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Helen Octavia Dickens Papers
1933-2001

UPT 50 D548

27.0 Cubic feet

Prepared by Amy Miller; revised by Joseph-James Ahern

April 2001; August 2011

Access to collections is granted in accordance with the Protocols for the University Archives and Records Center.

PROVENANCE

Donated in 1994 by Helen O. Dickens (accession number 1994: 62), with an incremental addition in 2002 (accession number 2002:7). 

 

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ARRANGEMENT

This collection contains Eleven series: Biographical, 1977-1981; Correspondence, 1968-1992; Medical, 1948-1984; Minority Issues, 1972-1980; Organizations, 1934, 1953-1994; Recommendations, 1970-1991; Resumes, 1978-1990; Students/Colleagues/Friends, 1968-1989; University of Pennsylvania, 1945, 1962-1994; Women's Issues, 1980; and Awards, Certificates, and Photographs, 1950-2001. All series are arranged alphabetically except for Correspondence, Recommendations, and Resumes, which are arranged both chronologically and alphabetically. 

 

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BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Helen Octavia Dickens was born in Dayton, Ohio, to Charles and Daisy (Green) Dickens on February 21, 1909. After graduating from Roosevelt High School, she attended Crane Junior College in Chicago, Illinois. She was a 1934 graduate of the University of Illinois School of Medicine, the only African-American woman in her graduating class. She spent two years after graduation at Provident Hospital in Chicago, and then practiced with Dr. Virginia Alexander in a birthing-home practice in North Philadelphia. 

After seven years with Dr. Alexander, she sought further training in obstetrics and gynecology, spending a year at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Medicine. Dickens passed the board examinations in 1945, becoming the first female African-American board-certified Ob/gyn in Philadelphia. That year, Dr. Dickens became Director of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Mercy Douglass Hospital in Philadelphia. In 1951, Dr. Dickens joined the courtesy staff of Women's Hospital and would later be named chief of obstetrics and gynecology. When the University of Pennsylvania took over the Women's Hospital in 1956, Dr. Dickens became a member of the staff and faculty in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology of the School of Medicine, becoming the first black woman to serve in this position. In addition to her medical practice, she was professor of obstetrics and gynecology. 

One of her special interests was aiding pregnant teenagers. In 1967, Dickens founded the Teen Clinic at the University of Pennsylvania for school-age mothers in the inner city. The clinic's services included counseling and group therapy, educational classes, family planning assistance, and prenatal care. Another of Dickens's interests was cancer education and services. She initiated a project that brought temporary cancer detection facilities into Philadelphia's inner city. Dr. Dickens also implemented a project funded by the National Institute for Health that encouraged doctors to perform Pap smears to test for cervical cancer. 

In addition to her work in medicine, Dr. Dickens was named associate dean of minority admissions at the University of Pennsylvania in 1969. She helped recruit and aid Blacks in the medical school. In her first five years, she increased the number of minority medical students from two or three to sixty-four. 

Dr. Helen O. Dickens was a member of many distinguished local, national, and international professional societies. She was a member of the Pan American Medical Women's Association and served as president from 1968 to 1970. She was also a member of the board of directors for a number of organizations, including the American Cancer Society, the Children's Aid Society, and the Devereaux Foundation. Dickens was the recipient of numerous awards, including the American Medical Woman of the Year; Distinguished Daughter of Pennsylvania; Daisy Lumpkin Award from Links, Inc.; the Mercy Douglass Hospital Award; and the Sadie Alexander Award for community service by Delta Sigma Theta. She was also the first Black to receive the Gimbel Philadelphia Award in 1971 for her "outstanding service to humanity." 

Dr. Helen O. Dickens married Dr. Purvis Henderson and had two children, Dr. Jayne Henderson Brown and Norman Henderson. 

 

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SCOPE AND CONTENT

The Helen O. Dickens Papers document the latter half of Dickens' career in the field of medicine, medical education and public health. The collection contains correspondence, articles, reprints, grant proposals and some notes regarding Dickens' work in teenage pregnancy during the 1960s and 1970s which can be found in the Medical and Correspondence series. 

It is Dickens' administrative work and participation in professional organizations which figures most prominently in the collection. Her important role to enhance the participation of minorities in medical education, particularly the University of Pennsylvania, is well represented in the form of correspondence, minutes, and reports in the Minority Affairs subseries of the University of Pennsylvania series and National Association of Medical Minority Education subseries of the Organizations series. The Recommendations series complements the material that documents her support of minority students in medical education. In addition to her advocacy work for minorities, Dickens' papers contain material which highlights her work with women's groups such as the Pan American Medical Women's Alliance and the American Medical Women's Association. Also included are correspondence, minutes, reports, and newsletters of a number of professional organizations in which Dickens was an active member, such as the Marriage Council of Philadelphia, the Devereux Foundation, and the Association of American Medical Colleges. Photographs from throughout Dickens life along with plaques and certificates honoring her professional achievements can be found in the Awards, Certificates, and Photographs series. 

 

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CONTROLLED ACCESS HEADINGS

Corporate Name(s)

  • American Medical Women's Association.
  • Association of American Medical Colleges.
  • Devereux Foundation.
  • Marriage Council of Philadelphia.
  • National Association of Medical Minority Educators, Inc..
  • Pan American Medical Women's Association.
  • University of Pennsylvania. Office of Minority Affairs.

Subject(s)

  • Minorities in medicine--United States.
  • Teenage pregnancy--United States.
  • Women in medicine--United States.

