Research

Scrapbooks

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 scrapbooks primarily containing newspaper clippings. Topics include Willard State Hospital; other mental institutions; state agencies and state officials related to the mental health professions; medical societies; legislation; and articles related to mental illness and its treatment. Also included are public announcements; proposed legislation; blank forms, form letters, and financial statements; circular letters; train and boat schedules for arrivals and departures from Willard; Board of Trustees resolutions; and programs of entertainment and ceremonies at the hospital.
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Quantity:
1 cu. ft. (6 volumes)
Inclusive Dates:
1875-1901
Series Number:
B1461

Arrangement

Roughly chronological.

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of scrapbooks created at Willard State Hospital. The scrapbooks primarily contain newspaper clippings on the topics of: Willard State Hospital; other mental institutions; state agencies and state officials related to the mental health professions; medical societies; legislation affecting care of mentally ill; and other topics related to mental illness and its treatment. Some volumes contain a mixture of articles related to mental illness, its treatment, and articles of general interest.

One volume contains a large number of items related to Willard, such as public announcements; proposed legislative bills; blank reporting forms, form letters, and financial statements; circular letters; train and boat schedules for arrivals and departures from Willard; resolutions of the Board of Trustees; and programs of entertainment and ceremonies at the hospital.

Use of Records

Access Restrictions

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

Custodial History

These records were transferred to the State Archives from Willard Psychiatric Center at the time of its closure in April, 1995.

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