This digital exhibit was created by the 2008-2009 UWO Public History
students: Natalie Dyck, Lois Fenton, Heather George, Kalyna Klymkiw, Ruthann
LaBlance, Jenna Leifso, Meili Ma, Sophie Malek, Sarah Maloney, Krista
McCracken, Meaghan Nelligan, Andrew Robertson, Melissa Robinson, David W.
Rodger, and Vicky Tran, in collaboration with
We gratefully acknowledge the assistance of the staff at RMHCL who shared their expertise and knowledge about the history of psychiatric care and its evolution at the London Asylum for the Insane. Special thanks to Dale Jardine and Amanda Jackman for their commitment and assistance throughout the project. Additionally, we appreciate the contribution of staff, past and present, whose interest and participation made the oral history section of the website possible.
The feedback and assistance provided by Maya Hirschman and Kevin Zacher of Museum London also contributed to the development of this exhibit, and we are grateful for their help.
We would also like to thank the archivists and staff at the Archives and
Research Collections Centre whose expert knowledge of the collections of the
The staff at London Public Library, the Ivey Family London Room, and the St. Thomas Library also gave generously of their time and knowledge in helping us locate pertinent research materials.
Census data was helpfully provided by Dr. Jason Gilliland of the UWO
Geography Department and by the 1871 and 1891 Census Projects at the
Additional thanks to Dr. Shelley McKellar and Dr. Geoffrey Reaume, who served as external reviewers for the exhibit.
Finally, we would especially like to thank Dr. Michelle Hamilton, Director of the Public History Program, for her patience and dedication throughout every stage of the project.