The N.Y.C.-based New York Catholic Protectory was established in 1865 as the home of destitute or truant children. This article deals with such topics as the protectory's establishment, operation and management, education and industrial training, as well as societal factors leading to its changing mission and closing in the Bronx in 1938-- after serving the needs of over 140,000 boys and girls.
At Home in the Bronx: Children at the New York Catholic Protectory 1865-1938. The Bronx County Historical Society Journal. 52, 1/2 (Spring, 2015): 30-48.