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.
Chequered Career: Scotland to UCLA
UCLA and University of California History
Science, Medicine, and Technology
UCLA Faculty
Mink, James V.
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.
Regents of the University of California, UCLA Library.
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.