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Amy Cyrus Sewing Book and Photographs, 1907-1926

Biographical Note:

Amy Cyrus, born January 6th, 1883 in Crabtree, Oregon, attended OAC as a household science student during the 1904-1905, 1906-1907, and 1907-1908 academic years. She graduated as a Registered Nurse from the Good Samaritan Training School for Nurses in 1914. From 1914 to 1917, she worked as a private nurse in Corvallis. In February 1917, she was hired as the first nurse in the OAC's health service. During her employment at OAC, she completed two courses in radiology; both courses were held at the School of Radiology in Portland. This allowed her to work as both a general nurse and x-ray technician; these were positions she held until she left in 1930. Cyrus died in Benton County (Oregon) in 1968.

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