Jacob Dorn (Committee Chair), Nancy Garner (Committee Member), Edward Haas (Committee Member)
Master of Arts (MA)
This study aims at analyzing the general situation of American orphan asylums in the period from 1894 to 1944 by looking at the Ohio Pythian Home, which operated in Springfield, Ohio at this time. Through the use of primary and secondary sources, as well as interviews with former orphan residents of the Ohio Pythian Home, the study demonstrates that contrary to popular belief the orphan asylums of the period were nurturing institutions concerned with the well-being of their wards.
Department or Program
Department of History
Year Degree Awarded
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