A pediatrician, public health leader and women’s rights activist. The papers offer information and insight on the personal and professional life of a dynamic, charismatic and multifaceted Puerto Rican pediatrician, activist and community health advocate. The collection is a source for study on the development of a Latina perspective in the broad areas of public health, women’s rights and reproductive health. Among the highlights of the collection are numerous biographical articles and profiles on Rodríguez-Trías, obituaries and tributes in print and video formats published or released after her death in 2001, many of her writings and public presentations of the 1980s and 1990s, materials related to her candidacy and presidency of the American Public Health Association in the early 1990s and a photographic grouping that depicts different stages in her life from the 1960s through 2001. The collection consists of correspondence, clippings, letters, memoranda, programs, awards, flyers, writings, speeches, notes, publications, photographs, videotapes, audiocassettes and slides.
Finding Aid for the Helen Rodríguez-Trías Papers