Preserving the Past, Informing the Future
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1869, established as the Whipple Home School (in Ledyard).
1872, moved to present site in Mystic.
1895, reorganized and renamed as Mystic Oral School for the Deaf.
1921, state assumed full ownership and supervision per Public Acts, chpt. 200.
1959, administratively, transferred to State Dept. of Education per Public Act 525.
1980, June, use as a school for deaf students discontinued. Children are placed in regional/local programs. Facility remains under the maintenance and direction of the State Dept. of Education.
1980, facility name changed to Mystic Educational Center, per P.A. 80-230.
Published Histories/Articles :
Armstead, George B. The State Services of Connecticut. Published under the direction of the Committee on Public Information and the House Committee on Publications of the General Assembly of the State of Connecticut, 1946. pp. 148-152 [CSL Call Number ConnDoc G25 ar]
Mystic Oral School, 1869-1969. Mystic : The School, 1961. [CSL Call Number ConnDoc M999 myr]
The Mystic Oral School, Past, Present, Future. 1975. (Includes a map of the campus) [CSL Call Number ConnDoc M999 mys]
Hartford Courant, March 9, 1980, p. 38.
New York Times, April 14, 1980, p. B1.
Report of the Mystic Oral School for the Deaf, 1896-1898, pp. 7-11. [CSL Call Number ConnDoc M999]
In 1913, the Report of the Mystic Oral School for the Deaf began to include photographs of the students and facility. [CSL Call Number ConnDoc M999]
Report of the Commission to Investigate the Care and Treatment of the Deaf and Dumb. [The Commission], 1937. [CSL Call Number ConnDoc M999c]
and Records in the State Library Collections :
Check the State Library catalog, CONSULS, under these author headings for publications by the agency available in the State Library :
Mystic Oral School.
Mystic Oral School for the Deaf. Mystic, Conn.
Mystic Oral School Mystic Conn.
Annual Reports are located in :
[CSL Call Number ConnDoc M999]
Public Documents of the State of Connecticut.
Digest of Administrative Reports to the Governor [CSL Call Number ConnDoc F40 d]
Years of Service
|Zerah C. Whipple||1869-1879|
|Margaret Whipple Hammond/Charles P. Whipple||1885-1894|
|Clara M.H. McGuigan||1895-1921|
|Walter J. Tucker||1920-1946|
|Allan Y. Crouter||1946-1968|
|Peter J. Owsley||1969-1976|
|Tom Gillung (Acting)||1977|
|Gary W. Nix||1978|
Prepared by the Government Information and Reference Services Unit, page revised 8/2008.