Piedmont Tuberculosis Sanatorium (Burkeville, Virginia) Collection Piedmont Tuberculosis Sanatorium (Burkeville, Virginia) Collection, 1926-1971 Ms.2019.009

Piedmont Tuberculosis Sanatorium (Burkeville, Virginia) Collection, 1926-1971 Ms.2019.009


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AnnRea Fowler, Student Assistant and Kira A. Dietz, Archivist

Repository
Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech
Identification
Ms.2019.009
Title
Piedmont Tuberculosis Sanatorium (Burkeville, Virginia) Collection 1926-1971
Quantity
0.3 Cubic Feet, 1 box
Creator
Carter, H. G.
Creator
Scott, Charles W.
Creator
Piedmont Tuberculosis Sanatorium [Burkeville, VA]
Creator
Lee, Hyo Keun
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.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • African Americans -- History
  • Local/Regional History and Appalachian South
  • Medicine

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

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

Container List

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