CSH: Vintage Newspaper Archive

A look into the history of Central State Hospital in print.

All images are courtesy of the Louisville Courier-Journal, unless otherwise noted.

1873 8-7
Article dated August 7, 1873. Detailing the opening of the Asylum.
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Article dated August 16, 1873 describing the renovations at the Asylum.
1877 3-30
Article dated March 30, 1877. Detailing the suicide of Matron Dora L. Negard.
1879 10-23
Article dated October 23, 1879 announcing the appointment of Dr. Robert Gale as the asylums second Superintendent.
1881 1-19
Article dated January 19, 1881. Describing the violent murder of a patient by another.


– Contributed by Jay Gravatte