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INVENTORY

 

Biographical Material 

Box

Folder

Articles (1) 

1

1

Articles (2) 

1

2

Biographical sketch, portrait photographs, etc. 1992 

1

3

Bordentown Military Institute 1967 

1

4

Curriculum Vitae 

1

5

Family tree 

1

6

Financial 

1

7

Henderson, Helen Jane Dickens (daughter) 

1

8

Logan Square East 

1

9

Medical coverage 

1

10

Medical physician and surgeon license 1981 

1

11

Membership cards 

1

12

News releases 1968-1975 

1

13

Photographs 

1

14

Photographs of family members 

1

15

Photograph of Dickens and Charlotte Kerr at Illini Awards 

1

16

Photograph of Dickens and Emily Mudd 

1

17

Physicians Mutual Insurance Company 

1

18

Profiles 

1

19

Questionnaires 

1

20

Publicity, newspaper clippings and photographs 1970-1987 

1

21

Registries, Medical Specialty Books 1977-1991 

1

22

Speeches 1949-1982 

1

23

Story, Troy L. (nephew) 

1

24

"To Be a Great Black Woman" (play) 

1

25

Who's Who among Black Americans 1985 

1

26

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Correspondence 

Box

Folder

Alexander, Raymond Pace 1974 

1

27

Bascom, Ruth Esherick 1974 

1

28

Benayonn, Regine 1976 

1

29

Bond, Duane 

1

30

Burdens, Beatrice 1976 

1

31

Chrysler Motors 1986 

1

32

Dodge, Eva F. 1972 

1

33

Duffus, Geraldine 1971 

1

34

Dungy, Helen 1977 

1

35

Edwards, Linn Sheridan, re: Edelin case 1975 

1

36

Engs, Robert F. 1986 

1

37

Evans, Samuel, re: Dr. James Lewis 1985 

1

38

Fitts, William T. 1976 

1

39

Frierson, Tonella M. 1991 

1

40

Garcia, Celso-Ramon 1976 

1

41

Hewlett, Adora 1991 

1

42

Jarrett, Cheryl L. 1975 

1

43

Kellow, William F. 1969 

1

44

King, Brunette M. 1969 

1

45

Knox, David L. 1975 

1

46

Koons, Linda 1968 

1

47

Lang, Neal E. 1972 

1

48

McAnarney, Elizabeth R. 1976 

1

49

Meyerson, Martin 1973 

1

50

Milligan, Jack 1986 

1

51

Murray, Peter M. 1970 

1

52

Old Women's Hospital of Philadelphia 1973 

1

53

Oliver, Marion, Associate Provost 1982 

1

54

Robinson, James H. 1976 

1

55

Ruff, George E 1991 

1

56

Scheffey, Lynn Cox 1973 

1

57

Scholl, Mrs. Cornelius L. 1968 

1

58

Shipp, Melvin D. 1985 

1

59

Stellar, Eliot 1974 

1

60

Tompkins, Dr. Pendleton 1974 

1

61

Van Dusen, Duncan 1988 

1

62

Watson, Goldie E. 1978 

1

63

Congratulations 

 1979-1982 

1

64

1950-1958, elected as fellow of the American College of Surgeons, with clippings of other medical institutions 1950-1958 

1

65

 1985 

1

66

General 

Correspondence and clippings 1935-1995 

1

67

Correspondence and clippings 1951-1982 

1

68

 1963 

1

69

 1970 

1

70

 1971 

1

71

 1972 

1

72

 1973 

1

73

 1974 

1

74

 1978 

1

75

 1979-1980 

1

76

 1982 

1

77

 1983 

1

78

 1983-1984 

1

79

 1984 

1

80

 1985 

1

81

 1985 

1

82

 1986 

1

83

 1986 

1

84

 1986-1992 

2

1

 1987 

2

2

 1987 

2

3

 1988 

2

4

 1989 

2

5

 1990 

2

6

 1991 

2

7

 1992 

2

8

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Medical 

Box

Folder

"Adapting Clinical Medical Education for a Changing Society" 

3

1

AIDS (1) 1985-1992 

3

2

AIDS (2) 1985-1992 

3

3

AIDS reports 1985-1986 

3

4

Articles, Reference Material 

(1) 

3

5

(2) 

3

6

(3) 

3

7

(4) 

3

8

(5) 

3

9

(6) 

3

10

Community Health and Safety Networks 1987-1988 

3

11

Conduct of Medical Procedures 1987 

3

12

CORE seminar 

3

13

Diseases and diagnosis during pregnancy 1981 

3

14

Family Planning (1) 1970-1980 

3

15

Family Planning (2) 1970-1980 

3

16

Family Planning (3) 1970-1980 

3

17

Family Planning (4) 1970-1980 

3

18

Guides 

3

19

Medical College of Pennsylvania 1987 

3

20

Medical Education Reports 1987-1988 

3

21

Mercy-Douglass Hospital 1952-1968 

3

22

Myomas, Uterine 

3

23

"Obstetrical and gynecological patient and the eye" 1985 

3

24

Patient Records (files closed for 75 years) 

Pregnancy information 1970-1971 

3

25

Proposal for capitation plan to the Pennsylvania Dept. of Public Welfare 1982 

3

26

Proposal for early hospital discharge 

3

27

Sexual Education Classes 1975 

3

28

Teen Pregnancy 

"Adolescent Sexuality: An Exchange of Views" 

