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Matteawan State Hospital Records

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 unprocessed series contains records pertaining to Auburn Asylum for Insane Convicts and Matteawan State Hospital. Auburn Asylum records include prison inspectors' minutes; superintendent's reports; employee records; an inmate register; account books and inventory records; and case record books. Matteawan State Hospital records include case records; account books; lunacy commissioners' notes; medical inspectors' notes; and special files on Harry K. Thaw and other notorious cases.
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Quantity:
33 cubic feet
Inclusive Dates:
1858-1975
Series Number:
A0505

Scope and Content Note

This unprocessed series contains several distinct groups of records pertaining to Auburn Asylum for Insane Convicts and Matteawan State Hospital (later Fishkill Correctional Facility).

Auburn Asylum records. Included in this group are minutes of prison inspectors (1858-1905); superintendent's reports (1858-1879); employee records (ca. 1859-1905); inmate register (1859-1900); account books (1858-1904); inventory (1860-1868); and case record books (1859-1892, nearly complete).

Matteawan State Hospital. Included in this group are case records (1892-1901); account books (1897-1958); lunacy commissioners' notes (1893-1929); medical inspectors' notes (1905-1968); and special files on Harry K. Thaw (1911-1913) and other notorious cases.

Other 20th century records. Also present in the series are annual reports (to 1972); photographs; office diaries (1911-1940 and 1963-1973); census (1925-1974); admission and discharge registers (1932-1974); subject files of security officers (1960s-1970s); and inmate newsletters and questionnaires.

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Access Restrictions

Patient records are 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 of Mental Health.

