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This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Chestnut Hill Historical Society. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in their reading room, and not digitally available through the web.
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"The Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County granted the Charter for Chestnut Hill Hospital on 21 November 1903. A seven-member Board of Trustees containing two physicians was organized, with Dr. Radcliffe Cheston as the first President. The hospital was opened on 14 October 1903 in two small houses with fourteen beds. Chief Nurse Rena D. Wood managed a staff of one gradate nurse and two practical nurses caring for a daily average of eight patients."
Finding aid to "Chestnut Hill Hospital School of Nursing Records, 1769-1988, MC 1" University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, Center for the Study of the History of Nursing. Accessed January 9, 2012. http://www.nursing.upenn.edu/history/Documents/Chestnut%20Hill%20Hospital%20School%20of%20Nursing.pdf
This collection of materials relates to the history of Chestnut Hill Hospital. Files are arranged to allow for further additions of documents. Files include research notes about the history of the hospital, brochures/flyers, records of events, blueprints. It also houses individual items which are separately cataloged. The unprocessed materials include, 4 boxes of administrative files and 1 box of files from the hospital library and archives. Additions are ongoing.
The contents of this collection includes:
History of the Hospital including founders, key personnel, physical growth and services. Research for this book was done by Margaret O. Kirk although the manuscript was completed by an unidentified editor.
Chestnut Hill Hospital Bulletin October 15, 1942. vol.2 no.1.
Articles include photos of nursing classes and a list of men and women from the Hospital serving in the Armed forces of the U.S.
C.H.Hospital/Brewer Collection. Springfield Work Group minutes, (three folders)/ Executive Committee minutes, (five folders)/ Brochures for the Public, (one folder) /Board Member minutes, (seven folders) 1990 – 2005
Chestnut Hill Hospital/Brewer Collection. Records, meeting minutes and brochures for the public. 1990-2005
Springfield Work Group, minutes, (three folders).
Executive Committee Meeting minutes, (five folders)
Brochures for the Public, (one folder).
Board Member minutes, (seven folders)
Agreement between the Chestnut Hill Community Association & CH Hospital Healthcare, 1990
Chestnut Hill Rehabilitation Hospital request for taxpayer identification number, 2005
The collection features about 100 captioned photographs from the 1940s and 1950s.
Gifts of Chestnut Hill Hospital, 2006-2008.
Summary descriptive information on this collection was compiled in 2011-2012 as part of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania’s Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories (HCI-PSAR), using data provided by the Chestnut Hill Historical Society. The HCI-PSAR project was funded by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
This is a preliminary finding aid. No physical processing, rehousing, reorganizing, or folder listing was done in the HCI-PSAR project.
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- Finding aid prepared by staff of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories using data provided by the Chestnut Hill Historical Society.
- This preliminary finding aid was created by staff of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania’s Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories (HCI-PSAR) using data provided by the Chestnut Hill Historical Society. The HCI-PSAR project was made possible by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
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