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University Hospitals papers

Identifier: 400

Scope and Content

The collection contains the administrative papers of the University Hospitals, including staff minutes and agendas, committee papers, inventory needs, policies and procedures, surveys, educational and research materials and reports.


  • 1950s-1970s


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Use of Materials

Items in this collection do not circulate and may be used in-house only.


Requests for permission to quote from the University Hospitals papers should be arranged with the University of Minnesota Archives head.

Historical Note

The first University of Minnesota hospital, the Elliot Memorial Hospital, was dedicated in 1911. Elliot Memorial Hospital was established as a teaching hospital for the students of the Medical School. Additional hospital and Medical School buildings have been built, including the Todd Hospital and Christian Hospitals (1925), Eustis Hospital (1929), Variety Club Heart Hospital (1950), Mayo Memorial Building (1954), Masonic Cancer Center and Veterans of Foreign Wars Cancer Research Center (1958), Diehl Hall (1960), Children's Rehabilitation Center, Dwan Variety Club Cardiovascular Research Center (1975) and the Phillips-Wangensteen Building, (1978). The main hospital services were moved into a new University Hospital in 1986 and in 1996, the University Hospital, the result of nearly a century of gifts and efforts, merged with the Fairview Hospital System to become the Fairview-University Medical Center (now the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview).


2 boxes + 2 oversize boxes (2.6 linear feet)


Collection contains the administrative papers of the University Hospitals at the University of Minnesota.

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University Hospitals papers, 1950s-1970s
Karen Spilman
June 2005
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