Montgomery County Homemaker Home Health Aide Service, Inc. records
Held at: University of Pennsylvania: Barbara Bates Center for the Study of The History of Nursing [Contact Us]Claire Fagin Hall, 418 Curie Boulevard, Floor 2U, Philadelphia, PA, 19104-4217
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The Montgomery County Homemaker Home Health Care Service, Inc. was established in 1967 with a mission to provide personal care and assistance to persons and families residing in the county whose well-being was threatened with disruption of the household by emergencies or illness. The agency provided homemaker-home health aides, trained and supervised, to do light housework, run errands, plan, prepare and serve meals, and care for children, the aged and the disabled. In 1990, the agency merged with and into the VNA Community Services, Inc.
The collection was donated by Marilyn Harris, who is in charge of both the VNA Community Services, Inc. and the Visiting Nurse Association of Eastern Montgomery County. After the Montgomery County Homemaker Home Health Aide Service, Inc. merged into the VNA-Community Service, Inc. in 1990, its records were donated to the Center for the Study of the History of Nursing. The collection consists of Board and committee records, administration files, files of programs and activities, and files of other organizations.
Gift of Marilyn Harris, 1989.
- University of Pennsylvania: Barbara Bates Center for the Study of The History of Nursing
- Finding Aid Author
- Finding aid prepared by Center staff, updated by Bethany Myers
- This collection was processed with funds provided by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission as part of the Nursing History Processing and Cataloging Project.
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This collection is unrestricted.
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This series contains such formal documents as the agency's annual reports, minutes of its board of directors, and its mission statement. Also included is material of the agency's history.
Included in this series are records of all committees, beginning with the Executive Committee. Most of the records included here are minutes.
This series consists of files documenting all kinds of operational activities in the agency's administration. There are correspondence, budgets, a manual, a status review, job applications, etc.
Included in this series are records mainly of two subjects: anniversary celebrations and fund-raising projects.
Included in this series are files of three national or regional agencies in the field of homemaker home health aide service.
The visual material included in this series documents in great detail all aspects of the agency's homemaker home health aide service, its public relations, and its staff's professional activities. Also included are snapshots of miscellaneous social functions held by the agency. The photographs have been assorted into six folders. There are also 32 reprints (5 x 7) glued to hard card boards that had apparently been prepared for exhibit purposes. According to a list attached, the slides were originally assorted into 120 small groups by subject. There are altogether some 400 frames.
The scrapbooks consist of two kinds: clients' letters and newsclippings.
This series contains three items: a corporate seal press, four commemorative buttons, and a cassette sound-recording tape.