Research

Boys receiving books

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 brief, preliminary records providing background information on new inmates that were compiled before the full record was entered in the Admission Registers (series A1970). Information includes admission date; name; age; name and relationship of guardian; address; city and county from which committed; offense or other reason for commitment; time spent in jail before commitment; and court from which committed.
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Quantity:
0.5 cu. ft. (2 volumes)
Inclusive Dates:
1896-1911
Series Number:
A1965

Arrangement

Chronological by date received.

Scope and Content Note

These brief, preliminary records providing background information on new inmates were compiled before the full record was entered in the Admission Registers (series A1970).

The books provide the following information: admission date; name; age; name and relationship of guardian ('F' for father, 'M' for mother, uncle, foster father, etc.); address; city and county from which committed (usually same as city of residence); offense or other reason for commitment (e.g. petit larceny, "incorrigible," "without home or guardianship."); amount of time spent in jail before commitment; court from which committed.

Use of Records

Access Restrictions

Restricted 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.

Related Information

Related Materials

Series A1970, Admission registers, contains full records for new inmates

Custodial History

The Department of Social Welfare placed these records on loan to the Syracuse University Library from 1960-1977.

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