TABLE OF CONTENTS


Overview of the Collection

Historical Note

Scope and Content

Arrangement

Restrictions

Index Terms

Container List

Series 1. Patients 1904-1996

Series 2. Medical Staff Records 1950-1972

Series 3. Blueprints circa 1926-1954, undated

RG 021:008, Norwich State Hospital

Inventory of Records

Finding aid prepared by Connecticut State Library staff.

Copyright © 2009 by the Connecticut State Library



Overview of the Collection

Repository: Connecticut State Library
Creator: Norwich State Hospital (Norwich, Conn.)
Title: Norwich State Hospital records
Dates: 1904-1996
Quantity: 649 cubic feet
Abstract: Norwich State Hospital operated from 1904 to 1996. Includes patient files, admission registers, medical staff records, and blueprints.
Identification: RG021_008
Accession: Multiple
Language: The records are in English.

Historical Note

The Norwich State Hospital for the Insane was established in 1904. About 1926 the name was changed to Norwich State Hospital. The hospital was administratively transferred to the new Dept. of Mental Health on Oct. 1, 1953. In 1961 the name was changed to Norwich Hospital. The hospital closed on October 10, 1996 and patients were transferred to Connecticut Valley Hospital in Middletown.

See also the Norwich State Hospital Agency History.

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Scope and Content

Series 1. Patients, 1904-1996, consist of patient files for discharged or deceased patients, 1904-1944, 1961, 1963, 1965-1966; admission registers, 1918-1995; and patient leaves and separations, 1984-1996. Series 2. Medical Staff Records, 1950-1972, consist solely of Lippitt Operating Room log books. Series 3. Blueprints, circa 1926-1954, consist of property plans and plot plans.

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Arrangement

Arranged into three series: Patients, 1904-1996; Medical Staff Records, 1950-1972; and Blueprints, circa 1926-1954, undated.

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

New Exemption: Public Act 11-242, section 37 amends subsection (b) (10) of Conn. Gen. Stat. sec. 1-210 and adds to the exemptions of the Freedom of Information Act any records created as a result of a doctor-patient or a therapist-patient relationship. This closure applies to all records listed below as Restricted.

Patients: Files continue to be made available to patients themselves upon reliable proof of identification which may be a current copy of a Connecticut driver's license with a photograph or current credit card with the patient's name on it.

Families: Section 52-140c of the Connecticut General Statutes allows "next of kin" the right to view records of a deceased patient who was also a relative.

Relatives of deceased patients should e-mail or send a letter to the State Archivist Mark Jones with the following information:

- Full name of the patient.
- Approximate years patient was treated at the hospital.
- Name, e-mail, and telephone of the requestor.

The State Archives will search for the folder and will report the results of the search to the requestor. If a file is found and the requestor wants to view or receive copies of the file, the following information must first be presented to the State Archivist:

- Proof of identity through a copy of a current Connecticut driver's license with a photograph or a copy of a current credit card with the requestor's name on it.
- Proof that the patient is deceased through a copy of a death certificate or obituary.
- Proof that the requestor is a "next of kin" to the deceased patient through a copy of a birth certificate, obituary with the name of the requestor mentioned as a survivor, or a signed and dated notarized statement of relationship to the patient.

Other Parties: According to the new exemption, medical records are closed to other parties.

Record Series Listed Below: Records listed below labeled as non-restricted or unrestricted are open to all researchers who have read the rules of use and signed the registration forms. Since these records are stored off site, they may not be available on the same day.

See the Rules and Procedures for Researchers Using Archival Records and Secured Collections policy.

Restrictions on Use

See the Reproduction and Publications of State Library Collections policy.

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Index Terms

Organizations:

Norwich State Hospital (Norwich, Conn.)
Norwich State Hospital for the Insane (Norwich, Conn.)

Subjects:

Mental health facilities -- Connecticut
Psychiatric hospitals -- Connecticut

Document Types:

