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Series VI. Foundling Administrators, 1869-2001, 1869-2001, inclusive

Scope and content

The series consists of one box of materials by or about directors (known variously as Administrators, Superintendents, and Executive Directors) of the New York Foundling Hospital, and members of its Advisory Board. Materials include, but are not limited to, photographic prints, obituaries, correspondence, memos, a dissertation, clippings, and a photocopied diary.

The first 12 folders document directors who served from 1869-2003, arranged in the order in which they served as directors. Some directors are not represented. These folders are followed by 4 folders documenting the Advisory Board 1869-1970's, arranged chronologically.

Other materials by or about Foundling administrators may be found throughout this collection. See especially Series I, Minutes, and Series III, Administrative Records, Chronological. In particular, Michael Garber (Executive Director 1997-2003) wrote many reports in Series III. For an oral history interview of Sister Cecilia Schneider, Executive Director 1966-1988, see Series IX - Histories.

Sister Irene Fitzgibbon (Founder and Director, 1869-1896) - book of photocopied documents compiled by Joseph D. O'Brien Sr. and Jr., 1990 August

Offsite-Box: 51, Folder: 1 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Sister Irene Fitzgibbon - MA Thesis by William Joseph Damroth III, Dept. of Ecclesiastical History, St. Joseph's Seminary, 1993 April

Offsite-Box: 51, Folder: 2 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Sister Teresa Vincent (at Foundling 1869-1917; Director 1896-1917) - Photocopy of her diary, 1869 August 16 - October 11

Offsite-Box: 51, Folder: 3 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Sister Anna Michella (Director 1917-1926) - Photographic print (Sister with baby and Foundling cradle), circa 1917-1926

Offsite-Box: 51, Folder: 4 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Sister Dominica (Superintendent 1931-1938) - Photographic prints, press release, correspondence, scrapbook, certificate, circa 1931-1938

Offsite-Box: 51, Folder: 5 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Sister Agnita Miriam (Superintendent 1938-1944) - 4 Photographic prints, circa 1938-1944

Offsite-Box: 51, Folder: 6 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Sister Mary Madeliene (Co-Administrator 1946-1953) - 2 photographic prints, obituary, circa 1946-1953

Offsite-Box: 51, Folder: 7 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Monsignor John Reilly (Co-Administrator 1946-1956) - Obituaries, 1956, inclusive

Offsite-Box: 51, Folder: 8 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Sister Marie Catharine Blaine (Administrator circa 1957-1966) - Christmas greetings, mass cards, correspondence, interview transcript, newspaper article, 1947-1965, inclusive

Offsite-Box: 51, Folder: 9 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Sister Cecilia Schneider (Executive Director 1966-1988) - Correspondence, memos, newsletters, negative, 1967-1989, inclusive

Offsite-Box: 51, Folder: 10 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Sister Helen Murphy (Executive Director 1988-1996; previously at St. Agatha Home) - Correspondence, photographic prints, memos, dissertation on St. Mary's Shelter, other materials, 1950-1997, inclusive

Offsite-Box: 51, Folder: 11 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Michael Garber (Executive Director 1997-2003) - Correspondence, memos, 1994-2001, inclusive

Offsite-Box: 51, Folder: 12 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Advisory Board member John D. Crimmins - Mounted photographic print portrait inscribed to Sister M. Irene, and a copy of a letter to Crimmins, 1896, 1901

Offsite-Box: 51, Folder: 13 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Advisory Board - Correspondence and other materials, 1926, 1933, 1937, 1939 and undated

Offsite-Box: 51, Folder: 14 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Advisory Board - photographic prints (group shots) and lists and agendas 1963-1968, circa 1960-1969

Offsite-Box: 51, Folder: 15 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Advisory Board - Photographic prints (portraits), circa 1960-1969

Offsite-Box: 51, Folder: 16 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Advisory Board/Board of Trustees - photographic prints and other materials, circa 1970-1999

Offsite-Box: 51, Folder: 17 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)
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