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Finding aid of the Welfare Planning Council, Los Angeles Region, records 0434
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Committees

Scope and Content

15 folders. Dates: 1944-1966. As an organization concerned with researching and promoting social welfare, the Welfare Planning Council entrusted various committees with these tasks. Consequently, the series "Committees" was established.
Box 1, Folder 2

By-laws Revision 1944-1963

Scope and Contents note

Memoranda from committee chair or executive secretary re revisions of Welfare Planning Council by-laws; drafts of revisions; copies of by-laws. Memoranda, drafts of revisions re Welfare Council of Metropolitan Los Angeles by-laws revisions.
Box 1, Folder 3

Dept. of Charities Reorganization 1966

Scope and Contents note

Committee roster, reports, newspaper clippings, city council motions, correspondence re Welfare Planning Council committee on reorganization of Dept. of Charities; organizational charts; Welfare Planning Council members part of reorganization committee.
Box 3, Folder 6

History Subcommittee 1954-1955

Scope and Contents note

Abstract and table of contents of "History of the Committee on Mental Health"; memoranda, minutes, correspondence re Subcommittee on History, Committee on Mental Health, Health Division.
Box 3, Folder 12

Memoranda and Minutes 1948-1964

Scope and Contents note

Memoranda, minutes, correspondence, speech re various WPC committees and their work.
Box 4, Folder 1

LA County Mental Health Survey 1956-1958, 1960

Scope and Contents note

Minutes, memoranda, prospectus of survey goals, survey reports, informational sheet, final report re Mental Health Survey of Los Angeles County Commission, of the Welfare Planning Council.
Box 4, Folder 2

Community Psychiatric Services 1963

Scope and Contents note

Mental Health Committee Report: "The Need for Community Psychiatric Services…Southeast Compton Area Welfare Planning Council…".
Box 5, Folder 3

Board Handbook undated

Scope and Contents note

Welfare Planning Council manual for board members (2 copies).
Box 5, Folder 6

Welfare Federation of LA 1956, 1959-1960

Scope and Contents note

Memoranda, minutes, especially re Settlement and Center Study Committee of the Welfare Federation of Los Angeles.
Box 5, Folder 7

Family & Adult Services 1957-1958, 1960

Scope and Contents note

Minutes re Committee on Family Relations and Committee on Family Agency-Lawyer Relations, Family and Adult Services Division of the WPC; papers re legal issues and family agencies; memorandum from Family Service Association of America.
Box 5, Folder 8

Family & Adult Services 1956

Scope and Contents note

Minutes, memoranda, reports, correspondence, committee membership list re Committee on Administrative Principles of Decentralization, Family and Adult Services Division, of the WPC.
Box 6, Folder 3

Committee Reports and Minutes 1954

Scope and Contents note

Minutes of WPC Committee on Social Work Education; Special Committee on Capital Fund Programs reports.
Box 7, Folder 1

Unmarried Parents Papers 1949, 1953

Scope and Contents note

Reports of Committee on Services to Unmarried Parents.
Box 7, Folder 2

Committee Minutes and Reports 1950, 1955

Scope and Contents note

Minutes re meeting of Geographic Cooperation Committee; report of Subcommittee on Education and Recreation for Older Adults.
Box 7, Folder 5

Prison Services May 1955

Scope and Contents note

Report of the Committee on Prison-Type Services of the Adult Delinquency Committee.
Box 7, Folder 9

Indian Newcomer Committee October 1958

Scope and Contents note

Report on progress of Indian Newcomer Committee in meeting needs of Native Americans.
 

Conferences

Scope and Content

8 folders. Dates: 1960-1968. The WPC was also responsible for a number of conferences, which have been placed under the series "Conferences."
Box 3, Folder 10

Conference Digest 1961

Scope and Contents note

"The Mental Health Needs of Los Angeles. Digest of a Conference Jointly Sponsored by … the Welfare Planning Council".
Box 4, Folder 7

Institute Proceedings May 1965

Scope and Contents note

"The Clergy and People in Crises: Proceedings of a Day Institute. May 8, 1965".
Box 4, Folder 10

Mental Health Conference May 1964

Scope and Contents note

"Mental Health in a Changing World: An Area-Wide Conference of Los Angeles County Communities".
Box 4, Folder 12

