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At a Glance
This collection is arranged in one series: Series I: Estelle Brodman Papers, 1950-1987
Correspondence, manuscripts, manuscript notes, reports, conference papers, and related printed materials dealing with her activities as a consultant on documentation for population and family planning libraries and information centers, 1967-1969, her membership on the President's National Advisory Commission on Libraries, 1968-1969, and printed material on Japanese libraries collected in 1962 when she was a visiting professor at Keio University in Tokyo. Dr Brodman was Expert Consultant for Documentation for the Central Family Planning Council in New Dehli in 1967-1968 and Consultant for Documentation at the World Health Organization's Regional Office for South East Asia in New Dehli, in 1970. These "India Files" contain correspondence with Indian officials, UN officials, and long letters with the Washington University Medical Library staff. Also there are reports and related printed material on family planning in India, including material from the All-India Conference on Documentation in Family Planning, 30-31 July 1970. In 1976-1977, Brodman was consultant for the UN Fund for Population Activitiies (UNFPA). Her files contain correspondence with UNFPA officials, UNFPA briefings, reports, working papers, and her notes. Also included are working papers, notes, and related family planning literature from the Association for Population/Family Planning Libraries and Information Centers Development Institute in Bangkok, September 1973.
The National Advisory Commission on Libraries files consist of correspondence, minutes, other working paperes, drafts of its report, and printed material. The Japanese Libraries files are solely printed materials on Japanese libraries, especially academic libraries, and include library journals, library catalogs, and other library publications. Some of these have contributions by Brodman. Also included are manuscripts and related materials on her teaching, research, and publication in the fields of medical libraries, medical librarianship, and medical bibliography, her medical library consultantships in the 1970s and her files as a member of the Missouri Governor's Library Conference, 1978.
1985 ADDITION: Corresponmdence & subject files, 1979-1984, dealing with Brodman's activities since her retirement as a teacher, library consultant, writer, and resident of the Meadow Lake Retirement Village.
1989 ADDITION: Correspondence, subject files, documents, photographs, and videocassettes, 1970-1987, reflecting Brodman's most recent activities in library science and at Meadow Lake Retirement Village (Hightstown, NJ).
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Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Estelle Brodman papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Processed BRC 04/--/1985.
2012-03-20 Xml document instance created by Alison Rhonemus.
2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
Librarian and Professor of Medical History at Washington University in St. Louis MO.