Summary Information
Title: Photographs of Montefiore Hospital
Collection Number: MSP#286
Creator: Montefiore Hosptial
Collection Dates: c1885-c1990
Extent: 1.5 cubic feet (3 boxes)
Shortly after its origin in 1898, The Hebrew Ladies Hospital Aid Society (HLHAS) began to collect funds for a Jewish Hospital that would provide an opportunity for training and hospital affiliation for Jewish doctors and hospital care for Jewish patients in need of kosher food and care in a Jewish setting. Originally occupying a mansion on Center Avenue in the Hill District. Montefiore Hospital soon had to move to larger facilities in Oakland at Fifth Avenue and Darragh Street. In 1969 Montefiore Hospital joined the University Health Center in Pittsburgh. By 1990, University of Pittsburgh had purchased the hospital; then it became Montefiore-University Hospital and later UPMC-Montefiore. The photographs in this collection document some milestones in the history of the hospital and changes in the hospital facilities.


The material in this collection is in English.


Rauh Jewish Archives
Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania
Senator John Heinz Pittsburgh Regional History Center
1212 Smallman Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222


This finding aid has been encoded as a part of the Historic Pittsburgh project a joint effort of the University of Pittsburgh and the Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania. Funding for this portion of the project has been donated by the Hillman Foundation.
Date Published:

Summer 2000

This guide to the collection was originally prepared by Norbet Weikers on June 30, 1998. This collection was rearranged and the inventory was rewritten by Janie Weaver on March 9, 2000. Revisions occurred to the finding aid as a part of the encoding process in Summer 2000.

Encoded by Anna Maria Mihalega on July 5, 2000 from an existing finding aid. >Reviewed by Curator Steve Doell on October 10, 2000.
Revision Description:
July 1, 2006:
Converted from EAD Version 1.0 to EAD Version 2002

History of Montefiore Hospital

For the history of Montefiore Hospital see the Guide to the Records of Montefiore Hospital, MSS #286.

Collection Scope and Content Note

The Photographs of Montefiore Hospital cover a range of subjects and time. Photographs document some milestones in the history of the hospital, changes in hospital facilities and in the garb of the student nurses. Portraits of Enoch Rauh and Mr. and Mrs. Barnett Davis are included.

The Photographs of Montefiore Hospital are housed in three boxes and are arranged alphabetically by topic.

Access and Use
Access Restrictions:

This collection is open for research.

Aquisition Information:

These materials came in two accessions in 1997 and 1998.

Acc# 1997.0380 Gift of Lu Donnelly.

Acc# 1998.0230 Gift of Lu Donnelly and Carol Bleier.

Preferred Citation:

Photographs of Montefiore Hospital, c1885-c1990, MSP #286, Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania

Processing Information:

This collection was processed by Norbert Weikers on June 30, 1998. This collection was rearranged and inventory rewritten byJanie Weaver on March 9, 2000.

Revision and rearrangement for the encoded version of the finding aid provided by Anna Maria Mihalega on July 5, 2000.


Property rights reside with the Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania. Literary rights are retained by the creators of the records and their heirs. For permissions to reproduce or publish, please contact the curator of the Archives.

Contents List

Box 1
folder 1 Sir Moses Montefiore and Family Seal, n.d.
folder 2 Copies of Founding Documents, 1905-1908
folder 3 The Founders, n.d.
folder 4 The Community, 1908-1936
Buildings and Construction
folder 5 Buildings, c1929
folder 6 Ground Breaking, 1927
folder 7 Building Construction, 1927-1929
folder 8 Buildings and Interiors, 1929-1949
folder 9 Ground Breaking, Liliane S. Kaufmann School of Nursing, 1949
folder 10 Hospital after construction of the Liliane S. Kaufmann School of Nursing, 1948-1950
folder 11 Construction Scenes (glass negatives), n.d.
folder 12 Ground Breaking for New Wing, 1961
folder 13 Ground Breaking for House Staff Residence, 1962
folder 14 Dedication of House Staff Residence, 1962
folder 15 House of Staff Residence, 1962
folder 16 Dedication of New Wing, 1964
folder 17 Phase II Dedication, 1967
folder 18 Hospital Buildings, c1970-1971
folder 19 Auditorium, 1972
folder 20 Coffee Shop, n.d.

Box 2
folder 1 Hospital Complex and Neighborhood, n.d.
folder 2 Frank Wing and Beall Medical Residence, 1985
folder 3 Patient Rooms, n.d.
folder 4 Board of Trustees, 1913-1982
folder 5 Medical Staff, 1922-1990
folder 6 House Staff, 1929-1985
folder 7 General, 1969-1988
folder 8 Sidney Bergman, 1961-1986
folder 9 Irwin Goldberg, 1961-1988
folder 10 School of Nursing, 1909-1968 and n.d.
folder 11 Nursing Activities, 1982 and n.d.
folder 12 School of Nursing Graduates, c1911-1968
folder 13 75th Anniversary, 1982
folder 14 Publications, 1958-1959
folder 15 Ledger Book, Income and Expense Chart, 1910-1959
folder 16 Fund Raising Campaign, 1924
folder 17 Private Donations, 1950-1963
folder 18 Memorial Plaques, n.d.
folder 19 Commercial Insurance, n.d.
Patient Services

Box 3
folder 1 Technological Advances, c1975-1987
folder 2 First Baby Born in Hospital, 1929
folder 3 Open Heart Surgery, 1986
folder 4 Oxygen Therapy Rooms, 1936
folder 5 Clinical Laboratory, n.d.
folder 6 Rehabilitation, n.d.
folder 7 Nursery and Pediatrics, 1982
folder 8 Operating Room, Surgical Center, and Intensive Care Unit, 1967-1974
folder 9 Dietary, 1971-1982
folder 10 Dental Care Program, 1971
folder 11 Home Care Program, 1957-1986
folder 12 Lifeline, 1981
folder 13 Satellite Facilities, 1980-1989
folder 14 Ambulances, 1910-1930
folder 15 Teaching Activities, 1971-1978
folder 16 Research, 1950-1980
Ladies Hospital Aid Society
folder 17 Members and Officers, c1885-1982
folder 18 Activities and Programs, 1960-1985
folder 19 Sewing Group, 1966 and n.d.
folder 20 Volunteer Activities 1960-1983
folder 21 Public Relations, n.d.
folder 22 Jewish Home and Hospital for Aged, 1971 and n.d.
folder 23 Bickur Cholim Convalescent Home, 1971
folder 24 Anti-Semitism, 1921-1935
folder 25 World War I and II, 1916-1942
folder 26 Medical Ethics, 1980
folder 27 Miscellaneous and Unidentified Group
folder 28 Miscellaneous and Unidentified Individual
folder 29 Negatives without Prints