About Us

The Archives

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Preserving our history

The Boston Children's Hospital Archives was established in 1993 to acquire, preserve and make available the historical records that document the ongoing history of Boston Children's, its staff, support personnel, patients and families.

Capturing our spirit

A record of the institution's history is found in many sources -- on wall plaques, in the voices of patients treated and cured, and in the careers of physicians, nurses and administrators. Such testaments are of great value to Boston Children's and the entire field of pediatrics. Original records attest to Boston Children's many ground breaking contributions to pediatric health care, teaching and research. They also mirror the institutions policies and organization -- and capture the spirit of an era.

Maintaining our guiding principles

The Archives maintains a wide variety of collections comprised of letters, publications, photographs, artifacts, oral histories and other records, which document the evolution of the institution as well as the guiding principles that have inspired generations of physicians, nurses and other professionals to provide the best care for sick and injured children.

Investing in our future

Serving as the hospital's memory, the Boston Children's Hospital Archives is fertile ground from which scholars can study the institution, the field of pediatrics and the role of health care workers.

For more information on the Archives Program and its collections, see our LibGuide: http://childrenshospital.libguides.com/archives

We are grateful to have been ranked #1 on U.S. News & World Report's list of the best children's hospitals in the nation for the third year in a row, an honor we could not have achieved without the patients and families who inspire us to do our very best for them. Thanks to you, Boston Children's is a place where we can write the greatest children's stories ever told.”
- Sandra L. Fenwick, President and CEO

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