Discover the mystery of Rhode Island's historic homes from the State Institutions at Howard with our 23-postcard series. Showcasing vintage photographs, each card reveals a hidden story from the past.
The life and trials of three women committed to the Exeter School for the Feeble-Minded during the Great Depression, as told through their personal letters.
An examination of the meaning of 'feeble-mindedness' and a study of the Ladd School's population in 1947.
The strange but true story of two children who disappeared from the Ladd School in the autumns of 1952 and 1956.
A collection of rare and unique mid-century photographs compose a pictorial history of Rhode Island's only School for the Feeble-Minded: The Ladd School.
The 86-year history of the Ladd School, from its beginning as a school for the feeble-minded to its end as a residential facility for people with disabilities.