Maternity Center Association (New York, N.Y.) records


Minutes of boards and committees; correspondence of the General Directors and other staff members; records of the Lobenstine Clinic and School; records of the Childbearing Centers; records of educational and advocacy efforts; fundraising and public relations records; pamphlets and newspaper clippings; scrapbooks; posters; photographs, drawings; and photographs.

The records document the administrations of General Directors Anne Stevens, 1918-1921, Nancy E. Cadmus, 1922-23; Hazel Corbin, 1923-1965; Vera Keane, 1965-1968; Ruth W. Lubic, 1970-1995; and Maureen Corry, 1995-2014.


Maternity Center Association

Date [inclusive]: 

1907-2010 (bulk 1918-1995)


English, Spanish.

Physical Description: 

96.25 cubic feet (275 boxes, 1 carton, 1 banker's box, 9 flat boxes, 7 oversize folders, 1 vol.)



Copyright is retained by the National Partnership for Women and Families, the successor organization to the Maternity Center Association/Childbirth Connection.

Permission to use illustrations from the records must be obtained from the National Partnership for Women and Families.

Permission to publish from the records under the terms of the U.S. copyright law’s Fair Use provisions may be obtained in writing from the Head, Archives & Special Collections.

Delivery and registration records of the Lobenstine Clinic and School in Series 3, and Sub-series 7.1 and 7.2 contain Protected Health Information (PHI) as defined by the US Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA); access is allowed only under the terms of Archives and Special Collections’ Access Policy to Records Containing Protected Health Information.

Cite as: 

Maternity Center Association Records, Archives & Special Collections, Columbia University Health Sciences Library.