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.