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Detailed Description

Dates Contents Box

Accretion: A0505-78
1858 November-1879 August Auburn Asylum for Insane Criminals/Convicts: Superintendent Reports 1
Auburn Asylum for Insane Criminals/Convicts: Employee Department Record 1
1859-1871 Auburn Asylum for Insane Criminals/Convicts: Officers and Help 1
1858-1861 Auburn Asylum for Insane Criminals/Convicts: Superintendent's Record: Daily Orders/Repairs 1
1858 December 1 New York State Commission in Lunacy-Rules and Regulations as to Plumbing Work, Sewerage and Sewerage Disposal, Water Supply, and Fire Protection of New York State Hospitals 1
A folder containing a drawing and a letter from Michael Radice 1
1875 December-1889 September Auburn Asylum: Estimates 3
1897 May-1907 June Auburn Asylum: Estimates 3
1861 October-1875 March Auburn Asylum: Day Book-Accounts Ledger 3
1858-1865 Auburn Asylum: Day Book-Accounts Ledger 3
1875 April-1888 June Auburn Asylum: Day Book-Accounts Ledger 3
1876 June-1893 Auburn Asylum: Special Appropriations 3
1870-1877 Auburn Asylum: Treasurer's Cash Book 3
1879 October-1883 September Auburn Asylum: Receipts 4
1860 January-1867 October Auburn Asylum: Inventory 4
1867 October-1868 October Auburn Asylum: Inventory 4
1876 October-1887 September Auburn Asylum: Accounts Current 4
1877-1897 Auburn Asylum: Unconvicted Patients, Account Ledger; Per Capita Costs 4
1883-1893 Auburn Asylum: Cash Book 4
1878-1879 Auburn Asylum: Case Records Transferred Cases Volume 1 Part 2 5
1883-1886 Auburn Asylum: Case Records Volume 3 #669-816 5
1886-1888 Auburn Asylum: Case Records Volume 4 #818-967 6
1888-1890 Auburn Asylum: Case Records Volume 5 #977-1112 6
1890-1892 Auburn Asylum: Case Records Volume 6 #1113-1254 6
1892-1893 Matteawan State Hospital: Case Records Volume 7 #1255-1404 7
1893-1899 Matteawan State Hospital: Case Records Volume 8 #1405-1494 7
1895-1896 Matteawan State Hospital: Case Records Volume 12 #1766-1854 8
1898 Matteawan State Hospital: Case Records Volume 15 #2035-2124 8
1899-1900 Matteawan State Hospital: Case Records Volume 18 #2305-2393 9
1900-1901 Matteawan State Hospital: Case Records Volume 20 #2485-2512 9
1892-1894 Matteawan State Hospital: Special Appropriations Volume 2 10
1895-1903 Matteawan State Hospital: Special Appropriations Volume 3 10
1901 July-1904 October Matteawan State Hospital: Estimates 10
1897 May-1901 June Matteawan State Hospital: Estimates 10
1899-1905 Matteawan State Hospital: Receipts from Counties 10
1896-1903 Matteawan State Hospital: Patients Deposit Accounts 11
Matteawan State Hospital: Patients Deposit Accounts Volume 1 11
Matteawan State Hospital: Patients Deposit Accounts Volume 2 11
1897-1903 Matteawan State Hospital: Unconvicted Patients 11
1884-1895 Matteawan State Hospital: Discharge Book 12
1915-1920 Matteawan State Hospital: Discharge Book 12
1895-1900 Matteawan State Hospital: Discharge Book 12
1903-1915 Matteawan State Hospital: Cash Book 12
1915-1922 Matteawan State Hospital: Cash Book 12
1950s Matteawan State Hospital: Restraint and Seclusion Orders 13
1950s Matteawan State Hospital: Restraint and Seclusion Orders (bundle) 13
1904-1934 Matteawan State Hospital: Patient Deposit Accounts, Discharged and Deceased Patients P-Q 13
1904-1934 Matteawan State Hospital: Patient Deposit Accounts, Discharged and Deceased Patients Ab-Je 13
1939-1952 Matteawan State Hospital: State Medical Inspectors Notes 15
1953-1962 Matteawan State Hospital: State Medical Inspectors Notes 15
1931-1939 Matteawan State Hospital: State Medical Inspectors Notes 15
1905-1931 Matteawan State Hospital: State Medical Inspectors Notes 15
1893-1929 Matteawan State Hospital: State Commission in Lunacy Commissioner's Notes on Visitation and Inspection 15
1965-1968 Matteawan State Hospital: State Medical Inspectors Notes 15
1911-1913 Matteawan State Hospital Patient Harry K. Thaw Scrapbook 16
1914 Matteawan State Hospital: State of New York versus Michael O'Donnele Court Manuscripts 16
1908 Matteawan State Hospital: William J. Lee versus Robert Lamb Court Manuscripts 16
1862-1911 Lists of Superintendents and Other Staff 16
1911-1913 Matteawan State Hospital Patient Harry K. Thaw Clinical Record 16
1911-1913 Matteawan State Hospital Patient Harry K. Thaw Case Record 16
1968 July 11 New York Free Press 16
1902, 1884-1916 By-laws and Rules and Regulations Governing Dannemora State Hospital and Other Regulations 16
