Oral Histories

Interview of Flora M. Scott

UCLA professor of botany and assistant director of the UCLA Botanical Gardens. Founder and president of the UCLA Association of Academic Women.
Subtitle:
Chequered Career: Scotland to UCLA
Topic:
UCLA and University of California History
Science, Medicine, and Technology
UCLA Faculty
Interviewer:
Mink, James V.
Interviewee:
Scott, Flora M.
Supporting Documents:
Records relating to the interview are located in the office of the UCLA Library's Center for Oral History Research.
Language:
English
Copyright:
Regents of the University of California, UCLA Library.
Abstract:
Youth in Scotland; education at University of St. Andrews; World War I service with Queen Mary's Army Auxiliary Corps in France; teaching at British High School and American College for Women in Constantinople; admission to Stanford University; appointment as teaching assistant; doctoral degree awarded, 1925; meeting Olenus Sponsler; faculty appointment, University of California, Southern Branch, 1925; biological sciences department; Loye Holmes Miller; Bennet Mills Allen; Ernest Carroll Moore; teaching botany at UCLA; Sarah Rogers Atsatt; discrimination against women; Carl Epling; loyalty oath controversy; William Chandler; Orda Plunkett; Emily Bartlett; assistant director, botanical gardens, 1940; head, Botany Division, College of Agriculture, 1946-50; chair, Department of Botany, College of Letters and Science, 1957-59; Mildred Mathias; campus moved to Westwood; Janss Investment Company; Westwood in 1931; retirement, 1959, and research as emeritus professor; work with American Red Cross, Geneva.