"Once a Therapist, Always a Therapist": The Early Career of Mary Black, Occupational Therapist

  • Peter L. Twohig Saint Mary's University
Keywords: Black, Mary, Nova Scotia, Craftswomen


Mary Black was an internationally-known weaver and a key figure in Nova Scotia's craft renaissance during the 1940s and 1950s. The early years of her worklife, however, remain unexplored, despite her place as a pioneering occupational therapist in Nova Scotia and in the United States during the 1920s and 1930s.
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