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Annex to Cambridge

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This index contains documents related to specific institutions from the Annex for Defective Delinquents to Cambridge. See the Faribault index and Fergus Falls to Willmar indexes for additional documents related to specific institutions. The general category includes articles and speeches by institution staff, system-wide reports, and, chronologically, other documents relating to the state institutions in general. State Institutions: Future Planning includes individual proposals and reports and documents from joint planning efforts regarding future use of the state institutions. Welsch Documents includes orders in that action in the federal district court and related documents.

Year Title Author/Source File Name
Annex for Defective Delinquents

Annex for Defective Delinquents – Introductory Note

In 1945 the Minnesota Legislature authorized the transfer during the period from June 30, 1945 to June 30, 1947 of persons labeled “feeble-minded” and committed to state guardianship to a separate wing or section of the St. Cloud Reformatory. Minnesota Laws 1945, chapter 565, section 4.  https://www.revisor.mn.gov/data/revisor/law/1945/0/1945-565.pdf  This action was prompted in part to relieve pressure on the waiting list for admission to the School for Feeble-Minded and Colony for Epileptics at Faribault, but the action was also prompted by the almost "prison-like" conditions in which the men transferred were held at Faribault.  This unit at St. Cloud was designated the Annex for Defective Delinquents by the Division of Public Institutions. 

The initial authorization for transfer for a two-year period was reauthorized in 1947 (https://www.revisor.mn.gov/data/revisor/law/1947/0/1947-080.pdf ), 1949 (https://www.revisor.mn.gov/data/revisor/law/1949/0/1949-127.pdf ), and 1951 https://www.revisor.mn.gov/data/revisor/law/1951/0/1951-292.pdf .  In 1953 this law was amended to delete all reference to this separate wing or section at the Reformatory, but the Annex for Defective Delinquents continued to function.  Minnesota Laws 1953, chapter 255.  https://www.revisor.mn.gov/data/revisor/law/1953/0/1953-255.pdf  In 1955, the law was amended to authorize  a portion of the state reformatory  to be "set apart for the care of mentally deficient persons."

The law was also amended to provide that "any committed mentally deficient person may be placed at this facility if in the judgment of the commissioner of public welfare it is in the best interests of that person to receive care and training at this facility." There were no time limitations, such as the two-year period that appeared in the earlier laws.  https://www.revisor.mn.gov/data/revisor/law/1955/0/1955-244.pdf  In 1961 the statute was amended to require the consent of the commissioner of corrections for placement at the Annex.  Minnesota Laws 1961, chapter 750, section 14.  https://www.revisor.mn.gov/data/revisor/law/1961/0/1961-750.pdf 

A committee of the Minnesota State Bar Association recommended closing the unit on the basis that it was inappropriate to confine persons in a prison who had not been convicted of a crime.  The language in the law authorizing operation of the Annex at the St. Cloud Reformatory was stricken in Minnesota Laws 1963, chapter 215.  https://www.revisor.mn.gov/data/revisor/law/1963/0/1963-214.pdf

