Spock, Benjamin, 1903-1998

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Pediatrician and author.

From the description of Benjamin Spock correspondence and photograph, 1966. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70984314

Benjamin Spock (1903-1998) was an American pediatrician, author, and peace activist. He is the author of the worldwide best-selling book Baby and Child Care .

From the guide to the Benjamin Spock Papers, 1945-1990, (Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries)

Epithet: paediatrician

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000561.0x00005d

Before the widespread presence of television and radio, and to a lesser extent even after, wartime governments often used posters to broadcast to the civilian population important themes such as civil defense, recruitment, morale-boosting and fund-raising. In many cases notable artists would be engaged to create the illustrations.

World War I and World War II were particularly rich in these cheap and omnipresent pieces of propaganda. According to the Smithsonian Institution's "Produce for Victory: Posters on the American Home Front" :

Addressing every citizen as a combatant in the war of production, wartime posters united the power of art with the power of advertising to sell the idea that the factory and the home were also arenas of war. Poster campaigns aimed not only to increase productivity in factories, but also to enlarge people's views of their responsibilities in a time of total war... [P]eople would encounter posters in places that other media couldn't reach-schools, factories, offices, store windows, and other places outside the scope of paid advertising. Second, posters had democratic appeal-they could be made by anyone; they could be seen by all. Both medium and message spoke of democracy, which made posters ideal for expressing American war aims: why we fight, what we fight for.

Benjamin Spock was an American pediatrician best known for his book Baby and Child Care . He was also active in the anti-Vietnam War movements during the 1960's and early 1970's.

From the guide to the Spock War Posters Collection, 1909-1975, (Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries)

