State Hospital Records Research Request
For this research service, Library Staff will search for one patient in one institution's records.
State Hospital Records Requests may take up to 60 business days to complete.
Turnaround: Research is usually completed and sent via email within 60 business days.
About this Research Service:
We will send the best possible copy, but it is possible that some items may be illegible due to writing or condition. Some information in indexes was recorded using institutional codes and/or abbreviations.
- Full Name
- Admission Date
- Discharge Date
- Patient Number
- County of admission
- Health (vaccines, diagnosis, etc.)
- Death (if the patient died while at the institution)
- Parole or escape
- Payment or finances
- Family contacts
- Other hospital admissions or transfers
Restrictions on access: Patient records contain private information about individuals and access to many of them is restricted. Patient records are generally restricted for 75 years from the date of the last entry on the record. If restricted information is present, it will be clearly redacted. If the item is fully restricted, staff will contact you about next steps.
Questions? Email: email@example.com
Mail: MNHS Library, attn: State Hospital Record Request, 345 W. Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul, MN 55102For More Information:
- Restricted Records FAQ Page
- State Institutions Research Guide: State Hospital and Tuberculosis Hospital pages