Emma (Sandberg) Vico Midwife Papers

1896, 1922, undated
The Country Doctor Museum Manuscript Collection, CD 01.55
Creator(s)
Vico, Emma (Sandberg)
Physical description
0.06 Cubic Feet
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.
Repository
Laupus Library History Collections
Access
No restrictions

The collection contains a booklet, "Instrumentala Forlossningskonsten" (in Swedish), State of Illinois birth certificate forms, and text panel information.


Biographical/historical information

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.


Scope and arrangement

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.


Administrative information
Custodial History

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

Source of acquisition

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.

Processing information

Processing revised by Ashley Williams, 2015

Copyright notice

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


Language of material

English, Swedish

Related material

Related artifacts held at The Country Doctor Museum, Bailey, North Carolina.


Key terms
Topical
Midwifery--instrumentation

Container list
Box 1 Folder 1 Midwife Documents, 1896, 1922, undated