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University of Chicago Library

Guide to the Marjorie Braude Papers 1935-1950

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Descriptive Summary

Title:

Braude, Marjorie. Papers

Dates:

1935-1950

Size:

9 linear feet (4 boxes, 2 oversize folders)

Repository:

Special Collections Research Center
University of Chicago Library
1100 East 57th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60637 U.S.A.

Abstract:

Marjorie (Sperry) Braude (1924-2005) was a prominent psychiatrist and activist against domestic violence in Los Angeles, California. Raised in Chicago, Braude earned her B.A., B.S., and M.D. at the University of Chicago. She then practiced psychiatry and played an active role in numerous organizations devoted to promoting women's health issues, improving the status of women in the field of medicine, and fighting domestic violence. She served as president of the Westwood Psychiatric Hospital's medical staff and chaired the Los Angeles City Domestic Violence Task Force. The collection includes Braude's class notes, assignments, study materials, research materials, and publications from her time at the University of Chicago. Materials date between 1935 and 1950, with the bulk of the material dating between 1942 and 1949.

Information on Use

Access

The collection is open for research, with the exception of Series IV. Series IV contains restricted student materials that are closed for eighty years from their date of creation.

Citation

When quoting material from this collection, the preferred citation is: Braude, Marjorie. Papers, [Box #, Folder #], Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library.

Biographical Note

Marjorie Braude was born Marjorie Sperry on April 21, 1924 in Chicago, Illinois. Her father, Albert F. Sperry, was the first president of the Instrument Society of America (later renamed the International Society of Automation) and her mother, Victoria (Hess) Sperry, was an abstract expressionist painter. Braude earned her B.A. (1944), B.S. (1947) and M.D. (1950) at the University of Chicago. She married Marvin Braude on September 26, 1948, with whom she moved to Brentwood, California in 1951. Marvin Braude served on the Los Angeles city council from 1965 to 1997. They had two daughters, Ann and Elizabeth. Braude practiced psychiatry until her death in Los Angeles, California on February 7, 2005 at the age of 80. She was a prominent activist against domestic violence and promoted women's health care issues, such as increasing the number of female test subjects and expanding access to abortion. She served as the president of the Westwood Psychiatric Hospital medical staff, chaired the Los Angeles City Domestic Violence Task Force, and held leadership positions in the Southern California Psychiatric Society; the Association of Women Psychiatrists; and the Los Angeles County Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs Commission, among others. Braude edited the 1987 volume Women, Power, and Therapy. She was an organizer of the American Medical Women's Association and designed the organization's online courses concerning domestic violence for health professionals. In 1994 she coordinated a landmark conference on domestic violence in Los Angeles which was attended by more than 450 members of law enforcement, doctors, judges, social workers, and victim advocates.

Scope Note

The Marjorie Braude Papers contain documents related to Braude's years as an undergraduate and a medical student at the University of Chicago. The collection primarily includes Braude's class notes and assignments, as well as course outlines, scholarly articles, and assorted research and reference materials. Most of the materials were created under her maiden name, Marjorie Sperry. Materials date between 1935 and 1950 with the bulk dating from 1942 to 1949.

The collection is organized into four series: Series I: University of Chicago Course Materials; Series II: Writings and Research; Series III: Oversize; and Series IV: Restricted.

Series I contains materials related to Braude's time as a student at the University of Chicago, both as an undergraduate and a medical student. Materials are arranged chronologically and include class notes, assignments, outlines, and learning aids.

Series II contains a medical publication by Braude concerning tuberculosis as well as her research materials and assorted reference documents.

Series III includes three maps: two survey maps of Lake Michigan and a map of the Ancient Mediterranean hand-drawn by Braude.

Series IV contains files to which access is restricted. It includes evaluative student material from Braude's undergraduate and medical school years. Materials are restricted for eighty years from date of creation.

