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Mount Sinai Hospital Auxiliary Records

Summary Information
Title: Mount Sinai Hospital Auxiliary Records
Dates: 1945-1991
Creator: Mount Sinai Hospital Auxiliary (Minneapolis, Minn.)
Extent: 8 boxes (8.5 cubic feet)
Location: All photographs (Series 4) are currently stored off-site with the Jewish Historical Society of the Upper Midwest. Allow time for retrieval.
Language: Collection materials in English.
Collection Number: umja0004
Abstract:
Mount Sinai Hospital opened in 1951 as a facility conceived and supported financially by Jewish donors in an effort to provide a place for Jewish physicians who were denied admitting privileges in other city hospitals. An auxiliary group primarily made up of women from the Jewish communities around the Twin Cities provided support through volunteering, publicity, and fundraising to aid the missions of the hospital.

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

The collection is divided into series:

Series 1: Administrative Records

Series 2: Newsletters

Series 3: Publicity Scrapbooks

Series 4: Photographs


Historical Note

Mount Sinai Hospital, located at Chicago Avenue at 22nd St in Minneapolis, opened its doors in February 1951 with the aims to provide a place for Jewish physicians who had been denied admitting privileges at other city hospitals, making it the first private non-sectarian hospital in the community to accept members of minority races on its medical staff. The auxiliary was formed in 1950 to support the hospital. In their five-year review report, the Auxiliary illuminated their mission by saying: “When a group of people give a hospital to the City, their job is not finished, it has just begun. They must continue to work for the hospital. Their work is three fold: building good public relations between the hospital and the city, personal relations between its members, and giving service to the hospital both in funds and volunteer work. The Mount Sinai Women’s Auxiliary was formed by women who wanted to be a part of this program.” The group began by providing services such as a gift shop, coffee shop, beauty shop and baby photo services. Their annual fundraising balls and books sales were popular, and over its forty-one year history raised over one million dollars for the hospital. The auxiliary folded when the hospital merged with Metropolitan Medical Center and subsequently closed its doors in 1991.


Collection Scope and Content Note

Records include administrative materials such as correspondence, meeting minutes and financial statements of funds raised. Some administrative materials related to Mt. Sinai Hospital directly and not to the Auxiliary are also included. Newsletters include those directly from the Auxiliary as well as Mt. Sinai Hospital employee newsletters. Scrapbooks of news clippings and public relations surrounding the hospital are included, some of which are loose pages that were unbound from the scrapbook; many of the pages and clippings are in deteriorating condition and should be used with care. Photographs comprise their own series of materials and are organized by subject.

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.)
  • Mount Sinai Hospital Auxiliary (Minneapolis, Minn.)
  • Jewish hospitals
  • Hospital and community
  • Hospital buildings
  • Volunteer workers in hospitals
  • Hospital gift shops
Contents List
 Location  Title
 
Series 1: Administrative Records 1945-1990  
Box 1
Organization outline 1956  Box 1
 
Index, 1950-1955 1956  Box 1
 
Minutes, July 1950 - December 1955 1950-1955  Box 1
 
Meeting minutes 1956-1957  Box 1
 
Budgets, balance sheets, by-laws and amendments 1950-1968  Box 1
 
Meeting minutes 1958-1961  Box 1
 
Minutes, board by-laws, budget 1961-1965  Box 1
 
By-laws, annual reports, financial statements 1957-1962  Box 1
 
Meeting minutes 1965-1967  Box 1
 
Meeting minutes 1968-1969  Box 1
 
Meeting minutes 1970-1971  Box 1
 
Meeting minutes 1972-1973  Box 1
 
Meeting minutes 1974-1975  Box 1
 
Meeting minutes 1976-1977  Box 1
 
Meeting minutes 1978-1979  Box 1
 
Meeting minutes 1980-1981  Box 1
 
Meeting minutes 1982-1984  Box 1
 
Meeting minutes 1985-1987  Box 1
 
Meeting minutes 1988-1989  Box 1
 
Meeting minutes 1990-1991  Box 1
 
General Meeting minutes 1950-1968  Box 1
 
Publicity and Invitations 1950-1962  Box 1
 
Auxiliary directories 1957-1982  Box 1
Box 2
Annual meeting invitations and programs, correspondence and song lyrics 1950-1990  Box 2
 
