Providence St. Peter Hospital, Olympia, Washington: Photograph Collection Finding Aid 

Overview of Records

Repository: Providence Archives, Seattle, WA

Date: c. 1890s-1970s

Abstract: Photographs document the facilities, personnel, departments, and activities of St. Peter Hospital and its staff.

Quantity:  5 linear feet (11 boxes plus photo albums and oversize)

Administrative Information

Restrictions: Providence Archives is a private repository; access to some records is at the discretion of the archivist.

Preferred Citation: [Description or number of cited item].  (72) St. Peter Hospital Photograph Collection, Providence Archives, Seattle, Washington.

Accession Information: These photographs were transferred to the Archives from the hospital and from sisters who worked there over a period of years.

Processing Information: Photographs were added over the years by Archives.  A typed inventory was created and the collection re-housed in May 2002 by Peter Schmid. The collection was processed August 2003 by Peter Schmid.

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Series A: Facilities

Architectural Drawings & Models, n.d.
(FILE A6)

Building 1 (1887-1924)
(FILE A1)

Building 2 (1928-71)
(FILE A2)

Dates: 1928; 1943; 1966; n.d.

Building 3 (1971-)
(FILE A3)

Dates: 1970; 1976; 1979-81; 1989; n.d.

Martin Way Annex
(FILE A4)

Dates: 1976

Plat Maps
(FILE A6)

Dates: 1919; 1924

Plats and property history by Sr. Anatolie of Montreal.

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Series B: Personnel

Administrators: Claire Gagnon
(FILE B1)

Dates: n.d.

Administrators: Ernestine Marie
(FILE B7)

Dates: n.d.

Administrators: David Bjornson
(FILE B8)

Dates: 1972; 1977-78; 1980; 1982; n.d.

Advisory Board
(FILE B9)

Dates: 1967; 1969; n.d.

Boards & Councils
(FILE B10)

Dates: 1984; n.d.

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Clergy
(FILE B2)

Dates: 1976; n.d.

Lay Employees
(FILE B3)

Dates: 1957; 1968-69; 1974; 1991; 1996-97; n.d.

Medical Staff
(FILE B6)

Dates: 1908; 1945; n.d.

Nurses
(FILE B4)

Dates: n.d.

Sisters
(FILE B5)

Dates: 1915; 1926; 1929; 1932; 1937; 1956; 1962; 1965-66; 1968-72; 1974; 1976-77; 1987; n.d.

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Series C: Departments

Admitting
(FILE C1)

Dates: 1991; n.d.

Auxiliary
(FILE C2)

Dates: 1955; 1985-86; 1988; n.d.

Business Health Services
(FILE C41)

Dates: 1994; n.d.

Business Office
(FILE C3)

Dates: 1976; n.d.

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Cancer Center
(FILE C5)

Dates: 1991; 1993-94

Cataract & Eye Center
(FILE C52)

Dates: n.d.

Chapel
(FILE C8)

Dates: 1945; n.d.

Central Supply
(FILE C6)

Dates: 1976; n.d.

Chemical Dependency Program
(FILE C7)

Dates: 1987; n.d.

Community Care Clinic
(FILE C9)

Dates: 1993; 1997; n.d.

Community Care Clinic
(FILE C39)

Dates: n.d.

Community Care Dental Clinic
(FILE C49)

Dates: 1983; 1996; n.d.

Critical Care Unit
(FILE C4)

Dates: 1985; 1992-93; n.d.

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Diabetes Care Center
(FILE C10)

Dates: 1991; n.d.

Diagnostic Imaging
(FILE C11)

Dates: 1976; n.d.

Dialysis
(FILE C43)

Dates: 1991; 1997; n.d.

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Emergency
(FILE C12)

Dates: n.d.

See also Helicopter, C40.

Family Practice
(FILE C51)

Dates: 1991-92; 1994; 1997; n.d.

Fitness Center
(FILE C13)

Dates: n.d.

Fund Raising
(FILE C14)

Dates: 1967; 1973; 1988

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Health Foundation
(FILE C45)

Dates: 1989

Heart Program
(FILE C15)

Dates: 1991-93; 1996; 1999; n.d.

Helicopter
(FILE C40)

Dates: n.d.

See also Emergency, C12.

Hematology
(FILE C29)

Dates: 1976; n.d.

Home Infusion Therapy
(FILE C44)

Dates: n.d.

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Laboratory
(FILE C16)

Dates: 1976-77

Laser Center
(FILE C50)

Dates: n.d.

Laundry
(FILE C17)

Dates: n.d.

Lifeline
(FILE C38)

Dates: n.d.

