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Mental deficiency 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:
The series contains pamphlets and article reprints from mental health journals discussing topics relating to mental deficiency including patient diagnosis, methods and costs of care and training, epilepsy, and delinquency of mental deficients. A large portion of the records relate to Eugenics, the science of improving hereditary traits particularly through the social control of mating and reproduction.
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Quantity:
0.5 cu. ft.(2 microfilm reels)
Inclusive Dates:
1905-1914
Bulk Dates:
bulk 1912-1914
Series Number:
A4227

Arrangement

Alphabetic by topic.

Scope and Content Note

The series contains pamphlets and article reprints from mental health journals discussing topics relating to mental deficiency including patient diagnosis, methods and costs of care and training, epilepsy, and delinquency of mental deficients. A large portion of the records relate to Eugenics, the science of improving hereditary traits particularly through the social control of mating and reproduction.

Use of Records

Access Restrictions

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

Alternate Formats Available

Microform is available at the New York State Archives through interlibrary loan.

Related Information

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Custodial History

Collation date 1914-1915.

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