TABLE OF CONTENTS


Overview of the Collection

Historical Note

Scope and Content

Arrangement

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Container List

Series 1. History and mission circa 1878-1972

Series 2. Board of Directors 1868-1965

Series 3. Superintendent's Records 1869-1962

Series 4. Student Records 1870-1973

Series 5. School Records 1874-1969

Series 6. Reports 1867-1990

Series 7. Correspondence 1884-1972

Series 8. Financial Records 1898-1963

Series 9. Policies 1948-1990

Series 10. Staff Materials 1948-1990

Series 11. Student Life 1914-1982

Series 12. Publications 1885-1984

Series 13. Committees and Conferences 1932-1989

Series 14. Inventories 1918-1968

Series 15. Newspaper Clippings 1881-1998

Series 16. Maps undated

Series 17. Postcards undated

Series 18. Scrapbooks circa 1973-1980

Series 19. Miscellaneous 1926-1990

Series 20. Photographs circa 1880-2000

Series 21. Works of Art 1939-1950

Series 22. Artifacts 1926-1998


RG 178:002, Long Lane School

Inventory of Records

Finding aid prepared by Melissa L. Hendrick.

Copyright © 2007 by the Connecticut State Library


Overview of the Collection

Repository: Connecticut State Library
Creator: Long Lane School (Middletown, Conn.)
Title: Long Lane School records
Dates: 1867-2000
Quantity: 227 cubic feet
Abstract: The Connecticut Industrial School for Girls was established in 1868 as a private institution for delinquent girls. In 1917 the State took control of the school and renamed it Long Lane Farm which changed to Long Lane School in 1943. Items in this collection include documents about staff and student life, photographs, paintings and artifacts.
Identification: RG178_002
Accession: Multiple
Language: The records are in English.

Historical Note

An incident that occurred on the New Haven Green inspired the idea for the Connecticut Industrial School for Girls. New Haven police commissioner Charles Fabrique and New Haven Mayor Morris Tyler were walking together one October afternoon in 1864 when they saw a fourteen year old girl with two soldiers. She was quickly arrested and taken to the police station. The girl was from Guilford and had traveled to New Haven without telling her parents. She was returned home, "but with nothing to prevent her speedy return to her vicious companions and to a dissolute life, as many girls of her age and class had done before her."1 This incident, along with others, spurred conversation between the two men and their peers, both male and female from New Haven and other towns. They brought the issue to the Common Council of New Haven resulting in numerous petitions being sent to the General Assembly to request the establishment of an institution for delinquent girls similar to the one for boys in Meriden.2

The General Assembly set up a commission consisting of Rev. Thomas K. Fessenden of Farmington, D.C. Gilman of New Haven and J.P. Whitcomb of Brooklyn to study the issue. They found that, "the State…should provide a suitable institution for the custody and proper education of delinquent girls, not as criminals to be punished, but as unfortunate children of unnatural parents or guardians, to be protected and trained for lives of industry and virtue."3 However, the appropriations needed for the institution was estimated to be approximately $75,000. The State was not willing to pay the entire amount and suggested that the school be set up as a private institution with funds obtained through charitable donations. This effort was organized by Mr. Charles Fabrique, Honorable Morris Tyler, Reverend Thomas K. Fessenden, Honorable Thomas M. Allyn and Miss Esther Pratt of Hartford. After $50,000 was raised from private citizens, the state contributed $10,000 and agreed to pay the school $3.00 a week for each girl it housed.4

On July 27, 1868, the General Assembly passed the "Act Incorporating the Connecticut Industrial School for Girls." It permitted the school to "act as guardian to the person of any girl, who between the ages of eight and fifteen years shall be committed to its charge, according to law for the physical, mental and moral training of such girl, which guardianship of such girl shall supersede any other guardianship of parents or guardians during the time that such girl is under the charge of this corporation." It also allowed the school to determine its own officers and agents based on the by-laws it would create with the stipulation that the "Governor, Lieutenant Governor and Secretary of the State shall be ex-officios of the corporation."5

With the act passed, the school began organization and construction. Middletown was one of three towns who volunteered to host the school along with Winsted and Farmington.6 Middletown was finally chosen for its central location and because the town decided to appropriate $10,000 towards the purchase of forty-six acres of land.7 The school originally opened with two cottages and a classroom building. The superintendent and administration were located in a farm building on the campus. This layout was based on the cottage plan used at the first girls' training school that opened in Lancaster Massachusetts in 1854.The design was innovative because it placed girls into smaller houses instead of one large dormitory with the hope of imitating a family structure.8> The two cottages were named after Miss Esther Pratt and Mrs. Caroline Street, both of whom made generous contributions towards the establishment of the school. The classroom building was named after Rev. Thomas K. Fessenden. The first superintendent was Reverend J.H. Bradford from Massachusetts. Although the school was not formally opened until June 30, 1870, the first girl was admitted to the institution on December 10, 1869.9

The Connecticut Industrial School for Girls followed a practice employed at other New England training schools and did not segregate girls by their skin color. This was in direct contrast with most other facilities around the country which separated students with regards to sleeping quarters and activities.10 Girls who stayed at Long Lane attended school and performed chores around the campus. Most of the work was geared towards gaining practical skills that would help them upon leaving the school. Religion also played an important part of rehabilitation. Girls were strongly encouraged to go to church and attend Sunday school.

