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Princess Niloufer collection

 Collection
Identifier: GTM-961216
Collection pertains to Princess Niloufer Farhat Begum Sahiba (January 4, 1916 – June 12, 1989).

Dates

  • 1930-1989

Conditions Governing Access note

Most manuscripts collections at the Georgetown University Booth Family Center for Special Collections are open to researchers; however, restrictions may apply to some collections. Collections stored off site require a minimum of three days for retrieval. For use of all manuscripts collections, researchers are advised to contact the Booth Family Center for Special Collections in advance of any visit.

Extent

30 boxes (27 boxes (various sizes) + 3 custom boxes containing the following items -- Box 26f Item#19 Miniature Quran with silk bag Box 26f Item #3 Arabic prayer with bead-tie purse Box 26f Item #4 Arabic prayer with oil cloth wrapper )

Biographical note

Princess Niloufer (1916-1989), was one of the last members of the Ottoman Empire royalty. Childless herself, Princess Niloufer’s great love of children was galvanized by the death of a maid during childbirth and the lack of a specialized hospital for women and children in Turkey. As president of the Hyderabad Women and Children’s Medical Aid Society, Princess Niloufer founded the Niloufer Hopsital in Hyderabad, India, in 1949. With specializations in maternal and pediatric medicine, the hospital opened in 1953. UNICEF aid provided further development of services, and nurse training programs were funded under the auspices of the World Health Organization. Today, more than a thousand children are treated per day on an outpatient basis. The hospital has a website at http://www.nilouferhospital.com/Default.aspx
Title
Princess Niloufer collection
Status
completed
Author
Georgetown University Library Booth Family Center for Special Collections, Washington, D.C.
Date
05/13/2013
Description rules
local practice
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Georgetown University Manuscripts Repository

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