Edith Bolte MacCracken Collection on the History of the Physicians of Jackson County, 1935-1946  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Author
MacCraken, Edith Bolte, Mrs.
Title
Edith Bolte MacCracken Collection on the History of the Physicians of Jackson County
Dates
1935-1946 (inclusive)
Quantity
1.0 linear feet
Collection Number
2005-011
Summary
The collection consists mainly of biographical information about Jackson County physicians who returned a completed questionnaire sent to them by Edith Bolte MacCracken.
Repository
Oregon Health & Science University, Historical Collections & Archives
OHSU Historical Collections & Archives
Oregon Health & Science University
3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Rd. MC:LIB
Portland, OR
97239
Telephone: 503-418-2287
hcaref@ohsu.edu
Access Restrictions

Collection is open to the public.

Languages
English
Sponsor
Oregon Health & Science University


Historical NoteReturn to Top

Edith Bolte MacCracken was born February 16, 1869. She was the wife of Dr. S. Gordon MacCracken who had practiced in Ashland, Oregon and was the vice-president of the Jackson County Medical Society in 1924. She served as a president of the Auxiliary to the Jackson County Medical Society from 1934 to 1935. She initiated a survey in April 1935 to collect biographical data of physicians in Jackson County from around 1850 to 1935. Several members of the Auxiliary assisted her in collecting the data and her sons typed the compiled materials. She completed the compilation in August 1935 when she was 66 years old and later, in February 1946, she made updates to the work. She died in April 1946.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection consists mainly of biographical information about Jackson County physicians who returned a completed questionnaire sent to them by Edith Bolte MacCracken. The majority of the documents include specific information about physicians that includes: education, family, and location of practice. Other materials include documents concerning the histories of hospitals and public health associations in Jackson County, the history of the Jackson County Medical Society, rosters of officers of the Society and the Auxiliary, reports of the Auxiliary, and an historical memoriam of earlier people of Southern Oregon.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

Edith Bolte MacCracken Collection on the History of the Physicians of Jackson County, Accession no. 2005-011, Historical Collections & Archives, Oregon Health & Science University.

Restrictions on Use

The OHSU Historical Collections & Archives is the owner of the materials and makes available reproductions for research, publication, and other uses. Written permission must be obtained from the OHSU HC&A before any reproduction use. The OHSU HC&A does not necessarily hold copyright to all of the materials in the collections. In some cases, permission for use may require seeking additional authorization from the copyright owners. No special equipment is needed for the collection.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Description Dates
F1 Cover memos and "History of the Physicians of Jackson County"
1935
Memo -From Jim Morgan to Heather Rosenwinkle at the Library of the University of Oregon Health Sciences, regarding the request from Richard Moore, Director of Southern Oregon State College Library, to photocopy the History of Physicians of Jackson County.
1980 November 18
Memo-From Heather Rosenwinkle to unidentified, asking help to locate the material.
1980 December 9
Correspondence-From Elliot B. MacCracken to Richard Moore, Director of Southern Oregon State College Library, expressing appreciation for getting the compilation made by his mother, Mrs. Gordon MacCracken, and telling stories about her and how she undertook the compilation
1981 January 7
Correspondence-From Bertha Hallam, Librarian at the University of Oregon Medical School to Mrs. Gordon MacCracken, expressing appreciation for the copy of the Jackson County Medical Survey.
1935 September 27
Document -A paragraph indicating that Mrs. Gordon MacCracken was given a gold bracelet in appreciation of her compilation of the History of Physicians of Jackson Count Northwest Medicine 35:70
1936 February
Physicians of Jackson County, Oregon - 1850-1935 Dedication (180 physicians are listed)
1935 August 26
F2 History of Jackson County Hospitals
1935
History of Hospitals in Ashland Or.
Sacred Heart Hospital
Southern Oregon Hospitals
Jackson Co. Public Health Association
F3 Reports Woman's Auxiliary of the Jackson Co. Medical Society
1931-1935
Roster
no date
Report meeting Eugene, Or.
1931 October
Report meeting Klamath Falls
1932 September 22-24
Report meeting Portland Or.
1933
Auxiliary in 1934
1935 June
Report of 1935 Auxiliary President
1935 September 20
F4 A Brief History of the Jackson Co. Medical Society
1935
A Brief History of Jackson Co. Medical Society
1921-1935
Roster of Jackson Co. Medical Society officers
1921-1935
F5 Reminiscences Jackson Co. doctors
1935
D.H. Brower, M.D.
J.W. Robinson, M.D.
F6 Update 1946
1935-1946
Cover letter MacCracken-Jackson Co. Medical Society
1946 February 8
Updated roster Jackson Co. Medical Society
List of new doctors Medford and Ashland
Lawrence W. Buonocore
Ernest Gaither Everett
Houston Haddon Parsons
Clarence M. Young
A. Erin Merkel
Arthur J. Loeffler
Ralph Evans Poston
Orel A. Welsh
Oscar J. Halboth
Robert W. Sleeter
Andrew Albert Soule
Charles Lewis Coyle

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • History of Medicine
  • Medicine and Health
  • Oregon
  • Pioneers
  • Personal Names :
  • MacCracken, Gordon, M.D.
  • Welsh, Orel Alvin, M.D.
  • Occupations :
  • Physicians--Oregon