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What the heck is in a hospital archive?. The JGH Archives Collection. By Linda Lei, MLIS , Archivist/Librarian, JGH Archives at the Association of Jewish Libraries' 46th Annual Convention June 20, 2011 [email protected] Agenda. Misunderstanding of a hospital archive

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What the heck is in a hospital archive

What the heck is in a hospital archive?

The JGH Archives Collection

By Linda Lei, MLIS, Archivist/Librarian, JGH Archives

at the Association of Jewish Libraries' 46th Annual Convention

June 20, 2011

[email protected]


Agenda

Agenda

  • Misunderstanding of a hospital archive

  • Hospital archive vs. Medical records

  • Meanings behind the JGH Archives

  • Nature of the JGH Archives

  • Highlights of the holdings

  • What services do we provide?

  • Digitization

  • Vision


Misunderstanding of a hospital archive

Misunderstanding of a Hospital Archive

Medical archive?

Hospital archive?

Medical records?

Medical Records Department at the JGH, 1980s.


Hospital archive vs medical records

Hospital Archive vs. Medical Records

  • Mandate

  • Who are the users?

  • Preservation & retention schedule

  • Publicity


Meanings behind the jgh archives

Meanings Behind the JGH Archives

  • Unique reasons for building a Jewish Hospital in the 1930s

  • From a mainly community hospital into a world-class university teaching hospital and research center

  • Preserving and making the 76-year history accessible to the staff and the public

One of the capital campaign billboards,

Phillips Square, Montreal, 1929.

Jewish General Hospital, 1930s.

Jewish General Hospital, 2009.


Nature of the jgh archives

Nature of the JGH Archives

  • The JGH Archives, subsidized by the JGH Health Sciences Library and staffed by two part-time archivists, preserves the institutional memory of the Hospital dating from early 20th C-present

  • Contains 40 linear feet of archival materials:

    • textual materials

    • graphic materials

  • And artefacts and audiovisual

Examples of the JGH Archives collection


Highlights of the holdings

Highlights of the Holdings

  • Original pledge and children’s brick cards from 1929

  • Establishment of the Hospital (1910s–30s, predominantly 1929–1934)

  • Construction collection illustrates the expansion of the JGH building over the past 76 years

  • Herzl Family Practice Centre (1912-2001, predominantly 1970s)

  • School of Nursing (1951-1972)

  • Auxiliary of the JGH (1937–2003, predominantly 1930s–80s)


What services do we provide

What services do we provide?

  • Reference questions

  • Support departmental and hospital-wide publicity activities

  • Exhibits (physical & digital)

  • Appraisal advice


Digitization

Digitization

  • jgh.ca/archives

  • jgh.ca/en/archivesedupro


Vision ongoing projects plans

Vision: ongoing projects & plans

  • Ongoing digitization

  • More outreach and publicity

  • Involved in decision-making process regarding document life cycle

  • Collaboration with fellow archivists by participating in professional events


What the heck is in a hospital archive

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