Fonds UBCA-ARC-1411 - Lyle Creelman fonds

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Lyle Creelman fonds

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81 cm textual records
603 photographs
2 audio recordings

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Lyle Creelman (née Morrison) was born in Nova Scotia and earned a Bachelor of Applied Science from the University of British Columbia and a Master of Arts Degree from Columbia University. Within two years of graduating, Creelman became Director of Public Health Nursing for the City of Vancouver. Shortly after that, she became President of the Registered Nurses Association of British Columbia. For the next twenty-four years, she established national and international standards for accomplishments in the field of nursing. Some of these achievements included: Chief Medical Officer for the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration in the British zone of occupied Germany, where she pioneered specialized nurses training programs; Chief Nursing Officer with the World Health Organization, where she won acceptance for a philosophy of improved third world health care through adequate training of local workers; and co-author of the Ballie-Creelman Report, which was accepted for many years as the primary reference for the preparation of public health professionals in Canada. In addition, Creelman's accomplishments resulted in various forms of recognition, including the Medal of Service of the Order of Canada (1971), the Canadian Centennial Medal (1967) and Honorary Doctorate Degrees from the University of New Brunswick in 1963 and the University of British Columbia in 1992. Lyle Creelman died in Vancouver on February 27th, 2007.

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The fonds consists of biographical information, correspondence, publications, news clippings, photographs, awards, reports, diaries and ephemera, which belong to or were written/created by Lyle Creelman.

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Selected photographs have been digitized and included in UBC Library Open Collections UBC 117.1.

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For more information, see Lyle Morrison Creelman Timeline and Family History in Box 1.

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