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Michigan Psychiatric Society records

Identifier: 00251

Scope and Content

The records of the Michigan Psychiatric Society consist of membership directories, newsletters, meeting minutes, constitution and bylaws, publications, compiled histories of the organization, a scrapbook, regional mental health material, and national organization material. Also included are books about state asylums in Michigan, a book on the Medical History of Michigan, and the Primer of Psychology and Mental Disease published by the Oak Grove Hospital, Flint.


  • Creation: 1908 - 1995


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.

Historical Note

A state medical specialty society founded on November 19, 1908, the Detroit Society of Neurology and Psychiatry met with the first meeting held at the Detroit Club and would serve as the voice of psychiatry in Michigan for more than a century. The society was formed from the idea of four men: Drs. Edmund A. Christian, Albert M. Barrett, Colonel Bell Burr, and David Inglis.

In 1939, the name was changed to the Michigan Society of Neurology and Psychiatry and changed again in 1964 to the Michigan Society of Psychiatry and Neurology. The last name change occurred in 1971 to the Michigan Psychiatric Society.


7.5 Cubic Feet

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Legal Status

Copyright: Michigan State University.

Property Rights: Michigan State University.

Michigan Psychiatric Society Records
4 Published And Cataloged
Jennie Russell
October 2015
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Repository Details

Part of the University Archives and Historical Collections Repository

Conrad Hall
943 Conrad Road, Room 101
East Lansing MI 48824 US