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Women in medicine

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Scope Note: Collections of and about women in medicine. Topics include midwives, other nurses and physicians involved in reproductive health, women physicians in the early to mid 20th century, and American nurses working in humanitarian relief during World War I and II.

Found in 50 Collections and/or Records:

Louise Stevens Bryant papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00024
Abstract

Public health specialist; Editor; Publicist. Papers contain Bryant's diaries, notebooks, and professional reports concerning public health and social work issues; subject files; and correspondence from Havelock Ellis and others generated from Bryant's work arranging the U.S. publication of Ellis's Studies in the Psychology of Sex. Thre is also a typescript biography of Bryant written by her companion, Lura Beam, and excerpts from their correspondence.

Dates of Materials: 1885-1963

Margaret Long papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00095
Abstract

Physician, Travel writer, Historian. Includes correspondence, a 10-year journal (1897-1907), short manuscript sketches and reminiscences. Closely related to the papers of Dorothy Reed Mendenhall and Florence Sabin who were both medical students at Johns Hopkins with Long. Also documents the year of her internship at the New York Women's Infirmary and her first years of epidemiological research in Denver, CO.

Dates of Materials: 1893-1954

Mari Patkelly papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00460
Abstract

Mari Patkelly has been a social worker, an independent childbirth educator, a birth attendant/apprentice, and an independent home birth midwife. Her papers include patient records, correspondence, newsletters and other IMS material, computer disks, subject files on medical and birth-related topics, information about lay midwifery certification, diaries, photographs, and memorabilia.

Dates of Materials: 1957 - 2016

Medicine collection

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00453
Abstract

Collection is comprised entirely of printed materials such as bibliographies, biographies, pamphlets, and articles pertaining to women in the field of medicine, including physicians, nurses, and medical missionaries. Women's hospital, colleges, and medical societies are also documented.

Dates of Materials: 1826-1972

Midwifery collection

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00454
Abstract

The Midwifery Collection includes articles, pamphlets, periodicals, by-laws, and newsletters pertaining to the practice of midwifery and home birth. Included are publications of the Alliance of Radical Midwives, the Alternative Birth Association, National Midwives Association and the American College of Nurse Midwives. The collection also contains information on schools and training for midwifery, insurance, legal status, and protocols of practice.

Dates of Materials: 1972-1999

Midwifery Education Accreditation Council records

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00759
Abstract

Founded in 1991 by the National Coalition of Midwifery Educators, the Midwifery Education Accreditation Council (MEAC) serves as a non-profit and nationally recognized accrediting agency, making midwifery more accepted as it becomes more professionalized. The collection contains accreditation documentation, reports, minutes, agendas, and correspondence.

Dates of Materials: 1990 - 2013

Midwives' Alliance of North America records

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00375
Abstract

Records consist of administrative records, printed material, photographs, audio- and videotapes, computer disks, and memorabilia. Documents issues of standards and practices, education, the registration of midwives, and the division between lay and nurse midwives.

Dates of Materials: 1927 - 2001; Majority of material found within 1981 - 1996

Nanette K. Gartrell papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00757
Abstract Nanette K. Gartrell, born in 1949, is an American psychiatrist, researcher, lesbian activist and author. The collection documents Gartrell's personal and professional life and is comprised of materials concerning Gartrell's advocacy for women's rights and LGBT people within the American Psychiatric Association; educational programs to promote non-homophobic healthcare; the lesbian physician's conference, Women in Medicine; studies on sexual abuse and her U.S. National Longitudinal Lesbian...
Dates of Materials: 1949 - 2021

New England Hospital for Women and Children records

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00339
Abstract Women's hospital. This hospital was, for more than a century, a teaching hospital for women doctors and a place where women could receive treatment from them. It was the first hospital in Boston to offer obstetrics, gynecology, and pediatrics all in one facility. Material includes memoranda, written histories, photographs and scrapbooks. Also documented are such topics as a 1915 controversy over abortion, using chloroform as an anesthetic, and African American interns. The collection...
Dates of Materials: 1792 - 1994

Penfield Chester papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00205
Abstract Penfield Chester is a midwife who has had a rural homebirth practice in western Massachusetts since 1980 and became involved in local and national midwifery organizational politics after her son was born in 1984. She is the author of Sisters on a Journey: Portraits of American Midwives (1997), which documents the stories of 27 contemporary midwives. Her papers include material related to Sisters on a Journey, including...
Dates of Materials: 1991 - 1998

Ruth Backes papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00478
Abstract

This collection consists of Ruth Backes' journals, beginning in 1968 and continuing through 2002, documenting her life as a coordinator of mental health training, a mental health researcher, and a counseling psychologist at a private practice.

