Register of the Faculty Wives, University of California, San Francisco Records, 1948-87

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Register of the Faculty Wives, University of California, San Francisco Records, 1948-87

Collection number: MSS 89-38

UCSF Library & CKM



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University of California, San Francisco

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  • UCSF Library & CKM
  • Archives and Special Collections
  • 530 Parnassus Ave.
  • San Francisco, CA 94143-0840
  • Phone: (415) 476-8112
  • Fax: (415) 476-4653
  • Email: http://www.library.ucsf.edu/collections/archives/contact
  • URL: http://www.library.ucsf.edu/collections/archives
Processed by:
Special Collections staff
Date Completed:
June 29, 1989

Additions February 8, 1990
Encoded by:
Brooke Dykman Dockter
© 1997. The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

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
Repository: 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.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Provenance

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 Bear Facts, incorporated where appropriate.

Access

Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Faculty Wives, University of California, San Francisco Records, MSS 89-38, Archives & Special Collections, UCSF Library & CKM

Organizational History

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 on campus.

Scope and Content

Records include correspondence, minutes, announcements and flyers, historical information, subject files.

Container List

 

Series I. Administrative Records

Carton Ctn. 1, Folder 1

Audit records, 1965/66-1977/79

Folder 2

Bylaws

Folder 3

Officers (lists)

Folder 4

Officers (procedures)

Folder 5

Presidents' book (minutes of meetings, etc.) 1948-49

Folder 6

Treasurer's report, 1966-81

Folder 7

Board meeting minutes, 1968/69-1987

Folder 8

General meetings: reports, 1958-80

Folder 9

Publicity, 1957-77

Folder 10

Tax exempt status reports

 

Series II. Subject Files

Carton Ctn. 1, Folder 11

Book club

Folder 12

Central campus court project, 1965-68

Folder 13

Clock fund

Folder 14

Cookbook project, 1983

Folder 15

Cookbooks, 1950; 1957

Folder 16

Events and tours (1)

Folder 17

Events and tours (2)

Folder 18

Foreign scholars loan closet

Folder 19

Fresno faculty wives

Folder 20

Historical summary

Folder 21

History: first fifty years

Folder 22

History notes

Folder 23

Honors

Folder 24

Junior Wives, 1968-77

Folder 25

Loan fund

Folder 26

Photographs

Folder 27

Women's Auxiliary, SF Medical Society, 1963-68

Folder 28

Women's exchange

Folder 29

UC Hospital Auxiliary, 1973-

Carton Ctn. 1

Scrapbook: UCSF Faculty Wives Phantom Fund

 

64 copies of The Bear Facts, Faculty Wives' publication