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

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.

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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