Indiana University. Medicine, School of.
James Whitcomb Riley Memorial Association,
1962-1980

Collection #128
(4 cu. ft.)

Historical Note

See Collection #126, School of Medicine, Dean's Office/ Office of the Dean for most of this information.

After the death of James Whitcomb Riley in 1916, a group of his friends - including George Ade, Booth Tarkington, and Meredith Nicholson - organized the James Whitcomb Riley Memorial Association. In order to provide a lasting tribute to their friend, "the children's poet," the early leaders of the association decided to erect a hospital for children in Riley's name. To assure medical service of the highest order, and also, to insure the absolute permanence of the memorial, the founders chose to entrust management of the hospital to the Indiana University School of Medicine. Thus, at the request of the James Whitcomb Riley Memorial Association and of the University, the Indiana General Assembly in 1921 authorized the establishment of the James Whitcomb Riley Hospital for Children. At the same time it was accepted by the Trustees of Indiana University as a gift from the association and its donors. The James Whitcomb Riley Memorial Association accepted the responsibility of providing, by public subscription, the funds to purchase ground and build the hospital adjacent to the teaching center.

The James Whitcomb Riley Memorial Association bequests and gifts - in whole or in part - some forty separate projects for the benefit of sick and crippled children. The association supports a multi-phase program centered in six major areas:

*Extensive research into the diseases and disabilities of children.

*Direct patient care.

*Expansion, alteration, and modernization of the physical plant of the hospital.

*Procurement of the most modern medical and surgical equipment.

*Professional education of doctors, nurses, and techicians.

*Summer camping for crippled children.


Scope and Content Note

The James Whitcomb Riley Memorial Association records consist of correspondences, agendas and minutes of meetings, reports, news items, and various other types of materials.


Folder List
 
  Box 1:   James Whitcomb Riley Memorial Association

   Folder 1 James Whitcomb Memorial Association                    1962
          2 Annual Audit Report                                    1962
          3 Annual Report                                          1962
          4 Board of Governors Meeting                         Apr 1962
          5 Board of Governors Meeting                         Oct 1962
          6 Consolidated Fund                                      1962
          7 Correspondence                                         1962
          8 News                                                   1962
          9 Annual Report                                          1963
         10 Billings for Payment                                   1963
         11 Board of Governors Lists                               1963
         12 Board of Governors Meeting                         Jan 1963
         13 Board of Governors Meeting                         Apr 1963
         14 Board of Governors Meeting                         Jul 1963
         15 Board of Governors Meeting                         Oct 1963
         16 Camp Riley Comments                                    1963
         17 Consolidated Fund                                      1963
         18 Correspondence                                         1963
         19 Investment Committee                                   1963
         20 News                                                   1963
         21 Medical Center Statistics                              1963
         22 Policy and Planning Committee Meeting                  1963
         23 Press Releases                                         1963
         24 Report of Examination                                  1963
         25 Trust Department                                       1963
         26 Annual Report                                          1964
         27 Board of Governors Meeting                         Jan 1964
         28 Board of Governors Meeting                         Apr 1964
         29 Board of Governors Special Meeting                 May 1964
         30 Board of Governors Meeting                         Jul 1964
         31 Board of Governors Meeting                         Oct 1964
         32 Camp Riley Comments                                    1964
         33 Correspondence                                         1964
         34 Correspondence                                         1964
         35 Development of Riley Hospital - Master Plan            1964
         36 Grants                                                 1964
         37 Investment Committee                                   1964
         38 News                                                   1964
         39 Report of Examination                                  1964
         40 Trust Department                                       1964
         41 Annual Report                                          1965
         42 Board of Governors Meeting                         Jan 1965
         43 Board of Governors Meeting                         Mar 1965
         44 Board of Governors Meeting                         Apr 1965
         45 Board of Governors Meeting                         Jul 1965
         46 Board of Governors Meeting                         Oct 1965
         47 Camp Riley Comments                                    1965
         48 Camp Riley Standards                                   1965
         49 Consolidated Fund                                      1965
         50 Correspondence                                         1965
         51 Correspondence                                         1965
         52 Finance and Investment Committees                      1965
         53 Grants Committee                                       1965
         54 Investment Department                                  1965
         55 Joint Construction Grant                               1965
         56 News                                                   1965
         57 Press Releases                                         1965
         58 Trust Department                                       1965
         59 Annual Report                                          1966
         60 Board of Governors Meeting                         Jan 1966
         61 Board of Governors Meeting                         Apr 1966
         62 Board of Governors Meeting                         Jul 1966

