Inventory of the Eleanor Rodgerson Papers

Sara Gunasekara
Department of Special Collections
General Library
University of California, Davis
Davis, CA 95616-5292
Phone: (530) 752-1621
Fax: (530) 754-5758
Email: speccoll@ucdavis.edu
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Creator: Rodgerson, Eleanor
Title: Eleanor Rodgerson Papers
Date (inclusive): 1928-2005
Extent: 6.8 linear feet
Abstract: Dr. Eleanor Rodgerson (1909-2007) was an obstetrician-gynecologist in private practice in Sacramento, California. She also served on the faculty of the University of California, Davis School of Medicine. Her Papers contain correspondence written while she was a resident at the Chicago Maternity Center, her articles, including those published in Sacramento Medicine and Sierra Sacramento Valley Medicine, newspaper clippings from her column "Questions Women Ask," a manuscript copy of her autobiography, "The Next Best Thing," travel diaries, and four scrapbooks from vacations taken with her children.
Physical location: Researchers should contact Special Collections to request collections, as many are stored offsite.
Repository: University of California, Davis. General Library. Department of Special Collections.
Davis, California 95616-5292
Collection number: D-439
Language of Material: Collection materials in English.

Biography

Eleanor Rodgerson was born on August 8, 1909 in Sacramento to Robert Rodgerson (1865-1942) and Nellie Jane (Chisholm) Rodgerson (1874-1967). She graduated from Sacramento High School in 1927 and received her AA degree from Sacramento City College in 1929. Eleanor graduated from Stanford University in 1931 and then went on to earn an M.D. degree also from Stanford in 1935.
She interned at Stanford Hospitals during 1934-1935 and was then a resident in obstetrics and gynecology at Children's Hospital, San Francisco, in 1935-1936. She interned further in obstetrics at Chicago Lying-In Hospital in 1937-1938 and the following year she was the obstetrics resident for the Chicago Maternity Center.
In 1939, Rodgerson returned to Sacramento where she established a private obstetrics and gynecology practice and simultaneously served (on a volunteer basis) as the resident physician at Sacramento's Fairhaven Home for unmarried mothers.
On January 15, 1942, she married Donald A McKinnon (1913-1978) who was also a local obstetrician-gynecologist. She and Donald had four children: John Robert McKinnon (b. 1943), Donald Chisholm McKinnon (b. 1944), Jane Ruble McKinnon (b. 1947), and William Rodgerson McKinnon (b. 1948).
During Rodgerson's career in Sacramento, she was a member of the staff of Sutter General Hospital and Mercy Hospital. She was also the obstetrician for Fairhaven Home for Girls. She was a Diplomat of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, a member of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the American Medical Association, and the California Medical Association.
Following the birth of her fourth and last child in 1948, she took a break of ten years from her medical practice to focus on raising her family. Returning to her medical practice, she also started a writing career with a syndicated newspaper column titled "Questions Women Ask" as Eleanor B. Rodgerson, M.D. In 1966, she and her husband Donald spent a month in Afghanistan, volunteering as obstetricians and medical trainers for the Afghans. In the 1970s she was a member of the faculty of the University of California, Davis School of Medicine. She also worked for the Student Health Clinic at Sacramento State College where she retired from active medical practice at the age of 70 in 1979.
Her writing career continued through the rest of her life with numerous magazine articles as a member of the editorial board of the magazine, Sierra Sacramento Valley Medicine.
Rodgerson passed away on April 24, 2007, at the age of 97.
Source: Eleanor Rodgerson McKinnon Death Notice, Sacramento Bee, May 6, 2007.

Scope and Content

The Eleanor Rodgerson Papers contain correspondence, writings, and memorabilia of a Sacramento, California obstetrician-gynecologist.
Series 1, Correspondence, contains outgoing, incoming, and third party correspondence. The majority of the correspondence consists of letters written by Rodgerson in 1938 while she was a resident at the Chicago Maternity Center.
The second series, Writings, is organized into three subseries: Diaries, Manuscripts, and Published. Included in this series are travel diaries, a manuscript version of Rodgerson's autobiography, "The Next Best Thing," published articles including those in Sacramento Medicine and Sierra Sacramento Valley Medicine and newspaper clippings of her column, "Questions Women Ask."
The last series, Memorabilia, contains materials related to Rodgerson and her family. Included are several photographs of family members, newspaper clippings, and four scrapbooks from vacations taken with her children.

Arrangement of the Collection

The Papers are arranged into three series: 1. Correspondence, 2. Writings, and 3. Memorabilia.

Related Collection

D-405, McKinnon and Ruble Families Papers: The Rodgerson Papers are connected to the McKinnon and Ruble Families Papers. Dr. Rodgerson's husband was Dr. Donald McKinnon, also a practicing Sacramento physician.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Rodgerson, Eleanor--Archives
Women physicians--California
Women gynecologists--California

Access

Collection is open for research.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Eleanor Rodgerson, February 2006.

Processing Information

Sara Gunasekara processed these papers and created and encoded this finding aid in September 2007. Preliminary processing work on this collection was conducted by Jenny Hodge in March 2006.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Eleanor Rodgerson Papers, D-439, Department of Special Collections, General Library, University of California, Davis.

Publication Rights

Copyright is protected by the copyright law, chapter 17, of the U.S. Code. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections, General Library, University of California, Davis as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.

Collection Contents

 

Series 1. Correspondence 1928-2005

Physical Description: 152 letters

Scope and Content Note

Arranged into three subseries: Outgoing, Incoming, and Third Party.
 

