Edwards Memorial Hospital

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Photograph of the Edwards Memorial Hospital in Oklahoma City. The hospital was built by Walter J. Edwards and his wife Frances. The hospital was dedicated in 1948 and operated until 1960. It was a three-story, 105 bed hospital. It was reported to be the first hospital of its size and caliber in the South completely owned and operated by African Americans.

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Creator: Unknown. 1948~.

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This photograph is part of the collection entitled: Z.P. Meyers/Barney Hillerman Photographic Collection and was provided by the Oklahoma Historical Society to The Gateway to Oklahoma History, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. More information about this photograph can be viewed below.

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Oklahoma Historical Society

In 1893, members of the Oklahoma Territory Press Association formed the Oklahoma Historical Society to keep a detailed record of Oklahoma history and preserve it for future generations. The Oklahoma History Center opened in 2005, and operates in Oklahoma City.

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Photograph of the Edwards Memorial Hospital in Oklahoma City. The hospital was built by Walter J. Edwards and his wife Frances. The hospital was dedicated in 1948 and operated until 1960. It was a three-story, 105 bed hospital. It was reported to be the first hospital of its size and caliber in the South completely owned and operated by African Americans.

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Z.P. Meyers/Barney Hillerman Photographic Collection

Photographs of people, places, and products from the first half of the twentieth century. The collection emphasizes Oklahoma City street scenes, skylines, individual buildings, and aerial views.

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  • 1948~

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  • Oct. 2, 2019, 9:22 p.m.

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  • May 1, 2020, 7:53 a.m.

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Edwards Memorial Hospital, photograph, 1948~; (https://gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc1551757/: accessed September 22, 2020), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, https://gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.