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Craig Developmental Center Photographs

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:
Craig Colony for Epileptics was established in 1894 to offer residential, educational, occupational, and medical facilities for epileptics. It remained an institution for epileptics until 1967. Photographs in this series depict patient and employee housing; patient activities and recreation; treatment facilities; facility grounds and surrounding areas; livestock and gardens; staff; and other aspects of center life.
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4.25 cubic feet (circa 431 photographs)
Inclusive Dates:
approximately 1899-1967
Series Number:
B1898

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Administrative History

Craig Colony for Epileptics was established in 1894 to offer residential, educational, occupational, and medical facilities for epileptics. It remained an institution for epileptics until 1967.

Scope and Content Note

Photographs in this series depict patient and employee housing, patient activities and recreation, treatment facilities, view of grounds and surrounding areas, livestock and gardens, staff and administrators, and other aspects of center life. Many photographs in this series are mounted on cardboard backings. Images vary in size with the majority being approximately 11x14 inches to 16x20 inches including mount.

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Access Restrictions

Photographs depicting patients 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.

Alternate Formats Available

B1898-05: These images are available from the New York State Museum on CD-ROM.

Related Information

Related Materials

Series B1714 Patient admission histories, 1921-1941

Series 14197 Patient case files, [ca. 1896-1948]

Series B1813 Property maps, 1895

Series B1900 Board of Visitors meeting minutes, 1894-1980

Series B1901 [ca. 1909-1935], Medical superintendent memoranda

Other finding aids

B1898-05: Item list is available at the repository.

Acquistion Information

B1898-13: These photographs were originally acquired by the Minnesota Historical Society. They were subsequently transferred to the New York State Archives in 1981.

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