Research


Rome Developmental Center (N.Y.) Ward Reports and Journals

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 reports of the ward service and patient environment (incidents or lack thereof) as reported by ward attendees during their shifts at the Rome Developmental Center and predecessor Rome State School. Earlier journals also include alphabetical indexes of patients on the ward for the period.
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Quantity:
1.83 cubic feet (42 volumes)
Inclusive Dates:
1949-1976
Series Number:
B2381

Arrangement

Chronological by colony or ward.

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of reports of the ward service and patient environment (incidents or lack thereof) as reported by ward attendees during their shifts at the Rome Developmental Center and predecessor Rome State School. Earlier journals are narrative in format, include a great deal of anecdotal information describing daily activities, and also include alphabetical indexes of patients on the ward for the period. These indexes include each patient's name, diagnosed IQ, hospital number, weight, religion, work status, and age. The later volumes contain names of patients and ward attendants, shift dates and times, duties performed, incident descriptions, and, in later years, ward census data.

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.

Related Information

Related Materials

Series B2385 Rome State School Patient Census Records, contains additional patient census data.

Acquistion Information

B2381-18: This accretion was transferred under RDA 22712.

Access Terms

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Detailed Description

Dates Contents Box

Accretion: B2381-14
1949 March 1-1954 February 25 Herkimer Colony 1
1954 July 2-1956 March 2 Herkimer Colony 1
1969 October 13-1970 January 15 Herkimer Colony 1
1970 January 16-April 13 Herkimer Colony 1
1970 April 14-July 18 Herkimer Colony 1
1970 July 19-August 10 Herkimer Colony 1
1970 August 10-November 8 Herkimer Colony 1
1970 November 9-1971 February 5 Herkimer Colony 1
1971 February 6-May 10 Herkimer Colony 1
1971 May 11-August 9 Herkimer Colony 1
1971 August 10-November 10 Herkimer Colony 1
1971 November 11-1972 February 7 Herkimer Colony 1
1972 February 8-May 11 Herkimer Colony 1
1972 August 19-November 17 Herkimer Colony 1
1972 November 18-1973 February 19 Herkimer Colony 1
1973 August 31-November 28 Herkimer Colony 1
1973 November 29-1974 February 27 Herkimer Colony 1
1974 February 28-May 31 Herkimer Colony 1
1974 June 1-September 3 Herkimer Colony 1
1974 September 4-December 1 Herkimer Colony 1
1972 May 12-August 19 Herkimer Colony 1
1974 December 2-1975 March 6 Herkimer Colony 1
1975 March 7-June 5 Herkimer Colony 1
1975 June 6-September 5 Herkimer Colony 2
1975 September 6-December 5 Herkimer Colony 2
1975 December 6-1976 March 7 Herkimer Colony 2
1976 March 8-September 10 Herkimer Colony 2
1976 June 11-September 13 Herkimer Colony 2
1976 September 14-December 13 Herkimer Colony 2
1976 December 14-1977 March 19 Herkimer Colony 2
1977 March 20-June 20 Herkimer Colony 2
1977 June 21-August 31 Herkimer Colony 2
1957 March 7-1958 May 15 Ward E-6 2
1958 May 15-1959 June 17 Ward E-6 2
1976 October 18-1977 January 20 Ward 047 2
1969 February 21-November 19 Ward 056 2
1969 November 20-1970 January 27 Ward 056 2