Author Archive
Delinquent Girls Need to Farm

Delinquent Girls Need to Farm

Fannie French Morse became Superintendent of the New York State Training School for Girls in 1923 and shortly thereafter she began stirring things up. Morse was an advocate of reform,...

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Gloria's Memories

Gloria’s Memories

Unable to attend our Story and Photo Share at the Hudson Area Library on November 18, 2013, yet wanting to share her memories and photographs, Gloria Hollenbeck had an envelope delivered to the Library adressed to...

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Suffer Little Children

Suffer Little Children

Marion Palfi (1907 – 1978), an immigrant photographer and member of the New York Photo League, a pivotal organization in photography and U.S. history, took photographs of girls at the...

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No place to go but up…

No place to go but up…

Thomas Tunney was Superintendent of the New York State Training School for Girls in Hudson, NY from 1964 to 1972.  He was 90 years old at the time oral historian...

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Photo & story share in Hudson, NY on November 18th

We are happy to announce our first grant from the New York Council for the Humanities to support the implementation of public engagement programming in Hudson, NY. The first event will...

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Name the Warden

Name the Warden

              Abraham “Abe” Novick, Superintendent of the NYS Training School For Girls, 1953 to 1963 Named as a Social Work Pioneer http://www.naswfoundation.org/pioneers/default.asp by the National...

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Press Release

:: For Immediate Release :: NEW PROJECT LAUNCHES VIRTUAL CENTER FOR PRISON MEMORIES AND CIVIC ENGAGEMENT, SHOWCASES WORK IN HUDSON, NY Hudson, NY –The Prison Public Memory Project, focused on...

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New York State Training School for Girls, 1904 – 1975

New York State Training School for Girls, 1904 – 1975

In 1904, when the New York House of Refuge for Women in Hudson, NY closed, the New York State Training School for Girls took its place to establish a separate...

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Bearing Witness

Bearing Witness

Last July, a box of documents from the New York State Training School for Girls—intake forms, letters, photographs, and other administrative paperwork from the 1920s––was discovered by Lisa Durfee at...

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Understanding and Preserving a Community’s Heritage

Understanding and Preserving a Community’s Heritage

On January 6th, 2012, oral historian Suzanne Snider interviewed Timothy Dunleavy, a resident and business owner in Hudson, NY. Tim is also the President of Historic Hudson, a non-profit organization...

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Who’s Punching the Clock?

Who’s Punching the Clock?

Hudson, NY resident Debra Gallo sent in this wonderful photo of some of the people who made up the maintenance crew at the Girls Training School in 1954. Problem is...

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Hudson Correctional Facility, 1976 – Present

Hudson Correctional Facility, 1976 – Present

A year after the New York State Training School for Girls at Hudson was closed, the Hudson Correctional Facility took its place. Opened in October 1976 as a minimum-security (and later...

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