Report from the Alberta Provincial Training School, 1926

Historical documents help explain the ideas behind sterilization. A 1926 Report from the Provincial Training School (the infamous Mitchener Institute) at Red Deer, Alberta allows learners to analyze the ideas behind Alberta’s 1928 sterilization legislation. Report includes the argument for legal sterilization of the “feebleminded” as a means of “eradicating hereditary mental defect” among the population.