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COLLECTION Identifier: 171

Papers of Sara Murray Jordan, 1904-1959


Correspondence, clippings, articles, etc., of physician Sara Murray Jordan.


  • 1904-1959

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

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.


.42 linear feet ((1 file box) plus 1 oversize folder, 1 folio+ folder, 1 folio folder)

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.


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.

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

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
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Repository Details

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