1945 Authorization to Censor Mail Carl H. Swanson 45-ACM-CHS.pdf
1945 Authorization for Transfer from Faribault Carl H. Swanson 45-ATF-CHS.pdf
1945 Authorization for Transfer to St Cloud Carl H. Swanson 45-ATS-CHS.pdf
1945 General Rules and Comments in Regard to Treatment of the Defective Delinquents H.B. Whittier 45-GRC-HBW.pdf
1945 Rules and Regulations for the Annex for Defective Delinquents Carl H. Swanson 45-RRA-CHS.pdf
1945 Special Notice to Relatives and Friends H.B. Whittier 45-SNR-HBW.pdf
1946 Planning Group to Visit H.B. Whittier 46-PGV-HBW.pdf
1946 Planning for Placement with Welfare Boards Mildred Thomson 46-PPW-MNT.pdf
1947 Clothing and Funds on Release H.B. Whittier 47-CFR-HBW.pdf
1947 Correspondence with Persons Discharged A.R. Nordgren 47-CPD-ARN.pdf
1947 Prohibition of Correspondence with Persons Discharged H.B. Whittier 47-PCP-HBW.pdf
1948 Presentation at Institute on Mental Deficiency Ralph Rosenberger 48-PIM-RNR.pdf
1948 Use of Firearms in Apprehending Escapees from Annex Carl J. Jackson 48-UFA-CJJ.pdf
1949 Presentation at Institute on Mental Deficiency Ralph Rosenberger 49-PIM-RNR.pdf
1950 Presentation at Institute on Mental Deficiency Ralph Rosenberger 50-PIM-RNR.pdf
1952 Management Problems with Young Defectives Alfred J. Barren 52-PBY-AJB.pdf
1952 Presentation at Institute on Mental Deficiency Ralph Rosenberger 52-PIM-RNR.pdf
1952 Research Needs Regarding Defective Children Alfred J. Barren 52-RNR-AJB.pdf
1954 The St. Cloud Section for Mental Defectives Dr. Harlan L. Paine, M.D. 54-StCloud-Paine.pdf
1956 Annex for Defective Delinquents Population Report Annex for Defective Delinquents 56-POP-ADD.pdf
1957 Payment to Patients at ADD Carl J. Jackson 57-PFP-CJJ.pdf
1957 Presentation at Institute on Mental Deficiency Ralph Rosenberger 57-PIM-RNR.pdf
1960 Annex for Defective Delinquents Population Report Annex for Defective Delinquents 60-POP-ADD.pdf
1961 Annex for Defective Delinquents Population Report Annex for Defective Delinquents 61-POP-ADD.pdf
1962 Governor's Advisory Committee on the Annex for Defective Delinquents Meeting Minutes Governor's Advisory Committee on the Annex for Defective Delinquents 62-GAC-GAC.pdf
1962 Governor's Advisory Committee on the Annex for Defective Delinquents Report and Recommendations Governor's Advisory Committee on the Annex for Defective Delinquents 62-GAC-GRR.pdf
1962 Minutes of Governor's Advisory Committee on Annex for Defective Delinquents Gerald F. Walsh 62-MGA-GFW.pdf
1962 Annex for Defective Delinquents Population Report Annex for Defective Delinquents 62-POP-ADD.pdf
1962 Report and Recommendations of Governor's Advisory Committee on Annex for Defective Delinquents Walter J. Franz 62-RRG-WJF.pdf
1963 Defective Delinquent Law Task Force Rough Draft Defective Delinquent Law Task Force 63-DDL-DDL.pdf
Anoka
1949 Statement by Gov. Youngdahl at the Burning of Restraints Governor Luther W. Youngdahl 49-SGL-Youngdahl.pdf
1982 MN Hospital Future: Anoka MN Department of Public Welfare 82-mn-dpw-mn-hosp-future-anoka.pdf
1983 Anoka State Hospital Fact Sheet Department of Public Welfare 83-DHS-ASH.pdf
1984 Anoka State Hospital Ad Hoc Committee 83-ad-hoc-anoka-st-hospital.pdf
1984 Anoka Town Meeting Transcript Minnesota State Planning Agency 84-ddc-anoka-twn-mtg.pdf
1984 Anoka Town Meeting Publicity in Local Newspapers   84-ddc-anoka-twn-mtg-pub.pdf
Brainerd
1962 Legislative Building Commission Meeting: Brainerd State School and Hospital Legislative Building Commission 62-LBC-BSH.pdf
1965 Levels of Patient Care at Brainerd State School and Hospital H. P. Robb 65-LPC-HPR.pdf
1965 Staffing at Brainerd State School and Hospital H. P. Robb 65-SBS-HPR.pdf
