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New York State Agricultural and Industrial School Orders Assigning Inmates to Religious Divisions

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 orders from the superintendent of the State Agricultural and Industrial School assigning new or returning inmates to the Protestant or Catholic Division. Information may include date of order; inmate name; religious affiliation; date received; and inmate number. Also included are lists of paroled Protestant inmates providing inmate name; inmate number; date left institution; and age.
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Quantity:
0.5 cubic feet (1 volume, 2 folders)
Inclusive Dates:
1899-1912
Series Number:
A3127

Arrangement

Subseries 1: Protestant Chaplain's Religious Assignment Records; Subseries 2: Catholic Chaplain's Religious Assignment Records;Each subseries arranged chronologically by date of order making the assignments.

Scope and Content Note

These are carbon typescript orders from the superintendent assigning new or returned inmates to their appropriate religious division. There are two subseries.

Subseries 1 - Protestant Chaplain's Religious Assignment Records (1900-1912). These assignments are glued into a volume and list: date of order; inmate name; disciplinary division to which assigned; if Catholic, Protestant, or Jewish; and frequent annotations regarding Protestant inmates, usually indicating date received and inmate number. The volume also contains some rough handwritten lists of paroled Protestant inmates (1908-1911) providing: inmate name; inmate number; date left institution; and age.

Subseries 2 - Catholic Chaplain's Religious Assignment Records (1899-1906). These are unbound assignments which, with a few exceptions, duplicate assignments in the Protestant Chaplain's volume for the same date span. However, annotations on these records concern Catholic inmates and usually consist of a consecutive order number assigned by the Catholic Chaplain, a note if the inmate had returned to the institution, or the inmate number.

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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).

Custodial History

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

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