Collaboration between the Eugenics Survey of Vermont and the Vermont State School for Feebleminded Children in the 1920s.
This pedigree describes a young woman who was 20 years old at the time of her commitment to the Vermont State School for Feebleminded Children. Her commitment exemplifies the practice, begun in 1919, of institutionalizing "feeble-minded" women of childbearing age. Her alleged defects are "Prostitution. Illegitimate child."
Eugenics Survey of Vermont.
Harriett Abbott, Vermont Eugenics Survey field investigator.
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The University of Vermont has created an online resource containing many documents relating to the Eugenics Survey of Vermont. The url is http://www.uvm.edu/~eugenics/.
Typescript page following a simple format, with names redacted.