Pine Crest Sanatorium Collection
Scope and Contents
The collection is composed of two brochures from the privately run Pine Crest Sanatorium, which opened in 1920 and was located in Oshtemo Township, Michigan. The Pine Crest Sanatorium began in 1920 by Dr. Benjamin Shepherd. According to a Kalamazoo Gazette article, he first began treating soldiers from World War I who suffered from tuberculosis. A February article has the Sanatorium on Inkster Avenue in Kalamazoo. In an June article it confirms that the institution is at, "the end of the Burdick Street car line on one of the most beautiful hills in Kalamazoo..." By August of 1920, an article states that Shepherd has purchased the P.D. Robertson home north of the Oshtemo village located on the Territorial Road five miles west of Kalamazoo. It is not known how long this institution remained in operation, but there is a 1945 newspaper article discussing the death of a patient there.
- Pine Crest Sanatorium (Oshtemo Township, Mich.) (Creator, Organization)
Conditions Governing Access
0.05 Cubic Feet
Language of Materials
The collection is composed of two brochures from the privately run Pine Crest Sanatorium, which opened in 1920 and was located in Oshtemo Township, Michigan. It is not known when this institution closed but it was opened at least through 1945.
Source of Acquisition
Michigan State Archives
The collection amounts to .05 cubic feet and is composed of two brochures. One is 10 ½”x6 ¼”, unfolded. It is sepia toned with typed information and photographs of the site. It gives information about the Sanatorium and some of its features. It also lists the staff which includes Dr. Benjamin Shepard, medical director. The second brochure is a small booklet, 4 ¼”x6 ¼” with a total of eight pages and is black, white and green. It has a few photographs but a great deal of text giving instructions and information for "friends, visitors and patients," covering treatment patient care, rules and suggestions for family and visitors. The brochures are in good condition. The front and back covers of the multi-page booklet shows a little dirt along with some wear at the corners and edges.
- Pine Crest Sanatorium Collection Finding Aid
- Lynn Houghton
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
Part of the Western Michigan University Archives & Regional History Collections Repository
Charles C. and Lynn L. Zhang Legacy Collections Center
1650 Oakland Drive
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5307 US