SC Archives Summary Guide

South Carolina Archives Summary Guide

STATE DEPT. OF MENTAL HEALTH

(RG: 190000)

The State Dept. of Mental Health has undergone several name changes in its history.  The original name was the South Carolina Lunatic Asylum (1821-1895)

which was followed by the South Carolina State Hospital for the Insane (1896-1919), the South Carolina State Hospital (1920-1963), and finally the State Dept. of 

Mental Health (1964 to the present).  These are listed below as subdivisions, along with the other departmental divisions. 

 

S 190002 State Dept. of Mental Health.
Annual reports of the State Dept. of Mental Health
1838-2000
2.00 cubic ft. and 11.00 volumes

S 190004 State Dept. of Mental Health.
Department. staff meeting files
1964-2000
0.33 cubic ft.

S 190008 State Dept. of Mental Health.
General reference scrapbooks
1951-1964
1.00 cubic ft.

S 190009 State Dept. of Mental Health.
Moody's Investors Services report file
1968-1969
0.16 cubic ft.

S 190016 State Dept. of Mental Health.
Summary reports of mental health services for children, adolescents, and families
1990-1999
0.16 cubic ft.

S 190073 State Dept. of Mental Health.
Charleston Area Mental Health Center review and grant application
1988-1989
0.16 cubic ft.

S 190078 State Dept. of Mental Health.
Employee rules and regulations
1891-1979
0.16 cubic ft.

S 190095 State Dept. of Mental Health.
Photographic file
ca. 1885-1970
2.00 folders

S 190101 State Dept. of Mental Health.
State plans
1976-2001
0.16 cubic ft.

S 190102 State Dept. of Mental Health.
Alzheimer's day care project files
1987-2000
0.33 cubic ft.
(Patient identifying information is restricted for 75 years)

S 190107 State Dept. of Mental Health.
Community re-entry project interviews and files
1984-1996
2.00 cubic ft.
(Restricted)

S 190108 State Dept. of Mental Health.
Research report on South Carolina attitudes toward the mentally ill
1990
0.00 cubic ft. (partial container)

S 190111 State Dept. of Mental Health.
Websites of the State Department of Mental Health
2006-2018
0.00 MBs

SC Government Website Archives
 

Mental Health Commission

S 190001 Mental Health Commission.
Minutes of the Mental Health Commission
1828-2006
13.00 volumes,1.00 microfilm reel, and 4.33 cubic ft.
(Patient identifying information is restricted for 75 years)

S 190003 Mental Health Commission.
Commission meeting files
1952-1999
8.00 cubic ft.
(Patient identifying information is restricted)

S 190005 Mental Health Commission.
Superintendent's reports to the regents
1832-1927
0.66 cubic ft. (includes partial container) and 2.00 volumes (includes partial reel)
 

Director

S 190018 State Dept. of Mental Health. Director.
Administrative, correspondence, and speech files of the director
ca. 1919-2001
68.00 cubic ft.
(Restricted pending screening)

S 190069 State Dept. of Mental Health. Director.
Administrative and correspondence files of the deputy director
1983-1995
4.00 cubic ft.
(Restricted pending screening)

S 190075 State Dept. of Mental Health. Director.
Minutes of the Director's Management Committee
1986-1994
2.00 volumes and 1.00 cubic ft.

S 190081 State Dept. of Mental Health. Director.
Agency histories and fact sheets
1930-1998
0.00 cubic ft. (partial container)

S 190096 State Dept. of Mental Health. Director.
Appointments and meetings file
1988-2002
9.16 cubic ft.

S 190098 State Dept. of Mental Health. Director.
Accreditation, investigation, and federal litigation files
1961-1994
4.66 cubic ft.
 

