Emma (Sandberg) Vico Midwife Papers, 1896, 1922

The Country Doctor Museum Manuscript Collection, CD 01.55

  • Descriptive Summary
     
    Title: Emma (Sandberg) Vico Midwife Papers
    Creator: Vico, Emma Sandberg
    Repository: Laupus Library History Collections
    Language: English
    Abstract: The collection contains a booklet, “Instrumentala Forlossningskonsten” (in Swedish), State of Illinois birth certificate forms, and text panel information.
    Extent: 0.0875 Cubic feet,
  • Description
     

    The collection contains a booklet, “Instrumentala Forlossningskonsten” (in Swedish), State of Illinois birth certificate forms, and text panel information. Midwife objects, such as forceps, fetal stethoscope, and leather stirrups, are housed at the Country Doctor Museum in Bailey, NC, while the paper documents are located at Laupus Health Sciences Library in Greenville, NC.

  • Biographical / Historical Note
     

    Emma Sandberg was born 23 July 1874 in Finja, Sweden. She trained at the Lying-in Hospital in Stockholm, Sweden. The schooling consisted of nine months of general delivery techniques and an additional three months of the use of instruments. She practiced fulltime in Sweden until she immigrated to the United States in 1901. Once in the United States, Sandberg continued midwifery in Dekalb, Illinois until 1908 when she married John Vico and moved to Chicago where she practiced part-time until her only child, Vivian, was born in 1911. She then worked occasionally until 1920. Sandberg delivered her last baby, quite by chance, in 1946 when she was 72. She was visiting an old friend whose daughter-in-law was about to leave the house for a hospital birth, but the baby was ready for an early entrance. Emma Vico died 26 January 1959 in the Los Angeles area and is buried next to her husband in Hammond, Indiana.

  • Administrative Information
     
    Accessions Information

    6 January 2010: papers and artifacts. Transferred from Providence Archives, Seattle, WA.

    Acquisition Information

    Transferred from Providence Archives, Seattle, WA in January 2010. Were accessioned from St. Joseph Medical Center, Burbank, CA, a member of the Providence Health and Service system. John Petlock originally donated the materials.

    Access Restrictions

    No restrictions

    Copyright Notice

    Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.

    Preferred Citation

    Emma (Sandberg) Vico Midwife Papers (CD 01.54),The Country Doctor Museum, at The William E. Laupus Health Sciences Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

    Processing Information

    Processing revised by Ashley Williams, 2015

    Sponsor Statement

    Online access to this finding aid is supported with funds created through the federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA). These funds come through a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services which is administered by the State Library of North Carolina, a division of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources. This grant is part of the North Carolina Access and Digitization Grant Program.

Container List

Midwife Documents, 1896, 1922, undated

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Midwife Documents, 1896, 1922, undated


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