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Lawrence Memorial Hospital architectural records

Call Number: RH AD 12


The collection contains detailed drawings of the construction of Lawrence Memorial Hospital (LMH) and its renovations done by a number of different architecture firms throughout the course of the building's history. Additionally, there is some information related to the then-possible takeover of LMH by Columbia/Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) in 1996.


  • Creation: 1933 - 1996

Conditions Governing Access

No access restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Spencer Library staff may determine use restristions depenedent on the physical condition of manuscript materials.

History of Lawrence Memorial Hospital

Lawrence Memorial Hospital (Lmh) first opened on January 17, 1912 at the 300 block of Maine Street in Lawrence, Kansas. The hospital originally was a 50-bed building until the mid-1950s when some additional facilities were added and expanded for the first time, bringing the number of beds to 146. The capacity of that building had been reached by 1975, when ground was broken on a new facility that could house 200 beds. This structure was finished in 1977. The old hosiptal building was demolished in 1999.


.25 Linear Feet (1 document case + 31 oversize folders)

Language of Materials


Scope and Contents

The bulk of the collection is architectural drawings related to various upgrades of or additions to the Lawrence Memorial Hospital structures. These drawings have been organized chronologically, including undated drawings. The architecture firm or company creating the drawing has been noted when possible. Most of these oversize drawings are located at RH AD 12, but some smaller specifications are at RH MS 1451, along with the material related to Columbia/HCA's potential takeover of Lmh in 1996.

Physical Location

RH AD 12

Physical Location

RH MS 1451

Guide to the Lawrence Memorial Hospital Collection
Lawrence Memorial Hospital architectural records
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Language of description
Finding aid written in English.
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Preferred citation
Lawrence Memorial Hospital architectural records, RH AD 12, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas.

Repository Details

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

1450 Poplar Lane
Lawrence KS 66045-7616 United States