Finding aid for the Diana Tittle Mount Sinai Medical Center Research Papers


Repository: Western Reserve Historical Society
Creator: Tittle, Diana
Title: Diana Tittle Mount Sinai Medical Center Research Papers
Dates: 1891-2015
Extent: 8.60 linear feet (10 containers)
Abstract: Mount Sinai Hospital (1903-2000) had its origins in the Young Ladies Hebrew Association for the Care of the Needy Sick, created in 1892 by nine young women in Cleveland, Ohio. The hospital opened in 1903. In 1996, the nonprofit hospital was sold to a for-profit company, Primary Health Systems (PHS). In March 1999, PHS filed for bankruptcy, and in February 2000, Mount Sinai Hospital closed. The closure of Mount Sinai was a significant development in the history of medicine in the Cleveland area and in the history of the Jewish community. Diana Tittle, author of Welcome to Heights High: The Crippling Politics of Restructuring America's Public Schools and other titles, began research on a book documenting the closure of Mt. Sinai in 2004. Amid concerns that the ongoing consolidation of the health care delivery system and the ongoing national health care debate would overshadow her publication, Tittle reached the decision to pursue an alternative use for her research other than publication. This collection preserves her research in its entirety, including primary source materials she collected and extensive notes from numerous oral history interviews. The collection consists of articles, booklets, brochures, correspondence, drafts, indexes, memoranda, newsletters, newspaper clippings, notes, overviews of specific subjects, reports, a scrapbook, summaries, texts of unpublished material, and other documents related to the donor's work on the history of Mt. Sinai Medical Center.
MS Number MS 5413
Location: closed stacks
Language: The records are in English