The Baker-Cederberg Museum and Archives Collection

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The Baker-Cederberg Museum and Archives Collection
The Tiffany Hart Memorial in the Nurses' Home - Image Source

Collection Facts

Dates of Original:
1864; 1896; 1956

Historical Context

The Baker-Cederberg Archives was established in 1947 for the hospital's centennial, and was named in honor of Marion Bradley Baker and George Cederberg, who saw the value of preserving Rochester General's past. For over half a century, the Baker-Cederberg Museum and Archives has served as the repository of Rochester General's rich heritage. Its collections include minute books of Rochester General's various boards from 1847 to present, scrapbooks, uniforms, memorabilia, and a 22,000-image photo collection.

Scope of Collection

This collection contains black-and-white photographs relating to Rochester City Hospital and, as it was later known, Rochester General Hospital. There are exterior views of the hospital buildings, an image of a horse-drawn ambulance, a color image of Tiffany stained glass in the nurses’ home and portraits of Sophia French Palmer and  Lois Elliot Whitney. Some photographs are undated.