Research

Pupils' record cards

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 cards document the school conduct and ability of inmates. They generally include: inmate name and number; birth date; name and location of school(s) previously attended; how long out of school; date entered class at House of Refuge; days present, absent and late each term; letter grades for conduct and for work; subjects not proficient in; and date of parole, transfer to another school, or other discharge information.
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Quantity:
1.7 cu. ft.(1,890 cards)
Inclusive Dates:
1928-1935
Series Number:
A2086

Arrangement

Chronological by inmate number.

Scope and Content Note

These cards document the school conduct and ability of inmates.

The amount of information recorded varies, but cards generally provide: inmate name and number; date of birth; name and location of school(s) previously attended; how long out of school (e.g. "just left", "out 6 months"); date entered class at House of Refuge; days present, absent, and late each term; letter grades for conduct and for work; subjects not proficient in (e.g. reading, arithmetic); and date of parole, transfer to another school, or other discharge information.

Use of Records

Access Restrictions

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

Related Information

Other finding aids

Box list.

Custodial History

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

Access Terms

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