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Utah State Insane Asylum



  • Existence: 1896 - 1907


The Utah State Insane Asylum (1896-1907) was a mental health facility in Provo, Utah.

By-laws, rules and regulations of the State Insane Asylum at Provo, Utah, 1899

Laws of Utah, 1907 : p. 797 (The State Insane Asylum now established at Provo City shall be hereafter known as the State Mental Hospital)

Laws of Utah, 1896 : p. 390 (The institution formerly known as the Territorial insane asylum shall hereafter be known as the State insane asylum)

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Reed Smoot certificate

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197233245015]
Identifier: MSS SC 596
Scope and Contents

Printed form with handwritten notations. A certificate appointing Reed Smoot, Latter-day Saint Church leader and later Utah Senator, as director of the Territorial Insane Asylum in Utah. On reverse is an affidavit signed by Smoot swearing to support the U.S. Constitution, especially the acts regarding polygamy.

Dates: 1894

Utah State Insane Asylum account book

 File — Volume 1
Identifier: MSS 266
Scope and Contents

Handwritten account book. The volume contains records of financial transactions at the hospital, with several loose sheets inside the back of the book. The accounts were kept by the treasurers of the institution, Wilson H. Dusenberry from 1889 to 1896 and Joseph T. Farrer from 1896 to 1900. The hospital was known as Utah Territorial Insane Asylum until 1896 when the name was changed to Utah State Insane Asylum.

Dates: 1889-1900

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