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New York State Office of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities Photographic Material

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 38 5x10 photographs of several state mental retardation facilities, primarily the Willowbrook State School. Some photographs are black and white, and some are in color. They document hospital officials, staff and patients. Some photographs have descriptions hand-written on the back, but many do not.
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Quantity:
0.5 cubic feet (38 photographs)
Inclusive Dates:
circa 1952-1989
Series Number:
B2473

Scope and Content Note

This series contains 38 5x10 photographs of several state mental retardation facilities, primarily the Willowbrook State School. Some photographs are black and white, and some are in color. They document officials, staff and patients. Of note is the dedication of the Connelly Therapy Pool at the Staten Island Developmental Center (formerly the Willowbrook State School) in 1987 and photographs of Department of Mental Hygiene officials, including two images that depict Governor Nelson Rockefeller. Some photographs have descriptions hand-written on the back, but many do not.

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Access Restrictions

Patient photographs 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 for People with Developmental Disabilities.

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Detailed Description

Contents Box Item

Accretion: B2473-13
Willowbrook key ring with 6 original keys

1 1
B-7 - Minimal assistance in self feeding skills

1 2
B-32 - Demonstrating ability to follow pattern and instruction

1 3
B-32 - Mastering a handicraft (woodburning_ eye-hand coordination; highly developed visual discrimination)

1 4
B-32 - Mastering a handicraft (woodburning)

1 5
B-20 - Training self-dressing

1 6
B-22 - Developing tactile sense in a blind individual

1 7
B-76 - Training of ADL skills; learning to button

1 8
B-78 - Learning to operate a water fountain with a therapist's supervision

1 9
B-20 - Color matching: Prerequiste skill for vocational training

1 10
B-23 - Bed making: Advanced activity and daily living skill

1 11
B-20 - Color sorting: Prerequisite skill for vocational training

1 12
B-78 - Developing motor-planning activity: removing ring from a zigzag stand

1 13
B-78 - Developing tactile sensation to compensate for vision loss

1 14
B-32 - Developing fine motor and hand eye - Coordination

1 15
B-23 - Walking while developing a tactile guide sense

1 16
B-76 - Developing prevocational skills: using a screw packaging set

1 17
B-76 - Developing shape recognition and motor function

1 18
B-23 - Developing daily skills; using a wash cloth

1 19
B-20 - Developing attention through touch and verbal prompting

1 20
B-7 - Developing self-feeding skills: hand over hand technique

1 21
B-76 - Developing daily skills: hair-brushing with therapist assistance

1 22
B-20 - Developing daily skills: shoe-lacing

1 23
B-78 - Developing daily skills: using a spoon, hand-over-hand with therapist assistance

1 24
B-22 - Receiving reward for completion of task

1 25
B-78 - Receiving therapy to determine protective extension of arms

1 26
B-78 - Developing mobility training

1 27
B-23 - Determining range of motion for upper extremities

1 28
B-23 - Participating in multi-purpose activity: Sensory integration, Eye-hand coordination, and Bilateral range of motion

1 29
B-22 - Developing a sense of self through identification of body parts

1 30
B-22 - Developing hand-eye coordination

1 31
B-7 - Learning self-feeding skills

1 32
B-32 - Learning daily living activity: mastering table setting

1 33
B-20 - Developing daily living skills: self-washing

1 34
B-32 - Developing gross motor skills

1 35
B-23 - Mastering multi-purpose activity: Improving finger dexterity and encouraging finger extension

1 36
B-20 - Identifying color and learning, the concept of money

1 37