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Guide to the Records of Graham Windham
1804-2011
 MS 2916

New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West
New York, NY 10024
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Collection processed by Phyllis Barr 1992-1994 and 2006-2010, and again by Cherie Acierno 2011. Finding aid written by Phyllis Barr and Cherie Acierno. Machine readable finding aid created by Cherie Acierno in 2011.

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Container List

Series I - Orphan Asylum Society/Graham Home for Children, 1806-1981 (bulk 1806-1977), 1806-1977

Scope and Content

The Orphan Asylum Society (founded 1806) was renamed the Graham School in 1929, and the Graham Home for Children in 1950. It merged with Windham Child Care in 1977. Series I consists of the agency's records before the merger. For records after the merger, please see Series III.

Series I contains records of the Orphan Asylum Society/Graham School/Graham Home, 1806-1981 (bulk 1806-1977), mostly in the form of bound volumes and photographs. There is no administrative correspondence. Series I is arranged in ten subseries as follows:

Missing Title

  1. I.1 - Board Minutes, 1806-1974
  2. I.2 - Charter, Constitution, By-Laws, 1807-circa 1944
  3. I.3 - Annual Reports, 1806-1977
  4. I.4 - Financial Records, 1808-1957
  5. I.5 - Committee Reports and Other Inspections, 1848-1966
  6. I.6 - Superintendent, School, and Children's Records, 1806-1979
  7. I.7 - Other Administrative Records, circa 1806-1981
  8. I.8 - Printed Matter, 1817-1977
  9. I.9 - Visual Materials, circa 1910-1977
  10. I.10 - Clippings, circa 1853-1977

Subseries I.1 - Board Minutes 1806-1974, 1806-1974

Scope and Content

The subseries contains 18 volumes of minutes of meetings of the Board of Trustees of the Orphan Asylum Society/Graham Home for Children (OAS) 1806-1974.

Minutes from 1822-1851 and 1975-1977 are missing. Some loose pages from the 1830's were interleaved with the 1887-1894 minutes, and remain with that volume (Vol. 4). An index to the minutes is available to researchers at the New-York Historical Society manuscript department.

Minutes are closed to the public for a term of one hundred years from date of creation. Minutes older than one hundred years are open for research.

The Orphan Asylum Society merged with Windham Child Care in 1977 to become Graham Windham. For Minutes of Windham Child Care, see Series II.1. For post-1977 minutes of Graham Windham, see Series III.1. For OAS Committee Reports submitted to the Board, see Subseries I.5. For a 1973 board manual and other board-related administrative materials, see Subseries I.7.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Volume: 1 OAS Board Minutes
1806 March - 1822 January
Volume: 2 OAS Board Minutes
1851 September - 1880 December
Volume: 3 OAS Board Minutes
1881 January - 1886 December
Volume: 4 OAS Board Minutes
1887 January - 1894 March
Volume: 5 OAS Board Minutes
1894 April - 1904 April
Offsite-Box: 108 Volume : 6 OAS Board Minutes
1904 May - 1923 June
Offsite-Box: 108 Volume : 7 OAS Board Minutes
1923 August - 1950 October
Offsite-Box: 109 Volume : 8 OAS Board Minutes
1950 November - 1958 December
Offsite-Box: 109 Volume : 9 OAS Board Minutes
1959 January-December
Offsite-Box: 109 Volume : 10 OAS Board Minutes
1960 January-November
Offsite-Box: 109 Volume : 11 OAS Board Minutes
1961 january-December
Offsite-Box: 109 Volume : 12 OAS Board Minutes
1962 January-December
Offsite-Box: 110 Volume : 13 OAS Board Minutes
1963 January - 1964 February
Offsite-Box: 110 Volume : 14 OAS Board Minutes
1964 February - 1965 July
Offsite-Box: 110 Volume : 15 OAS Board Minutes
1965 August - 1967 December
Offsite-Box: 110 Volume : 16 OAS Board Minutes
1968 February - 1971 December
Offsite-Box: 110 Volume : 17 OAS Board Minutes
1972 January - 1974 May
Offsite-Box: 108 Volume : 18 Resolutions of the Orphan Asylum Society
1895 September - 1908 November

Subseries I.2 - Charter, Constitution, By-Laws, 1807-ca. 1944, 1806-1977

Scope and Contents

The subseries contains loose copies of the act of incorporation, constitution, by-laws, rules and regulations, and extension of existance of the Orphan Asylum Society 1807-1944, arranged chronologically. Additional copies of some of these documents, including some from other years, are bound together with some annual reports in the following subseries, Subseries 1.3.

