1918: Contagion and Conflict


Sept. 26, 1918 letter from Lt. Walter Phillips

Documents from the Francis G. Swedenburg papers, the Walter Phillips papers, and the Anderson - Phillips family papers created in 1918 provide insight into Ashland residents. These materials document Dr. Swedenburg and the Anderson - Phillips family as their lives were affected by WWI and the Spanish Flu.

Dr. Francis Swedenburg was one of the many Swedish immigrants to settle in Oregon. He began his medical career in March 1907 at the Ashland Sanitarium, joining the sanitarium founder, Dr. Joseph Herndon. He became a prominent member of his field. The collection consists of 34 journals spanning 1890-1937.

Raised in Ashland, Lt. Walter Phillips's papers include correspondence with his family during his military service in World War I. Walter's correspondents include his mother, Lena Anderson Phillips, and Vetabelle Phillips Carter.

1918: Contagion and Conflict