Alfano (Frank) papers,1932-1956

Descriptive Summary

Alfano (Frank) papers,1932-1956
Alfano, Frank
.25 linear feet
Alfano, Frank M.
Central State Hospital (Ky.)
Boxing --Kentucky --Louisville
Arranged in one series.
Finding Aid Author
Processed by Katherine Burger Johnson; machine-readable finding aid created by Carrie Daniels
University of Louisville

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Formerly of Newark, New Jersey, Frank Alfano, MD, was a graduate of Villanova University. He served as a physician for the Kentucky Boxing Commission and medical consultant at Central State Mental Hospital, Lakeland, Kentucky. Alfano made the news when he called in state inspectors in 1950s due to poor conditions at Central State Hospital. This brought about the indictment of the superintendent, Dr. A.M. Lyon, and the business manager, W.G. Kincaid. It is believed that Alfano passed away in 2000 or 2001.
Scope and Content
This collection includes clippings, letters, reports, and photographs relating to Central State Hospital, as well as clippings and programs relating to boxing. Much of the material is in scrapbook form.

Contents of the Collection

Personal information, including photographs, n.d., 1940s

  • Box 1, folder 1
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Personal notes and writings, n.d.

  • Box 1, folder 2
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Memorabilia, education, n.d., 1932

  • Box 1, folder 3
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Correspondence, incoming, n.d., 1949-1956 (SOME ITEMS RESTRICTED)

  • Box 1, folder 4
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Receipts, 1952-1953

  • Box 1, folder 5
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Scrapbook materials, boxing, n.d., 1948-1949

  • Box 1, folder 6
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Scrapbook materials, Lakeland/Central State Hospital, 1948-1953

  • Box 1, folder 7
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Photographs, Lakeland/Central State Hospital, n.d.

  • Box 1, folder 8
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