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Mary Louise Apholt Turner Papers, 1961-2013

Identifier: 026

Collection Overview

This collection contains printed materials, photographs, a scrapbook, and realia related to Turner’s attendance at the Cambridge Hospital School of Nursing. It includes photographs of her classmates as well as of Turner herself.


  • 1961-2013

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Access to Collection

The collection is open to research.

Conditions Governing Use

This collection contains a mixture of public domain and copyrighted material. It is the responsibility of the researcher to understand and observe copyright law and to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyright. The materials for which no copyright exists are in the public domain. For the materials subject to copyright and other intellectual property restrictions, researchers must obtain written permission from the copyright holders(s) if they wish to publish these documents. Questions concerning copyright should be directed to the Cambridge Room, Cambridge Public Library Archives and Special Collections.


Mary Louise (Apholt) Turner was born in 1941 in Waltham, Massachusetts. She grew up in Belmont, Massachusetts, graduating from Belmont High School in 1960. She graduated from the Cambridge City Hospital School of Nursing in 1963. Turner worked at the Cambridge City Hospital as Head Nurse, a position she held until 1968 when she decided to raise her children full-time. While her sons were young, Turner worked part-time as a nurse. In 1980, she returned to nursing full-time at the Greenery Rehab in Brighton, Massachusetts. Later in her career, she worked in various nursing homes before retiring at 61. Turner, a lifelong Belmont resident, is married to Richard Turner and has three sons and 10 grandchildren.


5.6 Linear Feet

3 Cubic Feet

4 boxes (1 Hollinger box and 3 oversize boxes)

180 Items

Organization of Collection

This collection is organized into 2 series:

Series 1: Printed Items and Photographs

Series 2: Realia

Approximately 180 items grouped mostly alphabetically within each series.

Custodial History

Donated by Mary Louise Alphot Turner in November 2013.

Related Materials

Elizabeth G. A'Hearn-Dorety Conway Papers, 1937-1948 (067)

Processing Information

Processed by Christine Di Bella in November, 2014.
Finding aid to the Mary Louise Apholt Turner Papers, 1961-2013 026
Christine Di Bella
November 19, 2014
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Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge Room, Cambridge Public Library Archives and Special Collections Repository

Cambridge Public Library
449 Broadway
Cambridge MA 02138 USA