Finding aid for the Cincinnati House of Refuge records, 1869-1911


Title:
Cincinnati House of Refuge records, 1869-1911
Repository:
University of Cincinnati, Archives and Rare Books Library
Phone: 513-556-1959
http://www.libraries.uc.edu/arb.html
Creator:
Cincinnati House of Refuge
Dates:
1869-1911
Quantity:
.75 linear feet
Abstract:
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.
Identification:
ON-75-24
Location:
Archives and Rare Books Library
Language:
The records are in English
Sample Image:
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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."

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.

Statement of Arrangement

The collection consists of 5 volumes organized chronologically.

Restrictions on Access

This collection is open for research.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection.

Subjects:

Child welfare - Ohio - Cincinnati
Children - Institutional care - Ohio - Cincinnati
Juvenile delinquency - Ohio - Cincinnati
Juvenile detention homes - Ohio - Cincinnati

Places:

Cincinnati (Ohio) - Social conditions - 19th century

Preferred Citation

The preferred form of citation for this collection is: Cite specific item as appropriate, Cincinnati House of Refuge Records, 1869-1911, ON-75-24, Archives and Rare Books Library, The University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio.

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


Detailed Description of The Collection


Volume 1
House of Refuge Register - Index of Committments, 1869-1911


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Volume 2
Record of Expenditures, 1892-1895


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Volume 3
Employee Register (Payroll), 1900-1911


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Volume 4
Records of Commitments, 1869-1882


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Volume 5
Records of Commitments, 1891-1902


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