Office of the State Commissioner

S 190079 State Dept. of Mental Health. Office of the State Commissioner.
Printed reports of various mental health study committees
1952-1978
0.00 cubic ft. (partial container)

S 190087 State Dept. of Mental Health. Office of the State Commissioner.
Lists of and files on department medical staff
1945-1970
1.33 cubic ft.
(Restricted)

S 190089 State Dept. of Mental Health. Office of the State Commissioner.
Columbia Area Mental Health Center minutes and administrative information file
1963-1968
0.00 cubic ft. (partial container)

S 190097 State Dept. of Mental Health. Office of the State Commissioner.
Jennings McAbee inquiry file
1987-1988
2.00 cubic ft.
(Restricted pending screening)

S 190105 State Dept. of Mental Health. Office of the State Commissioner.
Compliance Review Committee report on the 1990 Legislative Audit Council report on compliance with their 1983 audit
1991
0.00 cubic ft. (partial container)

S 190106 State Dept. of Mental Health. Office of the State Commissioner.
Directories of mental health services
ca. 1962-1980
0.00 cubic ft. (partial container)
 

Administrative Services

S 190070 State Dept. of Mental Health. Administrative Services.
Confidential audits of allegations and audit committee meeting files
1982-1993
1.00 cubic ft.
(Restricted until 2025)
 

Division of Finance and Accounting

S 190011 State Dept. of Mental Health. Division of Finance and Accounting.
Permanent improvement file
1949-1989
6.66 cubic ft.

S 190013 State Dept. of Mental Health. Division of Finance and Accounting.
General ledgers of the State Dept. of Mental Health
1949-1965
1.16 cubic ft. and 3.00 volumes

S 190014 State Dept. of Mental Health. Division of Finance and Accounting.
Disbursement journals
1954-1968
7.32 cubic ft.

S 190015 State Dept. of Mental Health. Division of Finance and Accounting.
Payroll registers
1948-1974
27.00 cubic ft.
(Restricted)
 

Division of Education and Research Services

S 190093 State Dept. of Mental Health. Division of Education and Research Services.
Historical research files
ca. 1900-1999
7.00 cubic ft.
 

Internal Auditor

S 190017 State Dept. of Mental Health. Internal Auditor.
Audit reports of mental health facilities
1977-2006
15.00 cubic ft.

S 190109 State Dept. of Mental Health. Internal Auditor.
Minutes of the Audit Committee
1994-2004 (bulk 1994-1999)
0.00 cubic ft. (partial container)
 

Grants Review Board

S 190071 State Dept. of Mental Health. Grants Review Board.
Minutes and meeting files of the Grants Review Board
1979-1983
2.00 cubic ft.
 

Office of Public Affairs

S 190074 State Dept. of Mental Health. Office of Public Affairs.
Newsletters (South Carolina State Hospital newsletter, palmetto variety, variety, report, digest,  images, weekly bulletin, and focus)
1951-1991
1.00 cubic ft. and 7.00 volumes
 

South Carolina Lunatic Asylum (Columbia, S.C.)

S 190006 South Carolina Lunatic Asylum (Columbia, S.C.)
Superintendent's summary of daily reports
1888-1889
1.00 volume and 1.00 microfilm reel

S 190007 South Carolina Lunatic Asylum (Columbia, S.C.)
List of superintendent's correspondence
1854-1857
0.00 volume (partial volume) and 0.00 microfilm reel (partial reel)

S 190019 South Carolina Lunatic Asylum (Columbia, S.C.)
Patient treatment records
1828-1880
4.00 volumes, 0.00 microfilm reel (partial reel), and 0.00 cubic ft. (partial container)

S 190020 South Carolina Lunatic Asylum (Columbia, S.C.)
Physicians' record
1860-1874
1.00 volume and 0.00 microfilm reel (partial reel)

S 190023 South Carolina Lunatic Asylum (Columbia, S.C.)
Orders for commitment, detention, and discharge
1828-1894
2.00 volumes and 0.00 microfilm reel (partial reel)

S 190029 South Carolina Lunatic Asylum (Columbia, S.C.)
List of patients cured, removed, and dead
1851-1861
0.00 volume (partial volume) and 0.00 microfilm reel (partial reel)