   Box 2:   James Whitcomb Riley Memorial Association

   Folder 1 Board of Governors Meeting                     Jun-Jul 1966
          2 Bookkeeping Procedures Consultation                    1966
          3 Camp Riley Accreditation                               1966
          4 Camp RIley Parents' Comments                      1965-1966
          5 Consolidated Fund                                      1966
          6 Correspondence                                         1966
          7 Correspondence                                         1966
          8 Investment Committee                                   1966
          9 Quarterly Reports                                      1966
         10 Report of Examination                                  1966
         11 School Program at Riley Hospital                       1966
         12 Trust Department                                       1966
         13 Advisory Committee                                     1967
         14 Annual Report                                          1967
         15 Audit Report                                           1967
         16 Bequests                                               1967
         17 Board of Governors Meeting                         Jan 1967
         18 Board of Governors Meeting                         Apr 1967
         19 Board of Governors Meeting                         Jul 1967
         20 Board of Governors Meeting                         Oct 1967
         21 Correspondence                                         1967
         22 Correspondence                                         1967
         23 News                                              1965-1967
         24 Quarterly Reports                                      1967
         25 Trust Department                                       1967
         26 Annual Report                                          1968
         27 Board of Governors Meeting                         Jan 1968
         28 Board of Governors Meeting                         Apr 1968
         29 Board of Governors Meeting                         Jul 1968
         30 Camp Riley Parents' Comments                      1967-1968
         31 Correspondence                                         1968
         32 Correspondence                                         1968
         33 News                                                   1968
         34 Quarterly Reports                                      1968
         35 Trust Department                                       1968
         36 Board of Governors Meeting                         Jan 1969
         37 Board of Governors Meeting                         Apr 1969
         38 Board of Governors Meeting                         Jul 1969
         39 Board of Governors Meeting                         Oct 1969
         40 Brochures                                              1969
         41 Correspondence                                         1969
         42 Correspondence                                         1969
         43 Education and Research Facilities                      1969
         44 Financial Reports                                 1968-1969
         45 Riley Hospital Cheer Guild Newsletter             1969-1970
         46 Trust Department                                       1969
         47 Annual Reports                                    1969-1970
         48 Board of Governors Meeting                         Jan 1970
         49 Board of Governors Meeting                         Apr 1970
         50 Board of Governors Meeting                         Jul 1970
         51 Board of Governors Meeting                         Oct 1970
         52 Riley Hospital Cheer Guild                        1969-1970
         53 Correspondence                                         1970
         54 Financial Reports                                      1970

   Box 3:   James Whitcomb Riley Memorial Association

   Folder 1 Quarterly Reports                                 1968-1970
          2 Annual Report                                          1971
          3 Board of Governors Meeting                         Jan 1971
          4 Board of Governors Meeting                         Apr 1971
          5 Board of Governors Meeting                         Jul 1971
          6 Board of Governors Meeting                         Oct 1971
          7 Camp Riley Staff Manual                                1971
          8 Riley Hospital Cheer Guild                        1970-1971
          9 Correspondence                                    1970-1971
         10 Correspondence                                         1971
         11 Correspondence                                         1971
         12 Financial Report                                       1971
         13 Grants                                                 1971
         14 Quarterly Reports                                      1971
         15 Annual Report                                          1972
         16 Board of Governors Meeting                         Jan 1972
         17 Board of Governors Meeting                         Apr 1972
         18 Board of Governors Meeting                         Jul 1972
         19 Board of Governors Meeting                         Oct 1972
         20 Committees                                             1972
         21 Correspondence                                         1972
         22 Correspondence                                         1972
         23 Correspondence                                         1972
         24 Financial Report                                       1972
         25 Grants                                             May 1972
         26 Grants                                             May 1972
         27 Grants                                             Jul 1972
         28 Grants                                             Nov 1972
         29 Grants                                             Nov 1972
         30 Grants                                             Nov 1972
         31 Grants                                             Nov 1972
         32 News                                              1968-1972
         33 Quarterly Reports                                      1972
         34 Trust Department                                       1972
         35 Annual Report                                          1973
         36 Board of Governors Meeting                         Jan 1973
         37 Board of Governors Meeting                         Apr 1973
         38 Board of Governors Meeting                         Jul 1973
         39 Board of Governors Meeting                         Oct 1973
         40 Correspondence                                         1973
         41 Grants                                                 1973
         42 News                                                   1973
         43 Quarterly Reports                                      1973
         44 Board of Governors Meeting                         Apr 1974
         45 Correspondence                                         1974
         46 Riley Hospital's 50th Year of
            Service to Children                                    1974
         47 Quarterly Reports                                      1974
         48 Annual Report                                          1975

