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GUIDE TO THE REST HAVEN PREVENTORIUM COLLECTION
NAME OF COLLECTION:
Rest Haven Preventorium Collection.
LOCAL CONTROL NUMBER(S):
Photographic prints: OP 15849/0-44.
DATES OF MATERIAL:
1922-1972, bulk 1930s.
45 photographic prints: chiefly gelatin silver, 1 col.; 8 x 10 in. or smaller.
P. A. McDonough.
Herbert R. Fitch.
Norman T. Van Pelt.
San Diego History Center
Booth Historical Photograph Archives
P.O. Box 81825
San Diego, CA 92138
Gift of Janet Walker, 1983 (Accession No. 440-D).
Open for research.
For permission to reproduce or publish, contact the curator of the Booth Historical Photograph Archives at the San Diego Historical Society. Reproduction or publication of any part of this collection must include the following information next to the image(s) or in a special section of credits: Rest Haven Preventorium Collection, San Diego History Center, Booth Historical Photograph Archives.
Forms part of San Diego History Center Original Print Collection. Related materials: Rest Haven Preventorium Photograph Album (PA200) in Photograph Archives; and Rest Haven Preventorium for Children Records and a typed manuscript “Rest Haven Preventorium for Children: A Foundation” by Patricia Schaelchlin in Research Archives.
ORGANIZATION AND ARRANGEMENT:
Under the direction of the San Diego Tuberculosis Association, the Rest Haven Preventorium for Children operated an open air camp from 1920 to 1951 for children threatened by tuberculosis and other diseases.
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTES:
Documents the Rest Haven Preventorim for Children. Subjects include exterior and interior views of the health care facility, including the dining hall, school, examination room, and sleeping porch; group portraits of children with Rest Haven staff, nurses administering TB tests to children, children with a dog, children at play, and children gathered around a shoe house modeled from the Mother Goose rhyme. Also, Christmas Seal campaign, volunteers and board members, and Florence H. “Ma” Mead, president of Rest Haven from 1927 to 1949.
Florence H. Mead.
San Diego Tuberculosis Association.
Children – Health & welfare.
Health care facilities – California – San Diego.
Group portrait of children, each eating half an orange [ca. 1930; most are not wearing a shirt as part of prescribed treatment program that included “exposure to sunshine”]
Children at play on monkey bars [ca. 1940]
Group portrait of children around a shoe house [from the Mother Goose rhyme], 1937
Children at play around a lake [ca. 1925]
Color portrait of Louise Rydberg [executive secretary of Rest Haven from 1946 to 1970] 1972
Two girls standing in front of a flagpole [ca. 1935]
Portrait of Mrs. Nelson Barker, Rest Haven Board Member from 1936 to 1940
Four young girls [ca. 1930]
Florence H. “Ma” Mead [president of Rest Haven from 1927 to 1949] looking at architectural plans [ca. 1937]
Portrait of Gwendolyn De Jonge [ca. 1930]
Two young boys, 1929
Group portrait of children with Sisters of Nazareth House standing in front of orphanage
Florence H. “Ma” Mead with several children and a dog, 1930
Young girl reaching for flower on oleander bush
Young girls with dolls in dormitory room
Group portrait of children with nurses in front of [main building?]
Group portrait of children with nurses [ca. 1930]
Children being weighed
Boys sleeping porch
Girls sleeping porch
Dining hall, interior view [1922?]
Children waiting to be examined [1922?]
Group of children in dining hall [1922?]
Children seated at classroom desks, 1922
Group portrait of young girls with two adults in front of [dormitory?] building
Group portrait of children with two nurses [ca. 1948]
Examination room at Rest Haven [ca. 1948]
Nurse Bertha Pearce administering TB test to young girl at Nazareth House
Older girl reading to a group of younger girls sitting on the floor of the Madame Schumann-Heink Ward [ca. 1930]
Four children at play, one on a rocking horse [ca. 1948]
Nurse administering TB test [at Nazareth House?]
Four children at play
Children playing croquet
Florence H. “Ma” Mead with children [1930s]
Group portrait of children in front of shoe house [from Mother Goose rhyme]
Nurse, dog, and woman [volunteer or Board Member?]
Entrance to Rest Haven School
Dining hall and dormitory, exterior view
Rest Haven facility, exterior view
Portrait of young girl with dog [ca. 1930]
Women volunteers [some identified on back of photograph] working on Christmas Seal campaign, 1938
Man working on Christmas Seal campaign, 1938
Postal worker and two women filling cardboard boxes with mail for Christmas Seal campaign, 1938
Truck with Rest Haven Preventorium display in holiday Parade, moving east on Broadway [1938 Christmas Seal stamp on photograph]
Group portrait of children with nurses standing in a line around Rest Haven flagpole, 1929