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St. Louis Children's Hospital Records

  • RG013
  • Collection
  • 1879-2011

This collection includes items related to St. Louis Children’s Hospital, one of the first children’s hospitals in the country. The history of the hospital, beginning with its opening in 1879, is documented in a variety of material formats.

The collection includes hospital publications; photographs in various forms; tapes and film reels; scrapbooks; newspaper and magazine clippings; artifacts and printing blocks; administrative records; hospital contracts and legal materials; financial records; press releases and media queries; and hospital histories and chronologies. Also included are some departmental records, as well as records of institutions and organizations associated with the hospital.

Of note is the collection of hospital publications ( series 1), which includes serial publications and annual reports of the hospital, and photographs ( _series 2)of various hospital events, employees, patients, and building areas. Also included are records (series 11)_of the Martha Parsons Free Hospital for Children (previously the Augusta Free Hospital for Children), which merged with St. Louis Children’s Hospital in 1910. Of further note are early financial records of St. Louis Children’s Hospital (s _eries 9),_as well as early Board of Managers meeting minutes ( _series 12).Early contracts and written histories of the hospital (series 14)_and a variety of staff and departmental files ( _series 17)_are included in the collection.

St. Louis Children's Hospital