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Dannemora State Hospital Inmate Data Cards

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 index cards providing basic biographical, criminal and psychological histories of inmates housed at Dannemora State Hospital. Information includes inmate's name; alias; race; admission date ; birth; marital status; nativity; occupation; education; county of trial; court; religion; crime; judge; term; date of sentence; term; former institutional residence before transfer; habits, tendencies; number of attack and duration; cause; residence in hospital; diagnosis; veteran status; date of discharge; condition of release; and identification number. Records are restricted.
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Quantity:
9 cubic feet
Inclusive Dates:
1900-1972
Series Number:
A1505

Arrangement

Alphabetic by inmate's last name.

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of 4" x 6" index cards providing basic biographical, criminal and psychological histories of inmates housed at Dannemora State Hospital.

The cards provide data on inmate's name; alias; admission number; D.C.I. or NYSIIS numbers; race; consecutive number; year number; date of admission; birth; marital status; nativity; occupation; education; county of trial; court; religion; crime; judge; term; date of sentence; full term; commuted term; former institutional residence before transfer to Dannemora (also by whom brought and who ordered transfer); habits (drugs or alcohol); tendencies (suicidal, criminal, hereditary, homicidal); number of attack and duration; cause; residence in hospital; diagnosis; veteran status; date of discharge; condition of release; and identification number. These cards should be used in conjunction with the inmate case files of the Central New York Psychiatric Center.

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 of Mental Health.

Related Information

Related Materials

Series A1500 Inmate Case Files from Matteawan and Dannemora State Hospitals, contains further data on inmates.

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