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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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Collection processed by Cherie Acierno and Alegria Barclay (2009), Larry Weimer (2018)

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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Children's Aid Society (New York, N.Y.)
Title: The Victor Remer Historical Archives of the Children's Aid Society
Dates [inclusive]: 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 material, such as minutes and financial data, from 1948-1970 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: 756 Linear Feet  in 996 boxes and 807 bound volumes
Call Phrase: MS 111

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Historical Note

The Founding of the Children's Aid Society

The Children's Aid Society (CAS) was founded in February 1853 by a group of nine men including Protestant minister Charles Loring Brace. Brace was selected by the group to become the Secretary of the new organization. According to the first annual report, the founding was motivated by concern over the burden upon city resources caused by unprecedented numbers of immigrants, and over concern that impoverished immigrant children were turning to crime or barely surviving as homeless vagabonds selling matches or sweeping streets. The founders believed that gainful work, education, and a wholesome family atmosphere would transform New York's street children into self-reliant members of society. The organization raised substantial funds from the public and many wealthy philanthropists including members of the Roosevelt, Astor, and Dodge families, and immediately began opening lodging houses for homeless youths, as well as industrial schools to teach cobbling, sewing, and many other trades. They also initiated an emigration program, which they explicated in the first annual report: "We have thus far sent off to homes in the country, or to places where they could earn an honest living, 164 boys and 43 girls, of whom some 20 were taken from prison, where they had been placed for being homeless on the streets. The great majority were the children of poor or degraded people, who were leaving them to grow up neglected in the streets. They were found by our visitors at the turning point of their lives, and sent to friendly homes, where they would be removed from the overwhelming temptations which poverty and neglect certainly occasion in a great city. Of these 200 boys and girls, a great proportion are so many vagrants or criminals saved; so much expense lessened to courts and prisons; so much poisonous influence removed from the city; and so many boys and girls, worthy of something better from society than a felon's fate, placed where they can enter on manhood or womanhood somewhat as God intended that they should."

"The Orphan Train"

From 1853-1929 the Emigration Department, interchangeably known as the Placing-Out Department, and finally the Foster Home Department, sent tens of thousands of children to the country, placing them most often with farm families. With this program, the Children's Aid Society became one of the first and principal organizations orchestrating the mass migration of children now known as "the orphan train," and established itself as a pioneer in the development of foster care for children, as opposed to institutionalization in orphanages or almshouses. The CAS sent children all over the United States. At first, they sent children primarily to the Midwest and West, taking advantage of new train lines and the need for farm labor during the period of westward expansion. Children were also sent south, often to Delaware and Maryland. By the early 1920's, half of all children placed went north to upstate New York. "Orphan train riders" ranged in age from infants to older teenagers. Some were foster children; the families agreed to treat them like members of the family and send them to school, and in return expected the children to help on the farm or in the house. Other children were formally adopted. Still others (usually older boys) were sent as paid laborers. The Children's Aid Society followed up on all children they placed. The children and/or their foster families were expected to write regularly to the CAS. In addition, field agents made regular visits to homes where children had been placed, and wrote reports after each visit. Children were frequently removed from homes and transferred to other homes when the situation was not harmonious.

Although the emigration program became known as the "orphan train," many of the children were not orphans. They were children whose guardians could not care for them, or who hoped they would find a better life, and who signed surrender documents releasing them to the care of the Children's Aid Society. Many others were adolescents without known guardians who were seeking their own fortunes by heading west. Some children came via CAS lodging houses or schools, or were recruited by CAS agents. Many other children were transferred to the care of the Children's Aid Society from orphanages, almshouses and correctional facilities all over New York City and State. For older boys, the CAS operated a farm school (Brace Farm opened in 1894 in Valhalla N.Y. and was superseded by a more substantial program at Bowdoin Farm in New Hamburg N.Y. in 1929) to train boys in farm work and give them a taste of what to expect, before sending them to farms. By 1929 the emigration program in its original form had ended, and the only children sent to farms in the country were older boys placed as paid laborers after training at Bowdoin Farm. A smaller training program at Goodhue Home on Staten Island prepared girls for foster care and adoption placement, beginning around 1921.

The Children's Aid Society also operated a "Family Emigration Program" through which they provided train tickets for entire families to rejoin a breadwinner who had found work in another state, for example, or paid a portion of the fare to return to Europe. The CAS had occasionally provided help for entire families from its earliest days, but the records of the Family Emigration Program date from 1874-1926.

Schools, Lodging Houses, Convalescent Homes, and Other Programs

The Society did not confine itself to sending children or families away from the city. The CAS also devoted significant resources to helping children in the urban environment. In New York City, the well-endowed society rented spaces and hired world-class architects to build an impressive number of facilities to their specifications. Most notably, the architectural and engineering firm of Vaux Radford built at least a dozen buildings for the Children's Aid Society. The CAS operated lodging houses, a shelter for mothers with children, industrial schools to teach trades, nursery schools, boys' and girls' clubs and children's centers, and playgrounds. It operated nutrition programs, dental programs, and medical programs. In the country (Westchester, Staten Island and Coney Island), the Children's Aid Society operated convalescent homes, a seaside retreat, summer camps, summer excursion programs, and the farm schools. When a neighborhood no longer needed CAS services, the society closed its facilities there and moved to where the demographics indicated a greater need.

Evolution of the Children's Aid Society

The mission of the Children's Aid Society changed as the needs of New York City children changed and as the CAS developed new ideas about how best to serve them. During the 1920's the "orphan train" in its original form slowed to a halt, but the problem of homeless and jobless boys remained urgent, especially during the Great Depression, and boys continued to be placed out as laborers on farms throughout the 1930s. A new emphasis on helping children stay with their families supplanted the goal of transporting children away from the city, but the CAS continued to provide foster care and adoption services for children when staying with their families was not an option. A Foster Home and Temporary Boarding Home Department was initiated in 1924, and it phased out the Emigration/Placing-Out Department by 1929. The Children's Aid Society closed the last of its industrial schools in 1927, leaving education to the public and parochial school systems, and re-fashioned the schools as health centers, boys' and girls' clubs, and community centers. In the 1920's and 1930's the CAS also began to devote a larger percentage of its resources to African American children.

Today the society serves over 150,000 children and other clients annually, at 45 sites in New York City. Their services begin before birth, with prenatal counseling and assistance, and continue through high school, with college and job preparatory training programs, health care, academic, sports, and arts programs, community schools, and an adolescent sexuality and pregnancy prevention program. To stabilize families, CAS also provides services to parents including housing assistance, domestic violence counseling, and health care access. The CAS "concurrent planning" approach to foster care became the basis for the 1996 federal Adoption and Safe Families Act, which defines today's modern foster care system.

For more detailed historical notes about Children's Aid Society officers, facilities and programs, please see notes in Series IV, IX, X, XI, and XII.

Chronology
1853 Charles Loring Brace and a group of social reformers founded The Children's Aid Society in New York City. To reduce the incidence of crime, vagrancy and prostitution, CAS opened its first industrial schools and initiated the first free school lunch program in the United States. They also began the Emigration/Placing-Out Program, in which children were removed from institutional care and/or urban influences, and sent to live with rural families.
1854 Opened the first lodging house for homeless boys (the Newsboys' Lodging House), along with the first Boys' Club rooms, which were connected to the lodging house.
1855 The Newsboys' Bank started taking deposits to encourage boys to save money instead of wasting it on gambling.
1863 Established a program (Mothers' Meetings) that became the forerunner of PTAs, in which teachers helped mothers learn better ways to care for their families. They opened the first Girls' Lodging House, a shelter for homeless girls between the ages of 14 and 18.
1864 By 1864, the CAS was running 8 industrial schools. At the industrial school for boys on East 38th Street, the school schedule included morning schoolwork, a simple lunch and an afternoon carpentry class.
1869 Opened the Henrietta School, an industrial school for colored children.
1870-1871 1,945 girls were trained at the Sewing Machine classes at the Girls Lodging House.
1872 With support from The New York Times, CAS employed teams of nurses and physicians to visit sick children in tenements, establishing the model for Visiting Nurse Services. This pioneering work, called the Sick Children's Mission, began after 1,000 children under the age of 5 died each week during a summer of extreme heat.
1873 Through a gift from Mrs. Anson Phelps Stokes, CAS leased and equipped a large house on Staten Island, establishing the first "Fresh Air"-type vacations for city children and mothers. The New York State legislature passed the first compulsory education law, for which Children's Aid actively advocated.
1874 Operated 21 day schools and 13 evening schools offering vocational education in immigrant neighborhoods. The Italian School served Italian immigrants, the German School served German immigrants.
1876 Established its first kindergarten in the 18th Street School. All teachers were licensed by the State or the New York City Board of Education.
1881 Opened the first day nursery for infants and children of working women. The nursery was urgently needed as New York City was a major manufacturing center and many women were in the workforce.
1884 Developed summer health and vacation homes in Brooklyn's Bath Beach and Coney Island to help poor, sick children recover from illness. The sea air was considered an effective cure for the diseases and malnourishment of city life in unsanitary and overcrowded tenements.
1890 The Rhinelander Industrial School opened. The building (still standing today) was one of at least a dozen CAS buildings designed by Calvert Vaux (co-designer of Central and Prospect Parks) and George Radford. Other notable CAS buildings designed by this team (and still standing today under new ownership) include the Mott Street Industrial School at 256 Mott Street, The Elizabeth Home for Girls at 307 East 12th Street, and the Sixth Street Industrial School, at 630 East Sixth Street.
1893 6 lodging houses were in operation: the Brace Memorial Newsboys' Lodging House (9 Duane Street), the East Side Lodging House (287 East Broadway), the Elizabeth Home for Girls (307 East 12th Street), the 44th Street Lodging House (247 East 44th Street), the Tompkins Square Lodging House (295 East 8th Street), and the West Side Lodging House (201 West 32nd Street).
1894 The Brace Memorial Farm School opened at Valhalla in Westchester County. It provided basic agricultural training for boys, enabling CAS to place them with farm families.
1898 Established the first day school in New York for disabled ("crippled") children. The youngsters traveled by a CAS omnibus ("wagonette") to the Rhinelander School on East 88th Street.
1899 The CAS was operating 19 Industrial Schools for children. In addition, the CAS ran 7 evening schools for older learners, housed in the industrial school buildings, as well as a dressmaking, sewing machine, and typewriting school in the Elizabeth Home for Girls and a print shop for boys at the West Side Industrial School.
1901 Employed the first school nurse in New York City for the Italian School. By 1909, every CAS school had its own school nurse.
1902 Established the first free classes in New York City for children with mental illnesses. The Emergency Shelter for Women and Children was established on East 12th Street.
1906 Opened the first free school dental clinic in the United States in the 52nd Street School. By 1913, there was a dental clinic in every CAS school.
1909 Established the Elizabeth Milbank Anderson Home for convalescent and anemic children in Chappaqua, New York.
1911 An open air class for anemic children was instituted on the roof of the 53rd Street School.
1912 Opened the Goodhue Center on Staten Island, as a summer camp and fresh air program. By 1921, it was also used as a training home to prepare girls for placement in families - the girls' counterpart to the boys' farm training program.
1919 Began nutrition work after a Health Department survey of New York City school children revealed that 19% were malnourished.
1923 Created a foster home department, which included temporary boarding home and permanent adoption services. This new department began to phase out the Emigration/Placing-Out Department, signaling a new professionalization in social work and a shift away from the "orphan train." The Milbank Home for Convalescent Boys was opened at Valhalla, NY.
1927 All CAS "Industrial Schools" were re-named "Health Centers" to reflect changes in their mission.
1928 More services were created for African-American children and families with the addition of the Columbus Hill Neighborhood Center on West 63rd Street and Utopia Children's House in Harlem.
1929 The Farm Training Program moved from Brace Farm in Valhalla N.Y. to Bowdoin Farm in New Hamburg N.Y.. The new program was more comprehensive, and geared toward older boys, ages 16-21.
1933 Established the Housekeeper Service Program in cooperation with the Junior League, with Eleanor Roosevelt serving as its first chairwoman. The new service provided a "mother's helper" for families where the mother was ill or had to leave the home. It also laid the groundwork for the establishment of a wide variety of CAS preventive services, which utilize counseling and outreach to avoid family breakdowns because of abuse, domestic violence, illness or other crises.
1936 Counseling and employment services for teenagers began in CAS community centers.
1939 Organized the Service Bureau for Negro Children to help find foster homes for African-American children.
1940 The U.S. Committee for the Care of European Children asked CAS to help place British children in foster homes in New York City suburbs during World War II.
1944-present A chronology of more recent work of the Children's Aid Society can be found at http://www.childrensaidsociety.org/about/history/firsts. The timeline from 1853-1940 was adapted from the same source, with additional information garnered from the collection.

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Scope and Content Note

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 records relate to the CAS lodging houses, industrial schools, convalescent homes, health centers, farm schools, and, especially, the emigration programs ("orphan train") which operated during the period 1853-1947. The collection also includes material such as minutes and financial reports from 1948-1970 and annual reports to 2006. A large portion of the collection consists of case files from the emigration program which are restricted and need special permission to be viewed. Materials most represented in the collection are reports, bound volumes, photographs, and correspondence, among other material types.

The collection is arranged in 15 series, according to subject matter and/or type of material. It is contained in 994 archival boxes and two oversize boxes, as well as 807 bound volumes. Portions of the collection have been digitized and can be viewed on flickr.

"Orphan Train" and Farm School Records: The records of the CAS programs which placed children in homes outside of the city constitute the bulk of the collection. These records may be found in Series XI, box numbers 45-971 and volumes 362-473.  Boxes 56-971 are restricted and need special permission to be viewed. Many of the volumes in this series are also restricted. Restricted volumes are noted in the container list. Boxes 45-971 include the case files and correspondence of foster or adopted children sent to the country, and of boys who had completed the CAS farm school program and who were then placed on farms for wages. (The case files for both paid and unpaid placements were kept together by the CAS). Non-restricted materials in this series include correspondence from children from before the CAS began keeping case files (boxes 45-55), a small number of broadsides, pamphlets, and reports, and some volumes. Other unrestricted material from the Emigration/Placing-Out program can be found in the photographs in Series XIII. The facilities series, Series IX, also has a significant percentage of records from the farm schools where boys were trained before they were placed in the country.

CAS Facilities Records: Although the records of the placing-out programs constitute the bulk of the collection, the collection also includes a substantial amount of material produced by the lodging houses, medical department and convalescent homes run by the CAS, and a smaller amount of material on the industrial schools and camps operated by the society. Materials related to CAS facilities include narrative registers which tell the stories of people taken in by the CAS, statistical record books which provide precise intake numbers and data about those who passed through CAS facilities, and brochures and pamphlets produced by the facilities or programs. These materials support research on the lives and experiences of poor, immigrant, sick, or homeless children, and young men and women in the city from 1853-1930s.

Photographic Prints and Tintypes: The collection includes a significant number of vintage photographs and tintypes. Photographic materials include 2 boxes of photographs of companies of children sent to the country together, 3 boxes of photographs of farm school boys, and 4 boxes of photographs documenting activities in CAS industrial schools, lodging houses, summer camps, and convalescent homes. The CAS hired photographers, including Lewis Hine, to take these photographs for annual reports, brochures and other CAS public relations purposes, between the years 1893-1930's (bulk 1911-1931). Hired photographers also made portraits of CAS officers and trustees, and portraits of children to represent the type of child the CAS helped. Additional portraits among the photographs include thousands of formal portraits and snapshots in the case files, and in 2 boxes of duplicate photographs removed from the case files.

Business and Organizational Records: 517 bound volumes and 13 boxes contain the business, financial and fund-raising records of the CAS. These materials include ledgers; correspondence accompanying donations; appeals, pamphlets, brochures and invitations sent to donors; and records related to donations and other income, and payroll and other expenditures. The materials support research into the business of running a major charitable organization from 1853-circa 1960.

The collection includes Minutes of the Board of Trustees from 1853 to 1970 (except for late 1963 through 1965, which are missing), Annual Reports from 1853 to 2006, and founding, organizational, and constitutional documents. It includes a relatively small and incomplete selection of executive correspondence, and small quantities of legal and real estate documents. It includes a strong number of reports and articles composed for the public, public addresses and radio speeches, as well as reports submitted to supervisory and other agencies, documenting the work of the CAS. The annual reports and other reports provide a window onto the way the CAS perceived and articulated its mission and communicated its accomplishments, and the ways the mission changed over time.

Other materials and Notable Materials: The collection includes several diaries written by nineteenth century agents of the CAS documenting their encounters with poor children in New York City and the earliest days of the CAS's operation. There are also some memoirs and historical sketches by CAS employees relating their experiences in retrospect.

The collection includes photocopied newspaper clippings organized by year and by subject.

Unusual or notable items in the collection include broadsides and pamphlets from the "orphan train" emigration/placing out program (Series XI), architectual drawings by Calvert Vaux, who designed many Children's Aid Society buildings (Series VIII), diaries by agents of the CAS who found and visited needy children and intervened to help them (Series V), vintage photographic prints of groups ("companies") of children sent to the country together as part of the emigration/placing-out program (Series XIII.5), vintage photographic prints of Children's Aid Society programs and facilities (Series XIII.2-3), amateur minstrel show programs from the Newsboys' Lodging House (Series IX) along with other pamphlets and materials from Children's Aid Society lodging houses, industrial schools, farm schools and convalescent homes, and volumes describing the activities of those facilities in both narrative and statistical form (Series IX and X).

Arrangement

The collection is arranged in 15 series.

Please see individual series descriptions for additional subdivision into subseries. Materials are arranged chronologically within each series, subseries, or sub-subseries.

Series

  1. Minutes of the Board of Trustees, 1853-1963, 1966-1970
  2. Certificates of Incorporation, Constitution, and Other Organizational Records, 1854-1936 (bulk 1854-1899)
  3. Reports, 1853-2006 (bulk 1853-1942)
  4. Officers and Trustees of the CAS - Correspondence and Other Materials, 1853-1959
  5. Diaries, Memoirs, and Historical Sketches by CAS Employees, circa 1853-circa 1980's
  6. Financial and Fund-Raising Records, 1853-1949
  7. Legal Records, circa 1861-1925
  8. VIII - Real Estate Records, circa 1869-1964
  9. Facilities Records: Industrial Schools, Lodging Houses, Summer Camps, and Farm Schools, 1854-1972 and undated (bulk 1854-1958)
  10. Convalescent Facilities and Medical Programs, 1885-1965
  11. Records of the Children's Emigration, Placing-Out, and Foster Home Programs, 1853-2006 (bulk 1853-1939) (some records restricted)
  12. Records of Other CAS Programs and Services, 1874-1947
  13. Photographs, 1890-circa 1960
  14. Newspaper Clippings and Articles from Periodicals, circa 1854-circa 1984
  15. Materials Produced by Other Organizations, circa 1836-circa 1934

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Access Points

Subject Names

  • Baxter, Helen
  • Brace, Charles Loring, 1826-1890
  • Brace, Charles Loring, 1855-1938
  • Brace, Robert N.
  • Clarke, H.D.
  • Cole, Helen
  • Comstock, Clara
  • Conklin, Charles
  • Friedgen, Henry
  • Hine, Lewis Wickes, 1874-1940
  • Holste, L.W.
  • Huck, Arthur
  • Johnson, Nora Phillips
  • Lovejoy, Owen R. (Owen Reed), 1866-1961
  • Macy, Jared
  • Neill, R.D.
  • Osborn, Wm. Church (William Church), 1862-1951
  • Remer, Victor, 1919-1998
  • Smith, Alfred Emanuel, 1873-1944
  • Vaux, Calvert, 1824-1895
  • Wendell, Evert Jansen, 1860-1917
  • Weygandt, Lillian J.

Document Type

  • Account books
  • Announcements
  • Annual reports.
  • Architectural drawings (visual works)
  • Bankbooks
  • Broadsides
  • Cookbooks
  • Certificates.
  • Certificates of incorporation
  • Correspondence.
  • Deeds.
  • Diaries.
  • Drafts (documents)
  • Ephemera
  • Financial records
  • Insurance policies
  • Invitations
  • Leases
  • Ledgers (account books)
  • Memoirs
  • Minutes
  • Pamphlets
  • Photograph albums.
  • Photographic prints.
  • Postcards
  • Press releases
  • Programs (documents)
  • Radio scripts
  • Registers (lists)
  • Report cards
  • Reports
  • Speeches
  • Tintypes (prints)
  • Visitors' books

Subject Organizations

  • Children's Aid Society (New York, N.Y.) -- Archives
  • Five Points House of Industry
  • Junior League of the City of New York
  • Newsboys' Lodging House

Subject Topics

  • Abandoned children -- New York (State) -- New York
  • Adoptees -- United States
  • Adoption -- United States
  • African American children
  • Agricultural education -- United States
  • Boys -- Societies and clubs -- New York (State) -- New York
  • Camps -- United States -- History
  • Charities -- New York (State) -- New York.
  • Child labor -- United States
  • Children -- New York (State) -- New York -- History
  • Children -- United States -- History
  • Children with disabilities -- Education -- United States -- History
  • Community centers -- New York (State) -- New York
  • Depressions -- 1929 -- United States
  • Foster children -- United States -- History
  • Fresh-air charity -- United States
  • Fund raising -- New York (State) -- New York -- History
  • Homeless youth -- New York (State) -- New York
  • Hospitals, Convalescent -- New York (State) -- New York
  • Immigrant children -- United States -- History
  • Immigrants -- United States -- History -- 19th century
  • Kindergarten -- United States -- History
  • Lodging-houses -- New York (State) -- New York.
  • Nursery schools -- New York (State) -- New York -- History
  • Nutrition -- United States -- History
  • Orphan trains
  • Orphans -- New York (State) -- New York
  • Paperboys -- New York (State) -- New York
  • Pioneer children -- West (U.S.) -- History -- 19th century
  • Shelters for the homeless -- New York (State) -- New York -- History
  • Social service -- New York (State) -- New York
  • Social work administration -- New York (State) -- New York
  • Social work with children -- New York (State) -- New York -- History
  • Social work with youth -- New York (State) -- New York -- History
  • Urban-rural migration -- United States
  • Vocational education -- United States
  • Youth -- New York (State) -- New York -- History
  • Youth -- United States -- History

Subject Places

  • Bath Beach (New York, N.Y.)
  • Chappaqua (N.Y.)
  • Coney Island (New York, N.Y.)
  • New Hamburg (N.Y.)
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • Staten Island (New York, N.Y.)
  • Valhalla (N.Y.)

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Administrative Information

Provenance

The collection was donated by the Children's Aid Society in 2007. From 1985-2007 the collection was consolidated and preserved by Victor Remer, who had been Chief Executive of the Children's Aid Society from 1965-1981.

A large supplementary donation of volumes was later received by N-YHS and added to the collection in July 2018.

Access Restrictions

Researchers who wish to view restricted children's files or restricted volumes should contact the library of the New-York Historical Society. These researchers will be referred to a designated specialist from the Children's Aid Society who will interview the potential researcher to determine what he or she may consult and will then supervise the reader's use of the appropriate material. Guidelines currently in place for family history research at CAS, as determined by legal restrictions on the accessibility of adoption and foster care records, will be followed. Such researchers will follow as well the general registration procedures of the New-York Historical Society.

Researchers who wish to view open materials will register as Manuscript users, and be allowed access to the unrestricted materials in the collection.

Photocopying undertaken by staff only. Limited to twenty exposures of stable, unbound material per day. (Researchers may not accrue unused copy amounts from previous days.)

Use Restrictions

Permission to quote from this collection in a publication must be requested and granted in writing. Researchers will be asked to agree that no names of principals (children, families, etc.) will be included in any published material. Send permission requests, citing the name of the collection from which you wish to quote, to

Manuscripts Curator
The New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West
New York, NY 10024

The copyright law of the United States governs the making of photocopies and protects unpublished materials as well as published materials. Unpublished materials created before January 1, 1978 cannot be quoted in publication without permission of the copyright holder.

Preferred Citation

The collection should be cited as Records of the Children's Aid Society, The New-York Historical Society.

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Container List

Series I - Minutes of the Board of Trustees, 1853-1963, 1966-1970

Arrangement

This series is divided into two subseries:

I.1 contains Minutes of the Board of Trustees 1853-1963 and 1966-1970, in bound volumes, arranged chronologically.

I.2 contains unbound material related to board meetings, in folders arranged chronologically.

Subseries I.1 - Minutes of the Board of Trustees - Volumes, 1853-1963, 1966-1970

Scope and Contents

This subseries consists of Minutes of the Board of Trustees 1853-1970 (except for years mid-1963 through 1965, which are missing), bound in volumes, arranged chronologically. The first volume in the series briefly chronicles annual meetings 1854-1894. The following volumes contain the minutes of all meetings of the Board of Trustees, including annual meetings, monthly meetings, and special meetings 1853-June 1963 and 1966-1970. A volume of Minutes 1869-1879 from the Finance Committee, a subcommittee of the Board, is interfiled chronologically with the other board minutes. There is some duplication of information in volumes 3-5.

Processing Information

Volumes 574-578 (minutes for October 1951 and after) were added to the collection by archivist Larry Weimer in July 2018.

Container 1     Title Date
Volume: 1 Annual Meetings
1854-1894
Volume: 2 Minutes of the Board of Trustees
1853-1861
Volume: 3 Minutes of the Board of Trustees
1861-1865
Volume: 4 Minutes of the Board of Trustees
1861-1873
Volume: 5 Minutes of the Board of Trustees
1866-1879
Volume: 6 Minutes of the Finance Committee
1869-1879
Volume: 7 Minutes of the Board of Trustees
1879-1895
Volume: 8 Minutes of the Board of Trustees
1895-1907
Volume: 9 Minutes of the Board of Trustees
1907-1914
Volume: 10 Minutes of the Board of Trustees
1914-1921
Volume: 11 Minutes of the Board of Trustees
1921-1929
Volume: 12 Minutes of the Board of Trustees
1929-1935
Volume: 13 Minutes of the Board of Trustees
1936-1940
Volume: 14 Minutes of the Board of Trustees
1941-1945
Volume: 15 Minutes of the Board of Trustees
1946-1951
Volume: 574 Minutes of the Board of Trustees. 1951 Oct-1957 Feb
1951-1957
Volume: 575 Minutes of the Board of Trustees. 1957 March-1960 Nov
1957-1960
Volume: 576 Minutes of the Board of Trustees. 1960 Dec-1963 June
1960-1963
Volume: 577 Minutes of the Board of Trustees. 1966 Jan-1968 May
1966-1968
Volume: 578 Minutes of the Board of Trustees. 1968 Oct-1970 Dec
1968-1970

Subseries I.2 - Board Meeting Notes and Unbound Minutes, 1853-1896, undated

Scope and Contents

This subseries consists of 5 folders of unbound materials related to board meetings from 1853-1896, and undated.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 1 Page from 8 February 1853 Minutes
1853 February 8
Box: 1 Folder : 2 Minutes
1853 February 8-1854 February 20
Box: 1 Folder : 3 Board Meeting Notes
1874
Box: 1 Folder : 4 Agenda for Board Meeting
1889 May 15
Box: 1 Folder : 5 Board Meeting Notes
1896, undated

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Series II - Certificates of Incorporation, Constitution, and other Organizational Records, 1854-1936 (bulk 1854-1899)

Arrangement

Series II contains official documents related to the incorporation, trustees, inventory, and constitution of the Children's Aid Society. It is arranged into 3 small subseries, each arranged chronologically:

II.1 - Founding Documents

II.2 - Annual Certificates

II.3 - Constitution

Subseries II.1 - Founding Documents

Scope and Contents

This subseries contains the first public notice of the CAS, the Certificate of Incorporation from 1854-1855, a transcription of the same from 1871, and certified copies from 1932 of that document and of the 1907 Extension of Purposes.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 6 First Public Announcement of CAS
1853 March
Box: 1 Folder : 7 Certificate of Incorporation - Certified
1854 May 31, 1855 January 10
Box: 1 Folder : 8 Certificate of Incorporation - Transcription
1871
Box: 1 Folder : 9 Certified Copies of 1855 Certificate of Incorporation and 1907 Extension of Purposes
1932

Subseries II.2 - Annual Certificates

Scope and Contents

This subseries contains Annual Certificates of Trustees and Officers, and Inventory of Property, Effects, and Liabilities of the Society, signed by Officers and Trustees and Notarized 1873-1899 (missing '74, 75, '76,'78, '79, '84).

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 10 Annual Certificate of Trustees and Officers, and Inventory of Property, Effects, and Liabilities of the Society
1873
Box: 1 Folder : 11 Annual Certificate of Trustees and Officers, and Inventory of Property, Effects, and Liabilities of the Society, signed by Trustees and Notarized
1877, 1880, 1881
Box: 1 Folder : 12 Annual Certificate of Trustees and Officers, and Inventory of Property, Effects, and Liabilities of the Society, signed by Trustees and Notarized
1882, 1883, 1885
Box: 1 Folder : 13 Annual Certificate of Trustees and Officers, and Inventory of Property, Effects, and Liabilities of the Society, signed by Trustees and Notarized
1886, 1887, 1888
Box: 1 Folder : 14 Annual Certificate of Trustees and Officers, and Inventory of Property, Effects, and Liabilities of the Society, signed by Trustees and Notarized
1889, 1890, 1891
Box: 1 Folder : 15 Annual Certificate of Trustees and Officers, and Inventory of Property, Effects, and Liabilities of the Society, signed by Trustees and Notarized
1892, 1893
Box: 1 Folder : 16 Annual Certificate of Trustees and Officers, and Inventory of Property, Effects, and Liabilities of the Society, signed by Trustees and Notarized
1894, 1895
Box: 1 Folder : 17 Annual Certificate of Trustees and Officers, and Inventory of Property, Effects, and Liabilities of the Society, signed by Trustees and Notarized
1896, 1897
Box: 1 Folder : 18 Annual Certificate of Trustees and Officers, and Inventory of Property, Effects, and Liabilities of the Society, signed by Trustees and Notarized
1898, 1899

Subseries II.3 - Constitution

Scope and Contents

This subseries contains a handwritten draft of constitutional amendments (incomplete), circa 1874, and copies of the Constitution and By-Laws from five years (1883, 1886, 1908, 1927, 1936).

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 19 Handwritten Draft of Constitutional Amendments (incomplete)
circa 1874
Box: 1 Folder : 20 Constitution and By-Laws
1883
Box: 1 Folder : 21 Constitution and By-Laws (2 copies)
1886
Box: 1 Folder : 22 Constitution and By-Laws (2 copies)
1908
Box: 1 Folder : 23 Constitution and By-Laws
1927
Box: 1 Folder : 24 Constitution and By-Laws
1936

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Series III - Reports, 1853-2006 (bulk 1853-1942)

Arrangement

Series III is divided into 6 subseries, each arranged chronologically:

III.1 - Annual Reports, 1854-2006

III.2 - Reports, Articles and Addresses for the Public and Particular Audiences, 1857-1942

III.3 - Reports to Supervisory Agencies and Other Organizations, 1873-1937

III.4 - Internal Reports, 1853-1921

III.5 - Reports Produced Outside the Auspices of CAS, 1895-1941

III.6 - Reports by the State Charities Aid Association, 1898-1906.

Scope and Content

The series as a whole consists of Annual Reports, and other published and unpublished reports, public addresses, and radio speeches on a wide range of topics, produced by the CAS for public audiences (subseries 1, 2), for supervisory agencies and other organizations (subseries 3), or for internal purposes (subseries 4). Subseries 5 and 6 include reports related to the work of the CAS but written by organizations and individuals writing outside the auspices of CAS. The reports span the years 1853-2006 (bulk 1853-1942). Because of the broad extent of dates and topics covered and audiences addressed, the series provides an overview of the shifting concerns of the CAS over the years. For further information about materials, please see the notes for each individual subseries.

