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Victoria Morris Piedmont Sanatorium autograph album

Identifier: SC 01825

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Content Description

An album belonging to Victoria Morris containing autographs and sentiments from African American patients at the Piedmont Sanatorium in 1931, a recovery center in Burkeville, VA for patients recovering from tuberculosis.


  • Creation: 1931

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.

Conditions Governing Use

Before reproducing or quoting from any materials, in whole or in part, permission must be obtained from the Special Collections Research Center, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.

Biographical / Historical

The Piedmont Sanatorium was established in Burkeville, Virginia in 1918 as a facility to treat African American patients with tuberculocis. Prior to its establishment, there were only two treatment facilities for African Americans with tubercuolsis including the Central State Hospital for Mental Diseases and the State Penitentiary. The sanatorium also housed the first two year training program for African American nurses specializing in tuberculosis treatment in the United States. In the 1960s the Piedmont Sanatorium transistioned away from tubercolusis care to treat elderly mental health patients.


0.1 Linear Feet (One legal sized folder)




The Victoria Morris Piedmont Sanatorium autograph album is arranged into one file.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased with the Nelle Richardson Tonkin fund.

Guide to the Victoria Morris Piedmont Sanatorium autograph album
William & Mary Special Collections Research Center staff
2023 February
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Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository