Commonwealth of Massachusetts State Archives
The (State) Industrial School for Girls at Lancaster provided instruction, employment, and reformatory treatment for neglected, vagrant, and delinquent girls in Massachusetts from 1856 to 1972. As part of the school's responsibility to reform inmates, it placed them in private households for domestic work. Register records inmates placed out; inmates returned from placement, other institution, home, or court custody; and those committed to the school by the courts -- Information includes: (subseries 1)--date, case no., name, age, school house, placed with whom, where; (subseries 2)--date, case no., name, date/place of birth, returned from whom, where, cause; (subseries 3)--date, case no., name, date/place of birth, offence, magistrate, where from
Commonwealth of Massachusetts State Archives
The State Reform School was founded in 1847 and opened in 1848 at Westborough for the instruction, discipline, employment, and reform of male juvenile offenders in Massachusetts. It was renamed the Lyman School for Boys in 1884 and closed in 1972. Beginning in 1901 inmate case files were created as a central source of information on each inmate's personal history before, during, and after his stay at the school
Commonwealth of Massachusetts State Archives
The State Reform School was founded in 1847 and opened in 1848 at Westborough for the instruction, discipline, employment, and reform of male juvenile offenders in Massachusetts. It was renamed the Lyman School for Boys in 1884 and closed in 1972. Series consists of administrative files of the Lyman School, primarily of superintendent John Borys (1956-1964) -- Files include incoming and copies of outgoing correspondence, reports, announcements, and printed items. Correspondents include employees, chaplains and other staff; professional and volunteer community contacts, and government agencies. Subjects include budgeting; staff scheduling, meetings, guidelines, training, and grievances; parole decisions; accounts of volunteer and clergy counseling of boys; details of school activities and holiday and summer camp arrangements; and community invitations and contributions. An earlier batch of papers, 1926-1941, consists largely of correspondence, plans, and bills relating to construction ... Read More
Commonwealth of Massachusetts State Archives
The State Reform School was founded in 1847 and opened in 1848 at Westborough for the instruction, discipline, employment, and reform of male juvenile offenders in Massachusetts. It was renamed the Lyman School for Boys in 1884 and closed in 1972. Register tabulates monthly commitment and discharge statistics -- Committed inmate information includes commitment date, inmate case no., name, residence, and age. Discharged inmate information includes discharge date, inmate case no., name, disposition, and age. There is a monthly tabular summary of admissions, discharges, and total number of inmate population at bottom of each page. Monthly discharge summary contains information on employment and amount of work
Commonwealth of Massachusetts State Archives
Printed reports of trustees
Commonwealth of Massachusetts State Archives
The State Reform School was founded in 1847 and opened in 1848 at Westborough for the instruction, discipline, employment, and reform of male juvenile offenders in Massachusetts. It was renamed the Lyman School for Boys in 1884 and closed in 1972. Case histories gathered background information on each inmate upon commitment and recorded stay at the school -- Information includes inmate case no., name, commitment date, date and place of birth, committing authority, reason for commitment, address, family information, physical characteristics, personal habits, and educational and social background. Remarks concern general character and a follow-up after discharge. Scattered items laid in
Commonwealth of Massachusetts State Archives
The (State) Industrial School for Girls at Lancaster provided instruction, employment, and reformatory treatment for neglected, vagrant, and delinquent girls in Massachusetts from 1856 to 1972. Ledger shows financial accounts of school inmates -- Entries include inmate name, date, and amount of each credit and debit to account
Ohio History Connection
Contains parole records listing parole number, inmates' name, serial number, admission date, county of conviction, crime, minimum sentence, maximum sentence, number of months served, parole date, check list of monthly report dates, date due for final release, name of employer or relative, address of employer or relative, and remarks
Ohio History Connection
Lists monetary receipts of the school
Ohio History Connection
Each report includes date, number of cases handled, and disciplinarian's name. Each entry includes offender's name, number, cottage of residence, number of times in court in the previous thirty days, and the nature of the offense