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Informed Homebirth/Informed Birth and Parenting Records, 1975-1998 (ongoing) (Bulk: 1975-1998)
7 boxes (8.75 linear ft.)
Collection number: MS 382

Abstract:
Women's health care organization. Records include teaching manuals for childbirth education and childbirth assistant training, conferences, and workshops; publications on home birth and midwifery; video and audio tapes; and some professional papers of founder Rahima Baldwin Dancy.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

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

This collection has not been fully processed and therefore may be difficult to use.

Access to audiovisual materials may first require creation of research copies.

Restrictions on use:

Copyright to unpublished materials may be owned by the creator, or their heirs or assigns. 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

Historical Note

Informed Homebirth/Informed Birth and Parenting is a national, non-profit, educational organization founded in 1977 by Rahima Baldwin Dancy in Ann Arbor, Michigan (now in Fair Oaks, California) as Informed Homebirth. In 1983, the name was changed. Its mission is to provide parents with information about alternatives in birth, parenting, and early childhood through childbirth preparation classes, books and videos, seminars and conferences, childbirth education training and certification, referrals, and childbirth assistant training and certification.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Informed Homebirth/Informed Birth and Parenting Records include publications, video and audio tapes, and teaching manuals for childbirth education and childbirth assistant training, conferences, and workshops; books and articles on home birth and midwifery; Michigan Midwives Association newsletters; financial records; and professional papers of Rahima Baldwin Dancy, 1980s-1990s.

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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.

This collection has not been fully processed and therefore may be difficult to use.

Access to audiovisual materials may first require creation of research copies.

Restrictions on use:

Copyright to unpublished materials may be owned by the creator, or their heirs or assigns. 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:

Informed Homebirth/Informed Birth and Parenting Records, Sophia Smith Collection, Smith College, Northampton, Mass.

History of the Collection
Accruals:

Periodic additions to collection are expected and may not be reflected in this record.


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
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Language
English
Sponsor
Encoding funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.


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Subjects
  • Childbirth at home--United States--History--20th century--Sources
  • Childbirth--United States--History--20th century--Sources
  • Informed Homebirth/Informed Birth and Parenting (Ann Arbor, MI)
  • Maternal health services--United States--History--20th century--Sources
  • Midwives--United States--History--20th century--Sources
  • Natural childbirth--History--20th century
  • Parenting--United States--History--20th century--Sources

Contributors
  • Baldwin, Rahima, 1949


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