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Idiotic and Imbecile Youth, State Asylum for

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Creator: Kansas. Governor (1885-1889 : Martin)

Date: 1885-1889

Level of Description: Folder

Material Type: Government record

Call Number: Governor's Office, Governor John Alexander Martin, Correspondence Files, State departments , Box 8 Folder 5

Unit ID: 454771

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Title (Main title): Idiotic and Imbecile Youth, State Asylum for

Part of: Records of the Kansas Governor's Office. Records of the Kansas Governor's Office : administration of Governor John Alexander Martin (1885-1889). Correspondence files. State departments.

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Scope and content: This letter, dated February 1st, 1888, is from H. M. Greene, Superintendent of the Kansas State Asylum for Idiotic and Imbecile Youth, regarding asylum matters to Kansas Governor John Martin. Greene discussed a woman applicant for the asylum. Greene concluded that he rejected the application because she did not meet requirements for acceptance. The asylum opened in 1881 in Lawrence for children age fifteen and younger. The asylum's name changed eventually to Winfield State Hospital.


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    Kansas State Agencies. Governor's Office. Specific Administrations. Martin, John Administration.