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Children's Hospital of San Francisco Photograph Collection, 1904-1965
BANC PIC 1989.058--PIC  
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  • Collection Summary
  • Information for Researchers
  • Administrative Information
  • Corporate History
  • Scope and Content
  • Listing of Negatives

  • Collection Summary

    Collection Title: Children's Hospital of San Francisco photograph collection
    Date: 1904-1965
    Collection Number: BANC PIC 1989.058--PIC
    Creator: Children's Hospital of San Francisco
    Extent: 1 carton, 3 oversize boxes (ca. 1,600 photographic prints), 7 slides, and ca. 210 negatives 11 digital objects (11 images)
    Repository: The Bancroft Library.
    University of California, Berkeley
    Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
    Phone: (510) 642-6481
    Fax: (510) 642-7589
    Email: bancref@library.berkeley.edu
    URL: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/
    Languages Represented: Collection materials are in English
    Physical Location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

    Information for Researchers

    Access

    Collection is open for research, except for negatives, which are restricted. Use of negatives only by permission of the appropriate curator. Inquiries concerning these materials should be directed, in writing, to the Curator of Pictorial Collections, The Bancroft Library.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to The Bancroft Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library 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 by the reader.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Children's Hospital of San Francisco Photograph Collection, BANC PIC 1989.058--PIC, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley

    Material Catalogued Separately

  • Transferred from Children's Hospital of San Francisco records (BANC MSS 89/87 c)
  • Administrative Information

    Acquisition Information

    The Children's Hospital of San Francisco Photograph Collection photographs were transferred from the Children's Hospital of San Francisco Records, 1875-1988 (BANC MSS 89/97 c).

    Corporate History

    In 1875, Dr. Charlotte Blake Brown and Dr. Martha E. Bucknell, along with 10 other San Francisco women, founded the Pacific Dispensary for Women and Children. The objectives of the non-profit organization were to provide women with competent medical aid by female physicians, to further the advancement of women in medical practice, to educate nurses, and to provide medical and surgical aid to children. The early years of the dispensary were made difficult by financial hardship, by a continuous demand to provide treatment to a growing number of patients, and by a widespread prejudice among the local medical profession against women physicians. Despite the many challenges facing their organization, the early founders of the dispensary persevered and were able to realize several groundbreaking achievements in the practice of medicine on the West Coast.
    In 1880, the dispensary opened its Training School for Nurses - the first such school west of the Rocky Mountains. In 1885 the dispensary was reincorporated as The Hospital for Children and Training School for Nurses. From its first rooms at 520 Taylor Street, the organization relocated five times before moving into its permanent location on California Street in 1887. During the devastating San Francisco earthquake and fire of 1906, the main structure of the hospital was damaged beyond repair. The New Main Building, from which the present-day complex has expanded, was completed in 1911.
    In 1915, the hospital established an affiliation with the University of California for the purpose of teaching medical students. By the 1930s, the hospital was one of the leading centers in the nation for the treatment of infantile paralysis. This effort was aided by the installation of both the Drinker Respirator (popularly known as the "iron lung") - the first to be installed in the western U.S. - and the Hubbard Tank - the first facility to be designed for the underwater treatment of paralysis and other deformities. It was also during this period that the hospital admitted its first adult male patients - restricted to those suffering from polio. During the major polio outbreak of the mid-1940s, the hospital treated approximately ten percent of California's cases.
    In 1955, all restrictions on the admission of adult male patients were removed. In 1959, two years after the closure of the Training School for Nurses, the corporation changed its name to Children's Hospital of San Francisco. In 1991, after decades of modernization and expansion, the hospital merged with Pacific Presbyterian Medical Center to form the non-profit California Pacific Medial Center.
    [Sources: The Story of Children's Hospital, San Francisco : Children's Hospital of San Francisco, 1973?; A Century of Service: Children's Hospital of San Francisco, San Francisco : Children's Hospital of San Francisco, 1976.]

    Scope and Content

    The Children's Hospital of San Francisco Photograph Collection contains approximately 1,600 photographic prints taken by various photographers from circa 1887 to circa 1985. Approximately 550 of the photographs are contained in 5 albums. The collection also contains 7 glass lantern slides, a small assortment of periodical clippings and post cards, and approximately 210 negatives. The collection features many of the buildings associated with the medical center throughout its history; various personnel - for example nurses, physicians, and board members - affiliated with the hospital and former nursing school; and many patients treated by the institution. The collection also pictures a miscellany of events related to the hospital and nursing school. A more detailed description of the subjects pictured in the collection can be found in the series description and listing of negatives.
    Among the photographers featured in the collection are Gabriel Moulin, Charles Weidner, A. Sponagel, Phil Stroupe, Boyé Studios, Kay Hart Studios, Romaine, Baron Wolman, Dwain Faubion, C.A. Myers, Hugo Weitz, and C.I. Ishiguro.