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referencedIn Records, 1946-2000 Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Rabinowitz, Boudin, Standard, Krinsky & Lieberman. Rabinowitz, Boudin, Standard, Krinsky & Lieberman legal files, 1915-1992. Churchill County Museum
creatorOf Erikson, Erik H. (Erik Homburger), 1902-1994. Erik H. and Joan M. Erikson papers, 1925-1985 (inclusive) 1960-1980 (bulk). Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Jackson, Edith Banfield, 1895-1977. Papers, 1878-1977 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Louise Bates Ames Papers, 1915-1989, (bulk 1950-1975) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Ames, Louise Bates. Louise Bates Ames papers, 1915-1996 (bulk 1950-1975). Library of Congress
creatorOf Correspondents, surnames P-S.Barbara Phipps, 1993. David Pryce-Jones, 1986. Meriel, Lady Richardson, 1987. To Reinhardt John R. Roberts, of CVBC Services Ltd, 1987. Thomas G. Rosenthal, [1987]. On a contribution to portrait for Andre Deutsch’s 70..., 1968-2000 British Library
referencedIn Salvador E. Luria Papers, 1923-1992 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Lynn Z. Bloom Collection Relating to Benjamin Spock, 1963-1971 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
referencedIn R. Buckminster Fuller papers, ca. 1920-1983 Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
referencedIn Mitford, Jessica, 1917-1996. Papers, 1949-1973 (bulk 1961-1973). Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn Stergar, Albert. Albert Stergar photographs, 1974-1992. Wisconsin Historical Society Archives
referencedIn John P. Lanigan Papers, 1965-1971 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
referencedIn American Radicalism Ephemera Collection, 1929-1968 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
referencedIn Fischer, John, 1910-1978. Papers, 1933-1970. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Beals, Carleton, 1893-1979. Carleton Beals collection, 1916-1979. Boston University, School of Medical
referencedIn Rabinowitz, Boudin, Standard, Krinsky and Lieberman: Legal Files, Bulk, 1940-1985, 1915-1992, (Bulk 1940-1985) Tamiment Library / Wagner Archives
referencedIn Wall, John E., 1931-2007. John E. Wall Legal Papers : pertaining to the trial of Dr. Benjamin Spock and others, 1943-1972, bulk 1967-1968. Boston College, Thomas P. O'Neill Library
referencedIn Don Wright Papers, 1963-1968 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
creatorOf Lowenberg, Miriam Elizabeth. Miriam Lowenberg manuscripts and galley proofs, circa 1934-circa 1955. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
referencedIn Douglas, Melvyn. Papers, 1892-1983. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Benjamin Spock Symposium Collection, 1996 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
referencedIn National Conference for New Politics. Records, 1966-1968. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
creatorOf Benjamin Spock Papers, 1945-1990 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
referencedIn Mobilization for Survival (Organization). Collection, 1977-[ongoing]. Swarthmore College, Peace Collection, SCPC
creatorOf Fair Lawn Committee for Peace in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. Collection, 1967-1973. Swarthmore College, Peace Collection, SCPC
creatorOf Spock, Benjamin, 1903-1998. [The strains on American families] [sound recording] / by Dr. Benjamin Spock. Sarah Lawrence College, Esther Raushenbush Library
referencedIn Swarthmore College. Peace Collection. Benjamin Spock FBI files, 1964-1972. Swarthmore College, Peace Collection, SCPC
referencedIn Buckley, William F. (William Frank), 1925-2008. "Firing Line with William Buckley" transcripts, 1966-1967 (inclusive) [microform]. Yale University Library
referencedIn Esselstyn, Caldwell B., 1902-1975. Caldwell B. Esselstyn papers, 1945-1964 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Houghton Mifflin Company correspondence, 1881-1981 (inclusive), 1940-1979 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Osborn, Stellanova, 1894-1988. Stellanova Osborn papers, 1916-1992. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Papers, 1831-1835, 1916-2002 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
creatorOf MARGARET GARDINER PAPERS. Vol. III (ff. 129). 'Vietnam: an American View'; 1967.includes:ff. 2, 34 Harrison Evans Salisbury, Associate Editor, 'The New York Times': Letters to Margaret Gardiner of Harrison Evans Salisbury: 1967: Signed.ff. 3, 40 ..., 1967 British Library
referencedIn Looker, Antonina Hansell, 1898-1987. Antonina Hansell Looker papers, 1836-1996. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn National Coordinating Committee to End the War in Vietnam. National Coordinating Committee to End the War in Vietnam records, 1964-1967. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
creatorOf Spock, Benjamin, 1903-1998. Benjamin Spock correspondence and photograph, 1966. Library of Congress
referencedIn Gore Vidal papers, 1875-2004 (inclusive), 1936-2000 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Spock War Posters Collection, 1909-1975 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
referencedIn Stellanova Osborn papers, 1907-1988 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Weisbart, Richard D. "Dr. Spock, An American Institution" : film, 1975. University of California, Los Angeles
