Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Leona D. Sanders Midwife Collection

Summary

Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1524
Dates:
1942-1953
Languages:
English
.
Physical Description:
.15 Cubic feet
1 folder
Repository:
Collection documents the work of African-American midwife Leona Sanders of Kilmichael, Mississippi, 1942-1953.

Content Description

Content Description
This collection consists of the following items belonging to Leona Sanders, relating to her midwifery career: four by seven-inch Birth Record Note Book recording births from 1942-1948;
Manual for Midwives
, revised in 1952; and a Mississippi State Board of Health County Midwife meeting notification, 1953. This collection also contains a one-page poem, entitled "Emblem of the UNIA," (Universal Negro Improvement Association), undated.

Arrangement

Arrangement
Collection consists of four items and is unarranged.

Administration

Author
Patti Williams
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Items donated by Sarah J. Davidson to the Archives Center in 2023 and 2024.
Processing Information
Collection processed by Patti Williams, archivist, 2024.

Using the Collection

Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
Preferred Citation
Leona D. Sanders Midwife Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Conditions Governing Use
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.

Keywords

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
African Americans in medicine -- 1940-1950 Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Babies Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Infants Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Midwifery Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Record books Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Universal Negro Improvement Association Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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