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Tuberculosis Sanatorium of Kalamazoo Collection

Identifier: RH-A-3436

Scope and Contents

The collection is composed of one card from the Tuberculosis Sanitorium in Kalamazoo. The name on the card is Robert Brody from Plainwell who was admitted on February 16, 1911. The cost was $7.00 per week and there is the number 213 on the side of the card.


  • Creation: 1911


Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions

Biographical or Historical Information

In 1908 the Kalamazoo Anti-Tuberculosis Society began with one of their goals being to segregate infected patients. By September they had raised enough funds to create a tuberculosis colony on Gull Road. Residents stayed in tents or shacks for an undetermined time. Over the next year, there was news about the construction of new buildings. By 1912, plans were in the works by the City of Kalamazoo to construct more permanent buildings for a hospital for patients with tuberculosis, diphtheria, and other contagious diseases. This eventually was built in the West Douglas neighborhood and later taken over by the County of Kalamazoo.

In processing this card,, Family Search and Seeking Michigan was consulted and no Robert Brody could be found living in Plainwell although a Robert Brodie was located in Kalamazoo and another in Gun Plain Township.


0.05 Cubic Feet

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The collection is composed of one admission card 4”x6” for the Tuberculosis Sanitorium located on Gull Street and dated 1911.

Source of Acquisition

Kalamazoo Public Library

Physical Description

The collection amounts to .05 cubic feet and is composed of one admission card, 4”x6”, on heavy paper for the Tuberculosis Sanitorium of Kalamazoo, Michigan, located on Gull Street. The card is in good shape although there is some yellowing around the edges and smudges possibly from the ink. There also is some wear at the corners.

Tuberculosis Sanatorium of Kalamazoo Collection Finding Aid
Lynn Houghton
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Repository Details

Part of the Western Michigan University Archives & Regional History Collections Repository

Charles C. and Lynn L. Zhang Legacy Collections Center
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Kalamazoo MI 49008-5307 US
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