[IMAGE: Black and white image of institutionalized women in the company of a nurse on a porch at Polk State Center, c. 1900s-1920s. This image depicts five younger women and three older women dressed in winter attire, all seated, before a nurse standing in the background. One young woman is in a bed with a doll in hand and another young woman is in a wheelchair. From the Polk Center (PA) Glass Plate Negatives, Record Group 23, Series 989, Pennsylvania State Archives.]
Thursday, April 15, 2021
Virtual via Zoom
6:30 PM EDT - 8:00 PM EDT
Join scholars and archivists as they discuss the strengths and limitations of historical records from state-run institutions to reflect the personal stories of institutionalized people with disabilities in Pennsylvania.
For generations, researchers have faced barriers to accessing the historical files of institutionalized people. Learn about the multiyear effort to preserve historical records from state-run institutions and the new policies that have opened them for research. These materials offer a rare, individual-focused approach to exploring the early history of institutionalization in Pennsylvania.
Attendees will learn about the information contained in these files and how to gain access to their contents. Speakers will highlight records available online and in-person at the Pennsylvania State Archives and the Heinz History Center.
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Topic: Researching the History of Institutionalized People
Time: April 15, 2021 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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