Waldo Burton Memorial Boys' Home records, 1823-1965 | Louisiana Research Collection

By Jazmin Smith

Collection Overview

Title: Waldo Burton Memorial Boys' Home records, 1823-1965

ID: LaRC/Manuscripts Collection 202

Primary Creator: Waldo Burton Memorial Boys' Home.

Extent: 4.0 Boxes. More info below.

Arrangement: The collection is arranged chronologically by topic. It consists of 4 boxes and 82 volumes. It is 12 linear feet.

Subjects: Asylum for Relief of Destitute Orphan Boys (New Orleans, La.), Carrollton (New Orleans, La.) -- History., Child care services -- Louisiana -- New Orleans., Group homes for children -- Louisiana -- New Orleans., Louisiana -- Social conditions., New Orleans (La.) -- Social conditions., Orphanages -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- History., Society for the Relief of Destitute Orphan Boys., Waldo Burton Memorial Boys' Home.

Forms of Material: Application forms., Case histories., Correspondence., Ledgers (account books), Medical records., Prescriptions., Receipts (financial records), Reports., School records., Visitors' books.

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The collection consists of the patient and management records of the Waldo Burton Memorial Boys' Home, located on South Carrollton Avenue in New Orleans, and its predecessor organization, the Asylum for Relief of Destitute Orphan Boys. Included are handwritten and typed correspondence, stamped envelopes, daily logs, admittance books, account books, receipts, records of medical conditions and prescriptions, case histories, Superintendents' reports to the Board of Directors and Treasurer, school grades, visitors' books, and other related items.

Biographical Note

The Waldo Burton Memorial Boys' Home was endowed and built in the 1920s by cypress lumber businessman and philanthropist, William L. Burton (1847-1927), who wished to establish an enduring memorial to his only child, William Waldo Burton, who was born in 1875 and lived to adulthood. The institution, in operation as a residential care facility into the 21st century and post-Katrina, is housed in a large two-story brick building with three arches at the entrance. The predecessor organization of the Waldo Burton Memorial Boys' Home, caring for white male orphans, had its origin around 1824. Name variations include: Society for the Relief of Destitute Orphan Boys, Orphan Boys' Asylum, Asylum for the Relief of Destitute Orphan Boys, Male Orphan Asylum, Waldo Burton Home, Waldo Burton Boys' Home, Waldo Burton Memorial Home.

Subject/Index Terms

Asylum for Relief of Destitute Orphan Boys (New Orleans, La.)
Carrollton (New Orleans, La.) -- History.
Child care services -- Louisiana -- New Orleans.
Group homes for children -- Louisiana -- New Orleans.
Louisiana -- Social conditions.
New Orleans (La.) -- Social conditions.
Orphanages -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- History.
Society for the Relief of Destitute Orphan Boys.
Waldo Burton Memorial Boys' Home.

Administrative Information

Repository: Louisiana Research Collection

Alternate Extent Statement: 12 linear feet

Access Restrictions: Collection is open to the public. Researchers may not record or reveal any identifying information of clients or residents found in this collection.

Use Restrictions: Physical rights are retained by the Louisiana Research Collection. Copyright is retained in accordance with U.S. copyright laws.

Related Materials: LaRC has the papers of John Page, the supervisor of the earlier Asylum for the Relief of Destitute Orphan Boys (Collection 858) For more information please see http://specialcollections.tulane.edu/archon/index.php?p=collections/controlcard&id=803.

Preferred Citation: Waldo Burton Memorial Boys' Home records, Manuscripts Collection 202, Louisiana Research Collection, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118.

Processing Information: Archon collection level record originally created in November 2009.

Finding Aid Revision History: Finding aid information entered in Archon by LAC Group in 2011. Revised 10/3/11 by LAC Group.

