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Cincinnati House of Refuge records

 Collection
Identifier: ON-75-24

Scope and Content

The records of the Cincinnati House of Refuge consists of 5 volumes and includes the Record of Commitments (1869-1882, 1891-1902), an index, financial records and payroll records. The Record of Commitments includes the names of individuals committed to the House of Refuge, their nationality, a description of their offenses or the reason for admittance, information on their parents, and their age.

Dates

  • 1869-1911

Creator

Language of Materials

The records are in English

Restrictions on Access

This collection is open for research.

History of the Cincinnati House of Refuge

The Cincinnati House of Refuge was founded in 1850 as a shelter for juvenile delinquents. Its main purpose was to remove the children from their "corrupting environment" and teach them the "habits of industry & obedience to the law."

Extent

.75 Linear Feet

Overview

The records of the Cincinnati House of Refuge consists of 5 volumes and includes the Record of Commitments (1869-1882, 1891-1902), an index, financial records and payroll records. The Record of Commitments includes the names of individuals committed to the House of Refuge, their nationality, a description of their offenses or the reason for admittance, information on their parents, and their age.

Statement of Arrangement

The collection consists of 5 volumes organized chronologically.

Physical Location

Archives and Rare Books Library

Processing Information

The physical collection was reorganized in 2015 to match the digital collection. If research was conducted using this collection prior to 2015, citations may not match up. Here is how the collection was reorganized: Volume 1 - Records of Commitments, 1869-1988 is now Volume 4 Volume 2 - Records of Commitments, 1891-1902 is now Volume 5 Volume 3 - Register/Index of Commitments is now Volume 1 Volume 4 - Payroll/Employee Register is now Volume 3 Volume 5 - Expenditures is now Volume 2
Title
Finding aid for the Cincinnati House of Refuge records, 1869-1911
Status
Edited Full Draft
Author
Finding aid prepared by Archives and Rare Books staff
Date
2015
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Archives and Rare Books Library Repository

Contact:
8th Floor Blegen Library
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P.O. Box 210113
Cincinnati Ohio 45221-0113
513-556-1959