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Montana Center for the Aged records, 1912-1994

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Montana Center for the Aged records
Title
Montana Center for the Aged records
Dates
1912-1994 (inclusive)
Quantity
2.8 linear feet of shelf space
Collection Number
RS 452
Summary
This collection is comprised of records of the Montana Center for the Aged and includes correspondence (1958-1980), subject files (1953-1980), meeting minutes (1976-1994), personal files of patient Mayme Matson (1912-1930), and maps.
Repository
Montana Historical Society, Research Center Archives
Montana Historical Society Research Center Archives
225 North Roberts
PO Box 201201
Helena MT
59620-1201
Telephone: 406-444-2681
Fax: 406-444-5297
mhslibrary@mt.gov
Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Languages
English


Historical NoteReturn to Top

The Montana Center for the Aged was built on a 40 acre site overlooking the city of Lewistown by the State of Montana. It was first occupied in October of 1952.

Today it functions as the Montana Mental Health Nursing Care Center under the Department of Public Health and Human Services. The facility is a licensed 191-bed long term care facility established for persons who have a mental disorder, require a level of care not available in the community, but who cannot benefit from the intense psychiatric treatment available at the Montana State Hospital.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

This collection is composed of five series:

Correspondence (1958-1980): Including incoming and outgoing correspondence between various organizations and departments dealing with the center.

Subject files (1953-1980): Including records on construction, additions to the facility, emergency plans, a manual on procedures, and dispatch books.

Meeting minutes (1976-1994): Including meetings of directors, supervisors, nurses, food service workers, and other staff.

Mayme “Maime” Matson’s Files (1912-1930): Mayme Matson was a patient at the Center for the Aged. She was born in Montana in 1896 and died in the Center for the Aged in 1981. Presumably staff at the center retained her personal belongings and that is why they were included with this collection. Included are Pratt institute annuals, a sketch book, and a photo album with the bulk of the records related to the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York where she studied dress design and pattern drawing (1916-1917).

Maps: Including maps of the facility and surrounding area.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

The Montana Historical Society is the owner of the materials in the Research Library and makes available reproductions for research, publication, and other uses. Written permission must be obtained from the Research Library before any reproduction use. The Society does not necessarily hold copyright to all of the materials in the collections. In some cases, permission for use may require seeking additional authorization from the copyright owners.

Preferred Citation

Item description and date. Collection Title. Collection Number. Box and Folder numbers. Montana Historical Society Research Center, Archives, Helena, Montana.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

CorrespondenceReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1 / 1
Board of Institutions
1970-1974
1 / 2
Central Montana Hospital
1969-1974
1 / 3
Communications From Governor or His Office
1962-1979
1 / 4
Department of Administration
1971-1978
1 / 5
Department of Health and Environmental Services
1973-1977
1 / 6
Department of Institutions
1973-1978
1 / 7-8
Department of Institutions
1975-1979
1 / 9
Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services
1978
1 / 10
Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services - Medicaid
1972-1977
1 / 11
Geriatric Nurse Practitioners
1976
1 / 12
Gooch, Tom (Personnel Director)
1965-1978
1 / 13
Legislative Auditor
1973-1978
1 / 14
Lewistown Ministerial Association
1976
1 / 15
Medical Surgical Liaison Office and Contracted Services
1964-1971
1 / 16
Mental Health Association
1958-1979
1 / 17
Montana Foundation for Medical Care
1976-1980
1 / 18
Montana State Fish and Game Commission
1961-1976
1 / 19
Nursing Home Administration
1973-1975
1 / 20
Research Project – Human Services Planning
1974-1979
1 / 21
State Board of Examiners
1969-1973
1 / 22
State Board of Nursing
1969
1 / 23
State Controller
1963-1971
1 / 24
Superintendent’s Council
1965-1969

Subject FilesReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1 / 25
Administration License Papers
1969-1970
1 / 26
Alterations and Additions to the Existing Heating Plant
1966
1 / 27-30
Building Additions
1974-1979
1 / 31
Census Reports
1972
1 / 32
Complaints and Occurrences
1972-1980
1 / 33
Conservation of Energy
1973-1980
1 / 34
Dispatch Book
Jan.-Sept. 1956
1 / 35
Dispatch Book
Sept. 1958-Feb. 1963
1 / 36
Dispatch Book
1963-1967
2 / 1
Edward Fire and Alarm System (includes map)
No date
2 / 2
Emergency Plan – Employee Strikes
1969-1976
2 / 3
Facility Land Holdings Improvements
No date
2 / 4
Fire Alarm Hookup and System
1966-1978
2 / 5
Fire Marshall Report
1970-1978
2 / 6
Foot Care
1970-1974
2 / 7
Information on Montana Center for the Aged
1977-1980
2 / 8
Kitchen Staff Meetings
1974-1979
2 / 9
Land Status – Easements – Leases
1977
2 / 10
Legislative Audit Report
1976-1979
2 / 11
Long Range Building Program – Proposed Rear End Black Topping
1970-1971
2 / 12
Long Range Capital Construction
1975-1976
2 / 13
Maintenance Policy
1974-1975
2 / 14
Manual of Procedures
1965
2 / 15-17
Poetry
1953
3 / 1
Polio Vaccinations
1962-1963
3 / 2
Staff or Supervisors Meetings
1964-1978
3 / 3
State Insurance and Building Appraisal
1974-1979

Meeting MinutesReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
3 / 4-6
Administrative Staff
1983-1986
3 / 7-9
All Staff
1985-1987
3 / 10
Association-Management Team
1984
3 / 11-13
Care Plan
1985-1987
3 / 14
Director’s Staff
1976-1979
3 / 15-17
Donations
1984, 1986-1987
3 / 18
Employee Dining Room Conversion
1986
3 / 19
Energy Conservation
1979
3 / 20-21
Environmental Safety Inspection Team
1986-1987
3 / 22-27
Food Service
1982-1987
3 / 28
Food Service Delivery Committee
1985-1987
3 / 29
Food Service/Nursing
1983, 1986
3 / 30
Inservice Committee
1985-1986
3 / 31-33
Management Team
1986-1987, 1994
3 / 34-35
Management Team
1984-1985
3 / 36-40
Nursing Supervisors
1983-1987
3 / 41-42
Policy Review Committee
1985-1987
3 / 43-47
Psychiatric Aide
1983-1987
3 / 48-51
RN and LPN
1982-1985
3 / 52
Space Utilization
1986
3 / 53
Superintendent/Department Supervisors
1983-1984
3 / 54
Supervisor’s Development
1986
3 / 55-56
Taskforce Committee
1984

Mayme “Mamie” Matson’s FilesReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
4 / 1
Montana Common School Diploma
1912
4 / 2
Sketch Book
1916-1917
4 / 3
Pratt Institute Annual
1916
4 / 4
Pratt Institute Annual
1917
4 / 5-7
Photo Album
1916-1923
4 / 8
Photo Album Miscellany
1916-1923
4 / 9
Cards and other Miscellany
1925-1930
4 / 10
Plaque
No date
Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
Oversize
Center for the Aged Property Boundary Map
No date
Oversize
“Old Folks’ Home Maps (3 copies)
No date