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Records of the New York Foundling Hospital, 1869-2009.

Author: Marilda Joseph AielloVincent J FontanaMichael GarberDavid M GrossmanJames HeffernanAll authors
Edition/Format:   Archival material : English
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The collection documents the programs and administration of the New York Foundling Hospital, 1869-2009, and the St. Agatha Home for Children, which operated separately from the Foundling beginning in 1884, before merging into the Foundling in 1977. The Foundling opened in 1869, under the auspices of the Sisters of Charity, as a Catholic haven for abandoned babies. It was one of the principal organizations sending  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Annual reports
Baptismal registers
Birth certificates
Capes (outerwear)
Clippings (information artifacts)
Correspondence
Employees' manuals
Minutes
Newsletters
Pamphlets
Periodicals
Photographic prints
Registers (lists)
Reports
School yearbooks
VHS (TM)
Named Person: Marilda Joseph Aiello; Carol Barnes, Sister.; Anna Michella Bowen; Terence Cooke; Joseph H Di Leo; Mary Irene Fitzgibbon; Vincent J Fontana; Michael Garber; Xavier Maria Hurley; Teresa Vincent McCrystal; Helen Murphy, Sister.; John Joseph O'Connor; Joseph O'Dwyer; Dominica Maria Rochford; Marian Cecilia Schneider; Charles M Schwab; Elizabeth Ann Seton, Saint; Francis Spellman
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Marilda Joseph Aiello; Vincent J Fontana; Michael Garber; David M Grossman; James Heffernan; Teresa Vincent McCrystal; Claire Yaffa; New York Foundling Hospital.
OCLC Number: 664805156
Notes: Related materials at the New-York Historical Society: Association for the Benefit of Colored Orphans Records, 1836-1972 (bulk 1850-1936); Children's Aid Society Records, 1836-2006 (bulk 1853-1947); Leake and Watts Children's Home Records, New York City and Yonkers NY, 1831-1949; Nursery and Child's Hospital Records 1854-1934.
Description: 79.0 linear feet (79 boxes, 253 volumes)
Other Titles: MS 347
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The collection documents the programs and administration of the New York Foundling Hospital, 1869-2009, and the St. Agatha Home for Children, which operated separately from the Foundling beginning in 1884, before merging into the Foundling in 1977. The Foundling opened in 1869, under the auspices of the Sisters of Charity, as a Catholic haven for abandoned babies. It was one of the principal organizations sending children to live with families in the country, in a program known today as the "orphan train." That program ended in 1929. Thereafter the Foundling expanded, diversified, and decentralized to meet the changing needs of the populations it served. Today the Foundling is an organization providing foster care, adoption, social work, and community-based preventive and health services to children and families in New York and Puerto Rico.

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