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Cook Children’s Medical Center Records

 Collection
Identifier: R-0028

Scope and Contents

SERIES I: WOMEN’S AUXILIARY, 1971 - 1992

The Women’s Auxiliary series contains scrapbooks and reports produced by said entity. The scrapbooks are in eleven boxes, arranged in chronological order. The reports are from meetings held by, and for, the Auxiliary members. These reports are divided into meeting minutes and treasurer reports; they are in one box containing two folders.

SERIES II: JUNIOR VOLUNTEERS, 1958 - 1994

This series contains scrapbooks produced by the Junior Volunteers. The scrapbooks are arranged in four boxes, arranged in chronological order.

SERIES III: JEWEL CHARITIY BALL, 1969 - 1998

The Jewel Charity Ball series is divided into two sub series: A. Engagement Books and B. Scrapbooks. The Engagement Books are in six manuscript boxes and arranged in chronological order. The Scrapbooks consist of one box. Engagement books contain photographs representing advertisers and Jewel Charity Ball committee, list of donors, advertisers and JCB prizes.

SERIES IV: EARLY RECORDS, 1919 - 1964

This series contains early 20th century scrapbooks and log books. The scrapbook sub series is in four boxes, the logbook sub series is also in four boxes. The scrapbooks contain newspaper clippings about events, patients, staff, and hospital.

SERIES V: PUBLICATIONS, 1952 - 1999

The Publications series contains materials published by the hospital. These publications are subdivided into Magazines / Newsletters, and Bound Magazines / Newsletters. The first sub series contains three manuscript boxes, and the second is in two manuscript boxes.

SERIES VI: MISCELLANEOUS: CORRESPONDENCE, PAMPHLETS, MEMORABILIA, AND SCRAPBOOKS

This series contains a mix of miscellaneous materials housed in six boxes. This series includes calendars, pamphlets, correspondence, and scrapbooks.

Dates

  • 1919-1999

Biographical / Historical

Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth resulted from the 1985 merger of Cook Children’s Hospital and Fort Worth Children’s Hospital. The Fort Worth Free Baby Hospital opened on March 21, 1918, under the leadership of Mrs. Ida L. Turner. The Baby Hospital was located near the present Texas Christian University campus and built with donated building materials. Furnishings for the hospital were also donated. In 1961, the Baby Hospital received a new location on Cooper Street and changed its name to Fort Worth Children’s Hospital.

W.I. Cook Memorial Hospital was built with oil royalties from the Cook Ranch near Albany, Texas, in 1929, to serve the community. In 1952, Cook Memorial dedicated itself to study the effects of polio on children, therefore changing its clientele and name to Cook Children’s Hospital.

Extent

15.25 Linear Feet (41 Boxes)

Physical Location

Archives: 9A1
Title
Cook Children’s Medical Center Records
Status
Completed
Author
L. I. T.
Date
July 2008
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Fort Worth Public Library Archives Repository

Contact:
500 West 3rd Street
Fort Worth Texas 76102
817-392-7740