Hospital History


There are two books written by members of the Mental Health Historic Preservation Society of Central Illinois.

The two books were written to preserve the history of the state mental health system in Central Illinois. The first book is called “Asylum Light” and it is the story of the three state mental hospitals that were in existance during the 20th century:

Peoria State Hospital (Bartonville State Hospital)
Galesburg Research Hospital
Zeller Mental health Center