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Guide to the Stanley L. Sims Papers, circa 1972-1973 MSS Q

Guide to the Stanley L. Sims Papers, circa 1972-1973


Summary Information

Sims was employed as Administrator of La Crosse Lutheran Hospital from 1938 to 1971. Lutheran Hospital is now called Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center. The papers contain an expanded version of Sims’ book, the History of La Crosse Lutheran Hospital and copy positives of the photographs used in the book.
Collection Title
Stanley L. Sims Papers
Date of Materials
circa 1972-1973
Sims, Stanley L., d. 2003
Call Number
1.6 cubic feet
Physical Description
3 bound volumes, 5 archives boxes
Language of Materials
La Crosse Public Library Archives

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Stanley L. Sims Papers, MSS Q, La Crosse Public Library Archives, La Crosse, WI

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Biographical Note

Stanley Sims was a former administrator of Lutheran Hospital in La Crosse, Wis., from 1938-1971. He died in 2003.

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Scope and Contents

The Stanley Sims papers consist exclusively of information about the history of La Crosse Lutheran Hospital. The materials available include three bound volumes of text which became the basis of his book, The History of La Crosse Lutheran Hospital, which was published in 1981. Nearly five hundred photographs complement the text. The photographs are all copy positives of photographs obtained from a variety of sources. Each photo mentioned in the text is numbered with the photographs arranged by number for easy retrieval. Two listings of the photographs are included. The first supplies partial captions of some of the photos, while the second, created by La Crosse Public Library staff, gives a complete caption for every photograph. Both lists are arranged numerically. Additional information available includes lists of approved biographies and of photographs of doctors on staff, as well as some newspaper clippings and other miscellaneous items.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

La Crosse Public Library Archives 1986 August

800 Main St.
La Crosse, Wisconsin, 54601
(608) 789-7136

Access to Materials

Materials in this collection are available for patron use.

Acquisitions Information

Accession No. 1986.004

Processing Information

Processed by Amy Groskopf, August 1986

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Related Materials

Related Materials

(362.11 SI58L 1981)
 La Crosse Lutheran Hospital, A History: 1899-1979, by Stanley L. Sims

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • La Crosse Lutheran Hospital (La Crosse, Wis.).

Personal Name(s)

  • Sims, Stanley L., d. 2003


  • Hospitals--Wisconsin--La Crosse

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OCLC Number


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Collection Inventory

Volume Volume Volume

History of La Crosse Lutheran Hospital 

2 1 3



Numbers 1-135 


Numbers 136-280 


Numbers 281-400 

Box Folder

Numbers 401-491 

4 1-18

Un-numbered photographs 

4 19

List of photographs 

5 1

List of photographs with complete captions 

5 2

List of approved biographies from doctors 

5 3

List of photographs obtained from medical staff 

5 4

Newspaper clippings 

5 5


5 6