Subseries III.1 - Annual Reports, 1854-2006

Scope and Contents

This subseries consists of annual reports of the Children's Aid Society from 1854-2006. The subseries contains annual reports in bound volumes 1854-1961, and unbound copies 1854-2006. The bound volumes are listed first. With some exceptions, the collection holds one bound copy and two unbound copies of each annual report. There are no unbound copies for 1863, 1866, 1889, and 1992, but there are bound copies of the reports from all but the last of these dates. The number of copies of each unbound annual report is noted in parenthesis after the title of the report. The bound annual reports from 1857-1860 (volume 18) are bound together with two other reports/public addresses by Charles Loring Brace produced during those years.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Volume: 16 Annual Reports
1854-1855
Volume: 17 Annual Reports
1856-1866
Volume: 18 Annual Reports, bound together with Address Upon the Industrial School Movement Delivered at a Union Meeting of the Ladies of the Industrial Schools by Charles Loring Brace November 1857, NY: Wynkoop, Hallenbeck & Thomas 1857, and The Best Method of Disposing of Our Pauper and Vagrant Children by C.L. Brace, NY: Wynkoop, Hallenbeck & Thomas 1859
1857-1860
Volume: 19 Annual Reports
1864-1869
Volume: 20 Annual Reports
1870-1880
Volume: 21 Annual Reports
1879-1885
Volume: 22 Annual Reports
1886-1892
Volume: 23 Annual Reports
1890-1898
Volume: 24 Annual Report
1892
Volume: 25 Annual Report
1894
Volume: 26 Annual Reports
1899-1904
Volume: 27 Annual Reports
1904-1907
Volume: 28 Annual Reports
1906-1911
Volume: 29 Annual Reports
1912-1916
Volume: 30 Annual Reports
1917-1921
Volume: 31 Annual Reports
1922-1925
Volume: 32 Annual Reports, including New York Childlife in 1929
1924-1930
Volume: 33 Annual Report
1927
Volume: 34 Annual Reports
1928-1938
Volume: 35 Annual Reports
1939-1949
Volume: 36 Annual Reports
1950-1956
Volume: 37 Annual Reports
1957-1961
Box: 1 Folder : 25 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Annual Reports (1 original of 1st; 1 original of 1st, 2nd and 3rd bound together)

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1856
Box: 1 Folder : 26 2nd Annual Report (1)
1855
Box: 1 Folder : 27 3rd Annual Report (1)
1856
Box: 1 Folder : 28 4th Annual Report (1)
1857
Box: 1 Folder : 29 5th Annual Report (2)
1858
Box: 1 Folder : 30 6th Annual Report (2)
1859
Box: 1 Folder : 31 7th Annual Report (2)
Box: 1 Folder : 32 8th Annual Report (1)
1861
Box: 2 Folder : 1 9th Annual Report (1)
1862
Box: 2 Folder : 2 11th Annual Report (2)
1864
Box: 2 Folder : 3 12th Annual Report (1)
1865
Box: 2 Folder : 4 14th Annual Report (2)
1867
Box: 2 Folder : 5 15th Annual Report (2)
1868
Box: 2 Folder : 6 16th Annual Report (2)
1869 February
Box: 2 Folder : 7 17th Annual Report (2)
1869 November
Box: 2 Folder : 8 18th Annual Report (2)
1870
Box: 2 Folder : 9 19th Annual Report (2)
1871
Box: 2 Folder : 10 20th Annual Report (2)
1872
Box: 2 Folder : 11 21st Annual Report (2)
1873
Box: 2 Folder : 12 22nd Annual Report (2)
1874
Box: 2 Folder : 13 23rd Annual Report (2)
1875
Box: 3 Folder : 1 24th Annual Report (2)
1876
Box: 3 Folder : 2 25th Annual Report (2)
1877
Box: 3 Folder : 3 26th Annual Report (2)
1878
Box: 3 Folder : 4 27th Annual Report (2)
1879
Box: 3 Folder : 5 28th Annual Report (2)
1880
Box: 3 Folder : 6 29th Annual Report (2)
1881
Box: 3 Folder : 7 30th Annual Report (2)
1882
Box: 3 Folder : 8 31st Annual Report (2)
1883
Box: 3 Folder : 9 32nd Annual Report (2)
1884
Box: 3 Folder : 10 33rd Annual Report (2)
1885
Box: 3 Folder : 11 34th Annual Report (2)
1886
Box: 4 Folder : 1 35th Annual Report (2)
1887
Box: 4 Folder : 2 36th Annual Report (2)
1888
Box: 4 Folder : 3 38th Annual Report (1)
1890
Box: 4 Folder : 4 39th Annual Report (2)
1891
Box: 4 Folder : 5 40th Annual Report (2)
1892
Box: 4 Folder : 6 41st Annual Report (2)
1893
Box: 4 Folder : 7 42nd Annual Report (2)
1894
Box: 4 Folder : 8 43rd Annual Report (2)
1895
Box: 4 Folder : 9 44th Annual Report (2)
1896
Box: 4 Folder : 10 45th Annual Report (2)
1897
Box: 4 Folder : 11 46th Annual Report (2)
1898
Box: 5 Folder : 1 47th Annual Report (2)
1899
Box: 5 Folder : 2 48th Annual Report (2)
1900
Box: 5 Folder : 3 49th Annual Report (2)
1901
Box: 5 Folder : 4 50th Annual Report (2)
1902
Box: 5 Folder : 5 51st Annual Report (2)
1903
Box: 5 Folder : 6 52nd Annual Report (2)
1904
Box: 5 Folder : 7 53rd Annual Report (2)
1905
Box: 5 Folder : 8 54th Annual Report (2)
1906
Box: 6 Folder : 1 55th Annual Report (2)
1907
Box: 6 Folder : 2 56th Annual Report (2)
1908
Box: 6 Folder : 3 57th Annual Report (2)
1909
Box: 6 Folder : 4 58th Annual Report (2)
1910
Box: 6 Folder : 5 Annual Report - Treasurer's Report (typed version)
1911
Box: 6 Folder : 6 59th Annual Report (2)
1911
Box: 6 Folder : 7 60th Annual Report (2)
1912
Box: 6 Folder : 8 61st Annual Report (2)
1913
Box: 6 Folder : 9 62nd Annual Report (2)
1914
Box: 6 Folder : 10 63rd Annual Report (2)
1915
Box: 7 Folder : 1 64th Annual Report (2)
1916
Box: 7 Folder : 2 65th Annual Report (2)
1917
Box: 7 Folder : 3 66th Annual Report (2)
1918
Box: 7 Folder : 4 67th Annual Report (2)
1919
Box: 7 Folder : 5 68th Annual Report (2)
1920
Box: 7 Folder : 6 69th Annual Report (2)
1921
Box: 7 Folder : 7 70th Annual Report (2)
1922
Box: 7 Folder : 8 71st Annual Report (2)
1923
Box: 7 Folder : 9 72nd Annual Report, Parts I and II (2 of each)
1924
Box: 7 Folder : 10 73rd Annual Report, Parts I and II (2 of each)
1925
Box: 8 Folder : 1 74th Annual Report, "Among the City Throngs" (2)
1926
Box: 8 Folder : 2 75th Annual Report, "The Crusade for Children 1853-1928" (2)
1927
Box: 8 Folder : 3 76th Annual Report (2)
1928
Box: 8 Folder : 4 77th Annual Report (2)
1929
Box: 8 Folder : 5 78th Annual Report (2)
1930
Box: 8 Folder : 6 78th Annual Report, 3 extra "numbers" focusing on boys' clubs and fresh air work (2 of each)
1930
Box: 8 Folder : 7 79th Annual Report, "Summer Work Number" (2)
1931
Box: 8 Folder : 8 80th Annual Report, "Summer Work Number" (3)
1932
Box: 8 Folder : 9 81st Annual Report (2)
1933
Box: 8 Folder : 10 82nd Annual Report (2)
1934
Box: 8 Folder : 11 83rd Annual Report (2)
1935
Box: 8 Folder : 12 84th Annual Report (2)
1936
Box: 8 Folder : 13 85th Annual Report (2)
1937
Box: 8 Folder : 14 86th Annual Report, "The Balance Sheet of Children" (2)
1938
Box: 9 Folder : 1 87th Annual Report, "Children in the News" (2)
1939
Box: 9 Folder : 2 88th Annual Report, "The Home Front" (2)
1940
Box: 9 Folder : 3 89th Annual Report, "Children in Wartime" (1)
1941
Box: 9 Folder : 4 90th Annual Report, "90 Years Ago" (1)
1942
Box: 9 Folder : 5 91st Annual Report, "Looking Ahead" (2)
1943
Box: 9 Folder : 6 92nd Annual Report, "And a Time to Build Up" (1)
1944
Box: 9 Folder : 7 93rd Annual Report, "Children After the War" (2)
1945
Box: 9 Folder : 8 94th Annual Report, "Children But Once" (2)
1946
Box: 9 Folder : 9 95th Annual Report, "More Children" (2)
1947
Box: 9 Folder : 10 96th Annual Report, "The New Crop" (3)
1948
Box: 9 Folder : 11 97th Annual Report, "Cheaper By the Dozen" (2)
1949
Box: 9 Folder : 12 98th Annual Report, "Children Must Be Ready" (2)
1950
Box: 9 Folder : 13 99th Annual Report, "More Young Children, More Needs, More Care" (2)
1951
Box: 9 Folder : 14 100th Annual Report, "Report of the Hundredth Year" (1)
1952
Box: 9 Folder : 15 101st Annual Report, "Another Century - A Record and a Promise" (2)
1953
Box: 9 Folder : 16 102nd Annual Report, "The City is the Children" (2)
1954
Box: 9 Folder : 17 103rd Annual Report, "Special Interest - Children" (2)
1955
Box: 9 Folder : 18 104th Annual Report, "Tomorrow's Children" (2)
1956
Box: 9 Folder : 19 105th Annual Report, "What About the 99 Per Cent?" (2)
1957
Box: 9 Folder : 20 106th Annual Report, "Growing to Meet Their Needs" (2)
1958
Box: 9 Folder : 21 107th Annual Report, "Children Must Choose" (2)
1959
Box: 9 Folder : 22 108th Annual Report, "The Right Place...at the Right Time" (2)
1960
Box: 9 Folder : 23 109th Annual Report, "Children are the Future" (2)
1961
Box: 10 Folder : 1 110th Annual Report, "Children Unlimited" (2)
1962
Box: 10 Folder : 2 111th Annual Report, "These Are Your Children" (2)
1963
Box: 10 Folder : 3 112th Annual Report (1)
1964
Box: 10 Folder : 4 Annual Report (2)
1965
Box: 10 Folder : 5 Annual Report (2 formats, 2 copies of each)
1966-1967
Box: 10 Folder : 6 Annual Report (2 formats, 2 copies of each)
1967-1968
Box: 10 Folder : 7 Annual Report (1)
1968-1969
Box: 10 Folder : 8 Annual Report (1)
1969-1970
Box: 10 Folder : 9 Annual Report (2)
1970-1971
Box: 10 Folder : 10 Annual Report, Vol. 2, No. 2 (2)
1972 Fall
Box: 10 Folder : 11 Annual Report (2)
1972-1973
Box: 10 Folder : 12 Annual Report (2)
1973-1974
Box: 10 Folder : 13 Annual Report (2)
1974-1975
Box: 10 Folder : 14 Annual Report (2)
1975-1976
Box: 10 Folder : 15 Annual Report (2)
1976-1977
Box: 10 Folder : 16 Annual Report (1)
1977-1978
Box: 10 Folder : 17 Annual Report (2)
1978-1979
Box: 10 Folder : 18 Annual Report (2)
1979-1980
Box: 10 Folder : 19 Annual Report (2)
1980-1981
Box: 10 Folder : 20 Annual Report (2)
1981-1982
Box: 10 Folder : 21 Annual Report (2)
1983
Box: 10 Folder : 22 Annual Report (2)
1984
Box: 10 Folder : 23 Annual Report (2)
1985
Box: 10 Folder : 24 Annual Report (2)
1986
Box: 10 Folder : 25 Annual Report (2)
1987
Box: 10 Folder : 26 Annual Report (2)
1988
Box: 10 Folder : 27 Annual Report (2)
1989
Box: 10 Folder : 28 Annual Report (2)
1990
Box: 10 Folder : 29 Annual Report, "Forever Young - Partnerships for the Future" (2)
1991
Box: 10 Folder : 30 Annual Report (2)
1993
Box: 11 Folder : 1 Annual Report, "To Be a Child" (2)
1994
Box: 11 Folder : 2 Annual Report, "Letters From Our Children" (2)
1995
Box: 11 Folder : 3 Annual Report (2)
1996
Box: 11 Folder : 4 Annual Report, "Our World" (2)
1997
Box: 11 Folder : 5 Annual Report, "We're Everywhere You Look" (2)
1998
Box: 11 Folder : 6 Annual Report, "The Spirit of the Child - Our Mission and Relevance in the 21st Century" (2)
1999
Box: 11 Folder : 7 Annual Report, "Service + Advocacy = Change" (2)
2000
Box: 11 Folder : 8 Annual Report, "On the Front Lines of Change" (2)
2001
Box: 11 Folder : 9 Annual Report, "An Enduring Mission in Times of Change" (2)
2002
Box: 11 Folder : 10 Annual Report, "Children's Services Today and Tomorrow" (1)
2003
Box: 11 Folder : 11 Annual Report, "Growing Up Healthy" (2)
2004
Box: 11 Folder : 12 Annual Report, "Rising to the Challenge" (2)
2005
Box: 11 Folder : 13 Annual Report, "The Need to Succeed: Teens Chart Their Course" (2)
2006

Subseries III.2 - Reports, Articles, and Addresses for the Public and Particular Audiences, 1857-1942

Scope and Contents

Subseries III.2 contains reports other than the Annual Reports, as well as other types of articles and presentations composed for the public, or for smaller audiences. The materials range in form, from reports bound in larger booklets, to short reports in the form of informational pamphlets, to letters to the editor, to typescripts of papers, public addresses and radio speeches. Some of the material is in draft form. The materials in this subseries were created to inform the public (or particular smaller audiences) about social issues of concern to the Children's Aid Society, to promote the Children's Aid Society's solutions, and indirectly to encourage donations or other support. The subseries spans the years 1857-circa 1942. Arranged chronologically, this subseries provides a good overview of the shifting concerns of the CAS over the years.

See also the published works of Charles Loring Brace (Series IV, volumes 39-42) and the booklets and pamphlets in Series VI.3 (Fund-Raising Materials) for other reports composed for the public. See also Series VII for reports on legal matters, Series IX for reports on facilities, Series X for reports on medical programs, Series XI for reports on the Emigration and Foster Home Programs, and Series XII for reports on other programs.

Note: This subseries contains reports by two people named Charles Loring Brace. Founder Charles Loring Brace is identified by that name in this collection. His son, who followed him as Secretary of CAS in 1890 and went by the same name or by C. Loring Brace or Loring Brace or C.L. Brace, is identified as Charles Loring Brace II for the purposes of this collection.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 12 Folder : 1 "Address Upon the Industrial School Movement, Delivered at a Union Meeting of the Ladies of the Industrial Schools," by Charles Loring Brace
1857 November
Box: 12 Folder : 2 "The Best Method of Disposing of Our Pauper and Vagrant Children," by Charles Loring Brace
1859
Box: 12 Folder : 3 "The Cost of a Charity" Analysis of 1873 CAS expenses, justifying expenditures to potential donors, by Charles Loring Brace
1874
Box: 12 Folder : 4 "Some Reasons Why," a report in defense of public funding of CAS Industrial Schools, author unknown, typescript
circa 1875-1925
Box: 12 Folder : 5 "Summer Charities of the Children's Aid Society," by G. Calder, Superintendent
1881 May 20
Box: 12 Folder : 6 "Child Saving as Shown in Summer Homes and Sanitaria Near Large Cities," a Paper Presented to the National Conference of Charities, by Charles Loring Brace
1884 October 15
Box: 12 Folder : 7 "Dutch Hill, a Picture of the N.Y. Poor," an early article describing conditions and soliciting donations for an Industrial School, by Charles Loring Brace
undated, before 1890
Box: 12 Folder : 8 Photocopies of 6 Articles by Charles Loring Brace II: "How Boys Come to be Bad" (1892), "Child Life on the Streets" (1894), "Reply from CAS" (1899), "A Work of Practical Benevolence" (1901), "The Children of the Poor in Great Cities" (1902), and "Truancy" (1906)
1892, 1894, 1899, 1901, 1902, 1906
Box: 12 Folder : 9 League for Social Service Pamphlet Series G: "Children's Aid Society of NY," by Charles Loring Brace II
1898
Box: 12 Folder : 10 Letter to the Editor of Charities, by Charles Loring Brace II
1899 December 23
Box: 12 Folder : 11 "The Salary Question" [by A.B. Hepburn, Treasurer], typescript
1899
Box: 12 Folder : 12 Children's Aid Society Statement of Purpose [by William Church Osborn, President], typescript
circa 1902-1907
Box: 12 Folder : 13 "Improvement in Philanthropic Methods," paper by Charles Loring Brace II, typescript
1904
Box: 12 Folder : 14 "Education of Cripples and Mentally Deficient Children in their Own Homes," paper by Charles Loring Brace II, typescript
1905
Box: 12 Folder : 15 "Child Saving," a paper prepared for the International Congress of Public and Private Charities, Milan, Italy, by Charles Loring Brace II, typescript
1906 May 23-27
Box: 12 Folder : 16 "The Emigration of Homeless Children to the Country" aka "The Children's Aid Society of New York: Its Emigration or Placing Out System and its Results" - CAS author(s) unknown, bound report
1910
Box: 12 Folder : 17 Address at the Roosevelt Luncheon, by Charles Loring Brace II
1911 May 5
Box: 12 Folder : 18 "The Industrial Schools of the Children's Aid Society of New York City," by A. Blair Thaw, M.D., founder of the Sixty-fourth Street Industrial School, later merged with the Henrietta School, bound report
1911
Box: 12 Folder : 19 "The Children's Aid Society of New York in its Seventieth Year," by Charles Loring Brace II
1923
Box: 12 Folder : 20 "Why Should I Give?" by C.R. Conklin, CAS Medical Director, Reprinted from Hospital Social Service XII, 1925, 158
1925
Box: 12 Folder : 21 Report on Nutritional Work Carried Out by the CAS, small booklet published by CAS (2 copies)
1926
Box: 12 Folder : 22 "The Crusade for Children 1853-1928," bound report (see also Annual Report 1927)
1928
Box: 12 Folder : 23 "New York Child-Life in 1929," by Owen Lovejoy, bound report
1929
Box: 12 Folder : 24 "Mending Broken Homes: a Report of the Work of the Department of Family Homes" (bound report, 2 copies including 1 annotated by unknown person)
1929
Box: 12 Folder : 25 Letter to the Editor of the New York Times, on Horatio Alger, the Newsboys' Lodging House, and Brace and Bowdoin Farms, by Owen Lovejoy, typescript
1932 January
Box: 12 Folder : 26 "The Negro Children of New York," by Owen Lovejoy, bound report
1932
Box: 12 Folder : 27 A series of 8 CAS radio addresses on the problem of homeless boys, delivered weekly by celebrated people, including Eleanor Roosevelt, Alfred E. Smith, and others, typescripts
1932 November 29-1933 January 17
Box: 12 Folder : 28 "America's Wandering Boys," by Owen Lovejoy, article printed in Current History
1933 February
Box: 12 Folder : 29 "Bowdoin Farm" by unknown CAS author, typescript draft of speech or report
1933 August 7
Box: 12 Folder : 30 "Radio Talk" by unknown CAS author, typescript
1933 October 16 and 1934 January 5
Box: 12 Folder : 31 "As the Twig is Bent" by unknown CAS author, typescript draft of a speech on homeless boys
circa 1933
Box: 12 Folder : 32 Radio Speech on Homeless Boys, unknown CAS author, broadcast on Station WGNY, Chester NY, typescript copy
23 July 1935
Box: 12 Folder : 33 Radio Speech on Bowdoin Farm, typescript draft with corrections
circa 1935
Box: 12 Folder : 34 Two Radio Programs on Bowdoin Farm (typescripts) and related correspondence between Margaret M. Fellows and Mahlon N. Champlin
1936 November 24-1937 May 8
Box: 12 Folder : 35 "The Youth of the Future and the Future of Youth" by William Church Osborn, radio address, typescript
circa 1935
Box: 12 Folder : 36 3 Reports by unknown CAS authors: "The CAS' Work for Homeless and Transient Boys" (photocopy), untitled article from Tribune on same subject (typescript, incomplete), and "Back to the Land" on the same subject (photocopy of a draft article for Rural New Yorker)
1938 March, 1938 April, and undated
Box: 12 Folder : 37 Transcription of promotional film made for CAS, "The Disinherited," and related correspondence
1939 May 5-1940 August 9 and undated
Box: 12 Folder : 38 Addresses delivered by William Church Osborn and Hon. Alfred A. Smith at a program of films about the CAS at the Museum of Modern Art, typescript
1940 February 6
Box: 12 Folder : 39 Untitled Essay by William Church Osborn, typescript
1940 March 21
Box: 12 Folder : 40 "Youth and Opportunity," by William Church Osborn, typescript
1940 August
Box: 12 Folder : 41 "Who Will Milk the Cow and Do the Chores?" by Margaret M. Fellows, article published in Land Policy Review Vol. IV, No. 5, photocopy of published article and typescript draft of same
1941 May
Box: 12 Folder : 42 "For Every Child...A Home," by the Homeless Children's Committee of the CAS, bound report
1941
Box: 12 Folder : 43 "Children in Wartime" regarding CAS preparedness and programs in WWII, pamphlet
circa 1942-1943

Subseries III.3 - Reports to Supervisory Agencies and Other Organizations, 1873-1937

Scope and Contents

Subseries III.3 contains reports to supervisory agencies, written in fulfillment of annual requirements, and reports to other organizations. The subseries is divided into 4 sub-subseries, each arranged chronologically.

III.3.A contains Reports to the State Board of Charities 1873-1929 (missing 1874-1876, 1878-1880, 1896, and 1919-1921).

III.3.B contains Reports to the State Department of Social Welfare (the subsequent name for the State Board of Charities, and a continuation of the reports in the previous sub-subseries) 1930-1937. The reports in the first two subseries give a thorough statistical accounting of the work of the Children's Aid Society.

III.3.C contains Reports to the New York City Department of Finance 1920, 1921, and 1926.

III.3.D contains two other reports: a Report to the Council of the Association for Improving the Condition of the Poor 1923, and a Report to the Trustees of Mrs. Kane's Estate, "Supervised Playgrounds," requesting allocation of funds for a self-supporting girl's club and apartment (circa 1927).

Sub-Subseries III.3.A - Reports to the State Board of Charities, 1873-1929

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 13 Folder : 1 Reports to the State Board of Charities
1873, 1877
Box: 13 Folder : 2 Reports to the State Board of Charities
1881, 1882, 1883
Box: 13 Folder : 3 Reports to the State Board of Charities
1884, 1885, 1886
Box: 13 Folder : 4 Reports to the State Board of Charities
1887, 1888, 1889
Box: 13 Folder : 5 Reports to the State Board of Charities
1890, 1891, 1892
Box: 13 Folder : 6 Reports to the State Board of Charities
1893, 1894, 1895
Box: 13 Folder : 7 Report to the State Board of Charities
1897
Box: 13 Folder : 8 Report to the State Board of Charities
1898
Box: 13 Folder : 9 Report to the State Board of Charities
1899
Box: 13 Folder : 10 Report to the State Board of Charities
1900
Box: 13 Folder : 11 Report to the State Board of Charities
1901
Box: 13 Folder : 12 Report to the State Board of Charities
1902
Box: 13 Folder : 13 Report to the State Board of Charities
1903
Box: 14 Folder : 1 Report to the State Board of Charities
1904
Box: 14 Folder : 2 Report to the State Board of Charities
1905
Box: 14 Folder : 3 Report to the State Board of Charities
1906
Box: 14 Folder : 4 Report to the State Board of Charities
1907
Box: 14 Folder : 5 Report to the State Board of Charities
1908
Box: 14 Folder : 6 Report to the State Board of Charities
1909
Box: 14 Folder : 7 Report to the State Board of Charities
1910
Box: 15 Folder : 1 Report to the State Board of Charities
1911
Box: 15 Folder : 2 Report to the State Board of Charities
1912
Box: 15 Folder : 3 Report to the State Board of Charities
1913
Box: 15 Folder : 4 Report to the State Board of Charities
1914
Box: 15 Folder : 5 Report to the State Board of Charities
1915
Box: 15 Folder : 6 Report to the State Board of Charities
1916
Box: 15 Folder : 7 Report to the State Board of Charities
1917
Box: 15 Folder : 8 Report to the State Board of Charities
1918
Box: 15 Folder : 9 Report to the State Board of Charities
1922
Box: 15 Folder : 10 Report to the State Board of Charities
1923
Box: 16 Folder : 1 Report to the State Board of Charities
1924
Box: 16 Folder : 2 Report to the State Board of Charities
1925
Box: 16 Folder : 3 Report to the State Board of Charities
1926
Box: 16 Folder : 4 Report to the State Board of Charities
1927
Box: 16 Folder : 5 Report to the State Board of Charities
1928
Box: 16 Folder : 6 Report to the State Board of Charities
1929

Sub-Subseries III.3.B - Reports to the State Department of Social Welfare, 1930-1937

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 16 Folder : 7 Report to the State Department of Social Welfare
1930
Box: 16 Folder : 8 Report to the State Department of Social Welfare
1931
Box: 16 Folder : 9 Report to the State Department of Social Welfare
1932
Box: 16 Folder : 10 Report to the State Department of Social Welfare
1933
Box: 16 Folder : 11 Report to the State Department of Social Welfare
1934
Box: 16 Folder : 12 Report to the State Department of Social Welfare
1935
Box: 16 Folder : 13 Report to the State Department of Social Welfare
1936
Box: 16 Folder : 14 Report to the State Department of Social Welfare
1937

Sub-Subseries III.3.C - Reports to the New York City Department of Finance, 1920-1926

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 16 Folder : 15 Report to the New York City Department of Finance
1920
Box: 16 Folder : 16 Report to the New York City Department of Finance
1921
Box: 16 Folder : 17 Report to the New York City Department of Finance
1926

Sub-Subseries III.3.D - Other Reports, 1923 and circa 1927

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 17 Folder : 1 Report to the Council of the Association for Improving the Condition of the Poor
1923
Box: 17 Folder : 2 Report to the Trustees of Mrs. Kane's Estate: "Supervised Playgrounds"
circa 1927

Subseries III.4 - Internal Reports, 1853-1921

Scope and Contents

Subseries 4 consists of 5 reports written presumably for a CAS internal audience (Board of Trustees or other). The reports in this small subseries cover a range of topics, dated 1853-circa 1921. For other internal reports related to individual facilities or programs of the CAS, see materials corresponding to those programs in Series IX-XI, or for legal reports see Series VII.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 17 Folder : 3 Statistics of Immorality and Crime in the 4th Ward, by E.J. Gerry, CAS
1853
Box: 17 Folder : 4 "The Fresh Air Charities" by CAS Fresh Air Committee (Board of Trustees) - History and Suggestions for Future Direction
circa 1886-1900
Box: 17 Folder : 5 Joint Report of the Commitees of the Five Points House of Industry and the Children's Aid Society on the care of Dependent Committed Children, delivered to the Trustees, draft typescript, incomplete (note: many children in the CAS emigration program came first through Five Points House of Industry, and the two organizations shared board members including William Church Osborn, William Wheelock, and Morris Jessup. From 1909-circa 1919 the two organizations merged, and CAS' Italian School rented space in the Five Points House of Industry building.)
circa 1909
Box: 17 Folder : 6 "Italian Immigrant: Is He Ambitious, Moral and Able?" by unknown CAS author [Mrs. Weygandt, Principal of Italian School?]
undated
Box: 17 Folder : 7 Report on Astor Family Contributions to CAS 1853-1921 (photocopy)
circa 1921

Subseries III.5 - Reports Produced Outside the Auspices of CAS, 1895-1941

Scope and Contents

Subseries III.5 consists of 14 reports and speeches, 1895-1941, produced outside the auspices of CAS, but concerning the CAS mission. Several of these reports were written by people associated with CAS, but not writing as representatives of the agency. Most reports in the series were written by people unconnected to CAS, but the documents were saved and kept by people in the CAS who considered them relevant.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 17 Folder : 8 "Fresh Air Work in New York City" by William H. Tolman, Ph.D.
1895
Box: 17 Folder : 9 "For the Milan Congress. 5th Question" [on social insurance] by Professor C.R. Henderson, University of Chicago
1906
Box: 17 Folder : 10 Excerpt from Draft Report: "The Evolution of the Child-Placing Movement" by Hastings H. Hart, and the program from the conference at which the report was delivered
1909 January 25
Box: 17 Folder : 11 Weekly Report of the Babies' Welfare Association, with focus on the Children's Aid Society, by Garret Smith
1914 June 6
Box: 17 Folder : 12 "Report of Work done by the Department of Public Charities for Babies Proposed for Commitment July and August 1915" and "A Study of the Care of Babies Committed by the Department of Public Charities of the City of New York to the New York Nursery and Childs' Hospital June 1915" and "Memorandum to the Second Deputy Commissioner - Suggestive Criticism of Methods Employed in Dealing with Applications July and August 1915" - Disbound typescripts of reports by William J. Doherty
circa 1915 September
Box: 17 Folder : 13 Weekly Report of the Babies' Welfare Association, Department of Health, City of NY, Vol. 3, No. 22 (includes notice of CAS Health Home at Coney Island)
1917 June 9
Box: 17 Folder : 14 "Study of Children's Aid Society Property in Manhattan to Determine its Availability and Adaptability for Boys' Club Purposes" prepared by Boys' Club Federation, includes analysis of neighborhoods, delinquency, and architectural drawings
1928
Box: 17 Folder : 15 "Minimum Standards for Convalescent Homes" published by the Welfare Council (Dr. Charles Conklin, CAS Medical Director, on committee. Folder includes a letter by him explaining reason for report)
1895
Box: 17 Folder : 16 "Some Problems of Convalescence" by Charles R. Conklin, Medical Director of CAS, chapter from unknown anthology of reports
circa 1925-1930
Box: 17 Folder : 17 "Newsboys of New York: A Study of Their Legal and Illegal Work Activities During 1931" by Harry M. Shulman, New York Child Labor Committee (Owen Lovejoy, Secretary of CAS, was at the same time Chairman of the NYCLC, which operated out of the United Charities Building, as did CAS.)
1932
Box: 17 Folder : 18 "The Story of the United Charities Building: Mr. John S. Kennedy's Relation to the Building and His Policies Regarding It" by Robert W. De Forest, 1936 abridgement of a 1931 Report, and 2 related photocopies
1936
Box: 17 Folder : 19 "Where Do We Go From Here?" By William Church Osborn, Vice President of the Citizens Budget Commission (Osborn was also President of CAS 1902-1949)
1941
Box: 17 Folder : 20 "Italian Immigration" by Emma Brace, director of Society for Protection of Italian Immigrants(Brace was the daughter of CAS founder Charles Loring Brace)
undated

Subseries III.6 - Reports by the State Charities Aid Association, 1898-1906

Scope and Contents

Subseries III.6 contains reports 1898-1906 and one folder of luncheon speeches (1928) from the State Charities Aid Association, a child placing agency originally unconnected to the Children's Aid Society which merged into the CAS Adoption Services Department in 1965. The SCAA items in this subseries were transferred to CAS after the 1965 merger and were kept by CAS. The remaining files of the SCAA may have been lost or discarded. The reports in this subseries reflect the work of an agency similar in mission to the CAS, which later became part of the CAS.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 18 Folder : 1 SCAA Report: "What Ought to be the Duty of Those Placing-Out Children as to All After-Care and in What Should that After-Care Consist" (typescript draft)
1898 June
Box: 18 Folder : 2 SCAA Report: A Caseworker in Brooklyn (typescript)
1898 June 8
Box: 18 Folder : 3 SCAA Report: A Caseworker at the German Oddfellows' Home and Orphan Asylum (typescript)
1898 August 17
Box: 18 Folder : 4 SCAA Report: Notes on Homes in the Borough of Queens (typescript draft)
undated, circa 1898
Box: 18 Folder : 5 SCAA Report: Reports of Children Placed 1898-1899 (typescript draft)
1899
Box: 18 Folder : 6 SCAA Report: Report after 2 Years of Work (typescript)
1900
Box: 18 Folder : 7 SCAA Report: "Brief Description of Free Homes in Which 54 Motherless Infants... Were Placed...September 30 1905 to October 1st 1906" (typescript)
1906
Box: 18 Folder : 8 Transcription of the Child Adoption Anniversary Luncheon of the State Charities Aid Association, including speeches by Will Rogers, Rube Goldberg, others (typescript)
1928 November 26

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Series IV - Officers and Trustees of the CAS - Correspondence and Other Materials, 1853-1959

Arrangement

This series is arranged in 5 subseries according to office:

IV.1 - Office of the Secretary

IV.2 - Office of the President

IV.3 - Office of the Treasurer/Assistant Treasurer

IV.4 - Mixed Officers and Other Executives

IV.5 - Trustees

Each subseries is further subdivided into sub-subseries by individuals holding the office. The materials in each sub-subseries are arranged chronologically. In most cases, materials are described at item-level. Correspondence is arranged most often by the recipient of the correspondence, although there are also some copies of outgoing correspondence. The collection does not provide a complete record of executive correspondence. Many letters were weeded out or lost over time.

The founder and first Secretary, Charles Loring Brace, is represented by more material than other officers in this series, including published books and a diary. All other executives and trustees are represented by correspondence and/or some miscellaneous material, including posthumous documents.

For reports, articles, and speeches written by the executives in this series, please see Series III.2-Reports. For photographs of executives and trustees in this series, please see Series XIII.1.

Note: Founder Charles Loring Brace is identified by that name in this collection. His son, who followed him as Secretary of CAS in 1890 and went by the same name or by C. Loring Brace or Loring Brace or C.L. Brace, is identified as Charles Loring Brace II for the purposes of this collection.

Subseries IV.1 - Office of the Secretary

Arrangement

This subseries is divided into 4 sub-subseries:

IV.1.A - Charles Loring Brace, founder and Secretary 1853-1890 (material 1853-1941)

IV.1.B - Charles Loring Brace II, Secretary 1890-1927 (material 1891-1938)

IV.1.C - Owen Lovejoy, Secretary 1928-1935, (material [circa 1917]-1935)

IV.1.D - Arthur Huck, Executive Director 1931-1935, Secretary 1935-1952, Secretary and Executive Director 1952-1959 (material 1917-1959)

Sub-Subseries IV.1.A - Charles Loring Brace, Founder and Secretary 1853-1890, (material 1853-1941)

Scope and Contents

This sub-subseries is arranged in the following order:

i. Diary 1853-1855

ii. Correspondence, 1853-1890, including a disbound volume of correspondence to the Secretary's Office addressed to both Brace and Assistant Secretary Jared Macy (1862-1863), and a disbound binder including correspondence from 1872-1875

iii. Drafts

iv. Published books (4 volumes 1866-1894)

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Volume: 38 "Early Diary of Charles Loring Brace, Founder of the Children's Aid Society" (and a transcription)
1853 February 10-1855 September
Box: 19 Folder : 1 William C. Russell to Charles Loring Brace. Original letter of founders asking C.L.B. to be secretary, and a typescript of same
1853 January 9
Box: 19 Folder : 2 W.W. [Kelly] of Blackwell's Island Hospitals to Charles Loring Brace
1853 January 24
Box: 19 Folder : 3 C.C. Tracy to Charles Loring Brace and a forwarded enclosure
1860 April 26, 1860 May 22
Box: 19 Folder : 4 CAS Agent Henry Friedgen to Charles Loring Brace upon completion of his last trip West, and a transcription of same (see also Friedgen diary in Series V)
1862 December 4
Box: 19 Folder : 5 Giles B. Avery of the Albany Shaker Society to Charles Loring Brace, offering to take children
1862 December 12
Box: 19 Folder : 6 Office Correspondence to Brace and Macy, disbound volume
1862 March
Box: 19 Folder : 7 Office Correspondence to Brace and Macy, disbound volume
1862 April
Box: 19 Folder : 8 Office Correspondence to Brace and Macy, disbound volume
1862 May
Box: 19 Folder : 9 Office Correspondence to Brace and Macy, disbound volume
1862 June
Box: 19 Folder : 10 Office Correspondence to Brace and Macy, disbound volume
1862 July
Box: 19 Folder : 11 Office Correspondence to Brace and Macy, disbound volume
1862 August
Box: 19 Folder : 12 Office Correspondence to Brace and Macy, disbound volume
1862 September
Box: 19 Folder : 13 Office Correspondence to Brace and Macy, disbound volume
1862 October
Box: 19 Folder : 14 Office Correspondence to Brace and Macy, disbound volume
1862 November
Box: 19 Folder : 15 Office Correspondence to Brace and Macy, disbound volume
1862 December
Box: 19 Folder : 16 Office Correspondence to Brace and Macy, disbound volume
1862
Box: 19 Folder : 17 Office Correspondence to Brace and Macy, disbound volume
1863 January-February
Box: 19 Folder : 18 Office Correspondence to Brace and Macy, disbound volume
1863 February-April
Box: 19 Folder : 19 Office Correspondence to Brace and Macy, disbound volume
1863 March-June
Box: 19 Folder : 20 Office Correspondence to Brace and Macy, disbound volume
1863 May-August
Box: 19 Folder : 21 Index of Correspondents to Brace and Macy, from disbound volume
1862-1863
Box: 19 Folder : 22 William Earl Dodge to Charles Loring Brace
1866 April 16
Box: 19 Folder : 23 Florence Nightingale to Charles Loring Brace (transcription, typescript - location of original unknown)
1872 September 9
Box: 19 Folder : 24 Correspondence between Charles Loring Brace and various parties regarding amendments to the state constitution against the interests of CAS
1874 December 2-1875 February 8
Box: 19 Folder : 25 Correspondence between Howard Potter, Charles Loring Brace, and John Keeler
1874 December 9-16
Box: 19 Folder : 26 Charles Loring Brace to Theodore Roosevelt asking how to intercede with N.Y. Central Railroad President Cornelius Vanderbilt to get reduced fares
circa 1874
Box: 19 Folder : 27 Charles Loring Brace to Thomas A. Scott, President of Penn Central Railroad, asking for reduction in fares
circa 1874
Box: 19 Folder : 28 Charles Loring Brace to teachers re: corporal punishment, medicine, festivals, standards for admission to schools
circa 1874
Box: 19 Folder : 29 Charles Loring Brace to Henry [Kiddle], Superintendent of Schools (3 letters)
circa 1874
Box: 19 Folder : 30 Charles Loring Brace to R. Townsend (draft)
circa 1874
Box: 19 Folder : 31 Charles Loring Brace to Trustees, requesting money
circa 1874
Box: 19 Folder : 32 Robert Hoe Jr. [to Charles Loring Brace and Theodore Roosevelt] re: purchasing property on 35th Street, and Mrs. [Atterbury] to Charles Loring Brace on same subject
1875 January 28 and February 3
Box: 19 Folder : 33 Charles Loring Brace to a member of the state legislature re: funding industrial schools
1875 May 9
Box: 19 Folder : 34 Index to binder that contained correspondence and other documents
1872-1875
Box: 19 Folder : 35 E.B. Wines of the National Prison Association to Charles Loring Brace
1876 August 14
Box: 19 Folder : 36 Letters from four correspondents to Charles Loring Brace on whether placed-out children often end up in penal institutions
1876 August 15-21
Box: 19 Folder : 37 John Jasper, Board of Education Superintendent, to Charles Loring Brace, praising CAS schools' performance
1881 November 2
Box: 19 Folder : 38 [T.W. Darghy] to Charles Loring Brace re: legal opinion
1882 January 30
Box: 19 Folder : 39 [Stokes, trustee] to Charles Loring Brace re: heating bill (2 letters)
1882 February 20
Box: 19 Folder : 40 Lucien Tuckerman and Stokes to Charles Loring Brace, draft reply Brace to C.E. Whitehead, all re: Phelps Mission (4 letters)
1882 February 26-April 17
Box: 19 Folder : 41 John Jacob Astor to Charles Loring Brace (poor quality photocopies - originals missing. Also 1 photocopied contract)
1882, 1887, 1888, 1890
Box: 19 Folder : 42 William Booth (CAS President) to Charles Loring Brace
1883, 1886
Box: 19 Folder : 43 N.Y. Supreme Court Justice to Charles Loring Brace re: $50,000 donation by Mrs. Robert L. [Shiart]
1884 May 27
Box: 19 Folder : 44 William P. Letchworth to Charles Loring Brace re: Brace's paper "Child Saving as Shown in Summer Homes and Sanitaria..."
1884 November 8
Box: 19 Folder : 45 Alfred White to Charles Loring Brace re: purchase of Coney Island property (2 letters)
1886
Box: 19 Folder : 46 Morris K. Jessup (4 letters) and William Booth (1 letter) to Charles Loring Brace re: donation for lodging house on 44th and 2nd
1887 January 11-May 2 and undated
Box: 19 Folder : 47 Mrs. R. [Bleig] to Charles Loring Brace
1887 February 28
Box: 19 Folder : 48 Alaska Governor (and former CAS ward) John G. Brady to Charles Loring Brace
1888, 1902
Box: 19 Folder : 49 James H. Jones to Charles Loring Brace (6 letters and transcripts of same, separated as significant by CAS)
1888 December 27-1895 February 22
Box: 19 Folder : 50 James H. Jones to Charles Loring Brace (2 letters and 1 telegram)
1889 January and February
Box: 19 Folder : 51 CAS Treasurer George S. Coe to Charles Loring Brace re: James H. Jones donations for the Jones Center
1889 January and February
Box: 19 Folder : 52 Charles Loring Brace to James H. Jones
1889 February 6
Box: 19 Folder : 53 Charles Loring Brace to the Rev. H.D. Pentecost
1889 March 28
Box: 19 Folder : 54 Dr. Hector to Charles Loring Brace re: medical work in industrial schools (narrative cases)
1889 April 17
Box: 19 Folder : 55 CAS Assistant Treasurer L.W. Holste to Charles Loring Brace re: Emigration and CAS finances
1889 April 17
Box: 19 Folder : 56 CAS Assistant Treasurer L.W. Holste to Charles Loring Brace re: Emigration and CAS finances
1889 May 15
Box: 20 Folder : 1 Charles Loring Brace II to Charles Loring Brace expressing dissatisfaction with railroad work and asking to work for, and ultimately run, CAS
1889 September 10
Box: 20 Folder : 2 A.P. [Stockwell] to Charles Loring Brace re: CAS schools
1889 October 16
Box: 20 Folder : 3 Moreau Morris M.D. and William Booth to Charles Loring Brace re: unsafe and unsanitary conditions at lodging house on 44th and 2nd (2 letters)
1889 December 27 and 1890 January 6
Box: 20 Folder : 4 Helen L. [Giefs] Stokes to Charles Loring Brace offering $2500 for Coney Island and $750 for other expenses
[1880's] April 14
Box: 20 Folder : 5 William Douglas Stone to Charles Loring Brace re: donations for construction of Sloane Center (4 letters)
1889 August 10-1890 January 25
Box: 20 Folder : 6 Charles Loring Brace Correspondence - Miscellaneous, incl. invitation to Emancipation meeting
1861, 1862, 1871, 1873
Box: 20 Folder : 7 Charles Loring Brace Correspondence - Miscellaneous
1874
Box: 20 Folder : 8 Charles Loring Brace Correspondence - Miscellaneous
1880
Box: 20 Folder : 9 Charles Loring Brace Correspondence - Miscellaneous
1886, 1889
Box: 20 Folder : 10 Charles Loring Brace Correspondence - Miscellaneous
undated
Box: 20 Folder : 11 Fragment of a draft of a letter [by Charles Loring Brace] to an unknown recipient
circa 1873 February 22
Box: 20 Folder : 12 Draft memo by Charles Loring Brace: "A Summer Retreat for Poor Chilren"
circa 1874
Box: 20 Folder : 13 Draft of a page by Charles Loring Brace introducing architect Calvert Vaux's description of the planned Tompkins Square Boys Lodging House
circa 1886
Box: 20 Folder : 14 Draft of a speech [by Charles Loring Brace] upon the inauguration of a new boys' lodging house and school
undated
Box: 20 Folder : 15 Draft of a Christmas appeal [by Charles Loring Brace]
undated
Box: 20 Folder : 16 Draft of a Christmas appeal [by Charles Loring Brace]
undated
Box: 20 Folder : 17 Draft of a speech or sermon [by Charles Loring Brace]
undated
Box: 20 Folder : 18 Draft [by Charles Loring Brace]: "The Organization of Charities" on the inspiration to help the poor and follow Christ
undated
Box: 20 Folder : 19 Draft [by Charles Loring Brace]: "The Work of the C.A.S. in the West" in response to the Sister State Commerce Bill. Outlines costs incurred by CAS and defends CAS
undated
Box: 20 Folder : 20 Fragment of a Draft [by Charles Loring Brace] on the pleasure of charitable work and the love of God
undated
Volume: 39 Short Sermons to Newsboys with a History of the Formation of the Newsboys Lodging House, NY, Charles Scribner & Co.
1866
Volume: 40 The Dangerous Classes of N.Y. and 20 Years Work Among Them, NY, Wynkoop & Hallenbeck
1872
Volume: 41 The Children's Aid Society of New York: Its History, Plan and Results, Compiled from the Writings and Reports of the Late Charles Loring Brace, the Founder of the Society, and from the Records of the Secretary's Office. NY: Wynkoop & Hallenbeck
1893
Volume: 42 Life and Letters of Charles Loring Brace aka the Life of Charles Loring Brace Chiefly Told in His Own Letters edited by his daughter with portraits, NY Charles Scribner's Sons
1894
Box: 20 Folder : 21 Memorial Booklet for Charles Loring Brace by CAS Board of Trustees and Howard Potter Esq., Trustee
1890
Box: 20 Folder : 22 "Personal Philanthropy Illustrated by the Life of Charles Loring Brace," by Herbert B. Adams Ph.D., The Charities Review, Vol. 1, No. 6
1892 April
Box: 20 Folder : 23 "Dr. Bushnell's Greatest Sermon" [an appreciation of Charles Loring Brace], NY Observer, Vol. LXXII, No. 51, photocopy
1894 December 20
Box: 20 Folder : 24 Biographical Sketch of Charles Loring Brace by unknown CAS author
1940 November 27
Box: 20 Folder : 25 "The Life of Charles Loring Brace, Author of 'Hungary in 1851,' by his Daughter Emma Brace Donaldson," Hungarian reference Library of America
1941
Box: 20 Folder : 26 2-page biographical sketch of Charles Loring Brace by unknown CAS author
undated
Box: 20 Folder : 27 4-page biographical sketch of Charles Loring Brace by unknown CAS author
undated
Box: 20 Folder : 28 Business Card of Charles L. Brace with writing on it "Trott took out this enfant terribleon [Friday] to Iowa"
undated

