Research

Matteawan State Hospital Inmate Transfer Register

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 records the names of inmates transferred to different wards or institutions or discharged from Matteawan State Hospital. The entries record the inmate's name, number, date of admission, from where received (Volume 2 only), place of transfer, and date. Ward numbers are typically entered in the "transferred from" column. Records are restricted.
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Quantity:
0.2 cubic feet (2 volumes)
Inclusive Dates:
1973-1977
Series Number:
A1523

Arrangement

Alphabetic by inmate's last name.

Scope and Content Note

This series records the names of inmates who were transferred to different wards or institutions or were discharged from Matteawan.

The entries record the inmate's name, number, date of admission, from where received (Volume 2 only), place of transfer, and date. It is unclear if the registers refer to a specific ward at Matteawan or to the whole institution, but because there is a column labeled "transferred from" in the second volume and usually a ward number is entered, the first possibility seems likely.

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

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Volume list is available at the repository.

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