Record Group # RG 1500
Subgroup # 019
Series # 038
Name of Department: Department of Health and Social Services
Agency Name/Division/Office: State Board of Welfare, Board of Charities

Sterilization Files

Earliest Date of Material:

Latest Date of Material:
1925-1953, 1980-1987
Quantity of Materials:
8.03 cf

Genealogical and historical description:

Case files maintained on requests to have mentally handicapped females and males sterilized to prevent unwanted pregnancies. Most were patients at the Stockley Center and a smaller number from the Delaware State Hospital.

Scope and Contents:

Files may include a list of documents in the file, report of physician performing sterilization, certificate authorizing sterilization operations, report of examining commission, correspondence, certificate approving appointment of a commission to examine an individual with a view to sterilization, and case histories.

Arrangement of Material:

Partially arranged alphabetically by patient's name.
No index.