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Emma Elizabeth Walker Papers, 1899-1954
1 box (1.5 linear ft.)
Collection number: MS 169

Abstract:
Physician; Children's author; Anti-suffragist; Birth control advocate; and Public health advocate. Papers consist primarily of Walker's writings and lectures, but also contain small amounts of biographical material and correspondence; plus information on women's health, the social and moral hygiene movements, turn-of-the-century childrearing practices, birth control and sexuality.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

The papers are open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection.

Restrictions on use:

The copyright owner of this collection is unknown. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights. Permission to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use" must also be obtained from the Sophia Smith Collection as owners of the physical property.

Sophia Smith Collection
Smith College
Northampton, MA

Biographical Note
"Dr. Walker's Talks on Diet," from Success Magazine, June 1906

"Dr. Walker's Talks on Diet,"
from Success Magazine, June 1906

Emma Elizabeth Walker was born in Springfield, Massachusetts, July 18, 1864. She grew up in Parkersburg, WV, received her A.B. from Smith College in 1887, and earned an M.D. from Johns Hopkins University in 1898. Later that year she opened her medical practice in New York City. For many years she was a clinical assistant surgeon in New York's Hospital for the Ruptured and Crippled. She authored Beauty Through Hygiene (1905), "Pretty Girl Questions" in Ladies Home Journal, and many articles and pamphlets for both popular and medical audiences. She lectured widely on the topics of personal and social hygiene and was a member of numerous medical and professional organizations.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Emma Elizabeth Walker Papers document her professional life. They consist primarily of Walker's writings and lectures, but also contain small amounts of biographical material and correspondence. In addition to documenting the work of a woman doctor at the turn of the century, the collection contains material relevant to women's health, the social and moral hygiene movements, turn-of-the-century childrearing practices, birth control and sexuality.


Information on Use
Terms of Access and Use
Restrictions on access:

The papers are open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection.

Restrictions on use:

The copyright owner of this collection is unknown. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights. Permission to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use" must also be obtained from the Sophia Smith Collection as owners of the physical property.

Preferred Citation

Please use the following format when citing materials from this collection:

Emma Elizabeth Walker papers, Sophia Smith Collection, Smith College, Northampton, Mass.

History of the Collection

The papers were donated by Emma Elizabeth Walker from 1942 to 1954.

Processing Information

Finding aid revised in 2002 by Brook Hopkins, intern.


Additional Information
Contact Information
Sophia Smith Collection
Smith College
Northampton, MA 01063

Phone: (413) 585-2970
Fax: (413) 585-2886

Email Reference Form: http://www.smith.edu/libraries/libs/ssc/emailform.html
URL: http://www.smith.edu/libraries/libs/ssc/
Language
English.
Sponsor
Encoding funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Contents List
Contents


Box 1: folder 1
Biographical: clippings and curriculum vitae,
1901-1918

Box 1: folder 2-3
Correspondence,
1904-48

Box 1: folder 4
Lecture programs,
1903, n.d.

Box 1: folder 5
License to practice medicine, NY County,
1899

Box 1: folder 6
Note:
Medical records, degrees, awards, society memberships, etc.,
1897-1948

Box 1: folder 7
Reviews and announcements,
1901-11

Box 1: folder 8
Writings



Ladies Home Journal "inserts",
n.d.

Box 1: folder 9
Ladies Home Journal articles,
1903-16

Box 1: folder 10
Pamphlets on medical subjects,
1906, n.d.

Box 1: folder 11
Magazine articles,
1887-1910

Box 1: folder 12
"F.A. Camping Party on Blennerhassett Island",
n.d.

Box 1: folder 13
Blennerhassett Island (Parkerstown, WV) and Marietta, OH: articles, pamphlets, pictures, etc.,
1899, n.d.

Box 1: folder 14
Lectures on social hygiene


Box 1: folder 15
Society memberships (not medical),
1941-44, n.d.

Box 1: folder 16
Oversize Materials



Physician's license,
1899

Flat File
Smith College diploma,
1887

Flat File
Johns Hopkins diploma,
1898

Flat File
Medical Society of New York Certificate of Membership,
1904

Flat File

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Subjects
  • Blennerhassett Island (W. Va)--History--Sources
  • Public health--History--Sources
  • Walker, Emma Elizabeth, 1864-
  • Women authors, American --20th century--Sources
  • Women physicians--United States--History--Sources
  • Women--Health and hygiene--History--Sources


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