Sub-Subseries IV.1.B - Charles Loring Brace II, Secretary 1890-1927, (material 1891-1938)

Scope and Contents

This sub-subseries contains correspondence and a draft. The material spans the years 1891-1938. See also IV.4.A for a disbound volume containing further correspondence related to Charles Loring Brace II. See also IV.2.B (correspondence to L.W. Holste) for an 1890 letter by Brace II reflecting on the prospect of becoming Secretary of CAS.

(Note: Founder Charles Loring Brace is identified by that name in this collection. His son, who followed him as Secretary of CAS in 1890 and went by the same name or by C. Loring Brace or Loring Brace or C.L. Brace, is identified as Charles Loring Brace II only for the purposes of this collection).

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 20 Folder : 29 Emily Wheeler to Charles Loring Brace II re: plans for Elizabeth Home
1891 February 17
Box: 20 Folder : 30 William Stewart (Rhinelander attorney) to Charles Loring Brace II re: Rhinelander property (photocopy)
1891 March 25
Box: 20 Folder : 31 Charles Loring Brace II Correspondence
1891, 1896, 1922, 1929, and undated
Box: 20 Folder : 32 James H. Jones to Charles Loring Brace II re: resignation from Board of Trustees (2 letters)
1892 November 16
Box: 20 Folder : 33 Charles Loring Brace II to Moore Dupuy, Superintendent of Schools, re: idea for West Side School
1896 April 23
Box: 20 Folder : 34 D. Willis James to Charles Loring Brace II, and William Church Osborn to James, re: Mr. Astor
1896 December
Box: 20 Folder : 35 Draft letter with draft report: "Argument upon Senator Brown's Bill entitled 'An Act to Regulate the Placing Out of Children'" by Charles Loring Brace II
1897
Box: 20 Folder : 36 F.D. Weekes to Charles Loring Brace II with enclosed letter by Stanley Dexter to F.D. Weekes re: Coney Island property
1900 September 25
Box: 20 Folder : 37 Correspondence and memoranda between Charles Loring Brace II and E. Fellows Jenkins of the NY Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children re: Boys Lodging Houses (substantial material)
1902 April 11-23
Box: 20 Folder : 38 Andrew H. Burke to Charles Loring Brace II
1903 January 21
Box: 20 Folder : 39 Anson Phelps-Stokes of Phelps Dodge to Charles Loring Brace II
1904 April 15
Box: 20 Folder : 40 Eleanor C. Morris to Charles Loring Brace II re: Mrs. A. Newbold Morris Fund for Cooking Classes and Tea (typescript)
1906 March 3
Box: 20 Folder : 41 Charles Loring Brace II to William H. Pear, Boston Children's Aid Society
1906 April 23
Box: 20 Folder : 42 Charles Loring Brace II to donor Joseph Osborne - reports of children placed (photocopies sent to CAS in 1988)
1906-1914 and 1988
Box: 20 Folder : 43 Draft of a letter from Charles Loring Brace II to Mrs. A. A. Anderson on the new convalescent home
1909 July 2
Box: 20 Folder : 44 Correspondence between Charles Loring Brace II and William Carmen representing Mrs. D. Willis James
1912 January 18-1916 November 6
Box: 20 Folder : 45 J. Morris Fisher, Superintendent of the Summer Camp for Boys in Denville N.J., to Charles Loring Brace II, re: operations, events, and specific boys' cases at camp
1912 April 16
Box: 20 Folder : 46 Correspondence between Charles Loring Brace II and Arthur C. James
1913 November 5-1918 November 8
Box: 20 Folder : 47 Correspondence between Charles Loring Brace II and Arthur C. James and their representatives
1924 October 10-1927 December 1
Box: 20 Folder : 48 Charles Loring Brace II, his family, and other interested parties re: his declining health, his death, and provisions for his survivors
1933 October 6-1939 May 27 and undated
Box: 20 Folder : 49 Charles Loring Brace II obituary in Tribune (photocopy)
1938 May 26

Sub-Subseries IV.1.C - Owen Lovejoy, Secretary 1928-1935, (material circa 1917-1935)

Scope and Contents

This sub-subseries contains 2 folders of correspondence, memoranda, and a brochure. See Series III.2 for four reports by Owen Lovejoy.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 20 Folder : 50 Material related to Owen Lovejoy, including a pre-CAS brochure (circa 1917) advertising his lectures
1928 June 26-1935 March 6, and circa 1917
Box: 20 Folder : 51 Correspondence between Owen Lovejoy and former wards of the CAS, in search of dramatic and positive stories for 75th anniversary; also memoranda re: this project
1928 July 28-October 6

Sub-Subseries IV.1.D - Arthur Huck, Executive Director 1931-1935, Secretary 1935-1952, Secretary and Executive Director 1952-1959, (material 1917-1959)

Scope and Contents

This sub-subseries contains 13 folders of correspondence and other material from the files of Arthur Huck. Some of the correspondence was forwarded to Arthur Huck or kept by him, but was not addressed to him nor written by him. 3 folders include memoirs or histories by employees of the CAS Marion Withycomb, Charles Conklin, and Bertha Schlegel, written as letters to Huck.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 20 Folder : 52 Correspondence from Superintendent of Nurses, Bureau of Child Hygiene, Dept. of Health to Charles Conklin, forwarded to Arthur Huck
1917 December 11
Box: 20 Folder : 53 Correspondence from Charles Conklin to Dr. Draper, re: History of Kinderfold convalescent home in Chappaqua, and suggestions for improvement, forwarded to Arthur Huck
1920 March 29 and 1938 July 8
Box: 20 Folder : 54 Correspondence between Arthur C. James and his representatives and senior executives of the CAS, from Arthur Huck's files, folder 1 of 3
1928 October 15-1933 December 18
Box: 20 Folder : 55 Correspondence between Arthur C. James and his representatives and senior executives of the CAS, from Arthur Huck's files, folder 2 of 3
1934 November 27-1938 December 21
Box: 20 Folder : 56 Correspondence between Arthur C. James and his representatives and senior executives of the CAS, from Arthur Huck's files, folder 3 of 3
1939 December 12-1941 December 23
Box: 20 Folder : 57 Correspondence re: Westchester putting a road through Elizabeth Milbank Anderson property
1931 March 27-October 30
Box: 20 Folder : 58 Correspondence from the files of Arthur Huck from and regarding Robert Brace
1933 November 3-1939 January 12
Box: 20 Folder : 59 Marion H. Withycomb, Superintendent of Elizabeth Milbank Anderson Home, to Arthur Huck, re: history of the property
1934 December 12
Box: 20 Folder : 60 Charles Conklin to Arthur Huck re: publicity materials
1934, 1936
Box: 20 Folder : 61 G. Dana Younger and William Church Osborn to Arthur Huck re: Jessup Playground
1937 January 6-May 7
Box: 20 Folder : 62 Arthur Huck and Morgan Dix Wheelock to President and Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt and daughter, and 1 note from Eleanor Roosevelt's secretary (4 carbons, and 1 typescript)
1937 July 7-1941 March 24 and 1962 November 9
Box: 20 Folder : 63 Correspondence between former industrial school teacher Bertha Schlegel and Arthur Huck, including her memories
1940 January
Box: 20 Folder : 64 Biographical/Public Relations material related to Arthur Huck on the occasions of his 50th anniversary with CAS and his retirement
1958, 1959

Subseries IV.2 - Office of the President

Scope and Contents

This subseries is divided into 3 sub-subseries:

IV.2.A - William A. Booth, President 1861-1892 (material 1891)

IV.2.B - D. Willis James, President 1893-1901 (material 1896)

IV.2.C - William Church Osborn, President 1902-1949 (material 1902-1951).

There is one piece of correspondence apiece for Booth and James. Osborn is more fully represented.

Sub-Subseries IV.2.A - William A. Booth, President 1861-1892, (material 1891)

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 21 Folder : 1 John S. Kennedy to William A. Booth on the need for a United Charities Building
1891 March 9

Sub-Subseries IV.2.B - D. Willis James, President 1893-1901, (material 1896)

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 21 Folder : 2 D. Willis James to William Waldorf Astor (typescript)
1896 December 4

Sub-Subseries IV.2.C - William Church Osborn, President 1902-1949, (material 1902-1951)

Scope and Contents

The sub-subseries contains correspondence, honorary certificates, and a periodical. It includes a letter signed by Governor Alfred E. Smith.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 21 Folder : 3 William Church Osborn to Emily Wheeler and her reply
1902 August 8 and 22
Box: 21 Folder : 4 Correspondence between William Church Osborn and Grace Dodge, re: $100,000 anonymous donation and plans to build a lodging house (4 letters)
1906 July 4-1907 May 17
Box: 21 Folder : 5 2 certificates presented to William Church Osborn conferring the Order of the Crown of Italy
1907 January 17 and 22
Box: 21 Folder : 6 Correspondence between William Church Osborn and the Consul General of Italy re: Royal Decreee appointing Osborn Officer of Order of the Crown
1907 February 2-May 7
Box: 21 Folder : 7 Joseph Milbank to William Church Osborn, and replies, re: donation to create Elizabeth Milbank Anderson Home
1907 October 11-1908 December 16
Box: 21 Folder : 8 The Democrat, Vol. I No. 7, with William Church Osborn on cover
1916 January
Box: 21 Folder : 9 William Church Osborn to Consul General of Italy, and certificate
1920-1922
Box: 21 Folder : 10 Percy R. Pyne II to William Church Osborn re: P.R. Ideas
1924 November 14
Box: 21 Folder : 11 William Wheelock to William Church Osborn re: lodging houses and a new secretary for CAS
1926 December 1
Box: 21 Folder : 12 Correspondence between Charles Loring Brace II and William Church Osborn re: retirement of Charles Loring Brace II
1927 September 2-December 1
Box: 21 Folder : 13 Charles Loring Brace II to William Church Osborn re: farm school, letter from a farm school graduate, and publicity for farm school
1927 December 18 and 1928 January 11
Box: 21 Folder : 14 William Church Osborn, Arthur Huck, Margaret Fellows, and George Bowdoin to President Franklin D. Roosevelt re: visit to Bowdoin Farm (copies and drafts)
1932 January 7-1935 September 9
Box: 21 Folder : 15 Arthur Huck to William Church Osborn re: the problem of homeless, wandering boys
1933 February 28
Box: 21 Folder : 16 Arthur Huck to William Church Osborn re: recommendations for CAS
1933 November 16
Box: 21 Folder : 17 Newton D. Baker to William Church Osborn
1934 June 16
Box: 21 Folder : 18 Former Governor Alfred E. Smith to William Church Osborn
1933 February 28
Box: 21 Folder : 19 Sara Delano Roosevelt to William Church Osborn
1937 November 13
Box: 21 Folder : 20 William Church Osborn - biographical materials - honors, awards, press, memorial, and obituary
1934-1951 and undated

Subseries IV.3 - Office of the Treasurer/Assistant Treasurer

Scope and Contents

This subseries is divided into 4 sub-subseries:

IV.3.A - John Earl Williams, Treasurer 1853-1876 (material 1870-1877)

IV.3.B - L.W. Holste, Assistant Treasurer 1882-1896 (correspondence 1886-1894) Note: Holste continued at CAS as Correspondent for the Emigration Department 1897-1919, and there is some correspondence to Holste in that capacity as well as more in his capacity as Assistant Treasurer in Series IV.4.C.

IV.3.C - A. Barton Hepburn, Treasurer 1896-1910 (correspondence 1896-1908)

IV.3.D - Edwin G. Merrill, Treasurer 1911-1950 (correspondence, honors, and memorial material 1911-1950)

Note: George S. Coe was Treasurer from 1877-1895. There is no material in Coe's name in this series; however, L.W. Holste was Assistant Treasurer from 1882-1896, and the Coe period is covered by correspondence sent to Holste.

Sub-Subseries IV.3.A - John Earl Williams, Treasurer 1853-1876, (material 1870-1877)

Scope and Contents

The sub-subseries contains three folders of correspondence and photocopied memorial material from 1870-1877, arranged chronologically.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 21 Folder : 21 C. Rose to John Williams Esq. (gift of bonds for the Newboys Lodging House) and architect E.P. Fabbri requesting funds for a project
1870, 1874
Box: 21 Folder : 22 Correspondence and a notice to John Williams re: estates and gifts to CAS
1873, 1874, and undated
Box: 21 Folder : 23 Memorial material regarding John Williams (photocopy)
1877

Sub-Subseries IV.3.B - L.W. Holste, Assistant treasurer 1882-1896, (correspondence 1886-1894)

Scope and Contents

The sub-subseries contains correspondence from 1886-1894, arranged chronologically. George S. Coe was Treasurer from 1877-1895. There is no material in Coe's name in this series; however, L.W. Holste was Assistant Treasurer from 1882-1896, and the Coe period is covered by correspondence sent to Holste.

Holste continued at CAS as Correspondent for the Emigration Department 1897-1919. The material in this sub-subseries covers only Holste's time as Assistant Treasurer. While most of the material relates to Holste's work in this financial capacity, this sub-subseries also contains an 1890 letter by Brace II [to Holste] reflecting on the prospect of becoming Secretary of CAS (folder 26), and Emigration-related correspondence (folder 28). See also IV.4.C for more Holste correspondence as both Assistant Treasurer and as Emigration Correspondent.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 21 Folder : 24 2 letters to L.W. Holste
1886
Box: 21 Folder : 25 2 letters to L.W. Holste
1887, 1889
Box: 21 Folder : 26 Charles Loring Brace II to Louis [L.W. Holste] on the prospect of becoming Secretary of CAS
22 August 1890
Box: 21 Folder : 27 James H. Jones to L.W. Holste (3 letters)
1890, 1893, and undated
Box: 21 Folder : 28 Governor Andrew Burke to L.W. Holste (former ward of CAS who rose to prominence)
1891 April 29
Box: 21 Folder : 29 3 letters to L.W. Holste
1891
Box: 21 Folder : 30 From L.W. Holste to J. N. Newson
1892
Box: 21 Folder : 31 Dr. Hector to L.W. Holste re: inspection of lodging houses
1893 May 31
Box: 21 Folder : 32 4 letters to L.W. Holste
1893, 1894

Sub-Subseries IV.3.C - A. Barton Hepburn, Treasurer 1896-1910, (correspondence 1896-1908)

Scope and Contents

The sub-subseries contains four folders of correspondence, arranged chronologically.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 21 Folder : 33 D. Willis James to A.B. Hepburn (5 letters)
1896 January 24-1897 October 28
Box: 21 Folder : 34 Mary Lord Fairabanks to A.B. Hepburn
1897 March 27
Box: 21 Folder : 35 Correspondence between A.B. Hepburn, Charles Loring Brace II, William Church Osborn, Joseph Milbank and others re: sanitarium on Staten Island (photocopies)
1907 May 16-August 27
Box: 21 Folder : 36 Charles Loring Brace II to A.B. Hepburn re: Chappaqua property which would become Elizabeth Milbank Anderson Home
1908 June 30

Sub-Subseries IV.3.D - Edwin G. Merrill, Treasurer 1911-1950, (material 1911-1950)

Scope and Contents

The sub-subseries contains sixteen folders of correspondence, and one folder of biographical material including obituaries. The folders are arranged chronologically. The correspondence often pertains to real estate. (Note: Upon Edwin G. Merrill's death, his son Edwin K. Merrill took over as Treasurer, becoming Associate Executive Director 1956-1959, and then Secretary of the CAS 1959-1962. Edwin K. Merrill is outside the scope of this collection).

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 21 Folder : 37 Various parties to Edwin G. Merrill, and his replies, re: 104 Suffolk Street mortgage and Five Points House of Industry
1911 April 22-1916 July 24
Box: 21 Folder : 38 Mazie L. Delafield of the Junior Committee et. al. to Edwin G. Merrill re: the closing of the Pike Street School
1911 August 23-1913 April 3
Box: 21 Folder : 39 Dexter, Osborn and Fleming to Edwin G. Merrill re: 53rd Street School property
1914 April 14-October 16
Box: 21 Folder : 40 Dexter, Osborn and Fleming et. al. to Edwin G. Merrill, and his replies, re: sale of summer camp for boys in Denville N.J.
1915 December 4-1917 August 23
Box: 21 Folder : 41 Contracts and correspondence to Edwin G. Merrill re: sale of CAS property to Henry Street Settlement
1916 May 25-July 28
Box: 21 Folder : 42 Charles Loring Brace II (1917), Henry Holt (1921) and Wallace Fairbanks (1923) to Edwin G. Merrill, and various receipts, replies and other correspondence, re: Italian Government Donations to CAS
1917-1923
Box: 21 Folder : 43 Robert S. Osborne of U.S. Trust Co. and Hospital Holding Corp. to Edwin G. Merrill, and his replies
1919 September 29-1926 December 1
Box: 21 Folder : 44 George Whittlesey to Edwin G. Merrill, and his replies, re: sale of 256-8 Mott Street
1920 January 29-May 26
Box: 21 Folder : 45 [Edwin G. Merrill] to Sinclair Hamilton re: donation of bungalows to Elizabeth Milbank Anderson Home (typescript)
1921 April 22
Box: 21 Folder : 46 George Whittlesey et. al. to Edwin G. Merrill re: sale of CAS property on 35th Street to YMHA
1921 September 23-1923 October 30
Box: 21 Folder : 47 Misc. real estate correspondence re: Bronx and White Plains from the files of Edwin G. Merrill
1922 July 24-1924 January 5
Box: 21 Folder : 48 Charles Loring Brace II to Edwin G. Merrill re: executive salaries (correspondence and memo)
1922 July 26 and 27
Box: 21 Folder : 49 George Whittlesey to Edwin G. Merrill, and his replies, re: sale of 442 W. 23rd Street
1923 January 23-March 8
Box: 21 Folder : 50 CAS Agent R.D. Neill to Edwin G. Merrill, and his replies to Neill and to Wallace Fairbank, re: a boy
1924 October 10-1925 January 20
Box: 21 Folder : 51 George Whittlesey to Edwin G. Merrill, and his replies, re: sale of CAS property on West 12th Street
1930 September 23-November 11
Box: 21 Folder : 52 George Whittlesey to Edwin G. Merrill re: Rhinelander School for Crippled Children (photocopy)
1931 January 14
Box: 21 Folder : 53 Edwin G. Merrill, Treasurer and Trustee 1910-1950, Memorial and Obituary Material
1950 January 17-February 14

Subseries IV.4 - Mixed Officers and Other Executives

Scope and Contents

This subseries is divided into 4 sub-subseries:

IV.4.A - Robert N. Brace, Superintendent of the Emigration/Placing-Out Department (materials 1903-1938)

IV.4.B - R.D. Neill, CAS Visiting and Placing Agent (volume 1899-1900)

IV.4.C - Mixed Correspondence by CAS Officers and Other CAS Executives 1891-1939

IV.4.D - Trustees

Sub-Subseries IV.4.A - Robert N. Brace, Superintendent of the Emigration/Placing-Out Department 1895-1930, (material 1903-1938)

Scope and Contents

Robert N. Brace was the younger son of founder Charles Loring Brace, and brother of Charles Loring Brace II. He worked for the CAS as an Agent of the Emigration/Placing-Out Department beginning in 1895, and then as its Superintendent, from 1901-1930. The sub-subseries contains 3 scant folders of correspondence and one folder of posthumous biographical material arranged chronologically. Much more correspondence to Robert N. Brace can be found in the case files of the Emigration/Placing-Out Department, Series XI.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 22 Folder : 1 Correspondence to Robert N. Brace
1904 April 12
Box: 22 Folder : 2 Robert N. Brace to CAS Agent Rev. H.D. Clarke (photocopies)
1908, 1923
Box: 22 Folder : 3 Pat Allen (sheriff and former CAS ward) to Robert N. Brace
1936 September 18
Box: 22 Folder : 4 Robert N. Brace - Posthumous memorial material and biographies by Margaret Fellows and Virginia Gross Goodman
1938 and undated

Sub-Subseries IV.4.B - R.D. Neill, CAS Visiting and Placing Agent 1900-1924, (volume 1899-1900)

Scope and Contents

R.D. Neill worked for the CAS as a visiting and placing agent from 1900-1924. This sub-subseries contains one volume of his outgoing correspondence, October 1899-January 1900, on delicate transfer paper. The volume contains personal and business letters composed immediately before Neill was employed by CAS. More material related to Neill can be found in his memoir in Series V.2 and in the case files of the Emigration/Placing-Out Department, Series XI.

Container 1     Title Date
Volume: 43 Correspondence of R.D. Neill
1899 October-1900 January

Sub-Subseries IV.4.C - Mixed Correspondence by CAS Officers and Other CAS Executives , 1891-1939

Scope and Contents

This series includes one disbound volume of outgoing correspondence 1891-1908 by Secretary Charles Loring Brace II, Assistant Treasurer L.W. Holste, A. Schlegel, Superintendent of Schools Moore Dupuy, Cashier H.J. Holt, and E.H. Opitz. The correspondence pertains to CAS industrial schools and other matters. Following the disbound volume, the series consists of 12 folders of mixed CAS correspondence 1874-1939

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 22 Folder : 5 Outgoing correspondence, disbound volume
1891-1894
Box: 22 Folder : 6 Outgoing correspondence, disbound volume
1895-1897
Box: 22 Folder : 7 Outgoing correspondence, disbound volume
1897
Box: 22 Folder : 8 Outgoing correspondence, disbound volume
1898
Box: 22 Folder : 9 Outgoing correspondence, disbound volume
1898-1900
Box: 22 Folder : 10 Outgoing correspondence, disbound volume
1901-1908
Box: 22 Folder : 11 Correspondence between Assistant Secretary Macy and members of Society of St. Vincent de Paul re: ward Eddie Nugent
1874
Box: 22 Folder : 12 G.V. Wenner and Annie W. Strathern to Mr. Skinner re: dispute involving 18th Ward School
1886 November 8 and 16
Box: 22 Folder : 13 Matilda Bruce to CAS Trustees, donating $75,000 for what became Sullivan Street School
1891 March 14
Box: 22 Folder : 14 unnamed CAS executive to Mrs. Astor - list of boys placed with her funds
1894 December 27
Box: 22 Folder : 15 H.E. Stevens to Cashier H.J. Holt re: donations to Mott Street (3 letters)
1897 November 17-December 10
Box: 22 Folder : 16 C.A. Forman to Cashier H.J. Holt reporting donations to Sullivan Street (5 letters)
1897 November 19-December 13
Box: 22 Folder : 17 Jacob Riis to Emigration Correspondent L.W. Holste, original and typescript copy
1898 August 15
Box: 22 Folder : 18 unnamed CAS officer to Frank B. Colton on how to run a boys' club
1906
Box: 22 Folder : 19 Mixed Executives of CAS (Brace II, Osborn, Hepburn) with Joseph Milbank re: acquisition of Staten Island site
1907 May-August
Box: 22 Folder : 20 Charles Conklin, CAS Medical Director, to Margaret Fellows, CAS Publicity Director, on the inability of CAS convalescent homes to care for children from other organizations or over entire summers
1930 May 20-21
Box: 22 Folder : 21 Marian H. Withycomb, Superintendent of Elizabeth Milbank Anderson Home, to Andrew Spinner, re: property line and other matters
1932 May 21
Box: 22 Folder : 22 Mrs. Herbert A. Lehman (wife of Governor) to Mrs. Howard Ogden Wood Jr.
1939 December 5
Box: 22 Folder : 23 Misc. Correspondence
1876, 1935

Sub-Subseries IV.4.D - Trustees

Scope and Contents

This sub-subseries includes correspondence, obituaries, and other materials related to trustees of the CAS whose terms of service began in the years between 1867 and 1936. The folders are arranged chronologically according to the year the trustee began serving on the board of CAS. The material in the folders spans the years 1900-1971. For photographs of trustees and their wives, see Series XIII.1.

Note: Evert Jansen Wendell (folder 25) was a trustee who took a particularly active and direct role with children in the CAS, serving as a mentor for many boys through his work on the Farm School, Lodging House, and Emigration Committee. He is well represented in other parts of the collection, notably in many photographs and tintypes in the case files of Series XI.3, in photographs of Trustees and of the Emigration and Placing-Out program in Series XIII, in documents in Series IX.2 regarding the Wendell Boys Club and memorial fund, and with an album of photographs he assembled after a trip to Cuba in Series XIII.6

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 22 Folder : 24 Theodore Roosevelt Sr., Trustee 1867-1878 and James Roosevelt, trustee 1878-1911; Correspondence James Roosevelt to William Church Osborn; Jacob Riis article and photocopied information on Theodore Roosevelt Sr.
1900 and undated
Box: 22 Folder : 25 Evert Jansen Wendell, Trustee 1902-1917, Materials incl. deathbed letter transcript and materials of Wendell Memorial Fund
1900-1919
Box: 22 Folder : 26 William H. Wheelock Trustee 1906-1940, CAS Vice President 1927-40
1942
Box: 22 Folder : 27 Eugene H. Pool, M.D., Trustee 1910-1949
1941-1949
Box: 22 Folder : 28 Cornelius Agnew, Trustee 1914-1915
1954
Box: 22 Folder : 29 George T. Bowdoin, Trustee 1924-1966, CAS Vice President 1939-1940
1942-1967
Box: 22 Folder : 30 Wolcott G. Lane, Trustee 1925-1947
1948-1956
Box: 22 Folder : 31 George de Forest Lord, Trustee 1925-1950, CAS Vice President 1942-1949, President 1949-1950
1950-1951
Box: 22 Folder : 32 Dunlevy Milbank, Trustee 1925-1959
1925-1963
Box: 22 Folder : 33 William H. Osborn, Trustee 1925-1971
1946-1971
Box: 22 Folder : 34 William E. Hall, Trustee 1929-1959
1931-1961
Box: 22 Folder : 35 Robert L. Hoguet, Trustee 1936-1954 , Treasurer 1956-1957
1957-1969

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Series V - Diaries, Memoirs, and Historical Sketches by CAS Employees, circa 1853-circa 1980s

Arrangement

This series is arranged in 3 subseries:

V.1 - Diaries and Journals of Agents of the CAS circa 1853-circa 1865

V.2 - Short Memoirs by CAS executives and employees

V.3 - Historical sketches and chronologies of the CAS

Subseries V.1 - Diaries and Journals of Agents of the CAS, circa 1853- circa 1865

Scope and Contents

This subseries contains 11 volumes of diaries/journals written by the earliest CAS Agents in the course of their work, and a transcription of a portion of another journal. The diaries are arranged chronologically. See also the diary of Charles Loring Brace in Series IV.1A for another diary from this period.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Volume: 44 Daily Journal [of Mr. Smith], 18 May [1853] - 8 November [1853] (and a transcription)
circa 1853, May 18-November 8
Volume: 45 Day Book by Unknown CAS Agent
1854 February 4-September 9
Volume: 46 Daily Journal for 1855 [Detailed events at Newsboys Lodging House] [by E.P. Smith]
1855 January 1-1856 January 28
Volume: 47 Incidents and Sketches Among the Newsboys, Part III [by W. Colopy Desmond]
1855 September 6-November 22
Volume: 48 Incidents and Sketches Among the Newsboys, Part IV [by W. Colopy Desmond]
1855 November 22-1856 February 11
Volume: 49 Incidents and Sketches Among the Newsboys, Part V [by W. Colopy Desmond] and transcript
1856 February 18-May 7
Volume: 50 Sketches and Incidents in the Office of the Children's Aid Society, Part the First, by W.C.D. [W. Colopy Desmond]
1857 January 1-1859 March 14
Volume: 51 Daily Journal of Unknown CAS Agent
1857 April 28-1858 January
Volume: 52 Dayly [sic] Journal of Henry Friedgen, 1 January 1858-7 December 1859
1858 January 1-1859 December 7
Volume: 53 Daily Journal of L.P. Atwood
1859 October 6-1860 February 14
Volume: 54 Daily Journal of William P. Price
1863 May 20-circa 1865 March 27
Box: 23 Folder : 1 Transcription of the Daily Journal of William A. Doolittle Jr. "Visitations Among the Poor and Destitute in Brooklyn for the Children's Aid Society of N.Y." (location of original unknown)
1864 October 3-11

Subseries V.2 - Short Memoirs by CAS Executives and Employees, 1853-1938

Scope and Contents

This subseries contains 8 folders of memoirs, in the form of typed memoirs, letters, a pamphlet, a transcribed oral history, and a transcribed speech, giving first person accounts of working for the CAS 1853-1938. The materials were written 1913-circa 1980's, and are arranged chronologically by the date they were produced.(For additional memoirs, please see correspondence to Arthur Huck in Series IV.1.D)

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 23 Folder : 2 William L. King Recollections of the Formation of the Society, handwritten document and photocopy
undated, before 1890
Box: 23 Folder : 3 Transcription of a letter from Western CAS Agent Anna Laura Hill to her mother, describing a dramatic event while doing CAS work in Iowa (photocopy)
1913 April 2
Box: 23 Folder : 4 Pamphlet: "The Willing Workers 1871-1921" - memoir of Annie Strathern, CAS teacher and principal affiliated with the German School (272 E. 2nd St.) and Girls' Industrial School (120 W. 16th St.), among others
circa 1921
Box: 23 Folder : 5 Memoirs of R.D. Neill, placing-out agent, original typescript and photocopy
circa 1924
Box: 23 Folder : 6 Clara Comstock, placing-out agent, memoir/address to CAS staff, and Helen Baxter's introductory remarks. Also a letter from Clara Comstock (poor photocopy) on her experiences
1935 and circa 1931 or 1932
Box: 23 Folder : 7 Memoir by Dr. Charles Conklin, Medical Director (2 pages of original missing, but complete photocopy)
1940 February 21
Box: 23 Folder : 8 Memoir by Pauline Robinson on history of Monday Sewing Class (photocopy only)
1957 March 21
Box: 23 Folder : 9 Oral history told by Helen Cole, Director of Foster Home Department 1924-1938
circa 1980's

Subseries V.3 - Historical Sketches of the CAS

Scope and Contents

This subseries contains 8 folders of short histories and chronologies of CAS events. They may have been composed either to provide internal reference and institutional memory, or as drafts for eventual inclusion in annual reports, appeals, or other public relations documents, although the intended purpose of each document is not clear. Most folders contain several histories. In contrast to the previous subseries of personal memoirs, the authors of the historical sketches are unknown.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 23 Folder : 10 Histories of the Children's Aid Society (4 documents)
1860-1908
Box: 23 Folder : 11 "A Brief Sketch of the CAS" unfinished draft, 57 pages
circa 1907
Box: 23 Folder : 12 "Notes on Interview with Dr. Conklin" (a history of the Sick Children's Mission/Medical Department)
circa 1923-1930
Box: 23 Folder : 13 Histories of the CAS as it relates to Horatio Alger (2 documents)
1928, 1938
Box: 23 Folder : 14 Histories of the Children's Aid Society (3 documents)
1935-1938
Box: 23 Folder : 15 Chronologies of CAS Property and Facilities
undated and circa 1953
Box: 23 Folder : 16 Histories of the Children's Aid Society (2 documents)
1958 and circa 1950's
Box: 23 Folder : 17 Histories of the Children's Aid Society (2 documents)
undated

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Series VI - Financial and Fund-Raising Records, 1853-1963

Arrangement

This series is divided into four subseries:

VI.1 - Fund-Raising Records

VI.2 - General Business Documents

VI.3 - Volumes

VI.4 - Volumes. Supplement. (Added in July 2018)

The records in this series were generated in the main offices of the CAS and document the general financial operations of the CAS; for records of finances related to and produced by individual facilities, see Series IX. Materials are arranged chronologically within each subseries.

Subseries VI.1, Fund-Raising Records, contains diverse types of material, including appeals, pamphlets, brochures, invitations, books, case studies, and correspondence, and is subdivided into three sub-subseries. The first two sub-subseries include material generated by the CAS, and the third sub-subseries includes material received and collected by the CAS.

Subseries VI.2, General Business Documents, includes one box of miscellaneous folders and two boxes of file cards detailing payroll at CAS centers 1907-1938.

Subseries VI.3, Volumes, consists of 207 volumes that were in the originally accumulated and processed collection.

Subseries VI.4, Volumes - Supplement, consists of 310 volumes added to the original collection in July 2018.

(Since Annual Reports and other reports produced for the public were also designed to generate donations, see also Series III for examples of that type of fund-raising document).

Subseries VI.1 - Fund-Raising Records, 1853-1949

Scope and Contents

This subseries is divided into 3 sub-subseries:

VI.1.A - Appeals, Pamphlets, Brochures, Invitations, and Books sent to donors, arranged chronologically 1854-1949 and undated

VI.1.B - Appeals and Case Studies from the files of Margaret Fellows, appeals and publicity director, arranged by facility 1931-1945 (Margaret Fellows collected stories of children's cases and used them to encourage donations)

VI.1.C - Donation Correspondence (includes letters, notes, and business cards), 1864-1885

Sub-Subseries VI.1.A: Appeals, Pamphlets, Brochures, Invitations, and Books sent to donors, 1853-1949 and undated

Scope and Contents

The sub-subseries contains appeals, pamphlets, brochures, invitations, and books sent to donors, arranged chronologically 1854-1949 and undated. Pamphlets produced for clients may be found in Series IX, and Series X, arranged according to the facilities or programs that produced them.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 24 Folder : 1 Donation/subscription form with overview of first year of CAS accomplishments
1854
Box: 24 Folder : 2 Invitation to first anniversary celebration
1854
Box: 24 Folder : 3 Appeal to churches
1861 January 25
Box: 24 Folder : 4 3 appeals, 1868 and undated
1868, circa 1855-1862, circa 1870-1872
Box: 24 Folder : 5 Appeal to raise funds for a lodging house for boys on E. 11th Street [Eleventh Ward Lodging House]
circa 1870
Box: 24 Folder : 6 Christmas appeals and replies (2)
1874
Box: 24 Folder : 7 Appeal with reply
1876
Box: 24 Folder : 8 Christmas appeal
1879
Box: 24 Folder : 9 Christmas appeals and replies (7)
1880
Box: 24 Folder : 10 Appeal in German
1880
Box: 24 Folder : 11 Appeals with treasurer's calculations on reverse
1880
Box: 24 Folder : 12 Christmas appeals and replies
1884
Box: 24 Folder : 13 Christmas appeal
1890
Box: 24 Folder : 14 Offer of sale of lantern photographs by Charles Loring Brace II to fund CAS programs
circa 1894-1917
Box: 24 Folder : 15 Appeals for donations to summer charities
1896
Box: 24 Folder : 16 Christmas appeal
1896
Box: 24 Folder : 17 Receipt for donation
1901
Box: 24 Folder : 18 Invitation to an exhibition of the work of the children of the Industrial Schools
1903
Box: 24 Folder : 19 Draft of appeal
circa 1904
Box: 24 Folder : 20 Pamphlet (fund-raising): Fresh Air programs of CAS
1905
Box: 24 Folder : 21 Pamphlet: Christmas appeal
1906
Box: 24 Folder : 22 Pamphlet: Christmas appeal
1909
Box: 24 Folder : 23 Fund-raising pamphlet, general
1910
Box: 24 Folder : 24 Fund-raising letter
1910 May 16
Box: 24 Folder : 25 Book to raise funds for Kip's Bay Boys' Club
1919
Box: 24 Folder : 26 Pamphlets requesting donations to send newsboys to summer camp (2 pamphlets - photocopies only)
circa 1919-1920
Box: 24 Folder : 27 Pamphlet (fund-raising): Kip's Bay Boys' Club
1920 November
Box: 24 Folder : 28 "A Co-Operative Venture in Boy Guidance": Book to raise funds for Kip's Bay Boys' Club
1924
Box: 24 Folder : 29 Fund-raising pamphlet, general
1924
Box: 24 Folder : 30 Pamphlet (fund-raising): Nutrition Program
circa 1920's
Box: 24 Folder : 31 Pamphlet (fund-raising): Nutrition Program
circa 1920's
Box: 24 Folder : 32 Program for Trustees' Dinner
1928 December 11
Box: 24 Folder : 33 Book to raise funds to turn Bowdoin Farm into a summer camp
circa 1928-1935
Box: 24 Folder : 34 Book to raise funds to turn Bowdoin Farm into a summer camp: "An Adventure in Child Saving"
circa 1928-1935
Box: 24 Folder : 35 Book to raise funds for Kip's Bay Boys' Club and fund raising letter to accompany it
1930
Box: 24 Folder : 36 Book to raise funds for West Side Children's Center (2)
circa 1928-1935
Box: 24 Folder : 37 Fund-raising pamphlet for Bowdoin Camp
1931
Box: 24 Folder : 38 Fund-raising pamphlet
circa 1931-1949
Box: 24 Folder : 39 Christmas appeal
circa 1931-1949
Box: 24 Folder : 40 "The Forgotten Boy" - Booklet to raise funds for Newsboys House and Farm Training (2 copies - very fragile - and photocopy)
1933
Box: 24 Folder : 41 "Between Two Fairs" - General Fund-Raising Pamphlet
1939
Box: 24 Folder : 42 "Meet a Foster Father" - Fund-Raising Pamphlet for Foster Home Dept.
1939
Box: 24 Folder : 43 "Off Harlem's Streets" - Book to Raise Funds for Harlem Boys' Club
1940
Box: 24 Folder : 44 "Our Most Defenseless Americans" - Fund-Raising Pamphlet, Homeless Children's Committee
1941
Box: 24 Folder : 45 CAS Charity Stamps, AKA "Cinderella Stamps", - Seals for promotional/fund-raising purpose
1943-1949
Box: 24 Folder : 46 "Life Without Mother" - Fund-Raising Pamphlet, 10th Anniversary of Homemaker Services
circa 1943
Box: 24 Folder : 47 Invitation to Exhibition and Gala for Homemaker Service Fundraiser
1949
Box: 24 Folder : 48 Contribution card for donors to Bowdoin Farm
circa 1929-1940's

Sub-Subseries VI.1.B: Appeals and Case Stories from the files of Margaret Fellows, 1935-1945

Scope and Contents

The sub-subseries contains appeals and case stories from the files of Margaret Fellows, Appeals and Publicity Director, arranged alphabetically by facility 1935-1945. Margaret Fellows collected stories of children in the care of the CAS and used the stories to publicize the CAS' good results and encourage donations. Some of the folders contain appeals and case studies; others have only case studies.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 24 Folder : 49 Brace and Bowdoin Farm - appeals and case studies (includes photo)
1935-1942 and undated
Box: 24 Folder : 50 Convalescent Homes - appeals and case studies
1937-1948 and undated
Box: 24 Folder : 51 Counseling and Employment Services - case studies
1938-1942 and undated
Box: 24 Folder : 52 Foster Home Dept. - appeals and case studies (includes photo)
1935-1946 and undated
Box: 24 Folder : 53 Housekeeper Service - case studies
1938
Box: 24 Folder : 54 James Center - case studies
1939-1941
Box: 24 Folder : 55 Jones Center - case studies
1939-1947 and undated
Box: 24 Folder : 56 Harlem Center - case studies
1938-1939
Box: 24 Folder : 57 Lower West Side (Sullivan Street) Center - case studies
1939-1947
Box: 24 Folder : 58 Newsboys Lodging House - case studies
1938 and undated
Box: 24 Folder : 59 Walkill Camp - case studies
1941-1945 and undated
Box: 24 Folder : 60 West Side Center, incl. West Side Service for Servicemen and Women - case studies
1942-1944 and undated
Box: 24 Folder : 61 miscellaneous cases
1941-1945 and undated

Sub-Subseries VI.1.C: Donation Correspondence, 1864-1885

Scope and Contents

The sub-subseries consists of 9 boxes of letters, notes, and business cards which accompanied donations to the CAS from 1864-1885. Some years are not represented. The correspondence was originally glued or posted into volumes. The volumes have been disbound, and the glue and backing have been removed from the correspondence. The correspondence is arranged chronologically.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 25 Folder : 1 Donation Correspondence
1864 February-1865 July
Box: 25 Folder : 2 Donation Correspondence
1865 December
Box: 25 Folder : 3 Donation Correspondence
circa 1865-1866
Box: 25 Folder : 4 Donation Correspondence
1866 January-April
Box: 25 Folder : 5 Donation Correspondence
1867 December-1868 January
Box: 25 Folder : 6 Donation Correspondence
1867 December-1868 February
Box: 25 Folder : 7 Donation Correspondence
1867 December-1868 February
Box: 25 Folder : 8 Donation Correspondence
1867 December-1868 March
Box: 25 Folder : 9 Donation Correspondence
1868 January-February
Box: 25 Folder : 10 Donation Correspondence
1868 March-July
Box: 25 Folder : 11 Donation Correspondence and Alphabetical Key to donation Correspondence December 1867-October 1868
1868 July-October
Box: 26 Folder : 1 Donation Correspondence
1869 August-December
Box: 26 Folder : 2 Donation Correspondence
1870 January
Box: 26 Folder : 3 Donation Correspondence
1870 February
Box: 26 Folder : 4 Donation Correspondence
1870 March
Box: 26 Folder : 5 Donation Correspondence
1870 April-May
Box: 26 Folder : 6 Donation Correspondence
1870 June-November
Box: 26 Folder : 7 Donation Correspondence
1870 December
Box: 26 Folder : 8 Donation Correspondence
1870 December
Box: 26 Folder : 9 Donation Correspondence
1870 December
Box: 26 Folder : 10 Donation Correspondence
undated, circa 1870
Box: 27 Folder : 1 Donation Correspondence
1871 January
Box: 27 Folder : 2 Donation Correspondence
1871 January
Box: 27 Folder : 3 Donation Correspondence
1871 February
Box: 27 Folder : 4 Donation Correspondence
1871 March
Box: 27 Folder : 5 Donation Correspondence
1871 April-May
Box: 27 Folder : 6 Alphabetical key to donation correspondence and cover of volume that bound correspondence
1870 November-1871 May
Box: 27 Folder : 7 Alphabetical key to donation correspondence and cover of volume that bound correspondence
1870 December-1871 January
Box: 27 Folder : 8 Donation Correspondence
1872
Box: 27 Folder : 9 Donation Correspondence
1873 August-November
Box: 28 Folder : 1 Donation Correspondence
1873 December
Box: 28 Folder : 2 Donation Correspondence
1873 December
Box: 28 Folder : 3 Donation Correspondence
1873 December
Box: 28 Folder : 4 Donation Correspondence
1873 December
Box: 28 Folder : 5 Donation Correspondence
1873 December
Box: 28 Folder : 6 Alphabetical key to donation correspondence and cover of volume that bound correspondence
1873 August-December
Box: 29 Folder : 1 Donation Correspondence
1874 February
Box: 29 Folder : 2 Donation Correspondence
1874 March
Box: 29 Folder : 3 Donation Correspondence
1874 April-May
Box: 29 Folder : 4 Donation Correspondence
1874 June
Box: 29 Folder : 5 Donation Correspondence
1874 July
Box: 29 Folder : 6 Donation Correspondence
1874 September
Box: 29 Folder : 7 Donation Correspondence
1874 October-November
Box: 29 Folder : 8 Donation Correspondence
1874 December
Box: 29 Folder : 9 Donation Correspondence
1874 December
Box: 29 Folder : 10 Alphabetical key to donation correspondence and cover of volume that bound correspondence
1874
Box: 30 Folder : 1 Donation Correspondence
1876 June-July
Box: 30 Folder : 2 Donation Correspondence
1876 July-October
Box: 30 Folder : 3 Donation Correspondence
1876 October-December
Box: 30 Folder : 4 Donation Correspondence
1876 December
Box: 30 Folder : 5 Donation Correspondence
1876 December
Box: 30 Folder : 6 Donation Correspondence
1876 December
Box: 30 Folder : 7 Alphabetical key to donation correspondence and cover of volume that bound correspondence
1876 June-December
Box: 31 Folder : 1 Donation Correspondence
1879 June-August
Box: 31 Folder : 2 Donation Correspondence
1879 September-November
Box: 31 Folder : 3 Donation Correspondence
1879 December
Box: 31 Folder : 4 Donation Correspondence
1879 December
Box: 31 Folder : 5 Donation Correspondence
1879 December
Box: 31 Folder : 6 Donation Correspondence
undated, circa 1879
Box: 31 Folder : 7 Donation Correspondence, disbound volume, alphabetical A-C
1880 December-1881 January
Box: 31 Folder : 8 Donation Correspondence, disbound volume, alphabetical D-J
1880 December-1881 January
Box: 32 Folder : 1 Donation Correspondence, disbound volume, alphabetical K-Q
1880 December-1881 January
Box: 32 Folder : 2 Donation Correspondence, disbound volume, alphabetical R-Z
1880 December-1881 January
Box: 32 Folder : 3 Donation Correspondence, disbound volume, alphabetical A-C
1881 January 15-December 1
Box: 32 Folder : 4 Donation Correspondence, disbound volume, alphabetical D-J
1881 January 15-December 1
Box: 32 Folder : 5 Donation Correspondence, disbound volume, alphabetical K-Q
1881 January 15-December 1
Box: 32 Folder : 6 Donation Correspondence, disbound volume, alphabetical R-Z
1881 January 15-December 1
Box: 33 Folder : 1 Donation Correspondence
1883-1884
Box: 33 Folder : 2 Donation Correspondence
December 1884
Box: 33 Folder : 3 Donation Correspondence
December 1884
Box: 33 Folder : 4 Donation Correspondence
December 1884
Box: 33 Folder : 5 Donation Correspondence
December 1884
Box: 33 Folder : 6 Donation Correspondence
December 1884
Box: 33 Folder : 7 Donation Correspondence
December 1884
Box: 33 Folder : 8 Donation Correspondence
1885 January-February

Subseries VI.2 - General Business Documents, 1864-1938 and undated

Scope and Contents

This subseries consists of 1 box of miscellaneous documents, including some loose pages separated from bound volumes, relating to financial matters such as donations, expenses, payroll, and other matters, 1864-1936 and undated, arranged chronologically, followed by 2 boxes (boxes 35 and 36) of 5x8 index cards detailing employee salaries at CAS centers, September 1907-June 1938, arranged in their original order. The original order is as follows: Box 35 contains cards detailing Teachers' Payroll September 1907-February 1926 in reverse chronological order. Box 36 contains cards detailing teacher's payroll March-1926-July 1932 in reverse chronological order, followed by payroll from the Columbus Hill Center November 1928-Augsut 1930, followed by Mr. Johnson's Department payrolls March 1931-June 1938, and finally Mr. Gilson's Department Payrolls January 1934-June 1938

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 34 Folder : 1 Subscriptions to furnish the Lodging House for Needle-Women to save women from brothels
circa 1853-1900
Box: 34 Folder : 2 Disbound subscription book: Donations to 5th Ward (Franklin St.) Industrial School
1864-1867
Box: 34 Folder : 3 Vouchers for 5 payments - CAS to J.E. Hussey
1868 March
Box: 34 Folder : 4 Expenses 1874 - list of salaries, rent, construction, etc.
1874
Box: 34 Folder : 5 Miscellaneous Financial Statements
1875
Box: 34 Folder : 6 Donation Book: "Garfield Fund 1881"
1881
Box: 34 Folder : 7 List of annual salaries of CAS employees, along with their titles, date starting at CAS, and age
1882
Box: 34 Folder : 8 Miscellaneous Financial Correspondence
1884
Box: 34 Folder : 9 Cards listing CAS staff (including executives), titles and salaries, in alphabetical order A-F and V-W
1890-1931
Box: 34 Folder : 10 Loose page [from a donation book]
1891-1892
Box: 34 Folder : 11 I.O.U.s
1904-1906
Box: 34 Folder : 12 List of payments by City of NY to CAS lodging houses and schools
1904-1912
Box: 34 Folder : 13 Checkbook balance books
1906
Box: 34 Folder : 14 Cancelled checks
1906
Box: 34 Folder : 15 Cancelled checks
1907
Box: 34 Folder : 16 Bills for months of October and December 1907, Special Account, the City of NY to the CAS, for the support and training of homeless boys and girls
1907 November 13 and 1908 January 14
Box: 34 Folder : 17 I.O.U.s "Promises to Pay - Unpaid"
1908-1911
Box: 34 Folder : 18 Stock certificates: Bedford Farmers' Cooperative Association, and notice of liquidation
1911, 1918
Box: 34 Folder : 19 Disbound pages from "Pool" account ledger
1914 October-1916 December
Box: 34 Folder : 20 "Personal Ledger Balances" (disbound "personal ledger #8")
1920 July-1923 November
Box: 34 Folder : 21 Journal entry pages (2)
1936
Volume: 35 Teachers Payroll Index Cards
1907 September-1926 February
Volume: 36 Payroll Index Cards
1926 March-1938 June

Subseries VI.3 - Volumes , 1853-1938 and undated

Scope and Contents

This large subseries consists of 207 volumes, including ledgers, cash books, disbursement books, donation and subscription books, volumes of receipts, recapitulations, and payroll/personnel volumes. They are arranged chronologically, 1853-1938 and undated. Undated volumes are arranged at the end of the subseries. All volumes are general financial volumes, generated in the main offices of the CAS and documenting the general financial operations of the CAS; financial volumes by and about individual facilities may be found in Facilities Series IX. see Subseries VI.4 for additional related volumes added to the collection in July 2018.

Container 1     Title Date
Volume: 55 Charles Loring Brace's Account Book
1853 December - 1856 August
Volume: 56 Charles Loring Brace's Cash Receipts and Disbursements
1853-1855
Volume: 57 Expenses
1853-1857
Volume: 58 Collectors Book - Children's Aid Society
1854
Volume: 59 Record of Payments to Staff for Salary and Expenses
March 1854-June 1860
Volume: 60 Charles Loring Brace's Cash Receipts and Disbursements
1853-1863
Volume: 61 Bonds
1855-1905
Volume: 62 Charles Loring Brace's Account Book
1856-1867
Volume: 63 Accounts Payable, by Facility
1862-1868
Volume: 64 Office Receipts and Disbursements
1862-1873
Volume: 65 Charles Loring Brace's Cash Receipts and Disbursements
1863-1870
Volume: 66 Requests for Shoes and Clothing from Schools and Lodging Houses, pasted over Cash Accounts
1864-1866
Volume: 67 Subscriptions
1864-1867
Volume: 68 Subscriptions
1864-1869
Volume: 69 Subscriptions
1864-1869
Volume: 70 Special Funds, Children's Aid Society
1864-1914
Volume: 71 Receipt for Subscriptions Paid to Mr. Macy
1866-1873
Volume: 72 Subscriptions 1866-1873
1866-1873
Volume: 73 Subscriptions 1866-1873
1866-1873
Volume: 74 Subscriptions 1866-1873
1866-1873
Volume: 75 Subscriptions 1866-1873
1866-1873
Volume: 76 Subscriptions 1866-1873
1866-1873
Volume: 77 Subscriptions 1866-1873
1866-1873
Volume: 78 Expenses by Facility
February 1867-January 1868
Volume: 79 Charles Loring Brace's Account Book

Scope and Contents Note

Appears to continue in Volume 459.

1867-1873
Volume: 80 Ledger, by Facility and Individuals
1868-1869
Volume: 81 General Ledger (Journal)
December 1868-October 1875
Volume: 82 Subscriptions
1868-1878
Volume: 83 J.E. Williams, Treasurer, Donations
1870
Volume: 84 Disbursements
1870-1871
Volume: 85 Expenses by Facility 1870-1871
1870-1871
Volume: 86 Subscriptions 1870-1880
1870-1880
Volume: 87 J. Macy's Donations - Office
1871
Volume: 88 Disbursements to Facilities, written by or property of Charles Loring Brace
1872
Volume: 89 Expenses by Facility
1872-1873
Volume: 90 Cash Book
1872-1874
Volume: 91 Cash Book
1872-1874
Volume: 92 Cash Receipts and Expenses
1872-1886
Volume: 93 J. E. Williams Report of Donations
1873-1874
Volume: 94 Disbursements
1873-1874
Volume: 95 Payments
1873-1885
Volume: 96 J. Macy's Report of Donations
1874
Volume: 97 Donations
1874
Volume: 98 Donations
1874
Volume: 99 Gifts in Kind (clothing etc)
1874-1876
Volume: 100 Subscriptions
1874-1877
Volume: 101 Subscriptions
1874-1878
Volume: 102 Subscriptions
1874-1878
Volume: 103 Subscriptions
1874-1879
Volume: 104 Subscriptions
1874-1879
Volume: 105 Subscriptions
1874-1879
Volume: 106 Subscriptions
1874-1879
Volume: 107 Subscriptions
1874-1879
Volume: 108 Subscriptions
1874-1879
Volume: 109 Subscriptions
1874-1880
Volume: 110 Subscriptions
1874-1880
Volume: 111 Recapitulation and Comparative Statement
1874-1881
Volume: 112 Record of Office Donations
1875-1876
Volume: 113 Treasurer's Report of Donations
1876-1877
Volume: 114 Report of Office Donations
1876-1877
Volume: 115 Expenses, by Facility
1877-1878
Volume: 116 Accounts Payable by Facility
1877-1884
Volume: 117 Payments and Receipts
1877-1889
Volume: 118 Cash Book
1878-1879
Volume: 119 Donations
1879
Volume: 120 Expenses by Facility
1879-1880
Volume: 121 "Financial Committee Book" - Monthly Accounts of the CAS audited by George Cabotward and AB Stone
1879 December-1890 November
Volume: 122 Recapitulation (Expenses by Facility)
1880-1881
Volume: 123 Donations
1880-1881
Volume: 124 Clothing Donations
1880-1883
Volume: 125 Cash Book
1880-1885
Volume: 126 Cash Book
1881-1882
Volume: 127 Recapitulation (Expenses by Facility)
1881-1882
Volume: 128 L.W. Holste's Cash Accounts(covers separate)
1881-1885
Volume: 129 Income from Funds for Special Purposes
1881-1901
Volume: 130 Bank Book - East River National Bank in Account with CAS
1882
Volume: 131 Bank Book - East River National Bank in Account with CAS
1882-1883
Volume: 132 Recapitulation and Comparative Statement
1882-1885
Volume: 133 Cash Book
1883-1884
Volume: 134 Donations
1883 November-1884 November
Volume: 135 Bank Book - East River National Bank in Account with CAS
1884-1885
Volume: 136 Accounts Payable by Facility
1884-1891
Volume: 137 L.W. Holste's Cash Accounts
1885-1886
Volume: 138 Expenses by Facility
1885-1886
Volume: 139 Ledger by Facility
1885-1890
Volume: 140 L.W. Holste's Petty Cash
1886-1888
Volume: 141 Recapitulation and Comparative Statement
1885-1889
Volume: 142 Cash Book
1887-1889
Volume: 143 N.Y. Times Fund 1887-1890
1887-1890
Volume: 144 Donations
1888 November-1889 November
Volume: 145 Cash Book
1889-1890
Volume: 146 Cash Book
1889-1890
Volume: 147 Donations
1889 November-1890 November
Volume: 148 Donations
1890 November-1891 November
Volume: 149 Donations
1890 November-1891 November
Volume: 150 Recapitulation and Comparative Statement
1890-1896
Volume: 151 Record of the Finance Committee (monthly accounts of the CAS audited)
1890 December-1902 October
Volume: 152 Cash Book
1891-1892
Volume: 153 Expenses by Facility
1891-1892
Volume: 154 Insurance Policies
1891-1908
Volume: 155 Expenses by Facility
1892-1893
Volume: 156 Donations
1892 November-1893 October 31
Volume: 157 L.W. Holste's Petty Cash
1892-1896
Volume: 158 Estates
1892-1911
Volume: 159 Cash Book
1893-1894
Volume: 160 Donations
1893 November 1-1894 November 1
Volume: 161 Miscellaneous Donations (clothing etc.)
1894-1895
Volume: 162 Cash Book
1895-1896
Volume: 163 Donations
November 1895-November 1896
Volume: 164 "Donations of Clothing etc. to CAS"
1895-1896
Volume: 165 Cash Book
1896-1897
Volume: 166 Donations
November 1896-November 1897
Volume: 167 Miscellaneous Donations (clothing etc.)
1896-1897
Volume: 168 Donations
1896-1898
Volume: 169 Recapitulation and Comparative Statement
1896-1899
Volume: 170 Special Purpose Funds Ledger
1896-1899
Volume: 171 Donations
1898
Volume: 172 Cash Book
1899-1900
Volume: 173 Payments to Teachers
1899 July-1902 August
Volume: 174 Receipts and Disbursements of Public Moneys
1900
Volume: 175 Expenses by Facility and Program (and statistics)
1900
Volume: 176 Miscellaneous Donations (clothing etc.)
1900
Volume: 177 Cash Book
1901-1902
Volume: 178 Ledger
1901-1916
Volume: 179 Donations
1902
Volume: 180 Payments to Teachers
1902 September-1904 May
Volume: 181 Cash Book
1903-1904
Volume: 182 Donations
1903-1904
Volume: 183 Disbursements
1903-1907
Volume: 184 Miscellaneous Donations (Clothing, etc.)
1903-1908
Volume: 185 Donations
1904
Volume: 186 Payments to Teachers
1904 June-1905 October
Volume: 187 Clothing Donations - Articles of Apparel Received
1905-1909
Volume: 188 Cash Book
1906-1907
Volume: 189 Special Purpose Gifts and Disbursements
1906-1909
Volume: 190 Ledger
1907 October-December
Volume: 191 Donations
1907-1908
Volume: 192 Cash Book
1907-1909
Volume: 193 General Ledger
1907-1910
Volume: 194 Ledger
1907-1914
Volume: 195 "Cash Book" itemizing bank account and other financial activity by individuals
1907-1933
Volume: 196 Securities Ledger
1907-1909
Volume: 197 Cash Book
1910
Volume: 198 General Ledger
1910-1913
Volume: 199 Donations
1913
Volume: 200 General Ledger
1913-1914
Volume: 201 Ledger
1914-1915
Volume: 202 General Ledger No. 4
1914-1917
Volume: 203 Ledger (Journal No. 2)
1914-1922
Volume: 204 Ledger
1916-1917
Volume: 205 Ledger
1916-1923
Volume: 206 Expenditure Ledger
1917-1918
Volume: 207 Donations
1917 July 1-1918 June 30
Volume: 208 Insurance Policies
1917-1919
Volume: 209 General Ledger No. 5
1917-1920
Volume: 210 Income Register
1917-1920
Volume: 211 Securities Ledger
1917-1920
Volume: 212 Cash Book
1918-1919
Volume: 213 General Ledger No. 6
1920-1922
Volume: 214 Cash Book
1921-1922
Volume: 215 Expenditure Register
1921-1922
Volume: 216 Ledger with Payroll
1921-1922
Volume: 217 Payroll
1921-1923
Volume: 218 Income Register
1921-1924
Volume: 219 Trial Balance
1921-1925
Volume: 220 General Ledger No. 7
1922-1924
Volume: 221 Cash Disbursements
1922 July-1924 December
Volume: 222 Journal No. 3
1922-1931
Volume: 223 Ledger
1923-1929
Volume: 224 Purchases, by Vendor
1923-1929
Volume: 225 Special Accounts
1923-1939
Volume: 226 Donations
1924 July 1-1924 December 31
Volume: 227 Payroll
1924-1927
Volume: 228 General Ledger No. 8
1925-1927
Volume: 229 Trial Balance
1926-1927
Volume: 230 Special Purpose Gifts and Disbursements
1926-1931
Volume: 231 Cash Disbursements
1927
Volume: 232 General Ledger No. 9
1928
Volume: 233 Donations
1928 January 1-1928 December 1
Volume: 234 Trial Balance
1928-1930
Volume: 235 General Ledger No. 10
1929-1931
Volume: 236 Journal
1929-1935
Volume: 237 Trial Balance
1931-1934
Volume: 238 Ledger
1932-1933
Volume: 239 Cash Disbursements
1932-1933
Volume: 240 Payroll Analysis
1932-1934
Volume: 241 Journal No. 4
1932-1940
Volume: 242 Donations
1933
Volume: 243 Ledger
1934-1935
Volume: 244 WPA Replacements
1935-1936
Volume: 245 Payroll Analysis
1935-1937
Volume: 246 Trial Balance
1935-1937
Volume: 247 Journal
1935-1940
Volume: 248 General Ledger
1936-1938
Volume: 249 Special Appropriations
1937
Volume: 250 Cash Disbursements
1937-1938
Volume: 251 Payroll
1938
Volume: 252 Donations
undated
Volume: 253 Donations
undated
Volume: 254 Donations
undated
Volume: 255 Donations
undated
Volume: 256 Donations
undated
Volume: 257 Donations
undated
Volume: 258 Donations
undated
Volume: 259 Donations
undated
Volume: 260 Donations
undated
Volume: 261 Subscribers to the Children's Aid Society
undated

Subseries VI.4 - Volumes. Supplement, circa 1858-1963. 82 Linear feet

Arrangement

The subseries is arranged by volume type and chronologically within type. For most of the volumes, the title was taken from that printed on the volume's cover. However, many of the volumes have deteriorated covers so the title, if it was ever present, is no longer readable; in these cases the processing archivist provided a title shown in [brackets] in the container list.

Scope and Contents

The subseries includes 310 volumes of records acquired as a supplement to the originally processed collection. The volumes are financial in nature and relate to those found in Series VI.3; these volumes include cash ledgers, income and expense records, donation registers, payroll records, etc.

Processing Information

This subseries was processed by archivist Larry Weimer and added to the collection in July 2018.

Container 1     Title Date
Volume: 546 Payroll. 1932 Jan-Dec
1932
Volume: 547 Payroll. 1933 Jan-Dec
1933
Volume: 548 Payroll. 1934 Jan-Dec
1934
Volume: 549 Payroll. 1935 Jan-Dec
1935
Volume: 550 Payrolls & Pensions

Scope and Contents Note

Includes lists of individuals on payroll and receiving pensions for these years. (Loose sheets in envelope.)

1935-1939
Volume: 558 Payroll. 1936 Jan-Dec
1936
Volume: 559 Payroll. 1937 Jan-Dec
1937
Volume: 560 Payroll. 1938 Jan-Dec
1938
Volume: 553 Pension & Weekly Payroll. 1938
1938
Volume: 561 Payroll. 1939 Jan-Dec
1939
Volume: 554 Pension & Weekly Payroll. 1939
1939
Volume: 562 Payroll. 1940 Jan-Dec
1940
Volume: 555 Pension & Weekly Payroll. 1940
1940
Volume: 563 Payroll. 1941 Jan-Dec
1941
Volume: 556 Pension & Weekly Payroll. 1941
1941
Volume: 551 Payroll. 1942 Jan-June
1942
Volume: 552 Payroll. 1942 July-Dec
1942
Volume: 557 Pension & Weekly Payroll. 1942
1942
Volume: 496 Payroll. 1943 Jan-April
1943
Volume: 520 Payroll. 1943 May-August
1943
Volume: 531 Payroll. 1943 Sept-Dec
1943
Volume: 521 Payroll. 1944 Jan-April
1944
Volume: 516 Payroll. 1944 May-August
1944
Volume: 493 Payroll. 1944 Sept-Dec
Volume: 495 Payroll. 1945 Jan-April
1945
Volume: 491 Payroll. 1945 May-August
1945
Volume: 515 Payroll. 1945 Sept-Dec
1945
Volume: 537 Payroll. 1946 Jan-April
1946
Volume: 514 Payroll. 1946 May-August
1946
Volume: 513 Payroll. 1946 Sept-Dec
1946
Volume: 536 Payroll. 1947 Jan-April
1947
Volume: 535 Payroll. 1947 May-August
1947
Volume: 544 Payroll. 1947 Sept-Dec
1947
Volume: 543 Payroll. 1948 Jan-April
1948
Volume: 542 Payroll. 1948 May-August
1948
Volume: 541 Payroll. 1948 Sept-Dec
1948
Volume: 518 Payroll. 1949 Jan-April
1949
Volume: 527 Payroll. 1949 May-August
1949
Volume: 533 Payroll. 1949 Sept-Dec
1949
Volume: 512 Payroll. 1950 Jan-April
1950
Volume: 519 Payroll. 1950 May-August
1950
Volume: 517 Payroll. 1950 Sept-Dec
1950
Volume: 498 Payroll. 1951 Jan-April
1951
Volume: 497 Payroll. 1951 May-August
1951
Volume: 511 Payroll. 1951 Sept-Dec
1951
Volume: 525 Payroll. 1952 Jan-April
1952
Volume: 526 Payroll. 1952 May-August
1952
Volume: 538 Payroll. 1952 Sept-Dec
1952
Volume: 532 Payroll. 1953 Jan-April
1953
Volume: 530 Payroll. 1953 May-August
1953
Volume: 528 Payroll. 1953 Sept-Dec
1953
Volume: 545 Payroll. Milbank Chappaqua Summary. 1953 Jan-Dec
1953
Volume: 504 Payroll. 1954 Jan-April
1954
Volume: 501 Payroll. 1954 May-August
1954
Volume: 502 Payroll. 1954 Sept-Dec
1954
Volume: 510 Payroll. 1955 Jan-April
1955
Volume: 522 Payroll. 1955 May-August
1955
Volume: 503 Payroll. 1955 Sept-Dec
1955
Volume: 539 Payroll. 1956 Jan-April
1956
Volume: 494 Payroll. 1956 May-August
1956
Volume: 540 Payroll. 1956 Sept-Dec
1956
Volume: 524 Payroll. 1957 Jan-April
1957
Volume: 500 Payroll. 1957 May-August
1957
Volume: 529 Payroll. 1957 Sept-Dec
1957
Volume: 534 Payroll. 1958 Jan-April
1958
Volume: 523 Payroll. 1958 May-August
1958
Volume: 499 Payroll. 1958 Sept-Dec
1958
Volume: 506 Payroll. 1959 Jan-April
1959
Volume: 505 Payroll. 1959 May-August
1959
Volume: 492 Payroll. 1959 Sept-Dec
1959
Volume: 508 Payroll. 1960 Jan-March
1960
Volume: 509 Payroll. 1960 April-June
1960
Volume: 507 Payroll. 1960 July-Sept
1960
Volume: 590 Payroll. 1960 Oct-Dec
1960
Volume: 589 Payroll. 1961 Jan-April
1961
Volume: 591 Payroll. 1961 May-August
1961
Volume: 594 Payroll. 1961 Sept-Dec
1961
Volume: 587 Payroll. 1962 Jan-April
1962
Volume: 593 Payroll. 1962 May-August
1962
Volume: 585 Payroll. 1962 Sept-Dec
1962
Volume: 586 Payroll. 1963 Jan-April
1963
Volume: 592 Payroll. 1963 May-August
1963
Volume: 588 Payroll. 1963 Sept-Dec
1963
Volume: 569 Cash Disbursements. 1925
1925
Volume: 568 Cash Disbursements. 1926
1926
Volume: 567 Cash Disbursements. 1928
1928
Volume: 565 Cash Disbursements. 1929
1929
Volume: 566 Cash Disbursements. 1930
1930
Volume: 570 Cash Disbursements. 1931
1931
Volume: 564 Cash Disbursements. 1934-1936
1934-1936
Volume: 579 General Ledger #14. 1939-1941
1939-1941
Volume: 580 General Ledger #15. 1942-1944
1942-1944
Volume: 581 General Ledger #16. 1945-1947
1945-1947
Volume: 582 General Ledger #17. 1948-1950
1948-1950
Volume: 583 General Ledger #18. 1951-1953
1951-1953
Volume: 584 General Ledger #19. 1954-1955
1954-1955
Volume: 595 Special Appropriations (1938)
1938
Volume: 596 Special Appropriations (1939)
1939
Volume: 597 Special Appropriations (1940)
1940
Volume: 598 Special Appropriations (1941)
1941
Volume: 599 Special Appropriations (1942)
1942
Volume: 600 Special Appropriations (1943)
1943
Volume: 601 Special Appropriations (1944)
1944
Volume: 602 Special Appropriations (1945)
1945
Volume: 603 Special Appropriations (1946)
1946
Volume: 604 Special Appropriations (1947)
1947
Volume: 605 Special Appropriations (1948)
1948
Volume: 606 Special Appropriations (1949)
1949
Volume: 607 Special Appropriations (1950)
1950
Volume: 608 Special Appropriations (1951)
1951
Volume: 649 Special Appropriations (1952)
1952
Volume: 650 Special Appropriations (1953)
1953
Volume: 651 Special Appropriations (1954)
1954
Volume: 652 Special Appropriations (1955)
1955
Volume: 653 Special Appropriations (1956)
1956
Volume: 654 Special Appropriations (1957)
1957
Volume: 655 Special Appropriations (1958)
1958
Volume: 656 Special Appropriations (1959)
1959
Volume: 657 Special Appropriations (1960)
1960
Volume: 658 Special Appropriations (1961)
1961
Volume: 609 Cash Book. 1909 Feb-Sept
1909
Volume: 610 Cash Book. 1910 Sept-1911 March
1910-1911
Volume: 611 Cash Book. 1911 April-Sept
1911
Volume: 612 Cash Book. 1911 Oct-1912 Feb
1911-1912
Volume: 613 Cash Book. 1912 March-July
1912
Volume: 614 Cash Book. 1912 August-1913 March
1912-1913
Volume: 615 Cash Book. 1913 March-Sept
1913
Volume: 616 Cash Book. 1913 Oct-1914 March
1913-1914
Volume: 617 Cash Book. 1914 April-Sept
1914
Volume: 618 Cash Book. 1914 Oct-1915 Sept

Scope and Contents Note

Page 286 includes an adjustment for the period, dated March 1916.

