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Orphan trains collection 1971-1972

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [Mss I] ISLI S2895 (Text) 00000106663206 Manuscripts Available -

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  • Physical Description: 0.01 Cubic feet 1 folder

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General Note:
Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2018/05/29 by Jennifer Carter. EAD finding aid created 2018/05/29 by Jennifer Carter. EAD finding aid revised 2018/06/07 by Brittany Kropf.
Restrictions on Access Note:
This collection is open for research.
Summary, etc.:
This collection includes correspondence, newspaper clippings, and an annual report from Annette R. Fry in New York, New York regarding various people who were relocated from New York City to Indiana on the orphan trains run by the Children's Aid Society of New York City.
Preferred Citation of Described Materials Note:
Orphan trains collection, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction Note:
Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.
Biographical or Historical Data:
Between 1850 and 1929, the Children's Aid Society of New York City initiated a program of sending orphaned or indigent children from New York City to the Midwest. It is estimated that around 153,000 children were sent to various states in the Midwest to not only remove them from the bad environment they were living in, but to provide farms with additional young workers. Source: Flora, J. M. "New Group Pays Homage to Orphan Train." Indianapolis Star, April 9, 1999. Accessed May 29, 2018.
Ownership and Custodial History:
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Mrs. Annette R. Fry on 1983/06/20.
Accumulation and Frequency of Use Note:
No further additions are expected.
Subject: Brady, John Green, 1847-1918.
Burke, Andrew, 1850-1918.
Children's Aid Society (New York, N.Y.)
Orphan trains.
Genre: Annual reports.

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