Related Resources

The following related resources are located in the Department of Special Collections:

http://www.lib.uchicago.edu/e/spcl/select.html

Burlingam, D. E., Notes on lectures at Chicago Medical College, Mercy Hospital, and Cook County Hospital

Geiling, Eugene M. K. Papers

Hirsch, Edwin F. Papers

Jacobson, Leon O. Papers

Kleitman, Nathaniel. Papers

McLean, Franklin C. Papers

Society of Medical History of Chicago. Records

University of Chicago. Department of Medicine. Records

The bulk of Marjorie Braude's personal papers are located at Harvard University. See: Marjorie Braude Papers, 1948-2006; Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass. http://oasis.lib.harvard.edu/oasis/deliver/~sch01350

Subject Headings

INVENTORY

Series I: University of Chicago Course Materials

Box 1    Folder 1

Psychology 201, circa 1942-1943

Box 1    Folder 2

Pharmacology 201, 1942-1946

Box 1    Folder 3

Visual and Graphic Aids, 1944, 1948

Box 1    Folder 4

Anatomy 306, 1945

Box 1    Folder 5

Anthropology 450, 1945

Box 1    Folder 6

Psychology 329, 1945

Box 1    Folder 7

Clinical Notebook and Forms, circa 1945-1950

Box 1    Folder 8

Physiology 251/252, 1946

Box 1    Folder 9

Extracellular Fluid Textbook, 1947

Box 1    Folder 10

Pharmacology 303, 1947

Box 1    Folder 11

Pathology 301, 1947-1948

Box 1    Folder 12

Pharmacology, Public Health, and Physiology Notebook, 1947-1949

Box 2   Folder 1

Pharmacology, Public Health, and Physiology Notebook, 1947-1949

Box 2   Folder 2

Pharmacology, Public Health, and Physiology Notebook, 1947-1949

Box 2   Folder 3

Pathology Notebook, circa 1947-1949

Box 2   Folder 4

Pathology 302, 1948-1949

Box 2   Folder 5

Pharmacology Notebook, 1948-1949

Box 2   Folder 6

Pharmacology Notebook, 1948-1949

Box 2   Folder 7

Pharmacology Notebook, 1948-1949

Box 3   Folder 1

Surgery, 1949

Box 3   Folder 2

Pediatrics, 1949-1950

Box 3   Folder 3

Infections, 1950

Box 3   Folder 4

Anthropology-Sociology 240, Undated

Box 3   Folder 5

Anthropology-Sociology 240, Undated

Box 3   Folder 6

Gastrointestinology and Physiology, Undated

Box 3   Folder 7

Otolaryngology, Undated

Series II: Writings and Research

Box 3    Folder 8

Federal Drug Administration: Protection of Children, Federal Caustic Poison Act, 1942

Box 3    Folder 9

Research Publications, circa 1946

Box 3    Folder 10

Department of Medicine Reading List, 1947

Box 3    Folder 11

The Effect of Iron on Experimental Tuberculosis by Robert G. Bloch, George Gomori, and Marjorie Sperry-Braude, 1948

Box 3    Folder 12

Medical Department Manual: Research and Educational Hospitals, 1949

Box 3    Folder 13

Reference List: Scientific Methodology and Philosophy of Science, Undated

Series III: Oversize

Box 3    Folder 1

Survey Maps of Lake Michigan, 1935

Box 3    Folder 2

Map of Ancient Mediterranean, circa 1941-1943

Series IV: Restricted

Box 4    Folder 1

Zoology 220, circa 1940-1947

Box 4    Folder 2

Undergraduate Term Papers, 1941-1943

Box 4    Folder 3

Psychology 201, 1942-1943

Box 4    Folder 4

Psychology 329, 1945

Box 4    Folder 5

Anatomy 306, circa 1945

Box 4    Folder 6

Pathology 301, 1947-1948

Box 4    Folder 7

Anatomy, Bacteriology, Biochemistry, and Physiology, 1948

Box 4    Folder 8

Anatomy, Bacteriology, Biochemistry, and Physiology, 1948

Box 4    Folder 9

Anatomy, Bacteriology, Biochemistry, and Physiology, 1948

Box 4    Folder 10

Public Health and Pharmacology, 1949