1914-1915
Volume: 619 Cash Book. 1915 Oct-1916 June
1915-1916
Volume: 620 Cash Book. 1916 July-1917 June
1916-1917
Volume: 621 Cash Book. 1917 July-1918 June
1917-1918
Volume: 622 Cash Book. 1919 July-1920 June
1919-1920
Volume: 623 Cash Book. 1920 July-1921 June
1920-1921
Volume: 624 Cash Book. 1922 July-Oct
1922
Volume: 625 Voucher Register. 1951 Jan-June
1951
Volume: 626 Voucher Register. 1951 July-Dec
1951
Volume: 627 Voucher Register. 1952 Jan-June
1952
Volume: 628 Voucher Register. 1952 July-Dec
1952
Volume: 629 Voucher Register. 1953 Jan-June
1953
Volume: 630 Voucher Register. 1953 July-Dec
1953
Volume: 631 Voucher Register. 1954 Jan-June
1954
Volume: 632 Voucher Register. 1954 July-Dec
1954
Volume: 633 Voucher Register. 1955 Jan-June
1955
Volume: 634 Voucher Register. 1955 July-Dec
1955
Volume: 635 Voucher Register. 1956 Jan-June
1956
Volume: 636 Voucher Register. 1956 July-Dec
1956
Volume: 637 Voucher Register. 1957 Jan-June
1957
Volume: 638 Voucher Register. 1957 July-Dec
1957
Volume: 639 Voucher Register. 1958 Jan-June
1958
Volume: 640 Voucher Register. 1958 July-Dec
1958
Volume: 641 Voucher Register. 1959 Jan-June
1959
Volume: 642 Voucher Register. 1959 July-Dec
1959
Volume: 643 Voucher Register. 1960 Jan-June
1960
Volume: 644 Voucher Register. 1960 July-Dec
1960
Volume: 645 Voucher Register. 1961 Jan-June
1961
Volume: 646 Voucher Register. 1961 July-Dec
1961
Volume: 647 Voucher Register. 1962 Jan-June
1962
Volume: 648 Voucher Register. 1962 July-Dec
1962
Volume: 659 Prepaid Insurance
1944-1949
Volume: 660 Insurance Register
1955-1959
Volume: 661 Security Ledger (Investments)

Scope and Contents

Includes record of securities held 1959-61 and associated income received during the period.

1959-1961
Volume: 662 Custodian Account (Investments)
1959-1961
Volume: 666 Board Summary (Board, Clothing & Other Allowances). 1947-1949
1947-1949
Volume: 667 Board Summaries (Board, Clothing & Other Allowances). 1950-1952
1950-1952
Volume: 668 Board Book (Board, Clothing & Other Allowances). 1953-1955
1953-1955
Volume: 669 Board Book (Board, Clothing & Other Allowances). 1956-1958
1956-1958
Volume: 670 Board & Clothing Book (Board, Clothing & Other Allowances). 1959-1961
1959-1961
Volume: 671 Summary of Expenses. 1948-1951
1948-1951
Volume: 672 Summary of Expenses. 1952-1955
1952-1955
Volume: 673 Summary of Expenses. 1956-1959
1956-1959
Volume: 663 Expenditure Register. 1914 Oct-1916 June
1914-1916
Volume: 664 Expenditure Register. 1916 July-1917 June
1916-1917
Volume: 665 Expenditure Register. 1918 July-1919 June
1918-1919
Volume: 674 Expenditure Register. 1919 July-1920 June
1919-1920
Volume: 675 Expenditure Register. 1920 July-1921 June
1920-1921
Volume: 676 Expenditure Register. 1922 July-Sept
1922
Volume: 677 Analysis of Expense. 1951 May-August
1951
Volume: 678 Analysis of Expense. 1952 Jan-April
1952
Volume: 679 Analysis of Expense. 1952 May-August
1952
Volume: 680 Analysis of Expense. 1952 Sept-Dec
1952
Volume: 681 Analysis of Expense. 1953 Jan-April
1953
Volume: 682 Analysis of Expense. 1953 May-August
1953
Volume: 683 Analysis of Expense. 1953 Sept-Dec
1953
Volume: 684 Analysis of Expense. 1954 Jan-April
1954
Volume: 685 Analysis of Expense. 1954 May-August
1954
Volume: 686 Analysis of Expense. 1954 Sept-Dec
1954
Volume: 687 Analysis of Expense. 1955 Jan-April
1955
Volume: 688 Analysis of Expense. 1955 May-August
1955
Volume: 689 Analysis of Expense. 1955 Sept-Dec
1955
Volume: 690 Analysis of Expense. 1956 Jan-April
1956
Volume: 691 Analysis of Expense. 1956 May-August
1956
Volume: 692 Analysis of Expense. 1956 Sept-Dec
1956
Volume: 693 Analysis of Expense. 1957 Jan-April
1957
Volume: 694 Analysis of Expense. 1957 May-August
1957
Volume: 695 Analysis of Expense. 1957 Sept-Dec
1957
Volume: 696 Analysis of Expense. 1958 Jan-April
1958
Volume: 697 Analysis of Expense. 1958 May-August
1958
Volume: 698 Analysis of Expense. 1958 Sept-Dec
1958
Volume: 699 Analysis of Expense. 1959 Jan-April
1959
Volume: 700 Analysis of Expense. 1959 May-August
1959
Volume: 701 Analysis of Expense. 1959 Sept-Dec
1959
Volume: 702 Analysis of Expense. 1960 Jan-April
1960
Volume: 703 Analysis of Expense. 1960 May-August
1960
Volume: 704 Analysis of Expense. 1960 Sept-Dec
1960
Volume: 705 Analysis of Expense. 1961 Jan-April
1961
Volume: 706 Analysis of Expense. 1961 May-August
1961
Volume: 707 Analysis of Expense. 1961 Sept-Dec
1961
Volume: 708 Analysis of Expense. 1962 Jan-April
1962
Volume: 709 Analysis of Expense. 1962 May-August
1962
Volume: 710 Analysis of Expense. 1962 Sept-Dec
1962
Volume: 711 Income Register. 1914 October-1917 June
1914-1917
Volume: 573 Income Register. 1959-1961
1959-1961
Volume: 712 Income Analysis. 1932-1935
1932-1935
Volume: 713 Income Analysis. 1936-1938
1936-1938
Volume: 714 Income Analysis. 1939-1942
1939-1942
Volume: 715 Income Analysis. 1952-1955
1952-1955
Volume: 716 Income Analysis. 1956-1960
1956-1960
Volume: 717 Income Analysis. 1961-1963
1961-1963
Volume: 718 Cash Receipts. 1950-1952
1950-1952
Volume: 719 Donations. 1909 Oct-1910 Sept
1909-1910
Volume: 720 Donations. 1910 Oct-1911 Sept
1910-1911
Volume: 721 Donations. 1911 Oct-1912 Sept
1911-1912
Volume: 722 Donations. 1913 Oct-1914 Sept
1913-1914
Volume: 723 Donations. 1914 Oct-1915 Sept
1914-1915
Volume: 724 Donations. 1915 Oct-1916 June
1915-1916
Volume: 725 Donations. 1916 July-1917 June
1916-1917
Volume: 726 Donations. 1918 July-1919 June
1918-1919
Volume: 727 Donations. 1919 July-1920 June
1919-1920
Volume: 728 Donations. 1920 July-1921 June
1920-1921
Volume: 729 Donations. 1921 July-1922 June; 1924 December

Scope and Contents

In addition to the volume's principal entries for the 1921-22 period, the volume also includes the records for 18-31 December 1924, forwarded from page 251 of the volume for July-Dec 1924.

1921-1922, 1924
Volume: 730 Donations. 1922 June-1923 June
1922-1923
Volume: 731 Donations. 1923 July-1924 May

Scope and Contents

Includes several loose sheets with summaries for years from 1917-1925.

1923-1924
Volume: 732 Donations. 1924 Dec-1925 Dec; 1926 Dec

Scope and Contents

The volume principally includes entries for 1925, but also includes a few opening entries from late December of 1924 and some "spillover" entries from late December 1926.

1924-1926
Volume: 733 Donations. 1925 Dec-1926 Dec
1925-1926
Volume: 734 Donations. 1927 Jan-Dec
1927
Volume: 735 Donations. 1929 Jan-Dec
1929
Volume: 736 Donations. 1930 Jan-Dec
1930
Volume: 737 Donations. 1931 Jan-1932 Jan
1931-1932
Volume: 738 Donations. 1932 Jan-Dec
Volume: 739 Donations. 1934 Jan-Dec
1934
Volume: 740 Donations. 1935 Jan-Dec
1935
Volume: 741 Donations. 1939 Jan-Dec
1939
Volume: 742 Donations. 1940 Jan-Dec
1940
Volume: 743 Donations. 1941 Jan-Dec
1941
Volume: 744 Donations. 1936 Jan-Dec
1936
Volume: 745 Donations. 1937 Jan-Dec
1937
Volume: 746 Donations. 1938 Jan-Dec; 1939 Dec

Scope and Contents

The volume includes "spillover" entries for the final days of 1939 December.

1938-1939
Volume: 747 Donations. 1943 Jan-June
1943
Volume: 748 Donations. 1943 July-Dec
1943
Volume: 749 Donations. 1944 Jan-July
1944
Volume: 750 Donations. 1944 July-Dec
1944
Volume: 751 Opera Benefit. 1937-1939
1937-1939
Volume: 752 [Cash Journal]. 1902 October-1906 September
1902-1906
Volume: 753 Trial Balance. 1938-1942
1938-1942
Volume: 754 Trial Balance. 1943-1947
1943-1947
Volume: 755 [Bank Account Reconciliations]. 1951-1955
1951-1955
Volume: 756 Donations, Special Campaigns. 1928 December-1931 March
1928-1931
Volume: 757 Journal #5 [Fund Investments]
1941-1948
Volume: 758 [Payroll Summary?]. 1938-1942
1938-1942
Volume: 759 Receipts & Donations / Cash Book. 1874 January-1880 December

Scope and Contents Note

The covers and spine are badly deteriorated. Continuation of Charles Loring Brace Account Book?;see volume 79 for 1867-73 entries. See volume 125 for 1880-1885 entries.

1874-1880
Volume: 760 [Cash Book]. 1868 Dec-1872 Feb

Scope and Contents Note

The covers and spine are badly deteriorated. Appears to continue in volume 90.

1868-1872
Volume: 761 [Cash Book]. 1870 March-1872 Feb

Scope and Contents Note

The covers and spine are badly deteriorated.

1870-1872
Volume: 762 [Cash Book]. 1874 June-1876 March

Scope and Contents Note

The covers and spine are badly deteriorated.

1874-1876
Volume: 763 [Cash Book. Expenditures]. 1876 April-1877 July

Scope and Contents Note

The covers and spine are badly deteriorated.

1876-1877
Volume: 764 [Cash Book. Expenditures]. 1877 August-1878 July

Scope and Contents Note

The covers and spine are badly deteriorated.

1877-1878
Volume: 765 [Cash Book. Expenditures]. 1880 July-1881 June

Scope and Contents Note

The covers and spine are badly deteriorated.

1880-1881
Volume: 766 [Cash Book. Expenditures]. 1882 July-1883 July

Scope and Contents Note

The covers and spine are badly deteriorated.

Volume: 767 [Cash Book. Expenditures]. 1884 August-1885 July

Scope and Contents Note

The covers and spine are badly deteriorated.

Volume: 768 [Cash Book. Expenditures]. 1885 August-1886 July

Scope and Contents Note

The covers and spine are badly deteriorated.

1885-1886
Volume: 769 [Cash Book. Expenditures]. 1886 August-1887 July

Scope and Contents Note

The covers and spine are badly deteriorated.

1886 August-1887 July
Volume: 770 [Cash Book. Expenditures]. 1887 August-1888 July

Scope and Contents Note

The covers and spine are badly deteriorated.

1887 August-1888 July
Volume: 771 [Cash Book. Expenditures].1888 August-1889 July

Scope and Contents Note

The covers and spine are badly deteriorated.

1888 August-1889 July
Volume: 772 [Cash Book. Expenditures]. 1890 September-1891 August

Scope and Contents Note

The covers and spine are badly deteriorated.

1890 September-1891 August
Volume: 773 [Cash Book. Expenditures]. 1891 September-1892 July

Scope and Contents Note

The covers and spine are badly deteriorated.

1891 September-1892 July
Volume: 774 [Cash Book. Expenditures]. 1892 August-1893 June

Scope and Contents Note

The covers and spine are badly deteriorated.

1892 August-1893 June
Volume: 775 [Cash Book. Expenditures]. 1893 July-1894 April

Scope and Contents Note

The covers and spine are badly deteriorated.

1893 July-1894 April
Volume: 776 [Cash Book. Expenditures]. 1894 May-1895 February

Scope and Contents Note

The covers and spine are badly deteriorated.

1894 May-1895 February
Volume: 777 [Cash Book. Expenditures]. 1895 March-October

Scope and Contents Note

The covers and spine are badly deteriorated.

1895 March-October
Volume: 778 [Cash Book. Expenditures]. 1895 November-1896 October; 1897 October

Scope and Contents Note

The covers and spine are badly deteriorated. The pages run to 1896 October, but the last page shows as 1897 October 31, which is where next volume picks up. Not clear where 1986 Nov-1897 October is. Possibly the 1897 reference is an error.

1895 November-1896 October; 1897 October
Volume: 779 [Cash Book. Expenditures]. 1897 November-1898 October

Scope and Contents Note

The covers and spine are badly deteriorated.

1897 November-1898 October
Volume: 780 [Cash Book. Expenditures]. 1898 November-1899 September

Scope and Contents Note

The covers and spine are badly deteriorated.

1898 November-1899 September
Volume: 781 [Cash Book. Expenditures]. 1900 October-1901 September

Scope and Contents Note

The covers and spine are badly deteriorated.

1900 October-1901 September
Volume: 782 [Cash Book. Expenditures]. 1902 September-1903 September

Scope and Contents Note

The covers and spine are badly deteriorated.

1902 September-1903 September
Volume: 783 [Cash Book. Expenditures]. 1904 October-1905 September

Scope and Contents Note

The covers and spine are badly deteriorated.

1904 October-1905 September
Volume: 784 [Cash Book. Expenditures]. 1905 October-1906 September

Scope and Contents Note

The covers and spine are badly deteriorated.

1905 October-1906 September
Volume: 785 [ Receipts and Donations]. 1902 October-1903 September

Scope and Contents Note

The covers and spine are badly deteriorated. I includes a monthly summary inside back cover.

1902 October-1903 September
Volume: 786 [ Receipts and Donations]. 1904 October-1905 September

Scope and Contents

The covers and spine are badly deteriorated. Includes a monthly summary inside back cover.

1904 October-1905 September
Volume: 787 [Receipts and Donations]. 1905 October-1906 September

Scope and Contents

The covers and spine are badly deteriorated. Iincludes a monthly summary inside back cover.

1905 October-1906 September
Volume: 788 [Receipts and Donations]. 1906 October-1907 September

Scope and Contents

The covers and spine are badly deteriorated. Includes a monthly summary inside back cover.

1906 October-1907 September
Volume: 789 [Donations]. 1908 October-1909 September

Scope and Contents

The covers and spine are badly deteriorated. Includes a monthly summary inside back cover.

1908 October-1909 September
Volume: 790 [Expenses Due and Paid Register]. 1914 October-1915 September

Scope and Contents

The covers and spine are badly deteriorated.

1914 October-1915 September
Volume: 791 [Expenses Due and Paid Register; Income Receivables]. 1915 October-1916 June

Scope and Contents

Includes Poor Law Officers Accounts. The covers and spine are badly deteriorated.

1915 October-1916 June
Volume: 792 [Expenses Due and Paid Register; Income Receivables] 1917 July-1918 June

Scope and Contents

Includes Poor Law Officers Accounts. The covers and spine are badly deteriorated.

1917 July-1918 June
Volume: 793 [Expenses Due and Paid Register; Income Receivables] 1918 July-1919 June

Scope and Contents

Includes Poor Law Officers Accounts. The covers and spine are badly deteriorated.

1918 July-1919 June
Volume: 794 [Expenses Due and Paid Register; Income Receivables] 1919 July 1920 June

Scope and Contents

Includes Poor Law Officers Accounts, including a summary of outstanding balances as of 1920 June). The covers and spine are badly deteriorated.

1919 July 1920 June
Volume: 795 [Expenses Due and Paid Register; Income Receivables] 1920 July-1921 June

Scope and Contents

The covers and spine are badly deteriorated.

1920 July-1921 June
Volume: 796 [Expenditures Ledger] circa 1858 February-1868 December

Scope and Contents

The covers and spine are badly deteriorated. Volume 57 with expenses for 1853-57 appears to be the preceding volume.

circa 1858 February-1868 December
Volume: 797 Industrial Schools. Special Donation Accounts. 1903-1907

Scope and Contents

The covers and spine are badly deteriorated.

1903-1907
Volume: 798 [Expense Allocation by Facility, Emigration, etc.] 1903 October-1905 September

Scope and Contents

The covers and spine are badly deteriorated.

1903 October-1905 September
Volume: 799 [Expense Allocation by Facility, Emigration, etc.] 1905 October-1907 December

Scope and Contents

The covers and spine are badly deteriorated.

1905 October-1907 December
Volume: 800 [Cash Book. Receipts]. 1885 November-1887 October

Scope and Contents

The covers and spine are badly deteriorated.

1885 November-1887 October
Volume: 801 [Cash Book. Receipts]. 1892 November-1893 October

Scope and Contents

The covers and spine are badly deteriorated.

1892 November-1893 October
Volume: 802 [Cash Book. Receipts]. 1896 November-1897 October

Scope and Contents

The covers and spine are badly deteriorated.

1896 November-1897 October
Volume: 803 [Cash Book. Receipts]. 1897 October-1898 October

Scope and Contents

The covers and spine are badly deteriorated.

1897 October-1898 October
Volume: 804 [Cash Book. Receipts]. 1898 November-1899 October

Scope and Contents

The covers and spine are badly deteriorated.

1898 November-1899 October
Volume: 805 [Cash Book. Receipts]. 1899 October-1900 September

Scope and Contents

The covers and spine are badly deteriorated.

1899 October-1900 September
Volume: 806 [Cash Book. Receipts]. 1900 September-1901 September

Scope and Contents

The covers and spine are badly deteriorated.

1900 September-1901 September
Volume: 807 [Cash Book. Receipts]. 1901 October-1902 September

Scope and Contents

The covers and spine are badly deteriorated.

1901 October-1902 September

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Series VII - Legal Records, circa 1861-1925

Scope and Contents

This series consists of 1 box of documents relating to miscellaneous legal matters, in folders arranged chronologically circa 1861-1925, and one volume (a mostly handwritten compilation of laws relating to gifts to charitable agencies 1848-1893; date of compilation unknown). The documents are mainly legal instruments (agreements, contracts, bonds, licenses), requests or petitions for legislation, as well as a few reports and letters regarding legal issues, and copies of legislation effecting the CAS. The volume is listed after the boxes in the container list.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 37 Folder : 1 Copy of a petition to the N.Y. State Legislature: CAS requesting a share in the "School Fund" for CAS schools
circa 1861
Box: 37 Folder : 2 An Act providing for the county of NY to make up for the shortfall of the CAS for the year 1871
circa 1871
Box: 37 Folder : 3 Warrant in the case of two boys, Nicola Saraceno and Giuseppe Gallicano, giving custody of them to CAS
1873 August 1
Box: 37 Folder : 4 NY State Senate bill: "An Act for the Protection of Factory Children and Other Persons"
1874 January 22
Box: 37 Folder : 5 Sheperds Fold vs. the Mayor: Lawsuit to repeal tax (2 documents)
1882 and undated
Box: 37 Folder : 6 Arguments re: legality of appropriations from the Common School Fund to the industrial schools of the CAS
1883 May 29
Box: 37 Folder : 7 State of NY, State Board of Charities, Laws of 1884, Chapter 438
1884
Box: 37 Folder : 8 "An Act to Regulate the Employment of Women and Children in Manufacturing Establishments" - page from Laws of NY
1886
Box: 37 Folder : 9 Legal opinion of Judge H.C. Van Vorst in justification of CAS charter amendment, transcribed excerpt from minutes
1888 December 19
Box: 37 Folder : 10 Publishing contract between Charles Loring Brace and A.C. Armstrong & Son to publish "The Unknown God; or Inspiration Among Pre-Christian Races"
1890 April 30
Box: 37 Folder : 11 Legal opinion that CAS children are not "inmates" among other matters
1895 March 13
Box: 37 Folder : 12 Joint letter by CAS and 6 other charities in opposition to bill giving too much power to State Board of Charities, and a copy of the bill, and a substitute bill proposed by charities
1898 February 25
Box: 37 Folder : 13 Legal document: Bond: John J. McDonald to pay Julia G. Inness
1900 January 18
Box: 37 Folder : 14 Legal Document: General Release
1902 October 2 and 6
Box: 37 Folder : 15 Report on history of laws and policies relating to abandoned children, and a draft of same, by unknown CAS author for unknown audience
undated, post-1903
Box: 37 Folder : 16 "Protestant Children Under Catholic Care": a report by the CAS Probation Commission regarding probation legislation
undated, circa 1906
Box: 37 Folder : 17 Copies of agreements and receipts with the National Surety Co. guaranteeing againg diseased children becoming a public charge in Iowa and Nebraska
1907, 1923, 1926
Box: 37 Folder : 18 Legal Document: General Release
1908 September 30
Box: 37 Folder : 19 Legal document: 2 General Releases
1918
Box: 37 Folder : 20 Legal document re: estate of Sarah H. Crosby and her real estate
1914 March 31
Box: 37 Folder : 21 Agreements for the Endowment of Beds
1919 December
Box: 37 Folder : 22 CAS license to run child caring and placing agency in Lansing Michigan
undated, circa 1925
Volume: 262 Acts of the Legislature in Favor of the Children's Aid Society
1848-1893

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Series VIII - Real Estate Records, circa 1869-1964

Scope and Contents

Series VIII consists of 1 box and 1 oversize box of documents relating to CAS real estate, arranged chronologically 1873-1964, and 3 volumes [circa 1869]-1961. The documents in the boxes include deeds, leases, contracts, a small amount of correspondence, and architectural drawings.

The first box (box 38) consists of folders arranged chronologically 1873-1964, including 3 folders related to work for the CAS by the architectural firm of Calvert Vaux & George Radford interfiled with the other real estate material. Some of the folders in this box include groups of leases, contracts or other documents related to a single property over a span of years, and these are arranged chronologically according to the first document in the folder.

The second box (OS1) is an oversize box of 4 architectural drawings on drafting linen (3 exteriors, 1 cutaway) of the Rhinelander School by the firm of Vaux & Radford circa 1890. The drawings, numbered 7, 8, 9 and 12, appear to be part of a series of drawings, but the location of the remaining drawings is unknown.

Series VIII also includes three volumes regarding real estate owned by the CAS. The volumes appear in the container list at the end of the series, after the boxes.

See also Edwin Merrill Correspondence, Series IV.3.D, for more material relating to real estate. See also Series IX - Facilities - for material about specific properties, including oversize property surveys, arranged according to facility.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 38 Folder : 1 Deed granting land in Virginia to CAS
1873 March 28
Box: 38 Folder : 2 Notice of property on Rivington Street sold for the collection of 1868 taxes
1874 March 18
Box: 38 Folder : 3 Summons for non-payment of rent on 68th Street
1874 October 12
Box: 38 Folder : 4 Contract re: transfer of 43rd Street property to CAS
1881 January 26
Box: 38 Folder : 5 Lease for a room in church building on East 19th Street
1882 May 1
Box: 38 Folder : 6 Lease for a ferry landing at Bath Beach, Coney Island
1882 May 18
Box: 38 Folder : 7 Agreement to allow Brooklyn to build a well on CAS property at Bath Beach Coney Island, and agreement for use of well
1882 July 10 and 1887 September 23
Box: 38 Folder : 8 Correspondence and leases re: 208 Bleecker Street property
1882, 1887-1891
Box: 38 Folder : 9 Leases for 24 Sullivan Street property
1882, 1887, 1908
Box: 38 Folder : 10 Leases of rooms for 53rd Street School
1883, 1888
Box: 38 Folder : 11 Contracts between CAS and Vaux & Radford
1883-1889
Box: 38 Folder : 12 Correspondence between CAS and Vaux & Radford and subcontractors
1885-1889 and undated
Box: 38 Folder : 13 Leases for 68th Street property
1885 April, 1888 July
Box: 38 Folder : 14 Contracts re: purchase and sale of property in Gravesend (Brooklyn)
1885 May, 1920 February
Box: 38 Folder : 15 Agreement to build two Health Home cottages
1886 March 8
Box: 38 Folder : 16 Lease for 93 Crosby Street property
1886 March 18
Box: 38 Folder : 17 Agreements and correspondence re: an opposed plan to extend 18th Ave. in Brooklyn, affecting Bath Beach property
1886 July-1887 November and related documents 1869,1878
Box: 38 Folder : 18 Leases for Charles Loring Brace's residence in Dobb's Ferry NY
1887-1890
Box: 38 Folder : 19 Lease for 206-208 E. 40th Street property
1888 May 1
Box: 38 Folder : 20 Agreement to lease East 35th Street property
1889 March 5
Box: 38 Folder : 21 Agreement to renovate Bath Beach property
1889 May 2
Box: 38 Folder : 22 Agreement to re-build unsafe wall on East 6th Street property
1889 August 19
Box: 38 Folder : 23 Architectural drawings by Vaux & Radford: Jones Memorial School (photocopies)
1890 October 4
Box: 38 Folder : 24 Lease for 207 W. 64th Street property
1892 February 15
Box: 38 Folder : 25 Supreme Court order conveying Rhinelander to the Children's Aid society (photocopy only)
1892 April 28
Box: 38 Folder : 26 Lease for CAS office in United charities building (photocopy)
1893 April 8
Box: 38 Folder : 27 Lease for 24 St. Marks Place
1894 February
Box: 38 Folder : 28 Contract and first invoice for building farm school
1894 April and June
Box: 38 Folder : 29 Lease for Brace Memorial Newsboys Lodging House
1898 February 1
Box: 38 Folder : 30 Contracts granting property in New Castle to CAS
1909 March, May
Box: 38 Folder : 31 Contracts re: New Jersey property transferred to CAS
1909 December
Box: 38 Folder : 32 Cemetery deeds and undertaker's vouchers, Linden Hill Cemetery
1915 April 6-1931 April 27
Box: 38 Folder : 33 Cemetery deeds and receipts, Lutheran Cemetery
1917-1929
Box: 38 Folder : 34 Contract to renovate 44th Street Boys' Home and related correspondence
1919 June 19-1920 March 16
Box: 38 Folder : 35 Deeds to Bowdoin Farm
1928, 1941, 1959, 1960, 1962
Box: 38 Folder : 36 Deed for 207 Sullivan Street (1937) and insurance policy for 209-211 Sullivan Street (1931)
1931-1937
Box: 38 Folder : 37 Correspondence from Helen Cole, Foster Home Dept., to Kenneth Yeaton, re: cemetery real estate 1937 and a memo re: funeral costs 1940
1937 April 12 and 1940 July 2
Box: 38 Folder : 38 Memos: Property Assessments 44th Street (44th St. Lodging House, then Kips Bay Boys' Club)
1938, 1944, 1947
Box: 38 Folder : 39 Proposal to install power lines at Bowdoin Farm property
1964
Box: OS 1 4 architectural drawings on drafting linen of the Rhinelander School by the firm of Vaux & Radford
circa 1890
Volume: 263 Real Estate Information Volume, with a list of other documents
circa 1869-1873
Volume: 264 Real Estate Children's Aid Society
1870-1958
Volume: 265 Record Real and Personal Property of the Children's Aid Society
1870-1961

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Series IX - Facilities Records: Industrial Schools, Lodging Houses, Summer Camps, and Farm Schools, 1854-1972 and undated 1854-1958

Scope and Contents

Series IX contains documents produced by and regarding CAS facilities, including industrial schools, lodging houses, camps, and farm schools. The materials are divided into 2 subseries:

IX.1 Facilities - Mixed

IX.2 Facilities - Arranged Alphabetically

The documents in subseries 1 are arranged chronologically. The documents in subseries 2 are arranged alphabetically by facility, and then chronologically for each facility. For convalescent facilities, please see Series X - Convalescent Facilities and Medical Programs.

Series IX includes both volumes and material in boxes, interfiled. Some volumes provide statistical data; others provide narrative material (stories about individuals who passed through the facilities). Volumes with narrative material are noted in the container list.

Material types in the boxes include pamphlets, invitations, press releases, reports, memos, correspondence, forms, disbound volumes, property surveys, an address book and bank passbooks, newsletters, programs for minstrel shows and other entertainments and events, and some photos and minutes.

Bowdoin Farm and the Newsboys Lodging House are particularly well represented in the boxed materials. The Girls Lodging House, Elizabeth Home, Eleventh Ward Lodging House, Tompkins Square Lodging House, and Emergency Shelter for Women and Children are particularly well-represented among the volumes. There are fewer records from the industrial schools. Some materials from Bowdoin Camp, Bowdoin Farm, Brace Farm, and the convalescent homes are housed in a separate oversized (OS) box, noted in the container list.

Note: Children's Aid Society facilities changed names and locations frequently, and were sometimes known by different names at the same time. For a history of name changes, and how they relate to arrangement, see the note for Subseries IX.2 - Facilities, Alphabetical.

Related Material in Other Series:

Photographs of facilities are in Series XIII - Photographs. Volumes and other material related to the finances of a particular facility are included here in Series IX, but capital fund-raising campaigns for facilities are in Series VI.1 - Fund Raising - because such campaigns originated from the CAS main office, not at the facility itself.

Subseries IX.1 - Facilities, Mixed, 1882-1937

Scope and Contents

This subseries consists of 1 box of records 1882-1937, and 9 volumes 1900-1909, documenting CAS facilities arranged as a group. The box is listed first in the container list, followed by the volumes. The box contains 7 folders of documents from 1882-1912 -- memos, correspondence, reports, and notices -- and 12 folders of statistical reports on all facilities dated 1937. The folders are arranged chronologically. The volumes consist of one volume documenting teacher and staff assignments at All CAS Industrial Schools 1903-1909, and 8 volumes of comprehensive registers of All CAS Lodging Houses, 1900-1907, arranged industrial schools first, then lodging houses.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 39 Folder : 1 All Facilities - Notice of Christmas Festivals
1882, 1884, 1899
Box: 39 Folder : 2 All Industrial Schools - Memos regarding teacher absences and salary deductions
1888, 1890, and undated
Box: 39 Folder : 3 All Industrial Schools: Notices sent to principals (1 original, 1 photocopy)
1889, 1893
Box: 39 Folder : 4 Report of the principals of 3 industrial schools under the supervision of Superintendent of Schools Moore Dupuy on how the schools might include more manual training and "be made more akin to the settlement idea"
circa 1905-1906
Box: 39 Folder : 5 All Facilities - memo about coordinating the purchase of supplies for CAS facilities, and correspondence from vendors re: supplies and prices
1909 January 3-1910 February 11
Box: 39 Folder : 6 All Facilities - Correspondence from vendors to Superintendent Rudolph Heig of Newsboys Lodging House re: supplies and prices
1910 April 14-1910 April 27
Box: 39 Folder : 7 Report on compliance with recommendations by the Independence Inspection Bureau for all CAS NYC facilities
1912
Box: 39 Folder : 8 Statistical reports for all facilities - month of December 1936
1937 January
Box: 39 Folder : 9 Statistical reports for all facilities - month of January 1937
1937 February
Box: 39 Folder : 10 Statistical reports for all facilities - month of February 1937
1937 March
Box: 39 Folder : 11 Statistical reports for all facilities - month of March 1937
1937 April
Box: 39 Folder : 12 Statistical reports for all facilities - month of April 1937
1937 May
Box: 39 Folder : 13 Statistical reports for all facilities - month of May 1937
1937 June
Box: 39 Folder : 14 Statistical reports for all facilities - month of June 1937
1937 July
Box: 39 Folder : 15 Statistical reports for all facilities - month of July 1937
1937 August
Box: 39 Folder : 16 Statistical reports for all facilities - month of August 1937
1937 September
Box: 39 Folder : 17 Statistical reports for all facilities - month of September 1937
1937 October
Box: 39 Folder : 18 Statistical reports for all facilities - month of October 1937
1937 November
Box: 39 Folder : 19 Statistical reports for all facilities - month of November 1937
1937 December
Box: 39 Folder : 20 Information about facilities compiled by Victor Remer
undated
Volume: 266 All Industrial Schools, Teacher and Staff Assignments
1903-1909
Volume: 267 All Lodging Houses, Comprehensive Register
1900
Volume: 268 All Lodging Houses, Comprehensive Register
1901
Volume: 269 All Lodging Houses, Comprehensive Register
1902
Volume: 270 All Lodging Houses, Comprehensive Register
1903
Volume: 271 All Lodging Houses, Comprehensive Register
1904
Volume: 272 All Lodging Houses, Comprehensive Register
1905
Volume: 273 All Lodging Houses, Comprehensive Register
1906
Volume: 274 All Lodging Houses, Comprehensive Register
1907

Subseries IX.2 - Facilities, Alphabetical , 1854-1974 and undated

Scope and Contents

This subseries consists of 3 boxes of documents, and 76 volumes of records by and about individual facilities of the Children's Aid Society, arranged alphabetically by facility, and chronologically under each facility. The facilities represented include industrial schools, lodging houses, summer camps and farm schools. Convalescent facilities follow in Series X - Convalescent Facilities and Medical Programs.

Some volumes provide statistical data; others provide narrative material (stories about individuals who passed through the facilities). When a volume includes narrative material it is noted in the container list. Some volumes contained interleaved papers; such loose materials have been kept in envelopes with the volume. The boxed materials and volumes are interfiled chronologically by the facility that produced them.

Material types in the boxes include pamphlets, invitations, press releases, reports, memos, correspondence, forms, disbound volumes, property surveys, an address book and bank passbooks, newsletters, programs for minstrel shows and other entertainments and events, and some photos and minutes.

Bowdoin Farm School and the Newsboys' Lodging House are particularly well represented in the boxed materials. The materials from Bowdoin Farm School extend late enough to include alumni reunion materials, and materials related to the end of its existence as a CAS program in 1958, as well as a property survey from 1974. See also Series XII - photographs - for a large amount of material related to Bowdoin Farm School. The Newsboys' Lodging House materials include programs for amateur minstrel shows and other entertainments and events. Both Bowdoin Farm School and the Newsboys' Lodging House materials include newsletters. Some materials from Bowdoin Camp, Bowdoin Farm, Brace Farm, and the convalescent homes are housed in a separate oversized (OS) box, noted in the container list.

