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New York Juvenile Asylum records (Children's Village), 1853-1954

Summary Information

Abstract

The collection is composed primarily of ledgers used in the operation of the New York Juvenile Asylum, a reception center, home, and placement agency for orphaned, abandoned, and impoverished children. The Asylum operated in Manhattan from 1853 until 1905 when it moved to a rural campus in Dobbs Ferry, New York. In 1920 the Asylum was renamed Children's Village. The collection provides copious information about the experience of poor and orphaned children, children sent West on "orphan trains," social work, and the home life and living arrangements of poor and immigrant New Yorkers in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#1488
Bib ID 6909466 View CLIO record
Creator(s) New York Juvenile Asylum
Title New York Juvenile Asylum records (Children's Village), 1853-1954
Physical Description 117 linear feet (137 document boxes)
Language(s) English .
Access

The Medical Logs (Box 85, Folder 3 and Box 95, folder 1) are restricted. Researchers wishing to use the Medical Logs first must sign a nondisclosure form certifying that they will not publish, or in any way disseminate, names or personally-identifiable information from the Medical Logs. This collection is located on-site.

This collection has no restrictions.

Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in four series.

Description

Summary

This collection consists primarily of ledgers used for record keeping at the New York Juvenile Asylum and Children's Village. The collection of ledgers, while large, is also fragmentary and represents a minority of the total volume of records NYJA produced. The majority of the ledgers document the movement of children through the asylum system, from arrival at the House of Reception to discharge to family or apprenticeship in the West. The ledgers also concern financial operations, committee minutes, and daily operations at the Asylum in Manhattan as well as the Dobbs Ferry Children's Village campus. Correspondence copybooks contain onionskin paper impressions of letters regarding institutional operations. Several of the ledgers contain papers and correspondence interleaved with the bound pages. Many are in fragile condition. A small number of reports and papers from a 1931 institutional survey are also included.

  • Series I: Administrative Records, 1853-1954

    This series contains ledgers pertaining to the overall operation of the New York Juvenile Asylum and Children's Village. The ledgers comprise minutes, correspondence, and financial records. The minutes do not provide a complete record of institutional operation. The correspondence is recorded in copybooks on onionskin and primarily dates to the early twentieth century. The ledger of Admissions, Indentures, and Discharge correspondence contains many original letters interleaved with copies. The financial records also largely consist of copies on onionskin. The Reports of Costs to City and State list the numbers of children housed at the institution each month and were used to collect public funds from the city and state.

  • Series II: General Operation Records, 1853- 1950

    The General Operation Records form the heart of this collection and pertain to the movement of children though the asylum system. Many of these records contain unique case numbers that were assigned to each child.

    The Registers of Children list the age and important characteristics of new arrivals at the House of Reception, such as race, religion, language spoken, and name and address of parents. These records reveal that NYJA housed Catholic and Jewish, as well as Protestant children, and admitted African-American and immigrant youth. Most of these registers contain case numbers and information about the eventual fate of the child: if she was sent to the Asylum, home to family, or out West as an apprentice. Some unusual cases are marked with additional notes.

    Social workers created Home Visit Records when they visited the families of children living in the Asylum to determine whether those families could provide a fit home for children. These visits were conducted for children living in the Asylum who had families with a known address. These ledgers do not all follow the same format. Some contain an Admission form and Discharge form on facing pages. A social worker filled out the first of these forms when a child was removed from his home. The facing, Discharge, form was filled out when a child returned home, sometimes years later. Where noted, some ledgers contain only Admission or only Discharge forms. In these cases, each individual page was dedicated to a single child and only contains information about the condition of that child's home, either when she was admitted to NJYA, or when she was released to her family. The ledgers provide a wealth of detail about home life and living arrangements among poor and immigrant New Yorkers in the latter half of the nineteenth century.

