Papers, 1898-1975

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Papers, 1898-1975

Correspondence, speeches, articles, etc., of Martha May Eliot, pediatrician and child health expert.

32 linear ft.; (76 file boxes, 1 oversize folder, 1 folio+ folder, 1 oversize volume.)

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Kennedy, Edward Moore, 1932-2009

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Edward Moore Kennedy (b. Feb. 22, 1932, Boston, Mass.-d. Aug. 25, 2009), graduated from Harvard University with a B.A. in government in 1956, and received his LL.B. from the University of Virginia in 1959. He served in the United States Army from 1951 to 1953. He was elected democratic senator from Massachusetts in 1962, served until his death in August 2009. He was the Assistant District Attorney for Suffolk County from 1961 to 1962, and sought the Democratic nomination for president in 1980....

Oettinger, Katherine Brownell, 1903-1997

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Social worker, government official; interviewee married Malcolm H. Oettinger, Sr. From the description of Reminiscences of Katherine Brownell Oettinger : oral history, 1983. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122376674 Social worker, dean, and government official, Katherine Brownell Oettinger was born in Nyack, New York, the elder daughter of Charles Leonard and Eunice Bennet Brownell. She graduated from Smith College in sociology...

White House Conference on Children and Youth, 1960

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Cohen, Wilbur J. (Wilbur Joseph), 1913-1987

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Wilbur J. Cohen was Director of the Research and Statistics Bureau of the Wisconsin Health, Education and Welfare Department and the author of several texts on Social Security. From the guide to the Wilbur J. Cohen, Papers, 1937-1942, (Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Martin P. Catherwood Library, Cornell University.) Government official. From the description of Reminiscences of Wilbur Joseph Cohen : oral history, 1976. (Columbia Univ...

Harper, Paul Alva, 1904-

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Powers, Grover Francis, 1887-1968

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Grover Francis Powers was born in Colfax, Indiana, in 1887. He graduated from Purdue University in 1908 and from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 1913. Following graduation, Powers remained in Baltimore, Maryland as a resident pediatrician. In 1921, he was invited to the Yale University School of Medicine, where he would remain until his retirement in 1952. Between 1927 and 1952, he served as chairman of the department of pediatrics. Powers was instrumental in the foundation of the...

Robinson, Reginald, 1907-

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Hecht, George J. (George Joseph), 1895-1980

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Engineer. From the description of George R. Hecht papers, 1918-1945. (New York State Historical Documents). WorldCat record id: 155427868 Publisher. From the description of George J. Hecht papers, [ca. 1915]-1974. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 64075195 ...

Addams, Jane, 1860-1935

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Social reformer; founder of Hull House settlement, Chicago. From the description of Letter: Hull-House, Chicago, to Louis J. Keller, Chicago, 1912 May 13. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 26496308 From the description of Letter: Hull-House, Chicago, to Paul M. Angle, Springfield, Ill., 1932 June 24. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 26496294 Founder of Hull House in Chicago. From the description of Cor...

Taussig, Helen B. (Helen Brooke), 1898-1986

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Cardiologist. From the description of Reminiscences of Helen Brooke Taussig : oral history, 1975. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122587345 Dr. Taussig, a pioneer in the field of pediatric cardiology, became a member of the Johns Hopkins faculty in 1930 and retired from active teaching in 1969. She received the Gold Heart Award of the American Heart Association in 1963 and was the first woman to be the Association's president. F...

Roche, Josephine A. (Josephine Aspinwall), 1886-1976

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Director of the Foreign Language Information Service, Josephine Aspinwall Roche (1886-1976) was educated at Vassar and Columbia University. Before coming to the Service, she was chief probation officer and director of girls' work in the Denver (Colorado) juvenile court, inspector of amusements and policewomen in Denver, and special investigator for the National Consumers' League. The FLIS served sixteen nationality groups; its purpose was to interpret America to the immigrants and vice versa. It...

Radcliffe College

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Vocational short courses and institutes were initiated by the Radcliffe Appointment Bureau to train students for careers after graduation. Among these courses were: the Institute on Historical and Archival Management, 1954-1960; Communications for the Volunteer, 1965-1968; Summer Secretarial Course, 1935-1955, and the Radcliffe Publishing Course (formerly Publishing Procedures Course), 1947-, which continues to offer a six-week summer course in publishing. From the description of Rad...

Dunham, Ethel C. (Ethel Collins), 1883-

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Dunham, premature infant specialist and child advocate, was instrumental in establishing national (US) standards for the care of newborns. Dunham graduated from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in 1918, and completed an internship in pediatrics under Dr. John Howland in 1920. Dunham then was appointed instructor at Yale Medical School in 1920, was promoted to assistant and then associate clinical professor in 1927. During this time, Dunham became a consultant to the United States Children's ...

