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Guide to the Marion Maresh papers

Collection Overview

Date Span: 1932-1966
Creator: Maresh, Marion (1906-)
Extent: 2.50 linear inches.
Collection Number: IWA0642
Repository: Iowa Women's Archives
Summary: Physician who graduated from the State University of Iowa in 1932 and became a world authority on physical growth and maturation.

Access: The papers are open for research.

Use: Copyright held by the donor has not been transferred to The University of Iowa.

Acquisition: The papers (donor no. 168) were donated by Gerald Maresh in 1996.

Preferred Citation: Marion Maresh papers, Iowa Women's Archives, The University of Iowa Libraries, Iowa City.

Repository: Iowa Women's Archives
Address: 100 Main Library
University of Iowa Libraries
Iowa City, IA 52242
Phone: 319-335-5068
Curator: Kären Mason
Email: lib-women@uiowa.edu
Website: http://www.lib.uiowa.edu/iwa

Physician Marion M. Maresh Fooks, born ca.1906, graduated with a degree in medicine from the State University of Iowa (now the University of Iowa) in 1932, the same degree her father George Maresh had completed in 1900. Maresh's two brothers Gerald and George followed suit in 1939 and 1943 respectively. After completing her residency in radiology at Stormy Memorial Hospital in Rochester, New York, Maresh moved to Denver, Colorado to work with the Child Research Council at the Univesity of Colorado. Although she initially intended to stay for a year, Maresh's tenure extended to 35 years during which time she established herself as a world renowned authority on physical growth and maturation. The Board of Regents granted Maresh the title of Associate Clinical Professor of Radiology Emeritus upon her retirement from the University of Colorado Medical Center in 1975. Married to Rupert J. Fooks, she professionally used the name Dr. Marion Maresh.

The Marion Maresh papers date from 1932 to 1996 and measure 2.5 linear inches. The papers are arranged in two series: Biographical information and Medical career and education.

The Biographical Information series (1967-1996) consists of a list of birth and death dates within the Maresh family, a letter written by Gerald Maresh detailing his family history and a DynaGroup motivational program that consists of ten goal setting sessions

Maresh's career as a researcher is reflected in the Medical Career and Education series (1932-1987), which consists of a book draft, correspondence, research notes, lecture slides, and an embryology text. Maresh's Physician's Certificate of 1932 and a letter of congratulations from the Dean's office of the University of Colorado's School of Medicine regarding her retirement in 1975 complete the series.

Browse by Series:
Series 1: BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION
Series 2: MEDICAL CAREER AND EDUCATION

  • Series 1: BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION
  • Box 1:
  • DynaGroup
  • Genealogy - 1967, 1996
  • Series 2: MEDICAL CAREER AND EDUCATION
  • Box 1:
  • Correspondence - 1973, 1975
  • Child Research Slides - 1987
  • Embryology Text
  • Physicians Certificate - 1932
  • Residential Treatment - 1982

This collection is indexed under the following subject terms.


Personal Names:
Maresh, Marion, approximately 1906-

Corporate Names:
University of Colorado Medical Center

Dates:
20th century

Topics:
Women in higher education
Women in medicine
Child development

Occupations:
Physicians

Geographic Names:
United States -- ColoradoDenver

Genre/Form of Materials:
Archives
Personal papers
Slides (photographs)

Family Names:
Maresh family