Subseries 1.1 Outgoing 1928-2005

Physical Description: 127 letters

Scope and Content Note

The majority of the outgoing correspondence, written in 1938, discusses Rodgerson's experiences as a resident at the Chicago Maternity Center.
Arranged chronologically.
Box 1:1

Mamma [Nellie Rodgerson] 1928 November 12

Box 1:2

Mamma [Nellie Rodgerson] circa 1928

Box 1:3

M and P [Nellie Rodgerson and Robert Rodgerson] 1934 December 20

Box 1:4

Honeybunches 1936 December 20

Box 1:5

M and P [Nellie Rodgerson and Robert Rodgerson] 1937 December 30

Box 1:6

Mamma and Papa [Nellie Rodgerson and Robert Rodgerson] 1938 January 4

Box 1:7

Honeybunches 1938 January 7

Box 1:8

M and P [Nellie Rodgerson and Robert Rodgerson] 1938 January 11

Box 1:9

M and P [Nellie Rodgerson and Robert Rodgerson] 1938 January 13

Box 1:10

Nellie Rodgerson and Robert Rodgerson 1938 January 16

Box 1:11

M and P [Nellie Rodgerson and Robert Rodgerson] 1938 January 17

Box 1:12

Honeybunches 1938 January 20

Box 1:13

Mamma and Papa [Nellie Rodgerson and Robert Rodgerson] 1938 January 27

Box 1:14

Mamma and Papa [Nellie Rodgerson and Robert Rodgerson] 1938 February 2

Box 1:15

Honeybunches 1938 February 4

Box 1:16

Mamma and Papa [Nellie Rodgerson and Robert Rodgerson] 1938 February 9

Box 1:17

Honeybunches 1938 February 14

Box 1:18

M and P [Nellie Rodgerson and Robert Rodgerson] 1938 February 18

Box 1:19

Honeybunches 1938 February 21

Box 1:20

Papa [Robert Rodgerson] 1938 February 26

Box 1:21

Honeybunches 1938 March 1

Box 1:22

Mamma and Papa [Nellie Rodgerson and Robert Rodgerson] 1938 March 7

Box 1:23

Honeybunches 1938 March 10

Box 1:24

Honeybunches 1938 March 15

Box 1:25

Honeybunches 1938 March 18

Box 1:26

Mamma and Papa [Nellie Rodgerson and Robert Rodgerson] 1938 March 23

Box 1:27

Honeybunches 1938 March 28

Box 1:28

M and P [Nellie Rodgerson and Robert Rodgerson] 1938 March 29

Box 1:29

Honeybunches 1938 April 4

Box 1:30

Honeybunches 1938 April 9

Box 1:31

M and P [Nellie Rodgerson and Robert Rodgerson] 1938 April 10

Box 1:32

M and P [Nellie Rodgerson and Robert Rodgerson] 1938 April 12

Box 1:33

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Rodgerson [Nellie Rodgerson and Robert Rodgerson] 1938 April 17

Box 1:34

Honeybunches 1938 April 18

Box 1:35

M and P [Nellie Rodgerson and Robert Rodgerson] 1938 April 20

Box 1:36

M and P [Nellie Rodgerson and Robert Rodgerson] 1938 April 26

Box 1:37

M and P [Nellie Rodgerson and Robert Rodgerson] 1938 May 3

Box 1:38

Mamma [Nellie Rodgerson] 1938 May 6

Box 1:39

M and P [Nellie Rodgerson and Robert Rodgerson] 1938 May 18

Box 1:40

M and P [Nellie Rodgerson and Robert Rodgerson] 1938 May 22

Box 1:41

M and P [Nellie Rodgerson and Robert Rodgerson] 1938 May 24

Box 1:42

Honeybunches 1938 May 27

Box 1:43

Honeybunches 1938 May 31

Box 1:44

M and P [Nellie Rodgerson and Robert Rodgerson] 1938 June 6

Box 1:45

M and P [Nellie Rodgerson and Robert Rodgerson] 1938 June 8

Box 1:46

M and P [Nellie Rodgerson and Robert Rodgerson] 1938 June 13

Box 1:47

Papa [Robert Rodgerson] 1938 June 20

Box 1:48

M and P [Nellie Rodgerson and Robert Rodgerson] 1938 June 23

Box 1:49

Honeybunches 1938 June 27

Box 1:50

M and P [Nellie Rodgerson and Robert Rodgerson] 1938 July 1

Box 1:51

M and P [Nellie Rodgerson and Robert Rodgerson] 1938 July 5

Box 1:52

M and P [Nellie Rodgerson and Robert Rodgerson] 1938 July 6

Box 1:53

M and P [Nellie Rodgerson and Robert Rodgerson] 1938 July 11

Box 1:54

M and P [Nellie Rodgerson and Robert Rodgerson] 1938 July 12

Box 1:55

Honeybunches 1938 July 16

Box 1:56

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Rodgerson [Nellie Rodgerson and Robert Rodgerson] 1938 July 19

Box 1:57

M and P [Nellie Rodgerson and Robert Rodgerson] 1938 August 8

Box 1:58

M and P [Nellie Rodgerson and Robert Rodgerson] 1938 August 9

Box 1:59

M and P [Nellie Rodgerson and Robert Rodgerson] 1938 August 13

Box 1:60

Honeybunches 1938 August 16

Box 1:61

Honeybunches 1938 August 20

Box 1:62

M and P [Nellie Rodgerson and Robert Rodgerson] 1938 August 23

Box 1:63

Mr. Robert Rodgerson 1938 August 27

Box 1:64

Honeybunches 1938 August 28

Box 1:65

Mamma and Papa [Nellie Rodgerson and Robert Rodgerson] 1938 August 31

Box 1:66

Honeybunches 1938 September 1

Box 1:67

M and P [Nellie Rodgerson and Robert Rodgerson] 1938 September 4

Box 1:68

Honeybunches 1938 September 9

Box 1:69

M and P [Nellie Rodgerson and Robert Rodgerson] 1938 September 12

Box 1:70

M and P [Nellie Rodgerson and Robert Rodgerson] 1938 September 14

Box 1:71

M and P [Nellie Rodgerson and Robert Rodgerson] 1938 September 17

Box 1:72

M and P [Nellie Rodgerson and Robert Rodgerson] 1938 September 21

Box 1:73

M and P [Nellie Rodgerson and Robert Rodgerson] 1938 September 22

Box 1:74

Mamma and Papa [Nellie Rodgerson and Robert Rodgerson] 1938 September 25

Box 1:75

Honeybunches 1938 September 29

Box 1:76

Mamma and Papa [Nellie Rodgerson and Robert Rodgerson] 1938 October 4

Box 1:77

M and P [Nellie Rodgerson and Robert Rodgerson] 1938 October 9

Box 1:78

M and P [Nellie Rodgerson and Robert Rodgerson] 1938 October 13

Box 1:79

M and P [Nellie Rodgerson and Robert Rodgerson] 1938 October 17

Box 1:80

Mamma and Papa [Nellie Rodgerson and Robert Rodgerson] 1938 October 18

Box 1:81

Papa [Robert Rodgerson] 1938 October 23

Box 1:82

M and P [Nellie Rodgerson and Robert Rodgerson] 1938 October 27

Box 1:83

M and P [Nellie Rodgerson and Robert Rodgerson] 1938 October 28

Box 1:84

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Rodgerson [Nellie Rodgerson and Robert Rodgerson] 1938 October 31

