Historical Records Repositories in New York State
DAUGHTERS OF CHARITY OF ST. VINCENT DE PAUL
De Paul Provincial House, 96 Menands Road, Albany, NY 12204
Astor Home for Children, Rhinebeck, New York. Records, 1952-1983. 3.5 cubic ft.
Collection concerns Astor Home and other social service programs for emotionally disturbed children and their families in Dutchess and Bronx Counties. Materials on the Astor Home include minutes of Board meetings, 1953-81; correspondence, 1952-72; annual reports, 1953-68; auditor's reports, 1961-81; historical sketches, chronologies, and photographs. Materials on programs in Dutchess and Bronx Counties, (including St. Anthony House in the Bronx) include correspondence; grant forms; records of social service programs, group homes, and Headstart program; and clippings, 1976-82.
Laboure Center, Boston, Massachusetts. Records, 1907-1983. 2.5 cubic ft.
Records of Columbus Day Nursery, established in 1907, and its successor Laboure Center which includes Early Childhood Services, Visiting Nurse Service, Family Life Education Department, and Mental Health Clinic. Included are correspondence on the beginning of Columbus Day Nursery, 1907; registers of children in the Nursery, 1907-25; labor records of women, 1912-24; diaries, 1948-64; clippings, reports, brochures, and photographs on the Nursery and the Laboure Center, 1907-64; and reports, correspondence, and chronicle of the activities of the Visiting Nurse Service, 1949-57.
Providence Retreat, Buffalo, New York. Records, 1860-1967. 1.0 cubic ft.
Formerly known as Providence Lunatic Asylum, and Providence Insane Asylum. Records of Providence Retreat, a psychiatric hospital, including minutes of the Board of Trustees, 1860-1967; correspondence concerning the Sisters and their work, 1892-1904; administrative records, 1860-1948; wills, deeds, title searches, mortgages, and financial reports, 1880-1942; newspaper clippings, biographies, and histories, 1897-1940; and photographs, 1880-1940.
Eleanor Roosevelt oral history transcripts (part 1), 1977 1980. 68 items.
The description of this collection is continued in the next entry. Transcripts of interviews with Minnewa Bell, Robert S. Benjamin, Otto Berge, Viola W. Bernard, John R. Boettiger, Dorothy S. Bowles, Gilbert Calhoun, Catherine F. Connell and Gabrielle O'Neill, Maureen Corr, Archie H. "Tubby" Curnan, Jonathan Daniels, Vladimir Dedijer, Oscar A. DeLima, Helen Gahagan Douglas, Olin Dows, Elizabeth B. Drewry, Clark Eichelberger, Steward Elliott, Marguerite Entrup, May Thompson Evans, Harold Farley, Martha Gellhorn, Nina Roosevelt Gibson, Anne Ward Gilbert, James Frederick Green, Edna P. Gurewitsch, Grania Gurievitch, Gabriele Gutkin, Diana Hopkins Halsted, James A. Halsted, and W. Averell Harriman. Other people interviewed include Elizabeth and John Hight, Joan Morgenthau Hirschhorn, Anna Rosenberg Hoffman, Diana Roosevelt Jaicks, Janet Roosevelt Katten, Gordon Kidd, Frank S. Landolfa, Trude W. Lash, Mary Lasker, Estelle Linzer, and James I. Loeb.
Roosevelt, Anna, 1906-1975. Papers, 1886-1974 34 linear ft.
Family and personal correspondence, articles and speeches, printed material, clippings, and other papers, filed by subject or correspondent. Subjects include American Civil Liberties Union, Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial Foundation, Franklin D. Roosevelt Warm Springs Memorial Commission, National Committee on Household Employment, United Nations Association of the United States of America, U.S. Commission on Human Rights, U.S. Interdepartmental Committee on the Status of Women, U.S. National Youth Administration, U.S. Office of Economic Opportunity, U.S. President's Commission on the Status of Women, and Wiltwyck School, a residential treatment facility for disturbed boys in Esopus, N.Y. correspondents include James MacGregor Burns, George T. Bye, David and Maude (Hall) Gray, Averell Harriman, William Hassett, William MacKenzie King, Esther Lape, King Olav of Norway, Justine Wise Polier, Eleanor and Franklin Roosevelt, Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., Adlai E. Stevenson, and Harry S. Truman. Daughter of Franklin D. and Eleanor Roosevelt; associate editor and columnist, Seattle Post-Intelligencer; owner Arizona Times; b. Anna Eleanor Roosevelt; married 1st Curtis B. Dall; 2nd John Boettiger; 3rd James A. Halsted.
Floyd-Jones family. Papers, 1806-1970, 1806-1889 (bulk). ca. 5 cubic ft.
Town of Oyster Bay (N.Y.) family. Papers of Henry O. Floyd-Jones (1792-1862), his wife Helen Watts (1792-1872), their children Sarah Floyd-Jones (1818-1900), Henry Floyd-Jones (1820-1849), Charles Floyd-Jones (1817-1874), Delancey Floyd-Jones (1826-1902), Helen Watts Floyd-Jones (1827-1855), and Edward Floyd-Jones (1823-1901), and their respective families. Includes receipts, deeds, military papers, bills, correspondence, accounts and account books, inventories, insurance policies, agreements, clippings, legal papers, wills and estate papers, leases, scrapbooks, poetry manuscripts, and memorabilia.
Subjects include money, health, visits, deaths, genealogy, land transactions, politics, Delancey's career at West Point, Delancey's travels in the Far East (1880's), school, social life, clothing, marriages, and business matters such as buying and selling merchandise, livestock, canals, railroads, and business failures. Of note are letters concerning Henry Floyd-Jones's (1820-1849) health while at a mental hospital in the 1840's. Also included are correspondence, bills, receipts, accounts, and building plans for Grace Church, 1844-1865; letters to Alexander Campbell from Dr. Joshua Fisher giving medical advice, 1828-1829, from his nephew John Campbell complaining of difficulties of life as a clerk in New York City, 1826, and other personal letters, 1822-1831; and daybook of the Pelie Fishing Club, 1891.
Queens County (N.Y.). Local Visiting Committee. Records, 1873-1934. 14 v.; 0.5 cubic ft.
The Committee, known as the Nassau County Local Visiting Committee after Nassau County split from Queens County, inspected public institutions. Records include minutes, account books, reports, and miscellaneous letters, lists, and other records relating to conditions in public institutions such as the Queens County Jail, various almshouses, Barnum Island Hospital, Mineola Insane Asylum, Children's Temporary Shelter (Mineola), and Nassau Hospital; with several reports on widows' pensions, outdoor relief, and dependent children.