The Girls Lodging House, Elizabeth Home, Eleventh Ward Lodging House, Tompkins Square Lodging House, and Emergency Shelter for Women and Children are particularly well-represented among the volumes. There are fewer records from the industrial schools.

Name and Location Changes at CAS Facilities

Children's Aid Society facilities changed names and locations frequently, and were sometimes known by different names simultaneously. An attempt has been made to arrange facilities by the names by which they seemed most commonly known, with other names noted. The following are specific notes regarding names and arrangement:

Bowdoin Camp is arranged separately and alphabetically before Bowdoin Farm School. The two programs shared the same grounds, but performed different functions. Bowdoin Farm replaced Brace Farm as the CAS farm training program in 1929. After that time, Brace Farm changed its mission to focus on children with special needs, but did not change its name. Some material on Brace Farm School can be found among the material on the Newsboys Lodging House, as the programs served the same population, and boys often attended both facilities.

The Emergency Shelter for Women and Children is listed by that name. In practice, sometimes the word Emergency was not used, at other times the name specified "evicted women and children," and when it first opened in 1901 at 311 East 12th Street, next to the Elizabeth Home at 307-9 East 12th Street, it was also called the Elizabeth Home Annex.

The Girl's Lodging House (which operated on 205 New Canal Street from 1862-1872 and at 27 St. Mark's Place from 1872-1892) was replaced by the Elizabeth Home and Training School for Girls (1892-1930) at the new location at 307-9 East 12th Street. Thirty-eight girls, and the facility's record books, moved from one building into the new one. The first two Girls Lodging Houses are arranged consecutively, but the Elizabeth Home is arranged separately under its own name (it was also known as the Elizabeth Wheeler Home in its final years). Researchers should be aware that the collection contains three record books initiated at the Girls Lodging House and arranged under the Girls Lodging House, which also contain early Elizabeth Home records.

Similarly, the Eleventh Ward Lodging House (709 East 11th Street) was replaced by the Tompkins Square Lodging House (295 East 8th Street). Since they were in different locations with different names, they are arranged separately, although the function and clients of one were transferred to the other. The Newsboys Lodging House volume 329 may have come from the Eleventh Ward Lodging House, but is arranged under Newsboys according to its title.

All Newsboys' Lodging House materials are arranged under that name, although the facility was re-christened Brace Memorial Newsboys' Lodging House in 1891 after the death of Charles Loring Brace. It was also known as Brace Memorial Newsboys' Home. The Newsboys' Lodging House moved through several locations, from Fulton Street, to Park Place, to Duane Street, to New Chambers Street, and then Williams Street. In all locations, it housed boys who worked in any occupation, not just newsboys.

The Mott Street Industrial School is arranged under that name, although it was also known as the 14th Ward Industrial School and the Astor Memorial School.

The Sixth Street Industrial School is listed by that name, although it was renamed the Sloane Children's Center in 1945, beyond the bulk dates of this collection. Similarly, the Sullivan Street Industrial School (219 Sullivan St) is listed under that name, although it was later known as the Lower West Side Children's Center, and then the Greenwich Village Children's Center. It is not to be confused with the West Side Italian School, which was also on Sullivan Street, at number 24. The West Side Italian School is not to be confused with the Italian School, which was at 44 Franklin Street, then 156 Leonard Street (1880's-1908), then at 155 Worth Street (1909-1912) and finally at Elizabeth and Hester Streets (later known as the James Children's Center) beginning in 1913.

The West Side Lodging House on West 32nd Street (until 1902) and then West 35th Street, was also known as the West Side Boys' Home. The facility closed as a lodging house in 1917 and became the Wendell Boys' Club, with a different mission. The Wendell Boys' Club is arranged separately from the West Side Lodging House. The building was sold in 1921. The West Side Health School was a different facility altogether, on West 38th Street.

Finally, the main office of the CAS in its earliest days did not have a facility name, but in addition to functioning as an administrative office, it performed intake work. The narrative record books from that facility, located on Astor Place, are listed first among the facilities. Unidentified facilities are listed last.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Volume: 275 [Administrative and Intake Office of the CAS] Record Book No. 1, Narrative Daily Record
1854 September-1856 July
Volume: 276 [Administrative and Intake Office of the CAS] Record Book No. 2 (Narrative)
1856 July 8-1857 September 14
Volume: 277 [Administrative and Intake Office of the CAS] Macy (Narrative by Assistant Secretary Jared Macy)
1858-1860
Box: 40 Folder : 1 Avenue C School: Invitation (in German) inviting mothers to a discussion with teachers, with music and refreshments
undated
Box: 40 Folder : 2 Bowdoin Camp: promotional pamphlet
circa 1927-1933
Box: 40 Folder : 3 Bowdoin Camp: promotional pamphlet
1937
Box: 40 Folder : 4 [Bowdoin Camp]: records, on cards, of 3 boys who attended
1942
Box: 40 Folder : 5 Bowdoin Camp: postcards with penny-saving charts (2 different cards)
undated
Box: 40 Folder : 6 Bowdoin Camp: promotional pamphlet
undated
Box: OS 2 Folder : 1 Bowdoin Camp/Bowdoin Farm: Hand-drawn layout maps (2 maps)
undated
Volume: 278 Bowdoin Farm, Register
1928 March-1943 January
Box: 40 Folder : 7 Bowdoin Farm: press releases/articles sent to Dairymen's League News (3)
1932 March and April, and undated
Box: 40 Folder : 8 Bowdoin Farm: press release/article sent to American Agriculturalist, draft of same, and related correspondence
1932 October
Box: 40 Folder : 9 Bowdoin Farm: press release re: FDR's visit to Bowdoin Farm
1933
Box: 40 Folder : 10 Bowdoin Farm: pamphlet recruiting boys (3 copies)
1934
Box: 40 Folder : 11 Bowdoin Farm: inspection report
1935 April
Box: 40 Folder : 12 Bowdoin Farm: pamphlet recruiting boys (1 copy)
circa 1936
Box: 40 Folder : 13 Bowdoin Farm: press releases
1937, 1940 and undated
Box: 40 Folder : 14 Bowdoin Farm: lists of boys referred to program, and dispositions, with analysis
1938
Box: 40 Folder : 15 Bowdoin Farm: graduation materials (memos, program, correspodence, clippings)
1939 January-March
Box: 40 Folder : 16 Bowdoin Farm: statistical analysis of referrals, by source
1939
Box: 40 Folder : 17 Bowdoin Farm: pamphlet recruiting boys (3 copies)
1939
Box: 40 Folder : 18 Bowdoin Farm: memos and notes re: Bowdoin Farm alumni
1939-1955 and undated
Box: 40 Folder : 19 Bowdoin Farm: graduation materials (speeches, correspondence, memos, clippings)
1940 January-March
Box: 40 Folder : 20 Bowdoin Farm: promotional pamphlet recruiting boys (3 copies)
circa 1940-1941
Box: 40 Folder : 20 Bowdoin Farm: promotional pamphlet recruiting boys (3 copies)
circa 1940-1941
Box: 40 Folder : 21 Bowdoin Farm: Christmas cards mailed to alumni (1 copy of 1941 and 1945, 2 copies of 1942)
circa 1941, 1942, and 1945
Box: 40 Folder : 22 Bowdoin Farm: graduation materials(correspondence, memos, speeches, program)
1941 January-March
Box: 40 Folder : 23 Bowdoin Farm: correspondence from alumni to Helen Baxter, Farm Home Department, retyped and numbered 1-68, not in chronological order
1941-1944
Box: 40 Folder : 24 Bowdoin Farm: mailings to alumni (dues notices, alumni updates, financial reports)
1941-1951
Box: 40 Folder : 25 Bowdoin Farm: correspondence from and/or regarding alumni (includes photograph)
1941 January 20-1955 January 12 and undated
Box: 40 Folder : 26 Bowdoin Farm: graduation materials (speeches by boys, poem, correspondence, memos, program)
1942 February-March
Box: 40 Folder : 27 Bowdoin Farm: Alumni Society meeting minutes and notes
1942 March 7
Volume: 279 Bowdoin Farm Alumni Society Ledger 1942-1945 (includes loose receipts)
1942-1945
Box: 40 Folder : 28 Bowdoin Farm: graduation and alumni materials (photos, negatives, correspondence, memos, draft of program)
1943 January 20-March 3 and undated
Box: 40 Folder : 29 Bowdoin Farm: Alumni News booklet and accompanying letter (2 copies)
1943
Box: 40 Folder : 30 Bowdoin Farm Alumni Society Newsletters
1944 January 15-1953 December
Box: 40 Folder : 31 Bowdoin Farm: graduation notice
1944 February, March
Box: 40 Folder : 32 Bowdoin Farm: Graduate's Committee materials (minutes, correspondence, memos)
1946 January-April 17
Box: 40 Folder : 33 Bowdoin Farm: alumni reunion materials (invitation, photo, correspondence, memos)
1946 June-September
Box: 40 Folder : 34 Bowdoin Farm: promotional pamphlet recruiting boys (2 copies)
circa 1946-1947
Box: OS 2 Folder : 2 Bowdoin Farm: property surveys (4)
1946, circa 1962, 1974, and undated
Box: 40 Folder : 35 Bowdoin Farm: Certificate of Achievement (upon graduation) and speech delivered by Mr. [Hoppins] upon conferring certificate
1947 and undated
Box: 40 Folder : 36 Bowdoin Farm: Graduate's Committee correspondence
1948 January
Box: 40 Folder : 37 Bowdoin Farm: Alumni Society reunion materials (invitations, memos, photos)
1949 March-August
Box: 40 Folder : 38 Bowdoin Farm: Monthly Statement of Movement of Population sent to Department of Social Welfare
1949 September and 1956 February-1958 February
Box: 40 Folder : 39 Bowdoin Farm: Alumni Society reunion materials (invitations, memos)
1950
Box: 40 Folder : 40 Bowdoin Farm: Miscellaneous reports and correspondence from final years (includes photos)
1951 May-1958 July
Box: 40 Folder : 41 Bowdoin Farm: CAS statistical reports
1955-1958
Box: 41 Folder : 1 Bowdoin Farm: monthly reports to Deptartment of Social welfare and notice of final report and suspension of program
1956 January-1958 August
Box: 41 Folder : 2 Bowdoin Farm: reports to the NYC Board of Education
1956 February-1957 March
Box: 41 Folder : 3 Bowdoin Farm and Camp layout
undated
Box: 41 Folder : 4 Bowdoin Farm: forms and materials given to boy and family upon admittance to Bowdoin Farm
undated
Box: 41 Folder : 5 Bowdoin Farm: miscellaneous (memo, dedication, presentation)
1940, 1942 and undated
Box: 41 Folder : 6 Bowdoin Farm: miscellaneous blank Department of Social Welfare forms from Bowdoin Farm files
undated
Box: 41 Folder : 7 Brace Farm: monthly reports
1900 August, 1901 November, 1902 January-July and December
Box: 41 Folder : 8 Brace Farm: annual report of the superintendent
circa 1900
Volume: 280 Brace Farm: Dairy Cash Book (includes loose correspondence)
1904-1907
Box: OS 2 Folder : 3 Brace Farm: property surveys 1925 (1) and 1928 (3)
1925, 1928
Box: 41 Folder : 9 Brace Farm: inspection reports
1935 March and April
Box: 41 Folder : 10 Brace Farm: correspondence, memos [from the files of Arthur Huck]
1935 September 27-1939 September 30 and undated
Box: 41 Folder : 11 Brace Farm: Statistics for the Year 1936
circa 1936 December 31
Box: 41 Folder : 12 Brace Farm: memos, internal reports, correspondence [from the files of Nora Johnson]
1940 April 9-1948 August 30 and undated
Volume: 281 Brace Farm: Boarding Intake
1941 November-1944 September
Box: OS 2 Folder : 4 Brace Farm: list of boys treated, problems, dispositions
1942-1945
Volume: 282 The Children's Home Daily Record Book (Narratives re: infants and small children brought in by mothers unable to care for them, for temporary homes or adoption)
1867 January 1-1868 July 2
Box: 41 Folder : 13 [Chrystie Street Lodging House] statistical reports (disbound from volume)
1942-1946 and 1948
Volume: 283 Columbus Hill Day Nursery, Receipts and Expenses
1929-1932
Volume: 284 Duane Street School, Visitor's Book
1875-1907
Volume: 285 East River School, Visitor's Book
1889-1913
Box: 41 Folder : 14 East Side Industrial School: financial materials (receipts, 1 ledger page, 2 letters from Principal Alice Hill)
1894, 1897
Volume: 286 East Side Lodging House Monthly Accounts
1894-1897
Box: 41 Folder : 15 Eleventh Ward Lodging House: statistical and financial reports
1866, June-August
Volume: 287 Eleventh Ward School and Lodging House, Visitor's Register [also labeled and including Tompkins Square Lodging House]
1872-1925
Volume: 288 Eleventh Ward School and Lodging House: Monthly Statistical Reports (includes nationality, parentage, reading ability, occupations, expenses, etc.)
1873-1881
Box: 41 Folder : 16 Eleventh Ward Lodging House: "Reasons Assigned by 100 Boys for their having to seek a home at the Eleventh Ward Lodging House"
circa 1874
Volume: 289 Eleventh Ward School and Lodging House: Donations Received
1875-1910
Volume: 290 Elizabeth Home for Girls: Register
1899-1904
Box: 41 Folder : 17 Elizabeth Home and Training School for Girls: monthly reports
1901 October-1902 September
Box: 41 Folder : 18 Elizabeth Home: correspondence from Superintendent E.S. Hurley to "Mr. Grimm" re: various cases (3 letters)
1902 January 29-June 10
Volume: 291 Elizabeth Home for Girls: Daily Register
1908 October-1911 September
Volume: 292 Elizabeth Home for Girls: Register and Reports(includes folder of loose materials including photograph)
1909-1930
Box: 41 Folder : 19 Elizabeth Home: Register (disbound binder)
1923 October-December
Box: 41 Folder : 20 Elizabeth Home: Register (disbound binder)
1924 January-September and undated
Box: 41 Folder : 21 Elizabeth Home: Register (disbound binder)
1926 March-September and undated
Volume: 293 Elizabeth (Wheeler) Home: Requisitions for Supplies(includes folder of loose pages)
1928-1930
Box: 41 Folder : 22 Emergency Shelter for Women and Children, aka Elizabeth Home Annex: monthly reports
1901 December-1902 September
Volume: 294 Emergency Shelter for Women and Children, aka Elizabeth Home Annex: Register
1901 December-1909 March
Volume: 295 Emergency Shelter for Women and Children: Expenses 1902-1914
1902-1914
Volume: 296 Emergency Shelter for Women and Children: Narrative Record Book No. 1
1904-1907
Volume: 297 Emergency Shelter for Women and Children: Narrative Record Book No. 2
1908-1913
Volume: 298 Emergency Shelter for Women and Children: Narrative Reports arranged alphabetically by individual(some pages cut out)
1908-1909
Volume: 299 Emergency Shelter for Women and Children: Narrative Reports arranged alphabetically by individual
1910
Volume: 300 Emergency Shelter for Women and Children: Monthly Statistical Record
1911-1913
Volume: 301 Emergency Shelter for Women and Children: Narrative Record Book No. 3
1913-1926
Volume: 302 Emergency Shelter for Women and Children: Monthly Statistical Record
1917-1930
Volume: 303 Emergency Shelter for Women and Children:Register (non-narrative)(includes loose applications)
1922-1926
Volume: 304 Emergency Shelter for Women and Children: Narrative Record Book No. 4
1926-1930
Volume: 305 Emergency Shelter for Women and Children: Register (non-narrative)
1929-1930
Volume: 306 Fifth Ward Industrial School [141 Hudson Street]: Visitor's Book
1874-1899
Box: 41 Folder : 23 Fifty-Third Street Industrial School: program for benefit
1886 April 19
Box: 41 Folder : 24 Fifty-Third Street Industrial School: notes on cases
undated
Box: 41 Folder : 25 Forty-Fourth Street Lodging House: monthly reports and one piece of accompanying correspondence
1901 October-1902 September
Box: 41 Folder : 26 Forty-Fourth Street Lodging House and Harlem Boys' Hotel: photocopies of fliers for World War I patriotic rallies
1917 May
Volume: 307 German Industrial School, Donations
1866-1867
Volume: 308 German Industrial School, Subscriptions
1867-1872
Volume: 309 Girls Lodging House: Narrative Dispositions Log
1862 June-1869 January
Box: 41 Folder : 27 Girls Lodging House: disbound pages from a log book listing info about residents 1866-1868 and donations 1862-1868
1862-1868
Volume: 310 Girls Lodging House: Register (names, dates, statistical)
1864-1865
Box: 41 Folder : 28 [Girls Lodging House]: list of girls who obtained situations or employment
1866 August
Volume: 311 Girls Lodging House: Receipts and Expenses
1866-1867
Volume: 312 Girls Lodging House: Narrative Register
circa 1860s
Volume: 313 [Girls Lodging House]: Attendance Record at Sewing Machine Class
1870-1874
Volume: 314 Girls Lodging House: Register
1872-1880
Volume: 315 Girls Lodging House: Narrative Record Book
1872-1911
Volume: 316 Girls Lodging House: Night Register
1873-1874
Volume: 317 Girls Lodging House: Register
1880-1889
Volume: 318 Girls Lodging House: Receipts and Expenses
1886-1896
Volume: 319 Girls Lodging House: Register
1890-1899
Volume: 320 Girls Lodging House: Night Register
1891-1894
Volume: 321 Girls Lodging House: Ladies Committee and Names of Ladies Interested in the Girls Lodging House
undated
Box: 41 Folder : 29 Goodhue Home: miniature address book belonging to a child who lived at Goodhue
1929-1930
Box: 41 Folder : 30 Goodhue Home: reports, correspondence [from the files of Arthur Huck]
1932 January 31-1940 November 4 and 1965
Box: 41 Folder : 31 Goodhue Recreation Center report by Director William Kirchner
1936 May 1-September 15
Box: OS 2 Folder : 6 Goodhue Home - map (photocopy)
undated
Volume: 322 Henrietta Industrial School (54th Street Industrial School): Visitor's Book
1892-1939
Box: 41 Folder : 32 Henrietta School: School Savings Bank passbooks (5)
1927-1931
Box: 42 Folder : 1 Italian School: donations to the Italian School fund
circa 1874
Box: 42 Folder : 2 Italian School: "reports presented at the meeting celebrating the opening of the new building"
1875 April 29
Volume: 323 [Italian School]: Register of Pupils
1908-1914
Box: 42 Folder : 3 Italian School: "La Scuola Italiana dei Cinque Punti" Report printed for distribution at the Turin Exhibition
1911
Box: 42 Folder : 4 Italian School: Italian School Bulletin, vol. 3, no. 1
1915
Volume: 324 Italian School: Open Air Class and Nursery (and Avenue B Nursery) Expenses (includes loose correspondence)
1922-1927
Box: 42 Folder : 5 Italian School: pamphlet (photocopy only)
circa 1920's
Box: 42 Folder : 6 Italian School: "A brief history of the Italian School, later known as the James Children Center, as given by Lillian J. Weygandt at meeting of James Boys Club"
1933 October 13
Box: 42 Folder : 7 Italian School: speeches upon the unveiling of the Weygandt Memorial Plaque - history of the Italian School and tributes to Louisa de Ferrari Weygandt, principal 1860-1921 and Lillian Weygandt, principal 1921-1930
1939 July 25
Box: 42 Folder : 8 Jones Memorial Children's Center: Invitation to opening of new annex, and pamphlet re: facilities
1936
Box: 42 Folder : 9 Jones Memorial Children's Center: typescripts of press releases, correspondence, internal documents, re: opening of new annex
1936
Box: 42 Folder : 10 Jones Memorial Children's Center: reports and memos
1954-1958
Box: 42 Folder : 11 Kips Bay Boys' Club: 2 typed histories upon changes to the facilities
circa 1928 and undated
Box: OS 2 Folder : 6 Kips Bay Boys' Club: map showing Kips' Bay Boys' Club properties with assessments in NYC context
1947
Volume: 325 Mott Street School: Emma E. Smith's "Visitor's Book," narrative reports arranged alphabetically by individual
1913-1914
Volume: 326 Newsboys Lodging House and Girls Lodging House: Subscriptions
undated, circa 1861-1892
Volume: 327 Newsboys Lodging House: Subscriptions
undated, circa 1861-1892
Volume: 328 Newsboys Lodging House: Subscriptions
undated, circa 1861-1892
Volume: 329 Newsboys Lodging House [on 11th St.; may be Eleventh Ward Lodging House]: list of boys and breakdown of meals, lodging
1873
Box: 42 Folder : 12 Newsboys' Lodging House: "Causes of application in 100 boys"
circa 1874
Volume: 330 Newsboys Lodging House: Visitor's Register 1887-1915
1887-1915
Box: 42 Folder : 13 Newsboys' Lodging House - testimonial letters from residents (4 originals)
1889 and undated
Box: 42 Folder : 14 Newsboys' Lodging House - monthly reports (missing September 1902)
1901 October-1902 October
Box: 42 Folder : 15 Newsboys' Lodging House - report on Brace Memorial fund and trade classes for boys
circa 1906
Box: 42 Folder : 16 Newsboys' Lodging House and Brace Farm School - Promotional Card Separated from Case File 5541
circa 1908
Box: 42 Folder : 17 Newsboys' Lodging House - Inspection Report
1911 July 26
Box: 42 Folder : 18 Brace Memorial Newsboys' House: programs for annual Washington's Birthday celebration and dinner (photocopies only)
1913-1917 and 1919
Box: 42 Folder : 19 Brace Memorial Newsboys' House: Invitations and programs for annual Christmas festivities (photocopies only)
1915-1918 and circa 1928
Box: 42 Folder : 20 Brace Memorial Newsboys' House: programs for second (original) and fifth (photocopy) annual entertainment and vaudeville by "our friends from the boys' club"
1915, 1918
Box: 42 Folder : 21 Brace Memorial Newsboys' Home Newsletter: "Brace Memorial News" issued by Brace Memorial Senior Club, Vol. I No. 1 and Vol. I No. 2
1915 December and 1916 January
Box: 42 Folder : 22 Brace Memorial Newsboys' Home Newsletter, Vol. I No. 3 (photocopy only), Vol. I No. 4 (original), and Vol. I No. 5 (photocopy only)
1916 February 1, February 22, March 17
Box: 42 Folder : 23 Brace Memorial Newsboys' Home: Program for first annual minstrel show of the Brace Memorial Senior Club
1916 March 17
Box: 42 Folder : 24 Brace Memorial Newsboys' House: Invitation/program for intersettlement debate (1916) and annual reunion and dance of alumni boys (1920) and misc. other events (photocopies only)
1916, 1920, and undated
Box: 42 Folder : 25 Brace Memorial Newsboys' House: programs for annual spring celebation and athletic meet (3 photocopies, 1 1926 original)
1916, 1919. 1925, 1926
Box: 42 Folder : 26 Brace Memorial Newsboys' Home Newsletter, Vol. 2, No. 4
1916 November 29
Box: 42 Folder : 27 Brace Memorial Newsboys' House: Invitation and program for second annual minstrel show of the Senior Club
1917
Box: 42 Folder : 28 Brace Memorial Newsboys' House: Lyrics for songs in the Senior Club minstrel show (2 copies)
circa 1917
Box: 42 Folder : 29 Brace Memorial Newsboys' House: programs for annual dinners of the Senior Club (photocopies only)
1917, 1918, 1919, 1921
Box: 42 Folder : 30 Brace Memorial Newsboys' Home Newsletter, Vol. 3, No. 1, and Vol. 3, No. 3 (missing No. 2)
1917 December 25 and 1918 February
Box: 42 Folder : 31 Brace Memorial Newsboys' House: Correspondence from the office of Brooklyn Borough President and Charles Guggenheimer to William Butcher, Superintendent, re: speakers at Washington's Birthday Dinner
1918 February
Box: 42 Folder : 32 Brace Memorial Newsboys' Home Newsletter, Vol. 4, No. 2 (2 copies) and vol. 4, No. 3
1919 February 22 and 1920 February 23
Box: 42 Folder : 33 Card produced and signed by a newsboy, soliciting money, and photocopied letter from same "king of the newsboys"
1919 June 6
Box: 42 Folder : 34 Brace Memorial Newsboys' House: programs for annual Christmas festivities (4 original programs)
1922, 1923, 1924, 1930
Box: 42 Folder : 35 Brace Memorial Newsboys' House: programs for annual Washington's Birthday celebration and dinner (3 original programs)
1922, 1924, 1925
Box: 42 Folder : 36 Brace Memorial Newsboys' House: program for the first annual minstrel show of the Lane and Osborn Boys' Clubs
1924
Box: 42 Folder : 37 Brace Memorial Newsboys' House: Invitation/program for a series of profitable Sunday Evenings [1925-1926] anad dedication of a plaque [1931] (originals)
circa 1925-1926 and circa 1931
Box: 42 Folder : 38 Brace Memorial Newsboys' House: Invitation and program for housewarming of modernized building
1926
Volume: 331 Brace Memorial Newsboys Lodging House: Visitor's Register
1926-1947
Box: 42 Folder : 39 Brace Memorial Newsboys' House: Christmas cards sent by Director William Lewis Butcher (2 cards)
circa 1920s
Box: 42 Folder : 40 Brace Memorial Newsboys' House: blank letterhead stationery (2 sheets, different designs)
circa 1920s
Box: 42 Folder : 41 Brace Memorial Newsboys' House: "The Story of Brace Memorial Newsboys' House" draft and fact sheet, CAS author unknown
1931
Box: 42 Folder : 42 Brace Memorial Newsboys' House: Statistical breakdown of boys' legal residences, and their population numbers
1932 November 1-1933 February 1
Box: 42 Folder : 43 Brace Memorial Newsboys' House and Bowdoin Farm Training Program: "Information Culled from Older Boy Questionnaire"
circa 1933 February
Box: 42 Folder : 44 [Brace Memorial Newsboys' House]: Information culled from questionnaire
circa 1933
Box: 42 Folder : 45 Brace Memorial Newsboys' House: Statistical reports, annual, by month (including age, parentage, nativity, education, and religion)
1934-1941
Box: 42 Folder : 46 [Brace Memorial Newsboys' House]: "States from which boys came"
1937
Box: 42 Folder : 47 Brace Memorial Newsboys' House: Correspondence from a former newsboy to Director G.E.W. Blum, and reply
1938 November 25 and 28
Box: 42 Folder : 48 Brace Memorial Newsboys' House: Breakdown of agencies referring boys
1939
Box: 42 Folder : 49 Brace Memorial Newsboys' House: notice of suspension of facilities, and conversion to Coast Guard use
1942 December 21
Box: OS 2 Folder : 5 Brace Memorial Newsboys' House: "The Crossroads": an artist's representation of lodging house accomplishments
undated
Box: 42 Folder : 50 Rhinelander School: Annual Report
1901
Volume: 332 Rivington Street Lodging House: Subscriptions and Appeal
circa 1870
Box: 42 Folder : 51 Rivington Street Lodging House: "Causes of Homelessness"
1874
Box: 42 Folder : 52 Sixth Street Industrial School: Testimonial from former student (photocopy)
1978 March 23
Volume: 333 Sullivan Street School: Visitor's Register
1880-1915
Volume: 334 Sullivan Street School: Financial Record
1913-1914
Box: 42 Folder : 53 Sullivan Street School: pamphlet
circa 1920s
Volume: 335 Tompkins Square Lodging House: Dispositions of Boys (name, age, nationality, parentage, destination)
1891-1906
Volume: 336 Tompkins Square Boys' Lodging House and Industrial School: Narrative Record
1898-1904
Box: 42 Folder : 54 Tompkins Square Lodging House: monthly reports
1901 October-1902 September
Volume: 337 Tompkins Square Boys' Home: Visitor's Register
1903-1911
Volume: 338 Tompkins Square Lodging House: Boys' Bank Accounts 1904-1905 and Expenses January 1904
1904-1905
Volume: 339 Tompkins Square Lodging House: Boys' Bank Accounts
1905-1906
Box: 42 Folder : 55 Twenty-Fourth Street Boys and Girls Lodging House (AKA "Refuge"): Receipts
1866
Box: 42 Folder : 56 Utopia Children's House: "Four Years of work at Utopia Children's House 170 W. 130th Street 1928-1932" (report - photocopy only)
1932
Box: 42 Folder : 57 Wendell Boys' Club: Correspondence and Inspection Reports
1917 November 22-1918 May 30
Volume: 340 Wendell Boys' Club [in former West Side Boys' Home]: Minutes
1917
Volume: 341 Wendell Committee Ledger
1918-1921
Volume: 342 "Wendell Unit 28" [Wendell Boys' Club?]
1919 January 15-1919 March 21
Volume: 343 "Wendell Unit 28" [Wendell Boys' Club?]
1919 June 12-1920 July 3
Box: 42 Folder : 58 West Side Lodging House: monthly reports
1901 October-1902 September
Volume: 344 West Side Lodging House: Expenses and Statistics
1901-1918
Volume: 345 West Side Boys' Home, Visitor's Register
1903-1919
Box: 42 Folder : 59 West Side Boys' Home: program for 3rd Annual Minstrels (photocopy only)
1913 January 1
Volume: 346 West Side Boys' Home, Coat Room Receipts 1914-1916 (loose correspondence 1913-1917 interleaved)
1913-1917
Box: 42 Folder : 60 West Side Health School/Children's Center: Annual report (1926) and Information about facility (1939)
1926-1939
Box: 42 Folder : 61 Unidentified Industrial School: top half of "Testimonial" document/certificate (2 copies)
undated
Volume: 347 Unidentified Boys Lodging House: Intake Forms
1901-1903
Volume: 348 Unidentified Boys Lodging House: Register(oversize)
1902-1904
Volume: 349 Unidentified Boys Lodging House: Intake Forms
1904-1908
Volume: 350 Unidentified Facility for Men: Register
1913-1920

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Series X - Convalescent Facilities and Medical Programs, 1885-1965

Arrangement

The materials in this series are arranged in 2 subseries:

X.1 The Sick Children's Mission/Medical Bureau/Medical Department - Chronological

X.2 Convalescent Facilities -Alphabetical.

Both subseries include volumes interfiled with boxes. The boxed materials in both subseries include correspondence, reports, referral cards, and pamphlets. Two folders have been separated to an oversized (OS) box, noted in the container list.

History of CAS Medical Programs

The Children's Aid Society began its Sick Children's Mission in 1873. In this program, CAS physicians, nurses, and "visitors" called on poor, sick children in their tenement homes, dispensed medicine and food, instructed mothers on nutrition and other matters, and referred children to CAS convalescent facilities outside the city. The series includes reports by these visitors, and some referral and physician's recommendation cards. It also includes reports, pamphlets, volumes, and correspondence related to the convalescent facilities of the CAS to which children were referred.

The Summer Home at Bath Beach Long Island was built in 1882, and served sick and disabled ("crippled") children. The Health Home at Coney Island was founded in 1884 and served poor mothers with children under six years old. The Elizabeth Milbank Anderson Home in Chappaqua, NY began operation in 1909 (originally called the Chappaqua Convalescent Home), and enabled the Sick Children's Mission to operate throughout the year, not just as a summer charity. Kinderfold in New Hamburg NY was a small program founded in 1915 for convalescing boys over 12. The Goodhue Home in Staten Island for girls was also used in part as a girls' Kinderfold facility from 1919. The Sick Children's Mission also organized day trips taking children out of the city, such as the Astor Day Excursions funded by Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Astor beginning in 1913 and operating through the 1930s, and the Rockefeller Excursions.

In 1920 the Sick Children's Mission was renamed the Medical Bureau, and then renamed the Medical Department in 1929. Dr. Charles Conklin became Superintendent of the Sick Children's Mission beginning in 1907 and retired as Director of the Medical Department in 1940. Although the leadership remained constant and the convalescent homes and day excursions continued as before, the name change represented a shift toward a more centralized and coordinated healthcare mission extended throughout CAS facilities. In 1924 Conklin instituted a campaign against malnutrition in CAS facilities, the same year that CAS industrial schools were rechristened health schools. The same year, a convalescent home for boys 8-16 was established in Valhalla, NY, soon known as the Milbank and Martha Homes, and the Elizabeth Milbank Anderson Home in Chappaqua was re-purposed for girls and boys under 8. Kinderfold in New Hamburg was renamed Grinnell Home for Convalescent Boys in 1934. Volumes from Kinderfold and Grinnell are both represented in this series, arranged under separate names.

Related Material in Other Series

See also Series III.2(folders 20 and 21) for other reports and pamphlets by Conklin, and Series IV.1.D (Arthur Huck Correspondence) and IV.4.C (mixed correspondence) for correspondence from Conklin, and Series V.2 and V.3 for a memoir by Conklin and an interview of him on the history of CAS medical services.

Subseries X.1 - The Sick Children's Mission/Medical Bureau/Medical Department - Chronological, 1887-1940

Scope and Contents

This subseries consists of two volumes, and one box of documents, produced by the Sick Children's Mission, Medical Bureau, and Medical Department, arranged chronologically 1887-1940. The materials include, but are not limited to, reports, correspondence, one account book, one narrative volume, and cards and pamphlets distributed to patients and the public.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 43 Folder : 1 typescript and photocopy of 1887 NY Times articles on Bartholdi Creche
1887 July, August
Volume: 351 Sick Children's Mission Narrative Record
1893
Volume: 352 Sick Children's Mission Account Book
1894-1907
Box: 43 Folder : 2 Annual Report of the Sick Children's Mission, by George Calder, Superintendent
1904
Box: 43 Folder : 3 Report of the work of the Sick Children's Mission 1904, handwritten, author unknown
1905
Box: 43 Folder : 4 Annual Report of the Sick Children's Mission, draft typescript, author unknown
1906
Box: 43 Folder : 5 Report on the work of the Sick Children's Mission [by Edith Macrith], handwritten
1907 July and August
Box: 43 Folder : 6 Report on Sick Children's Mission suggesting its work be year-round, not just summer, author unknown [Charles Conklin?]
undated, pre-1907
Box: 43 Folder : 7 Report on the work of the Sick Children's Mission in the summer of 1909
1909 October 1
Box: 43 Folder : 8 Reports (cases) by Angela P. Schultz and Miss Smith
1910 July 29 and August 31
Box: 43 Folder : 9 Reports (cases) by visitors T.R. Mackinley and E.E. Jason
1910 August
Box: 43 Folder : 10 Report of visitor L.A. Runyon re: fresh air work and statistics for Harlem
1910 August 31
Box: 43 Folder : 11 Report of Sullivan Street Station for season of 1910 by E.R. [Cahom] M.D.
1910
Box: 43 Folder : 12 Reports (cases) by L.A. Runyon
circa 1910 July and August
Box: 43 Folder : 13 Report of summer work 1911 by Mary Butterworth, M.D.
1911 August 31
Box: 43 Folder : 14 Annual report of the Sick Children's Mission - draft typescript
circa 1911
Box: 43 Folder : 15 Letters from other organizations to Charles Conklin praising CAS convalescent care
1913-1921
Box: 43 Folder : 16 Reports (cases) by visitor Constance B. [Turner]
undated, pre-1920
Box: 43 Folder : 17 Reports (cases) by unknown visitors
undated, pre-1920
Box: 43 Folder : 18 Draft of a report on the benefits of fresh air work/Sick Children's Mission
undated, pre-1920
Box: 43 Folder : 19 "The work of the Sick Children's Mission of the Children's Aid Society" by [Louise Hutchenson] M.D., handwritten
undated, pre-1920
Box: 43 Folder : 20 The Sick Children's Mission - draft typescript of report with call for contributions, author unknown
undated, pre-1920
Box: 43 Folder : 21 Sick Children's Mission - Information cards in English and German (2 different cards)
undated, pre-1920
Box: 43 Folder : 22 Sick Children's Mission Nutrition Program - Physician's Order Card
undated, pre-1920
Box: 43 Folder : 23 Annual Report of the Medical Bureau 1922-1923 by Charles Conklin
1923 October 17
Box: 43 Folder : 24 Announcement re: campaign against malnutrition
1924 August 9
Box: 43 Folder : 25 Letters from other organizations to Charles Conklin, praising CAS convalescent care
1925-1930 and undated
Box: 43 Folder : 26 Medical Bureau pamphlet (instructional): "Are You a Good Mother?" 3 copies, in English, Italian, Polish
circa 1920's
Box: 43 Folder : 27 Pamphlet (for clients): Milk Drive (in Hebrew)
circa 1920's
Box: 43 Folder : 28 Page from a pamphlet on nutrition and healthy habits (photocopy)
circa 1920's
Box: 43 Folder : 29 Letters from a boy, and from parents of boys, at Milbank Home, forwarded to Margaret Fellows, publicity director of CAS, by Charles Conklin
1928 and 1930
Box: 43 Folder : 30 Medical statistics by center
1931 January
Box: 43 Folder : 31 Medical statistics by center
1931 February
Box: 43 Folder : 32 Medical statistics by center
1931 March
Box: 43 Folder : 33 Medical statistics by center
1931 April
Box: 43 Folder : 34 Medical statistics by center
1931 May
Box: 43 Folder : 35 Medical statistics by center
1931 June
Box: 43 Folder : 36 Medical statistics by center
1931 July
Box: 43 Folder : 37 Medical statistics by center
1931 August
Box: 43 Folder : 38 Medical statistics by center
1931 September
Box: 43 Folder : 39 Annual medical statistics by center
1931
Box: 43 Folder : 40 Medical statistics by center and month
1932, 1936, 1937
Box: 43 Folder : 41 Outline for report on history and necessity of CAS Medical Department work (typescript)
1934
Box: 43 Folder : 42 Report on the functions of the Medical Department historically and in the present, author unknown, typescript, final pages missing
circa 1935
Box: 43 Folder : 43 Annual report of the Medical Department 1936 by Charles Conklin
1937 February 18
Box: 43 Folder : 44 Annual report of the Medical Department 1939 by Charles Conklin
1940

Subseries X.2 - Convalescent Facilities, Alphabetical, 1885-1965

Scope and Contents

This subseries consists of eleven volumes, one small box of materials, and two folders housed in a separate oversize (OS) box, related to CAS convalescent facilities, 1885-1965, arranged in the following order: Elizabeth Milbank Anderson Home, Grinnell Home for Convalescent Boys, Health Home at Coney Island, Kinderfold, Milbank Home for Convalescent Boys, and mixed convalescent facilities. The boxed materials include cards for patients and the public, pamphlets, correspondence, reports, property surveys, and some internal documents.

