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Children's Hospital Boston Archives

Archive; Library
300 Longwood Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts 02115
United States
Sheila Spalding, Hospital Archivist
(617) 355-5286
1 617-355-5286
Fax: (617) 730-0983

The Children's Hospital Archives contains historically significant records documenting the health care delivery, education, research, and administrative functions of the hospital from 1869 to the present. The Archives also contains the records of its constituent institutions, including Parents and Children's Services of the Children's Mission, House of the Good Samaritan, Wellesley Convalescent Home for Children, Infant's Hospital (West End Nursery), Sarah Fuller Foundation for Little Deaf Children, and Sharon Sanatorium. Access and Services: Materials do not circulate but may be used on site Monday through Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Researchers are requested to telephone in advance of their visit to assure that materials and work space will be available. Reference service is available. Photocopying and photo reproduction services can be arranged.


The Archives' holdings, more than 500 cubic feet of records, include official hospital records and records of the institutions that have merged with the hospital. The Archives also holds the records of the Children's Hospital School of Nursing as well as the personal papers of selected physicians and staff closely associated with the hospital. The Archives' holdings also include institutional publications, committee minutes, oral history interviews, films, and memorabilia. In addition, the Archives contains approximately 10,000 photographs and approximately 5,000 slides.

1. Avery, Mary
2. Barlow, Charles
3. Barnes, Brooks
4. Berenberg, William
5. Brazelton, T
6. Brown, Jack
7. Castenada, Aldo
8. Clifford, Stewart
9. Cone, Thomas
10. Crigler, John
11. Crocker, Allen
12. Cronkhite, Leonard
13. Diamond, Louis
14. Folkman, Judah
15. Forbes, Murray
16. Fyler, Donale
17. Griscom, Thorne
18. Hall, John
19. Ham, Rudman
20. Hendren, Hardy
21. Kidder, George
22. Kirkpatrick, John
23. Koop, C
24. Lank, Betty
25. Lombroso, Cesare
26. Masland, Robert
27. McCarthy, Claire
28. Murray, Joseph
29. Nadas, Alex
30. Nathan, David
31. Needleman, Howard
32. Pappas, Bess
33. Patton, Dorothy
34. Richmond, Julius
35. Robb, Richard
36. Rosen, Fred
37. Shillito, John
38. Shusterman, Steve
39. Singer, Betty
40. Smith, Robert
41. Swenson, Orvar
42. Trafton, Ethel
43. Trott, Arthur
44. Valenza, Antoinette
45. VanPraugh, Richard
46. Weiner, David
47. Weller, Thomas
48. Wohl, MaryEllen
Subject Strengths:
History of Hospitals; History of Medicine; History of Pediatrics
Last Updated:
14 Dec 2018