    Parent Surrender Forms were used when parents or family members relinquished control of their children to the institution. These are brief forms and contain little more than children's names and the names and signatures (or marks) of the parents.

    Apprentice Records kept track of older children indentured to homes in the West. The records contain information about the lives and experiences of these children and the families who took them in. Indentured children and the families who housed them reported their progress and satisfaction with placement regularly. The NYJA maintained contact with these children until they reached adulthood, and sometimes afterward, if formerly indentured children remained in contact. The Apprentice Records therefore give an excellent overview of the experience of "orphan train" children.

    Transfer Slips record where children were sent (usually to the NYJA) after arriving at the House of Reception.

    Applications for Discharge were required of all parents and guardians wishing to retrieve their children from the asylum. The forms record how fit the applicants are to care for a child and whether discharge was granted or denied. Most of the children applied for were discharged to their guardians.

  • Series III: Daily Logs, 1858-1953

    This series contains records of daily activity in the NYJA and Children's Village, including visitor's registers, daily events, runaways, and medical and school records. They offer a fragmented but illuminating glimpse into daily operations at the institution.

    Physicians' Certificates certified that children who entered the asylum system were in good physical and mental health and free of infectious diseases. Inspecting doctors could record any health problems that were present. Almost all the children were found to be healthy and given a clean bill of health.

    The Doctor's Orders Books and Medical Logs were kept at the Children's Village infirmary. The former records medical treatments prescribed by physicians and the latter lists the complaints of children who visited the nurse each day.

  • Series IV: Children's Village, 1921-1936

    The bulk of this series consists of a 1931 New York University study of Children's Village, along with papers and plans for new buildings on the campus. These documents were produced as part of an initiative to modernize the curriculum to reflect current educational and therapeutic developments. The series also contains published pamphlets and programs reporting on the progress of Children's Village in the early twentieth century

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

The Medical Logs (Box 85, Folder 3 and Box 95, folder 1) are restricted. Researchers wishing to use the Medical Logs first must sign a nondisclosure form certifying that they will not publish, or in any way disseminate, names or personally-identifiable information from the Medical Logs. This collection is located on-site.

This collection has no restrictions.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); New York Juvenile Asylum records; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Selected Related Material at Other Repositories

Records of the Children's Aid Society New-York Historical Society. New York, New York.

Papers of Charles Dewey Hilles, 1902-1909 Yale University.

Accrual

No additions are expected

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Papers cataloged Lea Osborne 2010.

Papers processed April Holm (GSAS 2010) 2009.

Revision Description

2010-07-10 File created.

2010-07-13 xml document instance created by Lea Osborne.

2010-08-04 Additions Integrated; Finding aid edited by Lea Osborne.

2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.

Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Charities -- New York (State) -- New York Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Children -- Institutional care -- New York (State) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Children -- Middle West Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Children's Village (Dobbs Ferry, N.Y.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Correctional institutions -- New York (State) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Indentured servants -- Middle West Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Juvenile detention homes -- New York (State) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Orphan trains Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
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Poverty -- New York (State) -- New York Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Runaway children Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
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History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

The New York Juvenile Asylum (NYJA) was founded in 1851 by a group of prominent businessmen and professionals concerned about vagrancy among poor children in New York City. The Asylum was designed to house, educate, reform, and find placement for the numerous homeless and runaway boys and girls found daily on the streets of New York. The founders conceived of the Asylum as a place for non-delinquent children--an alternative to the punitive House of Refuge for young criminals. After operating in Manhattan for over half a century, the NYJA moved to Dobbs Ferry, New York, where it became a boy's school. In 1920, the institution was renamed Children's Village, and it continues to operate under this name today.

