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Midwifery Collection, 1972-1999
6 boxes (3 linear ft.)
Collection number: MS 454

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.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

The collection is open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection.

Restrictions on use:

Permission to publish quotations for publication beyond "fair use" must be obtained from the Sophia Smith Collection.

Sophia Smith Collection
Smith College
Northampton, MA

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Midwifery Collection is comprised entirely of printed materials such as articles, newspaper clippings, pamphlets, periodicals, by-laws, and newsletters pertaining to the practice of midwifery and home birth. Included are publications of organizations such as the Alliance of Radical Midwives, the Alternative Birth Association, National Midwives Association and the American College of Nurse Midwives. There are also files arranged by region, primarily in the United States. The collection also contains information on schools and training for Midwifery, insurance, legal status, and protocols of practice. The collection dates from 1972 to 1999.


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

The collection is open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection.

Restrictions on use:

Permission to publish quotations for publication beyond "fair use" must be obtained from the Sophia Smith Collection.

Preferred Citation

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

Midwifery Collection, Sophia Smith Collection, Smith College, Northampton, Mass.

History of the Collection

Most of the materials in this subject collection were removed from the records of the Midwives' Alliance of North America when that collection was processed in 1999. Additional items were purchased or given to the Sophia Smith Collection by various donors.

Accruals:

Periodic additions to collection are expected.


Additional Information
Contact Information
Smith College Special Collections
Young Library
4 Tyler Drive
Northampton, MA 01063

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

Email: specialcollections@smith.edu
URL: https://www.smith.edu/libraries/special-collections
Language
English.
Sponsor
Encoding funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Contents List
General Printed Material



Articles and clippings,
1972-93, n.d.

Box 1: folder 1-2
Pamphlets,
1990, n.d.

Box 1: folder 3
Periodicals



Midwife to Midwife,
1977

Box 1: folder 4
Midwifery Matters,
1993

Box 1: folder 4a
Practicing Midwife,
1979-83, n.d.

Box 1: folder 5
Memorabilia


Box 1: folder 6
Organizations



Alliance of Radical Midwives,
1991, n.d.

Box 1: folder 7
Alternative Birth Association,
1979, n.d.

Box 1: folder 8
American College of Nurse Midwives



By-laws and articles of incorporation,
1989, 1992

Box 1: folder 9
Meetings and conferences,
1987-93

Box 1: folder 10
Directories and membership,
1992, n.d.

Box 1: folder 11
Position statements,
1978-93, n.d.

Box 1: folder 12
Articles and publications



Miscellaneous,
1976-92, n.d.

Box 1: folder 13
Quickening,
1981-94

Box 1: folder 14
Rural health,
1991, n.d.

Box 2: folder 1
Training and credentials,
1990-93, n.d.

Box 2: folder 2
Miscellaneous


Box 2: folder 3
Association for Childbirth at Home,
1975-78

Box 2: folder 4
Childbirth Education Association,
1976-80

Box 2: folder 5
Citizens for Midwifery,
1997-99

Box 2: folder 6
Continental Friends of Midwives,
1991

Box 2: folder 7
The Farm,
1978-83

Box 2: folder 8
Home Oriented Maternity Experience (HOME),
1976-78

Box 2: folder 9
Homebirth,
1975-81

Box 2: folder 10
International Childbirth Education Association,
1976-93, n.d.

Box 2: folder 11
National Association of Childbearing Centers,
1989-93

Box 2: folder 12
National Association of Parents and Professionals for Safe Alternatives in Childbirth (NAPSAC),
1978-89

Box 2: folder 13
Note:

[See also NAPSAC News in Sophia Smith Collection periodicals]

National Midwives Association,
1977-82

Box 2: folder 14
Miscellaneous organizations,
1973-97

Box 2: folder 15
Schools and training



New York School of Midwifery,
1990, n.d.