Box 1:85

Mamma and Papa [Nellie Rodgerson and Robert Rodgerson] 1938 November 3

Box 1:86

Mamma and Papa [Nellie Rodgerson and Robert Rodgerson] 1938 November 8

Box 1:87

M and P [Nellie Rodgerson and Robert Rodgerson] 1938 November 11

Box 2:1

M and P [Nellie Rodgerson and Robert Rodgerson] 1938 November 16

Box 2:2

M and P [Nellie Rodgerson and Robert Rodgerson] 1938 November 16

Box 2:3

M and P [Nellie Rodgerson and Robert Rodgerson] 1938 November 17

Box 2:4

M and P [Nellie Rodgerson and Robert Rodgerson] 1938 November 18

Box 2:5

M and P [Nellie Rodgerson and Robert Rodgerson] 1938 November 19

Box 2:6

M and P [Nellie Rodgerson and Robert Rodgerson] 1938 November 20

Box 2:7

M and P [Nellie Rodgerson and Robert Rodgerson] 1938 November 21

Box 2:8

M and P [Nellie Rodgerson and Robert Rodgerson] 1938 November 22

Box 2:9

M and P [Nellie Rodgerson and Robert Rodgerson] 1938 November 23

Box 2:10

M and P [Nellie Rodgerson and Robert Rodgerson] 1938 November 24

Box 2:11

Mama and Papa [Nellie Rodgerson and Robert Rodgerson] 1938 December 1

Box 2:12

Honeybunches 1938 December 2

Box 2:13

M and P [Nellie Rodgerson and Robert Rodgerson] 1938 December 4

Box 2:14

M and P [Nellie Rodgerson and Robert Rodgerson] 1938 December 6

Box 2:15

M and P [Nellie Rodgerson and Robert Rodgerson] 1938 December 11

Box 2:16

Mamma and Papa [Nellie Rodgerson and Robert Rodgerson] 1938 December 15

Box 2:17

M and P [Nellie Rodgerson and Robert Rodgerson] 1938 December 21

Box 2:18

M and P [Nellie Rodgerson and Robert Rodgerson] 1938 December 24

Box 2:19

Honeybunches 1938 December 28

Box 2:20

M and P [Nellie Rodgerson and Robert Rodgerson] 1938 December 31

Box 2:21

M and P [Nellie Rodgerson and Robert Rodgerson] 1939 January 1

Box 2:22

Honeybunches 1939 January 7

Box 2:23

Downey, Brand, Seymour & Rohwer 1982 October 25

Box 2:24

C.B. Fleet Company 1982 November 4

Box 2:25

Robert Presley 1991 August 14

Box 2:26

Jean M. Montes 1991 December 12

Box 2:27

Stanford Medicine 1992 June 25

Box 2:28

Emilie Jacobson 1992 December 22

Box 2:29

Emilie Jacobson 1993 January 15

Box 2:30

Radiological Associates of Sacramento Medical Group 1996 May 21

Box 2:31

Dr. Edber 1996

Box 2:32

Sutter General Council 2000 April 15

Box 2:33

Mr. Jones 2000 October 10

Box 2:34

John Loofbourow 2000 October 22

Box 2:35

Family 2002 December 11

Box 2:36

Dr. Bryant 2003 May 26

Box 2:37

Tim Russert 2003 July 29

Box 2:38

Anne Barlow 2003 August 6

Box 2:39

Michael Rinaldi 2005 April 8

Box 2:40

Mr. Pitts undated

 

Subseries 1.2 Incoming 1938-2004

Physical Description: 19 letters

Scope and Content Note

Several of these letters discuss the publication of Rodgerson's writings.
Arranged chronologically.
Box 2:41

Robert Rodgerson 1938 July 10

Box 2:42

Peter Haye 1968 June 24

Box 2:43

Medical Opinion and Review 1970 April 2

Box 2:44

Medical Opinion and Review 1970 September 4

Box 2:45

American Medical Women's Association 1970 October 16

Box 2:46

Dr. Shaffroth 1970 October 21

Box 2:47

Mary Rose Siers 1970 October 21

Box 2:48

John Walsh 1970 October 23

Box 2:49

Medical Opinion and Review 1970 December 11

Box 2:50

C.B. Fleet Company 1982 October 22

Box 2:51

Maureen Moran 1989 April 26

Box 2:52

Jean M. Montes 1991 November 25

Box 2:53

Emilie Jacobson 1993 January 15

Box 2:54

Maureen Moran 1993 May 18

Box 2:55

Ted Fourkas 2000 August 22

Box 2:56

John Loofbourow 2000 October 17

Box 2:57

Zephyr Point Association 2000 November 24

Box 2:58

Stanford Medicine 2002 February 6

Box 2:59

Joseph H. Davis 2003 January 13

Box 2:60

John Bryant 2003 April 25

Box 2:61

Eleanor Branch 2004 July 21

 

Subseries 1.3 Third Party 1938-1989

Physical Description: 6 letters

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence that is to or from individuals other than Eleanor Rodgerson.
Four of the six letters are written by Rodgerson's friend, Lois Forsthye to Rodgerson's parents in 1938. These letters keep Rodgerson's parents informed while Rodgerson is in quarantine recovering from chicken pox.
Arranged chronologically.
Box 2:62

Lois Forsythe to Mr. and Mrs. Rodgerson [Nellie Rodgerson and Robert Rodgerson] 1938 November 17

Box 2:63

Lois Forsythe to Mr. and Mrs. Rodgerson [Nellie Rodgerson and Robert Rodgerson] 1938 November 20

Box 2:64

Lois Forsythe to Mr. and Mrs. Rodgerson [Nellie Rodgerson and Robert Rodgerson] 1938 November 24

Box 2:65

Lois Forsythe to Mr. and Mrs. Rodgerson [Nellie Rodgerson and Robert Rodgerson] 1938 November 28

Box 2:66

Rev. and Mrs. Coleriss to Mr. and Mrs. Rodgerson [Nellie Rodgerson and Robert Rodgerson] 1938 December 14

Box 2:67

Ted Fourkas to Sacramento El Dorado Medical Society 1989 April 28

 

Series 2. Writings 1964-2005

Physical Description: 400 folders

Scope and Content Note

Arranged into three subseries: Diaries, Manuscripts, and Published.
 

