The March of Dimes Archives is the official repository of non-current records of the March of Dimes. Its polio-related holdings include published and unpublished information in a variety of media created, received, and maintained by the March of Dimes and its predecessor, The National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis.
Collections include correspondence with physicians and public health professionals, other textual holdings, photography, film and videotape, electronic records, files on medical equipment and medical artifacts, posters and memorabilia.
Highlights include the letters of Franklin Roosevelt and Basil O’Connor (first president of The National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis); the medical program to eradicate polio and the Dr. Jonas Salk vaccine field trials of 1954; fund-raising events such as the Mothers March. Other collections include Dr. Jonas Salk and Dr. Albert Sabin Polio Vaccine Records, Medical Program Records, Fund Raising Records, Chapter Organization and Activities Records, Salk Institute for Biological Studies Records and the Basil O'Connor Papers.
(The processed collections of the March of Dimes Archives are open by appointment only. The policies and procedures of the March of Dimes Archives govern the use of all material. Requests for permission to publish material from the collection must be submitted in writing to the Archivist, March of Dimes, 1275 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains, NY, 10605).
March of Dimes Archives
1275 Mamaroneck Avenue
White Plains, New York 10605
David Rose, Archivist