8 women, 7 who are sitting at the phone operator's table, connecting lines

Photo: Cleveland Clinic Archives

Just shy of 3 p.m. on any given day in 1967, switchboard operators have their hands — and ears — full as they field calls at Cleveland Clinic. From left are Eleanor Haggerty, Beatrice Masterson, Lorraine Wojniak, Wanda Estep, Evelyn Stefanik, Mary Holmok, Willa Cree and Chief Operator Irene Lindquist.