4

1

Articles, Reference Material (1) 1968-1983 

4

2

Articles, Reference Material (2) 1968-1983 

4

3

Articles, Reference Material (3) 1968-1983 

4

4

Articles, Reference Material (4) 1968-1983 

4

5

Articles, Reference Material (5) 1968-1983 

4

6

Articles, Reference Material (6) 1968-1983 

4

7

"Birth Control, Teenagers, and the Law" 1971 

4

8

"Community Health Networks for Early Adolescents" 1992 

4

9

Dickens' Writings 

"Adolescent Contraceptive Use" 1980 

4

10

"Adolescent Health Services and Contraception" 1978 

4

11

"Contraception in Teenagers" 1974 

4

12

"Games We Play with Our Children, The" 1972 

4

13

General 

4

14

"Media Messages in Sex Education" 1978 

4

15

"One Hundred Pregnant Adolescents" 1971-1973 

4

16

"Teenage Pregnancy" 1980-1983 

4

17

"Teenage Pregnancy and Abortion" 1973 

4

18

"Teenagers, Contraception, and Pregnancy" 1975 

4

19

Educational programs 

4

20

Film: "Loving Parents" 1978-1982 

4

21

Linda Hurwitz, study by 

4

22

Newspaper clippings 1968-1985 

4

23

Proposals 

Adolescent Mother/Infant Support and Training Project 1979 

4

24

Contraception and Hypertension (1) 1976 

4

25

Contraception and Hypertension (2) 1976 

4

26

Contraception and Hypertension (3) 1976 

4

27

Factors Influencing Adolescent Contraceptive Use 1976 

4

28

Proposal for Increasing the Involvement of Male Partners 1985 

4

29

Study of Unwanted Pregnancy in Adolescents 1979 

4

30

Report of the Select Committee to Investigate the Problem of Teenage Pregnancies and Parenting in Pennsylvania 1986 

4

31

Research on the Consequences of Adolescent Pregnancy and Childbearing 1976 

4

32

Research proposals 1976-1977 

4

33

"Serving the Adolescent Unwed Mother" 1969 

4

34

Smalls, Edna, advocacy 1986 

4

35

"Teen Pregnancy and Service Delivery in Philadelphia" 1979 

4

36

Temple University Hospital workshop 1978 

4

37

Temperature Chart 

4

38

Toxoplasmosis 

4

39

University of Illinois College of Medicine 1982-1987 

4

40

West Philadelphia Black Cancer Educational Program 

4

41

"Women's Health" magazine 

4

42

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Minority issues 

Box

Folder

Articles (1) 

5

1

Articles (2) 

5

2

"Black Youth at Life's Crossroads" 

5

3

Minority Permanence Development Committee 1973-1993 

5

4

Newspaper Clippings 

5

5

Scarpelli v. Rempson Law Suit 

5

6

Minority and Medicine 

Article citations 

5

7

Articles (1) 

5

8

Articles (2) 

5

9

Articles (3) 

5

10

Articles (4) 

5

11

Black women physicians 

5

12

"Concerning the Backgrounds, Educational Experiences, and Outcomes of Black, Hispanic and White Doctoral Students" 1989 

5

13

Enrollment 

5

14

"An Experience in the Health Care Profession for Disadvantaged Undergraduate Students" 1972 

5

15

"An Exploratory Study of Perceptions of Racism by Black Medical Students in White Medical Schools" 

5

16

History 

5

17

Lee, Rebecca 

5

18

Newspaper clippings featuring Dickens 

5

19

Special Health Career Opportunity Grants 

5

20

Time Management for Minority Medical Students 1980 

5

21

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Organizations 

Box

Folder

A. Charles Posner Obstetrical Society 1975 

5

22

Alan L. Locke School 1974 

5

23

Albert Einstein Medical Center Directory 

5

24

Alpha Kappa Alpha 1978 

5

25

American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, continuing medical education 

5

26

American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology 

Certificate of Proficiency April 1946 

 OS 3

 

Diplomat of Board Diploma February 1979 

 OS 2

 

American Cancer Society 

Certificate (1) 

5

27

Certificate (2) 

 OS 1

 

