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Memo from the desk of Leona M. Bayer, MD on April 10, 1987
Edith Escobedo
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.

Update on the Pioneering Child Studies Project

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. Leona Bayer award acceptance speech
MSS 86-54, Leona Mayer Bayer Correspondence, Carton 1, Folder 9, PSR Award acceptance speech
Dr. Leona Bayer Thank You note to Nancy Zin
MSS 86-54, Leona Mayer Bayer Correspondence, Carton 1, Folder 9, Memo thanking Nancy W. Zin for collecting her archive

Dr. Selma Horwitz Fraiberg

This collection includes several drafts of Dr. Fraiberg’s research papers on important aspects of developmental-behavioral pediatrics.

Fraiberg Papers, draft of "Transference and Resistance in the Analysis of Child with a Severe Behavior Disorder"
MSS 83-9, Selma Fraiberg Papers, Carton 14, Folder 8, draft of “Transference and Resistance in the Analysis of a Child with a Severe Behavior Disorder”
Fraiberg Papers, draft of "Observations on the Homosexual Conflicts of Adolescence"
MSS 83-9, Selma Fraiberg Papers, Carton 14, Folder 6, draft of “Observations on the Homosexual Conflicts of Adolescence”

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.

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