Posts tagged "Training School"
Who Is Training Whom?

Who Is Training Whom?

The Prison Public Memory Project recently received a note from Frances Drabick, a poet whose mother worked at the New York State Training School for Girls in Hudson, NY in...

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The Training School For Girls:  Punishment or Protection?

The Training School For Girls: Punishment or Protection?

In November 1905, Minnie B. Wade, a parole agent for the newly established New York State Training School for Girls located in Hudson, NY, addressed participants at the Sixth Annual...

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Incarcerating Girls: A Bibliography of Historical Studies

Incarcerating Girls: A Bibliography of Historical Studies

The historical treatment of girls and young women confined in houses of refuge, reformatories, residential treatment centers, and training schools gets too little attention in reference textbooks on juvenile justice....

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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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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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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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Closure of the Girls Training School

Closure of the Girls Training School

a local perspective… In the few months before its closing on August 18th, 1975, Hudson residents, Training School employees, and elected officials waged a campaign to stop the closure. The...

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The Delaney Report (1915): Overview

The Delaney Report (1915): Overview

On February 1, 1915, John H. Delaney, Commissioner of the New York Department of Efficiency and Economy (NYDEE), released a report roundly condemning the New York State Training School for...

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Happy Childhood, Broken Homes

Happy Childhood, Broken Homes

Born and raised on a farm in Hudson, NY, Karen dePyster went to work at the New York State Training School for Girls in 1968, right after she graduated from...

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