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Guide to the Children's Hospital of San Francisco Photograph Collection [graphic], 1904-1965
BANC PIC 1989.058--PIC  
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Series Description

Folders 1-9; AX Box 1 Folders 1-3

SERIES 1. BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS VIEWS

Folders 1-5; LAN (6 slides).

Subseries 1. General Views, ca. 1887-ca. 1980.

Physical Description: 126 photographs; 7 lantern slides; 3 negatives.

Additional Note

Shelving note: lantern slides shelved in LAN drawers; 6 photographs in AX Box 1, Folders 1-3.
Contains views of the many buildings which have formed the medical complex throughout its history, among them the original California Street structure (erected 1887); the Alexander Maternity Cottage (1892); the Little Jim Building (1895); the Eye and Ear Ward (1897); the New Main Building (1911); and many of the modern structures built in the decades following World War II. Also pictured are hospital gardens, courtyards, and the surrounding Pacific Heights district of San Francisco.
Folders 6-9.

Subseries 2. Modernization, 1959-1967.

Physical Description: 169 photographs.

Scope and Content Note

Contains views of the expansion of the medical center during the 1950s and 1960s. Among the subjects pictured are the East Wing and East Wing addition of the Main Building; the Out Patient Research Building; the Fourth Floor addition to the Main Building; the West Wing addition; and the parking structure. Also included are several interior views of various facilities and photographic reproductions of a variety of architectural drawings related to the medical center.
Folders 10-22; AX Box 1 Folders 4-8; AX Box 2

SERIES 2. PERSONNEL

Folders 10-16; AX Box 1 Folders 4-6; AX Box 2. "Children's Hospital Nurses Alumnae" albums (2).

Subseries 1. Nursing, ca. 1890-ca. 1975 (bulk through 1957).

Physical Description: 217 photographs; 9 promotional postcards; miscellaneous documents; 9 negatives.

Additional Note

Shelving note: 5 photographs and bound collection of documents in AX Box 1, Folders 4-6; 2 photo albums with accompanying documents in AX Box 2.
Features various aspects of nursing at Children's Hospital, including the historic Training School for Nurses. Pictures student nurses, nursing classes, and various activities and events associated with the nursing school. Also included are views of the Nurses' Residence, the Tehama St. Nurses' Settlement Home, and a miscellany of individual and group portraits; a series of promotional post cards for the nursing school; a bound collection of articles, letters, memoirs, etc., primarily related to the Tehama St. Nurses' Settlement Home; and two nurses' alumnae photograph albums, which include rosters of the graduating classes of the Training School for Nurses from 1881 to 1929.
Folders 17-18; AX Box 1 Folders 7-8.

Subseries 2. Physicians, ca. 1885?-ca. 1970?

Physical Description: 49 photographs; 12 negatives.

Additional Note

Shelving note: 9 photographs in AX Box 1, Folders 7-8.
Features various physicians associated with Children's Hospital. Among the notable physicians pictured are Charlotte Blake Brown, one of the founders of Children's Hospital; Adelaide Brown, the daughter of Charlotte; Florence Holsclaw; Harry Sherman; Hulda Thelander; Charles Fleischner; George T. McChesney; Edward Shaw; Clain Gelsten; Henry du Rest Phelan; and James T. Watkins. Also pictures several resident and intern physicians; surgery scenes; and the grandparents of Charlotte Blake Brown.
Folders 19-20.

Subseries 3. Administration and Board of Directors, ca. 1925-1982 (bulk 1979).

Physical Description: 56 photographs; 3 negatives.

Scope and Content Note

Features three of the hospital's chiefs of staff and various members of its board of directors. Pictures administrators James B. Cutter, J.V. Buck, and J. Rock Toukel. Among the Board members pictured are presidents Mrs. W. Stanley Whitaker, Mrs. William A. Bentley, and Stephanie MacColl. Also pictured are various events and functions of the board, as well as other hospital staff.
Folder 21; AX Box 2 snapshot albums (2).

