Information sources for Toledo State Hospital Cemetery
Findagrave.com – Volunteer genealogical researchers who are working to identify individuals
buried in the Toledo State Hospital Cemeteries using public records.
Ohio Historical Society (OHS) – Information from Toledo State Hospital including
the Cemetery burial log are available through the OHS.
University of Toledo Canaday Center – list of materials available
BGSU Library – Toledo State Hospital Patient Diary
toledostatehospitalcemetery.org is produced using WebPlus X2.
Midwestlost.com - Photos of the State Hospital
Asylum projects - Archive of asylums around the world
Ohio Historical Markers – Online details about the markers at both cemeteries
Toledo State Hospital Cemetery-related press articles
Toledo Free Press, “Foundation donates to cemetery reclamation project” November
Lunatic Fringe website, May 21, 2010, “State hospital patients honored”
Bowling Green Sentinel-Tribune, May 19, 2010, “State hospital cemeteries no longer
Toledo Blade, “Graves project seeks dignity for the forgotten” May 5, 2010.
UT News - “Cemeteries on Health Science Campus Restored by Reclamation Committee”.
Fox Toledo, 5 pm news, May 22, 2011. “Unknown Veterans Honored at Cemetery.”
Toledo Blade, 28 May, 2012, “Volunteers honor forgotten veterans”
Fox Toledo, 11pm newscast, February 8, 2012. “Project to find headstones”.
Monroe Evening News, February 9, 2012. “Remembering Those Forgotten”.
WTOL, February 9, 2012. “State Hospital Cemetery reclamation to be topic of presentation
at Whitman Center.”
Mental Health Related Sites
Advocating Change Together (ACT) Remembering With Dignity Project
NAMI – The National Alliance on Mental Illness is a nonprofit, grassroots, self-help,
support and advocacy organization.
NAMI of Greater Toledo.
History of mental health treatments
Ancestry / Rootsweb article - Richland Co. Persons Admitted to the Toledo Asylum,
1891. From the Richland Shield & Banner
Patient-related historic press articles
Richland County early Toledo Asylum admissions
Other State Hospital Cemetery websites
Athens State Hospital Ridges Project
Bartonville State Asylum, Peoria
Evansville State Hospital Cemetery
Topeka State Hospital Records
Western State Mental Hospital Cemetery
Danver’s State Memorial Committee
Ohio Department of Mental Health website about state cemetery projects in Ohio
New York Times, “Long-Forgotten Reminders of Oregon’s Mentally Ill”
Other press articles
National Empowerment Center, “It’s About Time: Discovering, Recovering and Celebrating
Psychiatric News, “Caring for Patients’ Graves Helps Hospitals Reconcile With Living”
Donald Stierman Presents Ground Penetrating Radar Results to Geological Society of
Baltimore Sun, “Springfield Hospital Gives Names to Unmarked Graves”
A PIECE OF MIND: THE FATE OF THE STATE-FUNDED ASYLUM OF THE NINETEENTH CENTURY by
BRYAN LEE HARDMAN, B.A., University of Kentucky.
Local Toledo History Sites
Toledo Area History
WTOL 11 News, February 14, 2013 “1,200 veteran graves identified at former Toledo
State Hospital Cemetery”
Toledo Free Press, May 9, 2013, “Cemetery Project Takes Spotlight During NAMI Walk”
WTOL 11 “Leading Edge” with Jerry Anderson, May 25, 2013.
La Prensa Toledo, Jun 7, 2013 “Proyecto de Reclamación del Cementerio del Hospital
Estatal de Toledo”