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Julius Marks Sanatorium records, 1955

Part of Julius Marks Sanatorium records

75m22 Julius Marks Sanatorium records, 1955-1962 75M22 Finding aid prepared by Laura A. Hess University of Kentucky Special Collections Special Collections Margaret I. King Building, North Lexington, KY, 40506-0039 (859) 257-8611 SCLREF@LSV.UKY.EDU 2012 April 19 This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2012-07-30T14:12-0400 Description is in English. Describing Archives: A Content Standard Julius Marks Sanatorium records 75M22 University of Kentucky Special Collections 0.45 Cubic feet 1 box 1955-1962 Julius Marks Sanitorium (Lexington, Ky.). Custodial History note Lexington Public Library gift, July 31, 1973. Conditions Governing Access note Collection is open to researchers by appointment. Conditions Governing Use note The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections. Preferred Citation note 75M22: [identification of item], Julius Marks Sanatorium records, 1955-1962, University of Kentucky Special Collections. Historical note Fayette County, Kentucky, opened the Blue Grass Sanatorium, a treatment center for tuberculosis, in 1917. Leo Marks donated $125,000 to the county to construct and equip new facilities for the hospital in 1924. The Sanatorium was renamed in honor of his father, Julius. The opening of five state tuberculosis hospitals in 1948 caused the number of patients at Julius Marks to decline. The sanatorium's patients eventually transferred to the state hospitals and Julius Marks became a home for the elderly and indigent of Fayette County. Scope and Contents note The Julius Marks Sanatorium records comprise correspondence, legal papers, hospital care studies, annual reports, and inventory lists regarding the operation of the Julius Marks Sanatorium from 1955-1962. A bound volume contains minutes from the Board of Trustees meetings and letters from hospital officials. The Legal papers folder relates to the closing of the Sanatorium. Arrangement note Collection is arranged by subject. Annual reports. Fayette County (Ky.) Hospitals--Accreditation. Hospitals--Administration. Minutes. Tuberculosis--Hospitals. Correspondence 1 1 1956-1959 Correspondence 1 2 1960-1961 Annual reports 1 3 1955-1959 Budget request 1 4 1959-1960 Inventory 1 5 1959 July 31 Hospital care study 1 6 1959 October 15 Board of Trustees minutes 1 7 1956-1961 Legal papers 1 8 1961-1962 Julius Marks Sanatorium records