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Berkshire Farm Center and Services for Youth Admission and Discharge Registers

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 contains admission and discharge information for boys enrolled at Berkshire Farm. Each entry includes first and last name, date admitted, home address, date of birth, farm number, reason for admission, and date of discharge. Also provided are the physical and mental conditions of the child, title and name of committing officer, amount received per capita, and name of person to whom discharged.
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Quantity:
1.4 cubic feet
Inclusive Dates:
1889-2000
Bulk Dates:
1950-2000
Series Number:
B2608

Arrangement

Chronological.

Scope and Content Note

This series contains admission and discharge information for boys enrolled at Berkshire Farm. Each entry includes first and last name, date admitted, home address, date of birth, farm number, reason for admission, and date of discharge. Also provided are the physical and mental conditions of the child, title and name of committing officer, amount received per capita, and name of person to whom discharged. More detailed information regarding parents is included in registers from the late 1880s: name, occupation, place of birth, and religion. Commencing in the 1960s, race and types of discharge (trial, regular, or administrative) are included. In the late 1990s, names in black ink refer to Residential Treatment Center residents; names in red ink refer to those enrolled in other institution programs. Cottage transfers can be found in the back of two registers from 1997-2000.

Use of Records

Access Restrictions

Access administered according to the Freedom of Information Law. State Archives staff will confer with Berkshire Farm Center and Services for Youth regarding disclosure of student specific information.

Index to Intake Log 1886-1913 is in fragile condition and restricted from use. See the master file for a copy of the index.

Related Information

Related Materials

Series B2627 Berkshire Farm Center and Services for Youth cottage placement and transfer registers, contains related material.

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Detailed Description

Dates Contents Box Volume Folder

Accretion: B2608-18
June 1923- December 1949 Register of Boys Admitted to Farm, Studied in Clinic since Clinic’s origin in 1924 1 1
1950-1955 Admissions and Discharges (Berkshire Industrial Farm) 1 2
January 1, 1955-December 31, 1968 Berkshire Farm for Boys Admissions and Discharges 1 3
January 1, 1969-December 1975 Berkshire Farm for Boys Admissions and Discharges 1 4
January 1997-October 1998 Berkshire Farm Center and Services for Youth Admissions and Discharges 1 5
November 1998-December 2000 Berkshire Farm Center and Services for Youth Admissions and Discharges 1 6
1889-1913 Original index for Berkshire Industrial Farm Admissions and Discharges, 1889-1913 2 1
1889-1913 Berkshire Industrial Farm Admissions and Discharges 2 2
1910-1958 Berkshire Industrial Farm Admissions and Discharges 2 3