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New York State Board of Charities Photographs of Custodial Facilities in New York and Other States

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:
These photographs depict public custodial facilities in New York, Massachusetts, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. They include: exterior building views; interior building views; facility grounds; institutional residents; and institutional staff. The photographs appear to have been gathered for a report on treatment of the mentally ill in other states, which was prepared by the New York State Commissioner in Lunacy.
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Quantity:
1 cubic foot
Inclusive Dates:
circa 1890-1915
Series Number:
A1994

Arrangement

Arranged by institution.

Scope and Content Note

These photographs are of public custodial facilities in New York, Massachusetts, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. They include: exterior building views; interior building views; facility grounds; institutional residents; and institutional staff. These are mounted and unmounted photographs. Most photographs are identified by subject and institution.

The State Commissioner in Lunacy, under the Board of Charities' direction, prepared a report on treatment of the insane in other states. These photographs appear to have been gathered for that report.

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

Alternate Formats Available

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

Scanned images of selected photographs are available at the New York State Archives.

Microfilm: 1 reel; 35mm.

Related Information

Related Materials

Series A4228 Photographs of custodial institutions for the mentally deficient, contains a number of identical or closely related photographs.

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Detailed Description

Contents Box Folder

Accretion: A1994-77
Boston, Mass: Psychopathic Hospital 1 1
Boston, Mass: Psychopathic Hospital 1 2
Waverly, Mass. 1 3
Waverly, Mass. 1 4
Wrentham, Mass. 1 5
Wrentham, Mass. 1 6
Vineland, NJ: State Home and Training School 1 7
Vineland, NJ: State Home and Training School 1 8
Vineland, NJ: State Home and Training School 1 9
Vineland, NJ: State Home and Training School 1 10
Elwyn, Penna. 1 11
Elwyn, Penna. 1 12
Elwyn, Penna. 1 13
Elwyn, Penna. 1 14
Elwyn, Penna. 1 15
Elwyn, Penna. 1 16
Elwyn, Penna. 1 17
Elwyn, Penna. 1 18
Elwyn, Penna. 1 19
Elwyn, Penna. 1 20
Elwyn, Penna. 1 21
Elwyn, Penna. 1 22
Elwyn, Penna. 1 23
Elwyn, Penna. 1 24
Elwyn, Penna. 1 25
Rome, NY Custodial Asylum 2 1
Randall's Island, NY 2 2
Randall's Island, NY 2 3
Randall's Island, NY 2 4
Randall's Island, NY 2 5
Randall's Island, NY 2 6
Randall's Island, NY 2 7
Randall's Island, NY 2 8
Randall's Island, NY 2 9
Letchworth Village, NY 2 10
Newark, NY 2 11
Sonyea, NY 3 1
Syracuse, NY 3 2
Unidentified Location 4 1
Unidentified Location 4 2
Unidentified Location 4 3
Unidentified Location 4 4
Unidentified Location 4 5
Unidentified Location 4 6
Unidentified Location 4 7
Cobb - Binghamton, NY 4 8
Cobb - Binghamton, NY 4 9
Cobb - Binghamton, NY 4 10
Cobb - Binghamton, NY 4 11
Ulster County, NY 4 12
Allegany County, NY 4 13
Allegany County, NY 4 14
Allegany County, NY 4 15
Unidentified Buildings 4 16
Unidentified Buildings 4 17
Unidentified Buildings 4 18
Unidentified Buildings 4 19
Unidentified Buildings 4 20
Unidentified Buildings 4 21
Unidentified Buildings 4 22
Unidentified Buildings 4 23
Unidentified Buildings 4 24
Unidentified Buildings 4 25
Unidentified Buildings 4 26
Unidentified Buildings 4 27
Unidentified Buildings 4 28
Unidentified Buildings 4 29
Unidentified Buildings 4 30
Unidentified Buildings 4 31
Unidentified Buildings 4 32
Unidentified Buildings 4 33
Unidentified Buildings 4 34