Physical Description: 191 file folders
Arranged alphabetically by patient surname.
Records in this series are restricted for 75 years from the date of last activity under California Welfare and Institutions
Code Section 5328 because they contain confidential patient information.
Scope and Content Note
Case files are the primary source of information on care and treatment of individuals at hospital. With each case, the records
are organized in reverse chronological order, i.e., the most recent records appearing first. Common records for each file
include commitment papers and related court documents, patient background information, nurses' admission reports, photographs,
clinical conference reports, progress notes, social service reports, ward notes, hydrotherapy reports, electric shock treatment
reports, intelligence tests reports, release summaries, death certificates, cumulative case summaries, discharge certificates,
and correspondence. Little correspondence has been retained unless it was especially noteworthy or written by the patient.
For access, see the reference archivist.