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Guide to the Records of the Children's Aid Society
1836-2006 (bulk 1853-1947)
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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The series as a whole consists of Annual Reports, and other published and unpublished reports, public addresses, and radio speeches on a wide range of topics, produced by the CAS for public audiences (subseries 1, 2), for supervisory agencies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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