Subseries 4. Miscellaneous and Unidentified Personnel, ca. 1920?-1973.

Physical Description: 316 photographs.

Additional Note

Shelving note: 2 albums (292 photographs) in AX Box 2.
Features a miscellany of hospital personnel, including staff members of the laboratory, the pharmacy, the business office, and the brace shop. Includes a snapshot album picturing a broad cross-section of Children's Hospital personnel, as well as an assortment of snapshots related to those in the album which have been sleeved and bound in a separate album.
Folder 22.

Subseries 5. Volunteer Service, 1966.

Physical Description: 29 photographs.

Scope and Content Note

Features volunteers and various volunteer activities at the hospital. Many of the photographs include captions which explain various aspects of the hospital's volunteer services.
Folders 23-34; AX Box 1, Folders 9-11; B Box 1

SERIES 3. PATIENT CARE

Folders 23-25.

Subseries 1. Little Jim Ward, ca. 1914-ca. 1950?

Physical Description: 66 photographs.

Scope and Content Note

The Little Jim Ward, constructed in 1895, was the first of the two distinctive circular brick additions to Children's Hospital. Named after the fictitious subject of a newspaper story by San Francisco Examiner feature writer Annie Laurie - who championed the addition to the hospital - the ward originally specialized in the care of crippled children. Among the notable salutary features of the ward were a large, circular sun room and a spacious roof garden. Along with its neighboring Women's Ward (formerly the Eye and Ear Building), the Little Jim Ward was replaced in 1954 by a new wing of the Main Building.
Features many individual and group portraits of patients housed in the ward. Also pictured are the ward's roof garden and sun room, as well as a nearby outdoor playground.
Folders 26-27; AX Box 1 Folder 9, B Box 1 Folder 1.

Subseries 2. Pediatrics, ca. 1933-1981.

Physical Description: 68 photographs.

Additional Note

Shelving note: 1 photograph and 2 clippings in AX Box 1, Folder 9.
Features portraits of pediatric patients.
Folder 28; AX Box 1 Folder 10.

Subseries 3. Maternity, ca. 1900-ca. 1950.

Physical Description: 22 photographs; 5 negatives.

Additional Note

Shelving note: 3 photographs in AX Box 1, Folder 10; 1 photograph in B Box 1, Folder 1.
Primarily features scenes of newborn infants. Several scenes picture the interior of the Alexander Maternity Cottage, which opened in 1892 as the earliest addition to the hospital.
Folder 29, AX Box 1 Folder 11.

Subseries 4. Polio Treatment, ca. 1930-ca. 1950.

Physical Description: 45 photographs; 4 negatives.

Additional Note

Shelving note: 6 photographs and 1 clipping in AX Box 1, Folder 11.
Features many polio patients and two of the hospital's renowned facilities for polio treatment: the Drinker Respirator (or "iron lung") and the Hubbard Tank.
Folder 30.

Subseries 5. Outpatient Treatment, ca. 1923-ca. 1960.

Physical Description: 16 photographs.

Scope and Content Note

This subseries pictures various aspects of the outpatient services offered by the hospital, especially dentistry. Also included are many photographs which picture waiting room scenes.
Folder 31.

Subseries 6. Social Service, ca. 1923-ca. 1933.

Physical Description: 7 photographs; 1 negative.

Scope and Content Note

Features patients, parents and hospital personnel involved in various social service activities.
Folders 32-34, B Box 1 Folders 2-3.

Subseries 7. Miscellaneous Patient Care, ca. 1900-ca. 1975.

Physical Description: 1 album, disbound (212 photographs, 26 clippings); 93 photographs; 56 negatives.

Additional Note

Shelving note: Disbound album in B Box 1, Folders 2-3.
Features a miscellany of events and activities associated with patient care, picturing hospital patients, nurses, wards, rooms, and facilities. Includes a disbound album of photographs and clippings made circa 1944-1950, as well as a set of contact prints, many of which have matching negatives.
Folders 35-44; AX Box 1 Folders 12-16.

