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Guide to the Records of the New York Foundling Hospital
1869-2009
 MS 347

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New York, NY 10024
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Descriptive Summary

 
Creator: New York Foundling Hospital.
Title: Records of the New York Foundling Hospital
Dates: 1869-2009
Abstract: The collection documents the programs and administration of the New York Foundling Hospital, 1869-2009, and the St. Agatha Home for Children, which operated separately from the Foundling beginning in 1884, before merging into the Foundling in 1977. The Foundling opened in 1869, under the auspices of the Sisters of Charity, as a Catholic haven for abandoned babies. It was one of the principal institutions sending children to live with families in the country, in a program known today as the "orphan train." That program ended in 1929. Thereafter the Foundling expanded, diversified, and decentralized. Today the Foundling is an organization providing foster care, adoption, social work, and community-based preventive and health services to children and families in New York and Puerto Rico. Portions of the collection have been digitized and can be viewed on flickr.
Quantity: 79.0 Linear feet (79 boxes, 253 volumes)
Call Phrase: MS 347

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Historical Note

The Early Years

The Foundling Asylum of the Sisters of Charity in the City of New York opened at 17 East 12th Street on October 11, 1869, as a Catholic haven for abandoned babies. Sister Mary Irene Fitzgibbon (Sister Irene), formerly Superior at St. Peter’s on Barclay Street, founded the institution. The nuns placed a cradle outside the building to receive infants, and almost immediately the shelter was filled to capacity.

Sister Irene quickly instituted a Boarding-Out Department through which off-site married wet nurses took in one or two babies, and were provided an allowance. Alternatively, to encourage mothers to remain with their infants at the Foundling for at least three months, the sisters stopped leaving the crib outside the door, requiring the mother to ring the bell and deliver the child to the sister in attendance. When a mother could be persuaded to stay, she could nurse another infant besides her own, and might ideally choose to keep her baby upon leaving the Foundling.

The building was too small for the hundreds of children the Foundling received. The asylum moved to larger quarters at 3 Washington Square in 1870, and moved again in 1873. The state granted the Foundling an entire block, 68th-69th Streets, Lexington-Third Avenues, which the Foundling developed into a grand Victorian institutional complex. The main building at 175 East 68th Street was completed in 1873, followed by St. Ann’s Maternity Hospital on the corner of 69th and Lexington in 1880, St. John’s Children’s Hospital on the corner of 69th and Third in 1881, St. Irene’s residence (originally built as a quarantine for weaned babies returned from boarding with wet nurses) on the corner of 68th and Third in 1896, and the Hillyer Memorial Building, built ca. 1906-1907 on 68th and Lexington as a dormitory and kindergarten for young children.

The "Orphan Train"

The issue of how to care for children past infancy was pressing. In 1873 the Foundling began chartering trains (now known as “orphan trains”) to carry children to Catholic families in Maryland, and later to other states in the West and South. The Foundling's placing-out program was part of a larger movement, run by many organizations from the mid-nineteenth century through the 1920s. During this period, tens of thousands of children without families willing or able to care for them were transported out of the city to country homes, contributing to the country’s westward expansion. Most children from New York City were sent either by the Children’s Aid Society (beginning in 1853) or the Foundling (beginning 20 years later). Families receiving children from the Foundling signed a document agreeing to raise the child Catholic, and giving the institution legal right to remove the “indentured” child should the placement prove unsatisfactory. Before children went west, they lived and attended nursery school at the Foundling.

Evolution of the Foundling

In 1891 the Foundling Asylum changed its name to the New York Foundling Hospital, and amended its mission to formally include not only abandoned children and foundlings but also destitute and dependent children. Sister Irene died in 1896. Sister Teresa Vincent McCrystal, who had been with Sister Irene since the inception, took over as Director. She saw the institution through two crises.

The first was an incident in Arizona in 1904, in which a mob of non-Catholic Anglo families forcibly removed children from Catholic Mexican families with whom they had been placed by the Foundling. The Supreme Court of Arizona ruled against the Foundling, in New York Foundling Hospital v Gatti in 1905, and the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear the case.

The other crisis was a sensationalized investigation of the city’s private (particularly Catholic) child-caring institutions and of the State Board of Charities by John A. Kingsbury, New York City’s Commissioner of Charities, in 1916. Although the Foundling was not singled out for censure, the organization was required to submit to more city oversight and to change its foundational principle that a mother might surrender her child with no questions asked.

After Sister Teresa Vincent’s death in 1917, Sister Anna Michella Bowen, who had been in charge of the placing-out program, succeeded her. In 1926, Sister Xavier Maria Hurley became director, and ended the placing-out program in the west and south. She was followed by Sister Dominica Maria Rochford in 1931 who continued her predecessor’s work of professionalizing the Foundling’s social work programs.

A 60 acre annex, St. Joseph’s-by-the-Sea, donated by Charles Schwab of Bethlehem Steel, opened at Huguenot, Staten Island, in 1910 for overflow of mothers and babies. In 1927 the Foundling charter was amended to advocate that families be kept together whenever possible, and that adopted and foster families reside in the New York area so that more intensive supervision could be maintained. The policy of “indenture” was discontinued, and the maternity and pediatric hospitals became teaching hospitals. A School for Baby Nurses began training students that year. A Social Service Department for unwed mothers was initiated in 1930. In the 1930’s, the Foundling consisted of St. John’s Children’s Hospital, St. Ann’s Maternity Hospital, the Boarding Department, the Adoption Department, St. Mary’s Temporary Shelter for unmarried mothers, and the St. Joseph’s-by-the-Sea annex.

The two hospitals were closed in 1945 and 1946. After that, the Foundling focused less on medical services and emphasized foster and adoption services, nursery care for children and shelter for unwed mothers. In 1958, they left their Victorian complex on 68th Street, and moved across the street to new modern headquarters at 1175 Third Avenue.

From the 1960’s to the Present

In the 1960’s and 1970’s, the organization decentralized into local community based residences, day care centers, family service programs and preventive service facilities, and opened an office in Puerto Rico, while continuing to provide institutional care, boarding home care, and adoption for children, and services to unmarried mothers. The Foundling merged with the St. Agatha Home for Children in 1977 and the latter became the St. Agatha Home of the New York Foundling Hospital. St. Agatha, also run by the Sisters of Charity, was founded in 1884 as a home for orphan girls, but had diversified to run group homes for developmentally disabled children, children with emotional problems, refugee children, and others.

A 1985 booklet by Sister Marian Healy described the NY Foundling Hospital as “a family-oriented agency administered under Catholic auspices and committed to the preservation of family life, especially those whose family life is disrupted through poverty, sickness, and neglect…All of the services of the Foundling, administered by the Sisters of Charity, are part of the ministry of the Catholic Church in the Archdiocese of New York. It is our aim to foster the compassion of the Gospel by recognizing the absolute worth of every individual.”

The Foundling moved into a smaller building at 595 Avenue of the Americas in 1988. The Third Avenue building had been designed as an orphanage, but the new building was built with wide halls and large therapy rooms to reflect a new mission of helping handicapped and seriously ill children, as well as providing a maternity shelter for teens in their last trimester, a crisis nursery for abused or neglected children, and centers for emotionally disturbed pre-teens and teen girls. The Vincent J. Fontana Center, a separate building dedicated to child abuse prevention and treatment, opened on Christopher Street in 1999.

The St. Agatha property in Nanuet was sold in 2005. That same year, the Elizabeth Seton Pediatric Center became an independent entity in the 595 Avenue of the Americas building, separate from the Foundling. The Foundling no longer managed a hospital, and dropped the word "hospital" from its name. These changes allowed the Foundling to expand its core services of foster care and adoption, and to develop new community-based programs. In 2007 it embarked on a demonstration project to provide support and guidance to youth in the juvenile justice system and their families, to keep offenders in their homes and communities rather than detained in an institution. In 2008, the Foundling partnered with the Mott Haven Academy to create the first charter school in the nation specifically designed to serve children in foster care and the child welfare system.

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Scope and Content

The collection documents the programs and administration of the New York Foundling Hospital, 1869-2009, and the St. Agatha Home for Children, which operated separately from the Foundling beginning in 1884, before merging into the Foundling in 1977.

The collection includes minutes and annual reports; correspondence and memos; bound registers and other administrative volumes; pamphlets, brochures and fliers; legal documents; reports; grant proposals; manuals; birth certificates; clippings and periodicals; published books; audiovisual materials including VHS tapes; and photographic prints. There are a particularly large number of materials by and about Vincent Fontana, Medical Director of the Foundling (1962-2005) in Series IV.6. Unusual items in the collection include circa 1000 notes by mothers and other guardians leaving babies at the Foundling 1869-1884 (Series XIII). There are also yearbooks from the Foundling's nursing school 1948-1970 (Series IV.29), and two nurse's capes (Series XVI).

The collection is notable for its large number of photographic prints. The majority of prints are 8x10s created by professional photographers for public relations purposes. There are also many non-professional snapshots documenting activities for internal purposes, from recent years. Most photographs date from 1950-2000, but there are some prints from earlier decades of the Foundling. Many photographs are interspersed throughout the collection, arranged according to the department or program they document. Others are collected in a separate chronological series of visual materials (Series XI). This arrangement reflects the original order of the materials as they were kept at the Foundling. Claire Yaffa, James Heffernan and David M. Grossman are the professional photographers most represented in the collection.

The Foundling is well known for its participation in the "Orphan Train;" however, genealogical researchers should be aware that this collection contains no case files from the placing-out and boarding-out program. Those records remain at the New York Foundling Hospital. The collection at the New-York Historical Society includes documents of the 1904 "Arizona Incident" and materials from reunions of Orphan Train riders from the 1960s to the present. The collection also includes restricted volumes 1869-1958 which contain information on Orphan Train children, among other children and parents. Special permission is needed from the New York Foundling Hospital to view records that include personal information on children, labeled as Restricted in this finding aid. Restricted records include books of baptisms and confirmations, registers of mothers, foster home records, etc.

This finding aid provides links to digital images of selected items from the collection, including photographic prints, pamphlets, and notes left with children. These images may be viewed at http://www.flickr.com/photos/n-yhs/collections/72157624199723129/

The collection complements several other collections at the New-York Historical Society, including the Records of the Children's Aid Society, 1836-2006 (bulk 1853-1947).

Arrangement

The collection is arranged in 17 series.

Arrangement

  1. I - Minutes of the Board of Trustees/Managers, and Related Materials, 1869-1978
  2. II - Annual Reports and Inspections, 1869-2000
  3. III - Administrative Records, Chronological, 1869-2004
  4. IV - Centers, Programs and Departments, Alphabetical, 1869-2008
  5. V - Records of the St. Agatha Home for Children, 1875-2001
  6. VI - Foundling Administrators, 1869-2001
  7. VII - Foundling Publications - Pamphlets, Newsletters, Appeals, 1909-2009
  8. VIII - Events, 1875-2007
  9. IX - Histories of the Foundling, 1869-1994
  10. X - Sisters of Charity and Archdiocese of New York, 1900-2006
  11. XI - Visual Materials, circa 1880-2005
  12. XII - Clippings and Periodicals, 1869-2007
  13. XIII - Notes Left with Children, circa 1869-1884
  14. XIV - Records of Children and Mothers (Restricted), 1869-1966
  15. XV - Audiovisual Materials, 1958-2008 and undated
  16. XVI - Nurse's Capes, circa 1915-1965
  17. XVII - Published Books, 1951-2001

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Access Points

Subject Names

  • Aiello, Marilda Joseph
  • Barnes, Carol, Sister
  • Bowen, Anna Michella, d. 1928
  • Cooke, Terence, 1921-1983
  • Di Leo, Joseph H., 1902-
  • Fitzgibbon, Mary Irene, 1823-1896
  • Fontana, Vincent J.
  • Garber, Michael
  • Hurley, Xavier Maria, d. 1931
  • McCrystal, Teresa Vincent, d. 1917
  • Murphy, Helen, Sister
  • O'Connor, John Joseph, 1920-
  • O'Dwyer, Joseph, 1841-1898
  • Rochford, Dominica Maria, d. 1938
  • Schneider, Marian Cecilia, d. 2007
  • Schwab, Charles M., 1862-1939
  • Seton, Elizabeth Ann, Saint, 1774-1821
  • Spellman, Francis, 1889-1967
  • Yaffa, Claire

Document Type

  • Annual reports
  • Baptismal registers
  • Birth certificates
  • Capes (outerwear)
  • Clippings (information artifacts)
  • Compact Discs
  • Correspondence
  • DVDs
  • Employees' Manuals
  • Minutes
  • Newsletters
  • Pamphlets
  • Periodicals
  • Photographic prints
  • Registers (lists)
  • Reports
  • School yearbooks
  • VHS (TM)

Subject Organizations

  • Catholic Church. Archdiocese of New York (N.Y.).
  • Sisters of Charity (New York, N.Y.). Foundling Asylum.
  • Sisters of Charity (New York, N.Y.).
  • St. Agatha Home for Children (Nanuet, N.Y.).
  • St. Ann's Maternity Hospital (New York, N.Y.).
  • St. Joseph's-by-the-Sea (Staten Island, N.Y.).

Subject Topics

  • Abandoned children--New York (State)--New York
  • Adoption--United States
  • Charities--New York (State)--New York
  • Child abuse--Prevention
  • Children with disabilities--New York (State)--Nanuet
  • Children with disabilities--New York (State)--New York
  • Children--Hospitals--New York (State)--New York
  • Children--New York (State)--New York--History
  • Developmental disabilities--Treatment
  • Drug abuse counseling--New York (State)--New York
  • Foster children--United States--History
  • Group homes for people with disabilities--New York (State)
  • Group homes--New York (State)
  • Health facility-based child care
  • Homeless youth--New York (State)--New York
  • Hospitals--Maternity services--New York (State)--New York
  • Nuns--New York (State)--New York--History
  • Nursery schools--New York (State)--New York--History
  • Nursing schools--New York (State)--New York--History
  • Nursing--Study and teaching--New York (State)--New York
  • Orphan trains
  • Orphanages--New York (State)--New York
  • Orphans--New York (State)--New York
  • 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
  • Unmarried mothers--New York (State)--New York
  • Women's Shelters--New York (State)--New York

Subject Places

  • Nanuet (N.Y.)
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • Puerto Rico
  • Rockland County (N.Y.)
  • Staten Island (New York, N.Y.)

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Administrative Information

Provenance

The collection was donated in 2009 by the New York Foundling Hospital. Much of the material was collected and assembled by Sister Marilda Joseph at the Foundling, beginning in September 1997. She sent questionnaires to, and requested materials from, administrators of Foundling programs, and kept these materials grouped by program. Beginning in late 2006, Richard Reilly of the Ignation Volunteer Corps, in consultation with administrators at the Foundling, rearranged some of Sister Marilda's categories, added new ones, and incorporated other materials from the Sisters of Charity archives, materials from the Vincent Fontana Center, and materials from the basement of 590 Avenue of the Americas.

Access Restrictions

Special permission is needed from the New York Foundling Hospital to view records that include personal information on children, labeled as Restricted in this finding aid. Researchers who wish to view restricted volumes should contact the library of the New-York Historical Society. These researchers will be referred to a designated specialist from the New York Foundling Hospital 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 the Foundling, 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 The Records of the New York Foundling Hospital, MS 347, The New-York Historical Society.

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Container List

Series I - Minutes of the Board of Trustees/Managers, and Related Materials, 1869-1978, 1869-1978

Scope and Content

This series consists of Minutes of the Board of Managers/Board of Trustees of the N.Y. Foundling Hospital 1869-1979, and reports to the boards for those meetings 1936-1978. Minutes from 1964-1967 are missing.

Minutes of other departments of the New York Foundling Hospital, such as minutes of the St. Agatha Home or the Ladies Auxiliary, may be found in Series IV and V with the records of these programs.

Arrangement

Minutes 1869-1979 are arranged chronologically. Minutes are followed by reports to the Board of Managers/Trustees in folders arranged chronologically 1936-1978, followed by reports to the Board in binders 1957-1978 (missing 1969-1971). The reports in binders duplicate some of the material in the folders. The folders entitled "Administrator's reports to the board..." also contain reports by other committees, as well as some correspondence, memos, and related materials. The material in the folders was kept together in this way at the Foundling.

Historical Note

The Board of Managers existed from 1869 through March of 1974, consisting of members of the Sisters of Charity assisted by a lay advisory board. The Board of Trustees superceded the Board of Managers in September of 1974. At this time, the Administrator of the Foundling became known as the Executive Director.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Volume: 1 Minutes of the Board of Managers
1869 November-1873 December
Volume: 2 Minutes of the Board of Managers
1871 May-1890 April
Volume: 3 Minutes of the Board of Managers
1890 May-1906 November
Volume: 4 Minutes of the Board of Managers
1907 January-1915 November
Volume: 5 Minutes of the Board of Managers
1916 February-1927 May
Volume: 6 Minutes of the Board of Managers
1927 August-1933 March
Volume: 7 Minutes of the Board of Managers
1928 February 14-1931 February 10
Volume: 8 Minutes of the Board of Managers
1933 November-1941 June
Volume: 9 Minutes of the Board of Managers
1941 September-1947 September
Volume: 10 Minutes of the Board of Managers
1947 December-1957 June
Volume: 11 Minutes of the Board of Managers
1957 September-1963 June
Box: 1 Folder : 1 Minutes of the Board of Managers
1968
Box: 1 Folder : 2 Minutes of the Board of Managers
1969
Box: 1 Folder : 3 Minutes of the Board of Managers
1970
Box: 1 Folder : 4 Minutes of the Board of Managers
1971
Box: 1 Folder : 5 Minutes of the Board of Managers
1972
Box: 1 Folder : 6 Minutes of the Board of Managers
1973
Box: 1 Folder : 7 Minutes of the Boards of Managers/Trustees
1974
Box: 1 Folder : 8 Minutes of the Board of Trustees
1975
Box: 1 Folder : 9 Minutes of the Board of Trustees
1976
Box: 1 Folder : 10 Minutes of the Board of Trustees
1977
Box: 1 Folder : 11 Board Meeting Packet
1977 December 14
Box: 1 Folder : 12 Minutes of the Board of Trustees and Board Meeting Packet
1978 March 15
Box: 1 Folder : 13 Minutes of the Board of Trustees and Board Meeting Packet
1978 June 19
Box: 1 Folder : 14 Minutes of the Board of Trustees and Board Meeting Packet
1978 September 27
Box: 1 Folder : 15 Minutes of the Board of Trustees and Board Meeting Packet
1978 December 13
Box: 1 Folder : 16 Minutes of the Board of Trustees and Board Meeting Packet
1979 March 14
Box: 1 Folder : 17 Minutes of the Board of Trustees and Board Meeting Packet
1979 June 19
Box: 1 Folder : 18 Minutes of the Board of Trustees and Board Meeting Packet
1979 September 25
Box: 1 Folder : 19 Minutes of the Board of Trustees and Board Meeting Packet
1979 December 12
Box: 2 Folder : 1 Superintendent's Reports to the Board of Managers, including Minutes of the Executive Medical Board
1936 December-1939 December
Box: 2 Folder : 2 Superintendent's Reports to the Board of Managers
1940-1941
Box: 2 Folder : 3 Superintendent's Reports to the Board of Managers
1942-1944
Box: 2 Folder : 4 Superintendent's Reports to the Board of Managers
1945-1946
Box: 2 Folder : 5 Superintendent's Reports to the Board of Managers
1947-1948
Box: 2 Folder : 6 Administrator's Reports to the Board of Managers
1949-1950
Box: 2 Folder : 7 Administrator's Reports to the Board of Managers
1951-1953
Box: 2 Folder : 8 Administrator's Reports to the Board of Managers
1954-1956
Box: 2 Folder : 9 Administrator's Reports to the Board of Managers
1957
Box: 2 Folder : 10 Administrator's Reports to the Board of Managers and Correspondence to Administrator Sister Marie Catherine
1958
Box: 2 Folder : 11 Administrator's Reports to the Board of Managers and Correspondence from Administrator to Mother Mary of Sisters of Charity
1959
Box: 2 Folder : 12 Administrator's Reports to the Board of Managers
1960
Box: 3 Folder : 1 Administrator's Reports to the Board of Managers
1961
Box: 3 Folder : 2 Administrator's Reports to the Board of Managers
1962
Box: 3 Folder : 3 Administrator's Reports to the Board of Managers
1963
Box: 3 Folder : 4 Administrator's Reports to the Board of Managers
1964
Box: 3 Folder : 5 Administrator's Reports to the Board of Managers
1965
Box: 3 Folder : 6 Administrator's Reports to the Board of Managers
1966
Box: 3 Folder : 7 Administrator's Reports to the Board of Managers
1967
Box: 3 Folder : 8 Administrator's Reports to the Board of Managers
1968
Box: 3 Folder : 9 Administrator's Reports to the Board of Managers
1969
Box: 3 Folder : 10 Administrator's Reports to the Board of Managers
1970
Box: 3 Folder : 11 Administrator's Reports to the Board of Managers
1971
Box: 3 Folder : 12 Administrator's Reports to the Board of Managers
1972
Box: 3 Folder : 13 Administrator's Reports to the Board of Managers
1973
Box: 4 Folder : 1 Administrator's Reports to the Board of Managers
1974
Box: 4 Folder : 2 Executive Director's Reports to the Board of Trustees
1975
Box: 4 Folder : 3 Executive Director's Reports to the Board of Trustees
1976
Box: 4 Folder : 4 Executive Director's Reports to the Board of Trustees
1977
Box: 4 Folder : 5 Executive Director's Reports to the Board of Trustees
1978
Volume: 12 Administrator's Reports to the Board of Managers
1957 August-1968 December
Volume: 13 Administrator's Reports to the Board of Managers/Trustees
1972 March-1975 December
Volume: 14 Administrator's Reports to the Board of Trustees
1976 March-1978 December

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Series II - Annual Reports and Inspections, 1869-2000, 1869-2000

Scope and Content

This series consists of 3 subseries:

II.1 Published Biennial/Annual Reports 1869-2000
II.2 Internal Annual Reports 1934-1981
II.3 Biennial/Annual Inspections/Reports for State and Other Agencies, 1900-1953

Please see Series IV.6 for annual reports of the Boarding Department.

Subseries II.1 - Published Annual and Biennial Reports, 1869-2000

Scope and Content

The subseries contains an incomplete set of reports distributed to the public and potential donors. There are multiple copies of many reports, including bound copies 1869-1917 and individual copies 1885-2000. There are some gaps, including no reports 1936-1943 or 1948-1961 (see Series VII.2 to fill in gaps 1958-1962). Bound copies are arranged first, followed by individual copies.

Annual Reports from 1958-1966 were published as the March issue of Mater Dei, a monthly publication of the Foundling. This series includes loose copies of the annual report issues of  Mater Dei from 1963-1965. Bound copies of the periodical, which include annual reports 1958-1962 not represented in this subseries, may be found in Series VII.2 - Newsletters.

