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Betty Bumpers Childhood Immunization Project Papers

Correspondence, scrapbooks, and plaques, 1972-1988

Manuscript Collection 1204



INFORMATION ABOUT THE BETTY BUMPERS CHILDHOOD IMMUNIZATION PROJECT

Betty Bumpers, wife of the then-Arkansas Governor Dale Bumpers, in 1973 launched the Arkansas statewide immunization program "Every Child by '74", whose task force included the Arkansas League for Nursing, the State Health Department, the Arkansas National Guard, the State Nurses Association, the State Medical Society, the Cooperative Extension Service of the University of Arkansas, the Education Department, religious groups, and other volunteers.  The "Every Child by '74" project, under Bumpers' leadership, received national recognition for its success and accomplishments and was used as a model for immunization programs across the nation.  It continued into the next decade.


INFORMATION ABOUT THE COLLECTION

Betty Bumpers, Washington, D.C., donated her papers to the Special Collections Division in 1988.

The papers consist of correspondence, reports, speeches, a survey results, published promotional material, and  newspaper clippings; two plaques which Bumpers received from the National League for Nursing, 1981, and the American Academy of Pediatrics, 1982, for her outstanding national leadership and dedication to the Childhood Immunization Program; the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recognition award, 1988; an audio cassette "Mrs. Betty Bumpers Award Event;" and thirty-eight slides pertaining to the immunization project.  There are also two scrapbooks, 1973-1974, containing letters, memoranda, awards, itineraries, circulars, pamphlets, leaflets, brochures, programs, announcements, agendas, charts, telegrams, press releases, newspaper clippings, and photographs.

Processed by Vera Ekechukwu, Special Collections Division, University of Arkansas Libraries,  Fayetteville, Arkansas, in December 1998.




CONTENTS OF THE COLLECTION (7 boxes)

Box 1

 1. Adolescent Pregnancy Strategies for Community Action, 1977.
 2. American Academy of Pediatrics, 1980.
 3. Arkansas "Every Child by '79."
 4. Arkansas Immunization Program, 1977-1979 (1 of 2).
 5. Arkansas Immunization Program, 1977-1979 (2 of 2).
 6. Arkansas Two-Year-Old Immunization Survey results, 1979 (1 of 2).
 7. Arkansas Two-Year-Old Immunization Survey results, 1979 (2 of 2).
 8. Arkansas Immunization, commentary on, 1979.

Box 2

 1. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, 1979.
 2. Correspondence, Betty Bumpers, 1977.
 3. Correspondence, Betty Bumpers, 1978-1979.
 4. Correspondence, Betty Bumpers, 1980-1982, 1986.
 5. Center for Disease Control, Atlanta, Georgia, 1979, 1985.
 6. End Measles, Inc., 1978-1979.
 7. Foege, William H., Assistant Surgeon General, correspondence, 1977-1978.
 8. Immunization information, ca 1973-1982.
 9. Immunization information--Alice King, 1979.
 10. Immunization--James E. Bowes, 1977.
 11. Immunization campaign, 1977-1979 (1 of 2).

Box 3

 1. Immunization campaign, 1977-1979 (2 of 2).
 2. Immunization clippings, posters, and worksheets.
 3. Immunization Practices Advisory Committee, 1985.
 4. Immunization project, 1979 (1 of 2).
 5. Immunization project, 1979 (2 of 2).
 6. Immunization proposal, 1979.
 7. Immunization report, 1979.
 8. Immunization report, 1982.
 9. International Year of Child sample kit.

Box 4

 1. National Health Council, 1979.
 2. National Immunization Records Steering Group, 1980.
 3. National League for Nursing correspondence, 1977-1979.
 4. National League for Nursing--Childhood Immunization Project, Staff Conference, Sep 11, 1979.
 5. National League for Nursing brochures, pamphlets, and newsletters.
 6. National League for Nursing miscellaneous papers, ca 1978-1980.
 7. "Public Concerns of Immunization" Symposium, Oct 25 and 26, 1978, Washington, D.C.
 8. The Rockefeller University Research Profiles, 1982.
 9. Rogers, Janette (Arkansas State Volunteer Action program) correspondence, 1977-1979.

Box 5

 1. The School Immunization program, 1977.
 2. Speeches on immunization, ca 1977-1978.
 3. U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, 1977-1978.
 4. Vaccine information.
 5. Vaccine workshop, 1987.
 6. Compensation for vaccine-related injuries, 1980.

Box 6

 1. Scrapbook No. 1 , 1973-1974.
 2. Scrapbook No. 2., 1973-1974.

Box 7

 1. National League for Nursing, 1981, plaque.
 2. American Academy of Pediatrics, 1982, plaque.
 3. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recognition award, 1988.
 4. Audio cassette "Mrs. Betty Bumpers Award Event," n.d.
 5. Thirty-eight slides, 1977.



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