Chatham Nursing Home administrative records
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Chatham Nursing Home administrative records

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Morrison, Mary Lane, 1907-1994.
Title: Chatham Nursing Home administrative records
Dates: 1967-1971
Extent: 0.5 cubic feet (1 box)
Identification: MS 1211

Biographical/Historical Note

The Chatham Nursing Home of Savannah, Georgia, was established in June, 1959, It was operated by the Nursing Home Authority of Chatham County, Inc., from 1961 until 1984. In this year, the nursing home was sold to Executive Medical Corp. (EMC). The Nursing Home Authority fought to regain control of the nursing home during the 1980s. The Chatham Nursing Home's name has changed to Riverview Health and Rehabilitation Center.

Mary Lane Morrison (1907-1994) was born in Savannah, Georgia, the daughter of Mills Bee Lane, Sr. and Mary Comer Lane. She graduated from Smith College in 1929. Morrison was the curator of the Georgia Historical Society and a member of the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the state of Georgia. She also served on the Board of the Chatham Nursing Home. She was an author, writing John S. Norris: Architect in Savannah (Savannah, Ga.: Beehive Press, 1980) and editing Historic Savannah (Savannah, Ga.: Historic Savannah Foundation, 2005). Born Mary Lane, she married Howard J. Morrison; they had two sons, Howard J. Morrison, Jr. and Mills L. Morrison, as well as a daughter, Mary M. Morrison Clarke. Morrison died on July 16, 1994.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of administrative records kept by Mary Lane Morrison while she was a member of the Board of the Chatham Nursing Home. They include by-laws and minutes of the Board to which are attached various reports for the period, including financial records, patient activities, admissions, doctors' visitations, etc. Some correspondence regarding the activities of the Board is included.

Index Terms

Administrative records.
Bylaws (administrative records)
Chatham Nursing Home (Savannah, Ga.)
Financial records.
Letters (correspondence)
Minutes (administrative records)
Morrison, Mary Lane, 1907-1994.
Nursing homes--Georgia--Savannah.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Material was acquired from collector.

Preferred Citation

[item identification], Chatham Nursing Home administrative records, MS 1211, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Mary Lane Morrison, 1972.


Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Georgia Historical Society. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Division of Library and Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Georgia Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.


Encoding funded by a 2012 Documenting Democracy grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Container List



1By-laws (Includes copy of the original charter and revisions.)


2Board minutes and other papers, 1967


3Board minutes and other papers, 1968 January-June


4Board minutes and other papers, 1968 July-December


5Board minutes and other papers, 1969 January-June


6Board minutes and other papers, 1969 July-December


7Board minutes and other papers, 1970 January-May


8Board minutes and other papers, 1970 August-November


9Board minutes and other papers, 1971