Please see Series IV.6 for annual reports of the Boarding Department.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Volume: 15 Biennial Reports
1870-1883
Volume: 16 Biennial Reports (pages missing)
1871-1883
Volume: 17 Biennial/Annual Reports
1870-1884
Volume: 18 Biennial Reports
1884-1895
Volume: 19 Biennial Reports
1894-1905
Volume: 20 Biennial Reports
1906-1917
Box: 5 Folder : 1 Annual Report (1 copy)
1885
Box: 5 Folder : 2 Biennial Report (1 copy)
1890-1891
Box: 5 Folder : 3 Biennial Report (3 copies)
1896-1897
Box: 5 Folder : 4 Biennial Report (2 copies)
1898-1899
Box: 5 Folder : 5 Biennial Report (3 copies)
1900-1901
Box: 5 Folder : 6 Biennial Report (2 copies)
1900-1901
Box: 5 Folder : 7 Biennial Report (3 copies)
1902-1903
Box: 5 Folder : 8 Biennial Report (1 copy)
1904-1905
Box: 6 Folder : 1 Biennial Report (3 copies)
1908-1909
Box: 6 Folder : 2 Biennial Report (1 copy)
1916-1917
Box: 6 Folder : 3 Biennial Report (1 copy)
1918-1919
Box: 6 Folder : 4 Biennial Report (1 copy)
1920-1921
Box: 6 Folder : 5 Biennial Report (2 copies)
1922-1923
Box: 6 Folder : 6 Biennial Report (2 copies)
1924-1925
Box: 6 Folder : 7 Biennial Report (5 copies)
1926-1927
Box: 6 Folder : 8 Quadrennial Report (4 copies, folder 1 of 2)
1928-1931
Box: 6 Folder : 9 Quadrennial Report (4 copies, folder 2 of 2)
1928-1931
Box: 6 Folder : 10 Biennial Report (4 copies)
1932-1933
Box: 7 Folder : 1 Biennial Report (5 copies)
1934-1935
Box: 7 Folder : 2 Annual Report (2 copies)
1944
Box: 7 Folder : 3 Annual Report Pamphlet
circa 1947
Box: 7 Folder : 4 Annual Report (2 copies)
1962
Box: 7 Folder : 5 Annual Report 1963 and Summary Report 1958-1963, published as Mater Dei Vol. 9, Nos. 10 and 11 (2 copies)
1964 February-March
Box: 7 Folder : 6 Annual Report 1964, published as Mater Dei Vol. 10, Nos. 10 and 11 (1 copy)
1965 February-March
Box: 7 Folder : 7 Annual Report 1965, published as Mater Dei Vol. 11, Nos. 10 and 11 (3 copies)
1966 February-March
Box: 7 Folder : 8 Annual Report (3 copies)
1967
Box: 7 Folder : 9 Annual Report (3 copies)
1969
Box: 7 Folder : 10 Annual Report (2 copies)
1970
Box: 7 Folder : 11 Annual Report (1 copy)
1971
Box: 7 Folder : 12 Annual Report (1 copy)
1972
Box: 7 Folder : 13 Annual Report (1 copy)
1974
Box: 7 Folder : 14 Annual Report (2 copies)
1975
Box: 7 Folder : 15 Annual Report (4 copies)
1977-1978
Box: 7 Folder : 16 Annual Report (3 copies)
1979
Box: 7 Folder : 17 Annual Report (3 copies)
1980
Box: 7 Folder : 18 Annual Report (4 copies)
1981
Box: 7 Folder : 19 Annual Report (2 copies)
1982
Box: 7 Folder : 20 Annual Report (3 copies)
1983
Box: 7 Folder : 21 Annual Report (4 copies)
1984
Box: 7 Folder : 22 Annual Report (3 copies)
1986
Box: 8 Folder : 1 Annual Report (2 copies)
1989
Box: 8 Folder : 2 Annual Report (3 copies)
1990
Box: 8 Folder : 3 Annual Report (2 copies)
1991
Box: 8 Folder : 4 Annual Report (3 copies)
1992
Box: 8 Folder : 5 Annual Report (3 copies)
1993
Box: 8 Folder : 6 Annual Report (3 copies)
1994
Box: 8 Folder : 7 Annual Report (3 copies)
1997
Box: 8 Folder : 8 Annual Report (3 copies)
1999
Box: 8 Folder : 9 Annual Report (3 copies)
2000

Subseries II.2 - Internal Annual Reports, 1934-1981

Scope and Content

The subseries consists of annual reports of all departments at the Foundling bound together with introductory notes 1934-1972. 1938-1945 are missing, except for a disbound and shorter internal annual report from 1942; there are also gaps from 1949-1963 and 1970-1971.

These internal annual reports tend to contain more statistical information than the published annual reports in the previous subseries. This subseries concludes with one folder containing miscellaneous departmental annual reports 1977 and 1981. The miscellaneous reports were prepared by departments not represented elsewhere in the collection.

For separate reports by other departments, see Series IV.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 8 Folder : 10 Internal Annual Report
1934
Box: 8 Folder : 11 Internal Annual Report
1935
Box: 8 Folder : 12 Internal Annual Report
1936
Box: 8 Folder : 13 Internal Annual Report
1936-1937
Box: 8 Folder : 14 Internal Annual Report (disbound)
1942
Box: 8 Folder : 15 Internal Annual Report
1946
Box: 8 Folder : 16 Internal Annual Report
1947
Box: 8 Folder : 17 Internal Annual Report
1948
Box: 9 Folder : 1 Internal Annual Report
1949
Box: 9 Folder : 2 Internal Annual Report
1950
Box: 9 Folder : 3 Internal Annual Report
1951
Box: 9 Folder : 4 Internal Annual Report
1952
Box: 9 Folder : 5 Internal Annual Report
1953
Box: 9 Folder : 6 Internal Annual Report
1954
Box: 9 Folder : 7 Internal Annual Report
1955
Box: 9 Folder : 8 Internal Annual Report
1956
Box: 9 Folder : 9 Internal Annual Report
1957
Box: 9 Folder : 10 Internal Annual Report
1958
Box: 9 Folder : 11 Internal Annual Report
1959
Box: 9 Folder : 12 Internal Annual Report
1960
Box: 9 Folder : 13 Internal Annual Report
1961
Box: 9 Folder : 14 Internal Annual Report
1962
Box: 9 Folder : 15 Internal Annual Report
1963
Box: 10 Folder : 1 Internal Annual Report
1964
Box: 10 Folder : 2 Internal Annual Report
1965
Box: 10 Folder : 3 Internal Annual Report
1966
Box: 10 Folder : 4 Internal Annual Report
1967
Box: 10 Folder : 5 Internal Annual Report
1968
Box: 10 Folder : 6 Internal Annual Report
1969
Box: 10 Folder : 7 Internal Annual Report
1972
Box: 10 Folder : 8 Miscellaneous Departmental Annual Reports
1977, 1981

Subseries II.3 - Annual/Biennial Inspections/Reports for State and Other Agencies, 1900-1953

Scope and Content

The subseries consists mainly of annual inspections of the Foundling by the State Board of Charities, renamed the State Department of Social Welfare in 1930. These are followed by annual reports to other organizations.

The State Board of Charities performed annual or biannual inspections of the Foundling beginning in 1900. This New York State government department changed its name to the State Department of Social Welfare in 1930. The subseries contains inspections by the state agencies of the Foundling's Infant Asylum 1900-1928, the Foundling's hospitals 1900-1910 and 1930-1944, the Foundling's Placing-Out and Boarding-Out Departments 1901-1935, the Foundling as a whole in 1944 and 1951, as well as annual reports by the Foundling to the State Department of Social Welfare 1937-1951.

The subseries concludes with three other annual reports: an annual report of the Section on Care of Dependent Children to the Welfare Council of New York City (an association of social service agencies including the Foundling), 1936; and 2 annual reports of the Foundling to the Roman Catholic Orphan Asylum (1952 and 1953). Note that Series IV.5 - Boarding Department - also includes annual reports of that department prepared for the Roman Catholic Orphan Asylum.

For State Department of Social Welfare/Board of Charities inspections of the St. Joseph's-by-The-Sea facility, see Series IV.38 - St. Joseph's-by-The-Sea.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 11 Folder : 1 State Board of Charities - Infant Asylum Inspections
1900-1907
Box: 11 Folder : 2 State Board of Charities - Infant Asylum Inspections
1908-1913
Box: 11 Folder : 3 State Board of Charities - Infant Asylum Inspections
1915-1918
Box: 11 Folder : 4 State Board of Charities - Infant Asylum Inspections
1919-1928
Box: 11 Folder : 5 State Board of Charities - Hospital Inspections
1900-1910
Box: 11 Folder : 6 State Department of Social Welfare - Hospital Inspections
1930-1944
Box: 11 Folder : 7 State Board of Charities - Placing-Out/Boarding-Out Department Inspections
1901-1912
Box: 11 Folder : 8 State Board of Charities - Placing-Out/Boarding-Out Department Inspections
1913-1917
Box: 11 Folder : 9 State Board of Charities - Placing-Out/Boarding-Out Department Inspections
1918-1927
Box: 11 Folder : 10 State Board of Charities/Dept. of Social Welfare - Placing-Out Department Inspections
1929-1932
Box: 11 Folder : 11 State Department of Social Welfare - Boarding-Out Department Inspections and Related Materials
1927-1932
Box: 11 Folder : 12 State Department of Social Welfare - Inspection and Related Materials
1932-1935
Box: 12 Folder : 1 Reports to State Department of Social Welfare
1937-1945
Box: 12 Folder : 2 State Department of Social Welfare Survey of Foundling and Related Correspondence
1944-1945
Box: 12 Folder : 3 State Department of Social Welfare Survey of the Foundling, with Annual Statistics Appendices, and related correspondence
1951-1952
Box: 12 Folder : 4 Annual Report of the Section on Care of Dependent Children to Welfare Council of N.Y.C.
circa 1936 May
Box: 12 Folder : 5 Annual Reports to the Roman Catholic Orphan Asylum
1952-1953

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Series III - Administrative Records, Chronological, 1869-2004, 1869-2004

Scope and Content

This series contains a variety of different types of records, including the Foundling's constitution and by-laws and revisions to these, a small amount of selected correspondence, reports, policy manuals, grant proposals, strategic plans, and legal documents, arranged in chronological order. Many records relate to the purchase, construction, or maintenance of real estate.

The records most often concern the institution as a whole, as opposed to individual programs or departments of the Foundling. Records of individual centers, programs, and departments are arranged as Series IV.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 13 Folder : 1 Charter, Constitution, Revisions, By-Laws and other documents - Sisters of Charity copies
1869-1910
Box: 13 Folder : 2 Donation correspondence addressed to Sister Irene
1869 October 4
Box: 13 Folder : 3 Certificate of Incorporation - photocopy and photostat
1869 October 9
Box: 13 Folder : 4 Petition to the state for funds for new building - photostat
circa 1869
Box: 13 Folder : 5 Constitution and By-Laws - photostats
circa 1870
Box: 13 Folder : 6 Lease of 68th Street property - handwritten copy
1870 December 15
Box: 13 Folder : 7 Document re: payment by city to Foundling for building construction
1871 March
Box: 13 Folder : 8 Declaration and By-Laws of the Advisory Committee of the Foundling
1874
Box: 13 Folder : 9 Petition to the state to permit erection of buildings
1874 March 24
Box: 13 Folder : 10 Petition to governor to sign bill for increased funds for Foundling, and copy of bill, and copy of final act, and comments from 1894 and 1992
1874 March 10 - 1874 June 30, 1894, 1992
Box: 13 Folder : 11 Act authorizing state payments to Foundling
1877 March 15
Box: 13 Folder : 12 Administrative Correspondence
1886-1935
Box: 13 Folder : 13 Correspondence and other documents re: property at 223 E. 67th St.
1888 and 1916-1922
Box: 13 Folder : 14 Receipts for rent paid by Foundling to city - photostats
1889-1941
Box: 13 Folder : 15 Seton and Nazareth Hospitals, Spuyten Duyvil - Correspondence, By-Laws, and other documents
1890-1899 and undated
Box: 13 Folder : 16 Title change documents
1891
Box: 13 Folder : 17 Correspondence with State Board of Charities, and related documents
1893-1922
Box: 13 Folder : 18 Correspondence with Con Edison and other electric companies. Oversize blueprint of 68th Street property separated to Box OS1, Folder 1
1897-1988
Box: 13 Folder : 19 Miscellaneous reports, invoices, correspondence, lists and other documents
1898-1922 and undated
Box: 13 Folder : 20 Correspondence - Chief Examiner of Accounts of Institutions to Comptroller Edward Grout arguing for Foundling records' secrecy - copy
1903 April 20
Box: 13 Folder : 21 Correspondence with Chicago Dept. of Education re: children placed in Chicago
1905 June 27 and July 1
Box: 13 Folder : 22 Conference on Dependent Children - report and related correspondence
1909 January 30 and March
Box: 13 Folder : 23 Correspondence related to Kingsbury issue, copies glued into volume
1909 January 30, and 1917 February 27-May 18
Box: 13 Folder : 24 Correspondence and reports related to demand by John A. Kingsbury, Commissioner of N.Y.C. Dept. of Public Charities, that Foundling provide information on families of children in their care
1910 October 11 and 1917 January 5-October 11
Box: 14 Folder : 1 Appeal (transcript with pages missing, and photocopy)
circa 1910
Box: 14 Folder : 2 Resolutions
1911-1917
Box: 14 Folder : 3 Miscellaneous reports, and 2 newsletters, by Catholic Charities
1911-1935
Box: 14 Folder : 4 Correspondence and legal documents of the Foundling, copies glued into a volume
1915 July 8 - 1917 December 26
Box: 14 Folder : 5 Pamphlets relating to Strong Commission and Kingsbury controversy
1916 February and June, and undated
Box: 14 Folder : 6 Department of Public Charities Report of Inspection of the Foundling
1916 November 21 - December 13
Box: 14 Folder : 7 By-Laws of the Foundling, revised to August 1917
1917 August
Box: 14 Folder : 8 Correspondence and legal documents of the Foundling, copies glued into a volume
1918 January 17 - 1920 September 7
Box: 14 Folder : 9 Administrative and legal correspondence of the Foundling, copies glued into a volume
1921 February 25 - 1922 May 18
Box: 14 Folder : 10 Correspondence with American College of Surgeons regarding surveys of hospitals, hospital standardization, conferences
1921 April - 1946 March
Box: 14 Folder : 11 Correspondence and other documents regarding property at 164 and 175 E. 68th Street
1921 November - 1959 March
Box: 14 Folder : 12 Correspondence, resolutions, architectural studies and other documents related to purchase and sale of 68th Street property
1921, 1942-1946, 1953-1958
Box: 14 Folder : 13 Correspondence and other materials related to Extension of Purpose
1926 December - 1927 November
Box: 15 Folder : 1 Certificate of Extension and Change of Powers and Purposes
1927 May 23 - 1927 June 27
Box: 15 Folder : 2 Miscellaneous administrative correspondence and other documents
1930-1969 and undated
Box: 15 Folder : 3 By-Laws
1934
Box: 15 Folder : 4 Inspection of Foundling - Report to the Council on Medical Education and Hospitals of the American Medical Association
1936 September 17
Box: 15 Folder : 5 Correspondence and report of N.Y.C. Comptroller to Board of Estimate re: hospital overcrowding and recommendation to increase funding
1940 February 7 and 19
Box: 15 Folder : 6 Correspondence and legal documents related to purchase of property 68-69th Streets
1944 April 19 - 1954 April 12
Box: 15 Folder : 7 Report on Foundling by Department of Health and subsequent correspondence
1944 May-November
Box: 15 Folder : 8 Memo from Sister Carmela Therese, NY Foundling, to Sister Mary Berchmans, Mt. St. Vincent, and attachments relating chronology of Foundling administrative events 1944 October 2 - 1944 December 29
1945 April 2
Box: 15 Folder : 9 Citations awarded to Foundling for war bond sales
1945 July 7
Box: 15 Folder : 10 Notification of discontinuation of Hospital Division - copies
1946 February 13 and March 4
Box: 15 Folder : 11 Statistical Report
1947
Box: 15 Folder : 12 Administrative Correspondence
1946-1953 and circa 1950's
Box: OS 1 Folder : 2 Photostat enlargements of correspondence from President Harry Truman regarding donation
1949 March 28-April 2
Box: 15 Folder : 13 Lullaby Cottage Fundraising Project
1949 April 13 - 1950 May 17
Box: 15 Folder : 14 Letter to Cardinal Spellman signed by Eddie Cantor
1949 November 10
Box: 15 Folder : 15 1949 Statement
circa 1949 December
Box: 15 Folder : 16 Departmental Policies
circa 1949
Box: 15 Folder : 17 By-Laws booklet
1950
Box: 15 Folder : 18 Certificate of Report of Existence
1950 December 12
Box: 15 Folder : 19 Correspondence and contracts regarding purchase of property 1175 Third Avenue
1954 March 30 - 1957 December 20
Box: 15 Folder : 20 Construction agreements and floorplans 1175 Third Avenue
1956 April 2 - 1958 November 23
Box: 15 Folder : 21 Comments by Foundling administrator on plans for convent floor refectory, 1175 Third Avenue
circa 1956-1958
Box: 15 Folder : 22 Correspondence and notes for cornerstone ceremony, 1175 Third Avenue
1957 June 27 and July 3
Box: 15 Folder : 23 Publicity materials for move to new building (photocopies)
1958 September 2 - October
Box: 15 Folder : 24 Program, press releases, transcriptions from dedication ceremony, 1175 Third Avenue
1958 November 23
Box: 15 Folder : 25 Miscellaneous administrative correspondence
1958-1964
Box: 15 Folder : 26 Correspondence with Rt. Rev. George A. Kelly regarding royalties from Catholic Marriage Manual
1958-1979
Box: 15 Folder : 27 Information about Foundling departments (photocopy)
circa 1958
Box: 15 Folder : 28 Blank Foundling letterhead stationery
circa 1958-1988
Box: 15 Folder : 29 Certificate of Occupancy, Foundling buildings
1959 August 24
Box: OS 1 Folder : 3 Administrative Organization Chart (oversize)
1960 October 11
Box: 15 Folder : 30 Plant operation annual report
1960
Box: 15 Folder : 31 Correspondence with State Department of Social Welfare
1961-1965
Box: 15 Folder : 32 Copy of letter from Monsignor McGuire to Jacqueline Kennedy and reply from Letitia Baldridge
1963 January 18 and 28
Box: 15 Folder : 33 Miscellaneous Administrative Correspondence
1966-1974
Volume: 21 Organization Manual
1970-1973
Volume: 22 Manual of Policies and Procedures
1971-1978
Box: 15 Folder : 34 Amendment to Certificate of Incorporation and Revised By-Laws
1972-1974
Box: 15 Folder : 35 Certificate of Amendment of the Certificate of Incorporation and Restated Certificate of Incorporation
1973 June 18 - 1975 October 10
Box: 15 Folder : 36 Correspondence - Brooke Astor resignation from Foundling board (photocopies)
1973 July 12 and 25
Box: 15 Folder : 37 Correspondence - State Department of Social Services
1973 September - 1978 January
Box: 16 Folder : 1 List of Administrators
1974 October
Volume: 240 "The New York Foundling Child Development Project" - Report by Michael Garber, Director Community Program Development
circa 1974
Box: 16 Folder : 2 Miscellaneous reports (1974-1977), memos (1977-1979)
1974-1979
Box: 16 Folder : 3 5-Year Plan - memos and related materials
1975
Box: 16 Folder : 4 Manual: "Practical Approaches to Management of Child Maltreatment"
1975
Box: 16 Folder : 5 Certificate of Merger - St. Agatha into NY Foundling Hospital
1977 May 25
Box: 16 Folder : 6 Pharmacy Policies Manual
circa 1977
Box: 16 Folder : 7 N.Y.S. O.M.R.D.D. - Interagency transfer project and conversion of critical care programs to intermediate care - memos, correspondence, reports, agreement
circa 1977 - 1984
Box: 16 Folder : 8 Lease of space at 1175 Third Avenue to Hunter College and related correspondence
1978 November 15 - 1981 September 28
Box: 16 Folder : 9 Child Welfare Reform Act - reports, memos
1979 March - 1982 June
Box: 16 Folder : 10 5-Year Strategic Plan by Michael Garber - 2 copies (1 annotated) and notes on plan
1979 June
Box: 16 Folder : 11 Certificate of Amendment of Certificate of Incorporation
1979 October 11
Box: 16 Folder : 12 Policy Statements
circa 1979-1987
Box: 16 Folder : 13 Correspondence - State Department of Social Services
1980 February - 1981 September
Box: 16 Folder : 14 5-Year Strategic Plan
1980 September
Box: 16 Folder : 15 Correspondence and other materials collected and arranged by Sisters of Charity
1980-1989
Box: 16 Folder : 16 Agency Philosophy
1981 May
Box: 16 Folder : 17 Description of all Foundling programs, and administrative responsibility chart
1981 December and 1982 November
Box: 17 Folder : 1 Correspondence - State Department of Social Services
1982 February - 1984 December
Box: 17 Folder : 2 Mental Hygiene Program Development
1983 February - 1985 October
Box: 17 Folder : 3 Foundling response to NYC Human Resources Administration Questionnaire on Congregate Care
1983 March
Box: 17 Folder : 4 Agency Manual - Drafts and Memos
1983 April - 1984 January and undated
Box: 17 Folder : 5 Miscellaneous Program Ideas
1983 May - 1984 March and undated
Box: 17 Folder : 6 Agency Manual - 2 draft typescripts
1984 January
Box: 17 Folder : 7 Agency Manual
1984 January
Box: 17 Folder : 8 590 Avenue of the Americas - Floor Plan, Building Permit, Certificate of Occupancy and Related Materials
1984 February 27 - 1988 January 25
Box: 17 Folder : 9 Program Development
1984-1986 and 1998
Box: 17 Folder : 10 1985 Agency Goals
1984 November - 1985 October
Box: 17 Folder : 11 Correspondence - State Department of Social Services
1985 February - 1988 December
Box: 17 Folder : 12 Grant proposal: Factors impacting on teen mothering
1985 April - September
Box: 17 Folder : 13 Memos of the Planning Group
1985 June - December
Box: 18 Folder : 1 1985-1990 Strategic Plan (2 copies)
1985 July
Box: 18 Folder : 2 Report on 1175 Third Avenue by James Felt Realty Services
1985 September 13
Volume: 23 Sale of 1175 Third Avenue to Donald J. Trump, December 30-31, 1985 (bound documents and interleaved correspondence)
1985 October 16 - December 31
Box: 18 Folder : 3 Report on Strategic Planning Process
1986 May 16
Box: 18 Folder : 4 Support Services Manual
1987
Box: 18 Folder : 5 590 Avenue of the Americas -new building miscellaneous materials
circa 1987-1988
Box: 18 Folder : 6 Ribbon cutting and dedication ceremonies for 590 Avenue of the Americas - correspondence, fliers, invitations, programs
1988 March 11 - 1989 May 18
Box: 18 Folder : 7 Position paper on AIDS
1988 March 18
Box: 18 Folder : 8 "The Foundling children fare-well notes to the neighborhood" assembled by Grandma Anna for Sister Madeline
1988 June-August
Box: 18 Folder : 9 Correspondence - Sister Marilda Joseph Aiello to Sister Marie Catherine Blaine et.al. chronicling move from 1175 Third Avenue to 590 Avenue of the Americas, folder 1 of 5
1988 June 4 - 1988 October 22
Box: 18 Folder : 10 Correspondence - Sister Marilda Joseph Aiello to Sister Marie Catherine Blaine et.al., folder 2 of 5
1988 October 24 - 1988 December 31
Box: 18 Folder : 11 Correspondence - Sister Marilda Joseph Aiello to Sister Marie Catherine Blaine et.al. - folder 3 of 5
1989 January 2 - 1989 April 29
Box: 18 Folder : 12 Correspondence - Sister Marilda Joseph Aiello to Sister Marie Catherine Blaine et.al., folder 4 of 5
1989 May 1 - 1989 August 19
Box: 19 Folder : 1 Correspondence - Sister Marilda Joseph Aiello to Sister Marie Catherine Blaine et.al., folder 5 of 5
1989 August 21 - 1990 August 1
Box: 19 Folder : 2 Housing Position Paper
1989 January 31
Box: 19 Folder : 3 NY State Dept. of Social Services Homeless Housing and Assistance Program project application - sister Cecilia Schneider Community Housing Services
1989
Box: 19 Folder : 4 1990-1995 Strategic Plan - memos, reports, committee minutes
1989 October - 1994 February
Box: 19 Folder : 5 Memos and correspondence re: Wilder vs. Bernstein/Wilder Classification System
1989 December - 1990 November
Box: 19 Folder : 6 Correspondence, memos, and grant proposals with Altman Foundation, Alfred E. Smith Foundation, Caldor Foundation
1990-1993
Box: 19 Folder : 7 Correspondence collected and arranged by Sisters of Charity
1990-1995
Box: 19 Folder : 8 Programs and Services - miscellaneous materials
1990 October - 1992 November
Box: 19 Folder : 9 Certificate of Amendment of Certificate of Incorporation
1991 February 19
Box: 19 Folder : 10 Mission Effectiveness Committee
circa 1990-1991
Box: 19 Folder : 11 Mission Statement Committee
1991-1996
Box: 19 Folder : 12 Programs and Services
1992 June
Box: 20 Folder : 1 Strategic Planning Report 1994-1997 (2 copies)
1994
Box: 20 Folder : 2 Family and Community Centered Services Pilot Proposal
circa 1994
Box: OS 1 Folder : 4 Proclamation by Borough President Ruth Messinger: "New York Foundling Hospital Day" (oversize)
1995 April 25
Box: 20 Folder : 3 Layoffs and cutbacks
1995 June
Box: 20 Folder : 4 Integrated Marketing Communications Plan and Related Donation Appeals
1995 June-December
Box: 20 Folder : 5 Strategic Planning Committee Recommendations
1995 September 12
Box: 20 Folder : 6 Child Care Manual
1996 January
Box: 20 Folder : 7 Strategic Planning 1997-2000
1996 August - 1997 July
Box: 20 Folder : 8 Strategic Planning Committee newsletters
1996 November - 1997 October
Box: 20 Folder : 9 "Child Welfare Organizations" report by Michael Garber and Kathleen McGlade
circa 1997
Box: 20 Folder : 10 Michael Garber correspondence with Sisters of Charity and miscellaneous memos to staff
1997, 1999
Box: 20 Folder : 11 NYF book project - correspondence and related materials
1998 March 2 - October 6, and 2000 July 18
Box: 20 Folder : 12 Maps showing locations of Foundling outreach programs
1998
Box: 20 Folder : 13 Safety Committee Meeting Minutes
1999 May-August
Box: 20 Folder : 14 NYF Year 2000 Command Center Manual
1999 December
Box: 20 Folder : 15 NYF Year 2000 Regional Command Center Manual and updates
1999 December - 2000 September
Box: 20 Folder : 16 Directory of Programs and Services (2 copies)
2000 January
Box: 20 Folder : 17 Reports: "Conceptual Framework for Parent Participation" (Michael Garber, Kathy McGlade, Joe Ackerman) and "The Changing Role of Parents in Child Welfare Agencies" (Garber) and related correspondence
2000 April-August and undated
Box: 20 Folder : 18 Certificate of Amendment of Certificate of Incorporation
2004 November 5