From 1854 to 1905, NYJA occupied a large building in Washington Heights on 176th Street between Tenth and Eleventh Avenues. The building was the hub of a larger social services network that extended throughout New York City and into the towns of the West. Children reached the Asylum in several ways. Many were found vagrant or committing petty theft and were delivered to the NYJA by the police. Others were removed from homes that were deemed unfit, and quite a few were surrendered by parents or relatives too poor or too incapacitated to care for children. No matter their origin, children first arrived at the House of Reception on West Thirteenth Street where they were assigned a case number. After a few days assessment at the House of Reception, staff sent appropriate cases uptown to the Juvenile Asylum, where children received six hours of schooling a day as well as moral, religious, and vocational training.

Many of these children traveled to the West (on "orphan trains") where they were indentured to farmers. The NYJA had a permanent agent stationed in Illinois to assist in placing children with families. The Asylum kept track of the children until they reached adulthood, sometimes corresponding with orphans and the families with which they were placed for years. These materials provide abundant information about the experience of "orphan train" children apprenticed to Western states.

Not all children at the NYJA were truly orphans and many were released to parents or family members after periods of financial difficulty had passed. No records exist for these children after they were reunited with families.

At the dawn of the twentieth century, as new ideas about social work spread though the United States, the building in Washington Heights began to feel cramped and outdated. In 1901, the trustees of the NYJA held an architectural design competition for a suburban facility to be built on a farm in Dobbs Ferry, twenty miles north of Manhattan. The winning design featured a cluster of residential cottages that quickly earned the nickname "Children's Village." The new facility had space for less than a third of the youth who had lived in the Manhattan asylum. Before the 1905 move, female, African-American, Jewish, and Catholic children were sent home or to other institutions. In 1920, during a reorganization that promoted a therapeutic model of care, the institution's name was officially changed to "Children's Village." Children's Village still operates as a treatment center and residential facility for boys in Dobbs Ferry, New York.

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Series I: Administrative Records, 1853-1954

This series contains ledgers pertaining to the overall operation of the New York Juvenile Asylum and Children's Village. The ledgers comprise minutes, correspondence, and financial records. The minutes do not provide a complete record of institutional operation. The correspondence is recorded in copybooks on onionskin and primarily dates to the early twentieth century. The ledger of Admissions, Indentures, and Discharge correspondence contains many original letters interleaved with copies. The financial records also largely consist of copies on onionskin. The Reports of Costs to City and State list the numbers of children housed at the institution each month and were used to collect public funds from the city and state.


Minutes--Committees



Box 1 Folder 1 Indenturing, 1853-1861


Box 1 Folder 2 Admissions, Indentures, and Discharges, 1862-1872


Box 1 Folder 3 Admissions, Indentures, and Discharges, 1889- 1901



Box 2 Folder 1 Admissions, Indentures, and Discharges, 1920- 1937


Box 2 Folder 2 Applications, House of Reception, Visiting, 1854- 1863


Box 2 Folder 3 Visiting, 1864-1871



Box 3 Visiting, Books, 1897- 1887



Box 2 Folder 4 Supply, 1879-1894


Minutes--Board of Directors



Box 128 1905-1918 (volume 4), 1905-1918



Box 129 1918-1925 (volume 5), 1918-1925



Box 4 1925- 1935



Box 5 1936- 1952



Box 6 1953- 1954


Correspondence



Box 7 Folder 1 Indentures--Outgoing, 1868-1870



Box 8 Admissions, Indentures, and Discharge, with Invoices-- Incoming and Outgoing,, 1873-1880



