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Memoranda concerning orders, requests, or actions of institution officials

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 mostly of memoranda between the Superintendent and the Chief of the Discipline Department relating to reporting and punishment for misconduct procedures; requests for supplies and repairs; monthly lists of employees and employee misconduct; books sent to various departments; solitary confinement notices; religion of cadets; cadets transferred; and statistical reports on the number of inmates in each division, number of reports of misconduct, number of paroles, number of escapes, and related matters. Records are restricted.
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Quantity:
0.3 cu. ft. (1 volume)
Inclusive Dates:
1894-1904
Series Number:
A3117

Arrangement

Chronological.

Scope and Content Note

"Order Books" were kept in accordance with institution bylaws directing the superintendent to keep a book of orders and directives of institution officials. These memoranda are pasted onto the pages of a volume. Most are communications between Superintendent F.H. Briggs and Chief of the Discipline Department David Bruce.

The memoranda include orders concerning procedures for reporting and punishing cadets (inmates) for misconduct; requests for supplies listed; requests for needed repairs; monthly lists of employees and the number of reports of misconduct made by each; lists of books sent to various departments; notices that certain cadets had been reported or sent to the Guard House (for solitary confinement); "religious assignments" listing cadets and their religion; lists of cadets transferred to other institutions; and statistical reports on the number of inmates in each division, number of reports of misconduct, number of paroles, number of escapes, and related matters.

Use of Records

Access Restrictions

Restricted in part 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).

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