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Title Info for : Foster Children 1892-1910
Foster Children 1892-1910
The Foster Children Collection is comprised of files from the Children’s Home Society and the Board of State Charities. The files primarily include the inspection reports completed by either a State Agent or foster parent regarding the progress of a foster child. Some files include only one slip of paper while others are quite large and contain multiple reports and correspondence between agents, family members, foster parents, and occasionally the child. Often there will be separate files for each sibling. There are around 9500 files. This collection is particularly useful for families of children who were separated due to unfortunate circumstances. Patrons may request copies of the files for a fee. Please write to us at
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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
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