   Box 4:   James Whitcomb Riley Memorial Association

   Folder 1 Board of Governors Meeting                         Feb 1975
          2 Board of Governors Meeting                         May 1975
          3 Board of Governors Meeting                         Aug 1975
          4 Board of Governors Meeting                         Nov 1975
          5 Correspondence                                         1975
          6 Financial Report                                       1975
          7 Quarterly Reports                                      1975
          8 Trust Department                                       1975
          9 Annual Report                                          1976
         10 Board of Governors Meeting                         Feb 1976
         11 Board of Governors Meeting                         May 1976
         12 Board of Governors Meeting                         Aug 1976
         13 Board of Governors Meeting                         Nov 1976
         14 Committees                                             1976
         15 Correspondence                                         1976
         16 Financial Report                                       1976
         17 Investment Committee                                   1976
         18 News                                              1974-1976
         19 Quarterly Reports                                      1976
         20 Annual Report                                          1977
         21 Board of Governors Meeting                         Feb 1977
         22 Board of Governors Meeting                         May 1977
         23 Board of Governors Meeting                         Aug 1977
         24 Board of Governors Meeting                         Nov 1977
         25 Correspondence                                         1977
         26 Director's Report                                      1977
         27 Financial Report                                       1977
         28 Investment Committee                               Jan 1977
         29 Investment Committee                           Feb-May 1977
         30 Investment Committee                               Jun 1977
         31 Investment Committee                               Aug 1977
         32 Investment Committee                               Sep 1977
         33 Quarterly Report                                   Feb 1977
         34 Quarterly Report                                   Mar 1977
         35 Quarterly Report                                   Jun 1977
         36 Quarterly Report                                   Sep 1977
         37 Board of Governors Meeting                         Feb 1978
         38 Board of Governors Meeting                         May 1978
         39 Board of Governors Meeting                         Nov 1978
         40 California Schell Tract Purchase                       1978
         41 Financial Report                                       1978
         42 Forward Plan for Riley Hospital                        1978
         43 "The IU Physician," 75th Anniversary Publication
            celebrating the Diamond Jubulee of the Indiana
            University School of Medicine                          1978         
         44 Investment Committee                                   1978
         45 Riley Report                                      1976-1978
         46 Quarterly Report                                   Mar 1978
         47 Quarterly Report                                   Jun 1978
         48 Board of Governors Meeting                         Mar 1979
         49 Board of Governors Meeting                         May 1979
         50 Board of Governors Meeting                         Aug 1979
         51 Board of Governors Meeting                         Nov 1979
         52 Financial Report                                       1979
         53 Investment Committee                               Jan 1979
         54 Investment Committee                               May 1979
         55 Investment Committee                               Jul 1979
         56 Investment Committee                               Aug 1979
         57 Quarterly Report                                   Mar 1979
         58 Quarterly Report                                   Jun 1979
         59 Quarterly Report                                   Dec 1979
         60 Board of Governors Meeting                         Feb 1980
         61 Investment Committee                                   1980
         62 Quarterly Report                                   Mar 1980
         63 Quarterly Report                                   Dec 1980
         64 James Whitcomb Riley Memorial Association
            By Laws and Board                                  No Date 

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