Clarke Historical Library
Central Michigan University

Finding aid for
Central Michigan Community Hospital (Mount Pleasant, Mich.). Women's Auxiliary

Finding aid created by
Marian Matyn

Summary Information
Title: Organizational records,
Creator: Central Michigan Community Hospital (Mount Pleasant, Mich.). Women's Auxiliary.
Inclusive dates: 1944-2001, and undated
Extent: Approximately 6 cubic feet (in 6 boxes, 1 Oversized folder, 2 Oversized volumes)
Abstract:
The collection includes the organization's photographic materials, Hi Fever Follies fund raising materials, meeting minutes, scrapbooks, Hospital Charity Balls materials, annual and financial reports, newsletters, correspondence, and miscellaneous.

Call number: MSS.
Language: The material is in English
Repository: Clarke Historical Library, Central Michigan University
250 East Preston Street
Mount Pleasant, MI 48859
Phone: 989-774-3352
Fax: 989-774-2160
Email: clarke@cmich.edu
Website: http://clarke.cmich.edu


Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

Acc# many

Access Restrictions:

Central Michigan Community Hospital (Mount Pleasant, Mich.). Women's Auxiliary Organizational records are open for research.

Copyright:

Copyright is unknown.

Preferred Citation:

Central Michigan Community Hospital (Mount Pleasant, Mich.). Women's Auxiliary Organizational records, Folder # , Box #, Clarke Historical Library, Central Michigan University


Arrangement

Arrangement is alphabetical and then chronological.


History

Organizational History:

The Central Michigan Community Hospital (CMCH) Women’s Auxiliary had its first meeting on December 7, 1944 with 90 women from nearby communities attending. Annual fees were $2. Mrs. Leo Brandell was the first president. Initially, the main goals of the Auxiliary were to raise funds or donate supplies to CMCH and to visit patients in the then 50-bed hospital with their coffee cart. By 1983 the goals and purpose of the Auxiliary were to promote: public relations activities to bring greater community interest and understanding to the CMCH; volunteer services for the CMCH; fund raising for the CMCH; leadership and educational training of members; involvement of members; and the exchange of mutually helpful information with local and state auxiliaries. By 1991 the Auxiliary provided scholarships for health-related careers and funds for special projects. The Auxiliary established the CMCH Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and the ICU Endowment Memorial Fund, which allows the Auxiliary to make yearly contributions of up to $5,000 to the ICU. Today, in addition to the 1991 goals, Auxiliary members visit and check on patients in the now 352-bed hospital, provide escorts to visitors and families, and make daily rounds. The Auxiliary has six standing committees, three ad hoc committees, eleven hospital committees, and a newsletter, the Auxiliary Announcer.

The Auxiliary was quite creative and successful with its various fundraisers over the past 50 years. In 1946 the Auxiliary held sewing days and members donated home canned goods, clothing, and linens to CMCH. Later, bridge teas and charity balls (first held in 1945) raised funds to purchase kitchen equipment and crib supplies, while hospital gowns, baby supplies, linens, and bedding were made or donated by the Auxiliary. In the 1960s the Auxiliary began to purchase very expensive hospital equipment, such as industrial size dryers, recovery room equipment, portable x-ray machinery, and laboratory equipment, among many other items. In the 1980s-1990s, luncheons, quilting bees, the Be An Angel project, golf tournaments, Christmas teas, cookie contests, teddy bear raffles, Hi-Fever Follies and Satin Balls have allowed the Auxiliary to raise large amounts of money to benefit the community.

The Central Michigan Community Hospital (CMCH) Auxiliary is the successor to the CMCH Women’s Auxiliary. The name changed in May 2001. For information about the Auxiliary prior to May 2001 see the finding aid for that organization. In late July 2008 the Auxiliary and other volunteer units at the hospital were merged into one volunteer force and the Auxiliary ceased to exist as a separate unit. (This information is from the collection.)


Collection Scope and Content Note

Hi Fever Follies materials, 1957-1984 (scattered) and undated, document this important Auxiliary fundraiser with programs, correspondence, and newspaper clippings (copies).

Photographic materials, including photographs, negatives, and a photograph album, 1983-2001 and undated, which document Auxiliary balls, Christmas parties, fund raisers, meetings, and other activities.

The Scrapbooks, 1944-1991, include mostly photographs and newspaper clippings about the Auxiliary and CMCH. The scrapbooks are quite acidic, particularly the older volumes, and are yellowed, flaking, and fragile with many loose pieces due to tape drying out. To avoid damaging them or losing pieces of the scrapbooks, they should be used with care.

Also included, providing an overall history of the Auxiliary, are meeting agendas and minutes, 1966-2001; by-laws, financial and annual reports, 1960-1995; other financial materials, newspaper clippings (copies), and newsletters, 1979-2001 (scattered).

