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"$35 Million Building Fund for New Children's Hospital and Child Guidance Center", Circa 1966-1967

 File — Box: 35, Folder: 8
Identifier: B
Series III: Planning and Development

The “Planning and Development” series consists of five subseries, 10 boxes, and spans the years 1954 to 2003. The first subseries contains a correspondence file from Alexander B. Wheeler, who served as Director for many years. Wheeler was responsible for much of the material contained in this series, and spearheaded such efforts as Long Range Planning Committee, CHOP’s participation in the National Association of Children's Hospitals and Related Institutions (NACHRI) and the institution wide reporting that comprise the sub-subseries, “USPHS Project/ W-133.” The USPHS/ W-133 Project was funded by a grant from the United States Public Health Service during the early 1960’s for which members of CHOP’s medical and administrative staff conducted studies and wrote reports on various considerations in the planning of a children’s medical center in an urban environment. Much of the work from this project can be said to have lead to the new CHOP facility completed in 1974 at 34th Street and Civic Center Boulevard. Within the USPHS Project sub-subseries, there are a number of draft reports, including edits, and memos on the project’s progress, as well as final versions.


  • Circa 1966-1967


From the Series: 10.0 boxes


Repository Details

Part of the Historical Medical Library of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Repository

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Philadelphia PA 19103 United States