Jewish Hospital (Louisville, Ky.) Records, 1905-2008


The collection consists of the records of Jewish Hospital, which opened in Louisville, Kentucky, in 1905. The papers, dating from 1905 to 2008, consist primarily of board and committee meeting minutes, administrative and financial records, fundraising materials, correspondence, federal grant applications, publications, and scrapbooks. Most of the early records of Jewish Hospital were lost when the Ohio River flood of 1937 destroyed papers stored in the hospital’s basement. As of 2018, the Filson Historical Society has acquired the administrative papers of Jewish Hospital up through the year 1980.

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Maimonides’ Prayer
Mosaic created by Harold Berg for Jewish Hospital's 75th anniversary celebration. The mosaic features a quotation from Maimonides’ Prayer from the 12th century.

Ken Richardson, Transplant Coordinator, <em>Micro Scoop</em>, July 1980
Image from the Jewish Hospital periodical Micro Scoop from 1980. The image is of Ken Richardson, who served as the transplant coordinator at Jewish Hospital.

Colonel Sanders with Jewish Hospital Employees, April 1979
Image and caption from the Jewish Hospital periodical Micro Scoop featuring Colonel Sanders posing with nurses from Jewish Hospital. The Kentucky Fried Chicken founder was 90 years old when he died at Jewish Hospital in December 1980.
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