General 1970-1983 

5

28

General 1984-1993 

5

29

Honors 1971 

5

30

American Capital Government Securities 1993 

5

31

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists 

Article 

5

32

Certificates 1953 

5

33

Continuing medical education 1976-1987 

5

34

Continuing medical education 1978-1991 

5

35

Life Fellow correspondence 1987 

5

36

Meetings 1974-1975 

5

37

Newsletter 1978 

5

38

Printed material 

5

39

Update for the Practicing Physician 1988 

5

40

American College of Physicians 

Diploma 1950 

5

41

General 1990 

5

42

American College of Surgeons 

Continuing medical education 1986-1988 

5

43

General 

5

44

American Foundation of Negro Affairs 1974-1988 

5

45

American Medical Association 

Certificates of membership 1985-1994 

5

46

Continuing medical education accreditation 1979 

5

47

General 1985-1993 

5

48

Physicians Recognition Awards 1979-1987 

5

49

American Medical Student Association 1979 

5

50

American Medical Women's Association 

 1971-1986 

5

51

 1981-1990 

5

52

 1989-1990 

5

53

Newsletter featuring Dickens 

5

54

American Red Cross 

Charles Drew Awards 1978-1980 

5

55

Charles Drew Awards 1990 

5

56

Association of Academic Health Centers 1989 

6

1

Association of Academic Minority Physicians 1987 

6

2

Association of American Medical Colleges 

Certificate 1988 

6

3

Facts: Applicants, Matriculants, Graduates 1984-1990 

6

4

 1975-1977 

6

5

 1978-1980 

6

6

 1981-1982 

6

7

 1982-1983 

6

8

 1985 

6

9

 1986 

6

10

 1987 

6

11

 1988 

6

12

 1990 

6

13

 1992 

6

14

Meetings 

 1972-1973 

6

15

 1987 

6

16

 1988 

6

17

 1990 

6

18

 1991 

6

19

Minority affairs 

 1975 

6

20

 1979 

6

21

 1984 

6

22

 1988 

6

23

 1990 

6

24

Minority applicants 

 1981 

6

25

 1985 

6

26

 1988 

6

27

Northeast group on student affairs 1975 

6

28

Northeast group on student affairs 1990-1991 

6

29

Reports 1978 

6

30

Reports 1989-1990 

6

31

Women liaison officers 1976-1991 

6

32

Association of Planned Parenthood Professionals 

Continuing medical education 1973-1979 

7

1

General 1982-1985 

7

2

Meetings 1971 1975 

7

3

Association of Reproductive Health Professionals 

7

4

Bebashi 

7

5

Better Family Planning, Inc. 1972-1973 

7

6

Black Science Students Organization 

7

7

Black Women's Collective 

7

8

Boston City Hospital 1973 

7

9

Charles Stewart Mott Foundation 1983 

7

10

Children's Aid Society 

General 1971-1993 

7

11

Nanny School 1984-1985 

7

12

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia 

7

13

Children's Television Workshop 1975 

7

14

Chronicle of Higher Education 1993 

7

15

Coalition of 100 Black Women 1981-1983 

7

16

College of Physicians 

Continuing medical education 1982-1987 

7

17

General 1976-1994 

7

18

Invitation 1992 

7

19

Memorandum 1994 

7

20

Community College of Philadelphia 1979 

7

21

Consortium on Financing Higher Education 1992 

7

22

Cosmopolitan Club 1975 

7

23

Delta Sigma Theta 

7

24

DePauw University 1977 

7

25

Detroit Medical Society 1962 

7

26

Devereux Foundation 

Annual report 1989 

7

27

Board of Trustees 

 1984-1985 

7

28

 1988 

7

29

1988-1989, (1) 1988-1989 

7

30

1988-1989, (2) 1988-1989 

7

31

 1988-1990 

7

32

1989, (1) 1989 

7

33

1989, (2) 1989 

7

34

1990, (1) 1990 

7

35

1990, (2) 1990 

7

36

1990, (3) 1990 

7

37

Organizational Manual 1990 

7

38

Organizational Manual 1991 

7

39

Common Fund, The 1988 

7

40

Earl D. Bond Center 

7

41

Financial Statement 1987-1989 

7

42

Financial Statement 1991 

7

43

Foundation, Department, and Individual Goals 1990 

7

44

General Correspondence 

 1979 

8

1

 1980-1987 

8

2

 1984 

8

3

 1984-1986 

8

4

 1985 

8

5

 1986-1987 

8

6

 1987 

8

7

1988, (1) 1988 

8

8

1988, (2) 1988 

8

9

 1989 

8

10

1990, (1) 1990 

8

11

1990, (2) 1990 

8

12

1991, (1) 1991 

8

13

1991, (2) 1991 

8

14

Insurance program 1988-1989 

8

15

Investment committee meeting 1989 

8

16

Plan for operations 1990 

8

17

Plan for operations 1991-1992 

8

18

Quality assurance plan 1989-1990 

8

19

Quality assurance plan 1991 

8

20

Real estate investment program 1988 

8

21

Distinguished Daughters of Pennsylvania 

General 1974-1989 

8

22

Members 1986 

8

23

Douglass Hospital 

8

24

E. Luther Cunningham Community House award, speech 1985 

8

25

E. L. French Center 1990-1991 

8

26

Family Workshop #1 1980 

8

27

Fifty Year Club of American Medicine 1985 

8

28

Ford Foundation 1981-1983 

8

29

Fox Chase Cancer Center 1992 

8

30

Frankford Hospital, directory 

8

31

Franklin Institute 1975-1984 

8

32

Frederick Douglass Society 1993 

8

33

Fundraising groups 

8

34

Gimbel Philadelphia Award 

Correspondence 1971-1982 

8

35

Nominations 1981-1982 

8

36

Nominations 1987-1988 

8

37

Nominations 1989-1991 

8

38

Nominations 1992 

8

39

Programs 1971-1990 

8

40

Selection Committee 1987 

8

41

Speeches 1971 

8

42

Girl Scouts of America 1988-1989 

9

1

Graduate Hospital, directory 

9

2

Hahnemann University, correspondence and speech 

9

3

Health and Human Services, Dept. of 1988 

9

4

Howard University Hospital 1989 

9

5

Infertility hospitals directory 

9

6

International College of Surgeons 1989 

9

7

James Memorial United Methodist Church 1973 

9

8

Jefferson Medical Center 

Advertisement 

9

9

Continuing medical education 1987 

9

10

Keystone State Medical Society 1974-1979 

10

11

Links, Inc. 

