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Dates:  1963 - 1993

Creator:  Charlotte Wilen

Summary/Abstract:  Charlotte Wilen has been active in community service in Atlanta for 30 years.  She was president of the Maternal and Child Health Institute, Inc., president of the Continuum Alliance for Human Development; a member of the Georgia Planning Group for Health Promotion; a member of the Governor’s Commission on Obstetrics and a member of the Board of Directors of Scottish Rite Children’s Hospital.  She was also on the national task force on Maternal and Infant Health March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation.  As a member of B’nai B’rith Women she organized “Operation Stork” and the “Well Baby Clinic.” Her papers consist of newspaper articles and correspondence relating to the various organizations in which Charlotte Wilen participated.

Quantity/Physical Description: .2 linear feet

Language(s):  English

Repository: The Cuba Family Archives for Southern Jewish History, The William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum, 1440 Spring Street NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30309.

Restrictions on Access:  There are no restrictions on accessing material in this collection.

Restrictions on Use:  Copyright restrictions may apply.  Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.  Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder.

Preferred Citation:  Box #, Folder #, Mss 106, Charlotte Wilen Papers, The Cuba Family Archives for Southern Jewish History, The William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum, 1440 Spring Street NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30309.

Arrangement:  All material is arranged in alphabetical order and chronologically within each folder.

Biographical/Historical Note:  Charlotte Wilen has been active in community service in Atlanta for 30 years.  She was president of the Maternal and Child Health Institute, Inc., president of the Continuum Alliance for Human Development; a member of the Georgia Planning Group for Health Promotion; a member of the Governor’s Commission on Obstetrics and a member of the Board of Directors of Scottish Rite Children’s Hospital.  She was also on the national task force on Maternal and Infant Health March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation.  As a member of B’nai B’rith Women she organized “Operation Stork” and the “Well Baby Clinic.” In 1962 President John F. Kennedy asked the states to focus on ways to treat and prevent mental retardation.  In response, a committee chaired by J.D. Thompson, M.D., the Chief of Emory University’s Ob/Gyn Department at Grady Memorial Hospital, developed a written initiative called “A Proposed Plan to Prevent Mental Retardation Through Improved Maternal and Infant Care.”  The plan included strong statewide efforts to educate Georgians about the issues surrounding maternal and infant health.  In keeping with the goals of improving perinatal outcomes, in 1968 two groups came together to establish ‘Operation Stork.”  The Jewish Women International (led by Charlotte Wilen) and the March of Dime started this outreach and education program for pregnant women at the South Fulton Clinic.  They offered free layettes and maternity clothes as incentives for women who visited the clinic for prenatal care.  Soon, their program expanded to Grady Hospital’s prenatal clinic, and through a consortium of additional women’s organizations – including the Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women, the Jewish Women International, the Georgia Federation of Women’s Clubs, the Service Guild, and the Zeta Phi Beta Sorority/Epsilon Chapter – many other focused educational projects were also born.

Scope and Content  Researchers studying the Charlotte Wilen Papers will gain insight into the involvement of Ms. Wien’s participation in civic organizations. All material is arranged in alphabetical order and chronologically within each folder.

Collection Inventory

Box File Description Date
1 1 Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith – Award Dinner 1969
2 B’nai B’rith Girls 40th Anniversary – honoring Charlotte Wilen 1967
3 B’nai B’rith Women – Operation Stork 1969 – 1971
4 B’nai B’rith Women District 5 – Volunteer of the Year Award 1970
5 Conference on Hunger 1969
6 Miscellaneous activities 1963 – 1976
7 Resume 1993

 

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