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Government Publications about Women
- North Carolina. Report of the Adjutant General of the State of North Carolina. Raleigh, NC: Raleigh News, State Printer and Binder (1878-1920) 1827-1972.
The Report of the Adjutant General of North Carolina is largely an account of military events in North Carolina. Many of these events contain mentions of women and children as pivotal actors, including military rescues, interactions with women and children, and, most notably, protests in which women took part.
- Categories: Public Services, Industry, African Americans, Children, Education, Late 19th Century, Early 20th Century, Late 20th Century
- Significant Dates: 1899, 1919-1920, 1926-1927, 1933-1934, 1961-1962, 1970-1972
- Alternate Names: Annual Report of the Adjutant-General of North Carolina for the Year; Biennial Report of the Adjutant-General of North Carolina for the Year
- Raleigh and Gaston Railroad Company. Annual Report of the Raleigh and Gaston Railroad Company. Raleigh, NC: J. Gales and Son, Office of the Raleigh Register, 1830-1871.
This set of reports of a North Carolina railroad company record the existence of female slaves in the state a few years before the Civil War, along with commentary on their economic ties to the company.
- Categories: Slavery, Economics, Antebellum Era
- Significant Dates: 1857
- Alternate Names: Proceedings of the Raleigh and Gaston Railroad Company at a Meeting; Proceedings of the Raleigh and Gaston Railroad Company at their Annual Meeting; Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of Stockholders of the Raleigh and Gaston Railroad Company
- North Carolina Railroad Company. Charter and By-Laws of the North Carolina Railroad Company, with the Proceedings of the Meeting of Stockholders at Salisbury, NC: Carolina Watchman Office (1850), 1850-1917.
These reports document the existence and economic inclusion of female educational institutions in the late 19th century.
- Categories: Public Services, Education, Economics, Industry, Late 19th Century, Early 20th Century
- Significant Dates: 1878, 1880, 1881, 1882, 1883
- Alternate Names: Annual Report, Board of Directors' Report
- North Carolina Secretary of State. Report of the Secretary of State. Raleigh, NC: Council of State, 1867-1948.
These reports include descriptions of immigration, as well as catalogue women's organizations that existed in North Carolina in the first half of the 20th century.
- Categories: Public Organizations, Immigration, Great Depression Era
- Significant Dates: 1869, 1936-1938, 1942-1948
- Alternate Names: Biennial Report of the Secretary of State for the; Biennial Report of the Department of State of North Carolina
- North Carolina State Board of Health. Removal of Garbage. Raleigh, NC: News and Observer, State Printers and Binders, 1881.
This report details the contemporary problem of garbage and ways to control it, including the female role in the efforts.
- Categories: Health, Public Services, Late 19th Century
- North Carolina State Board of Health. Year's Campaign Against Dirt: Suggestions to Cities, Towns, Villages, and Hamlets, How to Keep their Streets and Homes in a Healthful Condition. Raleigh, NC: Edwards, Broughton and Co., 1883.
This report describes the need for public education regarding the cleanliness of individuals, their homes, and public places. It details the ways that sanitation could improve the health of the public in areas that women would go frequently, such as the market, as well as the schools, which could affect the health of their children. It also explains the changes that could be made to household duties typically given to women that would help the sanitary health of the community.
- Categories: Health, Public Services, Late 19th Century
- Battle, S. Westray. Suggestions on the Prevention of Tuberculosis as we know it To-day. Winston, NC: M.I and J.C Stewart, 1895.
This report documents the extent to which tuberculosis has spread in North Carolina and measures that both public institutions and common people can take to prevent its advance.
- Categories: Health, Public Services, Late 19th Century
- North Carolina Division of Health Services. Excerpts from the Biennial Report of the North Carolina Board of Health. North Carolina: North Carolina Board of Health, 1899-1920.
This report records overall health statistics for the state of North Carolina, which includes women and children. Commentary on health as it relates to children is included, as well as contemporary ideas about race.
- Categories: Health, Children, African Americans, Early 20th Century, WWI
- Significant Dates: 1899-1900, 1903-1904, 1917-1918, 1919-1920
- Payne, R.L. Some Preventable Causes of Diseases among Females. Raleigh, NC: North Carolina Board of Health, 1900.
This document discusses the ways in which women and other members of the community can help to prevent illness, both mental and physical, in women from a young age.
- Categories: Health, Public Services, Early 20th Century
- North Carolina Historical Commission. Biennial Report of the North Carolina Historical Commission. Raleigh, NC: Edwards and Broughton (1904-1942), 1903-1978.
This set of documents discusses issues pertaining to women in the first half of the 20th century, especially inclusion in the work force, voting rights, and memorializing past women. Included within the documents are also records of organizations and jobs involving women.
- Categories: Public Services, African Americans, Native Americans, Children, Education, Early 20th Century, Great Depression Era, WWII, Late 20th Century
- Significant Dates: 1903-1904, 1912-1914, 1918-1920, 1940-1942, 1954-1956, 1960-1962, 1964-1966, 1972-1974, 1976-1978
- Alternate Names: Report of the Historical Commission
- North Carolina. Annual Report of the Bureau of Vital Statistics. Raleigh, NC: The Bureau (1915-1949), 1914-2007.