Daisy Lampkin Award 1971-1972 

9

12

General 1966-1988 

9

13

Plaque 

9

14

Macy Foundation 

"Adapting Clinical Education to the Needs of Today and Tomorrow" 1988 

9

15

"Clinical Education and the Doctor of Tomorrow" 1988 

9

16

Conferences 1968-1974 

9

17

Marriage Council of Philadelphia 

Board of Trustees 1987-1990 

9

18

By-laws 1976 1991 

9

19

Correspondence 1983 

9

20

Correspondence 1987-1988 

9

21

Correspondence 1990-1992 

9

22

Meetings 1990-1991 

9

23

Meetings 1992 

9

24

Meetings 1993-1994 

9

25

Newspaper clippings 1993 

9

26

Reports 1990-1991 

9

27

Reports 1991-1993 

9

28

Reports 1994 

9

29

Medical College of Pennsylvania 

Archives and special collections on women in medicine 1988 

9

30

Commencement program 1974 

9

31

General 1969-1986 

9

32

Honorary degree 1979 

9

33

National Fund for Women's Health 1979 

9

34

Newsletter 1975 

9

35

Medical Society of Eastern Pennsylvania 

General 1978-1994 

9

36

Mercy-Douglass Lectureship 

Plaque 1988 

9

37

Speech 1985 

9

38

PULSE Newsletter 

 1978-1979 

9

39

 1982-1985 

9

40

 1987-1990 

9

41

 1991-1992 

9

42

Medical Women's International Association 

XIII International Congress 1972 

9

43

XVI International Congress 1978 

9

44

Meharry Philadelphia Alumni Association 1984 

9

45

Middle Run Baptist Church 1993 

9

46

Morehouse School of Medicine 

Correspondence 1987 

10

1

Invitation, program 1983 

10

2

Invitation, newsletter, program 1989 

10

3

Mount Carmel Baptist Church 1978-1979 

10

4

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, plaque 1967 

10

5

National Association of Medical Minority Educators 

Award 1985 

 OS 1

 

Bylaws 

10

6

Conference 1990 

10

7

Conference 1993 

10

8

Constitution 

10

9

General Correspondence 

 1975-1976 

10

10

 1977-1978 

10

11

 1979-1980 

10

12

 1980 

10

13

 1981 

10

14

 1982-1986 

10

15

 1985-1986 

10

16

 1989-1990 

10

17

 1991-1992 

10

18

National Association of University Women, Philadelphia Chapter 1976-1979 

10

19

National Coalition of 100 Black Women 1983-1990 

10

20

National Council of Negro Women, plaque 1975 

 OS 2

 

National Council of Negro Women, speech 1975 

10

21

National Medical Association 

Agendas 1992-1993 

10

22

General 1974-1980 

10

23

Plaque 1990 

10

24

National Residency Matching Program 1983 

10

25

Obstetrical Society of Philadelphia 

Constitution and bylaws 1962-1978 

10

26

General 1979-1983 

10

27

General 1985-1993 

10

28

Newsletters 1988 1993 

10

29

Programs 1974-1983 

10

30

Orthopsychiatric Association 1978 

10

31

Pacesetters 1970 

10

32

Pacesetters, plaque 1971 

10

33

Palmetto Medical, Dental, and Pharmaceutical Association 1975 

10

34

Pan American Medical Women's Alliance 

Certificates 1977 1979 

11

1

General 

 1967-1968 

11

2

 1967-1983 

11

3

 1969 

11

4

 1970 

11

5

 1971 

11

6

 1972 

11

7

 1973 

11

8

 1974 

11

9

 1975 

11

10

 1976 

11

11

 1977-1978 

11

12

 1979-1980 

11

13

 1981-1983 

11

14

 1985-1987 

11

15

 1988-1989 

11

16

 1994 

11

17

History 

11

17

Member lists 

11

18

Photographs 

Undated 

11

19

 1967 

11

20

 1975 

11

21

Speech 1968 

11

22

Pennsylvania Coalition of 100 Black Women 1983 

11

23

Pennsylvania Department of Community Affairs, report 1966-1968 

11

24

Pennsylvania Hospital 

11

25

Pennsylvania Medical Society 

Continuing medical education 1980-1987 

11

26

Continuing medical education 1987-1993 

11

27

General 1974-1993 

11

28

Plaque 1984 

11

29

Philadelphia 

Citation (1) 1991 

11

31

Citation (2) 1991 

 OS 1

 

Adolescent pregnancy conference 1985 

11

30

Inauguration of W. Wilson Goode 1988 

11

32

Philadelphia Academy of Medicine and Allied Science 

Photograph 

Testimonial banquet to professional men in practice 25 years or more 1939 

 OS 3

 

Philadelphia County Medical Society 

Certificates and membership cards 1990-1994 

11

33

General 1968-1977 

11

34

General 1978-1994 

11

35

Philadelphia School District, adult education 1984-1985 

11

36

Philadelphia Miniversity, sexual responsibility classes 1977 

11

37

Planned Parenthood Federation of America 

Correspondence and published material re: speech 1973 

11

38

General 1974-1992 

11

39

Speech 1985 

11

40

Postgraduate Obstetrics and Gynecology 1992 

11

41

Presbyterian Medical Center, directory 

11

42

Resources for Children's Health 1989-1990 

11

43

Rita Doucet Clinic 1975 

11

44

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, report 1987 

11

45

Rockefeller Foundation, correspondence 1986 

11

46

Saint Christopher's Hospital for Children, directory 

11

47

Saint Thomas Protestant Episcopal Church, correspondence and speech 1975 

11

48

Sojourner Truth Award, program 1974 

11

49

Soroptimist International, Women of Distinction Award 1991 

11

50

Spruce Family Planning Clinic 1985-1986 

11

51

Spruce Medical Center 

Correspondence 1987 

12

1

Plaque 1987 

12

2

Student National Medical Association 

Conference 1990 

12

3

General 1974-1983 

12

4

Swarthmore College, extern program 1977-1984 

12

5

Teen Aid, Inc. 1971 

12

6

Temple University 

Continuing medical education 1987 1989 

12

7

Correspondence 1979 

12

8

Directory 

12

9

Tennessee, certificate 1971 

 OS 1

 

Thirteen School Consortium, members 

12

10

Thomas Jefferson University 

Correspondence re: award 1984 

12

11

Directory 

12

12

United Negro College Fund 1971-1980 

12

13

University of Illinois 

Correspondence 1987 

12

14

Diploma 1934 

12

15

Illini Award (1) 1981-1982 

12

16

Illini Award (2) 1981-1982 

12

17

Illini Award 1984 

12

18

Publications 

12

19

University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey 1987 

12

20

University of Southern California School of Medicine, Continuing medical education 1990 

