Papers of Madeleine Parker Grant, 1910-1972 (inclusive), 1959-1972 (bulk)
- Majority of material found within 1959-1972
Language of Materials
Conditions Governing Use
Copying. Papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.
.21 linear feet ((1/2 file box) plus 1 oversize folder, 1 photograph folder)
The correspondence is arranged chronologically, according to the date of the earliest letter in each. It thus begins with the general biographical research Grant undertook as she started the project. The articles by Alice Hamilton (#13) differ in significant ways from those of the same titles in the Schlesinger Library's Alice Hamilton Papers (A-22). Grant's research notes on Hamilton papers in other libraries, as well as printed materials on industrial toxins, were removed.
In 1959 Grant began a study of Dr. Alice Hamilton, pioneer industrial toxicologist. As she explained in a letter of 27 September 1959 to Frances Perkins, Dr. Grant planned "an unpretentious account of this beloved woman for high school and college freshmen"; although "not a student of labor nor the social settlement," she added, she had through Perkins and others come "to know about the labor movement.... Here at Sarah Lawrence College, I have tried to show the social importance of biology. This explains my interest in Dr. Hamilton...." In researching the biography, Grant worked closely with Alice Hamilton and her sister Margaret Hamilton. Alice Hamilton: Pioneer Doctor in Industrial Medicine was published in 1967 by Abelard-Schuman, although earlier negotiations had been with McGraw-Hill.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The papers of Madeleine Parker Grant were given to the Schlesinger Library after her death, in August 1983 and July 1984, via Barbara Sicherman.
- Photographs of medical school, University of Michigan
- Negatives of Hull House
- Madeleine Parker Grant research notes for Alice Hamilton biography; medical reprints by others
INDEX OF SELECTED CORRESPONDENTS
- Ballard, Russell 10
- Bowditch, Manfred 1
- Drinker, Philip 1, 9
- Frye, Helene 4
- Grasso, Ella 7
- Griffith, Helen 9
- Hamilton, Allen 3
- Howe, Helen 1
- Jonas, Rose Tuholske 8
- Mayers, May R., M.D. 9
- Morrisson, Mary 7, 9
- Paull, Rose 8
- Perkins, Frances 1
- Reid, Doris Fielding 7, 8, 11
- Renshaw, Anne Mohnkern 8
- Reynolds, Ellen 7
- Spiegelberg, Eldora 8
- Swope, Gerard, Jr. 1
- Warren, Constance 9
- Weeks, Edward Augustus, Jr. 11
By: Katherine Kraft
- Grant, Madeleine P. (Madeleine Parker), 1895-1981. Papers of Madeleine Parker Grant, 1910-1972 (inclusive), 1959-1972 (bulk): A Finding Aid
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- This collection was processed with funds provided by Clara G. Schiffer.
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