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Guide to the Reproductive Health Periodicals Collection, 1989-2009

Abstract

This collection includes a number of periodicals produced by different organizations interested in enabling and protecting a women's right to reproductive healthcare. The organizations are: the Mayo Clinic, the American Civil Liberties Union's Reproductive Freedom Project, the Center for Reproductive Rights, and HealthyWomen.

Accession (2009-0236) (300 items; 0.6 lin. ft.; dated 1989-2009) includes the following publications: Mayo Clinic Women's Health Resource (Mayo Clinic); Reproductive Freedom News (Center for Reproductive Law and Policy, now known as the Center for Reproductive Rights); Reproductive Rights Update (Reproductive Freedom Project); and the National Women's Health Report (National Women's Health Resource Center). Acquired as part of the Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Title
Reproductive Health Periodicals collection 1989-2009
Language of Material
English
Extent
0.6 Linear Feet, 300 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

The collection includes periodicals from the above organizations, each discussing various aspects of reproductive health. The periodicals are: the Mayo Clinic Women's Health Resource (May 2007); the Reproductive Freedom News (July 1992-December 1997); the Reproductive Rights Update (December 1989-July 1998) and the National Women's Health Report (Fall 1990-March 2009).

Administrative Information

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warning Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

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All or portions of this collection may be housed off-site in Duke University's Library Service Center. The library may require up to 48 hours to retrieve these materials for research use.

Please contact Research Services staff before visiting the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library to use this collection.

warning Use Restrictions

The copyright interests in this collection have not been transferred to Duke University. For more information, consult the copyright section of the Regulations and Procedures of the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library.

Contents of the Collection

Accession (2009-0236) (300 items; 0.6 lin. ft.; dated 1989-2009) includes the following publications: Mayo Clinic Women's Health Resource (Mayo Clinic); Reproductive Freedom News (Center for Reproductive Law and Policy, now known as the Center for Reproductive Rights); Reproductive Rights Update (Reproductive Freedom Project); and the National Women's Health Report (National Women's Health Resource Center).

Mayo Clinic Women's Health Resource, May 2007
Box 1
Reproductive Freedom News, July 1992-December 1997
(5 folders)
Box 1
Reproductive Rights Update, December 1989-July 1998
Box 1
National Women's Health Report, Fall 1990-March 2009
(3 folders)
Box 1

Historical Note

This collection includes a number of periodicals produced by different organizations interested in enabling and protecting a women's right to reproductive healthcare.

The Mayo Clinic is a nonprofit medical practice with branches in Minnesota, Florida, and Arizona. It diagnoses and treats a wide range of illnesses, and also serves as an information source online for patients and other interested parties to find health and wellness resources. (Website: http://www.mayoclinic.com/).

The Center for Reproductive Rights, formerly known as the Center for Reproductive Law and Policy, pursues the advancement of reproductive rights around the world through legal action and policy implementation. It was founded in 1992, and is the only global legal advocacy organization dedicated to reproductive rights. (Website: http://reproductiverights.org/).

The American Civil Liberties Union's Reproductive Freedom Project seeks to protect the right of Americans to make informed decisions reproductive health without government interference. It focuses on abortion rights and sexual education. (Website: http://www.aclu.org/reproductiverights/).

Finally, HealthyWomen, formerly known as the National Women's Health Resource Center, is the nation's leading independent health information source for women, providing objective and expert answers to health care questions. (Website: http://www.healthywomen.org/).

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Reproductive Health Periodicals Collection, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The Reproductive Health Periodicals Collection were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift from the Barnard Center for Research on Women in 2009.

Processing Information

Processed by Meghan Lyon, October 2009

Encoded by Meghan Lyon, October 2009

Accession 2009-0236 is described in this finding aid.

Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS, EAD, NCEAD guidelines, and local Style Guide.

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.