Grady Memorial Hospital Photographs
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Grady Memorial Hospital Photographs

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. 130 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA 30305. 404.814.4040. reference@atlantahistorycenter.com
Creator: Grady Memorial Hospital (Atlanta, Ga.)
Title: Grady Memorial Hospital Photographs
Dates: Bulk, 1950-1970
Dates: 1896-1979, bulk (1950-1970), undated
Quantity: 1591.0 Image(s)
Quantity: 1591 black and white photographic prints and negatives, and color photographic prints and negatives.
Identification: ahc.VIS102

Biographical/Historical Note

Grady Memorial Hospital is a public hospital in Atlanta, Georgia, named after Henry W. Grady, a prominent Atlanta newspaper editor, who died in 1889. It is currently the largest in the state of Georgia. The hospital was established to provide health care for low-income families in Atlanta, and has since expanded that mandate to provide emergency care and other services. The hospital opened in 1892 on 36 Butler Street and has changed locations three times, culminating in 1954 when construction began on a new facility located on 80 Butler Street. Grady was initially owned and operated by the City of Atlanta, but since 1945 has been operated by the Fulton/DeKalb Hospital Authority; a voluntary organization that governs the Grady Health Care System. Segregated facilities for patients and the nursing staff became the norm after 1912 and continued to the mid 1960's. For instance, in 1917 the hospital opened a separate training school for African American nurses called the Municipal Training School for Colored Nurses. In 1952, Hughes Spalding Pavilion opened as a private hospital for African American patients treated by African American physicians. The two nursing schools merged in 1964 when Grady Hospital began desegregating its facilities. The Grady Health Care System has expanded to include the Diabetes Detection and Control Center, Georgia Cancer Center for Excellence, Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center, and additional programs and services.


Scope and Content Note

This photograph collection contains images of hospital physicians, nurses, staff, patients, as well as the buildings and grounds of the institution, including Grady Memorial Hospital, the Grady Memorial School of Nursing, and Hughes Spalding Pavilion. Among the images are photographs taken during special events, such as retirement ceremonies, graduations, Christmas parties, and receptions.


Arrangement

This collection is arranged in four series: (1) Hospital Activities, (2) Buildings and Grounds, (3) Hughes Spalding Pavilion, and (4) People. The contents in each series are arranged alphabetically.


Index Terms

African Americans--Georgia--Atlanta
African Americans--Georgia--Atlanta--History
Alexander, Geraldine
Ambulances--1890-1900
Ambulances--1960-1970
Benjamin, Dorothy
Bowen, Lola
Butler Street (Atlanta, Ga.)
Christmas--Georgia--Atlanta
Collier, Thomas
Davidson, John K.
Davis, Dallas
Dozier, Alberta
Dreher, Boland
Education--Georgia--Atlanta
Farmer, Wynette
Feeback, Annie Bess
Fernandez, Raymond
Foshin, Arline
Goddard Memorial Chapel (Atlanta, Ga.)
Grabol, Donnell
Grady Memorial Hospital (Atlanta, Ga.)
Gross, Anne
Hammett, Frances
Harrison, Rita
Hodge, Brenda
Hospitals--Georgia--Atlanta
Hughes Spalding Pavilion (Atlanta, Ga.).
Ingram, Don
Jackson, Graham Washington, 1903-1983
Letton, H. H.
Medical care--Georgia--Atlanta
Melville, Perlie
Murphy, Minnie
Myers, Tammy
Nurses--Georgia--Atlanta
Oster, Ann
Percy, Thomas
Physicians--Georgia--Atlanta
Pressley, Gloria Jean
Reed, Ruth
Ruiz, Charlie
Segregation--Georgia--Atlanta
Shorter, Charlotte
Spalding, Hughes, 1886-1969
Speer, Ida Virginia
Szwast, Judy
Walker, Fred
Watts, Okeema
Wiley, Priscilla
Woody, Candy
Woody, Grace
Wooten, Nancy C.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements note

Parts of this collection are located in cold storage (CS) as indicated in the descriptive inventory. Patrons must allow 24 hours after retrieval of cold storage item(s) before viewing material.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Grady Memorial Hospital Photographs, VIS 102, James G. Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of School of Nursing, Grady Memorial Hospital, 1980 (1980.122)

Description Control

Collection reprocessed in 2008


Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access note

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright law. (Title 17, U.S. Code) Permission for use must be cleared through the Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. Licensing agreement may be required.