This set of documents discusses health issues pertaining to women, such as homicide, infant mortality, atherosclerosis, diabetes, hypertension, and, most prevalently, different types of cancer. The documents include commentary and reference lists regarding age and race, geographical and socioeconomic risk factors, reproductive history, gender, treatment factors, types of prevention, and knowledge of risks. Also notable are mentions of women exhibiting "male behaviors" in order to establish themselves in the work place, indicating social change.
- Categories: Public Services, African Americans, Native Americans, Economics, Industry, Health, Women's Rights, Late 20th Century
- Alternate Names: North Carolina Vital Statistics; Biennial Report of the Bureau of Vital Statistics of the North Carolina State Board of Health
- Significant Dates: 1971-1973, 1976, 1981, 1988
- North Carolina Prison Department. Biennial Report of the State's Prison. North Carolina: 1917-1964.
This set of documents discusses women in the prison system, chronicling their labor expectations, prison policies and operations, education, improvements, and connections to the community.
- Categories: African Americans, Native Americans, Public Institutions, Health, Early 20th Century, Late 20th Century
- Alternate Names: Biennial Report of the State's Prison Department; Biennial Report of the North Carolina Prison System; Biennial Report; Biennial Report of the State Highway and Public Works Commission, Prison Department
- Significant Dates: 1917-1918, 1921-1922, 1929-1930, 1930-1932, 1951-1952, 1953-1954, 1961-1962, 1963-1964
- North Carolina Division of Health Services. Health Bulletin. North Carolina State Board of Health, 1919.
This is a set of stories meant to illustrate the influenza epidemic and its spread, effects on society, and control.
- Categories: Health, Fiction, Early 20th Century
- North Carolina State Board of Charities and Public Welfare. Swamp Island: a Study of Conditions. North Carolina: Capital Print Co., State Printers, 1922.
This document is an account of the living conditions of mothers with illegitimate children, with contemporary judgments on this way of life included by the author.
- Categories: Children, Morality, Early 20th Century
- Alternate Names: Study of Conditions in an Isolated Section of North Carolina
- Brown, R. Eugene. Eugenical Sterilization in North Carolina: Purpose, Statutory Provisions, Forms, and Procedure. North Carolina: Eugenics Board of North Carolina, 1938.
This document is presented as a defense of sterilization in the name of eugenics. It gives a history of sterilization, starting with a worldwide overview, and narrowing the focus to North Carolina. It provides an overview of legal steps, a copy of the laws that set up the system, and copies of the forms used.
- Categories: Health, Eugenics, Women's Rights, Great Depression Era
- North Carolina Eugenics Board. Manual. Raleigh, NC: 1948.
This document is a manual distributed by the Eugenics Board to smaller governmental divisions in North Carolina. It includes a history of eugenics in North Carolina, its purpose, an explanation of the Eugenics Board, procedures on who may be chosen and how they are approved, and copies of related forms and laws.
- Categories: Health, Eugenics, Women's Rights, Early 20th Century
- Alternate Names: The Eugenics Board of North Carolina
- North Carolina Eugenics Board. Manual. Raleigh, NC: Eugenics Board of North Carolina, 1960.
This document is a revision of the 1948 version of the Eugenics Board's Manual for sterilization procedures, and includes the same types of information, with updates that make it relevant to the 1960's, and updated copies of the relevant forms and laws. This edition had a more limited distribution, and was only sent to heads of hospitals and institutions that dealt with commonly sterilized groups.
- Categories: Health, Eugenics, Women's Rights, Late 20th Century
- Alternate Names: Eugenics Board of North Carolina Manual
- Fink, Robert M. Betty Jean is ready for School. Raleigh, NC: School-Health Coordinating Service, State Department of Public Instruction and State Board of Health.
This document is a story that portrays the right way and the wrong way to prepare a child for a successful experience in beginning school. There is a list of suggestions for further reading as well.
- Categories: Health, Children, Late 20th Century
- East Carolina University, Center for Health Services and Research and Development. Eastern North Carolina Health Care Atlas: a Resource for Healthier Communities. North Carolina: Center of Health Services Research and Development, East Carolina University, 1994-2006.
This set of documents contains an overview of the healthcare situation in Eastern North Carolina, with the goal of making improvements, and includes analysis of the healthcare needs of the citizens. In order to illustrate the statistics, the study makes extensive use of maps and tables. This information could be used to improve the health and health care of women in North Carolina.
- Categories: Native Americans, Children, Late 20th Century
- Significant Dates: 1994, 1997
- Alternate Names: ENC Health Care Atlas; Health Care Atlas; Resource for Healthier Communities; Eastern North Carolina Atlas of Mortality
- North Carolina Center for Nursing. Nurse Midwives in North Carolina May 1999. North Carolina: North Carolina Center for Nursing, 1999.
This document explains the practice of midwifery, detailing their education and responsibilities, who receives their care, and the difficulties that they face in practicing their form of medicine.
- Categories: Children, Health, Late 20th Century