S 190030 South Carolina Lunatic Asylum (Columbia, S.C.)
List of patients received
1828-1876
0.00 volume (partial volume) and 0.00 microfilm reel (partial reel)

S 190031 South Carolina Lunatic Asylum  (Columbia, S.C.)
List of white male patients
1876-1879
0.00 microfilm reel (partial reel), 0.00 volume (partial volume), and 0.00 cubic ft. (partial container)

S 190057 South Carolina Lunatic Asylum  (Columbia, S.C.)
List of regents and physicians
1828-1877
0.00 volume (partial volume) and 0.00 microfilm reel (partial reel)

S 190058 South Carolina Lunatic Asylum (Columbia, S.C.)
Letterbooks
1892-1893
0.00 cubic ft. (partial container)

S 190059 South Carolina Lunatic Asylum (Columbia, S.C.)
Daybooks
1828-1833
0.00 volume (partial volume) and 0.00 microfilm reel (partial container)

S 190094 Mills, Robert, 1781-1855.
Elevations and floor plans for the South Carolina Lunatic Asylum
ca. 1821-1827
2.00 folders
 

South Carolina State Hospital for the Insane (Columbia, S.C.)

S 190010 South Carolina State Hospital for the Insane (Columbia, S.C.)
Miscellaneous papers of the State Hospital
1866-1917
1.00 cubic ft.

S 190021 South Carolina State Hospital for the Insane (Columbia, S.C.)
Case histories
1875-1915
32.00 volumes and 17.00 microfilm reels

S 190039 South Carolina State Hospital for the Insane (Columbia, S.C.)
Deaths, discharges, and paroles reported to the State Board of Charities and Corrections
1915
0.33 cubic ft.

S 190062 South Carolina State Hospital for the Insane (Columbia, S.C.)
Time books
1909-1910
0.00 cubic ft. (partial container)

S 190080 South Carolina State Hospital for the Insane (Columbia, S.C.)
Governor Richard I. Manning's special message on the State Hospital for the Insane to the General Assembly and a 1915 report to the Governor
1915-1916
0.00 cubic ft. (partial container)

S 190086 South Carolina State Hospital for the Insane (Columbia, S.C.)
Record of prescription formulae
ca. 1890-1900
1.00 volume

S 190100 South Carolina State Hospital for the Insane (Columbia, S.C.)
View of the hospital campus
1916
1.00 item
 

South Carolina State Hospital (Columbia, S.C.)

S 190012 South Carolina State Hospital (Columbia, S.C.)
Construction projects file
1948-1962
3.00 cubic ft. and 1.00 volume

S 190022 South Carolina State Hospital (Columbia, S.C.)
Staff books
1915-1967
11.00 cubic ft.
(Patient identifying information is restricted for 75 years)

S 190024 South Carolina State Hospital (Columbia, S.C.)
Commitment files
ca. 1840-1950
59.00 cubic ft.
(Patient identifying information is restricted for 75 years)

S 190025 South Carolina State Hospital (Columbia, S.C.)
Admissions books
1828-1947
19.00 volumes, 0.00 cubic ft. (partial container), and 4.00 microfilm reel (includes partial reel)
(Patient identifying information is restricted for 75 years)

S 190026 South Carolina State Hospital (Columbia, S.C.)
Admissions and discharges books
1860-1964
24.00 volumes (includes partial volume) and 0.00 microfilm reel (partial reel)
(Patient identifying information is restricted for 75 years)

S 190027 South Carolina State Hospital (Columbia, S.C.)
List of admissions
1876-1950
5.00 cubic ft., 1.00 volume, and 0.00 microfilm reel (partial reel)
(Patient identifying information is restricted for 75 years)

S 190028 South Carolina State Hospital (Columbia, S.C.)
Admissions registers
1881-1974
1.00 microfilm reel, 12.00 cubic ft. and 1.00 volume
(Patient identifying information is restricted for 75 years)

S 190032 South Carolina State Hospital (Columbia, S.C.)
Non-psychiatric admissions register
1965-1974
1.00 cubic ft.
(Restricted)

