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Germantown Hospital and Community Health Services records

MC 183

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the University of Pennsylvania. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in our reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

Summary Information

Repository:
University of Pennsylvania: Barbara Bates Center for the Study of The History of Nursing
Creator:
Germantown Hospital (Philadelphia, Pa.).
Title:
Germantown Hospital and Community Health Services records
Date [inclusive]:
1900-1998
Call Number:
MC 183
Extent:
48.75 Linear feet
Language:
English
Abstract:
This collection contains records of the Germantown Hospital and Community Health Services School of Nursing, in Germantown, Philadelphia, PA. Materials include student records, Nursing Alumni Association records, yearbooks, and minutes.
Cite as:
Germantown Hospital and Community Health Services, Barbara Bates Center for The Study of The History of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania
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Biography/History

In 1864 and a group of prominent individuals and physicians of Germantown began discussing the possibility of a cottage hospital. These individuals included Mrs. Pauline E. Henry and her personal physician Dr. Owen Wistar. Germantown Hospital was incorporated in 1870 as a dispensary and hospital for free advice and medicine, to nursing care at home or in the hospital and prevention of disease and restoration to health for the poor and of Germantown and immediate vicinity. A School of Nursing, that had been envisioned when the hospital had 50 beds, opened in 1892. It became a three-year course in 1895. By 1908 there were 35 nurses in the training school. After a decline in the 1950s, the number of students rebounded. LaSalle College affiliated with the School of Nursing in 1969 to facilitate the degree-granting trend.

In 1902 the Nurses’ Alumnae Association was organized.

The Germantown Hospital School of Nursing was closed in 1998. In 1999 an announcement was made that the in-patient acute care patients of Germantown Hospital would be moved to Albert Einstein Medical Center and the hospital premises would be used as a skilled care nursing facility.

Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of Pennsylvania: Barbara Bates Center for the Study of The History of Nursing

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Gail E. Farr, updated by Bethany Myers

Access Restrictions

This collection is unrestricted except for student nurse documents in Series 1.

Use Restrictions

Copyright restrictions may apply. Please contact the Center with requests for copying and for authorization to publish, quote or reproduce the material.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of the Nurses Alumni Association of the Germantown Hospital and Medical Center, 2003.

Processing Information note

This collection is unprocessed. A preliminary inventory is given here. Please contact the Center for more information.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

Germantown Hospital Records are located at the Germantown Historical Society, 5501 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA, 19144.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • Germantown Hospital (Philadelphia, Pa.).
  • Nurses Alumni Association of the Germantown Hospital and Medical Center.
Form/Genre(s)
  • Administrative records
  • School records
Geographic Name(s)
  • Germantown (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Subject(s)
  • Influenza Epidemic, 1918-1919.
  • Nursing schools.
  • Nursing students

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Collection Inventory

Series 1.  Student Records.

Conditions Governing Access note

This series is restricted. Please contact the Center for more information.

Box

Abel-Berger, 1960s-1990s.

GH.0001

Berkery-Bulman, 1960s-1990s.

GH.0002

Burch-Cooper, 1960s-1990s.

GH.0003

Cooper-Door, 1960s-1990s.

GH.0004

Dougherty-Finnegan, 1960s-1990s.

GH.0005

Fischer-George, 1960s-1990s.

GH.0006

George-Hanna, 1960s-1990s.

GH.0007

Hansell-Housman, 1960s-1990s.

GH.0008

Housman-Kellyl, 1960s-1990s.

GH.0009

Kelly-Lazarine, 1960s-1990s.

GH.0010

Leandri-McGowan, 1960s-1990s.

GH.0011

McGarrigle-Messmer, 1960s-1990s.

GH.0012

Mewert-O'Brien, 1960s-1990s.

GH.0013

O'Brien-Powanda, 1960s-1990s.

GH.0014

Powell-Rogers, 1960s-1990s.

GH.0015

Rokahr-Shaw, 1960s-1990s.

GH.0016

Shaw-Springer, 1960s-1990s.

GH.0017

Stabilito-Towney, 1960s-1990s.

GH.0018

Tranzilli-Weigel, 1960s-1990s.

GH.0019

Weil-Young, 1960s-1990s.

GH.0020

Young-Zynn; A-Z (miscellaneous), 1960s-1990s.

GH.0021

Inactive Students, 1900-1987.

GH.0022

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Series 2.  Nursing Alumni Association.

Box

Alumni Association Minutes/binders, 1920-1990.

GH.0023

NLN PA State Board information, circa 1970-1980.

GH.0024

Affiliating Agency Contracts.

GH.0025

Archival copies of Yearbooks, 1960-1980s.

GH.0026

Archival copies of Yearbooks, 1960-1989.

GH.0027

Yearbooks, 1920s-1960s.

GH.0028

Financial Reports, Correspondence, Artifacts and Memorabilia.

GH.0029

Archival copies of Yearbooks, 1920s-1950s.

GH.0030

Catalogues, announcements, handbooks, newsletters, commencement, invitations & programs, memorabilia.

GH.0031

Student Records (1920s-1940s); Procedural Protocol (1944); Gazette (1974-1975).

GH.0032

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Series 3.  Administrative Records.

Box

NCLEX Summary Profiles, 1989-1994, 1997 index (binders).

GH.0033

Faculty Organization Minutes, binders, 1980-1990.

GH.0034

Faculty Organization Minutes, binders, 1990-1993.

GH.0035

Annual Reports, 1995-1997; Faculty Manual binders, 1990s.

GH.0036

Curriculum Committee mintues (1990s); Evaluation & records minutes (1990s).

GH.0037

Faculty Organizaton minutes, 1990s.

GH.0038

Curriculum binders (1990s); revised course outlines; two-year curriculum; proposed curriculum changes (1986).

GH.0039

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