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Jacob Haish Memorial Hospital Corporation Records (DeKalb)


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Collection Overview

Title: Jacob Haish Memorial Hospital Corporation Records (DeKalb), 1944-2007

ID: RHC/RC/286

Extent: 0.5 Linear Feet

Date Acquired: 10/03/2007

Subjects: Haish, Jacob, Hospitals, Jacob Haish Memorial Hospital Corporation, Kishwaukee Community Hospital, Medical Care-- United States, Public hospitals--Illinois--DeKalb

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The records of the Jacob Haish Memorial Hospital Corporation include information pertaining to Jacob Haish’s will, the corporation’s funding of the building of a wing in the DeKalb Public Hospital and the building of newly opened (2007) Kishwaukee Community Hospital’s Emergency Room. The records include meeting minutes, special meeting minutes, annual meeting minutes, legal documents, correspondences, reports, and blueprints.

Collection Historical Note

The Jacob Haish Memorial Hospital Corporation was established in 1952. Haish stated in his will that his estate be used for the building of a library, building of a hospital, and to provide healthcare to those in DeKalb and surrounding areas who could not afford it. DeKalb Public Hospital received funding from the corporation from 1961 until 1968. That money was returned to the corporation after DeKalb Public Hospital’s closure in 1975. The rest of Jacob Haish’s Estate went towards the building of a new Emergency Room at Kishwakee Community Hospital in 2006.

Subject/Index Terms

Haish, Jacob
Jacob Haish Memorial Hospital Corporation
Kishwaukee Community Hospital
Medical Care-- United States
Public hospitals--Illinois--DeKalb

Administrative Information

Repository: Northern Illinois University

Access Restrictions: There are no restrictions on access to the collection.

Use Restrictions: Property rights in the collection belong to the Regional History Center; literary rights are dedicated to the public.

Acquisition Source: John R. Nelson

Acquisition Method: John R. Nelson, President of the Jacob Haish Memorial Corporation donated the records for the Jacob Haish Memorial Hospital Corporation to the Regional History Center on October 3, 2007.

Box and Folder Listing

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[Box 1],
[Oversize Drawer 14],

Box 1
Folder 1: DeKalb Public Hospital, Historical Information, 1957
Folder 2: Jacob Haish Will, November 6, 1959, May 15, 1964
Folder 3: Haish Hospital Board, Will-Decree, 1953, 1959
Folder 4: Incorporation, January 1, 1944
Folder 5: By-laws, April 15, 1983
Folder 6: Meeting Minutes, February 21, 1948-July 16, 1962
Folder 7: Meeting Minutes, January 2, 1963-December 12, 1975
Folder 8: Meeting Minutes, January 2, 1976-December 14, 1979
Folder 9: Meeting Minutes, April 4, 1980-August 7, 2006
Folder 10: Kishwaukee Hospital Memos and Court Documents, 2005-2006
Folder 11: Haish Recovery Program at DeKalb Public Hospital, 1978-1979
Folder 12: Audit Report, December 31, 1953
Folder 13: Kishwaukee Community Hospital, Keepsake Book, September, 2007
Folder 14: Newspaper Clippings, 1999, 2006
Folder 15: Photographs: Haish Headstone, Fairview Memorial Park  (9, 15), 1964-1965

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