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COLLECTION Identifier: MC 1260

La Leche League collection of Carolyn Kupferschmidt Farthing, 1973-1981, 2010

Overview

The La Leche League collection of Carolyn Kupferschmidt Farthing contains printed materials collected by Farthing. Materials include information sheets and booklets on breastfeeding and breast health, a La Leche League leader's handbook, and a La Leche League calendar.

Dates

  • 1973-1981
  • 2010

Creator

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Carolyn Kupferschmidt Farthing is held by the President and Fellows of Harvard College for the Schlesinger Library.

Copying. Papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.

Extent

.21 linear feet (1/2 file box)

The La Leche League collection of Carolyn Kupferschmidt Farthing contains printed materials collected by Farthing. Materials include information sheets and booklets on breastfeeding and breast health, a La Leche League leader's handbook, and a La Leche League calendar. Folders were created and arranged alphabetically by the archivist.

BIOGRAPHY

Carolyn Kupferschmidt Farthing began attending La Leche League meetings in Ann Arbor, Michigan, in 1972, following the birth of her first child. She continued her involvement with the organization following moves to West Trenton, New Jersey, in 1976, and to Holland, Pennsylvania, in 1978. In 1977, she became a La Leche League Leader for the Ewing, New Jersey, group. She helped start a group in Holland, Pennsylvania, in 1979, which eventually became the Yardley/Morrisville group, and continued to work with the group in a leadership role until her resignation from La Leche League in the mid-1980s.

Physical Location

Collection stored off site: researchers must request access 36 hours before use.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession number: 2023-M153

The La Leche League collection of Carolyn Kupferschmidt Farthing was given to the Schlesinger Library by Carolyn Kupferschmidt Farthing in August 2022.

Processing Information

Processed: October 2023

By: Johanna Carll

The Schlesinger Library attempts to provide a basic level of preservation and access for all collections, and does more extensive processing of higher priority collections as time and resources permit.  Finding aids may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.

Title
Farthing, Carolyn Kupferschmidt. La Leche League collection of Carolyn Kupferschmidt Farthing, 1973-1981, 2010: A Finding Aid
Author
Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
Language of description
eng
Sponsor
Processing of this collection was made possible by the Alice Jeannette Ward Fund.
EAD ID
sch02250

Repository Details

Part of the Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute Repository

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