ELAINE A. SCHWINGE. Journals; 1946-1950, 1996. .2 cu. ft.
Elaine Schwinge, M.D., served as a field physician for the Alaska Territorial Department of Health under health commissioner C. Earl Albrecht from 1946 to 1950. She served on the Mobile Health Unit, the ship M.S. Hygiene, the BCG (tuberculosis vaccine) Program, and the Alaska Native Service Hospital in Bethel. Schwinge received her Master of Public Health degree from the University of Michigan in 1948. She later worked in psychiatry for the United States Public Health Service, the National Institute for Mental Health, and the state of Pennsylvania. Elaine Schwinge lives in Allentown, Pennsylvania.
The collection consists of a copy of Dr. Elaine Schwinge's journals from her service in the Alaska Territorial Department of Health from 1946 to 1950. The journals are divided by year and include diary and journal entries, narrative reports, correspondence, articles, stories, photographs, and other selected documents. The journals also include tables of contents and time lines. Also included in the collection is an expanded version of her journals from 1996, which has typed versions of the journal entries and documents, and a corresponding CD-R computer disc. The archives also holds the papers of Dr. C. Earl Albrecht.
The collection was presented to the archives by Margery Albrecht in 1999. The expanded version of the journals was presented to the archives by Elaine Schwinge in 2005.