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Guide to the Records of Graham Windham
 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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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Graham Windham
Title: Graham Windham Records
Dates [inclusive]: 1804-2011
Abstract: The child care agency Graham Windham was founded by a merger of two predecessor organizations: the Graham Home for Children (founded in 1806 as the Orphan Asylum Society) and Windham Child Care (founded in 1835 as the Society for the Relief of Half Orphans and Destitute Children). The 1977 merger created Graham Windham Services to Families and Children, now called Graham Windham. The collection includes records of the Orphan Asylum Society/Graham Home 1806-1977, the Society for the Relief of Half Orphans and Destitute Children/Windham Child Care 1841-1977, and Graham Windham 1977-2011. The collection also contains one document from the Society for the Relief of Poor Widows with Small Children circa 1804-1881, a half box of records of the Tuberculosis Preventorium 1910-1949 and a volume of minutes of the New York Methodist Sunday School Society of the West Circuit 1835-1837.
Quantity: 81.6 Linear feet  (110 archival boxes; 225 volumes)
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Call Phrase: MS 2916