Creator

Date Original

1931-1966

Description

This collection contains material for the McRae Sanatorium.

Biographical/Historical Note

The Thomas C. McRae Memorial Sanatorium in Alexander, Pulaski and Saline counties, was established in 1931, in the midst of the Jim Crow era of racial segregation, to treat African-American victims of tuberculosis, often called “consumption” at the time. It was the first facility of its kind in Arkansas. It was opened twenty-two years after the Arkansas State Tuberculosis Sanatorium in Booneville, Logan County, which treated only white patients. In 1968, following the integration of the state’s sanatoriums, the Alexander site became the Alexander Human Development Center. In 2011, the facility was closed.

Scope and Contents

This collection contains materials for the McRae Sanatorium.

Geographical Area

Alexander, Pulaski and Saline Counties (Ark.)

Language

English

Identifier

SMC.049.007

Resource Type

Text

Collection

McRae Sanatorium records, SMC.049.007

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

McRae Sanatorium records, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Rights

Use and reproduction of images held by the Arkansas State Archives without prior written permission is prohibited. For information on reproducing images held by the Arkansas State Archives, please call 501-682-6900 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

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