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New York State Asylum for Idiots Executive 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:
The series consists of minutes of meetings of the "Executive Committee" of the New York State Asylum for Idiots, held roughly once a month between 1855 and 1891. Meetings are described as "informal" in the minutes, and the bulk of entries list bills audited. Lists show vendor/company and amount owed. Sometimes those conducting the audit are named. Damage to opening pages of the volume obscures information on the first few reported meetings.
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0.4 cubic feet (1 volume)
Inclusive Dates:
1855-1891
Series Number:
B1675

Scope and Content Note

The series consists of minutes of meetings of the "Executive Committee" of the New York State Asylum for Idiots, held roughly once a month during the period from 1855 through 1891. Meetings are described as "informal" in the minutes, and the bulk of entries list bills (accounts) "audited" (i.e., presented and ordered paid). Lists show vendor/company and amount owed. Sometimes those conducting the audit are named. Damage to opening pages of the volume obscures information on the first few reported meetings.

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Access Restrictions

Restricted due to severe mold damage. Closed pending conservation treatment.

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