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Finding Aid to the Baby Hygiene Committee Records, 1909-1964 MS 0051
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Description
Consists of administrative records, including constitution and bylaws, minutes (1909-1950), correspondence (1909-1955), annual and monthly reports (1910-1958), financial records (1923-1949), case histories, and membership lists. With these are newspaper clippings and printed materials pertaining to the organization’s activities and scope of interests, particularly child and infant health care and welfare, related health and education of mothers, and public health. Includes records of Community Chest of San Francisco, of which the Baby Hygiene Committee was a member from 1922 to 1943; Children’s Committee of Associated Charities (1919-1922); Certified Milk Fund (1910-1912); Mother’s Milk Bank; and Association of American University Women (1949-1964), San Francisco branch.
Background
In May of 1909, a group of concerned women formed the Certified Milk Fund Committee of the Association of Collegiate Alumnae in order Francisco's poor." Aided by local dairies, the committee successfully reduced infant mortality through their city-wide drive for uncontaminated milk. In addition to supplying milk, the Milk Fund Committee offered instruction in the care and feeding of foster babies.
Extent
11 boxes (5.5 Linear feet)
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to The North Baker Research Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Library Director. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The North Baker Research Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.
Availability
Collection is open for research.