Fonds - Skagway Sanatorium fonds

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Skagway Sanatorium fonds

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CA SSA

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  • 1945-1947 (Creation)
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    Skagway Sanatorium

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1.5 cm of textual records

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In February 1945, the Sisters of St. Ann agreed to a temporary contract with the territorial Governor of Alaska, Ernest Gruening, to staff a sanatorium, organized in the Skagway army barracks. Many of the Aleuts uprooted from the Aleutian Islands as a precautionary measure during World War II were found to have tuberculosis. When heating problems necessitated a change, the tuberculosis sanatorium staff and patients were transferred by the North Star to Sitka, Alaska. The Sisters ended their involvement with the sanatorium on July 1, 1947.

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The fonds consists of house chronicles, local council minutes, and some few references in the Pius X Mission (Skagway, Alaska) records.

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BCAUL control number: SSA-3493

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