Papers of Martha May Eliot, 1909-1979
Correspondence, memorial papers, diary, etc., of Martha May Eliot, pediatrician and child health expert.
Language of Materials
Materials in English.
Access. Collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Martha May Eliot is held by the President and Fellows of Harvard College for the Schlesinger Library. Copyright in other papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns.
Copying. Papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.
Extent.21 linear feet (1/2 file box)
This collection includes professional correspondence and other papers, two memorial papers about Martha May Eliot, and a diary Eliot kept while traveling abroad in 1909.
Pediatrician and expert on children's health (Radcliffe, 1913; Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, 1918), Eliot was a founder of the World Health Organization and UNICEF, and the fourth head of the Children's Bureau. She taught at the Harvard School of Public Health, headed the Massachusetts Committee on Children and Youth, and conducted pioneering research on rickets.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Accession numbers: 76-85, 76-262 78-M39, 78-M176 79-M17, 79-M68
These papers were given to the Schlesinger Library by Dr. William M. Schmidt, Martha May Eliot's friend and co-worker, in 1976, 1978, and 1979.
Processed: July 1981
By: Judith Avrett
- Eliot, Martha M. (Martha May), 1891-1978. Papers of Martha May Eliot, 1909-1979: A Finding Aid
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