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Consists of correspondence, programs, pamphlets, clippings, a photograph of Dr. Scanlan and others, and constitutions and bylaws of the American Medical Women's Association, the Women's Medical Society of New York State, and the Women's Medical Association of New York City, and membership lists for the latter two organizations. Papers primarily concern her active participation in professional organizations, particularly as chairman of the Alice Stone Woolley Memorial Fund Committee and Regional Director (North Atlantic) of the American Medical Women's Association; as chairman of the Scientific Program Committee; as vice president and president of the Women's Medical Society of New York State; and as chairman of the Membership Committee of the Medical Women's International Association. They also document her concern for the equal rights of women in medical education programs and in the armed forces and her support of the Equal Rights Amendment of 1944. Correspondents include Drs. Dorothy Wells Atkinson, Emily Dunning Barringer, Mary A. Jennings, Zoe Allison Johnstone, Elise S. L'Esperance, Julia V. Lichtenstein, Marguerite P. McCarthy-Brough, Madge C.L. McGuinnes, Mary Riggs Noble, Ada Chree Reid, Adelaide Romaine, Elizabeth S. Waugh, Katherine W. Wright, and Alice Stone Woolley; also, John H. Fay, Congressman from New York, and Olive O. Van Horn, Executive Secretary of the National Council of Scientific, Professional, Art and White Collar Organizations.

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