Virginia Room Digital Collection


The Virginia Room Digital Collection includes photographs, oral histories, books, pamphlets and finding aids to items in the Virginia Room. Continue to check back for new additions.

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Some equipment, including an "iron lung" and 1947 Oldsmobile 78 emergency vehicle on display at Roanoke Life Saving and First Aid Crew.

Roanoke Life Saving and First Aid Crew equipment display arranged for the public.

Roanoke Life Saving and First Aid Crew purchased it first ambulance in 1932, a Ford panel truck.

Roanoke Life Saving and First Aid Crew equipment display, including the crew's first ambulance, a Cadillac donated by John M. Oakey and Sons Funeral Home.

Ambulance in front of Burrell Memorial Hospital. Roanoke's first African-American hospital, Burrell Memorial, was founded in 1915 in a small cottage on Henry Street. It soon outgrew the Henry Street location and moved into the former Alleghany…

This N&W ambulance from the 1920s signifies the hazards of being a rail worker. In fact, N&W financed the hospital in Roanoke for its first two years of operation so rail families could get necessary medical services.

Cave Spring Volunteer Fire Department.

Davis 64.5 Roanoke Life Saving Crew.jpg
This staged photograph shows two unidentified members of Roanoke Life Saving and First Aid Crew loading a "patient" into an ambulance.
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