Children's Orthopedic Hospital and Medical Center records, circa 1907-1997  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Children's Orthopedic Hospital and Medical Center (Seattle Wash.)
Title
Children's Orthopedic Hospital and Medical Center records
Dates
circa 1907-1997 (inclusive)
Quantity
about 102.01 cubic feet including oversize objects, 24 cassette tapes, 1 scrapbook, 2 microfilm reels, 3 videocassettes, 16 computer diskettes, transcripts, and 1 vertical file
Collection Number
3530
Summary
Minutes, agendas, annual reports, scrapbooks, photos, project and planning files, financial records, correspondence, newsletters, bulletins, speeches, ephemera, clippings, and related records of Children's Orthopedic Hospital and Medical Center, a pediatric medical facility in Seattle, Washington
Repository
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
98195-2900
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
speccoll@uw.edu
Access Restrictions

Open to all users, but access to portions of the papers restricted. Contact repository for details.

Some material stored offsite; advance notice required for use.

Languages
English


Historical NoteReturn to Top

Children's Orthopedic Hospital was founded in 1907 by Anna Clise and 23 other women who were concerned about the welfare of the city's crippled poor children. This Board of Trustees began with a children's ward in Seattle General Hospital which accepted patients regardless of the ability of parents to pay costs. The original aim was care of orthopedic cases, but the hospital soon extended aid to other medical problems of children. In 1908 they built a "Fresh Air Cottage" on Queen Anne Hill and by 1911 a 40-bed hospital next to the cottage. In 1953 the hospital moved to a new building on its present site near Laurelhurst. In 1963 the Hospital's name was changed to Children's Orthopedic Hospital and Medical Center (CHMC) to reflect all functions of the hospital. In 1986 the name was again changed to Children's Hospital and Medical Center. Today the hospital is a major teaching and research institution affiliated with the University of Washington School of Medicine and other schools. CHMC serves children primarily from Washington, Idaho, Montana, and Alaska and continues to fund free or part pay treatment for children of poor families. The hospital is still governed by an all-woman Board of Trustees. A chairman of the Board is responsible for the Hospital's internal operations and a president oversees the Guilds and all their activities, fundraising, the CHMC shops and all major "all Guild" projects. The Guild Advisory Council is a group of approximately 22 women. The Council acts as liaison between the Guilds and CHMC and deals with matters pertaining to Guild and Auxiliary problems and functions. The Guild Council also plans the monthly Round Table Meetings which are the means by which Presidents of Guilds and Auxiliaries receive reports of Hospital activities and functions and projects of other Guilds.

Jack M. Docter was Medical Chief of Staff at Children's Orthopedic Hospital and Medical Center from 1969 to 1981.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Minutes, agendas, annual reports, scrapbooks, photos, project and planning files, financial records, correspondence, newsletters, bulletins, speeches, ephemera, clippings, and related records.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Literary rights of representatives of the records-creating organization transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Accession No. 3530-001: Children's Orthopedic Hospital and Medical Center records, 1907-1983Return to Top

16.67 cubic feet including oversize materials and 9 cassette tapes.

Scope and Content: Board of Trustees minutes, 1907-1956; annual reports, project files, correspondence, hospital annual reports.

These records document primarily the support group's activities and the work of the Community Relations Department which currently (1980s) coordinates such activity.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users, but access to portions of the papers restricted. Contact repository for details.

Some material stored offsite; advance notice required for use.

Restrictions on Use: Literary rights of representatives of the records-creating organization transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Description
Children's Orthopedic Hospital and Medical Center records

Accession No. 3530-002: Children's Orthopedic Hospital and Medical Center records, 1907-1984 (bulk 1957-1971)Return to Top

.14 cubic foot

Scope and Content: Historical features, one annual report, newsletters, bulletins, speeches, writings, subject series.

Speeches and writings are suggested remarks/scripts for Round Tables 1957-1971. Only one subject series, human interest material regarding child patients.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users, but access to portions of the papers restricted. Contact repository for details.

Restrictions on Use: Literary rights of representatives of the records-creating organization transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Description
Children's Orthopedic Hospital and Medical Center records

Accession No. 3530-003: Children's Orthopedic Hospital and Medical Center records, 1958-1968Return to Top

9 items

Scope and Content: Letter, speeches, miscellaneous reports, ephemera, clipping.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users, but access to portions of the papers restricted. Contact repository for details.

