The State of Minnesota and several counties operated tuberculosis hospitals, which treated patients suffering from this highly contagious disease that for many years was a major public health threat in the state. Among these institutions are:
Find more information about tuberculosis hospitals in our State Hospital Research Guide.
Search the library catalog for published materials and archival records about specific tuberculosis hospital. There are records documenting the operation of the facilities, and some records about individuals who were patients there.
Some of the finding aids for the tuberculosis records are available online; others can be found in notebooks available in the library.
Photographs of tuberculosis hospitals can be found in Collections Online.
Records about individuals may be restricted to protect personal privacy. Library catalog records and finding aids will contain guidelines on restrictions.
Gale Family Library
Minnesota Historical Society Library
Located on the Second Floor of the Minnesota History Center
345 West Kellogg Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55102
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