Alice Drew Chenoweth Papers
Collection Number 13

Summary Information

Alice Drew Chenoweth
Repository
EBL Manuscripts Collection
Creator
Chenoweth, Alice D.
Title
Alice Drew Chenoweth Papers
Date [inclusive]
1942 - 1977
Extent
0.5 Cubic feet
Abstract
Personal papers of Alice Drew Chenoweth, pediatrician and public health professional who graduated from Vanderbilt Medical School in 1932. Materials include: curriculum vita, correspondence, awards, reprints; programs/proceedings, photographs, and newspaper clippings.

Preferred Citation

Alice Drew Chenoweth Papers. Eskind Biomedical Library Special Collections, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN.

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Historical or Biographical Note

Alice Drew Chenoweth (1903-1998) was a pediatrician and public health professional. Dr. Chenoweth was born in Albany, MO in 1903. In 1924 she graduated from Northwestern University with a BS in chemistry. She stayed at Northwestern to complete a master's degree in history in 1926, and then she taught at a Huntington College in Montgomery, AL from 1926-1928. She obtained her MD from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in 1932. After graduating, Dr. Chenoweth interned at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, NY (1932-1933) and completed additional training at Johns Hopkins (1933-1934). Dr. Chenoweth then became the Assistant Chief Resident at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia from 1934-1936, and later she was a research fellow for the Philadelphia Pediatrics Society at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine from 1936-1937. Dr. Chenoweth then went into private practice in Rosemont, PA from 1938-1942.

During World War II, Dr. Chenoweth joined the State Department of Health of Kentucky as Director of Maternal and Child Health, a position she held from 1942-1949. She then went on to serve as Chief of the Children's Bureau/Maternal and Child Health Services for the U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare from 1949-1968. After a career with the government she worked as an associate editor for the "Journal of School Health" from 1969-73, and she was president of the American Medical Women's Association in 1968.

Dr. Chenoweth received many awards during her career, including the Superior Service Award from the Children's Bureau in 1967 and the Elizabeth Blackwell Medal from the American Medical Women's Association in 1973. She also established a scholarship for medical students at her alma mater, Vanderbilt University.

For more information and pictures please see the VUMC Online Biography of Dr. Chenoweth or the National Library of Medicine's Biography of Dr. Chenoweth.

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Collection Scope and Content Summary

Personal papers of Alice Drew Chenoweth, pediatrician and public health professional who graduated from Vanderbilt Medical School in 1932. Materials include: curriculum vita, correspondence, awards, reprints; programs/proceedings, photographs, and newspaper clippings. Most of materials deal with her career in pediatrics and public health, but there are some items in the collection that relate to her education and personal life. Collection primarily covers the 1960s and 1970s.

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Administrative Information

Notes about Access to this Collection

All collections are subject to applicable VUMC privacy and confidentiality policies. Collection specific restrictions: No Restrictions.

Reproduction Rights

Copyright is retained by Eskind Biomedical Library Special Collections.

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Subject Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Chenoweth, Alice D.

Medical Subject Headings (MeSH)

  • MeSH Child Health Services--United States
  • MeSH Maternal Health Services--United States
  • MeSH United States. Office for Maternal and Child Health

Other Keywords - Digital Library Subjects

  • Pediatrics
  • Vanderbilt Alumni
  • Women's Health

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Collection Inventory

Series 01: Correspondence, Awards, Reprints, Programs/Proceedings, Clippings  

Box Folder

Certificate of Thanks to Dr. Alice Chenoweth from the American Academy of Pediatrics, for service on the Committee on Fetus and Newborn, 1954-57

1 1

Another citation from the American Academy of Pediatrics, for service on the Committee on Infant and Pre-school Child, 1972

1 2

Letter from Dr. Chenoweth to Miss Charlotte Robb of the JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL WOMEN'S ASSOCIATION, July 3, 1967 Encloses material relating to her superior service award.

