The Metta Lou Henderson Women in Pharmacy Collection was donated to the American Institute of the History of Pharmacy in 2009 by pioneering historian of pharmacy Dr. Metta Lou Henderson. Consisting of research material gathered for her groundbreaking research about women and the pharmaceutical profession, the Metta Lou Henderson Women in Pharmacy Collection contains research notes, primary sources, and secondary sources. Professor Henderson used much of the material in this collection in writing her book American Women Pharmacists: Contributions to the Profession.
The Metta Lou Henderson Women in Pharmacy Collection contains biographical material about female pharmacists, statistical and census data, information about women and pharmacy organizations, material about female students at individual schools of pharmacy, and chronological records of women in pharmacy. A significant subset of the collection consists of information about Sister pharmacists. Many of the biographical files from the Metta Lou Henderson Women in Pharmacy Collection have been interfiled in the biographical A2 section of the Kremers Reference Files.
Read an Index to the Women in Pharmacy Collection (created by Prof. Henderson).
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The American Institute of the History of Pharmacy does not hold the copyright to material in the Metta Lou Henderson Women in Pharmacy Collection. Some of the material in the Collection was published before 1923 and is in the public domain. Others items in the Collection were produced after 1923 and may still be subject to copyright. The American Institute of the History of Pharmacy can make digital or photocopy reproductions of material from the Metta Lou Henderson Women in Pharmacy Collection for the personal and educational use of researchers and patrons. The American Institute of the History of Pharmacy can not provide further permission to reproduce, redistribute, or republish materials in the Collection. Copyright assessment is the responsibility of researchers who make use of the Collection. Researchers must determine and satisfy copyright or other use restrictions when republishing or reproducing material from the Metta Lou Henderson Women in Pharmacy Collection.
The American Institute of the History of Pharmacy is documenting and preserving pharmacy stories and experiences during the COVID-19 global pandemic for the benefit of future historians and scholars. We seek to record the effects of this public health emergency on all types of pharmacy experiences. We invite you to share your pharmacy stories, photos, videos, artifacts, and other documentation of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.
You can participate in the AIHP COVID-19 Pandemic Pharmacy Historical Documentation Project either (1) by immediately sharing your thoughts/experiences and/or submitting digital materials or (2) by signifying your to intention to submit materials in the future. Please comply with all applicable local or state stay-at-home orders while self-documenting.
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Access the Pharmacy in History JSTOR Archive
All past issues of Pharmacy in History have been digitized and are text-searchable at JSTOR.
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Upcoming events of interest to historians of pharmacy, pharmaceuticals, medicines, science, and related fields. (Event information current when posted. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, please double-check the status of all events):
July 22-26, 2023: Annual Meeting of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, Aurora, CO.
August 30-September 2, 2023: Biennial Meeting of the European Association for the History of Medicine and Health, Oslo, Norway.
November 11-14, 2023: Annual Meeting of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy, Dallas, TX.
December 3-7, 2023: Midyear Clinical Meeting of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, Anaheim, CA.
January 4-7, 2024: Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association, San Francisco, CA.
September 4-7, 2024: 46th International Congress for the History of Pharmacy, Belgrade Serbia.