    Listing of Negatives

    [Note: Matching prints, if available, are located in the folders of PIC Carton 1 unless otherwise specified.]
    • BANC PIC 1989.058:1 - CNEG -- [Hospital for Children and Training School for Nurses. 1887.] [Print in Folder 1.]
    • BANC PIC 1989.058:2 - CNEG (5 x 7) -- [Hospital for Children and Training School for Nurses. 1887.] [Print in Folder 1.]
    • BANC PIC 1989.058:3 - CNEG -- Contagious Disease Pavilion. [Print in Folder 3.]
    • BANC PIC 1989.058:4 - CNEG -- Nurses' Residence, Sacramento and Maple Streets. [Print in Folder 4.]
    • BANC PIC 1989.058:5 - CNEG -- Recreation Room, Nurses' Home, Ch. Hospital. [Print in Folder 10.]
    • BANC PIC 1989.058:6 - CNEG -- Children's Hospital, Class of 1889-1890. Mrs. M. Fell, Matron. Elizabeth Gates, M.D., Resident Physician. [Print in Folder 11.]
    • BANC PIC 1989.058:7 - CNEG -- Class 1916. [Print in Folder 11.]
    • BANC PIC 1989.058:8 - CNEG --
      Date: 1905.
      Katherine Gainer. [Print in Folder 14.]
    • BANC PIC 1989.058:9a - CNEG -- [Unidentified nurses.] [Print in Folder 15.]
    • BANC PIC 1989.058:9b - CNEG -- "Billy" Williams. Class of 1905. [Print in AX Box 2, "Children's Hospital Nurses Alumnae, 1881-1919" album.]
    • BANC PIC 1989.058:9c - CNEG -- Old Crocker Ward. [Print in AX Box 2, "Children's Hospital Nurses Alumnae, 1881-1919" album.]
    • BANC PIC 1989.058:10 - CNEG -- Surgery. 1920s-1930s. [Print in Folder 15.]
    • BANC PIC 1989.058:11 - CNEG -- [Painting of Dr. Charlotte Blake Brown.] [Print in Folder 17.]
    • BANC PIC 1989.058:12 - CNEG -- Dr. Adelaide Brown. Daughter of Charlotte Brown. Carries forward the Family Tradition. [Print in Folder 17.]
    • BANC PIC 1989.058:13 - CNEG -- Med. Staff - Children's Hospital. [Print in Folder 17.]
    • BANC PIC 1989.058:14 - CNEG -- Dr. [Harry] Sherman - Black Drapes. [Print in Folder 17.]
    • BANC PIC 1989.058:15 - CNEG -- [Dr. Harry Sherman in Surgery.] [Print in Folder 17.]
    • BANC PIC 1989.058:16 - CNEG -- Dr. George J. McChesney. Surgery - 1923. [Print in Folder 17.]
    • BANC PIC 1989.058:17 - CNEG -- [Dr. Florence M. Holsclaw.] [Print in AX Box 1, Folder 7.]
    • BANC PIC 1989.058:18 - CNEG -- [Group of unidentified physicians.] [Print in Folder 18.]
    • BANC PIC 1989.058:19 - CNEG -- Early House Staff. [Print in Folder 18.]
    • BANC PIC 1989.058:20 - CNEG -- Salute to duty! Even from the start - Dr. Thelander at attention. [Print in Folder 18.]
    • BANC PIC 1989.058:21 - CNEG -- 1930-1931 Interns. [With James B. Cutter, Chief of Staff.] [Print in Folder 18.]
    • BANC PIC 1989.058:22 - CNEG -- 1926-1927 Staff Physicians. [Photocopy of print in AX Box 1, Folder 8.]
    • BANC PIC 1989.058:23 - NEG -- J. Rock Toukel. Hospital Administrator, 1979 to 1982.
    • BANC PIC 1989.058:24 - NEG -- [Front page, Fifth Biennial Report of the Board of Directors of the Pacific Dispensary Hospital for Women and Children. January, 1885.]
    • BANC PIC 1989.058:25 - 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.
    • BANC PIC 1989.058:26 - CNEG -- About 1936. [Nurses with newborn infants.] [Print in Folder 28.]
    • BANC PIC 1989.058:27 - CNEG -- Nursery - Children's Hospital. [Print in Folder 28.]
    • BANC PIC 1989.058:28 - CNEG -- Bathing Babies - Children's Hospital. [Print in Folder 28.]
