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Dates:  1953-1961, 2015

Creator:  Roslyn Seligman

Summary/Abstract:  Dr. Roslyn Seligman was born in Augusta, Georgia, and was valedictorian of her high school class in Claxton, Georgia.  Following graduation from the University of Georgia in 1957, she attended the Medical College of Georgia and became the first woman to graduate from the school in 1961. She had a lengthy career at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine before she passed away in 2015. Her papers include certificates, diplomas, commencement program, obituary, invitations to friends’ weddings, and a scrapbook.  

Quantity/Physical Description: .2 linear feet

Language(s):  English

Repository:  The Cuba Family Archives for Southern Jewish History, The William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum, 1440 Spring Street NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30309.

Restrictions on Access:  There are no restrictions on accessing material in this collection.

Restrictions on Use:  Copyright restrictions may apply.  Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.  Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder.

Preferred Citation:  Box #, Folder #, Mss 378, Roslyn Seligman Papers, The Cuba Family Archives for Southern Jewish History, The William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum, 1440 Spring Street NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30309.

Separated Material:  Oversize materials removed to oversized collection and photographs removed to visual arts collection.

Processed by:  Jeremy Katz

Arrangement:  The papers are arranged in alphabetical order by subject and chronologically within each folder.

Biographical/Historical Note:  Dr. Roslyn Seligman was born in Augusta, Georgia, and was valedictorian of her high school class in Claxton, Georgia.  Following graduation from the University of Georgia in 1957, she attended the Medical College of Georgia and became the first woman to graduate from the school in 1961. She served her internship at Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center in Chicago and completed specialty training in general psychiatry, child and adolescent psychiatry and community psychiatry at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine from 1962 to 1967. She joined the College of Medicine faculty in 1967 as an instructor in child psychiatry in what was then the Department of Psychiatry and rose to full professor status in 2007. She became an emerita professor in 2011.

Dr. Seligman was the first woman to serve as president of the Cincinnati Psychiatric Society (1975-1976) and the first woman to serve as president of the Ohio Psychiatric Physicians Association (1981-1982). She served many years a one of Ohio’s Representatives to the APA Assembly and she was a pioneer in advancing leadership opportunities for women in psychiatry.

Dr. Seligman passed away in 2015.

Scope and Content: Researchers examining the Roslyn Seligman Papers will gain insight into the life of the first woman to graduate from the Medical College of Georgia. Her papers include certificates, diplomas, commencement program, obituary, invitations to friends’ weddings, and a scrapbook.  

Collection Inventory

Box

File

Description

Date

 

1

1

Certificates

1954-1957

 

2

Diplomas

1953, 1957

 

3

Medical College of Georgia – commencement program

1961

 

4

Obituary

2015

 

5

Scrapbook

1953-1956

 

6

Wedding invitations

1955, Undated

 

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