A Case of HysteriaMain MenuThe Altogether Shocking History of Women’s Mental HealthThe Anatomy of InsanityThe Wandering WombTheater Of The HystericsFather Freud Knows BestThis Place Will Make You CrazyThe Water CureHysterical ParoxysmThis Lobotomy Won't Hurt A BitShe Must Be MadShock The Pain AwayJust A Touch Of ElectricityA Home For Inebriates And The InsaneThe Inmates Aren't Running The AsylumStories From The SanatoriumThe Ladies of RockhavenBaby BluesMaybe She's Born With ItStay Subservient!The Cost of Going Crazy in CaliforniaTill Commitment Do We PartAdditional Artifacts from Patton State Hospital, ca. 1930-1950Anne-Marie Maxwell
1media/Header Image - Agnes Richards.jpg2020-04-01T10:32:04-07:00Anne-Marie Maxwell326ac6eff123bb3f77fb517c66299be8b435b479369808image_header9781322020-04-22T15:00:37-07:00Curtis Fletcher3225f3b99ebb95ebd811595627293f68f680673eRockhaven Sanitarium was founded in Glendale in 1923 by registered nurse Agnes Richards as a respite for female patients. A former head nurse at Patton State Hospital in San Bernardino, Richards was troubled by the comparative lack of mental health resources available to women. Male family members could forcibly admit wives or daughters to an asylum, where they could be preyed upon by staff members or other inmates. At Rockhaven, Richards sought to create a more compassionate and healing atmosphere for those needing treatment. Rather than being confined inside, the “ladies” were free to roam the beautiful grounds. The facility gradually expanded to include patient bungalows, a dining hall, and hospital. Famous residents included Marilyn Monroe’s mother, actress Billie Burke, and Clark Gable’s first wife, Josephine Dillon. The Friends of Rockhaven preserve the now-closed institution’s legacy and offer monthly walking tours of the property.
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1media/Agnes Richard Portrait_thumb.jpeg2020-04-07T13:40:35-07:00Anne-Marie Maxwell326ac6eff123bb3f77fb517c66299be8b435b479Portrait of Agnes Richards, ca. 19501media/Agnes Richard Portrait.jpegplain2020-04-07T13:40:35-07:00Anne-Marie Maxwell326ac6eff123bb3f77fb517c66299be8b435b479
1media/Rockhaven Dining Room_thumb.jpeg2020-04-07T13:41:55-07:00Anne-Marie Maxwell326ac6eff123bb3f77fb517c66299be8b435b479Rockhaven Dining Room. On loan from the Friends of Rockhaven1media/Rockhaven Dining Room.jpegplain2020-04-07T13:41:55-07:00Anne-Marie Maxwell326ac6eff123bb3f77fb517c66299be8b435b479