Research


Elmira Reformatory Index to Inmate Consecutive Numbers

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 series indexes the consecutive number given to inmates upon admission to Elmira Reformatory. Information includes last name, first name, and consecutive number.
Creator:
Title:
Quantity:
16.6 cubic feet (22 volumes)
Inclusive Dates:
1877-1947
Series Number:
B0139

Arrangement

Roughly alphabetical by inmate's last name.

Scope and Content Note

These volumes provide access to the consecutive numbers of inmates at Elmira. The consecutive number was the number given to an inmate at the time of admission to the reformatory.

For each inmate, the volumes include last name, first name, and consecutive number. Volumes 1-6, covering roughly the first 31,000 consecutive numbers, are not clearly labeled and contain considerable overlap of information. Other volumes are clearly labeled, covering consecutive numbers 25,000 and above.

B0139-01: This series consists of a single volume documenting inmate last names, first names, and consecutive numbers from July 24, 1876 through October 27, 1900, and consecutive numbers 1-9999. While information in this volume overlaps considerably with earlier accretions, it appears to have been compiled at a later date.

Use of Records

Access Restrictions

Summary information on adult inmates is disclosable under law. State Archives staff will review records containing probation, parole, medical, and juvenile criminal history data and disclose information pursuant to the Freedom of Information Law and Personal Privacy Protection Law. The identity of victims of sex crimes is not disclosable. Unless a specific law forbids disclosure indefinitely, all records must be disclosed after 75 years.

Processing Information

B0139-01: This accretion was transferred to the State Archives by the New York State Library and accessioned during July 2001.

Access Terms

Corporate Name(s):
Geographic Name(s):
Subject(s):
Genre(s):
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Detailed Description

Dates Contents Box

Accretion: B0139-01
1876 July 24-1900 October 27 Consecutive Numbers 1 - 9,999 1

Accretion: B0139-80
1877-1900 Consecutive Numbers 1 - 10,000 1
1877-1906 Consecutive Numbers 1 - 15,000 2
1877-1909 Consecutive Numbers 1 - 18,000 3
1900-1909 Consecutive Numbers 10,000 - 19,000 4
1909-1917 Consecutive Numbers 19,000 - 27,000 5
1917-1923 Consecutive Numbers 27,000 - 31,000 6
1914-1921 Consecutive Numbers 25,000 - 30,000 7
1921-1926 Consecutive Numbers 30,000 - 33,665 8
1926-1930 Consecutive Numbers 33,666 - 36,299 9
1930-1932 Consecutive Numbers 36,300 - 38,599 10
1932-1935 Consecutive Numbers 38,600 - 41,229 11

Accretion: B0139-88
1901-1914 Volumes 1-2 1
1914-1926 Volumes 3-4 2
1926-1935 Volumes 5-6 3
1934-1940 Volumes 7-8 4
1940-1947 Volumes 9-10 5