The Commonwealth Fund office used these files as a cross reference system for the grants. The files concentrate from the 1950s to 1981. The folders consist of cross reference sheets and correspondence. There are some reports and photographs. Original boxes 317, 325, 326, 332, 333, 341, and 342 were not sent to the Archives; consequently files from D, E, P, and W are missing. Folders for The Johns Hopkins University and Massachusetts General Hospital are also missing.
Fellowships are an integral part of the Commonwealth Fund's history, and continually supported the varied public health, mental hygiene, and rural hospital programs of the CF. The advanced medical fellowships were first awarded in 1937, and although they primarily aided medical school teachers and research workers, individuals in other areas of health work also received financial assistance. About twenty fellowships per year were granted during 1950-1959, many of which entailed interdisciplinary studies, and by 1965 well over sixty fellowships were awarded yearly.
The Affordable Health Insurance series contains background information and reports of health care reform 2007-2009, including issue briefs, and analysis, comparisons, and drafts of congressional bills.
Series 4 contains annual reports from 1919-2002. A complete run of bound reports is available in the RAC Library. Individual soft cover reports are available in the archival collection. The Annual Report for 1986 is not available in the archival collection, but it is accessible in the RAC Library. Series 4 also contains a small selection of other reports and pamphlets spanning the mid-1980's through 1994.
An outgrowth of the Commonwealth Fund's relief activities in Eastern and Central Europe after World War I, the Austrian Program provided vital help in improving the health of children in Austria. From 1923 until 1929 the CF maintained an office in Vienna, and conducted a program of health and preventive medicine for children. Child health demonstrations were conducted in Salzburg, and similar activities transpired in Vienna, Klagenfurt, Graz, and elsewhere.