Matteawan State Hospital: Published Manuscripts, Newspapers, etc. 16
1902 January 2 Matteawan State Hospital Patient Max Egathaaf: Translation of a foreign work on provisions for the insane 16
Yula Pansy St. George for Frank St. George versus the State of New York (Willie Jones, a Matteawan State Hospital patient) Record on Appeal. 16
1958-1972 Matteawan State Hospital: Articles, letters, and memos regarding interpretations on commitment of mentally ill criminals to the hospital 16
Matteawan State Hospital: Rules and Regulations of Staff, Specifications and Class Lists of Positions 16
Matteawan State Hospital: Sex Offender Study 16
1911 Matteawan State Hospital: Rules and Regulations Governing Medical Staff 17
1966 April 1-1967 March 31 Matteawan State Hospital: Annual Report 17
1967 Matteawan State Hospital: Annual Report of the Superintendent 17
1952 April 1-1953 March 31 Matteawan State Hospital: Annual Report 17
1965 April 1-1966 March 31 Matteawan State Hospital: Annual Report 17
1964 April 1-1965 March 31 Matteawan State Hospital: Annual Report 17
1963 April 1-1964 March 31 Matteawan State Hospital: Annual Report 17
1962 April 1-1963 March 31 Matteawan State Hospital: Annual Report 17
1961 April 1-1962 March 31 Matteawan State Hospital: Annual Report 17
1960 April 1-1961 March 31 Matteawan State Hospital: Annual Report 17
1959 April 1-1960 March 31 Matteawan State Hospital: Annual Report 17
1953 April 1-1954 March 31 Matteawan State Hospital: Annual Report 17
1967 April 1-1968 March 31 Matteawan State Hospital: Annual Report Volume 1 17
1967 April 1-1968 March 31 Matteawan State Hospital: Annual Report Volume 2 17
1968 April 1-1969 March 31 Matteawan State Hospital: Annual Report 17
1859-1881 Auburn Asylum: Annual Report of the Superintendent 17
1889-1894 Auburn Asylum and Matteawan State Hospital: Annual Report of the Superintendent 17
1882-1888 Auburn Asylum: Annual Report of the Superintendent 17
1895-1900 Matteawan State Hospital: Annual Report of the Superintendent 17
1901-1906 Matteawan State Hospital: Annual Report of the Superintendent 17
1907-1912 Matteawan State Hospital: Annual Report of the Superintendent 17
1913-1919 Matteawan State Hospital: Annual Report of the Superintendent 17
1920-1931 Matteawan State Hospital: Annual Report of the Superintendent 17
1955 April 1-1961 March 31 Matteawan State Hospital: Annual Report 17
1940-1944 Matteawan State Hospital: Annual Report 17
1945-1949 Matteawan State Hospital: Annual Report 17
1950 April 1-1955 March 31 Matteawan State Hospital: Annual Report 17
1926 Matteawan State Hospital: Annual Report 17
Matteawan State Hospital: Photographs of hospital and grounds 18
Matteawan State Hospital: Assortment of newspaper clippings 18
Matteawan State Hospital: Photographs of hospital, Dr. Henry E. Allison obituary, a copy of "A visit to the Criminally Insane Matteawan" in Italian 18
1973 April 1-1974 March 31 Matteawan State Hospital: Monthly Reports of Inmate Population 18
1974 April 1-1975 March 31 Matteawan State Hospital: Monthly Reports of Inmate Population 18
Mounted photographs of a farm 18
1970 April 1-1972 March 31 Matteawan State Hospital: Annual Reports 18
1971 April-1972 March 31 Matteawan State Hospital and Beacon State Institution/Glenham Correctional Facility Narcotic Rehabilitation Center: Annual Report 18
1970 April1-1971 March 31 Matteawan State Hospital: Annual Report 18
1969 April 1-1970 March 31 Matteawan State Hospital: Annual Report 18
1951-1952 Matteawan State Hospital: Annual Report 18
1950-1951 Matteawan State Hospital: Annual Report 18
1952 April 1-1953 March 31 Matteawan State Hospital: Annual Report 18
1954 April 1-1955 March 31 Matteawan State Hospital: Annual Report 18
1955 April 1-1956 March 31 Matteawan State Hospital: Annual Report 18
1957 April 1-1958 March 31 Matteawan State Hospital: Annual Report 18
1958 April 1-1959 March 31 Matteawan State Hospital: Annual Report 18
1949-1950 Matteawan State Hospital: Annual Report 18
1911-1912, 1915-1940, 1963-1973 Matteawan State Hospital: Superintendent Diaries (Multiple) 19
1953-1965 Matteawan State Hospital: Census Record 20
Directory of Correctional Institutions and Agencies of the United States of America, Canada, and Great Britain 20
1934-1946 Matteawan State Hospital: Census Record 20
1932-1945 Matteawan State Hospital: Admissions and Discharges 20
1945-1953 Matteawan State Hospital: Admissions and Discharges 20