Container 1     Title Date
Box: OS 1 Act of Incorporation (oversize copy)
1807
Box: 1 Constitution and By-Laws
1810
Box: 1 Rules and Regulations for the Internal Management of the New-York Orphan Asylum
1837
Box: 1 Constitution and By-Laws
1845
Box: 1 By-Laws Relating to Applicants for Orphans
1870 and undated
Box: 1 Constitution and By-Laws
1873
Box: 1 Rules and Regulations for the Internal Management of the Orphan Asylum Society
1874
Box: 1 Constitution and By-Laws
1889
Box: 1 Rules and Regulations
1889
Box: 1 Charter and By-Laws
1914
Box: 1 Certificate of Extension of Existence (2)
1925 and 1942
Box: 1 By-Laws
1933 and ca. 1944
Box: OS 1 First page of OAS constitution, mounted enlargement on board
undated

Subseries I.3 - Annual Reports 1806-1977, 1806-1977

Scope and Content

The subseries contains bound volumes and loose copies of annual reports of the Orphan Asylum Society (later Graham School of the Orphan Asylum Society, and then Graham Home for Children), 1806-1977. Bound volumes are arranged first, followed by loose copies. There are no loose copies of annual reports from 1824-1832, and there are no copies in any form of annual reports from 1908, 1937, 1942, 1947-1948, 1950-1957, 1960-1964, 1968-1969, 1972, and 1974.

Some of the early annual reports include the organization's constitution, by-laws, and minutes. One bound volume of annual reports has been bound with two speeches from 1821 and 1823. An index for the annual reports, as well as a summary of each annual report, is available to researchers at the New-York Historical Society manuscript department.

For annual reports of the Society for the Relief of Half Orphans and Destitute Children/Windham Child Care, please see Series II.

For annual reports of Graham Windham, formed in 1977 by the merger of the Graham Home and the Windham Child Care, please see Series III.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Offsite-Box: 111 Volume : 19 Annual Reports, Constitution and By-Laws
1806-1828
Offsite-Box: 111 Volume : 20 Annual Reports, Constitution and By-Laws (including handwritten inserts)
1815-1836
Offsite-Box: 111 Volume : 21 Annual Reports 1837-1860, with An Address and Prayer on Laying the Cornerstone 1823, and A Discourse on the Death of Mrs. Sarah Hoffman, First Directress, 1821
1821-1860
Offsite-Box: 111 Volume : 22 Origin and History of the Orphan Asylum Society Vol. I (reprint of annual reports and other documents 1806-1857)
circa 1896
Offsite-Box: 111 Volume : 23 Origin and History of the Orphan Asylum Society Vol. I (reprint of annual reports and other documents 1806-1857)
circa 1896
Offsite-Box: 111 Volume : 24 Origin and History of the Orphan Asylum Society Vol. I (reprint of annual reports and other documents 1806-1857)
circa 1896
Offsite-Box: 111 Volume : 25 Origin and History of the Orphan Asylum Society Vol. II (reprint of annual reports 1858-1895 and other documents 1807-1822)
circa 1896
Offsite-Box: 111 Volume : 26 Origin and History of the Orphan Asylum Society Vol. II (reprint of annual reports 1858-1895 and other documents 1807-1822)
circa 1896
Offsite-Box: 111 Volume : 27 Origin and History of the Orphan Asylum Society Vol. II (reprint of annual reports 1858-1895 and other documents 1807-1822)
circa 1896
Offsite-Box: 112 Volume : 28 Origin and History of the Orphan Asylum Society Vol. II (reprint of annual reports 1858-1895 and other documents 1807-1822)
circa 1896
Offsite-Box: 2 Annual Report with Constitution and By-Laws
1823
Offsite-Box: 2 Annual Reports
1833-1854
Offsite-Box: 3 Annual Reports
1855-1871
Offsite-Box: 4 Annual Reports
1872-1879
Offsite-Box: 5 Annual Reports
1880-1885
Offsite-Box: 6 Annual Reports
1887-1892
Offsite-Box: 7 Annual Reports
1893-1901
Offsite-Box: 8 Annual Reports
1902-1909
Offsite-Box: 9 Annual Reports
1910-1914
Offsite-Box: 10 Annual Reports
1915-1922
Offsite-Box: 11 Annual Reports
1923-1929
Offsite-Box: 12 Annual Reports
1930-1946, 1949, 1959, 1965-1967, 1973, 1975-1977
Offsite-Box: 18 Folder : 4 Annual Report
1959
Offsite-Box: 18 Folder : 10 Annual Report
1970

Subseries I.4 - Financial Records, 1808-1957, 1808-1957 1820-1956

Scope and Content

The subseries contains financial records (1808-1957, bulk 1820-1956) of the Orphan Asylum Society (1806-1929), renamed the Graham School (1929-1950) and Graham Home for Children (1950-1977), arranged by type and in rough chronological order. Most of the records are handwritten in bound volumes. Loose records are arranged in boxes after the volumes. The records are not inclusive. The names for types of records are not consistent. It is not always clear who created the records. Some records were kept by the Treasurer, some by the Assistant Treasurer, and some may have been kept by the Secretary, a board member, or the Superintendent.

