Research

Matteawan State Hospital Visitor Log Books

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 contains data on visitors to Matteawan State Hospital, patients who went to the visitor's room to receive visitors, and visitors to a specific ward. Visitor logs include the date of visit, visitor's name, address, purpose, and duration. Visiting professional staff include the reason and time of visit. For instances when patients went to the visitor room, information includes date, patient's name and number, and the officer's name who escorted the patient to the room.
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1 cubic foot (6 volumes)
Inclusive Dates:
1959-1977
Series Number:
A1507

Arrangement

Chronological within each volume.

Scope and Content Note

This series contains data pertaining to visitors to Matteawan State Hospital, patients who went to the visitor's room to receive visitors, and visitors to a specific ward.

Two of the volumes appear to be a log of visitors who were at Matteawan on official business. These logs date between 1973 and 1977 and contain the date of visit, visitor's name and signature, address, purpose, and time in and out. Two volumes are records of visits made to specific wards (ward 2, 1968-1973 and ward 8, 1970-1971). These usually contain the name of a member of the professional staff visiting a patient and the reason and time of visit. The final volumes (1959-1970) are a record of patients who went to the visitor's room to receive a visitor. They contain the date, patient's name and number, and the officer's name who attended the patient to the room.

Use of Records

Access Restrictions

Patient data is 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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