Hutchins Library
Special Collections & Archives
Guide to the Mountain Maternal Health League Records, Series I-III
 

Accession Number: 53
Mountain Maternal Health League Records, 1936-1997
Bulk Dates: 1937-1990s
4.4 linear ft.
Online Catalog Record (BANC)

Overview
History
Series I - History
Series II - Clinical and Medical
Series III - Administrative and Financial Records

Series IV - Clinical and Medical
Series V - Publicity and Fundraising
Series VI - Correspondence, 1937-1979
Series VII - Planned Parenthood Federation of America
Series VIII - Artifacts
Series IX - Restricted Correspondence

Access and Use:

Preferred citation: Mountain Maternal Health League Records, Berea College Special Collections & Archives, Berea, Ky.

Related Archives:

Louise Hutchins, RG 3
Frontier Nursing Service Collection, 1911-1976, SAA 14
Jane Pearson, RG 9

14 Manuscript Boxes

Series I History Box 1

This series consists of several short published and unpublished League histories, 1936-1977 and biographical information on League founder Nell Scoville Noll. It also includes the League's original 1936 handwritten constitution and later typed versions dated 1968 and 1988.

Box 1

  1. Published and unpublished historical accounts 1936-1963
  2. Published and unpublished historical accounts 1963-1977
  3. Better Health for Mountain Mothers1936-1958
  4. Handwritten 1936 Constitution and later versions 1968, 1988
  5. Family Planning in Kentucky: A History (1973)
  6. Miscellaneous historical summaries, one from 1937 and the others undated
  7. Biographical material for League founder, Nell Scoville Noll
Series II Related Agencies Box 1, cont.

This series consists of correspondence, reports and print material relating to advocacy and direct service organizations associated with the League at various times. More extensive than any other is material documenting the assistance provided by the Association for Voluntary Sterilization for training Kentucky physicians.

Box 1, continued

  1. Association for Voluntary Sterilization, Inc.
  2. Birth Control Federation of America
  3. Council of the Southern Mountains
  4. Interim Committee on Health and Welfare
  5. Kentucky Birth Control League
  6. Lend-a-Hand Center
  7. Motherhood Advice Bureau
  8. National Birth Control News
  9. National Medical Council on Birth Control
  10. Reproductive Freedom League
  11. Southern Conference for Human Welfare
Series III Administrative & Financial Records, 1940-1990s Boxes 1-5

This series consists mainly of lists of Board members, budget documents, Board of Directors' meeting minutes, successive "three-year plan" documents, and correspondence directed to Board members.

Box 1, continued

  1. Board Development
  2. Board of Directors: Miscellaneous & 1960s
  3. Board of Directors: 1970-74
  4. Board of Directors: 1975-79

Box 2

  1. Board of Directors: 1980-84
  2. Board of Directors: 1985-89
  3. Board of Directors: 1990s
  4. Board of Directors: Member Lists
  5. Budget: n.d. & 1930s
  6. Budget: 1940s
  7. Budget: 1950s
  8. Budget: 1960s
  9. Budget: 1970s

Box 3

  1. Budget: 1980-85
  2. Budget: 1986-89 (I)
  3. Budget: 1986-89 (II)
  4. Budget: 1990-
  5. Committees
  6. Contracts: General
  7. Contacts: Nursing Students
  8. County Lists
  9. Education Committee
  10. Executive Committee

Box 4

  1. Insurance
  2. Instructions for Workers
  3. Job Descriptions
  4. Memos: Miscellaneous
  5. Minute Book, 1940-1964
  6. Minutes-Miscellaneous
  7. Minutes-Staff Meetings, 1970s
  8. Minutes-Staff Meetings, 1980s
  9. 1965 Proposal to the Office of Economic Opportunity
  10. Renovations
  11. Personnel Practices
  12. Report: Annual: 1944-1945
  13. Report: Annual: 1972
  14. Report: Harlan
  15. Report: Gretchen James
  16. Reports: Miscellaneous (I)
  17. Reports: Miscellaneous (II)
  18. Report: Nominating Committee, 1939
  19. Report: Richmond
  20. Report: Semi-Annual, 1972
  21. Resignations/Hiring Employees
  22. Risk Management
  23. Self-Study, 1972
  24. Staff Evaluations
  25. Three Year Plans: General & 1970-72
  26. Three Year Plans: 1980-83

Box 5

  1. Three Year Plans: 1984-86
  2. Three Year Plans: 1987-89
  3. Three Year Plans: 1990s
  4. Urban Family Planning Study Project

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