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MC 342

Howard, Sarah Ernestine, 1892-1942. Papers of Sarah Ernestine Howard, 1911-1961 (inclusive), 1912-1919 (bulk): A Finding Aid

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

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: MC 342
Repository: Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Creator: Sarah Ernestine Howard, 1892-1942
Title: Papers of Sarah Ernestine Howard, 1911-1961 (inclusive), 1912-1919 (bulk).
Date(s): 1911-1961
Date(s): 1912-1919
Quantity: .21 linear feet (1/2 file box)
Language of materials: Materials in English.
Abstract: Correspondence, Wellesley College reunion records, etc., of Sarah Ernestine Howard, physician.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

Accession number: 80-M15
This collection was given to the Schlesinger Library in January 1980 by Katherine Graham (Mrs. Charles P.) Howard, sister-in-law of Sarah Ernestine Howard.

Processing Information:

Processed: 80-M15
By: Deborah Tucker

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use:

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Sarah Ernestine Howard is held by the President and Fellows of Harvard College for the Schlesinger Library. 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:

Sarah Ernestine Howard Papers, 1911-1961; item description, dates. MC 342, folder #. Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University.

BIOGRAPHY

Sarah Ernestine Howard, physician, grew up in a medical family. Her mother, Margaret Emily (Pagelson) Howard, was a doctor and her father, Herbert B. Howard, was director of the Massachusetts General Hospital and the first director of the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital. Howard was graduated from Wellesley College in 1911 and entered Johns Hopkins Medical School in 1913. She was House Officer and Assistant in Medicine, 1917-1919, and was an intern at the Massachusetts General Hospital, 1919-1921.

SCOPE AND CONTENT

This collection consists of Sarah Ernestine Howard's letters to her parents while she was a student and resident at Johns Hopkins Hospital. There is also a small collection of letters from Howard's brother, Charles P. Howard, and father, Herbert B. Howard, to her mother, Margaret P. Howard. Howard's letters to her parents describe courses and exams, professors, clinical work, social life, relations with fellow students, male and female, her health, the impact of World War I on medicine, and her responsibilities as a resident and house officer.

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Additional Index Terms

Medical colleges
Medical students
Physicians
Residents (Medicine)
Women medical students
World War, 1914-1918--Medical care
Howard family
Howard, Margaret Emily Pagelson
Johns Hopkins Hospital
Johns Hopkins University. School of Medicine
Wellesley College--Alumni and alumnae

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