1966 Grant Application: Intensive Habit Training of Severely Retarded Adults Brainerd State School and Hospital 66-IHT-BSS.pdf
1967 Confidential Report on Visit to Brainerd State Hospital (8-23-67) Russell Barton 67-BNH-RNB.pdf
1967 Overview of HIP Grant – Intensive Habit Training of Severely Retarded Adults David Willenson 67-OHG-DNW.pdf
1968 Suggestions for Construction and Remodeling of Buildings of MR Institutions Medical Services Division 68-SCR-MSD.pdf
1970 Program Planning Report: Minnesota Learning CenterĀ  MN Department of Public Welfare and MN Department of Education 70-PPR-MDP.pdf
1972 A Comparative Study Using Volunteers in a Language Program Charles E. Bartels and James J. Hartley 72-CSU-CEB.pdf
1977 Practitioner Identification of Competencies for Users of Aversive and Deprivation Treatment Procedures: A Re-survey of Screening Criteria J.A. Grimm, Don R. Thomas, Andrew Reitz, Brenda J. Grimm 77-PIC-JAG.pdf
1977 Staff Competencies Required for Implementation of Aversive and Deprivation Procedures Don R. Thomas 77-SCR-DRT.pdf
1982 Impact of Closing Brainerd State Hospital on the Brainerd, Minnesota Area MN Department of Public Welfare 82-DPW-ICB.pdf
1982 MN Hospital Future: Brainerd MN Department of Public Welfare 82-mn-dpw-mn-hosp-future-brainerd.pdf
1984 Brainerd Town Meeting Transcript Minnesota State Planning Agency 84-ddc-brainerd-twn-mtg.pdf
1984 Brainerd Town Meeting Publicity in Local Newspapers   84-ddc-brainerd-twn-mtg-pub.pdf
1987 Probationary License – Brainerd Regional Human Services Center Charles Schultz, Deputy Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Human Services 87-PLB-CSD.pdf
Cambridge
1918 Summary of Board of Control's Proposal for Separation of Epileptics from the Feebleminded Board of Control 18-SBC-BOC.pdf
1928 Group Study on the Ketogenic Diet in Epilepsy-Preliminary Report Theodora Wheeler 28-GSK-TNW.pdf
1928 Report of the Superintendent of the School for the Feeble-Minded and Colony for Epileptics J.M. Murdoch and D. E. McBroom 28-SUP-MMC.pdf
1929 Comments on Admission to Cambridge D.E. McBroom 29-CAC-DEM.pdf
1930 Comments on Food at Cambridge D.E. McBroom 30-CFC-DEM.pdf
1930 Report of the Superintendent of the School for the Feeble-Minded and Colony for Epileptics J.M. Murdoch and D. E. McBroom 30-SUP-MMC.pdf
1931 Comments on Development of Cambridge Blanch La Du 31-CDC-BLD.pdf
1931 Comments by People from the City of Cambridge various 31-CPC-PCC.pdf
1931 Graphic Representation of Incidence of Seizures in Epileptic Patients Theodora Wheeler 31-GRI-TNW.pdf
1932 Report of the Superintendent of the School for the Feeble-Minded and Colony for Epileptics J.M. Murdoch and D. E. McBroom 32-SUP-MMC.pdf
1936 Report of the Superintendent of the School for the Feeble-Minded and Colony for Epileptics J.M. Murdoch 36-SUP-JMM.pdf
1937 Comments on Clothing Provided on Discharge D.E. McBroom 37-CPD-DEM.pdf
1954 Cambridge State School and Hospital: Comments and Recommendations Dr. Harlan L. Paine, M.D. 54-CSS-Paine.pdf
1954 Report of Personal Inspection State Schools for the Mentally Deficient Dr. Harlan L. Paine, M.D. 54-RPI-Paine.pdf
1957 Dramatic Club, Conducted by Volunteers, "Draws Out" Patients at Minnesota State Hospital Miriam Karlins 57-DCC-MNK.pdf
1957 Informational Manual for Relatives and Friends of the School and Hospital Cambridge State School and Hospital 57-IMR-CSS.pdf
1957 Rules and Procedures for Employees to Better Serve Our Patients and Our Community Cambridge State School and Hospital 57-RPE-CSS.pdf
1958 Cambridge State School and Hospital: Information Pamphlet Cambridge State School and Hospital 58-CSS-CSS.pdf
