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Department of Institutions & Agencies and related agencies - Administrative Records


The Department of Institutions and Agencies was established in 1919 and given general oversight of the state's various programs relating to psychiatric and medical care, correctional institutions, and guardianship of children.

In 1977, the Department was divided into the Department of Human Services (to administer mental health care and services for children) and the Department of Corrections (to administer state prisons and reformatories).


Series:
Department of Institutions and Agencies
Monthly Reports, 1926-1971
Control #:
SIN00001
Format:
16 c.f. (91 vols.)
Arrangement:
Chronological
Notes:
Reports for the period July-December 1955 are missing.
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Series:
Department of Institutions and Agencies
Welfare Reporter [incomplete], 1946-1971
Control #:
SIN00002
Format:
1 c.f. (2 boxes)
Arrangement:
Chronological
Finding Aid:
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Series:
Department of Institutions and Agencies
Photograph Collection, 1930s-1970s
Control #:
SIN00003
Format:
4 c.f. (8 boxes)
Arrangement:
Alphabetical by subject

Series:
Department of Institutions and Agencies
Miscellaneous Publications, 1923-1975
Control #:
SIN00004
Format:
2.75 c.f. (6 boxes)
Arrangement:
By year of publication

Series:
Department of Institutions and Agencies
Miscellaneous Administrative Records [unprocessed], 1892-1990
Control #:
SIN00005
Format:
9.0 c.f. (9 boxes)

Series:
Department of Institutions and Agencies
Annual Reports, 1972-1975
Control #:
SIN00006
Format:
0.25 c.f. (1 box)

Series:
Department of Institutions and Agencies
Narcotic Book [Institution Unknown], 1932-1937
Control #:
SIN00007
Format:
0.1 c.f. (1 vol.)
Arrangement:
Chronological
Restrictions:
Some records may be confidential per NJSA 2A:4A-60

Series:
Department of Institutions and Agencies
Central Office Library Subject Files, ca. 1928-1963
Control #:
SIN00008
Format:
1.5 c.f. (2 boxes)

Series:
Department of Institutions and Agencies
Administrative Orders, ca. 1967-ca. 1970
Control #:
SIN00009
Format:
0.25 c.f. (1 binder)

Series:
Department of Institutions and Agencies
Bound New Jersey Administrative Code: Parole Act of 1979
Control #:
SIN00010
Format:
0.25 c.f. (1 binder)
Notes:
Relative to NJSA 30:4-123.45 et. seq.

Series:
Department of Institutions and Agencies
Commissioner Burdette G. Lewis (served 1918-1925)
Records, ca. 1918-1940s
Control #:
SIN01001
Format:
3 c.f. (3 boxes)
Notes:
Includes files of Dr. Lewis when he served as an economic advisor to the Iranian government in the 1940s.

Series:
Department of Institutions and Agencies
Commissioner William J. Ellis (served 1926-1945)
Investigation Files, ca. 1929-1938
Control #:
SIN02001
Format:
0.5 c.f. (1 box)
Notes:
Includes correspondence and investigative reports.

Series:
Department of Institutions and Agencies
Commissioner's Office
Institution and Subject Files, ca. 1920-1964
Control #:
SINCO001
Format:
3 c.f. (3 boxes)
Arrangement:
Various
Notes:
Includes subject files regarding corrections and mental health facilities.

Series:
Department of Institutions and Agencies
Commissioner's Office
Human Services Planning Subject Files, ca. 1974-1975
Control #:
SINCO002
Format:
1 c.f. (2 boxes)
Arrangement:
Alphabetical by subject

Series:
Department of Institutions and Agencies
Commissioner's Office
Administrative Records, 1950s-1970s
Control #:
SINCO003
Format:
5 c.f. (5 boxes)

Series:
Department of Institutions and Agencies
Commissioner's Office
Subject Files - Conferences on Children and Youth, ca. 1947-1960
Control #:
SINCO004
Format:
2.5 c.f. (3 boxes)
Notes:
Files on the Mid-Century Conference on Children and Youth, and the 1960 New Jersey White House Conference on Children and Youth.

