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Syracuse Developmental Center Closure Files

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:
This series contains meeting minutes, memoranda, closure lists, planning documents, notes, and reports relating to the closure of the Syracuse Developmental Center. Also included are some Rome Developmental Center closure documents, which were used as a model on which to base the Syracuse closure.
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2 cubic feet
Inclusive Dates:
1988-1998
Bulk Dates:
bulk 1996-1998
Series Number:
B2374

Scope and Content Note

This series includes closure meeting minutes, memoranda, closure lists, planning documents, an information file relating to closure of institutional care facilities (ICF's), Central New York Developmental Services Office (CNYDSO) Western Region Vacancy Planning Reports, "SDC Facility Closure Plan: Final Report of Workgroup," a Syracuse Developmental Disabilities Services Office (DDSO) Historical Committee file consisting of published reference material and information relating to the closure ceremony, files of the Closure Ceremony Advisory Committee (minutes, notes, etc.), fiscal records relating to the ceremony (invitations, catering, etc.), and working notes on development of the closure program "Expressions."

Some Rome Developmental Center closure documents have been interfiled with this series, as some were used as a model on which to base the Syracuse closure. This material includes "The Rome Experience: A Chronicle of Events That Guided the Rome DDSO Through Closure" (1990), written by its last director, Philip F. Catchpole; methodologies analysis used for the "Core Staffing" proposal; Rome DDSO staffing narrative; and correspondence regarding patient "census reduction."

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Dates Contents Box

Accretion: B2374-14
Main Committee 1
Logistics 1
Historical 1
Public Relations 1
Budget 1
Ceremony Committee 1
Publication 1
Guest List 1
Closure Committee 1
Executive Committee Minutes 1
1989 Fall Expressions 1
1988 Summer The Central New Yorker: As One Door Closes, Many Open 1
Closure Meeting 2
Closure of ICFs (census reduction) 2
Rome Closure Experience 2
Closure Study Group on Community.... [Rome Developmental Center] 2
1993 December Comprehensive Developmental Center Closure Plan – Office of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities 2
Closure (Syracuse) 2
Consolidation: Rome/Syracuse 2
Core Staffing – Business Office (1) 2
Core Staffing – Business Office (2) 2
Core Staffing – Business Office (3) 2
1991 Core Management 2
1989-1990 Core Staffing 2
1987 Core Staffing 2
1988 Core Staffing (1 of 2) 2
1988 Core Staffing (2 of 2) 2