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Jordan, Sara Murray. Papers of Sara Murray Jordan, 1904-1959: A Finding Aid

Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University


Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: 171
Repository: Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Creator: Sara Murray Jordan
Title: Papers of Sara Murray Jordan, 1904-1959
Date(s): 1904-1959
Quantity: .42 linear feet (1 file box) plus 1 oversize folder, 1 folio+ folder, 1 folio folder)
Language of materials: Materials in English.
Abstract: Correspondence, clippings, articles, etc., of physician Sara Murray Jordan.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

Accession No.: 1126
The papers of Sara Murray Jordan were deposited with the Schlesinger Library in February, 1967 by Mrs. Thomas H. Logan, Jr. of Springfield, Ohio.

Processing Information:

Processed: November 1971

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use:

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Sara Murray Jordan as well as copyright in other papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns.
Copying. Papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.

Preferred Citation:

Sara Murray Jordan Papers, 1904-1959; item description, dates. 171, folder #. Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.


Sara Murray Jordan was born on October 20, 1884 in Newton, Massachusetts. She was graduated from Radcliffe College in 1904, received a PhD from the University of Munich, Germany in 1908, and the M.D. degree from Tufts Medical School in 1921. On January 14, 1913 she married Sebastian Jordan. They had one daughter, Mary (Mrs. Thomas H. Logan, Jr.). As her first marriage ended in divorce, Dr. Jordan, on September 26, 1935 married Mr. Penfield Mower. Dr. Jordan received numerous honorary degrees and citations from various social and educational institutions. She also published widely in medical journals. Dr. Jordan was in charge of gastroenterology at the Lahey Clinic from 1923 until her death in 1959.


The Sara Murray Jordan Collection contains miscellaneous correspondence, newspaper clippings, scholarly articles written by Dr. Jordan, awards, citations, and diplomas. The papers cover the years 1904 through 1959.

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Additional Index Terms

Women in science--United States
Women physicians
Lahey Clinic (Boston, Mass.)
Radcliffe College--Alumni and alumnae