SERIES 4. EVENTS & PUBLICATION MATERIAL, ca. 1925-1983.

Physical Description: 109 photographs; 121 negatives.

Additional Note

Shelving note: 6 photographs in AX Box 1, Folders 12-16.
Features a miscellany of events associated with the hospital, such as groundbreaking ceremonies, civic exhibits, dedications, employee service award ceremonies, celebrity visits, the Children's Hospital Handicap horse race, and various activities of the Children's Hospital Auxiliary. Among the individuals pictured are John Wayne, Bob Hope, Jerry Lewis, Telly Savalas, Joe E. Brown, San Francisco Mayor George Christopher, San Quentin Prison Warden H.O. Teets, and various hospital board members and staff. The series is roughly arranged by event.
The series also includes various prints, negatives and transparencies used in preparing the booklet "The Story of Children's Hospital," published circa 1973. These items were originally grouped together in an envelope labeled "'Story of Children's Hospital' photos." Other items throughout the collection were also likely used in the preparation of this publication.
Folder 45.

SERIES 5. OTHER INSTITUTIONS, ca. 1915?-ca. 1935?

Physical Description: 3 photographs

Scope and Content Note

Series 5 contains photographs of Hill Farm (of Manor, Marin County); the El Adobe Hospital; and the San Jose Nurses' Home.

Listing of Negatives

 

:1 - CNEG [Hospital for Children and Training School for Nurses. 1887.] [Print in Folder 1.]

 

:2 - CNEG (5 x 7) [Hospital for Children and Training School for Nurses. 1887.] [Print in Folder 1.]

 

:3 - CNEG Contagious Disease Pavilion. [Print in Folder 3.]

 

:4 - CNEG Nurses' Residence, Sacramento and Maple Streets. [Print in Folder 4.]

 

:5 - CNEG Recreation Room, Nurses' Home, Ch. Hospital. [Print in Folder 10.]

 

:6 - CNEG Children's Hospital, Class of 1889-1890. Mrs. M. Fell, Matron. Elizabeth Gates, M.D., Resident Physician. [Print in Folder 11.]

 

:7 - CNEG Class 1916. [Print in Folder 11.]

 

:8 - CNEG 1905. Katherine Gainer. [Print in Folder 14.]

 

:9a - CNEG [Unidentified nurses.] [Print in Folder 15.]

 

:9b - CNEG "Billy" Williams. Class of 1905. [Print in AX Box 2, "Children's Hospital Nurses Alumnae, 1881-1919" album.]

 

:9c - CNEG Old Crocker Ward. [Print in AX Box 2, "Children's Hospital Nurses Alumnae, 1881-1919" album.]

 

:10 - CNEG Surgery. 1920s-1930s. [Print in Folder 15.]

 

:11 - CNEG [Painting of Dr. Charlotte Blake Brown.] [Print in Folder 17.]

 

:12 - CNEG Dr. Adelaide Brown. Daughter of Charlotte Brown. Carries forward the Family Tradition. [Print in Folder 17.]

 

:13 - CNEG Med. Staff - Children's Hospital. [Print in Folder 17.]

 

:14 - CNEG Dr. [Harry] Sherman - Black Drapes. [Print in Folder 17.]

 

:15 - CNEG [Dr. Harry Sherman in Surgery.] [Print in Folder 17.]

 

:16 - CNEG Dr. George J. McChesney. Surgery - 1923. [Print in Folder 17.]

 

:17 - CNEG [Dr. Florence M. Holsclaw.] [Print in AX Box 1, Folder 7.]

 

:18 - CNEG [Group of unidentified physicians.] [Print in Folder 18.]

 

:19 - CNEG Early House Staff. [Print in Folder 18.]

