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Collection Tier:
Tier 2

Archival Collections ➔ Archival Collection #229 - Pine Rest Christian Mental Health

Identifier:
2011.51.1
Description:
The collection contains a variety of material that may be useful to researchers. Extensive photographic documentation of the grounds, buildings, staff, patients, and events is the collection's strongest asset. These photos are mostly professional work, and many were used in official Pine Rest publications over the years. Some of these publications are included as well. Items like written histories will provide a useful overview of the institution. Manuals, pamphlets, and newsletters provide a more detailed look at specific people, places, or events that impacted the Pine Rest community. The majority of the material dates to the period 1950-1970, with a smaller number of items from the early and late 20th century. Although it has not been broken out into a separate series, there is a small amount of material related to the Cutler family, and Mary Cutler in particular. Several copies of DVD videos were placed in the collection's accession file.

In 2010 Pine Rest celebrated 100 years of Christian care for the mentally ill at their facility in Cutlerville, Michigan. The Christian Psychopathic Hospital was originally organized by members of the various Reformed denominations, and still has strong ties to those groups. Over the last century, the institution has grown from its humble origins at the Cutler family farmhouse, into a multi-state facility with an international reputation for state-of-the-art care. To celebrate their centennial, staff, and volunteers at Pine Rest gathered together many artifacts, documents, and photographs found on the hospital grounds that helped document their history. Following the celebration, staff from the Grand Rapids Public Museum collaborated with Pine Rest to collect the archival material in this collection, as well as almost 100 artifacts which are described separately in the Museum's online Collection Catalog.

A full listing of the contents of this collection can be found in the Finding Aid that is attached to the media section of this catalog entry.
Date:
1900 – 1980
Source:
Gift Of Pine Rest Christian Mental Health
Rights:

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Pine Rest Christian Mental Health
Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services is a psychiatric hospital and behavioral health provider, with the main treatment campus located in Gaines Township, Michigan. It was founded in 1910 as the Christian Psychopathic Hospital. Pine Rest is one of the five largest free-standing behavioral health providers in the U.S., offering a full continuum of services including addiction treatment and recovery, extensive child and adolescent programs, senior care services, and Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT). In addition to the main campus in Grand Rapids, Pine Rest also has 20 outpatient locations throughout West Michigan and two in Iowa.

Pine Rest Christian Mental Health
Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services is a psychiatric hospital and behavioral health provider, with the main treatment campus located in Gaines Township, Michigan. It was founded in 1910 as the Christian Psychopathic Hospital. Pine Rest is one of the five largest free-standing behavioral health providers in the U.S., offering a full continuum of services including addiction treatment and recovery, extensive child and adolescent programs, senior care services, and Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT). In addition to the main campus in Grand Rapids, Pine Rest also has 20 outpatient locations throughout West Michigan and two in Iowa.