Subseries 2.1 Diaries 1965-2005

Physical Description: 43 folders

Scope and Content Note

The majority of these diaries describe Rodgerson's world travels.
Arranged chronologically.
Box 2:68

Sacramento to Munich to Paris 1965

Box 2:69

Munich 1966

Box 2:70

London, England, Scotland, Isle of Skye 1968

Box 2:71

England and Scotland 1968

Scope and Content Note

Partial transcription from diary.
Box 2:72

Frankfurt, London; Los Angeles 1969; 1971

Box 2:73

Japan 1970

Box 3:1

London, Dublin, San Francisco 1971

Box 3:2

Adventure in Africa: Rabat and Nairobi 1972

Box 3:3

Diary 1973 January-July

Box 3:4

New York to London to Moscow, Russia 1973 August

Box 3:5

South America 1974

Box 3:6

San Francisco to Zurich; London to San Francisco 1974

Box 3:7

Washington, D.C. 1975 April

Box 3:8

Scandinavia 1975 July

Box 3:9

Cruise through Panama Canal 1975 October

Box 3:10

Alaska; Mexico City 1976

Box 3:11

Singapore 1976

Box 3:12

Central America 1977

Box 3:13

Kauai, Tokyo, China 1978

Box 4:1

Mexico City, Merida, Cuba 1978

Box 4:2

Nova Scotia, Nantucket, About the Rodgersons 1979

Box 4:3

China 1980

Box 4:4

Project Galapagos 1981 March

Box 4:5

Antarctica 1981 November-December

Box 4:6

Arctic 1982

Box 4:7

Arctic 1982

Scope and Content Note

Partial transcription from diary.
Box 4:8

Italy: Sicily, Sardinia, Corsica 1983

Box 4:9

Paris to Beijing 1984

Box 4:10

Sydney, Thailand, Burma 1984

Box 4:11

Alaska, Aleutians; Greece 1985

Box 4:12

Golden Odyssey cruise: Treasures of China and Java Seas 1986

Box 4:13

Trip up the Volga, Helsinki 1986

Box 5:1

Australia, New Zealand, Tahiti; Yugoslavia 1988

Box 5:2

Florence 1989 June-July; 1990 October-November

Box 5:3

Belgium and Dutch Waterways 1990

Box 5:4

San Francisco to Venice 1991

Box 5:5

Florence 1993

Box 5:6

Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island 1996

Box 5:7

Hudson Bay, Arctic 2001

Box 5:8

Trinidad, River Orinoco, Venezuela 2002

Box 5:9

Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia 2004

Box 5:10

American Orient Express: Santa Fe to Salt Lake City 2005

Box 5:11

Santo Domingo, Haiti undated

 

Subseries 2.2 Manuscripts 1965-1976

Physical Description: 204 folders

Scope and Content Note

Contains manuscript versions of Rodgerson's writings. Included is a copy of her autobiography, "The Next Best Thing."
Arranged alphabetically by title.
Box 6:1

Afghanistan: Travel 1968 June 5

Box 6:2

And Female undated

Box 6:3

And the Devil Take the Hindmost undated

Box 6:4

And Then There Are the Trains undated

Box 6:5

Anything for Peace? undated

Box 6:6

Arctic Country undated

Box 6:7

As it Used to Be undated

Box 6:8

Back to Basics undated

Box 6:9

The Beginning of Shelters for the Sick undated

Box 6:10

The Best is Yet to Be undated

Box 6:11

[Between Hong Kong...] undated

Box 6:12

Beyond the Menopause 1972

Box 6:13

Book Review undated

Box 6:14

A Brief History of Obstetrics, Midwifery undated

Box 6:15

Come On! Remember the Good! undated

Box 6:16

Comment on Healing undated

Box 6:17

Comments on "Atrophic Vaginitis and Sexual Relations" for Human Sexuality undated

