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Series II. Child Abuse Studies, 1964-1988

Scope and Content Notes:

This series contains extensive documentation surrounding several of Elmer's groundbreaking studies into infant and child abuse. It is arranged chronologically and begins with Elmer's 1964-1969 Infant Accident Study and the subsequent Follow up Study of Traumatized Children of 1974-1975. Her Children in Jeopardy study from the 1980s revisits the infant subjects of her 1962-1964 Fifty Family Study in their adulthood. In addition to these major projects, two more compact studies are included in this series: the 1977 - 1981 Child Abuse: Evaluation of a Residential Program and the1988 Infant Teaching Project. The materials date from 1964 to 1988.

Subseries 1. The Infant Accident Study (IAS), 1964-1969

Scope and Content Notes:

This subseries includes materials from Elmer's second major study into child abuse. The records document the planning and conceptualization of the study, which precede individual case files. The materials are arranged in numerical order.

Folder 15 Original Instruments and Job Assignments, undated
Folder 16 Instruments and Consults, undated
Folder 17 Minutes, September 1966-June 1968
Folder 18 Pediatrician Questionnaire [RESTRICTED], undated
Folder 19 Analysis of Data Methods, undated
Folder 20 Review for Final Evaluation [RESTRICTED], undated
Folder 21 Review for Final Evaluation [RESTRICTED], undated
Folder 22 Review for Final Evaluation [RESTRICTED], undated
Folder 23 Review for Final Evaluation [RESTRICTED], undated
Folder 24 Review for Final Evaluation [RESTRICTED], undated
Folder 25 Review for Final Evaluation [RESTRICTED, undated
Folder 26 Review for Final Evaluation [RESTRICTED], undated
Folder 27 Review for Final Evaluation [RESTRICTED], undated
Folder 28 Subject Cards [RESTRICTED], undated
Folder 29 Study Case Numbers [RESTRICTED], undated
Folder 30 IAS 106 [RESTRICTED], undated
Folder 31 IAS 108 [RESTRICTED], undated
Folder 32 IAS 109 [RESTRICTED], undated

Box 2
Folder 1 IAS 114 [RESTRICTED], undated
Folder 2 IAS 126 [RESTRICTED], undated
Folder 3 IAS 127 [RESTRICTED], undated
Folder 4 IAS 151 [RESTRICTED], undated
Folder 5 IAS 177 [RESTRICTED], undated
Folder 6 IAS 183 [RESTRICTED], undated
Folder 7 IAS 201 [RESTRICTED], undated
Folder 8 IAS 202 [RESTRICTED], undated
Folder 9 IAS 208 [RESTRICTED], undated
Folder 10 IAS 214 [RESTRICTED], undated
Folder 11 IAS 215 [RESTRICTED], undated
Folder 12 IAS 218 [RESTRICTED], undated
Folder 13 IAS 225 [RESTRICTED], undated
Folder 14 IAS 235 [RESTRICTED], undated
Folder 15 IAS 237 [RESTRICTED], undated
Folder 16 IAS 240 [RESTRICTED], undated
Folder 17 IAS 243 [RESTRICTED], undated
Folder 18 IAS 244 [RESTRICTED], undated

Subseries 2. Follow Up Study (to IAS), 1974-1975

Scope and Content Notes:

This subseries encompasses the planning, data, and case files to the project most commonly known as the Follow Up Study. Informally, the study was often described in relation to its component parts: T1, the time during the study, T2, one year later, and T3, further follow ups. This project was launched as an attempt to revisit the subjects of her previous Infant Accident Study to explore the effects of the abuse study participants suffered in infancy.

Folder 19 Follow Up Study Proposal, undated
Folder 20 Overview, T1 and T2 [RESTRICTED], undated
Folder 21 Overview, T3 [RESTRICTED], undated
Folder 22 Overview, T3 [RESTRICTED], undated
Folder 23 Juvenile Court, Child Welfare, and MHMR Agencies [RESTRICTED], undated
Folder 24 Teacher and Psychologist Questionnaires [RESTRICTED], undated
Folder 25 Instruments, undated
Folder 26 Family Analysis, undated
Folder 27 Card Layouts, cards 60-91, undated

