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Indenturing committee meeting 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 committee met periodically with the Superintendent to review matters concerning inmate apprenticeships. Minutes document committee actions on the: review of applications from prospective master ( include applicant's name and relationship to the inmate, inmate's name, case number and committee's decision); review of the master's conduct reports for apprenticed inmates; requests by masters to absolve indentures; attempts to recover runaway inmates; rules governing apprenticeships; and review of parole requests.
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Quantity:
4 cu. ft.(12 volumes)Copies:3microfilm reels; 35mm
Inclusive Dates:
1827-1839 and 1861-1913
Series Number:
A2092

Arrangement

Chronological by committee meeting dates.

Scope and Content Note

This committee met periodically with the Superintendent to review matters concerning inmate apprenticeships.

During the period 1827 to 1839 the committee met weekly, and minutes for all these meetings are contained in the first volume. The remaining eleven volumes cover the period 1861 to 1913, when the committee met biweekly or monthly. Minutes for the intervening period are missing. The minutes document committee actions on the following matters: review of applications from prospective masters, including the applicant's name and relationship, if any, to the inmate, the inmate's name and case number, and the committee's decision, including reasons for applications denied; review of master's conduct reports for apprenticed inmates; requests by masters to absolve indentures; attempts to recover runaway inmates; rules governing apprenticeships; and review of parole requests beginning in 1911.

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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.

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Other finding aids

Each volume contains an alphabetical index by inmate name.

Volume list

Custodial History

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

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