Financial Records are closed to the public for a term of one hundred years from their date of creation. Records older than one hundred years are open for research.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Volume: 29 Orphan Asylum Account Book [Treasurer's Cash Expenses]
1808-1821
Volume: 30 Orphan Asylum Account Book [Treasurer's Cash Expenses]
1821-1827
Volume: 31 Treasurer's Account Book [Cash Expenses]
1825-1838
Offsite-Box: 112 Volume : 32 Treasurer's Account Book [Cash Expenses]
1839-1853
Offsite-Box: 112 Volume : 33 Treasurer's Account Book [Cash Expenses]
1853-1867
Offsite-Box: 112 Volume : 34 Treasurer's Account Book [Cash Expenses]
1867-1881
Offsite-Box: 112 Volume : 35 Treasurer's Account Book [Cash Expenses]
1881-1888
Offsite-Box: 112 Volume : 36 Treasurer's Expense Book
1875-1884
Offsite-Box: 112 Volume : 37 Treasurer's Expense Book
1885-1897
Offsite-Box: 113 Volume : 38 Treasurer's Cash Book
1890-1896
Offsite-Box: 113 Volume : 39 Treasurer's Cash Book [Oversize]
1895-1901
Offsite-Box: 114 Volume : 40 Treasurer's Cash Book [Oversize]
1906-1912
Offsite-Box: 114 Volume : 41 Treasurer's Cash Book [Oversize]
1912-1917
Offsite-Box: 114 Volume : 42 Treasurer's Cash Book [Oversize]
1922-1923
Volume: 43 Receipt Book
1820-1830
Offsite-Box: 112 Volume : 44 Receipt Book
1839-1853
Offsite-Box: 115 Volume : 45 Receipt Book
1853-1857
Offsite-Box: 115 Volume : 46 Expenses/Provisions
1865-1868
Offsite-Box: 122 Volume : 47 Expenses/Provisions
1865-1871
Offsite-Box: 115 Volume : 48 Expenses/Provisions
1871-1874
Offsite-Box: 115 Volume : 49 Expenses/Provisions
1872-1874
Volume: 50 Donations
1814-1818
Volume: 51 Donations
1831-1852
Volume: 52 Property bought and sold, and estate donations
1833-1869
Volume: 53 Subscription Book
1820-1829
Offsite-Box: 115 Volume : 54 Subscription Book
1845-1855
Offsite-Box: 115 Volume : 55 Subscription Book
1857-1899
Offsite-Box: 115 Volume : 56 Agent's/Assistant Treasurer's Cash Book
1869-1875
Offsite-Box: 115 Volume : 57 Assistant Treasurer's Letter Book
1896-1906
Offsite-Box: 115 Volume : 58 Rentals Collected
1896-1904
Offsite-Box: 115 Volume : 59 Building Account - Cash Book
1901-1903
Offsite-Box: 115 Volume : 60 Building Account - Journal
1901-1903
Offsite-Box: 116 Volume : 61 Expenses
1903-1904
Offsite-Box: 116 Volume : 62 Expenses
1919-1925
Offsite-Box: 116 Volume : 63 Receipts and Payments
1919-1925
Offsite-Box: 116 Volume : 64 Expenses
1925-1940
Offsite-Box: 116 Volume : 65 Expenses
1925-1931
Offsite-Box: 116 Volume : 66 Expenses
1931-1937
Offsite-Box: 116 Volume : 67 Expenses
1937-1943
Offsite-Box: 116 Volume : 68 Expenses
1943-1947
Offsite-Box: 117 Volume : 69 Assistant Treasurer Cash Book
1914-1920
Offsite-Box: 117 Volume : 70 Assistant Treasurer Cash Book
1920-1929
Offsite-Box: 117 Volume : 71 Assistant Treasurer Cash Book
1929-1936
Offsite-Box: 117 Volume : 72 Assistant Treasurer Cash Book
1937-1943
Offsite-Box: 117 Volume : 73 Assistant Treasurer Cash Book
1943-1948
Offsite-Box: 117 Volume : 74 Assistant Treasurer Cash Book
1948-1951
Offsite-Box: 118 Volume : 75 Assistant Treasurer Cash Book
1952-1955
Offsite-Box: 118 Volume : 76 Assistant Treasurer Cash Book
1955-1957
Offsite-Box: 118 Volume : 77 Assistant Treasurer Journal
1914-1929
Offsite-Box: 118 Volume : 78 Assistant Treasurer Journal
1929-1953
Offsite-Box: 118 Volume : 79 Assistant Treasurer Ledger
1920-1929
Offsite-Box: 118 Volume : 80 Assistant Treasurer Ledger
1929-1941
Offsite-Box: 118 Volume : 81 Assistant Treasurer Ledger
1942-1950
Offsite-Box: 119 Volume : 82 Children's Accounts
1914-1920
Offsite-Box: 119 Volume : 83 Children's Accounts
1920-1935
Offsite-Box: 119 Volume : 84 Children's Accounts
1935-1943
Offsite-Box: 121 Volume : 85 Children's Accounts
1944-1948
Offsite-Box: 119 Volume : 86 Private Maintenance
1923-1929
Offsite-Box: 119 Volume : 87 Private Maintenance
1929-1934
Offsite-Box: 119 Volume : 88 Private Maintenance
1946-1947
Offsite-Box: 119 Volume : 89 Maintenance Public and Private
1934-1937
Offsite-Box: 120 Volume : 90 Maintenance Public and Private
1937-1941
Offsite-Box: 120 Volume : 91 Maintenance Public and Private
1941-1945
Offsite-Box: 120 Volume : 92 Public Maintenance
1940-1947
Offsite-Box: 120 Volume : 93 Cash Receipts, Maintenance Receipts, Dun Fund
1929-1951
Offsite-Box: 121 Volume : 94 Cash Receipts and Disbursements
1947-1949
Offsite-Box: 121 Volume : 95 Cash Receipts and Disbursements
1950-1951
Offsite-Box: 122 Volume : 96 Cash Receipts and Disbursements
1956
Offsite-Box: 116 Volume : 97 Mrs. Bell's Special Appeals Ledger
1949-1956
Offsite-Box: 116 Volume : 98 Mrs. Bell's Special Appeals Receipts and Disbursements
1953-1956
Offsite-Box: 116 Volume : 99 Check Stubs
1939-1952
Offsite-Box: 13 Folder : 1 Trinity Church Cemetery Plot Deeds
circa 1869
Offsite-Box: 13 Folder : 2 Check stubs
1896-1906
Offsite-Box: 13 Folder : 3 Assistant Treasurer and Treasurer's Statements
1899-1900
Offsite-Box: 13 Folder : 4 OAS Payroll
1900-1913
Offsite-Box: 13 Folder : 5 Treasurer's and Assistant Treasurer's Statements
1910-1913
Offsite-Box: 13 Folder : 6 Audits
1910-1918
Offsite-Box: 13 Folder : 7 Treasurer's and Assistant Treasurer's Statements
1914-1918
Offsite-Box: 13 Folder : 8 Brown Legacy
1917
Offsite-Box: 14 Bank books
circa 1890-1920
Offsite-Box: 14 Check stubs
1910-1912
Offsite-Box: 14 Financial statements
1910-1912
Offsite-Box: 15 Folder : 1 Architect's Financial Records, Hastings-on-Hudson Property
1901-1902
Offsite-Box: 15 Folder : 2 OAS Audits
1919-1921, 1931, 1932, 1936
Offsite-Box: 15 Folder : 3 Investments
1940, 1956
Offsite-Box: 15 Folder : 4 OAS Financial Reports
1943-1945
Offsite-Box: 15 Folder : 5 Graham legacy from Mary Stuart - Court Petition
1943
Offsite-Box: 15 Folder : 6 May Taylor Fund
1948-1965
Offsite-Box: 15 Folder : 7 Statements of Securities
1952, 1954
Offsite-Box: 15 Folder : 8 Audits and Bank Statements
1956
Offsite-Box: 15 Folder : 9 OAS Audits
1937-1956
Offsite-Box: 16 Folder : 1 OAS Accounts
1940-1941
Offsite-Box: 16 Folder : 2 OAS Accounts
1945-1946
Offsite-Box: 16 Folder : 3 OAS Accounts
1947, 1949
Offsite-Box: 16 Folder : 4 OAS Accounts
1950-1951
Offsite-Box: 16 Folder : 5 OAS Accounts
1952
Offsite-Box: 16 Folder : 6 OAS Accounts
1953
Offsite-Box: 16 Folder : 7 OAS Accounts
1954
Offsite-Box: 16 Folder : 8 OAS Accounts
1955

