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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.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Anna Poole Ferguson Collection

Identifier: RH-A-3753

This collection contains photographs and other materials relating to the Kalamazoo State Hospital Nursing Program that belonged to Anna Poole Ferguson, dating between 1903 and 1965. She was the aunt of Sue Baden, who gave these items to her friend Dorothy Barstow, after her death. Both Dorothy and Sue were graduates of the Borgess School of Nursing.

Dates: 1903-1965