Utah Department of Administrative Services

Division of Archives & Records Service

Series 11894

State Mental Hospital Murdock Academy property survey report

Dates: 1926.

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These records are housed in the Utah State Archives' permanent storage room.

Historical Note

An agency history is available.

Scope and Content

This series contains a 26-page typescript report describing the condition of the former Fort Cameron / Murdock Academy property located just east of Beaver City. The Academy had closed in 1922 and the owners of the property had offered it to the State of Utah for use as a state institution for the "feebleminded" or as a branch of the State Hospital. Fred W. Taylor, assistant physician at the State Hospital, visited the property in August 1926 to evaluate the suitability of the property for a State Hospital facility and created the report based on his observations. The report covers such topics as the historical background of the property, current ownership, water supply, property location and access, description of buildings on the property, and suitability of the buildings for hospital use. Included in the report are a number of hand-drawn maps of the property and a series of black and white photographs.

Arrangement

None.

Related Records

Minutes from the Department of Human Services. Division of Mental Health. State Hospital, Series 17619, contain information about discussions and decisions of the governing board of the State Hospital.

Access Restrictions

This series is classified as Public.

Preferred Citation

Cite the Utah State Archives and Records Service, the creating agency name, the series title, and the series number.

Processing Note

This series was processed by Alan Barnett in 2010.

Indexing Terms

Container List

REEL BOX FOLDER DESCRIPTION
pending 1 1 Field Notes, Survey of Murdock Academy Property, Beaver, Utah.