Washington State Medical Association records, 1873-1994

Overview of the Collection

Washington State Medical Association
Washington State Medical Association records
1873-1994 (inclusive)
7.42 cubic feet (8 boxes)
Collection Number
4576 (Accession No. 4576-001)
Records of a professional organization of physicians in the state of Washington
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 2065431929
Fax: 2065431931
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Historical NoteReturn to Top

The organization was founded as the Medical Society of the State of Washington in 1889. The Association represents the interests of physicians in matters of public policy and professional practice. It had a major role in promoting the establishment of the medical school at the University of Washington in 1945.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Minutes (photocopies) 1873-1950. Also present are files documenting a history project for the state centennial in 1989. These include correspondence, planning notes, drafts of book chapters, memoirs, transcripts from oral history tapes, photographs, and ephemera. The history project material dates from 1981 to 1994, with the bulk from 1988 to 1991. There is also a subgroup with correspondence and committee reports from the North Pacific Pediatric Society (which later became the Washington State Pediatric Society) 1955-1983.

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Acquisition Information

Donated by Washington State Medical Association, 5/14/1996.

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Subject Terms

  • Medicine--Washington (State)--Societies, etc.--History--Sources
  • Pediatrics--Washington (State)--Societies, etc.--History--Sources
  • Personal Papers/Corporate Records (University of Washington)
  • Physicians--Washington (State)--Societies, etc

Personal Names

  • Smith, Clarence A., 1861-1953--Diaries

Corporate Names

  • North Pacific Pediatric Society--History--Sources
  • Washington State Medical Association--Archives
  • Washington State Medical Association--History--Sources
  • Washington Territorial Medical Society--History--Sources

Other Creators

  • Personal Names
    • Haviland, James W (creator)