Restrictions on Use: Literary rights of representatives of the records-creating organization transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Acquisition Info: Donated by Josephine Collins, 2/15/1984.

Description
Children's Orthopedic Hospital and Medical Center records

Accession No. 3530-004: Children's Orthopedic Hospital and Medical Center records, circa 1953-1973Return to Top

.28 cubic foot

Scope and Content: Reports, 1953-1964; clippings, photographs, scrapbook including correspondence, ca. 1973.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users, but access to portions of the papers restricted. Contact repository for details.

Restrictions on Use: Literary rights of representatives of the records-creating organization transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Acquisition Info: Donated by Children's Orthopedic Hospital, 6/4/1984.

Description
Children's Orthopedic Hospital and Medical Center records

Accession No. 3530-005: Children's Orthopedic Hospital and Medical Center records, 1920-1984Return to Top

about .17 cubic foot

Scope and Content: Annual reports, statistics, newsletters, scrapbook, clippings, ephemera.

Scrapbook is about the Interlaken Guild Wishing Well established about 1930. Other materials are general files.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users, but access to portions of the papers restricted. Contact repository for details.

Restrictions on Use: Literary rights of representatives of the records-creating organization transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Description
Children's Orthopedic Hospital and Medical Center records

Accession No. 3530-006: Children's Orthopedic Hospital and Medical Center records, 1915-1976Return to Top

.56 cubic foot

Scope and Content: Historical features, biographical material, news releases, reports, speeches, writings, drafts, clippings, ephemera.

Research material gathered by Emilie Schwabacher for use in writing "A Place for Children". Mock-up of the original edition of "A Place for the Children".

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users, but access to portions of the papers restricted. Contact repository for details.

Restrictions on Use: Literary rights of representatives of the records-creating organization transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Acquisition Info: Donated by Alice W. Sandstrom, 6/5/1984.

Description
Children's Orthopedic Hospital and Medical Center records

Accession No. 3530-007: Children's Orthopedic Hospital and Medical Center records, 1929-1985Return to Top

.28 cubic foot

Scope and Content: Directory of professional services, 1985; staff directory, 1980; writing, photographs, ephemera, subject series, 1929, 1979-1985.

Single item from 1929 is a group portrait of COH Board of Trustees (individuals not identified). 1985 writing by Ellen Peterson "The Children's Orthopedic Hospital Thrift Shop", prepared for University of Washington Women Studies 383 class, traces its history 1920-1985.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users, but access to portions of the papers restricted. Contact repository for details.

Restrictions on Use: Literary rights of representatives of the records-creating organization transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Acquisition Info: Donated by COHMC, 6/3/1985.

Description
Children's Orthopedic Hospital and Medical Center records

Accession No. 3530-008: Children's Orthopedic Hospital and Medical Center records, 1946-1985Return to Top

about .03 cubic foot

Scope and Content: Newsletters, agenda, writings, list, clippings, ephemera.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users, but access to portions of the papers restricted. Contact repository for details.

Restrictions on Use: Literary rights of representatives of the records-creating organization transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Acquisition Info: Donated by Mrs. Wetherill Collins, 12/03/1985.

Description
Children's Orthopedic Hospital and Medical Center records

Accession No. 3530-009: Children's Orthopedic Hospital and Medical Center records, 1925-1965 (bulk 1949)Return to Top

0.18 cubic foot (1 box)

Scope and Content: Correspondence, mailings, writing, clippings, ephemera.

Bulk of the accession concerns Building Fund Campaign, 1949.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users, but access to portions of the papers restricted. Contact repository for details.

Restrictions on Use: Literary rights of representatives of the records-creating organization transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Acquisition Info: Donated by COHMC, 12/19/1985.

Description
Children's Orthopedic Hospital and Medical Center records

Accession No. 3530-010: Children's Orthopedic Hospital and Medical Center records, 1975-1981Return to Top

0.42 cubic feet (1 box)

Scope and Content: Historical features, correspondence, minutes, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit need study, interior design planning files, floorplans.

These files were donated by Sharlee (Mrs. Peter) Eising, chair of the Building Committee, and relate to extensive renovations and additions which were made to COH in two stages, known as Phase I and Phase II.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users, but access to portions of the papers restricted. Contact repository for details.

