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Therapeutic Communities Special Collections: Archives

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Megan Mummey
Special Collections Research Center
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University of Kentucky Libraries
Lexington, KY 40506-0039

Selected Therapeutic Communities Collections from SCRC

Need help getting started? Check out the following collections for a sample of what SCRC's archives collections have to offer: 
The Gateway Foundation records (dated 1959-2016, undated; 10.59 cubic feet; 12 boxes, 6 oversize boxes, 3 items) comprise office files, printed materials, and newspaper clippings that document the Chicago-based therapeutic community's substance abuse treatment programs and addiction services.
The Samaritan Daytop Village records (dated 1962-2016, undated; 30.72 cubic feet; 23 boxes, 88 oversize boxes, and 6 cartons; 12.9 GB and 1,772 digital files) comprise fundraising event plans and programs, office files, printed materials, and audiovisual materials that document the New York-based therapeutic community's substance abuse treatment and other human services programs.
The Amity Foundation records (dated 1988-2016; 12.7 GB; 149 digital files) consist of films created by or concerning the Amity Foundation as well as born digital reports, photographs, presentations, and publications. The records document the Foundation's work with addiction using the therapeutic community method.
The Healing Place records (dated 1991-2018, undated; 1.35 cubic feet, 3 boxes; 62.9 GB, 20,734 digital files); primarily comprise printed material, VHS tapes, and digital files that document The Healing Place substance abuse treatment center in Louisville, Kentucky.
The Harry K. Wexler papers (dated 1988-2009; 0.1 cubic feet; 2 folders) primarily contain photocopies of publications, reports, and other information related to his work and research on therapeutic communities and addiction, specifically the Stay'n Out and Serendipity therapeutic community programs.