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WSSM-04: The David Goode, PhD Collection on the Willowbrook State School

Identifier: WSSM-04


Dr. David Goode is a Professor in the Sociology Program at the College of Staten Island. He has strong research interests in the field of Developmental Disabilities and in the Willowbrook State School. The collection includes brochures, programs, and articles related to the Willowbrook State School and related issues. The collection also includes reprint copies of the text of the 1975 consent decree.

Several books have been cataloged and placed in the book collection:

Burton Blatt and Fred Kaplan. Christmas in Purgatory, Photographic Essay on Mental Retardation.

U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare. Report of the Secretary’s Special Federal Team, The New York State Mental Retardation Program. October 1972

Jean Reiss. They learned to do without. Untold Stories From Willowbrook State School 1958-1970. 1994.


  • Creation: 1970-1975, 2000

Conditions Governing Use

The researcher assumes full responsibility for compliance with laws of copyright. Requests for permission to publish material from this collection should be discussed with the Coordinator of Archives & Special Collections.


7 Volumes

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was donated to the College of Staten Island in 2005.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Catherine N. Carson.

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Repository Details

Part of the CSI Archives & Special Collections Repository