A Guide to the Papers of Elizabeth Brown Mulholland Gamble 1951-1973 Gamble, Elizabeth Brown Mulholland, Papers of MS-16

A Guide to the Papers of Elizabeth Brown Mulholland Gamble 1951-1973

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Historical Collections, Claude Moore Health Sciences Library
Accession Number MS-16


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Repository
Historical Collections, Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, University of Virginia
Accession number
MS-16
Title
The Papers of Elizabeth Brown Mulholland Gamble 1951-1973
Physical Description
The collection consists of 1 box: 13 cm x 39.5 cm x 26. 5 cm of processed materials.
Language
English

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

There are no restrictions.

Preferred Citation

The Papers of Elizabeth Brown Mulholland Gamble, Accession #MS-16, Historical Collections, Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.

Acquisition Information

Acquired with the Papers of Edward W. Hook.


Biographical/Historical Information

Elizabeth Brown Mulholland Gamble was born on May 8, 1900 in Charlottesville, Virginia. On October 19, 1925, she married Henry Bearden Mulholland, a premier professor of internal medicine at the University of Virginia from 1920-1966. Together they had two children, Elizabeth and Jack. Following Mulholland's death, Elizabeth married Edward W. Gamble Jr. in 1968. She died March 15, 2001 at the age of 101 in a nursing home in Maryland.

For over six decades, Elizabeth Brown Mulholland Gamble was exceedingly active in volunteer efforts for the University, the medical school, and hospital. She used her talents to improve UVa's clinical and educational facilities and enhance services to patients and their families. Her most significant accomplishment was to establish the Pink Lady Services Organization in 1951. By Gamble's own accounts, she raised over $90,000 for medical departments which included the purchases of the first cobalt machine, the first electron microscope, two specially equipped vans to test children for deafness in public schools throughout Virginia, and funds for landscaping of the Children's Rehabilitation Center. Gamble was also a passionate tennis player. She wrote her autobiography in 1974 and titled it "She Dares to Be Different."

Scope and Content

The Elizabeth Brown Mulholland Gamble collection includes correspondence to and from Elizabeth Brown Mulholland Gamble. Also included are a Woman's Hospital Auxiliary Badge and two photographs.

Box 18, Folder 11 located in the Papers of Edward W. Hook deal with the dedication of a courtyard garden at the University of Virginia Hospital in her honor. Historical Collections & Services houses a complementary collection, University of Virginia Hospital Auxiliary Collection (Hospital Circle) 1908-2003, MS-13, which details Gamble's (as Mrs. Mulholland) involvement in this organization.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged chronologically by date.

Contents List

Box-Folder 001-001
Dixie Hospital Auxiliary [n.d.]
1 TD w AN

Gamble began hospital auxiliaries in Hampton, Waynesboro, Front Royal, and Harrisonburg.

Box-Folder 001-002
Artifact: Women's Hospital Auxiliary Badge [n.d.]
1 Artifact
Box-Folder 001-003
Photograph: Elizabeth Brown Mulholland Gamble [n.d.]
1 photograph
Box-Folder 001-004
Photograph: "The First Days of the Pink Lady Canteen" 1951
1 photograph
Box-Folder 001-005
Letter to Elizabeth Brown Mulholland from Thomas H. Hunter
1 TLS

Hunter thanks Gamble for her work in the Medical School and Hospital and for organizing student wives' meetings.

Box-Folder 001-006
Letter to Elizabeth Brown Mulholland from John M. Stacey February 13, 1954
1 TLS

Stacey hunts for a replacement for Gamble in organizing the cart service and the canteen.

Box-Folder 001-007
Letter to Elizabeth Brown Mulholland from John M. Stacey February 20, 1954
1 TLS

Stacey would like to organize a tea in Gamble's honor for her volunteer service.

Box-Folder 001-008
Program: Fifth Annual Meeting of the Va. Association of Women's Hospital Auxiliaries April 13-14, 1954
1 TD

Gamble gives a speech, "Services Found Most Successful and Applicable to Large and Small Hospitals."

Box-Folder 001-009
Letter to Elizabeth Brown Mulholland from Colgate W. Darden, Jr. December 3, 1955
1 TLS w AN

Darden mentions possibly providing equipment from monies at his disposal and briefly mentions the tennis courts. Gamble writes comments about his statements.

Box-Folder 001-010
Letter to Elizabeth Brown Mulholland from George Cooper, Jr., M.D. April 19, 1955
1 TLS w AN

Cooper is thrilled to have Gamble as an ally to reach his goal of acquiring a [cobalt machine.]

Box-Folder 001-011
Letter to the Trustees of the University of Virginia Alumni fund from Elizabeth Brown Mulholland June 7, 1955
1 TLS

Gamble expresses concern about tennis conditions at UVa.

Box-Folder 001-012
Letter to George Eager from Allan T. Gwathmey June 7, 1955
1 TLS

Equipment needed for the Department of Chemistry includes a Carl Zeiss Stereo Microscope and an Exacta VX.

Box-Folder 001-013
Letter to Allan T. Gwathmey from George Eager June 15, 1955
1 TL

Eager assures Gwathmey that efforts will be made to obtain funding for the needs of Cobb Chemical Lab.

Box-Folder 001-014
Letter to Elizabeth Brown Mulholland from Mortimer M. Caplin October 3, 1955
1 TLS w AN

Caplin comments on the tennis conditions at UVa; Gamble responds in handwritten notes.

Box-Folder 001-015
Letter to Elizabeth Brown Mulholland from Joseph Vining April 4, [n.d.]
1 TLS

Vining attempts to raise money for a Hungarian "freedom fighter" to attend UVa.

