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Public Health and Charities, Department of

[Record Group 81]

81.1 Annual Reports
1903-1913, 1915
12 volumes, index
Volumes for 1903-1912 published jointly with the Annual Report of the Bureau of Charities. For other Annual Reports between 1903-1919, see Office of the Mayor, Annual Reports
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
81.2 "The New Philadelphia General Hospital"
1915
1 volume, index
Report prepared by Director's Office, reviews progam of projected improvements; discusses weaknesses of and complaints regarding system of administration in use and proposed remedies; includes detail on plans, finances, and operational procedures.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
81.3 Correspondence Log Book
1907-1912
1 volume, no index
Entries list date, addressee and address, departmental bureau concerned, date answer received, subject.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
81.4 Correspondence with City Council. Copies of Ordinances
1907-1919
4 volumes, no index
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
81.5 Board of Examiners of Plumbers. Minutes
1911-1919
1 volume, no index
For similar records, 1920-1936, see Department of Public Health, Board of Examiners of Plumbers, Minutes.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
81.6 Scrapbook
1903-1908, missing, 1905-1906
2 volumes, no index
Includes press clippings on a wide variety of public health topics
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
81.7 Certification of Civil Service Eligibles
1913-1919
4 volumes, index by job title
The volumes include two types of documents: lists of applicants for Civil Service positions, with an average of 70 or over, in competitive examination, which include job title, salary, date of publication of list, applicants' names, addresses and average scores; and Certifications (of eligibles), by the Civil Service Commission, to the Director of the Department of Public Health and Charities which include certification number, identification of position being filled, names of eligibles, their addresses, averages, and position on list, and names and addresses of provisional appointees. The lists of applicants also include some for Departments other than the Department of Public Health and Charities.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
81.8 Medical Inspection of Schools. Annual Reports
1912
1 volume
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
81.9 Digest of Statutes and Ordinances Relating to Public Health
1911
1 volume, index
Statutes and ordinances relative to the department in effect as of publication date also includes organizational charts of the Department of Public Health and Charities relating to its health functions for the City of Philadelphia.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
81.10 Vital Statistics Report
1918
1 volume, no index
Reprint from the Annual Report of the Bureau of Health of the Department of Public Health and Charities. Report contains great range of data concerning births, deaths, and marriages, extensively analyzed.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
81.11 Bills
1907-1919
6 volumes, no index
Invoices addressed to Department for goods and services received by the Department list items or services purchased and and cost. Also included are monthly or semi-monthly payrolls for the Office of the Director of Public Health and Charitees, payroll vouchers, and invoices sent by one unit of the Department to the Director's Office.
Vols.1907-1911 include copies of invoices sent by the Department of Public Health and Charities to other institutions for maintenance of the institution's charges listing names of individuals cared for, period of maintenance, number of weeks of care, cost per individual, and total cost.
Vol. October 1918 is marked "Epidemic Influenza Accounts 1918" and includes invoices addressed to a variety of emergency hospitals.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
81.12 Checkbooks
20 May 1918 - 20 July 1920
3 volumes, no index
Vol. October 28, 1918-November 20, 1919 labelled " 4th Liberty Bond Check Book."
Vol. May 19, 1919-July 30, 1920 labelled "5th Bond Issue 5/7/1919."
Identification of third volune obliterated.
Each stub shows date check, issued, number of check, amount of payment; and reason for payment, which is usually payment for bonds and interest on bonds or transferral of employee's card to other bank.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104

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