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Tuskegee Veterans Affairs Hospital Photographic Collection

Identifier: WP-008

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of various photos from 1951 through 1969 depicting the Tuskegee Veternas Affairs Hospital. A large majority of the photographs are from an event on August 15th, 1951. Many different individuals are photographed behind a podium, speaking to an audience. There are also photos of a hiring booth for the hospital in 1953, as well as various undated photos of unidentified individuals around the hospital.


  • 1948 - 1969

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research. Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Due to the nature of certain archival formats, including digital and audio-visual materials, access to certain materials may require additional advance notice.

Conditions Governing Use

Researchers are responsible for using the materials in conformance with United States copyright law as well as any donor restrictions accompanying the materials. The user assumes all responsibility for identifying and satisfying any copyright claimants in collection materials. Copyright for official University records is held by The University of Alabama. The library claims only physical ownership of many manuscript collections. Anyone wishing to broadcast or publish this material must assume all responsibility for identifying and satisfying any claimants of literary property rights or copyrights. Please contact Special Collections ( with questions regarding specific manuscript collections.

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Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals without the consent of those individuals may have legal implications, for which the University of Alabama assumes no responsibility.

Biographical / Historical

The Tuskegee V.A. Hospital was opened in 1923 with the purpose of providing care to over 300,000 African-American veterans after World War I. Congress authorized its construction at the Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute, and the facility is still in use today. When it was built, the hospital consisted of twenty seven new buildings and 464 acres of land. The hospital was a place where African Americans could not only receive proper medical care, but were also allowed to practice medicine during times of segregation.


0.4 Linear Feet

Language of Materials



This Collection consists of photographs from events at the Tuskegee Veterans Affairs Hospital from 1951 to 1969.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of A. S. Williams III, 2010.

Processing Information

Processed by Ashley Malone, January 2020
Guide to Tuskegee Veterans Affairs Hospital Photographic Collection
Finding aid created by Ashley Malone
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Repository Details

Part of the The University of Alabama Libraries Special Collections Repository

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa AL 35487-0266