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MP-47; Vt-112; DVD-3

Lamaze International. Moving image collection of Lamaze International, 1956-2010: A Finding Aid

Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: MP-47; Vt-112; DVD-3
Repository: Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Creator: Lamaze International
Title: Moving image collection of Lamaze International, 1956-2010
Date(s): 1956-2010
Quantity: 14 motion pictures (visual works)
Quantity: 27 videotapes
Quantity: 4 DVDs
Language of materials: Materials in English and French.
Abstract: Collection of primarily educational films and videotapes by Lamaze International as well as public service announcements and interviews about ASPO/Lamaze natural childbirth techniques.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

Accession numbers: 2000-M58, 2001-M219, 2006-M43, 2006-M100, 2011-M42, 2011-M112. Additional materials from accession 2000-M58 were added in June 2013.
This moving image collection of Lamaze International was given to the Schlesinger Library by Elisabeth Bing and Harriet Berry between 2000 and 2011.

Processing Information:

Processed: May 2013
By: Melissa Dollman
Updated June 2014
By: Marilyn Morgan

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research. An appointment is necessary to use any audiovisual material.

Conditions Governing Use:

Copyright. Copyright in the unpublished material created by Lamaze International is held by the President and Fellows of Harvard College for the Schlesinger Library. Permission to utilize footage from published Lamaze materials, other than for research purposes, must be obtained in writing from Lamaze headquarters in Washington, DC. Copyright in other material in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns.
Copying. Audiovisual materials may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.

Preferred Citation:

Lamaze International Moving image collection, 1956-2010; item description, dates. MP-47, Vt-112 or DVD-3, reel or disc #. Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.

Related Material:

There is related material at the Schlesinger Library; see Lamaze International Records, 1849-2006 (MC 707), and Audio Collection of Lamaze International, 1956-2004 (T-297; Phon-33 ).

HISTORY

In 1951, Dr. Fernand Lamaze introduced a method of childbirth in France by incorporating techniques he observed in Russia. This method, consisting of childbirth education classes, relaxation, breathing techniques and continuous emotional support from the father and a specially trained nurse, became known as "the Lamaze method." Word of mouth spread in the United States during the late 1950s; and by 1960 the American Society for Psychoprophylaxis founded the organization, which was later known as ASPO/Lamaze and Lamaze International. Originally a medical society, it was soon organized into 3 divisions: physicians, professionals and teachers, and parents. Two of the earliest organizers were Marjorie Karmel, author of Thank You, Dr. Lamaze (1959) and Elisabeth Bing, a physical therapist who became one of the leading proponents of the method in the United States.

ARRANGEMENT

The collection is arranged in two series:

SCOPE AND CONTENT

The moving image collection of Lamaze International Collection includes educational films and video recordings of conference sessions made by Lamaze International as well as public service announcements and interviews about ASPO/Lamaze natural childbirth techniques. Additional materials (from accession number 2000-M58) were added to the collection in June 2014. These materials are housed in #Vt112.16 - Vt-112.27. All other files remain in the same order. Folders are listed in intellectual, not numerical, order.
Series I, Lamaze educational films and videotapes,1956-1994 (#MP-47.1-MP-47.13; Vt-112.1-Vt-112.8), contains educational films and videotapes that give a history of Psycho-prophylactique and Lamaze, as well as demonstrations of the childbirth techniques. Many of the earlier films take a more narrative form featuring real couples, while later videotapes are more instructional in nature. Note: there is no MP-47, reel 2.
Series II, Interviews, public service announcements, Lamaze video newsletters, etc.,1982-2010, n.d. (#MP-47.14-MP-47.15; Vt-112.9-Vt-112.27; DVD-3.1-3.4), includes interviews with Elisabeth Bing, public service announcements promoting Lamaze, an ASPO/Lamaze awards dinner, and video newsletters and instructional videos produced for Lamaze practitioners.

Container List

Additional Index Terms

Childbirth--United States
DVD-Video discs
Educational films
Interviews
Maternal and infant welfare--France
Maternal and infant welfare--Soviet Union
Maternal and infant welfare--United States
Motion pictures
Natural childbirth
Television programs
Television public service announcements
Videotapes
American Society for Psychoprophylaxis in Obstetrics
Bing, Elisabeth, 1914-2015
Gaskin, Ina May
Lamaze, Fernand, 1890-1957
Lamaze International
Vellay, Pierre

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