Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Public Relations Records
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Overview and metadata sections
The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania opened in 1874 to provide a clinical environment for the University's School of Medicine at its new West Philadelphia Campus. In the ensuing decades, the Hospital has grown to be major health care center for the city and region. The Hospital's Public Relations Department was responsible for providing media with information and images related to Hospital events.
The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Public Relations Records contains information files and photographs related to the expansion and operations of the Hospital. Most of the photographs from the 1980s were used to illustrated Hospital publications. Of particular note are files and images related to the Henry Phipps Institute, I.S. Ravdin, and the construction of the Gates Pavilion.
The scrapbook consists of newspaper and magazine clippings from 1981-1983. It also contains photographs: one depicts the PECO Building commemorating Nurses Day on its Crown Lights, and the others are outdoor group shots of recent graduates as well as medical and nursing staff. The articles mostly cover cutting-edge research and surgical procedures performed at the Hospital and their impacts on patients' lives. However, other articles cover community engagement, honor distinguished alumni, and documents administrative changes.
The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Public Relations Records are organized into two series: Subject Files and Photograph Files. Each series is arranged alphabetically.
The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Public Relations Records were transferred to the University Archives by John Shea, editor of Penn Medicine, in January 2000 (accession number: 2000:04).
- University of Pennsylvania: University Archives and Records Center
- Finding Aid Author
- Joseph - James Ahern, updated by Anna Pugsley
- Finding Aid Date
- September 2015, May 2019
- Access Restrictions
Access to collections is granted in accordance with the Protocols for the University Archives and Records Center.