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Clair Eishenhard Bauer papers

Identifier: MSS 2/320

Scope and Contents

Organized into three series: I. Addresses, 1947-1959. II. Radio interviews, 1946 and 1949. III. Pamphlet[1958]. Each series arranged chronologically.

The collection contains typescripts of addresses, 1947-1959, transcripts of radio interviews, 1946 and 1949, and a pamphlet, [1958], documenting the public life of Clair Eisenhard Bauer. Series 1 contains typescripts of three addresses given by Mrs. Bauer. The first was given at the memorial service for Mrs. Bessie Dobson Altemus on 22 Oct. 1947. The address was a tribute on behalf of the Women’s Board of Jefferson Medical College Hospital. Mrs. Altemus had been chair of the board. Mrs. Bauer gave the second address, ’The Romance of "1010,"' at the annual meeting of the Nurses’ Home Committee at Jefferson Medical College Hospital on 16 Apr. 1959. The address briefly narratives the history of the Nurses’ Home. The final address was given by Mrs. Bauer at the annual meeting on 20 Apr. 1961 of the Student Nurses’ Residence Department of the Women’s Board of the Jefferson Medical College Hospital. This address includes some history of the nursing program at the hospital.

Transcripts of radio interviews are in Series 2. Both interviews took place at Philadelphia, Pa. radio stations and concerned Jefferson Medical College Hospital. The first concerned the hospital as a whole and the second the hospital’s nursing program.

The third series contains a pamphlet written by Mrs. Bauer that discusses aging. The pamphlet was first printed as an article in the periodical Clubwoman’s Journal (1957 Dec.-1958 Jan.).


  • 1946 - 1961


Biographical / Historical

Clair Eishenhard Bauer was born Clair Elizabeth Eisenhard. In 1918, she married pediatrician and immunologist Dr. Edward Louis Bauer, who was then working at the Baby Home of the Lutheran Church in Germantown, Pa. The home was run by Mrs. Bauer's mother. Dr. Bauer eventually became professor and chair of pediatrics at Jefferson Medical College. Mrs. Bauer served in a number of public capacities. She was chair of the Committee on Gerontology for the Lutheran Home in Germantown, Pa. She was a member of the Advisory Board of the Division of the Aging of the Health and Welfare Council, Inc. At Jefferson Medical College Hospital, she was an active member of its Women's Board. She was also elected honorary chair of the Nurses' Home Committee at Jefferson Medical College Hospital.


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Small collections

Processing Information

This collection was formerly titled "Mrs. Edward Bauer papers." The title was changed when it was ingested into ArchivesSpace in April 2016.
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Repository Details

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

19 S. 22nd Street
Philadelphia PA 19103 United States