Restrictions on Use: Literary rights of representatives of the records-creating organization transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Acquisition Info: Donated by Sharlee Eising, 3/26/1985.

Description
Children's Orthopedic Hospital and Medical Center records

Accession No. 3530-011: Children's Orthopedic Hospital and Medical Center records, 1973-1981Return to Top

.42 cubic foot

Scope and Content: Correspondence, minutes, project and planning files, budgets, cost estimates, contractor's agreements, building codes, reports, one photograph.

Files from Charlotte "Sharlee" Eising (Mrs. Peter Eising), a member of the COH Board of Trustees and head of the Building Committee for Phase II of the 1970s Building program. Also, loose copies of minutes that belong to Phase II files already donated; and one color photo of Phase II. Much information regarding zoning issues.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users, but access to portions of the papers restricted. Contact repository for details.

Restrictions on Use: Literary rights of representatives of the records-creating organization transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Acquisition Info: Donated by COHMC, 5/16/1986,

Description
Children's Orthopedic Hospital and Medical Center records

Accession No. 3530-012: Children's Orthopedic Hospital and Medical Center records, 1936-1986Return to Top

.14 cubic foot

Scope and Content: Anna Clise will, 1936; ledger, 1937-ca. 1970(?); fundraising brochures, newsletters, leaflet, 1986.

Ledger documents money bequeathed by Anna Clise, founder of Children's Hospital. The 1986 leaflet is a brochure about Children's Resource Center, a new service of the hospital begun in July 1986.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users, but access to portions of the papers restricted. Contact repository for details.

Restrictions on Use: Literary rights of representatives of the records-creating organization transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Acquisition Info: Donated by Children's Orthopedic Hospital and Medical Center, 6/4/1986.

Description
Children's Orthopedic Hospital and Medical Center records

Accession No. 3530-013: Children's Orthopedic Hospital and Medical Center records, 1919-1988Return to Top

29.00 cubic feet

Scope and Content: Organizational features, correspondence, minutes, financial records, reports, newsletters, scrapbooks, photographs, many other record series.

This accession includes a large number of oversize scrapbooks of clippings, one oversize scrapbook of photographs, and one oversize box of large photographs.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users, but access to portions of the papers restricted. Contact repository for details.

Some material stored offsite; advance notice required for use.

Restrictions on Use: Literary rights of representatives of the records-creating organization transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Description
Children's Orthopedic Hospital and Medical Center records

Accession No. 3530-014: Children's Orthopedic Hospital and Medical Center records, 1926-1989Return to Top

1.39 cubic feet; includes wrapped scrapbook

Scope and Content: Historical features, correspondence, annual reports, financial records, newsletters, photographs, clippings, ephemera.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users, but access to portions of the papers restricted. Contact repository for details.

Restrictions on Use: Literary rights of representatives of the records-creating organization transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Acquisition Info: Donated by Tamara Turner, 6/7/1989.

Description
Children's Orthopedic Hospital and Medical Center records

Accession No. 3530-015: Children's Orthopedic Hospital and Medical Center records, 1907-1985Return to Top

2.00 cubic feet

Scope and Content: Auditor's reports, 1925-1985; financial records, newsletters, brochures, committee files, student nurses' handbooks, manual of nursing standards, drug supply registers, 1907-1985.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users, but access to portions of the papers restricted. Contact repository for details.

Restrictions on Use: Literary rights of representatives of the records-creating organization transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Acquisition Info: Donated by Children's Hospital, 11/21/1989.

Description
Children's Orthopedic Hospital and Medical Center records

Accession No. 3530-016: Children's Orthopedic Hospital and Medical Center records, 1957-1992 (bulk 1957-1981)Return to Top

1.00 cubic feet (1 box).

Scope and Content: Correspondence, minutes, committee files, departmental files, agreements. Records of Jack M. Docter, Medical Chief of Staff.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users, but access to portions of the records restricted. Contact repository for details.

Restrictions on Use: Literary rights of representatives of the records-creating organization transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Acquisition Info: Donated by Tamara Turner, 2/26/1992.

