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Guide to the Jean M. Martin Pinder Papers
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Access Restrictions
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Processing Information
  • Biography / Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Jean M. Martin Pinder papers
    Dates: circa 1910s-1972
    Collection number: MS 212
    Collector: Martin Pinder, Jean M.
    Collection Size: .75 linear feet (1 box)
    Repository: African American Museum & Library at Oakland (Oakland, Calif.)
    Oakland, CA 94612
    Abstract: Jean M. Martin Pinder (1916-2014) was among the first African American women to graduate from the Yale School of Public Health and an advocate for health education policy and population family planning policy in pre- and early post-Independence-era Africa. The Jean M. Martin Pinder papers consist of various certificates and recognitions, photographs of Simms Martin family members, and a copy of Pinder’s 1935 San Francisco State University Franciscan yearbook inscribed by classmates and faculty.
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English

    Access

    No access restrictions. Collection is open to the public.

    Access Restrictions

    Materials are for use in-library only, non-circulating.

    Publication Rights

    Permission to publish from the Jean M. Martin Pinder Papers must be obtained from the African American Museum & Library at Oakland.

    Preferred Citation

    Jean M. Martin Pinder papers, MS 212, African American Museum & Library at Oakland, Oakland Public Library. Oakland, California.

    Acquisition Information

    Donated to the African American Museum & Library at Oakland by Jean M. Martin Pinder.

    Processing Information

    Processed by Sean Dickerson, 06/21/2017.

    Biography / Administrative History

    Jean M. Martin Pinder (1916-2014) was among the first African American women to graduate from the Yale School of Public Health and an advocate for health education policy and population family planning policy in pre- and early post-Independence-era Africa. Born on September 2, 1916 in Oakland, California, she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and her RN certification from UC Berkeley in 1940, taught in the nursing program at Dillard University, 1942-46, and went on to graduate from Yale School of Public Health in 1947.
    Pinder joined the U.S. Public Health Service in 1949 as an educator, and was appointed Health Education Advisor to the Government of Liberia in 1953 and to the Government of Ghana in 1957. Between 1953 and 1968 she provided advisory services in the development of health education units in the ministries of health to the countries of Liberia, Ghana, and Sierra Leone. Beginning in 1968, Pinder began focusing on the development of family planning programs, population policies, and integrative health delivery systems with the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Africa Bureau. In her later career, Pinder served as the USAID consultant for Maternal and Child Health across North Africa. She retired in 1982 to Tucson, Arizona, where she remained active in community public health actions until her death in September 2014.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The Jean M. Martin Pinder papers consist of various certificates of membership and achievement, an awards ceremony program for the Agency for International Development, a letter of recognition from the White House for her public health work, a copy of Pinder’s 1935 San Francisco State University Franciscan yearbook inscribed by classmates and faculty, and photographs of Mercedes Simms Martin, mother of Jean M. Martin Pinder, and Morris Simms, uncle of Jean M. Martin Pinder. The papers are arranged in three series: Series I. Recognitions and awards Series II. Photographs Series III. Franciscan yearbook

    Arrangement

    Series I. Recognitions and awards Series II. Photographs Series III. Franciscan yearbook

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    African American nurses.
    Family planning--Africa, Sub-Saharan.
    Martin Pinder, Jean M.
    Public health administration--Government policy--Africa, Sub-Saharan.
    United States. Agency for International Development. Africa Bureau