The Sheppard-Towner Bill: For the Protection of Maternity and Infancy

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Title

The Sheppard-Towner Bill: For the Protection of Maternity and Infancy

Description

A pamphlet in support of the Sheppard-Towner Bill (S. 1039, H. R. 2366) for the Protection of Maternity and Infancy. This bill "permits the formation of an advisory committee consisting of the Commissioner of Education, the Surgeon-General of the U.S. Public Health Service, and the Secretary of Agriculture" to improve "instruction in the hygiene of maternity and infancy through public health nurses, consultation centers, and other suitable methods." The pamphlet outlines what the bill is, what it is not, what it costs, and why it is necessary.

Creator

Children's Bureau

Source

M 86 Box 1, Roberta Wellford Collection of Women's Rights Ephemera 1915-1956, James Branch Cabell Library, VCU Libraries

Publisher

U.S. Department of Labor

Contributor

Special Collections and Archives, James Branch Cabell Library, VCU Libraries

Rights

This item is in the public domain. Acknowledgement of the Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries as a source is requested.

Notes

Learn more:
Children's Bureau - A Brief History & Resources, Social Welfare History Project
Julia Clifford Lathrop (1858-1932):  First Chief of the Children’s Bureau and Advocate for Enactment of the Sheppard-Towner Maternity and Infancy Act of 1921