Mary Jane Torp was born in Aberdeen, South Dakota on December 31, 1922. She was the second daughter of Klemet Olesen and Anne Sutherland (Guthrie) Torp. She was the recipient of a B.S. in Ed. from Northern State T. C. in Aberdeen (1944), Physical Therapy certificate from O'Reilly General Hospital in Springfield, MO (1946) and Masters in Personnel Services from the University of Colorado (1958). Enlisting in the U.S. Army WAC's in 1944, she was commissioned a 2nd Lt. in 1946 and advanced through grade in the Women's Medical Specialist Corps to the rank of Major in 1960. Among her numerous tours of duty were Letterman Army Hospital, Ft. Jackson, Walter Reed Hospital, and Tokyo, Korea and Okinawa. She was awarded the Bronze Star in 1954. She retired from the Armed Services in 1969. She served as Asst. Prof. and instructor of Physical Therapy at the University of Oklahoma from 1970-1972, and after that time served numerous volunteer community tasks including docent at the Oklahoma City Zoo from 1972-77. Author of numerous articles and films, primarily on traumatic head injury she also devoted her time to a follow-up study of Korean War patients. Most of the material in this collection consists of films on various medical/surgical subjects including the treatment of traumatic head and spinal cord injuries and subsequent rehabilitation. Additional supplemental materials include booklets, receipts, scripts, and instruction manuals.