Eliot, Frederick May, 1889-1958

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Frederick May Eliot (1889-1958) was born in Boston and graduated Harvard College with an AB in 1911 and an AM in 1912. He was a Harvard College instructor of government in 1912-1913 and attended Harvard Divinity School from 1912 to 1915. He was ordained to the Unitarian ministry in 1915 at the First Parish in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and also served at the Unity Church in St. Paul, Minnesota. He served as president of the Young People's Religious Union from 1916 to 1918 and served as an army ch...

Harvard University. School of Public Health.

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National Health Conference (1938)

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National Federation of Settlements.

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Bain, Katherine, 1897-

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Stough, Ada Barnett, 1903-

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Goldmark, Josephine, 1877-1950

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Josephine Clara Goldmark and Pauline Dorothea Goldmark (1874-1962) were born in Brooklyn, N.Y., two of the eleven children of Regina Wehle and Joseph Goldmark, political refugees from the Revolution of 1848 in Austria. Both sisters graduated from Bryn Mawr, were associated with the National and New York Consumers' Leagues, investigated industrial working conditions particularly for women workers, and were published authors. J. Goldmark researched labor laws on hours of work for her brother-in-la...

American Legion. National Child Welfare Division

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Smith, Donald Cameron, 1922-

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Lathrop, Julia Clifford, 1858-1932

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Social worker and reformer, Julia Clifford Lathrop was the first head of the United States Children's Bureau. From the description of Letter, 1926. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 232007298 ...

Breckinridge, Mary, 1881-1965

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In 1925, Mary Breckinridge founded the Frontier Nursing Service to provide infant and maternal care in the mountains of southeastern Kentucky. She was the granddaughter of Kentucky statesman and former vice-president of the United States, John Cabell Breckinridge. From the description of Letter, 1960, July 12. (Kentucky Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 38488930 ...

Association for the Aid of Crippled Children

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Frankfurter, Felix, 1882-1965

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Felix Frankfurter (November 15, 1882 – February 22, 1965) was an American lawyer, professor, and jurist who served as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. Frankfurter served on the Supreme Court from 1939 to 1962 and was a noted advocate of judicial restraint in the judgments of the Court. Frankfurter was born in Vienna, Austria, and immigrated to New York City at the age of 12. After graduating from Harvard Law School, Frankfurter worked for Secretary of War Henry ...

Lesser, Arthur Jacques, 1909-

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Abbott, Edith, 1876-1957

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Edith Abbott received her Ph. D. from the University of Chicago in 1905 and was a resident of Hull House until 1920. She served as Associate Director of the Chicago School of Civics and Philanthropy at the University of Chicago and also served as dean. She died in 1957. Grace Abbott received her Ph. M. from the University of Chicago in 1909 and studied law at the University of Chicago Law School. In 1915 she became the first director of the newly organized Immigrant's Protective League, and in 1...

Brooke, Edward W., III (Edward William, III), 1919-2015

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Edward William Brooke III (October 26, 1919 – January 3, 2015) was an American Republican politician. In 1966, he became the first African American popularly elected to the United States Senate. He represented Massachusetts in the Senate from 1967 to 1979. Born and raised in Washington, D.C., Brooke graduated from the Boston University School of Law after serving in the United States Army during World War II. After serving as chairman of the Finance Commission of Boston, Brooke won election a...

Clothier, Florence, 1903-

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Park, Edwards A. (Edwards Albert), 1877-1969

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Dr. Park is Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics at Johns Hopkins. Introduction of Dr. Park by Dr. Helen B. Taussig, Professor of Pediatrics at Johns Hopkins. From the description of The history of the Harriet Lane Home [sound recording] / Edwards Albert Park. (National Library of Medicine). WorldCat record id: 49222070 ...

McCormack, John W. (John William), 1891-1980

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John William McCormack (December 21, 1891 – November 22, 1980) was an American politician from Boston, Massachusetts. An attorney and a Democrat, McCormack served in the United States Army during World War I, and afterwards won terms in both the Massachusetts House of Representatives and Massachusetts State Senate before winning election to the United States House of Representatives. He became the 45th Speaker of the House of Representatives in 1962. McCormack enjoyed a long House career (192...

Rice, Elizabeth Prince

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Beck, Bertram M.

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Eliot, Mary Jackson May, 1859-1926.

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American Parents Committee

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World Health Organization . Country Office in Pakistan

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Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David), 1890-1969

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Dwight David Eisenhower (1890-1969) was leader of the Allied forces in Europe in World War II, commander of NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization), and the thirty-fourth president of the United States, from January 20, 1953, to January 20, 1961. Eisenhower was born on October 14, 1890, in Denison, Texas, the third son of David Jacob Eisenhower, a railroad worker, and Ida Elizabeth Stover. In 1891, the family moved to Abilene, Kansas, where David accepted a job at a local creamery run by ...

American public health association

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The American Public Health Association was founded in 1872 as a professional organization of physicians, nurses, educators, sanitary engineers, environmentalists, social workers, optometrists, podiatrists, pharmacists, dentists, hygienists, and other community health specialists. In pursuit of its goal of protecting and promoting personal and environmental health, the APHA offers services including the promulgation of standards, the establishment of uniform practices and procedures, development ...