Subseries I.5 - Committee Reports and Other Inspections, 1848-1966, 1848-1966

Scope and Content

The subseries consists of five volumes of reports of the Visitor's Commitee (1842-1892), followed by two volumes of records and reports of the Investigating Committee (1900-1905), followed by one volume of records of the Correspondence Committee (1903-1922). The women of the Visitor's Committee visited the asylum regularly and reported their observations to the board. The Investigating Committee appears to have performed follow-up visits to children who had left the asylum, as well as investigations of children in the asylum. The Correspondence Committee recorded information about, and correspondence with, selected children who had left the asylum, following their lives for many years.

The volumes are followed by folders containing an inspection report by the State Board of Social Welfare (1935-36) forwarded to the Board, and a bound report of a visiting committee to the Board (1966).

Reports in this subseries are closed to the public for a term of one hundred years from their date of creation. Records older than one hundred years are open for research.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Offsite-Box: 116 Volume : 100 Reports of the Visitor's Committee
1848-1860
Offsite-Box: 116 Volume : 101 Reports of the Visitor's Committee
1861-1872
Offsite-Box: 123 Volume : 102 Reports of the Visitor's Committee
1872-1882
Offsite-Box: 123 Volume : 103 Reports of the Visitor's Committee
1882-1886
Offsite-Box: 123 Volume : 104 Reports of the Visitor's Committee
1892
Offsite-Box: 123 Volume : 105 Minutes [Reports] of the Investigating Committee
1900-1905
Offsite-Box: 123 Volume : 106 Records of the Investigating Committee
1900-1905
Offsite-Box: 123 Volume : 107 Records of the Correspondence Committee
1903-1922
Offsite-Box: 16 Folder : 10 State Board of Social Welfare Inspection Report
1935-1936
Offsite-Box: 16 Folder : 11 Report of the Findings and Recommendations of a Special Visiting Committee to the Board of Trustees
1966 April

Subseries I.6 - Superintendent, School, and Children's Records, 1806-1979, 1806-1979

Scope and Content

The subseries contains records kept by the Superintendent of the Orphan Asylum Society, who was responsible for the day-to-day running of the OAS, and also contains other records relating to children and the school. Most of the material is in the form of bound volumes. Volumes are arranged by type, and then chronologically. Some additional volumes and loose materials are arrranged in folders after the volumes.

