Research

Patient indexes

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 patient indexes maintained by staff of State Lunatic Asylum (later Utica State Hospital). Patients are arranged by county or roughly alphabetically. Information includes name; case book and page number, date admitted and date discharged. Records may also include burial records; number of attacks; number of admissions; date of attack; officer committing (name, position, or title); and result and observations may also be included. Records are restricted.
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Quantity:
1 cu. ft. (3 volumes)
Inclusive Dates:
1849-1903
Series Number:
B1485

Arrangement

Volume One is arranged by county and therein chronologically. Volume Two is arranged roughly alphabetically and therein chronologically.

B1485-97: Roughly alphabetical by name of patient.

Scope and Content Note

B1485-96: This accretion consists of two volumes of patient indexes maintained by staff of State Lunatic Asylum (later Utica State Hospital). Volume One (1849-1903) consists of an index of male patients arranged by county. Information for each patient is given in columnar form and includes name; town of residence; case book and page number; date admitted; date discharged; number of attacks; number of admissions; date of attack; officer committing (name, position, or title); and result and observations.

Volume Two (1891-1903) consists of an index of male patients arranged roughly alphabetically. Information provided for each patient includes name; case book volume and page number; burial record ("died"); admission date; and discharge date. Spaces are provided for clinical record, autopsy record, and prescription record, but this information is never included.

B1485-97: This accretion consists of a one volume index of female patients (1890-1903) arranged roughly alphabetically. Information provided for each patient includes name; case book volume and page number; burial record ("died"); admission date; and discharge date. Spaces are present for clinical record, autopsy record, and prescription record; but this information is never provided.

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

Other finding aids

B1485-96: Volume One, County Index, includes a table of contents for counties.

Volume list.

Custodial History

B1485-96: These records were transferred to the State Archives on September 16, 1996 from Mohawk Valley Psychiatric Center under RDA 19266.

B1485-97: These records were transferred to the State Archives on May 7, 1997 from Mohawk Valley Psychiatric Center under RDA 19266.

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