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Mount Sinai Hospital Records

Summary Information
Title: Mount Sinai Hospital Records
Dates: 1945-1991
Creator: Mount Sinai Hospital (Minneapolis, Minn.)
Extent: 4 boxes (5 cubic feet)
Language: Collection materials in English.
Collection Number: umja0003
Abstract:
Following a push from the Jewish community post-World War II for a hospital that admitted practicing Jewish doctors, the Mount Sinai Hospital opened in Minneapolis in 1951 as the first non-sectarian hospital in the community to accept members of minorities on its medical staff. Led by a Board of Governors, the hospital eventually merged with Metropolitan Medical Center to become Metropolitan-Mt. Sinai before dissolving in 1991.

Repository: University of Minnesota Libraries. Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives.

Access and Use
Access Restrictions:

Open for use in the Elmer L. Andersen Library reading room.

Copyright:

Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law (Title 17, U.S. Code). Requests to publish should be arranged with the Upper Midwest Jewish Archives; please contact the archives for more detailed copyright information.


Arrangement

Materials are kept in original order, generally organized chronologically.


Historical Note

After nearly five years of planning, Mount Sinai Hospital opened its doors in February 1951 under Chief of Staff Dr. Moses Barron. The seven-story, 197 bed facility was the most modern hospital in the community at the time. Its creation served two purposes: Jewish physicians who had been denied admitting privileges at other city hospitals could now practice medicine, and the founders garnered enormous civic prestige. It was the first private non-sectarian hospital in the community to accept members of minority races on its medical staff. The hospital was located at Chicago Avenue at 22nd St. In 1990 it merged with Metropolitan Medical Center to become Metropolitan-Mount Sinai; in 1991 they closed their doors.


Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection is comprised of administrative papers, including board meeting minutes, correspondence, articles of incorporation, amendments, and by-laws. Meeting minutes for various committees, such as the research and education committee, the operating committee, and the buildings and grounds committee, are included in minute books. Mount Sinai Hospital also had an active Auxiliary group, most known for their popular Annual Ball fundraiser; for more information see the Mount Sinai Hospital Auxiliary Collection.

Subject Terms
Index Terms
  • This collection is indexed under the following headings in the catalog of the University of Minnesota Libraries. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these headings.
  • Mount Sinai Hospital (Minneapolis, Minn.)
  • Jewish hospitals
  • Hospital trustees
  • Hospital boards
  • Hospital and community
  • Hospital buildings
Contents List
 Location  Title
Box 1
Closing of Metropolitan-Mount Sinai 1991  Box 1
 
Correspondence with architects and bids 1946-1964  Box 1
 
Correspondence regarding purchase of Motley School and Garfield School site; miscellaneous meeting minutes 1948-1951  Box 1
 
Miscellaneous meeting minutes 1945-1951  Box 1
 
Certificate of Articles of Incorporation, By-laws, Meeting minutes of Board of Trustees and Board of Governors 1945-1951  Box 1
 
Minute Book Vol. 2: Minutes of Board of Governors and Board of Trustees 1945-1949  Box 1
 
Minute Book Vol. 6: Minutes of Board of Governors and Building Committee and corresponding correspondence 1956-1960  Box 1
 
Minute Book Vol. 7: Minutes of Board of Governors, Contract for Construction and Statement of Operations 1960-1963  Box 1
 
Minute Book Vol. 8: Minutes of Board of Governors and Operating Committee and corresponding correspondence 1963-1965  Box 1
 
Minute Book Vol. 9: Minutes of Board of Governors and Operating Committee and corresponding correspondence 1965-1966  Box 1
 
Minute Book Vol. 11: Minues of Board of Governors and Operating Committee and corresponding correspondence 1967  Box 1
 
Minute Book Vol. 12: Minutes of Board of Governors and Operating Committee and corresponding correspondence1967-1968 1967-1968  Box 1
Box 2
Minutes of Board of Governors and various committees and corresponding correspondence 1965-1967  Box 2
 
Minutes of Board of Governors and various committees and corresponding correspondence 1967-1968  Box 2
 
Minutes of Board of Governors and various committees and corresponding correspondence 1968  Box 2
 
Minutes of Board of Governors, Development Plan Report, Operating Committee Minutes and corresponding correspondence 1967-1968  Box 2
 
Minute Book Vol. 13: Minutes of Board of Governors and various committees and corresponding correspondence 1968  Box 2
 
Minute Book Vol. 14: Minutes of Board of Governors and various committees and corresponding correspondence 1969  Box 2
 
Minute Book Vol. 15: Minutes of Board of Governors and various committees 1969-1970  Box 2
 
Minute Book Vol. 16: Minutes of Board of Governors and various committees and corresponding correspondence 1970  Box 2
 
Minute Book Vol. 17: Minutes of Board of Governors and various committees 1971  Box 2
Box 3
Minute Book Vol. 18: Minutes of Board of Governors and various committees and corresponding correspondence 1971  Box 3
 
Minute Book Vol. 19: Minutes of Board of Governors and various committees and corresponding correspondence 1971-1972  Box 3
 
Minute Book Vol. 20: Minutes of Board of Governors and various committees 1972-1973  Box 3
 
Minute Book Vol. 21: Minutes of Board of Governors and various committees 1973  Box 3
 
Minutes of Board of Governors and various committees and corresponding correspondence 1969  Box 3
 
Minutes of Board of Governors and various committees and corresponding correspondence 1969  Box 3
 
Minutes of Board of Governors and various committees and corresponding correspondence 1968-1969  Box 3
 
Minutes of Board of Governors and various committees and corresponding correspondence 1969-1970  Box 3
 
Minutes of Board of Governors and various committees and corresponding correspondence 1970  Box 3
 
Minutes of Board of Governors and various committees and corresponding correspondence 1970  Box 3
 
Minutes of Board of Governors and various committees and corresponding correspondence 1971  Box 3
 
Minutes of Board of Governors and various committees and corresponding correspondence 1971  Box 3
 
Minutes of Board of Governors and various committees and corresponding correspondence 1971  Box 3
Box 4
Minutes of Board of Governors and various committees Jan-April 1972 1972  Box 4
 
Minutes of Board of Governors and various committees May-July 1972 1972  Box 4
 
Minutes of Board of Governors and various committees Aug-Dec 1972 1972  Box 4
 
Minutes of Board of Governors and various committees Oct 1972-Mar 1973 1972-1973  Box 4
 
Minutes of Board of Governors and various committees April-May 1973 1973  Box 4
 
Minutes of Board of Governors and various committees July-Oct 1973 1973  Box 4
 
Minutes of Board of Governors and various committees Nov 1973-Aug 1974 1973-1974  Box 4
 
Minutes of Board of Governors and various committees Oct 1974-Mar 1975 1974-1975  Box 4
 
Minutes of Board of Governors and various committees Apr-July 1975 1975  Box 4
 
Minutes of Board of Governors and various committees Aug-Sept 1975 1975  Box 4
 
Minutes of Board of Governors and various committees Oct 1975-Mar 1976 1975-1976  Box 4
 
Minutes of Board of Governors and various committees Apr-Sept 1976 1976  Box 4
 
Minutes of Board of Governors and various committees Oct 1975-Apr 1976 1975-1976  Box 4
 
Minutes of Board of Governors and various committees May-Sept 1976 1976  Box 4