Children's Hospital of San Francisco Photograph Collection, 1904-1965

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Children's Hospital of San Francisco Photograph Collection, 1904-1965

Collection number: BANC PIC 1989.058--PIC

The Bancroft Library

University of California, Berkeley
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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.

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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.]

    Container Listing

     

    SERIES 1. BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS VIEWS

     

    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.
    carton 1, folder 1

    Exterior view of San Francisco Children's Hospital. between 1896 and 1906 BANC PIC 1989.058--PIC

    Physical Description: 1 photographic print

    Scope and Content Note

    Left to right: Eye and Ear Building, Little Jim Building, Main Building, Alexander Maternity Cottage.
     

    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.
     

    SERIES 2. PERSONNEL

     

    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.
    carton 1, folder 16

    The home of the nurses on Tehama Street. 1903 or 1904 BANC PIC 1989.058--PIC

    Scope and Content Note

    People in front Tehama Street Nurses' Settlement Home.
     

    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.
    carton 1, folder 17

    Dr. Charlotte Blake Brown, founder, Pacific Dispensary for Women and Children. 1875 BANC PIC 1989.058--PIC

    Physical Description: 1 photographic print
    carton 1, folder 17

    Dr. Charlotte Blake Brown. BANC PIC 1989.058--PIC

    carton 1, folder 17

    Adelaide Brown, MD. 1930 BANC PIC 1989.058--PIC

    Physical Description: 1 photographic print
    carton 1, folder 17

    Dr. Sherman, black drapes. BANC PIC 1989.058--PIC

    Physical Description: 1 photographic print

    Scope and Content Note

    Surgery being performed using black drapes.
    carton 1, folder 17

    Surgery, Children's Hospital of San Francisco. not after 1953 BANC PIC 1989.058--PIC

    Physical Description: 1 photographic print

    Scope and Content Note

    Women in the operating room.
    carton 1, folder 17

    Surgery, Children's Hospital of San Francisco. not after 1984 BANC PIC 1989.058--PIC

    Physical Description: 1 photographic print

    Scope and Content Note

    Women in the operating room.
     

    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.
     

    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.
     

    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.
     

    SERIES 3. PATIENT CARE

     

    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.
    carton 1, folder 25

    Patients and nurses in Little Jim Ward, San Francisco Children's Hospital. 1914 BANC PIC 1989.058--PIC

    Physical Description: 1 photographic print

    Additional Note

    Photograph by Charles Weidner, San Francisco.
    carton 1, folder 25

    Bedridden patients in Little Jim Ward, San Francisco Children's Hospital. 1938 BANC PIC 1989.058--PIC

    Physical Description: 1 photographic print

    Additional Note

    Photograph by Gabriel Moulin.
     

    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.
     

    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.
     

    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.
     

    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.
     

    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.
     

    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.
     

    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.
    box 1, folder 15

    Patients and nurses in Little Jim Ward, San Francisco Children's Hospital (postcard). circa 1925 BANC PIC 1989.058--AX

    Physical Description: 1 photographic print
     

    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.