Personal Papers Collections

Home > Collections > Personal Paper Collections > The William W. Belford Collection

The William W. Belford Collection

  • Creator: Belford, William Wiess (1897 - 1978)

  • Collection Date: 1918 - 1921

  • Extent: 1 linear foot

William W. Belford
by unidentified photographer
black and white photograph.
From the Collection of the American Academy of Pediatrics.


William W. Belford received his A.B. in 1918 from Southwestern University and his M.D. in 1922 from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He served as the 30th president of the American Academy of Pediatrics and was on the pediatric staff of several hospitals around the United States. In 1960, he was a delegate to the White House Conference on Children and Youth.

Hopkins Affiliations

1918 - 1922 Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Scope and Content

The William W. Belford Collection covers his years as a medical student at Johns Hopkins. It contains Belford's notes from classes in hygiene, pathology, surgery, gynecology, medicine, and neurology, as well as notes from medical clinics with William S. Thayer and others. Belford's personal expense book (1919-1920) is also included.

Policy on Access and Use

This collection may contain some restricted records. Materials pertaining to patients, students, employees, and human research subjects, as well as unprocessed collections and recent administrative records, carry restrictions on access. For more information about the policies and procedures for access, see Policy on Access and Use.

Permissions and Credits

When citing material from this collection, credit The Alan Mason Chesney Medical Archives of The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions. For permission to reproduce images, contact the holder of the copyright.

For permissions:
archives at jhmi dot edu.