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Marianne Marcus, EdD, RN papers
- 1998-2008 (Creation)
0.5 cubic foot (1 box)
Name of creator
Marianne Taft Marcus, Ed.D., R.N., F.A.A.N of the University of Texas at Houston School of Nursing served as the John P. McGovern Distinguished Professor of Addiction Nursing and Director of the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, Education and Research. In these roles she explored mindfulness and meditation as methods of reducing stress for individuals in recovery and brought together people from diverse backgrounds to support prevention at the community-level. During her time at UT she also served as Chair of the Department of Nursing Systems and Director of the Master of Nursing Education Track, among other roles.
Following her studies at Columbia University, Dr. Marcus worked as a nurse at New York’s Presbyterian Hospital. After taking time to raise her children, she began teaching nursing and added two more graduate degrees from Columbia. In 1980 she returned to Houston, enrolling in the Education doctoral program at the University of Houston and beginning her longstanding affiliation with the UT Health Science Center.
Dr. Marcus received numerous recognitions throughout her career. Just some examples: in 1994 she was elected to a Fellowship in the American Academy of Nursing; in 1998 she was awarded the John P. McGovern Award for Excellence in Medical Education presented by the Association for Multidisciplinary Education and Research in Substance use and Addiction (AMERSA); and in 2006 she was elected to the University of Texas Academy of Health Science Education.
Dr. Marcus was born October 25, 1932 at Hermann Hospital in Houston. Her mother had been a nurse at Hermann, and her grandfather Gordon Avery Taft was on the Hermann Estate Board while the hospital was being built. Marianne Marcus died on January 16, 2022.
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Scope and content
The Marianne Marcus, EdD, RN papers contain newsletters, publications, research project designs, and other materials related to her work at the University of Texas School of Nursing. Mostly dating from 1998-2008, her papers reflect Dr. Marcus’ interest in substance abuse research and helping prepare nurses to address addiction issues. Much of the collection material relates to her project “Stress reduction in therapeutic community treatment.”
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Conditions governing access
No access restrictions. Open for research.
Materials are in good condition.
Conditions governing reproduction
Copyright restrictions may apply. Permission to publish from this material must be facilitated through the repository, McGovern Historical Center.
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Inventory 2022 February 14.
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Immediate source of acquisition
Dr. Marianne Marcus signed deed of gift on May 14, 2013. One box was delivered to the archives. The gift was formally acknowledged by Dr. L. M. Buja, executive director of the library, and Philip Montgomery, archivist.
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Accruals are expected.
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Related archival materials
Dr. Marianne Marcus' 2016 interview as part of the Texas Medical Center Women's History Project is available on Digital Commons at https://digitalcommons.library.tmc.edu/tmc-whp/25/.
- Citation: Marianne Marcus, EdD, RN papers; MS 174; McGovern Historical Center, Texas Medical Center Library. Please cite the box and folder numbers where appropriate.
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Finding aid front matter updated by Matt Richardson, February 16, 2022. Based on Dr. Marcus' CV, her oral history from MS 171, and the collection materials.