Lucy Davis Phillips collection on women graduates of Oregon medical schools, 1852-1978  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Res
Phillips, Lucy Davis
Title
Lucy Davis Phillips collection on women graduates of Oregon medical schools
Dates
1852-1978 (inclusive)
1920-1959 (bulk)
Quantity
1 linear feet, (two 5" x 12" metal edge boxes)
Collection Number
2004-030
Summary
Lucy I. Davis began her service at UOMS in 1918 and continued her duties until shortly before her death on October 8, 1943. While registrar, Lucy compiled the record of the activities of women graduates of the school. The materials were added to the Library collection. Materials included in the collection (originally in the form of a scrapbook) are photographs, biographical information, obituaries, newspaper clippings, chronological graduate lists, marital statuses, survey forms, publications, and biographical information about Davis added to the scrapbook posthumously.
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: 503-494-5587
hcaref@ohsu.edu
Access Restrictions

There are no restrictions on access. This collection is open to the public.

Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Lucy I. Davis, born in Aurelius, Michigan on June 11, 1882, was the Registrar of the University of Oregon Medical School for 25 years. She came to Portland with her parents in 1891 and graduated from the Portland High School. Ms. Davis married Shannon Phillips on August 20, 1937.

Lucy Davis began her service at UOMS in 1918 at the 23rd Avenue and Lovejoy Street location before the institution was based on Marquam Hill. She continued her duties until shortly before her death on October 8, 1943.

Ms. Phillips kept the records of all students of the school and evaluated and summarized the transcripts of thousands of applicants for admission, which was considered to greatly facilitate the work of the Committee on Admissions.

It was said that she had a gracious personality, unfailing courtesy, and a deep sense of responsibility and was efficient in her work. These attributes made her an important asset to faculty and students alike. She was active in the Business and Professional Women's Club of Portland and served as president of the club in 1938. She was also a member of the Association of Registrars. While registrar, Lucy compiled the record of the activities of women graduates of the school, which comprises this collection

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Study of Women Graduates of the University of Oregon Medical School and Willamette University was in the form of a scrapbook. The materials include photographs, biographical information and obituaries for some individuals but not all. There is an alphabetical index. Subsequent pages list the physicians in chronological order by date of graduation. It was added to the Library collection in 1948 and compiled mostly by Lucy I. Davis Phillips. It also contains newspaper articles and other information added to the volume after Phillips' death, some clippings added as late as 1978, biographical information regarding Ms. Phillips and some publication information. Also an addendum to the collection consists of survey forms filled out by women physicians who graduated from the UOMS, rosters of female UOMS and Willamette University graduates in active practice and minutes of the Multnomah County Medical Society. The results of the survey are conveyed in the scrapbook.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

Lucy Davis Phillips collection on women graduates of Oregon medical schools, Collection Number 2004-030, Oregon Health & Science University, Historical Collections & Archives

Restrictions on Use

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Alternative Forms Available

Parts of this collection have been digitized and are available in OHSU's Digital Collections.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Scrapbook (deconstructed) and assorted documentsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 1
"A Study of Women Graduates of the University of Oregon Medical School and Willamette University"
1949-1954
1 2
Scrapbook pages 1-19
1947
1 3
Scrapbook pages 20-59
1947
1 4
Scrapbook pages 60-89
1947
1 5
Scrapbook pages 49-99
1947
1 6
Scrapbook pages 100-130
1947
1 7
Chronological student lists, newspaper clipping, and correspondence
1930-1959
1 8
Surveys from former students and lists
circa 1933
1 9
Large-format telegram, student lists, correspondence, newspaper clippings, profiles, research summary and notes
1935-1942

Notebook, corresondence, and newspaper clippingsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
2 1
Alumni Association Annual Meeting Directory, profile notes, articles, and Lovejoy's memorial tribute
1937-1970
1 2
Notebook: "Early Women Physicians of Oregon", notes, correspondence, lists and marital statuses
1927-1937
1 3
Correspondence, student lists and surveys
1935-1937
2 4
Graduate timeline, correspondence, student lists, statistics, notes and publications
1926-1940
2 5
Newspaper clippings, obituaries, correspondence, notes, summaries and publications
1926-1969

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • History of Medicine
  • Corporate Names :
  • University of Oregon. Medical School
  • Willamette University
  • Occupations :
  • Physicians