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New York State Commission to Investigate Provision for the Mentally Deficient Institutional Reference File

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 consists of reports gathered by the Commission in its investigation of mental institutions throughout the country. Most are annual reports from state mental health agencies, private charitable organizations, hospitals, asylums, and schools in other states. Also included is correspondence relating to the Commission's request for information. Some reports are from New York institutions.
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Quantity:
4 cubic feet (10 microfilm rolls)
Inclusive Dates:
1901-1914
Bulk Dates:
bulk 1911-1913
Series Number:
A4221

Arrangement

Alphabetic by state.

Scope and Content Note

The series consists of approximately 250 printed reports gathered by the Commission in its investigation of mental institutions throughout the country.

The majority of these are annual reports from state mental health agencies, private charitable organizations, hospitals, asylums, and schools in other states. There is also correspondence relating to the Commission's request for information. Approximately thirty of the reports are from New York institutions including the New York State Reformatory for Women at Bedford and the State Custodial Asylum for Feeble-Minded Women at Newark, New York.

Use of Records

Access Restrictions

There are no restrictions regarding access to or use of this material.

Alternate Formats Available

Microfilm is available for use at the New York State Archives or through inter-library loan.

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Custodial History

Collation date 1914-1915.

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