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Call No.: SC 85
Repository: Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Creator: Mary Bagg Cooper, 1892-1983
Title: Diaries of Mary Bagg Cooper, 1907-1922
Quantity: .42 linear feet (1 file box)
Language of materials: Materials in English.
Abstract: Diaries of Mary Bagg Cooper, Radcliffe College Class of 1914.
Mary Bagg Cooper, medical technologist, was born in Syracuse, New York in 1892, the daughter of Henry and Jessie (Bagg) Cooper. Cooper was graduated from Radcliffe with an A.B. in 1914. Cooper then joined the New York State Laboratories in Albany. She studied bacteriology and clinical pathology at the College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City and during World War I worked at St. Luke's Hospital. She was head of the clinical laboratory at the General Hospital of Syracuse, 1925-1960, and did research on blood Rh compatibility. She was founder and President of the Empire State Association of Medical Technologists and received its award for outstanding service in 1961. Syracuse University named a scholarship in her honor and she was named Woman of Achievement in Science by the Syracuse Post Standard in 1953. She published many articles in the field of hematology and medical technology. She was member of the American Association of Blood Banks, American Society of Medical Technologists, Business and Professional Women's Club of Syracuse; active in peace organizations, and volunteer at Planned Parenthood and Meals on Wheels. Cooper died on 19 December, 1983.
Collection consists of diaries describing Mary Bagg Cooper's life at Radcliffe College and her life in New York after college.