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Collection TitleMC 32 Penal System/ PrisonsCreatorBooth Library
Processed ByLaura Zanda
Date Completed:Winter 2006-2007
Date Updated:August 2007
Provenance:This collection is a series of donations made by various donors.
Extent1 linear foot
AbstractThe Penal System/ Prisons Collection contains booklets and reports relating to the New York State Elmira Reformatory.

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TitleDocumentBox NumberFolder NumberLocation
Letter from Vincent P. Mazzola, M.D. to Mr. Richard Weiss regarding information about religion in the reformatory. January 27, 1976.LetterA0808
Heritage: Magazine of the New ork State Historical Association. Volume 8, No. 3. January/February, 1992 Issue.MagazinesB0101
Torn page from a book. The prisoners song circuit. No date.DocumentsB0102
The Official Report and Recommendations on the Investigation of the Elmira State Reformatory at Elmira, New York. Brockway's instruments and techniques of torture. 1894.bookB0103
A pamphlet on the Elmira Reformatory: State school offering academic, vocational and social education for delinquent boys. No date.BookletB0104-05
State of New York, In Senate Annual Report. No. 26. January 18, 1882.BookletB0106
Classification and Treatment of the Youthful Delinquent at the Elmira Reformatory by Assistant Superintendent Thomas J. Hanlon. No date.BookletB0107-08
Corrections in New York State. 1974.BookletB0109
Recreation at the Elmira Reformatory. Written by J. F. Riley Jr. and T. J. Hanlon. No date.DocumentsB0110
Competative Sports: Delinquency Preventative. No date. No authors.DocumentsB0111
"The Browth of Industrial Training in the Elmira Reformatory" by E. E. Clark. 1902.BookletB0112
Letter to Mr. Asaph B. Hall from Vincent P. Mazzola, M.D. January 27, 1976.LetterB0201
Letter to Mr. Asaph B. Hall from Vincent P. Mazzola, M.D. October 27, 1967.LetterB0202
Memo from Dick Deegan to "Chief." October 24, 1967.LetterB0203
Note from Vincent P. Mazzola, M.D. to Asaph. September 22, 1967.LetterB0204
Letter from Daniel E. Damon B.S., Supt. to Asaph B. Hall. July 7, 1970.LetterB0205
Letter from Daniel E. Damon B.S., Supt. to Asaph B. Hall. October 15, 1969.LetterB0206
Letter rom Daniel E. Damon to Asaph B. Hall. January 11, 1967.LetterB0207
Letter from Rev. Clifford A. Schrimshaw to Asaph B. Hall. October 23, 1963.LetterB0208
Letter to Asaph B. Hall, Secretary of the Board of Visitors for the Elmira Reformatory, from Hiram F. Sheffer, Jr., Assistant Apointments Officer to the Governor. September 17, 1963.LetterB0209
Letter from Daniel E. Damon to Asaph B. Hall. August 2, 1968.LetterB0210
Letter from Richard Deegan to Lt. Gov. Wilson, and also copies of letters from Dr. Mazzola to and from Senator Dunne. 1971.LetterB0211
Letter to Asaph B. Hall from Daniel E. Damon. February 17, 1969.LetterB0212
Various letters from such people as Daniel E. Damon, William T. Smith, Asaph B. Hall, and Governor Nelson Rockefeller. Majority of letters addressed to Asaph B. Hall. 1970 to 1971.LetterB0213
Letter from Vincent P. Mazzola, M.D. to Asaph B. Hall. September 26, 1966.LetterB0214
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