Container List

 

Series 1: Hospital Activities, 1935-1979, undated

580.0 Image(s)
This series includes photographs, some of which were created for public relations for Grady Memorial Hospital. Among the photographs in this series are images of classroom activities and baccalaureate and graduation ceremonies at the School of Nursing. Other photographs include images of a staff Christmas party, an emergency power test, a Board of Trustees meeting, retirement ceremonies, and members of the Fulton/DeKalb Hospital Authority at retreat near the Chattahoochee River. A set of photographs include images of the hospital and staff during the shooting of the film "The Visitor," starring actor John Huston who appears in some of the images

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VIS 102.01VIS 102.01Annual Report Negatives, 1968, 1972, 42.0 Image(s)

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VIS 102.02VIS 102.02Baccalaureate Ceremony at Nursing School, undated, 11.0 Image(s)

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VIS 102.03VIS 102.03Bond Advertising, circa 1945, 2.0 Image(s)

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VIS 102.04 VIS 102.04,CS Box 1Christmas Parties, 1970, 200.0 Image(s)

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VIS 102.05VIS 102.05; CS Box 2; VIS OS Box 65Classrooms at Nursing School, 1945-1970, 23.0 Image(s)

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VIS 102.06VIS 102.06 ,CS Box 2Diabetes Workshop, undated, 18.0 Image(s)

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VIS 102.07VIS 102.07Emergency Power Test, undated, 48.0 Image(s)

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VIS 102.08VIS 102.08Food Services, 1957, 4.0 Image(s)

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VIS 102.09VIS 102.09Fulton/DeKalb Hospital Authority Chattahoochee Retreat, circa 1965, 21.0 Image(s)

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VIS 102.10VIS 102.10 ,CS Box 2Gift Shop Opening, 1958, 12.0 Image(s)

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VIS 102.11VIS OS Box 65Graduations and Capping at Nursing School, 1935-1970, 70.0 Image(s)

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VIS 102.12VIS 102.12, CS Box 2Lunch Reception, Rehearsals for movie, "The Visitor," "Huff n’ Puffs" choral performance, 1961,1979, 1971, 52.0 Image(s)

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VIS 102.13 VIS 102.13Planning Meetings, 1969,undated, 14.0 Image(s)

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VIS 102.14VIS OS Box 50Plaque Ceremonies, 1954-55, 4.0 Image(s)

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VIS 102.15 VIS 102.15 ,CS Box 2Retirement Ceremonies,, 1964 - 1975, 65.0 Image(s)
 

Series 2: Buildings and Grounds, 1896-1971, undated

156.0 Image(s)
Interior photographs of Grady Memorial Hospital include the administrative offices, patient wards, staff lounges, the library, Goddard Memorial Chapel, and an image of a segregated waiting room for African American patients. Exterior images include the Grady Clay Memorial Eye Clinic, construction of Grady Memorial Hospital on 80 Butler Street, and an image of the hospital on 36 Butler Street in 1896. Images of the hospital on 80 Butler Street Also included are images of the Children’s Ward, Albert Steiner Ward, and Georgia Hall.

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VIS 102.16VIS 102.16Administrative Offices, undated, 3.0 Image(s)

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VIS 102.17VIS 102.17 ,CS Box 2 Goddard Memorial Chapel, undated, 6.0 Image(s)

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VIS 102.18VIS 102.18 ,CS Box 2Hospital Interiors, undated, 35.0 Image(s)

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VIS 102.19VIS 102.19Library, undated, 2.0 Image(s)

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VIS 102.20 VIS 102.20 , CS Box 3Ambulance, 1970, 1.0 Image(s)

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VIS 102.21VIS 102.21Clay Memorial Eye Clinic, 1957, 3.0 Image(s)

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VIS 102.22CS Box 3 ,VIS OS Box 65Hospital Exteriors and Construction Scenes, 1896-1971, 106.0 Image(s)
 

Series 3: Hughes Spalding Pavilion, 1951-1972, undated

319.0 Image(s)
This series includes photographs of Hughes Spalding Pavilion, the facility for African American patients and physicians at Grady Memorial Hospital that opened in 1952 and closed in 1989. The facility re-opened in 1992 as Hughes Spalding Children’s Hospital and serves Atlanta’s inner-city children. Among the photographs are images of staff in the obstetrics, pathology, and radiology departments, and patients undergoing X-ray examinations and anesthesia treatments. The series includes images of other hospital personnel in food services, housekeeping, medical records, the business office and the pharmacy. In addition, the series includes photographs of nurses engaged in various activities, most of whom are unidentified by name. Other images depict construction scenes of the facility prior to 1952.

