Alice Drew Chenoweth Papers
Collection Scope and Content Summary
- 1942 - 1977
- Chenoweth, Alice D. (Person)
Notes about Access to this Collection
Historical or Biographical Note
During World War II, Dr. Chenoweth joined the State Department of Health of Kentucky as Director of Maternal and Child Health, a position she held from 1942-1949. She then went on to serve as Chief of the Children's Bureau/Maternal and Child Health Services for the U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare from 1949-1968. After a career with the government she worked as an associate editor for the "Journal of School Health" from 1969-73, and she was president of the American Medical Women's Association in 1968.
Dr. Chenoweth received many awards during her career, including the Superior Service Award from the Children's Bureau in 1967 and the Elizabeth Blackwell Medal from the American Medical Women's Association in 1973. She also established a scholarship for medical students at her alma mater, Vanderbilt University.
For more information and pictures please see the VUMC Online Biography of Dr. Chenoweth or the National Library of Medicine's Biography of Dr. Chenoweth.
2.94 Cubic Feet
Language of Materials
- Alice Drew Chenoweth Papers
- Partially Processed
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- Language of description note
- Description is in English.
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