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President's Birthday Ball Commission For Infantile Paralysis Research Records, 1934-1937 | Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library & Museum

Collection Overview

Title: President's Birthday Ball Commission For Infantile Paralysis Research Records, 1934-1937Add to your cart.

Primary Creator: President's Birthday Ball Commission For Infantile Paralysis Research

Extent: -1.0 Cubic Feet

Arrangement: This collection is arranged in two series: Founding Documents and Early Records, and Correspondence and Reports from Grantees.

Date Acquired: 08/01/1942

Scope and Contents of the Materials

These records consist of official correspondence and reports from the working files of the Commission.

Collection Historical Note

From 1934 to 1937, the President's Birthday Ball Commission for Infantile Paralysis Research distributed proceeds from Franklin D. Roosevelt's birthday balls to medical researchers attempting to discover an effective immunization against poliomyelitis.

Administrative Information

Repository: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library & Museum

Access Restrictions: This collection is available for use by the general public.

Use Restrictions: This material is subject to copyright restrictions under Title 17 of the U.S. Code.

Acquisition Source: Jeremiah Milbank

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Series 1: Founding Documents and Early RecordsAdd to your cart.
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Box 1: sections 1-21 (five folders).

Material on the history of the establishment of the Commission; preliminary studies and conference materials; a report of the first full-scale meeting on June 10, 1935; grant and financial aid materials for medical research; periodic reports to Franklin D. Roosevelt; correspondence to and from Commission members; projected plans, and final Treasurer's reports.


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Establishment of the Commission by the President - Section 1Add to your cart.

Correspondence and Reports of Commission - Section 2-6Add to your cart.

Correspondence and Reports of Commission - Sections 7-11Add to your cart.

Correspondence and Reports of Commission - 12-17Add to your cart.

Correspondence and Reports of Commission - 18-21Add to your cart.

Series 2: Correspondence and Reports from GranteesAdd to your cart.
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Box 1: sections 1-8 (three folders).

Box 2: sections 9-18 (three folders).

Correspondence among grantees and Commission members, including letters forwarding and acknowledging grants for research. Also included are grantees' progress reports; correspondence concerning personal contributions by Commission members to grantees after Commmission funds have been exhausted; some publicity material concerning new immunization methods; and materials pertaining to the importation of monkeys for experimentation.


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Correspondence and Reports from Grantees Section 1-3Add to your cart.

Correspondence and Reports from Grantees Section 4-5Add to your cart.

Correspondence and Reports from Grantees Section 6-8Add to your cart.

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Correspondence and Reports from Grantees Section 9Add to your cart.

Correspondence and Reports from Grantees Section 10-15Add to your cart.

Correspondence and Reports from Grantees Section 16-18Add to your cart.