Lillian Heath oral history interview, 1961 January 6

Overview of the Collection

Heath, Lillian
Lillian Heath oral history interview
1961 January 6 (inclusive)
2 reel-to-reel audiotapes
Collection Number
Oral history interview with Wyoming's first woman doctor.
American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming
American Heritage Center
University of Wyoming
1000 E. University Ave.
Dept. 3924
Laramie, WY
Telephone: 3077663756
Access Restrictions
Access Restrictions

There are no access restrictions on the materials for research purposes, and the collection is open to the public.


Historical NoteReturn to Top

Dr. Lillian Heath was the first female physician in Wyoming. Lillian Heath (1865-1962) came to Wyoming with her parents in 1873. She graduated from Rawlins High School in 1888. She left the state to earn her medical degree but returned to Rawlins to open a practice in 1893. She married Lou J. Nelson in 1898. She practiced actively as a physician until 1909.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The audiotapes contain reminiscences of Heath's career, as well as life in Wyoming.

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Restrictions on Use

Copyright Information

The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property, and libel laws as they apply.

Preferred Citation

Preferred Citation

Item Description, Box Number, Folder Number, Collection Name, Collection Number, American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming.

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Existence and Location of Copies

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Related Materials

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Acquisition Information

Acquisition Information

This material was received from Helen Hubert in September 1961.

Processing Note

Processing Information

The collection was processed by D. Claudia Thompson in February 2011

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
1 Oral History of Dr. Lillian Heath by Helen Hubert (2 reel-to-reel Audiotapes) January 6, 1961

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Medicine -- Practice -- Wyoming
  • Women physicians -- Wyoming

Geographical Names

  • Wyoming -- History, 1890-1918
  • Wyoming -- History, 1919-1945
  • Wyoming -- History, 1946-
  • Rawlins (Wyo.)
  • Wyoming -- History, To 1889

Form or Genre Terms

  • Oral history

Other Creators

  • Personal Names
    • Hubert, Helen, interviewer