1967 Ball: Correspondence, planning meeting minutes, publicity 1967  Box 2
 
Building Fund Campaign 1981-1982  Box 2
 
Building Fund Campaign 1982  Box 2
 
Building Fund Campaign solicitation materials 1982  Box 2
 
Phillips Eye Institute Campaign 1986  Box 2
 
Annual Reports and 25th Anniversary Report 1971-1981  Box 2
 
Auxiliary Financial Statements and Annual Meetings 1956-1981  Box 2
 
Bridge Fund Development Committee 1982-1986  Box 2
Box 3
Administrative: Staff list, personnel policies, SCOPE newsletters, orientation to hospital with map 1952-1959  Box 3
 
Jewish Hopsital Association Steering Committee meeting minutes, fundraising correspondence and publicity 1945-1976  Box 3
 
Fundraising pamphlets and campaign contributions, Dedication Ceremony program, special meeting minutes, list of first patients admitted 1946-1952  Box 3
 
Annual meeting remarks and reports, board meeting minutes, correspondence regarding 25th anniversary 1964-1976  Box 3
Box 5
Board of Governors Administrative materials 1962-1981  Box 5
 
Board of Governors Administrative materials 1961-1972  Box 5
 
Challenge Planning Committee Meeting Minutes 1976-1977  Box 5
 
Challenge Planning Committee Meeting Minutes 1976  Box 5
 
Challenge Planning Committee Meeting Minutes 1976  Box 5
 
Challenge Planning Committee Meeting Minutes 1976  Box 5
 
Campaign Cabinet Meeting Minutes 1982  Box 5
 
Campaign Cabinet Meeting Minutes 1982  Box 5
 
Staff bulletin and award 1982-1986  Box 5
 
Memorial plaques 1983  Box 5
 
Development Brochures 1970-1987  Box 5
Contents List
 Location  Title
 
Series 2: Newsletters 1951-1991  
Box 1
Bulletins 1951-1954  Box 1
Box 2
Auxiligram newsletters 1979-1985  Box 2
 
Auxiligram newsletters 1986-1988  Box 2
 
Auxiligram newsletters 1989-1991  Box 2
 
Mount Sinai Hospital Messenger Newsletter 1982-1984  Box 2
 
Mount Sinai Hospital Messenger Newsletter (bound) 1955-1970  Box 2
 
Mount Sinai Hospital Messenger Newsletter (bound) 1970-1981  Box 2
Box 5
Management Hotline newsletter 1971  Box 5
 
Pulsebeat: Employee Organization Publication 1968-1969  Box 5
 
Pulsebeat: Employee Organization Publication 1970-1971  Box 5
 
"Short Sheet" employee newsletter 1977-1980  Box 5
 
"Short Sheet" employee newsletter 1980-1982  Box 5
 
"Short Sheet" employee newsletter 1982-1984  Box 5
 
"Short Sheet" employee newsletter 1984-1986  Box 5
Contents List
 Location  Title
 
Series 3: Publicity Scrapbooks 1945-1986  
Box 3
Newsclippings 1945-1950  Box 3
 
Newsclippings 1951-1956  Box 3
 
Newsclippings 1957-1961  Box 3
 
Newsclippings 1962-1968  Box 3
 
Newsclippings 1966-1969  Box 3
 
Scrapbook pages: Hospitals and Other Institutions, Human Interst, and Medical Staff News 1966-1971  Box 3
 
Scrapbook pages: Non-Medical Staff news, Model City Program, Affiliation with U of M, Nursing News 1966-1971  Box 3
 
Scrapbook pages: Ambulatory Care, Annual Meetings, Capital Fund Drive, Board Members 1963-1971  Box 3
 
Scrapbook newsclippings 1965-1971  Box 3
 
Scrapbook newsclippings 1964-1971  Box 3
 
Scrapbook newsclippings 1971-1972  Box 3
 
Scrapbook newsclippings 1971-1973  Box 3
 
Scrapbook newsclippings 1971-1973  Box 3
 
Scrapbook newsclippings 1971-1973  Box 3
 
Scrapbook newsclippings 1971-1973  Box 3
Box 4
Scrapbook newsclippings 1971-1973  Box 4
 
