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University of Chicago Library

Guide to the University of Chicago Chicago Lying-In Hospital Records 1913-1943

© 2009 University of Chicago Library

Descriptive Summary

Title:

University of Chicago. Chicago Lying-In Hospital. Records

Dates:

1913-1943

Size:

0.75 linear feet (2 boxes)

Repository:

Special Collections Research Center
University of Chicago Library
1100 East 57th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60637 U.S.A.

Abstract:

The Chicago Lying-In Hospital Records comprise correspondence regarding transfer of property from Chicago Lying-In Hospital to the University of Chicago and related matters, letter from S. T. DeLee promising funds (1914), agreements between the Hospital and the University, financial report (1943), copies of building and sanitation permits, and other records.

Information on Use

Access

The collection is open for research.

Citation

When quoting material from this collection, the preferred citation is: University of Chicago. Chicago Lying-In Hospital. Records, [Box #, Folder #], Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library

Historical Note

The Chicago Lying-In Hospital and Dispensary was organized on January 20, 1897 as a non-profit corporation with the purpose of providing care to women during pregnancy as well as giving instruction and training to medical and nursing students. It was located on the northeast corner of East 59th Street and South Maryland Avenue, and included a Nurses’ Home at 5737-5739 and 5741-5743 S. Drexel Avenue and the Stock Yards Dispensary at 734 West 47th Street. On January 1, 1927, the Hospital and the University of Chicago became affiliated. The Hospital was to serve as the obstetrical and gynecological unit of the University’s medical center. The Hospital began leasing its space from the University in 1929. In 1938 the Hospital officially became part of the University of Chicago, its first president was Mrs. Herbert Sanborn.

Scope Note

The Chicago Lying-In Hospital Records consist of correspondence regarding transfer of property from Chicago Lying-In Hospital to the University of Chicago and related matters, letter from S. T. DeLee promising fund (1914), agreements between the Hospital and the University, financial report (1943), copies of building and sanitation permits, and other records.

Related Resources

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Subject Headings

INVENTORY

Box 1   Folder 1

Building-related materials

  • Building and sanitation permits, copies, 1913
  • Letter from S. T. DeLee promising $20,000 endowment fund, 1914
  • Letter from Richard E. Schmidt, Garden, and Martin, Architects, 1914
Box 1   Folder 2

Correspondence regarding transfer of property from Chicago Lying-In Hospital to University of Chicago and related matters, 1937

  • Folder3: Correspondence regarding transfer of property from Chicago Lying-In Hospital to University of Chicago and related matters, 1938
Box 1   Folder 4

Correspondence regarding transfer of property from Chicago Lying-In Hospital to University of Chicago and related matters, 1939, 1941

Box 1   Folder 5

Agreements between Chicago Lying-In Hospital and University of Chicago, 1937-1938

Box 1   Folder 6

Officers, directors, and voting contributors, 1938

Box 1   Folder 7

Financial report, 1943

Box 2   Folder 1

Manuscript, "Chicago Lying-in Hospital Building Fund Pledges"