The titles of admission books/registers are not consistent, and some dates overlap. Some volumes are narrative records, with stories about each child, and these are labeled "narrative" in the container list. Others are chronological or alphabetical and provide demographic data. The "Superintendent's Journals" provide daily narrative reports of events at the OAS.

The records in this subseries are closed to the public for a term of one hundred years from their date of creation. Records older than one hundred years are open for research.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Volume: 108 Orphan Asylum Register (Chronological, with alphabetical index. Lists indentures)
1806-1830
Volume: 109 Orphan Asylum Register (Alphabetical)
circa 1806-1890
Volume: 110 Admissions (Alphabetical and Chronological)
1806-1979
Volume: 111 Admissions (Alphabetical)
circa 1818-1842
Volume: 112 Admissions (Alphabetical)
circa 1819-1857
Offsite-Box: 124 Volume : 113 Admissions (Chronological)
1849-1895
Offsite-Box: 123 Volume : 114 Admissions and Discharges (chronological)
1925-1959
Offsite-Box: 123 Volume : 115 Discharges (alphabetical)
circa 1807-1842
Offsite-Box: 122 Volume : 116 Discharges (alphabetical)
circa 1810-1948
Offsite-Box: 125 Volume : 117 Discharges (chronological)
1889-1909
Offsite-Box: 124 Volume : 118 Discharges (chronological)
1902-1941
Offsite-Box: 124 Volume : 119 Discharges 1902-1904 (chronological), Tardiness and Height/Weight Records circa 1905
circa 1902-1905
Offsite-Box: 126 Volume : 120 Discharges (chronological)
1941-1970
Offsite-Box: 126 Volume : 121 Superintendent's Journal
1845-1860
Offsite-Box: 126 Volume : 122 Superintendent's Journal
1861-1884
Offsite-Box: 126 Volume : 123 Superintendent's Journal
1884-1889
Offsite-Box: 127 Volume : 124 Superintendent's Journal
1889-1902
Offsite-Box: 127 Volume : 125 Superintendent's Journal
1902-1916
Offsite-Box: 128 Volume : 126 Superintendent's Journal
1916-1933
Offsite-Box: 128 Volume : 127 Superintendent's Journal
1933-1949
Offsite-Box: 129 Volume : 128 History of Children (Admissions Narratives)
1846-1919
Offsite-Box: 130 Volume : 129 History of Children (Admissions Narratives)
1919-1944
Offsite-Box: 130 Volume : 130 History of Children (Admissions Narratives)
1944-1962
Offsite-Box: 131 Volume : 131 Histories of Children (Admissions Narratives)
1864-1884
Offsite-Box: 131 Volume : 132 Histories of Children (Admissions Narratives)
1864-1884
Offsite-Box: 131 Volume : 133 Histories of Children (Admissions Narratives)
1884-1895
Offsite-Box: 131 Volume : 134 Histories of Children (Admissions Narratives)
1895-1908
Offsite-Box: 131 Volume : 135 Histories of Children (Admissions Narratives)
1908-1915
Offsite-Box: 131 Volume : 136 Histories of Children (Admissions Narratives)
1915-1926
Offsite-Box: 131 Volume : 137 Histories of Children (Admissions Narratives)
1920-1933
Offsite-Box: 131 Volume : 138 Histories of Children (Admissions Narratives)
1926-1934
Offsite-Box: 132 Volume : 139 Histories of Children (Admissions Narratives)
1934-1940
Offsite-Box: 132 Volume : 140 Histories of Children (Admissions Narratives)
1940-1946
Offsite-Box: 135 Volume : 141 Daily Attendance (by gender) and other records
1838-1850
Offsite-Box: 132 Volume : 142 Superintendent's Record of Visitors (alphabetical)
circa 1897-1904
Offsite-Box: 135 Volume : 143 Visitor's Register (chronological)
1902-1929
Offsite-Box: 132 Volume : 144 Theft Book (record of children stealing)
1907-1921
Offsite-Box: 132 Volume : 145 Student Records (roll book)
1907-1911
Offsite-Box: 132 Volume : 145A Attendance Record (roll book)
1907-1908
Offsite-Box: 132 Volume : 145B Provision Book
circa 1910
Offsite-Box: 132 Volume : 146 IQ Test ca. 1911/Children's Records 1909-1915
1909-1915
Offsite-Box: 133 Volume : 147 Application Book (narratives)
1921-1932
Offsite-Box: 133 Volume : 148 Children's Grades
1929-1932
Offsite-Box: 133 Volume : 149 Children's Grades
circa 1932-1939
Offsite-Box: 133 Volume : 150 Children's Grades
1938-1944
Offsite-Box: 133 Volume : 151 Children's Grades
1944-1947
Offsite-Box: 133 Volume : 152 Children's Grades
1946-1949
Offsite-Box: 133 Volume : 153 Alumni in the Armed Services
1931-1943
Offsite-Box: 134 Volume : 154 Alumni Addresses
circa 1932
Offsite-Box: 132 Volume : 155 Birthday Book
1941-1967
Offsite-Box: 132 Volume : 156 Minutes of General Council Meetings (Children's Self-Government)
1949-1952
Offsite-Box: 17 Folder : 1 Personal Diary of a (male) Superintendent or Teacher
1887
Offsite-Box: 17 Folder : 2 Completed Authorization for Admission and Application for Admission, and Blank Surrender Form
1889, 1910, and undated
Offsite-Box: 17 Folder : 3 Roll Books (4)
1912-1923
Offsite-Box: 17 Folder : 4 Roll Books (3)
1928-1939
Offsite-Box: 17 Folder : 5 Graham School Boys in Service
1943
Offsite-Box: 17 Folder : 6 Conduct marks
1948-1949
Offsite-Box: 17 Folder : 7 Class Record
1953
Offsite-Box: 17 Folder : 8 Cottage Roll Book with children's names and birthdays
circa 1950-1969
Offsite-Box: 17 Folder : 9 Daily Census Reports
1970

