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Gale’s Public Health Archives are Now Available

Thu, July 2, 2020 11:20 AM to Wed, July 22, 2020 11:20 AM
The Public Health Archive documents the rise of the 20th century public health system in the U.S. through correspondence, reports, pamphlets, ephemera and additional document types.  The collection may be of interest to scholars across multiple disciplines including, but not limited to, public health, sociology, political science, and economics.  More specifically, this primary source archive consists of four sub-collections accessible via the Gale platform. Search the archival collection as a whole or access a specific section of the collection. Summaries of these sub-collections are provided below.  
 
This collection represents the work of this committee from its inception in 1911. Materials include correspondence from Executive Secretaries, minutes, reports, and book publications from its members.
 
The collection includes over 400,000 pages of content related to American public health issues, especially as they relate to medical economics. Materials were collected by Dr. Michael Marks Davis, an advocate for public health research and a viable healthcare system for all in the U.S.  This collection is subdivided into six series. 
 
A collection that covers much of the Children’s Bureau’s work including correspondence, reports, surveys and other documentation sourced from the National Archive Records Agency (NARA).  It covers a range of topics from maternal & childhood disease/illness to health policy.
 
A collection of public health materials from the New York Academy of Medicine’s pamphlet collection with more than 2,000 publications. Works are authored by hospitals, national foundations, varied associations, and departments of health, public health, public welfare, public safety and education from numerous states and locales.