12

21

University of Texas 1987 

12

22

Urban League of Philadelphia 1970 

12

23

W. C. Atkinson Memorial Service Center, committee membership 1991 

12

24

Wayne State University, speech re: teen pregnancy 1979 

12

25

Williamsport Hospital 1977-1978 

12

26

World Affairs Council of Philadelphia 1976-1980 

12

27

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Recommendations 

Box

Folder

Undated 

12

28

1970 

12

29

1972 

12

30

1973 

12

31

1974 

12

32

1975 

12

33

1976 

12

34

1977 

12

35

1978 

12

36

1979 

12

37

1980 

12

38

1981 

12

39

1982 

12

40

1983 

12

41

1984 

12

42

1985 

12

43

1986 

12

44

1987 

12

45

1988 

12

46

1989 

12

47

1990 

12

48

1991 

12

49

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Résumés 

Box

Folder

1978-1984 

12

53

1985 

12

54

1985-1990 

12

55

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Students, Colleagues, Friends 

Box

Folder

Alexander, Sadie Tanner Mussell 1979-1989 

12

56

Alexander, Dr. Virginia 

12

57

Alexander-Minter, Rae 

12

58

Arnold, Alison Joy 1981-1982 

12

59

Brisbon, Delores Flynn 1985 

12

60

Carter, Paulette 1981 

12

61

Cave, Lawrence 

12

62

Cooper, Edward S. 

12

63

Davis, Patricia 1984-1988 

12

64

Durr, Virginia Foster 

12

65

Fakeye, O. O. 

12

66

Farmer, Harold 

13

1

Gamble, Marguerite 1981-1982 

13

2

Gamble, Vanessa 

13

3

Gellhorn, Alfred A. 1968-1980 

13

4

Gonzalez, Victor 1988 

13

5

Green, John 

13

6

Harvey, William R. 

13

7

Hayre, Dr. Ruth Wright 

13

8

Head, Alexander 1968-1969 

13

9

Henry, Audrey 1987 

13

10

Henry, Thomas 

13

11

Hicks, Eric L. 

13

12

Jenkins, Vikki 

13

13

Julian, Dr. Percy Lavon 

13

14

Lawry, William 

13

15

Lights, Vernanda 

13

16

Marshall, Dr. Carter Lee 

13

17

Mayo, Anna 

13

18

Mays, Huey 

13

19

Minter, Thomas 

13

20

Morial, Julie 

13

21

Mudd, Emily 1973-1977 

13

22

Mudd, Emily 1971-1983 

13

23

Pearson, Starr 

13

24

Pierce, Dr. Harold E. 

13

25

Pinn, Dr. Vivian 1978-1980 

13

26

Pinn, Dr. Vivian and Dr. Henry W. Wiggins 

13

27

Quansah, Arabaa 1988 

13

28

Roach, Dierdra 1977 

13

29

Spencer, Beverly 

13

30

Staton, Mary 

13

31

Stewart, Meloyde 

13

32

Tanner, Henry O. 

13

33

Weiss, Dr. William 1979 

13

34

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University of Pennsylvania 

Box

Folder

Academic coordinators 1986-1989 

13

35

Academic Programs 

 1980-1981 

13

36

 1986-1993 

13

37

 1988-1989 

13

38

Office of, Annual Report 1983-1984 

13

39

Office of, Planning Retreat 1990 

13

40

Unit leaders 1989-1991 

13

41

Administrative organization 1977 

13

42

Admissions Committee 1977-1983 

13

43

Admissions, Director of, Candidates 

13

44

Admissions Office 1988-1989 

13

45

Admissions Office 1989-1992 

13

46

Admissions policy 1987 

13

47

American Association of University Professors 1974-1988 

13

48

Asbury, Arthur 1988-1989 

13

49

Behavioral and handicapped brochures 

13

50

Case presentation seminar 1985-1986 

13

51

Case presentation seminar 1987-1988 

13

52

Century of Obstetrics 

13

53

Clinical practice 1988 

13

54

Crown, Victor 1978-1983 

13

55

Dean's retreat 1972-1987 

13

56

Diplomas 1945 1971 

13

57

Directory, HUP 

13

58

Extramural Activity 

Annual report 1970-1975 

13

59

Annual report 1984-1994 

13

60

Faculty research survey and annual report 1978 1987 

13

61

Guidelines and annual report 1991-1993 

13

62

Professorial and professional personnel activity report 1989-1994 

13

63

Financial Aid 1989 

14

1

Graduation program 1986 1992 

14

2

Harassment 1985-1990 

14

3

Faculty Advising 1986-1987 

13

64

Faculty Advising/Career Counseling Systems 1983-1987 

13

65

Faculty Advisors 1982-1987 

13

66

Faculty Club 1977 

13

67

Family Involvement Study 

13

68

Honors 

Correspondence 1983-1992 

14

4

Honorary degree 1982 

 OS 3

 

Honorary degree 1982-1983 

14

5

Plaque from School of Medicine 1974 

14

6

Plaque from School of Nursing 1983 

14

7

Press releases 1979 1985 

14

8

Programs 

14

9

Family Planning 

Advisory Board 1962 

13

69

Grant (1) 

13

70

Grant (2) 

13

71

Grant (3) 

