Eliot, Martha M. (Martha May), 1891-1978. Additional papers of Martha May Eliot, 1870-1978:
A Finding Aid
Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe
Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
© President and Fellows of Harvard College
Call No.: 78-M89--78-M183
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: Additional papers of Martha May Eliot, 1870-1978
Quantity: 1 linear feet (1 carton) plus 2 folio photograph folders)
Language of materials: Materials in English.
Abstract: Addendum to the papers (MC 229) of Martha May Eliot, pediatrician and child health expert.
Accession numbers: 78-M89, 78-M90, 78-M183
This addendum was received from the estate of Martha May Eliot in June and November
Preliminary inventory: February 1980
By: Jane S. Knowles
Updated: May 2016
By: Lillianne Keaney
Access. Collection is open for research.
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.
Martha May Eliot Additional papers, 1870-1978; item description, dates. 78-M89--78-M183,
folder #. Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University, Cambridge,
There is related material at the Schlesinger Library; see Martha May Eliot papers,
1870-1978 (MC 229
) and Martha May Eliot papers, 1909-1979 (MC 329
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.
Photographs in this collection were re-processed in May 2016 (folders #1-6a). All
other files remain in the same order.
Collection consists of family correspondence; articles by and about Martha May Eliot
and her sister Abigail Eliot; Eliot's diplomas, certificates, awards, and medals;
and photographs of Eliot.
- 1. Photographs: Martha May Eliot and others, 1913-1964
- 2f. Photographs: Johns Hopkins Medical Students and faculty and New Haven Hospital and
Yale Medical School faculty, 1918, 1922?
- 2. Photographs: New Haven Hospital and Yale Medical School, staff and students, 1920-1928;
includes Eliot conducting rickets study
- 3. Photographs: Martha May Eliot and the Children's Bureau, 1951-1962; includes Eliot's
appointment as chief, 40th anniversary of the Bureau
- 4. Photographs: other events and meetings, 1949-1966
- 5. Photographs: Massachusetts Committee for Children and Youth, 1962-1963
- 5a. Photographs: American Public Health Association (APHA), Eliot receiving Segwick Award,
others receiving Martha May Eliot Award, 1958-1971
- 6f. Photographs: Martha May Eliot in India, 1949
- 6. Photographs: World Health Organization, UNICEF, 1949-1960; includes World Health Assemblies,
Martha May Eliot working in India, Geneva, Zurich
- 6a. Photographs: World Health Organization, UNICEF, 1949-1960; includes World Health Assemblies,
Martha May Eliot working in Geneva, Israel, Manila, Mexico, Taiwan
- 7v. Genealogy of the Eliot family
- 8. Genealogy, correspondence
- 10. Correspondence and programs, originally with citations.
- 11. Newsclippings, originally with photographs
- 12. Memorials of Martha May Eliot, including that by William Schmidt
- 13. Articles about Martha May Eliot
- 14. Articles by Martha May Eliot
- 15. Articles annotated by Martha May Eliot
- 16. Certificates and awards
- 17. Certificates and Awards
- 18. Tribute to Martha May Eliot, glazed tile
- 19. Rose Greenleaf Eliot Smith's My Airedale and Other Verses
- 20. American Public Health Association award, 1972
- 21. Family correspondence and other. Family correspondence, 1870-1968:
- 2 autograph letters, signed from Christopher Rhodes Eliot (Martha May Eliot's father)
to his brother, Thomas Lamb Eliot, 1870-1891
- Autograph letter, signed from Martha R. May to Abby Adams Cranch Eliot (Martha May
Eliot's grandmothers) 1888
- Autograph letter, signed from Mary May Eliot (Martha May Eliot's mother) to Martha
R. May, 1894
- 4 autograph letters, signed from Christopher Rhodes Eliot to daughter Martha May Eliot,
- 9 autograph letters, signed from Frederick Eliot (brother) to Martha May Eliot, 1937-1956
- Autograph letter, signed from Abigail Adams Eliot (sister) to Martha May Eliot, 1968
- 22. Family correspondence and other. Eliot, Thomas Stearns, 1 typescript letter, signed
from Thomas Stearns Eliot to Martha May Eliot and 1 Christmas card; also articles
and memorials about Thomas Stearns Eliot.
- 23. Family correspondence and other. Martha May Eliot's personal correspondence, 1949-1978
- 24. Family correspondence and other. Martha May Eliot's personal correspondence, 1950-1971
- 25. Family correspondence and other. Correspondence with Schlesinger Library re gift of
her papers, 1969-1973.
- 26. Notes prepared for oral history with Jeannette Cheek
- 27. Notes prepared for oral history with Jeannette Cheek
- 28. Clippings about Abigail Adams Eliot.
Women physicians--United States
Eliot, Abigail Adams, 1892-1992
Eliot, T. S. (Thomas Stearns), 1888-1965
Schmidt, William Morris, 1907-1989
Radcliffe College--Alumni and alumnae