966." Folder 13

Folder 14

Autobiography Chapter II #04290, Series: "1. Subject Files, 1914-1966." Folder 14

Folder 15

Autobiography Chapter III and IV #04290, Series: "1. Subject Files, 1914-1966." Folder 15

Folder 16

Awards and Certificates #04290, Series: "1. Subject Files, 1914-1966." Folder 16

Folder 17

Boston Visit, 1923 #04290, Series: "1. Subject Files, 1914-1966." Folder 17

Folder 18

"Child Health Alphabet" #04290, Series: "1. Subject Files, 1914-1966." Folder 18

Folder 19

Child Health Demonstration Committee #04290, Series: "1. Subject Files, 1914-1966." Folder 19

Folder 20

Child Health Organization, 1918-1923 #04290, Series: "1. Subject Files, 1914-1966." Folder 20

Folder 21

China #04290, Series: "1. Subject Files, 1914-1966." Folder 21

Folder 22

China Resolutions and Suggestions, 1929 #04290, Series: "1. Subject Files, 1914-1966." Folder 22

Folder 23

Cleveland Health Museum #04290, Series: "1. Subject Files, 1914-1966." Folder 23

Folder 24

Cleanliness Institute #04290, Series: "1. Subject Files, 1914-1966." Folder 24

Folder 25

Consultant Service #04290, Series: "1. Subject Files, 1914-1966." Folder 25

Folder 26

England, 1958-1959 #04290, Series: "1. Subject Files, 1914-1966." Folder 26

Folder 27

European Travelling Fellowship, 1924-1925 #04290, Series: "1. Subject Files, 1914-1966." Folder 27

Folder 28

Frankel Memos #04290, Series: "1. Subject Files, 1914-1966." Folder 28

Folder 29

Gerken, Edna A. #04290, Series: "1. Subject Files, 1914-1966." Folder 29

Folder 30

Grout, Ruth - University of Minn. #04290, Series: "1. Subject Files, 1914-1966." Folder 30

Folder 31

Health Education History #04290, Series: "1. Subject Files, 1914-1966." Folder 31

Folder 32

Health Education Bibliography #04290, Series: "1. Subject Files, 1914-1966." Folder 32

Folder 33

Health Education Reports - Miscellaneous Foreign Countries #04290, Series: "1. Subject Files, 1914-1966." Folder 33

Folder 34

Health Education Scholarships - Historical #04290, Series: "1. Subject Files, 1914-1966." Folder 34

Folder 35

Health Education - Visual Aids #04290, Series: "1. Subject Files, 1914-1966." Folder 35

Folder 36a

Health Sciences Library - Sally Lucas Jean Collection - Correspondence #04290, Series: "1. Subject Files, 1914-1966." Folder 36a

Folder 36b

Health Sciences Library - Sally Lucas Jean Collection - Inventory #04290, Series: "1. Subject Files, 1914-1966." Folder 36b

Folder 37

"Healthland" Game #04290, Series: "1. Subject Files, 1914-1966." Folder 37

Folder 38a-b

Holt, L. Emmett - Letters #04290, Series: "1. Subject Files, 1914-1966." Folder 38a-b

Folder 38c

Holt, L. Emmett - Historical #04290, Series: "1. Subject Files, 1914-1966." Folder 38c

Folder 39-41

Folder 39

Folder 40

Folder 41

Indian Affairs #04290, Series: "1. Subject Files, 1914-1966." Folder 39-41

Folder 42

International Council for Exceptional Children, April 1953 Meeting #04290, Series: "1. Subject Files, 1914-1966." Folder 42

Folder 43-47

Folder 43

Folder 44

Folder 45

Folder 46

Folder 47

International Union for Health Education of the Public #04290, Series: "1. Subject Files, 1914-1966." Folder 43-47

Folder 48

Larimore, Granville W., M.D. #04290, Series: "1. Subject Files, 1914-1966." Folder 48

Folder 49

Locust Point, Md. - Letters and Publicity, 1914-1917 #04290, Series: "1. Subject Files, 1914-1966." Folder 49

