Guide to the Roanoke Life Saving and First Aid Crew, Inc. Photograph, undated

Summary Information

Title: Roanoke Life Saving and First Aid Crew, Inc. Photograph, undated
Collection: AC.219
Extent: 0.01 linear feet (1 folder)
Abstract:

The Roanoke Life Saving and First Aid Crew, Inc. Photograph consists of one 8 x 10" black and white photograph of several white individuals in a room of the Crew Headquarters. This photograph was taken by Davis Photo Co. of Roanoke, Virginia.

Creator: Roanoke Life Saving and First Aid Crew, Inc.

Biographical/Historical Note

In 1928 the Roanoke Life Saving and First Aid Crew, Inc. organized a volunteer program for first aid and life saving in Roanoke, Virginia. Organized by men from the Norfolk and Western Railway in May 25, 1928, the crew originally focused on water safety and assistance of drowned victims. The City Council financially supported the crew and by 1930, the American Red Cross chartered the crew. In 1935, the Virginia Association of Rescue Squads was organized under the Roanoke Crew. In 1940, the polio epidemic spread into western Virginia and the Crew raised enough money to purchase three iron lungs.

Scope and Contents

The Roanoke Life Saving and First Aid Crew, Inc. Photograph consists of one 8 x 10" black and white photograph of several white individuals in a room of the Crew Headquarters. This photograph was taken by Davis Photo Co. of Roanoke, Virginia.

Arrangement

This collection is housed in one archival folder.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for use in the Dougherty Reading Room. An appointment for research is recommended. The Dougherty Reading Room is located on the 4th floor of Belk Library in Special Collections. This collection is stored in the cold storage unit and need additional time to warm before access.

Acquisitions Information

The W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection purchased the Twentieth Years of Voluntary Service in Fields of First Aid, Life Saving and Safety, 1928-1948 from Bookworm and Silverfish on 25 September 2002.

Processing Information

Processed by Kathryn Staley, October, 2004; Encoded by Kathryn Staley, October, 2004

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], AC.219: Roanoke Life Saving and First Aid Crew, Inc. Photograph, W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina, USA.

Container List

Photograph, undated  Folder 1