M. M. Goodrich papers


Correspondence, minutes, reports, conference materials, newspaper and magazine clippings, periodicals, newsletters, pamphlets, brochures, and other ephemeral printed matter documenting Goodrich's career as an advocate for the mentally ill in the criminal justice system. While the main geographic focus of her advocacy was on New York State, Goodrich's papers also illustrate national concerns relating to this topic in the last quarter of the 20th century. The bulk of the papers concerns her work in forensics, the relation of mental illness to law, and her advocacy on behalf of the imprisoned mentally ill.


M. M Goodrich, 1925-

Date [inclusive]: 

1975-2006 (bulk 1983-2003).



Physical Description: 

4 cubic feet (12 boxes)



Researchers desiring to use the Goodrich papers must make written application to the Head, Archives & Special Collections, Columbia University Health Sciences Library, indicating the nature of their project and the proposed final product.

Researchers must complete an application guaranteeing that they will not divulge names or personally identifiable information of the mentally ill or their families (apart from that which appears in previously published material) in their notes or published findings.

Cite as: 

M. M. Goodrich Papers, Archives & Special Collections, Columbia University Health Sciences Library.