Office of Delinquency Control
Office of Delinquency
University of Minnesota. Office of Delinquency
11 boxes (14.3
Collection contains the
records of the Office of Delinquency Control at the University of Minnesota.
Minnesota Libraries. University of Minnesota Archives
Access and Use
Items in this collection do not circulate and may be used in-house
Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision
of the copyright law (Title 17, U.S. Code). Requests to publish should be
arranged with the University of Minnesota Archives.
Office of Delinquency Control papers, University Archives, University
of Minnesota, Twin Cities.
The collection is arranged in alphabetical order.
The Office of Delinquency Control was established at the University of
Minnesota in 1960 with administrative ties to Continuing Education and
Extension and the Law School. It began as a project to study the amount and
kinds of delinquent behavior handled by Minnesota law agencies. Programs and
policies for the office were set by the All-University Committee for Community
Programs. The office also offered institutes held during the summer, including
the Juvenile Officers Institute (1955-1983), the Juvenile Court Justice
Institute and the Principals Institute.
Project Newgate began in 1969 as means to offer University classes and
group therapy to inmates at the State Reformatory in St. Cloud, Minnesota.
Vocational training was added to the curriculum at a later date. The Office of
Delinquency Control was involved with organizing programs associated with the
National Council of State Committees for Children and Youth in the late 1960s
and early 1970s. Activities included a White House Conference on Children and
Youth in 1971 and several national workshops. Locally, the office conducted a
Police and Community Activity Project in the 1970s. This was an effort to bring
police and community organizations together.
Collection Scope and Content Note
The materials represent a broad range of projects in youth
development, delinquency prevention, training, education, and research. Major
programs of the Office represented in these records were the Juvenile Officers’
Institutes, Juvenile Court Judges’ Institute, Principals’ Institute, Legal
Assistance to Minnesota Prisoners (LAMP), Pre-Hearing Information Service and
Records of the institutes constitute the largest series in the
collection. Records for the various institutes include registration lists,
faculty lists, class schedules, correspondence regarding the institute, and
course material distributed during the institute where it included a year and
name of instructor. Some classes were shared between the three institutes.
Also included in the collection are proceedings of the National
Council of State Committees for Children and Youth, as well as reports and
survey data for locally offered community activity projects.
A finding aid with a contents list is available in University
- This collection is indexed under the following headings in the catalog
of the University of Minnesota Libraries. Researchers desiring materials about
related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these
John R. (John Rocky), b. 1897
Dept. of Corrections
Council of State Committees on Children and Youth
- University of
Minnesota. Office of Delinquency Control -- Archives
- Juvenile delinquency -- Study