Research

Registers of points and prizes awarded at Annual Exhibitions

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:
Fairs were held in part to provide incentive for improved agricultural production. This series consists of registers of points and prizes awarded at annual exhibitions. Information includes year of exhibition; names of colonies; competition categories; number of points awarded to each colony in each category; total points for each colony; and individuals and colonies awarded specified prizes. Records are restricted.
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0.1 cu. ft.
Inclusive Dates:
1911-1937
Bulk Dates:
bulk 1911-1915, 1917-1933
Series Number:
A3126

Arrangement

Chronological by year of exhibition, then alphabetical by name of colony.

Administrative History

The first of the Annual Exhibitions or "fairs" was held in 1908, in part to provide incentive for improved agricultural production. Inmates staged exhibits of livestock, agricultural products, and manufactured goods, and prizes were awarded to individual inmates or colonies in various competitive categories.

Scope and Content Note

Two softcover volumes and several loose sheets provide: year of exhibition; names of colonies; competition categories (e.g. horses, poultry, vegetables, industrial arts); number of points awarded to each colony in each category; total points for each colony; and individuals and colonies awarded specified prizes.

Use of Records

Access Restrictions

Restricted in accordance with Executive Law, Section 501-c(1)(b), relating to confidentiality of individuals in custody of the Division for Youth (now Office of Children and Family Services).

Custodial History

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

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