In 1873 the General Assembly increased the maximum age of girls committed to the Connecticut Industrial School for Girls from fifteen to sixteen years. At the same time it also increased the number of Directors serving on the board by two. It soon became clear that more money was needed to run the school effectively than could be obtained through donations alone. As a result, the school started a paper box factory that at first provided significant income. Although initially successful, by 1894 the factory closed because of decreasing revenue and it did not teach the girls skills that would be useful to them upon leaving the school.11

Ten years after opening its doors the school found that it needed more room to house its growing student body. In 1880 ground was broken for the construction of the Rogers Home, named after Mrs. Martha Rogers, one of the school's benefactors. She died the day before the groundbreaking and all of the girls attended her funeral. The construction and furnishing of the building was completely funded by private donations. Two years later, construction on the Russell Home was completed. The building was named after Mrs. Frances O. Russell whose husband had been on the Board of Directors. Her donation, in addition to $10,000 contributed by the State, made the construction of a new building possible.12

In December of 1883 the General Assembly agreed to contribute $15,000 to the building of a chapel and classroom building to replace Fessenden Hall. Further money for construction and an organ was donated by individuals. The building was never given an official name and was always referred to as the chapel and classroom building. In 1893 construction on the Smith Home began and was completed in 1897. The building was funded entirely by donations and was named after Mr. H.D. Smith one of the first members of the Board of Directors and a donor from when the school was first established.13

In 1917, the school hired Miss Caroline deFord Penniman as its first female superintendent. She previously worked as an assistant to Martha P. Falconer, a pioneering woman in the area of girls' training schools, at Sleighton Farm School in Pennsylvania. Penniman took over as superintendent there when Falconer left. During her tenure at the Connecticut School for Girls, Penniman instituted many changes to the program and philosophy of the school by using the techniques she learned from Falconer.14 On June 30, 1922, Superintendent Penniman submitted a report to the General Assembly which expanded upon the mission of the institution as a training school as opposed to a reformatory school. Penniman stated that "training, not punishment, is the object of the school in all its dealings with them." She did not look down on the girls as delinquents and criminals but rather saw them as a "citizen of the finest type, and the faults and failings with which he is handicapped are those of inheritance or environment."15 One example of her methods was the use of privileges and freedom as rewards. In one report she states that the girls, "have a great deal of liberty and many privileges…practically all the disciplinary problems of the school are met by taking away privileges."16 She also initiated a student government in each of the cottages. This allowed the girls to govern themselves to a certain degree and set standards for their own behavior. These developments marked a significant change in the way the girls at the school were treated.

On June 24, 1921 the General Assembly passed PA 402, which transferred the property of the Connecticut Industrial School for Girls to the State. The State made the decision because it felt that it should take direct responsibility for juvenile delinquents. The General Assembly also felt that state funds should not go towards private institutions. The act also changed the school's name to Long Lane Farm and decreased the number of directors from twelve to nine.17 Despite these changes, the act ensured that the school's function was to, "remain training and education of girls who had been found in and taken from environments in which (it was believed) only evil could come to them."18 In 1943, the school's name changed again from Long Lane Farm to Long Lane School at the request of the student body.19

During the 1950s girls at Long Lane continued to enjoy a certain degree of control over their time at the school. Girls could attend classes up to the 12th grade, or enroll in vocational classes in beauty culture, handcrafts, dressmaking, art and home making. They could also participate in extracurricular activities such as volleyball, basketball, baseball, school choir, Girl Scouts, Tri-Hi-Y, 4-H, Garden Club, Wesleyan - Cady forum, Saturday Forum and Catholic Sodality. Religion continued to play an important role in the girls' rehabilitation. Girls were encouraged to invite their pastor to the school or go to local church services. Sunday school classes were also offered at the school and run by volunteers. To ensure that all of the students health needs were met, staff included visiting physicians, a psychiatrist, psychologist, three full time registered nurses, a part-time dentist and dental hygienist. The Women's Auxiliary of Middletown also became involved in student life at Long Lane. Mrs. Julius Smith a former member of the Long Lane School Board of Directors led the effort. Their interest with the school helped the girls to become more involved with the local community.20

