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Mary Brand Papers

Identifier: M117


  • 1948-1989


Biographical / Historical

Mary Lou Brand, R.N., B.S, M.A., Ed.D., was born in Divide, Colorado on April 19, 1934. She received her Registered Nurse's degree in 1956 from Presbyterian Medical School. She received a B.S. in Nursing from the University of Denver in 1957 and her Master’s in Education from the University if Colorado in 1963.

Her career in nursing and education with Denver Public Schools spanned several decades, beginning as a Staff School Nurse in 1958 and retiring as Director of School Nurses for Denver Public Schools in 1981.

Brand was also involved with many associations and councils including: The American Association for Health, Physical Education and Recreation (Chair 1969-1970), The Colorado Nurses’ Association (School Nurses’ Chair 1964-1968), The National Council for School Nurses (Chair 1968-1969), and The American School Health Association (Fellow). She participated in or co-directed many workshops on issues important to the School Nurse profession during the 1960’s. She was a member of many professional organizations such as: Presbyterian Alumni Association, Colorado Nurses Association, American Nurses Association, The Royal Society of Health, National Education Association, Denver Classroom Teachers Association, and National Foundation for Health, Physical Education and Recreation (charter member), important to school nursing.


11 Linear Feet (11 record boxes)

Scope and Contents

Correspondence, Information about Nursing, School Nursing material.


This collection is partially arranged.

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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and Archives Repository

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