Pacific Northwest Medical Association records, 1922-1942  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Pacific Northwest Medical Association
Pacific Northwest Medical Association records
1922-1942 (inclusive)
0.25 linear feet
Collection Number
Materials relating to the creation and meetings of the Pacific Northwest Medical Association.
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
Telephone: 503-494-5587
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Historical NoteReturn to Top

The Pacific Northwest Medical Association was founded in the summer of 1922 in an attempt to knit together the medical communities of 5 American states and 3 Canadian provinces. Oregonians had their due representation. In the period under discussion 3 Oregonians served as President of the Association: J. Earl Else of Portland (1923), Charles T. Sweeney of Medford (1936), and Matthew Riddle of Portland (1942). Others participated in the meetings.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

One document box with several files pertaining to the organization: a Constitution and Bylaws; correspondence concerning an exhibit in an upcoming meeting; and 10 years worth of conference programs.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

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Preferred Citation

Pacific Northwest Medical Association Records, Collection Number 2008-014, Oregon Health & Science University, Historical Collections & Archives

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Constitution and Bylaws, 1922 July 8Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1, Folder 1

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 1
1 typewritten set of bylaws with Constitution
1 1
1 pamphlet

Correspondence, 1931Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1, Folder 2

Other Descriptive InformationReturn to Top

This is a short series of letters between Bertha Hallam, UOMS Librarian, and members of the Association.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 2
Frederick Epplen, Sec-Treasurer of Assn.-Bertha Hallam, UOMS Librarian
1931 April 1
1 2
Bertha Hallam-George W. Swift, Pres-Elect of Association, hoping to attend next meeting to apprise members of what the Library has to offer
1931 June 16
1 2
Book list- addenda to Hallam-Swift letter, showing recent acquisitions
1931 June 16
1 2
Swift-Hallam, on hopes to set up an exhibit at the next meeting
1931 June 22

Meeting Programs, 1922-1932Return to Top

Container(s): Box 1, Folder 3

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 3
Swift-Hallam, telegram giving OK to the proposed Hallam exhibit
1931 June 23
1 3
Pacific Northwest Medical Association (PNMA) First Scientific Session, Spokane
1922 July 6-8
1 3
PNMA 2nd Annual Session, Seattle
1923 June 19-21
1 3
4th Annual Meeting, Portland
1925 June 29 - July 1
1 3
4th Annual Meeting - Daily Bulletins (3)
1926 June 29 - July 1
1 3
7th Annual Meeting, Tacoma
1928 July 5-7
1 3
9th Annual Meeting
1931 June 25-27
1 3
13th Annual Meeting, Salt lake City
1934 June 21-23
1 3
15th Annual Meeting, Portland
1936 July 8-11
1 3
16th Annual Meeting, Great Falls, MT
1937 July 15-17
1 3
19th Final Announcement (of meeting ad program), Spokane
1941 June 25-28
1 3
20th Annual Meeting
1942 June 17-20
1 3
Name tag for Bertha Hallam, UOMS Librarian 20th Annual Meeting

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Societies, Medical
  • Personal Names :
  • Dillehunt, Richard B.
  • Hallam, Bertha Brandon
  • Selling, Laurence, MD
  • Sommer, Ernst A., M.D.
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Correspondence
  • ephemera (general object genre)
  • Occupations :
  • Physicians