Folder 50

Maryland Study #04290, Series: "1. Subject Files, 1914-1966." Folder 50

Folder 51

Means, Dr. R. K. #04290, Series: "1. Subject Files, 1914-1966." Folder 51

Folder 52-54

Folder 52

Folder 53

Folder 54

Metropolitan Life Insurance Company #04290, Series: "1. Subject Files, 1914-1966." Folder 52-54

Folder 55-56

Folder 55

Folder 56

Miscellaneous - Pamphlets, Articles #04290, Series: "1. Subject Files, 1914-1966." Folder 55-56

Folder 57

Mitchell, Harold #04290, Series: "1. Subject Files, 1914-1966." Folder 57

Folder 58

Museums (Exhibits) #04290, Series: "1. Subject Files, 1914-1966." Folder 58

Folder 59-61

Folder 59

Folder 60

Folder 61

National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis #04290, Series: "1. Subject Files, 1914-1966." Folder 59-61

Folder 62

Panama #04290, Series: "1. Subject Files, 1914-1966." Folder 62

Folder 63-64

Folder 63

Folder 64

Personal Publicity #04290, Series: "1. Subject Files, 1914-1966." Folder 63-64

Folder 65-68

Folder 65

Folder 66

Folder 67

Folder 68

Philippines #04290, Series: "1. Subject Files, 1914-1966." Folder 65-68

Folder 69-70

Folder 69

Folder 70

Philippines - Letters #04290, Series: "1. Subject Files, 1914-1966." Folder 69-70

Folder 71-73

Folder 71

Folder 72

Folder 73

Pictorial Review Achievement Award #04290, Series: "1. Subject Files, 1914-1966." Folder 71-73

Folder 74-75

Folder 74

Folder 75

Poston, Arizona - Japanese-Americans, 1942 #04290, Series: "1. Subject Files, 1914-1966." Folder 74-75

Folder 76

Public Health Education Fellowships #04290, Series: "1. Subject Files, 1914-1966." Folder 76

Folder 77

Public Health - Professional Education #04290, Series: "1. Subject Files, 1914-1966." Folder 77

Folder 78

Public Health Education, North Dakota #04290, Series: "1. Subject Files, 1914-1966." Folder 78

Folder 79

Roseneau, M. J. #04290, Series: "1. Subject Files, 1914-1966." Folder 79

Folder 80-105

Folder 80

Folder 81

Folder 82

Folder 83

Folder 84

Folder 85

Folder 86

Folder 87

Folder 88

Folder 89

Folder 90

Folder 91

Folder 92

Folder 93

Folder 94

Folder 95

Folder 96

Folder 97

Folder 98

Folder 99

Folder 100

Folder 101

Folder 102

Folder 103

Folder 104

Folder 105

Speeches #04290, Series: "1. Subject Files, 1914-1966." Folder 80-105

Folder 106-107

Folder 106

Folder 107

Speech material #04290, Series: "1. Subject Files, 1914-1966." Folder 106-107

Folder 108-117

Folder 108

Folder 109

Folder 110

Folder 111

Folder 112

Folder 113

Folder 114

Folder 115

Folder 116

Folder 117

Society of Public Health Educators #04290, Series: "1. Subject Files, 1914-1966." Folder 108-117

Folder 118

Tennessee Valley Authority - Adult Education #04290, Series: "1. Subject Files, 1914-1966." Folder 118

Folder 119

University of Denver Workshop, 1942 #04290, Series: "1. Subject Files, 1914-1966." Folder 119

Folder 120-122

Folder 120

Folder 121

Folder 122

Virgin Islands #04290, Series: "1. Subject Files, 1914-1966." Folder 120-122

Folder 123

Wayside Milk Stations #04290, Series: "1. Subject Files, 1914-1966." Folder 123

Folder 124-126

Folder 124

Folder 125

Folder 126

World Federation of Education Associations #04290, Series: "1. Subject Files, 1914-1966." Folder 124-126

Folder 127

World Health Organization #04290, Series: "1. Subject Files, 1914-1966." Folder 127

Folder 128-132

Folder 128

Folder 129

Folder 130

Folder 131

Folder 132

Writings #04290, Series: "1. Subject Files, 1914-1966." Folder 128-132

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Processing Information

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.

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