Date Original

1954 July 1-1955 June 30


This collection contains one scrapbook and loose material from the scrapbook produced by the public relations program at Arkansas Baptist Hospital, covering July 1, 1954 to June 30, 1955.

Biographical/Historical Note

Arkansas Baptist Hospital, now known as Baptist Health, began in 1919 as a result of the Arkansas Baptist State Convention voting to create a modern hospital in Little Rock. The hospital opened in November 1920 and was named the Baptist State Hospital. The name changed to Arkansas Baptist Hospital in 1946. The name changed again in 1965 to Arkansas Baptist Medical Center. In 1966, the hospital was transferred to a private, non-profit corporation in order for it to receive federal funds. It eventually became simply Baptist Medical Center in 1969. The name was shortened again in 1995 to Baptist Health. Baptist Health is now Arkansas's largest healthcare system and has hospital campuses in Little Rock, North Little Rock, Arkadelphia, Stuttgart, and Heber Springs. The system also operates Baptist Health College Little Rock, which grants associate degrees in nursing.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Little Rock, Pulaski County (Ark.)





Resource Type



Arkansas Baptist Hospital public relations scrapbook, MS.000961


Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Arkansas Baptist Hospital public relations scrapbook, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.


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