Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential
St. Francis Guild
Scope and Content
The records of the St. Francis Guild were donated by the organization in 2009.
The St. Francis Junior Guild was formed in 1960 with
thirteen charter members. The purpose of this volunteer organization was to
raise funds and provide support for the St. Francis Rehabilitation Hospital,
also known as the St. Francis Health Care Center, located in
The organization provided funds for scholarships and equipment
such as wheelchairs, room furnishings, and beds. The guild also improved
landscaping and hosted social events and outings for residents. The St. Francis
Guild raised money through fundraisers such as an annual holiday bazaar and
other events. The St. Francis Guild was dissolved in 2009 when the facility was
purchased by the Elmwood Healthcare Center of Green Springs,
This collection is composed of the records of the St. Francis Guild from 1960 through 2009. It contains copies of the organizationís constitution and by-laws from various points in the organizationís history. The records of meetings and general business, in the form of presidentís notes and minutes, are complete, extending from 1960 to 2009.
Additional activities and initiatives are documented in a series of bazaar-related notebooks and general scrapbooks. These books hold correspondence, organizational notes, financial information, photographs, and various printed materials, especially newspaper clippings. The bazaar notes extend from 1963 to1974, and the general scrapbooks extend from 1960 to 2000. Gaps in these records exist from 1974 to1982 and 1991 to 1994. Loose materials that were not included in these books were sorted by category and stored in front of the books.
††††††††††† Includes constitutions and by-laws from multiple points in the organizationís history. Also contains lists of charter members and Guild presidents from 1960-1987.
††††††††††† Records of meetings and other information relating to the operation of the St. Francis Guild, such as speeches and event materials, from 1960-1976.
††††††††††† Minutes of meetings from 1968-2009.
††††††††††† This series contains documents such as correspondence, financial information, and printed materials that were for whatever reason left out of the scrapbooks and notebooks.
††††††††††† Two notebooks containing information relating to the St. Francis Guildís Holiday Bazaar from 1963-1974. Includes planning information, financial information, photographs, and printed materials.
††††††††††† Series of seven scrapbooks containing correspondence, news clippings, photographs and other material relating to the St. Francis Guildís activities. The scrapbooks span from 1960 to 2000, with gaps from 1974 to1982 and 1991 to 1994.
2 linear ft.
1. Constitution and By-laws: 1964
Constitution and By-laws: pre-1985
Constitution and By-laws: 1985
Constitution and By-laws: undated
Constitution and By-laws: 1987
St. Francis Guild Constitution and By-laws: 2000
History of St. Francis Rehabilitation Hospital and Villa Maria Jr. Guild
Past Presidents: 1960-1987
2. Presidentís Notes: 1960-1976
3. Minutes: 1968-1975
4. Minutes: 1975-1988
5. Minutes: 1988-2000
6. Minutes: 2000-2009
7. Loose Materials- Correspondence: 1994, 2009
8. Loose Materials- Financial Information: 1965, 1966, 1969
9. Loose Materials- Printed Materials on St. Francis
10. Bazaar Notes: 1963-1971
11. Bazaar Notes: 1971-1974
12. General Scrapbook: 1960-1965
13. General Scrapbook: 1965-1967
14. General Scrapbook: 1968-1973
15. General Scrapbook: 1983-1986
16. General Scrapbook: 1986-1990
1. General Scrapbook: 1995-1998
2.†† General Scrapbooks: 1999-2000