Duration: Approximately 53:40 mins; at 28:38 there is a break in the recording while the original tape changed from Side A to B.
The original interview on audio cassette tape was converted to digital media by a professional conservator in 2010, but the sound quality still varies throughout.
Activate the audio recording in the embedded player above.
A picture of Dr. Shanks is also linked below, and the transcript may be downloaded at the right.
Dr. Shanks graduated from Illinois Wesleyan University in 1947 and served as the School of Nursing Director from 1960-1976. She was the first Caroline F. Rupert Endowed Chair of Nursing when it was established in 1967.
Nursing | United States History
Shanks '47, Mary D. and Vinyard '71, George, "Mary Shanks" (1974). All oral histories. Paper 3.