S 190033 South Carolina State Hospital (Columbia, S.C.)
Disposition register
1970
0.00 cubic ft. (partial container)
(Restricted)

S 190034 South Carolina State Hospital (Columbia, S.C.)
Discharge books
1893-1950
9.00 volumes
(Patient identifying information is restricted for 75 years)

S 190035 South Carolina State Hospital (Columbia, S.C.)
Daily ward census (female)
1948-1964
0.00 cubic ft. (partial container)
(Patient identifying information is restricted for 75 years)

S 190036 South Carolina State Hospital (Columbia, S.C.)
Daily ward census (male)
1950-1965
2.00 cubic ft.
(Patient identifying information is restricted for 75 years)

S 190037 South Carolina State Hospital (Columbia, S.C.)
Commitments by state courts and agencies
1939-1964
1.00 cubic ft.
(Patient identifying information is restricted for 75 years)

S 190038 South Carolina State Hospital (Columbia, S.C.)
Record of deaths
1893-1979
2.00 microfilm reels, 4.00 volumes and 1.00 cubic ft.
(Patient identifying information is restricted for 75 years)

S 190040 South Carolina State Hospital (Columbia, S.C.)
Record of bodies shipped
1942-1956
1.00 volume
(Patient identifying information is restricted for 75 years)

S 190041 South Carolina State Hospital (Columbia, S.C.)
Record of cardiograms
1942-1951
0.00 cubic ft. (partial container)
(Patient identifying information is restricted for 75 years)

S 190042 South Carolina State Hospital (Columbia, S.C.)
Record of x-rays given
1940-1962
1.00 cubic ft. (includes partial container)
(Patient identifying information is restricted for 75 years)

S 190043 South Carolina State Hospital (Columbia, S.C.)
Record of basal metabolic testing
1931-1958
0.00 cubic ft. (partial container)
(Patient identifying information is restricted for 75 years)

S 190044 South Carolina State Hospital (Columbia, S.C.)
Record of electrocardiograms
1946-1959
0.00 cubic ft. (partial container)
(Patient identifying information is restricted for 75 years)

S 190045 South Carolina State Hospital (Columbia, S.C.)
Record of fluoroscopic examination
1940-1952
0.00 cubic ft. (partial container)
(Patient identifying information is restricted for 75 years)

S 190046 South Carolina State Hospital (Columbia, S.C.)
Record of radiographs for draft board selectees
1941
0.00 cubic ft. (partial container)
(Patient identifying information is restricted for 75 years)

S 190047 South Carolina State Hospital (Columbia, S.C.)
Record of electro-shock treatment
1940-1962
1.00 cubic ft.
(Patient identifying information is restricted for 75 years)

S 190048 South Carolina State Hospital (Columbia, S.C.)
Record of insulin treatment
1937-1940
0.01 cubic ft.
(Patient identifying information is restricted for 75 years)

S 190049 South Carolina State Hospital (Columbia, S.C.)
Record of metrazol patients
1938-1940
0.00 cubic ft. (partial container)
(Patient identifying information is restricted for 75 years)

S 190050 South Carolina State Hospital (Columbia, S.C.)
X-ray orders
1943-1948
0.00 cubic ft. (partial container)
(Patient identifying information is restricted for 75 years)

S 190051 South Carolina State Hospital (Columbia, S.C.)
X-ray treatment cards
1954-1957
0.00 cubic ft. (partial container)
(Restricted)

S 190052 South Carolina State Hospital (Columbia, S.C.)
X-ray laboratory report
1960
0.16 cubic ft.
(Restricted)

S 190053 South Carolina State Hospital (Columbia, S.C.)
Electrocardiogram requests
1949
0.00 cubic ft. (partial container)
(Patient identifying information is restricted for 75 years)

S 190054 South Carolina State Hospital (Columbia, S.C.)
Requests for consultations
1952-1955
0.00 cubic ft. (partial container)
(Restricted)

S 190056 South Carolina State Hospital (Columbia, S.C.)
Minutes of professional services staff meetings
1960
0.66 cubic ft.

