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New York City’s Department of Records and Information Services (DORIS) operates their Municipal Archives, which has custody of the records of NYC’s Magistrates’ Court and the Court of General Sessions for New York County. For information about researching their collections, please contact them via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Records of New York State’s Department of Correctional Services, to include records related to the Matteawan State Hospital and the Fishkill Correctional Facility, are in the custody of the New York State Archives. For reference services, please email email@example.com or call 518-474-8955.
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