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Una Elizabeth Jacobs papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00082

Scope and Contents

Papers include correspondence, speeches, clippings, photographs, video tape, writings, and printed material relating to family planning, sex education, family life and health, child welfare association, the International Planned Parenthood Foundation and the Beth Jacobs Family Planning Clinic in Jamaica, 1950-1998.

Dates

  • 1934-2004

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for use without restriction beyond the standard terms and conditions of Smith College Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Access

Until we move into New Neilson in early 2021, collections are stored in multiple locations and may take up to 48 hours to retrieve. Researchers are strongly encouraged to contact Special Collections (specialcollections@smith.edu) at least a week in advance of any planned visits so that boxes may be retrieved for them in a timely manner.

Conditions Governing Use

Materials in this collection may be governed by copyright. For reproductions of materials that are governed by fair use as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission to cite or publish is required. Researchers are responsible for determining who may hold materials' copyrights and obtaining approval from them. Researchers do not need anything further from Smith College Special Collections to move forward with their use.

Biographical / Historical

Una Elizabeth (Beth) Wilson Jacobs was born in 1917, the daughter of Dr. Wilbert and Una Wilson. Educated in Jamaica. President, Child Welfare Association of Jamaica 1958- 60; President, International Planned Parenthood Federation (Western Hemisphere Region) 1958- 1961; Foundation member and Director, Jamaica Family Planning Association Ltd.; Chairman, Board of Governors of St. Hilda's High School, Jamaica; President, St. Ann Police Youth Club. Member, Legislative Council (Upper House-Parliament) 1957-61. Publications include articles in Women Speaking (U.K.) and American Review of World Health (U.S.A.). Co-wrote with husband The Family, and Family Planning in the West Indies (U.K.).

Extent

4 linear feet (7 containers)

Overview

Una Elizabeth Jacobs was a birth control activist and member of the Legislative Council of Jamaica. Her papers include correspondence, speeches, clippings, photographs, video tape, writings, and printed material relating to family planning, sex education, family life and health, child welfare association, the International Planned Parenthood Foundation and the Beth Jacobs Family Planning Clinic in Jamaica, 1950-1998.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was gifted by Doris Hirsch, Una Jacobs, and Barbara Jacobs between 1997 and 2006.
Title
Finding aid to the Una Elizabeth Jacobs papers
Status
Legacy Finding Aid (Updated)
Date
2005
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.
Sponsor
Encoding funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Revision Statements

  • 07/26/2017: This resource was modified by the ArchivesSpace Preprocessor developed by the Harvard Library (https://github.com/harvard-library/archivesspace-preprocessor)
  • 2017-07-26T17:48:14-04:00: This record was migrated from InMagic DB Textworks to ArchivesSpace.
  • 2018-10-18: Updated to conform to DACS
  • 2019-03-27: Made paper FA pencil edit changes and updated finding aid

Repository Details

Part of the Sophia Smith Collection of Women's History Repository

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