Guide to the Montefiore Hospital Records, 1905-1976 AIS.1981.14

ULS Archives & Special Collections

Summary Information

Repository
ULS Archives & Special Collections
Title
Montefiore Hospital Records
Creator
Montefiore Hospital (Pittsburgh, Pa.).
Collection Number
AIS.1981.14
Date
1905-1976
Extent
3.0 microfilm reels (2246 frames)
Abstract
Montefiore Hospital was founded in 1905 by the Montefiore Hospital Association to improve on the charitable work of the Hebrew Ladies' Aid Society. The records contain the charter, constitution and by-laws, financial records, legal documents, reports, memorabilia, publications, photographs, scrapbooks, newsclippings, building campaign data for central administration, and subject files on the Department of Clinical Photography, the Diagnostic Study Group, the Institute of Research, the Hebrew Ladies' Aid Society, Nursing School, and the Nurses Alumnae Association.

Preferred Citation

Montefiore Hospital Records, 1905-1976, AIS.1981.14, Archives & Special Collections, University of Pittsburgh Library System

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History

Montefiore Hospital was founded in 1905 by the Montefiore Hospital Association to improve on the charitable work of the Hebrew Ladies' Aid Society. The Hebrew Ladies Hospital Aid Society (LHAS) was instrumental in raising the funds for the opening of Montefiore Hospital. Their commitment came from the need to establish a Jewish hospital at a time when Jewish doctors were virtually shut out of practice in hospitals nationwide. During this time Jewish patients lacked an environment that met their spiritual needs and indigent and immigrant members of the community needed access to first-rate health care.

Montefiore Hospital was originally located on Centre Avenue in Pittsburgh's Hill District; the hospital moved in 1929 to Fifth Avenue in the Pittsburgh neighborhood of Oakland. In 1990, the Presbyterian-University Health System, Inc., the parent body of the Presbyterian-University Hospital of Pittsburgh, purchased Montefiore. Upon the creation of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Montefiore became a part of it with the new name Montefiore University Hospital.

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Scope and Content Notes

This collection contains the charter, constitution and by-laws, financial records, legal documents, reports, memorabilia, publications, photographs, scrapbooks, newsclippings, building campaign data for central administration, and subject files on the Department of Clinical Photography, the Diagnostic Study Group, the Institute of Research, the Hebrew Ladies' Aid Society, Nursing School, and the Nurses Alumnae Association.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

ULS Archives & Special Collections, October 1999

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Revision Description

 Converted from EAD Version 1.0 to EAD Version 2002 July 1, 2006

Access Restrictions

No restrictions.

Copyright

Permission for publication is given on behalf of the University of Pittsburgh as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

Acquisition Information

Microfilmed by Archives of Industrial Society with permission from Montefiore Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pa., in 1981.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Archives Service Center Staff.

Revision and rearrangement for the encoded version of the finding aid provided by Kate Colligan on October 20, 1999. Information about the collection title and the controlled access terms was extracted from the MARC record in the University of Pittsburgh catalog Voyager ID number: 1430542.

Existence and Location of Originals

Original records retained by Montefiore Hospital.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Montefiore Hospital (Pittsburgh, Pa.).

Subject(s)

  • Associations
  • Health and medicine
  • Hospitals -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh
  • Hospitals -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh -- Administration
  • Public health administration -- Pennsylvania

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Previous Citation

Montefiore Hospital Records, 1905-1976, AIS.1981.14, Archives Service Center, University of Pittsburgh

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Collection Inventory

  Microfilm-cabinetDrawerReel
Montefiore Hospital records, 1905-1976 331-3

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