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Good Samaritan Hospital records, 1889-1956

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Author

Finding aid prepared by Archives staff; Ruth E. Bryan

Title

Good Samaritan Hospital records

Date

1889-1956

Repository

University of Kentucky Special Collections

Arrangement

Collection is arranged by form.

Conditions Governing Access note

Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation Note

47M84: [Identification of item], Good Samaritan Hospital records, 1889-1956, University of Kentucky Special Collections.

Extent

0.5 Cubic feet

1 box, 5 oversize folders

Abstract

The Good Samaritan Hospital records (.5 cubic feet, 1 box, 2 folders; dated 1889-1956, bulk 1889-1928) comprises a small group of records and architectural drawings from Good Samaritan Hospital, in Lexington, Ky.

Biography/History

The Women's Guild of Christ Church Cathedral established the Protestant Infirmary in 1888, originally housed at 333 Short Street, Lexington, Ky., the former H.H. Gratz property. In 1890, the Infirmary Board began a Nursing School, which operated through 1971. In 1899, the hospital was renamed Good Samaritan Hospital, becoming a corporation, and the Board of Governors was restructured, comprising representatives of six local Protestant churches. In 1905, after a capital campaign spearheaded by Christ Church member George Weeks, the corporation purchased property at 310 South Limestone street from W.H. McCorkle, formerly the James O. Harrison estate. In 1924, the Methodist Church took over management of the hospital and in 1982, the Good Samaritan Foundation, Inc., was established. In 1995, the Board of Trustees sold the hospital to the Columbia/HCA Healthcare Corporation. In 2007, it was purchased by the University of Kentucky HealthCare.

George S. Weeks was a banker and fundraiser in Lexington, Kentucky. He was born in Paris, Kentucky, in May 1869, where his father was rector at St. Peter's Church. He served as Vice President of Second National Bank of Lexington and Manager of Lexington Clearing House Association. He lost his sight at age 60.

UK HealthCare. About Good Samaritan Hospital. Last modified May 31, 2013. http://ukhealthcare.uky.edu/gs/about/.

Scope and Content

The Good Samaritan Hospital records (.5 cubic feet, 1 box, 5 oversize folders; dated 1889-1956) comprises a small group of records and architectural drawings from Good Samaritan Hospital in Lexington, Ky. The records include an account book of the Protestant Infirmary (1889-1897); Good Samaritan treasurer's reports (1908-1911); financial and capital campaign records (1901-1913); newspaper clippings (1929-1953); and records documenting the involvement of George Weeks and Christ Church Cathedral (Lexington, Ky.) in the hospital's finances (1956). The five sets of architectural drawings on vellum (primarily dated 1905-1906) include complete sets for the Colored Ward, Nurses House, and the Main Building (both drawn by Anderson & Faig). The drawings also include blueprints for alternations and additions to the hospital, dated June 15, 1928, and drawn by Clifford R. Reichert for Starks Building, Louisville, Ky.

Subjects

  • Anderson & Faig.
  • Christ Church Cathedral (Lexington, Ky.).
  • Good Samaritan Hospital. (Lexington, Ky.)
  • Protestant Infirmary (Lexington, Ky.)
  • Starks Building (Louisville, Ky.).
  • Architectural drawings (visual works)
  • Weeks, George S., b. 1869
  • Blueprints.
  • Hospital architecture
  • Hospital buildings--Design and construction
  • Hospital records.
  • Hospitals--Kentucky--Lexington--Administration.
  • Racism in medicine
  • Reports.

Related Material

1997ms373, Episcopal Church. Diocese of Lexington records, University of Kentucky Special Collections.

Collection Inventory

Records, 1889-1956
Protestant Infirmary account book, 1899 Dec.-1897 Oct
[Box: 1, Folder: 1]
Treasurer's reports, 1908 Dec.-1911 Nov
[Box: 1, Folder: 2]
Scope and Content Note:

Missing the following minutes: January 19009; September 1910; April, June, and September 1911.

Clippings, 1929-1953
[Box: 1, Folder: 3]
Miscellaneous, 1901-1956
[Box: 1, Folder: 4]
Scope and Content Note:

Includes financial statements, 1901-1911; fundraising and capital campaign literature, 1913 and undated; annual report, Feb. 13, 1913; programs for the dedication of the Mary A. Ott Memorial, Sept. 9, 1931; an interview transcript of original capital campaign manager and Christ Church member George Weeks by Jay Jay for radio station WVLK, June 29, 1954; and minutes of the Finance Committee of the Christ Church Vestry discussing and itemizing the various named room memorial contracts/endowments at the hospital, April 28, 1956.

Drawings and Blueprints, 1905-1928
Color Ward drawings (17 sheets)(1 linen; 16 tracing paper), 1905-1906
[Folder: 1]
Scope and Content Note:

Includes floor and roof plans, elevations, framing, details, and utilities. Floor plans include labels indicating each room's function. This building was never built. Drawn by Anderson & Faig, architects and engineers.

[Main building?] second floor double doors plan (1 sheet) (tracing paper), undated
[Folder: 2]
Scope and Content Note:

Drawn by Anderson & Faig, architects and engineers.

[Main building] heating and ventilation plans (4 sheets) (linen), undated
[Folder: 3]
Scope and Content Note:

Plans include labels indicating each room's function. Drawn by Anderson & Faig, architects and engineers.

Main building plans (24 sheets) (tracing paper), 1905
[Folder: 4]
Scope and Content Note:

Includes proposed location (not used), floor and roof plans, elevations, framing, details, and utilities. Floor plans include labels indicating each room's function. Drawn by Anderson & Faig, architects and engineers. Fragile: turn with both hands.

[Main building] alterations and additions (5 sheets) (blueprint), 1928 June 15
[Folder: 5]
Scope and Content Note:

Drawn by Clifford R. Reichert for Starks Building, Louisville, Ky.

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