Medical Faculty Wives. Historian's Books. 1949-1992.

Finding aid prepared by University Archives staff, 1996 July; finding aid revised by Katharine A. Lawrie, 2013 December; machine-readable finding aid created by Katharine A. Lawrie, 2013 December.
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©1996 July

Title: Medical Faculty Wives. Historian's Books.
Identifier/Call Number: University Archives Record Series 515
Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 2.2 linear ft. (3 boxes, 1 oversize box)
Date: 1949-1992
Abstract: Record Series 515 contains historian books generated by UCLA's Medical Faculty Wives organization.
Creator: University of California, Los Angeles. Medical Faculty Wives.


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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Medical Faculty Wives. Historian's Books (University Archives Record Series 515). UCLA Library Special Collections, University Archives.

Historical note

The Medical Faculty Wives at the University of California, Los Angeles, began with an informal luncheon in 1949 to discuss the desirability of such an organization as a benefit to the medical school (founded in 1945). Originating members included Mrs. John Lawrence, Mrs. Charles Carpenter, Mrs. Norman Nelson, and Mrs. Stafford Warren (chairwoman). As stated in the Constitution of the Medical Faculty Wives, the organization sought to "encourage wider acquaintance among the members and the sharing of common interest in the development of the School of Medicine and Hospital." Activities of the group included regular meetings, the organization of charity events, and operation of a patient library.

Scope and Content

Record Series 515 contains historian books generated by UCLA's Medical Faculty Wives organization. Files contain scrapbooks and scrapbook pages holding black and white and color photos, clippings, event fliers, invitations, programs, select correspondence, and other ephemera related to the actions of the Medical Faculty Wives between 1949-1992.
This is an inactive record series; no additional University records are expected to be added.

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 3466971 

Box 1, Folders 1-4

Historian's Book #1. 1949-1963.

Box 1, Folders 5-6

Historian's Book #2. 1962-1967.

Box 2

Historian's Book #3. 1967-1977.

General Physical Description note: Green leatherette scrapbook.
Box 2

Historian's Book #4. 1978-1985.

General Physical Description note: Brown leatherette scrapbook.
Box 3, Folders 1-2

Historian's Book #5. 1985-1987.

Box 3, Folders 3-5

Historian's Book #6. 1987-1992.

Box 4, Folder 1

Historian's Book #6. 1987-1992.

Box 4, Folders 2-3

Historian's Book - June Mellinkoff Luncheon (1986 Apr 30). 1986.

Box 4, Folder 4

Historian's Book - photographs, negatives and prints, not mounted. 1955-1992.

Box 4, Folder 5

Historian's Book - clippings and press releases. 1954-1978.

Box 4, Folder 6

Historian's Book - Medical Faculty Wives, UCLA - historical background. 1952-1953.