Margaret Evans Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0133

Scope and Contents

The collection is comprised of journal articles and studies produced by Dr. Evans as well as correspondence between Dr. Evans and various colleagues and associates. The collection includes Dr. Evan’s obituary, printed in the Tennessee Banner in May, 1981.

Dates

  • 1965 - 1981

Biographical Note - Margaret Evans

Dr. Margaret Evans, 1891-1981, was the first practicing psychoanalyst in Tennessee. She began her practice at Vanderbilt University with Dr. William Orr in 1957, and worked primarily at training the psychiatric department staff in work with disturbed children.

Dr. Evans was born in Bath, England in 1891 and maintained her British citizenship. She was trained initially in social work and graduated from University of London with honors.

In 1914 she went to India for her health and lived there for five years. During that time, she taught at Calcutta, and one of her students was former Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru.

During her work in Australia, she isolated an insect that had been causing destruction of cotton crops in northeastern Australia.

She returned to the United States in 1954, and that year and the next worked at Western Reserve University in Cleveland.

Extent

.21 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The collection is comprised of journal articles and studies produced by Dr. Evans as well as correspondence between Dr. Evans and various colleagues and associates. The collection includes Dr. Evan’s obituary, printed in the Tennessee Banner in May, 1981.

Physical Location

Offsite Storage, Special Collections & Archives

Title
Finding Aid for the Margaret Evans Collection
Status
Completed
Date
2016
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Vanderbilt University Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Jean and Alexander Heard Library
419 21st Avenue South
Nashville TN 37203 United States


 

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