Subseries I.7 - Other Administrative Records, circa 1806-1981, circa 1806-1981

Scope and Content

The subseries consists of eight folders of documents followed by one volume, containing various records retained by the OAS/Graham Home. Materials include a letter to the Orphan Asylum (1892) requesting a baby girl by mail and a thank you note from the Director of the Menagerie of the Department of Public Parks thanking the boys of the Orphan Asylum for donating a screech owl. Both of these letters had been framed and displayed by the agency; they have now been removed from their frames for the purpose of conservation. Other materials in the subseries include a Board of Trustees manual, informational documents about the OAS, and employee records.

The records in this subseries are closed to the public for a term of one hundred years from their date of creation. Records older than one hundred years are open for research.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: OS 1 Folder : 2 List of workmen on orphanage (original document, matted)
circa 1806-1807
Offsite-Box: 17 Folder : 10 Thank you note to boys from Menagerie Director
1888 November 24
Offsite-Box: 17 Folder : 11 Letter to Orphan Asylum Requesting Baby
1892 August 5
Offsite-Box: 17 Folder : 12 Lists of employees
circa 1934-1965
Offsite-Box: 17 Folder : 13 Typescript report on Graham School with attached construction paper silhouettes and photograph (unknown creator)
1955
Offsite-Box: 17 Folder : 14 5-page fact sheet
1956
Offsite-Box: 17 Folder : 15 History of the Charter and Charter Changes
1957
Offsite-Box: 17 Folder : 16 Board of Trustees Manual
1973
Offsite-Box: 17 Folder : 17 Miscellaneous
Offsite-Box: 132 Volume : 157 Employee Record Book
circa 1950-1981

Subseries I.8 - Printed Matter, 1817-1977, 1817-1977

Scope and Content

The subseries consists of ten folders of brochures, pamphlets, programs, and newsletters, arranged by date, followed by published reports and books by administrators of the OAS/Graham School, and books by and/or about the OAS and its founders.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Offsite-Box: 18 Folder : 1 Fund-Raising Brochures, Pamphlets and Flyers
circa 1865-1977
Offsite-Box: 18 Folder : 2 Fundraising brochures and pamphlets
circa 1930-1973
Offsite-Box: 18 Folder : 3 Newsletter - Orphanage Messenger No. 17
1919 July
Offsite-Box: 18 Folder : 4 Graham School Postcard
circa 1950's
Offsite-Box: 18 Folder : 5 100 Years Certificate and 150th Anniversary Invitation and Program
1951-1956
Offsite-Box: 18 Folder : 6 Graham Home Annual Report
1959
Offsite-Box: 18 Folder : 7 Facts about the Graham Home for Children
1961
Offsite-Box: 18 Folder : 8 "Uncommon Devotion" fundraising brochure
circa 1966
Offsite-Box: 18 Folder : 9 Invitation to Doc Severinsen Benefit for Graham Home
circa 1969
Offsite-Box: 18 Folder : 10 Graham Home Annual Report
1970
Offsite-Box: 18 Folder : 11 Spring Tennis Benefit Program
1973
Offsite-Box: 132 Volume : 158 Isabella Graham, Joanna Bethune, Divie Bethune The Power of Faith Exemplified in the Life and Writings of the Late Mrs. Isabella Graham (New York: Kirk and Mercein, 1817)
1817
Offsite-Box: 132 Volume : 159 Isabella Graham, Joanna Bethune, Divie Bethune The Power of Faith Exemplified in the Life and Writings of the Late Mrs. Isabella Graham, New Edition (New York: American Tract Society, 1843)
1843
Offsite-Box: 134 Volume : 160 Isabella Graham, Joanna Bethune, Divie Bethune The Unpublished Letters and Correspondence of Mrs. Isabella Graham (New York: John S. Taylor, 1838)
1838
Offsite-Box: 134 Volume : 163 Joanna H. Mathews, editor A short History of the Orphan Asylum Society (New York: Anson D.F. Randolph and Co., 1892)
1892
Offsite-Box: 134 Volume : 164 Joanna H. Mathews, editor A short History of the Orphan Asylum Society (New York: Anson D.F. Randolph and Co., 1892)
1892
Offsite-Box: 134 Volume : 165 Joanna H. Mathews, editor A Short History of the Orphan Asylum Society (New York: Anson D.F. Randolph and Co., 1892)
1892
Offsite-Box: 19 Joanna H. Mathews, editor A Short History of the Orphan Asylum Society (New York: Anson D.F. Randolph and Co., 1892) (4 unbound copies)
1892
Offsite-Box: 134 Volume : 161 Rudolph R. Reeder How Two Hundred Children Live and Learn (Philadelphia: William F. Fell Co., 1909)
1909
Offsite-Box: 134 Volume : 162 Allan McLane Hamilton The Intimate Life of Alexander Hamilton (London: Duckworth and Co., 1910)
1910
Offsite-Box: 19 Franklin Thomas, Ph.D. The Place of the Institution in a Child Welfare Program (4 copies)
1926
Offsite-Box: 19 Franklin Thomas, Ph.D. Environment in Relation to Physical and Mental Health (4 copies)
1930
Offsite-Box: 19 Eugenia Hackshaw, D.P.A. The Applicability of the Eriksonian Model to a Case Management System (4 copies)
1975
Offsite-Box: 19 James O.F. Hackshaw, Ph.D. The Development of a Case Management Instrument to Measure Program Effectiveness (4 copies)
1975

