Rev. Dr. Robert A. McKibben was Executive Director of the All Nations Foundation and Pastor of the Church of All Nations in
Los Angeles from 1927 until 1952, when he resigned to accept appointment by the Methodist Episcopal Church to its National
Board of Missions. McKibben's correspondence relating to the All Nations Foundation, including his fund raising letters and
his papers on church social work programs, are to be found with the records of that agency. Papers in this collection reflect
his wide interests, his acquaintance with leading social welfare administrators throughout the West, and his national and
international connections with social work associations, particularly those concerned with the developing specialty of group
work, and with issues from the provision of services to youth, to narcotics education, and international student exchange
programs. An influential figure in Los Angeles, McKibben was president of the Los Angeles County Coordinating Council's Executive
Board, and a Vice-President of the Council of Social Agencies, on whose Executive Committee he served for many years.
The Reverend Robert A. McKibben directed the All Nations Foundation from 1927-1952 and was dedicated to improving the Los
Angeles community in which the Foundation worked. All Nations Foundation was considered the largest and most effective social
welfare organization at the time in Los Angeles. McKibben collaborated with other welfare foundations both locally and nationally
in order to improve the success of All Nations Foundation programs. Most of his projects focused on the healthy development
of children, and the many programs of All Nations Foundation had the goal of ensuring that the participating children were
physically, psychologically, and socially healthy. In 1952, Robert McKibben resigned from All Nations Foundation in order
to accept a position as a member of the National Board of Missions of the Methodist Episcopal Church. In addition to serving
as director of All Nations Foundation, McKibben was also president of the Los Angeles County Coordinating Council's Executive
Board, and a Vice President of the Council of Social Agencies. Because of his influential and untiring work, the delinquency
rate on the east side of Los Angeles dropped 65% within his first three years of directing All Nations Foundation.
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