Jessie Louise Herrick (1864-1960) [in Herrick-Chapman Family Papers]
Jessie Louise Herrick graduated from the Horseheads, New York, public schools and began teaching in Chemung County, New York. She later attended the Elmira Free Academy, and in 1892 entered the Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania (M.D., 1895). After graduation from medical school she was appointed house physician at the Woman's Hospital and Foundling Home in Detroit, Michigan. On November 11, 1918, in the midst of the influenza outbreak, she left New York to become the college physician at the College of Industrial Arts and Sciences in Denton, Texas. Herrick organized the Health Services department at the College, and was its first director. The full collection contains correspondence, diaries, scrapbooks, financial records, photographs, and other material documenting the lives of sisters Jessie Louise Herrick, Millian Belle Herrick, and Lillian Belle Herrick Chapman and other members of their families.