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The New Jewish Hospital Building Fundraising Pamphlet, 1946

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Title

The New Jewish Hospital Building Fundraising Pamphlet, 1946

Description

In June 1946 Jewish Hospital launched a fundraising drive for a new hospital. Images in the fundraising pamphlet contrasted the overcrowded wards and outdated equipment of the current Jewish Hospital with the modern facilities that a new institution would offer. The drive reached its goal of $750,000 in just over a month.

In drawing attention to the cramped conditions of Jewish Hospital in the 1940s, the pamphlet also provides a view of the racial segregation of its staff. In these images, the laboratory technicians are all white women, and the laundry workers are all African American women

Source

Jewish Hospital (Louisville, Ky.) Records, Filson Historical Society

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Mss BF J59 291

Citation

Jewish Hospital (Louisville, Ky.) -- History, “The New Jewish Hospital Building Fundraising Pamphlet, 1946,” The Filson Historical Society Digital Projects, accessed July 23, 2024, https://filsonhistorical.omeka.net/items/show/158.

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