Blanche Van Leuven Browne papers: 1898-1981 (bulk 1907-1930)
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Personal Papers 1898-1981, 1907-1930 [series]

The Personal Papers series (0.3 linear feet) contains Browne's correspondence and journals. The series also contains materials related to Browne's family, including notes and correspondence written by her adopted daughter, Esther Browne, about her mother's work.

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Correspondence 1916-1928 (2 folders)
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Esther Van Leuven Browne 1920-1954
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Journals 1898-1918
 
Van Leuven Browne Hospital School for Crippled Children [series]

The Van Leuven Browne Hospital School for Crippled Children series (0.7 linear feet) includes materials related to Browne's work with the Hospital School. These materials highlight her passionate advocacy for children with physical disabilities. They also reflect on the personal and religious values by which she strove to live.

Of interest are two Record Books that contain lesson notes, nurses' notes, an essay on the School's history, and administrative information. Also found here are scrapbooks and photographs, and a patient register. In addition, the series contains materials that illustrate Browne's experiences as a young woman in St. Luke's Hospital in Chicago where she spent five years undergoing treatments for a spinal curvature she developed from a case of childhood polio.

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Clippings 1916-1933
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Hospital School's Child Register undated
 
Photographs
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Photographs undated
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Glass negatives undated [Staff use.]
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Record Books undated
 
Scrapbooks
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Day Book undated
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Scrapbooks undated (2 volumes)
 
Publications 1910-1928 [series]

The Publications series (1 linear foot) contains materials published by Blanche Van Leuven Browne. It includes copies of the two novels she authored about the experiences of hospitalized children. The series also contains copies of magazines Browne published including the Hospital School Journal, The Van Leuven Browne Magazine and The Question Mark. Also included are advertisements and promotions published on behalf of the Van Leuven Browne Hospital School for Crippled Children.

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"A Story of the Children's Ward" 1906
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The Hospital School Journal 1910-1917
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Novels undated
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"On the Vivisection of Crippled Children" 1918
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Pamphlets 1915
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Publications Book #1 undated
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Publications Book #2 undated
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The Question Mark Magazine 1923
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The Van Leuven Browne National Magazine 1911-1915
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The Van Leuven Browne National Magazine 1916-1917