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1920s

1922

After 10 years of support from Needham townswomen, the Glover Aid Association is formally established. Members assist with sewing and mending, furnishing the hospital with linens, surgeon gowns and medical equipment; and collecting fresh food for patients from area housewives … and in some cases, hens.

"Arrangements for keeping hens have recently been made by the Glover Hospital in order to supply patients with fresh eggs. At the same time efforts will be made to make it profitable financially. The Aid informs the public that contributions through this new department are welcome."
- Needham Chronicle , June 1921





A newspaper article showing early organizing efforts of the Aid Association, July 3, 1915

Newspaper article showing early organizing efforts of the Aid Association






Hospital trustees annual report submitted to the town of Needham, 1920

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Hospital trustees annual report, 1920 (click for PDF)





Solicitation letter from trustee James McCracken seeking support for hospital expansion, October 18, 1922

Solicitation letter from trustee James McCracken seeking support for hospital expansion

1929

The town of Needham assumes ownership of Glover Home and Hospital and renames it the Glover Memorial Hospital in honor of servicemen who served in World War I.

Needham resident and serviceman Lloyd Litchfield returns from WWI to give a talk at the Town Hall about his time in a German prisoner of war camp.




Lloyd Litchfield on the steps of the Needham Town Hall, 1919

Courtesy of the Needham Historical Society
Needham resident and serviceman Lloyd Litchfield returns from WWI to give a talk at the Town Hall about his time in a German prisoner of war camp.





Needham Town Hall, 1929


Needham Town Hall

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