Try searching our digital archives for online access to photographs, documents, and oral histories. Search Arizona Archives Online for full inventories/finding guides to physical collections housed in SCA, in addition to other repositories across the state. Sample searches: public health nurses, hospitals, Indians of North America--Medical care. See also the Library catalog for allied and rural health resource materials housed in Cline Library.
Also: visit the Los Recuerdos del Barrio en Flagstaff exhibit web site.
This collection depicts Florence Barker's life as a Plymouth Brethren Missionary Nurse for the Navajo Reservation, Emanuel Mission, AZ, 1911-1914; Valentine, AZ, Hualapai reservation, 1922-1932; Supai, AZ, Havasupai Reservation, 1932-1939; Acoma and Laguna Reservations, New Mexico, 1938-1960.
This collection offers insights into facets of public health nursing and life on Native American reservations. The bulk of this collection pertains to the Navajo tribe and dates from the 1950s and 1960s.
The collection consists of published resources on diabetes, especially related to the Navajo, medical reports on other tribes are also included. There is data on all aspects of American Indian health, such as culture mores and sanctions, and how to introduce Western medicine by mixing the traditional and the "contemporary." The majority of the collection includes many teaching tutorials and weight management guides for communities.
Milton Hospital became the company medical facility of the Arizona Lumber and Timber Company (AL and T) in 1910. It had originally been the home of Fred W. Sisson, a manager of the Arizona Lumber and Timber Company. The hospital was renamed Mercy Hospital in 1921 and closed in the 1930s, following the establishment of the modern Flagstaff Hospital.