    • BANC PIC 1989.058:29 - CNEG -- Alexander Maternity Nursery. [Print in Folder 28.]
    • BANC PIC 1989.058:29a - CNEG -- Nurses and Babies. Alexander Maternity Cottage. [Print in AX Box 1, Folder 10.]
    • BANC PIC 1989.058:30 - CNEG -- Post Polio Ward. 1930s-1940s. [Drinker Respirator.] [Print in Folder 29.]
    • BANC PIC 1989.058:31 - CNEG -- [Polio patient with nurse.] [From same print as no. 1989.058:32.] [Print in Folder 29.]
    • BANC PIC 1989.058:32 - CNEG -- [Polio patient with nurse.] [From same print as no. 1989.058:31.] [Print in Folder 29.]
    • BANC PIC 1989.058:33 - CNEG -- Polio. Post Treatment. '40s. [Print in Folder 29.]
    • BANC PIC 1989.058:34 - CNEG -- [Patient with social service worker.] [Print in Folder 31.]
    • BANC PIC 1989.058:35 - CNEG -- Second East - South Ward. [Print in Folder 32.]
    • BANC PIC 1989.058:36 - CNEG -- Kids sunbathing on roof. Albert Meyer Memorial Roof Garden. Oct. 17, 1934. [Print in Folder 32.]
    • BANC PIC 1989.058:37 - CNEG -- Radiology. [Print in Folder 32.]
    • BANC PIC 1989.058:38 - NEG -- 1 & 2. Nurses in class. [Print in Folder 33.]
    • BANC PIC 1989.058:39 - NEG -- 1 & 2. Outpatient Dept. in former Alexander Maternity Home. [Print in Folder 33.]
    • BANC PIC 1989.058:40 - NEG -- 1 & 2. Outpatient Department in former Alexander Maternity Cottage. [Print in Folder 33.]
    • BANC PIC 1989.058:41 - NEG -- 1. Polio patient. 2. Cancer detection clinic window. [Print in Folder 33.]
    • BANC PIC 1989.058:42 - NEG -- Iron Lung - polio in former Contagious Disease Pavilion. [Bottom negative.] [Print in Folder 33.]
    • BANC PIC 1989.058:43 - NEG -- [Both images: Nurse with polio patient.] [Print in Folder 33.]
    • BANC PIC 1989.058:44 - NEG -- 1 & 2. Pediatrics. [Print in Folder 33.]
    • BANC PIC 1989.058:45 - NEG -- 1 & 2. Pediatrics - Little Jim Ward. [Print in Folder 33.]
    • BANC PIC 1989.058:46 - NEG -- 1 & 2. Little Jim Ward. [Print in Folder 33.]
    • BANC PIC 1989.058:47 - NEG -- 1 & 2. Little Jim Ward. [Print in Folder 33.]
    • BANC PIC 1989.058:48 - NEG -- 1 & 2. Little Jim Ward. [Print in Folder 33.]
    • BANC PIC 1989.058:49 - NEG -- 1 & 2. Pre 1958 Surgery. [Print in Folder 33.]
    • BANC PIC 1989.058:50 - NEG -- [Unidentified patient. (Both images).] [Print in Folder 33.]
    • BANC PIC 1989.058:51 - NEG -- 1 & 2. Surgery pre 1958. [Print in Folder 33.]
    • BANC PIC 1989.058:52 - NEG -- 1 & 2. Pre 1958 Surgery. [Print in Folder 33.]
    • BANC PIC 1989.058:53 - NEG -- 1 & 2. Pre 1958 Surgery. [Print in Folder 33.]
    • BANC PIC 1989.058:54 - NEG -- Surgery. [Bottom image: Unidentified patient with social worker.] [Print in Folder 33.]
    • BANC PIC 1989.058:55 - NEG -- Pediatric dentistry. [Print in Folder 33.]
    • BANC PIC 1989.058:56 - NEG -- Patient room; In hospital pharmacy. [Print in Folder 33.]
    • BANC PIC 1989.058:57 - NEG -- Pediatric dentistry. [Print in Folder 33.]
    • BANC PIC 1989.058:58 - NEG -- In hospital pharmacy. [Print in Folder 34.]
    • BANC PIC 1989.058:59 - NEG -- Pediatric dentistry. [Print in Folder 34.]
    • BANC PIC 1989.058:60 - NEG -- 1 & 2. Polio. [Print in Folder 34.]
    • BANC PIC 1989.058:61 - NEG -- 1 & 2. Pediatrics. [Print in Folder 34.]