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VIS 102.23VIS 102.23 , CS Box 3Central Stores, undated, 4.0 Image(s)

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VIS 102.24VIS 102.24Central Supply, 1969, 8.0 Image(s)

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VIS 102.25VIS 102.25 ,CS Box 3Christmas Buffet, 1970, 4.0 Image(s)

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VIS 102.26VIS 102.26, CS Box 3 Economic Opportunity Atlanta Tour, 1971, 7.0 Image(s)

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VIS 102.27CS Box 3Economic Opportunity Atlanta, Health Subcommittee, 1970, 4.0 Image(s)

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VIS 102.28VIS 102.28 , CS Box 3Food Service, 1971, 8.0 Image(s)

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VIS 102.29VIS 102.29 ,CS Box 3 Housekeeping, 1970, 2.0 Image(s)

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VIS 102.30VIS 102.30Laundry, 1969, 11.0 Image(s)

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VIS 102.31VIS 102.31Parade Float, 1969, 5.0 Image(s)

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VIS 102.32 CS Box 3Visiting Officials from West Africa, 1970, 2.0 Image(s)

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VIS 102.33VIS 102.33 , CS Box 3Business Office, 1969-1970, 6.0 Image(s)

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VIS 102.34VIS 102.34, CS Box 3Medical Records, undated, 6.0 Image(s)

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VIS 102.35VIS 102.35Obstetrics, 1969, 6.0 Image(s)

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VIS 102.36 VIS 102.36Operating Rooms, 1969, 10.0 Image(s)

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VIS 102.37VIS 102.37 , CS Box 3Pathology, 1970, 1.0 image

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VIS 102.38VIS 102.38 , CS Box 3Patient Brochure, 1972, 4.0 Image(s)

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VIS 102.39VIS 102.39 , CS Box 3Pharmacy, undated, 10.0 Image(s)

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VIS 102.40VIS 102.40 , CS Box 3Radiology, 1969-71, 20.0 Image(s)

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VIS 102.41VIS 102.41 , CS Box 4 Recovery, 1971, 4.0 Image(s)

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VIS 102.42VIS 102.42Activities, circa 1940-1960, 83.0 Image(s)

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VIS 102.43VIS 102.43Activities Collage, undated, 19.0 Image(s)

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VIS 102.44VIS 102.44Afro-American Nurses at Grady, various, undated, 17.0 Image(s)

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VIS 102.45VIS 102.45 Grady, Nursing, Graduation Ceremonies, 1951-1954, 29.0 Image(s)

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VIS 102.46VIS 102.46 ,CS Box 4 Nursing Service, 1970, 4.0 Image(s)

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VIS 102.47VIS 102.47 ,CS Box 4 Coronary Care Unit/Intensive Care Unit, 1971, 4.0 Image(s)

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VIS 102.48 VIS 102.48Dietary, 1969, 5.0 Image(s)

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VIS 102.49 VIS 102.49, CS Box 4Exterior and Construction Scenes, undated, 13.0 Image(s)

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VIS 102.50 VIS 102.50Laboratories, September 1969, 18.0 Image(s)

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VIS 102.51VIS 102.51Medical Records, September 1969, 5.0 Image(s)
 

Series 4: People, 1900-1979

536.0 Image(s)
This series includes group portraits and shots of individual physicians, staff, volunteers, nurses and patients at Grady Memorial Hospital and Hughes Spalding Pavilion. Images of patients include segregated pharmacy lines and waiting rooms for white and African-American customers.

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VIS 102.52VIS 102.52Doctors in "Old Grady", circa 1940, 5.0 Image(s)

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VIS 102.53VIS 102.53House Staff Group Portraits, 1949-1961, 17.0 Image(s)

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VIS 102.54 CS Box 4House Staff, 1979, 28.0 Image(s)

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VIS 102.55VIS 102.55Nurses, Hughes Spalding Pavilion, circa 1940-1960, 209.0 Image(s)

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VIS 102.56VIS 102.56 ,CS Box 4Patients, circa 1950, 10.0 Image(s)

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VIS 102.57 VIS 102.57 , CS Box 4Staff Portraits, Identified Grady Memorial Hospital, 1956-1971, 35.0 Image(s)

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VIS 102.58VIS 102.58, CS Box 4Staff and Patients, Grady Memorial Hospital, 1900-1970, 110.0 Image(s)

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VIS 102.59VIS 102.59 , CS Box 4Unidentified Portraits, circa 1940-1975, 81.0 Image(s)

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VIS 102.60VIS 102.60, CS Box 4Volunteers, circa 1960-1970, 39.0 Image(s)