Blueprints
Medical records

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Container List

These records represent only a sampling since the State Archives did not have room to take in more. Volume(s) covering 1942 July 1 - 1949 June 30 were not transferred to the State Archives.
Series 1. Patients, 1904-1996
RESTRICTED
Patient records. Discharges, 1904-1944, 1961, 1963, 1965-1966, 191 cubic feet
Patient files organized chronologically by discharge/death dates. Dates are inclusive.
Box
Accession: 1993-008, 17 cubic feet
Male patients
Aaronwicz-Battista, 1909-1940 1
Batty-Brekovsky, 1909-1940 2
Brennan-Carmody, 1909-1940 3
Carnell-Clark, G., 1909-1940 4
Clark, J.-Coughlan, 1909-1940 5
Coughlin-Dawley, 1909-1940 6
Dawson-Detar, 1909-1940 7
Female patients
Aaronson-Baine, M., 1909-1940 8
Baker-Belzer, 1909-1940 9
Benchley-Bradshaw, A., 1909-1940 10
Bradshaw, E.-Burgharti, 1909-1940 11
Burke-Chamberlain, M., 1909-1940 12
Chamberlain, N.-Cooly, 1909-1940 13
Cooney-Crowley, 1909-1940 14
Crumb-Denicolantonio, 1909-1940 15
Denison-Dixon, 1909-1940 16
Dlugolecki-Donegan, 1909-1940 17
Accession: 1993-020, 174 cubic feet
Male patients
A-Bem, 1961 454
Ben-Bo, 1961 455
Br-Bz, 1961 456
Ca-Ce, 1961 457
Ch-Con, 1961 458
Coo-Del, 1961 459
Dem-Do, 1961 460
Dr-Fi, 1961 461
Fi-Gif, 1961 462
Gil-Gz, 1961 463
Ha-Ho, 1961 464
Hr-J, 1961 465
Ka-Kri, 1961 466
Kro-li, 1961 467
Lo-Man, 1961 468
Mar-Men, 1961 469
Mer-Mon, 1961 470
Moo-Mz, 1961 471
Na-Ol, 1961 472
On-Pi, 1961 473
Pl-Ra, 1961 474
Re-Ru, 1961 475
Ry-Se, 1961 476
Sh-Sm, 1961 477
Sn-Te, 1961 478
Th-Va, 1961 479
Vi-We, 1961 480
Wh-Z, 1961 481
Female patients
Don-Dow, 1904-1941 37
Doy-Dui, 1904-1941 38
Dug-D, 1904-1941 39
Duv-Eds, 1904-1941 40
Edw-Eng, 1904-1941 41
Enn-Fai, 1904-1941 42
Far-Fen, 1904-1941 43
Fer-Fit, 1904-1941 44
Fitzp-Fo, 1904-1941 45
Fol-Foy, 1904-1941 46
Fra-Fro, 1904-1941 47
Fry-Gal, 1904-1941 48
Gams-Gel, 1904-1941 49
Gem-Gil, 1904-1941 50
Gio-Gof, 1904-1941 51
Goli-Gnn, 1904-1941 52
Gran-Gre, 1904-1941 53
Gren-Gue, 1904-1941 54
Gui-Hal, 1904-1941 55
Hall-Han, 1904-1941 56
Hans-Hatl, 1904-1941 57
Har-Hay, 1904-1941 58
Hen-Hic, 1904-1941 59
Hob-Hol, 1904-1941 60
Hop-Hor, 1904-1941 61
Hub-Hur, 1904-1941 62
Hy-Jac, 1904-1941 63
Jam-Jo, 1904-1941 64
Joh-Jon, 1904-1941 65
Joy-Kal, 1904-1941 66
Kant-Kea, 1904-1941 67
Kei-Kell, 1904-1941 68
Kein-Kinde, 1904-1941 69
King-Knox, 1904-1941 70
Ko-Koz, 1904-1941 71
Kr-Lada, 1904-1941 72
Ladd-Lap, 1904-1941 73
Lar-Leb, 1904-1941 74
Lec-Les, 1904-1941 75
Let-Linc, 1904-1941 76
Lind-Lon, 1904-1941 77
Loo-Lun, 1904-1941 78
Lus-Mac, 1904-1941 79
Macr-Mal, 1904-1941 80
Mal-Map, 1904-1941 81
Mar-Mart, 1904-1941 82
Mart-Maz, 1904-1941 83
MCc-Mcd, 1904-1941 84
Mcdo-Mckl, 1904-1941 85
Mcl-Men, 1904-1941 86
Mer-Mille, 1904-1941 87
Mille-Moll, 1904-1941 88
Mollo-Moran, 1904-1941 89
Moran-Mort, 1904-1941 90
Mose-F. Murphy, 1904-1941 91
M. Murphy-Nash, 1904-1941 92
Nash-Nic, 1904-1941 93
Nie-Nut, 1904-1941 94
Nye-O'C, 1904-1941 95
O'D-Ost, 1904-1941 96
Osu-Palm, 1904-1941 97
Palo-Pat, 1904-1941 98
Pau-Plm, 1904-1941 99
Pend-Pete, 1904-1941 100
Pet-Pie, 1904-1941 101
Pig-Pl, 1904-1941 102
Poi-Pow, 1904-1941 103
Prat-Qui, 1904-1941 104
Quin-Ra, 1904-1941 105
Rea-Rev, 1904-1941 106
Rey-Rie, 1904-1941 107
Ril-Rol, 1904-1941 108
Robs-Ror, 1904-1941 109
