Papers, 1910-1980.


Ferebee, Dorothy Boulding, d. 1980. Papers, 1910-1980.

Papers, 1910-1980.

Personal papers, including biographical materials, travel documents, invitations, awards, and calendars; family papers, including biographical materials on Ferebee's uncle, George L. Ruffin, and other family members; correspondence, chiefly relating to professional organizations, also including correspondence among other individuals; speeches given by Ferebee at various colleges and universities, as well as professional gatherings; speeches by others, including Mary McLeod Bethune and Dorothy Height; writings by Ferebee, relating to her work as a physician and other professional pursuits; writings/newsclippings about Ferebee; writings/articles by others; material relating to organizational affiliations; programs; photographic materials/photographs, slides, transparencies, and films of Ferebee and her travels; audio materials/cassettes and reel to reel tapes of speeches and conferences, including an interview of Ferebee for Voice of America; artifacts (medical bag, stethoscope, thermometer, graduation gown, two caps, two hoods, scrapbook from the Alpha Kappa Alpha Mississippi Health Project, and two wood block images of Ferebee); oversize material (large portraits of Ferebee, awards, and certificates); and restricted material (financial materials from professional organizations). Topics include Ferebee's activities as professor of obstetrics at the Howard University Medical School, director of Howard University's Health Services, physician in private practice, and founder of Southeast House (playground facility), as well as her travels to Germany for the U.S. Dept. of Labor to study the status of women.

ca. 17 linear ft.

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