The MCH Library has digitized its collection of Children's Bureau documents and posted them full-text online!
Owing to their age, many of these materials are not available electronically; limited quantities of photocopies and loans are available from the MCH Library. Library staff can help identify other sources that can provide access to the information. All materials can be viewed at the MCH Library at Georgetown University. Contact library staff for help with accessing information from other sources or to arrange an appointment to view the materials at the library.
The MCH Library has digitized its Children's Bureau Collection, approximately 450 items published by the Children's Bureau between 1912 and 1969 and several additional items that discuss the history of the Children's Bureau, ranging from brochures to short reports to bound volumes. The MCH Library currently contains these items in hard copy. These items can be identified by searching in the sidebar search window or in the Advanced Search page using the phrase "Children's Bureau" (with quotation marks).
Microfilm collection of 290 reels containing materials from the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration. The finding aid for this collection, The Children's Bureau: Documentary sources from the National Archives (Alexandria, VA: Chadwyck-Healey, 1993) lists documents according to their sequence on the microfilm and provides author, title, date, and sometimes source of the material. Types of materials include reports, articles, conference materials, addresses and speeches, government documents, memoranda, drafts, and other documents. The aid is divided into six parts: child welfare, child legislation, Children's Bureau history, MCH, Children's Bureau Merritt files, and Children's Bureau chief's files. There is no subject index.
Collection of primarily reports and articles, published between 1973 and 1982. A bibliography lists the documents by subject categories.
Note: EPSDT has been variously called Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment and Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic and Treatment; document descriptions in the database reflect the name used in the document.
This collection includes over 1,000 final reports of projects funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, from the 1960s to the present. They are included in MCHLine®, the library's catalog, and can be searched using keywords, author, title, publisher, or date.
Recent reports received in electronic formats (PDF, Word) are also available full-text. The MCH library also holds block grant applications and annual reports from state Title V agencies for the years 1986 through 1996, plus applications for 1998.
The evolution of the present Maternal and Child Health Bureau from the Children's Bureau