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Title Dane County Hospital and Home research materials
Dates of Creation 1985-2004
Physical Description 1 folder
Language of Material English
Scope & Content Dane County Hospital and Home Research Materials compiled between 1985 and 2004. Included are newspaper and website articles, 2003-2004; items from the 1993 dedication of a monument at the original cemetery grounds including a 5-page typed manuscript history titled "Dane County Hospital and Home;" a variety of reminiscences about the Home; " 'The Good Old Daze' at Dane County Hospital and Home," featuring memories of employees in 1985; a transcription of cemetery records compiled by Katherine A. Weaver; correspondence relating to the installation of the historic marker; and several 4" x 6" color photographs of the empty building and the stone marker at the cemetery. At various times, the Home served the indigent, the mentally ill, alcoholics, and the elderly.
Subjects Almshouses
Historical markers
Nursing homes
Welfare facilities
Places1 Dane County (Wis.)
Institutions1 Dane County Hospital and Home (Wis.)
Local Search Terms Poor House
Object Name Materials
Notes This material is related to the erection of the Dane County Hospital and Home Memorial, a stone monument that reads, "On these beautiful grounds lie the remains of the mentally impaired and poor who spent their last earthly days here." It is also related to the historic marker erected by the Dane County Historical Society on the building grounds.
Call Number ARM 2011-13
Catalog ID Number 2004.027.0001