Flora Murray Scott (1891-1984) was a professor of botany at UCLA. Her research focused on physiological plant anatomy. She
served as Chairman of the Department of Botany, and was the first president of the UCLA Association of Academic Women. The
collection consists of Scott's diaries, daybooks, photographs, correspondence, manuscripts, lectures, publications, clippings,
awards, and audiotapes related to her life and career.
Scott was born in Craig, Scotland, on September 6, 1891; BSc, 1914; MA, St. Andrews University, 1911; Ph.D, Stanford, 1925;
came to U.S. in 1922 and was naturalized in 1935; faculty member at American College for Women at Constantinople (1921) and
Stanford (1922-25) before coming a professor at UCLA in 1925; Chairman, Department of Botany, UCLA; first president, UCLA
Association of Academic Women; research focused on physiological plant anatomy; became professor emeritus in 1959; honors
include Order of the British Empire (1919), and the UCLA Medal (1980); died in 1984.Flora Murray Scott, plant anatomist and professor of botany, was born September 6, 1891, in Craig, Scotland. She received
an M.S. (1911) and B.Sc. (1914) from St. Andrews University, Scotland. During World War I she worked in Danger Buildings at
Woolrich Royal Arsenal, London, and with Queen Mary's Army Auxiliary Corps in France, services for which she was awarded the
Order of the British Empire in 1919. Following the war Scott served as Associate Professor in Biology at the American College
for Women in Constantinople (1919-1921) and as Instructor in Biology, League of Red Cross Societies, Geneva,
Switzerland (1921-1922). Her academic career continued at Stanford University, where she received the Ph.D. in 1925.
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