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JCA: Sinai Hospital Guild Records

 Collection
Identifier: UR001748

Scope and Content

The collection documents the activities of the Guild through minutes, brochures, and other materials that the Guild generated while it was at Sinai Hospital in Detroit, 1952-2000. Also included are scrapbooks, artifacts, photographs and AV materials.

Dates

  • 1952 - 2000

Creator

Language of Materials

Material entirely in English.

Access

Collection is open for research.

Use

Refer to the Walter P. Reuther Library Rules for Use of Archival Materials. Restrictions: Researchers may encounter records of a sensitive nature – personnel files, case records and those involving investigations, legal and other private matters. Privacy laws and restrictions imposed by the Library prohibit the use of names and other personal information which might identify an individual, except with written permission from the Director and/or the donor.

History

In 1952 the Sinai Hospital Board of Trustees appointed Mrs. Dora Ehrlich to activate a Women’s Auxiliary. Acting as Provisional Chair, Ehrlich chose 36 women from several Jewish community organizations to serve as board members of the Auxiliary. At the Board’s first meeting, a slate of officers was unanimously elected, and the process began to establish and train a corps of volunteers who would assist in patient, clerical, and general Sinai Hospital support. The Guild moved to Sinai-Grace Hospital in 2000, after Sinai Hospital was closed. This collection was donated in the name of Rose Greenberg and Lillian Gorov.

Extent

31.5 Linear Feet (45 MB, 9 OS)

Abstract

Sinai Hospital Guild was a Women's Auxiliary, established in 1952 by the hospital's board of trustees, made up of women from several Jewish community organizations around Detroit. Their focus was to establish and train a corps of volunteer who would assist in patient, clerical, and general hospital support. Their records document their activities until Sinai Hospital was closed in 2000.

Arrangement

Original order is preserved in this collection. Folders are generally arranged alphabetically within each box. Boxes 42-49 contain scrapbooks and artifacts. Boxes 50-52 contain photos. Boxes 53-54 contain AV materials.

Related Materials

Collections in the Leonard N. Simons Jewish Community Archives at the Reuther Library, especially the Sinai Hospital Records and Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit Records.

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by Leonard N. Simons Jewish Community Archives.
Title
Guide to the JCA: Sinai Hospital Guild Records
Status
Completed
Author
Processed by Leonard N. Simons Jewish Community Archives.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Walter P. Reuther Library Repository

Contact:
5401 Cass Avenue
Detroit MI 48202 USA