In 1970 Long Lane School administratively became part of the new Department of Children and Youth Services under PA 664, which was later renamed to the Department of Children and Families in 1993. Two years later Long Lane School merged with the Connecticut School for Boys after the latter experienced internal trouble with staff and student discipline. The boys from the school were sent to live at Long Lane School, which was becoming known for its progressive methods. Long Lane continued to offer various programs for helping students gain the skills they needed to adapt to society. Each student at the school was assigned a Treatment Services worker who would coordinate with other staff to create an individualized treatment plan. The school also continued to offer basic educational classes while at the same time developing a more personalized and interactive curriculum that was geared directly to the students. One of the main programs used by staff was Guided Group Interaction. In these groups a staff member would act as a facilitator to talk with a group of ten to twelve students and initiate positive peer pressure. This was supplemented by the Youth Challenge program which allowed students to spend more time outdoors and off campus while at the same time teaching them better strategies for dealing with stress and social interactions.21

In September of 1998, attention from both the State and public focused on Long Lane after Tabatha Ann Brendle, a fifteen year old student, hung herself in her room. It was the first suicide in the school's history. As a result, the Child Fatality Review Board conducted an investigation. The study found that numerous policy violations were taking place at Long Lane, some of which contributed to Brendle's suicide. In particular the study found that the school was understaffed and students, especially those considered high risk, lacked supervision. Also many of the clinicians who dealt with high risk students were unlicensed despite being one of the credentials required of staff. Other violations included improper use of mechanical restraints and punishing students through abuse and neglect.22

After the Board's report came out the school worked to get more adequate staff and fix conditions, however problems continued to arise. New reports found that staff members were not creating long term plans for student treatment. Also restraints were used incorrectly and students were put into unlawful seclusion. Another major problem was the unhealthy living conditions. Inspectors reported finding sagging beds, blankets with holes, trash on the floor, unsanitary refrigerators, dirty toilets and numerous other violations.23 As a result, Long Lane School closed on February 7th of 2003. After the closing, all staff and boys were transferred to the Connecticut Juvenile Training School located in Middletown. Girls were sent to the Connecticut Children's Place in East Windsor and other residential programs around the state.24 The property was bought by Wesleyan University and the school's inventory was auctioned off.

Endnotes
1"History and Development of Long Lane School", unpublished paper, n.d., Box 114 Folder 1
2 Ibid.
3 Ibid.
4 Ibid.
5 Connecticut General Assembly, Act Incorporating the Connecticut Industrial School for Girls, 1868, Box 114 Folder 1.
6 "High Lights in the History of Long Lane Farm Originally Known as the Connecticut Industrial School for Girls," unpublished paper, n.d., Box 114 Folder 1.
7 Ethel Mecum, "History of Long Lane School," unpublished paper, 8 February 1966, Box 114 Folder 1.
8 "Progress of Juvenile Institutions," unpublished paper, n.d., Box 114 Folder 1.
9 Mecum, "History of Long Lane School."
10 "Progress of Juvenile Institutions."
11 "High Lights in the History of Long Lane Farm."
12 Ibid.
13 "High Lights in the History of Long Lane Farm."
14 Mecum, "History of Long Lane School."
15 Caroline deFord Penniman, article for Register and Manual, 23 December 1933, Box 114 Folder 1.
16 Ibid.
17 Ibid.
18 General Assembly of Connecticut, PA 402, 24 June 1921.
19 Mecum, "History of Long Lane School."
20 Ibid.
21 Connecticut. Department of Children and Youth Services, Long Lane, circa 1972, Box 114 Folder # 2.
22 Colin Poitras, "It Just Gets Worse with Long Lane Report Says Decent Care Lacking at 'Warehouse' for Youths" Hartford Courant, 1 December 1998, p. A1.
23 "Failure at Long Lane," Hartford Courant, 27 December 2002, p. A12.
24 Gregory Seay, "Long Lane to Close Soon; Girls From School to be Dispersed," Hartford Courant, November 26 2002, p. B1.

See also the Long Lane School Agency History.

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Scope and Content

Records in the collection include documents, photographs, paintings and artifacts. Documents include materials such as superintendent, staff and student records. Photographs depict many aspects of daily life throughout the twentieth century including school activities, farming and the campus buildings. Paintings consist primarily of art done for the Works Progess Administration (WPA) during the Great Depression and art found within the campus buildings. Artifacts include various objects from the school's history such as slate chalk boards, film reels, war ration stamps and other items.

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Arrangement

Series 1. History and Mission, circa 1878-1972, undated Accession 2003-028, Includes historical information about the Long Lane School such as organization and mission statements.