Processing Information

Two volumes of registers (571 for the Anderson Home and 572 for the Milbank Home) were added to the collection by archivist Larry Weimer in July 2018.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 44 Folder : 1 Referral card for Elizabeth Milbank Anderson Home (convalescent home at Chappaqua)
circa 1909-1915
Box: 44 Folder : 2 Letters from parents whose children were at the Elizabeth Milbank Anderson Home
1918, 1929-1932, 1937, and undated
Box: OS 2 Folder : 7 Elizabeth Milbank Anderson Home and Chappaqua property surveys
1925 and circa 1907
Box: 44 Folder : 3 Letters from girls to Miss Parker, after returning home from the Elizabeth Milbank Anderson Home
1928 September 5-October 9
Box: 44 Folder : 4 CAS notes on Elizabeth Milbank Anderson Home
1931-1944 and undated
Box: 44 Folder : 5 Case file of a malnourished child at Elizabeth Milbank Anderson Home
1938 October 5
Volume: 571 Register. Elizabeth Milbank Anderson Convalescent Home. 1942 May-1956 July
1942-1956
Volume: 353 Grinnell Home for Convalescent Boys [including Kinderfold], Visitor's Book (includes FDR signature 1933 and Lowell Thomas 1935)
1931-1937
Box: 44 Folder : 6 Health Home at Coney Island: Internal document - notes re: payroll and Health Home
circa 1885
Volume: 354 Health Home at Coney Island: Record Book
1900-1905
Box: 44 Folder : 7 Health Home at Coney Island: Application Card
1904
Box: 44 Folder : 8 Health Home at Coney Island: Physician's Reports (6)
1911 June 30-September 10 and 1913 June 30-July 31
Box: 44 Folder : 9 Health Home at Coney Island: Information Cards (2)
undated
Box: 44 Folder : 10 Health Home at Coney Island: Physician's Recommendation Cards (2)
undated
Volume: 355 Kinderfold: Register (incl. age, nationality, parents and ailment)
1915 June-1918 May
Volume: 356 Kinderfold: Visitor's Register
1915-1918
Volume: 357 Kinderfold: Daily Record of Attendance
1915 June -1916 May
Volume: 358 Kinderfold: Daily Record of Attendance
1916 June -1917 May
Volume: 359 Kinderfold: Daily Record of Attendance
1917 June-1918 May
Box: 44 Folder : 11 Milbank Home for Convalescent Boys: Invitation to opening, and pamphlet on its first year's work
1925, 1926
Volume: 360 Milbank Home for Convalescent Boys: Register (facts incl. age, parents, nationality, religion, diagnosis)
1925 July 1-1941 December 31
Volume: 361 Milbank Home for Convalescent Boys: Visitor's Record
1925-1948
Box: 44 Folder : 12 Letters from children to [Miss or Mrs.] Martin of the Milbank Home for Convalescent Boys 1928
February 28-June 18 and 1931 February 9-November 26 and undated
Box: OS 2 Folder : 8 Milbank and Martha Convalescent Homes: Report of Convalescent Children
1931
Box: 44 Folder : 13 Milbank Home for Convalescent Boys: Inspection Report
1935 March 27
Volume: 572 Register. Milbank Convalescent Home. 1941 October-1965 June
1941-1965
Box: 44 Folder : 14 Christmas letters from boys at Milbank Home to Dunlevy Milbank, and his acknowledgment
1937 December-1938 January
Box: 44 Folder : 15 Mixed convalescent homes: 2 pamphlets
circa 1940-1949
Box: 44 Folder : 16 Mixed convalescent homes: pamphlet
circa 1950
Box: 44 Folder : 17 Mixed convalescent homes: pamphlet
circa 1955

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Series XI - Records of the Children's Emigration, Placing-Out, and Foster Home Programs, 1853-2006 1853-1939

Scope and Contents

This series contains the records of CAS programs which placed children in homes with non-relatives, whether for adoption, foster care, or employment. This arrangement follows the CAS' own arrangment -- the CAS kept adoption, foster care, and employment case files together. The names of CAS placement programs changed over time, but the Children's Aid Society kept the records continuously through name changes, using the consecutive record books and case files collected in this series.

The series is subdivided into 6 subseries. Most of the material in subseries 3-5 is restricted.

Subseries XI.1 - Broadsides, Pamphlets, Reports, and Other Materials circa 1867-circa 1994 consists of one box of Emigration, Placing-Out, and Foster Care materials arranged chronologically.

Subseries XI.2 - Correspondence from Children and Foster Families, Chronological, 1855-1914 (bulk 1861-1881)consists of 10 boxes of correspondence, arranged chronologically. This subseries is open for researchers. There is a 13 year gap between the bulk of the final material in the subseries and the first material of the following subseries.

Subseries XI.3 - Case Files 1895-1951 (bulk 1895-1939) consists of circa 15,000 case files in 913 boxes. This subseries is the largest part of the CAS collection. The case files are comprised of foster care and adoption records, and perhaps an equal number of records of employment placements -- records of boys who trained at the Farm School and were subsequently placed in farm homes for wages. The case files include forms, reports on frequent CAS follow-up visits, photographs, and correspondence from the placed-out children, their host families, and occasionally their biological families. Many children kept up correspondence with agents of the CAS well into adulthood. The names of individual children have not been included in this finding aid, because the information is restricted.

Subseries XI.4 - Bound Volumes consists of 100 bound volumes of records of the Emigration and Placing-Out Program (1853-1916). These volumes include Surrender Volumes, in which guardians surrender their charges to the care of the Children's Aid Society; Record Books, which describe individual cases; Company Books, listing groups that traveled together; and other volumes

Subseries XI.5 contains disbound ring binders and lists created by the Foster Home Department, 1917-1939 (bulk 1929-1939).

Subseries XI.6 consists of non-CAS publications related to the "Orphan Train," including self-published books by orphan train riders.

History of CAS Emigration Programs, including "Family Emigration," Employment, Adoption, and Foster Care

The mission of sending children to the country was the driving force of the Children's Aid Society from its founding in 1853. Twenty-five years later, in the 26th annual report from 1878, the society continued to affirm that "the most important part of our work is the transference of poor and homeless children to good country homes." The primacy of that mission continued throughout the period covered by this collection. The Emigration Department sent thousands of children to foster care and(for older children)employment situations in the country. In some cases, children were formally adopted by families, or families later chose to adopt them, but in most cases children were placed less formally.

The CAS called the program Emigration in its annual reports beginning circa 1859, and it was known as the Emigration and/or Placing-Out Department until 1899. From 1899-1925 it was known in the annual reports as the "Western Emigration and Placing-Out Department," although the CAS continued to use forms which called it alternately the Emigration or Placing-Out Department.

It is well known that the CAS separated children from their families to start anew. It is less widely known that the CAS also provided train tickets for entire families to leave the city together, to rejoin a breadwinner or pursue other opportunities. Beginning in 1874, the CAS initiated an explicit "family emigration" program which signalled a shift toward a goal of keeping families together. Beginning around 1898 the department's stated purpose in the annual reports included not only "finding homes for homeless chldren" but also "assisting poor families to reach distant friends for employment." Families traveled on the same trains as companies of children and are included in the "Company Books" and the "Record Books" in subseries XI.4. However, families were never included in the case files of the Emigration Department; the CAS did not provide additional social work care for them or track their progress. Although some information about families is contained in Emigration Department Record Books, other records of Family Emigration were kept separate, in volumes that are arranged in the following series of this collection, as Series XII.2.

Beginning around 1923 a Family Home Department was initiated, to put children in temporary suburban homes with the goal of eventually returning them to their families. In 1926 this Family Home Department became known as the Boarding Home Department, and the Western Emigration and Placing-Out Department became known as the Home-Finding or Placing-Out Department, and sometimes the Free Home and Adoption Department. In 1931 these two programs, the Home-Finding Department and the Boarding Home Department, were consolidated as the Department of Foster Home Care, aka the Foster Home Department. The Foster Home Department had two divisions: the Free Home Division, for older boys, adolescent girls, and troubled youths, and the Boarding Division, for younger children.

Subseries X1.1 - Broadsides, Pamphlets, Reports, and other Materials, circa 1867- circa 1994

Scope and Contents

The subseries consists of one box of Emigration, Placing-Out, and Foster Care materials arranged chronologically circa 1867-circa 1994, and 1 folder housed in a separate oversized (OS) box, noted in the container list. Material circa 1867-circa 1950 includes primary source documents and some photocopies of primary source documents; folders from 1967-1994 consist of latter-day compilations of information culled from earlier "orphan train" materials.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: OS 2 Folder : 9 Schedule and Rates of N.Y. Central Railroad
1867 October 1
Box: 45 Folder : 1 Broadside: "Children Without Homes" (fragile, writing and drawing on back)
circa 1867
Box: 45 Folder : 2 Correspondence: various orphan train riders to CAS, transcribed and assembled scrapbook-style, entitled "Orphan Train Riders Who Made Good"
1871-1903 and undated
Box: 45 Folder : 3 Illustration of the CAS Emigration/Placing-Out Program used as frontispiece in annual reports
circa 1873-1886
Box: 45 Folder : 4 Reprints of vintage broadsides and advertisements from Placing-Out Program
circa 1880-1909 and undated
Box: 45 Folder : 5 Reports and Correspondence re: the dismissal of CAS agent James Matthews
1886
Box: 45 Folder : 6 Report of the Committee on Emigration
1901
Box: 45 Folder : 7 Pamphlet: "Don't You Want One Like This?" separated from Case File 2210
circa 1902-1907
Box: 45 Folder : 8 Broadsides Kept by CAS Agent H.D. Clarke (photocopies only)
1904-1905
Box: 45 Folder : 9 Broadside: "Children Want Homes" Nebraska
1905 March
Box: 45 Folder : 10 Signed and sealed Thanksgiving proclamation by Governor of Alaska, former "orphan train rider" John G. Brady
1905
Box: 45 Folder : 11 Handbill: "Homes Wanted for Children" distributed in Decatur Texas, separated from case file 4449
1906 November 16
Box: 45 Folder : 12 Notice sent to people of Rock Rapids Iowa by agent Clara Comstock re: orphan children arriving
circa 1912 or 1918
Box: 45 Folder : 13 Blank forms of the Emigration Department, Placing-Out Department, Home-Finding Department, Child Placing Department (originals and photocopies)
circa 1920-1930
Box: 45 Folder : 14 Temporary Boarding Home Department - Memos, correspondence,agreements, minutes excerpts
1923 December-1928 January
Box: 45 Folder : 15 Foster Home Department: Inspection reports and a memo by Arthur Huck
1931, 1934
Box: 45 Folder : 16 Memos, Correspondence, Reports of the Foster Home Department
1931 February 16-1940 February 6 and undated
Box: 45 Folder : 17 Report on CAS children placed in Maryland and Delaware by Hattie V. Shockley (draft and accompanying note)
1933 November 24
Box: 45 Folder : 18 Report: "Promoting the Preventive Function of a Children's Agency by Skills in Intake" by Bessie E. Trout, Supervisor of Intake, CAS Foster Home Department (typescript)
1934 May
Box: 45 Folder : 19 Report: "Social Case Work Technique in the Care of Children Away From Their Own Parents" by Bessie E. Trout, Supervisor of Intake, CAS Foster Home Department (photocopy of typescript)
1934 May
Box: 45 Folder : 20 Correspondence: Clara B. Comstock (CAS placing agent) to Miss Cole
1934 December 8
Box: 45 Folder : 21 Portion of outline of report by Clara Comstock on motivations and attitudes of foster parents on Missouri farms "Free Home Placing" (photocopy)
circa 1931-1935
Box: 45 Folder : 22 Notes from Free Home office, unknown authors
circa 1935 and undated
Box: 45 Folder : 23 Report: "Treatment as an Aid to Diagnosis" by Helen P. Taussig, Assistant Director, CAS Foster Home Department (typescript)
1938
Box: 45 Folder : 24 Report: "The Use of Case Work Skills in Home Finding" by Gladys E. Townsend, Children's Aid Society of Pennsylvania (photocopy of typescript)
1938 April 22
Box: 45 Folder : 25 Report: "The Warwick Project: A Demonstration of Foster Home Placement for Negro Delinquent Boys Between the Ages of 12 and 16" by Alice Hyman and Helen P. Taussig (typescript) and a letter to CAS Secretary Arthur Huck from Leonard Mayo of the Welfare Council re: the report
1938 December 31 and 1939 February 6
Box: 45 Folder : 26 Report on the work of the Erlanger Home, CAS Foster Home Department, author unknown (photocopy of typescript)
circa 1938 or 1939
Box: 45 Folder : 27 List of children in Missouri, Minnesota, Iowa, and Kansas
1939 September 19
Box: 45 Folder : 28 Minutes of the Foster Home Committee Meeting
1939 October 11
Box: 45 Folder : 29 Report: "The Place of the Institution in Child Welfare as Seen by a Foster Home Agency" by Nora Phillips Johnson, Supervisor of the Free Home Division of the Foster Home Dept 1933-1942, Director of the Foster Home Dept 1942-1950, Supervisor of Foster Care Services 1950-1966, Assistant Executive Director of the CAS 1966-8, and Associate Executive Director 1968-1970.
1940 May 10
Box: 45 Folder : 30 Report: "Interpretation of Foster Home Care" by Nora Phillips [Johnson] (photocopy of typescript draft)
1940
Box: 45 Folder : 31 Notes on the last Free Home Children remaining in states
1940-1942
Box: 45 Folder : 32 Foster Parents' Manual
circa 1942-1950
Box: 45 Folder : 33 2 pamphlets recruiting foster parents
circa 1946 and undated
Box: 45 Folder : 34 Information on former "orphan train riders" (photocopies)
circa 1967 and undated
Box: 45 Folder : 35 Information on former "orphan train riders" [compiled by an individual in the Orphan Train Heritage Society] (photocopies)
circa 1970's
Box: 45 Folder : 36 Compilation of facts about railroads used, station stops, towns of placement, and early statistics 1853-1920's
circa 1994

Subseries X1.2 - Correspondence from Children and Foster Families, Chronological, 1855-1914 1861-1881

Scope and Contents

This subseries consists of 11 boxes of correspondence to the Children's Aid Society from children who were placed out in the country, and from the foster families who cared for them. The material is arranged chronologically, grouped by month, from 1855-1914 (bulk 1861-1881). Box 53A contains a volume of 1877 correspondence discovered and processed after the rest of the CAS collection was processed, creating a slight break in chronological order. That box also contains 1 tintype, which is the only photographic material in this subseries. There is only one folder of material 1884-1886 and one folder 1900-1914.

The letters, originally glued or posted into scrapbook-style volumes, were in poor condition at the time of the donation of the collection. The scrapbook volumes, most of which were missing covers, have since been disbound, and the letters treated to remove glue and dirt. Index pages and pages with lists of children are included in the subseries, if such pages were extant.

Each piece of correspondence was marked by the CAS recipient with a cross-reference to the volume and page number of the record book in which the child's records were kept. Those record books are arranged in Series XI.4.

The correspondence in this subseries includes a few letters from former CAS wards writing as soldiers in the Civil War. There is a 13 year gap between the bulk of the final material in this subseries and the earliest material of the following subseries, XI.3, which also contains correspondence from children and foster families.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 46 Folder : 1 Emigration/Placing-Out Program, Correspondence Received
1855-1859
Box: 46 Folder : 2 Emigration/Placing-Out Program, Lists of Children Placed by CAS 1855-1869, from correspondence volumes
1855-1869
Box: 46 Folder : 3 Emigration/Placing-Out Program, Index pages to correspondence volumes
1860-1869
Box: 46 Folder : 4 Emigration/Placing-Out Program, Correspondence Received
1860
Box: 46 Folder : 5 Emigration/Placing-Out Program, Correspondence Received
1861 January
Box: 46 Folder : 6 Emigration/Placing-Out Program, Correspondence Received
1861 February
Box: 46 Folder : 7 Emigration/Placing-Out Program, Correspondence Received
1861 March
Box: 46 Folder : 8 Emigration/Placing-Out Program, Correspondence Received
1861 April
Box: 46 Folder : 9 Emigration/Placing-Out Program, Correspondence Received
1861 May
Box: 46 Folder : 10 Emigration/Placing-Out Program, Correspondence Received
1861 June
Box: 47 Folder : 1 Emigration/Placing-Out Program, Correspondence Received
1861 July
Box: 46 Folder : 2 Emigration/Placing-Out Program, Correspondence Received
1861 August
Box: 47 Folder : 3 Emigration/Placing-Out Program, Correspondence Received
1861 September
Box: 47 Folder : 4 Emigration/Placing-Out Program, Correspondence Received
1861 October
Box: 47 Folder : 5 Emigration/Placing-Out Program, Correspondence Received
1861 November
Box: 47 Folder : 6 Emigration/Placing-Out Program, Correspondence Received
1861 December
Box: 47 Folder : 7 Emigration/Placing-Out Program, Lists of Children Placed
1861
Box: 47 Folder : 8 Emigration/Placing-Out Program, Correspondence Received
circa 1861
Box: 47 Folder : 9 Emigration/Placing-Out Program, Correspondence Received
1862
Box: 47 Folder : 10 Emigration/Placing-Out Program, Correspondence Received
1863 January-June
Box: 47 Folder : 11 Emigration/Placing-Out Program, Correspondence Received
1863 July
Box: 47 Folder : 12 Emigration/Placing-Out Program, Correspondence Received
1863 August
Box: 48 Folder : 1 Emigration/Placing-Out Program, Correspondence Received
1863 September-October
Box: 48 Folder : 2 Emigration/Placing-Out Program, Correspondence Received
1863 November-December
Box: 48 Folder : 3 Emigration/Placing-Out Program, Correspondence Received
1864 January-February
Box: 48 Folder : 4 Emigration/Placing-Out Program, Correspondence Received
1864 March
Box: 48 Folder : 5 Emigration/Placing-Out Program, Correspondence Received
1864 April
Box: 48 Folder : 6 Emigration/Placing-Out Program, Correspondence Received
1864 May-October
Box: 48 Folder : 7 Emigration/Placing-Out Program, Lists of Children Placed
1864 May-1866 July
Box: 48 Folder : 8 Emigration/Placing-Out Program, Correspondence Received
circa 1864
Box: 48 Folder : 9 Emigration/Placing-Out Program, Correspondence Received
1865 January-March
Box: 48 Folder : 10 Emigration/Placing-Out Program, Correspondence Received
1865 April
Box: 49 Folder : 1 Emigration/Placing-Out Program, Correspondence Received
1865 May
Box: 49 Folder : 2 Emigration/Placing-Out Program, Correspondence Received
1865 May
Box: 49 Folder : 3 Emigration/Placing-Out Program, Correspondence Received
1865 June
Box: 49 Folder : 4 Emigration/Placing-Out Program, Correspondence Received
1865 June
Box: 49 Folder : 5 Emigration/Placing-Out Program, Correspondence Received
1865 July-December
Box: 49 Folder : 6 Emigration/Placing-Out Program, Correspondence Received
circa 1865
Box: 49 Folder : 7 Emigration/Placing-Out Program, Correspondence Received
1866 February-June
Box: 49 Folder : 8 Emigration/Placing-Out Program, Correspondence Received
1866 July
Box: 49 Folder : 9 Emigration/Placing-Out Program, Correspondence Received
1866 August
Box: 49 Folder : 10 Emigration/Placing-Out Program, Correspondence Received
1866 September
Box: 49 Folder : 11 Emigration/Placing-Out Program, Correspondence Received
circa 1866
Box: 50 Folder : 1 Emigration/Placing-Out Program, Correspondence Received
1867 February-March
Box: 50 Folder : 2 Emigration/Placing-Out Program, Correspondence Received
1867 April
Box: 50 Folder : 3 Emigration/Placing-Out Program, Correspondence Received
1867 May
Box: 50 Folder : 4 Emigration/Placing-Out Program, Correspondence Received
1867 June-August
Box: 50 Folder : 5 Emigration/Placing-Out Program, Correspondence Received and Company List
circa 1867
Box: 50 Folder : 6 Emigration/Placing-Out Program, Correspondence Received
1868
Box: 50 Folder : 7 Emigration/Placing-Out Program, Index for Correspondence and Lists of Children Placed
1868-1869
Box: 50 Folder : 8 Emigration/Placing-Out Program, Correspondence Received
1869 January-February
Box: 50 Folder : 9 Emigration/Placing-Out Program, Correspondence Received
1869 March
Box: 50 Folder : 10 Emigration/Placing-Out Program, Correspondence Received
1869 April
Box: 50 Folder : 11 Emigration/Placing-Out Program, Correspondence Received
1869 May
Box: 50 Folder : 12 Emigration/Placing-Out Program, Correspondence Received
1869 June
Box: 50 Folder : 13 Emigration/Placing-Out Program, Correspondence Received
1869 July
Box: 50 Folder : 14 Emigration/Placing-Out Program, Correspondence Received
1869 August
Box: 51 Folder : 1 Emigration/Placing-Out Program, Correspondence Received
1869 September
Box: 51 Folder : 2 Emigration/Placing-Out Program, Correspondence Received
1869 October
Box: 51 Folder : 3 Emigration/Placing-Out Program, Correspondence Received
circa 1869
Box: 51 Folder : 4 Emigration/Placing-Out Program, Correspondence Received
undated circa 1860-1869
Box: 51 Folder : 5 Emigration/Placing-Out Program, Correspondence Received
1872 January-March
Box: 51 Folder : 6 Emigration/Placing-Out Program, Correspondence Received
1872 April
Box: 51 Folder : 7 Emigration/Placing-Out Program, Correspondence Received
1872 May
Box: 51 Folder : 8 Emigration/Placing-Out Program, Correspondence Received
1872 June
Box: 51 Folder : 9 Emigration/Placing-Out Program, Correspondence Received
1872 July-August
Box: 51 Folder : 10 Emigration/Placing-Out Program, Correspondence Received
1872 September
Box: 52 Folder : 1 Emigration/Placing-Out Program, Correspondence Received
1872 October-November
Box: 52 Folder : 2 Emigration/Placing-Out Program, Correspondence Received
1872 December
Box: 52 Folder : 3 Emigration/Placing-Out Program, Correspondence Received
1873 January-February
Box: 52 Folder : 4 Emigration/Placing-Out Program, Correspondence Received
1873 March
Box: 52 Folder : 5 Emigration/Placing-Out Program, Correspondence Received
1873 April
Box: 52 Folder : 6 Emigration/Placing-Out Program, Correspondence Received
1873 May
Box: 52 Folder : 7 Emigration/Placing-Out Program, Correspondence Received
1873 June
Box: 52 Folder : 8 Emigration/Placing-Out Program, Correspondence Received
1873 July
Box: 52 Folder : 9 Emigration/Placing-Out Program, Correspondence Received
1873 August
Box: 52 Folder : 10 Emigration/Placing-Out Program, Correspondence Received
1873 September
Box: 52 Folder : 11 Emigration/Placing-Out Program, Correspondence Received
1873 October
Box: 52 Folder : 12 Emigration/Placing-Out Program, Correspondence Received
1873 November-December
Box: 52 Folder : 13 Emigration/Placing-Out Program, Correspondence Received
1873
Box: 52 Folder : 14 Emigration/Placing-Out Program, Correspondence Received
1875
Box: 53 Folder : 1 Emigration/Placing-Out Program, Index to Correspondence Received
1876-1877
Box: 53 Folder : 2 Emigration/Placing-Out Program, Correspondence Received
1876 January-March
Box: 53 Folder : 3 Emigration/Placing-Out Program, Correspondence Received
1876 April-June
Box: 53 Folder : 4 Emigration/Placing-Out Program, Correspondence Received
1876 July
Box: 53 Folder : 5 Emigration/Placing-Out Program, Correspondence Received
1876 August
Box: 53 Folder : 6 Emigration/Placing-Out Program, Correspondence Received
1876 September
Box: 53 Folder : 7 Emigration/Placing-Out Program, Correspondence Received
1876 October
Box: 53 Folder : 8 Emigration/Placing-Out Program, Correspondence Received
1876 November
Box: 53 Folder : 9 Emigration/Placing-Out Program, Correspondence Received
1876 December
Box: 53 Folder : 10 Emigration/Placing-Out Program, Correspondence Received
1877 January
Box: 53 Folder : 11 Emigration/Placing-Out Program, Correspondence Received
1877 February
Box: 53 Folder : 12 Emigration/Placing-Out Program, Correspondence Received
1877 March
Box: 53 Folder : 13 Emigration/Placing-Out Program, Correspondence Received
1877 April-December
Box: 53 Folder : 14 Emigration/Placing-Out Program, Correspondence Received
undated, circa 1876-1877
Box: 53 Folder : 15 Emigration/Placing-Out Program, Correspondence Received
1878 January-February
Box: 53 Folder : 16 Emigration/Placing-Out Program, Correspondence Received
1878 March
Box: 53A Folder : 1 Emigration/Placing-Out Program, Correspondence Received
1876 November-1877 January
Box: 53A Folder : 2 Emigration/Placing-Out Program, Correspondence Received and one tintype
1877 February
Box: 53A Folder : 3 Emigration/Placing-Out Program, Correspondence Received
1877 March
Box: 53A Folder : 4 Emigration/Placing-Out Program, Correspondence Received
1877 April
Box: 53A Folder : 5 Emigration/Placing-Out Program, Correspondence Received
1877 May
Box: 53A Folder : 6 Emigration/Placing-Out Program, Correspondence Received
1877 June
Box: 53A Folder : 7 Emigration/Placing-Out Program, Correspondence Received
1877 July
Box: 53A Folder : 8 Emigration/Placing-Out Program, Correspondence Received
1877 August
Box: 53A Folder : 9 Emigration/Placing-Out Program, Correspondence Received
1877 September
Box: 53A Folder : 10 Emigration/Placing-Out Program, Correspondence Received
1877 October
Box: 53A Folder : 11 Emigration/Placing-Out Program, Index for 1877 correspondence volume and undated correspondence
1877
Box: 53A Folder : 12 Emigration/Placing-Out Program, original binding for 1877 correspondence volume
1877
Box: 54 Folder : 1 Emigration/Placing-Out Program, Correspondence Received
1878 April
Box: 54 Folder : 2 Emigration/Placing-Out Program, Correspondence Received
1878 May
Box: 54 Folder : 3 Emigration/Placing-Out Program, Correspondence Received
1878 June
Box: 54 Folder : 4 Emigration/Placing-Out Program, Correspondence Received
1878 July
Box: 54 Folder : 5 Emigration/Placing-Out Program, Correspondence Received
1878 August
Box: 54 Folder : 6 Emigration/Placing-Out Program, Correspondence Received
1878 September
Box: 54 Folder : 7 Emigration/Placing-Out Program, Correspondence Received
1878 October
Box: 54 Folder : 8 Emigration/Placing-Out Program, Correspondence Received
1878 November
Box: 54 Folder : 9 Emigration/Placing-Out Program, Correspondence Received
1878 December
Box: 54 Folder : 10 Emigration/Placing-Out Program, Correspondence Received
1879 January
Box: 54 Folder : 11 Emigration/Placing-Out Program, Correspondence Received
1879 February
Box: 54 Folder : 12 Emigration/Placing-Out Program, Correspondence Received
1879 March
Box: 54 Folder : 13 Emigration/Placing-Out Program, Correspondence Received
1879 April
Box: 55 Folder : 1 Emigration/Placing-Out Program, Correspondence Received
1879 May
Box: 55 Folder : 2 Emigration/Placing-Out Program, Correspondence Received
1879 June
Box: 55 Folder : 3 Emigration/Placing-Out Program, Correspondence Received
1879 July
Box: 55 Folder : 4 Emigration/Placing-Out Program, Correspondence Received
1879 August
Box: 55 Folder : 5 Emigration/Placing-Out Program, Correspondence Received
1879 September-December
Box: 55 Folder : 6 Emigration/Placing-Out Program, Correspondence Received
circa 1878-1879
Box: 55 Folder : 7 Emigration/Placing-Out Program, Correspondence Received
undated, circa 1870-1879
Box: 55 Folder : 8 Emigration/Placing-Out Program, Correspondence Received
1880 January-February
Box: 55 Folder : 9 Emigration/Placing-Out Program, Correspondence Received
1880 March-April
Box: 55 Folder : 10 Emigration/Placing-Out Program, Correspondence Received
1880 May-June
Box: 55 Folder : 11 Emigration/Placing-Out Program, Correspondence Received
1880 July
Box: 55 Folder : 12 Emigration/Placing-Out Program, Correspondence Received
1880 August
Box: 55 Folder : 13 Emigration/Placing-Out Program, Correspondence Received
1880 September
Box: 55 Folder : 14 Emigration/Placing-Out Program, Correspondence Received
1880 October-December
Box: 55 Folder : 15 Emigration/Placing-Out Program, Correspondence Received
1881 January
Box: 55 Folder : 16 Emigration/Placing-Out Program, Correspondence Received
1881 February
Box: 55 Folder : 17 Emigration/Placing-Out Program, Correspondence Received
1881 March-August
Box: 55 Folder : 18 Emigration/Placing-Out Program, Correspondence Received
circa 1880-1881
Box: 55 Folder : 19 Emigration/Placing-Out Program, Correspondence Received
1884-1886
Box: 55 Folder : 20 Emigration/Placing-Out Program, Miscellaneous Undated Correspondence Received
circa 1860-1886
Box: 55 Folder : 21 Emigration/Placing-Out Program, Miscellaneous Correspondence Received
1900-1914

Subseries X1.3 - Case Files , 1895-1951 1895-1939

Scope and Contents

This subseries consists of 913 boxes of case files of children placed in homes or work situations by the Emigration/Placing-Out and Foster Home Programs of the Children's Aid Society. Most case files include application forms from prospective foster families or employers, reports of visits or updates on the children by CAS agents, correspondence to the Children's Aid Society from children who were placed out in the country, and/or from the foster families or employers who cared for them. There are also many photographs.

The material is housed in boxes 56-964, and the files are arranged by case file number. The numbers were assigned roughly chronologically around the time the child came under the care of the CAS. These case files cover children placed between 1895-1951 (bulk 1895-1939). There is material in the case files from later dates, if correspondence or other contact occurred in subsequent decades. Boxes 56-688, containing case files numbered 1-10,347, from 1895-1916, are cross-referenced to the volumes in subseries XI.4. Boxes 965-968 contain miscellaneous case files 1895-1930, numbered 15,000-15,353 and unnumbered. All numbers above 15,000 were assigned by Victor Remer in the 1980's. Boxes 968-969 contain case files grouped alphabetically from the 1920's-1940's.

This finding aid does not list the individual folders in boxes 56-969, because the case files are RESTRICTED and the names in the records are sealed. The N-YHS reference department maintains a list of all photographs, tintypes, and selected visual materials in the case files. Please contact the reference department for further information about access to case file materials. Researchers whose primary interest is tracing family history will be put in contact with a designated Children's Aid Society specialist who will interview the potential researcher to determine what he or she may consult and will then supervise the reader's use of the appropriate material. Guidelines currently in place for family history research at CAS, as determined by legal restrictions on the accessibility of adoption and foster care records, will be followed. See Access Restrictions, at the top of this finding aid.

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 56-964 Emigration/Placing-Out and Foster Home Programs, Case Files 1-14,141
1895-1951
Box: 965-968 Emigration/Placing-Out and Foster Home Programs, Case Files 15,000-15,353 and unnumbered
circa 1895-1930
Box: 968-969 Emigration/Placing-Out and Foster Home Programs, Case Files - Alphabetical
circa 1920's-1940's

Subseries X1.4 - Emigration/Placing-Out Program, Bound Volumes, 1853-1930 1853-1916

Scope and Contents

This subseries consists of 100 bound volumes related to children placed in homes or work situations by the Emigration/Placing-Out Program of the Children's Aid Society, 1853-1930 (bulk 1853-1916). The volumes are arranged in 2 sub-subseries, which overlap and complement each other:

Sub-subseries XI.4.A consists of Surrender Volumes which document children turned over by their guardians to the custody of the Children's Aid Society, Company Volumes which list children by the groups in which they traveled to the country together, and various other volumes listing placements, applications for children, financial records, and other records of the Emigration Program 1853-1922. The volumes are arranged chronologically by the initial date of the volume. Some of the volumes in XI.4.A are RESTRICTED, as per the Deed of Gift by which the collection was donated to the N-YHS. Restricted volumes are labelled as such in this finding aid and on the volumes themselves.

Sub-subseries XI.4.B consists of a set of record books numbered 1-57 by the CAS, describing children's cases in rough chronological order 1855-1916, preceded by an index to those record books 1853-1906. The information in these record books complements the correspondence and case files in Series XI.2 and XI.3, which cross-reference these volumes. All of the material in XI.4.B is RESTRICTED.

Researchers who wish to view restricted children's files or restricted volumes should contact the library of the New-York Historical Society. These researchers will be referred to a designated Children's Aid Society specialist who will interview the potential researcher to determine what he or she may consult and will then supervise the reader's use of the appropriate material. Guidelines currently in place for family history research at CAS, as determined by legal restrictions on the accessibility of adoption and foster care records, will be followed.

Families who traveled out west as part of the Family Emigration Program are listed in the Company Books and Record Books, but for volumes dedicated specifically to the Family Emigration Program 1874-1926, see Series XII.2.

Sub-Subseries XI.4.A - Emigration/Placing-Out Department Volumes, 1855-1922

Scope and Contents

Subseries XI.4.A consists of 42 volumes produced by the Emigration/Placing-Out program of the CAS between 1853-1922. The volumes overlap with the volumes in the following subseries, XI.4.B. The materials include Surrender Volumes which document children turned over by their guardians to the custody of the Children's Aid Society, Company Volumes which list children by the groups in which they traveled to the country together, and various other volumes listing placements, applications for children, financial records, and other records of the Emigration Program 1853-1922. The volumes are arranged chronologically by the initial date of the volume. Some of the volumes in this sub-subseries are RESTRICTED. Restricted volumes are labelled as such in this finding aid and on the volumes themselves.