Subseries I.9 - Visual Materials, circa 1910-1977, circa 1910-1977

Scope and Content

The subseries contains three boxes, and two additional folders in an oversize box, containing primarily photographic prints, as well as a smaller quantity of negatives, contact sheets, mock-ups for annual reports and brochures, two loose pages from a photo album, one ink sketch, and some paper materials related to the photographs and interfiled with them.

Subjects include children and activities at the OAS, benefits and other events, celebrity visitors, and annual report materials. Most photographs were created for publicity purposes or for internal documentation. Photographic formats include prints mounted on board or paper, many sizes of loose prints, and stereoscopic prints. Professional photographers represented in the collection include Alfred J. Merz and Daniel Berry, and there is one print by Lewis Hine. The materials were kept by the Development Department and were arranged by subject and date. Original folder titles have been maintained.

The subseries also contains one box of wooden printing blocks with negative images used in OAS printed materials circa 1910-1950's, and one scrapbook/photograph album documenting Black Solidarity Week 1974. The printing blocks and the scrapbook are arranged at the end of the subseries.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Offsite-Box: 20 Folder : 1 Orphan Asylum on Riverside Drive before 1902 (reprint)
undated
Offsite-Box: 20 Folder : 2 At campus
circa 1902-1919
Offsite-Box: 20 Folder : 3 Early Photos Campus
1902-1920
Offsite-Box: 20 Folder : 4 Campus
circa 1918
Offsite-Box: 20 Folder : 5 Campus Pony Cart
circa 1902-1920
Offsite-Box: 20 Folder : 6 Hastings Photos
circa 1902-1930
Offsite-Box: 20 Folder : 7 At Campus
circa 1920-1929
Offsite-Box: 20 Folder : 8 Campus
circa 1930-1939
Offsite-Box: 20 Folder : 9 At Campus
circa 1940-1949
Offsite-Box: 20 Folder : 10 Campus Buildings
undated
Offsite-Box: 20 Folder : 11 Campus 1950's
circa 1950-1959
Offsite-Box: 20 Folder : 12 Administration Building with Children
1956
Offsite-Box: 20 Folder : 13 Campus 1960's
circa 1960-1969
Offsite-Box: 20 Folder : 14 Miss Ehinger
circa 1925-1967
Offsite-Box: 20 Folder : 15 JoAnn Ruggero
1947
Offsite-Box: 20 Folder : 16 Allen Thomas, Executive Director 1946-1965
circa 1960-1963
Offsite-Box: 20 Folder : 17 Former Trustees
circa 1956-1960 and undated
Offsite-Box: 21 Folder : 1 Various Activities
circa 1940-1949
Offsite-Box: 21 Folder : 2 Children and Buildings
1952
Offsite-Box: 21 Folder : 3 Various Activities
1954
Offsite-Box: 21 Folder : 4 Various Activities
1955
Offsite-Box: 21 Folder : 5 Various Activities
1956
Offsite-Box: 21 Folder : 6 Various Activities
1957
Offsite-Box: 21 Folder : 7 Various Activities
1958
Offsite-Box: 21 Folder : 8 Various Activities
1959
Offsite-Box: 21 Folder : 9 Various Activities
1960
Offsite-Box: 21 Folder : 10 Various Activities
1961
Offsite-Box: 21 Folder : 11 Various Activities
1962
Offsite-Box: 21 Folder : 12 Various Activities
1963
Offsite-Box: 21 Folder : 13 Various Activities
1968
Offsite-Box: 21 Folder : 14 Various Activities
1969
Offsite-Box: 21 Folder : 15 Various Activities - Undated
circa 1920-1973
Offsite-Box: 22 Folder : 1 Children with Eddie Fisher
1956
Offsite-Box: 22 Folder : 2 Hollywood Visits
undated
Offsite-Box: 22 Folder : 3 Unidentifed Cowboy
1956
Offsite-Box: 22 Folder : 4 Hopalong Cassidy
1955
Offsite-Box: 22 Folder : 5 Paul Newman
1961
Offsite-Box: 22 Folder : 6 Bert Parks
undated
Offsite-Box: 22 Folder : 7 "Doc" Severinsen
1969
Offsite-Box: 22 Folder : 8 Althea Gibson
1970
Offsite-Box: 22 Folder : 9 Swimming pool ground breaking and dedication
1956
Offsite-Box: 22 Folder : 10 IBM Photos
circa 1965-1970