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Series IV - Centers, Programs and Departments, Alphabetical, 1869-2008

Scope and Content

This series consists of 47 subseries, arranged alphabetically by program, center or department, using categories created mostly by Sister Marilda Joseph Aiello or by other representatives of the Foundling. Many subseries contain only a few folders, or sometimes a single folder, of material. Materials include correspondence, proposals, reports, pamphlets or brochures, and clippings. Many subseries contain photographic prints, arranged at the end of the subseries.

The bulk of the individual programs collected in this series were initiated in the 1970's-1990's. There are, however, significant exceptions, including the Boarding Department and the Ladies Auxiliary which both began in 1869, St. Joseph's-by-the-Sea which began in 1910, and Nurse Training which began in 1927.

The records of the St. Agatha Home for Children are not collected in this series. They are arranged separately as Series V, because the program operated independently from the Foundling from 1884 to 1977. Thereafter, it became a program of the Foundling.

The scope and content notes for some subseries refer the researcher to other subseries which may also have pertinent information.

Subseries IV.1 - Abusing Mother-Child Program/Child Abuse Rehabilitation Program, 1971-1987

Scope and Content

The subseries contains proposals, reports, memos, correspondence, a pamphlet, and photographic prints.

The Abusing Mother-Child project, subsequently known as the Program for the Rehabilitation of Mothers of Abused and Neglected Children, the Program for Neglecting and Abusing Mothers and Their Children, the Abusing Parents and Child Unit, the Temporary Shelter for Abusing Parents, and finally the Child Abuse Rehabilitation Program was a program designed to give counseling and services to mothers to help stop child abuse, and to keep families together. It began in September 1972, operated in tandem with the Temporary Shelter, and was phased out in 1987.

For other materials related to child abuse, see Child Abuse Prevention Services, Crisis Nursery, and Fontana Center subseries.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 21 Folder : 1 Abusing Mother-Child Program - Proposal, Correspondence
1971 April 12 - 1975 January 20 and undated
Box: 21 Folder : 2 Abusing Mother-Child Program/Child Abuse Rehabilitation Program - Reports, Memos, Correspondence
circa 1972 - 1987 March 13
Box: 21 Folder : 3 Abusing Parent and Child Unit - Pamphlet
1977
Box: 21 Folder : 4 Child Abuse Rehabailitation Program - Special Services for Children document re: budget, organization
1986 April 22
Box: 21 Folder : 5 Abusing Mother-Child Program Temporary Shelter Therapeutic Nursery - Photographic Prints
1978 and undated

Subseries IV.2 - Adolescent Girls' Unit, 1976-1981

Scope and Content

This subseries consists of one folder. Further documents regarding the Adolescent Girls Unit are located in Box 22, Folder 15.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 21 Folder : 6 Adolescent Girls' Unit - Proposal, Reports, Correspondence
1976 October 5 - 1981 circa December

Subseries IV.3 - Adoption, circa 1911-1999

Scope and Content

This subseries consists of six folders containing correspondence, reports, forms, pamphlets, information about legislation, photographic prints, and clippings related to adoption services at the NY Foundling Hospital.

Since adoption often occurred in conjunction with "orphan train" or boarding and foster placement, please see these subseries for related materials.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 21 Folder : 7 Adoption - History, Legislation, Position Papers - Correspondence, Reports, Forms (1 of 2)
circa 1911 - 1998
Box: 21 Folder : 8 Adoption - Legislation, Forms, other materials (2 of 2)
1981 - 1999 and undated
Box: 21 Folder : 9 Adoption - one child's case from admission through indenture and adoption
1916 July 5 - 1940 February 6
Box: 21 Folder : 10 Adoption Department Pamphlets
circa 1968, circa 1990's
Box: 21 Folder : 11 Adoption - Photographic Prints
1993 and undated
Box: 21 Folder : 12 Adoption - Clippings
1969, circa 1991

Subseries IV.4 - Agency-Operated Boarding Homes (AOBH), 1969-1987

Scope and Content

This subseries consists of 2 folders of material related to AOBH run by the Foundling. For other AOBH materials, see the Mother/Child and Staten Island subseries in Series IV, and Series V - St. Agatha Home.

Agency Operated Boarding Homes (AOBH) are community-based residences for children, teens and young adults who require more intensive social and medical services than traditional or therapeutic foster care settings provide.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 21 Folder : 13 AOBH - Correspondence, Reports, Memos, 1 Photographic Print
1969 October 24 - 1980 November 21 and undated
Box: 21 Folder : 14 AOBH program for emotionally disturbed young children - Proposal
1985 July 24 - 1987 December 17

Subseries IV.5 - Blaine Hall, 1973-2001

Scope and Content

The subseries contains 4 folders, containing reports, correspondence, fliers, photographs, and a blueprint.

Blaine Hall was a temporary residential center for children aged 6-12 located within the main Foundling building. The program began operating in 1974.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 21 Folder : 15 Blaine Hall - Planning - Correspondence and Blueprint
1973 April 6 - 1974 May 7
Box: 21 Folder : 16 Blaine Hall - Fliers, Photograph, Informational Material
circa 1974-2001
Box: 21 Folder : 17 Blaine Hall - Annual Report
1980
Box: 21 Folder : 18 Blaine Hall - Photographic Prints
1977, 1999 and undated

Subseries IV.6 - Boarding Department and Foster Care, 1916-1995

Scope and Content

This subseries contains documents related to the Boarding Department, the Homefinding and Placement Departments, which originated as divisions of the Boarding Department, and the Foster Boarding Home Departments of the NY Foundling Hospital, and to foster care in general at the Foundling. Materials include reports, newsletters, pamphlets, correspondence, memos, photographic prints, and clippings.

Correspondence with Special Services for Children (Box 22, folders 14-17) includes correspondence related to Foundling programs that did not provide foster care services, as well as programs that did. All correspondence is kept in this subseries as per original order.

From the Foundling's inception to the present day, a large part of the organization's work has involved boarding and foster care services. Many other series and subseries in this collection contain documents relating to boarding and foster care, including but not limited to the Series IV subseries Adoption, AOBH, Blaine Hall, Bronx Community Services, St. Joseph's-by-the-Sea, and the Westchester Office.

Newsletters of the Association of Foster Parents 1955-1966 may be found in Series VII.

Restricted volumes of the Boarding Department are located in Series XVI.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 22 Folder : 1 Reports on boarding mothers and on admitted children
circa 1916-1917
Box: 22 Folder : 2 Boarding Out Dept. - 3 typescript reports on standardization of payments for boarding out children
circa 1920
Box: 22 Folder : 3 Report by James E. Fee to Rev. Robert F. Keegan, Secretary for Charities to the Archbishop, on the Boarding Dept., with recommendations
1921 March 9
Box: 22 Folder : 4 Boarding Department Reports (in a binder)
1932-1933, 1940, 1946-1949
Box: 22 Folder : 5 Boarding Department Bound Report
1940
Box: 22 Folder : 6 Boarding Department Bound Report
1941
Box: 22 Folder : 7 Boarding Department Bound Report
1942
Box: 22 Folder : 8 Boarding Department Bound Report
1943
Box: 22 Folder : 9 Boarding Department Bound Report (4 copies)
1944
Box: 22 Folder : 10 Boarding Department Bound Report
1945
Box: 22 Folder : 11 Boarding Department Report
circa 1950-1958
Box: 22 Folder : 12 Boarding Department/Foster Care - Miscellaneous Materials (blessing, newsletters)
1950-1998
Box: 22 Folder : 13 Boarding Department/Foster Care - Pamphlets and fliers recruiting foster parents
circa 1957-2007
Box: 22 Folder : 14 Correspondence from Special Services for Children (1 of 4)
1973-1976
Box: 22 Folder : 15 Correspondence with Special Services for Children (2 of 4)
1977-1979
Box: 22 Folder : 16 Correspondence with Special Services for Children (3 of 4)
1980-1982
Box: 22 Folder : 17 Correspondence with Special Services for Children (4 of 4)
1983-1988
Box: 22 Folder : 18 Memo - Clothing requirements, requisition forms, and procedures for adopted and boarded foster children
1976 December 20
Box: 22 Folder : 19 Homefinding/Placement (Foster Boarding Homes) Annual Reports
1977 and 1980
Box: 22 Folder : 20 Regulations for Foster Care Residential Facilities - N.Y.S. Dept. of Social Services
1979 November, 1987 February, 1990 December
Box: 22 Folder : 21 Foster Care - Proposal developed with Lower East Side Family Union and Welfare Research Inc.
circa January 1984
Box: 22 Folder : 22 Foster Care - Foster boarding home program for children with AIDS
1986-1988
Box: 23 Folder : 1 Foster Care - Memos re: Legislation
1985-1991
Box: 23 Folder : 2 Foster Care - Memos and correspondence re: Homefinding Intensification
1987 January-October
Box: 23 Folder : 3 Foster Care - Memos re: Boarder Babies
1987 March 18-June 22
Box: 23 Folder : 4 Foster Care - Report on project on classifying and evaluating foster care programs
1990 February - 1991 April
Box: 23 Folder : 5 Foster Parent Manual
1990 May 22
Box: 23 Folder : 6 Foster Care Questionnaire
1995
Box: 23 Folder : 7 Boarding and Foster Care - Photographic Prints
circa 1942-1965 and undated
Box: 23 Folder : 8 Boarding and Foster Care - Clippings
1942-1969 and 2008

Subseries IV.7 - Bronx Community Services, ca. 1970-2001

Scope and content

The Foundling opened an office in the South Bronx in the mid-1960's, to provide foster care and related and preventive services to the Spanish-speaking community there.

The subseries consists of four folders of materials from this program. See also related materials in IV.27 - Mott Haven Prevention Program.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 23 Folder : 9 Bronx Community Services - Correspondence, invitations, newsletter, quarterly report
1976 November 9 - 2000 May 5
Box: 23 Folder : 10 Bronx Community Services - Conference programs and materials
2000, 2001
Box: 23 Folder : 11 Bronx Community Services - Staff workshop materials
circa 2000-2001
Box: 23 Folder : 12 Bronx Community Services - Photographic Prints
circa 1970-2000

Subseries IV.8 - Bronx Teen Parenting, 1978-2001

Scope and content

The subseries contains nine folders of materials including proposals, reports, correspondence, contracts, memos, invitations, brochures, photographic prints, and 20th Anniversary commemorative clocks.

The Bronx Teen Parenting Program began in 1979 to provide counseling, education in pregnancy prevention and in parenting skills, and referral services to young parents, pregnant youth, and those at risk of becoming pregnant.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 23 Folder : 13 Bronx Teen Parenting - Proposals, reports, correspondence
1978 December - 1982 May
Box: 24 Folder : 1 Bronx Teen Parenting - Morrisania-Hunts Point Proposal - Special Services for Children
1981 November - 1982 November
Box: 24 Folder : 2 Bronx Teen Parenting - Contract with Dept. of Social Services
1982 August 19
Box: 24 Folder : 3 Bronx Teen Parenting - Modification of contract with Dept. of Social Services
1982 December 22
Box: 24 Folder : 4 Bronx Teen Parenting - Correspondence and memos re: funding
1984 August, September
Box: 24 Folder : 5 Bronx Teen Parenting - RFP Preventive Services
1984 November
Box: 24 Folder : 6 Bronx Teen Parenting - memos, reports, invitation
1991, 1994, 1999, 2001 and undated
Box: 24 Folder : 7 Bronx Teen Parenting - Correspondence (program director to Sister Marilda), photographs, programs, invitations for 20th Anniversary
1999-2000
Box: 24 Folder : 8 Bronx Teen Parenting - Photographic Prints
1983 and undated
Box: 77 Bronx Teen Parenting - 20th Anniversary commemorative clocks separated to Box 77
1999

Subseries IV.9 - Child Abuse Prevention Services (including Child Sexual Abuse Treatment Service), 1983-1999

Scope and content

The subseries contains proposals, invitations, programs, pamphlet, brochure, memos and photographic prints. For documentation of similar programs, see related subseries: Abusing Mother-Child/Child Abuse Rehabilitation, Crisis Nursery, and Fontana Center.

Child Abuse Prevention Services (CAPS) was created in July 1987 to provide parenting skills education and group therapy to abusive parents in order to stabilize families, prevent foster care or juvenile justice placement, expedite discharge from foster care, and to prevent and treat child abuse. The Child Sexual Abuse Treatment Service was a component of CAPS.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 24 Folder : 9 Child Sexual Abuse Treatment Proposal and Guidelines
1983 and circa 1986-1989
Box: 24 Folder : 10 CAPS - newsletter, invitations, and programs for annual completion celebrations
1990-1999
Box: 24 Folder : 11 CAPS - Child Sexual Abuse Treatment Grant Proposal
1990 May 9
Box: 24 Folder : 12 CAPS - Child Sexual Abuse Tratment Service - Memos, brochure, booklets, RFP
circa 1999 and undated
Box: 24 Folder : 13 CAPS - Child Sexual Abuse Treatment Service - Photographic Prints
circa 1989-1999

Subseries IV.10 - Children's Planning Services, 1976-1982

Scope and content

The subseries contains a manual, memos, and quarterly and annual reports.

The Children's Planning Services Unit was originally established as the Diligent Search Unit in 1971. It was reorganized as the Children's Planning Services Unit of the Legal Department in 1973. The unit dealt with permanent neglect, abandonment, and subdivision 7 proceedings, to hasten the release of abandoned children so they could be adopted.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 24 Folder : 14 Children's Planning Services - Manual
1976 November
Box: 24 Folder : 15 Children's Planning Services - Memos, Quarterly and Annual Reports
1977 December 28 - 1982 January 2

Subseries IV.11 - Cities in Schools Program, 1979-1984

Scope and Content

The subseries contains one folder. Cities-in-Schools was a federally-funded program that began in 1975, to reduce truancy and prevent pupil drop-out, to coordinate social service delivery to students and families, and to create social service presence in schools. The NY Foundling Hospital subcontracted with Cities-in-Schools 1980-1984.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 24 Folder : 16 Cities in Schools Program - correspondence, reports, memos, newsletters
1979-1984

Subseries IV.12 - Crisis Nursery, 1965-2004 (bulk 1982-2004)

Scope and content

The subseries contains proposals, reports, minutes, memos, pamphlets, brochures, fliers, photographic prints, and clippings. The photographic prints include images from many years before the Crisis Center opened, of Dr. Vincent Fontana, who was instrumental in establishing the program. For further documentation of Vincent Fontana, see Fontana Center subseries.

The Crisis Nursery was established in 1982 to provide free emergency crisis care to children and families. Beginning in 2001 it operated under the umbrella of the Fontana Center of the Foundling. Children up to age 7 (and some older siblings) could stay in the nursery up to twenty-one days (with some exceptions), and were provided lodging, medical care, clothing, meals, behavioral assessments, and supervised play sessions. Parents received counseling, crisis intervention, emergency funds, and referrals for additional services. The Crisis Nursery operated a 24-hour Parent Helpline for parents in crisis.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 25 Folder : 1 Crisis Nursery - Proposals and Evaluations
1972-1989
Box: 25 Folder : 2 Crisis Nursery - Operations - Memos, reports, minutes, policies
circa 1983-2004
Box: 25 Folder : 3 Crisis Nursery - Pamphlets, Helpline flier, brochures, other publications
circa 1984-2001 and undated
Box: 25 Folder : 4 Crisis Nursery - Research
circa 1993-2003 and undated
Box: 25 Folder : 5 Crisis Nursery - Photographic Prints
circa 1965-1999
Box: 25 Folder : 6 Crisis Nursery - Clippings
circa 1969-2004

Subseries IV.13 - Deaf Services, 1979-1999

Scope and content

The subseries documents three different Foundling programs for deaf people: the Laurent Clerk Group Home (materials include notes, correspondence, proposals, and a brochure); Junior High School 47 (correspondence, memos); and the Deaf Infant Program (proposal, memos, correspondence, press release). The subseries also includes photographic prints from these programs, as well as miscellaneous deaf services materials, including pamphlets.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 26 Folder : 1 Deaf Services - Correspondence and Memos
1979 October 30 - 1985 June 24
Box: 26 Folder : 2 Deaf Services - Laurent Clerc Group Home - Proposals, drafts, memos, flier
1979 October 9 - 1982 June 28
Box: 26 Folder : 3 Deaf Services - Laurent Clerc Group Home - Notes, correspondence, brochure
1980 January 15 - 1981 October 6 and undated
Box: 26 Folder : 4 Deaf Services - Laurent Clerc Group Home - Correspondence/Proposals with Social Services for Children
1980 January 15 - 1983 November 14
Box: 26 Folder : 5 Deaf Services - Junior High School 47 - Correspondence, memos
1981 January 20 - 1984 December 19
Box: 26 Folder : 6 Deaf Services - Deaf Infant Program - Correspondence, memos, proposal, press release
1983 April 4 - 1984 September 14
Box: 26 Folder : 7 Deaf Services - Miscellaneous Materials including pamphlet
circa 1982-1999
Box: 26 Folder : 8 Deaf Services - Photographic Prints
circa 1982-1996 and undated

Subseries IV.14 - East Harlem Neighborhood Center, 1975-1999

Scope and content

The East Harlem Neighborhood Center began in 1975 as a foster care prevention program focusing particularly on adolescent and young parents. In January 1978 it moved to space on the ground floor of Lehman Houses on 110th Street. The program has provided assistance to families in the form of health, welfare, housing, and vocational services, individual casework and group counselling, education in parenting and household management skills, mini day care and respite services, and activity groups for teens.

Materials include proposals, pamphlets, reports, clippings, and photographic prints. Most prints are circa 1976. See also Parents as Partners subseries.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 26 Folder : 9 East Harlem Neighborhood Center - proposals, pamphlets, invitation
1975 April 3 - circa 1999
Box: 26 Folder : 10 East Harlem Neighborhood Center - manual
circa 1976
Box: 26 Folder : 11 East Harlem Neighborhood Center - annual report
1977
Box: 26 Folder : 12 East Harlem Neighborhood Center - photographic prints
circa 1976, 1990
Box: 26 Folder : 13 East Harlem Neighborhood Center - clippings
1990, 1994

Subseries IV.15 - Family Day Care, circa 1968-1985

Scope and Content

The Family Day Care program, inaugurated in 1968, provided day care in private homes under the supervision of the Foundling.

Materials include proposals, annual reports, pamphlets, a manual, clippings and photographic prints.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 26 Folder : 14 Family Day Care - proposals, manual, report, correspondence, pamphlets
circa 1968-1985
Box: 26 Folder : 15 Family Day Care - annual reports
1977, 1980, 1981
Box: 26 Folder : 16 Family Day Care - photographic prints and clippings
1968, 1969

Subseries IV.16 - Vincent J. Fontana Center for Child Protection, 1949-2008

Historical Note

The Vincent J. Fontana Center for Child Protection was established in 1999, and opened in a dedicated facility at 27 Christopher Street in Manhattan in November 2004. The Center was founded to provide community-based preventive services and therapy for children and families damaged by abuse and neglect, as well as training and education programs for child-care professionals. It also housed a research and devlopment department studying interventions against child abuse to discern best practices.

The center was initiated by, and named after, Dr. Vincent J. Fontana, Medical Director of the New York Foundling Hospital from March 1962 until his July 2005 death. In his campaign against child abuse, he was the author of The Maltreated Child (1964) and  Somewhere a Child is Crying (1973), among other books, articles and papers. He was also an allergy specialist.

Scope and content

The subseries contains materials related to Vincent Fontana and to the Fontana Center. Materials are arranged chronologically and include many articles, books, and other materials by and about Dr. Fontana created prior to the institution of the Fontana Center. Documents specific to the center itself appear in the period 1999-2008. There are also circa 250 photographic prints of Dr. Fontana and the Fontana Center, arranged at the end of the subseries. A few other photographic prints in this subseries are housed in Box 27, Folder 4.

