A Guide to the Piedmont Tuberculosis Sanatorium (Burkeville, Virginia) Collection, 1926-1971 Piedmont Tuberculosis Sanatorium (Burkeville, Virginia) Collection Ms2019-009

A Guide to the Piedmont Tuberculosis Sanatorium (Burkeville, Virginia) Collection, 1926-1971

A Collection in
Special Collections
Collection Number Ms2019-009


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2019 (CC0).

Processed by: AnnRea Fowler, Student Assistant and Kira A. Dietz, Archivist, Special Collections

Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Ms2019-009
Title
Piedmont Tuberculosis Sanatorium (Burkeville, Virginia) Collection, 1926-1971
Physical Characteristics
0.3 Cubic Feet 1 box
Creator
Carter, H. G.; Lee, Hyo Keun; Scott, Charles W.; Piedmont Tuberculosis Sanatorium [Burkeville, VA]
Language
English
Abstract
The Piedmont Tuberculosis Sanatorium (Burkeville, Virginia) Collection includes materials from 1926-1971. The collection contains information relating to the operation of the sanatorium from 1918-1965. The collection contains administrative papers, published works of doctors, ephemera, and images.

Administrative Information

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from Piedmont Tuberculosis Sanatorium (Burkeville, Virginia) Collection must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Piedmont Tuberculosis Sanatorium (Burkeville, Virginia) Collection, Ms2019-009, Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

The Piedmont Tuberculosis Sanatorium (Burkeville, Virginia) Collection was purchased by Special Collections in 2018.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Piedmont Tuberculosis Sanatorium (Burkeville, Virginia) Collection was completed in February 2019.


Historical Note

The Piedmont Tuberculosis Sanatorium (Burkeville, Virginia) was a hospital open to African-Americans in order to treat tuberculosis from 1917-1965. Shortly after the sanatorium opened, a two-year school for training African-American nurses was opened.

Scope and Content

The Piedmont Tuberculosis Sanatorium (Burkeville, Virginia) Collection includes materials from 1926-1971. The collection contains information relating to the operation of the sanatorium from 1918-1965. The collection consists of three series: Administrative Papers, Ephemera, and Images.

Arrangement

The Piedmont Tuberculosis Sanatorium (Burkeville, Virginia) Collection is arranged in three series: Administrative Papers, Ephemera, and Images.

I. Administrative Papers contains the following items: different versions and revisions of "A Brief History of Piedmont Sanatorium", administrative documents (including patient population and drug lists), bulletins, and published papers by staff. This series is arranged by material type. Within each folder, materials are in chronological order.

II. Ephemera contains newspaper clippings, materials relating to the graduation of nurses, and a story entitled "Adventures in a Wheelchair." This series is arranged by material type. Within each folder, materials are in chronological order.

III. Images contains stamps and postcards with pictures of the sanatorium. There is also a photograph of staff. This series is arranged by material type. Within each folder, materials are in chronological order.


Index Terms

    Subjects:

  • African American history
  • Local/Regional History and Appalachian South
  • Medicine

Contents List

Series I: Administrative Papers, 1926-1971
  • Box-Folder 1
    1
    A Brief History of the Piedmont Tuberculosis Sanatorium (variations), 1949-1971
  • Box-Folder 1
    2
    Administrative Documents, 1949-1963
  • Box-Folder 1
    3
    Bulletins, 1926-1961
  • Box-Folder 1
    4
    Published Papers by Staff, 1959. d.
Series II: Ephemera, 1949-1965
  • Box-Folder 1
    5
    Newspaper Clippings, n.d.
  • Box-Folder 1
    6
    Materials Relating to Graduation of Nurses, 1949-1965
  • Box-Folder 1
    7
    "Adventures in a Wheelchair" Story, n.d.
Series III: Images, 1928-1958
  • Box-Folder 1
    8
    Stamps and Postcards, 1928-1958
  • Box-Folder 1
    9
    Photograph, n.d.

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Carter, H. G.
  • Lee, Hyo Keun
  • Scott, Charles W.