Title Info for : Department of Correction-Girl’s School 1873-1935

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Department of Correction-Girl’s School 1873-1935 

An index to juvenile female offenders committed to Indiana’s state correctional system beginning September 12, 1873. Originally housed with adult female inmates at the “Reform School for Girls and Women’s Prison” in Indianapolis, a separate institution for girls was created in 1899 and known as the “Indiana Industrial School for Girls.” The facility was renamed the Indiana Girls’ School in 1907 and moved to a new campus at Clermont in Marion County.

The index of admissions shown here is complete through 1935. Names of juvenile females admitted between 1936 and 1984 are not online for reasons of confidentiality. Researchers will need to contact the Indiana State Archives at arc@icpr.in.gov to determine if a record exists for girls admitted after 1935.

Information shown here includes the girl’s name, age, the county from which she was committed, and date of admission. A date of discharge and other information may be shown. There is additional information available on many of the inmates at the Indiana State Archives, including commitment papers, inmate packets, personal letters, and other paperwork. There are photographs of many of the early inmates.

This is a demonstration project initiated by the Library of Congress involving multiple partner states and administered by the Washington State Archives. The Indiana Digital Archives is the result of nearly two decades of indexing projects undertaken by Friends of the Indiana Archives volunteers. Some of the record series contained herein will offer all the information available. Other titles will serve as an index. Patrons may contact the Indiana State Archives to order additional material as described in the introductions. Visit us at www.in.gov/icpr and www.indianadigitalarchives.org for more information. Feel free to email us at arc@icpr.in.gov if you do not find what you need.


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