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Syracuse State Institution for Feeble-Minded Children Stock Ledgers

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:
The series consists of ledgers providing dates, value, and quantity information on "stock" goods received, stored on-hand, or issued during 1894-1914 at the Syracuse State Institution for Feeble-Mined Children. Entries are by product, and then chronological by date (month/day). For goods received, there is information on date (month/day), receiving book folio (page number), value, and quantity. For goods available on-hand, date and quantity are shown. For goods issued, information includes date, quantity, and issuing book folio (page number).
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2 cubic feet (6 volumes)
Inclusive Dates:
1894-1914
Series Number:
B1672

Arrangement

Arranged by product, then chronological by date received, on-hand, or issued.

Scope and Content Note

The series consists of ledgers providing dates, value, and quantity information on "stock" goods received, stored on-hand, or issued during 1894-1914 at the Syracuse State Institution for Feeble-Mined Children. There are no apparent entries for August 1895 - November 1897, April 1904 - February 1905, or August 1911- September 1913. Entries are by product, and then chronological by date (month/day). A brief note at the start of the first volume indicates that "stock" is categorized as provisions; household goods; fuel and light; hospital and medical; shop, farm, and garden; and miscellaneous. However, no dividers or tabs indicate such categories in the volumes.

Volume format is consistent throughout. For goods received, there is information on date (month/day), receiving book folio (page number), value, and quantity. For goods available on-hand, date and quantity are shown. For goods issued, information includes date, quantity, and issuing book folio (page number).

Alphabetical product indexes are at the fore of Volumes 2 and 3. The index lists alphabetical items separately under the headings "O," "U," "Y," "A," "E," and "I." These letters may correspond to specific volumes in the series, but there is no key to associate a letter to a place or with a volume. Worn or broken bindings carry no titles.

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Other finding aids

Alphabetical product index at fore of Volumes 2 and 3.

Volume list is available at the repository.

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