13

72

HUPdate 1984 

14

10

Infections control manual 

14

11

Information management at School of Medicine 1990 

14

12

Kelly, William N. 1989-1990 

14

13

Laser 

14

14

LEAD program, summary of activities 1988 

14

15

Liberal Studies program 

14

16

Long range planning committee 1973-1989 

14

17

Maternity leave for residents 1984-1985 

14

18

Medical alumni society 

14

19

Medical staff bylaws 1982-1985 

14

20

Medical student awards 1986 

14

21

Medical student government 1989 

14

22

Memorandum 

 1972-1974 

14

23

 1975-1982 

14

24

 1981-1983 

14

25

 1982-1987 

14

26

 1989-1990 

14

27

Mentor program 1987 

14

28

Minority Affairs 

Admissions policies 1974-1984 

14

29

Admissions, scholarships, black studies 1968-1985 

14

30

Affirmative Action report 1988-1990 

14

31

African-American studies 1969 1983 

14

32

African-American studies 1982 

14

33

Alumni 1982 

14

34

Alumni fundraising 1988-1989 

14

35

Applicants 

14

36

Bakke case and related articles 1979 

14

37

Black Alumni Society 1981-1984 

14

38

Black Centenary 1979-1980 

15

1

Black Permanence 1991 

15

2

Black Presence 1973-1988 

15

3

Black Presence Steering Committee 1985-1987 

15

4

Black Presence Steering Committee 1989 

15

5

Case Presentations Lunch-Time Series 1994 

15

6

"Colorlines: The Enduring Significance of Race" 1986-1988 

15

7

Faculty and administrators 1974-1992 

15

8

Fontaine Fellowship 1987-1989 

15

9

General 1987-1989 

15

10

General 1988-1994 

15

11

Health and Human Services, Department of 1987 

15

12

Higginbotham, Leon 1975-1983 

15

13

Howard-Penn Symposium 1988-1990 

15

14

Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System Survey 1994 

15

15

James H. Robinson Scholarship 

Correspondence 1988-1992 

15

16

Meeting June 1992 

15

17

Meeting October 1992 

15

18

Memorandum 1973 1985 

15

19

Minority Affairs Advisory Council 1987-1988 

15

20

Minority guides 1985-1986 

15

21

Minority Permanence 

Development committee 1992 

15

22

Document update 1992 

15

23

General (1) 1990-1991 

15

24

General (2) 1990-1991 

15

25

Planning Group 1992 

15

26

Program 1990 

15

27

Retrospective Analysis 1993 

15

28

Second Century Fund 1988 

15

29

Minority Presence 

Development committee 1989 

15

30

Development committee funds, oversight committee 1982-1992 

15

31

Minority Students 

Correspondence 1978 

15

32

Lists 1960-1981 

15

33

Lists 1982-1983 

15

34

Office of Minority Affairs 

Budget 1977-1985 

15

35

General 1975-1992 

16

1

General (1) 1993-1994 

16

2

General (2) 1993-1994 

16

3

Office Assistant 

16

4

Status Report 1978-1985 

16

5

PennMed minority medical student network 1988 

16

6

Presidents' Forum 1986-1987 

16

7

Racist and sexist implications of hysterectomies in black women 1978 

16

8

Undergraduate minority concerns coordinating committee members 1985-1986 

16

9

Minutes Minutes 

Board of Overseers of School of Medicine 

 1991 

16

10

 1991 

16

11

 1991 

16

12

 1992 

16

13

 1994 

16

14

 1994 

16

15

 1994 

16

16

Board of Overseers of School of Medicine and Board of Hospital Joint Meeting 

 1993 

16

17

 1993 

16

18

Health System Trustee Board 

 1994 

16

19

Medical Center Trustee Board 

 1991 

16

20

 1991 

16

21

 1991 

16

22

 1992 

16

23

 1992 

16

24

 1993 

17

1

 1993 

17

2

 1994 

17

3

 1994 

17

4

 1994 

17

5

Mussell Lecture 1985-1986 

17

6

Obstetrics and Gynecology 

Articles and publications 1979-1990 

17

7

Departmental 

Correspondence 1979-1993 

17

8

General (1) 1988-1993 

17

9

General (2) 1988-1993 

17

10

Obstetrical care and West Philadelphia 1984 

17

11

Patient statistics 1975-1976 

17

12

Post Graduate Course 

17

13

Penn medical scholars program 1987 

17

14

Photographs, School of Medicine staff c. 1980 

17

15

Print highlights 1994 

17

16

Reappointments 1988-1994 

17

17

Reappointments and salary 1972-1987 

17

18

Reduced schedule residency survey 1975 

17

19

Release for photograph 

17

20

Report of the survey, School of Medicine 1976 

17

21

Report to the task force 1984 

17

22

Residency matching program 1988 

17

23

Revisions to bylaws and staff lists 1970-1984 

17

24

School of Allied Medical Professions 1977-1978 

17

25

Social aspects of healthcare 1981-1991 

17

26

Sociology, Department of, Chairman's final report 1978 

17

27

Status summary of proposed curricular changes 1989 

17

28

Stemmler, Dr. Edward J. 1980-1990 

17

29

Student performance evaluation guidelines 1976 

17

30

Students in academic difficulty 1982-1986 

17

31

Subcommittee on educational facilities 1986 

17

32

Teaching 

Intercession course, multidisciplinary 1972-1974 

17

33

Memorandum 1975 

18

1

OG 200 

18

2

OG 250, course material 

18

3

OG 250, students 1969-1985 

18

4

Student evaluation of elective courses 1979 

18

5

Teen Clinic 

Articles 

18

6

Correspondence 1971-1982 

18

7

Episcopal Diocese contribution 1983-1986 

18

8

General, undated 

18

9

General 1973-1982 

18

10

General 1978-1980 

18

11

Grant, correspondence 1977-1980 

18

12

Grant proposal, 1980 

(1) 

