The following blog posts, historical articles, documents, laws, and obituaries, are an extension of the book. They are provided here to further explain why Willard and all New York State insane asylums, later renamed state hospitals, were created. They are useful in understanding the social norms of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries; the people who were involved in the decision-making processes; and the struggle between the county poor house system and the state system of caring for the insane. It is very important to have compassion for our ancestors who lived with a mental illness or a developmental disability by remembering that they were unnecessarily labeled as defective; removed from society; and in thousands of cases locked up against their will for the remainder of their lives.
(Page Created 10.30.2011)
The Inmates of Willard 1870 to 1900, A Genealogy Resource
The Social Welfare History Project reposted from 12.10.2014. 11.29.2018
A Brief History of Charity in New York 1603 to 1900. 11.28.2018
1922 THE TRUTH ABOUT MARGARET SANGER, ABORTION & EUGENICS 9.28.2017.
THE BAD NEWS: Thousands Remain Nameless! 6.15.2015.
THE GOOD NEWS: One Man Is Remembered! 6.14.2015.
1921 Duffy’s Malt Whiskey – Nostrums For Good Health! – 1.29.2014.
1843 A Christmas Carol – 12.9.2013.
1872 Scientific Charity Movement & Charity Organization Societies – 11.5.2013.
1915 State Charities Aid Association News – 11.4.2013.
1850 In The Spirit of Halloween – 10.31.2013.
1893 State Hospital Cadavers – 10.30.2013.
1920 Margaret Sanger & Eugenics – 10.19.2013.
1809-1883 Thomas Story Kirkbride – 10.16.2013.
1892 The Infliction Of The Death Penalty By Means Of Electricity – 9.25.2013
1893 New York State Asylum Directory – 9.15.2013
1887 Ten Days In A Madhouse by Nellie Bly – 9.13.2013
Rochester State Hospital – Rochester, NY – 9.7.2013
1872 “Bone Yard” The Remember Garden – Rochester, NY – 4.18.2013
Captain Morris J. Gilbert, Steward – 3.16.2013
1922 Eugenics – New York State – 1.3.2013
1912-1920 Eugenics In New York State – 11.15.2012
1907 Eugenics – 11.14.2012
Percy Crosby, FDR & Skippy Peanut Butter – 10.22.2012
1860 Susan B. Anthony – 10.19.2012
1855 Miss Phebe B. Davis – 10.3.2012
1880 The Treatment Of The Insane by W.A. Hammond – 9.10.2012
1880 The Utica Crib – 9.8.2012
1907 The Deportation of Insane Aliens – 8.17.2012
1879 Moral & Physical Causes of Insanity – 8.15.2012
1898 Drugs – 8.15.2012
1906 Elopements, Suicides & Accidents at New York State Hospitals – 8.2.2012
1892 Hair Of The Insane – 8.2.2012
1872 Miss Louisa Lee Schuyler – The State Charities Aid Association – 8.2.2012
1906 After Care For The Insane – 8.2.2012
1917 Willard Maps – 7.25.2012.
The Willard and Rochester State Hospital Connection – 4.18.2012.
1901 New York State Hospitals – 1.20.2012.
Articles & Documents:
1603 – 1900 Brief History of Charity in NYS
1885 Care of the Filthy Cases of Insane
1888 Monroe County Insane Asylum (Names).
1900 Willard State Hospital Steward’s Report
1916 The Care of the Insane in New York (State Hospitals)
1916 Bloomingdale Hospital
1916 Utica State Hospital
1916 Willard State Hospital
1916 Hudson River State Hospital
1916 Middletown State Homeopathic Hospital
1916 Buffalo State Hospital
1916 Binghamton State Hospital
1916 St. Lawrence State Hospital
1916 Rochester State Hospital
1916 Manhattan State Hospital
1916 Long Island State Hospital
1916 Kings Park State Hospital
1916 Central Islip State Hospital
1916 Gowanda State Homeopathic Hospital
1916 Mohansic State Hospital
1916 Matteawan State Hospital
1916 Dannemora State Hospital
2012 Pilgrim State Hospital History
2010 Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders & HIPAA
Other New York State Institutions:
1916 Syracuse State Custodial Institution For Feeble-Minded Children
1916 Newark State Custodial Institution For Feeble-Minded Women
1916 Craig Colony State Custodial Institution For Epileptics
1916 Letchworth Village State Custodial Institution For Feeble-Minded and Epileptics
1916 Rome State Custodial Institution For Feeble-Minded Children
Law 1873 NY State Board of Charities
Law 1882 & 1907 Immigration
Law 1912 NY Eugenical Sterilization
Obituary 1855 Dr. T.R. Beck.
Obituary 1858 Dr. Amariah Brigham.
Obituary 1865 Dr. S.D. Willard.
Obituary 1886 Dr. J.P. Gray.
Obituary 1898 Dr. C.S. Hoyt.
Obituary 1900 Dr. W.A. Hammond.
Obituary 1918 Dr. J.B. Chapin.
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NEW HIPAA UPDATE March 2013!
The amount and variety of information contained in this site continues to amaze me. Extremely well researched and user friendly , this is indeed the jewel among internet resources . Articles & Documents is my favorite section. Keep up the good work ! JcA
The interesting Articles and Documents section is my favorite ! The scope of information contained in this site makes it the jewel of internet resources. We have so much to learn from our history!
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My question I have 1/2 sister – Elizabeth Heselton 1921 – 1928 that I believe was a patient at the Craig facility in 1928 and she died at the facility – is there any way of discovering any records of her being there? Thank you Edward Heselton
Just discovered this website. Darby must have known about it but never mentioned it. Curious as to who is behind it.
Thanks for all this work
Hello! I read your book. My name is Linda S. Stuhler. I started this blog in 2011 and also wrote a book; The Inmates Of Willard 1870 to 1900. And yes, Darby knew about my blog.