Box 6:18

Comments on "Sexual Satisfaction in Maturing Women" for Human Sexuality undated

Box 6:19

Consequences undated

Box 6:20

A Correction undated

Box 6:21

Cut Out the Specialists? undated

Box 6:22

A Day in Japan: Riding the Hozu River undated

Box 6:23

The Day Mother Ran Away undated

Box 6:24

Dear Ms. Provider undated

Box 6:25

Diagnosis of Trichomonas Vaginalis and Its Clinical Significance 1971

Box 6:26

Dialogue Overheard in Doctor's Room undated

Box 6:27

Do You Know the Real Cause of the Doctor Shortage? undated

Box 6:28

Do You Know What To Do About What Ails You? undated

Box 6:29

[Don't Moralize...] 1970 September 4

Box 6:30

The Double Standard undated

Box 6:31

[Dr. Meg's...] undated

Box 6:32

An Easy Addiction undated

Box 6:33

Economy Run undated

Box 6:34

Editorial undated

Box 6:35

An Ethnic Followup undated

Box 6:36

Faces undated

Box 6:37

Facing Facts undated

Box 6:38

The Family undated

Box 6:39

Festival of the Ages, Kyoto, Japan undated

Scope and Content Note

Includes three photographs.
Box 6:40

First, Do No Harm undated

Box 6:41

For the Money undated

Box 6:42

Founder's Day undated

Box 6:43

Fraud's Importance 2003 September 25

Box 6:44

Friends of David Lubin undated

Box 6:45

From the Patient's Point of View undated

Box 6:46

From the Record of October 1965, 1965

Box 6:47

The Full Cupboard of Life undated

Box 6:48

The Future? undated

Box 6:49

The Golden Age of Medicine undated

Box 6:50

The Golden Years undated

Box 6:51

Grandmother, Grandmother, What Big Teeth You Have! undated

Box 6:52

Growing Into Retirement undated

Box 6:53

The Handy-Dandies undated

Box 6:54

Hanging on to Sensitivity undated

Box 6:55

Health Care Search I Wonder undated

Box 6:56

History of Sacramento Medicine undated

Box 6:57

Horrified undated

Box 6:58

How Important Is a Pap Smear to You? undated

Box 6:59

How Much Difference? undated

Box 6:60

Husband and Wife M.D.'s undated

Box 6:61

If Symptoms Still Persist undated

Box 6:62

International Congress of OBGYN undated

Box 6:63

The Invisibles undated

Box 6:64

Ireland Hospitals, English Hospitals undated

Box 6:65

It changes but remains the same undated

Box 6:66

It Seems So Obvious undated

Box 6:67

Just A Dog? undated

Box 7:1

Letters from John F. Morse, M.D. to his family undated

Box 7:2

Local and Regional Anesthesia in Obstetrics undated

Box 7:3

The Meaning of "Lie" undated

Box 7:4

Medical Ethics undated

Box 7:5

Medical Family Experience undated

Box 7:6

A Midwife's Tale undated

Box 7:7

The Misty Isle undated

Box 7:8

A Moment in History undated

Box 7:9

More About Rights undated

Box 7:10

More Thoughts for the New Year undated

Box 7:11

Move With the Cheese undated

Box 7:12

Murder for Love undated

Box 7:13

My Husband Calls Me Mother undated

Box 7:14

Nature undated

Box 7:15

The New Breed of Doctor undated

Box 7:16

News Item: Pregnant Women Should Avoid undated

Box 7:17

The Next Best Thing: Part One undated

Box 7:18

The Next Best Thing: Part Two undated

Box 7:19

Notes undated

Box 7:20

Notes on STD undated

Box 7:21

Notes on STD undated

Box 7:22

Now Up, Now Down undated

Box 7:23

OBGYN, Then and Now undated

Box 7:24

OBGYN, Then and Now: What change has the passage of time brought? undated

Box 7:25

Observations undated

Box 7:26

Observations undated

Box 7:27

Observations: I Wonder Why? undated

Box 7:28

Observations: Questions Women Ask undated

Box 7:29

Observations: Tackling the Future undated

Box 7:30

Obstetrical Notes undated

Box 7:31

Of Pipes and Midwives undated

Box 7:32

On Being Forgetful undated

Box 7:33

On Being Geriatric undated

Box 7:34

On Family Planning undated

Box 7:35

On Medical Libraries in the Sacramento Area undated

Box 7:36

On the Order of Life and Wildlife undated

Box 7:37

On Women in Medicine undated

Box 7:38

Once Upon A Time undated

Box 7:39

Ongoing Medical Ethics undated

Box 7:40

Ongoing Medical Ethics undated

Box 7:41

Opportunity undated

Box 7:42

Our Century undated

Box 7:43

Past History: Fairhaven Home for Unwed Mothers undated

Box 7:44

Personal Relations undated

Box 7:45

A Personal Uncertain Future undated

Box 7:46

Planning undated

Box 7:47

[Poems] undated

Box 7:48

Poetry undated

Box 7:49

A Point of View undated

Box 7:50

Politics: Isn't It Wonderful? undated

Box 7:51

Progress undated

Box 7:52

Progress? undated

Box 7:53

Progress Report on the Use of Potassium Sorbate for the Treatment of Fungal Infections undated

Box 7:54

Question undated

Box 7:55

Questions undated

Box 8:1

Questions Women Ask 1971

Box 8:2

Questions Women Ask 1972

Box 8:3

Questions Women Ask 1973

Box 8:4

Questions Women Ask 1974

Box 8:5

Questions Women Ask 1975

Box 8:6

Questions Women Ask 1976

Box 8:7

A Quiet Street undated

Box 8:8

Recollections undated

Box 8:9

Remembering undated

Box 8:10

A Repeat undated

Box 8:11

Report 1967 June 13

Box 8:12

A Review undated

Box 8:13

Review of Disease and History by Frederick F. Cartwright undated

Box 8:14

Review of The Fountain of Age by Betty Friedan undated

Box 8:15

Review of The Healing Factor: "Vitamin C" Against Disease by Irwin Stone undated

Box 8:16

Review of How the Irish Saved Civilization by Thomas Cahill undated

Box 8:17

Review of The Rise and Fall of Modern Medicine by Jame Le Fanu undated

Box 8:18

Review of Wash and Be Healed: The Water-Cure Movement and Women's Health by Susan E. Cayleff undated

Box 8:19

Reviews of Send Us a Lady Physician: Women Doctors in America, 1835-1920 edited by Ruth J. Abram and In Her Own Words: Oral Histories of Women Physicians edited by Regina Markell Morantz et al. undated

