Visitors' registers

Held by the New York State Archives

Overview of the Records


New York State Archives

New York State Education Department

Cultural Education Center

Albany, NY 12230

All visitors to the institution were required to sign in. These volumes list the name, city, state or country of each visitor. Visitors included legislators, jurors, students, teachers, professors, and members of the state legislature. Most visitors were from the New York City area; others included 25 other states, Washington D.C., Latin America, the West Indies, Canada, Europe, India, China, and Japan.
1 cu. ft.(2 volumes)
Inclusive Dates:
1864-1883, 1901-1935
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Scope and Content Note

All visitors to the institution were required to sign in. The visitors' registers provide the name and city, state, or country of residence of each visitor.

Visitors included: members of the New York State Senate and Assembly; officials of juvenile homes, prisons, children's aid associations, and hospitals; police justices, probation officers, and grand jurors; members of the Board of Managers of the institution; teachers and students from schools, universities, and colleges; inspectors from the New York State Board of Charities; and members of the Massachusetts state legislature. Most visitors were from the New York City area, and many were from other parts of the state or adjoining states. However, also among the visitors were residents of Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North and South Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Washington, D.C. Other visitors came from Bermuda, Jamaica, Barbados, Cuba, Ecuador (the Counsel General), Chile, Argentina, Mexico, Canada, England, Scotland, Ireland, Hindustan (India), Australia, Spain, France, Germany, Belgium, Austria, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Switzerland, China, and Japan (including, in 1931, at least 15 officers of the Japanese army and navy).

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There are no restrictions regarding access to or use of the material.

Related Information

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Custodial History

The Dept. of Correction placed these records on loan to the Syracuse University Library from 1960-1977.

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