Box 2: folder 16
Seattle Midwifery School,
1984-96

Box 2: folder 17
Miscellaneous,
1990-97

Box 2: folder 18
States and Countries



Alaska: Alaska Midwives Association,
1990

Box 3: folder 1
Arizona,
1987-91

Box 3: folder 2
Arkansas,
1984-89

Box 3: folder 3
California



Miscellaneous,
1976-93

Box 3: folder 4
California Association of Midwives,
1992

Box 3: folder 5
Canada



Miscellaneous,
1983-92, n.d.

Box 3: folder 6
Ontario,
1985-93

Box 3: folder 7
Colorado,
1983-93

Box 3: folder 8
Delaware,
1985

Box 3: folder 9
Florida



Miscellaneous,
1981-94

Box 4: folder 1
Florida Friends of Midwives,
1991-92

Box 4: folder 2
Georgia,
1986-87

Box 4: folder 3
Illinois,
1982

Box 4: folder 4
Indiana,
1984

Box 4: folder 5
Kansas,
1991

Box 4: folder 6
Kentucky,
1991, n.d.

Box 4: folder 7
Maine,
1977-91

Box 4: folder 8
Maryland,
1987

Box 4: folder 9
Massachusetts



Massachusetts Friends of Midwives,
1992, n.d.

Box 4: folder 10
Massachusetts Midwives Alliance,
1985-92

Box 4: folder 11
Miscellaneous,
1991

Box 4: folder 12
Michigan,
n.d.

Box 4: folder 13
Minnesota,
1980

Box 4: folder 14
Missouri



Miscellaneous,
1987-93

Box 4: folder 15
Missouri Midwives Association,
1991-93

Box 4: folder 16
Montana,
1989

Box 4: folder 17
Nebraska,
1993

Box 5: folder 1
New Hampshire,
1974-87

Box 5: folder 2
Note:

[See also Carol Leonard Papers]

New Jersey,
1989-94

Box 5: folder 3
New Mexico,
1984-90, n.d.

Box 5: folder 4
New York



Miscellaneous,
1980-95

Box 5: folder 5
Midwives Alliance of New York,
1991

Box 5: folder 6
Midwifery Task Force of New York,
1986-92

Box 5: folder 7
New York Tocologist Association,
1983, n.d.

Box 5: folder 8
North Dakota,
1990

Box 5: folder 9
Oregon,
1980-83

Box 5: folder 10
Pennsylvania



Miscellaneous,
1984-89

Box 5: folder 11
Pennsylvania Midwives Association,
1989, n.d.

Box 5
Tennessee,
1987-90, n.d.

Box 5: folder 12
Texas,
1986, n.d.

Box 5: folder 13
General,
1986, n.d.

Box 5: folder 13
Cox, Kay: interview and related documents
1973-2009

Box 5: folder 14
Restrictions on access:

[A/V duplication required prior to research use]

Utah,
1985, n.d.

Box 6: folder 1
Vermont,
1990, n.d.

Box 6: folder 2
Washington,
1984-91

Box 6: folder 3
Note:
West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming,
1983-91

Box 6: folder 4
Miscellaneous countries,
n.d.

Box 6: folder 5
Subjects



Insurance,
1985-89, n.d.

Box 6: folder 6
Law and legal status,
1971-90

Box 6: folder 7
Protocols of practice,
1986

Box 6: folder 8

Search Terms
The following terms represent persons, organizations, and topics documented in this collection. Use these headings to search for additional materials on this web site, in the Five College Library Catalog, or in other library catalogs and databases.

Subjects
  • American College of Nurse Midwives
  • Childbirth at home--United States--History--20th century--Sources
  • Maternal health services--United States--History--20th century--Sources
  • Midwives--Education--History--20th century--Sources
  • Midwives--History--20th century--Sources
  • Midwives--Legal status, laws, etc.--United States--History--20th century--Sources
  • Natural childbirth--History--20th century
  • Women's health services--United States--History--20th century--Sources


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