Research

Ladies' Committee minutes

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 minutes of committee meetings and reports of committee visits to the Girl's Division. Committee reports usually discuss the following: conditions of facilities, clothing, and food; discipline and relations between matron and inmates; education and recitation of Biblical verses; and health of inmates and staff.
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Quantity:
1 cu. ft. (2 volumes) Copies: 1microfilm reel; 35mm
Inclusive Dates:
1825-1831 and 1855-1893
Series Number:
A2057

Arrangement

Chronological.

Scope and Content Note

These are minutes of committee meetings and reports of committee visits to the Girls' Division.

Although the bylaws required the committee to meet monthly, there is often a gap of several months between recorded meetings. There are no records for the years 1832 to 1854. The minutes contain information about the following: names and addresses of committee members; record of attendance at meetings, including fines assessed for absence; and names of committee members who visited the House of Refuge. Committee reports usually discuss the following: conditions of facilities, clothing, and food; discipline and relations between matron and inmates; education and recitation of Biblical verses; and health of inmates and staff.

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.

Custodial History

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

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