Research

Annual reports on poorhouses and almshouses

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:
County superintendents of the poor submitted these standard form reports which contains information on inmate population statistics organized by sex, mental classification, and cause of pauperism; expenditures for equipment, supplies, and facility maintenance; remarks on needed or completed facility improvements; and suggestions on facility development, institutional management, and administration of poor relief.
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Quantity:
1.3 cu. ft. (28 volumes)
Inclusive Dates:
1869-1896
Series Number:
A1988

Arrangement

Chronological by year, then alphabetical by county.

Scope and Content Note

County superintendents of the poor submitted these standard form reports.

They contain information on: inmate population statistics organized by sex, mental classification, and cause of pauperism; expenditures for equipment, supplies, and facility maintenance; remarks on needed or completed facility improvements; and suggestions on facility development, institutional management, and administration of poor relief. The reports vary in terminology and detail over the years.

Use of Records

Access Restrictions

There are no restrictions regarding access to or use of the material.

Alternate Formats Available

Microform is available at the New York State Archives through interlibrary loan.

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