OreD, Dorothea E. Orem Collection in the Alan Mason Chesney Medical Archives of the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions


[Record group/Fonds 1] Biographical and Personal Documents. — 1931-2007
Creator: Orem, Dorothea
The biographical and personal documents consist of curriculum vitae and obituaries for Orem, diplomas, awards, and certificates, appointments to faculty positions, genealogical information, and personal financial records. Also of particular value is a set of personal interviews conducted by Susan G. Taylor.

[Series 1.1] Biographical and miscellaneous personal materials

[Folder 1/1] Biography and Curriculum Vitae
Includes different biographies and vitae written by and about Dorothea Orem.

[Folder 1/2] Obituary and Online Guestbook. — 2007
Includes obituary of Dorothea Orem from the Catholic Diocese of Savannah and the online guestbook signed by international visitors.

[Folder 1/3] Transcript of interviews with Susan G. Taylor. — 17 Jul 1995;4 Dec 1995
Creator: Taylor, Susan G. ;  Orem, Dorothea
Consists of transcripts of taped oral interviews given by Susan G. Taylor with Dorothea Orem. They discuss Orem's personal education and the development of her theory. They were used as the basis for Taylor's 2006 article in the Self-Care and Dependent-Care Nursing journal, which has been added to the folder.

[Folder 1/4] Transcripts from the Catholic University of America. — 1940-1969

[Folder 1/5] Appointments - Department of Health, Education, and Welfare. — 1957-1962

[Folder 1/6] Appointments - Catholic University of America faculty. — 1959-1970

[Folder 1/7] Appointments - Georgetown University faculty. — 1970-1971

[Folder 1/8] Appointments - District of Columbia Teachers College faculty. — 1964

[Folder 1/9] Appointments - District of Columbia Practical Nurses Examining Board. — 1962-1964

[Folder 1/10] Postcards and brochures from pleasure travel

[Folder 1/11] Memorial cards of friends and family

[Folder 1/12] Ohler Family History documents

[Folder 1/13] Daily Calendars. — 1986-1996

[Folder 1/14] Memorial service for Joan Backscheider and Mary B. Collins. — 1972

[Folder 1/15] Clippings

[Folder 1/16] Home decorating materials

[Folder 1/17] ID cards and health documents

[Folder 151/16] charcoal sketch of unknown male subject
This sketch was probably completed by Walene Shields.

[Folder 151/17] pastel sketch of unknown male subject
This sketch was probably completed by Walene Shields.

[Series 1.2] Awards, Honors, and Certificates
This series includes diplomas and certificates, as well as correspondence about awards given to Orem in during her career. It also includes her nursing diplomas and registration certificates.
Correspondence about awards is arranged chronologically. Oversize diplomas and certificates are found in Box 151.

[Folder 2/1] Georgetown University Honorary Doctor of Science - program and citation. — 16 May 1976

[Folder 2/2] Georgetown University Honorary Doctor of Science - planning documents. — 1976

[Folder 2/3] Georgetown University Honorary Doctor of Science - letters of congratulation. — 1976

[Folder 2/4] Incarnate Word College Centennial Convocation and Honorary Doctor of Science. — 1980

[Folder 2/5] Catholic University Distinguished Alumni Award. — 1980

[Folder 2/6] Illinois Wesleyan University Honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters. — 1988

[Folder 2/7] National League for Nursing Linda Richards Award. — 1991
Offered "in recognition of nurses actively engaged in the field of nursing, whose contributions are unique, of a pioneering nature and of such excellence as to merit national recognition."

[Folder 2/8] American Academy of Nursing induction. — 1992

[Folder 2/9] University of Missouri-Columbia - Distinguished Friend Award. — 1993

[Folder 3/1] Sigma Theta Tau Edith Moore Copeland Founders Award. — 1997
This award is for excellence in creativity.

[Folder 3/2] Sigma Theta Tau Edith Moore Copeland Founders Award - planning documents. — 1997

[Folder 3/3] Sigma Theta Tau Edith Moore Copeland Founders Award nomination materials. — 1997
This is a bound volume of materials gathered by the Mu Kappa chapter in order to nominate Orem for the Edith Moore Copeland Award for excellence in creativity. Included are C.V. and letters of recommendation.

[Folder 3/4] Sigma Theta Tau Edith Moore Copeland Founders Award nomination materials. — 1997
This a duplicate of the other volume of letters of recommendation.

[Folder 3/5] University of Missouri-Columbia Honorary Doctor of Nursing degree. — 1998

[Folder 150/2] Guest Book. — 1976? March 22
This is a guestbook, possibly for Orem's honorary doctorate at Georgetown University.

[Folder 151/1] Seton High School Diploma. — 1931

[Folder 151/2] Providence Hospital Nursing Diploma. — 1934

[Folder 151/3] Georgetown University Honorary Doctor of Science Diploma. — 1976
  • See awards correspondence records folders 2/1 through 2/3.
  • [Folder 151/4] Incarnate Word College Honorary Doctor of Science Diploma . — 1980
  • See also awards correspondence records folder 2/4.
  • [Folder 151/5] Illinois Wesleyan University Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters. — 1988
  • See also awards correspondence records folder 2/6.
  • [Folder 151/6] University of Missouri Honorary Doctor of Nursing Diploma. — 1998
  • See also awards correspondence records folder 3/5.
  • [Folder 151/7] District of Columbia registration certificate. — 1934

    [Folder 151/8] Massachusetts State registration certificate. — 1936

    [Folder 151/9] Michigan State registration certificate. — 1939

    [Folder 151/10] Indiana State registration certificate. — 1949;1957
    The 1949 certificate includes Orem's examination results.

    [Folder 151/12] Rotary Club International certificate from Palencia, Spain. — 1988
    The folder includes certificates for Orem and Walene Shields.

    [Folder 151/13] Spanish Mental Health Care Association recognition certificate. — 1989
  • See also conference records.
  • [Folder 151/14] American Academy of Nursing certificate. — 1992
  • See awards correspondence records folder 2/8.
  • [Folder 151/15] American Public Health Association member certificate. — 1997

    [Series 1.3] Financial Records

    [Folder 4/1] Personal financial documents. — 1987

    [Folder 4/2] Personal financial documents. — 1988

    [Folder 4/3] Personal financial documents. — 1989

    [Folder 4/4] Personal financial documents. — 1990

    [Folder 4/5] Personal financial documents. — 1991

    [Folder 5/1] Income Tax Return documents. — 1986

    [Folder 5/2] Income Tax Return documents. — 1987

    [Folder 5/3] Income Tax Return documents. — 1988

    [Folder 5/4] Income Tax Return documents. — 1989

    [Folder 5/5] Income Tax Return documents. — 1990

    [Folder 5/6] Income Tax Return documents. — 1991

    [Folder 6/1] TIAA-CREF documents. — 1949-1974

    [Folder 6/2] TIAA-CREF documents. — 1977

    [Folder 6/3] TIAA-CREF payment statements. — 1977-2004

    [Bound volume 150/1] Accounts book. — 1979
    This volume appears to be an account kept by Walene Shields of court depositions she transcribed.