The Ward M. Canaday Center

for Special Collections

The University of Toledo

Finding Aid

Maumee Valley Hospital Advancement Trust Collection, 1947-1968


Size:  One-half linear foot

Provenance:   Gift of ProMedica, via Joanna Russ

Access: Open

Related Collections: Medical College of Ohio/Medical University of Ohio archival collections

Collection Summary:  This collection documents activities supported by the Maumee Valley Hospital Advancement Trust, 1947-1968.  The trust was established to promote medical education in northwest Ohio through the sponsorship of lectures by prominent national physicians and through funding for the library of the Academy of Medicine of Toledo and Lucas County.  Money to support the trust came from reimbursements for the hospital’s care for indigent patients.

Subject(s): Medicine and Health

Processing Note: 

Copyright: The literary rights to this collection are assumed to rest with the person(s) responsible for the production of the particular items within the collection, or with their heirs or assigns.  Researchers bear full legal responsibility for the acquisition to publish from any part of said collection per Title 17, United States Code.  The Ward M. Canaday Center for Special Collections may reserve the right to intervene as intermediary at its own discretion.

Completed by: Mariah Startzman, 2012

Historical Sketch

            The Maumee Valley Hospital established the Maumee Valley Hospital Advancement Trust in 1947, after employees demanded that they be reimbursed for their work caring for Lucas County’s indigent patients. But many of the employees decided that instead of earning money for themselves from these patients, they would put that money towards improvements for the hospital and medical education. The trust helped to fund the library of the Academy of Medicine of Toledo and Lucas County, promoted people speaking on medical topics on television and radio, and established discussion panels on current medical topics. But the major project of the Trust was the organization of postgraduate lectures for staff and members of the medical community.

Scope and Content Note

            This collection consists of three series:  I, Historical Material; II, Lecture Notes; and III, Programs and Bibliographies. 
            Series I, Historical Materials, consists of a history on the Maumee Valley Hospital Advancement Trust. It summarizes the reason for organization of trust and accomplishments of the trust.
            Series II, Lecture Notes, contains information about the subjects of the trust’s lecture(s) and what the speaker was to present. Information included in notes details lecture subjects.

            Series III, Programs and Bibliographies, consists of programs made for postgraduate lectures. Programs include dates, times, and location of lectures, biographical information on speakers, and subjects of lectures. Bibliographies of lectures are paired with their corresponding programs.


Folder List






History of October 1959/ Agreement Establishing Feb. 4, 1947



List of Postgraduate Lecture Series 1948 – 1956



Postgraduate Lecture Notes – April 1947



Postgraduate Lecture Notes – May 1979



Postgraduate Lecture Notes – May 1951



Postgraduate Lecture Program, Bibliography, Notes – Oct. 1955



Postgraduate Lecture Program, Bibliography, Notes – March 1955



Postgraduate Lecture Program, Bibliography – Oct., Dec. 1956, Feb., May, Nov. 1957; Feb., May, Nov. 1958



Postgraduate Lecture Program, Bibliography – Oct. 1959; Feb., Oct. 1960; Feb., May, Nov. 1961; Feb., May, Oct., 1962



Postgraduate Lecture Program, Bibliography – Feb., Apr., Oct. 1963; Feb., Apr., Oct. 1964; Feb., Apr., Nov. 1965



Postgraduate Lecture Program, Bibliography – Feb., May, Nov. 1966; Mar., Oct. 1967; Feb., May, Oct. 1968



Postgraduate Lecture Series: “Special Rule & Remarks” of Justice David Peck on Medical Exams in Personal Injury Actions 1956 - 1957



Postgraduate Lecture Series: “Syllabus of Congenital Heart Disease” by Howard D. Sivak M.D.



Postgraduate Lecture Series Curriculum Vitae by Dr. Liberato J.A. Didio, Dr. Robert G. Page





Last Updated: 6/27/22