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The Jewish Hospital of St. Louis Records Sub-Series
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Marketing and Public Relations, 1986-1994.

The bound volumes and binders of this sub-series provide insight into the marketing and public relations activity of Jewish Hospital. Of note beyond the studies and reports in the advertising log book, which contains copies of print advertisements run by Jewish Hospital in the years 1987-1993. Sorted chronologically.

Organizational Documents for Jewish Hospital, 1878-1977.

A series arranged in chronological order containing extremely significant early documents generated by the Hospital administration as well as items from as late as 1977 illustrating the evolution of its policies and governance. Events documented in this sub-series include the creation of the Jewish Hospital Association; the creation of the Jewish Hospital at Delmar Avenue; and the creation of the Jewish Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Association, among others. Accession 1990-035.

Photographic Timelines.

The timelines of this series touch describe briefly several key events or developments which occurred in the four spans of years covered. Each timeline marker includes a photograph. Multiple copies of the timelines are included in each folder. Sorted chronologically.

Program-Specific Guides, 1984-1994.

Guides in this series are designed to introduce patients to specific Jewish Hospital programs, events, and departments. It also includes patient guides to specific aliments. Unlike sub-series 4, the publications of this sub-series are specifically patient-targeted. Folders may contain individual or multiple items. Sorted alphabetically.

General Patient Guides, 1939-1986.

This series includes brochures specifically targeted toward patients or relatives of patients of Jewish Hospital, and designed to convey or collect information related to they or their relative’s stay at the hospital. Items in this series include survey forms and maps as well as brochures and handbooks. Folders may contain individual or multiple items. Sorted alphabetically.

Histories, 1878-1987.

This sub-series includes brief historical overviews of both Jewish Hospital, as well as various St. Louis area medical institutions. Where the history is not specifically or solely focused on Jewish Hospital, Jewish Hospital may be mentioned or included in a larger overview of St. Louis area medicine, or the author of a history may be affiliated with Jewish Hospital in some way. The exception to this is the reprint of the 1878 Missouri Republican article on the Social Evil Hospital, which may be related to O.H. Elbrecht’s article on the Female Hospital (also included in this series), but which otherwise has no relation to Jewish Hospital. A majority of folders hold individual items. Sorted alphabetically.

Hospital Departments, 1988.

This sub-series includes brief informational publications which provide overviews of medical subsidiary departments and organizations of the hospital. These brochures are not necessarily patient-targeted. Some folders in this sub-series contain multiple brochures, while others contain individual brochures. Sorted alphabetically.

Employee-Targeted, 1957-1990.

Items in this sub-series were published for and include information relative to Jewish Hospital employees. This sub-series includes various employee manuals, as well as benefits and retirement brochures.  A majority of folders in this sub-series contain individual items. Sorted alphabetically.

Associated Organizations, 1915-1984.

Items in this sub-series provide information on organizations associated with Jewish Hospital. These items are separated from those related to medical or research subsidiary departments of the hospital. A majority of the folders in this sub-series include multiple brochures or other informational publications. Sorted alphabetically.

Scientific, 1906, 1936, and 1966-1991.

This sub-series is mainly composed of six volumes (1966, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, and 1969-1991) of scientific papers, abstracts, and letters to the editor of scientific journal published by Jewish Hospital medical staff. The papers and abstracts are bound together into the volumes. Sorted chronologically.

Books and Supporting Materials, 1900-1995.

Sub-series 1 contains documents related to books by David Gee, and the 1995 book “The Best Hospitals in America.” Manuscripts and bound volumes of Gee’s books “Working Wonders: A History of the Jewish Hospital of St. Louis, 1891-1992” and “216 S.K.:  A History of Jewish Hospital.” It also includes documentation used by Gee to write “216 S.K.”.  Finally, the sub-series includes the Jewish Hospital portion of the book “The Best Hospitals in America,” as well as packets of information on various aspects of Jewish Hospital submitted for the creation of the book.

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