Other Note: OCLC Number: 300482774

Box and Folder Listing

Browse by Box:

[Box 1: Correspondence, reports to the Board of Directors, and reports to the Treasurer],
[Box 2: Case histories, A-F],
[Box 3: Case histories, G-R],
[Box 4: Case histories, S-Z],
[Volume 1: Account books, 1835 September-1847 March],
[Volume 2: Account books, 1838 March-1840 May],
[Volume 3: Account books, also list of inmates, 1848-1872],
[Volume 4: Account books, 1848 May-1859 July],
[Volume 5: Account books, 1850-1870],
[Volume 6: Account books, 1885 October-1908 November],
[Volume 7: Account books, 1891-1909],
[Volume 8: Account books: index book of donors, 1906-1909],
[Volume 9: Account books, 1910 September-1932],
[Volume 10: Account books, 1917-1918],
[Volume 11: Account books, also Big 3 and Mazda Lamps, 1923 September-December],
[Volume 12: Account books, 1924 January-1926 April],
[Volume 13: Account books, 1926 May-1928 December],
[Volume 14: Account books: collections and donations, 1926 January-1929 April],
[Volume 15: Account books, 1929 April-1932 December],
[Volume 16: Account books, 1929 January-1933 December],
[Volume 17: Account books, 1932-1937],
[Volume 18: Account books, 1933 January-1936 August],
[Volume 19: Account books, 1934 January-1936 August],
[Volume 20: Account books, 1934 January- 1942, 1943],
[Volume 21: Account books, 1937 January-1938 July],
[Volume 22: Account books, 1938 August-1941 January],
[Volume 23: Account books, 1942],
[Volume 24: Account books, 1941 February-1944 November],
[Volume 25: Account books, 1945 January-1949 December],
[Volume 26: Account books, 1948 December-1955 January],
[Volume 27: Account books, 1950 January-1955 April],
[Volume 28: Account books, 1958 September],
[Volume 29: Account books, 1955 February-1960 October],
[Volume 30: Account books, 1960 December-1966 September],
[Volume 31: Account books, 1962 February-1963 October],
[Volume 32: Account books, 1963 November-1965 March],
[Volume 33: Admit book "A", 1824-1850 January],
[Volume 34: Admit books, 1833-1841],
[Volume 35: Admit book "B", 1850-February 1885],
[Volume 36: Admit book "C", 1861-1907],
[Volume 37: Admit book "E", 1895-1913],
[Volume 38: Admit books, 1901 June-1923 March],
[Volume 39: Admit books, October 1944-1946],
[Volume 40: Applications, 1923 February-1927 March],
[Volume 41: Applications, 1927],
[Volume 42: Applications, 1932-1935],
[Volume 43: Applications, 1948-1957],
[Volume 44: Log, 1827 May-1833 April],
[Volume 45: Log, 1833 May-1837 August],
[Volume 46: Log, 1837 August-1843 August],
[Volume 47: Log, 1843 August-1850 December],
[Volume 48: Log, 1851 January-1865 August],
[Volume 49: Log, 1865 September-1872 September],
[Volume 50: Log, 1872 October-1884 May],
[Volume 51: Log, 1884 June-1891 August],
[Volume 52: Log, 1891 September-1904 October 19],
[Volume 53: Log, 1904 November-1910 March],
[Volume 54: Log, 1923 February-1927],
[Volume 55: Log, 1928 January-1929 November],
[Volume 56: Log, 1929 December-1932 June],
[Volume 57: Log, 1932 July-1935 July],
[Volume 58: Prescriptions and medical records, 1888-1891],
[Volume 59: Prescriptions and medical records, 1921 September-1942 May],
[Volume 60: Receipts, 1916 August-1918 March],
[Volume 61: Receipts, 1918-1919],
[Volume 62: Receipts, 1919 December-1920 November],
[Volume 63: Receipts, 1940-1941],
[Volume 64: Receipts, 1943-1944],
[Volume 65: Receipts, 1944 August-1946 September],
[Volume 66: Receipts, 1946-1949],
[Volume 67: Receipts, 1949 April-1952 April],
[Volume 68: Receipts, 1952-1954],
[Volume 69: Receipts, 1954-1959],
[Volume 70: Receipts, 1957 March-1960],
[Volume 71: School grades, 1938 September-1941 June],
[Volume 72: School grades, 1938 September-1941 June],
[Volume 73: School grades, 1944-1945],
[Volume 74: School grades, 1946-1947],
[Volume 75: School grades, 1951-1955],
[Volume 76: Visitor's books, 1924-1943],
[Volume 77: Visitor's books, 1908-1911],
[Volume 78: Visitor's books, 1912 January-1918 February],
[Volume 79: Schedule of Negro workers, 1842 January 1],
[Volume 80: The Reaper's Harvest, Halstead Press, Sydney, Australia, 1945],
[Volume 81: The Times Atlas and Gazetteer of the World, The Times, London, 1922],