I just found these posts, and am interested if you are still planning to write a book about St. Joseph's Home for the Friendless. My father was placed in there in 1923-24 as his mother had TB (father was deceased). He was then moved to Angel Guardian in June 1924. Several years ago (1994)I requested and received some records from the Archdiocese for St. Joseph's (mostly a record of his admission and re-admissions). I'd be happy to share these with you. I received much more detailed records from Angel Guardian where he was for ~3years, until his mother passed away and he was taken in by his aunt. He always said how happy he was when that happend. I'm thinking I should ask again for records...perhaps they have more.