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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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FE188 Burrell Memorial.jpg
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 Institute, a school for boys located at 611 McDowell…

PC 97.0 Canteen Station.jpg
"Red Cross Canteen Station, Roanoke, Virginia."

GB030 Daisy Schley.jpg
Daisy Schley was a nurse at Burrell Memorial Hospital.

GB009 Nursing Staff at Burrell Memorial Hospital.jpg
The nursing staff of Burrell Memorial Hospital at an unidentified function on the hospital's grounds.

Davis 14.331 Jefferson Nursing Class.jpg
Jefferson Hospital nursing class of 1944.

Davis2 11.693 Greenvale School.jpg
Children in the nursery of Greenvale School, located at 627 Westwood Boulevard Northwest.

UC 15 Elmwood Park Pond.jpg
Unidentified nurses pose next the pond once located in Elmwood Park.

Davis 56.832 Red Cross.jpg
Red Cross volunteers at drive for WWI war fund.

Davis 14.83 Nurse's Room.jpg
Interior view of a typical room in the nurses' building at Catawba Sanatorium. The sanatorium was established in 1908 to quarantine and treat individuals with tuberculosis. Today, Catawba Hospital provides psychiatric and geriatric care.

Davis 14.82 Catawba Sanitorium.jpg
Nurses relax in the living room of the nurses' building at Catawba Sanatorium. The sanatorium was established in 1908 to quarantine and treat individuals with tuberculosis. Today, Catawba Hospital provides psychiatric and geriatric care.

Davis 14.81 Nurses' Building.jpg
Nurses' building at Catawba Sanatorium. The sanatorium was established in 1908 to quarantine and treat individuals with tuberculosis. Today, Catawba Hospital provides psychiatric and geriatric care.

Davis 14.481 copy.jpg
Nursing graduate class of 1941. Lewis Gale Hospital.

Davis 14.33 copy.jpg
The nursing class of 1947 on the steps of Jefferson Hospital. May 22, 1947.

Davis 14.11 Burrell Hospital Staff.jpg
Doctor and nursing staff standing in front of first Burrell Memorial Hospital. This building is the former Alleghany Boys Institute. Burrell was the only African American hospital in Roanoke during segregation. Individuals unidentified.
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