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Collection William B. Walsh
Title Dr. Walsh receiving the 1974 Magna Carta Day Award
Catalog Number 2016.62
Description Dr. William B. Walsh, founder and President of Project HOPE, receives the 1974 Magna Charta Day Award from William Hannis Perot, Marshal of the Barion 1 Order of Magna Charta. The Rev. Ernest A. Harding is rector of the historic Christ Church in Philadelphia, where the award was presented. Mrs. Walsh and the Walsh son, Thomas, look on.

Dr. Walsh was selected to receive the honor, Mr. Perot said, because "We believe it is eminently true that Dr. William Walsh, through Project HOPE, has accomplished more good for more people than anyone else now living."

Dr. Walsh accepted the award "in the name of the thousands of physicians and nurses who have worked with us in many distant lands giving of themselves not as missionaries who work for beliefs, but rather as teachers who worked with people so that these people in turn would learn to not only help themselves but to then serve others as well."

Project HOPE is a medical teaching-training organization with programs currently underway in Ethiopia, Tunisia, the Caribbean, Brazil, Peru, Colombia, and the American Southwest.
Date 1974
Search Terms 1974
Award
Magna Charta Day Award
Philadelphia
Caption William Hannis Perot, Dr. William B. Walsh, Helen Walsh, Tom Walsh, Rev. Er
People Harding, Ernest A.
Perot, William Hannis
Walsh, Helen
Walsh, Tommy
Walsh, William B.