Michael Reese Hospital School of Nursing.


Michael Reese Nurses Alumnae Association collection of visual materials




Chicago History Museum


3.0 Linear feet



Biographical/Historical note

Founded in 1881 by the United Hebrew Relief Association, Michael Reese Hospital’s first mission was to provide healthcare to immigrants. A bequest by Michael Reese (1817-1878), a German Jewish immigrant, gave the UHRA the funding needed to establish the hospital. The cornerstone was laid on November 4, 1880, and the hospital opened on Oct. 23, 1881. A nurse training school was established in 1890.

Scope and Contents note

Photographic materials relating to nursing and nurses training at Michael Reese Hospital.

Related Archival Materials note

Michael Reese Hospital School of Nursing and Alumnae Association Records - Chicago History Museum

Michael Reese Hospital Woman’s Board - Chicago Jewish Archives Spertus Institute

Michael Reese Hospital School of Nursing Student Records Collection - University of Illinois at Chicago - Library of the Health Sciences

Custodial History note

Gift of the Michael Reese Nurses Alumnae Association, 1981 (1981.0062).

Processing Information note

This collection was surveyed as part of the Black Metropolis Research Consortium's Survey Initiative on 2010 October 20 by Andrew Steadham.