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Records of the State Reform School [Lyman School], 1847-1959

Westborough Public Library

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The State Reform School for Boys was established in Westborough in 1848 and is considered the first publicly-funded reform school in the United States. It was later reorganized and replaced by the Lyman School for Boys in 1886 and was closed in 1971. The collection contains annual reports, a ledger book detailing the lives of boys at the State Reform School in Westborough from 1856-1857, and a book about the history and life at the school.

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