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Small booklet detailing the officers and by-laws for The Willows Maternity Sanitarium Alumni. Listed officers are Mildred D. Hickman, President; Lucy A. Mize, Vice-President; Faye Witter, Secretary & Treasurer.

Date: 
October 1st 1925

Circa 1926 picture book depicting Willows Maternity Sanitarium during the summer months. Included are pictures of the staff with infants born at the institution, as well as photographs of the facilities. This pamphlet was published for perusal by doctors with patients in need of a maternity hospital.

Date: 
1926

Survey of the Willows Maternity Sanitarium for review by doctors across the country. In the foreword of the document concludes with the following: "After perusing this review, the doctor will not hesitate in recommending any good girl who has made the error of the flesh, to repair to The Willows for seclusion and protection. Any fear he or the patient's family might have of her being thrown among the undesirables and under demoralizing influences, will be dispelled by the charts herein presented...

Date: 
1937

Candid photograph of unidentified nurses at The Willows Maternity Hospital.

Candid photograph of unidentified nurses at The Willows Maternity Hospital.

Candid photograph of unidentified nurses at The Willows Maternity Hospital.

Exterior view of the nurses home at The Willows Maternity Hospital, with unidentified woman in nurse uniform seated on the steps.

Candid photograph of unidentified nurses at The Willows Maternity Hospital.

Candid photograph of unidentified nurses, as well as an unidentified man and toddler, at The Willows Maternity Hospital.

Candid photograph of unidentified nurses at The Willows Maternity Hospital.

Exterior photograph of the Willows Maternity Hospital, located at 2929 Main Street.

Candid photograph of unidentified nurses at The Willows Maternity Hospital.

Photograph of nurse Hazel Wagner posing under the entrance of The Willows Maternity Hospital, where she trained between 1923 and 1926.

Candid photograph of an unidentified nurse at The Willows Maternity Hospital.

Candid photograph of unidentified nurses at The Willows Maternity Hospital.

Photograph of nurse Hilda Fielder (later Mrs. Lawrence Williams) standing under an arbor in the grounds of The Willows Maternity Hospital.

Candid photograph of an unidentified nurse at The Willows Maternity Hospital.

Catalog for the The Cottage Department of the Willows Maternity Sanitarium, including photographs of their facilities and staff, and an introduction stating that the sanitarium "must protect its patients' reputations and secrets, in addition to the usual services rendered by a hospital." The Cottage department is aimed at "patients whose means are limited" but are "worthy unfortunates." The catalog advertises its ability to provide seclusion and privacy, including careful mail handling, and notes that "disreputable, degenerate, and immoral characters

Date: 
1930

Candid photograph of unidentified nurses at The Willows Maternity Hospital.

Candid photograph of unidentified nurses at The Willows Maternity Hospital.

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