The Pioneering Child Studies: Digitizing and Providing Access to Collection of Women Physicians who Spearheaded Behavioral and Developmental Pediatrics project has reached the one-year point. This collaboration between UCSF Archives and Special Collections and UC Merced has made significant headway towards the 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.
To date the project has digitized over 33,000 pages. The digitized material are still undergoing quality assurance (QA) procedures. Here are some of the items digitized so far:
Dr. Leona Mayer Bayer
This collection features professional correspondence of Dr. Leona Mayer Bayer. Her work focused on child development and human growth and psychology of sick children.
Dr. Selma Horwitz Fraiberg
This collection includes several drafts of Dr. Fraiberg’s research papers on important aspects of developmental-behavioral pediatrics.
In the second year of this project, the Archives and Special Collections team will continue digitizing and soon publish the collections on Calisphere. Stay tuned for the next update.