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Object ID 2002.039.0001
Object Name Documents
Year Range from 1970.0
Year Range to 1996.0
Collection Great Oaks Village Records
Title Great Oaks Village Records
Scope & Content These papers concern Great Oaks Village, a residential foster care campus for children, ages 6-18, removed from their homes because of abuse, neglect, or abandonment. The papers are divided into 13 different series based upon document type.
Series I contains various histories of Great Oaks Village and its antecedent. One is written by a student. Another is written by a social worker. The authorship of the others cannot be determined with certainty.
Series II contains a written description of the facility.
Series III consists of two folders containing reports about the facility. One folder contains a report by Orange County's Juvenile Advisory Board from 1973. The other contains a student report from 1977.
Series IV contains two folders of statistical information. The first contains statistics about the Village and its antecedents, primarily concerning the number of children staying at the facility. The earlier statistical reports are often divided into "White" and "Colored". Some of the statistics are budgetary. The second contains general crime statistics from 1960 - 1970.
Series V is made up of one folder containing maps, blueprints, and floor plans of the facility.
Series VI contains a few undated instruction booklets for the children staying at the facility informing them of the rules and what will generally be required of them during their stay.
Series VII consists of one folder containing meeting notes and presentation materials, some of which appear to be copies of overhead materials.
Series VIII is made up of two folders containing government documents. One contains a draft of the by-laws of the Orange County Board of Visitors of Florida. The other is a 1988 memo from Linda Chapin to the Orange County Commission outlining the need for and asking them to create a Citizen's Commission on Children to deal with juvenile issues.
Series IX contains photocopies of two (2) letters addressing Edward Soistman's appointment to the Orange County Board of Visitors.
Series X contains a single press release, also about Mr. Soistman's appointment.
Series XI contains brochures from several different organizations, both public and private, that deal with children's issues.
Series XII contains many news, magazine, and brochure articles. Most of these are about youth problems, particularly crime. Others are about people and programs dedicated to helping troubled children.
Lastly, Series XIII contains a few miscellaneous items.
Condition Good
Condition Notes Much of the material is photocopies.
Dates of Creation 1970-1996, bulk 1970-1977
People Anderson, Betty
Brien, Kim
Chapin, Linda
Clark, Mercerdese
DuRocher, Joseph W.
Farmer, Mattie H.
Gridley, William
Griffin, Mark
Hardy, Leonard
Harris, James L.
Hennis, Russ
Highsmith, Ed
Jones, Larry
Kerr, J. C.
Kienth, Kenneth D.
Komanski, Walter
Lynd, James
Lynd, James
Mariotti, Nancy
Martin, Jack
Morris, Jan
Myers, Laura
Owen, Joe
Pickett, Paul E.
Regan, James
Soistman, Edward, Sr. (Ed)
Staudt, Herman
Thomas, Lamar
Williams, Elsie
Williams, Mother
Search Terms Child Abuse
Child Welfare
Great Oaks Village
Orange County Government
Annual Reports