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U.S. Army-General Hospital No. 26 records

Identifier: ua-00991

Scope and Content

The materials in this collection are administrative materials, as well as correspondence, clippings, and color slides. The collection contains training schedules, lists of staff, and sample clinical records.


  • 1940-1947


Language of Materials

Collection material in English

Use of Materials

Items in this collection do not circulate and may be used in-house only.


Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law Title 17, U.S. Code. Requests to publish should be arranged with the University of Minnesota Archives.

Biographical Sketch or Historical Note

In the spring of 1940, the Surgeon General of the Army asked the University of Minnesota Medical School to sponsor and organize the professional staff of the United States General Hospital No. 26. It was expected to be an inactive unit, fully staffed, ready to mobilize in the case of a national emergency.

General Hospital No. 26 was activated on February 1, 1943 and sent to North Africa to set up and run a tent hospital after training for eight months in Oklahoma and three months in England. In November 1943, General Hospital No. 26 was sent to Italy and served as the medical service for the 15th Air Force. It was inactivated from Italy on September 14, 1945.


.4 Cubic Feet (1 Hollinger)


Collection contains correspondence, articles, clippings, administrative materials, color slides, and papers on Base Hospital No. 26.

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U.S. Army-General Hospital No. 26 Records, 1940-1947
Jenny Filipi
April 2012
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