referencedIn The, Daily Worker, and, The Daily World, Photographs Collection, Bulk, 1930-1990, 1920-2001 Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive
creatorOf Barr, Stringfellow, 1897-1982. Papers of Stringfellow Barr, 1927-1968. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Hartwick College. Photos, maps, graphics and audio-visual, 1928-<1992> Hartwick College, Stevens-German Library
creatorOf Spock, Benjamin, 1903-1998. Bringing up the disabled child / Benjamin Spock, Louise Ware. University of North Alabama, Collier Library
referencedIn Jessica Mitford Papers TXRC91-A11., 1949-73 Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn Pantheon Books. Records, 1944-1968. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Cleveland Area Peace Action Coalition. Records [microform], 1966-1973. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Max Reinhardt papers, 1899-2006 British Library: Western Manuscripts
referencedIn Caldwell B. Esselstyn papers, 1945-1964 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
contributorOf National Moratorium on Vietnam United States. National Archives and Records Administration
creatorOf Spock, Benjamin, 1903-1998. Speech [sound recording], 1972. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
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associatedWith American Red Cross corporateBody
correspondedWith Ames, Louise Bates. person
associatedWith Avedon, Richard. person
associatedWith Barr, Stringfellow, 1897-1982. person
correspondedWith Beals, Carleton, 1893-1979. person
associatedWith Bloom, Lynn Z., 1934- person
associatedWith Buckley, William F. (William Frank), 1925-2008. person
associatedWith Cleveland Area Peace Action Coalition. corporateBody
associatedWith Communist Party of the United States of America. corporateBody
associatedWith Douglas, Melvyn. person
associatedWith Erikson, Erik H. (Erik Homburger), 1902-1994. person
associatedWith Esselstyn, Caldwell B., 1902-1975. person
associatedWith Fair Lawn Committee for Peace in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. corporateBody
associatedWith Fischer, John, 1910-1978. person
associatedWith Fuller, R. Buckminster (Richard Buckminster), 1895-1983 person
associatedWith Grossman, Robert, 1940- person
associatedWith Haeberle, Ron, 1941- person
associatedWith Hartwick College. corporateBody
correspondedWith Harvard Law School Forum corporateBody
associatedWith Hofmann, William. person
correspondedWith Hope Hale Davis person
correspondedWith Houghton Mifflin Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Israel, Marvin. person
associatedWith Jackson, Edith Banfield, 1895-1977. person
associatedWith Lanigan, John P. person
associatedWith Lennon, John, 1940-1980 person
associatedWith Looker, Antonina Hansell, 1898-1987. person
associatedWith Lowenberg, Miriam Elizabeth person
associatedWith Luria, S. E., (Salvador Edward), 1912-1991 person
associatedWith Mitford, Jessica, 1917- person
associatedWith Mobilization for Survival (Organization) corporateBody
associatedWith Morgan, Mary, 1943- person
associatedWith National Committee for a Sane Nuclear Policy (U.S.) corporateBody
associatedWith National Conference for New Politics. corporateBody
associatedWith National Coordinating Committee to End the War in Vietnam. corporateBody
associatedWith Negrin, Su. person
associatedWith Osborn, Stellanova, 1894-1988. person
associatedWith Pantheon Books. corporateBody
associatedWith People's Party. corporateBody
associatedWith Rabinowitz, Boudin, Standard, Krinsky and Lieberman. corporateBody
associatedWith Rabinowitz, Boudin, Standard, Krinsky & Lieberman. corporateBody
associatedWith Sarah Lawrence College corporateBody
associatedWith Stergar, Albert. person
correspondedWith Stock, G., Mrs. person
associatedWith Syracuse University Special Collections Research Center corporateBody
associatedWith United States. corporateBody
associatedWith Vidal, Gore, 1925- person
associatedWith Wall, John E., 1931-2007. person
associatedWith Ware, Louise, 1895- person
associatedWith Weisbart, Richard D. person
associatedWith Wright, Don, 1934- person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Wisconsin--Madison
United States
United States--Election
United States
United States
Subject
Parenting
War posters, Canadian
Child rearing
Infant psychology
Pediatrics
World War, 1939-1945--Posters
Infants--Health and hygiene
Children with disabilities
Military history
Activism and social reform
Vietnam War, 1961-1975--United States--Posters
War posters, French
Feminism
Pediatricians--United States
Presidents--1972
Liberty bonds--Posters
Children--Health and hygiene
Infants--Development
World War, 1914-1918--Posters
Peace movements--United States
Recruiting and enlistment--Posters
Medicine--Practice
Infants--Care
Publishers and Publishing
Vietnam War, 1961-1975--United States
Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Protest movements--United States--Posters
Parent and child
Child psychology
Child care
Child development
War posters, Italian
War posters, American
Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Protest movements
Families
African Americans--Children
Science and medicine
Nuclear disarmament
Occupation
Authors
Physicians
Pediatricians
Physcians
Function

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Birth 1903-05-02

Death 1998-03-15

Americans

English

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