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Asylums: Topics in Chronicling America

Search Strategies & Selected Articles

The links below provide access to a sampling of articles from historic newspapers that can be found in Chronicling America. You can further explore the topic of "Asylums" using the following search strategies:

  • Use the following terms in combination, proximity, or as a phrase:
    lunatic asylum, insane asylum, feeble-minded
  • It is important to use a specific date range if looking for articles for a particular event in order to narrow your results. To narrow your results for this topic, search between 1840 and 1920.

Selected Articles from Chronicling America