Series 2. Board of Directors, 1868-1965 Accession 2003-028, Includes meeting minutes.

Series 3. Superintendent's Records, 1869-1962 Accession 2003-028, Includes journals of daily events, correspondence and files.

Series 4. Student Records, 1870-1973
Accession 2003-028, Includes warrants of commitment, admittance/discharge records, placement records, daily census, index of girls committed, case files, case history books, identification numbers, and population statistics.
Accession 2003-044, Includes case files

Series 5. School Records, 1874-1969 Accession 2003-028, Includes a school journal, visiting agent's book, sign-in book and a mailing list and lawyer's index.

Series 6. Reports, 1867-1990 Accession 2003-028, Includes annual reports, annual objectives, development proposals, and investigations.

Series 7. Correspondence, 1884-1972 Accession 2003-028, Includes correspondence to and from staff and superintendents.

Series 8. Financial Records, 1868-1963 Accession 2003-028, Includes budgets, bank books and reports from the treasurer and auditor.

Series 9. Policies, 1948-1990 Accession 2003-028, Includes policies and manuals for staff and students.

Series 10. Staff Materials, 1948-1990 Accession 2003-028, Includes staff directory, schedules, memorandums, daily notes, and staff council notebook.

Series 11. Student Life, 1914-1984 Accession 2003-028, Includes notebooks about daily events, publications and school activities.

Series 12. Publications, 1885-1984 Accession 2003-028, Includes publications by Long Lane staff and those not produced by Long Lane.

Series 13. Committees and Conferences,1932-1989 Accession 2003-028, Includes newspaper clippings, correspondence and conference proceedings.

Series 14. Inventories, 1918-1968 Accession 2003-028, Includes room inventories and statement of resources.

Series 15. Newspaper Clippings, 1881-1998 Accession 2003-028, Includes clippings from various newspapers.

Series 16. Maps, undated Accession 2003-028, Includes campus maps.

Series 17. Postcards, undated Accession 2003-028, Includes postcards of campus buildings and student life.

Series 18. Scrapbooks, circa 1973-1980 Accession 2003-028, Includes photos of school activities with descriptions.

Series 19. Miscellaneous, 1926-1990 Accession 2003-028, Includes varioius documents about school events.

Series 20. Photographs, 1880-2000 Accession 2003-028, Includes photos of activities, buildings, student pageants, outdoor views and the farm.

Series 21. Works of Art, 1939-1950 Accession 2003-028, Includes paintings from offices and those produced for the WPA.

Series 22. Artifacts, 1926-1998 Accession 2003-028, Includes various items from the school's history.

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Items in Series 2: Board of Directors, Series 3: Superintendent's Records, and Series 4: Student Records (except for population statistics) are restricted

These records are stored at an off-site facility and therefore may not be available on a same-day basis.

See the Rules and Procedures for Researchers Using Archival Records and Secured Collections policy.

Items in Series 2: Board of Directors, Series 3: Superintendent's Records, and Series 4: Student Records (except for population statistics) are restricted

Restrictions on Use

See the Reproduction and Publications of State Library Collections policy.

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Related Material

RG 178, Department of Children and Families
RG 178:001, Connecticut School for Boys

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Index Terms

Organizations:

Connecticut Industrial School for Girls
Long Lane Farm (Middletown, Conn.)
Long Lane School (Middletown, Conn.)

Places:

Middletown (Conn.)

Subjects:

Female juvenile delinquents -- Connecticut
Girls training schools -- Connecticut
Juvenile corrections -- Connecticut
Long Lane School (Middletown, Conn.) -- Records and correspondence
Reformatories for women -- Connecticut

Document Types:

Artifacts
Clippings
Correspondence
Journals (accounts)
Minutes
Notebooks
Paintings
Photographs
Registers (lists)
School records
Warrants

