Kenworthy, Marion E. (Marion Edwena), 1891-1980

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Professor of psychiatry and psychiatrist, New York, N.Y.

From the description of Letters and printed material, 1954-1976. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 31182055

Marion Edwena Kenworthy (1891-1980) was a psychiatrist who specialized in the field of children’s mental health. Kenworthy served as president of the American Psychoanalytic Association, the Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry, as well as the Academy of Child Psychiatry, and established the psychiatric clinic of the New York City Family Court with Justine Wise Polier and Agnes Inglis. Kenworthy and Sarah H, Swift brought the application of psychiatry into the curriculum of the New York School of Social Work where Kenworthy was a professor from 1921-1956. During WWII Kenworthy served as a doctor in the Women’s Army Corps (WAC) and investigated psychiatric stress. Her legacy continues in the activities of the Marion E. Kenworthy-Sarah H. Swift Foundation in the care of children’s mental and emotional well-being. Notable for the collection here is that on December 18, 1938 she hosted in her home a meeting of individuals, horrified by the news of Kristallnacht, looking for ways to rescue children. Those who met established the Non-Sectarian Committee on German Refugee Children (NSCGRC) in 1938 with the goal of lobbying congress for the admission of refugee children to the United States.

From the guide to the Marion E. Kenworthy (1891-1980) Papers, undated, 1938-1952, (American Jewish Historical Society)

Analyst, Professor of Psychiatry at the Columbia University School of Social Work (The New York School of Social Work), 1921-1956.

Tufts University M.D., 1913; Columbia University Sc.D., 1973.

From the description of Marion E. Kenworthy papers, 1915-1980. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 506124242

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creatorOf Kenworthy, Marion E. (Marion Edwena), 1891-1980. Marion E. Kenworthy papers [electronic resource], 1938-1952 1939-1940. Université d’Ottawa, University of Ottawa
creatorOf Children's Fund of Michigan. Children's Fund of Michigan records, 1929-1965 (bulk 1929-1961). University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn New York Psychoanalytic Institute. Treatment Center. Records, 1933-1970. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Wheelock, John Hall, 1886-1978. John Hall Wheelock collection, 1935-1979. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Dummer, Ethel Sturges, 1866-1954. Papers, 1766-1962 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Lewin, Bertram David, 1896-. Papers of Bertram David Lewin, 1883-1974 (bulk 1927-1970). Library of Congress
creatorOf Kenworthy, Marion E. (Marion Edwina), 1891-1980. Letters and printed material, 1954-1976. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Bertram D. Lewis Papers, 1883-1974, (bulk 1927-1970) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Kenworthy, Marion E. (Marion Edwena), 1891-1980. Marion E. Kenworthy papers, 1915-1980. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Marion E. Kenworthy (1891-1980) Papers, undated, 1938-1952 American Jewish Historical Society
referencedIn Lewin, Bertram David, 1896-. Papers, 1883-1974 (bulk 1927-1970). Library of Congress
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associatedWith Children's Fund of Michigan. corporateBody
associatedWith Columbia University. School of Social Work. corporateBody
associatedWith Dummer, Ethel Sturges, 1866-1954. person
associatedWith Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David), 1890-1969. person
associatedWith Fisher, Dorothy Canfield, 1879-1958. person
associatedWith Jewish Children's Bureau of Chicago. corporateBody
associatedWith Lehman, Herbert H. (Herbert Henry), 1878-1963. person
correspondedWith Lewin, Bertram David, 1896- person
associatedWith Menninger, Karl A. (Karl Augustus), 1893-1990. person
associatedWith Meyer, Eugene, 1875-1959. person
associatedWith New York Psychoanalytic Institute. Treatment Center. corporateBody
associatedWith Non-Sectarian Committee for German Refugee Children (U.S.) corporateBody
associatedWith Polier, Justine Wise, 1903-1987. person
associatedWith Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1884-1962. person
associatedWith United States. Army. Women's Army Corps. National Civilian Advisory Commission. corporateBody
associatedWith Wagner, Robert F. (Robert Ferdinand), 1877-1953. person
associatedWith Wheelock, John Hall, 1886-1978. person
associatedWith Wise, Stephen S. (Stephen Samuel), 1874-1949. person
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Holocaust
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World War, 1939-1945--Participation, American
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Birth 1891

Death 1980

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