Lewis, Edith Patton (1915-2005)
Scope:
The Edith Patton Lewis collection consists of manuscripts and correspondence.

There are manuscripts for editorials and correspondence chiefly related to editorial criticism. Manuscripts include: "What's Wrong with Nursing?" (ca. 1946); "Expanded or Extended: Does it Make a Difference?" (1970s); and "The Genesis of Nurse and Physician Roles." There is also a manuscript for an editorial by Thelma M. Schorr, "In the Tradition of Excellence," that appeared in Nursing Outlook.

Correspondence in the collection to Lewis (1960-1983) includes a letter from Constance Holleran (1960; Holleran would be appointed Executive Director of the International Council of Nurses in 1981); and a letter from Rita Chow, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Mount Sinai Hospital (1982). There are also copies of letters from Lewis (1977-1982); correspondence from Margaret L. McClure, Professor of Nursing at New York University to Thelma schorr, Editor in Chief of American Journal of Nursing, with a note from Lewis on the letter (1982); and personal tributes to Edith P. Lewis on the occasion of her retirement (1980).
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Notable Figures
1. Lewis, Edith Patton