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

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.

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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