Description
Children's Orthopedic Hospital and Medical Center records

Accession No. 3530-017: Children's Orthopedic Hospital and Medical Center records, 1927-1994Return to Top

2.71 cubic feet (3 boxes, 1 oversize file)
2 microfilm reels : positive ; 16 mm.

Scope and Content: Annual reports, minutes, newsletters, scrapbooks, reports, drawings, membership lists, primarily of Children's Orthopedic Hospital Guilds.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all researchers who sign a hold harmless statement.

Restrictions on Use: Literary rights of representatives of the records-creating organization transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Acquisition Info: Donated by Tamara Turner, 4/6/1993.

Description
Children's Orthopedic Hospital and Medical Center records

Accession No. 3530-018: Children's Hospital and Medical Center records, 1992Return to Top

1 vertical file

Scope and Content: Slightly revised edition of "A Place for the Children," a history of Children's Hospital and its programs. This edition has an index, and the chronology for Board members has been brought up to date.

Children's Hospital is in the process of having a new history written, which will review the past but will emphasize the modern period of the hospital's growth.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Copying and quotation permitted for unrestricted records.

Restrictions on Use: Literary rights of representatives of the records-creating organization transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Acquisition Info: Donated by Tamara Turner, 1/14/1993.

Description
Children's Hospital and Medical Center records

Accession No. 3530-019: Children's Orthopedic Hospital and Medical Center records, circa 1903-1986Return to Top

.21 cubic feet (1 box)

Scope and Content: Legal documents, financial records, ca. 1903-1915; writings, 1985-1986; publicity, ca. 1976-1986. The accession includes historical background articles.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Copying and quotation permitted for unrestricted records.

Restrictions on Use: Literary rights of representatives of the records-creating organization transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Acquisition Info: Donated by COHMC, 7/14/1993.

Description
Children's Orthopedic Hospital and Medical Center records

Accession No. 3530-020: Children's Orthopedic Hospital and Medical Center records, 1907-1993Return to Top

35.00 cubic feet (38 units)

Scope and Content: Historical and organizational features, correspondence, financial records, annual reports, scrapbooks, committee files, records of various Guilds, and other related records.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Copying and quotation permitted for unrestricted records.

Restrictions on Use: Literary rights of representatives of the records-creating organization transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Acquisition Info: Donated by Tamara Turner, 9/28/1994.

Description
Children's Orthopedic Hospital and Medical Center records

Accession No. 3530-021: Children's Orthopedic Hospital and Medical Center records, 1933-1994Return to Top

2.83 cubic feet (4 boxes)

Scope and Content: Annual Guild reports (1942-1994), memorabilia, ephemera, records of various Guilds (includes minutes, Treasurer's books, correspondence), 1 guild scrapbook.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use: Literary rights of representatives of the records-creating organization transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Acquisition Info: Donated by Children's Hospital and Medical Center, 6/8/1995.

Description
Children's Orthopedic Hospital and Medical Center records

Accession No. 3530-022: Children's Orthopedic Hospital and Medical Center plaque, before 1995Return to Top

1.21 cubic feet (1 box)

Scope and Content: Plaque of a bambino; unknown. The plaque was purchased by a woman leader of the organization; the bambino figure is an emblem used by the hospital.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Acquisition Info: Donated by Children's Hospital, 4/27/1995.

Description
Children's Orthopedic Hospital and Medical Center plaque

Accession No. 3530-023: Children's Orthopedic Hospital and Medical Center records, 1967-1995Return to Top

1.26 cubic feet (3 boxes)
15 sound cassettes (90 min. each)
1 videocassette (90 min.)
16 computer diskettes
Transcripts: 16 folders

Scope and Content: Sound cassettes, a videocassette, computer diskettes and transcripts of interviews conducted by Dena Dawson and others with Board Members and doctors serving Children's Hospital and Medical center; 1995. The seventeen interviews discuss the history and development of the institution 1967-1995.

Other Descriptive InformationReturn to Top

General Notes: Dena Dawson conducted these interviews as a part of her research in the development of a book project on the history of Children's Orthopedic Hospital and Medical Center which she was hired by the Board to complete. The book project is ongoing, but the Board decided that the taped interviews should be deposited as an oral history project.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use: Informant's literary rights dedicated to the public except in the specific cases mentioned in the detail note below.

Some restrictions exist on copying, quotation or publication. Contact Repository for details.

