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New York House of Refuge Committee Reports to the Board of Managers

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 reports of standing and special committees appointed by the New York House of Refuge Board of Managers. Series includes reports for indenturing, insurance, theater, school, classification, special, and building committees. The volumes contain reports of three special committees established to influence pending legislation: 1868 - to support an augmented appropriation to replace burned workshops; 1882 - to oppose diversifying theater license revenues to an actors' fund; and 1883 - to oppose prohibition of contract labor and visitation rights for Catholic priests.
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Quantity:
0.3 cubic feet (2 volumes) Copies: 1 microfilm roll; 35mm.
Inclusive Dates:
1857-1889
Series Number:
A2053

Arrangement

Chronological.

Scope and Content Note

These are reports of standing and special committees appointed by the Board of Managers.

The committees and their responsibilities included: Indenturing Committee - concerned with inmate indenturing procedures; Insurance Committee - prepared reports on insurance contracts for facilities; Theatre Committee - concerned with revenues collected from municipal theater license fees; School Committee - hired and determined compensation for teachers and other personnel; Classification Committee - concerned with policies for segregation of inmates according to behavior; and Special Committees - such as a committee to recommend purchase of fire apparatus and a Building Committee concerned with improved facilities. The volumes also contain reports of three special committees established to influence pending legislation, as follows: 1868 - to support an augmented appropriation to replace burned workshops; 1882 - to oppose diversifying theater license revenues to an actors' fund; and 1883 - to oppose prohibition of contract labor and visitation rights for Catholic priests.

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

Alternate Formats Available

This series has been microfilmed on 1 roll, which is available for use at the State Archives or through inter-library loan.

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Other finding aids

Alphabetical index of names and subjects is at the fore of each volume.

Custodial History

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

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