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New York State House of Refuge Girls' Division Daily Journals

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:
The Matron of the Girls' Division kept this journal of daily entries which includes inmate's name, identification number, and notes on her background and crime for inmates admitted, indentured, or discharged. Visits of officials and other dignitaries and absence of staff are also noted.
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Quantity:
1.3 cubic feet (4 volumes); Microfilm: 1 roll; 35mm
Inclusive Dates:
1861-1866, 1873-1896
Series Number:
A2056

Arrangement

Chronological.

Scope and Content Note

The Matron of the Girls' Division kept this journal of daily entries, usually including information on the following: admission of inmates, providing the inmate's name and identification number and notes on her background and crime; indenture and discharge of inmates, providing the same information as an admission; visits of officials and other dignitaries; and absence of staff.

Use of Records

Access Restrictions

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

Alternate Formats Available

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

Custodial History

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

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Detailed Description

Dates Contents Box

Accretion: A2056-77
1861 March-1866 August Girls' Division Daily Journals, Volume 1 1
1873 March-1880 December Girls' Division Daily Journals, Volume 2 2
1881 June-1887 September Girls' Division Daily Journals, Volume 3 3
1887 October-1896 July Girls' Division Daily Journals, Volume 4 4