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Catawba Sanatorium Collection



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Catawba Sanatorium Collection, 1909-1935 | Berea College Special Collections and Archives Catalog

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Title: Catawba Sanatorium Collection, 1909-1935Add to your cart.

Extent: 1.0 MS boxes

Subjects: Virginia -- Catawba Sanatorium (Catawba)

Languages: English


The Catawba Sanatorium, founded in Virginia in 1908, was a public institution for the treatment of tuberculosis. It was known as one of the most organized and best equipped institutions of its kind. W.W. Baker, born October 20, 1844, founded the sanatorium after he experienced the disease himself. He introduced a bill passed by the Virginia General Assembly in 1908 that made the sanatorium a possibility. Apparently many contented patients stayed at Catawba. Visitors commented on the cheerful atmosphere and smiling faces. The Catawba Sanatorium of the Commonwealth of Virginia stayed open until the late 1940s and 50s, when better methods were found for the treatment of tuberculosis. The sanatorium became the Catawba Hospital, which is still being used today.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The collection contains records detailing the history of the Catawba Sanatorium through 1929.  The collection includes a report by resident physician, John J. Lloyd, M.D., records of statistics and treatments for 1913-1914, information for patients, and postcard images (one dated 1935).

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Virginia -- Catawba Sanatorium (Catawba)

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Repository: Berea College Special Collections and Archives Catalog

Access Restrictions: Records can be accessed through the Reading Room, Berea College Special Collections and Archives, Hutchins Library, Berea College.

Use Restrictions: There are no restrictions on use of this material other than federal copyright regulations.

Preferred Citation: [Object identification], Catawba Sanatorium Collection, Berea College Special Collections & Archives, Berea, KY.

Finding Aid Revision History: The finding aid was updated in 2016.

Other Note: BCA 0097 SAA 097

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[Series 1: Catawba Sanatorium Collection],

Series 1: Catawba Sanatorium CollectionAdd to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Booklet by Ernest Drewry Stephenson on the Catawba Sanatorium, 1909-1929.Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Annual report of the Catawba Sanatorium of the Commonwealth of Virginia, 1913-1914.Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Miscellaneous Items:Add to your cart.

Pledge of Membership

Railroad schedule change, Jan. 31, 1921

Page regarding rules and regulations

Copy: Rules and Information for Patients.

Folder 4: Seven post cards of the Sanatorium buildings.Add to your cart.
One dated 4/3/35.

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