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Hopemont Hospital Cirkut Photographs

Collection Number: A&M 3539

Scope and Contents

Ten photographs documenting the West Virginia State Tuberculosis Sanitarium at Hopemont in Preston County, West Virginia. Photographs show buildings, grounds, and patients. The photographs include views of the facility looking east and west; an interior shot of the dining hall with residents at meal time; and an exterior view of the Gore Hospital building. Includes nine cirkut or panoramic photographs (two of which show the same image) and one standard size photograph.


  • Creation: 1920-1938


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Conditions Governing Access

No special access restriction applies.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish or reproduce is required from the copyright holder. For more information, please see the Permissions and Copyright page on the West Virginia and Regional History Center website.


0.25 Linear Feet (Summary: 2 3/4 in. (1 document case, 2 1/2/ in); (1 oversize folder, 1/4 in.))

Physical Location

West Virginia and Regional History Center / West Virginia University / 1549 University Avenue / P.O. Box 6069 / Morgantown, WV 26506-6069 / Phone: 304-293-3536 / Fax: 304-293-3981 / URL:

Separated Materials

Separated to A&M 3540: Seventy-six photographs featuring Hester Luetta Harr, a patient at the sanitarium during the late 1920s, including candid portraits of patients and staff. The collection also includes several views of the Cheat River. Includes 76 photographs (53 items 2.75 in. x 4.5 in., 9 items 3.5 in. x 5.75 in., 8 items 2.5 in. x 3.5 in., 5 items 3 in. x 5 in., 1 item 1 in. x 3.5 in.).


Hopemont Hospital Cirkut Photographs, 1920-1938
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Repository Details

Part of the West Virginia and Regional History Center Repository

1549 University Ave.
P.O. Box 6069
Morgantown WV 26506-6069 US