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Proceedings relating to the dissolution of the Society for the Reformation of Juvenile Delinquents in the City of New York

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:
Meeting minutes and related records document the dissolution of the Society following the closing of the House of Refuge and inmate transfer to the New York State Vocational Institution in West Coxsackie. Includes special meeting minutes about the site returning to New York City, unexpended funds disposition; certificates of notification of Society members of each special meeting; meeting notices sent to members; meeting proxies; copy of certificate of dissolution; and some itemized balance sheets.
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0.1 cu. ft.
Inclusive Dates:
1935
Series Number:
A2081

Arrangement

Chronological by date of meeting.

Administrative History

A law of 1929 established the New York State Training School for Boys as successor institution to the New York House of Refuge and authorized transfer of inmates to the new institution. Since the Society for the Reformation of Juvenile Delinquents was no longer serving its traditional function, it took steps toward dissolution under the Membership Corporations Law (a predecessor to the Not-For-Profit Corporations Law).

Scope and Content Note

Meeting minutes and related records document the dissolution of the Society following the closing of its New York House of Refuge and the transfer of inmates to the New York State Vocational Institution in West Coxsackie.

The series contains: minutes of special meetings held June 27, October 10, and December 12, 1935 to discuss return of the site to New York City, disposition of unexpended funds, and other matters related to dissolution of the Society; certificates of notification of Society members of each special meeting scheduled; copies of meeting notices sent to members; proxies sent in for June 27 meeting; copy of certificate of dissolution (original recorded and filed in Secretary of State's office); and balance sheets itemizing expenditure of some remaining funds.

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

Custodial History

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

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