The Sally Lucas Jean Papers

Sally Lucas Jean (1878-1971) was a public health educator with a long and distinguished international career.  Her papers reside in Wilson Library and are available for study.  The biography below is taken from the Jean Papers finding aid.

The Library digitized the drafted autobiography and Poston materials for English 88.  Other papers are available for viewing in the Southern Historical Collection reading room.

Sally Lucas Jean, pioneer health educator, was director of the Child Health Organization of America, 1918-1923; a supervisor of health education for the U.S. Indian Service, 1934-1935; and consultant in heath education in many countries, 1920s-1950s. Correspondence of Jean with others in public health education, Jean’s speeches and writings, and reports on public health and health education prepared by Jean as a consultant to business and professional groups in the United States, China, Japan, the Philippines, Belgium, Panama, and the Virgin Islands. There is extensive material reflecting Jean’s work with American Indians, 1935; with Japanese-Americans at the Poston, Ariz., relocation center during World War II; as a public health nurse in Maryland; as director of the Child Health Organization of America and of the the Health Education Division of the Child Health Organization’s successor, the American Child Health Association.

An obituary assessing Jean’s important legacy is available here.