Guide to the Proposed Midwifery Study Collection, 1980

Summary Information

Title: Proposed Midwifery Study Collection, 1980
Collection: AC.411
Extent: 0.01 linear feet (1 folder)

Proposed Midwifery Study Collection of Papers consists of John W. Florin's grant proposal for an academic study of the decline of midwifery in six northwestern North Carolina counties during the 1940-1960s.

Creator: Florin, John W.

Biographical/Historical Note

John William Florin earned his B.A. in History and Geography from the University of Kansas in 1964 and a M.A. (1966) and Ph.D. (1971) in Geography from Pennsylvania State University. He joined the Geography Department at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1969. His teaching and research interests focus on United States historical and cultural geography, population, and medical geography. In 1987, he became the department chair and, in 1994, the Executive Director of UNC-CH's Office of Study Abroad.

Florin's publications include Death in New England: Regional Variations in Mortality (1971), The Changing Population of the Southeast (1973), Medical Geography (1988) with Melinda Meade and Wilbert Gesler, Regional Landscapes of the United States and Canada (1992) with Steve Birdsall, Geographic Methods of Health Services Research (1994), and Atlas of American Agriculture: The American Cornucopia (1995) with Richard Pillsbury.

Scope and Contents

This is a twenty-two page document explaining the relevance of John Florin's proposed study of the mid-Twentieth Century decline of midwifery in Ashe, Avery, Madison, Mitchell, Watauga, and Yancey Counties, North Carolina. Florin was an Associate Professor of Geography at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and was possibly applying for a National Science Foundation grant. It was not funded.


This is a single item collection.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for use in the Dougherty Reading Room. An appointment for research is recommended. The Dougherty Reading Room is located on the 4th floor of Belk Library in Special Collections.

Acquisitions Information

This collection was originally housed in Collection AC.2000.019: Appalachian Regional Articles and Papers Collection. Its accession number is AC.2008.018. It opened to the public in June 2008.

Processing Information

Processed by Kathryn Staley, June, 2008; Encoded by Kathryn Staley, June, 2008

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], AC.411: Proposed Midwifery Study Collection, W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina, USA.

Container List

Cover letter, 1980 Folder 1
Proposal, 1980 Folder 1