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*Annette R. Fry, ''Orphan Train'' (New York, N.Y.: New Discovery Books, 1994). {{WorldCat|29181847|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|756810|item|disp=FHL Book 973 J3f}}. Brief history of the movement.  
 
*Annette R. Fry, ''Orphan Train'' (New York, N.Y.: New Discovery Books, 1994). {{WorldCat|29181847|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|756810|item|disp=FHL Book 973 J3f}}. Brief history of the movement.  
 
*Mary Ellen Johnson, comp., ''Orphan train riders: their own stories'', 6 vols. (Baltimore, Md.: Orphan Train Heritage Society of America, 1992-2007). {{WorldCat|26565890|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|609165|item|disp=FHL Fiche (v. 1) 6104624; Film (v. 5-6) 2421593 Items 2-3; Book 973 J3j}}. Some of the stories are second-hand.  
 
*Mary Ellen Johnson, comp., ''Orphan train riders: their own stories'', 6 vols. (Baltimore, Md.: Orphan Train Heritage Society of America, 1992-2007). {{WorldCat|26565890|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|609165|item|disp=FHL Fiche (v. 1) 6104624; Film (v. 5-6) 2421593 Items 2-3; Book 973 J3j}}. Some of the stories are second-hand.  
*Clark Kidder, ''Orphan trains and their precious cargo : the life's work of Rev. H. D. Clarke'' (Bowie, Md.: Heritage Books, 2001). {{WorldCat|47922957|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1012174|item|disp=FHL Book 973 J3k}}. Town-by-town distribution lists.
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*Clark Kidder, ''Orphan trains and their precious cargo : the life's work of Rev. H. D. Clarke'' (Bowie, Md.: Heritage Books, 2001). {{WorldCat|47922957|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1012174|item|disp=FHL Book 973 J3k}}. Town-by-town distribution lists.
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*Donna M. Nelson, ''La Porte's orphan train children : the children's homes, orphanages and training school of Julia E. Work'' (La Porte, Indiana : D. M. Nelson, 2008). {{WorldCat|228429238|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1492981|item|disp=FHL Book 977.291/L1 J3n}}.
 
*Orphan Train Heritage Society of America, ''Crossroads'' (newsletter).{{WorldCat|18269621|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1468991|item|disp=FHL Book 973 J35n}}. Articles about about orphan train history, rider stories, and organization news.  
 
*Orphan Train Heritage Society of America, ''Crossroads'' (newsletter).{{WorldCat|18269621|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1468991|item|disp=FHL Book 973 J35n}}. Articles about about orphan train history, rider stories, and organization news.  
 
*Tom Riley, ''Orphan Train Riders : a brief history of the orphan train era (1854-1929): with entrance records from the American Female Guardian Society's Home for the Friendless in New York,'' 2 vols. (Westminster, Md.: Heritage Books, 2005-2006). {{WorldCat|61716904|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1332878|item|disp=FHL Book 973 J3r}}. Mostly AFGS name lists with references to original documents.  
 
*Tom Riley, ''Orphan Train Riders : a brief history of the orphan train era (1854-1929): with entrance records from the American Female Guardian Society's Home for the Friendless in New York,'' 2 vols. (Westminster, Md.: Heritage Books, 2005-2006). {{WorldCat|61716904|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1332878|item|disp=FHL Book 973 J3r}}. Mostly AFGS name lists with references to original documents.  

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National Orphan Train Complex

Orphan train research helps find foster children between 1853 and 1930 who rode trains from New York City, Boston, or Chicago to new homes in other states or Canada. The genealogy of many of these 200,000 orphaned, abandoned, or homeless children can often be traced back to the Children's Aid Society, or the New York Foundling Hospital, among others.
Orphan Train Museum at the Union Pacific Railroad station, grand opening in 2007 at Concordia, Kansas.


Contact Information

E-mail:[1]  orphantraindepot@gmail.com

Address:[1]

National Orphan Train Complex
300 Washington St.
PO. Box 322
Concordia, KS 66901

Telephone:[1]  785-243-4471

Hours and holidays:[1]  

Tuesday thru Friday: 10:00am-Noon, and 1:00pm-4:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am-4:00pm
Closed:  Sunday, Monday, and all national holidays

Directions:  Google Map

Internet sites and databases:

Collection Description

The National Orphan Train Museum and Research Center (a.k.a. Complex) collect, preserve, interpret, and disseminate knowledge about the orphan trains, the children and the agents who rode them.[2] This includes the history of the orphan train movement, and the stories of the children, photos, artifacts, and an archival collection. Also, they maintain a rider registry, a speakers' bureau, and the organization's online news.

Tips

Admission: $5.00 Adults;  $3.00 Children under 12;  $4.00 Group rate for 10 or more people.[1]

Alternate Repositories

If you cannot visit or find a source at the National Orphan Train Complex, a similar source may be available at one of the following.

Overlapping Collections

Neighboring Collections

For Further Reading

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 General Information at National Orphan Train Complex, Inc. (accessed 25 September 2012).
  2. NOTC Home at National Orphan Train Complex, Inc. (accessed 26 September 2012).