Dates of Materials: 1964 - 2007

Ruth Tiffany Barnhouse papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00202
Abstract Ruth Tiffany Barnhouse was a psychiatrist, theologian, and ordained Episcopal priest known for being poet Syvia Plath's psychiatrist, and for her theological publications related to homosexuality, sex, and women in the Christian church. This collection contains materials reflecting both her personal and professional lives, most of it from about 1970 and later. The collection contains a small amount of materials related to Sylvia Plath, which have been put in separate series for ease of...
Dates of Materials: 1915-1999, 2008

Ruth V. Hemenway papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00077
Abstract

Medical missionary, teacher, and physician. Twenty diaries provide a detailed record of the eighteen years Hemenway spent as a medical missionary in China. They describe medical and surgical cases, customs and rural culture, and the political upheaval of pre-WWII China. The diaries are rich with poignant and perceptive pictures of Chinese village life, of modernized urban life, and China during wartime. The diaries also reflect her own personal struggle with isolation and discrimination.

Dates of Materials: 1924-1979

Sarah Tinsley Rees papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00235
Abstract

Missionary and Red Cross worker. Rees worked as a missionary in Japan and Russia, and as a nurse's aid during World War I. Correspondence includes her many letters from Japan and Siberia, plus letters from her family in the U.S. to Rees. Other materials include memorabilia and photographs.

Dates of Materials: 1875-1929; Majority of material found within 1911-1919

Schlesinger-Rockefeller oral history project transcripts

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Identifier: SSC-MS-00416
Abstract

Five oral history transcripts of women in health services, maternal and childcare, family planning, marriage counseling, and sex education. Interviewees are: Mary Steichen Calderone, M.D.; Loraine Leeson Campbell; Florence Clothier, M.D.; Frances Hand Ferguson; and Adaline Pendleton Satterthwaite, M.D.

Dates of Materials: 1973 - 1974

Susan Hodges papers regarding Citizens for Midwifery

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00727
Abstract

The collection contains the professional papers of activist Susan Hodges, especially her founding and work with Citizens for Midwifery, a grassroots consumer organization that advocates for access to midwifery services and educates women on alternatives to hospital birth.

Dates of Materials: 1980-2014

Tapestry Health Systems, Inc. records

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00365
Abstract Tapestry Health Systems was founded in 1973 by Leslie Tarr Laurie and others, as the Family Planning Council of Western Massachusetts, to provide family planning services including birth control, pregnancy testing, referral for adoption and abortion services,and other health services. The records of consist primarily of files from the administrative office in Northampton. Included are correspondence; publications; minutes; reports; clinic data; medical protocols; publicity; photographs;...
Dates of Materials: 1971 - 2010

Thomas Thompson Trust records

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00358
Abstract Charitable organization. Records consist largely of charity case records of poor women from Brattleboro and some from Rhinebeck, New York. Files contain correspondence from clients as well as case notes by the local agent. Collection contains the correspondence and papers of Richards M. Bradley, a trustee who oversaw the trust from 1901 to 1943. Also included are the records of the Brattleboro Mutual Aid Association and the Brattleboro Memorial Hospital (includes blueprints and design). BMAA...
Dates of Materials: 1844-2001

Women's Health Specialists of California records

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00790
Abstract Founded in 1975 as the Chico Feminist Women's Health Center (FMWH) by a collective of women dedicated to the women's health movement, the organization, subsequently namedthe Women's Health Specialists of California, offers women in northern California access to reproductive health care, including abortion services, adoption services, and education. The collection contains correspondence, photographs, A/V, reports, publications, legal documents, clinic incident logs, scrapbooks, and...
Dates of Materials: 1967 - 2017

Women's Suburban Clinic records

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00685
Abstract Abortion rights advocacy and women's health care organization. Founded in 1973 in Paoli, Pennsylvania the clinic was a non-profit outpatient facility that offered educational programs, counseling and abortion services. Beginning in 1982, anti-abortion activists were a regular feature outside the Clinic. The records include a large number of photographs of both staff and protestors, audio recordings (2) of a 1995 interview with founder Sherley Young; and documentary film: Casting the First...
Dates of Materials: 1970 - 1999