Papers, 1922-1973 (inclusive).

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Switzer, Mary Elizabeth, 1900-. Papers, 1922-1973 (inclusive).

Papers, 1922-1973 (inclusive).

Correspondence, reports, memoranda, speeches, articles, minutes, pamphlets, photos, recording discs, tapes, and clippings primarily concern Switzer's career in HEW, mainly documenting her public relations role rather than her policy making one. Included are administrative files of correspondence; office files of reports, memoranda, and inter-office correspondence; material pertaining to her participation on committees, including the Interdepartmental Committee on Science Research and Development and the Health Advisory Committee; agendas, speeches and information on conferences and meetings, including some in Europe at which she was a U.S. government delegate; a subject file on health; correspondence, reports, and agendas from her trips; and a public relations file containing speeches, articles, awards, clippings, photos, and sound recordings. Also correspondence, memoranda, minutes, and reports of non-federal agencies in which Switzer served as board member or president. Most illuminating is her correspondence with Karl and William Menninger concerning the Menninger Foundation and clinic. Also contains material pertaining to Alexandria Hospital, the American Hearing Society, the American Association for the Aid of Crippled Children, the International Society for the Rehabilitation of the Disabled, the National Rehabilitation Association, the National Technical Institute for the Deaf, Radcliffe College, and St. Elizabeth's Hospital, Washington, D.C. The collection reveals little of her personal life.

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