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Kishwaukee Community Health Services Center Campaign






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Collection Overview

Title: Kishwaukee Community Hospital Records, 1924-1975

ID: RHC/RC/327

Extent: 6.0 Linear Feet

Arrangement: The first box contains the documents of the Kishwaukee Community Health Services Center Campaign, the organization behind the creation of the hospital. The rest of the collection is arranged chronologically.

Date Acquired: 02/25/2009

Subjects: Community Health Clinics, DeKalb (Ill.), DeKalb County (Ill), Hospitals, Kishwaukee Community Hospital, Medical care, Nurses, Public hospitals--Illinois--DeKalb, Sycamore (Ill.)

Forms of Material: Scrapbooks

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The collection consists of scrapbooks  relating to the Kishwaukee Community Hospital from 1924 to 1975.  The scrapbooks contain newspaper articles that detail the activities of both the DeKalb Public Hospital and the Sycamore Public Hospital, as well as their auxiliary groups. An additional box includes reports, meeting minutes, and memos documenting the creation of the hospital and its activities.

Collection Historical Note

The Kishwaukee Community Health Services Center Campaign began in 1969, after a report by A.T. Kearney and Company recommended a single hospital to face the growing needs of the DeKalb/ Sycamore area. The campaign began searching for donation to build the new hospital. Herman C .Cortelyou served as the General Campaign Chairman.

In 1971, the DeKalb AgResearch Company donated land at the Bethany and Sycamore Road intersection for the future site of the hospital. Controversy over whether to renovate the current DeKalb Public Hospital delayed construction until 1974. The Kishwaukee Community Hospital began admitting patients on December 27, 1975, with the DeKalb Public Hospital becoming Barb City Manor, a retirement community.

Subject/Index Terms

Community Health Clinics
DeKalb (Ill.)
DeKalb County (Ill)
Kishwaukee Community Hospital
Medical care
Public hospitals--Illinois--DeKalb
Sycamore (Ill.)

Administrative Information

Repository: Northern Illinois University

Access Restrictions: Due to preservation concerns, researchers should inquire with reference staff if there is a need for photocopies

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

Acquisition Source: Tamara Farrell

Acquisition Method: Tamara Farrell of Kish Health System donated the Kishwaukee Community Hospital Records to the Regional History Center on February 25, 2009.

Box and Folder Listing

Browse by Box:

[Box 1: Kishwaukee Community Health Services Center Campaign, 1971-1972],
[Box 2: Scrapbook, 1924-1969],
[Box 3: Scrapbook, 1969-1972],
[Box 4: Scrapbook, 1970],
[Box 5: Scrapbook, 1972-1975],
[Box 6: Scrapbook, 1975],

Box 1: Kishwaukee Community Health Services Center Campaign, 1971-1972

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