Research

New York State Department of Mental Hygiene Research Studies

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:
Records in this series include data sheets, coding sheets, abstracts of patient records, and reports. Included are records relating to the Baxstrom patient research study and the pre-Baxstrom research study in the 1970s, which examined individuals transferred from hospitals of the criminally insane under the Department of Correctional Services to the civil mental hospitals in the Department of Mental Hygiene.
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11 cubic feet
Inclusive Dates:
circa 1970-1975
Series Number:
B2531

Arrangement

Arranged by Mental Hygiene identification number in ascending order.

Scope and Content Note

Records in this series include data sheets, coding sheets, abstracts of patient records, and reports. Included are records relating to the Baxstrom patient research study and the pre-Baxstrom research study in the 1970s, which examined individuals transferred from hospitals of the criminally insane under the Department of Correctional Services to the civil mental hospitals in the Department of Mental Hygiene. This study followed the landmark ruling Baxstrom v. Herold, 383 U.S. 107 (1966), which led to major changes in studies and in state policies.

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Series may contain restricted material. Consult reference archivist before use.

Related Information

Related Materials

Series 11963 Office of Mental Health research studies, contains related records.

Other finding aids

Transfer list is available at the repository.

Acquistion Information

This series was transferred under records disposition number 11962, and includes records from transfer list 790005.

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