A Guide to the St. Albans and other Regional Hospitals , 1924-1978 SC 206

A Guide to the St. Albans and other Regional Hospitals , 1924-1978

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University Archives, McConnell Library, Radford University
Collection number SC 206


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Repository
University Archives, McConnell Library, Radford University
Collection number
SC 206
Title
St. Albans and other Regional Hospitals , 1924-1978
Physical Characteristics
0.5 Linear feet.
Collector
Radford University Special Collections
Location
Located in locked compact shelving, level 1.
Language
English
Abstract
This collection contains materials from St. Alban's Psychiatric Hosptial, Radford Community Hospital, Roanoke Memorial Hospital and other regional hospitals. Included are brochures, newlettters, an annual report and information on St. Alban's care for coal miners.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

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Use Restrictions

There are no restrictions.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], St. Albans and Other Hospitals in Virginia Collection, Special Collections, McConnell Library, Radford University, Radford, VA. St. Albans and other Regional Hospitals , Accession # SC 206, University Archives, McConnell Library, Radford University

Acquisition Information

Contains publicly available materials originally collected in clipping files in McConnell Library, culled to create this collection in 2012.

Accruals

Further accurals are not expected.

Custodial History

Contains publicly available materials originally collected in clipping files in McConnell Library, culled to create this collection in 2012.


Historical Information

St. Albans Sanatorium began as the St. Albans Lutheran Boys School in 1892. In 1916 Dr. J.C. King converted the boys school into St. Albans Sanitorium. Treatments given to patients with mental illnesses at St. Albans included Insulin Coma Therapy, Electroconvulsive Therapy and Hydro Shock Therapy. St.Albans closed in 1994.

Radford Community Hospital was built in 1943 as a part of a Public Works project. The hospital became a part of the Carillion Clinic in 1987 and in 1999 the hospital was moved from Radford to Montgomery County making it the New River Valley Medical Center.

Roanoke Memorial Hospital was founded in 1899 as Roanoke Hospital. In the 1920's and 30's, it's growth was funded by railroad executive and contractor David W. Flickwir. The present Flickwir Memorial Unit is still stands. In the 21st century, the hospital completed an expansion project to include an emergency deparment, labor and delivery unit and a pediatric emergency room.

Scope and Content

This collection contains materials on St. Albans Psychiatric Hospital, Radford Community Hospital, Roanoke Memorial Hospital, and other regional hospitals. Included are brochures, annual reports, newsletters, and other information from St. Albans dating from the 1970s, materials from the Radford Community Hospital, a 1978 Annual Report from Roanoke Memorial Hospital, and articles about other hospitals dating from the 1930s and 1950s. Also included are articles about St. Albans' care for coal miners. Materials related to other hospitals include a booklet on the history of the Crippled Children's Hosptial and newspaper clippings on various Virginia hospitals included, but not limited to Giles and Jackson.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged as follows:

Box 1: St. Albans and Other Hospitals in Virginia

Folder 1: Booklets, "St. Albans Psychiatric Hospital," 1975

Folder 2: Newsletter, "Various Topics of St. Albans," The Saint Albanac, April 1975 - January 1979

Folder 3: Newspaper Clippings, "First Pride fo St. Albans," Roanoke Times, April 1, 1976

Folder 4: Booklets, "St. Albans Annual Reports," 1976-1977

Folder 5: Letter, "St. Alban Appointment of Raymond Sleszynski," March 14, 1977

Folder 6: Brochure, "St. Albans Hospital"

Folder 7: Brochure, "Welcome to...RCH," 1973

Folder 8: Newsletters, "Radford Community Hospital," RCH Informer, December 1977 - Summer 1978

Folder 9: Report, "RCH Annual Report," 1978

Folder 10: Booklet, "History of the Crippled Children's Hospital," Richmond, VA, 1924

Folder 11: Booklet, "Report on Receiving Systems and Hospitalization Needs," Virginia Hospitals for Mental Patients, 1934

Folder 12: Newspaper Clippings, "Virginia Hospitals: Giles, Jackson, and Others," March 21, 1937 - July 25, 1953

Folder 13: Brochure, "Foundation for Mental Health Publications List," 1960

Folder 14: Booklet, "Roanoke Memrial Hospital Annual Report," 1977-1978

Folder 15: Kit, "Blue Cross and Blue Shield Major Medical Expense Record"

Folder 16: "Private Psychiatric Services for Miners - Appalachian Area," Bedford W. Bird and Don Philips, American Journal of Public Health - Nations Health, Vo. 56, No. 5, May 1966 (mentions St. Albans)