Jaroslav Hulka papers, 1922-2003 and undated (bulk 1968-2000)

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Hulka, Jaroslav F.
36.5 Linear Feet
15465 Items
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Scope and content:

The collection consists largely of professional papers including subject and research files, correspondence, and writings. Materials pertain to Hulka's involvement in the education, promotion, innovation, and application of women's and reproductive health. Specific topics include laparoscopy, abortion rights, contraception, professional organizations, medical procedures, and educational materials. The collection also includes examples of medical instruments (some of which were developed and patented by Hulka), especially a variety of international IUDs and other forms of contraception including the eponymous "Hulka clip." Also contains drawings and photographs of surgical procedures; educational and presentation slides; blueprints of medical instruments; and correspondence and essays provided by colleagues and students. Acquired as part of the Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture.

Biographical / historical:

Physician at the University of North Carolina and long-time supporter of women's reproductive rights; founding member of the UNC Population Center, pioneering OB/GYN, inventor/innovator of the Hulka Clip, laparoscopy, intrauterine devices and other medical apparatus and procedures.

Acquisition information:
The Jaroslav Hulka Papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book Manuscript Library as a gift in 2003.
Processing information:

Processed by Doug Brown and Anna Navrotskaya

Completed October 31, 2003

Encoded by Doug Brown, Elizabeth Arnold

This collection is unprocessed: materials may not have been ordered and described beyond their original condition.

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[Identification of item], Jaroslav Hulka Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.