The Filson Historical Society Digital Projects

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  • JH Murals Maimonides.jpg

    Mosaic created by Harold Berg for Jewish Hospital's 75th anniversary celebration. The mosaic features a quotation from Maimonides’ Prayer from the 12th century.
  • 1980 kidney box_BF_J59_284.jpg

    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.
  • 1974 benefits 1_BF_J59_207.jpg

    A pamphlet outlining Jewish Hospital employee benefits.
  • 1970 holiday party_BF_J59_177.jpg

    Article featuring a Jewish Hospital employee holiday party from the periodical Micro Scoop.
  • 1969 kosher cook_BF_J59_170.jpg

    Clipping from Service, a Jewish Hospital publication featuring stories about hospital employees and developments, was distributed to members of the Jewish Hospital Association. The clipping features of picture Ms. Evelyn Corder holding a tray of the Seder dinner sent to Jewish patients. 
  • 1968 orderlies_BF_J59_155.jpg

    Image from the periodical Micro Scoop on orderlies (nurses' aides) checking the equipment in the new wing of Jewish Hospital. The orderlies are identified as Robert McGregor (L) and William Scrivener (R).
  • 1932 hospital rates_BF_J59_308 - Copy.jpg

    Rates of service at Jewish Hospital.
  • copy of lord bindith.jpg

    Image of a tile mosaic by Harold Berg designed for Jewish Hospital’s Wheeler Tower, which opened in 1973. It pairs scenes of pharmacy and surgery with a comfort promised to the Jewish people in the book of Isaiah: the healing powers of a compassionate God.
  • 1955 uniongram_BF_J59_75.jpg

    Congratulatory telegram sent from the Brith Sholom Sisterhood to board president E. M. Bottigheimer for the cornerstone laying on September 13, 1953.
  • 1954 annual report cover_BF_J59_76.jpg

    Cover of the 1954 Annual Report, the Jewish Hospital Association of Louisville, KY
  • 1950s Site of New Jewish_BF_J59_292.jpg

    Sign reading "Site of New Jewish Hospital Affiliated with the University Medical Center."
  • 1950 medical center_BF_J59_7.jpg

    Plan for the University of Louisville Medical Center. After World War II, a fervor of urban renewal swept through American cities, shifting populations and remaking neighborhoods with major construction projects. The new downtown Medical Center was a key urban renewal project for Louisville and involved complex coordination between the University of Louisville (U of L), Jewish Hospital, the city, and a forerunner of the Louisville Chamber of Commerce called The Louisville Area Development Association (LADA). The city exercised eminent domain to obtain much of the land, deeming older buildings unsafe and buying or requisitioning them for demolition. U of L then arranged for Jewish Hospital to lease the land for $1 a year for 99 years.
  • 1950s Joseph and Joseph plan_BF_J59_2.jpg

    Architectural rendering of the new Jewish Hospital by Joseph & Joseph Architects
  • 1918 board resolution_BF_J59_297.jpg

    Board resolution to keep the name Jewish Hospital. After the Bernheims informed the board in December that Jewish Hospital could keep their donation without renaming the hospital, the board passed this resolution accepting the gift from the Bernheims and praising them for sacrificing their desire to rename the hospital in honor of their parents.
  • 1918 Bernheim letter 1_BF_J59_297.jpg

    Letter from Bernard Bernheim to the Board of Directors of Jewish Hospital responding to a decision to keep the Jewish Hospital name. Bernheim contributed $100,000 for an addition to Jewish Hospital on the condition that they rename the hospital Bernheim Memorial Hospital in memory of his parents.
  • 1919 Bernheim Memorial Hosp_BF_J59_296.jpg

    In January 1918, distillers and philanthropists Bernard and Isaac Bernheim contributed $100,000 for an addition to the Jewish Hospital. One of the conditions attached to the brothers’ donation was their request to rename the hospital Bernheim Memorial Hospital in memory of their parents. The blank hospital bill with the “Bernheim Memorial Hospital” letterhead is a remnant of the board’s initial acceptance of the donation with its conditions.
  • 1914 demonstration doll_BF_J59_301.jpg

    In this letter to the Jewish Hospital board president Samuel Hess, Gussie Newberger outlines how the Jewish Ladies Benevolent Society No. 1 wants its donations to the hospital to be used. She explains that the society would like $65 spent on a “Demonstrator” doll for medical training, “in order to protect the Charity Patients from Fright [and] Exposure” from being used as learning material for medical or nursing students.

    Through donations and volunteer work, the Jewish Ladies Benevolent Society No. 1 contributed to the mission, maintenance, and growth of Jewish Hospital. The Jewish Welfare Federation and the National Council of Jewish Women Louisville Section also gave critical support to the hospital.
  • 1905 directors and rabbis.tif

    Photograph of the original board of directors and rabbis who oversaw the dedication and creation of Jewish Hospital.
  • 1905 cornerstone laying.tif

    A group gathers to lay the cornerstone of the original Jewish Hospital.
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