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Association for the Benefit of Colored Orphan Records
1836-1972
  MS 24

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New York, NY 10024
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Scope and Contents note

The records of the Colored Orphan Asylum document the activities of the institution from 1836 to 1972, with the bulk of the records falling between 1850 and 1936. The records include minutes of general meetings, the Executive Committee, the Indenturing Committee and the After-Care Committee; volumes recording indentures; administrative correspondence; financial records; admission and discharge reports; newspaper clippings; reminiscences; visitor registers; and building plans. These records document the internal workings of an institution dedicated to educating and training African-American orphans in New York City.

Arrangement note

Arranged chronologically within each series.

This collection is organized into 13 series.