 

:20 - CNEG Salute to duty! Even from the start - Dr. Thelander at attention. [Print in Folder 18.]

 

:21 - CNEG 1930-1931 Interns. [With James B. Cutter, Chief of Staff.] [Print in Folder 18.]

 

:22 - CNEG 1926-1927 Staff Physicians. [Photocopy of print in AX Box 1, Folder 8.]

 

:23 - NEG J. Rock Toukel. Hospital Administrator, 1979 to 1982.

 

:24 - NEG [Front page, Fifth Biennial Report of the Board of Directors of the Pacific Dispensary Hospital for Women and Children. January, 1885.]

 

:25 - CNEG Stephanie MacColl - President, Board of Directors, Children's Hospital, S.F.; Ivor Lyche - President, Board of Pacific Medical Center; jointly signing "Memorandum of Agreement," Feb. 17, 1982.

 

:26 - CNEG About 1936. [Nurses with newborn infants.] [Print in Folder 28.]

 

:27 - CNEG Nursery - Children's Hospital. [Print in Folder 28.]

 

:28 - CNEG Bathing Babies - Children's Hospital. [Print in Folder 28.]

 

:29 - CNEG Alexander Maternity Nursery. [Print in Folder 28.]

 

:29a - CNEG Nurses and Babies. Alexander Maternity Cottage. [Print in AX Box 1, Folder 10.]

 

:30 - CNEG Post Polio Ward. 1930s-1940s. [Drinker Respirator.] [Print in Folder 29.]

 

:31 - CNEG [Polio patient with nurse.] [From same print as no. 1989.058:32.] [Print in Folder 29.]

 

:32 - CNEG [Polio patient with nurse.] [From same print as no. 1989.058:31.] [Print in Folder 29.]

 

:33 - CNEG Polio. Post Treatment. '40s. [Print in Folder 29.]

 

:34 - CNEG [Patient with social service worker.] [Print in Folder 31.]

 

:35 - CNEG Second East - South Ward. [Print in Folder 32.]

 

:36 - CNEG Kids sunbathing on roof. Albert Meyer Memorial Roof Garden. Oct. 17, 1934. [Print in Folder 32.]

 

:37 - CNEG Radiology. [Print in Folder 32.]

 

:38 - NEG 1 & 2. Nurses in class. [Print in Folder 33.]

 

:39 - NEG 1 & 2. Outpatient Dept. in former Alexander Maternity Home. [Print in Folder 33.]

 

:40 - NEG 1 & 2. Outpatient Department in former Alexander Maternity Cottage. [Print in Folder 33.]

 

:41 - NEG 1. Polio patient. 2. Cancer detection clinic window. [Print in Folder 33.]

 

:42 - NEG Iron Lung - polio in former Contagious Disease Pavilion. [Bottom negative.] [Print in Folder 33.]

 

:43 - NEG [Both images: Nurse with polio patient.] [Print in Folder 33.]

 

:44 - NEG 1 & 2. Pediatrics. [Print in Folder 33.]

 

:45 - NEG 1 & 2. Pediatrics - Little Jim Ward. [Print in Folder 33.]

 

:46 - NEG 1 & 2. Little Jim Ward. [Print in Folder 33.]

 

:47 - NEG 1 & 2. Little Jim Ward. [Print in Folder 33.]

 

:48 - NEG 1 & 2. Little Jim Ward. [Print in Folder 33.]

 

:49 - NEG 1 & 2. Pre 1958 Surgery. [Print in Folder 33.]

 

:50 - NEG [Unidentified patient. (Both images).] [Print in Folder 33.]

 

:51 - NEG 1 & 2. Surgery pre 1958. [Print in Folder 33.]

 

:52 - NEG 1 & 2. Pre 1958 Surgery. [Print in Folder 33.]

 

:53 - NEG 1 & 2. Pre 1958 Surgery. [Print in Folder 33.]

 

:54 - NEG Surgery. [Bottom image: Unidentified patient with social worker.] [Print in Folder 33.]

