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Guide to the Natalie Davis Spingarn Papers, ca. 1963

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Collection Summary

Repository: Archives and Special Collections Library, Vassar College Libraries
Creator: Spingarn, Natalie Davis
Title: Natalie Davis Spingarn Papers
Dates: ca. 1963
Quantity: 0.1 cubic ft (1 manuscript)
Abstract: Manuscript of Spingarn's book, To Save Your Life, published in 1963.
Forms of Materials: manuscript

Biographical Note

Natalie Davis Spingarn, a free-lance writer specializing in health care, was born in New York City. She was graduated from Vassar in 1943, and a year later married Jerome Spingarn, a lawyer who has served as a governmental advisor on arms control. Since that time she has been a freelance journalist writing on health, social welfare, and urban problems. Her work has won national attention; in 1976 Spingarn was the recipient of the Robert T. Morse Award of the American Psychiatric Association for her "writings which have broadened public understanding of medical research and treatment." She has served as an assistant to Senator Abraham Ribicoff and to the Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare; she has also served as consultant for organizations such as the Ford Foundation and National Urban Coalition. In addition to writing for newspapers, magazines, and television, Natalie Davis Spingarn has written several books, including To Save Your Life (1963) and Heartbeat: The Politics of Health Research (1976). She was later appointed Executive Director of the National Commission of Confidentiality of Health Records.

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Scope and Content Note

Manuscript of Spingarn's book, To Save Your Life, published in 1963.

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Access and Use

Access

This collection is open for research according to the regulations of the Vassar College Archives and Special Collections Library without any additional restrictions.

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Subject Headings

Subjects:

  • Women authors, American.

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Encoding Information

Encoded by Elizabeth Clarke, April 2007.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Natalie Davis Spingarn Papers, Archives and Special Collections Library, Vassar College Libraries.

Processing Information

Original processing date unknown.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Natalie Davis Spingarn.

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Container List

Manuscript of To Save Your Life. Boston: Little, Brown, [1963].

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