Guide to the Margery Sved papers, 1972-1985


Margery (Margie) Sved, PhD is a psychiatrist practicing in the Triangle area of North Carolina. She champions issues related to women and members of the LGBTQ community in medicine.The Margery Sved papers document women's health organizations and events in the Triangle area from the 1970-80's, including a notebook from a conference sponsored by AMWA (American Medical Women's Association) at Duke in 1980 on Leadership for Women in Medicine. There is also a file on an early conference of lesbian physicians.

Collection Details

Margery Sved papers
0.5 Linear Feet, 1 box
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Material in English.

Collection Overview

The Margery Sved papers contains materials documenting women's health organizations and events in the Triangle area of North Carolina from 1972-1985, including educational materials, notes from conferences and workshops related to women and minorities in medicine, and publications on women's health.

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[Identification of item], Margery Sved papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University

Contents of the Collection

Durham Women's Health Cooperative
Box 1
Women's Health Teaching Group- Pelvic Exam
Box 1
Women's Group Articles (Subject: Women and Psychology)
Box 1
Women in Medical Academia Leadership Workshop in Educational Equality, 1978
Box 1
Women in Medicine, 1978
Box 1
List of Female UNC Medical Faculty, late 1970's
Box 1
Communicating with the Media, 1978
Box 1
Sex Role Socialization in Education
Box 1
Tables on the Current Status of Women in Academic Medicine, 1978
Box 1
Title IX Material
Box 1
Quiz on Women in Medicine, 1978-1980
Box 1
Leadership for Women in Medicine, October 31-November 2, 1980
Box 1
Minority Women in Medicine Workbook and Resource Manual, 1980
Box 1
2nd National Lesbian Physician's Conference Program and Proceedings, 1984
Box 1
Women in Medical Academia Newsletter, 1977-1981
Box 1
Publications on Women's Health, 1972
Box 1
Motivation of Me and Others by Dr. Eva Schinder-Reinman, 1976
Box 1

Historical Note

Dr. Margery (Margie) Sved, PhD, is a psychiatrist in Raleigh, North Carolina. She received her medical degree from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and has been in practice for more than 37 years.

She is an active member of the AMWA (American Medical Women's Association); AAPHR (American Association of Physicians for Humans Rights); American Psychological Association's Committee of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual Issues and other prominent organizations. She is part of a committed group of lesbian physicians advocating for visibility related to mental health issues for women and minorities, particularly within the LQBTQ community.

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The Margery Sved papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift 2015.

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Processed and described by Valerie Szwaya, 2016.