1960 Suggested Items for Study by the Interim Commissioner on the Problems of Mentally Retarded, Handicapped and Gifted Children at the Cambridge State School and Hospital Minnesota Association for Retarded Children 60-SIS-MAR.pdf
1962 Orientation and Training Course for Physical Therapy Technicians George Boswell 62-OTC-GNB.pdf
1964 Cambridge State School and Hospital Administration Staff Conference Cambridge State School and Hospital Administration Staff 64-CSS-CSS.pdf
1965 Cambridge State School & Hospital Data and Complaint Response John H. Stocking 65-CSH-JHS.pdf
1965 Governor's Bus Tour to Cambridge State School and Hospital Jerry Walsh, Executive Director, The Minnesota Association for Retarded Children 65-GBT-JWE.pdf
1965 Institutional Programs for the Mentally Retarded Galen H. Adkins, M.D. 65-IPM-GHA.pdf
1965 Minutes of Cambridge-Moose Lake Project Committee Department of Public Welfare 65-MCM-DPW.pdf
1966 Accreditation Report #2: Medical Records David J. Vail, M.D. Medical Director, Minnesota Department of Public Welfare 66-ARM-DJV.pdf
1966 Misc. Cambridge Memos Cambridge St School and Hospital Administrative Staff 66-MCM-AMM.pdf
1967 Confidential Report on Visit to Cambridge State Hospital (8-22-67) Russell Barton 67-CSH-RNB.pdf
1968 Suggestions for Construction and Remodeling of Buildings of MR Institutions Medical Services Division 68-SCR-MSD.pdf
1971 A Survey of Recent Community Placements: Feedback to the Clinical and Administrative Staff Frederick Rudie, Everett Hedman 71-SRC-FNR.pdf
1972 Progress Reports for Research Projects Frederick Rudie 72-PRR-FNR.pdf
1974 Change in Laxative Memo John J. Fordice 74-RCL-JJF.pdf
1974 Use of Tranquilizing and Sedating Medications at Cambridge State Hospital Veronika M. Gailitis 74-UTS-VMG.pdf
1975 The History of Cambridge State Hospital Norman Synstelien 75-Cambridge-History.pdf
1978 Effect of New Resources on Patient Behavior and Care at Cambridge State Hospital Gordon T. Heisted, Dale Offerman 78-ENR-GTH.pdf
1981 Survey on Attitudes Toward Deinstitutionalization Jim David 81-david-survey-attitudes.pdf
1982 MN Hospital Future: Cambridge MN Department of Public Welfare 82-mn-dpw-mn-hosp-future-cambridge.pdf
1984 Cambridge Town Meeting Transcript Minnesota State Planning Agency 84-ddc-cambridge-twn-mtg.pdf
1984 Cambridge Town Meeting Publicity in Local Newspapers   84-ddc-cambridge-twn-mtg-pub.pdf
1987 Correction Order – Cambridge Regional Human Services Center Charles Schultz, Deputy Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Human Services 87-COC-CSD.pdf
Cambridge: Superintendent's Biennial Reports
1920 Superintendent's Report Elizabeth McGregor 20-SUP-ENM.pdf
1926 Superintendent's Report G.C. Hanna 26-SUP-CAM.pdf
1928 Report of the Superintendent of the School for the Feeble-Minded and Colony for Epileptics J.M. Murdoch and D. E. McBroom 28-SUP-MMC.pdf
1930 Superintendent's Report D.E. McBroom 30-SUP-DEM.pdf
1932 Superintendent's Report D.E. McBroom 32-SUP-DEM.pdf
1934 Superintendent's Report D.E. McBroom 34-SUP-DEM.pdf
1936 Superintendent's Report D.E. McBroom 36-SUP-DEM.pdf
1938 Superintendent's Report D.E. McBroom 38-SUP-DEM.pdf
1940 Superintendent's Report D.E. McBroom 40-SUP-DEM.pdf
1942 Superintendent's Report Royal C. Gray 42-SUP-RCG.pdf
1944 Superintendent's Report D.E. McBroom 44-SUP-DEM.pdf
1946 Superintendent's Report R.J. Gully 46-SUP-RJG.pdf
1948 Superintendent's Report R.J. Gully 48-SUP-RJG.pdf
1950 Superintendent's Report R.J. Gully 50-SUP-RJG.pdf
1952 Superintendent's Report R.J. Gully 52-SUP-RJG.pdf
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