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Superintendent's daily journal

Held by the New York State Archives


Overview of the Records

Repository:

New York State Archives

New York State Education Department

Cultural Education Center

Albany, NY 12230

Summary:
This series consists of journals, or diaries containing brief daily entries. Typical daily entries may include information about inmate admissions and discharges; inmate escapes; institution population counts; holiday events; Board of Managers meetings; Board of Managers attendance at Sunday service; and special topics such as Civil War service enlistments of former inmates.
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Quantity:
1 cu. ft. (7 volumes)
Inclusive Dates:
1849-1889
Series Number:
A1903

Arrangement

Chronological.

Scope and Content Note

These journals, or diaries, contain brief daily entries, with occasional gaps of a day or two, for the period from 1849 to 1881 and for 1883. There are no records for the year 1882 or for the years from 1884 through 1888. Entries for 1889 are sporadic and for the most part report only visits to the institution by members of the Board of Managers.

Typical daily entries contain information about some of the following topics: inmate admissions and discharges; escapes by inmates; institution population counts; holiday events; Board of Managers meetings; Board of Managers attendance at Sunday service (1849 to 1878 only); and special topics such as Civil War service enlistments of former inmates.

Use of Records

Access Restrictions

Restricted in part in accordance with Executive Law, Section 501-c(1)(b), relating to confidentiality of individuals in custody of the Division for Youth (now Office of Children and Family Services).

Alternate Formats Available

A microform use copy of the series is available at the New York State Archives; however, the copy is not available for use because of access restrictions that apply to the records.

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