18

13

(2) 

18

14

(3) 

18

15

(4) 

18

16

Patients 1960-1970 

2

9

Inception 1967-1974 

18

17

Jesse Smith Noyes Foundation Grant Program (1) 1972 

18

18

Jesse Smith Noyes Foundation Grant Program (2) 1972 

18

19

Mothers Club 1969 

18

20

Program for adolescent fathers 1982 

18

21

Proposal for Funding Educational Component 1977 

18

22

Proposal to Increase Services 1980 

18

23

Putative Fathers Group 1968 

18

24

Reports 

Carter, Sarah 1973 

18

25

General (1) 

18

26

General (2) 

18

27

Hardman, Wendy 1973-1974 

18

28

Sarrell, Paul 1967 

18

29

University City High School Outreach (1) 

18

30

University City High School Outreach (2) 

18

31

University Council 1971-1987 

18

32

University Senate 1967-1983 

18

33

Walk-In Clinic 1972 

18

34

Ware College House, Health and Society Residential Program 

18

35

Women 

College of Liberal Arts for Women 1971-1976 

18

36

Mandelbaum, Dorothy 1974 

19

1

Students 

19

2

Women for Equal Opportunity at U. Penn. 1972 1983 

19

3

Women of Color Day 1994 

19

4

Women's Advisory Board to Provost 1976-1984 

19

5

Women's Faculty Club 1973-1982 

19

6

Women's hospital division 1971-1980 

19

7

Women's Studies 1971-1974 

19

8

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Women's Issues 

Box

Folder

General 

19

9

Women in medicine 

Article citations 

19

10

Articles (1) 

19

11

Articles (2) 

19

12

Articles (3) 

19

13

Articles and statistics 

19

14

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Awards, Certificates, and Photographs 

Box

Folder

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Omega Omega and Gamma Epsilon Chapters, Testimonial 1953 

OS 24

1

American Cancer Society Award (plaque), for distinguished service in cancer control 1970 

20

1

American Heart Association, 2001 Edward S. Cooper Award (Glass plaque), with a stand (edge broken) 2001 

20

2

American Medical Women's Association, Elizabeth Blackwell Award (Medal with ribbon) 1989 

20

3

American Red Cross, West Philadelphia Branch, Charles Drew Community Service Award (metal plate), n.d. 

20

4

Association of American Medical Colleges, Group on Student Affairs Minority Affairs Section, award for contributions to medical education 1990 

20

5

Association of Women Faculty and Administrators, Leonore Rowe Williams Award 1991 

20

6

Awards and certificates 1933-2000 

OS 26

1

Awards and diploma, five, rolled oversize 1933-1971 

OS 25

1

Charles Drew Award Committee, Charles R. Drew Award (stature), n.d. 

20

7

Chinese-style water-color scrolled painting presented by Cui Jiu, n.d. 

OS 25

2

City Council of Philadelphia, Citation 1999 

OS 24

2

Delaware Valley Chapter of the Links Inc., Certificate of Appreciation (plaque) 1981 

20

8

E. L. Cunningham Memorial Award 1985 

21

1

Family Planning Council Award 1995 

OS 24

3

Franklin Institute Board of Managers, award, n.d. 

21

2

Frederick Douglass Society, Dedicated Service Award (crystal bowl) 1993 

22

1

Gimbel Award, with newspaper clipping 1971 

OS 26

2

House of Ballantine Scotch, tribute (plaque) 1972 

21

3

Links Inc., 15th National Assembly, group photograph 1966 

OS 24

4

Links Inc., Delaware Valley Chapter, 25th anniversary Porcelain photo plate 

21

4

Links Inc., Philadelphia Chapter, Crystal vase 1994 

22

2

Links Inc., The Eastern Area of, Daisy Lampkin Award 1972 

21

5

Mabel M. Keys Chapter No. 99, O.E.S., P.H.A., award (plaque) 1994 

OS 25

3

Medical Women's International Association, 10th Congress, group photograph 1966 

OS 26

3

Mercy-Douglas Hospital, Board of Auxiliaries, award (plaque) for outstanding services to the community in cancer detection 1965 

21

6

Mercy-Douglass Hospital, photographs on receiving an award, etc. 1988-1989 

OS 26

4

Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce, Red Carpet Club, membership certificate, n.d. 

OS 24

5

National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Candace Award (Crystal hexagonal cube) 1986 

22

3

National Medical Association Section of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Lifetime Achievement Award 1994 

21

7

Obstetrical and Gynecological Staff of Mercy-Douglass Hospital, tribute (plaque) 1967 

21

8

Omnia Bona, Inc., plaque 1966 

21

9

Pan American Medical Women's Alliance, diploma 1970 

OS 24

6

Phila. Academy of Medicine and Allied Science, Testimonial Banquet to Professional Men in Practice 25 years or more, group photograph 1939 

OS 24

7

Philadelphia Congress of the National Political Congress of Black Women, Chisholm Award (glass plaque) 1997 

23

1

Philadelphia Tribune Charities Inc., Humanitarian Award 1971 

23

2

Photographs, group pictures 1950-1988 

OS 26

5

Photographs, snapshots, miscellaneous 1962-1988 

OS 26

6

Portrait photograph, c. 1990 

OS 24

8

Portrait unveiling, photographs 1991 

OS 26

7

Quaker City Alumnae, plaque 1978 

23

3

Senate of Pennsylvania, tribute 1999 

OS 24

9

Sketch portrait, oversize, taken in the Philippines 1973 

OS 24

10

Women of Mt. Zion, Salute (a plaque) 1963 

23

4

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