Scrapbook newsclippings 1971-1973  Box 4
 
Scrapbook newsclippings 1973-1976  Box 4
 
Scrapbook newsclippings 1973-1976  Box 4
 
Scrapbook newsclippings 1976-1980  Box 4
 
Scrapbook newsclippings 1979-1980  Box 4
 
Scrapbook newsclippings 1974-1975  Box 4
 
Scrapbook newsclippings 1974-1976  Box 4
 
Scrapbook newsclippings 1976  Box 4
 
Scrapbook pages: 25th Anniversary 1975-1976  Box 4
 
Scrapbook pages: 25th Anniversary 1976  Box 4
 
Scrapbook newsclippings 1977  Box 4
 
Scrapbook newsclippings 1976-1978  Box 4
 
Scrapbook newsclippings 1978  Box 4
 
Scrapbook newsclippings 1978-1979  Box 4
 
Scrapbook newsclippings 1979-1984  Box 4
 
Scrapbook newsclippings 1984  Box 4
 
Scrapbook newsclippings 1985  Box 4
Box 5
Scrapbook newsclippings 1985  Box 5
 
Scrapbook newsclippings 1986  Box 5
 
Scrapbook newsclippings 1986  Box 5
 
News Releases 1974-1977  Box 5
 
News Releases 1985  Box 5
Box 6
Scrapbook Mt. Sinai Ball 1973 1973-1974  Box 6
 
Scrapbook Mt. Sinai Ball 1974 1974  Box 6
 
Scrapbook Mt. Sinai Ball 1974 1974  Box 6
 
Scrapbook 25th Anniversary Ball 1975  Box 6
 
Scrapbook Mt. Sinai Ball Publicity 1955-1966  Box 6
Contents List
 Location  Title
 
Series 4: Photographs undated  
Note Photos listed as in Box 36-39 are part of the Sharron and Joseph Steinfeldt Photograph collection.
Box 2
1967 Ball: Photographs 1967  Box 2
Box 36
Mount Sinai Auxiliary, Balls undated, 1979  Box 36 , Folder 6
 
Mount Sinai Auxiliary, Balls undated, 1980  Box 36 , Folder 7
Box 37
Mount Sinai Auxiliary, Ball Mailing Day undated, 1967-1968  Box 37 , Folder 1
 
Mount Sinai Auxiliary, Annual Meetings undated, 1968-1975  Box 37 , Folder 2
 
Jewish War Veterans Gordon Supplement undated  Box 37 , Folder 3
 
Jewish War Veterans undated, 1939-1981  Box 37 , Folder 4
 
Jewish War Veterans Gordon Supplement undated  Box 37 , Folder 5
 
Jewish War Veterans Gordon Supplement undated, 1943-1946  Box 37 , Folder 6
 
Jewish War Veterans Gordon Supplement undated, 1944  Box 37 , Folder 7
 
Jewish War Veterans Gordon Supplement undated, 1944-1945  Box 37 , Folder 8
 
Mount Sinai Auxiliary, Candy Stripers undated, 1969  Box 37 , Folder 9
 
Mount Sinai Auxiliary, Coffee Shop undated  Box 37 , Folder 10
Box 38
Mount Sinai Auxiliary, Book Fair undated, 1978  Box 38 , Folder 1
 
Mount Sinai Auxiliary, Fall Meeting undated, 1953-1988  Box 38 , Folder 2
 
Mount Sinai Auxiliary, Contact Sheets undated, 1985  Box 38 , Folder 3
 
Mount Sinai Auxiliary, Contact Sheets undated, 1982-1986  Box 38 , Folder 4
 
Mount Sinai Auxiliary, Cookbook undated  Box 38 , Folder 5
 
Mount Sinai Auxiliary, Committee Meetings undated  Box 38 , Folder 6
 
Mount Sinai Auxiliary, Gift Shop undated  Box 38 , Folder 7
 
Mount Sinai Auxiliary, Hospital Party undated  Box 38 , Folder 8
 
Mount Sinai Auxiliary, Hospital Personnel undated, 1978  Box 38 , Folder 9
Box 39
Mount Sinai Auxiliary, Health Education undated  Box 39 , Folder 1
 
Mount Sinai Auxiliary, Miscellaneous undated, 1980-1986  Box 39 , Folder 2
 
Mount Sinai Auxiliary, Officers and Board undated, 1973-1979  Box 39 , Folder 3
 
Mount Sinai Auxiliary, Patient Services undated  Box 39 , Folder 4
 
Mount Sinai Auxiliary, Religious undated, 1974  Box 39 , Folder 5
 
Mount Sinai Auxiliary, Portraits undated, 1969-1979  Box 39 , Folder 6
 
Mount Sinai Auxiliary, Volunteer Lunches undated  Box 39 , Folder 7
 
Mount Sinai Auxiliary, Teas undated, 1960  Box 39 , Folder 8