A history of recreation at Broughton Hospital : 1883-1973

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Velma Ree Turner (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
Gail Hennis

Abstract: It was the purpose of this study to identify and record the significant events in the development of recreation at Broughton Hospital from 1883 to August, 1973 in order to trace historically the emergence of a therapeutic recreation program in a mental hospital. Broughton, one of the four North Carolina state hospitals for the mentally ill, is located in Morganton, N. C. Formal permission was obtained from the hospital administration to conduct the study. Questions were formulated concerning the establishment of the hospital, the initiation and purposes of recreation, the types of recreational activities provided, the personnel responsible for conducting the recreation program, and the influence of state and national trends on the program. Information pertinent to the topic and these questions was gathered through state laws, reports of state agencies and committees, hospital records, interviews, and personal observation. The material assembled in the process of answering the questions formulated was synthesized into a chronological report of the development of recreation at Broughton Hospital.

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Language: English
Date: 1976

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