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Edward F. Dobihal, Jr. papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 1683

Scope and Contents

The papers consist of scattered correspondence, minutes, reports, and writings primarily documenting Edward Dobihal's involvement with, and the early administrative history of, Connecticut Hospice, Inc. These papers form part of the Contemporary Medical Care and Health Policy Collection

Dates

  • 1964-2005
  • Majority of material found within 1971 - 1973

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

While this collection is mainly open, material in box 2 of Accession 1996-M-128 is closed until January 1, 2057.

Original audiovisual materials, as well as preservation and duplicating masters, may not be played. Researchers must consult use copies, or if none exist must pay for a use copy, which is retained by the repository. Researchers wishing to obtain an additional copy for their personal use should consult Copying Services information on the Manuscripts and Archives web site.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by Edward F. Dobihal, Jr. was transferred to Yale University, with the exception of the film, As Long as ther is Life. These materials may be used for non-commercial purposes without seeking permission from Yale University as the copyright holder. For other uses of these materials, please contact mssa.assist@yale.edu. Copyright status for other collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Edward F. Dobihal, Jr., 1995, 1996, 1999, 2001, 2002, and 2006.

Arrangement

The papers are arranged in by accession, alphabetically thereunder.

Extent

6.06 Linear Feet (13 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Persistent URL

http://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/mssa.ms.1683

Overview

The papers consist of scattered correspondence, minutes, reports, writings and audiocassettes primarily documenting Edward Dobihal's involvement with, and the early administrative history of, Connecticut Hospice, Inc. These papers form part of the Contemporary Medical Care and Health Policy Collection.

Biographical / Historical

Reverend Edward F. Dobihal, Jr., received his B.A. from American University in 1949, his B.D. from Drew Theological Seminary in 1952, and his Ph.D. from Drew University in 1965. Prior to his arrival at Yale, he served as pastor of the Lafayette Methodist Church in Jersey City, New Jersey, and as chaplain at St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Washington, D.C. He was chaplain at Yale-New Haven Hospital from 1964 to 1967, and from 1967 to 1990, was director of the department of religious ministries in the hospital, and associate clinical professor and clinical professor of pastoral care at Yale Divinity School. Thereafter he served as pastoral consultant to the Yale School of Nursing and to the department of religious ministries in Yale-New Haven Hospital. For many years he specialized in care for the dying and, in 1971, was instrumental in the founding of Connecticut Hospice, Inc., the first hospice established in the United States. He was the first chairman of the board of directors of the hospice and later was made an honorary lifetime member of the board
Title
Guide to the Edward F. Dobihal, Jr. Papers
Status
Under Revision
Author
compiled by Christine Weideman
Date
July 1995
Description rules
Finding Aid Created In Accordance With Manuscripts And Archives Processing Manual
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Part of the Manuscripts and Archives Repository

Contact:
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Location

Sterling Memorial Library
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New Haven, CT 06511

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