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Morgan Heights Tuberculosis Sanatorium records

Identifier: MSS-151

Scope and Contents note

This collection contains photographs that documents the staff and patients at the Morgan Heights Sanatorium near Ishpeming, Michigan. The photographs are dated between 1930 and 1935.


  • 1930 - 1935


Conditions Governing Use note

Permission to publish material from the Morgan Heights Sanatorium photographs, MSS-151, must be obtained from the University Archivist. The University Archivist may be reached by phone at 906-227-1225, or e-mail, The University Archivist may also be reached in Room 126 of the Learning Resource Center, Northern Michigan University, Marquette, MI.

Historical note

The Morgan Heights Sanatorium was built in 1911 as the first tuberculosis sanatorium in the Upper Peninsula. The building was located in West Marquette County, near Ishpeming, Michigan. The name of the sanatorium was later changed to the "Acocks Medical Facility." O'Dovero Properties bought Morgan Heights for $120,000 in 1995. The former Morgan Heights hospital building was torn down in 2002.


39 boxes

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Related Archival Materials note

Researchers should also consult the Morgan Heights Sanatorium patient records maintained by the Library of Michigan. Contact them for information on how to access them.

Separated Materials

Collection was deaccessioned and patient records were transferred to the state archives. Photos remain.

Morgan Heights Tuberculosis Sanitarium records
Marcus C. Robyns
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Revision Statements

  • 6/11/2010: finding aid revision description not supplied

Repository Details

Part of the Central Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan University Archives Repository

Harden Learning Resources Center 126
1401 Presque Isle Ave
Marquette 49855 United States
906-227-1333 (Fax)


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