See also Crisis Nursery subseries, for another child abuse program spearheaded by Vincent Fontana.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 27 Folder : 1 Dr. Vincent Fontana - Certificates of membership in medical societies (8 originals, 1 photocopy)
1949-1977
Box: 27 Folder : 2 Newspaper clippings about Vincent Fontana, child abuse, and related subjects
circa 1952-2002
Box: 27 Folder : 3 Dr. Vincent Fontana biographical material - clippings, honors, obituaries, correspondence
circa 1952-2005
Box: 27 Folder : 4 Dr. Vincent Fontana asthma work - brochures, clippings, reports, photographic prints
1963-2005
Volume: 241 Fontana, Vincent J. The Maltreated Child: The Maltreatment Syndrome in Children (New York: Charles C. Thomas, 1964)
1964
Box: 27 Folder : 5 Miscellaneous articles by Vincent Fontana
circa 1966-2003
Box: 27 Folder : 6 Letters from the public regarding child abuse
circa 1966-2005
Volume: 242 Fontana, Vincent J. Somewhere a Child is Crying: Maltreatment-Causes and Prevention (New York: Macmillan Publishing Co. Inc., 1973)
1973
Box: 27 Folder : 7 Letters to the Editor by Vincent Fontana - published clippings and drafts
1975-2001 and undated
Box: 27 Folder : 8 The Catholic Lawyer, Vol.22, No.4, incl. "Child Abuse: Tomorrow's Problems Begin Today" and  Villanova Law Review, Vol. 23, No.3, incl. "The Maltreated Child of Our Times" both by Vincent Fontana
1976-1978
Box: 27 Folder : 9 Newspaper columns by Vincent Fontana
circa 1977-2003
Box: 27 Folder : 10 11 Parents Magazine articles by Vincent Fontana
1978 November - 1979 December
Box: 27 Folder : 11 6 booklets on child abuse by Vincent Fontana
1978-1982
Box: 27 Folder : 12 Human Ecology Forum, Vol.8, No.4 and Vol.15, No.1 with articles by Fontana
1978, 1984
Box: 28 Folder : 1 "Saving Children and Families" booklet including conference paper by Vincent Fontana
1983 September
Box: 28 Folder : 2 Pediatric Annals Vol.13, No.10, journal edited by, and with article by, Vincent Fontana
1984 October
Box: 28 Folder : 3 12 issues of Missing/Abused, Vol.1, No.2 - Vol.5, No.1 (missing Vol.1, No.3 and 4 and Vol.4, No.1), Medical Editor Vincent Fontana
1985-1989
Box: 28 Folder : 4 "Parent Consultations with Dr. Vincent J. Fontana," draft typescript manuscript
circa 1986-1999
Box: 28 Folder : 5 "High Risk Factors Associated with Child Maltreatment Fatalities," Mayor's Task Force on Child Abuse and Neglect, Vincent Fontana Chairman
1987 January
Box: 28 Folder : 6 Family Practice Recertification Vol.12, No.11, with article by Vincent Fontana p. 71, and Fontana on editorial board
1990 November
Volume: 243 Fontana, Vincent J. and Moolman, Valerie Save the Family, Save the Child: What We Can Do to Help Children at Risk (New York: Dutton, 1991)
1991
Box: 28 Folder : 7 Task Force on Youth in Crisis: reports, correspondence, clippings
1996-2005
Box: 28 Folder : 8 Alumni Magazine of College of Medicine, SUNY Science Center Brooklyn, article by Fontana p. 4
1998
Box: 28 Folder : 9 Fontana Center Capital Campaign Ad Hoc Steering Committee Volunteer Resource Manual
1999 March
Box: 28 Folder : 10 Fontana Center brochures
circa 1999-2005
Box: 28 Folder : 11 Fontana Center booklets for training program and for child care workers (2 each of 2 booklets)
circa 2005
Box: 28 Folder : 12 Fontana Center donors - correspondence, clippings
2000-2005
Box: 28 Folder : 13 Fontana Center public relations plan: "A Beacon of Hope for Children"
2003 October
Box: 28 Folder : 14 Fontana Center - opening reception program, blessing, and inaugural newsletter
2004 November 30 - circa 2005 April
Box: 28 Folder : 15 The Beacon (Fontana Center Research Newsletter), 1st and 2nd issues (2 copies of each)
circa 2005 and 2008
Box: 28 Folder : 16 Fontana Center Year-End Report packet
circa 2005 December
Box: 28 Folder : 17 Brooklyn Child Watch program of Fontana Center - pamphlet, press release, flier
2008 April and undated
Box: 28 Folder : 18 Vincent Fontana and Fontana Center miscellaneous
1966 and circa 2003-2005
Box: 29 Folder : 1 Vincent Fontana - Photographic Prints
circa 1950's - 1970's
Box: 29 Folder : 2 Vincent Fontana - Photographic Prints
circa 1970's
Box: 29 Folder : 3 Vincent Fontana - Photographic Prints
circa 1980's-2005
Box: 29 Folder : 4 Vincent Fontana - Photographic Prints
circa 1980's-2005
Box: 29 Folder : 5 Fontana Center - Photographic Prints
circa 2002-2005

Subseries IV.17 - Foster Grandparent Program, 1966-1994

Scope and Content

The Foster Grandparent Program began as a federally-funded program created by the Johnson Administration's Office of Economic Opportunity in 1965, to enable retirees to earn a small income building one-on-one relationships with needy children. The Foundling has been a New York host agency for the program since its inception to the present. The federally-administered program is currently funded by the Foster Grandparent Program of the NYC Department for the Aging.

Materials include correspondence, agreements, periodicals, clippings, and photographic prints.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 29 Folder : 6 Foster Grandparents Program - Correspondence, Agreements, Clippings
circa 1966-1988
Box: 29 Folder : 7 Foster Grandparents Program - Mater Dei Vol.12, No.2 - issue on foster grandparents
1966 July-August
Box: 29 Folder : 8 Foster Grandparents Program - The Sign National Catholic Magazine, Vol.46, No.5 - article on Foundling foster grandparents page 28, 2 copies
1966 December
Box: 29 Folder : 9 Foster Grandparents Program - RN Magazine, Vol.30, No.12 - Article on Foundling Foster Grandparents p. 60
1967 December
Box: 29 Folder : 10 Foster Grandparents Program - Photographic Prints
circa 1967-1994

Subseries IV.18 - Guidance Clinic, 1972-1981 and undated

Historical Note

This subseries consists of one folder.

The function of the Guidance Clinic changed during its tenure as a Foundling program. Operating out of the Foundling's main building, it provided diagnostic evaluations and therapy, and at various times administered the Temporary Shelter, the Mother-Child program, the Abusing Parent and Child Unit, the Unwed Mother Unit, and the Special Services Unit. The clinic also served clients referred by other departments, such as children from Blaine Hall and foster children. Most of the services related to the Guidance Clinic are represented as subseries in this alphabetical series; please see these subseries for further information.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 30 Folder : 1 Guidance Clinic - annual reports, program description, administrative documents
1972-1981 and undated

Subseries IV.19 - Housing, 1984-1988

Scope and Content

The subseries consists of materials related to the Foundling's efforts to address the issue of housing for homeless families and families with inadequate housing. It consists of four folders - the first contains the minutes of the Housing Resource Group and related materials, followed by three folders with minutes, reports, memos and other materials related to the development of Sister Cecilia Schneider Community Housing in the Hamilton Heights neighborhood of Manhattan.

See also IV.36-Project Basement for more on programs in the Hamilton Heights community, and IV.46-West End Intergenerational Residence for more on housing for homeless families.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 30 Folder : 2 Housing - Minutes of the Housing Resource Group and related reports, manual, and memos
1986 December 1 - 1991 October 15
Box: 30 Folder : 3 Housing - Development of Sister Cecilia Schneider Community Housing - minutes, memos, reports, correspondence
1984 September 15 - 1988 December 12 and undated
Box: 30 Folder : 3 Housing - Development of Sister Cecilia Schneider Community Housing - minutes, memos, reports, clippings, invitation
1989 January 25 - 1990 August 23
Box: 30 Folder : 5 Housing - Cecilia Associates Limited Partnership Financial Statements and Auditor's Report
1998 December 31

Subseries IV.20 - Independent Living Program, 1985-1998

Scope and Content

The subseries consists of 5 folders related to a program, initiated in 1986, dedicated to helping teenagers discharged from foster care function independently, via life skills training, counseling and other support services. Materials include minutes, memos, correspondence, photographic prints, and calendars. See also St. Agatha Home.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 30 Folder : 6 Independent Living - Correspondence, minutes, other materials involving New York City and State
1985 November 15 - 1996 July 11 and undated
Box: 30 Folder : 7 Independent Living - Assessments, conferences, memos, clippings
circa 1986 February - 1999 July 9
Box: 30 Folder : 8 Independent Living - Human Sexuality Curriculum - Memos, correspondence with Archdiocese and others, related materials
1990 September 11 - 1998 September 23
Box: 30 Folder : 9 Independent Living - Photographic Prints
circa 1989-1993
Box: 30 Folder : 10 Calendars of art made by youths in the Independent Living Program
1991-1994

Subseries IV.21 - Infant Stimulation Program, 1987-1988

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 30 Folder : 11 Infant Stimulation Program - Memos, report
1987 July 10 - 1988 February 22

Subseries IV.22 - Ladies Auxiliary and other Fundraising Associations, 1869-1987

Scope and Content

The subseries contains materials related to four associations that raised money for the Foundling. Associations are arranged in alphabetical order.

The Dongan Guild of N.Y. State Employees held annual Christmas parties and Communion Breakfasts, among other events, to benefit the Foundling. One folder of materials 1961-1974.

The Gothams, Inc. was an association which held an annual debutante ball, of which the Foundling was sole beneficiary. Two folders of materials including photographic prints, circa 1948-1982.

The Ladies Auxiliary was founded in 1869 simultaneously with the Foundling itself. The iconic cradle wherein mothers deposited babies was donated by the first president of the Ladies Auxiliary, Mrs. Caroline Gilbert Thebaud, who served as president until 1902. The Ladies Auxiliary's purpose over the years included, but was not limited to, sewing and knitting clothing for children at the Foundling, hosting benefits, and soliciting donations. Materials include by-laws, constitution and charter, a volume of minutes, correspondence, donation booklets, programs, reports, invitations, clippings, and photographic prints, 1869-1986.

Lots for Little, Inc. was a thrift shop created for the benefit of eight Catholic organizations, including the Foundling. Members of the Foundling's Ladies Auxiliary volunteered at Lots for Little, and served as intermediaries between the Foundling and Lots for Little. One folder of materials 1960-1987.

Other records of Foundling fundraising, excluding these four associations, may be found throughout the rest of the collection. See Series VIII-Events, for programs from Ladies Auxiliary-sponsored events.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 31 Folder : 1 Dongan Guild of NY State Employees - correspondence, invitations, programs
1961 April 18 - 1976 October 31
Box: 31 Folder : 2 The Gothams Inc. - Correspondence, clippings, pamphlet, invitations to debutante balls
1954 November 3 - 1982 February 9
Box: 31 Folder : 3 The Gothams Inc. - Photographic Prints
circa 1948-1959
Box: 31 Folder : 4 Ladies Auxiliary - Correspondence, donation booklet, program, reports, appeal
1869 November 23 - 1932 December 9
Box: 31 Folder : 5 Ladies Auxiliary - By-laws, constitution and charter
circa 1905, 1926, 1954, 1969
Box: 31 Folder : 6 Minutes of the Ladies Auxiliary - Bound volume and interleaved sheets
1922 January - 1935 May 14
Box: 31 Folder : 7 Ladies Auxiliary - Correspondence, invitations, appeals, clippings
1935 May 14 - 1986 December 17 and undated
Box: 31 Folder : 8 Ladies Auxiliary - Photographic Prints
circa 1959-1963
Box: 31 Folder : 9 Lots for Little Thrift Shop - Correspondence, brochures, report, invitation
1960 June 17 - 1987 December 31 and undated

Subseries IV.23 - Lower East Side Runaways Project, 1973

Scope and Content

The subseries contains one folder documenting a proposed alliance with the Educational Alliance, Inc., for a residential-outreach program for runaways.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 31 Folder : 10 Lower East Side Runaways Project - notes, correspondence, memos, pamphlet
1973 February 13 - 1973 December 12 and undated

Subseries IV.24 - Medical Board/Medical Department, 1901-1995

Scope and Content

The subseries contains minutes, by-laws, reports, correspondence, clippings, a residency certificate, and photographic prints of the Medical Board/Medical Department of the Foundling, 1901-1995. For related material, see Fontana Center subseries (IV.6), and St. Ann's Maternity Hospital volumes in Series XIV.8.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 31 Folder : 11 Medical Board - Minutes, By-Laws, Correspondence, Reports, Photographic Print
circa 1901-1962
Box: OS 1 Folder : 4 Blank certificate of completed service for resident physicians (oversize)
circa 1900-1958
Box: 31 Folder : 12 Dr. Joseph O'Dwyer (1841-1898) - Correspondence and photocopied material about his work
1934-1995 and undated
Box: 31 Folder : 13 Dr. Joseph DiLeo - Memorial material, photographic prints, and Medical Insight Vol.5, No.5 (article on p.34)
circa 1943-1994
Box: 31 Folder : 14 Reprints of professional papers by Foundling physicians
1944, 1954
Box: 31 Folder : 14 Medical Department Annual Reports
1977, 1981

Subseries IV.25 - Mother/Child Program, circa 1969-2007

Scope and Content

This subseries contains minutes, memos, reports, correspondence, a pamphlet, and photographic prints. Many more photographic prints documenting the program may be found in Series XI, Visual Materials.

The Mother/Child Program began operating in 1972, at the Foundling's main location. Throughout the decade, it expanded its service at that location, added a facility in the Bronx in 1979, and moved entirely to the Bronx in 1988. The program's purpose was to provide temporary residence for teen mothers, and to teach parenting and other life skills. In this respect, it bears a relation to earlier Foundling programs for unwed mothers, such as St. Mary's Shelter.

For related programs in this series, see the subseries Agency-Operated Boarding Homes, Adolescent Girls' Unit, Bronx Teen Parenting, and Mothers' Social Service, arranged alphabetically in this series. For a history of St. Mary's Shelter, see Box 51, Folder 11.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 32 Folder : 1 Mother/Child Program - Correspondence, plans, minutes, memos
1969 September 25 - 1981 October 5
Box: 32 Folder : 2 Mother/Child Program - Reports
1977-1982
Box: 32 Folder : 3 Mother/Child Program - Pamphlet
circa 1988-2007
Box: 32 Folder : 4 Mother/Child Program - Photographic Prints
circa 1971-1995

Subseries IV.26 - Mothers' Social Service/Commerford Residence, circa 1970-2001

Scope and Contents note

This subseries contains reports, clippings, client work, and photographic prints.

The Mothers' Social Service Program provided comprehensive services (pre-natal and post-natal) to pregnant young women and unwed mothers. It was connected to the Mother/Child Program (see subseries IV.25) and to the Commerford Maternity Residence in the main building of the Foundling at 590 Avenue of the Americas.

For related programs in this series, see the subseries Agency-Operated Boarding Homes, Adolescent Girls' Unit, Bronx Teen Parenting, and Mother/Child Program, arranged alphabetically in this series. For a history of St. Mary's Shelter, see Box 51, Folder 11.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 32 Folder : 5 Mothers' Social Service - Annual Reports
1977, 1980, 1981
Box: 32 Folder : 6 Mothers' Social Service/Commerford Residence - Miscellaneous reports, clippings, client work
circa 1993-2001
Box: 32 Folder : 7 Mothers' Social Service - Photographic Prints
circa 1970-1993

Subseries IV.27 - Mott Haven Prevention Program, circa 1977-2007

Scope and Content

Materials in the subseries include proposals, certificates, pamphlets, storyboards for public service commercials, and circa 75 photographic prints, as well as negatives and contact sheets.

The Mott Haven Prevention Program began as a school-based program in 1976, and moved to a dedicated building in 1990, providing preventive services such as counseling, advocacy, referral, youth groups, home-based casework, and drug rehabilitation to families in Mott Haven, the Bronx, to stabilize families and prevent foster care placement.

See also subseries IV.7-Bronx Community Services.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 32 Folder : 8 Mott Haven Prevention Program - Proposals
1978 February 1 - 1984 March 9
Box: 32 Folder : 9 Mott Haven Prevention Program - Correspondence, proposal, certificate, pamphlets, public service announcement storyboards
circa 1979 - 2007
Box: 32 Folder : 10 Mott Haven Prevention Program's Ranch Leadership Program - Handbook, certificates, reports, proposals
circa 1977 June - 2000 September
Box: 32 Folder : 11 Mott Haven Prevention Program - Photographic prints, contact sheets, negatives
circa 1992-2001 and undated

Subseries IV.28 - Nurse Training School (Infant and Child Care Technicians), 1915-2000 (bulk 1924-1972)

Scope and Content

The subseries is arranged with mixed materials (correspondence, pamphlets, minutes, a textbook, newsletters) arranged chronologically, followed by a nearly complete set of yearbooks from most graduating classes 1948-1965 and 1970, followed by circa 100 photographic prints 1936-1964. Three yearbooks from 1948 also contain photographic prints, attached with photocorners.

The correspondence in the series appears to have been grouped to reflect the program at three milestone points -- its inception, its shift to becoming a child care training program, and its closing. There is no correspondence from intervening years.

For related material, please see Series XVI - Nurse's Capes, as well Series IV.29, Nursery School. Foundling nurses and nurses-in-training worked with the children of the nursery school, and the programs shared a director and staff.

Historical Note

The Foundling operated a school for baby nurses beginning in 1927. Between 1941 and 1950 the program went through a state of flux, as St. John's Children's Hospital at the Foundling closed and the mission of the nursing school changed to reflect the mission of the Foundling -- to care for dependent or neglected children, rather than sick children. State certifying agencies also expressed concern that Foundling students trained in the care of well babies and children should not be confused with practical or registered nurses trained and licensed to work with sick babies and children. Beginning around 1950, students graduating from the Foundling's year-long residential program were formally known as Infant and Child Care Technicians; informally they were still often called baby nurses. They received a Foundling diploma and pin, recited the Baby Nurse Pledge and wore a nurse's uniform and cap, but were not licensed nurses. In the late 1960's the program was renamed the School of Child Care Workers, and then the School for Infant and Child Care, with graduates continuing to wear the uniform, cap and pin. The program was phased out in 1973.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 33 Folder : 1 Nurse Training School - Correspondence
1924 October 22 - 1927 January 24
Box: 33 Folder : 2 Nurse Training School - Brochure for Lederle Acidophilus Milk
circa 1925-1935
Box: 33 Folder : 3 Nurse (Infant and Child Care) Training School - Pamphlets, brochures, informational material on program
circa 1940-1972
Box: 33 Folder : 4 Nurse (Infant and Child Care) Training School - Correspondence and Minutes
1941 September 11 - 1950 July 8
Box: 33 Folder : 5 Nurse Training School - Text Book for Baby Nurses
1941
Box: 33 Folder : 6 Nurse (Infant and Child Care) Training School - Alumnae Bulletin newsletters (missing 1951)
1950 March - 1959 October
Box: 33 Folder : 7 Nurse (Infant and Child Care) Training School - Graduation Invitations, Programs, and Related Materials
1955-1972 and 1915
Box: 33 Folder : 8 Nurse (Infant and Child Care) Training School - Correspondence
1968 March 5 - 1973 January 12
Box: 33 Folder : 9 Nurse (Infant and Child Care) Training School - Alumnae address lists and correspondence
1994-2000 and undated
Box: 33 Folder : 10 Nurse (Infant and Child Care) Training School - Yearbook including photographic prints
1948 February
Box: 33 Folder : 11 Nurse (Infant and Child Care) Training School - Yearbook including photographic prints (2 copies, folder 1 of 2)
1948 September
Box: 33 Folder : 12 Nurse (Infant and Child Care) Training School - Yearbook including photographic prints (2 copies, folder 2 of 2)
1948 September
Box: 33 Folder : 13 Nurse (Infant and Child Care) Training School - Yearbook
1949 February
Box: 33 Folder : 14 Nurse (Infant and Child Care) Training School - Yearbook
1950 February
Box: 33 Folder : 15 Nurse (Infant and Child Care) Training School - Yearbook
1951 February
Box: 34 Folder : 1 Nurse (Infant and Child Care) Training School - Yearbook
1951 September
Volume: 24 Nurse (Infant and Child Care) Training School - Yearbook
1953 February
Volume: 25 Nurse (Infant and Child Care) Training School - Yearbook
1954 February
Volume: 26 Nurse (Infant and Child Care) Training School - Yearbook
1954 September
Volume: 27 Nurse (Infant and Child Care) Training School - Yearbook
1955 February
Volume: 28 Nurse (Infant and Child Care) Training School - Yearbook
1955 September
Volume: 29 Nurse (Infant and Child Care) Training School - Yearbook
1956 February
Volume: 30 Nurse (Infant and Child Care) Training School - Yearbook
1956 September
Volume: 31 Nurse (Infant and Child Care) Training School - Yearbook
1957 February
Volume: 32 Nurse (Infant and Child Care) Training School - Yearbook
1957 September
Volume: 33 Nurse (Infant and Child Care) Training School - Yearbook
1958 February
Volume: 34 Nurse (Infant and Child Care) Training School - Yearbook
1958 September
Volume: 35 Nurse (Infant and Child Care) Training School - Yearbook
1959 September
Volume: 36 Nurse (Infant and Child Care) Training School - Yearbook
1960 February
Volume: 37 Nurse (Infant and Child Care) Training School - Yearbook
1960 September
Volume: 38 Nurse (Infant and Child Care) Training School - Yearbook
1961 February
Volume: 39 Nurse (Infant and Child Care) Training School - Yearbook
1961 September
Volume: 40 Nurse (Infant and Child Care) Training School - Yearbook
1962 February
Volume: 41 Nurse (Infant and Child Care) Training School - Yearbook
1962 September
Volume: 42 Nurse (Infant and Child Care) Training School - Yearbook
1963 February
Volume: 43 Nurse (Infant and Child Care) Training School - Yearbook
1963 September
Volume: 44 Nurse (Infant and Child Care) Training School - Yearbook
1964 February
Volume: 45 Nurse (Infant and Child Care) Training School - Yearbook
1964 September
Volume: 46 Nurse (Infant and Child Care) Training School - Yearbook
1965 September
Box: 34 Folder : 2 Nurse (Infant and Child Care) Training School - Yearbook
1970 February
Box: 34 Folder : 3 Nurse (Infant and Child Care) Training School - Photographic Prints
1936-1953
Box: 34 Folder : 4 Nurse (Infant and Child Care) Training School - Photographic Prints
circa 1953-1971

Subseries IV.29 - Nursery School, circa 1937 and 1961

Scope and Content

The subseries contains one folder. For related material, see Subseries IV.28 - Nurse Training School

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 34 Folder : 5 Nursery School
circa 1937, circa 1961

Subseries IV.30 - Orphan Train, 1904-2002

Scope and content

The subseries contains correspondence, blank forms, clippings, and photographic prints related to the program through which children were sent by the Foundling to live with families in the country, arranged chronologically, with newsletters by the Orphan Train Heritage Society and other non-Foundling publications at the end of the subseries.

Most of the material relates either to the 1904 "Arizona Incident," in which a mob of non-Catholic Anglo families forcibly removed children from Catholic Mexican families with whom they had been placed by the Foundling, or to reunions, correspondence, or newsletters of former "orphan train riders," 1962-2002. In between, there is one vintage photographic print of a group of orphan train riders, and one folder of blank forms. There is no 19th century material. Case files from the "orphan train" are in the possession of the N.Y. Foundling Hospital and are not part of this collection.

Volumes from the boarding department are in Series XIV and are restricted. For unrestricted materials, see also subseries IV. 3 - Adoption, and IV.6 - Boarding Department. There are several published volumes about the orphan train and the "Arizona Incident" in Series XVII.

