The Civil Rights History Project: Survey of Collections and Repositories
Providence Health & Services. Archival and Historical Collections
4800 37th Ave. S.W.
Email: [email protected]
Repository URL: http://www2.providence.org/phs/archives/collections/Pages/default.aspx
Repository description (extant): Institutional and corporate records, manuscripts and personal papers, photographs, audiovisual materials, and artifacts document the Providence ministries. Collections date from 1856 to the present and encompass the western United States, as well as the mission in El Salvador. Some of the major collections include
* Sponsored institutions, ministries and corporations
* Religious community and sister personnel
* Visual resources and photographs
* Artifacts and textile collections
With a total volume of approximately 5,000 cubic feet, the collections are further divided into record groups and record series. Examples of record series are chronicles, correspondence, minutes, reports, school transcripts, early patient records, financial records, oral histories, newsletters, scrapbooks and memorabilia.
The collections are a unique and valuable resource for those studying Pacific Northwest history, Catholic religious life, women's studies, genealogy, and the development of health care, education and social services.
Repository type: Religious Organization
[Millie Bown Russell oral history interview]