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Container List

Series 1. History and mission, circa 1878-1972, Accession: 2003-028
Box Folder
History, 1878-1968, undated 113 1
Mission and organization, after 1972 2
Board of Directors, 1956-1966
Anderson-Downs 3
Fairbanks - Murphy 4
Parmelee - Zullo 5
Series 2. Board of Directors, 1868-1965, Accession: 2003-028
Restricted
Box Folder
Meeting minutes
1868-1929, 2 volumes 1
1929-1933 2 1
1933-1941 2
1941-1945 3
1945-1946 4
1946-1947 5
1948-1949 6
1950-1951 7
1952-1953 8
1956-1959 3 1
1958-1960 2
1960-1970 3
Executive Committee meeting minutes
1928-1933 4
1934-1938 5
1938-1941 6
1943-1945 7
Superintendent's reports, 1961-1965 8
Series 3. Superintendent's Records, 1869-1962, Accession: 2003-028
Restricted
Box Folder
Superintendent's journal,
Vol. 1, 1874-1883 4
Vol. 2, 1883-1893 5
Vol. 3, 1893-1905 6
Vol. 4, 1906-1914 7
Vol. 5, 1915-1917 8
Correspondence, 1869-1876, 3 volumes 9
Files, circa 1948-1962 10-16
unprocessed
Series 4. Student Records, 1870-1973, Accession: 2003-028
Restricted except for population statistics
Box Folder
Mittimus (warrants of commitment), 1875-1916
Arranged by case number
201-600, 1875-1884 17
601-1000, 1885-1890 18
1001-1499, 1891-1901 19
1500-2297, 1901-1916 20
Admittance/Discharge (placed out) records, 1870-1907, 1920-1953
1870-1907, 2 volumes 21
Includes list of girls buried in Pine Grove Cemetery from 1878-1911. The list can be found in the back of the first volume.
1920-1928, 1 volume 22
1928-1935, 1 volume 23
1935-1941, 1 volume 24
1941-1949, 1 volume 25
1948-1953, 1 volume 26
Applications for girls, 1922-1961
A-C 27
C-F 28
F-H 29
H-M 30
M-P 31
P-S 32
S-Z 33
Agreement of indentures, 1878-1886, 1 volume 34
Community service applications index
A-K, Index cards 35
L-Z, Index cards 36
Index of girls committed, 1869-1911, Index cards
A-Fox 37
Francis-Myers 38
N-Z 39
Index of girls committed, 1911-1973, Index cards
A-Ce 40
Ch-F 41
G-K 42
L-O 43
P-Smith 44
Smokes-Z 45
Case history books, 1869-1973
Arranged by case number
1-496, 1869-1882, 1 volume 46
497-846, 1882-1888, 1 volume 47
301-799, 1878-1887, 1 volume 48
800-1042, 1887-1892, 1 volume 49
1043-1289 , 1892-1897, 1 volume 50
1290-1533, 1897-1901, 1 volume 51
1534-1781, 1901-1906, 1 volume 52
1782-2031, 1906-1911, 1 volume 53
2032-2280, 1911-1916, 1 volume 54
2281-2530, 1916-1919, 1 volume 55
2531-2833, 1919-1924, 1 volume 56
2834-3135, 1924-1927, 1 volume 57
3136-3430, 1927-1930, 1 volume 58
3431-3728, 1930-1933, 1 volume 59
3729-4032, 1933-1938, 1 volume 60
4033-4330, 1938-1943, 1 volume 61
4331-4930, 1943-1952, 1 volume 62
4931-5524, 1952-1959, 1volume 63
5525-6175, 1959-1967, 1 volume 64
6176-6753, 1967-1973, 1 volume 65
Daily census, 1928-1973
1928-1932, 1 volume 66
1933-1938, 1 volume 67
1953-1960, 3 volumes 68
1960-1967, 3 volumes 69
1966-1971, 3 volumes 70
1971-1973, 3 volumes 71
School grades by house, 1899-1917
1899-1907, 1 volume 72
1908-1911, 1 volume 73
1912-1917, 1 volume 74
Record of school year [grades], 1900-1956, undated
1900-1901, 1901-1902, 2 volumes 75
1902-1903, 1903-1904, 2 volumes 76
1904-1905, 1905-1906, 2 volumes 77
1906-1907, 1907-1908, 2 volumes 78
1908-1909, 1909-1910, 2 volumes 79
1910-1911, 1911-1912, 2 volumes 80
1912-1913, 1913-1914, 2 volumes 81
1913-1914, 1914-1915, 2 volumes 82
1914-1915, 1915-1916, 2 volumes 83
1916-1917, 1917-1918, 2 volumes 84
1918-1919, 1919-1920, 2 volumes 85
1920-1921, 1921-1922, 2 volumes 86
1924-1925, 1925-1926, 2 volumes 87
1926-1927, 1927-1928, 2 volumes 88
1928-1929, 1929-1930, 2 volumes 89
1930-1931, 1931-1932, 2 volumes 90
1932-1933, 1933-1934, 2 volumes 91
1934-1935, 1935-1936, 2 volumes 92
1936-1937, 1937-1938, 2 volumes 93
1938-1939, 1939-1940, 1940-1941, 3 volumes 94
1941-1942, 1942-1943, 1943-1944, 3 volumes 95
1944-1945, 1945-1946, 1946-1947, 1947-1948, 4 volumes 96
