MG 003 - Children's Home of Harrisburg Collection

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Scope and Content

Consists of the financial records from 1876 to 1974 of the Children's Home of Harrisburg, formerly known as the Children's Industrial Home. Includes audit reports, 1965-73; correspondence, 1970-71; endowment income, 1952-63; lease agreements, 1965-72; legacies, 1893-1961; tax information, 1955, 1965, 1970, 1989; minutes of the meetings of the Board of Managers, 1934-1973; annual reports, 1878, 1911, 1915; and three copies of "The Children's Industrial Home Benefit Cookbook," 1913.

Background

The Children's Home of Harrisburg, formerly known as the Children's Industrial Home, was established by the Ladies' Aid Society of the First Lutheran Church of Harrisburg and the Women's Christian Association in 1876 in an effort to relieve the wants of the many children in need of food and clothing. The home received orphans and homeless children from all parts of the country from the ages of two to twelve years, and became one of the best-known charitable institutions in the county.

Date(s): 1876-1974

Extent: 2 boxes, 15 folders