Scope and Content
Title: Faculty Wives, University of California, San Francisco Records,
Date (inclusive): 1948-87
Collection number: MSS 89-38
Creator: Faculty Wives, University of California, San Francisco
Extent: 1 carton, 1 scrapbook
University of California, San Francisco. Library. Archives and Special Collections.
San Francisco, California 94143-0840
Shelf location: For current information on the location of these
materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
Received 6/89, from J. Bovill, F. Larragueta; Additions received 2/7/90 from Josephine
Bovill: Presidents' Book (1948-49), two cookbooks (1950, 1957), three copies
incorporated where appropriate.
Collection is open for research.
[Identification of item], Faculty Wives, University of California, San Francisco Records,
MSS 89-38, Archives & Special Collections, UCSF Library & CKM
The organization began in 1917 after the opening of the University Hospital, when the
need for some type of non-official support was needed. The first name adopted by the
group was "Ladies of the Medical Faculty of UC," apparently the first such group west of
the Mississippi. In 1925 the name was changed to "Doctors' Wives Association of U.C.,"
and the goals were much the same: working for hospital as needed, providing social
occasions for wives of medical faculty. One of the earliest projects was the provision of
clothing for children in the pediatric wards. In the years that followed, the Doctors'
Wives also supported Dr. Olney's camp for diabetic children, decorated Christmas trees,
and provided furnishings for Millberry Union.
After the opening of Moffitt Hospital, with the establishment of the Hospital Auxiliary
in 1959, the Doctors' Wives were less involved with the hospitals, and focused on other
projects, including provision of household goods for newly arrived foreign scholars, loan
fund for students, funding for the clock installation on Millberry Union, etc. In 1970
the group changed its name to "Faculty Wives" and included members from all the schools
Scope and Content
Records include correspondence, minutes, announcements and flyers, historical
information, subject files.