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Jorge Villarreal Papers, 1953-2002
1 box (.5 linear ft.)
Collection number: MS 474

Abstract:
Physician; Professor; Reproductive rights advocate. Biographical materials, family photographs, correspondence, writings, and lectures documenting Villarreal's work pertaining to population issues and policies, birth control, and abortion rights primarily in his native Colombia. Much of the material is in Spanish. NOTE: There is no container list online for this finding aid. You may contact the Sophia Smith Collection if you want one sent to you.

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.

Restrictions on use:

The Sophia Smith Collection owns copyright to the unpublished works by the creator of this collection. Copyright to materials created by others may be owned by those individuals or their heirs or assigns. Permission must be obtained to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use." It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights.

Sophia Smith Collection
Smith College
Northampton, MA

Biographical Note

Jorge Villarreal was born in Socorro, Colombia, 1927; earned his undergraduate degree at Colegio San Bartolome in Bogota, his medical degree at National University in Bogota, 1952, and did post-graduate work in obstetrics and gynecology, 1954-58, at University of Pennsylvania and Kansas University. Was professor of obstetrics and gynecology at National University of Colombia, 1958-62, and Head of Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Javeriana University, Bogota, 1963- 65. Villarreal served as Medical Director of Population Division, Colombian Association of Medical Schools, 1965-67; Chief of Programs of Teaching and Research in Population for the Pan-American Federation of Associations of Medical Schools, 1967-75; Director of Community Medicine Program at Santa Fe de Bogota Foundation in Bogota, 1973-76; and founded, and was director of, ORIENTAME, a family planning and reproductive rights advocacy organization, 1977-94. He also founded, and was director of, ESAR, an organization concerned with "training on the comprehensive management of undesired pregnancy," 1990-99. Villarreal was an expert on population issues, and devoted his professional life to furthering family planning and reproductive rights. He died in Bogota on 8 December 2001.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

Biographical materials, family photographs, correspondence, writings, and lectures pertaining to the life and work of Jorge Villarreal, M.D. The material, much of which is in Spanish, documents the aspects of Villarreal's career pertaining to population issues and policies and to reproductive rights, primarily in his native Colombia. His particular interest seems to have been abortion rights, including clinical and practical concerns as well as related political, social and cultural issues.

NOTE: There is no container list online for this finding aid. You may contact the Sophia Smith Collection if you want one sent to you.


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.

Restrictions on use:

The Sophia Smith Collection owns copyright to the unpublished works by the creator of this collection. Copyright to materials created by others may be owned by those individuals or their heirs or assigns. Permission must be obtained to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use." It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights.

Preferred Citation

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Jorge Villarreal Papers, Sophia Smith Collection, Smith College, Northampton, Mass.

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Language
English; Spanish


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Subjects
  • Abortion--Colombia--History--20th century--Sources
  • Birth control--Developing countries--History--20th century--Sources
  • Colombia--History--20th century--Sources
  • Maternal health services--Colombia--History--20th century--Sources
  • Physicians--Colombia--Biography--Sources
  • Reproductive health--Colombia--History--20th century--Sources
  • Villarreal, Jorge, 1927-2001


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