Box 7 Folder 2 Indentures--Regarding Schwartz and Billotti, 1898


Box 7 Folder 3 General, 1897-1903



Box 9 General, 1903



Box 10 General, 1904- 1908



Box 7 Folder 4 General, 1905 March-May



Box 11 Folder 1 General, 1905 September-October


Box 11 Folder 2 General, 1906



Box 12 Folder 1 General, 1907 April-June


Box 12 Folder 2 General, 1907 July-October



Box 13 Folder 1 General, 1908 February-March


Box 13 Folder 2 General, 1908 March-June



Box 14 Folder 1 General, 1908 July-September



Box 15 General, 1911- 1912



Box 14 Folder 2 General, 1914 April-August



Box 16 Folder 1 General, 1917 June-December


Box 16 Folder 2 General, 1919 June-November



Box 17 Folder 1 General, 1920-1921


Box 17 Folder 2 General, 1921-1922



Box 18 Folder 1 General, 1922-1923


Box 18 Folder 2 General, 1923-1924


Financial


Report of Costs to City and State-- Billing



Box 96 Folder 4 1868-1870 (Cover Only), 1868-1870



Box 19 Folder 1 1872-1876


Box 19 Folder 2 1895-1898


Box 19 Folder 3 1898-1899



Box 20 Folder 1 Children Receiving Private Financial Support, 1894- 1898



Box 21 Receipts and Payments--"Cash Book", 1941-1944

Series II: General Operation Records, 1853- 1950

The General Operation Records form the heart of this collection and pertain to the movement of children though the asylum system. Many of these records contain unique case numbers that were assigned to each child.

The Registers of Children list the age and important characteristics of new arrivals at the House of Reception, such as race, religion, language spoken, and name and address of parents. These records reveal that NYJA housed Catholic and Jewish, as well as Protestant children, and admitted African-American and immigrant youth. Most of these registers contain case numbers and information about the eventual fate of the child: if she was sent to the Asylum, home to family, or out West as an apprentice. Some unusual cases are marked with additional notes.

Social workers created Home Visit Records when they visited the families of children living in the Asylum to determine whether those families could provide a fit home for children. These visits were conducted for children living in the Asylum who had families with a known address. These ledgers do not all follow the same format. Some contain an Admission form and Discharge form on facing pages. A social worker filled out the first of these forms when a child was removed from his home. The facing, Discharge, form was filled out when a child returned home, sometimes years later. Where noted, some ledgers contain only Admission or only Discharge forms. In these cases, each individual page was dedicated to a single child and only contains information about the condition of that child's home, either when she was admitted to NJYA, or when she was released to her family. The ledgers provide a wealth of detail about home life and living arrangements among poor and immigrant New Yorkers in the latter half of the nineteenth century.

Parent Surrender Forms were used when parents or family members relinquished control of their children to the institution. These are brief forms and contain little more than children's names and the names and signatures (or marks) of the parents.

Apprentice Records kept track of older children indentured to homes in the West. The records contain information about the lives and experiences of these children and the families who took them in. Indentured children and the families who housed them reported their progress and satisfaction with placement regularly. The NYJA maintained contact with these children until they reached adulthood, and sometimes afterward, if formerly indentured children remained in contact. The Apprentice Records therefore give an excellent overview of the experience of "orphan train" children.

Transfer Slips record where children were sent (usually to the NYJA) after arriving at the House of Reception.

Applications for Discharge were required of all parents and guardians wishing to retrieve their children from the asylum. The forms record how fit the applicants are to care for a child and whether discharge was granted or denied. Most of the children applied for were discharged to their guardians.


Register of Children (Alphabetical Index with Case Numbers)



Box 26 "NYJA Register No. 1,", 1858-1888



Box 27 "NYJA Register No. 2,", 1885-1923



Box 39 "Children's Village Index and Register"--Case Numbers 44827-51300, 1926-1950