1 3

Certificate of Appreciation from District of Columbia Medical Society for helping to stop polio, 1964 (photocopy)

1 4

Commonwealth of Kentucky. BULLETIN OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH vol.XIX no.10 (May 1947). Photograph on cover of son, John Ralston Pate, Jr. Foreword and lead article "Accidents - the Number one enemy of children" by Dr. Chenoweth

1 5

Copy of Louisville, Kentucky COURIER-JOURNAL (1942) containing photograph of Dr. Chenoweth and announcement of her engagement to Dr. John R. Pate

1 6

Letter to Dr. Chenoweth from John P. Hubbard, president of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia (August 1977) Informs Dr. Chenoweth of her election to that body.

1 7

Program for inaugural banquet , American Medical Women's Association, December 2, 1967, Atlanta, GA. Dr. Chenoweth's photograph is on the cover.

1 8

Newspaper clipping of Dr. Chenoweth Pate receiving a plaque from the National Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs, 1970

1 9

Letter to Dr. Chenoweth from Freda S. Woodyard, president of the Arlington, Virginia BPWC, 1970

1 10

Three Issues of the JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL WOMEN'S ASSOCIATION (1968-69) containing articles by Dr. Chenoweth

1 11

Reprint of "Standards and Progress in Day Care Center Programs" - Dr. Chenoweth presented before the American Diatetic Association, 1971

1 12

Proceedings of the Symposium on Service for Children with Heart Disease, Children's Hospital of the District of Columbia, 1970. Dr. Chenoweth participated.

1 13

Curriculum Vita, c.1986

1 14

Photographs of Dr. Chenoweth, n.d.

1 15

Letter to Dr. Chenoweth from Stanley L. Harrison, American Academy of Pediatrics October 18, 1972 in appreciation of committee work

1 16

photocopy of newspaper article " Look out, Boys and Microbes! Medical Maidens Are on your Trail!" Girls entering VU Medical School Fall of 1928

1 17

A collection of Reprints of Dr. Chenoweth's publications

1 18

A collection of journals featuring contributions from Dr. Chenoweth

1 19

Certificate of thanks to Dr. Alice Chenoweth from the American Academy of Pediatrics, for service on the Committee on Fetus and Newborn, 1954-57.

1 1

Letter to Dr. Chenoweth from Freda S. Woodyard, president of the Arlington, Virginia BPWC, 1970.

1 10

Three issues of the Journal of the American Medical Women's Association (1968-69) containing articles by Dr. Chenoweth

1 11

Article by Dr. Chenoweth, "Standards and Progress of Day Care Center Programs, H presented before American Dietetic Association, 1971

1 12

Proceedings of the Symposium on Services for Children with Heart Disease, Children's Hospital of the District of Columbia, 1970. Dr. Chenoweth participated.

1 13

Another citation from American Academy of Pediatrics for service on Committee on Infant and Preschool Child, 1972.

1 2

Letter from Alice Chenoweth to Miss Charlotte Robb of Journal of the American Medical Women's Association, July 3, 1967. Encloses material relating to her superior service award

1 3

Certificate of Appreciation form District of Columbia Medical Society, for helping to stop polio, 1964 (photocopy)

1 4

Commonwealth of Kentucky. Bulletin of the Department of Health, vol.... XIX, no. 10 (May, 1947). Photograph on cover of John Ralston Pate Jr.

1 5

Copy of Louisville, Kentucky Courier-Journal (1942), containing photograph of Alice Chenoweth and announcement of her engagement to Dr. John D. Pate

1 6

Letter to Alice Chenoweth from John P. Hubbard, president of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia (August, 1977). Informs Dr. Chenoweth of her election to that body.

1 7

Program for inaugural banquet, American Medical Women's Association, held on December 2, 1967 in Atlanta. Dr. Chenoweth's photograph is on the cover.

1 8

Newspaper clipping of Dr. Alice Chenoweth Pate receiving a plaque from the National Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs, 1970.

1 9

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