1946-1953 Matteawan State Hospital: Census Record 20
1953-1958 Matteawan State Hospital: Discharge Ledger 20
1966-1970 Matteawan State Hospital and Narcotic Rehabilitation Center at Matteawan: Admissions 20
1966-1970 Matteawan State Hospital and Narcotic Rehabilitation Center at Matteawan: Discharges 20
1925-1934 Matteawan State Hospital: Census Record 20
1953-1958 Matteawan State Hospital: Admission Ledger 20
1958-1965 Matteawan State Hospital: Admission Ledger 20
1961-1962 Matteawan State Hospital: Admissions 21
1966-1970 Beacon State Institution/Beacon Institution for Defective Delinquents: Census 21
1966-1970 Beacon State Institution/Beacon Institution for Defective Delinquents: Admissions 21
1966-1970 Beacon State Institution/Beacon Institution for Defective Delinquents: Discharges 21
1940-1952 Matteawan State Hospital: Registers of Death 22
1928-1940 Matteawan State Hospital: Registers of Death 22
1917-1927 Matteawan State Hospital: Registers of Death 22
Matteawan State Hospital: Numerous Ward Journals (Assault, Medication, Package, and Accident Logs) 23
Matteawan State Hospital: Numerous Ward Journals (Assault, Medication, Package, and Accident Logs) 24
1941 Matteawan State Hospital: Patient Notes 25
1945 Matteawan State Hospital: Women's Orders Book 25
1944 Matteawan State Hospital: Women's Package Log 25
Matteawan State Hospital: Assault Log Ward F-4 25
Matteawan State Hospital: Patient Notes Ward F-4 25
Matteawan State Hospital: Medicine Book 25
1962 Matteawan State Hospital: Women's Building Supervisor's Night Book 25
1954 December 1-31 Matteawan State Hospital: Women's Christmas Package Book 25
1950-1951 Matteawan State Hospital: Christmas Package Book 25
1957 Matteawan State Hospital: Women's Building Night Supervisor's Book 25
1973 Matteawan State Hospital: Subject files, Security Services and Policies 25
Matteawan State Hospital: Keys Issued 25
Matteawan State Hospital: Herbert Kaplan-Program Coordinator 25
Matteawan State Hospital: Dr. Rigney-Medical Problems-Patient/Inmates 25
Matteawan State Hospital: Meetings-Lieutenants and Sergeants 25
Matteawan State Hospital: Meetings-Supervisors 25
Matteawan State Hospital: Media Review Board 25
1974 Matteawan State Hospital: Security Officer and Security Supervisor Subject Files 26
1974 Matteawan State Hospital: Security Officer and Policy Files 27
1974 Matteawan State Hospital: Deputy Superintendent for Security Services Policies and Subject Files 28
1975 Matteawan State Hospital: Security Services Files 29
1975 Matteawan State Hospital: "Like It Is" Inmate Publications 29
1975 Matteawan State Hospital: Security Services and Policies Files 30
1975 January-April Matteawan State Hospital: Use of Force Reports 31
1964 Matteawan State Hospital: Security Supervisor Subject Files, Detailed Census (Bundle) 32
Matteawan State Hospital: Minutes of Group Programs Meetings and Charge Officers Meetings 32
Matteawan State Hospital: Zoraida Ortiz File 33
Matteawan State Hospital: Jacquelyn Hall File 33
Narcotic Rehabilitation Center at Matteawan Inmate Newspapers "Express Yourself" 33
Matteawan State Hospital: Completed Inmate Questionnaires 33
1971 February "Medical Opinion & Review", volume 7 number 2 33
1971 February "Hospital & Community Psychiatry", volume 22 number 2 33
1970-1974 Matteawan State Hospital: Admissions, Discharges, and Census 21A
1958-1965 Matteawan State Hospital: Discharge Ledger 21A
1909-1915 Matteawan State Hospital: Discharge Ledger 21A
1900-1909 Matteawan State Hospital: Discharge Ledger 21A
1965-1970 Matteawan State Hospital: Census 21A
1964-1968 Matteawan State Hospital: Registers of Death 22A
1953-1964 Matteawan State Hospital: Registers of Death 22A
1859-1871 Auburn Asylum: Case Records Volume 1 #1-228 5A
Auburn Asylum: Case Records Transferred Cases Volume 1 Part 1 5A
1893-1895 Matteawan State Hospital: Case Records Volume 10 #1584-1674 7A
1895 Matteawan State Hospital: Case Records Volume 11 #1675-1765 7A
1896-1897 Matteawan State Hospital: Case Records Volume 13 #1855-1944 8A
1897-1898 Matteawan State Hospital: Case Records Volume 14 #1945-2034 8A
1898-1899 Matteawan State Hospital: Case Records Volume 16 #2125-2203 9A
1899 Matteawan State Hospital: Case Records Volume 17 #2215-2304 9A
State Commission on Lunacy Inspections 9B
1859-1900 Auburn Asylum: Inmate Register, Alphabetical Listing 9C
1954-1958 Matteawan State Hospital: Budget Appropriations Ledger 9C