Ros-Rug, 1904-1941 110
Ruk-Saj, 1904-1941 111
Sal-Saon, 1904-1941 112
Saut-Schul, 1904-1941 113
Schum-See, 1904-1941 114
Seg-She, 1904-1941 115
M. Shea-Shu, 1904-1941 116
Si-Sk, 1904-1941 117
Slo-Smith, 1904-1941 118
G. Smith-Sny, 1904-1941 119
Sob-Spe, 1904-1941 120
Spi-Ste, 1904-1941 121
Sten-Stra, 1904-1941 122
Stra-Sum, 1904-1941 123
Swa-Tan, 1904-1941 124
Tap-Thomas, 1904-1941 125
Thomas-Toom, 1904-1941 126
Tor-Tre, 1904-1941 127
Tut-Va, 1904-1941 128
Vas-Vz, 1904-1941 129
Wa-Wanc, 1904-1941 130
Wann-Wl, 1904-1941 131
Wein-West, 1904-1941 132
Wid-Whi, 1904-1941 133
Wild-Wilson, 1904-1941 134
Wilt-Won, 1904-1941 135
Woo-Yanz, 1904-1941 136
Yo-Z, 1904-1941 137
A-Ce, 1942 138
Ch-Fl, 1942 139
Fr-K, 1942 140
La-N, 1942 141
Ows-Sop, 1942 142
Mary-Young, 1942 143
Adams-Case, 1943 144
Ch-E, 1943 145
F-Ha, 1943 146
Ha-Ma, 1943 147
Mc-R, 1943 148
Ra-Th, 1943 149
Ti-Z, 1943 150
A-Bo, 1944 151
Br-Do, 1944 152
Dr-Ha, 1944 153
He-L, 1944 154
Ma-Pe, 1944 155
Ph-St, 1944 156
Su-Z, 1944 157
A-Ba, 1961 394
Be-Bri, 1961 395
Bro-Cha, 1961 396
Che-Cou, 1961 397
Cre-De, 1961 398
Do-Ez, 1961 399
Fa-Ga, 1961 400
Ge-Gz, 1961 401
Ha-Hl, 1961 402
Ho-Joh, 1961 403
Joh-Ko, 1961 404
Kr-Le, 1961 405
Li-Man, 1961 406
Mar-Man, 1961 407
Mck-Moo, 1961 408
Mor-Nc, 1961 409
No-Oz, 1961 410
Pa-Q, 1961 411
Ra-Rz, 1961 412
Sa-Sha, 1961 413
She-Sti, 1961 414
Sto-Th, 1961 415
Ti-Wa, 1961 416
We-Wi, 1961 417
Wo-Z, 1961 418
Accession: 2000-015, 442 cubic feet
1904-1944, 1963, 1965-1966 459-900
Box 900 contains Personnel Records, circa 1943.
Admission registers, 1918-1995, Accession: 2010-012
1918 July 30 - 1923 June 30, 1 volume Item 1
Back of volume: Criminally insane, 1919 January 28 - 1924 January 3.
Spine states: State Hospital for the Insane
1923 July 1 - 1927 June 20, 1 volume Item 2
Back of volume: Criminally insane, 1924 January 3 - 1933 May 12.
Spine states: State Hospital for the Insane
1918 July 30 - 1923 June 30, 1 volume Item 3
Spine states: State Hospital for the Insane
1931 April 8 - 1934 September 29, 1 volume Item 4
Back of volume: Criminally insane, 1933 May 17 - 1938 October 24
Spine states: State Hospital for the Insane
1934 September 30 - 1938 March 1, 1 volume Item 5
Spine states: State Hospital for the Insane
1938 March 4 - 1942 June 30, 1 volume Item 6
Spine states: State Hospital for the Insane
1949 July 1 - 1962 July 25, 1 volume Item 7
1962 July 26 - 1967 June 30, 1 volume Item 8
1967 July 1 - 1970 December 30, 1 volume Item 9
1971 January 1 - 1974 June 30, 1 volume Item 10
1974 July 1 - 1977 June 30, 1 volume Item 11
1977 July 1 - 1981 June 30, 1 volume Item 12
1981 July 1 - 1984 June 30, 1 volume Item 13
1984 July 1 - 1989 June 30, 1 volume Item 14
1989 July 1 - 1995 December 31, 1 volume Item 15
Patient leaves and separations, 1984-1996
1984 June - 1989 June 16
1989 July - 1996 October 17
Series 2. Medical Staff Records, 1950-1972
RESTRICTED
Lippitt Operating Room log books
1950 January - 1961 December Item 18
1961 December - 1967 August Item 19
1967 August - 1972 February Item 20
Series 3. Blueprints, circa 1926-1954, undated
circa 1926-1954, Accession: 2006-037, 3 cubic feet (2 poster boxes) 1-2
UNRESTRICTED
undated, Accession: T000708, 4 cubic feet (2 oversize bundles)
RESTRICTED due to condition. Contact State Archives staff for assistance.