I've gotten additional information about the St. John's Orphan Asylum aka, St. John's School and Asylum in Utica, NY.
I have found the St. John's Orphan Asylum records at this website http://www.loc.gov.coll/nucmc
Included in these records are Minutes of the Board of Directors, 1849-1951; minutes of St. John's Orphan Asylum Corporation, 1942-46; minutes of the Advisory board, 1947-56; resolutions, bylaws and administrative reports, 1834-1951; correspondence, 1884-1979; annual reports, 1880-1967; financial and legal documents, including deeds, 1831-1968; clippings, 1858-1979; photographs, c.1890-1969; and school yearbooks, student and faculty handbooks, programs, articles and brochures.
The location of these records is:
Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul
Northeast Province Archives
96 Menands Road
Albany, NY 12204
If anyone who lives in the area can access these records I would appreciate them contacting me at firstname.lastname@example.org
as I am very interested in obtaining copies of some of the earlier documents (I live in Colorado). I'm willing to pay for what I get.