Offsite-Box: 22 Folder : 11 IBM negatives and contact sheets
1969-1971
Offsite-Box: 22 Folder : 12 IBM negative
1977
Offsite-Box: 22 Folder : 13 Graham school aerial photos
1963
Offsite-Box: 22 Folder : 14 Children's Center
1964
Offsite-Box: 22 Folder : 15 Batchelor House
corca 1968-1971
Offsite-Box: 22 Folder : 16 149th and 150th Anniversary
1955-1956
Offsite-Box: 22 Folder : 17 Benefit Photos - Boat Ride
1956
Offsite-Box: 22 Folder : 18 Benefit Photos - Boat Ride
1957
Offsite-Box: 22 Folder : 19 Benefit Photos - Theater
1959
Offsite-Box: 22 Folder : 20 Benefit Photos - Boat Ride
1962
Offsite-Box: 22 Folder : 21 Benefit Photos - Theater
1962-1963
Offsite-Box: 22 Folder : 22 Benefit Photos - Dinner Dance
1963
Offsite-Box: 22 Folder : 23 Benefit Photos - Dinner Dance
1965
Offsite-Box: 22 Folder : 24 Benefit Photos - Dinner Dance
1966
Offsite-Box: 22 Folder : 25 Benefit Photos - Theater "Star Spangled Girls"
1967
Offsite-Box: 22 Folder : 26 Benefit Photos - Dinner Dance
1967
Offsite-Box: 23 Folder : 1 Report with attached photos, and miscellaneous
circa 1954
Offsite-Box: 23 Folder : 2 Polaroids and small prints - some with captions
1964 and undated
Offsite-Box: 23 Folder : 3 Perkins Cottage 1977 Renovation
1977
Offsite-Box: 23 Folder : 4 Hamilton Cottage Prints and Negatives
1977
Offsite-Box: 23 Folder : 5 Annual Report negatives
circa 1965
Offsite-Box: 23 Folder : 6 Annual Report 1969 Ink Sketches of Grounds, Buildings
1969
Offsite-Box: 23 Folder : 7 Annual Report Matted Prints
1970
Offsite-Box: 23 Folder : 8 Annual Report Photos and Matted Prints
1973
Offsite-Box: 23 Folder : 9 Annual Report Photos, notes, releases
circa 1973-1974
Offsite-Box: 23 Folder : 10 Annual Meeting - negatives
1977
Offsite-Box: 23 Folder : 11 Description of Home - negative
undated
Offsite-Box: 23 Folder : 12 Lewis Hine photographic print, views of grounds
undated, circa 1920-1940
Offsite-Box: 23 Folder : 13 Photo album pages
circa 1920-1940
Box: OS 1 Folder : 3 Portrait of boys wtih farm tools
circa 1930's
Box: OS 1 Folder : 4 Mock-ups for brochure
circa 1950
Offsite-Box: 136 Volume : 163 Scrapbook/Photo Album: Black Solidarity Week
1974 November 4-8
Offsite-Box: OS 2 Printing Blocks
circa 1910-1956

Subseries I.10 - Clippings, circa 1853-1977, circa 1853-1977

Scope and content

The subseries contains newspaper clippings and articles regarding the Graham School/Graham Home circa 1876-1977, and a set of bound copies of two periodicals from 1853-1856 --The Advocate and Guardian and  The Child's Paper.

Additional pre-merger Graham Home clippings may be found in Subseries III.8 (in volume 216), along with post-merger clippings. Windham clippings are in Subseries II.6.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Offsite-Box: 136 Volume : 164 Bound copies of The Advocate and Guardian Vol. XXI, No. 15 - Vol. XXII, No. 23 and The Child's Paper Vol. 2, No. 1 - Vol. 5, No. 11
1853-1856
Offsite-Box: 18 Folder : 12 Newspaper article re: a will
1876
Offsite-Box: 18 Folder : 13 New York Daily Tribune
1884
Offsite-Box: 18 Folder : 14 Time Magazine Graham History Article
1956
Offsite-Box: 18 Folder : 15 The Morning Call Editorial Page - GW 150th Anniversary
1956
Offsite-Box: 18 Folder : 16 Westchester Life article on the Graham School
1956
Offsite-Box: 18 Folder : 17 New York Times History of Graham
1959
Offsite-Box: 18 Folder : 18 Miscellaneous Articles
1956, 1976, 1977
Offsite-Box: 18 Folder : 19 "Graham: Home on the Hudson" reprint from Westchester County publishers daily newspapers
1962
Offsite-Box: 18 Folder : 20 The Scarsdale Inquirer: "Graham Home...Reflects Development in Social Welfare"
1962
Offsite-Box: 18 Folder : 20 Clippings
1964-1965
Offsite-Box: OS 3 Clippings (photocopies)
circa 1950-1969

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