Box 8:20

Robotic Patients undated

Box 8:21

Salesmanship undated

Box 8:22

Save Money By Downgrading undated

Box 8:23

Savings undated

Box 8:24

Searching For a Lullaby undated

Box 8:25

Should the Emphasis Be Changed? undated

Box 8:26

So This Was the Beginning undated

Box 8:27

The Sojourning undated

Box 8:28

[Someone asked...] undated

Box 8:29

Something Has to Give undated

Box 8:30

Stand Firm! undated

Box 8:31

[Statistics] undated

Box 8:32

Status of the Working Woman Today from a Gynecological Point of View undated

Box 8:33

STD Management undated

Box 8:34

Stranded on the White Nile undated

Box 8:35

Study of Vaginal Infections undated

Box 8:36

Study of Vaginal Infections undated

Box 8:37

Take Off Your Shoes undated

Box 8:38

Tell it Like It Is For Us undated

Box 8:39

Terrorism undated

Box 8:40

Terrorism In Our Midst undated

Box 8:41

Thank Your Genes, But Don't Wait undated

Box 8:42

That's Life undated

Box 8:43

Thirty Year History of a Wine Experience undated

Box 9:1

This and That undated

Box 9:2

This we Remember undated

Box 9:3

Those Arabs undated

Box 9:4

Thought for the Day undated

Box 9:5

A Thought for the New Year undated

Box 9:6

Thoughts that Go Nowhere undated

Box 9:7

Thoughts to Encourage undated

Box 9:8

Time Makes All Things Clear undated

Box 9:9

A Time to Stir, A Time to Ponder undated

Box 9:10

To Whom It May Concern undated

Box 9:11

Travel undated

Box 9:12

Travel in the USSR undated

Box 9:13

A Trip to the Arabian Peninsula undated

Box 9:14

A Trip to the White Mountains undated

Box 9:15

Trust undated

Box 9:16

Truth undated

Box 9:17

The Unstarched Look undated

Box 9:18

The Urge undated

Box 9:19

Vulvovaginal Papillomas and Trichomonas Vaginalis undated

Box 9:20

Walking the Dog undated

Box 9:21

Watch It? undated

Box 9:22

We Weren't Perfect undated

Box 9:23

What Are You Reading? undated

Box 9:24

What Can It Do For You? undated

Box 9:25

What is "Basic Health Care?" undated

Box 9:26

What is "Basic Health Care?" undated

Box 9:27

What Is Important? undated

Box 9:28

What the Self Helpers are Doing to Us 1974 June 3

Box 9:29

[When Medi-Cal Started...] undated

Box 9:30

Who's Secure? undated

Box 9:31

Why Ever Do You Want to Go to Med School? undated

Box 9:32

Why Travel? undated

Box 9:33

The Winemaking Hobby undated

Box 9:34

Women Are Different undated

Box 9:35

Women's Health News undated

Box 9:36

Words undated

Box 9:37

Yes, But undated

Box 9:38

You've got to Be One undated

Box 9:39

You've Got to Feel It undated

 

Subseries 2.3 Published 1964-2005

Physical Description: 153 folders

Scope and Content Note

Contains published versions of Rodgerson's writings, many of which are articles that she wrote for Sacramento Medicine and Sierra Sacramento Valley Medicine . Also included are newspaper clippings of her column "Questions Women Ask."
Arranged alphabetically by title.
Box 9:40

Adobe, Brick and Steel: A History of Hospitals and Shelters for the Sick in Sacramento and El Dorado Counties 1993

Box 9:41

"Afghanistan" in The Sacramento Union 1967 July 23

Box 9:42

"And Female" in Journal of the American Medical Women's Association 1969 June

Box 9:43

"And the Devil Take the Hindmost" in Sacramento Medicine 1997 April

Box 9:44

"And Then There are the Trains" in Sierra Sacramento Valley Medicine 2005 November/December

Box 9:45

"Artic Country" in Sierra Sacramento Valley Medicine 2001 September/October

Box 9:46

"Back To Basics" in Sacramento Medicine 1995 February

Box 9:47

"The Best is Yet To Be" in Sacramento Medicine 1992 June

Box 9:48

"The Best Laid Plans" in Sierra Sacramento Valley Medicine 2001 March/April

Box 9:49

"Beyond the Menopause" in Medical World News Geriatrics 1972

Box 9:50

"CARE-MEDICO in Afghanistan" in Journal of the American Medical Women's Association 1967 December

Box 9:51

"Caviar and Carpets are Don't Miss Items in Iran" in The Sacramento Union 1968 January 7

Box 10:1

"Charitable Care in Ongoing Medical Ethics" in Sacramento Medicine 1997 December

Box 10:2

"Come on! Remember the Good!" in Sacramento Medicine 1999 November

Box 10:3

Comments on "Atrophic Vaginitis and Sexual Relations" in Medical Aspects of Human Sexuality 1974 November

Box 10:4

Comments on "Sexual Satisfaction in a Maturing Woman" in Medical Aspects of Human Sexuality 1975 February

Box 10:5

"Cut Out the Specialists?" in Sacramento Medicine 1995 March

Box 10:6

"Diagnosis and Treatment of Trichomonas Vaginalis" in Medical Aspects of Human Sexuality 1976 April

Box 10:7

"The Diagnosis of Trichomonas vaginalis" in Woman Physician 1970 September

Box 10:8

"Do You Know What to Do About What Ails You" in Sacramento Medicine 1996 April

Box 10:9

"A Doctor in Quarantine" in Sierra Sacramento Valley Medicine 2002 March/April

Box 10:10

"Doctors Stung by Criticism" in South Middlesex News 1973 June 24

Box 10:11

"Driving in Britain? Don't Forget Compass!" in The Sacramento Union 1968 June 23

Box 10:12

"An Easy Addiction" in Sacramento Medicine 1997 July/August

Box 10:13

"The End of the Thirties" in Sacramento Medicine 1993 February

Box 10:14

"An Ethnic Follow-up" in Sacramento Medicine 1995 June

Box 10:15

"Ever Been to Isle of Skye?" in The Sacramento Union 1969 January 26

Box 10:16

"Facing Facts" in Sacramento Medicine 1998 February

Box 10:17

"Fairhaven Remembered" in Sacramento Medicine 1989 December

Box 10:18

"Fee, Fie, Fo, Forms" in Medical Opinion 1971 March

Box 10:19

"First, Do No Harm" in Sacramento Medicine 1993 June

Box 10:20

"For the Money" in Sacramento Medicine 1998 June

Box 10:21

"Friends of David Lubin" in Sacramento Medicine 1992 December

Box 10:22

"From the Patients Point of View" in Sacramento Medicine 1996 May

Box 10:23

"The Future?" in Sacramento Medicine 1996 September

Box 10:24

"The Ghost of Founders' Day Past" in Sacramento Medicine 1993 March

Box 10:25

"Grandmother's Big Teeth" in Sacramento Medicine 2000 January/February

Box 10:26

"Guatemala Project Improves Medical Care for Villagers" in Sacramento Medicine 1976 April-May

Box 10:27

"Hanging onto Sensitivity" in Sierra Sacramento Valley Medicine 2001 November/December

Box 10:28

"Health care search: I wonder" in Sacramento Medicine 1994 February

Box 11:1

Illustrations for article circa 1971-1972

Scope and Content Note

Includes letter from Harper and Row, Publishers dated 1972 August 18.
Box 11:2

"Istanbul: Up and Down, Like San Francisco" in The Sacramento Union 1968 January 14

