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   Society for the Relief of Half-Orphan and Destitue Children Records, 1836-1923 [Bulk Dates: 1853-1922]

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Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Society for the Relief of Half-Orphan and Destitute Children Records; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

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Summary Information

Abstract

This collection is comprised of a register of childrens’ names and their backgrounds, agreements between the child's guardian and the Society, Executive Board minutes, application notes and lists of dismissed children.

At a Glance

Call No.:MS#1176MS#1176
Bib ID:4079808 View CLIO record
Creator(s):Society for the Relief of Half-Orphan and Destitute Children in the City of New York.
Title:Society for the Relief of Half-Orphan and Destitue Children Records, 1836-1923 [Bulk Dates: 1853-1922]
Physical description:1.47 linear ft. (3.5 document boxes).
Language(s): English
Access: This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least twenty-four (24) hours in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room. This collection has no restrictions.  More information »

Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in six series:

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Description

Scope and Content

The records in this collection consist of a register of children and their background information, Executive Board meeting minutes, bound books of signed agreements between the parent and the Society, descriptive application notes of children and parents, and general correspondence.

Series I: Register, 1836-1856

This series consists of a register book. The register includes childrens’ names, parents’ names, parents’ occupations, addresses and religious information.

Series II: Agreement Books, 1872-1932

This series is comprised of bound books of signed and dated agreements between the parent or relative giving custody to the Society of a child or children.

Series III: Executive Board Minutes, 1853-1922

This series consists of the monthly meeting reports of the Society.

Series IV: Applications Book, 1887-1920

In this series, handwritten notes have been recorded detailing the date, parent’s name, and child’s name with some background information.

Series V: Dismissal Book, 1847-1857

This series contains in a bound book, names of children who were discharged from the Society, either by their parents or relatives or by death.

Series VI: Correspondence & Printed Materials, 1880-1923

This series contains letters to the Society, blank donation slips and receipts, and other general items.

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Using the Collection

Offsite

Access Restrictions

 This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least twenty-four (24) hours in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

      offsite requestMore information and link to off-site request form

This collection has no restrictions.

Restrictions on Use

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish material from the collection must be requested from the Curator of Manuscripts/University Archivist, Rare Book and Manuscript Library (RBML). The RBML approves permission to publish that which it physically owns; the responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Society for the Relief of Half-Orphan and Destitute Children Records; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Finding aid in repository; folder level control.

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About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries. Rare Book and Manuscript Library; machine readable finding aid created by Columbia University Libraries Digital Library Program Division

Processing Information

Records Processed 05/18/92 HR

Papers processed by Marilyn Chin (Queens College, 2011)

Finding aid written by Marilyn Chin (Queens College, 2011) March 2011

Machine readable finding aid generated from MARC-AMC source via XSLT conversion March 16, 2011 Finding aid written in English.
    2011-03-16 File created.
    2011-03-22 XML document instance created by Catherine C. Ricciardi

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Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Genre/Form

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CUL Collections:
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Nat'l / Int'l Archives:
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Lists.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Minutes.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Registers.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

Subjects

HeadingCUL Archives:
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CUL Collections:
CLIO
Nat'l / Int'l Archives:
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Charities--New York (State)--New York.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Children--Institutional Care--New York (State)PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Orphanages--New York (State)--New York.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Orphans--New York (State)--New York.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Protestant Half Orphan Asylum (New York, N.Y.)PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Society for the Relief of Half-Orphan and Destitute Children in the City of New YorkPortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Society for the Relief of Orphans (New York, N.Y.)PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

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History / Biographical Note

Historical Note

The Society for the Relief of Half-Orphan and Destitute Children was established in 1835. Its purpose was to provide aid to single parents or relatives, most of whom were immigrants, for a weekly or monthly fee. It was incorporated by the New York State Legislature on April 27, 1837 and located in New York City at 67 West Tenth Street, near Sixth Avenue. The Society provided room, board and education to boys and girls from the ages of four through ten. In addition to the fees paid by the parents, the Society was financially supported by donations and funds from the government. From the mid-19th century to the early 20th century, the Society accepted and helped more than two thousand needy children.

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