Conference Proceedings 1963, 1965

Scope and Contents note

"New Trends and Threads in Mental Health. Proceedings of the West Area Conference … for Mental Health. October 12, 1965"; "Los Angeles Conference on Alcoholism".
Box 5, Folder 9

Jobs for Youth Conference 1960, 1962"

Scope and Contents note

Recommendations paper, conference brochure, conference program, workshop programs and reading materials re Assembly Conference on Jobs for Youth in Los Angeles Area; ATOLA Reporter (newsletter for teachers) with article on conference.
Box 6, Folder 7

Alcoholism Conference 1962

Scope and Contents note

"Los Angeles Conference on Alcoholism. A Technical Assistance Project--National Institute of Mental Health. Proceedings Prepared by Welfare Planning Council, Los Angeles Region".
Box 6, Folder 12

Speech and Hearing Project 1968

Scope and Contents note

Proceedings of San Dimas workshop on Speech and Hearing Project.
Box 6, Folder 13

Preretirement Counseling Conference 1962

Scope and Contents note

"A Conference on Preretirement Counseling: The Community's Responsibility"; organized by WPC et al."
 

General Publications and Papers

Scope and Content

27 folders. Dates: 1939-1974. As a catchall series for miscellaneous papers and material, the series "General Publications and Papers" was created. This series holds particular interest in the area of mental health, because of the Mental Health Development Commission papers. Also of values are the studies on social welfare services for ethnic groups, especially Chicanos, and for youth. Because of the Welfare Planning Council's regional councils the status and development of social services in such various areas of Los Angeles as the San Fernando Valley and South Central are also documented in this series. For all these subjects, the holdings are chiefly strong for the decade of the 1960s.
Box 1, Folder 9

WPC Miscellany 1954, 1964

Scope and Contents note

Address to Welfare Planning Council Annual Meeting; report to special committee on capital funding.
Box 2, Folder 1

Camp Survey 1959

Scope and Contents note

"Southern California Camp Survey with Projections for Future Trends in Camping. 1959".
Box 2, Folder 13

WPC Miscellany 1956-1967

Scope and Contents note

Summary of special legislative forum; conference paper on juvenile delinquency; paper on group interview survey; family budgets.
Box 2, Folder 15

Services for Handicapped Survey December 1968

Scope and Contents note

"Survey and Recommendations for a System to Deliver Services to Those Vocationally Handicapped by Communication Disorders".
Box 3, Folder 1

WPC Miscellany 1955, 1956

Scope and Contents note

Pamphlets re volunteer work, protective services for children, directory of social welfare workshops.
Box 3, Folder 3

WPC History undated

Scope and Contents note

Short paper on history of Welfare Planning Council.
Box 3, Folder 5

WPC Miscellany 1960-1963

Scope and Contents note

Policy report; correspondence re LA Mental Health Association; suggested amendments to LA County Welfare and Institutions Code; brochures re policy report and change in approach of WPC; WPC newsletter, "Comments".
Box 3, Folder 7

Feldman Money Management Project 1956

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence, outline of pamphlet, conference paper re Frances Feldman's Money Management Project for WPC; flyer for Feldman book, "The Family in a Money World".
Box 3, Folder 9

Mental Health Clinic Planning 1962, 1971

Scope and Contents note

"So You Want a Mental Health Clinic!" West Area Welfare Planning Council report; "Agency Listing of the East Central Area," directory of community resources in East LA.
Box 3, Folder 11

WPC Miscellany 1954-1969

Scope and Contents note

General correspondence; program brochure; program proposal for mental health services and Mexican-Americans; information sheet on WPC organizational structure; family budget paper; promotional material on WPC and its functions.
Box 4, Folder 17

WPC Miscellany undated

Scope and Contents note

Miscellaneous papers re Volunteer Bureau Committee, speech, etc.
Box 5, Folder 1

Grant Proposal 1960

Scope and Contents note

Grant proposal for mental health development program.
Box 5, Folder 4

Neumeyer Foundation 1964-1965

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence, speech, informational sheet re Neumeyer Foundations.
Box 5, Folder 5

WPC Miscellany 1964

Scope and Contents note

WPC organizational chart, memorandum re director nominations, by-laws, and history of WPC written for 50th anniversary celebration.
Box 5, Folder 11

