MSS 004 Margaret A. Newman, PhD Collection

Memphis native Margaret Newman, PhD, RN, was a world-renowned nurse theorist who earned her nursing degree at UTHSC. She went on to earn a Master’s Degree in Medical-Surgical Nursing and a PhD in Nursing Science. She served as a faculty member at the University of Minnesota and UTHSC, and led programs at New York University and Pennsylvania State University. She also served as a civilian consultant to the U.S. Surgeon General. Dr. Newman is best known for her influential theory of “Health as Expanding Consciousness.” She authored several books related to the theory: “Health as Expanding Consciousness,” “A Developing Discipline,” and “Transforming Presence: The Difference That Nursing Makes.” She was named a Living Legend by the American Academy of Nursing in 2008. Dr. Newman died in 2018.

The MSS 004 Margaret A. Newman, PhD Collection includes digitized materials from her archival collection held in the UTHSC Library's Health Science Historical Collections. The collection includes published and unpublished papers, audio recordings of her presentations and speeches, photographs, awards, teaching materials, and a small amount of personal memorabilia.


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Margaret A. Newman Audio Recordings

Margaret A. Newman Documents and Publications

Margaret A. Newman Photographs