Box 11:3

"It Seems So Obvious" in Sacramento Medicine 1997 June

Box 11:4

"Japanese Inn is Delightful Experience" in The Sacramento Union 1968 March 3

Box 11:5

"Kashmir in Spring is Cool, Tranquil" in The Sacramento Union 1967 November 12

Box 11:6

"Let's Moralize" in The Congressionalist 1971 February

Box 11:7

"Local Medical Libraries" in Sacramento Medicine 1971 November

Box 11:8

"London Dictates Warm Dress" in The Sacramento Union 1968 November 17

Box 11:9

"The Magazines" in Journal of the American Medical Women's Association 1966 April

Box 11:10

"The Meaning of Lie" in Sacramento Medicine 1998 December

Box 11:11

"Medical Ethics" in Sierra Sacramento Valley Medicine 2005 September/October

Box 11:12

"A Medical Family Experience" in Sacramento Medicine 1996 November

Box 11:13

"Medical Fees, 1848-1989" in Sacramento Medicine 1990 January

Box 11:14

"Medicine's Decline" in Sacramento Medicine 2000 September/October

Box 11:15

"Memories of Afghanistan" in Sierra Sacramento Valley Medicine 2002 May/June

Box 11:16

"Mma. Ramotswe Returns" in Sierra Sacramento Valley Medicine 2004 November/December

Box 11:17

"More about Rights" in Sacramento Medicine 1995 November

Box 11:18

"Move With the Cheese" in Sierra Sacramento Valley Medicine 2001 January/February

Box 11:19

"The New Breed of Doctor" published in The Sacramento Union 1973 March 18

Box 11:20

"A New Treatment for Yeast Vaginitis" in Obstetrics and Gynecology 1973 September

Box 11:21

"Notes from Northern Italy" in Sacramento Medicine 1994 July/August

Box 11:22

"Notes on STD" in Sacramento Medicine 1992 January

Box 11:23

"Now Up, Now Down" in Sacramento Medicine 1998 March

Box 11:24

"Nyet Still Means 'No' in Russian" in The Sacramento Union 1973 September 29

Box 11:25

"Observations" in Sacramento Medicine 1999 January/February

Box 11:26

"Observations" in Sacramento Medicine 1999 March

Box 11:27

"Observations" in Sacramento Medicine 1999 April

Box 11:28

"Observations" in Sacramento Medicine 1999 May

Box 11:29

"Observations: Tackling the Future" in Sacramento Medicine 1999 June

Box 11:30

"Obstetrics in Kabul" in Medical Opinion and Review 1968 October

Box 12:1

"Of Pipes and Midwives" in Sacramento Medicine 1997 March

Box 12:2

"On Being Forgetful" in Sacramento Medicine 2000 May/June

Box 12:3

"On Being Geriatric" in Sacramento Medicine 1998 October

Box 12:4

"One Patient, One Provider" in Sacramento Medicine 1991 February

Box 12:5

"Opportunity" in Sacramento Medicine 1996 February

Box 12:6

"Our Century" in Sacramento Medicine 1999 December

Box 12:7

"Out of Practice" in American Medical Women's Association 1964 July

Box 12:8

"The Palio and Human Nature" in Sacramento Medicine 1993 July/August

Box 12:9

"The Physician/Patient Book Shelf: Women's Health News" in Sacramento Medicine 1997 September

Box 12:10

"A Point of View" in Sacramento Medicine 1998 April

Box 12:11

"Postmenopausal Sex Drive" in Medical Aspects of Human Sexuality 1973 September

Box 12:12

"Postmenopausal Sexuality" in Medical Aspects of Human Sexuality 1981 May

Box 12:13

"Pregnant and Vegetarian" in the San Francisco Examiner 1972 April 28

Box 12:14

"Progress" in Sacramento Medicine 1995 December

Box 12:15

"Progress" in Sacramento Medicine 1997 May

Box 12:16

"Questions" published in Journal of the American Medical Women's Association 1966 August

Box 16:1

"Questions Women Ask," clippings from various newspapers 1971 March 27-1971 April 30

Box 16:2

"Questions Women Ask," clippings from various newspapers 1971 May 4-1971 June 30

Box 16:3

"Questions Women Ask," clippings from various newspapers 1971 July 4-1971 August 31

Box 16:4

"Questions Women Ask," clippings from various newspapers 1971 September 1-1971 October 27

Box 16:5

"Questions Women Ask," clippings from various newspapers 1971 November 3-1971 December 29

Box 16:6

"Questions Women Ask," clippings from various newspapers 1972 January 3-1972 April 28

Box 16:7

"Questions Women Ask," clippings from various newspapers 1972 May 10-1972 June 30

Box 16:8

"Questions Women Ask," clippings from various newspapers 1972 July 5-1972 August 31

Box 17:1

"Questions Women Ask," clippings from various newspapers 1972 September 1-1972 October 31

Box 17:2

"Questions Women Ask," clippings from various newspapers 1972 November 1-1972 December 31

Box 17:3

"Questions Women Ask," clippings from various newspapers 1973 January 9-1973 April 29

Box 17:4

"Questions Women Ask," clippings from various newspapers 1973 May 6-1973 August 31

Box 17:5

"Questions Women Ask," clippings from various newspapers 1973 September 1-1973 December 29

Box 17:6

"Questions Women Ask," clippings from various newspapers 1974 January 13-1974 March 17

Box 17:7

"Questions Women Ask," clippings from various newspapers 1974 April 18-1974 July 27

Box 12:17

"Questions Women Ask" in The Dental Team 1973 November-December

Box 12:18

"Questions Women Ask" in The Dental Team 1974 March/April

Box 12:19

"Questions Women Ask" in The Dental Team 1974 July/August

Box 12:20

"Questions Women Ask" in Dental Management 1975 January

Box 12:21

"Questions Women Ask" in The Sacramento Union 1971-1973

Box 12:22

"A Quiet Street" in Sierra Sacramento Valley Medicine 2002 January/February

Box 12:23

"Return to China" in International Travel News 1982 December

Box 12:24

"The Rewards of Salesmanship" in Sierra Sacramento Valley Medicine 2003 January/February

