George Asbury Essay
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Revised by: Jennifer Duplaga, November 2004

Biographical Note:

George B. Asbury served as principal of schools at the Indiana Reformatory in the early 1900s.

Scope and Content Note:

This collection contains a copy of the essay “Observations on the Adult Illiterate Criminal in School,” by George Asbury. In it, Asbury discusses how many criminals are illiterate and how an education could help them to become productive members of society. Asbury also reveals the results of a study done at the Indiana Reformatory on 64 men, whose academic progress was carefully examined. His goal was to show that criminal, or “defective,” men could be reformed.

Item Listing:
Folder 1. 
1907 “Observations on the Adult Illiterate Criminal in School” (34 pages)

Collection Information:

Size of Collection: 1 folder
Collection Dates: 1907
Provenance: Indiana Department of Public Welfare
Restrictions: None
Reproduction Rights: Permission to reproduce, exhibit, or publish material in this collection must be obtained from the Manuscript Section, Indiana State Library.
Alternate formats: None
Related Holdings: None

Photocopying Policy:

Manuscript materials CANNOT be photocopied or digitized in their entirety. Photocopies and/or digital images cannot exceed 25% of a collection or a folder within a collection. In some cases, photocopying may not be permitted due to the condition of the item. Check with a Manuscript Librarian for other options.