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MC 329

Eliot, Martha M. (Martha May), 1891-1978. Papers of Martha May Eliot, 1909-1979: A Finding Aid

Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: MC 329
Repository: Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Creator: Martha M. (Martha May) Eliot, 1891-1978
Title: Papers of Martha May Eliot, 1909-1979
Date(s): 1909-1979
Quantity: .21 linear feet (1/2 file box)
Language of materials: Materials in English.
Abstract: Correspondence, memorial papers, diary, etc., of Martha May Eliot, pediatrician and child health expert.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

Accession numbers: 76-85, 76-262 78-M39, 78-M176 79-M17, 79-M68
These papers were given to the Schlesinger Library by Dr. William M. Schmidt, Martha May Eliot's friend and co-worker, in 1976, 1978, and 1979.

Processing Information:

Processed: July 1981
By: Judith Avrett

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use:

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Martha May Eliot is held by the President and Fellows of Harvard College for the Schlesinger Library. Copyright in other papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns.
Copying. Papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.

Preferred Citation:

Martha May Eliot Papers, 1909-1979; item description, dates. MC 329, folder #. Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.

Related Material:

There is related material at the Schlesinger Library; see Martha May Eliot papers, 1870-1978 (MC 229) and Martha May Eliot Additional papers, 1870-1978 (78-M89--78-M183).

BIOGRAPHY

Pediatrician and expert on children's health (Radcliffe, 1913; Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, 1918), Eliot was a founder of the World Health Organization and UNICEF, and the fourth head of the Children's Bureau. She taught at the Harvard School of Public Health, headed the Massachusetts Committee on Children and Youth, and conducted pioneering research on rickets.

SCOPE AND CONTENT

This collection includes professional correspondence and other papers, two memorial papers about Martha May Eliot, and a diary Eliot kept while traveling abroad in 1909.

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Additional Index Terms

Child welfare--Massachusetts
Physicians--United States
Women physicians--United States
Massachusetts. Committee for Children and Youth
Radcliffe College--Alumni and alumnae
Schmidt, William Morris, 1907-1989

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