Box 22 Case Records, 1853- 1854



Box 24 Case Numbers 28576-37035, 1891-1902



Box 20 Case Registers--House of Reception


Box 20 Folder 2 Case Numbers 5705-6567, 1860


Box 20 Folder 3 Case Numbers 6568-7367, 1861 January-December


Box 20 Folder 4 Case Numbers 7368-8323, 1862



Box 23 Folder 1 Case Numbers 8234-9658, 1863- 1864


Box 23 Folder 2 Case Numbers 9485-10508, 1864-1865


Box 23 Folder 3 Case Numbers 10371-12025, 1866



Box 130 Folder 1 Case Numbers 12021-12947, 1867


Box 130 Folder 2 Case Numbers 12943-13838, 1868


Box 130 Folder 3 Case Numbers 13797-15336, 1869-1870


Box 130 Folder 4 Case Numbers 15337-17035, 1871-1873



Box 131 Folder 1 Case Numbers 17036-18354, 1874-1875


Box 131 Folder 2 Case Numbers 18355-19744, 1876-1877


Box 131 Folder 3 Case Numbers 19745-21467, 1878-1880



Box 132 Folder 1 Case Numbers 21468-23520, 1881-1883


Box 132 Folder 2 Case Numbers 23521-25462, 1884-1886


Box 132 Folder 3 Case Numbers 25463-27543, 1887-1890



Box 99 Case Numbers 27486-28131, 1890



Box 82 Case Numbers 28132-28745, 1891



Box 100 Case Numbers 28746-29369, 1892



Box 101 Case Numbers 29370-29938, 1893



Box 102 Case Numbers 29938-30528, 1894



Box 103 Case Numbers 30538-37078, 1895



Box 104 Case Numbers 31079-31741, 1896



Box 105 Case Numbers 31771-32478, 1897 January-September



Box 106 Case Numbers 32479-32686, 1897 September-December



Box 107 Case Numbers 32687-33390, 1898 February-September



Box 108 Case Numbers 33391-33669, 1898 September-December



Box 109 Case Numbers 33670-34574, 1899



Box 110 Case Numbers 34575-35578, 1900



Box 111 Case Numbers 35579-35647, 1900 December



Box 112 Case Numbers 35648-36233, 1901 January-July



Box 113 Case Numbers 36234-36667, 1901 August-December



Box 114 Case Numbers 36668-37264, 1902 January-July



Box 115 Case Numbers 37265-37528, 1902 August-December



Box 116 Case Numbers 37529-37938, 1903 January-July



Box 117 Case Numbers 37939-38172, 1903 August-December



Box 118 Case Numbers 38173-38677, 1904 January-August



Box 119 Case Numbers 39242-39844, 1906-1909



Box 120 Case Numbers 39845-40448, 1909-1911



Box 121 Case Numbers 40449-41050, 1911-1914



Box 122 Case Numbers 41051-41652, 1914-1916



Box 123 Case Numbers 41653-42259, 1916-1918



Box 124 Case Numbers 42260-42863, 1918-1919



Box 125 Case Numbers 42864-43467, 1919-1921



Box 126 Case Numbers 43468-44063, 1921-1923



Box 127 Case Numbers 44064-44337, 1923



Box 25 "Register of Children Sent to the Asylum" (Chronological)


Box 25 Folder 1 Case Numbers 11700s-18100s, 1867- 1875


Box 25 Folder 2 Case Numbers 18100s-26100s, 1875-1887 (Index without Discharges), 1875-1887


Box 25 Folder 3 Case Numbers 26130-31734, 1888-1896 (Index without Discharges), 1888-1896


Box 25 Folder 4 Case Numbers 31715-40691--"Transfers from House of Refuge to Cottages,", 1897-1912


Box 25 Folder 5 "Girl's Admissions and Discharge Register," 1881-1897 (Alphabetical), 1881-1897


Asylum Current Register (Alphabetical Index with Case Numbers)