Historical Note

In 1873 the Foundling began chartering trains (now known as “orphan trains”) to carry children to Catholic families in Maryland, and later to other states in the West and South. The Foundling's placing-out program was part of a larger movement, run by many organizations from the mid-nineteenth century through the 1920s. During this period, tens of thousands of children without families willing or able to care for them were transported out of the city to country homes, contributing to the country’s westward expansion. Most children from New York City were sent either by the Children’s Aid Society (beginning in 1853) or the Foundling (beginning 20 years later). Families receiving children from the Foundling signed a document agreeing to raise the child Catholic, and giving the institution legal right to remove the “indentured” child should the placement prove unsatisfactory. Before children went west, they lived and attended nursery school at the Foundling.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 34 Folder : 6 Orphan Train, Arizona Incident - correspondence photocopies
1904 June 18 - 1914 June 29
Box: 34 Folder : 7 Orphan Train, Arizona Incident - correspondence
1904 October 18 - 1905 January 7 and undated
Box: 34 Folder : 8 Orphan Train, Arizona Incident - newspaper clippings (folder 1 of 2)
1904 October 4 - 1905 January 22
Box: 34 Folder : 9 Orphan Train, Arizona Incident - newspaper clippings (folder 2 of 2)
1904 October 4 - 1905 February 12
Box: 35 Folder : 1 Orphan Train images - 1 mounted photographic print, 1 mounted newspaper clipping
circa 1904, 1923
Box: 35 Folder : 2 "Orphan Train" - Application and Indenture forms
1909 and undated
Box: 35 Folder : 3 "Orphan Train" - Nebraska Reunion, 1962 April 1 - Correspondence, clippings, photographic prints, other materials
circa 1962 March - 1963 April
Box: 35 Folder : 4 "Orphan Train" Reunions - 2 photographic prints
1967 and circa 1961-1969
Box: 35 Folder : 5 "Orphan Train" - correspondence from former "riders" to Sister Marie de Lourdes Walsh
1968 February - August
Box: 35 Folder : 6 "Orphan Train" - miscellaneous correspondence and other materials
circa 1984-1995
Box: 35 Folder : 7 "Orphan Train" - correspondence from former "riders" to Sister Marilda Joseph (includes photographic prints)
circa 1994 September - 1995 August
Box: 35 Folder : 8 "Orphan Train" Reunion - correspondence, photographic prints, memos, other materials
1994-1995
Box: 36 Folder : 1 "Orphan Train" - correspondence from former riders to Sister Marilda Joseph (includes photographic prints)
1997-1998
Box: 36 Folder : 2 "Orphan Train" - Reunion, 2000 May 12 - correspondence, programs, photographic prints, other materials
circa 2000 May - July
Box: 36 Folder : 3 Orphan Train Heritage Society "Crossroads" Newsletters
1994-2002
Box: 36 Folder : 4 "Orphan Train" - published materials
circa 1968 - 2002
Box: 36 Folder : 5 "Orphan Train" - clippings and published materials
circa 1942 - 1998

Subseries IV.31 - Parent Education, 1980-1983 and undated

Scope and content

The subseries contains two folders of materials from the Richard Smith Department of Parent Education.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 36 Folder : 6 Parent Education - Annual Reports
1980, 1981
Box: 36 Folder : 7 Parent Education - Photographic prints, pamphlet
1983 and circa 1980s

Subseries IV.32 - Parents as Partners, 1997-2001

Scope and Content

The subseries contains one folder of materials from a grant-funded project in which parent clients of the Foundling were given more input in agency policy for services they used.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 36 Folder : 8 Parents as Partners - newsletters, memo, grant proposals
1997-2001

Subseries IV.33 - Pathway Center, 1990-2000

Scope and content

The subseries contains eight folders of material on the Pathway Center for Family Treatment. The substance abuse recovery program provided drug treatment along with comprehensive preventive services to families in Manhattan. Materials are arranged chronologically, and include photographic prints and ephemera.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 37 Folder : 1 Pathway Center - correspondence
1990 July 5 - 1999 May 14
Box: 37 Folder : 2 Pathway Center - proposed operating plan, 1990-1991
circa 1990
Box: 37 Folder : 3 Pathway Center - Program Operating Plan, 1991-1992
circa 1991
Box: 37 Folder : 4 Pathway Center - timeline, pamphlets, programs, memos, invitations, and ribbons and medals from recovery celebrations
circa 1992-2000
Box: 37 Folder : 5 Pathway Center - Program Operating Plans 1994-1995 and 1998-1999 (incomplete)
circa 1994, 1998
Box: 37 Folder : 6 Pathway Center - testimony on positive toxicology in newborns and related correspondence, and paper on effectiveness of services for crack-dependent mothers
1997 November 21-December 3 and circa 1997
Box: 37 Folder : 7 Pathway Center - photographic prints and negatives
1992-1998 and undated
Box: 37 Folder : 8 Pathway Center - clippings
1992-1997

Subseries IV.34 - Pediatric Center/Health-Related Facility, circa 1972-2005

Scope and content

Materials in the subseries include pamphlets, brochures, memos, correspondence, reports, and circa 100 photographic prints.

For related material, see IV.21-Infant Stimulation Program, and V-St. Agatha Home.

Historical Note

The Unit of Special Services was founded in 1973 to centralize the Foundling's residential services for children with disabilities. In 1976 this unit became the Health Related Facility, providing medical care and a range of therapies and social services. The program continued to evolve, and in 1987 the Sisters of Charity restructured and renamed it the Pediatric Center (aka the Medical Center for Pediatrics and Rehabilitation, or the New York Foundling Hospital Center for Pediatric, Medical, and Rehabilitative Care), an affiliate of the Foundling, located in the Foundling's building.

In 2005, now fully independent from the Foundling, the Pediatric Center was renamed the Elizabeth Seton Pediatric Center. It has continued to expand and to decentralize, while temporarily leasing space in the Foundling's building. As it is not administered by the Foundling, the records of the Elizabeth Seton Pediatric Center are not part of this collection.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 37 Folder : 9 Health-Related Facility - Correspondence, Memos, Reports
1972 June 20 - circa 1982 January
Box: 37 Folder : 10 Pediatric Center/Health-Related Facility - pamphlets, fliers, brochures, invitation, clippings
circa 1978-2005
Box: 37 Folder : 11 Pediatric Center/Health-Related Facility - Photographic prints (8x10)
circa 1972-2005
Box: 37 Folder : 12 Pediatric Center/Health-Related Facility - Photographic prints (3x5-5x7), contact sheets, and negatives
circa 1972-2005

Subseries IV.35 - Personnel Department/Human Resources, 1939-circa 2000

Scope and Content

The subseries contains several employee handbooks or manuals - some for maintenance staff, some for professional staff, and some organization-wide. It also contains recruitment brochures, reports, and memos produced by the Personnel (later Human Resources) Department. Materials are arranged chronologically by first item in folder.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 38 Folder : 1 Personnel Manual - maintenance and housekeeping staff - original and photocopy
1939 September
Box: 38 Folder : 2 Personnel Dept. (Human Resources) - Reports and memos
1945-1999
Box: 38 Folder : 3 Personnel Dept. (Human Resources) - Personnel Policies Manuals
1960-1999
Box: 38 Folder : 4 Personnel Dept. (Human Resources) - Recruitment Brochures
circa 1960-2000
Box: 38 Folder : 5 Personnel Dept. (Human Resources) - Personnel Policies Handbook
circa 1972
Box: 38 Folder : 6 Personnel Dept. (Human Resources) - Orientation guide for new staff
1974 October

Subseries IV.36 - Project Basement, 1971-1997

Scope and content

The subseries contains proposals, correspondence, reports, memos, pamphlets, brochures, a manual, invitations, clippings, and photographic prints and negatives. Photographic prints and negatives are arranged at the end of the subseries.

The Project Basement program began operating in 1972. Project Basement is a community service center serving Hamilton Heights in Northern Manhattan, operated collaboratively by the Foundling and ProBase, Inc., a community organization. Services include both preventive social services and community services such as a food pantry, after school and summer children's programs, advocacy and referral. A group home for boys operated from 1974-1980.

For another program serving the Hamilton Heights community, see IV.19 - Housing.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 38 Folder : 7 Project Basement - Proposals
circa 1971-1978
Box: 38 Folder : 8 Project Basement - Correspondence, reports, memos
circa 1975-1985
Box: 38 Folder : 9 Project Basement Group Home - correspondence, memos, related material
1978 May 2 - 1983 March 15 and undated
Box: 38 Folder : 10 Project Basement - RFP (Request for Proposal) - Special Services for Children
1981 January 14
Box: 38 Folder : 11 Project Basement - Pamphlets, brochures, manual, invitations, clippings
circa 1981-1997
Box: 38 Folder : 12 Project Basement - Proposal for Project Giant Step
1986 September 11 - October 15
Box: 38 Folder : 13 Project Basement - Proposal/Contract with NYC Youth Bureau
1988 March - 1999 December
Box: 38 Folder : 14 Project Basement - Photographic prints and negatives
1982-1997 and undated

Subseries IV.37 - Puerto Rico, 1977-2001

Scope and content

The Foundling opened a branch office in Puerto Rico in 1973, to continue foster care/adoption supervision and services to children and families who had moved back to Puerto Rico from New York. In 1985 it opened the first of many federally-funded Head Start centers. In 1995 the Mortimer J. Harrison Trust foundation began funding an enrichment program providing a variety of services for orphans.

The subseries includes, but is not limited to, reports, proposals, pamphlets, newsletters and circa 200 photographic prints.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 39 Folder : 1 Puerto Rico - Annual reports of Puerto Rico branch office
1977, 1978, 1980
Box: 39 Folder : 2 Puerto Rico - Memos re: proposals for Head Start and adolescent programs
1985 January 18 - 1985 June 19
Box: 39 Folder : 3 Puerto Rico - Brochures, pamphlets, invitations, ephemera, newsletters
1985 April 26 - 2000 August, and undated
Box: 39 Folder : 4 Puerto Rico - Hurricane Hugo report and letter, Zaida Fernandez to Sr. Carol Barnes
1989 October 15, November 13
Box: 39 Folder : 5 Puerto Rico - El Caminante newsletters
1997 and 1999 February - 2001 February
Box: 39 Folder : 6 Puerto Rico - Correspondence, invitations, clippings related to dedication and inauguration of Cantera Center
1999 May 5 - 2001 February 22 and undated
Box: 39 Folder : 7 Puerto Rico - Proposal for Head Start expansion
circa 2000 March
Box: 39 Folder : 8 Puerto Rico - Head Start forms
2000 October
Box: 39 Folder : 9 Puerto Rico - Certificate to Foundling from Puerto Rico House of Representatives, in display folder
circa 2001
Box: 39 Folder : 10 Puerto Rico - Spiral-bound photo album with 4x6 color photographic prints
circa 1985
Box: 39 Folder : 11 Puerto Rico - 8x10 photographic prints
circa 1985-1999
Box: 39 Folder : 12 Puerto Rico - Photo album with 4x6 color photographic prints
circa 1994
Box: 39 Folder : 13 Puerto Rico - 4x6 photographic prints, mounted, and digital photographs on floppy disc and printed on letter-size paper
1994, 2000
Box: 40 Folder : 1 Puerto Rico - Photo album with 4.5 x 4.5 color photographic prints
2001 February 7
Box: 40 Folder : 2 Puerto Rico - 4x6 color photographic prints - inauguration of Cantera Center and other subjects
circa 2001 and undated

Subseries IV.38 - St. Joseph's-by-the-Sea, 1900-2000

Scope and content

St. Joseph's-by-the-Sea opened on Staten Island in 1910 as an overflow center for children and mothers, to supplement the Foundling's facilities on 68th Street. The property was a gift to the Sisters of Charity from Charles and Eugenia Schwab, and the center was at first known as "the Eugenia Schwab." The Sisters of Charity repurposed the location as a high school in 1963. The last Foundling children left the property around 1965.

The subseries includes, but is not limited to, administrative correspondence, inspection reports and legal documents, and photographic prints and other visual materials. The records document the center from prior to its donation until after it closed as a Foundling facility, but there are no records from its current incarnation as a high school. Folders are arranged chronologically, with miscellaneous and photographic materials at the end. Photographic prints are also affixed to a 1935 document.

Volumes created at the center, including baptism and intake books, are arranged in the St. Joseph's-by-the-Sea subseries of Series XIV - Records of Children and Mothers. Volumes in that series are restricted.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 40 Folder : 3 St. Josephs-by-the-Sea - Legal documents (mortgage, permits, certificate of occupancy, etc.)
1900 August 1 - 1974 January 29
Box: 40 Folder : 4 St. Josephs-by-the-Sea - Correspondence - Charles and Eugenia Schwab
1907 October 16 - 1915 November 4
Box: 40 Folder : 5 St. Josephs-by-the-Sea - Correspondence - Administrative/Legal
1909 December 7 - 1921 November 23
Box: 40 Folder : 6 St. Josephs-by-the-Sea - State Department of Social Welfare/State Board of Charities inspection reports
1910-1929
Box: 40 Folder : 7 St. Josephs-by-the-Sea - Correspondence - Administrative/Legal
1924 February 16 - 1936 February 4
Box: 41 Folder : 1 St. Josephs-by-the-Sea - Insurance Survey with attached photographic prints
1935 May 27
Box: 41 Folder : 2 St. Josephs-by-the-Sea - Correspondence - Administrative/Legal
1940 March 2 - 1972 November 17
Box: 41 Folder : 3 St. Josephs-by-the-Sea - Miscellaneous narratives, reports, correspondence, brochure, clippings
circa 1909-2000
Box: 41 Folder : 4 St. Josephs-by-the-Sea - Photographic prints, postcards
1937-1961 and undated

Subseries IV.39 - Seton Day Care, 1966-2001

Scope and Content

Materials include correspondence, proposals, annual reports, pamphlet, newsletters, and photographic prints.

The Seton Day Care Center, founded in 1972, and Elizabeth Seton Pre-School, added in 1980, are Montessori-based child care and education programs financed by tuition, fees, and donations. Originally run out of the Foundling's main building, they moved to 1675 Third Avenue in 1988.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 41 Folder : 5 Seton Day Care - Correspondence, proposals, other documents
1966 November 28 - 1989 July 27 and undated
Box: 41 Folder : 6 Seton Day Care - 4 Annual Reports
1978 January 15 - 1982 January 15
Box: 41 Folder : 7 Seton Day Care - Pamphlet, newsletter, reports, materials for parents, other materials
1990 April - 2001 June and undated
Box: 41 Folder : 8 Seton Day Care - Photographic prints
circa 1972-1998

Subseries IV.40 - Sister Irene Residence

Scope and Content

The subseries contains one folder. The Sister Irene Residence was a 15-bed diagnostic residential program for girls, operating in 590 Avenue of the Americas from circa 1988 to 1994.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 41 Folder : 9 Sister Irene Residence - Correspondence re: closing
1994 November 9

Subseries IV.41 - Spiritual Development Department, circa 1980-2001

Scope and Content

The subseries contains two folders. The mission of the chaplains of the Spiritual Development Department is to nurture the spiritual lives of both Foundling clients and staff, through individual sessions, retreats, prayer services, support groups, bereavement counseling, funeral services, and other services.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 41 Folder : 10 Spiritual Development - draft policy regarding death, newsletters, brochure, other materials
circa 1982-2001
Box: 41 Folder : 11 Spiritual Development - Photographic prints
circa 1980-1990

Subseries IV.42 - Staten Island Services, 1972 - circa 2005

Scope and Content

The Foundling's services on Staten Island include an emergency residential diagnostic center for children (The Staten Island Reception Center, opened in 1974), other group homes, foster boarding homes, and Staten Island Preventive Services, which provides counseling, skills training, recreation, substance abuse counseling, support groups, and other services for families and children.

The subseries contains 12 folders of material documenting the development of these programs, in chronological order, with clippings and photographic prints arranged at the end.

For similar programs, see subseries IV.4 - Agency-Operated Boarding Homes, IV.6 - Boarding Department and Foster Care, and IV.9 - Child Abuse Prevention Services. For another Staten Island program, see IV.38 - St. Joseph's-by-the-Sea.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 41 Folder : 12 Staten Island Services - correspondence, minutes, proposals
1972 August 23 - 1974 December 5
Box: 41 Folder : 13 Staten Island Services - correspondence, memos, inspection
1975 June 6 - 1982 October 28
Box: 41 Folder : 14 Staten Island Services - annual reports, procedure manual
1976-1980
Box: 41 Folder : 15 Staten Island Services - Mariners' Family Home - correspondence, appraisal
1982 May 18 - 1984 December 5
Box: 41 Folder : 16 Staten Island Services - Proposal (physical and sexual abuse)
1982 October-November
Box: 41 Folder : 17 Staten Island Services - correspondence
1983 May 31 - 1984 February 21
Box: 42 Folder : 1 Staten Island Services - Proposal - foster care/child abuse prevention)
1983 September 9 - November 10
Box: 42 Folder : 2 Staten Island Services - pamphlet, booklets, fund-raising packet, memo
circa 1983-2005
Box: 42 Folder : 3 Staten Island Services - proposal - adolescent pregnancy prevention and services
1984 November - 1985 January
Box: 42 Folder : 4 Staten Island Services - proposal - general preventive services
circa 1999
Box: 42 Folder : 5 Staten Island Services - clippings
1983 December - 1998 February
Box: 42 Folder : 6 Staten Island Services - photographic prints
circa 1975 - 1995

Subseries IV.43 - Temporary Care Intake, 1962-circa 1990s

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 42 Folder : 7 Temporary Care Intake - clippings, one photographic print
1962, 1976, circa 1990's

Subseries IV.44 - Training and Development Department, 1997 and undated

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 42 Folder : 8 Training and Development Department - catalogue, pamphlet and memos 1977, and undated photographic print
1997 and undated

Subseries IV.45 - Volunteers, 1946-2000

Scope and Content

The subseries contains reports, manuals, minutes, newsletters, programs, clippings, and photographic prints and negatives. For other volunteer materials, see Ladies Auxiliary and other Fundraising Associations (subseries IV.22).

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 42 Folder : 9 Volunteers - reports ("summaries") of department, annual reports
1946, 1955, 1957, 1961, 1977, 1981
Box: 42 Folder : 10 Volunteers - "The Volunteer" newsletter, vol.2, no.4 and vol.5, no.2
1948 January, 1950 November
Box: 42 Folder : 11 Volunteers - Manuals
1952, 1975, 2000
Box: 42 Folder : 12 Volunteers - Minutes of volunteer supervisors' meetings 1955-1959, 1965-1966, and annual report 1954
1955 January 11 - 1966 March 8
Box: 42 Folder : 13 Volunteers - programs and liturgies for awards services
1962-1964, 1966, 1994, 1999
Box: 42 Folder : 14 Volunteers - photographic prints and negatives
circa 1946-1999
Box: 43 Folder : 1 Volunteers - Texaco Topics Vol.22, No.10 (article on volunteers, p. 4)
1953 December
Box: 43 Folder : 2 Volunteers - Equinews Vol.1, No.10 (article on volunteer aides p. 14)
1957 September
Box: 43 Folder : 3 Volunteers - Pfizer Scene, Vol.11, No.9 (article on volunteer aides p. 16)
1963 November
Box: 43 Folder : 4 Volunteers - Photocopied clippings and disbound periodical articles
circa 1947-1970

Subseries IV.46 - West End Intergenerational Residence, 1987-1997

Scope and Content

The West End Intergenerational Residence, on 83rd Street and West End Avenue in Manhattan, opened in 1989 as a mixed-age housing, education, and social service program, providing transitional housing for single mothers with pre-school aged children, as well as permanent housing for low-income senior citizens.

The subseries contains 9 folders. See also IV.19-Housing.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 43 Folder : 5 West End Intergenerational Residence - proposal (parts 1 and 2 of 3)
1987 June 15
Box: 43 Folder : 6 West End Intergenerational Residence - proposal (part 3 of 3)
1987 June 15
Box: 43 Folder : 7 West End Intergenerational Residence - Part 900 Regulations
circa 1989
Box: 43 Folder : 8 West End Intergenerational Residence - Rights, Responsibilities and Rules manual (draft)
circa 1990-1997
Box: 43 Folder : 9 West End Intergenerational Residence - Newsletters (6)
1993-1994
Box: 43 Folder : 10 West End Intergenerational Residence - pamphlets and invitation
1994 and undated
Box: 43 Folder : 11 West End Intergenerational Residence - financial statements
1994 October 31 - 1996 July 9
Box: 43 Folder : 12 West End Intergenerational Residence - meeting materials
1997 March 13
Box: 43 Folder : 13 West End Intergenerational Residence - clippings
circa 1990-1995

Subseries IV.47 - Westchester Office, circa 1965

Scope and content

The Westchester Office opened in 1965 as a branch of the Boarding Department. The subseries contains one folder with photographic prints and one clipping.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 43 Folder : 14 Westchester Office - photographic prints, clipping
circa 1965

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Series V - Records of the St. Agatha Home for Children, 1875-2001, 1875-2001

Scope and content

The series contains minutes, correspondence, reports, legal documents, pamphlets, newsletters, clippings, photographic prints and other records of the St. Agatha Home for Children 1875-1977, and the St. Agatha Home of the New York Foundling Hospital 1977-2001, in 7 boxes and 15 volumes. One additional item is also housed in a separate oversized (OS) box, noted in the container list.

The series is arranged in 5 subseries:
V.1 - St. Agatha Incorporation and By-Laws, 1884-1973
V.2 - St. Agatha Minutes and Reports to the Board of Trustees, 1887-1977
V.3 - St. Agatha Reports and Inspections, 1885-1955
V.4 - St. Agatha Records, Chronological, 1875-2001
V.5 - St. Agatha Clippings and Photographic Materials, ca. 1949-1999

Additional documentation of the St. Agatha Home can be found in Series II, Annual Reports of the Foundling (1977, 1981 and 1984 specifically focus on St. Agatha); and Series I and III, Minutes and Administrative Records of the Foundling.

Historical Note

The St. Agatha Home for Children in Nanuet, New York, was founded in 1884 by the Sisters of Charity, on 16 acres of land donated in 1875 by John Reid. Its mission was to be a home and trade school for orphans and neglected children. Most children were referred by the New York City courts. Over the years, land adjacent to the original property was purchased, and various buildings and wings were erected, including a building which functioned first as a "Preventorium" for sick children from 1913-1945, and later as a school. In the 1950's and 1960's, the St. Agatha Home consisted of about two dozen buildings on about 172 acres of land. In 1950, approximately 600 children lived there, and 358 in 1967.

Beginning in 1969, St. Agatha decentralized, operating small group homes in Rockland County, the Bronx and Staten Island, providing community-based care for youth awaiting possible foster placement. In addition, it ran prevention programs, and opened two non-secure-detention shelters for juveniles in the criminal justice system. In the 1970's St. Agatha's struggled financially, relying on city funds during the years of the city's fiscal crisis, while the percentage of teenagers and children with severe problems and special needs increased. The St. Agatha Home merged into the NY Foundling Hospital in 1977. Consolidation of two Sisters of Charity institutions providing related services would enable more effective coordinated care.

After the merger, the St. Agatha Home of the New York Foundling established several new critical care programs for developmentally disabled children and adults, programs for Vietnamese boat children, and shelters for homeless youth, among other services.

The latest material in this series dates from 2001. In 2005, the St. Agatha Home closed and the property in Nanuet was sold.

