Special Collections

McLean Hospital
115 Mill Street
Belmont MA , 02178
FAX: (617)855-2574
General email:
Institution Contact(s):
  Terry A. Bragg, Director, Professional Staff Affairs/Archivist
Hours: By appointment only 9:00AM-4:00PM
Online Catalog:
Services for the Disabled:
  Americans with Disabilities Act accessible Handicapped parking
Bibliographic Utility:
Special Collection Contact(s):
Collections: 2
Formats: 500 linear feet of manuscripts 1,500 linear feet of archives 1,500 monographs 40 maps 200 photographs pamphlets realia/artifacts
Collection Description:
  Mental Health Treatment
McLean Hospital History
Alfred Stanton, M.D.
Jordi Folch
1st Psychiatric School for Nurses
Access: Collection(s) are available by appointment only All or part of the collection(s) not accessible Laptop computers and tape recorders allowed with staff approval
Copying: Photocopying permitted at discretion of staff All photocopying done by staff Restrictions on cameras
Loans: Loans for exhibits only
Finding Guides Available:
  yes General repository guide Guides for manuscript collection Guides for archives' records groups
Directions: FROM LOGAN AIRPORT: Follow the one-way flow of traffic exiting the airport. Bear left at the sign marked Route 1A/Boston, which leads directly to the Sumner Tunnel. At the end of the tunnel, take Route 93 North for about 1/3 of a mile. Take Exit 26, marked Cambridge/Somerville-North Station/Storrow Drive. Stay left and follow the signs for Storrow Drive. Once on Storrow Drive West, stay right and follow the signs for Arlington. After 6 mile, bear right at the sign marked Arlington Routes 2/3. Cross over the Charles River via a small bridge. Turn right, following the signs for Arlington, and stay left. At the second intersection, follow the sign marked Route 16 South-Watertown/Waltham. This is Mount Auburn Street. After about a mile, bear right at the traffic light after Star Market onto Belmont Street. Stay in the right lane, and Belmont Street will turn into Trapel Road. Follow Trapelo Road for two miles and after passing Route 60 on the right, take the next right onto Mill Street. The McLean Hospital entrance is about 1/4 mile up the street, on the right, at the traffic light. FROM ROUTE 128 (I-95): Coming from the north on Route 128, take Exit 28, and turn left onto Trapelo Road. Coming from the south on Route 128, take Exit 28A, and turn right onto Trapelo Road. Proceed along Trapelo Road for approximately 3 1/2 miles to Mill Street. (Mill Street is the first left after the second traffic light that is approximately 1/2 mile past Metropolitan State Hospital.) The entrance to McLean is about 1/4 mile up the street, on the right, at the traffic light. FROM ROUTE 2: Coming from the east on Route 2, take the Winter Street exit, and turn right onto Winter Street. Coming from the east on Route 2, take the Routes 4/225 exit, bear right, and turn left onto Winter Street. Follow Winter Street to the end where it meets Concord Avenue, and take a left onto Concord Avenue. Bear right at the gas station onto Mill Street. The entrance to McLean is about 1/4 mile down the street, on the left, at the traffic light.