Box 28 1896- 1898



Box 29 1898- 1901



Box 30 1901- 1903



Box 31 1903- 1905



Box 32 1905- 1910



Box 33 1911- 1914



Box 34 1914- 1918



Box 35 1918- 1920



Box 36 1920- 1924



Box 37 1924- 1925



Box 38 Folder 1 1924-1940


Home Visit Records


Box 38 Folder 2 1898- 1901 (Admissions), 1898- 1901



Box 40 April-June 1898 (Discharges), April-June 1898



Box 41 1898-1901 (Discharges), 1898-1901



Box 42 1898-1899 (Admissions), 1898-1899



Box 43 1901-1902 (Admissions and Discharges), 1901-1902



Box 44 1901-1903 (Discharges), 1901-1903



Box 45 1902-1903 (Admissions and Discharges), 1902-1903



Box 46 1903-1904 (Admissions and Discharges), 1903-1904



Box 47 1904 (Admissions), 1904



Box 48 1903-1905 (Discharges), 1903-1905



Box 49 1904-1905 (Admissions and Discharges), 1904-1905



Box 50 1905-1907 (Admissions and Discharges), 1905-1907



Box 51 1910-1911 (Admissions and Discharges), 1910-1911



Box 52 1910-1912 (Admissions and Discharges), 1910-1912



Box 53 1912-1914 (Admissions and Discharges), 1912-1914



Box 54 1913-1915 (Admissions and discharges), 1913-1915



Box 55 1915-1917 (Admissions), 1915-1917



Box 56 1917-1918 (Admissions and Discharges), 1917-1918



Box 57 1918-1919 (Admissions), 1918-1919


Parent Surrender Forms



Box 58 Folder 1 1853- 1861


Box 58 Folder 2 1867-1870



Box 59 Folder 1 1873-1875


Box 59 Folder 2 1876-1878


Box 59 Folder 3 1878-1880



Box 60 Folder 1 1888-1891


Apprenticeship Records



Box 65 Index to Apprentice Register--Alphabetical


Box 65 Folder 1 1862- 1878


Box 65 Folder 2 1879-1901


Box 65 Folder 3 1902-1906



Box 136 Folder 1 circa 1900s


Box 136 Folder 2 to 3 Undated



Box 61 Indentures/Case Notes, 1854-1888 (with Case Numbers), 1854-1888



Box 62 Indentures/Case Notes, 1888-1906 (with Case Numbers), 1888-1906



Box 60 Folder 2 Indentures/Case Notes, 1868-1879



Box 63 Indentures/Case Notes, 1871-1876 (Arranged by Date and Group), 1871-1876



Box 64 Indentures/Case Notes, 1876-1880 (Arranged by Date and Group), 1876-1880



Box 98 "N. Y. Juvenile Asylum Agents Record," 1862-1868 (with Case Numbers), 1862-1868



Box 60 Folder 3 Record of Employer and Apprentice, 1869- 1870



Box 65 Transfer Slips--House of Reception


Box 65 Folder 4 Case Numbers 33281-3, 4139 January-June, 1899, 4139 January-June, 1899



Box 66 Folder 1 Case Numbers 37251-37727, 1902- 1903



Box 67 Discharges


Box 67 Applications for Discharge, 1862-1863



Box 68 Applications for Discharge, 1864-1865



Box 69 Applications for Discharge, 1865-1867



Box 70 Applications for Discharge, 1867-1869



Box 71 Applications for Discharge, 1869-1870



Box 72 Applications for Discharge, 1871-1873



Box 73 Applications for Discharge, 1873-1875



Box 74 Applications for Discharge, 1875-1877



Box 75 Applications for Discharge, 1877-1879



Box 76 Applications for Discharge, 1879-1881



Box 77 Applications for Discharge, 1881-1883



Box 78 Applications for Discharge, 1883-1885



Box 79 Applications for Discharge, 1885-1887



Box 80 Applications for Discharge, 1887-1889



Box 81 Applications for Discharge, 1889-1894



Box 66 Folder 2 House of Reception Discharges, 1885- 1898



Box 133 House of Reception Discharges, 1899-1905



Box 66 Folder 3 Discharges, 1928-1938



Box 83 Folder 1 Discharges, 1939-1946

Series III: Daily Logs, 1858-1953

This series contains records of daily activity in the NYJA and Children's Village, including visitor's registers, daily events, runaways, and medical and school records. They offer a fragmented but illuminating glimpse into daily operations at the institution.