Series:
Department of Institutions and Agencies
Division of Medical Assistance and Health Services
Miscellaneous Publications, ca. 1968-1975
Control #:
SINMD001
Format:
0.25 c.f. (2 reports and 3 brochures)
Notes:
Annual Reports, 1974-1975; brochures, ca.1968 & ca.1970.

Series:
Department of Institutions and Agencies
Division of Mental Retardation
Standards for Public Institutions, 1973
Control #:
SINMN001
Format:
0.1 c.f. (1 vol.)
Notes:
Published standards.

Series:
Department of Institutions and Agencies
Division of Old Age Assistance
Annual Reports and Miscellaneous Publications, 1935-1945
Control #:
SINOL001
Format:
0.25 c.f. (13 reports)
Notes:
Called the Division of Age Relief in 1935.

Series:
Department of Institutions and Agencies
Office of Public Information
Newspaper Clippings and Subject Files, ca. 1967-1976
Control #:
SINPU001
Format:
2 c.f. (2 boxes)

Series:
Department of Institutions and Agencies
Division of Public Welfare
Miscellaneous Reports and Publications, 1964-1972
Control #:
SINPW001
Format:
0.1 c.f. (2 vols.)

Series:
Department of Institutions and Agencies
Division of Statistics and Research
Miscellaneous Reports, 1928-1953
Control #:
SINST001
Format:
0.25 c.f. (14 reports)


Related records:


Series:
State Charities Aid and Prison Reform Association of New Jersey
Annual Reports, 1886-1917
Control #:
PCHAR001
Format:
0.75 c.f. (2 boxes)
Notes:
The organization was originally called the New Jersey State Charities Aid Association.

Series:
State Charities Aid and Prison Reform Association of New Jersey
The New Jersey Review of Charities and Corrections [publication], 1902-1918
Control #:
PCHAR002
Format:
1 c.f. (2 boxes)
Notes:
The organization was originally called the New Jersey State Charities Aid Association.

Series:
New Jersey Conference for Social Welfare
Proceedings, 1902-1921
Control #:
PSOCI001
Format:
2.5 c.f. (5 boxes)
Notes:
The conference was previously called the New Jersey Conference of Charities and Corrections. Missing 1903.

Series:
Department of State
Secretary of State's Office
Warrants and Applications for Admission to Charitable Institutions, 1853-1910
Control #:
SSTSE066
Format:
3.25 c.f. (7 boxes)
Arrangement:
By state, institution, then year

Series:
New Jersey Commission for the Blind
Annual Reports, 1914 & 1921
Control #:
SZBLI001
Format:
0.02 c.f. (2 reports)
Notes:
Also called the New Jersey Commission for the Amelioration of the Condition of the Blind.

Series:
New Jersey Commission for the Blind
Handbook of Services, ca. 1952
Control #:
SZBLI002
Format:
0.01 c.f. (1 booklet)
Notes:
Also called the New Jersey Commission for the Amelioration of the Condition of the Blind.

Series:
Emergency Relief Administration (State of New Jersey)
Administrative Records, 1931-1936
Control #:
SZEME003
Format:
22 c.f. (22 boxes)
Notes:
Also include files of Douglas H. McNeil relating to the Department of Institutions & Agencies and Montgomery Township Defense Council.


~ The collections listed on this page represent 73.98 c.f. of paper records ~



To contact the New Jersey State Archives about research, reference services, records transfers or donations, please email us at njarchives@sos.state.nj.us


For additional and/or more recent records relating to this topic, contact:


Department of Human Services, 222 South Warren Street, PO Box 700, Trenton, NJ 08625-0700, tel. 609-292-8313, website: www.state.nj.us/humanservices

Department of Corrections, Whittlesey Road, PO Box 863, Trenton, NJ 08625, tel. 609-292-4036, website: www.state.nj.us/corrections


This page last updated 02/05/2007