1948-1949, 1949-1950, 1950-1951, 1951-1952, 4 volumes 97
1952-1953, 1953-1956, undated, 3 volumes 98
Population statistics, 1916-1958
1916-1922 113 6
1923-1935 7
1939-1942 8
1936-1938 9
1943-1946 10
1947-1950 11
1951-1954 12
1955-1958 114 1
Population notebook, 1919-1929, 1939-1956, 1966-1968 2
Student status and assignment, 1967-1968, undated 3
Student identification numbers, 1917 April-1920 Nov 4
Record summary cards, 1901-1916
Arranged by identification number
1396-2177 115
Case files, circa 1910-1961
Arranged by identification number
circa 1910-1920, Accession: 2003-028
1725-2061 116
2062-2091 117
1928-1961, Accession: 2003-044
3213-3230 1
3231-3253 2
3254-3291 3
3292-3311 4
3312-3333 5
3334-3352 6
3353-3370 7
3371-3392 8
3393-3421 9
3399-3417 10
3418-3449 11
3450-3468 12
3469-3485 13
3486-3502 14
3503-3523v 15
3524-3541 16
3542-3557 17
3558-3575 18
3576-3594 19
3595-3613 20
3614-3631 21
3632-3651 22
3652-3667 23
3668-3686 24
3687-3703 25
3704-3720 26
3721-3739 27
3740-3757 28
3758-3775 29
3776-3790 30
3794-3809 31
3810-3826 32
3827-3837 33
3838-3852 34
3853-3868 35
3869-3885 36
3886-3902 37
3903-3918 38
3919-3932 39
3933-3947 40
3948-3964 41
3965-3980 42
3981-3995 43
3996-4012 44
4013-4024 45
4025-4040 46
4041-4060 47
4061-4076 48
4077-4090 49
4091-4105 50
4106-4116 51
4117-4137 52
4138-4157 53
4158-4174 54
4175-4191(#1) 55
4191(#2)-4202 56
4203-4214 57
4215-4229 58
4230-4243 59
4244-4261 60
4262-4277 61
4278-4292 62
4293-4306 63
4307-4319 64
4320-4329 65
4330-4343 66
4344-4358 67
4359-4372 68
4373-4390 69
4391-4399 70
4400-4410 71
4411-4421 72
4422-4436 73
4437-4448 74
4449-4460 75
4461-4473 76
4474-4481 77
4482-4492 78
4493-4504 79
4505-4514 80
4515-4527 81
4528-4538 82
4539-4549 83
4550-4561 84
4562-4577 85
4578-4588 86
4589-4601 87
4602-4611 88
4612-4624 89
4625-4633 90
4634-4642 91
4643-4654 92
4655-4665 93
4666-4677 94
4678-4687 95
4688-4696 96
4697-4707 97
4708-4720 98
4721-4732 99
4733-4742 100
4743-4755 101
4756-4767 102
4768-4777 103
4778-4788 104
4789-4801 105
4802-4810 106
Series 5. School Records, 1874-1969, Accession: 2003-028
Box Folder
School journal, 1874-1877, 1 volume 99
Mailing list index, lawyers index, Index cards 100
Visitor sign-in book, 1917 January 18-1969 January 28, 4 volumes 118
Visiting agents book, 1878 April 20-1879 May 22, 1 volume 119 1
Series 6. Reports, 1867-1990, Accession: 2003-028
Box Folder
Annual report, 1867-1942
1872-1876 119 2
1878-1881 120 1
1882-1887 2
1889-1897 3
1899-1904 4
1906-1910 5
1912-1916 6
1918 7
1920-1938 8
1867-1878, 1 volume 121 1
1879-1887, 1 volume 2
1888-1902, 1 volume 3
1932-1942 122 1
Connecticut Digest of Administrative Reports to the Governor, 1947-1968
1947-1967 2
1968 3
Annual objective and facility plan, 1986-1990
1986 4
1987 5-6
1988-1989 7
1990 8
Walter G. Cady School annual report, 1987 9
Investigation report, 1920 10
Development proposal, 1945 October 4 11
Study Committee to Governor Ribicoff, 1957 12
Series 7. Correspondence, 1884-1972, Accession: 2003-028
Box Folder
1884 August 9-1925 December 5 123 1
1926 May 10-1929 December 4 2
1930 January 15-1972 June 19 3
Series 8. Financial Records, 1898-1963, Accession: 2003-028
Box Folder
Financial records, 1898-1960, 12 volumes 101-112
Budgets, 1929-1957
1929-1931 123 4
1931-1933 5
1933-1935, 1947-1949 6
1949-1953 7
1955-1957 8
Bank books, 1933 April -1934 January, 1946 January-May 9
Auditor's report, 1946-1963
1946-1947, 1959-1957 10
1958-1963 11
Treasurer's report, 1928 July 10 12
Series 9. Policies, 1948-1990, Accession: 2003-028
Box Folder
Policies, 1948 December 4-1973 January 3, undated 124 1
Rules notebook, 1961-1963, undated 2
Manuals, 1950-1990, undated
1950, 1968 3
1974, 1976 4
1981 5
1985 6
1990 7-8
undated 9
Series 10. Staff Materials, 1948-1990, Accession: 2003-028
Box Folder
Directory, 1970, undated 124 10
Schedules, 1960, undated 11