    • BANC PIC 1989.058:62 - NEG -- 1 & 2. Outpatient department in former Alexander Maternity Cottage. [Print in Folder 34.]
    • BANC PIC 1989.058:63 - NEG -- 1 & 2. Outpatient Department in former Alexander Maternity Cottage. [Print in Folder 34.]
    • BANC PIC 1989.058:64 - NEG -- 1 & 2. Outpatient Department in former Alexander Maternity Cottage. [Print in Folder 34.]
    • BANC PIC 1989.058:65 - NEG -- 1 & 2. Outpatient Department in former Alexander Maternity Cottage. [Print in Folder 34.]
    • BANC PIC 1989.058:66 - NEG -- 1 & 2. Polio. [Print in Folder 34.]
    • BANC PIC 1989.058:67 - NEG -- Pediatrics. [Print in Folder 34.]
    • BANC PIC 1989.058:68 - NEG -- Laboratory; Pediatrics. [Print in Folder 34.]
    • BANC PIC 1989.058:69 - NEG -- Laboratory. [Print in Folder 34.]
    • BANC PIC 1989.058:70-90 - NEG -- [Miscellaneous patient care, personnel, and buildings. Remainder of set including negatives no. 38-90.] [Several prints available throughout collection. No contact prints.]
    • BANC PIC 1989.058:91-95 - NEG -- Race Day, 1957. [Children's Hospital Handicap.] [Print for negative no. 93 in Folder 39.]
    • BANC PIC 1989.058:96-102 - NEG -- Race Day. [Children's Hospital Handicap.]
    • BANC PIC 1989.058:103-104 - NEG -- Mrs. Roger Lapham, Mrs. Dot Barrett. 1962.
    • BANC PIC 1989.058:105-110 - NEG -- At Marian [Davis'?]. Nov. 1965.
    • BANC PIC 1989.058:111-115 - NEG -- Race Day Drawing, 1965.
    • BANC PIC 1989.058:116-127 - NEG -- Race track, with horses.
    • BANC PIC 1989.058:128-131 - NEG -- Service Pin Ceremony, 1957. [Print for negative no. 129 in Folder 43.]
    • BANC PIC 1989.058:132-133 - NEG -- Service Awards. Cyn. 1959. [Print for negative no. 133 in Folder 43.]
    • BANC PIC 1989.058:134-135 - NEG -- Service Awards. 1964, June.
    • BANC PIC 1989.058:136-155 - NEG -- Opening Day, Maiden Lane. Children's Hospital Auxiliary.
    • BANC PIC 1989.058:156-160 - NEG -- Mayor's Office. [George Christopher.]
    • BANC PIC 1989.058:161-166 - NEG -- Football 49ers.
    • BANC PIC 1989.058:167-170 - NEG -- Jockeys.
    • BANC PIC 1989.058:171-175 - NEG -- Miss Keenan.
    • BANC PIC 1989.058:176-183 - NEG -- Mrs. Kyne. [Print for negative no. 183 in Folder 44.]
    • BANC PIC 1989.058:184 - NEG -- Susan Phillip, Frances Fay, Mrs. Bruce Dohrman.
    • BANC PIC 1989.058:185 - NEG -- Skip Whitaker.
    • BANC PIC 1989.058:186 - NEG -- Mrs. Ralph Wallenstein, Dr. Loren Larsen, Mrs. Hilliard Katz.
    • BANC PIC 1989.058:187 - NEG -- Mrs. Otto Miller, left; Mrs. Stanley Whitaker [?], right.
    • BANC PIC 1989.058:188 - NEG -- Mrs. Henry Rotter Russell & David.
    • BANC PIC 1989.058:189-192 - NEG -- [San Francisco Mayor George Christopher with members of Children's Hospital Auxiliary.]
    • BANC PIC 1989.058:193 - NEG -- Mrs. James Phillip, Frank McGinnis.
    • BANC PIC 1989.058:194-206 - NEG -- Children's Hospital Auxiliary, Downtown.
    • BANC PIC 1989.058:207-208 - CNEG -- ["Story of Children's Hospital" publication material. Negative transparency.]
    • BANC PIC 1989.058:209 - CNEG (5x7) -- ["Story of Children's Hospital" publication material.]
    • BANC PIC 1989.058:210 - NEG (5x7) -- ["Story of Children's Hospital" publication material.]
    • BANC PIC 1989.058:211 - NEG (8x10) -- ["Story of Children's Hospital" publication material. Negative transparency.]