"The Electric Pencil" -- a collection of drawings, done on ledger pages, and hand-sewn into a book. Thought to be the work of Edward Deeds, born in 1908 and who was committed to State Hospital Number 3 at the age of 17 (about 1925), after threatening his brother with a hatchet. He spent 50 years there. He was released from the hospital to a nursing home in the mid-1970s and died on January 9, 1987.
"Words embroidered in the by an unidentified Afro-American woman, hospitalized over 30 years. Now in the Glore Psychiatric Museum in St Joseph MO. Link goes to a nursing-school study of the piece and what is known about the maker.