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Battle Creek Sanitarium collection

Identifier: MSS 263 large

Scope and Contents

The collection contains articles, pamphlets, menus, and postcards published by the Battle Creek Sanitarium from 1920-1930. Most of the articles and pamphlets were written by John Harvey Kellogg and were published by the Battle Creek Sanitarium in 1929.


  • 1920-1930

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Access

The material is stored offsite in Remote Storage. Please contact Special Collections 3 working days in advance if you wish to use it.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is retained by the authors of the items in this collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law. For photocopy and duplication requests, please contact the Stephen O. Murray and Keelung Hong Special Collections, Michigan State University Libraries.

Biographical / Historical

The Battle Creek Sanitarium opened in 1866 in Battle Creek, Michigan as the Western Health Reform Institute. The institute was founded on the health principles advocated by the Seventh-Day Adventist Church. In 1876, Dr. John Harvey Kellogg became the medical superintendent at the sanitarium. Kellogg changed the institution’s focus from hydrotherapy to medical and surgical treatment. His many innovations included the use of radiation therapy for cancer patients and the invention of flaked cereal.


.3 Linear Feet (1 box (9 folders)) ; 26 x 13 x 31 cm.

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased by Shirley Sliker of Shirley's Book Services in 2002.

Processing Information

Processing information is unknown.

Finding Aid for the Battle Creek Sanitarium collection, 1920-1930
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Finding aid prepared by MarcEdit.
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Repository Details

Part of the Stephen O. Murray and Keelung Hong Special Collections Repository

MSU Libraries
366 W. Circle Drive
East Lansing MI 48823 USA