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Matteawan State Hospital Security Check Registers

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 records routine ward checks made by Matteawan correctional officers. Volume one records number of patients in the ward, time of security check, and the name of the supervising correctional officer on duty. Volume two records building security checks and lists the date, officer's name, and the results of the check. The third volume records the names of the officers on duty, areas searched, results of search, and the names and numbers of visitors to the ward.
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Quantity:
0.3 cubic feet (3 volumes)
Inclusive Dates:
1974-1977
Series Number:
A1527

Arrangement

Chronological.

Scope and Content Note

This series records routine checks made by Matteawan correctional officers throughout various wards.

The format differs from one volume to another, but all show that certain points were checked periodically. Volume one is primarily concerned with an accounting of patients. It records number of patients in the ward, time security check was made, and the name of the supervising correctional officer on duty. Volume two records security checks regarding the building which houses ward 8. Each entry records the date of the check, officer's name, and the results of the check. The third volume records the names of the officers on duty, areas searched, results of search, and the names and numbers of visitors to the ward.

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Access Restrictions

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

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