Research

New York State Agricultural and Industrial School Registers of Outgoing Inmates

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 information on inmates discharged or transferred to another institution. Information includes name; date left institution; number of years/months in school; grade level; shop or type of work done; farm colony; and to whom sent: name of person or institution if transferred, address, and relationship. Also included is a register of inmates who escaped during the period from June 30, 1902 to February 12, 1919.
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1 cubic foot (9 volumes)
Inclusive Dates:
1901-1945
Series Number:
A3067

Arrangement

Chronological by date inmate left institution.

Scope and Content Note

These volumes provide the following information on inmates who were discharged or transferred to another institution: name; date left institution; number of years and months in school; school grade level (recorded only through July 29, 1907); shop or type of work done (e.g. "farm", "manual", "office", "blacksmith", "printing") (through late June 1907); farm colony (from late June 1907 on); and to whom sent: name of person, or name of institution if transferred, address, and relationship if a relative.

In the back of Volume 1 there is also a register of inmates who escaped from June 30, 1902 - February 12, 1919, providing the same information except that, instead of "to whom sent", the building or area of the school from which the inmate escaped was recorded. This register of escapees also gives the dates on which certain inmates were transferred to the Elmira Reformatory.

Use of Records

Access Restrictions

Restricted in accordance with Executive Law, Section 501-c(1)(b), relating to confidentiality of individuals in custody of the Division for Youth (now Office of Children and Family Services).

Related Information

Other finding aids

Rough alphabetical indexes at the front of Vol. 1 and in seven additional index volumes cover the period October 1, 1901-July 29, 1935.

Custodial History

The Department of Social Welfare place these records on loan to the Syracuse University Library from 1960-1977.

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