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Western House of Refuge for Women Superintendent's Daily Journal

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:
The Superintendent’s daily journals contain brief notations about activities involving inmates and staff of the Western House of Refuge for Women. Entries document daily institutional life in some detail and contain remarks on the weather and assessments of morale. Information includes inmates admitted, discharged, disciplined, sick; absent staff; educational classes; visitors; construction and repairs to buildings; and special events such as concerts, plays, or class presentations.
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Quantity:
1 cubic foot (6 volumes) (2 microfilm rolls)
Inclusive Dates:
1895-1899, 1901
Series Number:
B1257

Arrangement

Chronological.

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of the daily journals of the superintendent of the Western House of Refuge for Women. For each day, the superintendent made brief notations about activities occurring at the institution that involved inmates and staff. The entries document daily institutional life in some detail; more general observations are typically limited to remarks on the weather and assessments of morale.

The journal entries are in manuscript and unsigned. Occasionally additional items have been inserted in the journal volumes, including receipts for payment of the quarterly box rent and programs (some typescript) listing pieces of music or recitations performed at a special event.

Notations contain information about: inmates admitted; inmates discharged; inmates disciplined, sick, etc.; absent staff; educational classes; visitors (names and purpose of visit); construction and repairs to buildings; and special events such as concerts, plays, or class presentations.

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).

Alternate Formats Available

Microform is available at the New York State Archives through interlibrary loan.

Related Information

Other finding aids

Volume list.

Reel list.

Custodial History

Originally accessioned as part of old collection #520C, accession -446.

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