Guide to the Jean M. Martin Pinder Papers

Sean Dickerson
African American Museum & Library at Oakland
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Guide to the Jean M. Martin Pinder Papers

Collection number: MS 212

African American Museum & Library at Oakland

Oakland, California
Processed by:
Sean Dickerson
Date Completed:
06/21/2017
Encoded by:
Sean Dickerson
© 2017 African American Museum & Library at Oakland. All rights reserved.

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


Collection Contents

 

Recognitions and awards

Physical Description: 3 folders

Series Scope and Content Summary

Includes various certificates of membership and achievement, an awards ceremony program for the Agency for International Development, and a letter of recognition from the White House for her public health work.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.
Box 1:1

Highland School of Nursing plaque awarded for completion of course of instruction 1938-08-31

Box 1:2

Certificate for the International Union for Health Education of the Public 1962-08-10

Box 1:3

Certificate of life membership for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People plaque 1968-08

Box 1:2

Length-of-service certificate for the completion of twenty years of service with the United States Government from the Department of State Agency for International Development 1970-11-01

Box 1:2

Certificate for advanced management seminar training given by the Office of Personnel and Manpower at Washington, D.C. 1971-03-26

Box 1:2

Honor Awards Ceremony program from the Agency for International Development 1971-06-08

Box 1:2

Letter from Richard Nixon to Jean M. Pinder re: efforts in U.S. health education policy and population family planning policy in Africa 1972-03-01

 

Photographs

Physical Description: 1 folder

Series Scope and Content Summary

Includes two photographs of Mercedes Simms Martin, mother of Jean M. Martin Pinder, and Morris Simms, uncle of Jean M. Martin Pinder.
Box 1:4

Mercedes Simms Martin circa 1910s

Box 1:4

Morris Simms circa 1930s

 

Franciscan yearbook

Physical Description: 1 folder

Series Scope and Content Summary

Includes a copy of Pinder’s 1935 San Francisco State University Franciscan yearbook inscribed by classmates and faculty.
Box 1:5

Franciscan, Volume 10 1935