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Finding Aid to the Roberta F. Fenlon Papers, 1939-1986 (bulk 1968-1972)
BANC MSS 89/149 c  
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Description
The Roberta Fenlon papers, 1939-1986, include records and correspondence relating to her professional activity in various medical and healthcare organizations, most notably her presidency of the California Medical Association (1970-1971), her presidency of the San Francisco Medical Society, and her tenure at University of California, San Francisco's School of Medicine.
Background
Roberta F. Fenlon was born in Clinton, Iowa on June 13, 1911. A prominent local San Francisco physician, she was active in many state and national medical associations and organizations. In the 1940s Fenlon began her residency at the University of California San Francisco Medical Center (known after 1970 as UCSF School of Medicine), where she continued teaching as a professor of clinical medicine until the early 1980s, while serving on numerous faculty committees. Fenlon was the first woman elected as president of the San Francisco Medical Society (SFMS) in 1960. In 1970 she became the first woman elected president to the California Medical Association (CMA). During her time as president and after, Fenlon contributed to the CMA's response to state and federal legislation regarding the expansion of public services for health care and compensation for medical services. She died on August 31, 1987 in San Francisco.
Extent
4 cartons, 2 oversize boxes 6 linear feet
Restrictions
Materials in this collection may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of University of California gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owner. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.
Availability
Collection is open for research.