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The Milbank Memorial Fund, established and endowed by Elizabeth Milbank Anderson in 1905, has focused its activities in the field of public health. The fund has had a significant impact in promoting reform in the organization and delivery of health care.

From the description of Milbank Memorial Fund records, 1898-2000 (inclusive), 1922-1999 (bulk). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702168706

The Milbank Memorial Fund, established and endowed by Elizabeth Milbank Anderson in 1905, has focused its activities in the field of public health. The fund has had a significant impact in promoting reform in the organization and delivery of health care.

The Milbank Memorial Fund was established and endowed by Elizabeth Milbank Anderson as a memorial to her parents, Jeremiah and Elizabeth Lake Milbank. Incorporated in New York on April 3, 1905, as the Memorial Fund Association, the organization was chartered "to improve the physical, mental and moral condition of humanity and generally to advance charitable and benevolent objects." The organization's name was changed to the Milbank Memorial Fund in 1921.

The Milbank Memorial Fund has focused its activities in the field of public health, and has had a significant impact in promoting reform in the organization and delivery of health care. Historically the Milbank Fund has operated by identifying and concentrating on successive problem areas in public health. As alternative funding has become available to support work in a given area, the organization has moved on to a new emphasis. In the early 1920's the fund devoted most of its resources to medical care and health delivery systems, funding several health demonstration projects in urban and rural areas of New York State. In 1928 it began studying the relationship between population problems and public health, and it continued to support demographic research for four decades, longer than any other program.

In the 1930's attention was turned to nutrition and the hygiene of housing. In the 1940's and 1950's the Milbank Fund's program expanded to include the epidemiology of chronic disease and especially the development and appraisal of mental health services. In the 1960's the organization focused on promoting the development throughout the western hemisphere of young medical educators in the areas of social and preventive medicine. During the 1970's the fund shifted emphasis to health services consumerism and to the acquisition and application of knowledge about more effective utilization of health services.

For additional information on the Milbank Memorial Fund, see Series II, BIOGRAPHICAL AND HISTORICAL RECORDS.

From the guide to the Milbank Memorial Fund records, 1898-2000, 1922-1999, (Manuscripts and Archives)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Baehr, George 1887-1978. Reprints of George Baehr's articles, 1909-1963. New York Academy of Medicine
referencedIn Hiscock, Ira Vaughan, 1892-. Ira Vaughan Hiscock papers, 1918-1979 (inclusive), 1925-1939 (bulk). Yale University Library
referencedIn Eleanor T. and Sheldon Glueck papers, 1911-1972 Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Silver, George A. George A. Silver papers, 1946-1999 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Veranus A. Moore papers, 1836-1958 Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
referencedIn Falk, Isidore Sydney, 1899-. The reminiscences of Isidore Sydney Falk, 1965; 1968, [microform]. Yale University Library
referencedIn Moore, Veranus A. (Veranus Alva), 1859-1931. Veranus A. Moore papers, 1836-1958. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Isidore Sydney Falk papers, 1918-1984 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
creatorOf Milbank Memorial Fund. [Minor publications]. Yale University Library
creatorOf Milbank Memorial Fund records, 1898-2000, 1922-1999 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Robertson, Alexander Duff, 1926-1991. Alexander Duff Robertson papers, 1945-1991 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Eugene Opie Papers, Circa 1919-1971 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Opie, Eugene Lindsay, 1873-1971. Papers, [ca. 1919]-1971. American Philosophical Society Library
creatorOf Milbank Memorial Fund. Milbank Memorial Fund records, 1898-2000 (inclusive), 1922-1999 (bulk). Yale University Library
referencedIn Leroy E. Burney papers, 1931-1978 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Per G. Stensland Papers, 1941-1983 Syracuse University. Library. Special Collections Research Center
referencedIn Ira Vaughan Hiscock papers, 1918-1979, 1925-1939 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Papers, 1905-1946 Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Burney, Leroy E., 1906-. Leroy E. Burney papers, 1931-1978 (inclusive), 1969-1978 (bulk). Yale University Library
creatorOf Milbank Memorial Fund. [Annual reports], 1922- Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis, IUPUI
referencedIn Boudreau, Frank George, 1886-1970. Frank G. Boudreau papers [1900-1970]. New York Academy of Medicine
referencedIn Kingsbury, John Adams, 1876-1956. John Adams Kingsbury papers, 1841-1966 (bulk 1906-1939). Library of Congress
referencedIn Falk, I. S. (Isidore Sydney), 1899-1984. Isidore Sydney Falk papers, 1918-1984 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Notestein, Frank W. (Frank Wallace), 1902-. Frank W. Notestein papers, 1930-1977. Princeton University Library
referencedIn The Nation, records, 1879-1974 (inclusive), 1920-1955 (bulk). Houghton Library
referencedIn John Adams Kingsbury papers, 1841-1966, (bulk 1906-1939) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
associatedWith Baehr, George 1887-1978. person
associatedWith Boudreau, Frank George, 1886-1970 person
associatedWith Burney, Leroy E., 1906- person
associatedWith Falk, I. S. (Isidore Sydney), 1899-1984. person
correspondedWith Glueck, Sheldon, 1896- person
associatedWith Hiscock, Ira Vaughan, 1892- person
associatedWith Kennedy, Sinclair, 1985-1947 person
associatedWith Kingsbury, John Adams, 1876-1956. person
associatedWith Milbank, Albert G. person
associatedWith Moore, Veranus A. (Veranus Alva), 1859-1931. person
associatedWith Nation (New York, N.Y. : 1865). corporateBody
associatedWith Notestein, Frank W. (Frank Wallace), 1902- person
associatedWith Opie, Eugene Lindsay, 1873-1971. person
associatedWith Robertson, Alexander Duff, 1926-1991. person
associatedWith Silver, George A. person
associatedWith Stensland, Per Gustaf, 1913- person
associatedWith Welch, William Henry, 1882-1941. person
associatedWith Winslow, C.-E. A. 1877-1957. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
New York (State)
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Endowments--Statistics
Public health
Medicine
Health maintenance organizations
Medical care
Endowments--Finance
Health facilities
Endowments
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