Edith Escobedo
Edith is a Project Archivist for Archives and Special Collections. Contact Edith with questions about UCSF’s physical archives, digital collections, or with research questions pertaining to archival materials.

Leona Mayer Bayer Digital Collection Now Available

We are delighted to announce the publication of the Leona Mayer Bayer Correspondence digital collection on Calisphere. This digitization project is part of the NHPRC grant, Pioneering Child Studies: Digitizing and Providing Access to Collection of Women Physicians who Spearheaded Behavioral and Developmental Pediatrics. We have partnered with UC Merced Library’s Digital Assets Unit with a goal of digitizing and publishing 68,000 pages from the collections of Drs. Hulda Evelyn Thelander, Helen Fahl Gofman, Selma Fraiberg, Leona Mayer Bayer, and Ms. Carol Hardgrove. We have digitized over 59,000 pages to date. A majority of the digitized material are still undergoing quality assurance (QA) procedures.

Leona Mayer Bayer, MD, 1956. Leona Mayer Bayer Correspondence box 1, folder 9

Here are an example of digitized items from the Leona Mayer Bayer Correspondence collection.

Mayer Bayer received her medical degree from Stanford University Medical School in 1928. She worked with the Institute of Human Development at UC Berkeley with a focus on child development, human growth, and the psychology of sick children. The collection consists of approximately 400 digitized pages and the collection features the professional correspondence of Mayer Bayer. Some notable items are her correspondence with Hilde Bruch, MD and her acceptance remarks for the PSR Broadstreet Pump Award she received in March 1987.

In the coming months we will digitize and publish the next four collections on Calisphere. tuned for our next update