Pearls, gloves and handbags – Oh my!
These stylish ladies are the 1964 board members of the Memphis Chapter of the Association for the Preservation of Tennessee Antiquities (L to R):
Mrs. Nelson Coppedge (Elizabeth) – (2nd) Past President; Miss Merrill Parish Hudson – (1st) Past President, organized Memphis APTA; Mrs. E. N. Johnson, Jr. (Mary Elizabeth) – Recording Secretary; Mrs. Thomas P. Hughes, Jr. (Eleanor) – 6th President; Mrs. Elmer Butler (Mary) – (3rd) President.
On the heels of the Changing the Face of Medicine exhibit, we have discovered some new photos of women in medicine. Check out this photo of the first nursing class as well as others:
In conjunction with the Changing the Face of Medicine exhibit currently housed on the 3rd Floor of the Central Library, we have put together a digital display of local newspaper clippings which highlight women in medicine in Memphis.
Click here to view all of the clippings.
The Memphis Public Library & Information Center is one of 61 libraries from across the U.S. selected to host the “Changing the Face of Medicine: Celebrating America’s Women Physicians,” interactive, multimedia traveling exhibition that honors the lives and achievements of American women in medicine – past and present. The exhibit will be at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library, 3030 Poplar, May 29 – July 9. An opening reception is scheduled Friday, June 4 at 6:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend the reception.
We have created a Flickr gallery to present the faces of medicine in Memphis. We will be adding to this gallery as we collect images of both the present and future faces of medicine in our city, so check back often.
“Changing the Face of Medicine: Celebrating America’s Women Physicians” was developed by the Exhibition Program of the History of Medicine Division of the National Library of Medicine in collaboration with the American Library Association Public Programs Office. The traveling exhibition has been made possible by the National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health Office of Research on Women’s Health. The American Medical Women’s Association provided additional support.