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The Pauline Home for the Aged (Columbus, Ohio) Records

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. Acc. 2011.596

  • Staff Only

Scope and Contents

Contains account books, meeting minutes, reports, and other material from The Pauline Home for the Aged in Columbus, Ohio. The home provided housing for elderly women in the community. It was originally founded in 1887 as The Deutsche Protestantische Wittwen Heimath, changed its name again in 1905 to Der Deutsche Altenheim Verein von Columbus, Ohio, and then was re-established in 1918 as The Pauline Home for the Aged. The records consist of four bound volumes with loose treasurer's reports and meeting minutes found inside each volume. The first volume includes the meeting minutes of the Board of Trustees of the home from 1905-1940, but does not cover every year.  The first few meeting minutes are in German, while the rest are in English. The other three volumes consist of the treasurer's cash books from 1917-1936 showing the deposits and disbursements made by the home each month.  No patient names are mentioned except for a few down payment notations.

Dates

  • 1905-1944
  • Majority of material found in 1915-1935

Language of Materials

English German

Conditions Governing Access:

Collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.

Conditions Governing Use:

Before reproducing or quoting from any materials, in whole or in part, permission must be obtained from the Special Collections Research Center, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.

Historical Note:

The Pauline Home for the Aged was a charitable organization that provided housing for elderly women in the Columbu, Ohio aread. It was originally founded in 1887 as The Deutsche Protestantische Wittwen Heimath, changed its name again in 1905 to "Der Deutsche Altenheim Verein Von Columbus, Ohio," and then was re-established in 1918 to The Pauline Home for the Aged and kept that name until the home disbanded in 1999. Currently, the organization operates under the Paline Home Association which provides in-home personal expense management assistance to the elderly of central Ohio. Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki: .

Extent

0.50 Linear Feet

Arrangement of Materials:

This collection is not yet fully arranged and described. Researchers may wish to consult with a staff member for further information in advance of using the collection.

Acquisition Information:

Acc. 2011.596 was received by the SCRC on 9/15/2011.

Processing Information:

Acc. 2011.596 accessioned and minimally processed by Steven Bookman, University Archives Specialist, in September 2011.

Title
Guide to the The Pauline Home for the Aged (Columbus, Ohio) Records
Author
Finding Aid Authors: Steven Bookman, University Archives Specialist.
Date
2011-09-28
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
The collection description/finding aid is written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository

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