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Babies Milk Fund of Louisville collection

Identifier: KORN345

Mary K Marlatt donated her research files and a copy of her paper, “The Babies Milk Fund Association of Louisville: A Success ?” in May 2015. Research files are divided into folders: Babies Milk Fund news clippings, 1908-1919 Babies Milk Fund Louisville: Miscellaneous, 1900s Articles on Public Health and Milk Depots, 1903-1917 Articles on Public Health and Milk Charities, 1910 Articles on Public Health and Infant Mortality, 1910-1930 Articles on Public Health and Housing, 1913 Secondary Sources, 1935-2008


  • 2015
  • Agent Relation: 1908-1919


.50 linear feet

Biographical / Historical

The Babies Milk Fund Association operated in Louisville, Kentucky from July 1908 until 1918. This organization was created to study and cure the conditions which cause the large number of deaths among children under five years of age. They provided clean milk in sterilized bottles for a nominal fee to babies in low-income homes. They also ran educational classes, well-baby clinics and home nursing visits for sick children.

Babies Milk Fund of Louisville collection
Mary K. Marlatt
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Description is in English.

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Part of the Kornhauser Health Sciences Library Repository

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