Subseries V.1 - St. Agatha Incorporation and By-Laws, 1884-1973, 1884-1973

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 44 Folder : 1 St. Agatha - Certificate of Incorporation (typescript copy)
1884 November 29
Box: 44 Folder : 2 St. Agatha - By-Laws
1931, 1934, 1942, 1950 and undated
Box: 44 Folder : 3 St. Agatha - Certificate of Change of Purposes and related correspondence
1965 October
Box: 44 Folder : 4 St. Agatha - By-Laws and related correspondence
1972 September - 1973 September
Box: 44 Folder : 5 St. Agatha - By-Laws
1973 November 28

Subseries V.2 - St. Agatha Minutes and Reports to the Board of Trustees, 1887-1977, 1887-1977

Scope and content

The subseries consists of Minutes 1877-1977, bound in volumes, followed by reports to the Board of Trustees in folders 1936-1961. A small quantity of additional board meeting documents, particularly from the time of the merger with the Foundling and shortly thereafter, may be found in subseries V.5, St. Agatha Administrative Records Chronological.

Minutes of the Foundling are in Series I.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Volume: 47 Minutes of the St. Agatha Home for Children
1887 May 24 - 1909 January 11
Volume: 48 Minutes of the St. Agatha Home for Children
1909 April 16 - 1925 November 9
Volume: 49 Minutes of the St. Agatha Home for Children
1926 February 8 - 1933 May 9
Volume: 50 Minutes of the St. Agatha Home for Children
1933 November 13 - 1942 March 10
Volume: 51 Minutes of the St. Agatha Home for Children
1942 June 10 - 1951 June 30
Volume: 52 Minutes of the St. Agatha Home for Children
1951 September 12 - 1961 September 12
Volume: 53 Minutes of the St. Agatha Home for Children
1961 November 10 - 1963 March 4
Volume: 54 Minutes of the St. Agatha Home for Children
1963 June 6 - 1966 March 8
Volume: 55 Minutes of the St. Agatha Home for Children
1966 June 2 - 1968 December 5
Volume: 56 Minutes of the St. Agatha Home for Children
1969 January 17 - 1971 June 2
Volume: 57 Minutes of the St. Agatha Home for Children
1971 September 16 - 1973 November 19
Volume: 58 Minutes of the St. Agatha Home for Children
1974 March 18 - 1975 December 11
Volume: 59 Minutes of the St. Agatha Home for Children
1976 March 4 - 1977 June 14
Box: 44 Folder : 6 St. Agatha - Quarterly Reports to the Board of Trustees
1936-1943
Box: 44 Folder : 7 St. Agatha - Quarterly Reports to the Board of Trustees
1944-1951
Box: 44 Folder : 8 St. Agatha - Quarterly Reports to the Board of Trustees
1952-1955
Box: 44 Folder : 9 St. Agatha - Quarterly Reports to the Board of Trustees
1956-1959
Box: 44 Folder : 10 St. Agatha - Quarterly Reports to the Board of Trustees
1960-1961

Subseries V.3 - St. Agatha Reports and Inspections, 1885-1995, 1885-1995

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Volume: 60 St. Agatha - Reports sent to Albany
1885-1900
Volume: 61 St. Agatha - Managers Record (visits/inspections by town Board of Health among others)
1912-1943
Box: 45 Folder : 1 St. Agatha - Financial Reports to NYC Comptroller (missing 1935)
1933-1939
Box: 45 Folder : 2 St. Agatha - Reports and Inspections - State Department of Social Welfare
1933-1944 and 1949-1950
Box: 45 Folder : 3 St. Agatha - Report of Inspection by Catholic Charities (2 copies)
1938 May
Box: 45 Folder : 4 St. Agatha - Financial Reports to Catholic Charities
1950-1955
Box: 45 Folder : 5 St. Agatha - Miscellaneous Inspections (Dept. of Public Charities, Insurance, unidentified)
1905-1933

Subseries V.4 - St. Agatha Records, Chronological, 1875-2001, 1875-2001

Scope and content

The subseries contains records of the St. Agatha Home, including but not limited to administrative correspondence, pamphlets, reports, newsletters and legal documents including petitions and agreements for the merger with the Foundling and deeds.

The subseries is arranged with one folder of histories of the St. Agatha Home at the front, followed by folders of documents arranged chronologically by the earliest date on the folder.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 45 Folder : 6 St. Agatha - Histories of the St. Agatha Home
circa 1898-2000
Box: 45 Folder : 7 St. Agatha - Property - Deeds and Easements
1875-1979
Box: 45 Folder : 8 St. Agatha - Administrative Correspondence, Miscellaneous
1876 January - 1949 June 9
Box: 45 Folder : 9 St. Agatha - Contract with N.Y.C. for care of city charges (526 children) - original and copy
1912 January 23
Box: 45 Folder : 10 St. Agatha - Bethlehem Preventorium appeals
circa 1913
Box: 46 Folder : 1 St. Agatha - Administrative correspondence - copies glued in volume
1916 February - 1922 May 3
Box: 46 Folder : 2 St. Agatha - Activities for children (clubs, summer program, classes, commencement, confirmation) - programs, memos, other materials
1917 May - 1951 May and undated
Box: 46 Folder : 3 St. Agatha - Administrative correspondence - copies glued in volume
1918 November 9 - December 7
Box: 46 Folder : 4 St. Agatha - Correspondence with Roman Catholic Orphan Asylum (includes RCOA minutes)
1918, 1929, 1938, 1960, 1962
Box: 46 Folder : 5 St. Agatha - Summary of services
1950 January
Box: 46 Folder : 6 St. Agatha - "The Hill" - student publication by St. Agatha teenage girls
circa 1950-1965
Box: 46 Folder : 7 St. Agatha - Administrative correspondence - miscellaneous
1951 March 28 - 1959 January 17
Box: 46 Folder : 8 St. Agatha - Dedication ceremonies - invitations, speeches
1952-1964
Box: 46 Folder : 9 St. Agatha - 4-page typescript appeal (2 copies)
circa 1953
Box: 46 Folder : 10 St. Agatha - Pamphlets
circa 1953, 1968
Box: 46 Folder : 11 St. Agatha Alumni Association - Minutes and correspondence
1956 July 4 - 1957 December 18
Box: 46 Folder : 12 St. Agatha - 75th anniversary newsletter and commemorative medallion
1959 May 13
Box: 46 Folder : 13 St. Agatha - Correspondence, reports, announcement of first group home
1960-1973
Box: 46 Folder : 14 St. Agatha - Memos re: property
1967 December 8 - 2000 October 17
Box: 46 Folder : 15 St. Agatha - Financial statements
1968 June 30 - 1969 May 29
Box: 46 Folder : 16 St. Agatha/Foundling - Merger evaluation report
1969 May
Box: OS 1 Folder : 5 St. Agatha - "Plot Plan" of property (oversize)
1973 October 16
Box: 46 Folder : 17 St. Agatha - Newsletters - Vol.1, No.1 and Vol.1, No.2 and unidentified other (pages missing)
1975 and circa 1974
Box: 47 Folder : 1 St. Agatha - Pamphlets, brochures
circa 1975-2005
Box: 47 Folder : 2 St. Agatha - Administrative correspondence, reports, memos
1976 January 5 - 1976 March 23
Box: 47 Folder : 3 St. Agatha - Financial reports
1976 March 31 - 1977 June 7
Box: 47 Folder : 4 St. Agatha - Correspondence, reports, memos, board materials
1976 April 19 - 1976 September 20
Box: 47 Folder : 5 St. Agatha - Operating budget for fiscal year ending June 30, 1977
circa 1976 September
Box: 47 Folder : 6 St. Agatha - Administrative correspondence, reports, memos, board materials
1976 October 5 - 1977 January 6
Box: 47 Folder : 7 St. Agatha - Departmental reports and related correspondence
1976 November 9 - 1977 May 31
Box: 47 Folder : 8 St. Agatha - Resolution of the Foundling and St. Agatha approving merger
1976 December 16
Box: 47 Folder : 9 St. Agatha/Foundling - Merger report for N.Y. State Board of Social Welfare, plan of merger, and related correspondence from Cardinal Cooke, et. al.
1977 January 28 - May 24
Box: 47 Folder : 10 St. Agatha/Foundling - Merger application - legal document
1977 February 14
Box: 47 Folder : 11 St. Agatha/Foundling - Merger application - legal documents
1977 March 2
Box: 47 Folder : 12 St. Agatha/Foundling - Certificate of Merger and related documents
1977 March 2 - 1978 July 10
Box: 47 Folder : 13 St. Agatha/Foundling - Board materials, reports, correspondence
1977 February 24 - June 14
Box: 48 Folder : 1 St. Agatha/Foundling - Board materials, reports, correspondence
1979 June 5 - November 29
Box: 48 Folder : 2 St. Agatha/Foundling - Expansion of Health-Related Facility - application and correspondence
1980 October 8 - 1981 May 20
Box: 48 Folder : 3 St. Agatha/Foundling - Property Analysis report
1981 May
Box: 48 Folder : 4 St. Agatha/Foundling - Reports, correspondence, board materials
circa 1982 - 1983 August
Box: 48 Folder : 5 St. Agatha Services - memos, reports
circa 1982-1983
Box: 48 Folder : 6 St. Agatha - Social Workers' Manual
1983 July - 1984 November 20
Box: 48 Folder : 7 St. Agatha - "Project Turning Point" Runaway Youth Program - proposals, reports, correspondence, clippings, pamphlet, invitation, other materials
1984 August 17 - 2000 August 30
Box: 48 Folder : 8 St. Agatha - programs and other materials for centennial celebrations
1984
Box: 48 Folder : 9 St. Agatha - O.M.R.D.D./Respite Program - newsletter, clippings, program, certificate, other materials, folder 1 of 3
1984-1999
Box: 48 Folder : 10 St. Agatha - O.M.R.D.D./Respite Program - report, pamphlet, other materials - folder 2 of 3
1988-2001
Box: 48 Folder : 11 St. Agatha - O.M.R.D.D./Respite Program - Resource Manual - folder 3 of 3
1998
Box: 49 Folder : 1 St. Agatha - Westchester Independent Living Ladder Program - contract and budget
1985 January 17 - November 4
Box: 49 Folder : 2 St. Agatha - Unaccompanied Refugee Minors Program - invitation, newsletter, proposal
1986 April 3 - 1992 November 18
Box: 49 Folder : 3 St. Agatha - report on proposed new school
circa 1987
Box: 49 Folder : 4 St. Agatha - day care proposal
1987 November 6 - 1988 March 11
Box: 49 Folder : 5 St. Agatha - Information about programs 1966-2001 (assembled 1987-2001) - Includes Polaroid photographs
circa 1987 - 2001
Box: 49 Folder : 6 St. Agatha - Ulster County Prevention Services - proposals, memos, invitations, other materials
1990 - 2001 March 7 and undated
Box: 49 Folder : 7 St. Agatha - Refugee Assistance Program - correspondence, memos
1992 May 11 - 1995 January 17, and 1999
Box: 49 Folder : 8 St. Agatha - Information on programs and services
circa 1993
Box: 49 Folder : 9 St. Agatha - Senator Holland Reforming Welfare Hearings - correspondence, memos, other materials
1993 November 19 - 1996 February 26
Box: 49 Folder : 10 St. Agatha - Client testimonial correspondence and other documents, invitations, programs
1994-2000 and 1969
Box: 49 Folder : 11 St. Agatha/Foundling Property - appraisal, plans, correspondence, legal documents
1997 October 30 - 1999 February 24
Box: 49 Folder : 12 St. Agatha Roll Book (statistics at facilities by month)
1998 January - December
Box: 49 Folder : 13 St. Agatha - Child Care Supervisor Manual
circa 1999
Box: 50 Folder : 1 "St. Agatha News" - newsletters (9 issues)
1999 October 1 - 2000 December 21
Box: 50 Folder : 2 St. Agatha - newsletter (for group homes)
circa 2000 October
Box: 50 Folder : 3 St. Agatha - N.Y.S. Office of Children and Family Services Data Warehouse draft
circa 2000
Box: 50 Folder : 4 St. Agatha Equestrian Program (Children of Promise Stables) - proposal and dedication materials
circa 2000 - 2001

Subseries V.5 - St. Agatha Clippings and Photographic Materials, circa 1949-1999, circa 1949-1999

Arrangement

The 9 folders in the subseries are arranged as follows: clippings chronological; followed by mixed clippings and photographic prints; followed by photographic prints (exteriors); followed by photographic prints chronological. A few additional photographic prints may be found among the material in Box 49, Folder 5.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 50 Folder : 5 St. Agatha - Clippings
1949-1969
Box: 50 Folder : 6 St. Agatha - Clippings
1979-1999
Box: 50 Folder : 7 St. Agatha - Foundling 125th Anniversary Celebration at St. Agatha - invitation, clippings, and photographic prints
1994 April 28
Box: 50 Folder : 8 St. Agatha - Exteriors - photographic prints and postcard
1993, 1998 and undated (pre-1961)
Box: 50 Folder : 9 St. Agatha - Photographic prints - 3x5, 4x6, and 5x7 - photographers unknown
circa 1966-1999
Box: 50 Folder : 10 St. Agatha - "Summer of '72" - Photographic prints glued in binder
1972
Box: 50 Folder : 11 St. Agatha - Photographic prints and contact sheets by James Heffernan and unknown photographers
circa 1979 and undated
Box: 50 Folder : 12 St. Agatha - Photographic prints by David Grossman
circa 1980's
Box: 50 Folder : 13 St. Agatha - Photographic prints by Claire Yaffa
1999 and undated

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Series VI - Foundling Administrators, 1869-2001, 1869-2001

Scope and content

The series consists of one box of materials by or about directors (known variously as Administrators, Superintendents, and Executive Directors) of the New York Foundling Hospital, and members of its Advisory Board. Materials include, but are not limited to, photographic prints, obituaries, correspondence, memos, a dissertation, clippings, and a photocopied diary.

The first 12 folders document directors who served from 1869-2003, arranged in the order in which they served as directors. Some directors are not represented. These folders are followed by 4 folders documenting the Advisory Board 1869-1970's, arranged chronologically.

Other materials by or about Foundling administrators may be found throughout this collection. See especially Series I, Minutes, and Series III, Administrative Records, Chronological. In particular, Michael Garber (Executive Director 1997-2003) wrote many reports in Series III. For an oral history interview of Sister Cecilia Schneider, Executive Director 1966-1988, see Series IX - Histories.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 51 Folder : 1 Sister Irene Fitzgibbon (Founder and Director, 1869-1896) - book of photocopied documents compiled by Joseph D. O'Brien Sr. and Jr.
1990 August
Box: 51 Folder : 2 Sister Irene Fitzgibbon - MA Thesis by William Joseph Damroth III, Dept. of Ecclesiastical History, St. Joseph's Seminary
1993 April
Box: 51 Folder : 3 Sister Teresa Vincent (at Foundling 1869-1917; Director 1896-1917) - Photocopy of her diary
1869 August 16 - October 11
Box: 51 Folder : 4 Sister Anna Michella (Director 1917-1926) - Photographic print (Sister with baby and Foundling cradle)
circa 1917-1926
Box: 51 Folder : 5 Sister Dominica (Superintendent 1931-1938) - Photographic prints, press release, correspondence, scrapbook, certificate
circa 1931-1938
Box: 51 Folder : 6 Sister Agnita Miriam (Superintendent 1938-1944) - 4 Photographic prints
circa 1938-1944
Box: 51 Folder : 7 Sister Mary Madeliene (Co-Administrator 1946-1953) - 2 photographic prints, obituary
circa 1946-1953
Box: 51 Folder : 8 Monsignor John Reilly (Co-Administrator 1946-1956) - Obituaries
1956
Box: 51 Folder : 9 Sister Marie Catharine Blaine (Administrator circa 1957-1966) - Christmas greetings, mass cards, correspondence, interview transcript, newspaper article
1947-1965
Box: 51 Folder : 10 Sister Cecilia Schneider (Executive Director 1966-1988) - Correspondence, memos, newsletters, negative
1967-1989
Box: 51 Folder : 11 Sister Helen Murphy (Executive Director 1988-1996; previously at St. Agatha Home) - Correspondence, photographic prints, memos, dissertation on St. Mary's Shelter, other materials
1950-1997
Box: 51 Folder : 12 Michael Garber (Executive Director 1997-2003) - Correspondence, memos
1994-2001
Box: 51 Folder : 13 Advisory Board member John D. Crimmins - Mounted photographic print portrait inscribed to Sister M. Irene, and a copy of a letter to Crimmins
1896, 1901
Box: 51 Folder : 14 Advisory Board - Correspondence and other materials
1926, 1933, 1937, 1939 and undated
Box: 51 Folder : 15 Advisory Board - photographic prints (group shots) and lists and agendas 1963-1968
circa 1960-1969
Box: 51 Folder : 16 Advisory Board - Photographic prints (portraits)
circa 1960-1969
Box: 51 Folder : 17 Advisory Board/Board of Trustees - photographic prints and other materials
circa 1970-1999

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Series VII - Foundling Publications - Pamphlets, Appeals, Newsletters, 1909-2009

Scope and content

The series is divided into two subseries:

VII.1 - Pamphlets, Appeals, Public Relations Publications, 1909-2007

VII.2 - Newsletters, 1955-2009

VII.1 includes pamphlets and other materials produced both for fundraising purposes, and to promote services to clients. The materials promoting services describe either an array of Foundling services or else programs for which no other subseries exists in this collection. Pamphlets for specific programs may be found in Series IV - Centers, Programs and Departments, and Series V - Records of the St. Agatha Home. Materials are arranged chronologically.

VII.2 includes Foundling newsletters published for external and/or internal audiences. Some newsletters were intended for both groups. VII.2 begins with bound copies of  Mater Dei, originally a monthly publication of the Foundling's Association of Foster Parents, although the Association's name was dropped from the banner with the April 1963 issue, possibly reflecting the newsletter's more general distribution and wide-ranging subject matter.  Mater Dei published the Foundling's Annual Report as its March issue each year from 1958-1966.

For other Annual Reports and unbound copies of some of the Mater Dei Annual Report issues, see Series II - Annual Reports. For newsletters from specific programs, see Series IV - Centers, Programs and Departments, and Series V - Records of the St. Agatha Home.

Subseries VII.1 - Pamphlets, Appeals, Public Relations Materials, 1909-2007, 1909-2007

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 52 Folder : 1 Appeal booklet: "A Little Sketch of a Charity" (2 copies)
1909
Box: 52 Folder : 2 Appeal: "Help us maintain this crib"
circa 1925
Box: 52 Folder : 3 Pamphlet: St. Ann's Maternity Hospital
circa 1930-1945
Box: 52 Folder : 4 Pamphlet: St. Mary's Shelter (2 copies)
circa 1930-1965
Box: 52 Folder : 5 2 Appeals
circa 1947-1952 and circa 1948
Box: 52 Folder : 6 Fundraising brochure to finance new building, with appeal by Cardinal Spellman (2 copies)
1956 December 12
Box: 52 Folder : 7 Thank you flier, reporting on Bazaar 1957
circa 1957
Box: 52 Folder : 8 Pamphlets describing services (2 variations)
circa 1960-1974
Box: 52 Folder : 9 15-month calendar/appeal for donations (2 copies)
1969
Box: 52 Folder : 10 Folder describing services, containing materials 1970-1987
circa 1970-1987
Box: 52 Folder : 11 Folder describing services: "Strengthening Child/Parent Relationships" (4 copies, with variations)
circa 1974-1978
Box: 52 Folder : 12 Folder describing services
1975
Box: 52 Folder : 13 Pamphlet describing services
circa 1984
Box: 52 Folder : 14 Pamphlets describing services (2 variations, 5 total pamphlets)
circa 1988-1993
Box: 52 Folder : 15 Pamphlets describing history and services (3 variations, 6 total pamphlets)
1994
Box: 52 Folder : 16 Calendar/appeal for donations (2 copies)
1994
Box: 52 Folder : 17 Appeals and public relations materials
circa 1995
Box: 52 Folder : 18 Direct Mail appeal
1995 December 5
Box: 52 Folder : 19 Public Relations materials
circa 1998
Box: 52 Folder : 20 Pamphlet/appeal describing services
circa 1999
Box: 52 Folder : 21 Pamphlet/appeal
circa 1999-2007
Box: 52 Folder : 22 Booklet describing services, with appeal enclosed
circa 2005
Box: 52 Folder : 23 Public Relations and Development materials
circa 2006 November - 2007 February
Box: 52 Folder : 24 Print ad - appeal
circa 2007

Subseries VII.2 - Newsletters, 1955-2009, 1955-2009

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Volume: 62 "Mater Dei" (including Annual Reports)
1955 May - 1960 December
Volume: 63 "Mater Dei" (including Annual Reports)
1955 May - 1960 December
Volume: 64 "Mater Dei" (including Annual Reports)
1961 January - 1966 April
Volume: 65 "Mater Dei" (including Annual Reports)
1961 January - 1966 April
Volume: 66 "Mater Dei" (including Annual Reports)
1961 January - 1966 April
Box: 52 Folder : 25 "Foundling's Hot Topics" - newsletter for nursery staff, Nos. 1-25
1960 January - 1962 November
Box: 52 Folder : 26 "The Foundling Herald" - newsletter for staff (incomplete run)
1967-1973
Box: 52 Folder : 27 "Professional Newsbriefs" - internal newsletter - 7 issues (incomplete run) - Folder 1 of 4
1974 December - 1975 May and 1979 January - 1980 June
Box: 52 Folder : 28 "Professional Newsbriefs" - newsletter for staff (2 of 4)
1984-1989
Box: 53 Folder : 1 "Professional Newsbriefs" - newsletter for staff (3 of 4)
1990-1991
Box: 53 Folder : 2 "Professional Newsbriefs" - newsletter for staff (4 of 4)
1992-1996
Box: 53 Folder : 3 "Foundling Focus" - newsletter for staff and the public (Folder 1 of 3)
1977-1984
Box: 53 Folder : 4 "Foundling Focus" - newsletter for staff and the public (2 of 3)
1985-2001
Box: 53 Folder : 5 "Foundling Focus" - newsletter for staff and the public (3 of 3)
2003-2008
Box: 53 Folder : 6 "Mission Values in Action" - internal newsletter
1997 April - 1998 August, and undated
Box: 53 Folder : 7 "Applause" - newsletter for staff and volunteers - incomplete run
1997 October 2 - 2001 March 22
Box: 53 Folder : 8 "NYF News" - newsletter for staff and volunteers - incomplete run
1998-2000
Box: 53 Folder : 9 "The New York Foundling Executive Director's Report" - quarterly newsletter for staff, volunteers, clients, foster parents (2 issues)
1999, 2000
Box: 53 Folder : 10 "The NYF Research Newsletter" - Vol.1, No.1 (2 copies)
1999
Box: 53 Folder : 11 "NYF - The Manager" - newsletter for managers - Vol.1, No.1 (2 copies)
2000
Box: 53 Folder : 12 Executive Director's Monthly Updates to staff and trustees (email printouts)
2007 May 22 - 2009 April 3

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Series VIII - Events, 1875-2007, 1875-2007