Box-Folder 001-016
Letter to Elizabeth Brown Mulholland from [Mrs. Jack Rinehart] [n.d.]
1 ALS

Gamble is asked to consider chairing the meeting of the Garden Club of Virginia in May 1956.

Box-Folder 001-017
Letter to Elizabeth Brown Mulholland from Ladley Husted February 22, 1956
1 TLS w AN

The Department of Biology wants to purchase a Circular Barcroft-Warburg apparatus. Gamble writes in the margins that she raised $1,200 to secure this purchase.

Box-Folder 001-018
Letter to Elizabeth Brown Mulholland from William H. Mueller, Jr. March 16, 1956
1 TLS

Mueller thanks Gamble for obtaining the money to purchase a defibrillator for the Department of Surgery.

Box-Folder 001-019
Letter to Fletcher D. Woodward from [s.n.] Hydl April 20, 1956
1 TLS

Gamble & Woodward's request for a purchase of a station wagon for the Virginia Hearing Foundation was approved.

Box-Folder 001-020
Letter to Elizabeth Brown Mulholland from the Secretary to Drs. Archer & Cooper August 6, 1957
1 TLS w AN

Gamble established the Lahey Fund.

Box-Folder 001-021
Letter to George Eager from Elizabeth Brown Mulholland October 8, 1956
2 TL

Gamble provides a report of all her volunteer work. She estimates she raised around $90,000 for purchases such a cobalt machine, microscopes, defibrillator, and a Ford mobile unit.

Box-Folder 001-022
Letter to Elizabeth Brown Mulholland from Thomas H. Hunter October 10, 1956
1 TLS

Hunter thanks Gamble for her annual report.

Box-Folder 001-023
Letter to Elizabeth Brown Mulholland from Oscar A. Thorup, Jr. February 27, 1957
1 TLS w AN

Thorup requests Gamble's aid in soliciting money to help send 3 students to work at a London hospital during the summer. Gamble writes she was able to send them, but had to sell box bushes and box lunches to meet the final needs.

Box-Folder 001-024
Letter to Elizabeth Brown Mulholland from Mary Wendt [n.d.]
1 ALS

Wendt sends $500 to sponsor a student to England.

Box-Folder 001-025
Letter to Elizabeth Brown Mulholland from Thomas H. Hunter March 25, 1957
1 TLS

Hunter thanks Gamble for her assistance in sending students to England.

Box-Folder 001-026
Letter to Elizabeth Brown Mulholland from William H. Muller, Jr. April 17, 1957
1 TLS w AN

Muller requests funds to purchase a cardiac machine.

Box-Folder 001-027
Letter to Mr. & Mrs. Richard Stockham from George Cooper, Jr. May 10, 1957
1 TLS w AN

The Stockham's, friends of Gamble, donated money to purchase equipment for the Isotope Laboratory.

Box-Folder 001-028
Letter to Elizabeth Brown Mulholland from C. Bruce Morton II May 20, 1957
1 TLS w AN

Gamble raised money by hosting a lunch and garden tour at Albemarle homes.

Box-Folder 001-029
Letter to Elizabeth Brown Mulholland from Thomas H. Hunter August 9, 1957
1 TLS w AN

Hunter thanks Gamble for her good works.

Box-Folder 001-030
Letter to Elizabeth Brown Mulholland from James M. Mullendore September 10, 1957
1 TLS w AN

Gamble writes she was able to secure a station wagon for the Speech and Hearing Center and then a second one when the first was worn out.

Box-Folder 001-031
Letter to W. E. Lindsay from C.W. Hendryx November 15, 1957
1 TL

Hendryx thanks Lindsay for the boxwood for the Children's Rehabilitation Center.

Box-Folder 001-032
Letter to Hank [Henry Bearden Mulholland] from Richard James Stockham December 9, 1957
1 AL

Stockton sends a $1,000 check for Gamble to use for Medical College projects.

Box-Folder 001-033
Letter to Elizabeth Brown Mulholland from Louisa K. Cochran November 10, 1958
1 TLS w AN

Cochran thanks Gamble for her involvement in a reception.

Box-Folder 001-034
Letter to Hank [Henry Bearden Mulholland] and Elizabeth [Brown Mulholland] from [Richard James Stockham] [n.d.]
1 AL

Stockham has confidence that Gamble will use his $1000 donation appropriately.

Box-Folder 001-035
Letter to Elizabeth Brown Mulholland from Richard James Stockham February 1, 1958
1 ALS

Stockham donates $2,000 towards Gamble's good works.

Box-Folder 001-036
Pamphlet: "Bazaar News for St. Paul's Church" [November] 1972
1 TD

Gamble serves as the 1972 Bazaar chairman.

Box-Folder 001-037
Letter to Elizabeth Brown Mulholland Gamble from David Ward November 22, 1972
1 TLS

Ward thanks Gamble for her work at the bazaar.

Box-Folder 001-038
Letter to Elizabeth Brown Mulholland Gamble from Elizabeth B. Gleason January 24, 1973
1 TL

Gleason thanks Gamble for her tremendous contribution in the success of St. Paul's bazaar.

Box-Folder 001-039
Letter to Mrs. Jarman from Elizabeth Brown Mulholland Gamble November 10, 1[9]73
1 TLS

Gamble discusses her role in developing the Pink Ladies.

Box-Folder 001-040
Letter to Elizabeth Brown Mulholland Gamble from Lucy Bleecker [n.d.]
1 ALS

Bleecker thanks Gamble for her involvement in the benefit for Albemarle Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.