Betty Bumpers Childhood Immunization Project Papers

MC 1204

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Machine-readable finding aid encoded in EAD by Lee Flowers, 2017.

Finding aid is written in English.

Table of Contents

Descriptive Summary

Creator
Bumpers, Betty
Title
Betty Bumpers Childhood Immunization Project Papers
Inclusive Dates
1972-1988
Identification
MC 1204
Extent
6.5 linear feet (7 boxes and 1 scrapbook)
Language
Materials are in English.
Repository
Special Collections Department, University of Arkansas Libraries

Access Information

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Use Information

No Use Restrictions Apply.

No Interlibrary Loan.

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Acquisition Information

Betty Bumpers, of Washington, D.C., donated her papers to the Special Collections Division in 1988.

Processing Information

Processed by Vera Ekechukwu, Special Collections Division, University of Arkansas Libraries, Fayetteville, Arkansas, in December 1998.

Preferred Form of Citation

Betty Bumpers Childhood Immunization Project Papers (MC 1204), Special Collections, University of Arkansas Libraries, Fayetteville.

See Special Collections Citation Guide for more detailed information on how to cite specific documents from the collection.

Biographical Note

Betty Bumpers, wife of the then-Arkansas Governor Dale Bumpers, in 1973 launched the Arkansas statewide immunization program "Every Child by '74", whose task force included the Arkansas League for Nursing, the State Health Department, the Arkansas National Guard, the State Nurses Association, the State Medical Society, the Cooperative Extension Service of the University of Arkansas, the Education Department, religious groups, and other volunteers. The "Every Child by '74" project, under Bumpers' leadership, received national recognition for its success and accomplishments and was used as a model for immunization programs across the nation. It continued into the next decade.

Scope and Content Note

The papers consist of correspondence, reports, speeches, a survey results, published promotional material, and newspaper clippings; two plaques which Bumpers received from the National League for Nursing, 1981, and the American Academy of Pediatrics, 1982, for her outstanding national leadership and dedication to the Childhood Immunization Program; the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recognition award, 1988; an audio cassette "Mrs. Betty Bumpers Award Event;" and thirty-eight slides pertaining to the immunization project. There are also two scrapbooks, 1973-1974, containing letters, memoranda, awards, itineraries, circulars, pamphlets, leaflets, brochures, programs, announcements, agendas, charts, telegrams, press releases, newspaper clippings, and photographs.

Related Materials

Records relating to the Betty Bumpers Childhood Immunization Project Papers include:

Arkansas League for Nursing Collection, MC 941, 1952-1982

Detailed Description of the Collection

The following contains a detailed list of the materials in the collection:

Box 1

Box 1 Folder 1

Adolescent Pregnancy Strategies for Community Action, 1977

Box 1 Folder 2

American Academy of Pediatrics, 1980

Box 1 Folder 3

Arkansas "Every Child by '79", n.d.

Box 1 Folder 4

Arkansas Immunization Program (1 of 2), 1977-1979

Box 1 Folder 5

Arkansas Immunization Program (2 of 2), 1977-1979

Box 1 Folder 6

Arkansas Two-Year-Old Immunization Survey results (1 of 2), 1979

Box 1 Folder 7

Arkansas Two-Year-Old Immunization Survey results (2 of 2), 1979

Box 1 Folder 8

Arkansas Immunization, commentary on, 1979

Box 2 Folder 1

Blue Cross/Blue Shield, 1979

Box 2 Folder 2

Correspondence, Betty Bumpers, 1977

Box 2 Folder 3

Correspondence, Betty Bumpers, 1978-1979

Box 2 Folder 4

Correspondence, Betty Bumpers, 1980-1982, 1986

Box 2 Folder 5

Center for Disease Control, Atlanta, Georgia, 1979, 1985

Box 2 Folder 6

End Measles, Inc., 1978-1979

Box 2 Folder 7

Foege, William H., Assistant Surgeon General, correspondence, 1977-1978

Box 2 Folder 8

Immunization information, ca 1973-1982

Box 2 Folder 9

Immunization information--Alice King, 1979

Box 2 Folder 10

Immunization--James E. Bowes, 1977

Box 2 Folder 11

Immunization campaign (1 of 2), 1977-1979

Box 3 Folder 1

Immunization campaign (2 of 2), 1977-1979

Box 3 Folder 2

Immunization clippings, posters, and worksheets, n.d.

Box 3 Folder 3

Immunization Practices Advisory Committee, 1985

Box 3 Folder 4

Immunization project (1 of 2), 1979

Box 3 Folder 5

Immunization project (2 of 2), 1979

Box 3 Folder 6

Immunization proposal, 1979

Box 3 Folder 7

Immunization report, 1979

Box 3 Folder 8

Immunization report, 1982

Box 3 Folder 9

International Year of Child sample kit, n.d.

Box 4 Folder 1

National Health Council, 1979

Box 4 Folder 2

National Immunization Records Steering Group, 1980

Box 4 Folder 3

National League for Nursing correspondence, 1977-1979

Box 4 Folder 4

National League for Nursing--Childhood Immunization Project, Staff Conference, September 11, 1979

Box 4 Folder 5

National League for Nursing brochures, pamphlets, and newsletters, n.d.

Box 4 Folder 6

National League for Nursing miscellaneous papers, ca 1978-1980

Box 4 Folder 7

"Public Concerns of Immunization" Symposium, Washington, D.C., Oct 25 and 26,1978

Box 4 Folder 8

The Rockefeller University Research Profiles, 1982

Box 4 Folder 9

Rogers, Janette (Arkansas State Volunteer Action program) correspondence, 1977-1979

Box 5 Folder 1

The School Immunization program, 1977

Box 5 Folder 2

Speeches on immunization, ca 1977-1978

Box 5 Folder 3

U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, 1977-1978

Box 5 Folder 4

Vaccine information, n.d.

Box 5 Folder 5

Vaccine workshop, 1987

Box 5 Folder 6

Compensation for vaccine-related injuries, 1980

Box 6 Item 1

Scrapbook No. 1, 1973-1974

Box 6 Item 2

Scrapbook No. 2, 1973-1974

Box 7 Folder 1

National League for Nursing plaque, 1981

Box 7 Folder 2

American Academy of Pediatrics plaque, 1982

Box 7 Folder 3

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recognition award, 1988

Box 7 Folder 4

Audio cassette "Mrs. Betty Bumpers Award Event", n.d.

Box 7 Folder 5

Thirty-eight slides, 1977

END OF COLLECTION

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