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Department of Institutions & Agencies (Human Services) - Trenton Psychiatric Hospital


The State Lunatic Asylum at Trenton was founded in 1848 as a direct result of the efforts of mental health pioneer Dorothea Lynde Dix. It was the first such institution in New Jersey, and one of the earliest psychiatric hospitals in the United States.

In 1893, the Asylum's name was changed to the State Hospital at Trenton. It operates today as Trenton Psychiatric Hospital.

Researchers should note that patient registers and records disclosing the delivery of mental health care are subject to statutory privacy restrictions. Access to the collections listed on this page is administered accordingly.


Series:
Department of Human Services
Trenton Psychiatric Hospital
Minutes of the Board of Trustees, 1848-1961
Control #:
SHUTP001
Format:
3.5 c.f. (3 boxes, 1 vol.)
Arrangement:
Chronological
Restrictions:
Some records may be confidential per NJSA 30:4-24.3

Series:
Department of Human Services
Trenton Psychiatric Hospital
Annual Reports, 1848-1973 [with gaps]
Control #:
SHUTP002
Format:
7 c.f. (14 boxes)
Notes:
The hospital was originally called the State Lunatic Asylum and later the State Hospital at Trenton.

Series:
Department of Human Services
Trenton Psychiatric Hospital
Monthly Reports, 1942-1976
Control #:
SHUTP003
Format:
4 c.f. (4 boxes)
Arrangement:
Chronological

Series:
Department of Human Services
Trenton Psychiatric Hospital
Miscellaneous Publications, 1964-1982
Control #:
SHUTP004
Format:
1 c.f. (1 box)
Notes:
Includes: "New and Views," 1964-1976; "Volunteer Newsletter," 1970; and "Horizons," 1976-1982.

Series:
Department of Human Services
Trenton Psychiatric Hospital
Miscellaneous Records, ca. 1847-1979
Control #:
SHUTP005
Format:
4 c.f. (3 boxes, 9 vols.)
Restrictions:
Some records may be confidential per NJSA 30:4-24

Series:
Department of Human Services
Trenton Psychiatric Hospital
Published Research Articles of the Hospital Staff, ca. 1904-1971
Control #:
SHUTP006
Format:
1 c.f. (1 box)

Series:
Department of Human Services
Trenton Psychiatric Hospital
Reference Books from Hospital Research Library, 1884-1934
Control #:
SHUTP007
Format:
2 c.f. (21 vols.)

Series:
Department of Human Services
Trenton Psychiatric Hospital
Photographs, 1940s-1970s
Control #:
SHUTP008
Format:
1 c.f. (1 box)

Series:
Department of Human Services
Trenton Psychiatric Hospital
Daily Record, 1901-1966
Control #:
SHUTP009
Format:
6 c.f. (19 vols.)
Arrangement:
Chronological
Restrictions:
Some records may be confidential per NJSA 30:4-24.3

Series:
Department of Human Services
Trenton Psychiatric Hospital
Scrapbooks, 1968-1983
Control #:
SHUTP010
Format:
1 c.f. (5 scrapbooks)
Arrangement:
Chronological

Series:
Department of Human Services
Trenton Psychiatric Hospital
Case Books [incomplete], 1848-1910
Control #:
SHUTP011
Format:
9.5 c.f. (29 vols.)
Arrangement:
Chronological
Notes:
Series is incomplete; includes indexes.
Restrictions:
Some records may be confidential per NJSA 30:4-24.3

Series:
Department of Human Services
Trenton Psychiatric Hospital
Record of Admissions and Discharges, 1889-1919
Control #:
SHUTP012
Format:
0.2 c.f. (1 vol.)
Arrangement:
Chronological
Restrictions:
Some records may be confidential per NJSA 30:4-24.3


~ The collections listed on this page represent 40.2 c.f. of paper records ~



To contact the New Jersey State Archives about research, reference services, records transfers or donations, please email us at njarchives@sos.state.nj.us


For additional and/or more recent records relating to this topic, contact:


Trenton Psychiatric Hospital, Sullivan Way, PO Box 7500, West Trenton, NJ 08628, tel. 609-633-1500, website: www.state.nj.us/humanservices/dmhs/psych-hospitals.html


This page last updated 05/17/2006