American Medical Women's Association

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Established in 1915 as the Medical Women's National Association, the organization was renamed American Medical Women's Association (AMWA) in 1937.

From the description of [Annual meeting] [sound recording]. 1961. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 122614747

According to its minutes, on November 18, 1915, eleven women, nine of whom were M.D.'s, met to discuss the advisability of organizing a national association of medical women in order to promote good fellowship. Originally incorporated in New York State in 1924 as the Medical Women's National Association, the organization adopted its present name in 1937. According to the constitution, as amended in 1967, the purposes of the Association are " ... to further the art and science of medicine; to promote interests common to women physicians and the public; to aid and encourage pre-medical, medical and post-graduate studies; to foster medical relief projects; and to cooperate with other organizations having comparable interests." Although, at its inception, membership was open to all women with medical interests, the Association is now limited to women physicians and women medical students.

From the description of Records, 1895-1985, 1913-1970 (bulk). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122513954

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Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Academy of Medicine of Cleveland. [Medical societies collection of programs, etc.]. Stanford University Lane Medical Library
referencedIn Theresa Scanlan papers, 1938-1977. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
referencedIn Scanlan, Theresa, 1891-. Theresa Scanlan papers, 1938-1977. Cornell University Library
creatorOf Dodge, Eva F., d. 1990. Personal papers, 1916-1981. University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Library, UAMS Library
creatorOf American Medical Women's Association. Records, 1961. Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Additional papers of Mary Steichen Calderone, (inclusive), (bulk), 1914-1989, 1960-1989 Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Braude, Marjorie. Papers of Marjorie Braude, 1940-2003 (inclusive). Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
creatorOf American Medical Women's Association. [Annual meeting] [sound recording]. Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Kleinert, Margaret Noyes, 1879-1971. Papers, 1849-1971 (inclusive). Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
creatorOf Van Hoosen, Bertha, 1863-1952. Bertha Van Hoose papers, 1880-1952. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Dickens, Helen Octavia. Papers, 1934-1994. University of Pennsylvania, Archives & Records Center
referencedIn American Women's Hospitals Service photographs, 1917-1982 Drexel University: College of Medicine Legacy Center
referencedIn Bertha Van Hoosen papers, 1880-1952 Bentley Historica Library University of Michigan
referencedIn Medical College of Pennsylvania. Oral History Project on Women in Medicine. Transcripts of oral history project, 1977-1978 (inclusive). Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Hamilton, Alice, 1869-1970. Papers 1909-1965 (inclusive). Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
creatorOf American Medical Women's Association. Records, 1895-1985, 1913-1970 (bulk). Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Hamilton, Alice, 1869-1970. Papers, 1909-1987 (bulk: 1909-1965) Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Esther Pohl Lovejoy Papers, 1890-1967 Oregon Health and Science University Historical Collections and Archives
referencedIn Bertha Van Hoosen papers, Bulk, 1920-1950, 1913-1971 Drexel University: College of Medicine Legacy Center
referencedIn Hartgraves, Ruth, 1901-1995. Papers of Ruth Hartgraves : manuscript collection no. 32 of the Harris County Medical Archive / Ruth Hartgraves. Houston Academy of Medicine, Texas Medical Center, Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center Library
referencedIn Papers, 1849-1971 Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
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associatedWith ALICE HAMILTON, 1869-1970 person
associatedWith American Women's Hospitals. corporateBody
associatedWith Braude, Marjorie. person
associatedWith Calderone, Mary Steichen, 1904-1998 person
associatedWith Dickens, Helen Octavia. person
associatedWith Dodge, Eva F., d. 1990. person
associatedWith Hamilton, Alice, 1869-1970. person
associatedWith Hartgraves, Ruth, 1901-1995. person
associatedWith Kittridge, Elizabeth. person
associatedWith Kleinert, Margaret Noyes, 1879-1971. person
associatedWith Lovejoy, Esther Pohl person
associatedWith Margaret Noyes Kleinert, 1879-1971 person
associatedWith Mason-Hohl, Elizabeth. person
associatedWith Medical College of Pennsylvania. Oral History Project on Women in Medicine. corporateBody
associatedWith Ryder, Claire F. person
associatedWith Scanlan, Theresa, 1891- person
associatedWith Theresa, Scanlan 1891- person
associatedWith Van Hoosen, Bertha, -1863 person
associatedWith Van Hoosen, Bertha, 1863- person
associatedWith Van Hoosen, Bertha, 1863-1952. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
New York (State)--New York
United States
United States
Subject
Women in medicine
Women scientists
Women in science
Scientists
Women--Legal status, laws, etc
Women physicians--Societies, etc
Women physicians--Societies and clubs
Women medical students
World War, 1939-1945--Women
Medicine--Study and teaching
Women and the military
Occupation
Activity
Scientists
Physicians

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Active 1916

Active 1981

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