Scope and content

The series consists of 3 boxes of materials related to Foundling benefits, galas, parties, and anniversary celebrations, arranged chronologically. These materials are followed by materials related to award presentation ceremonies. Finally, Foundling-sponsored conferences are arranged at the end of the series along with one folder of miscellaneous events. Materials include, but are not limited to, programs, invitations, photographic prints, clippings, and memos.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 54 Folder : 1 Christmas parties - invitations, programs, appeals
1875-1948
Box: 54 Folder : 2 Silver Jubilee booklet
1894 October 11
Box: 54 Folder : 3 Golden Jubilee at Carnegie Hall - booklet with address by Rev. Francis P. Duffy
1919 April 29
Box: 54 Folder : 4 Golden Jubilee - 2 booklets listing benefactors 1869-1919 and history, and 2 fund-raising pamphlets
1919
Box: 54 Folder : 5 Program for Foundling benefit at the Plaza
1922 April 18
Box: 54 Folder : 6 Program for Foundling benefit at the Plaza
1925 April 13
Box: 54 Folder : 7 Program for Foundling benefit at Hillyer Hall
1935 May 15
Box: 54 Folder : 8 70th Anniversary program - Advisory Board meeting
1939 October 27
Box: 54 Folder : 9 Invitations to Cardinal Spellman's Christmas parties for children of the Foundling, and Sisters of Charity Christmas cards
1946-1948 and 1957-1963 (missing 1962)
Box: 54 Folder : 10 Benefit concert at Town Hall - Invitation pamphlet and program
1948 May 19
Box: 54 Folder : 11 80th Anniversary - invitation, correspondence, photographic prints, clippings
1949
Box: 54 Folder : 12 85th Anniversary - clippings, history by Msgr. Reilly
1954
Box: 54 Folder : 13 90th Anniversary - Brochure, invitation, photographic prints, flier, clippings
1959
Box: 54 Folder : 14 Pamphlets for Knights of Columbus Charity Balls
1960, 1961
Box: 54 Folder : 15 92nd-95th Annual Bazaar and Open House - 5 fliers, clippings
1961-1964
Box: 54 Folder : 16 100th Anniversary - Planning and Public Relations materials, and 100th Anniversary Bazaar flier stuck to P.R. correspondence
1968 September 4 - 1969 October 3
Box: 54 Folder : 17 100th Anniversary - programs, invitations and other materials for various events
1969
Box: 55 Folder : 1 100th Anniversary - correspondence from Mayor Lindsay and Cardinal Cooke (originals), Richard Nixon and Nelson Rockefeller (copies), misc. other materials
1969
Box: 55 Folder : 2 100th Anniversary - Photographic prints
1969
Box: 55 Folder : 3 100th Anniversary - clippings
1969
Box: 55 Folder : 4 Program for Afro-American Cultural Exhibit sponsored by Foundling
1969 March 23
Box: 55 Folder : 5 Programs and invitations for Catholic Institute of the Food Industry Man of the Year Award dinner dances to benefit Foundling 1980-1988 (missing 1984)
1980-1988
Box: 55 Folder : 6 125th Anniversary Mass at St. Patrick's - photographic prints, liturgy (2 copies), invitation, other materials
1994 January 9
Box: 55 Folder : 7 125th Anniversary Gala - invitation, program, booklets (2 copies), photographic prints, correspondence from Cardinal O'Connor, President Clinton, Governor Cuomo
1994 October 25
Box: 55 Folder : 8 125th Anniversary birthday party at 590 Avenue of the Americas - 1994 November 11 and 15 - invitation, planning memos, correspondence, other materials
1994 July 19 - November
Box: 55 Folder : 9 125th Anniversary birthday party at 590 Avenue of the Americas - Photographic prints
1994 November 11
Box: 55 Folder : 10 125th Anniversary exhibition and reception at MetLife - photographic prints, program, invitation, memos, correspondence from Mayor Giuliani and other materials
1994 September 1 - December 16
Box: 55 Folder : 11 125th Anniversary - events at NYU and City Council proclamation
1994 September 19 - October 25
Box: 55 Folder : 12 125th Anniversary - miscellaneous events and materials - programs, memos, photographic prints, booklet, correspondence, invitations, fliers, calendar
1993 November 23 - 1995 June
Box: 55 Folder : 13 125th Anniversary - clippings
1994
Box: 55 Folder : 14 Sister Mary Irene Fitzgibbon Place - street naming request and ceremony - photographic prints, program, memos, minutes, other materials
1994-1997
Box: 56 Folder : 1 1996 Gala - 2 programs, invitations, photographic prints
1996 October 7
Box: 56 Folder : 2 1997 Gala - 2 programs, invitation
1997 November 13
Box: 56 Folder : 3 1997 Gala - photographic prints
1997 November 13
Box: 56 Folder : 4 1998 Gala - 2 programs, 2 books
1998 December 1
Box: 56 Folder : 5 1999 Benefit Theatre Party - invitation
1999 June 10
Box: 56 Folder : 6 Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner - invitation
2004 October 21
Box: 56 Folder : 7 135th Anniversary dinner at the Dakota - 2 programs
2004 November 9
Box: 56 Folder : 8 135th Anniversary reception at Rubin Museum - 2 programs
circa 2004
Box: 56 Folder : 9 2007 Gala at Villard Mansion - program
2007 February 12
Box: 56 Folder : 10 Award presentations - photographic prints
circa 1977-1998 anda undated
Box: 56 Folder : 11 Miscellaneous award presentation documents
1988, 1997-2001 and undated
Box: 56 Folder : 12 Legacy of Hope Award - invitations, programs, press releases, memos, other materials
1995, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2002
Box: 56 Folder : 13 Programs for a child care symposium and child care workshop, hosted by Foundling, and follow-up memo
1961 and circa 1961
Box: 56 Folder : 14 Foundling-sponsored professional conferences and training programs - programs, registration forms
1993-1998
Box: 56 Folder : 15 Training and Development Institute - course registration pamphlets (3 different pamphlets)
circa 1997-1999
Box: 56 Folder : 16 Foundling-sponsored professional conference on substance abuse - programs and registration materials (2 copies)
1999
Box: 56 Folder : 17 Miscellaneous events - photographic prints, ephemera
1992, 2000

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Series IX - Histories of the Foundling, 1869-1994, 1869-1994

Scope and content

The series consists of one box of writings on the history of the Foundling, composed by various authors, 1869-2004, arranged chronologically by date of composition. The series also contains one audiotape of an oral history, and its transcription.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 57 Folder : 1 Histories
1869-1899
Box: 57 Folder : 2 Histories
1917-1939
Box: 57 Folder : 3 Histories
1941-1956
Box: 57 Folder : 4 Histories
circa 1958-1999
Box: 57 Folder : 5 Oral history interview of Sister Cecilia Schneider - audiotape and transcript
1993 November 8
Box: 57 Folder : 6 "A Legacy of Hope" history of the Foundling by Sister Anne Courtney
circa 1994

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Series X - Sisters of Charity and Archdiocese of New York, 1900-2006

Scope and Content

Nuns of the Sisters of Charity founded, administered, and worked at the Foundling and the St. Agatha Home, in the Archdiocese of New York. The series consists of four folders of materials on the Sisters of Charity and its founder St. Elizabeth Seton, and one bronze medal of Elizabeth Seton. The folders are followed by five folders of materials on five of the archbishops who have led the Archdiocese of New York, arranged chronologically.

Materials include, but are not limited to, pamphlets, memos, correspondence, photographic prints and clippings, and periodicals. Periodicals are housed in a separate oversized (OS) box, noted in the container list.

Two volumes on the Sisters of Charity may be found in Series XVII, Published Books. A volume by Frances Cardinal Spellman may also be found in Series XVII. Additional correspondence and photographic prints of the Archbishops of New York may be found throughout other series in the collection.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 58 Folder : 1 Brochures, booklets, pamphlets and information sheets re: Elizabeth Seton
circa 1950-1997
Box: 77 Bronze medal commemorating Elizabeth Seton, separated to Box 77
circa 1975-2005
Box: 58 Folder : 2 Sisters of Charity - lists of sisters missioned to N.Y. Foundling Hospital
circa 1977-2006
Box: 58 Folder : 3 "175 Years of Presence": booklet about Sisters of Charity
1992
Box: 58 Folder : 4 Sisters of Charity miscellaneous - invitations, photograph, clippings, booklet, mass
circa 1983-1997
Box: 58 Folder : 5 Archbishop Michael Augustine Corrigan (1885-1902) - pastoral letter
1900 April 21
Box: 58 Folder : 6 Cardinal Spellman (Archbishop 1939-1967) - photographic print, correspondence, masses, 25th Anniversary commemorative book. 2 commemorative issues of Catholic News separated to OS 1, Folder 6
circa 1940-1966
Box: 58 Folder : 7 Cardinal Cooke (Archbishop 1968-1983) - photographic prints, clippings. 1 commemorative issue of Catholic News separated to OS 1, Folder 6.
circa 1968-1979
Box: 58 Folder : 8 Cardinal O'Connor (Archbishop 1984-2000) - photographic prints, clippings
circa 1989-2000
Box: 58 Folder : 9 Cardinal Egan (Archbishop 2000-2009) - Correspondence
2001

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Series XI - Visual Materials, circa 1880-2005

Scope and Content

The series contains four boxes of visual materials representing the New York Foundling Hospital circa 1880-2005.

The first three boxes contain mainly photographic prints, but there are a few photomechanical reproductions and drawings as well. Images include building exteriors, events and people. Most photographs were created for publicity purposes. The fourth box consists of negatives and positive transparencies depicting a Foundling exhibition, mounted circa 1969-1994, tracing the organization's history in photographs and other visual materials. Most of the images in these transparencies and negatives exist in other formats (photographic prints etc.) in the first three boxes of this series, or in other series in the collection.

Photographic prints are arranged roughly chronologically. At each new main location of the Foundling, exteriors are arranged first, followed by interiors grouped in folders by subject. The series concludes with 7 folders of material by the photographer Claire Yaffa, including photographic prints, printed photo essays, and related material such as consent forms.

Hundreds of additional photographic prints can be found in other series in the collection, especially Series IV, V, and VI. This distribution throughout the collection reflects the original order in which the materials were arranged at the Foundling. A book about the Foundling including photographs by Claire Yaffa is part of Series XVII, Published Books.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 59 Folder : 1 17 East 12th St. (location of Foundling, 1869) exterior - retouched photographic print
undated
Box: 59 Folder : 2 3 Washington Square North (location of Foundling 1870-1873) exteriors - 3 photographic prints
undated
Box: 59 Folder : 3 68th Street buildings exterior - view North from 67th Street - vintage print
circa 1880
Box: 59 Folder : 4 68th St. building exteriors - artist's rendition
circa 1882
Box: 59 Folder : 5 68th Street building exteriors - view NW along 68th Street, from a height near 68th and 3rd - 3 vintage prints, mounted
circa 1882-1896
Box: 59 Folder : 6 St. John's Children's Hospital exterior - view NW from above 3rd Avenue El
circa 1882-1896
Box: 59 Folder : 7 Hillyer Memorial Auditorium exterior - corner of 68th and Lexington - view NE from SW corner of 68th and Lex - 1 vintage print, mounted
circa 1900-1915
Box: 59 Folder : 8 St. Ann's exterior - head-on view facing North - photographic print
circa 1916-1958
Box: 59 Folder : 9 St. Irene's (corner of 68th and 3rd)- exterior - view NE from 68th St. (2 vintage prints); view NW from under 3rd Avenue El (reprint)
undated
Box: 59 Folder : 10 68th St. buildings exterior - view NE from SW corner of 68th and Lexington - 2 prints
1958 and circa 1940's
Box: 59 Folder : 11 68th St. Exterior - Main building and Grotto - 3 prints
circa 1930-1958 and circa 1957-1958
Box: 59 Folder : 12 68th St. complex of buildings exteriors - 17 5.25 x 7.25 color prints
circa 1957-1958
Box: 59 Folder : 13 68th St. complex of buildings exteriors - 12 3.5 x 4.5 black and white prints
circa 1957-1958
Box: OS 1 Folder : 1 Street plan 66-69th Streets, Park-Third Avenues (oversize)
undated
Box: 59 Folder : 14 Photomechanical reproductions of vintage prints of Foundling and other 68th St. buildings - pages removed from Avenue Magazine
1984 September
Box: 59 Folder : 15 175 East 68th St. complex of buildings - interiors (few people)- photographic prints
circa 1915-1958
Box: 59 Folder : 16 Chapel - 175 E. 68th - interiors - photographic prints
circa 1915-1959
Box: 59 Folder : 17 Doctors, nurses, sisters and children - photographic prints
circa 1873-1915
Box: 59 Folder : 18 Doctors, nurses, sisters with children - photographic prints
circa 1915-1958
Box: 59 Folder : 19 Sisters and nurses with children - photographic prints
circa 1940-1960
Box: 59 Folder : 20 Babies and children - photographic prints
circa 1920-1965
Box: 60 Folder : 1 Visitors to the Foundling (mostly posing with children) - photographic prints
circa 1930-1958
Box: 60 Folder : 2 Christmas parties - photographic prints
circa 1942-1958 and undated
Box: 60 Folder : 3 Bazaar and Open House - photographic prints
1946, 1950 and undated
Box: 60 Folder : 4 Visitors - Cardinal McIntyre, Msgrs. Reilly and McGuire, and Ted Mack - photographic prints
circa 1946, circa 1954 and undated
Box: 60 Folder : 5 Visitors - Dionne Quintuplets - photographic prints
circa 1949-1953
Box: 60 Folder : 6 Miscellaneous images at 68th Street: Arrival and transportation to Foundling, women with milk, kindergarten illustration, contract signing, first anniversary of coffee shop
circa 1873-1958
Box: OS 1 Folder : 7 Reproduction of architect's drawing of 1175 Third Avenue
1956
Box: 60 Folder : 7 1175 Third Avenue - exteriors - photographic prints
circa 1958-1988
Box: 60 Folder : 8 Moving day - from 175 East 68th Street to 1175 Third Avenue - photographic prints
1958 September 29
Box: 60 Folder : 9 Demolition of 175 East 68th Street complex of buildings - photographic prints (1 of 2)
circa 1959
Box: 60 Folder : 10 Demolition of 175 East 68th Street complex of buildings - photographic prints (2 of 2)
circa 1959
Box: 60 Folder : 11 1175 Third Avenue chapel - photographic prints
circa 1958-1966
Box: 60 Folder : 12 1175 Third Avenue interiors and roof (includes people) - photographic prints
circa 1959-1963
Box: 60 Folder : 13 Bazaar and Open House - photographic prints
circa 1958-1966
Box: 60 Folder : 14 Administration and staff events - photographic prints
circa 1958-1988
Box: 60 Folder : 15 Christmas parties - photographic prints
1959-1965
Box: 60 Folder : 16 Doctors, nurses and sisters with children - photographic prints
circa 1958-1988
Box: 60 Folder : 17 Visitors - Sophie Gimbel, Fioravante G. Perrotta, Paul Newman, Howard Safir - photographic prints
circa 1959-1995
Box: 60 Folder : 18 Cardinal Spellman, the Advisory Board, and the Board of Managers - photographic prints
circa 1964 and undated
Box: 61 Folder : 1 590 Avenue of the Americas - exteriors - architect's drawing and photographic prints of completed building
1986, 1988 and undated
Box: 61 Folder : 2 590 Avenue of the Americas - construction - photographic prints
1986 September 29 - 1988 June 27
Box: 61 Folder : 3 590 Avenue of the Americas - dedication, ribbon cutting, and proclamation - photographic prints
1989 May
Box: 61 Folder : 4 Fund raising events, award presentations (no children) - photographic prints
circa 1989-2005
Box: 61 Folder : 5 590 Avenue of the Americas - Christmas - photographic prints
1998
Box: 61 Folder : 6 Miscellaneous photographic prints
circa 1989-2005
Box: 61 Folder : 7 Signed consent forms for exhibition and publication of Yaffa photographs (1978-1980) and proposal for new Yaffa work (1994)
1978-1980 and 1994 March 23
Box: 61 Folder : 8 Photographic prints by Claire Yaffa, various sizes
circa 1979-1987
Box: 61 Folder : 9 Photographic prints by Claire Yaffa - 11x14
circa 1979-1999
Box: 61 Folder : 10 "Reaching Out" - Photo essay by Claire Yaffa (3 copies)
1987
Box: 61 Folder : 11 "Finding Their Way Home Again," "A Dying Child is Born" and "Children with AIDS" - exhibition invitations and photo essays by Claire Yaffa
1988, 1992, 1993
Box: 61 Folder : 12 Photographic prints by Claire Yaffa - 8x10
circa 1998-1999 and undated
Box: 61 Folder : 13 8x10 photographic prints by Claire Yaffa in a folder marked "Annual Report"
circa 1999 and undated
Box: 62 Kodak postive transparencies and internegatives of an exhibition of Foundling history
circa 1969-1994

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Series XII - Clippings and Periodicals, 1869-2007

Scope and Content

The series consists of clippings of newspaper and magazine articles about the Foundling, arranged chronologically, followed by issues of periodicals with articles on the Foundling. Other clippings and periodicals may be found in other series in the collection, especially in Series IV.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 63 Folder : 1 Clippings
1869-1938
Box: 63 Folder : 2 Scrapbook of newspaper clippings -original and photocopy
circa 1879-1892
Box: 63 Folder : 3 Disbound scrapbook of photocopied clippings
1869-1939 and 1948
Box: 63 Folder : 4 Disbound scrapbook of photocopied clippings
circa 1940-1948
Box: 63 Folder : 5 Disbound scrapbook of photocopied clippings
circa 1949-1959
Box: 64 Folder : 1 Disbound scrapbook of photocopied clippings
circa 1960-1971
Box: 64 Folder : 2 Photocopied clippings
circa 1985-2007
Box: 64 Folder : 3 "The New York Foundling Asylum" article disbound from The Rosary (unknown volume or number)
1893 December
Box: 64 Folder : 4 The Junior Munsey - unknown volume or number - article "What New York Spends for Charities," p.64
circa 1901
Box: 64 Folder : 5 St. Anthony Messenger, Vol.50, No.10 - article on Foundling, p.42
1943 March
Box: 64 Folder : 6 Building and Modernization Age - unknown volume and number - cover story on new Foundling building, p.4
1958 August
Box: 64 Folder : 7 Jubilee, Vol.6, No.7 (2 copies) - article on Foundling move to new building, p.24
1958 November
Box: 64 Folder : 8 Jubilee, Vol.12, No.2 - article on Foundling foster child, p.10
1964 June
Box: 64 Folder : 9 The Journal of Practical Nursing, Vol.17, No.1 - article on Foundling licensed nurses, p.26
1967 January
Box: 64 Folder : 10 Image/Channel 13 Program Guide Vol.7, No.10 - article on adoption from Foundling, p.10
1970 August
Box: 64 Folder : 11 Children's Voice Vol.9, Nos. 2 and 3, by Child Welfare League, and 2 copies CWL calendar with Foundling art
2000 March and May

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Series XIII - Notes Left with Children, circa 1869-1884

Scope and Content

The series consists of five scrapbooks of circa 1000 notes left by mothers or other guardians leaving children at the Foundling, along with transcriptions. Notes are arranged in random order in the scrapbooks.

Document Type

  • Annual reports
  • Minutes
  • Photographic prints

Subject Organizations

  • Children's Aid Society (New York, N.Y.).

Subject Topics

  • Abandoned children--New York (State)--New York
  • Adoption--United States
  • Charities--New York (State)--New York
  • Children with disabilities--Education--United States--History
  • Children--New York (State)--New York--History
  • Foster children--United States--History
  • Fresh-air charity--United States
  • Homeless youth--New York (State)--New York
  • Hospitals, Convalescent--New York (State)--New York
  • Orphan trains
  • Orphanages--New York (State)--New York
  • Orphans--New York (State)--New York
  • 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

Subject Places

  • New York (N.Y.)
Container 1     Title Date
Volume: 67 Notes Left with Children
circa 1869-1871 and undated
Volume: 68 Notes Left with Children
circa 1869-1876 and undated
Volume: 69 Notes Left with Children
circa 1869-1884 and undated
Volume: 70 Notes Left with Children
circa 1870-1873 and undated
Volume: 71 Notes Left with Children
circa 1870-1872 and undated

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Series XIV - Records of Children and Mothers (Restricted), 1869-1966

Scope and Content

This series consists of 167 volumes tracking clients of the New York Foundling Hospital. The series is divided into 9 subseries, each containing a different type of volume:

XIV.1 - Admissions/Children's Records
XIV.2 - Discharges
XIV.3 - Baptisms
XIV.4 - Boarding-Out/Foster Care Volumes
XIV.5 - Comptroller Volumes
XIV.6 - St. Joseph's-by-the-Sea
XIV.7 - Mother's Records
XIV.8 - St. Ann's Maternity Hospital
XIV.9 - Autopsies

Access Restrictions

Every volume in this series is restricted.

Special permission is needed from the New York Foundling Hospital to view records that include personal information Researchers who wish to view restricted volumes should contact the library of the New-York Historical Society. These researchers will be referred to a designated specialist from the New York Foundling Hospital 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 the Foundling, 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.

Subseries XIV.1 - Admissions/Children's Records (Restricted), 1869-1955

Scope and content

The subseries consists of 15 admissions volumes 1869-1955, including 13 consecutive volumes and 2 additional volumes with some duplicate and some additional information. The volumes list children in the order they arrived, with each child given a new consecutive case number. The format of the volumes changed over the years, with different information collected. In general, the volumes give the child's name, the date of admission, date of birth, health, baptismal status, information about the parents including their religion, information about who committed the child to the Foundling, and information about the disposition of the child - his or her date of indenture, hospitalization, discharge, death, etc.

Volume 73 includes, on the last pages, lists of colored boys and girls going to Kansas and Baltimore.

For children listed alphabetically, see Comptroller volumes (Series XIV.5).

Container 1     Title Date
Volume: 72 Admissions/Children's Record Vol. 1 [RESTRICTED]
1869 October - 1892 December
Volume: 73 Admissions [RESTRICTED]
1886 October-1896 December
Volume: 74 Admissions/Children's Record Vol. 2 [RESTRICTED]
1893 January - 1908 September
Volume: 75 Admissions/Children's Record Vol.3 [RESTRICTED]
1908 October - 1910 September
Volume: 76 Admissions/Children's Record Vol.4 [RESTRICTED]
1910 September-1912 September
Volume: 77 Admissions/Children's Record Vol.5 [RESTRICTED]
1912 September-1914 October
Volume: 78 Admissions/Children's Record Vol.6 [RESTRICTED]
1914 October-1917 April
Volume: 79 Admissions/Children's Record Vol.7 [RESTRICTED]
1917 April-1922 January
Volume: 80 Admissions and Discharges [RESTRICTED]
1920 May-1926 July
Volume: 81 Admissions/Children's Record Vol. 8 [RESTRICTED]
1922 January-1928 February
Volume: 82 Admissions/Children's Record Vol. 9 [RESTRICTED]
1928 February-1930 October
Volume: 83 Admissions/Children's Record Vol. 10 [RESTRICTED]
1930 October-1934 July
Volume: 84 Admissions/Children's Record Vol. 11 [RESTRICTED]
1934 July-1941 December
Volume: 85 Admissions/Children's Record Vol. 12 [RESTRICTED]
1942 January-1951 August
Volume: 86 Admissions/Children's Record Vol. 13 [RESTRICTED]
1951 September-1955 February

Subseries XIV.2 - Discharges (Restricted), 1906-1966

Scope and content

The subseries contains 9 volumes of records of children discharged from the New York Foundling Hospital, 1906-1966, with a gap between 1911 November and 1918 September. Each volume records discharges to family members or to other institutions, arranged by month. The earlier volumes also include lists of discharges due to death or indenture.

Volume 80, in the previous subseries, also contains discharge information.

