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COLLECTION Identifier: MC 192

Papers of Dorothy Brewer Blackall, 1912-1958


Correspondence, photos, clippings, etc., of Dorothy Brewer Blackall, publicity director for the New England Hospital for Women and Children.


  • 1912-1958


Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Dorothy Brewer Blackall 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.


1.25 linear feet ((3 file boxes) plus 1 supersize item, 1 oversize folder)

This collection provides some information about the Hospital and about women in medicine. The largest portion, however, concerns publicity for the Hospital, 1932-1958: newsclippings; brochures, pamphlets and programs for fund-raising events; drafts of news stories; photographs and correspondence.


Dorothy Brewer Blackall served as Publicity Director for the New England Hospital for Women and Children, Boston, from 1932 to 1949. The Hospital, founded in 1862 by Dr. Marie Zakrzewska, promoted "the advancement of women physicians, the medical care of women and the training of nurses."

Physical Location

Collection stored off site: researchers must request access 36 hours before use.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession number: 1156

The papers of Dorothy Brewer Blackall were deposited with the Schlesinger Library in 1967 by Mary Byers Smith.


  1. Box 1: Folders 1-11
  2. Box 2: Folders 12-15
  3. Box 3: Folders 16-21

Processing Information

Processed: November 1973

By: LH

Blackall, Dorothy Brewer, 1890?-1949. Papers of Dorothy Brewer Blackall, 1912-1958: A Finding Aid
Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
Language of description

Repository Details

Part of the Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute Repository

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