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Oregon State Board of Control Records Guide

Record Series Descriptions

Red Dot State Institution Complaint Investigations Correspondence

1949-1964
Box 73
1 cubic foot
Arrangement: Alphabetical by patient name thereunder roughly chronological by date of correspondence

Series documents investigations of the Board of Control into the conduct or events at state hospitals, prisons, and tuberculosis hospitals. Records include reports, notes, and correspondence from relatives and advocates relating to the treatment of individual inmates or patients.

Records also include several letters from Florence Reed Cook, advocate for Oregon State Penitentiary prisoners.

Topics include:
Illegalities
Mistreatment
Neglect
Unique treatment

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