Container 1     Title Date
Volume: 87 Discharges [RESTRICTED]
1906 October-1911 November
Volume: 88 Discharges [RESTRICTED]
1918 September-1930 October
Volume: 89 Discharges [RESTRICTED]
1930 November-1943 October
Volume: 90 Discharges [RESTRICTED]
1943 November-1952 April
Volume: 91 Discharges [RESTRICTED]
1952 May-1954 March
Volume: 92 Discharges [RESTRICTED]
1954 March-1957 September
Volume: 93 Discharges [RESTRICTED]
1957 September-1960 November
Volume: 94 Discharges [RESTRICTED]
1960 December-1964 March
Volume: 95 Discharges [RESTRICTED]
1964 April-1966 November

Subseries XIV.3 - Baptisms (Restricted), 1869-1945

Scope and Content

The subseries consists of 3 volumes of baptismal records, 1869-1945. The volumes are arranged by date, listing the name of the child, his or her case number at the Foundling, and the name of the person who performed the baptism or where it took place. The final volume includes some notations about subsequent confirmations and marriages, dating as late as circa 1962.

Additional baptismal records may be found in the Boarding-Out Department, St. Joseph's-by-the-Sea, and St. Ann's Maternity Hospital subseries (XIV.4, XIV.6, and XIV.8 respectively).

Container 1     Title Date
Volume: 96 Baptisms [RESTRICTED]
1869 October 27 - 1888 January 18
Volume: 97 Baptisms [RESTRICTED]
1888 January 10 - 1907 April 30
Volume: 98 Baptisms [RESTRICTED]
1907 May 1 - 1945 December 29

Subseries XIV.4 - Boarding-Out/Foster Care Volumes (Restricted)

Scope and Content

The subseries contains several types of volumes of boarding-out and foster care records, grouped by type of volume. The various formats enable access to information from different perspectives. Text in square brackets explains each volume's organizational principle.

Container 1     Title Date
Volume: 99 Foster Homes [alphabetical by foster parent] [RESTRICTED]
circa 1874-1904
Volume: 101 Foster Homes [alphabetical by foster parent M-Z] [RESTRICTED]
circa 1900-1915
Volume: 102 Foster Homes [alphabetical by foster parent] [RESTRICTED]
circa 1915-1932
Volume: 103 Finance Supervision Record [chronological by child; date of birth 1884-1912, supervision 1903-1933] [RESTRICTED]
1884-1933
Volume: 104 Finance Supervision Record [chronological by child; date of birth 1888-circa 1905, supervision 1909-1927] [RESTRICTED]
1888-1927
Volume: 105 Finance Supervision Record [chronological by child; date of birth 1906-1912, supervision 1909-1932] [RESTRICTED]
1906-1932
Volume: 106 Finance Supervision Record [chronological by child; date of birth 1912-1937, supervision 1915-1944] [RESTRICTED]
1912-1944
Volume: 107 Finance Supervision Record [chronological by child; date of birth 1912-1952, supervision 1915-1959] [RESTRICTED]
circa 1912-1959
Volume: 108 Placements [chronological] [RESTRICTED]
1935 October-1955 January
Volume: 109 Placements [chronological] [RESTRICTED]
1941 January - 1947 May
Volume: 110 Placements [chronological] [RESTRICTED]
1952 April-1956 December
Volume: 111 Returns [chronological] [RESTRICTED]
1951 November-1956 December
Volume: 112 Returns [chronological] [RESTRICTED]
1957 January-1958 January
Volume: 113 Returns [chronological] [RESTRICTED]
1958 January-1959 January
Volume: 114 Boarding-Out Department Baptism, First Holy Communion and Confirmation Book [chronological] [RESTRICTED]
1927-1957
Volume: 100 Foster Homes [alphabetical by foster parent A-L] [RESTRICTED]
circa 1900-1915

Subseries XIV.5 - Comptroller Volumes (Restricted)

Scope and Content

The subseries contains 18 volumes labeled "Comptroller." The volumes are a complete set (1874-1930) of lists of children arranged alphabetically and by year. The volumes record each child's time in an unspecified Foundling facility and provide a final disposition (discharged, transferred, indentured, died). These volumes complement the Children's Record volumes (Series XIV.1) which provide more detailed information.

Container 1     Title Date
Volume: 115 Comptroller [RESTRICTED]
1874-1879
Volume: 116 Comptroller [RESTRICTED]
1880-1885
Volume: 117 Comptroller [RESTRICTED]
1885-1889
Volume: 118 Comptroller [RESTRICTED]
1889-1893
Volume: 119 Comptroller [RESTRICTED]
1893-1899
Volume: 120 Comptroller [RESTRICTED]
1899-1904
Volume: 121 Comptroller [RESTRICTED]
1904-1909
Volume: 122 Comptroller [RESTRICTED]
1909-1911
Volume: 123 Comptroller [RESTRICTED]
1912-1914
Volume: 124 Comptroller [RESTRICTED]
1915-1916
Volume: 125 Comptroller [RESTRICTED]
1917-1918
Volume: 126 Comptroller [RESTRICTED]
1919-1920
Volume: 127 Comptroller [RESTRICTED]
1921-1922
Volume: 128 Comptroller [RESTRICTED]
1923-1924
Volume: 129 Comptroller [RESTRICTED]
1925-1926
Volume: 130 Comptroller [RESTRICTED]
1927-1929
Volume: 131 Comptroller [RESTRICTED]
1929
Volume: 132 Comptroller [RESTRICTED]
1930

Subseries XIV.6 - St. Joseph's-by-the-Sea (Restricted)

Scope and content

The subseries consists of four volumes of records from the St. Joseph's-by-the-Sea facility in Staten Island. The facility was an overflow extension of the Foundling's facilities on 68th Street.

Container 1     Title Date
Volume: 133 Comptroller - St. Joseph's-by-the-Sea [RESTRICTED]
1912-1924
Volume: 134 Comptroller - St. Joseph's-by-the-Sea [RESTRICTED]
1925-1928
Volume: 135 Baptisms, Communions, Confirmations - St. Joseph's-by-the-Sea [RESTRICTED]
1924-1927
Volume: 136 Baby Pavilion Returns [RESTRICTED]
1935-1955

Subseries XIV.7 - Mothers' Records (Restricted)

Scope and content

The subseries consists of two volumes of records of mothers who resided temporarily at the Foundling. Both volumes are arranged chronologically. There is some overlap of information in the volumes.

Container 1     Title Date
Volume: 137 Mothers and Children [RESTRICTED]
1872-1893
Volume: 138 Mothers Register [RESTRICTED]
1875-1928

Subseries XIV.8 - St. Ann's Maternity Hospital (Restricted)

Scope and content

The subseries consists of 11 volumes of patients' records, followed by 86 Birth Registry volumes, followed by 2 volumes of baptismal records from St. Ann's Maternity Hospital.

The 11 volumes of patients' records are chronological records spanning 1879-1946, with a gap between 1903 December and 1921 May, and another gap between 1926 February and 1936 January. The records 1879-1926 record the mother's name, maiden name, age, and country of birth; the father's name, age, country of birth and profession; the child's name, birthdate, and case number if applicable; a contact address; a record of payment; and sometimes the doctor's name. The records 1936-1946 record the mother's name and age, along with a detailed medical report of the labor and birth, signed by the doctor and nurse.

The 86 Birth Registry volumes contain the birth certificate stubs of children born at St. Ann's, 1881-1946. These birth certificate stubs provide the same information as the birth certificate. The volumes are roughly chronological, with one child's certificate per page.

The baptismal records span the years 1910-1934. The first volume (1910-1926) is organized alphabetically by child. Most of the entries are from 1910-1913, with a few added entries up to 1926. The second volume (1926-1934) is arranged chronologically.

Container 1     Title Date
Volume: 139 St. Ann's Patients' Records [RESTRICTED]
1879 March-1888 January
Volume: 140 St. Ann's Patients' Records [RESTRICTED]
1888 February-1903 December
Volume: 141 St. Ann's Patients' Records [RESTRICTED]
1921 May-1926 February
Volume: 142 St. Ann's Patients' Records [RESTRICTED]
1936 January-1937 April
Volume: 143 St. Ann's Patients' Records [RESTRICTED]
1937 April-1938 June
Volume: 144 St. Ann's Patients' Records [RESTRICTED]
1938 June-1939 September
Volume: 145 St. Ann's Patients' Records [RESTRICTED]
1939 September-1941 March
Volume: 146 St. Ann's Patients' Records [RESTRICTED]
1941 March-1942 July
Volume: 147 St. Ann's Patients' Records [RESTRICTED]
1942 July-1943 July
Volume: 148 St. Ann's Patients' Records [RESTRICTED]
1943 July-1945 January
Volume: 149 St. Ann's Patients' Records [RESTRICTED]
1945 January-1946 February
Volume: 150 Registry of Births [RESTRICTED]
1881 May 6 - 1883 February 11
Volume: 151 Registry of Births [RESTRICTED]
1882 March 10 - 1883 December 14
Volume: 152 Registry of Births [RESTRICTED]
1883 December 16 - 1884 December 26
Volume: 153 Registry of Births [RESTRICTED]
1884 December 27 - 1885 December 27
Volume: 154 Registry of Births [RESTRICTED]
1885 December 31 - 1886 December 23
Volume: 155 Registry of Births [RESTRICTED]
1886 December 25 - 1887 December 14
Volume: 156 Registry of Births [RESTRICTED]
1887 December 17 - 1888 December 31
Volume: 157 Registry of Births [RESTRICTED]
1889 January 1 - 1889 December 12
Volume: 158 Registry of Births [RESTRICTED]
1889 December 14 - 1890 December 17
Volume: 159 Registry of Births [RESTRICTED]
1890 December 18 - 1891 December 25
Volume: 160 Registry of Births [RESTRICTED]
1891 December 28 - 1892 December 30
Volume: 161 Registry of Births [RESTRICTED]
1893 January 1 - 1894 January 7
Volume: 162 Registry of Births [RESTRICTED]
1894 January 8 - 1895 January 8
Volume: 163 Registry of Births [RESTRICTED]
1895 January 10 - December 26
Volume: 164 Registry of Births [RESTRICTED]
1895 December 28 - 1896 December 25
Volume: 165 Registry of Births [RESTRICTED]
1896 December 25 - 1897 December 23
Volume: 166 Registry of Births [RESTRICTED]
1897 December 24 - 1898 December 30
Volume: 167 Registry of Births [RESTRICTED]
1899 January 3 - December 31
Volume: 168 Registry of Births [RESTRICTED]
1900 January 4 - December 31
Volume: 169 Registry of Births [RESTRICTED]
1901 January 1 - December 31
Volume: 170 Registry of Births [RESTRICTED]
1902 January 1 - December 31
Volume: 171 Registry of Births [RESTRICTED]
1903 January 1 - December 30
Volume: 172 Registry of Births [RESTRICTED]
1904 January 4 - December 31
Volume: 173 Registry of Births [RESTRICTED]
1905 January 1 - December 30
Volume: 174 Registry of Births [RESTRICTED]
1906 January 1 - December 31
Volume: 175 Registry of Births [RESTRICTED]
1907 January 1 - December 30
Volume: 176 Registry of Births [RESTRICTED]
1908 January 1 - December 30
Volume: 177 Registry of Births [RESTRICTED]
1909 January 1 - December 30
Volume: 178 Registry of Births [RESTRICTED]
1910 January 1 - December 30
Volume: 179 Registry of Births [RESTRICTED]
1911 January 4 - Deember 31
Volume: 180 Registry of Births [RESTRICTED]
1912 January 3 - December 26
Volume: 181 Registry of Births [RESTRICTED]
1913 January 1 - 1914 January 6
Volume: 182 Registry of Births [RESTRICTED]
1914 January 5 - 1915 January 6
Volume: 183 Registry of Births [RESTRICTED]
1915 January 1 - 1916 January 14
Volume: 184 Registry of Births [RESTRICTED]
1916 January 6 - December 21
Volume: 185 Registry of Births [RESTRICTED]
1916 December 22 - 1918 January 8
Volume: 186 Registry of Births [RESTRICTED]
1918 January 1 - December 25
Volume: 187 Registry of Births [RESTRICTED]
1918 December 30 - 1920 January 1
Volume: 188 Registry of Births [RESTRICTED]
1919 December 27 - 1920 December 30
Volume: 189 Registry of Births [RESTRICTED]
1920 December 27 - 1922 January 12
Volume: 190 Registry of Births [RESTRICTED]
1921 December 26 - 1923 January 14
Volume: 191 Registry of Births [RESTRICTED]
1923 January 2 - 1924 January 17
Volume: 192 Registry of Births [RESTRICTED]
1923 December 30 - 1924 July 4
Volume: 193 Registry of Births [RESTRICTED]
1924 June 21 - December 27
Volume: 194 Registry of Births [RESTRICTED]
1924 December 14 - 1925 July 2
Volume: 195 Registry of Births [RESTRICTED]
1925 June 27 - December 29
Volume: 196 Registry of Births [RESTRICTED]
1925 December 25 - 1926 July 2
Volume: 197 Registry of Births [RESTRICTED]
1926 June 22 - December 29
Volume: 198 Registry of Births [RESTRICTED]
1926 December 18 - 1927 June 27
Volume: 199 Registry of Births [RESTRICTED]
1927 June 24 - December 30
Volume: 200 Registry of Births [RESTRICTED]
1928 January 2 - June 30
Volume: 201 Registry of Births [RESTRICTED]
1928 June 27 - December 31
Volume: 202 Registry of Births [RESTRICTED]
1929 January 1 - July 19
Volume: 203 Registry of Births [RESTRICTED]
1929 July 7 - December 28
Volume: 204 Registry of Births [RESTRICTED]
1929 December 22 - 1930 June 30
Volume: 205 Registry of Births [RESTRICTED]
1930 July - December
Volume: 206 Registry of Births [RESTRICTED]
1930 December - 1931 June
Volume: 207 Registry of Births [RESTRICTED]
1931 July - December
Volume: 208 Registry of Births [RESTRICTED]
1932 January - June
Volume: 209 Registry of Births [RESTRICTED]
1932 July-December
Volume: 210 Registry of Births [RESTRICTED]
1933 January-June
Volume: 211 Registry of Births [RESTRICTED]
1933 July-December
Volume: 212 Registry of Births [RESTRICTED]
1934 January-June
Volume: 213 Registry of Births [RESTRICTED]
1934 July-December
Volume: 214 Registry of Births [RESTRICTED]
1935 January-June
Volume: 215 Registry of Births [RESTRICTED]
1935 July-December
Volume: 216 Registry of Births [RESTRICTED]
1936 January-June
Volume: 217 Registry of Births [RESTRICTED]
1936 July-December
Volume: 218 Registry of Births [RESTRICTED]
1937 January-June
Volume: 219 Registry of Births [RESTRICTED]
1937 July-December
Volume: 220 Registry of Births [RESTRICTED]
1938 January-June
Volume: 221 Registry of Births [RESTRICTED]
1938 July-December
Volume: 222 Registry of Births [RESTRICTED]
1939 January-June
Volume: 223 Registry of Births [RESTRICTED]
1939 July-December
Volume: 224 Registry of Births [RESTRICTED]
1940 January-June
Volume: 225 Registry of Births [RESTRICTED]
1940 July-December
Volume: 226 Registry of Births [RESTRICTED]
1941 January-June
Volume: 227 Registry of Births [RESTRICTED]
1941 July-December
Volume: 228 Registry of Births [RESTRICTED]
1942 January-June
Volume: 229 Registry of Births [RESTRICTED]
1942 July-December
Volume: 230 Registry of Births [RESTRICTED]
1943 January-June
Volume: 231 Registry of Births [RESTRICTED]
1943 July-December
Volume: 232 Registry of Births [RESTRICTED]
1944 January-June
Volume: 233 Registry of Births [RESTRICTED]
1944 July-December
Volume: 234 Registry of Births [RESTRICTED]
1945 January-June
Volume: 235 Registry of Births [RESTRICTED]
1945 July 1-September 29
Volume: 236 Registry of Births [RESTRICTED]
1945 September 30 - 1946 February 23
Volume: 237 St. Ann's Baptismal Records
1910-1926
Volume: 238 St. Ann's Baptisms
1926 March - 1934 May

Subseries XIV.9 - Autopsies (Restricted)

Container 1     Title Date
Volume: 239 Record of Autopsies
1931 October 8 - 1955 February 21

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Series XV - Audiovisual Materials, 1958-2008 and undated

Scope and Content

The series consists of 12 boxes containing videotapes in various formats, DVDs, and 16mm film. Materials are arranged by format.

The VHS tapes are arranged first, and are organized numerically using numbers originally assigned by Richard Reilly at the Foundling. Reilly further created a detailed guide to the content of each VHS cassette, which is available at the Manuscript Department of the New-York Historical Society. The VHS tapes most often contain segments of television news and talk shows. There are also some "home" videos of Foundling events and some promotional videos.

Other formats were not catalogued by Reilly, or viewed by any archivist, and are described in this finding aid according to their labels.

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 65 VHS tapes numbered 1-15 (missing 7,9)
1992-1997
Box: 66 VHS tapes numbered 16-28 (missing 25, 26; including 24A)
1958-2005
Box: 67 VHS tapes numbered 29-45 (missing 33, 42, 43)
1986-1998 and undated
Box: 68 VHS tapes numbered 47-68 (missing 50, 55, 57-59, 61-63, 66)
undated (pre-1958) - 2003
Box: 69 VHS tapes numbered 69-88 (missing 70, 71, 74, 77, 85)
1989-2000 and undated
Box: 70 VHS tapes numbered 89-105 (missing 96, 100-102)
circa 1983-2004
Box: 71 Box of VHS and Beta: 1 VHS tape (transfer of 1950 Loretta Young promotional film); 11 Betacam SP tapes numbered 1-11 and labeled "NY Foundling Hospital Raw Footage"; 1 Sony Beta BCT-20K tape (numbered 1 of 11) dated 1987 April 27
1987 and undated
Box: 72 Box of Beta and DVD: 10 Sony Beta BCT-20K videotapes (numbered 2-11; 1 in Box 71); 1 Fuji Betacam SP tape labeled "Sister Marilda Joseph" (1995) in a box labeled "Loretta Young Film"; 1 Sony Beta BCT-20K tape labeled "Eddie Albert Foundling Hospital, Roll #1, Master, 7 Aug. 1987", 4 DVDs: Promo Film 11/07; the Pajama Program 01/03/08; Orphan Train (undated); Loretta Young (undated transfer of 1950 promo film?); and "Abandon No One" (undated circa 2008)
1987, 1995, 2007, 2008 and undated
Box: 73 Box of 3/4" U-matic Video (twelve 4.75"x7.25" cassettes): 9 Sony KCS-20K tapes numbered 1-3 and 6-11, all labeled "Time Code Dub", dated 1987 May 26 and undated; 3 Sony KCS-20XBR tapes numbered 1-3 all labeled "Window Dub" and number 1 also labeled "St. Agatha's: Disabled Children and Bus Transportation" all undated
1987 May 26 and undated
Box: 74 Box of 3/4" video (nine 5.5"x8.5" cassettes): 2 tapes labeled "CAS/Interpublic NY Foundling 'Short Version' 32:00 5/3/88"; 2 tapes labeled "CAS Interpublic NY Foundling 3/4 " Dub" - "Part I Approx 60 min. 9/25/92" and "Promotion Tape 20:40 11/11/92"; 1 undated tape labeled "Reaching Out: Child Care Programs of the Foundling Length 57:55; 2 undated tapes labeled "NY Foundling Window Dub" - 1 also labeled "CAS 462, 4-5" and 1 labeled "CAS 463, Roll 6"; 1 undated tape labeled "PB video project 3 teens/teenage girls by Abbie Fink"; 1 ABC video labeled "Program: People-Places-Things, Episode Title LC-13930, Super Family" dated 12/18/75
1975-1992 and undated
Box: 75 Box of Betacam SP and 1" Video: 3 Sony Betacam SP tapes labeled Interpublic/CAS NYFH Video Project reels 1-5" dated 3/13/89; 1 Betacam SP tape labeled "Paramount Pictures and MTV Films the Fighting Temptations Electronic Press Kit" dated 9/4/03; 1 reel of 1" video labeled CAS/Interpublic NY Foundling "Crisis Nursery/Reaching Out" dated 5/3/88; 1 reel of 1" video labeled CAS/Interpublic Project Basement Hourglass" dated 4/11/89; 1 reel of 1" video labeled "CAS/Interpublic NY Foundling Promotion Tape" dated 11/11/92; 1 reel of 1" video labeled "CAS/Interpublic NY Foundling Home Part 2" dated 9/23/92
1988-2003
Box: 76 Box of three 16 mm films: "But What of the Child" English Version and Spanish version; and "WNBC TV Positively Black: New York Foundling (Foster Mothers)"
undated

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Series XVI - Nurse's Capes, circa 1915-1965

Container 1     Title Date
Box: OS 2 2 Nurse's Capes
circa 1915-1965

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Series XVII - Published Books, 1951-2001

Scope and content

The series consists of 14 books, kept by the Foundling for historical research. Twelve are published or self-published books, one is a photocopy of a published book, and one is a self-published manuscript.

One book (Gottlieb/Yaffa) is about the New York Foundling Hospital as a whole. One book (by Cardinal Spellman) is a novel about a ward of the Foundling. Two books (Earley) are about the Sisters of Charity. One book (Walsh) is about St. Vincent's Hospital. Two books (Gordon and Brophy) are about the Foundling's "Arizona Incident" in 1904. Seven other books are about the orphan train, and most of these were published via the Orphan Train Heritage Society of America. There are duplicates of some of these orphan train books, as well as related books, in the Children's Aid Society Records, 1836-2006 (bulk 1853-1947) at the New-York Historical Society.

The books are arranged alphabetically by title.

Container 1     Title Date
Volume: 240 Dorothy Urch Charles Found at Last: A Story of the Orphan Trains (self-published manuscript)
circa 2000
Volume: 241 Francis Cardinal Spellman The Foundling (New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1951)
1951
Volume: 242 Martin Gottlieb with contemporary photographs by Claire Yaffa The Foundling: The Story of the New York Foundling Hospital (New York: Norfleet Press, 2001)
2001
Volume: 243 A. Blake Brophy Foundlings on the Frontier: Racial and Religious Conflict in Arizona Territory, 1904-1905 (Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 1972) - photocopy only
1972
Volume: 244 Linda Gordon The Great Arizona Orphan Abduction (Cambridge and London: Harvard University Press, 1999)
1999
Volume: 245 Mary Ellen Johnson, editor Journeys of Hope: Orphan Train Riders Their Own Stories (Orphan Train Heritage Society of America, 1999)
1999
Volume: 246 Mary Ellen Johnson and Kay B. Hall, editors Orphan Train Riders: Their Own Stories Volume 1 (Baltimore: Gateway Press, 1992)
1992
Volume: 247 Mary Ellen Johnson and Kay B. Hall, editors Orphan Train Riders: Their Own Stories Vol. 2 (Baltimore: Gateway Press, 1993)
1993
Volume: 248 Mary Ellen Johnson et. al., editors Orphan Train Riders: Their Own Stories Volume 4 (Baltimore: Gateway Press, 1997)
1997
Volume: 249 Michael D. Patrick and Evelyn Goodrich Trickel Orphan Trains to Missouri (Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 1997)
1997
Volume: 250 Mary Elizabeth Earley, S.C. The Sisters of Charity of New York 1960-1996 Volume IV (New York: Sisters of Charity of New York Press, 1997)
1997
Volume: 251 Mary Elizabeth Earley, S.C. The Sisters of Charity of New York 1960-1996 Volume V (New York: Sisters of Charity of New York Press, 1997)
1997
Volume: 252 Patricia J. Young and Frances E. Marks Tears on Paper: Orphan Train History including Stories as Told by Nebraska Orphan Train Riders (self published, 1990)
1990
Volume: 253 Sister Marie De Lourdes Walsh With a Great Heart: The Story of St. Vincent's Hospital and Medical Center of New York 1849-1964 (New York: St. Vincent's Hospital, 1965)
1965

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