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Jackson Infirmary, 1930. Call Number: PI/STR/1982.0015, Item 10 (MDAH Collection)

The Jackson Infirmary, which you can see at left in this photograph, was established in 1916 on East Fortification Street. It moved to this location on the 100 block of North President Street in 1918. The Dominican Sisters took over the institution in 1946, later changing the name to St. Dominic Hospital, and moving to its present location in the 1950s.

Source: St. Dominic Hospital 0-1949, Subject File, MDAH.

Subject files usually contain newspaper clippings and miscellaneous papers, programs, and notes (what we call “ephemera”) on people, places, and events from Mississippi history. There are about 28,000 of them at MDAH! Searchable through the “Subject File” quick search option on the catalog home page.

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