Metta Lou Henderson Women in Pharmacy

Iowa Women in Pharmacy from the June 1897 edition of Druggists Circular and Chemical Gazette (Courtesy Metta Lou Henderson Women in Pharmacy Collection – Prior to 1900)

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).

To visit the Metta Lou Henderson Women in Pharmacy Collection or for reference assistance please email: research@aihp.org


Rights Information

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.

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