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History of Public Health at Harvard

Manuscripts and archival collections for researching the history of public health, including resources related to the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

Institutional Collections

The following list represents the archival holdings relating to specific departments or offices at the Harvard Chan School, both current and historic. Additional records relating to the School may be discoverable through faculty collectionsUnless otherwise stated, all collections below are unprocessed and available in print, only. To arrange for access, submit a request to the reference team at the Center for the History of Medicine. Please contact the Harvard Chan School Archivist with questions relating to accessing these resources.

This list is current as of May 26, 2020


Harvard School of Public Health (general)

See also: Jarcho, Irma S. (1918-); Class notes, 1944-1945 (H MS c333) .30 cubic feet, Processed


 

Departments

 

Department of Biostatistics

See also: Stephen W. Lagakos papers, 1979-2010 (inclusive), 1995-2009 (bulk)Marvin Zelen Papers, 1949-2010 (inclusive)Nan M. Laird papers 1980-2015 (bulk)

 

Department of Child Hygiene

See also: Department of Social and Behavioral Science (current name), Department of Maternal and Child Health (historic name), Department of Social and Behavioral Medicine (historic name), Department of Health and Social Behavior (historic name), Department of Society, Human Development, and Health (historic name)

 

Department of Environmental Health

See also: Douglas W. Dockery papers, 1974-2013 (inclusive)Joseph D. Brain papers, 1969-2000 (inclusive), Department of Physiology (historic name)

 

Department of Epidemiology

 

Department of Health Policy and Management

See also: Nancy M. Kane papers, 1970-2018 (inclusive), Lucian L. Leape papers, 1988-2016 (inclusive), Katherine Swartz collection on universal health care, 1967-2012 (inclusive)

 

Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases

See also: Myron Essex papers, 1949-1996 (inclusive) 1965-1996 (bulk)Richard G. Marlink papers, 1978-2011 (inclusive), Department of Tropical Health (historic name)

 

Department of Genetics and Complex Diseases 

  • No records

See also: Department of Molecular Metabolism (current name)

 

Department of Global Health and Population

See also: Daniel Wikler papers, 1974-2009 (inclusive)Richard A. Cash papers, 1963-2009 (inclusive)Peter A. Berman papers, 1973-2012 (inclusive), Department of Population and International Health (historic name)

 

Department of Information Technology

 

Department of Molecular Metabolism

  • No records

See also: Department of Genetics and Complex Diseases (historic name)

 

Department of Nutrition

See also: Fredrick J. Stare papers, 1912-2002 (inclusive), 1950-1999 (bulk), Robert P. Geyer papers, 1940-1990 (bulk), Jean Mayer papers, 1953-1975 (inclusive), 1965-1973 (bulk), Walter Willett papers, 1968-2009 (inclusive), D. Mark Hegsted papers, 1952-1999 (inclusive), 1960-1978 (bulk),  Harvard's Department of Nutrition, 1942-86, Nurses Health Study, Health Professionals Followup Study,

 

Department of Population and International Health

See also: Department of Global Health and Population (current name)

 

Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences

See also: Steven Lawrence Gortmaker papers, 1955-1998 (inclusive), 1977-1997 (bulk), Marie C. McCormick papers, 1956-2019 (inclusive) 1968-2009 (bulk), Sol Levine Papers, 1954-1997, Department of Maternal and Child Health (historic name), Department of Health and Social Behavior (historic name), Department of Child Hygiene (historic name), Department of Society, Human Development, and Health (historic name)

 

Department of Society, Human Development, and Health

See Also: Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences (current name), Department of Health and Social Behavior (historic name), Department of Child Hygiene (historic name), Department of Society, Human Development, and Health (historic name), Department of Maternal and Child Health (historic name).

 

Department of Tropical Public Health


 

Executive & Administrative Offices

 

Administrative Board

 

Admissions Office

 

Faculty Council

 

Faculty of Public Health

 

Office for Alumni Affairs and Career Advancement​

 

Office for Educational Programs

 

Office for External Relations

See also: Office for Resource Development (historic name)

 

Office for Professional Education

 

Office of Human Research Administration

See also: Office of Regulatory Affairs and Research Compliance (current name)

 

Office for Resource Development

See also: Office for External Relations (current name). 

 

Office for Student Affairs

 

Office of Academic Affairs

See also: Office of Faculty Affairs (current name)

 

Office of the Dean

See also: Record Collections of Harvard Chan Deans (research guide)

 

Office of Faculty Affairs

See also: Office of Academic Affairs (historic name), Faculty of Public Health

 

Office for Resource Development

See also: Office of External Relations (current name)

 

Operations Office

 

Registrar's Office

 

Student Theses


 

Divisions, Centers, Institutes & Programs

Center for the Analysis of Health Practice

 

Division of Public Health Practice

See also: Deborah Prothrow-Stith papers, 1983-2009 (inclusive)

 

François-Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights​

 

Harvard AIDS Institute

See also: Myron Essex papers, 1949-1996 (inclusive) 1965-1996 (bulk)Richard G. Marlink papers, 1978-2011 (inclusive), Howard H. Hiatt papers, 1940-2014 (inclusive), 1975-2001 (bulk), William A. Haseltine papers, circa 1944-2008 (inclusive), 1962-2008 (bulk), Department of Global Health

 

Harvard Prevention Research Center

See also: Steven Lawrence Gortmaker papers, 1955-1998 (inclusive), 1977-1997 (bulk)

 

Masters of Public Health Program

 

Molecular and Integrative Physiological Sciences Program

 

President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)

 

Program on International Health and Human Rights

 

Takemi Program in International Health


 

Research Studies

  

Department of Society, Human Development, and Health

See Also: Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences (current name), Department of Health and Social Behavior (historic name), Department of Child Hygiene (historic name), Department of Society, Human Development, and Health (historic name), Department of Maternal and Child Health (historic name).

 

Harvard Prevention Research Center

See also: Steven Lawrence Gortmaker papers, 1955-1998 (inclusive), 1977-1997 (bulk)

 

Harvard Six Cities Study

See also: Douglas W. Dockery papers, 1974-2013 (inclusive)

 

Longitudinal Studies of Child Health and Development

 

Nurses Health Study

See also: Department of Nutrition, Walter Willett papers, 1968-2009 (inclusive), Frank E. Speizer Papers, 1980-2005

 

Other collections: 

  • Christiani, David C.; papers, 1994-2004 (inclusive); H MS c582, 1 c.f., unprocessed (contact Public Services)
    • Records include a sample of questionnaires from the Arsenic and Human Health in Bangladesh and Lung Cancer studies.

 

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