Prison Public Memory Project collaborator Russ Immarigeon was awarded a research fellowship from the New York State Archives in support of his ongoing research into the history of the New York State Training School for Girls in Hudson, NY. The topics Russ will be exploring through this fellowship include:
- the ideas, innovations, and influence of superintendents such as Sarah V. Coon (1887-1900), Fannie French Morse (1923 -1937), Inez B. Patterson (1940-1952), and Abraham Novick (1953-1963);
- commentary and observations from Superintendent and Board of Visitor reports; and
- lessons that might apply to contemporary policies and practices.
The Prison Public Memory Project appreciates Russ' collaboration. Russ started his work with the Project as a volunteer in 2011, and has developed an independent passion for tracking down and documenting the rich history of the Hudson Correctional Facility.