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78-M89--78-M183

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

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Descriptive Summary

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
Date(s): 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.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

Accession numbers: 78-M89, 78-M90, 78-M183
This addendum was received from the estate of Martha May Eliot in June and November 1978.

Processing Information:

Preliminary inventory: February 1980
By: Jane S. Knowles
Updated: May 2016
By: Lillianne Keaney

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 Additional papers, 1870-1978; item description, dates. 78-M89--78-M183, 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 papers, 1909-1979 (MC 329).

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

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.

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Additional Index Terms

Photographs
Physicians--United States
Women physicians--United States
Eliot, Abigail Adams, 1892-1992
Elliott family
Eliot, T. S. (Thomas Stearns), 1888-1965
Schmidt, William Morris, 1907-1989
Radcliffe College--Alumni and alumnae

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