Rush records (1969-present) include the non-patient and non-student records of Rush University Medical Center (Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center), Rush University, their departments and committees. The following lists of collections are a LIMITED SAMPLE of the materials in the Rush Archives. Please contact the archivist for more information.
Contact the archivist for more information about the following Rush Institutional Records:
The Rush Archives preserves full runs of recent and current Rush-related newsletters, including the following titles:
*** To search issue summaries of the NewsRounds newsletter, Rush's newsletter since 1963, please explore the following PDF and contact the Archivist for more information: [NewsRounds has been digitized and is available online. It is keyword searchable and downloadable in a variety of formats.] ***
*** To search a list of News Releases, 1956-2005, please explore the following PDF and contact the Archivist for more information: [We are in the process of digitizing our News Releases!] ***
Research Tip: Want to do a quick keyword search to answer your Rush Medical College question? Click on the links below and select "text contents" for the search box!
***RESEARCH TIP: Rush Medical College served as the medical school of the University of Chicago from 1898 to 1941. The Alumni Association of Rush Medical College merged with the University of Chicago's in 1924. Because of this merger, Rush's alumni newsletter, The Bulletin, ended in 1924. Alumni updates for the original Rush Medical College after 1924 can be found in the University of Chicago Magazine. To explore these campus publications (both University Publications and Student Publications), please visit the University of Chicago Library's Campus Publications site below:
Brief History of ST. LUKE'S HOSPITAL:
Brief History of the ST. LUKE'S HOSPITAL SCHOOL OF NURSING
Several items from the St. Luke's Hospital Records, #4704, and St. Luke's Hospital School of Nursing Records, #4765, have been digitized and are available online.
More St. Luke's Hospital resources:
Brief History of PRESBYTERIAN HOSPITAL:
Brief History of the PRESBYTERIAN HOSPITAL SCHOOL OF NURSING:
Several items from the Presbyterian Hospital Records, #4705, and Presbyterian Hospital School of Nursing Records, #4776, have been digitized and are available online.
Other Presbyterian Hospital resources:
Brief History of PRESBYTERIAN-ST. LUKE'S HOSPITAL:
Brief History of PRESBYTERIAN-ST. LUKE'S HOSPITAL SCHOOL OF NURSING:
Several items from the Presbyterian-St. Luke's Hospital Records, #4706, and Presbyterian-St. Luke's Hospital School of Nursing Records, #4778, have been digitized and are available online.
More resources related to Presbyterian-St. Luke's Hospital:
Brief History of the CENTRAL FREE DISPENSARY:
Several items from the Central Free Dispensary Records, #4761, have been digitized and are available online.
Rush Archives Service Hours:
THE RUSH ARCHIVES IS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS ON THE RUSH CAMPUS.
WE WILL TRY TO ASSIST RESEARCHERS AS BEST WE CAN USING DIGITAL RESOURCES.
PLEASE EXPLORE THIS WEBPAGE AND OUR ONLINE RESOURCES BEFORE CONTACTING THE RUSH ARCHIVES FOR ASSISTANCE.
Thank you for your patience during this unpredictable time.
Contact the Archivist:
Outside of Service Hours: For very urgent requests outside of service hours, please contact the Library of Rush at firstname.lastname@example.org
Note for researchers: Internal reference requests are given precedence. External requests will be addressed as time allows. However, our website will lead you to a number of digital resources from the Rush Archives that may meet your information needs.
Visiting the Rush Archives: In-person visits from researchers from outside of Rush must be approved by the archivist ahead of time.
Location: 1700 W. Van Buren Street, Suite 086, Chicago, IL 60612.
Using our Material in your Publication/Exhibit/Presentation: Contact the Archivist for a Permission to Publish form and fee table.
Citing our Collections: Footnotes or captions should indicate the collection or other identifying information from our finding aids. Please contact the Archivist for more information. Basic format for citation:
[Identification of item], in the [Name of Collection] [Collection Number], Rush University Medical Center Archives, Chicago, Ill.
Looking for Medical Records/Patient Records? Visit Rush University Medical Center's Health Information Management Office.
Looking for Student Records/Transcripts? Visit Rush University's Office of the Registrar.
The Rush University Medical Center Archives, Chicago, Ill., is the official archival agency of Rush University Medical Center and Rush University.
The Rush Archives strives to tell the story of Rush and its esteemed history of education, research, patient care, and community leadership in a meaningful way through our collections.
The Rush Archives holds almost 3000 linear feet of material from Rush and its predecessor schools and hospitals going back to the founding of Rush Medical College in 1837, two days before the city of Chicago was incorporated. The Rush Archives also includes the personal papers of many individuals related to those institutions. Photographs, audiovisual material, paintings, artifacts, nursing school uniforms and caps, and digital assets document the history of Rush, also.
The Rush Archives preserves, identifies, organizes, and provides access to records of long-term historical, evidential, and administrative value to the institution.