The records of Olive View Hospital and Medical Center document daily life and important events at Olive View since its founding
in the early twentieth century and also the ideological and structural changes the institution underwent. The collection also
has significant scientific and medical materials that capture laboratory practices and scientific literature regarding the
study and curing of tuberculosis, including numerous works from Emil Bogen.
Olive View was conceived in 1915 when the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors decided to build a sanatorium, using aid
from The State Bureau of Tuberculosis, to care for the vast number of tuberculosis patients that were overwhelming the Los
Angeles County Hospital. Many patients arrived from other states seeking healing in the warm, dry climate. Olive View was
built in a remote part of the north San Fernando Valley, according to a cottage plan conceived by Edward Trudeau as a model
for sanatoriums, with a central hospital, separate lab and administration buildings, and small cottages for patients.
83.19 Linear Feet
109 boxes, 2 oversize folders, and 2 oversize tubes
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