S 190060 South Carolina State Hospital (Columbia, S.C.)
Patient payment ledgers
1871-1948
7.00 volumes
(Patient identifying information is restricted for 75 years)

S 190061 South Carolina State Hospital (Columbia, S.C.)
Patient payment journals
1919-1921
1.00 volume

S 190068 South Carolina State Hospital (Columbia, S.C.)
Record of x-ray treatment
1947-1958
0.00 cubic ft. (partial container)
(Patient identifying information is restricted for 75 years)

S 190076 South Carolina State Hospital (Columbia, S.C.)
Record of burials
1928-1956
0.00 cubic ft. (partial container)
(Patient identifying information is restricted for 75 years)

S 190083 South Carolina State Hospital (Columbia, S.C.)
Orientation booklets for nurses
ca. 1950-1962
0.16 cubic ft.

S 190084 South Carolina State Hospital (Columbia, S.C.)
Ledgers and payrolls for payment of staff
1874-1924
5.00 volumes and 2.00 cubic ft.

S 190085 South Carolina State Hospital (Columbia, S.C.)
Property and land records
ca. 1891-1950; (bulk 1905-1950)
0.16 cubic ft.
 

South Carolina State Hospital (Columbia, S.C.). Office of the Chaplain.

S 190063 South Carolina State Hospital (Columbia, S.C.). Office of the Chaplain.
Record of funerals
1930-1950
0.33 cubic ft.
(Patient identifying information is restricted for 75 years)
 

South Carolina State Hospital (Columbia, S.C.). School of Nursing.

S 190065 South Carolina State Hospital (Columbia, S.C.). School of Nursing.
Nurses training record
1919-1928
2.00 volumes
(Restricted)

S 190066 South Carolina State Hospital (Columbia, S.C.). School of Nursing.
List of graduates
1893-1943
0.00 cubic ft. (partial container)

S 190067 South Carolina State Hospital (Columbia, S.C.). School of Nursing.
Student summary cards
1919-1923
0.33 cubic ft.
(Restricted)

S 190092 South Carolina State Hospital (Columbia, S.C.). School of Nursing.
Photographic file
ca. 1892-1950
1.00 folder

S 190110 South Carolina State Hospital (Columbia, S.C.). School of Nursing.
Student speeches
1910
0.00 cubic ft. (partial container)
 

Crafts-Farrow State Hospital (Columbia, S.C.)

S 190082 Crafts-Farrow State Hospital (Columbia, S.C.)
Employee handbook
1977
0.00 cubic ft. (partial container)

S 190099 Crafts-Farrow State Hospital (Columbia, S.C.)
Register of visitors
1964-1973
1.00 volume
 

Crafts-Farrow State Hospital (Columbia, S.C.). Office of the Chaplain.

S 190077 Crafts-Farrow State Hospital (Columbia, S.C.). Office of the Chaplain.
Record of burials at Crafts-Farrow State Hospital, 1922-1975
1974-1975
0.16 cubic ft.
(Patient identifying information is restricted for 75 years)
 

Pineland State Training School and Hospital (Columbia, S.C.)

S 190064 Pineland State Training School and Hospital (Columbia, S.C.)
Patient admissions books
1953-1960
0.00 cubic ft. (partial container)
(Restricted)
 

William S. Hall Psychiatric Institute

S 190104 William S. Hall Psychiatric Institute.
Program descriptions and publications
1966-1987
0.16 cubic ft.
 

James F. Byrnes Medical Center

S 190072 State Dept. of Mental Health. James F. Byrnes Medical Center.
Minutes of medical and administrative staff committee meetings
1979-1995
4.00 cubic ft.
(Restricted)

S 190090 State Dept. of Mental Health. James F. Byrnes Medical Center.
Patient census
1963-1969
8.00 volumes
(Restricted)

S 190091 State Dept. of Mental Health. James F. Byrnes Medical Center.
Emergency room patient register
1966-1969
1.00 volume
(Restricted)

 


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