Research

Buffalo State Hospital Superintendent's Office Correspondence and Report Files

Held by the New York State Archives


Overview of the Records

Repository:

New York State Archives

New York State Education Department

Cultural Education Center

Albany, NY 12230

Summary:
This series includes reports of visits to Buffalo State Hospital conducted by the Board of Visitors, members of the State Hospital Commission, and medical inspectors; records relating to patient admission and discharge; and records (steward's letters, store accounts, and inventories) pertaining to purchase and use of supplies and materials at the institution. There are also census books of patients. Some records are restricted.
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Quantity:
45 cubic feet
Inclusive Dates:
1899-1968
Bulk Dates:
(bulk 1899-1931)
Series Number:
11663

Arrangement

Arranged by type of record and therein chronological.

Scope and Content Note

This series includes reports of visits to the Buffalo State Hospital conducted by the Board of Visitors, members of the State Hospital Commission, and medical inspectors; a variety of records relating to patient admission and discharge; and records (steward's letters, store accounts, and inventories) pertaining to purchase and use of supplies and materials for the institution. There are also a few census books of patients.

Use of Records

Access Restrictions

Restricted in accordance with Mental Hygiene Law, Section 33.13, relating to confidentiality of clinical records. Access is permitted under certain conditions upon approval by the Office of Mental Health.

Related Information

Related Materials

Series B1384 Buffalo State Hospital Director's Administrative Correspondence, contains related records.

Other finding aids

Partial container list is available at the repository.

Acquistion Information

Records were transferred in bulk on October 20, 1993.

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