Box 3
Folder 1 FU 05 [RESTRICTED], undated
Folder 2 FU 06 [RESTRICTED], undated
Folder 3 FU 07 [RESTRICTED], undated
Folder 4 FU 14 [RESTRICTED], undated
Folder 5 FU 15 [RESTRICTED], undated
Folder 6 FU 18 [RESTRICTED], undated
Folder 7 FU 21 [RESTRICTED], undated
Folder 8 FU 23 [RESTRICTED], undated
Folder 9 FU 31 [RESTRICTED], undated
Folder 10 FU 32 [RESTRICTED], undated
Folder 11 FU 36 [RESTRICTED], undated
Folder 12 FU 38 [RESTRICTED], undated
Folder 13 FU 42 [RESTRICTED], undated
Folder 14 FU 45 [RESTRICTED], undated
Folder 15 FU 47 [RESTRICTED], undated
Folder 16 FU 49 (photocopies) [RESTRICTED], undated
Folder 17 FU 52 (photocopies) [RESTRICTED], undated

Subseries 3. Child Abuse: Evaluation of a Residential Program, 1977-1981

Scope and Content Notes:

This subseries includes a summary of this grant-funded study which attempted to measure the impact that the Parental Stress Center's residential program had upon the abused and high risk infants that participated. Subject master cards are included in addition to a summary of the program.

Folder 18 Final Report Summary, undated
Folder 19 Subject Cards [RESTRICTED], undated

Subseries 4. Children in Jeopardy, 1986

Scope and Content Notes:

This subseries documents Elmer's extensive 1986 follow up to her Fifty Family Study, conducted between 1962 and 1964. Elmer attempted to locate and interview as many of the now adult subjects as possible. Included in the subseries are many examples of instruments, consent forms, sample interviews, and study data, providing insight into Elmer's conceptualization of the project. There are many individual case files and participant interviews in the study.

Folder 20 Project Presentation Transparencies, undated
Folder 21 Reading Notes, undated
Folder 22 Instruments, undated
Folder 23 Instruments Pt. 2, undated
Folder 24 Interview Forms, undated
Folder 25 Follow Up Interview 1, undated
Folder 26 Follow Up Subject Search [RESTRICTED], undated
Folder 27 Sample Addresses [RESTRICTED], undated
Folder 28 Second Follow Up Interview, Letters and Directions [RESTRICTED], undated
Folder 29 Health Questions [RESTRICTED], undated
Folder 30 Follow Up Codebook [RESTRICTED], undated
Folder 31 Follow Up Codebook [RESTRICTED], undated
Folder 32 Second Interview Codebook Notes [RESTRICTED], undated
Folder 33 Second Interview Codebook Notes [RESTRICTED], undated
Folder 34 Second Interview Codebook Notes [RESTRICTED], undated
Folder 35 Second Interview Codebook Notes [RESTRICTED], undated
Folder 36 Tests, undated
Folder 37 Relatedness Data Notes [RESTRICTED], undated
Folder 38 Data Analysis Notes, undated
Folder 39 Total Variables, undated
Folder 40 Data, undated
Folder 41 Follow Up Scales, undated
Folder 42 First Article Data, undated

Box 4
Folder 1 Forms for CHP [RESTRICTED], undated
Folder 2 Forms for CHP [RESTRICTED], undated
Folder 3 Forms for CHP [RESTRICTED], undated
Folder 4 Forms for CHP [RESTRICTED], undated
Folder 5 Forms for CHP [RESTRICTED], undated
Folder 6 Forms for CHP [RESTRICTED], undated
Folder 7 Forms for CHP [RESTRICTED], undated
Folder 8 Forms for CHP [RESTRICTED], undated
Folder 9 Forms for CHP [RESTRICTED], undated
Folder 10 C in J 02 [RESTRICTED], undated
Folder 11 C in J 03 [RESTRICTED], undated
Folder 12 C in J 11 [RESTRICTED], undated
Folder 13 C in J 12 [RESTRICTED], undated
Folder 14 C in J 19 [RESTRICTED], undated
Folder 15 C in J 22 [RESTRICTED], undated
Folder 16 C in J 26 [RESTRICTED], undated
Folder 17 C in J 28 [RESTRICTED], undated
Folder 18 C in J 36 [RESTRICTED], undated
Folder 19 C in J 47 [RESTRICTED], undated
Folder 20 C in J 48 [RESTRICTED], undated
Folder 21 C in J 50 [RESTRICTED], undated

Subseries 5. Infant Teaching Project, 1988-1990

Scope and Content Notes:

This subseries includes information on Elmer's final study, the Infant Teaching Project. This project explored the disciplinary actions of caregivers in response to unsuitable behavior in infants up to 24 months of age. Physical punishment and the potential for abuse were of particular interest in this context. Included are sample interviews, planning documents, and data extracted from the actual interviews.

Folder 22 Interviewing and Planning [RESTRICTED], undated
Folder 23 Interview Schedules: Pediatricians, undated
Folder 24 Pediatrician Letters of Thanks [RESTRICTED], undated
Folder 25 Study Data, undated
Folder 26 Study Data, undated