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SUB-SERIES Identifier: MC 181: M-79: T-174

Subseries F. Pinkham pamphlets and Text-Book, 1893-1962 (Folders #2413-2504, Volumes 379o-408)

Scope and Contents

Subseries F, Pinkham pamphlets and Text-Book, 1893-1962 (Folders #2413-2504, Volumes 379o-408), contains a number of pamphlets and small books published by the Lydia Pinkham Company to promote and advertise its products. Most of the individually listed pamphlets are found in the bound volumes, but are also housed and listed individually, as some of them differ from the bound pamphlets in some respects, such as editions or editorial marks. Also included are some individual pamphlets which are not found in the bound set. Lydia E. Pinkham's Private Text-Book upon Ailments Peculiar To Women, a somewhat more substantial publication than the pamphlets, was meant to provide educational information about menstruation, pregnancy, menopause, and other reproductive matters to women, as well as to promote Pinkham products. Voice of Experience pamphlets (#2485-2488) were sponsored by Pinkham Company, written by radio host Marion Sayle Taylor (he billed himself as the "Voice of Experience"), and are mainly about child health and discipline.


  • Creation: 1776-1985
  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1859-1968

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Most of the collection is open to research. Series V is closed. An appointment is necessary to use any audiovisual material.


272.76 linear feet ((203 file boxes, 36 cartons, 28 folio boxes, 83 folio+ boxes, 3 oversize boxes, 2 supersize boxes) plus 190 oversize volumes, 12 supersize folders)

Repository Details

Part of the Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute Repository

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