Municipal Archives

Martinez Anti-Tuberculosis Fund, 1917

​Collection 1998-009


Office of the City Secretary
Dallas Municipal Archives
1500 Marilla Street, 5D South
Dallas, Texas 75201
CreatorDallas Board of Commissioners
TitleMartinez Anti-Tuberculosis Fund
Quantity1/8th linear inch
AbstractTypescript document and resolution.
LanguageRecords are in English

Scope and Content

The Martinez Anti-Tuberculosis Fund was a health program designed to "aid annually from three to five persons afflicted with tuberculosis and who have no means or relatives legally liable for their support."  Mr. Pedro Pacheco Martinez, Dallas civic leader, philanthropist, and tobacconist, made a non-binding offer of an annual contribution that lasted for an undetermined number of years.

The control of tuberculosis in the City of Dallas began in 1912 when a city-county sanitarium was established for smallpox and tuberculosis patients; a year later Woodlawn Hospital, later Parkland Hospital, was built in part to accommodate tuberculosis.  The City contributed to the establishment of the Dallas County Tuberculosis Association in 1915 and to other Department of Public Health programs through the 1960s.  During the twentieth century the death rate from the disease dropped from 134.0 per hundred thousand population in 1918 to 5.3 per hundred thousand population  in 1963.

The typescript document and a resolution accepting and thanking the donation is signed by Martinez, City of Dallas Commissioners William Doran, J. W. Ryan, R. L. Winfrey, and Otto Lang and Mayor Joe E. Lawther.




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Index Terms

Martinez, P. P. (Pedro Pacheco), 1854-1935

Container List 

BoxFolderTitle, Date
 1 1 Typescript document and a resolution accepting and thanking the donation, 1917​