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.63 linear feet ((1+1/2 file boxes) plus 2 oversize volumes, 1 folio+ folder)
MacKay-Scott focused her civic interests on social service and mental health programs, such as the Infant Welfare Society, Evanston King's Daughters (an organization for dependent girls and women), juvenile justice, and venereal disease education. In 1930 she was Secretary of the Southern California Society for Mental Hygiene and in that capacity was a member of the Committee on Organization of the First International Congress on Mental Hygiene. She was also on the Board of the Los Angeles Woman's Health Center.
She joined in sponsoring cultural activities in Evanston and took an interest in current political issues. The personal correspondence indicates that she entertained in her home lecturers, musicians, physicians, and other notables who participated in programs she organized and/or helped sponsor.
MacKay-Scott's immediate family included her husband, Andrew Scott (Mac); daughter, Jean Margaret (who married Joseph Earl Sample in October 1940); son, Andrew MacKay, Jr. (Andy); and her mother, Emily Little Jarvis.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The papers of Ruth Jarvis MacKay-Scott were deposited with the Schlesinger Library in 1966 by her daughter-in-law, Dr. Anne Firor Scott.
- Box 1: 1-18
- Box 2: 19-20, volumes 1-6
By: Jean Weaver
- MacKay-Scott, Ruth Jarvis. Papers of Ruth Jarvis MacKay-Scott, 1928-1941: A Finding Aid
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