Abstract

Survey form responses, correspondence, and report drafts for the UNICEF funded Papua New Guinea Institute of Applied Social and Economic Research (IASER) project entitled "Survey of Traditional Birth Attendants in Papua New Guinea." The project was conducted by Dr. Patricia Townsend with the research assistance of Ms. Emily Dirua. Also included are prepublication articles and papers by anthropologists and researchers. The materials are arranged in three series: 1) CORRESPONDENCE, 2) RESEARCH MATERIALS and 3) WRITINGS BY OTHERS.

Historical Background

Scope and Content

Research materials of the Traditional Birth Attendants Project directed by Dr. Patricia Townsend. The project surveyed previous fieldworkers in Papua New Guinea on traditional childbirth practices in rural Papua New Guinea. The project was funded by UNICEF. Materials include correspondence, questionnaires, reports, and unpublished papers. The collection is arranged in three series: 1) CORRESPONDENCE, 2) RESEARCH MATERIALS and 3) WRITINGS BY OTHERS.

SERIES 1: CORRESPONDENCE

The CORRESPONDENCE series contains communications between Dr. Townsend, colleagues and anthropologists concerning research involving the observation and understanding of the Papua New Guinea traditional childbirth techniques. The bulk of the correspondence dates from 1982 to 1985.

SERIES 2: RESEARCH MATERIALS

All of the materials represented in the RESEARCH MATERIALS series pertain to the data collected for the report for the project by anthropologists during their previous field work in rural Papua New Guinea communities. The drafts of the report are included, as well as the questionnaire and responses which are organized alphabetically by informant.

SERIES 3: WRITINGS BY OTHERS

The WRITINGS BY OTHERS series, arranged alphabetically, contains reports and manuscripts by anthropologists and researchers related to childbirth, reproduction, and family practice in Papua New Guinea communities.

CORRESPONDENCE

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11 Alba, Ruth, 1987.
12 B - Miscellaneous.
13 C - Miscellaneous.
14 Conway, Denise, 1983.
15 Crittenden, Robert, 1984 - 1991.
16 D - Miscellaneous.
17 D'Silva, E. Wilfred, 1983 - 1985.
18 E - Miscellaneous.
19 F - Miscellaneous.
110 G - Miscellaneous.
111 H - Miscellaneous.
112 I - Miscellaneous.
113 J - Miscellaneous.
114 K - Miscellaneous.
115 L - Miscellaneous.
116 M - Miscellaneous.
117 McKellin, William H., 1983 - 1984.
118 Metraux, Rhoda, 1984.
119 N - Miscellaneous.
120 P - Miscellaneous.
121 R - Miscellaneous.
122 S - Miscellaneous.
123 Staub, Ulrike, and Rupert Poschl, 1984.
124 T - Miscellaneous.
125 Turner, Lulu, 1986.
126 U - Miscellaneous.
127 Umemoto, Stephen, 1982 - 1986.
128 W - Miscellaneous.
129 Y - Miscellaneous.
130 Unidentified correspondents.

RESEARCH MATERIALS

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131 Mapping of Maternal and Child Health Coverage, 1983. Project proposal.
132 Dirua, Emily. "Field Report on Childbirth in Two Simbu Villages", 1984. February. Working Paper No. 1
133 Report of the Traditional Birth Attendants Project - Handwritten draft.
134 Report of the Traditional Birth Attendants Project - Annotated typescript draft, 1985. Part 1.
135 Report of the Traditional Birth Attendants Project - Annotated typescript draft, 1985. Part 2.
136 Report of the Traditional Birth Attendants Project - Final draft, 1985. Prepared by the Papua New Guinea Institute of Applied Social and Economic Research by UNICEF.
137 Proportion of Citizen Population Age 7-12 Years at School by Province, District and Sex for Papua New Guinea, 1980. Manuscript data chart.
138 Report of the Traditional Birth Attendants Project - Distribution lists.
139 Traditional Birth Attendants Project - Questionnaire for Fieldworkers. Draft.
140 Traditional Birth Attendants Project - Questionnaire for Fieldworkers, 1983 - 1985. Responses (A-D).
21 Traditional Birth Attendants Project - Questionnaire for Fieldworkers, 1983 - 1985. Responses (F-K).
22 Traditional Birth Attendants Project - Questionnaire for Fieldworkers, 1983 - 1985. Responses (L-M).
23 Traditional Birth Attendants Project - Questionnaire for Fieldworkers, 1983 - 1985. Responses (N - Unidentified).
24 Village Childbirth Survey Aitape, 1980.
25 Miscellaneous - notes.

WRITINGS BY OTHERS

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26 Baines, Janis and Robert Crittenden. "the Pattern of Childbearing on the Nembi Plateau, Southern Highlands", 1984. Typescript draft.
27 Boyd, David J. and Karen L. Ito, 1981. "Reproductive Decision Making and the Value of Children: The Ilakia Awa of Okapa District, Eastern Highlands Province." Report.
28 Chen, Paul C. Y. "Studies on the Role of Traditional Medicine in Health Care", 1980.
29 Counts, Dorothy Ayers. "Reproduction, Family Planning and the Value of Children in Kaliai, West Britian", 1981. Photocopy of typescript.
210 Counts, Dorothy Ayers. Infant Care and Feeding in Kaliai, West Britian, Papua New Guinea", 1983.
211 Gegeo, David and Karen Ann Watson-Gegeo, 1983. "Kwara'ae Mothers and Infants: Changing Family Practices in Health, Work, and Childrearing." Typescript.
212 Hauser-Schaublin, Brigitta. "Reproduction, Pregnancy, and Birth in Kararau". Typescript. Translated by Patricia Townsend.
213 Hauser-Schaublin, Brigitta. Untitled typescript.
214 Kurita, Hiroyuki. "Health Care in the Fasu Area", 1989 - 3. Typescript.
215 Lepowsky, Maria, 1979. "A Preliminary Report on Cultural Factors Affecting Health and Nutrition: Sudest Island and the Louisiade Archipelago, Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea." Typescript.
216 MacLennan, Robert and Wendy. "Abelam Menstruation, Pregnancy, and Childbirth". Typescript.
217 McKellin, William H. "Birthing Among the Managalese".
218 McKellin, William H., 1983. "The Transformation of Substances: Managalase Concepts of Reproduction and Congenital Illness." Typescript.
219 Meigs, Anna, 1984. "Korogo and Hakeri'a and a Third Perspective on the Relationship Between the Sexes." Typescript.
220 Meigs, Anna, 1976. "Male Pregnancy and the Reduction of Sexual Opposition in a New Guinea Highlands Society." Photocopy of reprint.
221 Meiser, Leo. "Child-Bearing and Child-Rearing Among the Kaean of the Northern Coast of New Guinea." Photocopy.
222 Poole, Fitz John Porter, 1983. "Folk Models of Eroticism in Mothers and Sons: Aspects of Sexuality Among Bimin-Kuskusmin." Photocopy of typescript.
223 Staub, Ulrike and Rupert Poschl. "Motherhood on Trobriand Island, Milne Bay Province". Photocopy of typescript.
224 Tietjen, Anne Marie, 1983. "Infant Care and Feeding Practices and the Beginnings of Socialization Among the Maisin of Papua New Guinea." Photocopy of typescript.



Finding aid generated: 2005-10-31