Lithotripsy
(FILE C18)

Dates: n.d.

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Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
(FILE C42)

Dates: n.d.

Maternity
(FILE C20)

Dates: 1985-86; n.d.

Medical Records
(FILE C21)

Dates: n.d.

Mission Effectiveness
(FILE C22)

Dates: n.d.

Nursery
(FILE C23)

Dates: 1991; n.d.

Nursing Services
(FILE C24)

Dates: 1980; 1992; n.d.

Nutrition & Dietetics
(FILE C25)

Dates: 1993; n.d.

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Oncology
(FILE C47)

Dates: n.d.

Operating Room
(FILE C26)

Dates: 1924; 1970; 1982; 1992; n.d.

Pastoral Care
(FILE C27)

Dates: 1976; 1979

Patients
(FILE C30)

Dates: 1940; 1983; 1986; 1991; 1993-94; n.d.

Pediatrics
(FILE C31)

Dates: 1980; 1986; 1992; n.d.

Perinatal Clinic
(FILE C46)

Dates: n.d.

Pharmacy
(FILE C32)

Dates: 1940; 1976; n.d.

Public Relations
(FILE C28)

Dates: n.d.

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Radiology
(FILE C54)

Dates: 1983

Rehabilitation
(FILE C33)

Dates: 1983; 1992; n.d.

Security
(FILE C35)

Dates: 1990-91

Senior Services
(FILE C34)

Dates: n.d.

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Sound Home Health Care
(FILE C36)

Dates: 1985-86; n.d.

Sunshine House, n.d.
(FILE C55)

Switchboard
(FILE C37)

Dates: 1976; n.d.

Valet Services
(FILE C48)

Dates: n.d.

Volunteer Services
(FILE C53)

Dates: 1964; 1971; n.d.

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Series D: School of Nursing

Alumni/Reunions
(FILE D4)

Dates: 1987

Cadet Corps
(FILE D4)

Dates: 1945; n.d.

Class Portraits
(FILE D1)

Dates: 1927; 1930; 1941-48; 1952; 1955; 1965

History of Nursing Class
(FILE D5)

Dates: 1952-53

Photographs removed from “History of Nursing Class” scrapbook by SRB, 1999. Includes excellent photographs of the facility (a rare cyanotype dated  June 1876), departments, etc.

Students
(FILE D3)

Dates: 1921; 1930; 1941-43; 1960; n.d.

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Series E: School of Practical Nursing

Activities
(FILE E9)

Dates: 1958; 1960; 1967; 1969; n.d.

Alumni & Reunions
(FILE E10)

Dates: 1974-76; 1981; 1986-87; 1990; n.d.

Capping & Graduation Ceremonies
(FILE E6)

Dates: 1969; n.d.

Class of 1967
(FILE E15)

Photographs removed from scrapbook in 1999.

Class of 1968
(FILE E16)

Photographs removed from scrapbook in 1999.

Class of 1969
(FILE E17)

Photographs removed from scrapbook in 1999.

Class of 1970
(FILE E18)

Photographs removed from scrapbook in 1999.

Class Portraits
(FILE E4)

Dates: 1955-70

Classroom Instruction
(FILE E7)

Dates: 1955; 1967; n.d.

Clinical Training
(FILE E8)

Dates: 1967; n.d.

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Development Program
(FILE E11)

Dates: 1967

Director
(FILE E2)

Dates: 1968; n.d.

Sr. Mary Cabrini.

Exhibits
(FILE E12)

Dates: 1958; 1963-64; 1967; 1987

Facilities
(FILE E1)

Dates: n.d.

Includes exteriors and interiors, some with students.

Faculty & Sisters
(FILE E3)

Dates: 1966; 1968; n.d.

Miscellaneous Class Photos
(FILE E14)

Dates: 1960-61; n.d.

Photographs removed from scrapbook in 1999.

Scholarships
(FILE E13)

Dates: 1966-67; n.d.

Students
(FILE E5)

Dates: 1955; 1960; 1964-68; 1970; n.d.

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Series F: Subjects

100th Anniversary (1987)
(FILE F1)

110th Anniversary (1997)
(FILE F29)

25th Anniversary of Lilly Road Facility (1997)
(FILE F26)

Ambulatory Services Building Construction
(FILE F32)

Dates: n.d.

American Institute of Architects Citation for Excellence
(FILE F2)

Dates: n.d.

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Bid Opening for New Building (1969)
(FILE F21)

Blueprints
(FILE F42)

Dates: [1922]

Building 3 Construction
(FILE F36)

Dates: 1968-70

"Call Bell" Photographs
(FILE F43)

Dates: n.d. (c. 1967)

Miscellaneous small photographs used in "Call Bell" newsletter, attached to board.