Box 11:18

"Robotic Patients?" in Sierra Sacramento Valley Medicine 2001 January/February

Box 12:25

"Rowan's Progress" in Sacramento Medicine 1992 May

Box 12:26

"Sacramento County Hospital: Indigent Care since 1850" in Sacramento Medicine 1989 November

Box 12:27

"Save Money by Downgrading?" in Sacramento Medicine 1994 June

Box 12:28

"Separate but equal: a two MD family" in Sacramento Medicine 1991 May

Box 12:29

"Should the Emphasis Be Changed?" in Sacramento Medicine 1992 October

Box 12:30

"Something Has to Give" in Sierra Sacramento Valley Medicine 2000 November/December

Box 13:1

"Speaking of Mandates" in Sacramento Medicine 1998 January

Box 13:2

"Stand Firm!" in Sacramento Medicine 1998 May

Box 13:3

"STDs and Common Sense" in Sacramento Medicine 2000 March/April

Box 13:4

"Stranded on the White Nile" in Sacramento Medicine 1972 June

Box 13:5

"Surviving as a Senior" in Sierra Sacramento Valley Medicine 2001 May/June

Box 13:6

"Take Off Your Shoes" in Sierra Sacramento Valley Medicine 2003 March/April

Box 13:7

"Terrorism" in Sierra Sacramento Valley Medicine 2002 September/October

Box 13:8

"Thought for the Day" in Sacramento Medicine 1991 September

Box 13:9

"A Thought for the New Year on Personal Responsibility" in Sierra Sacramento Valley Medicine 2005 January/February

Box 13:10

"Thoughts that Go Nowhere" in Sacramento Medicine 1996 December

Box 13:11

"Thoughts to Encourage" in Sacramento Medicine 1998 November

Box 13:12

"A Time to Stir" in Sierra Sacramento Valley Medicine 2005 May/June

Box 13:13

"Travel is Essential" in Sacramento Medicine 1995 July/August

Box 13:14

"Trichomonad May Carry Viruses to Vaginal Tissue" in Modern Medicine 1972 December 25

Box 13:15

"A Trip to the Arabian Peninsula" in Sacramento Medicine 1999 July/August

Box 13:16

"Trust" in Sacramento Medicine 1996 January

Box 13:17

"Two Satisfying Books" in Sierra Sacramento Valley Medicine 2002 November/December

Box 13:18

"Unionization and Independence" in Sacramento Medicine 1999 September

Box 13:19

"Use of Potassium Sorbate for Treatment of Fungal Infections" in Obstetrics and Gynecology 1975 January

Box 13:20

"Venereal Factor in Papillomas" in Medical Aspects of Human Sexuality 1973 April

Box 13:21

"A Visit to the Soviet Union" in Sacramento Medicine 1973 October

Box 13:22

"Walking the Dog" in Sacramento Medicine 1998 July/August

Box 13:23

"Wash and Be Cured: the Water-Cut Movement" in Sacramento Medicine 1991 July/August

Box 13:24

"Watch it!" in Sacramento Medicine 1994 December

Box 13:25

"What Can It Co for You?" in Sacramento Medicine 1996 June

Box 13:26

"What Exactly is Sexual Harassment?" in Sacramento Medicine 1991 November

Box 14:1

"What is Basic Health Care?" in Sacramento Medicine 1993 April

Box 14:2

"What is Important?" in Sacramento Medicine 1997 February

Box 14:3

"What the Self Helpers are Doing" in Sacramento Medicine 1974 August

Box 14:4

"Who's Secure?" in Sierra Sacramento Valley Medicine 2005 July/August

Box 14:5

"Why Ever Why Do You Want to Go to Med School?" in Sacramento Medicine 1999 October

Box 14:6

"Why Travel?" in Sierra Sacramento Valley Medicine 2001 July/August

Box 14:7

"Women are Different" in Sacramento Medicine 1995 September

Box 14:8

"Women in Medicine" in Sacramento Medicine 1971 August

Box 14:9

"Words" in Sacramento Medicine 1994 January

Box 14:10

"Yes, but.." in Sacramento Medicine 1993 November

Box 14:11

"You've Got to Be One" in Sacramento Medicine 1996 July/August

 

Series 3. Memorabilia 1952-2003

Physical Description: 22 folders

Scope and Content Note

Contains materials related to Rodgerson and her family. Includes newspaper clippings, several photographs of family members, and four scrapbooks from vacations taken with her children.
Arranged alphabetically.
Box 14:12

Abstract for article "Vulvovaginal Papillomas..." 1972

Box 14:13

Article by Donald McKinnon: "Battalion Surgeon on Iwo Jima" in Sacramento Medicine 1991 March

Box 14:14

Brochure: County of Sacramento, Sheriff's Department, Citizens Alert Program circa 1970

Box 14:15

Card for Vice President of the Honorary Alumni Association for the UCD Medical School 1972 June 9

Box 14:16

Manuscript by Donald McKinnon: The Real Cause of the Doctor Shortage undated

Box 14:17

Manuscript by Floyd Cothran: Retirement: A Process undated

Box 14:18

Mention of Eleanor Rodgerson in Sacramento Medicine 1992 February

Box 14:19

Mention of Eleanor Rodgerson in Sacramento Medicine 1993 September

Box 14:20

Mention of Eleanor Rodgerson in Sacramento Medicine 1993 December

Box 14:21

Newspaper Clipping on Donald 'Dee' McKinnon and John McKinnon undated

Box 14:22

Newspaper Clippings on Donald McKinnon and Eleanor Rodgerson 1962-1968

Box 14:23

Passenger's log book for trip to Antartica and Singapore 1981

Box 14:24

Photograph: Dee, Jane and John McKinnon undated

Box 14:25

Photograph: McKinnon children undated

Box 14:26

Photograph: Eleanor Rodgerson undated

Box 14:27

Photograph: Donald McKinnon undated

Box 14:28

Sacramento Medicine Editorial Committee materials 2000-2003

Box 15:1

Scrapbook: Canada trip 1952

Box 15:2

Scrapbook: Easter Vacation 1956

Box 15:3

Scrapbook: Grand Canyon trip 1957 April

Box 14:29

Scrapbook: Travel with children 1955

Box 14:30

Sierra Sacramento Valley Medical Society materials 1999-2001