Subseries 2.3 - Superintendent’s Correspondence and General Administration Files 1929 [C.J. Decker]

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Superintendent’s Correspondence and General Administration Files 1929 [C.J. Decker]

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CA ON00343 TG fonds-TG 2-2.3

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  • 1929 (Creation)
    Toronto General Hospital. Office of the President

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42 cm of textual records.
7 architectural drawings.

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Until 1863 the day-to-day administration of the TGH was conducted jointly by the Board of Trustees and its principal appointee, the Resident Physician and Surgeon. In 1863 the Board created the office of the Medical Superintendent, the first of many titles for the Hospital’s chief administrative officer. The official designation of this office was successively changed to Superintendent (1905), Executive Director (1963), and President (1974). Beginning in 1968, the Hospital’s chief administrative body was the Administrative Council, headed by the Executive Director (1968-73)/ President (1974-1986). Mr. V.W. Stoughton was the last serving Chief Executive Officer of the TGH (1981-1986), preceded by Dr. C. O’Reilly (1876-1905), Dr. J.N.E. Brown (1905-1911), Dr. C.K. Clarke (1911-1917), Mr. H.L. Brittain (1917-1919), Mr. Chester J. Decker (1919-1947), Dr. J.E. Sharpe (1947-1966), Mr. J.D. Wallace (1967-1970), and Mr. J.A. McNab (1970-1980).

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Sub-series consists of correspondence and general administration files maintained by the Superintendent in conducting the day-to-day administration of the TGH. Materials in this Sub-series include correspondence with members of the Board of Trustees (files 2.3.1 to 2.3.8, 2.3.16, 2.3.50) and members of the TGH medical, nursing, engineering and professional staff; reports by medical and other TGH departments; financial statements summarizing the Hospital’s revenues and expenses; correspondence and reports concerning the management of TGH properties and endowments; correspondence with TGH consulting architects concerning the planning and development of construction projects within the Hospital, particularly the new Private Patients Pavilion, and architectural drawings depicting planned, continuing and completed constructions; lists of annual medical staff appointments and accompanying correspondence; correspondence with various suppliers of products and services required in the daily maintenance of the Hospital and in equipping the Private Patients Pavilion, with attendant specifications and contractual documents; and correspondence with officials of various municipal, provincial and federal government bodies concerning taxation, public health and security and other issues.

Files 2.3.10, 2.3.21, 2.3.52, 2.3.63, and 2.3.87 contain architectural drawings.

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Files 2.3.2, 2.3.6, 2.3.52, 2.3.57, 2.3.58 and 2.3.83 are restricted until 2049.

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Last Updated: February 22, 2012. Added to Archeion June 11, 2012.

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