Explore the history of women’s volunteer organizations through the Cradle Club of Women’s College Hospital. This exhibit tells the story of how our group of young society girls came together in the 1930s with the mission of improving the quality of women’s healthcare in Toronto. Photographs, memorabilia and oral interviews provide a fascinating behind-the-scenes at exclusive fundraising events held in the city’s social landmarks.
Thanks to the support of the Virtual Museum of Canada’s Community Stories Investment Program. The Miss Margaret Robins Archives of Women’s College Hospital is proud to present Charity and the Society Girls of Toronto – The Story of the Cradle Club of Women’s College Hospital.
As a national historic site, Women’s College Hospital is committed to preserving its unique history. The Miss Margaret Robins Archives of Women’s College Hospital acquires, maintains, preserves and makes available the historical records and artifacts of the institution.
Named in honour of its founder, the Archives’ collection consists of historic records, photographs, audio and video recordings, medical equipment and textiles.
In addition to documenting the rich history of Women’s College Hospital, the collection also consists of archival material related to the history of women in medicine, the history of nursing and early hospitals in Canada.
To search for historical material maintained in the Archives use the Archeion database.
Listen to students talks about their first day on the wards. See the evolution of student nurses’ uniforms over the school’s sixty year history. Be a part of Miss Sarah Jane Glenn’s graduation ceremony in the backyard of the hospital in 1917.
Thanks to the support of the Virtual Museum of Canada’s Community Memories Investment Program, The Miss Margaret Robins Archives of Women’s College Hospital is proud to present Memories of the Women’s College Hospital’s School of Nursing.