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Sources of information for the hospital's history

The resources on this page have been culled from what is available in print and around the web.  Information on this topic is limited.  You will find repeated references to the books shown in Kirtland's collection.

Suggested Search Terms

The Traverse City State Hospital has changed names over the years.  Suggested search terms include:

  • Traverse City State Hospital
  • Northern Michigan Asylum
  • Northern Michigan State Hospital
  • Traverse City Regional Psychiatric Hospital

Web Resources

In the News

Google News Archive

The Google News Archive is a collection of scanned newspapers from around the country.  The links below go to selected entries.  You may wish to conduct further searches related to the aspect of this topic you have chosen to pursue.

Available for check out

Related Topics

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While articles directly related to the Traverse City State Hospital are limited, the ProQuest databases do have articles such as "From Beauty to Despair: The Rise and Fall of the American State Mental Hospital" and ""Healthy avenues of the mind": Psychological theory building and the influence of religion during the era of moral treatment" which speak to the topic more generally.

The 1989 documentary, Asylum: A History of the Mental Institution in America, is available in Films on Demand.

Ebook Central e-books

The Ebook Central collection does not include any books specifically about the Traverse City State Hospital.  However, related titles include:

  • Architecture, Landscape and Amer Culture : Architecture of Madness : Insane Asylums in the United States, 2007
  • Asylum : Inside the Closed World of State Mental Hospitals, 2009
  • Asylum on the Hill : History of a Healing Landscape, 2012
  • Mad in America : Bad Science, Bad Medicine, and the Enduring Mistreatment of the Mentally Ill  (2001)