In the summer and fall of 1917 personnel of Base Hospital 46 from the University of Oregon Medical School were faced with a fund-raising challenge. The national Red Cross required each base hospital to raise enough funds to equip the unit, initially estimated at $42,000 (about $1 million in today's dollars adjusted for inflation). This at a time when the nation was also asking residents to buy liberty bonds, contribute to the Red Cross and other organizations, and when prices were rising.
|"Hospital Unit Seeks Fund," Oregonian, October 12, 1917, 7.|
|"Woman's Clubs -- First Meeting of the Fortnightly Club," Oregonian, September 30, 1918, Section 3, 12.|
|Martha Randall, Grace Phelps Papers, Binder 5 Box 3 Historical Collections & Archives, OHSU. |
Used with permission by Historical Collections & Archives, OHSU.
|"New Head Appointed for Women's Protective Division," Oregonian, April 30, 1918, Section 1, 16.|
|"Hospital Gets Funds," Oregonian, October 12, 1917, 7.|