Rockwood, Edith, 1888-1952. Papers of Edith Rockwood, 1932-1954: 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
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Call No.: A-45
Repository: Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe
Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Creator: Edith Rockwood, 1888-1952
Title: Papers of Edith Rockwood, 1932-1954
Quantity: .42 linear feet (1 file box)
Language of materials: Materials in English.
Abstract: Correspondence, articles, speeches, etc., of Edith A. Rockwood, a staff member of
the Children's Bureau and League of Women Voters activist.
Accession numbers: 53-9, 53-11
Gift of Mrs. Tilden Phillips (Ethel Rockwood) 4427 Luverne St. Duluth 4, Minnesota.
Received March 1952; Gift of United States Children's Bureau thru Dr. Martha Eliot
and Miss Dorothy Quinlan. Received March 1953.
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Edith Rockwood Papers, 1932-1954; item description, dates. A-45, folder #. Schlesinger
Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
Edith Rockwood was a staff member of the Children's Bureau from 1932 to 1952. She
was also active in the League of Women Voters.
Published articles and typed copies of speeches and articles by Edith Rockwood, of
the League of Women Voters, and of the United States Children's bureau, 1932-1952.
Also letters to Edith Rockwood on her retirement from the Children's Bureau. Pictures,
obituaries, will and personal description of Rockwood. by her sister, Ethel Rockwood
Phillips. Family history, etc.
- 1. Outline of Education and Experience
- 2. Short Biographic Sketch -- Press Release April 6, 1936, on appointment to staff of
the Children's Bureau; Brief Biographic Outline of Life.
- 3. Children's Bureau. Speeches and articles:
- Speech: "The Church's Responsibility for the Welfare of the Youth of the Nation."
At National Seminar of the Women's Division of Christian Service, Board of Missions
and Church Extension of The Methodist Church, Kansas City, Missouri, July 27, 1949.
- Speech: "Use of Community Resources for Children--The Federal Contribution." At North
Carolina Conference of Social Service, Winston Salem, North Carolina, April 29, 1946.
- Speech: "Family Security and Community Programs for Children and Youth." At Conference
on The Church's Ministry to the Family, Woman's Division of Christian Service of the
Board of Missions and Extension, The Methodist Church, Buck Hill Falls, Pennsylvania,
November 28, 1944.
- Speech: "Children in A Democracy At War." At Board of Directors Meeting, General Federation
of Women's Clubs, Chicago, Illinois, October 16, 1942.
- Speech: "Building Buttresses--Better Welfare Administration." At Convention of Illinois
League of Women Voters, Chicago, Illinois, May 9, 1940.
- Speech: "The White House Conference on Children in A Democracy." At meeting of New
York League for Speech Improvement, New York City, March 30, 1940.
- Speech: "The Social Security Act as It Affects Children." At meeting of Monroe County
Division, New York State League of Women Voters, Rochester, New York, January 29,
- Speech: "1936 Trends in Child Welfare." At Minnesota Federation of Women's Clubs State
Convention, St. Cloud, Minnesota, October 8, 1936. Articles
- Article: "Children's Bureau Resources for Young Children." For Bulletin of National
Commission for Young Children, November 23, 1942.
- Article: "Maternity Protection," for New Standard Encyclopedia, April 1, 1943
- Article: "Current Developments in the Activities of the Children's Bureau." For Annual
Convention of Association for Childhood Education, April 6-10, 1942. Buffalo, New
- Article: "Children's Bureau Functions and Appropriations for Explanation of Legislative
Program of National Congress of Parents and Teachers," August 29, 1940.
- 4. Children's Bureau. Articles, book reviews, news notes:
- Article: "Progress in Building the Future for Our Children and Youth." Reprint from
The Child, March 1946.
- Article: "Children and The 1946 Session of Congress." Reprint from The Child, September 1946.
- Article: "To Strengthen Family Life." Reprint from The Child, December 1947.
- Article: "National Commission Prepares for Midcentury White House Conference." Reprint
from The Child, March 1948.
- Article: "Parent-Education Activities of the United States Children's Bureau." May
8, 1937. For meeting of National Council of Parent Education.
- Book Review: Report of the National Conference on Social Welfare Needs and The Workshop
of Citizens' Groups. From The Child, September 1948. Page 47.
- Book Review: Good Schools Don't Just Happen. From The Child, February 1952. Page 95.
- News Notes: "Planning for Children and Youth." From The Child, March 1946. Page 147.
- News Notes: "Planning for Children and Youth in Kentucky." From The Child, April 1946. Page 164.
