Mary Louise Donaldson Biographical File

Identifier: EBL-0465

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Donaldson, Mary Louise (1930-2007)


Biographical file includes articles, obituary, and reception invitation. This file also includes material from a photo album given to Donaldson as a retirement present, including family and faculty retirement party photographs, congratulatory note cards from close friends and others across the university, and other mementos.


  • 1992 - 2007

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Historical or Biographical Note

Mary Louise Donaldson,BSN, Ph.D., was Professor of Nursing at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing. She received her nursing education at Vanderbilt University, graduating in 1954. She went on to earn both her master's and doctorate degrees from Vanderbilt. Donaldson joined the VUSN faculty shortly after graduating and served until her retirement in 1992.

During her tenure, she made many contributions, including developing a media center and frequently enhancing the curriculum. She also served as the school's historian and published a book entitled A History of the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, which chronicled the School's first 75 years. Donaldson passed away in 2007.


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Mary Louise Donaldson (1930-2007) biographical file
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Description is inEnglish.

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