 

:55 - NEG Pediatric dentistry. [Print in Folder 33.]

 

:56 - NEG Patient room; In hospital pharmacy. [Print in Folder 33.]

 

:57 - NEG Pediatric dentistry. [Print in Folder 33.]

 

:58 - NEG In hospital pharmacy. [Print in Folder 34.]

 

:59 - NEG Pediatric dentistry. [Print in Folder 34.]

 

:60 - NEG 1 & 2. Polio. [Print in Folder 34.]

 

:61 - NEG 1 & 2. Pediatrics. [Print in Folder 34.]

 

:62 - NEG 1 & 2. Outpatient department in former Alexander Maternity Cottage. [Print in Folder 34.]

 

:63 - NEG 1 & 2. Outpatient Department in former Alexander Maternity Cottage. [Print in Folder 34.]

 

:64 - NEG 1 & 2. Outpatient Department in former Alexander Maternity Cottage. [Print in Folder 34.]

 

:65 - NEG 1 & 2. Outpatient Department in former Alexander Maternity Cottage. [Print in Folder 34.]

 

:66 - NEG 1 & 2. Polio. [Print in Folder 34.]

 

:67 - NEG Pediatrics. [Print in Folder 34.]

 

:68 - NEG Laboratory; Pediatrics. [Print in Folder 34.]

 

:69 - NEG Laboratory. [Print in Folder 34.]

 

:70-90 - NEG [Miscellaneous patient care, personnel, and buildings. Remainder of set including negatives no. 38-90.] [Several prints available throughout collection. No contact prints.]

 

:91-95 - NEG Race Day, 1957. [Children's Hospital Handicap.] [Print for negative no. 93 in Folder 39.]

 

:96-102 - NEG Race Day. [Children's Hospital Handicap.]

 

:103-104 - NEG Mrs. Roger Lapham, Mrs. Dot Barrett. 1962.

 

:105-110 - NEG At Marian [Davis'?]. Nov. 1965.

 

:111-115 - NEG Race Day Drawing, 1965.

 

:116-127 - NEG Race track, with horses.

 

:128-131 - NEG Service Pin Ceremony, 1957. [Print for negative no. 129 in Folder 43.]

 

:132-133 - NEG Service Awards. Cyn. 1959. [Print for negative no. 133 in Folder 43.]

 

:134-135 - NEG Service Awards. 1964, June.

 

:136-155 - NEG Opening Day, Maiden Lane. Children's Hospital Auxiliary.

 

:156-160 - NEG Mayor's Office. [George Christopher.]

 

:161-166 - NEG Football 49ers.

 

:167-170 - NEG Jockeys.

 

:171-175 - NEG Miss Keenan.

 

:176-183 - NEG Mrs. Kyne. [Print for negative no. 183 in Folder 44.]

 

:184 - NEG Susan Phillip, Frances Fay, Mrs. Bruce Dohrman.

 

:185 - NEG Skip Whitaker.

 

:186 - NEG Mrs. Ralph Wallenstein, Dr. Loren Larsen, Mrs. Hilliard Katz.

 

:187 - NEG Mrs. Otto Miller, left; Mrs. Stanley Whitaker [?], right.

 

:188 - NEG Mrs. Henry Rotter Russell & David.

 

:189-192 - NEG [San Francisco Mayor George Christopher with members of Children's Hospital Auxiliary.]

 

:193 - NEG Mrs. James Phillip, Frank McGinnis.

 

:194-206 - NEG Children's Hospital Auxiliary, Downtown.

 

:207-208 - CNEG ["Story of Children's Hospital" publication material. Negative transparency.]

 

:209 - CNEG (5x7) ["Story of Children's Hospital" publication material.]

 

:210 - NEG (5x7) ["Story of Children's Hospital" publication material.]

 

:211 - NEG (8x10) ["Story of Children's Hospital" publication material. Negative transparency.]