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Rough notes for Chaplains' registers of inmate case histories

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:
Chaplains functioned as parole agents and were required to keep records of inmates' background, behavior, and progress at the institution and to supervise their parole. This series consists of rough notes for Chaplains' Registers of Inmate Case Histories (series A3146) from the State Industrial School. Information may include inmate name and number; where from; offense; date received; age when received; parents' names and if deceased; educational background; religious training; and present status (e.g. married; living with mother). Records are restricted.
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0.1 cu. ft. (1 volume)
Inclusive Dates:
1886-1898
Series Number:
A3140

Arrangement

Numeric by inmate number.

Scope and Content Note

This volume contains very brief narratives or lists of information concerning female Catholic inmates.

The histories may provide: inmate name and number; where from; offense for which committed; date received; age when received; parents' names or an indication if deceased; extent of education and religious training; and present status (e.g. married; living with mother).

These notes were made by the Catholic Chaplain, probably as a preliminary record before completing his inmate case histories in the Chaplains' Registers of Inmate Case Histories (series A3146). Much of the information in this volume is duplicated in the Chaplains' Registers. The chaplains also functioned as parole agents and were required to keep records of inmates' background, behavior, and progress at the institution and to supervise their parole.

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 Unversity Library from 1960-1977.

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