Creator

Date Original

1873-1980

Description

This collection contains records of the Arkansas State Hospital, including reports, business records, minutes, and publications.

Biographical/Historical Note

The Arkansas Lunatic Asylum was established by the Arkansas General Assembly in 1873. In 1905, the name changed to Arkansas State Hospital for Nervous Diseases, then to Arkansas State Hospital in 1933. A facility known as the State Hospital still exists today, but what was historically encompassed by the “State Hospital” is now part of the Division of Behavioral Health Services of the Arkansas Department of Human Services. Today the Arkansas State Hospital is the only state owned and operated facility for the treatment of mental illness in Arkansas. The structure, function, and name of this facility have changed with the development of new technology and more progressive views for treating individuals suffering from mental illness, epilepsy, birth defects, learning disabilities, and the effects of old age.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Arkansas

Language

English

Identifier

MS.000619

Resource Type

Text

Collection

Arkansas State Hospital records, MS.000619

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Arkansas State Hospital records, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Rights

Use and reproduction of images held by the Arkansas State Archives without prior written permission is prohibited. For information on reproducing images held by the Arkansas State Archives, please call 501-682-6900 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

Disciplines

United States History

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