Research

Syracuse Developmental Center Closing Ceremony Exhibits

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:
These exhibits, created as part of its closing ceremonies, consist of mounted photographs forming a retrospective on the Syracuse Developmental Center (SDC). The images depict facilities and programs; farm colonies; original buildings; demolition of the Syracuse State School and construction of the new school; vocational programs; services; training; and students, staff, and advocates.
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0.6 cubic feet (circa 100 photographs mounted on 19 sheets)
Inclusive Dates:
1998
Series Number:
B1696

Scope and Content Note

The series consists of 19 panels (20 x 32 inches) on which are mounted ca. 100 black-and-white and color photographs and captions that form a retrospective on the Syracuse Developmental Center (SDC) facilities and programs. The exhibit was constructed as part of the closing ceremonies for the SDC, held on June 17, 1998.

Images are of farm colonies; original buildings and early history; demolition of the Syracuse State School and construction of the "new" school (1972); the "normalization movement" of the 1970s; early vocational programs; home and community services; academic and vocational training; and recognition of students, staff, and advocates.

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Access Restrictions

Images depicting students are 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 for People with Developmental Disabilities.

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