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Guide to the Records of the Children's Aid Society
1836-2006 (bulk 1853-1947)
 MS 111

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New York, NY 10024
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Creator: Children's Aid Society (New York, N.Y.).
Title: The Victor Remer Historical Archives of the Children's Aid Society
Dates: 1836-2006 (bulk 1853-1947)
Abstract: The collection consists of the historical records of the Children's Aid Society (CAS). The charitable organization was founded in New York City in 1853 to aid, educate, and provide lodging for poor children in the city, and/or to place them in foster homes or with employers outside of the city. The bulk of the records relate to the CAS lodging houses, industrial schools, convalescent homes, health centers, farm schools, and, especially, the emigration programs ("orphan train") and foster care and adoption programs which operated during the period 1853-1947. The collection also includes limited material from 1948-1951 and annual reports to 2006. Most records involving specific children require special permission to be viewed. Portions of the collection have been digitized and can be viewed on flickr.
Quantity: 674.0 Linear feet  (996 archival boxes; 490 bound volumes)
Call Phrase: MS 111