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Bradbury, Dorothy Edith. Papers
0.5 linear feet (1 box)
Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library
The Dorothy Bradbury Papers contain a manuscript copy of Bradbury's unpublished book, The Children's Advocate, which tells the story of the establishment and operation of the United States Children's Bureau from 1905-1946.
When quoting material from this collection, the preferred citation is: Bradbury, Dorothy Edith. Papers, [Box #, Folder #], Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library
Dorothy Bradbury became Director of the Division of Reports of the Children's Bureau in the 1940's under its second chief, Grace Abbott. Prior to that she had worked for the Iowa Child Welfare Research Station and the Extended School Services Division of the U.S. Department of Education. Bradbury published several books and articles in the field of child welfare, the best-known being Learning to Care for Children (1943, 1946), which was co-authored by Edna P. Amidon.
The Children's Advocate by Dorothy Bradbury is the story of the establishment and operation of the United States Children's Bureau from 1905-1946. Although the original manuscript was never published, an abstract entitled Four Decades of Action for Children: A History of the Children's Bureau was published by that agency in 1956. This version, as well as the second edition of 1962, included final chapters entitled "To the Future" written by Bureau Chiefs Martha M. Eliot and Katharine B. Oettinger respectively. Omitted in these brief histories were the detailed descriptions of Bureau personnel, projects, and problems as related in Bradbury's manuscript.
The following related resources are located in the Department of Special Collections:
|Box 1 Folder 1|
Chapter 1, "The Birth of the Federal Children's Bureau" with preliminary matter.
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Chapter 2, "Congress and The Children's Bureau.
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Chapter 3, "Julia Lathrop, The First Chief of the Bureau."
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Chapter 4, "The Early Years."
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Chapter 5, "The First World War and After"
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Chapter 6, "Grace Abbott: The Second Chief of the Children's Bureau."
|Box 1 Folder 7|
Chapter 7, "The Doctors and The Maternity and Infancy Act."
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Chapter 8, "The Children's Amendment."
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Chapter 9, "The Children's Bureau During the Depression Years."
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Chapter 10, "Katharine Lenroot: Third Chief of The Children's Bureau."
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Chapter 11, "Child Labor in the Recovery Period."
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Chapter 12, "The Children's Bureau and the Social Security Act During the Recovery Period."
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Chapter 13, "Planning for Children in the Face of War."
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Chapter 14, "Health Services for Mothers and Children During World War II."
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Chapter 15, "Children at Work During World War II."
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Chapter 16, "Neglected, Dependent and Delinquent Children in Wartime."
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Chapter 17, "Reorganization Plans and Outcomes."
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Early draft of chapter 7.
|Box 1 Folder 19|
Early draft of chapter 5.
|Box 1 Folder 20|