The history of the Hospital Charity balls is documented in publicity reports, 1951-1970, newspaper clippings, correspondence, and lists, 1945-1970.

Subject Terms

    Subjects:
    • Central Michigan Community Hospital (Mount Pleasant, Mich.)
    • Central Michigan Community Hospital (Mount Pleasant, Mich.). Women's Auxiliary.
    • Mount Pleasant (Mich.)--History--20th century.
    • Mount Pleasant (Mich.)--Societies and clubs.
    • Mount Pleasant (Mich.)--Social life and customs.
    Contents List
       Container / Location    Title
     
    Central Michigan Community Hospital (Mount Pleasant, Mich.). Women's Auxiliary Organizational records [series]:
    Box   1 F   1
    Hi Fever Follies, Correspondence, 1957-1984 (Scattered)
    Box   1 F   2
    Hi Fever Follies, Newspaper Clippings (copies), 1964, 1980, 1982, 1984, undated
    Box   1 F   3
    Hi Fever Follies, Programs, 1963-1970
    Box   1 F   4
    Hi Fever Follies, Programs, 1978-1984
    Box   1 F   5
    Health Styles (Newsletter), 1990-2001 (Scattered)
    Box   1 F   6
    Manuals and Correspondence from the 1989-1991 Scrapbook, 1990-1991
    Box   1 F   7
    Newspaper Clippings (Copies), 1940s-1960s
    Box   1 F   8
    Newspaper Clippings (Copies), 1970s-1980s
    Box   1 F   9
    Newspaper Clippings (Copies), 1992
    Box   1 F   10
    Newspaper Clippings (Copies), East Central District, Meeting of Michigan Association of Hospital Auxiliaries, June 1994
    Box   1 F   11
    Newspaper Clippings (Copies), East Central District, Meeting of Michigan Association of Hospital Auxiliaries, October 19, 1994
    Box   1 F   12
    Photograph Album, 1985-1990, undated
    Box   1 F   13
    Photographs, 1965, undated
    Box   1 F   14
    Photographs and Negatives, 1991
    Box   1 F   15
    Photographs and Negatives, 1996, May 1997, 1998, 2000-2001, undated
    Box   1 F   16
    Photographs and Negatives From Scrapbook, 1983-1989
    Box   1 F   17
    Pro-Teen Summer Challenge, Manual, Forms, Newspaper Clippings (Copies) 1992
    Box   2 F   1
    Scrapbook, 1944-1952
    Box   2 F   2
    Scrapbook (Oversized volume stored on top in a separate oversized folder), 1956-1957
    Box   2 F   3
    Scrapbook, 1963-1969
    Box   2 F   4
    Scrapbook, 1976-1980
    Box   2 F   5
    Scrapbook, 1979-1983
    Box   2 F   6
    Scrapbook, 1983-1989
    Box   2 F   7
    Scrapbook, 1989-1991
    Box   3 F   1
    Correspondence re: Hospital Charity Ball / Dance, 1946-1980 (Scattered)
    Box   3 F   2
    List of First Ball Committee, 1945 and List of Previous Balls, 1945-1972, 1945-1972
    Box   3 F   3
    Newspaper Clippings (Copies) re: Hospital Charity Ball / Dance, 1972-1981 (Scattered)
    Box   3 F   4
    Publicity Report, Hospital Charity Ball, 1951
    Box   3 F   5
    Publicity Report, Hospital Charity Ball, 1952
    Box   3 F   6
    Publicity Report, Hospital Charity Ball, 1953
    Box   3 F   7
    Publicity Report, Hospital Charity Ball, 1954
    Box   3 F   8
    Publicity Report, Hospital Charity Ball, 1955
    Box   3 F   9
    Publicity Report, Hospital Charity Ball, 1956
    Box   3 F   10
    Publicity Report, Hospital Charity Ball, 1957
    Box   3 F   11
    Publicity Report, Hospital Charity Ball, 1958
    Box   3 F   12
    Publicity Report, Hospital Charity Ball, no 1959 Report, 1960
    Box   3 F   13
    Publicity Scrapbook, Hospital Charity Ball, 1960
    Box   3 F   14
    Publicity Report, Hospital Charity Ball, 1961
    Box   3 F   15
    Publicity Report, Hospital Charity Ball, 1962
    Box   3 F   16
    Publicity Report, Hospital Charity Ball, 1963
    Box   3 F   17
    Publicity Report, Hospital Charity Ball, 1964
    Box   4 F   1
    Publicity Report, Hospital Charity Ball, 1965
    Box   4 F   2
    Publicity Report, Hospital Charity Ball, 1966
    Box   4 F   3
    Publicity Report, Hospital Charity Ball, 1967
    Box   4 F   4
    Publicity Report, Hospital Charity Ball, 1968
    Box   4 F   5
    Publicity Report, Hospital Charity Ball, 1969
