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New York House of Refuge Annual Reports and Miscellaneous Publications

Held by the New York State Archives


Overview of the Records

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New York State Archives

New York State Education Department

Cultural Education Center

Albany, NY 12230

Summary:
The Annual Reports to the Legislature also included reports on rules and regulations, acts of incorporation, by-laws, statutes and decisions; Building Committee's final report; Bylaws of Board of Managers; and proceedings of first and second conventions of Managers of Houses of Refuge and Schools of Reform. Pamphlets address controversies related to Little Hell’s Gate and granting access to the reformatory to Catholic clergy.
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2 cubic feet (35 volumes)
Inclusive Dates:
1829, 1831, 1834-1932
Series Number:
A2090

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Scope and Content Note

These are annual reports and publications of the Society for the Reformation of Juvenile Delinquents regarding the New York House of Refuge.

1) Annual Reports to the Legislature (as required by laws of 1824 and 1896), 1829, 1831, 1834-1932. 33 vols. Bound among these reports are: Rules and Regulations of the House of Refuge, 1844, 1849; Act of Incorporation and Laws, 1849, 1855; Act of Incorporation, Statutes and Decisions Relative to the House of Refuge, 1862, 1874; Final Report of Building Committee, 1862; Bylaws of Board of Managers, 1854, 1861, 1868, 1874; and proceedings of first and second conventions of Managers of Houses of Refuge and Schools of Reform, 1857, 1860.

2) Miscellaneus Reports: Pamphlets printed by Society for the Reformation of Juvenile Delinquents addressed to the State Legislature and public on such controversies as filling in of Little Hell's Gate and granting access to the reformatory to Catholic clergy, 1878-1882. 2 vols.

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

Custodial History

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

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