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COLLECTION Identifier: MC 1123

Photograph album of Mildred Ford, 1912-1926


Photograph album of Mildred Ford, a nurse working at tuberculosis sanitoria and hospitals in Colorado and New Mexico in the early twentieth century.


  • 1912-1926

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Mildred Ford as well as copyright in other papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns.

Copying. Papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.


.65 linear feet (1 folio box)

The Mildred Ford photograph album documents the experiences of Mildred Ford, a nurse at tuberculosis sanitoria in New Mexico and Colorado in the early twentieth century. The album contains pictorial postcards, photographs, and clippings of local attractions and places of interest, exterior and interior views of hospitals, and nurses, patients, and doctors on the grounds of these institutions. The images are often annotated by Ford who provides brief descriptions and anecdotes. Hospital images include Jewish Hospital, Denver, Colorado; Denver Lutheran Hospital; Mennonite Hospital and Sanitarium in La Junta, Colorado; Glockner Sanatorium in Colorado Springs, Colorado; Texas State Sanatorium in Carlsbad, Texas; Valmora Sanatorium near Watrous, New Mexico; New Mexico Cottage Sanatorium in Silver City; Presbyterian Sanatorium in Albuquerque, New Mexico; and Las Vegas Hospital in Las Vegas, New Mexico. Album also contains a promotional booklet about Valmora Sanatorium.


Mildred Ford was born ca.1887. She was a nurse who trained and worked at many different tuberculosis sanitoria and hospitals in Colorado and New Mexico from 1912 to 1922.

Physical Location

Collection stored off site: researchers must request access 36 hours before use.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession number: 2021-M7

The photograph album of Mildred Ford was acquired from Caroliniana, January 2021.

Processing Information

Processed: May 2021

By: Laura Peimer.

The Schlesinger Library attempts to provide a basic level of preservation and access for all collections, and does more extensive processing of higher priority collections as time and resources permit.  Finding aids may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.

Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
Language of description
Processing of this collection was made possible by the Pforzheimer Fund for the Schlesinger Library, Sybil Shainwald Fund at the Schlesinger Library, Mary Mitchell Wood Manuscript Processing Fund, and Class of 1956 Schlesinger Library Fund.

Repository Details

Part of the Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute Repository

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