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Craig Developmental Disabilities Services Office Board of Visitors Meeting Minutes

Held by the New York State Archives


Overview of the Records

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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. Although the format and content of these meeting minutes changes over time, typical content includes lists of employees appointed, promoted, resigned, and dismissed; lists of patients admitted and discharged; patient census statistics; resolutions; transcripts of correspondence; and statistical and narrative reports on accidents, escapes, and other matters of special note.
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5.5 cubic feet (7 volumes)
Inclusive Dates:
1894-1980
Series Number:
B1900

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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

Format and content of minutes change over time. Topics include those present; lists of employees appointed, promoted, resigned, and dismissed; lists of patients admitted and discharged; patient census statistics; resolutions; transcripts of correspondence; and statistical and narrative reports on all aspects of staff and patient activities and conditions including accidents, escapes, staff changes, census statistics, and other matters of special note. Signatures of members attending and recording secretary are present.

Other topics include conditions, repairs, and improvements to facilities; proposals and approval of contracts and expenditures for services and material; and reports from various committees and officers, notably, the Medical Superintendent.

Until about 1927, the board is referred to as the Board of Managers. Two early volumes are exclusively Executive Committee minutes.

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Access Restrictions

Records identifying 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.

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 B1898 Photographs, [ca. 1900-1967]

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

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