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Douglass Hospital Auxiliary records

Call Number: RH MS P661


The Douglass Hospital Auxiliary records are those of a Kansas City, Kansas organization dedicated to improving the building, equipment, and services of Douglass Hospital through volunteer efforts and fundraising. The records date from 1951 to 1953 and consist of a small number of items, including historical information and clippings. Folder arrangement is alphabetical. Photographs from the collection are located at RH MS-P P661 and oversize materials are at RH MS Q181.


  • Creation: 1951 - 1953


Conditions Governing Access

No access restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Spencer Library staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials.

History of the Douglass Hospital Auxiliary

In January 1930, the Reverend M. B. Robinson organized the Douglass Hospital Auxiliary in Kansas City, Kansas to improve the building, equipment, and services of the hospital through volunteers, fund raising and community outreach. Anyone interested in the hospital could become a member.

The Auxiliary held yearly functions to raise money, with all proceeds going towards equipment for the hospital. Over the years, the group raised the funds to provide various items, ranging from office furniture (desks and bookshelves) to kitchen implements to assisting with payments for the hospital's first X-Ray machine.


6 folders (6 folders + 1 oversize box)

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Physical Location

RH MS P661

Physical Location

RH MS-P P661

Physical Location

RH MS Q181

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Essalie Cross, 1987.

Related Materials

Additional materials related to the Douglass Hospital are available at the Spencer Research Library:

Douglass Hospital history
RH MS P215
Douglass Hospital Training School records
RH MS P681
Frances E. Kitchen collection
RH MS 1148
Guide to the Douglass Hospital Auxiliary Collection
Douglass Hospital Auxiliary records
Finding aid prepared by mbw, 2006; revised by, cl 2010; revised by skt, 2010. Finding aid encoded by mbw, 2006; revised by skt, 2010.
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Douglass Hospital Auxiliary records, Kansas Collection, RH MS P661, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

Repository Details

Part of the University of Kansas. Kenneth Spencer Research Library Repository

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