Carol Leonard Papers
Carol Leonard Papers, 1966-2008
7 boxes (3 linear ft.)
Collection number: MS 206
Midwife. The Carol Leonard Papers document the general practice of midwifery, the legal status of lay midwifery in the State of New Hampshire, and Leonard's profession as a midwife. Types of materials include correspondence, primarily from Leonard's clients expressing gratittude and describing their experiences and feelings following childbirth; photographs; documentation of her travel to Russia in 1990 to help improve maternity care there; records of Leonard's work towards the legalization and regulation of lay midwifery in New Hampshire; general information about the practice and legal status of midwifery in New Hampshire, the U.S. and other countries; materials pertaining to the Midwives Alliance of North America; and Carol Leonard's writings including her book Lady's Hands, Lions Heart: Memoirs of a Midwife.
Terms of Access and Use:
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The papers are open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection, although researchers must sign the "Access Agreement Form" before viewing them. Certain photographs are closed, and new accessions are closed until processed.
The Sophia Smith Collection owns copyright to the papers, with the exception of Leonard's book, Lady's Hands, Lions Heart: Memoirs of a Midwife, to which she has retained rights. Permission must be obtained to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use." Copyright to materials authored by persons other than Carol Leonard (including Elizabeth Davis, co-author of Women's Wheel of Life: Thirteen Archetypes of Woman at Her Fullest Power) may be owned by those individuals or their heirs or assigns. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights.
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