Series 5456
Utah Juvenile Court and Probation Commission Orphan's Home record book

Dates: 1910-1923.

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These records are housed in the Utah State Archives' permanent storage room.

Scope and Content

This series is a single ledger containing year-by-year listings of children who were residents of the Orphan's Home in Salt Lake City. The Home was a private endeavor run by the Orphan's Home and Day Nursery Association and was located at 1200 East 1300 South during the time period this record was compiled. The home took in orphans as well as children whose parents were unable to provide adequate support, especially the children of single, divorced, widowed, or abandoned mothers.

This record was created to track the children under the care of the Orphan's Home. In addition to the name of each child, the record book includes columns for noting father's name, mother's name, color, date of birth, place of birth, date of admission, date of discharge, parent's address, the name of the person or authority who had placed the child in the home, a monthly accounting of the cost of maintenance for the child, and miscellaneous remarks. In some cases the record may include information about such things as when a child took employment or was hospitalized.

While this record was created by a private institution, it apparently came into the possession of the Juvenile Court and Probation Commission at some point in time. The Juvenile Court system placed many children in the Home and would certainly have been concerned with operation of the home, but the specific reason why the Commission acquired this record is not known.


Chronological by year, thereunder in no regular order

Custody History

This record was created by the Orphan's Home, a private institution. It apparently came into the possession of the Juvenile Court system, which would have been involved with sending children to the Home and perhaps with adoptions from the Home. Nevertheless, the exact reason why the Court system obtained the record is unknown. The State Archives presumably received the record from the Juvenile Court and Probation Commission.

Additional Forms

This series is available on microfilm.

Access Restrictions

This series is primarily classified as Private: This series contains private information (UCA 63G-2-302). The secondary classification is Public: Records in this series concerning individuals under 21 years of age are considered public 100 years after the creation of the record (UCA 63G-2-310).

Preferred Citation

Cite the Utah State Archives and Records Service, the creating agency name, the series title, and the series number.

Processing Note

This series was archivally processed by Alan Barnett in October 2012.

Indexing Terms

Container List

1 1 List of Children Placed in the Orphan's Home

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