Research


Rome State School Admission and Discharge Registers

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:
The registers in this series contain handwritten entries of admissions, discharges, and case observations, among other critical patient information. Data includes name, date of admission, age, county and/or municipality of origin, date of commitment, maintenance, and staff remarks. The indexes in this series record the patient's name, casebook volume and page number(s), existence of clinical records, burial record, autopsy record, or prescription record, or date of discharge.
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Quantity:
2.75 cubic feet (8 volumes)
Inclusive Dates:
1894-1955
Series Number:
B2368

Arrangement

Patient registers (one for women, the other for men): Chronological order by admission.

Indexes: Alphabetical order by patient last name, and reference the casebook pertaining to each patient.

Scope and Content Note

The registers in this series contain handwritten entries of admissions, discharges, and case observations, among other critical patient information. The admission registers list patient admissions and discharge information, recording the individual's name, date of admission, age, county and/or municipality of origin, date of commitment, maintenance, and staff remarks (e.g., date of death, discharge, transfer, escape, etc.).

The indexes in this series record the patient's name, casebook volume and page number(s), existence of clinical records, burial record, autopsy record, or prescription record (each of these indicated with a check mark, if applicable), or date of discharge. The "Record of Male Patients Discharged" contains much of the same information as the "Index" volumes, but also records the patient's age, condition, cause of death, and remarks. The following three fields are penned in: "place of burial," "date of burial," and "county," replacing the formatted fields "duration previous to admission" (i.e., of the patient's condition), "period under treatment," and "form of insanity." Sometimes the date of death or escape is also referred to as "date of discharge" in the remarks field.

Use of Records

Access Restrictions

Restricted in accordance with Section 33.13, Mental Hygiene Law, relating to confidentiality of clinical records. Access permitted under certain conditions upon application to and approval by the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities.

Acquistion Information

B2368-18: This accretion was transferred under RDA 22706.

Access Terms

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Detailed Description

Dates Contents Box

Accretion: B2368-14
1894-1926 Admission: Men 1
1894-1926 Admission: Women 1
1894-1935 Discharge: Men 2
1894-1919 Admission by County with Index: Men and Women 2
circa 1894-1926 Index to Admissions and Casebooks: Men 3
circa 1894-1926 Index to Admissions and Casebooks: Women 3
1894-1904 Admission/Discharge - Chronological: Men and Women 4

Accretion: B2368-18
1922-1955 Residence Book (Admissions and Discharges) 1