Historical Collections

Archives at Highland Hospital

The Highland Hospital Archives document the history, development, and growth of Highland Hospital. The archives serve as a repository for the historical records pertaining to the development and growth of Highland, such as administrative and legal documents and memorabilia.

The archives are maintained by the Williams Health Sciences Library. Only materials that can be safely and reasonably stored, preserved, and protected will be accepted into the collection.The collection is available for clinical, research, educational, and promotional purposes. 

Finding Aid for our collections

For access to the Archives, contact Bonnie Archer, Library Assistant (341.6761).

Historical Images & Digital Archives

Our digital archives provide public electronic access to selected images from the historical archives of Highland Hospital. We are a contributing partner in New York State's research portal: New York Heritage.

These images focus on the history of Highland Hospital as a pioneer in health care and nursing education in Rochester in the early twentieth century. Images were selected from two of our collections: Highland Hospital, (1889-1940), and the Highland Hospital School of Nursing.

Why digitize? Providing public electronic access to surrogate images though a searchable database increases the availability of this unique collection to a wide variety of interested persons. Students, teachers, researchers, and historians will be able to view a selection of primary source materials that is often beyond their reach – without the risk that these images might be lost or damaged.

The library received a grant from the Rochester Regional Library Council to digitize images from the archival print collection.