Research

Craig Colony Patient Admission Histories

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 summary information for approximately 3800 male patients recorded at the time of their admission to Craig Colony. The files provide information on the patient's family and personal history, detailed accounts of the patient's epileptic history, results and observations of physical and mental examinations, and evaluations regarding causes of the patient's condition.
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Quantity:
3.5 cubic feet
Inclusive Dates:
1921-1941
Series Number:
B1714

Arrangement

Numerical by patient number, corresponding roughly to date of admission.

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of summary information (carbon copies) for approximately 3800 male patients recorded at the time of their admission to Craig Colony. The files provide detailed information on the patient's family background and personal history (including birth, education, and childhood information); detailed accounts of the patient's epileptic history; results and observations of physical and mental examinations including mental age, I.Q., mental status, and classification; and supposed causes of the patient's condition.

Use of Records

Access Restrictions

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.

Related Information

Related Materials

Series 14197 Patient Case Files, contains most of the typed originals of these carbon copies

Series B1898 Photographs

Series B1900 Board of Visitors meeting minutes

Series B1901 Medical superintendent memoranda

Series B2316 Admission Registers, contains related records of Craig Colony patients.

Other finding aids

List of patient names and numbers is found in series 14197 (box 132).

A container list is available at the repository.

Custodial History

This series includes many patient admission histories for which case files are no longer extant.

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