Container 1     Title Date
Volume: 362 Reference Book 1 (Narrative of children taken in and dispositions)
1853-1854
Volume: 363 Reference Book 2 (Narrative of children taken in and dispositions into 1860's)
1854-1855
Volume: 364 Company Book 1
1854-1863
Volume: 365 Some Children Placed Out, arranged alphabetically by town and state
1854-1869
Volume: 366 Surrender Book, arranged alphabetically by child
1854-1869
Volume: 367 Applications for Children, in narrative style
1855
Volume: 368 Surrender Book (1 folio)
1862
Volume: 369 Emigration Statistics
1862-1870
Volume: 370 Surrender Book
1863-1872
Volume: 371 Company Book 2
1863-1875
Volume: 372 Mr. Friedgen's Company Book - Narrative re: people seen by CAS, dispositions
1865-1867
Volume: 373 Surrender Book
1867-1868
Volume: 374 Emigration Expenses
1870-1877
Volume: 375 Company Book 3
1875-1896
Volume: 376 Surrender Book
1882-1890
Volume: 377 Applications for Placement in the West and South
1882-1890
Volume: 378 "B.W. Tice Western Work. Names of Children."(includes correspondence)
1887-1892
Volume: 379 Ledger-style Placement Book [Nebraska] (few pages of info)
1888-1904
Volume: 380 Companies and Children taken West with E. Trott and B.W. Tice, 1889-1892, and Lodging House Attendance and Accounts 1892
1889-1892
Volume: 381 Applications for Placement in the West and South
1890-1894
Volume: 382 Surrender Book - RESTRICTED
1892-1896
Volume: 383 Admissions - Narrative of children taken in, and dispositions -RESTRICTED
1893-1897
Volume: 384 Ledger-style Placement Book [Iowa](few pages of info)
1895-1904
Volume: 385 Surrender Book 3 - RESTRICTED
1896-1900
Volume: 386 Ledger-style Placement Book - Florida
1896-1902
Volume: 387 Ledger-style Placement Book [Kansas]
1896-1903
Volume: 388 Ledger-Style Placement Book (blank except for notes on last page)
circa 1896
Volume: 389 Company Book 4
1896-1909
Volume: 390 Temporary Placements(Narrative continuation of Volume 383)- RESTRICTED
1897-1899
Volume: 391 Emigration Department Distribution of Supplies
1898 February 1-1900 September 30
Volume: 392 Temporary Placements No. 3 (Narrative continuation of Vol. 390, children taken in, dispositions)- RESTRICTED
1899-1902
Volume: 393 Temporary Placements (ledger style about people applying for children)- RESTRICTED
1899-1905
Volume: 394 Surrender Book 4 (incl. loose correspondence)- RESTRICTED
1900-1902
Volume: 395 Emigration Department Distribution of Supplies
1900 October-1904 July
Volume: 396 Temporary Placement Book No. 4 (narrative)- RESTRICTED
1902-1904
Volume: 397 Surrender Book 5 - RESTRICTED
1902-1906
Volume: 398 Emigration Department Distribution of Supplies
1904 August-1907 June
Volume: 399 Temporary Placement Book No. 5 (narrative) - RESTRICTED
1904-1930
Volume: 400 Surrender Book 6 - RESTRICTED
1906-1909
Volume: 401 Surrender Book 7 - RESTRICTED
1909-1913
Volume: 402 Emigration Department Financial Ledger
1913-1914
Volume: 403 Surrender Book 8 - RESTRICTED
1913-1919
Volume: 404 Summer Situations Book #1
1917, 1918, 1921, 1922

Sub-Subseries XI.4.B - Emigration/Placing-Out Department Volumes - Record Books 1-57 and Index

Scope and Contents

All of the material in this sub-subseries is RESTRICTED. Sub-subseries XI.4.B consists of a set of large Record Books numbered 1-57 describing children's cases in rough chronological order 1855-1916, preceded by an index to those volumes 1853-1906. In format, there is usually one page per child, with notes beginning at the time the child came under the care of the CAS, and with updates recorded over the years, until contact ended. Record Book 1 is out of chronological order, and is a concordance with Record Books 33-39 covering 1898-1904, and Record Book 2 is blank. Thus, Record Book 3 is the earliest. The volumes overlap chronologically, and in terms of some information, with the volumes in the previous subseries, XI.4.A. The correspondence and case files in Series XI.2 and XI.3 are cross-referenced to the Record Books in this sub-subseries.

Container 1     Title Date
Volume: 405 Index - alphabetical list of children in record books - RESTRICTED
1853-1906
Volume: 406 Record Book 1 - concordance with Record Books 33-39 - RESTRICTED
1898-1904
Volume: 407 Record Book 2 (Blank)
No Date
Volume: 408 Record Book 3 - RESTRICTED
1855-1856
Volume: 409 Record Book 4 - RESTRICTED
1856-1857
Volume: 410 Record Book 5 - RESTRICTED
1857-1858
Volume: 411 Record Book 6 - RESTRICTED
1858-1859
Volume: 412 Record Book 7 - RESTRICTED
1859-1860
Volume: 413 Record Book 8 - RESTRICTED
1861
Volume: 414 Record Book 9 - RESTRICTED
1861-1863
Volume: 415 Record Book 10 - RESTRICTED
1863-1864
Volume: 416 Record Book 11 - RESTRICTED
1864-1865
Volume: 417 Record Book 12 - RESTRICTED
1865-1866
Volume: 418 Record Book 13 - RESTRICTED
1866-1867
Volume: 419 Record Book 14 - RESTRICTED
1867-1868
Volume: 420 Record Book 15 - RESTRICTED
1868-1869
Volume: 421 Record Book 16 - RESTRICTED
1869-1870
Volume: 422 Record Book 17 - RESTRICTED
1870-1872
Volume: 423 Record Book 18 - RESTRICTED
1872-1873
Volume: 424 Record Book 19 - RESTRICTED
1873-1875
Volume: 425 Record Book 20 - RESTRICTED
1875-1877
Volume: 426 Record Book 21 - RESTRICTED
1877-1878
Volume: 427 Record Book 22 - RESTRICTED
1878-1880
Volume: 428 Record Book 23 - RESTRICTED
1880-1881
Volume: 429 Record Book 24 - RESTRICTED
1881-1882
Volume: 430 Record Book 25 - RESTRICTED
1882-1884
Volume: 431 Record Book 26 - RESTRICTED
1884-1886
Volume: 432 Record Book 27 - RESTRICTED
1886-1889
Volume: 433 Record Book 28 - RESTRICTED
1889-1892
Volume: 434 Record Book 29 - RESTRICTED
1892-1894
Volume: 435 Record Book 30 - RESTRICTED
1894-1896
Volume: 436 Record Book 31 - RESTRICTED
1896-1898
Volume: 437 Record Book 32 - RESTRICTED
1898-1901
Volume: 438 Record Book 33 - RESTRICTED
1898-1899
Volume: 439 Record Book 34 - RESTRICTED
1899-1900
Volume: 440 Record Book 35 - RESTRICTED
1901-1902
Volume: 441 Record Book 36 - RESTRICTED
1902-1903
Volume: 442 Record Book 37 - RESTRICTED
1902-1904
Volume: 443 Record Book 38 - RESTRICTED
1903-1904
Volume: 444 Record Book 39 - RESTRICTED
1904-1905
Volume: 445 Record Book 40 - RESTRICTED
1905
Volume: 446 Record Book 41 - RESTRICTED
1905-1906
Volume: 447 Record Book 42 - RESTRICTED
1906-1907
Volume: 448 Record Book 43 - RESTRICTED
1907
Volume: 449 Record Book 44 - RESTRICTED
1907-1908
Volume: 450 Record Book 45 - RESTRICTED
1908
Volume: 451 Record Book 46 - RESTRICTED
1908-1909
Volume: 452 Record Book 47 - RESTRICTED
1909-1910
Volume: 453 Record Book 48 - RESTRICTED
1910
Volume: 454 Record Book 49 - RESTRICTED
1910-1911
Volume: 455 Record Book 50 - RESTRICTED
1911
Volume: 456 Record Book 51 - RESTRICTED
1911-1912
Volume: 457 Record Book 52 - RESTRICTED
1912-1913
Volume: 458 Record Book 53 - RESTRICTED
1913
Volume: 459 Record Book 54 - RESTRICTED
1913-1914
Volume: 460 Record Book 55 - RESTRICTED
1914-1915
Volume: 461 Record Book 56 - RESTRICTED
1915-1916
Volume: 462 Record Book 57 - RESTRICTED
1916

Subseries X1.5 - Disbound ring binders and lists created by Foster Home Department, 1917-1939 1929-1939

Scope and Contents

This subseries consists of 2 boxes of disbound ring binders and lists created by the Foster Home Department, listing children placed out 1917-1939 (bulk 1929-1939). The material in this subseries is RESTRICTED. Researchers whose primary interest is tracing family history will be put in contact with a designated Children's Aid Society specialist who will interview the potential researcher to determine what he or she may consult and will then supervise the reader's use of the appropriate material. Guidelines currently in place for family history research at CAS, as determined by legal restrictions on the accessibility of adoption and foster care records, will be followed.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 970 Folder : 1 Disbound ring binder: Children placed and updated dispositions, by child - RESTRICTED
1917-1932
Box: 970 Folder : 2 Disbound ring binder: Children placed, alphabetical by child - RESTRICTED
1929-1932
Box: 970 Folder : 3 List of Children Served - Dispositions of children, including many placed by CAS in 1920's - RESTRICTED
1932 March-May
Box: 970 Folder : 4 Master list of 653 children served in 1932, in alphabetical order, with dispositions to 1936 - RESTRICTED
1932-1936
Box: 970 Folder : 5 Disbound ring binder: Children placed, alphabetical by child - RESTRICTED
1934
Box: 970 Folder : 6 Disbound ring binder: Boarding Home Division, Children Served, by Month - RESTRICTED
1934
Box: 970 Folder : 7 Disbound ring binder: Free Home Division, "Monthly Analysis of Service" - RESTRICTED
1934
Box: 970 Folder : 8 Miscellaneous pages disbound from ring binders - RESTRICTED
1934, 1936 and undated
Box: 970 Folder : 9 Disbound ring binder: Free Home Department, "Monthly Analysis of Service" - RESTRICTED
1935
Box: 970 Folder : 10 Disbound ring binder: Boarding Division Services by Month - RESTRICTED
1937
Box: 971 Folder : 1 Disbound ring binder: "Free Home Department and Free Under Bdg. Workers," by month - RESTRICTED
1937
Box: 971 Folder : 2 Disbound ring binder: "Population Changes" (alphabetical) - RESTRICTED
1938
Box: 971 Folder : 3 Disbound ring binder: "Free Division and Free Chu. under Bdg. Workers" - RESTRICTED
1938
Box: 971 Folder : 4 Disbound ring binder: Boarding Division - RESTRICTED
1939
Box: 971 Folder : 5 Disbound ring binder: Free Division - RESTRICTED
1939
Box: 971 Folder : 6 Disbound ring binder: "Population Changes" - RESTRICTED
1939

Subseries X1.6 - Non-CAS Publications

Scope and Contents

This subseries consists of 11 volumes of books published by individuals and organizations not affiliated with the CAS, but regarding the work of the CAS Emigration/Placing-Out Program. The first 5 volumes are orphan train riders' stories compiled by the Orphan Train Heritage Society, arranged chronologically by publication date. The next 6 volumes include self-published accounts or scrapbooks by former "orphan train" riders and other volumes exploring the subject arranged alphabetically by author or editor.

Container 1     Title Date
Volume: 463 Orphan Train Riders: Their Own Stories, Volume 1, Compiled by Mary Ellen Johnson, Edited by Kay B. Hall, Baltimore: Gateway Press Inc. for Orphan Train Heritage Society of America
1992
Volume: 464 Orphan Train Riders: Their Own Stories, Volume 2, Compiled by Mary Ellen Johnson, Edited by Kay B. Hall, Baltimore: Gateway Press Inc. for Orphan Train Heritage Society of America
1993
Volume: 465 Orphan Train Riders: Their Own Stories, Volume 3, Compiled by Mary Ellen Johnson, Baltimore: Gateway Press Inc. for Orphan Train Heritage Society of America
1995
Volume: 466 Orphan Train Riders: Their Own Stories, Volume 4, Compiled by Mary Ellen Johnson, edited by Georgianna Smith, Patricia Young, and Marvin L. Chamberlin, Baltimore: Gateway Press Inc. for Orphan Train Heritage Society of America
1997
Volume: 467 Journeys of Hope: Orphan Train Riders, Their Own Stories, Fayetteville Arkansas: Off the Press, for Orphan Train Heritage Society of America
1999
Volume: 468 Harry Colwell: Growing Up in Old Kansas, Houston: D. Armstrong Co, Inc. (printer)
1985
Volume: 469 Robert A. Hodge, editor: Kansas Orphan Train Riders - These We Know, compiled for the 4th annual reunion of the Kansas Orphan Train Reunion Group, Great Bend Kansas
1996
Volume: 470 Robert A. Hodge, editor: 1997 Supplement for the 1996 Kansas Orphan Train Riders - These We Know, compiled for the 5th annual reunion of the Kansas Orphan Train Reunion Group
1997
Volume: 471 Clark Kidder: Orphan Trains and Their Precious Cargo: The Life's Work of Rev. H.D. Clarke, Bowie Maryland: Heritage Books Inc.
2001
Volume: 472 Dorothy Urch: Scrapbook Assembled by former orphan train rider - photocopied material
2000
Volume: 473 David Glenn Wright: Orphan Twigs: New York Seedlings Bloom in Kansas, self published
circa 2003-2006

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Series XII - Records of Other CAS Programs and Services, 1874-1947

Arrangement

This series consists of 6 subseries of records of 6 CAS programs and services not covered in the earlier series. In alphabetical order, the programs in the series are as follows:

XII.1 -Dental Service, 1910-1939 (bulk 1931-1939)

XII.2 - Family Emigration Program, 1874-1926

XII.3 - Housekeeper Service Committee, 1933-1941

XII.4 - Sandlot Baseball Program, 1933-1947

XII.5 - Service Bureau for Negro Children, 1936-1945

XII.6 - U.S. Committee for the Care of European Children, 1940-1947.

The materials within each subseries are arranged chronologically. The series as a whole consists of 2 boxes and 10 Family Emigration volumes. For more information about each program or service, and for specific information about records, please see notes for each subseries.

XII.1 - Dental Service, 1910-1939 1931-1939

Scope and Contents

The Children's Aid Society provided free dental care in its industrial schools beginning in 1906. The subseries consists of 23 folders, arranged chronologically. The first 2 folders contain pamphlets from 1910 and circa 1912-1913. The following folder contains correspondence 1931-1932. The remaining 20 folders contain reports on CAS dental services 1931-1939 and undated, and including a few responses by CAS secretaries Owen Lovejoy and Arthur Huck and President William Church Osborn.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 972 Folder : 1 Dental Service: "Something to Chew Upon": Pamphlet for the Dental Hygiene Conference and Exhibit
1910 May
Box: 972 Folder : 2 Dental Service: Pamphlet on Dental Dispensaries in Manhattan and the Bronx
circa 1912 or 1913
Box: 972 Folder : 3 Dental Service: Correspondence from Dr. Charles Conklin's Files
1931 March 27 - 1932 June 29
Box: 972 Folder : 4 Dental Service: "Report of Preliminary Inquiry into the Present Plans of Operation of the Guggenheim Dental Clinic" and Response by Owen Lovejoy
1931 May 5
Box: 972 Folder : 5 Dental Service: Report on the Annual Meeting of the Dental Society of the State of N.Y.
1931 May 15
Box: 972 Folder : 6 Dental Service: Report of the Assistant Medical Director in Charge of Dentistry
1931 June 1
Box: 972 Folder : 7 Dental Service: Report of the Final Plans for Operation of the Guggenheim Dental Clinic and Response by Arthur Huck
1931 June 23
Box: 972 Folder : 8 Dental Service: Report of Assistant Medical Director
1931 July 15
Box: 972 Folder : 9 Dental Service: 2 short reports
1931 July and August
Box: 972 Folder : 10 Dental Service Report: Summer Work in Dental Clinics
1931 September 15
Box: 972 Folder : 11 Dental Service Report: Estimates for Dental Equipment, and Response by William Church Osborn
1931 December 5
Box: 972 Folder : 12 Dental Service Report: Operation of Dental Clinic at Newsboys' House 1931
1932 January 30
Box: 972 Folder : 13 Dental Service Report: The Oral Hygiene Service of the Children's Aid Society
1932 February 25
Box: 972 Folder : 14 Dental Statistics by Center and Month
1932, 1936, 1937
Box: 972 Folder : 15 Dental Service: Report of Meeting of Oral Hygiene Committee of Greater N.Y.
1933 January 20
Box: 972 Folder : 16 Dental Service: Report on Time Spent Per Child
1933 July 25
Box: 972 Folder : 17 Dental Service: Report on Dental Service 1 December 1932-25 November 1933
circa December 1933
Box: 972 Folder : 18 Dental Service Report: Dental Work of the Children's Aid Society
1934
Box: 972 Folder : 19 Dental Service Report
1937 November 4
Box: 972 Folder : 20 Dental Service Report
1938 January 11 and April 18
Box: 972 Folder : 21 Dental Service Report: Dental Work in City Branches 1938 and Response from William Church Osborn
1939 February 3
Box: 972 Folder : 22 Dental Service: Report on Dental Work at Brace Farm
1939 April 14
Box: 972 Folder : 23 Dental Service: List of CAS Dental Clinics, Their Staff, Hours of Operation, and Fees
undated, circa 1930's

XII.2 - Family Emigration Program, 1874-1926

Scope and Contents

The subseries consists of 10 volumes related to the Family Emigration Program of the Children's Aid Society, arranged chronologically. Additional records of the Family Emigration Program may be found in the Company Books and Record Books of Series XI.4.

Beginning in 1874, the CAS initiated a "family emigration" program, providing train tickets for entire families to leave the city together, to rejoin a breadwinner or pursue other opportunities. Families traveled on the same trains as companies of children and are included in the "Company Books" and the "Record Books" in subseries XI.4. However, families were never included in the case files of the Emigration Department; the CAS did not provide additional social work care for them or track their progress. Although some information about families is contained in Emigration Department Record Books, other records of Family Emigration were kept separate, in volumes that are arranged in this series.

Container 1     Title Date
Volume: 474 Emigration Record
1874-1880
Volume: 475 Emigration Record
1880-1887
Volume: 476 Emigration Record
1887-1891
Volume: 477 Emigration Record
1892-1898
Volume: 478 Family Emigration [Mr. Trott's companies]
1892-1896
Volume: 479 Family Emigration [Mr. Trott's companies]
1896-1899
Volume: 480 "Emigration Record of the Children's Aid Society by B.W. Tice, Agent"
1898-1899
Volume: 481 Record Book A
1901-1908
Volume: 482 Record Book B
1908-1918
Volume: 483 Record Book C
1914-1926

XII.3 - Housekeeper Service Committee, 1933-1941

Scope and Contents

The subseries consists of 5 folders, arranged chronologically, related to the Housekeeper (aka Homemaker) Service program operated by the Children's Aid Society and the Junior League. The purpose of the program was to provide temporary housework and childcare help to families when a mother was in the hospital or otherwise convalescing. The first three folders contain Minutes of the Housekeeper Service Committee 1933-1941. The remaining two folders contain bound reports distributed to the public in 1935 and 1937, on the work of the Housekeeper Service of the Junior League in Cooperation with the Children's Aid Society.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 972 Folder : 24 Housekeeper Service Committee - Minutes
1933, 1934, 1935
Box: 972 Folder : 25 Housekeeper Service Committee - Minutes
1936, 1937, 1938
Box: 972 Folder : 26 Housekeeper Service Committee - Minutes
1939, 1940, 1941
Box: 972 Folder : 27 "Substituting For Mothers: The First Report of the Housekeeper Service of the Junior League in Cooperation with the Children's Aid Society"
1935
Box: 972 Folder : 28 "Mothers on Call: the Second Report of the Housekeeper Service of the Junior League in Cooperation with the Children's Aid Society"
1937

XII.4 - Sandlot Baseball Program, 1933-1947

Scope and Contents

The Children's Aid Society operated a Sandlot Baseball League from 1933 to at least 1947, with teams from each of the Children's Centers. In 1933, 12 games were played at Yankee Stadium. The subseries consists of three folders, containing one broadside (undated, circa 1933-1934), two tickets to 1934 games at Yankee Stadium, and four official programs from 1938, 1939, 1941, and 1947, from the Sandlot Baseball Program.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 972 Folder : 29 Sandlot Baseball League of the CAS - Broadside
circa 1933-1934
Box: 972 Folder : 30 Sandlot Baseball League of the CAS - 2 tickets to games at Yankee Stadium
1934 May 19 and September 8
Box: 972 Folder : 31 Sandlot Baseball League of the CAS - 4 Programs
1938, 1939, 1941, 1947

XII.5 - Service Bureau for Negro Children, 1936-1945

Scope and Contents

The Service Bureau for Negro Children originated in 1936 when the Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies and the Welfare Council identified the need to improve foster placement resources for African American children referred by the Department of Welfare and the courts. Originally called the Negro Child Placing Bureau, the program aimed to place about 300 Negro children in Negro foster homes or institutions within three years, after which time the program would be evaluated and, if successful, extended. The Children's Aid Society agreed to administer the program. Dorothy Straus was the Chairman of the Board of the Advisory Committee, and Helen Cole of the CAS supervised the program. By 1939, a combination of public and private funds were procured. In three years, the Service Bureau placed 354 children in foster homes. The project was discontinued at the end of 1942. The project was notable in that it drew upon public subsidies for foster care, which had previously been paid for exclusively by private funding.

The subseries consists of 8 folders of Minutes and By-Laws, arranged chronologically 1936-1942, followed by 9 folders of correspondence, memos, and reports, arranged chronologically 1938-1945.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 973 Folder : 1 Minutes of the Sub-Committee on the Development of Additional Social Work Facilities for Negroes, and on the Colored Boarding Out Project
1936 November 30 and 1937 June 16
Box: 973 Folder : 2 Minutes of the Negro Child Placing Bureau (7 meetings)
1937 October 1-1938 January 6
Box: 973 Folder : 3 Minutes of the Service Bureau for Negro Children (6 meetings)
1938 February 14-1938 December 23
Box: 973 Folder : 4 By-Laws of the Service Bureau for Negro Children
1938 October
Box: 973 Folder : 5 Minutes of the Service Bureau for Negro Children (6 meetings)
1939 March 21-1939 December 5
Box: 973 Folder : 6 Minutes of the Service Bureau for Negro Children including Committee and Staff Meeting Minutes (13 meetings)
1940 January 2-1940 December 30
Box: 973 Folder : 7 Service Bureau for Negro Children - Minutes of the Committe on Clothing and the Advisory Committee, and memos re: clothing
1941 January 6-1941 October 29
Box: 973 Folder : 8 Service Bureau for Negro Children - Staff Meeting Minutes
1942 May, September
Box: 973 Folder : 9 Service Bureau for Negro Children - Correspondence, memos, and reports [from files of Arthur Huck]
1938 January-December
Box: 973 Folder : 10 Service Bureau for Negro Children - Pamphlet-style reports and invitation
1939, 1942, and circa 1940
Box: 973 Folder : 11 Service Bureau for Negro Children - Correspondence, memos, and reports [from the files of Arthur Huck]
1939 January-October
Box: 973 Folder : 12 Service Bureau for Negro Children - Correspondence, memos, and reports [from the files of Arthur Huck]
1940 January-December
Box: 973 Folder : 13 Service Bureau for Negro Children - Correspondence, memos, and reports [from the files of Arthur Huck]
1941 January-December
Box: 973 Folder : 14 Service Bureau for Negro Children - Correspondence, memos, and reports [from the files of Arthur Huck]
1942 January-April, and undated circa 1942 April
Box: 973 Folder : 15 Service Bureau for Negro Children - Correspondence, memos, and reports [from the files of Arthur Huck]
1942 May-December, and undated circa 1942
Box: 973 Folder : 16 Service Bureau for Negro Children - undated documents
circa 1939-1942
Box: 973 Folder : 17 Service Bureau for Negro Children - Correspondence, memos, and reports [from the files of Arthur Huck]
1943 January-1945 May

XII.6 - The United States Committee for the Care of European Children, 1940-1947

Scope and Contents

The U.S. Committee for the Care of European Children was founded in 1940 out of a desire to provide temporary foster homes for European refugee children during World War II. Eleanor Roosevelt was the Honorary President, Marshall Field was President, and Agnes King Inglis was Secretary of the organizataion. The Children's Aid Society was one agency authorized to investigate potential foster homes and provide follow-up supervision of the children placed in these homes. The Children's Aid Society was wary of the project. CAS Executive Director Arthur Huck believed the children would be better off in Europe and CAS President William Church Osborn noted that international transfer of children was a serious business. Ultimately, rather than sending the children to foster care, a group of British children was housed in the former home of Charles E. Mitchell in Tuxedo New York, under the care of Mrs. H.C. Sonne whose husband bought the house and provided funding to sustain the children. Contributions for what became known as The Children's House were sent to CAS and processed through CAS accounts. CAS then paid bills and salaries to support the endeavor.

The subseries consists of 5 folders of correspondence and memos, arranged chronologically, followed by 1 folder of press clippings.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 973 Folder : 18 U.S. Committee for the Care of European Children - Correspondence, Pamphlet
1940 June 6 - 1940 October 15
Box: 973 Folder : 19 U.S. Committee for the Care of European Children - Case of Pat Boucher - Correspondence, Memos
1940 July - 1942 May 14
Box: 973 Folder : 20 U.S. Committee for the Care of European Children - Case of Priscilla Clark - Correspondence, Memos
1942 January 28-June 2
Box: 973 Folder : 21 U.S. Committee for the Care of European Children - Correspondence [from the files of Arthur Huck]
1942 August 12-September 11
Box: 973 Folder : 22 U.S. Committee for the Care of European Children - Correspondence [from the files of Arthur Huck]
1944 October 4-1945 July 11
Box: 973 Folder : 23 U.S. Committee for the Care of European Children - Press
1940-1947

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Series XIII - Photographs, 1890-circa 1960

Arrangement

This series consists primarily of photographs, along with a few photomechanical reproductions clipped from books or annual reports. The series is divided into 6 subseries, as follows:

XIII.1 - Officers, Administrators and Trustees, circa 1895-circa early 1960s

XIII.2 - City Facilities: Lodging Houses, Industrial Schools, Children's Clubs, Programs and Services, and Special Events, circa 1904-circa 1955 (bulk 1908-1945)

XIII.3 - Country Facilities: Farm Schools, Camps and Convalescent Facilities, circa 1908-1945

XIII.4 - Children, Streets and Tenements, circa 1908-1932

XIII.5 - The Emigration/Placing-Out Program: Company Photographs, Duplicates of Photographs in Case Files, and Photos of Unidentified Children, 1890-circa 1920s

XIII.6 - Other Albums and Photographs, circa 1900-circa 1944

Subseries 1-3 are arranged alphabetically by individual or facility, and then in many cases further subdivided by photographer, then arranged numerically by photograph number. Subseries 4 is arranged chronologically by photographer. Subseries 5 is arranged chronologically. Subseries 6 is arranged by material type.

Scope and Contents

Subseries 1-5 contain prints and tintypes. Most prints are vintage, but there are some reprints. Most prints are unbound and individual, but there is also one photo album in subseries XIII.2, and one photo album and one set of disbound photo albums in subseries XIII.3.

Subseries 6 includes 4 other photo albums with more wide-ranging subject matter. These include an album of Lewis Hine photographs of various CAS facilities and programs(individual prints of the same photographs and others by Lewis Hine are also arranged by facility in Subseries 2-4), and an interesting photo-essay about the CAS, composed ca. 1939 and 1944, consisting of a typed narrative about CAS programs and history illustrated by small sharp photographs attached by photocorners. See the subseries description for more information about this item and the other 2 photo albums in the subseries. Subseries 6 also includes oversize photographs and photographs that were neither commissioned by the CAS nor depicting the CAS, but which were kept by the CAS.

The Emigration Department company photographs (group portraits of children who traveled together) and other photographs in Subseries XIII.5 include the earliest photographs in the collection. This subseries contains prints and tintypes ca. 1890-1930's. In addition to these photographs, a complete list of Emigration Department case files containing thousands more prints, tintypes and postcards 1890's-1980's may be obtained from the reference department of the library at the New-York Historical Society. The photographers are unknown for all of the company photographs and most of the case file photographs. However, almost every tintype in the collection was taken by a single photographer named O'Connor, who worked from his studio on Eighth Avenue between 24th and 25th Streets. The tintypes most often depict adolescent boys and young men before they traveled to the country. Most of the tinytpes are individual portraits, some are group portraits of two or three boys, and a few tintypes include Trustee Evert Jansen Wendell with the boy.

Most of the photographs in the other subseries date from the 1910's through the early 1930's. These photographs were taken for public relations purposes, by photographers hired by the Children's Aid Society. The principal photographers represented in the collection are Underwood & Underwood (ca. 1908-1913), Brown & Dawson (a.k.a. Publisher's Photo Service) (ca. 1913-1926), A. Tennyson Beals (ca. 1915-1927), Hiram Myers (ca. 1923-1926), Paul Parker (ca. 1926-1932), and Lewis Hine (1928).

Most dates are approximate. Most photographs in this collection were never reprinted in documents in this collection, and those images that were reproduced in annual reports or other publications were often reproduced many years after the photographs were taken, making dating difficult. Conversely, most early photomechanical reproductions in the annual reports have no corresponding print in this collection; the originals have been lost. In addition, it is sometimes difficult to know with certainty which facility is depicted in a photograph. Every effort has been made to accurately identify facilities and ascertain approximate dates, based on cross-referencing photographs in CAS publications, using identification numbers and visual clues on the photographs, and mining the institutional memory of the CAS as researched by Victor Remer and the processing archivist, but misidentifications remain possible.

Subseries XIII.1 - Photographs of Officers, Administrators, and Trustees, circa 1895- circa early 1960s

Scope and Contents

This subseries consists of 1 box of photographs, divided into two sub-subseries. XIII.1.A contains photographs or photomechanical reproductions of officers and administrators of the Children's Aid Society, arranged alphabetically by individual. XIII.1.B contains photographs of trustees, trustee's wives, and committee members, arranged alphabetically by individual.

Sub-Subseries XIII.1.A - Officers and Administrators

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 974 Folder : 1 William A. Booth, President 1861-1892 - Photomechanical reproduction clipped from book
undated
Box: 974 Folder : 2 Charles Loring Brace, Founder and Secretary, 1853-1890 - 1 3x4 print, 1 5x7 print, 4 4x6 prints by Hargrave & Gubelman mounted on board (duplicates), 2 photomechanical reproductions of same portrait clipped from books, 1 4x6 mounted, 1 8x10 reprint of photograph [by Matthew Brady?], 1 8x10 reprint of group photo with Brace and Frederick Law Olmstead courtesy National Park Service, 2 8x10s by Peter A. Joley of painted portrait including 1 mounted on board, 4 8x10s by Acme Special Services of children with painted portrait, 2 8x10s of gravesite
1853-1890
Box: 974 Folder : 3 Charles Loring Brace II, Secretary 1890-1927 - 2 8x10 prints, by Underwood & Underwood and unidentified photographer
circa 1910-1913, undated
Box: 974 Folder : 4 Robert Neill Brace, Superintendent of the Emigration/Placing-Out Program, 1895-1930 - 1 4x5.75 print mounted on board by Lafayette Ltd. and 1 8x10 by Kaiden Kazanjihn
circa 1895-1930
Box: 974 Folder : 5 Dr. Charles A. Conklin, Director of Medical Department 1907-1940 - 3 8x10 prints and 1 15x7 print all by Blackstone Studios (incl. duplicate)
circa 1907-1940
Box: 974 Folder : 6 Arthur Huck, Secretary and Executive Director 1931-1959 - 1 8x10 of print of painting
1859
Box: 974 Folder : 7 Owen Lovejoy, Secretary 1928-1935 - 3 8x10 prints and 1 5x7 print by Paul Parker, Underwood & Underwood, and unknown
1931, undated
Box: 974 Folder : 8 Edwin G.Merrill, Treasurer and Trustee 1910-1950 - 2 8x10 prints (1 vintage, 1 reprint)
circa 1910-1950
Box: 974 Folder : 9 William Church Osborn, President 1901-1949 - 6 vintage 8x10 prints by Black & Stoller, Paul Parker
circa 1926-1950

Sub-Subseries XIII.1.B - Trustees, Trustees' Wives and Committee Members

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 974 Folder : 10 Mrs. George Temple Bowdoin, Chair of Benefit Commitee - 4 8x10 prints by Carmen & Phyfe
1939, undated
Box: 974 Folder : 11 Ava Collingwood - 1 5x7 print with presentation envelope by House of Portraits
undated
Box: 974 Folder : 12 George deForest Lord, Trustee 1925-1950 - 1 8x10 print by Pach Brothers
undated
Box: 974 Folder : 13 William H. Osborn, Trustee 1925-1971 - 1 8x10 print by Blackstone-Shelburne
circa early 1960s
Box: 974 Folder : 14 Mrs. J. Norrish Thorne, Member of Benefit Committee - 2 8x10 prints by Jay Te Winburn and David Berns
1942, undated
Box: 974 Folder : 15 Evert Jansen Wendell, Trustee 1902-1917 - 6 8x10 vintage prints
circa 1902-1917
Box: 974 Folder : 16 William H. Wheelock, Trustee 1906-1940 - 1 6.5x9.25 print by Peter A. Juley
circa 1930
Box: 974 Folder : 17 Misc. trustees' wives and committee members - 1 8x10 print each of Mrs. Oswald B. Lord, Mrs. Matthiessen, Mrs. Ballantine, Mrs. John T. Terry Jr. and Mrs. F. Wilder Bellamy. Prints by Ira L. Hill, Delar, Bachrach, Pach Bros. and A. Laviosa
1938, undated

Subseries XIII.2 - Photographs of City Facilities, Programs and Services, and Special Events, circa 1904- circa 1955 1908-1945

Scope and Contents

This subseries consists of 3 boxes of photographs, divided into 3 sub-subseries:

XIII.2.A - Photographs of Industrial Schools, Lodging Houses, and Children's Clubs - contains mostly vintage photographs, one photo album, and a few reprints or photomechanical reproductions of city facilities arranged alphabetically by facility, further subdivided by photographer in cases with more images, then arranged numerically by photograph number.

XIII.2.B - Photographs of Unidentified CAS Facilities - contains vintage photographs of unidentified facilities, arranged alphabetically by subject.

XIII.2.C - Photographs of CAS Programs, Services, and Special Events - contains photographs of CAS city programs and services (dental, medical, etc.), arranged alphabetically by service, followed by 2 folders of special events.

Notations about the subject matter of the photographs are included to aid researchers looking for specific content (playgrounds, sewing, Christmas, etc.). Schools which later became children's clubs are described separately as clubs and schools. For a partial history of facility name and location changes, please see the note for Series IX.2: Facilities-Alphabetical.

Every effort has been made to accurately identify facilities and ascertain approximate dates, based on cross-referencing photographs in CAS publications, using identification numbers and visual clues on the photographs, and mining the institutional memory of the CAS as researched by Victor Remer and the processing archivist, but misidentifications remain possible.

Sub-Subseries XIII.2.A - Photographs of Industrial Schools, Lodging Houses, and Children's Clubs

Scope and Contents

XIII.2.A - Photographs of Industrial Schools, Lodging Houses, and Children's Clubs - contains mostly vintage photographs, one photo album, and a few reprints or photomechanical reproductions of city facilities arranged alphabetically by facility, further subdivided by photographer in cases with more images, then arranged numerically by photograph number.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 975 Folder : 1 Avenue B Children's Center (533--549 E. 16th St.) - Verdi Playground and Pool - 1 3.5x3.5 print, 2 3.5x5.5 prints, 2 5x7 reprints
circa 1926, 1932
Box: 975 Folder : 2 Emergency Shelter for Women and Children and/or Elizabeth Home for Girls (307 and 311 East 12th St.) - 5 8x10s by unknown photographer numbered 26465-26467, 26470 and 26592, and reprint of Elizabeth Home exterior
circa 1910-1915
Box: 975 Folder : 3 53rd Street Industrial School (552 W. 53rd St.) - Open Air Nap and children in groups - 4 8x10 prints and cropped print by Brown & Dawson (numbered 3212, 3214; 3212 may be West Side School) from 1913, 3 5x7s by unknown photographer 1926
circa 1913, 1926
Box: 975 Folder : 4 Fogg Lodging House (552 W. 53rd St.) - Dance - 1 6.25x8.25 print by Underwood & Underwood (number 130134)
circa 1910-1913
Box: 975 Folder : 5 Harlem Boys and Girls Club (aka Harlem Children's Center) (35-45 W. 133rd St.) - basket weaving, jacks, boxing, cards, music, playground, nutrition - 10 8x10 prints by Paul Parker, 1 8x10 by unknown photographer
circa 1926-1932
Box: 975 Folder : 6 Harlem Boys Club (28-60 W. 134th St.)- 13 8x10 prints by Albert Rothschild documenting construction of club
1940 Ja