About the Oregon Historical Records Index

Hawthorne Asylum Records

The Hawthorne Asylum, which operated as a facility in the Portland area that provided care to the mentally ill. The state contracted with the asylum to provide services until the opening of the Oregon State Hospital in Salem in 1883. The listings on this index reflect the entries from that register.

The original register has been heavily water damaged and is no longer accessible to the public. However, the information from that volume has been compiled and transcribed onto a database, which constitutes the useable copy of that volume. Patient entries may provide the following information: patients' name; age; sex; occupation; nativity; county; date of commitment; date of discharge; date of death; and page number in the original volume.

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