Southbury Training School

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Statutory Authority

1935, Special Act 506.

Agency History

1935, Special Act 35-506

Board of Southbury Training School created

1938, January

Construction begins

1940

School is dedicated; first patients admitted Oct. 15, 1940

1959, Public Act 59-148

Administratively, Southbury is transferred to the Department of Health, Office of Mental Retardation

1975, Public Act 75-638

Administratively, Southbury is transferred to the new Department of Mental Retardation

Published Histories

Armstead, George B. The State Services of Connecticut. Published under the direction of the Committee on Public Information and the House Committee on Publications of the General Assembly of the State of Connecticut. 1946. pp. 179-186 [CSL Call Number ConnDoc G25 ar]

Southbury Training School. [Southbury, Conn. The School, 1980] [CSL Call Number ConnDoc So87 so]

Angelastro, Michael. "Southbury Training School (1927-1940)." Master’s Thesis, SCSU, 1965. [Available at Southern Connecticut State University]
 
Coleman, Laurence J. "Tracing the Implementation of the Training Program at Southbury Training School, 1940-1946." Master’s Thesis, SCSU, 1965. [Available at Southern Connecticut State University]

Agency Documents

Check the State Library catalog for availability of publications by the agency:

Annual Reports are located in:

Digest of Administrative Reports to the Governor. [CSL Call Number ConnDoc F40 d]

State Archives Record Group: RG 170 (Department of Mental Retardation)

List of Superintendents/Directors

Names

Years of Service

Ernest N. Roselle

1940-July 1956

Bert W. Schmickel

1956-1959

Frank Giliberty, Acting

1960

Frank Giliberty

1961-1976

Michael J. Belmont

1977-1985

Robert G. Griffith

1986

Steven D. Staugaitis

1987-1988

Thomas J. Howley

1989-1995

Charles Hamad

1996-1999

Charles Hamad, George Moore

2000 (Co-Directors)

Fritz Gorst

2001-2009

Eugene Harvey 2009-present