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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

University of Texas Arlington

Texas State Tuberculosis Sanatorium Photograph Album:

A Guide



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Tennyson, Winnie (1897-1935)
Title: Texas State Tuberculosis Sanatorium Photograph Album
Dates: 1929-1930
Abstract: This small photo album, constructed by Winnie Tennyson, contains over 76 black and white silver gelatin images, ephemera, and photo postcards from her stay at the Texas State Tuberculosis Sanatorium in 1929.
Identification: AR718
Extent: 1 box (0.25 linear feet)
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Libraries

Biographical Note

Winnie Tennyson (1897-1935) was born in Vernon, Texas. She was admitted to the Texas State Tuberculosis Sanatorium in 1929. The sanatorium, which opened in 1912, was located Sanatorium, Texas, near Carlsbad. The site also housed a nursing school because it was difficult to retain nurses due to both the fear of tuberculosis and the geographic isolation of the institution. Many of the nursing candidates were themselves recovering tuberculosis patients.

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Scope and Contents

This small photo album, constructed by Winnie Tennyson, contains over 76 black and white silver gelatin images, ephemera, and photo postcards. The album is well-captioned in white album pen and contains some original poetry. The images in the album depict many of the nurses, doctors and other patients of the Texas State Tuberculosis Sanatorium as well as costume parties, Sunday school classes, and excursions.

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Restrictions

Access

Open for research.

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Index Terms

These materials are indexed under the following headings in the catalog of The University of Texas at Arlington Library. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these headings.
Persons
Tennyson, Winnie, 1897-1935--Archives.
Subjects
Tuberculosis--Texas.
State Hospitals--Texas.
Tuberculosis--Patients--Rehabilitation--Texas.
Tuberculosis--Hospitals--Texas.
Places
Sanatorium (Tex.)
Alternate Titles
Historical Manuscripts Collection
Texas Disability History Collection

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Administrative Information

Provenance

Purchased from Between the Covers, September 1, 2016.

Citation

Texas State Tuberculosis Sanatorium Photograph Album, AR718, Box Number, Folder Number, Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Library.

Acquisition

Gift, 2016.

Accessioned as number 2017-27.

Processing Information

The collection was processed and finding aid written by Samantha Dodd.

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