Papers 1909-1965 (inclusive)

Hamilton, Alice, 1869-1970


2 linear ft.
Arranged in four series: I. Biographical material. II. Political and civil liberties issues. III. Speeches and writings. IV. Medical and professional papers.
Correspondence, articles, speeches, notes, clippings, and awards document Hamilton's professional life and interests. The largest series contains her medical papers, including articles and notes on chemical compounds, their hazards in the workplace, and industry protest over her findings. Also included are autobiographical and other published articles and speeches, etc. on non-medical subjects: political and social conditions in Germany in the 1920s and 1930s, the Equal rights amendment, conscientious objection, U.S.-Soviet relations, and the trials of Sacco and Vanzetti and Elizabeth Gurley Flynn. Also one videotape entitled "Alice Hamilton: Science, Service, and Compassion" (shelved separately). Addenda consist of one folder of letters to Hamilton's friends, Clara and Rose Haas.
A physician who was the first woman professor at Harvard University, Hamilton also worked as a resident researcher at Hull House, a researcher of industrial poisons for the U.S. Department of Labor, and a member of the League of Nations Health Organization and of President Hoover's Committe on Social Trends. For further information see Notable American Women, The Modern Period; Hamilton's autobiography, Exploring the Dangerous Trades (Boston: Little, Brown, 1942); and Barbara Sicherman, Alice Hamilton: A Life in Letters (Camb., MA: Harvard Univ. Press, 1984).
Alice Hamilton Papers. Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe College.
There is related material in the Hamilton Family Papers (M-24), etc Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe College.
There is related material in the Edith Hamilton Papers, Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe College.
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