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Including case histories, registers and other information on the backgrounds of admitted children, 1864-1955, and foster home files, 191-1946. Also includes records of the New York Child's Foster Home Service, 1852-1956; the Howard Mission and Home for Little Wanderers, 1861-1946; the Children's Fold, 1870-1905; the Shepherd's Fold, 1894-1904; and the Katy Ferguson Home (which served African Americans exclusively), 1925-1953. Advance notice required to consult this collection.