Section I, Series 3. Administration, 1754-1960.
In its earliest years, the Hospital was administered by a Matron
or by a Steward or by a steward and matron working together.
At this time the Steward often doubled as the Apothecary. After
1760, however, the Steward emerged as the highest executive officer
of the Hospital. He took charge of disbursements for routine
expenditures and of the supervision of the housekeeping staff
and other employees, responsibilities which increased as the
Hospital grew; and by the middle of the nineteenth century he
had begun to play a role in policy-making. Reflecting the change
in emphasis of the job, the title was changed at the end of the
century, first to "Steward and Superintendent," then
to "Superintendent," and by 1929 to "Administrator." The
chief executive officers of the Hospital, regardless of their
titles, were always appointed by the Board and served at its
Monthly Reports, 1842 - 1915.
Linen Room Records, 1901 - 1922, in three volumes: 1901 -
1913; 1913 - 1917; 1917 - 1922.
Store Room Records, 1901 - 1921, in five volumes: 1901 - 1905;
1905 - 1909; 1909 - 1913; 1913 - 1917; 1917 - 1921.
Central Supply Record Book, 1933.
Pennsylvania Hospital Inventory Books, ca.1923 - 1924. Quantities
on hand, quantities given out. Three volumes.
Record of distribution of Aprons, Towels, Face cloths, etc.,
among Staff, Nurses, Officers, Wards, etc., in three volumes:
1905 - 1908, 1909 - 1910, 1914 - 1917.
Steward of Hospital for the Insane. Receipt Book for board of
patients, July 9, 1849 - Jan. 2, 1862.
Steward. Miscellaneous papers, mounted in large sheets, without
apparent plan. Ten pieces (damaged due to pasting).
Steward. Miscellaneous papers, ca. 1880 in one box.
Superintendent-Steward. Monthly reports to the Board of Managers,
1881, 1892 - 1901, in one box. Similar material is filed in
Board of Managers. Miscellaneous papers, 1880 - 1928.
Superintendent- Steward of the Department for the Insane.
Monthly Reports of the Board of Managers, 1881, 1892 - 1901
(incomplete) and undated. For earlier reports see Board of
Managers. Miscellaneous papers, 1751 - 1860. For other reports
see PH Archives, Series I. Miscellaneous Administrative Records.
Also, Board of Managers. Miscellaneous papers, 1880 - 1928.
Cash Book, X-Ray Department , 1919 - 1923, in two volumes.
Mail Office Book, 1919 - 1921, in one volume.
Paymaster's Account Books, 1921 - 1922, intwo volumes. Kept
by T. D. Hendricks and E. M. Gilmore.
Elevator Operators, 1929 - 1931. Time Book for elevator operators.
Admission Desk Receipts, 1921 - 1923, in three volumes.
Administrative files, ca. 1939 - 1946, of material relating
to World War II, in four boxes.
Administrative files, 1940, of general correspondence, in five
Administrative files, 1950 - 1960, of general correspondence
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