The NYSPCC Archives
The NYSPCC Archives is one of the nation’s most valuable repositories of original and compiled material on the origins, history and development of the child protection movement. The mission of the NYSPCC Archives is to arrange, preserve, and make accessible the unique records of the organization, including files concerning approximately two million New York City children during the period 1874 to present day.
About The NYSPCC Archives
Where The NYSPCC Archives Is Located
520 Eighth Avenue – Suite 1401 – New York City
Contact Information – 212-233-5500 Ext. 252
About The NYSPCC Archive Collection
The NYSPCC Archive Collection consists of NYSPCC annual reports containing a wealth of child protection statistics, newspaper clipping books concerning child protection issues including child labor and the theatre, selected cases such as the complete documentation of the Mary Ellen Case, practice manuals, forms, legislation, case files of any person who was the subject of an NYSPCC investigation, and miscellaneous artifacts.
The NYSPCC Archive Collection includes:
- The NYSPCC Annual Reports From 1900 to 1920
- Newspaper Clippings
- Eight Detailed Child Abuse Cases
- Mary Ellen Case Files – The case that became the inspiration for the incorporation of The NYSPCC
- Case Files From 1874 to 1920
Frequently Asked Questions
The NYSPCC Archives have served as an invaluable resource for published works concerning the origins and history of child protection, the movement to regulate child performers, and for various local museum exhibitions.
User Community - Staff - Individuals - Families - Researchers - Students - Schools - Universities - Colleges - Organizations
• Persons who as children were the subjects of reports
• Relatives and descendants of such persons
• Legal representatives of such persons or their estates
• Professionals engaged by any of the preceding individuals
• Residents of Manhattan and Marble Hill 1875-1950
• Bronx residents west of the Bronx River 1875-1916
• Non-resident children whose cases were reported in the above areas
Research Fee Schedule
• Family Search (light/intense) - $100/$250
• Requestor Search (light/intense) - $100/$300
• Publication (use of material in book-article-press release; one-time use) - $300
Depending on the research work required for requests, there may be additional fees.
To make a family search donation, here is the link to the Family Donation Form.
Conditions Governing Use Copyright restrictions applyThe materials in this collection are subject to copyright and intellectual property restrictions. It is the responsibility of the researcher to understand and observe copyright law and to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyright. Researchers must obtain written permission from the copyright owner(s) if they wish to publish materials from this collection. Questions concerning copyright and permission to publish should be directed to The NYSPCC Archive, The New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NYSPCC).
The NYSPCC Archive The New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NYSPCC)
520 Eighth Avenue, Suite 1401
New York, NY 10018
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The original material from this collection is digitized as Tiff images. Please direct any requests for digitized collection content to the Archivist - Ruth Edele - email@example.com.
Click the links below to continue learning about The NYSPCC’s history.