Rome State School? - page 3

I am curious if anyone has any ties, professional or personal to the Rome State School in Rome, NY, for the mentally retarded, from the 1950s to early 1070s. I think that now it is a home for the... Read More

  1. by   TeeTeeD
    Hi Mary,
    The best advice I can give you is - never give up. Keep writing letters, eventually you will get to someone who is willing to respond. If nothing else, they will respond so that you will stop writing letters! Good luck to you in your search!
  2. by   john mooney
    Hello, My sister was a patient there.
    How would I find more information about the school?
    Last edit by dianah on Oct 17, '11 : Reason: Terms of Service
  3. by   TeeTeeD
    Have you done a search of old newspaper articles at
    The site is a little cumbersome, but search in different ways, you may find something.
    Good luck with your search.
    Last edit by dianah on Oct 17, '11 : Reason: Terms of Service
  4. by   nurse annie1
    my brother was there for 10 years, he's never really been the same. kinda in his own world now.
  5. by   hatab6769
    Im looking up family history. My mother went to the Rome State School. She and her brothers were not mentally ill. My grandmother/grandfather left them alone....the state came in and took over. Im trying to find out what kind on person my mother was during her stay in the state school. Is it possible to find this out??? My mother is alive but remembers little. She did work in the office.
  6. by   feeble minded
    Hi Andy, I just found out my aunt that I never knew I had was at Rome State School in the 1940's until possibly 1990. She died in 1993 @ age 83. I wish I knew what happened to her and what was wrong with her. It makes me sad to think about it. Can I contact you to see if you knew her. Thank you Barb