- News Notes: "State Committees on Children and Youth." From The Child, August 1946. Pages 45, 46.
- News Notes: "Meeting of New Commission." From The Child, April 1944. Page 149.
- 5. Miscellaneous:
- Suggestions for State Follow-up of the Recommendations of the National Conference
on the Prevention and Control of Juvenile Delinquency, August 28, 1947, with letter
of transmittal dated August 29, 1947.
- Answer to Questionnaire for Association for Childhood Education on work of the Children's
Bureau. (About 1945) Miscellaneous: Answer to Questionnaire for Association for Childhood
Education on work of the Children's Bureau. (About 1947).
- Statement on Work of the Children's Bureau, for The Municipal Yearbook.
- Material on Health Activities of the Children's Bureau, prepared for Mr. George St.
J. Perrott, United States Public Health Service, for speech by him at National Conference
of Social Work, May 1940.
- 7. Midcentury White House Conference on Children and Youth
- Statement on Follow-up of the 1940 White House Conference on Children in Democracy.
(For use in preparation for the 1950 conference)
- Statement, Preparation for Midcentury White House Conference on Children -- Steps
taken up to June 1948. Dated June 17, 1948
- Report "How the Federal Government Serves Youth" - Statement of the Advisory Council
on Federal Government Participation (pages 75-122 of Children and Youth at the Midcentury
- Report on Youth - National Organizations - Federal Government).
- 8. Interdepartmental Committee on Children and Youth
- List of Members and Officers of the Committee
- The First Year of Work of the Committee. (May 1948 - June 30, 1949)
- Second and Third Years' Work, of the Committee (July 1, 1949-June 30, 1951)
- Programs of the federal government affecting children and youth. 1951
- 9. Special Material Relating to Edith Rockwood
- Original Draft of Award Presented to Edith Rockwood by the Interdepartmental Committee
on Children and Youth, in July 1952
- Newspaper Account of the above presentation, from the Washington, D. C. Star of July 13, 1952, together with copy of Committee Report, "Federal Government Programs
Affecting Children and Youth", mentioned in the newspaper article
- Announcement Bulletin of the National Conference on Family Life, May 1948, giving,
among other details, the list of the Technical Advisory Committee of which Edith Rockwood
was a member
- National Health Assembly Staff Picture (May 1948). Edith Rockwood served as Assistant
to the Executive Secretary of the Assembly and is in this staff picture
- Obituary Article from the Washington, D.C. Post of August 18, 1952.
- 10. National League of Women Voters: Pamphlet "Community Care for the Health of the Mother
and Young Child". March 1932 by Edith Rockwood.
For names of other pamphlets written by Edith Rockwood for the National League of
Women Voters, see list in "Outline of Education and Experience of Edith Rockwood,
pages 2 and 3.
- 11. Group Health Associatio,. Inc. (Washington, D.C.)
- Outline summary of activities of Edith Rockwood for Group Health Association including
Citation of February 5, 1944
- Article in G.H.A. News, July-September 1952 issue, on Edith Rockwood, giving highlights
of her career.
- 12. Washington Housing Association. Copy of Resolution of Board of Directors on the death
of Edith Rockwood. Statement "Policy and Program, 1951-1952" of the Association. Prepared
by Edith Rockwood.
- 13. United States Department of Labor Business Calling Card of Edith Rockwood, as Executive
Secretary of Commission on Living Conditions of War Workers. (1918-1919)
- 14. Re: Edith Rockwood Conference Room at Group Health Assoc. Inc., Washington.
- 15. Personal letters to Edith Rockwood, 1951-1952, from family and close friends
- 16. Letters to Edith Rockwood following her retirement from Children's Bureau June 1952.
- 17. Edith Rockwood's replies to letters following her retirement. - July 1952.
- 18. Death notices, etc. re Edith Rockwood. August 18, 1952.
- 19. Re: Memorial service, August 19, 1952.
- 20. Will of Edith Rockwood, June 1952.
- 21. Pictures of Edith Rockwood.
- 22. Personal description of Edith Rockwood by her sister, Ethel Rockwood Phillips
- 23. Rockwood family history
Midcentury White House Conference on Children and Youth (1950)
White House Conference on Children in a Democracy (1939-1940)
Youth--Health and hygiene
Group Health Association (Washington, D.C.)
League of Women Voters (U.S.)
Phillips, Ethel Rockwood
United States. Children's Bureau
United States. Department of Labor
United States. National Commission on Children and Youth
Washington Housing Association