Archive News: What’s on the menu?

November 5, 2014

“There’s a meat shortage.” Menu from Highland Hospital School of Nursing during World War 2.

Recently we acquired materials that belonged to Esther Statskey, a Highland School of Nursing Graduate. They include her blue and white striped uniform, school handbooks on anatomy, physiology and charting, and her New York State nursing license.

Esther Edith Statskey graduated from The Highland Hospital in 1945; the archives have an original bulletin from her graduation, and she graduated alongside 31 other SON students and additional students from Rochester’s nursing schools – there were six hospital schools at the time.

She was here at Highland during World War 2, you can catch glimpses of what that was like in our online collection: Highland Hospital 1940-1949: The School of Nursing During World War 2. We hope to add more to this collection once we process the materials.


Florence Nightingale’s Ambulance and Other Sights

October 3, 2014

Want to see Florence Nightingale’s ambulance carriage?

There is an intriguing new exhibit up at from the Zwerdling Postcard Collection at the National Library of Medicine. The exhibit has over 500 postcards from the US and around the world, featuring nurses. Some are from advertisement campaigns, others black and white candid photographs. Hope you enjoy!

Find Highland Hospital History

May 25, 2012

Photograph of Highland Hospital’s Womens’ Ward, this may have been taken in the 1930’s. Rochester, N.Y.

Ever wonder how to find out about Highland Hospital’s past? Well, the hospital has preserved parts of its history in the Highland Hospital Archives. The archives collections include yearbooks, news clippings, scrapbooks, photographs and more. There are many stories to be read, imagined, and told.

We’ve just posted the finding aid for these collections – finding aids are collection inventories that help locate materials in the archives that have the information you need.  Go to “Historical Collections” to investigate the history that we have preserved.

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