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Record Group 3

Record Group 3 Rochester General Hospital Association Records, 1979-present

5 linear feet

This collection contains the following sub-groups: Minutes (1979-2001); By-laws and Misc. Legal Papers (1984-1993); Committees (1981-1997); Presidents (1984-1990); Annual Reports (1978-1997); Annual Meetings (1979-1995); Programs (1973-1990); and Personal Papers.

Historical note: The not-for-profit Rochester General Hospital Association, a descendant of the organization that founded the hospital, was formed in 1979 and remains active to date. Its stated purpose is furthering education and improving medical care through volunteer leadership, financial support, and promoting the hospital in the community. The RGH Association assists the hospital in the operation of Nursing Education, Nursing Practice, Patient Staff Library, Social Work, Teaching Fellowship, and Volunteer Services. Forerunners of the Association include the Women’s Board (1961-1979), Women’s Auxiliary Board (1942-1960), Women’s Board of Managers (1921-1942), and Board of Lady Managers (1863-1921). (These organizations’ papers comprise Record Group 2.)

Summary: The Rochester General Hospital Association collection dates from 1979 to the present and contains records created by the Association and its members. The record group consists of minutes and annual reports of the organization and its Nominating, Membership, Nursing Education, Public Relations, Finance, Volunteer Service and Hospitality committees. Also included are the Association’s certificate of incorporation; by-laws and revisions; applications for tuition assistance; information on various programs sponsored by the Association, including teaching fellowships; and the personal papers of Ruth Macomber Connor and Robbie Baltzer.