If you have general questions about Minnesota's tuberculosis sanatoriums, please use the form below to receive a reply. If you are doing genealogy research, finding information about a relative depends on the institution in which they were a patient. Records for Ah-gwah-ching and Glen Lake sanatoriums are at the Minnesota Historical Society, and they include some information about individual patients.  Administrative records are there for Wabasha, Riverside, and Southwest sanatoriums.  You can also contact the local historical society for the county in which the sanatorium was located. Most records have been destroyed long ago under the state's data privacy regulations. 


This website was created by Mary Krugerud as part of a project funded by a Legacy Research Fellowship awarded to her in 2015 by the Minnesota Historical Society. Mary Krugerud is an independent researcher and historian.  She is the author of Interrupted Lives: The History of Tuberculosis in Minnesota and Glen Lake Sanatorium (2017, North Star Press, St. Cloud MN) and The Girl  in Building C: The True Story of a Teenage Tuberculosis Patient  (2018,Minnesota Historical Society Press, St. Paul).

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