Day book/Daily notes notebook, 1961-1968
1961 August 8-1962 September 4, 1967 October 16-1968 April 1 125 1
1968 April 2-October 4 2
Staff Council notebook, 1959 January 27-1960 March 1, 1968 August 6-October 1 3
Housemother Council notebook, 1960 March 15-1961 January 3 4
Physician's notebook on staff accidents, 1964 July 30-1971 September 8 5
Miscellaneous notebooks, 1961 March-1968 October 1 6
Memorandums, 1948 January 12-1972 June 15 7
Forms, 1966-1968 8
Miscellaneous, 1963-1990, undated 9
Series 11. Student Life, 1914-1982, Accession: 2003-028
Box Folder
Girl's Council notebook, 1958-1968
1958 December 15-1959 October 21, 1960 November 10-1961 October 30 126 1
1968 February 13-October 1 2
1968, undated 3
Hygiene notebook, 1960-1968
1960-1968 4
1968 5
Wages and expenses, 1914 August-1917 March 29 6
Publications, 1953-1982
1953-1962 7
1963-1982 127 1
1982, undated 2
Club activities, 1926 January 1-1929 July 23 3
Events, 1954-1970
Graduation
1954-1961 4
1962-1970 5
Student productions
1955-1961 127 6
1962-1970 7
Series 12. Publications, 1885-1984, Accession: 2003-028
Box Folder
Long Lane, 1885-1991
1885-1991 127 8
undated 9-10
Not produced by Long Lane, 1915-1984
1915-1924 128 1
1927-1936 2
1939-1947 3
1948-1955 4
1956 5-7
1958 129 1
1967-1984, undated 2
undated 3-6
Series 13. Committees and Conferences, 1932-1989, Accession: 2003-028
Box Folder
Conference of Superintendents of Correctional Institutions for Girls and Women, 1932-1953
Newspaper clippings, 1932 February 11-1951 November 18 129 7
Correspondence, 1934 October 23-1953 November 19
1934 October 23-1950 March 27 8
1951 October 29-1953 November 19, undated 9
Conference Proceedings, 1932-1953
1932-1936 129 10
1947 11
1948-1949 12
1950-1951 1
1952 130 2
1953 3
undated 4
Committee of Fourteen, 1945-1966
Minutes, 1945 March 20-1966 March 16
1945 March 20-1956 January 30 5
1955 November 30-1959 January 21 6
1959 March 18-1966 March 16 7
Correspondence, 1955 September 14-1966 November 6
1955 September 14-1961 April 6 8
1961 October 5-1962 November 27 9
1963 January 2-1966 November 6 10
Commission on Accreditation for Corrections, 1975-1989
Correspondence, 1983 April 1-1985 July 1 11
Commission policy memo, 1984 February-1986 May 12
Newsletter, 1984 July-1989 June 131 1
Miscellaneous, 1975 August-1987 February, undated 2
Series 14. Inventories, 1918-1968, Accession: 2003-028
Box Folder
Room inventory, 1968 October 6-8 131 3
Statement of resources, 1918 4
Campus Keys notebook, undated 5
Series 15. Newspaper Clippings, 1881-1998, Accession: 2003-028
Box Folder
1881 November 19-1972 May 9 131 6
1957 February 1-1998 June 15 7
Series 16. Maps, undated, Accession: 2003-028
Box Folder
undated 131 8
Series 17. Postcards , undated, Accession: 2003-028
Box Folder
Girls dressed up as butterflies 132
Girls dressed up as money
Living room of new home
Dining room of new house
Three girls in playroom
Allyn Home
Browning Staff House
William G. Cady School and Auditorium
Craig Home
Entrance Gate
Fairbank Recreation Building
Kimball Infirmary
Russell Home,
Smith Home
Street Home
Superintendent's Residence
William G. Wilcox Administration Building
Series 18. Scrapbooks, circa 1973-1980, Accession: 2003-028
Item 132a
Series 19. Miscellaneous, 1926-1990, Accession: 2003-028
Box Folder
1926-1990 131 9
Series 20. Photographs, circa 1880-2000, Accession:2003-028
Box Folder
Events and activities, circa 1900-1999
circa 1900-1999, 124 photographs 133
circa 1990-1999, 164 photographs 134
circa 1910-1999, 45 photographs 135
Buildings, circa 1880-1995
circa 1880-1990, 64 photographs 136
circa 1917-1995, 71 photographs 137
circa 1894-1960, 33 photographs 138
Pageants, circa 1910-1920
circa 1910-1920, 45 photographs 139
circa 1910-1920, 50 photographs 140
Farm, circa 1890-1979, 52 photographs 141
Portraits, circa 1910-1957, 80 photographs 142