    Box   4 F   6
    Publicity Report, Hospital Charity Ball, 1970
    Box   4 F   7
    Quilt Raffle Advertisement, 1993
    Box   5 F   1
    Agendas, Minutes [may include various reports], 1966-1968
    Box   5 F   2
    Agendas, Minutes [may include various reports], 1977-1982
    Box   5 F   3
    Agendas, Minutes [may include various reports], 1983
    Box   5 F   4
    Agendas, Minutes [may include various reports], 1984
    Box   5 F   5
    Agendas, Minutes [may include various reports], 1985
    Box   5 F   6
    Agendas, Minutes [may include various reports], 1986
    Box   5 F   7
    Agendas, Minutes [may include various reports], 1987
    Box   5 F   8
    Agendas, Minutes [may include various reports], 1988
    Box   5 F   9
    Agendas, Minutes [may include various reports], 1989
    Box   5 F   10
    Agendas, Minutes [may include various reports], 1990
    Box   5 F   11
    Agendas, Minutes [may include various reports], 1991
    Box   5 F   12
    Agendas, Minutes [may include various reports], 1992
    Box   5 F   13
    Agendas, Minutes [may include various reports], 1993
    Box   5 F   14
    Agendas, Minutes [may include various reports], 1994
    Box   5 F   15
    Agendas, Minutes [may include various reports], 1995
    Box   5 F   16
    Agendas, Minutes [may include various reports], 1996
    Box   5 F   17
    Agendas, Minutes [may include various reports], 1997
    Box   5 F   18
    Agendas, Minutes [may include various reports], 1998
    Box   5 F   19
    Agendas, Minutes [may include various reports], 1999
    Box   5 F   20
    Agendas, Minutes [may include various reports], 2000-2001
    Box   5 F   21
    Annual Reports, 1967-1972
    Box   5 F   22
    Annual Reports, 1973-1979
    Box   5 F   23
    Annual Reports, 1979-1989
    Box   5 F   24
    Annual Reports, 1990-1997
    Box   5 F   24
    Auxiliary Announcer (Newsletter), 1979-1981
    Box   5 F   25
    Auxiliary Announcer (Newsletter), 1982-1991
    Box   5 F   26
    Auxiliary Announcer (Newsletter), 1992-January/February 2001
    Box   5 F   27
    Auxiliary Bylaws, 1945-1993, 1999
    Box   5 F   27
    Auxiliary Newsletters, 1979-1981
    Box   5 F   28
    Auxiliary Reports /Strategic Plans, 1991-1992
    Box   5 F   29
    "Be An Angel" Fundraiser, 1987-1992
    Box   5 F   30
    Board Policy Manuals, 1987-1991, undated
    Box   5 F   31
    Cash Receipts, 1960-1977
    Box   5 F   32
    Cash Records of Women's Auxiliary, 1976
    Box   6 F   1
    Check Registrar, 1976-1982
    Box   6 F   2
    Central Michigan Community Hospital Benefit and Party Records, 1962-1989
    Box   6 F   3
    Correspondence, 1973-1991
    Box   6 F   4
    Correspondence, 1973-1991
    Box   6 F   5
    Financial Reports, 1966-1974, 1991-1992, 1994
    Box   6 F   6
    Financial Statements, 1962-1970
    Box   6 F   7
    Financial Statements, 1976-1978
    Box   6 F   8
    Financial Statements, 1980-1985
    Box   6 F   9
    Financial Statements, 1986-1989
    Box   6 F   10
    Gift Shop, 1990
    Box   6 F   11
    Golf Tournament, 1979-1992
    Box   6 F   12
    Handbooks, 1966-1998, 2000/2001
    Box   6 F   13
    HealthQuest (Newsletter and Cover Photograph), 1999-2000/2001
    Box   6 F   14
    Hospital Ball, Correspondence, Reports, Tickets, 1972-1993
    Box   6 F   15
    Hospital Hoedown, 1990
    Box   6 F   16
    Newsbeat (Newsletter), 1986-1996
    Box   6 F   17
    Newsbeat (Newsletter), 1997-1999
    Box   6 F   18
    Newsbeat (Newsletter), 2000-2001
    Box   6 F   19
    Newspaper Clippings (Copies), 1990-2001
    Box   6 F   20
    Policy Manual, Revised, September 2000, May 1991, 1989, 1984, Draft February 2001
    Box   6 F   21
    Report for the Bridge Benefit, 1984-1985
    Box   6 F   22
    Satin Ball, October 1992
    Box   6 F   23
    Treasurer's Report, 1979-1981
    Box   6 F   24
    Women's Auxiliary Guide, 1971, 1973
    F   1  
    Scrapbook, 1953-1964
    F   2  
    Scrapbook, 1969-1976