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Lucy Davis Phillips collection on women graduates of Oregon medical schools, 1852-1978
Overview of the Collection
- Phillips, Lucy Davis
- Lucy Davis Phillips collection on women graduates of Oregon medical schools
- 1852-1978 (inclusive)18521978
- 1 linear feet, (two 5" x 12" metal edge boxes)
- Collection Number
- 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.
Oregon Health & Science University, Historical Collections & Archives
OHSU Historical Collections & Archives
Oregon Health & Science University
3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Rd. MC:LIB
- Access Restrictions
There are no restrictions on access. This collection is open to the public.
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
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
OHSU Historical Collections & Archives (HC&A) is the owner of the original materials and digitized images in our collections, however, the collection may contain materials for which copyright is not held. Patrons are responsible for determining the appropriate use or reuse of materials. Consult with HC&A to determine if we can provide permission for use.
Alternative Forms Available
Parts of this collection have been digitized and are available in OHSU's Digital Collections.
Administrative InformationReturn to Top
The materials were transferred to the PNW Archives (now Archival Publications) of the University of Oregon Medical School. Library staff added other materials. The collection was accessioned into HC&A in December of 2004.
Perrozi papers and photographs, Southern Oregon Historical Society
Jessie Laird Brodie, M.D. papers, Drexel University: College of Medicine Legacy Center
Oral history interview with Dr. Jessie Laird Brodie, by Roberta Watts, 1978, Oregon Historical Society Research Library.
Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top
Scrapbook (deconstructed) and assorted documentsReturn to Top
"A Study of Women Graduates of the University of Oregon Medical School and Willamette University"
Scrapbook pages 1-19
Scrapbook pages 20-59
Scrapbook pages 60-89
Scrapbook pages 49-99
Scrapbook pages 100-130
Chronological student lists, newspaper clipping, and correspondence
Surveys from former students and lists
Large-format telegram, student lists, correspondence, newspaper clippings, profiles, research summary and notes
Notebook, corresondence, and newspaper clippingsReturn to Top
Alumni Association Annual Meeting Directory, profile notes, articles, and Lovejoy's memorial tribute
Notebook: "Early Women Physicians of Oregon", notes, correspondence, lists and marital statuses
Correspondence, student lists and surveys
Graduate timeline, correspondence, student lists, statistics, notes and publications
Newspaper clippings, obituaries, correspondence, notes, summaries and publications
Names and SubjectsReturn to Top
- History of Medicine
- University of Oregon. Medical School
- Willamette University