Outdoor views, circa 1950-1990, 112 photographs 143
Middletown flood, 1927 November 6, 8 photographs 144
Miscellaneous, circa 1910-2000, 73 photographs
Oversize, circa 1870-1950
circa 1880-1950, 12 photographs 145
undated, 3 photographs 146
circa 1870-1920, 16 photographs 147
Photo albums, circa 1920-1930, circa 1978-1988, 2 albums 148
Series 21. Works of Art, 1939-1950, Accession:2003-028
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WPA paintings, 1939, undated
White and Gold, Edith Dale Manson, undated, oil
House at the Junction, S. DeMaio, 1939, oil
Muddy River, Thomas Guidone, 1939, oil
Plowing, Ernest M. Albert, undated, oil
Fish Market, Beatrice Cuming, undated, watercolor
A Bit of the Sea, Leslie Benson, undated, watercolor
Marina, Ralston Keeler, 1939, watercolor
Boats on an ocean, undated, watercolor
Path through a hilly area, undated, oil
Other paintings, 1950, undated
Proposed School Building for Long Lane Farm, Tower and Sellers Associates Architects, Middletown, CT, undated, chalk
Proposed Development Plot Plan, Tower and Sellers Associates Architects, Middletown, CT , undated, ink
Cape Cod, Al Malmgren, 1950, oil
Boats at a dock, Ted Kautz, undated, oil
Clock and teapot, Lephe Holden, undated, watercolor
Forest, undated, print
Ocean coast, undated, watercolor3 items
located in box
Series 22. Artifacts, 1926-1998, Accession:2003-028
Box Folder
Film reels, 1936-1945, undated, 11 items 149
Gaspi, 1936
New Mexico # 1 Indian Ceremonial Gallup, 1936
New Mexico #2 Fiesta at Santa Fe, 1936
Coronation of King and Queen, 1937 May
Gardening-Picnic Fair Long Lane, 1938
California, 1945 October
Rosewall, undated
Old Mexico, undated
Bull Fight in Old Mexico, undated
Farm and plays (in color), undated
Is anybody listening?, National Audiovisual Center, undated
Film reels, video and audio tapes, 1936-1998, undated, 13 film reels, 2 video tapes, 1 audio tape 150
Labrador, 1936
Visit of King and Queen, 1939
Southern Trip, C.DeF.P. and E.A.H., 1941
Trip no. 1, 1947
Trip no. 2, 1947
Royal wedding, undated
New Girl=Flower Gardens (color), undated
Washington, Williamsburg, Dogwood at Valley Forge, Claymont Del., Dickeyville Md,, Skyline Drive, Gettysburg Pa., Mr. and Mrs. Wilcox, undated
unlabeled film reels, undated, 6 items
Raymond Hilton Auditorium Dedication, 1995 September 22
Long Lane Raid J.L. , 1998 March 2
Long Lane School Choir audio tape, undated
Straight jackets, undated, 2 items 151
Certificates, 1967-1994, 4 items 152
Silver plate made by DCYS Summer Project, 1967
DCYS Certificate of Appreciation Superintendent Emeritus of Long Lane School, 1989 September 20
"Outstanding Participation of the 1994 Connecticut State Employees' Campaign for Charitable Giving" Employees of Long Lane School, undated
DCYS Code of Conduct, undated
Trophies, 1926-1953, undated, 5 items 153
Sweepstakes Flower Department, Durham Fair, 1926
Football Trophy, 1930-1939
Deaconess Virginia C. Young Cup, 1935-1951
Hit Pin Baseball, 1943-1953
Policewoman's Association of Connecticut, undated
Ceramics, undated, 5 items 154
Xylophones, undated, 3 items 155
Chalkboards, undated, 15 items 156
Cash boxes , 1990, 3 items 157
Dictionaries, 1990, 2 items
Miscellaneous artifacts, undated 158
Box with war ration stamps, undated
Cooking and eating utensils, undated
Quote by Elbert Hubbard, undated
School Choir recordings, undated, 18 copies 159
Awards and Certificates, 1967-1991, 2 items 160
DCYS Child Care Worker of the Year Long Lane School, 1987-1991
State of Connecticut General Assembly Resolution Saluting Long Lane School, 1967 April 25
Stanford-Binet IQ Test, undated 161
Sewing chest, undated
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Cobbler's bench, undated
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Restraint chair, undated
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