Acquisition Info: Donated by Dena Dawson, 2/21/1997.

Description
Children's Orthopedic Hospital and Medical Center records

Accession No. 3530-024: Children's Orthopedic Hospital records, 1930-1935Return to Top

.03 cubic feet (1 folder)

Scope and Content: Legal documents for intended gifts to support Children's Orthopedic Hospital.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Each researcher must sign a statement, see terms for Acc. #3530.

Restrictions on Use: Literary rights of representatives of the records-creating organization transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Acquisition Info: Donated by Children's Hospital, 8/16/1993.

Description
Children's Orthopedic Hospital records

Accession No. 3530-025: Children's Hospital and Medical Center records, circa 1920-1997Return to Top

6.00 cubic feet (7 boxes)
1 VHS videocassette
1 U-matic videocassette (14 min.)

Scope and Content: Minutes, scrapbooks, and other records of various guilds; financial records; videocassettes, various publications and publicity materials, including a 75th Anniversary poster, of Children's Hospital.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use: Literary rights of representatives of the records-creating organization transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Acquisition Info: Donated by Peggy Habegger, 1/7/1998.

Description
Children's Hospital and Medical Center records

Accession No. 3530-026: Children's Hospital and Medical Center records, circa 1947-1995Return to Top

2 cartons, 1 oversize box

Scope and Content: Minutes, agendas, annual reports, scrapbooks, photos, and related records.

Includes records of the Anna McMillan, the Laura I. Miller, and the Broadway Guilds, the Everett Round Table, and the All City Round Table.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use: Literary rights of representatives of the records-creating organization transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Acquisition Info: Donated by Children's Hospital, 7/9/2001.

Description
Children's Hospital and Medical Center records

Accession No. 3530-027: Children's Hospital and Medical Center records, 1990-1992Return to Top

0.18 cubic feet (1 box)

Scope and Content: Annual Research Reports of the Children's Hospital and Medical Center.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use: Literary rights of representatives of the records-creating organization transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Acquisition Info: University of Washington School of Medicine, Associate Dean's Office, circa 1994

Description
Children's Hospital and Medical Center records

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Child health services--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Children--Hospitals--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Personal Names :
  • Clise, Anna
  • Corporate Names :
  • Anna Clise Guild
  • Anne Collins Guild
  • Children's Hospital and Medical Center (Seattle, Wash.)--Archives
  • Children's Hospital and Medical Center (Seattle, Wash.)--Archives
  • Children's Hospital and Medical Center (Seattle, Wash.)--Employees
  • Children's Orthopedic Hospital and Medical Center (Seattle Wash.)--Archives
  • Children's Orthopedic Hospital and Medical Center (Seattle, Wash.)--Archives
  • Denny-Blaine Guild Florence Nightingale Guild
  • Des Moines-Zenith Auxiliary
  • Dr. Casper W. Sharples Guild
  • Garden Committee
  • George B. McColloch Guild
  • Jean Herr Guild
  • Judy Case Guild
  • Junior Orthopedic Guild
  • Kirkland Guild
  • Lucile Chapin Fischer Guild
  • Mary B. Myers Guild
  • Meydenbauer Orthopedic Guild
  • Minna Parks Guild
  • Olive Roberts Guild
  • Schmitz Park Guild
  • Volunteer Park Guild
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Annual reports
  • Business correspondence
  • Interviews
  • Minutes (Records)
  • Newsletters
  • Photographs
  • Posters
  • Records (Documents)
  • Sound recordings
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Bogle, Claire Gifford (creator)
    • Docter, Jack M (creator)
    • Eising, Sharlee
    • Erickson, Eva Helen (creator)
    • Ewing, Mrs. Henry C (creator)
    • Harper, Mrs. Dickinson C (creator)
    • Neff, John C., 1937- (creator)
    • Peterson, Ellen
    • Powell, Elizabeth (creator)
    • Roberts, Olive (creator)
    • Sarkowsky, Faye (creator)
    • Schwabacher, Emilie B
    • Stone, George (creator)
    • Wakefield, Ruth (creator)
    • Corporate Names :
    • Children's Orthopedic Hospital and Medical Center (Seattle, Wash.) (creator)
    • Naramore, Bain, Brady & Johanson

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Personal Papers/Corporate Records (University of Washington)