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Section I, Series 1. Board of Managers, 1751-1975.

The Managers were the most important administrative body in the Hospital, making most policy decisions as well as supervising the day-to-day functions of the institution. Their Minutes, the complete set of which has been preserved, thus constitute a very valuable source of information about nearly every non-medical aspect of the work of the Hospital. Each month two members of the Board served, in rotation as Attending Managers, visiting the Hospital frequently and reporting to the full Board. Their responsibilities included admitting and discharging patients, inspecting the wards, hearing the officers’ reports, and examining the financial records.

Board of Managers. Minutes, 1751-1975, in 95 volumes. With index to first seven volumes, 1751-1824. Minutes contain Annual Accounts until 1803 when the Accounts were transferred to a separate Annual Accounts Book. Index to Minutes, 1751-1824.

Board of Managers. Rough Minutes, 1781 - 1916, in 13 volumes. Lists of Applicants for Resident Physician, 1868 - 1916 (five volumes), were included and filmed from end of Board of Managers, Rough Minutes. Lists include date, name of Applicant, action on application (accepted, rejected, withdrew). No such lists found in earlier volumes of Rough Minutes. No more lists kept after 1916.

Attending Managers. Accounts, Feb. 11, 1752- 1961, in 51 volumes. These accounts contain lists of patients, Steward's and Matron's monthly accounts, and lists of medical pupils (1789 - 1813).

Attending Managers. Monthly Reports, 1801 -1825, in three vols.

Attending Managers, Monthly Reports, 1762 -1801, 1804 - 1820.

Annual Accounts, 1769 - 1840, of Board of Managers, arranged chronologically in one box (set not complete). These are rough drafts of the annual accounts; the final drafts of some (those between 1804 and 1840) appear in the bound volume of Annual Accounts, 1804 - 1852, listed below. The box also contains a "General Abstract of the Accounts for the Hospital" from Feb. 1752 - May 1763, and two copies of a "Summary of Hospital Accounts" for the period 1762 - 1769.

Annual Accounts, examined and adjusted by a Committee of the Managers, for 1804 - 1895, in two volumes. Include: Treasurer's Accounts; Steward's Accounts, Receipts and Expenditures; Legacies, Contributions, and Donations; Capital Stock; List of Patients and Abstracts of Cases.

Annual Elections and Meetings. Ledgers. Arranged in chronological order, including the following years: 1826, 1827, 1828, 1829, 1830, 1831, 1833, 1834, 1835, 1836, 1840, 1851, 1855, 1856, 1863, 1864, 1867, 1875, 1876, 1888, 1895, 1900, two undated.

Annual Reports, 1794 - 1841 (printed broadsides), in one volume.

Laws and Regulations pertaining to Pennsylvania Hospital, to 1856, in one volume.

Letter Book, Nov, 4, 1786 - Dec, 30, 1828, in one volume. With index, complete except for pages 106 - 109 (covering 1818 - 1828).

Letter Book, Jan. - Dec. 1915.

Minutes of Committee appointed to collect the outstanding debts due to the Hospital, Nov. 19, 1788 - April 16, 1801, in one volume.

Miscellaneous papers originating with Managers, arranged chronologically, 1751 - 1860 in two boxes. Those items available in Minutes in same exact form (i.e., resolutions, minutes, letters) were not filmed. At end of run is an incomplete set of Dr. Kirkbride's Monthly Reports, 1847 - 1860. For additional reports, see also, Superintendent-Steward of the Department for the Insane. Monthly Reports.

Miscellaneous papers, 1880 - 1910, in eleven boxes. Box 4 includes partial index.

Miscellaneous papers, 1911 - 1928, in ten boxes.

Development and Public Relations Material, ca. 1930 - 1960, in two boxes

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