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COLLECTION Identifier: 79-M27--79-M190

Papers of Edith T. Garfield, 1947-1966


Articles, reports, teaching material, etc., of Edith T. Garfield, psychologist.


  • 1947-1966

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research, with the exception of folders #60-73, which are closed until January 1, 2029.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Edith T. Garfield 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 linear feet (1 carton)
The collection consists principally of articles, reports and teaching material concerning the Psychiatric Department of the Boston Floating Hospital.

Original case notes closed until January 1, 2029.


Edith T. Garfield, psychologist, received her AB from Vassar in 1922 and her EdM from Harvard Graduate School of Education in 1944. She ran the Hubbard Nursery School 1927-1937 and then joined the staff of the Boston Floating Hospital in 1947 as Clinical Psychologist and served as Mental Health Consultant 1953-1966. She worked with the Boston Floating Hospital to introduce new concepts of health care for the hospitalized child, in the schoolroom and in the ward. She assisted with the Family Participation Unit at the Boston Floating Hospital, and wrote articles and lectured about the Boston Floating Hospital's procedures and methods of child care.

Physical Location

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession numbers: 79-M27, 79-M190

These papers were given by Edith T. Garfield to the Schlesinger Library in February and August of 1979.

Processing Information

Preliminary inventory: June, 1980

By: Jane S. Knowles
Link to catalog
Garfield, Edith T., 1899-1980. Papers of Edith T. Garfield, 1947-1966: A Finding Aid
Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America

Repository Details

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