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Manuscript Group 403
BOYS INDUSTRIAL HOME OF WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA RECORDS
1900-1980
210 cubic feet


The Boys' Industrial Home in Oakdale, Allegheny County, Pa. was organized June 18, 1900 and incorporated January 29, 1901. According to the charter, its purpose was "to take charge of homeless and neglected boys, give or find for them a suitable home, and secure for them a common school and an industrial education." The Home, a private juvenile facility, admitted white boys from 8 to 16 years of age who were physically and mentally fit and whose needs could not be properly met in their own community. In 1980, the Boys' Industrial Home merged with the Wesley Institute, Oakdale Center, Pittsburgh, Pa.

The records include:
As of October 2009, the records remained unprocessed.



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