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Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Photograph Collection
1929-1964

UPX 12 H828

0.4 Cubic feet

Prepared by Joseph-James Ahern

July 2016

Access to collections is granted in accordance with the Protocols for the University Archives and Records Center.

ARRANGEMENT

The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Photograph Collection is organized into one series, and arranged alphabetically by hospital building. 

 

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AGENCY HISTORY

The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania original building, designed by Thomas Webb Richards, opened in 1874 on Spruce Street between 34th and 36th Streets. In the decades that followed, the Hospital has expanded to encompass two city blocks with new buildings and facilities to meet the needs of modern medical care. 

Schmidt, Garden, and Erikson is an architectural firm in Chicago established by Richard Ernest Schmidt (1865-1958), Hugh Mackie Gordon Garden (1873-1961) and Carl Anthony Erikson (1888-?) that specialized in the design of health and educational facilities. The firm's Philadelphia office was active on the University of Pennsylvania campus. Among their projects at the University were the I.S. Ravdin Institute, the Thomas Sovereign Gates Memorial Pavilion, and the William H. Donner Center for Radiology. 

 

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SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Photograph Collection consists mainly of photographic prints, with a few negatives, of Hospital buildings interior and exterior images. All of the images were supplied by the architectural firm Schmidt, Garden & Erikson. 

 

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CONTROLLED ACCESS HEADINGS

Corporate Name(s)

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania..

Genre(s)

  • Photographs.

Subject(s)

  • Architectural design--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia.
  • Hospitals--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia.

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INVENTORY

 

Inventory 

Box

Folder

Donner Center for Radiology, exterior view (5 imges) 1956-1957 

1

1

Gates Pavillion, exterior view (18 images) 1948-1954 

1

2

Gates Pavillion, interior view (22 images) 1951-1954 

1

3

Interiors, unidentified (6 images) n.d. 

1

4

Maloney Building (1 image) ca. 1929 

1

5

Maternity Building (2 images) 1937 

1

6

Original Buildings (3 images) ca. 1929 

1

7

Proposed Schematics (3 images) 1947 

1

8

Ravdin Institute, exterior (8 images) 1956-1961 

1

9

Ravdin Institute, interior (8 images) 1961 

1

10

White Building (1 image) 1949 

1

11

Anatomy Building (1 image) n.d. 

1

12

McKean Dormitory (2 images) ca. 1950 

1

13

Medical Building, Hamilton Walk (4 images) n.d. 

1

14

Veterinary Building (2 images) n.d. 

1

15

Zoology Building (4 images) ca. 1950 

1

16

Nurses Home, exterior (25 images) 1900-1964 

1

17

Nurses Home, interior (6 images) ca. 1962 

1

18

University of Pennsylvania promotional pamphlet ca. 1950 

1

19

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