Eloise R. Giblett papers, circa 1940-1979  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Giblett, Eloise R
Eloise R. Giblett papers
circa 1940-1979 (inclusive)
1.86 cubic feet (3 boxes)
Collection Number
Student papers of Eloise Giblett, who was a student and a professor at the University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
Access Restrictions

Open to all users, but access to portions of the collection is restricted. Contact Special Collections for details.


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Eloise Giblett was born in Tacoma, Washington, on January 17, 1921. She received B.S. (1942) and M.S. (1947) degrees from the University of Washington and worked for a short time as a clinical microbiology technician. She graduated from the University of Washington School of Medicine with an M.D. in 1951 as one of five women in the School's second graduating class. She did postgraduate work in hematology at the University of Washington with Dr. Clement Finch. She joined the faculty in the University of Washington School of Medicine in 1955, and then served as a research professor from 1967 to 1987, when she retired with emeritus status. Her research helped make bone-marrow transplants successful and led to her discovery of the first recognized immunodeficiency disease. Giblett also served as head of immunogenetics (1955-1979) and then executive director (1980-1987) of the Puget Sound Blood Center. The ELO red blood cell antigen is named for her. Giblett died on September 16, 2009.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Papers primarily from Eloise Giblett's time as a student at the University of Washington School of Medicine, including class readings, notes, exams, and writings. Also included are other writings from later in Giblett's career, as well as grant applications.

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Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Medicine--Study and teaching--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Women college students--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Personal Names :
  • Giblett, Eloise R.--Archives
  • Corporate Names :
  • University of Washington.¬†School of Medicine--Faculty
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Personal correspondence
  • Records (Documents)
  • Other Creators :
    • Corporate Names :
    • University of Washington.¬†University Archives

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • University Archives/Faculty Papers (University of Washington)