Community Resources Fair
(FILE F31)

Dates: n.d.

Construction
(FILE F20)

Dates: 1983

Cornerstone
(FILE F41)

Dates: 2005

Cornerstone Contents (1924)
(FILE F22)

Photographs were placed in the cornerstone of the 1924 building at a blessing ceremony on 3-19-1924. The capsule was opened in 2005. Included are portraits and images of the building.

Cornerstone Contents (1971)
(FILE F23)

Photographs were placed in the cornerstone of the 1971 building at a blessing ceremony on 12-6-1970. The capsule was opened in 2005. Included are portraits and images of the building. Photographs are of Lacey Mayor A.G. Homann (who was also a member of St. Peter’s Lay Advisory Board); Governor Dan Evans; and Olympia Mayor Thomas P. Allen.

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Dedication of Ensign Road (1988)
(FILE F4)

Dedication of Mental Health Unit
(FILE F5)

Dates: n.d.

Dedication of Mother Gamelin Portrait
(FILE F6)

Dates: n.d.

Dedication of Mother Joseph Statue in Olympia (1980)
(FILE F7)

Dedication of New Hospital (1971)
(FILE F8)

Documents
(FILE F40)

Dates: 1924

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Earth Day
(FILE F3)

Dates: 1993

Golf Classic
(FILE F9)

Dates: n.d.

Groundbreaking (1968)
(FILE F10)

Groundbreaking (1977-78)
(FILE F11)

Groundbreaking (1991)
(FILE F12)

Groundbreaking (1999)
(FILE F13)

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“Happening”
(FILE F39)

Dates: 1989; 1991; 1993; n.d.

Lobby Remodel
(FILE F30)

Dates: 1993

MRI Construction
(FILE F34)

Dates: n.d.

Move to Lilly Street Facility (1972)
(FILE F28)

National Nurses’ Week
(FILE F24)

Dates: 1982; 1996; n.d.

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Phase VII Construction
(FILE F35)

Dates: 1980; n.d.

Phase VII "Topping Out" (1983)
(FILE F14)

Phase VII Opening (1984)
(FILE F15)

Picnics
(FILE F16)

Dates: 1992-93; n.d.

Professional Building Construction
(FILE F33)

Dates: 1990

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Run for Pete's Sake
(FILE F17)

Dates: 1981; n.d.

Statues
(FILE F18)

Dates: 1987; n.d.

Sunshine House
(FILE F19)

Dates: 1988; n.d.

Tipper Gore
(FILE F37)

Dates: 1999

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United Way Day of Caring
(FILE F25)

Dates: 1998

Y2K “Command Center”
(FILE F38)

Dates: 1999

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Series G: Chronological File

(Negatives & proof sheets in binders).

G1 1973

G2 1975

G3 1976

G4 1977

G5 1978

G6 1979

G7 1980

G8 1980-81

G9 1984

G10 1985-86 & "assorted years"

G11 1986 ("some"); 1988-89

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Series H: Slides

H1 Facilities

Dates: 1980; 1975; 1987; n.d.

H2 Nutrition & Dietetics

Dates: 1973; 1975; n.d.

H3 Emergency

Dates: 1973; 1984; n.d.

H4 Helicopter

Dates: 1973

H5 Blood Bank

Dates: n.d.

H6 Laboratory

Dates: 1973; 1975

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H7 Medical Records

Dates: n.d.

H8 Nursery

Dates: 1973

H9 Nursing Services

Dates: 1973; 1981; n.d.

H10 Laundry

Dates: 1973

H11 Pharmacy

Dates: 1973; n.d.

H12 Gift Shop

Dates: 1973; 1980-81

H13 Chapel

Dates: 1980

H14 Tenth Anniversary of New Building (1981)

H15 Switchboard

Dates: 1973

H16 Admitting

Dates: 1973

H17 Psychiatric Unit

Dates: 1984

H18 Sunshine House

Dates: n.d.

H19 Lithotripsy

Dates: n.d.

H20 Diagnostic Imaging

Dates: 1987

H21 Mother Joseph Statue

Dates: 1987

H22 Patients

Dates: 1981; 1986-87

H23 Pediatrics

Dates: 1984

H24 Operating Room

Dates: n.d.

H25 Sleep Lab

Dates: n.d.

H26 Physical Therapy

Dates: 1981

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Series I: Postcards

I1 Building 1 (1887-1924)

I2 Building 2 (1924-71)

I3 Building 3 (1971-    )

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