In 1919, the newly created Department of Institutions and Agencies
was charged with general oversight of the state's various programs
relating to psychiatric care, correctional institutions, and guardianship
of children. In 1977, it was divided into the Department of Human
Services (to administer state hospitals and services for children,
etc.) and the Department of Corrections (to administer state prisons
and reformatories). Since most state institutions pre-date this
administrative change, the Archives holdings for all three
departments and related agencies are included together.
at Clinton Reformatory for Women, no date.