Physicians' Certificates certified that children who entered the asylum system were in good physical and mental health and free of infectious diseases. Inspecting doctors could record any health problems that were present. Almost all the children were found to be healthy and given a clean bill of health.

The Doctor's Orders Books and Medical Logs were kept at the Children's Village infirmary. The former records medical treatments prescribed by physicians and the latter lists the complaints of children who visited the nurse each day.


Visitors' Logs


Box 83 Folder 2 1858- 1900



Box 84 Folder 1 1901-1905


Daily Log


Box 84 Folder 2 1899- 1902


Box 84 Folder 3 1914-1917



Box 133 Folder 2 1917-1921


Box 133 Folder 3 1936-1941



Box 85 Folder 1 Log of Runaways, 1929-1935


Children's Village "Day Book" (Admissions, Discharges, Enrollment--with Case Numbers)



Box 86 1925- 1933



Box 87 1933- 1940



Box 88 1940- 1941


Physicians' Certificates



Box 89 1886-1887



Box 90 1887- 1888



Box 91 1888- 1889



Box 92 1889- 1890



Box 93 1890- 1891



Box 94 1892- 1893



Box 134 1893- 1894



Box 135 1894- 1895


"Doctor's Orders Book"



Box 85 Folder 2 1949- 1951


Box 85 Folder 3 1951-1952


Medical Log


Box 85 Folder 4 1951- 1952



Folder 5 Notes on Treatment--Charles Jerome, 1899-1906



Box 95 Folder 1 1952-1953


School Records "Roll Books"


Box 95 Folder 2 1897- 1898 Volume 1, 1897- 1898



Box 96 Folder 1 1897-1898 Volume 2, 1897-1898

Series IV: Children's Village, 1921-1936

The bulk of this series consists of a 1931 New York University study of Children's Village, along with papers and plans for new buildings on the campus. These documents were produced as part of an initiative to modernize the curriculum to reflect current educational and therapeutic developments. The series also contains published pamphlets and programs reporting on the progress of Children's Village in the early twentieth century


Box 96 Folder 2 to 3 "Brief Survey of Children's Village,", 1929


Box 96 Folder 5 Minard, G. C. to Edmund Dwight, 1934 December 6



Box 97 New York University Studies and Reports


Box 97 Folder 1 "First Semi-Annual Statement Concerning Educational Re-Organization at Children's Village,", 1931


Box 97 Folder 2 "A Little Theatre for Children's Village," Mary Allen Tippett, 1931


Box 97 Folder 3 "Report on the Francis McMillan School of Carpentry," Hugo J. P. Vitz,, 1931


Box 97 Folder 4 "Report on the Michael Friedsam School of Masonry," Hugo J. P. Vitz, 1931


Box 97 Folder 5 "Report on the Willets-Schulte Plumbing School," Hugo J. P. Vitz, 1931


Box 97 Folder 6 "Report on the Lytelton Deane Electrical School," Hugo J. P. Vitz, 1931


Box 97 Folder 7 "Prevocational Building Study,", 1931


Box 97 Folder 8 "From Juvenile Asylum to Treatment Center," Peter Carr Sexias, M.A. Thesis,, 1981


Box 97 Folder 9 "Open Letter from the President to the Members of the Board of Directors,", 1926 September 15


Box 97 Folder 10 "Proceedings of the National Conference of Juvenile Agencies,", 1936 September


Box 97 Folder 11 School of Printing Motto, Undated


Box 97 Folder 12 "School Program for the Problem Child,", 1932


Box 97 Folder 13 "Second Annual Report,", 1932 August 31


Box 97 Folder 14 "Seventieth Annual Report"--Pamphlet, 1921


Box 97 Folder 15 "Third Annual Report and Second School Bulletin,", 1933



Box 137 Fundraising Correspondence--Scrapbook, 1929