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Sarah Drowne Belcher papers

Call Number: MS 1273

Scope and Contents

The papers consist of research material of Sarah Drowne Belcher, relating to milk testing.


  • 1900-1910


Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection are in the public domain. There are no restrictions on use. Copyright status for other collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred from the Yale University Historical Medical Library, 1980.


1 Linear Feet

Language of Materials


Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

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The papers consist of research material of Sarah Drowne Belcher, relating to milk testing.

Biographical / Historical

Born in 1864 in Providence, Rhode Island, Sarah Drowne Belcher received degrees from Boston University, New York University, and the Women's Medical College. From the latter, she received a medical degree in 1891. She served as a researcher at Johns Hopkins University and also performed research in Germany. In 1897, she was a delegate to a medical conference held in Russia. Upon returning, she took a job at the New York City Board of Health and the Rockefeller Institute. Her primary research around the turn of the century involved milk and attempts to bring a purer and healthier milk to New York City. Belcher died on December 15, 1930, in New York City.
Preliminary Guide to the Sarah Drowne Belcher Papers
Under Revision
compiled by Staff of Manuscripts and Archives
February 2004
Description rules
Finding Aid Created In Accordance With Manuscripts And Archives Processing Manual
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

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