EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT SUBDIVISIONS
STATE BOARD OF CHARITIES
Photographs of custodial facilities in New York and other states, [ca. 1890-1915] 1 cu. ft.
Microfilm is available at the New York State Archives through inter-library loan. These photographs are of public custodial facilities in New York, Massachusetts, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. They include: exterior building views; interior building views; facility grounds; institutional residents; and institutional staff. These are mounted and unmounted photographs. Most photographs are identified by subject and institution. The State Commissioner in Lunacy, under the Board of Charities' direction, prepared a report on treatment of the insane in other states. These photographs appear to have been gathered for that report. Folder list. Descriptions of some individual photographs exist as separate records. To identify these records, do an RID search on NYSV87-a326 in the VIM file. Agency record NYSV86-a354 describes the history and functions of the Board of Social Welfare resulting in creation of record series. Agency record NYSV87-a302 describes the history and functions of the Board of Charities resulting in creation of record series.
General Administrative Records
A1977 Correspondence, 1867-1902. 26.7 cu. ft. (30 microfilm reels)
A3103 List of incorporated charities' officers' addresses, 1870. 0.1 cu. ft. (1 microfilm reel)
A3104 Lists of physicians, 1871. 0.1 cu. ft. (1 microfilm reel)
A0010 Printed reports, 1884-1915. 0.4 cu. ft.
Reports of Charitable Institutions and Organizations
A1986 Annual reports of dispensaries, 1869-1896. 1.7 cu. ft. (25 volumes) (3 microfilm reels)
A1984 Annual reports of incorporated charities, 1870-1871. 0.3 cu. ft. (2 volumes) (1 microfilm reel)
A1985 Annual reports of orphan asylums and homes for the friendless, 1873-1896. 4 cu. ft. (24 volumes) (12 microfilm reels)
A1982 Questionnaires on hospital accommodations of county poorhouses, 1881. 0.2 cu. ft. (1 volume) (1 microfilm reel)
A1981 Annual reports of hospitals, 1873-1896. 2 cu. ft. (20 volumes) (4 microfilm reels)
A1988 Annual reports on poorhouses and almshouses, 1869-1896. 1.3 cu. ft. (28 volumes) (3 microfilm reels)
B1530 Census summaries and transmittal letters of select almshouses, 1900-1914, bulk 1900-1904. 2 cu. ft.
Reports of Dependents
A1978 Census of inmates in almshouses and poorhouses, 1875-1921. 96.6 cu. ft. (225 microfilm records)
B1524 Census of children in county poorhouses, 1881. 0.2 cu. ft. (1 volume)
A1987 Examinations of dependents in county and city institutions, 1874-1875. 6 cu. ft. (82 volumes) (11 microfilm reels)
A1979 Census of non-institutionalized insane and idiots, 1871. 1 cu. ft. (16 volumes) (3 microfilm reels)
A1990 Registers of tramps applying for relief, 1875-1876. 1.3 cu. ft. (6 volumes) (2 microfilm reels)
A1989 Register of insane in county poorhouses, 1871. 1 cu. ft. (1 volume) (1 microfilm reel)
A1980 Register of children removed from poorhouses, 1873-1874. 0.2 cu. ft. (1 volume) (1 microfilm reel)
A1991 Reports on institutionalized epileptics, 1895. 0.1 cu. ft. (1 volume) (1 microfilm reel)
A1992 Reports on non-institutionalized epileptics receiving public relief, 1895. 0.2 cu. ft. (6 volumes) (1 microfilm reel)
A3154 Albany County Alms House daily reports of admissions and discharges, 1903-1904. 0.2 cu. ft.
B1527 Forms book, ca. 1900. 0.2 cu. ft. (1 volume)
Visits and Investigations
A3105 Reports of visits to institutions, 1878-1879. 0.1 cu. ft. (1 volume) (1 microfilm reel)
A3155 Investigation background files concerning the International Sunshine Society, 1909-1916. 0.3 cu. ft.
A1983 Records of an investigation into the administration of the Rensselaer County Almshouse, 1905-1906. 0.2 cu. ft. (2 volumes) (1 microfilm reel)
A3156 Hearing transcripts of the Strong Investigation of charges against the State Board of Charities, 1916. 0.2 cu. ft.
A1993 Photographs and floor plans of charitable institutions, ca. 1867-1903. 5 cu. ft. (5 volumes) (1 microfilm reel)
A1994 Photographs of custodial facilities in New York and other states, ca. 1890-1915. 1 cu. ft. (1 microfilm reel)
A1995 Photographs of proposed site for the State Training School for Boys, ca.1908-1909. 1.3 cu. ft. (1 microfilm reel)