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Burnham Industrial Farm Biographical Register

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 consists of detailed biographical information regarding boys enrolled at Burnham Industrial Farm. Registers in the series also contain information regarding the boys' physical attributes, educational background, temperament, and personal habits.
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Quantity:
0.9 cubic feet
Inclusive Dates:
1888-1891
Series Number:
B2640

Arrangement

Chronological.

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of detailed biographical information regarding boys enrolled at Burnham Industrial Farm. Registers contain the name, age, birthplace, nationality, and religion of each boy. Physical attributes including height; complexion (skin tone); birth marks or scars; and descriptions of hair, eyes, lips, nose, teeth, and skin are marked. One section of the registers indicates photographs of boys' hands were taken upon entry and the size/shape of their hands and nails are recorded. Diseases, deformities, and any other health conditions are also listed. Additionally, the registers provide details on educational background and temperament. Poor habits, such as drinking, smoking, and/or gambling are recorded, as well as information pertaining to the boys' home surroundings.

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Access Restrictions

Partially restricted by the U.S. Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), N.Y. State Public Health Law section 18, and Freedom of Information Law section 89.2(b)(ii) relating to personal health information.

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