Interpretative Guide for Surveys April 1958

Scope and Contents note

"A Guide to Help Chairmen of Community Health Surveys Summarize and Interpret Their Data. April 1958".
Box 5, Folder 12

Mental Health Surveys 1958, 1968

Scope and Contents note

Reports on mental health surveys: Los Angeles (1958); Compton (1968).
Box 6, Folder 2

WPC Miscellany 1953-1960

Scope and Contents note

WPC Executive Director's statement before Senate committee; brochure re senior services; questionnaire re undergraduates and social agencies; WPC bulletin re shelter care facilities zoning; program for social welfare education conference sponsored by WPC.
Box 6, Folder 6

LA Welfare Federation 1946

Scope and Contents note

"Los Angeles Community Welfare Federation: Job Classification and Pay Plan".
Box 6, Folder 8

Report to HEW Secretary 1961

Scope and Contents note

"A Report for the Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare," by George Wyman (re administration of Children's Bureau and Bureau of Public Assistance).
Box 6, Folder 10

Summer Camp Report 1959

Scope and Contents note

"1959 Report of the Los Angeles Times Summer Camp Fund"; 1960 LA Times Campership Luncheon program.
Box 6, Folder 11

Annual Report June 1966

Scope and Contents note

WPC 52nd Annual Report.
Box 7, Folder 3

WPC Miscellany 1955, 1968

Scope and Contents note

Bertram Beck speech on juvenile delinquency to WPC, Child Welfare Assembly Luncheon; report on delivery of mental health services in San Fernando Valley.
Box 8, Folder 1

WPC Miscellany 1961-1971

Scope and Contents note

Project proposal; State of California policy recommendation paper; conference papers; brochures and pamphlets re WPC board reports, outreach programs, etc.
Box 8, Folder 2

Resource Document 1971

Scope and Contents note

"Aging in California," resource document for White House Conference on Aging.
Box 9, Folder 1

Senior Citizens 1953-1957

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence, reports, papers re services for, and policies toward, senior citizens, eg, education, counseling, old age security, etc.
Box 10, Folder 1

African-American Papers 1939, 1963-1964

Scope and Contents note

Conference reports and synopses, university extension course bibliographies re African-Americans; pamphlet on definition of race.
Box 10, Folder 5

Health Division Meeting Photograph undated

Scope and Contents note

7.5 x 9.5 in. photograph of Health Division meeting of the WPC. Zdenka Buben, chair of Health Division, and Pauline Spaulding, chair of the WPC, shown.
Box 3, Folder 8

Executive Newsletter 1971-1974

Scope and Contents note

"Executive Newsletter," publication of The Planning Council, successor organization to WPC.
 

Mental Health Development Commission

Scope and Content

9 folders. Dates: 1962-1970. The Mental Health Development Commission was such an important activity of the Welfare Planning Council, and such an important part of this collection, that it too received its own series.
Box 4, Folder 3

Mental Health Development August 1963

Scope and Contents note

"The First Two Years: A Report of Progress of the Mental Health Development Program.
Box 4, Folder 4

Clergy & Mental Health March 1963

Scope and Contents note

"Mental Health and the Clergy," by Rev. H.J. Clinebell.
Box 4, Folder 6

Mental Health Survey April 1962

Scope and Contents note

"Blueprint for Action: A Report on the Mental Health Survey Recommendations, with Priorities".
Box 4, Folder 8

Report February 1964

Scope and Contents note

"Report of Committee on Community Outpatient Psychiatric Clinics… A Report to the East Los Angeles Community".
Box 4, Folder 9

Psychiatric Clinics February 1964

Scope and Contents note

"Highlights of a Survey of Community Psychiatric Clinics".
Box 4, Folder 13

Mental Health Education 1962

Scope and Contents note

"Evaluation: Community Mental Health Education," by Marchia Meeker (2 copies).
Box 4, Folder 14

Area Mental Health Conferences May 1969

Scope and Contents note

"Speak Out. Highlights of Three Area Conferences … for Mental Health Services of Los Angeles County Dept. of Mental Health.
Box 5, Folder 2

Mental Health Committee 1966-1970

Scope and Contents note

Minutes, memoranda, reports for meetings of Executive Committee on Mental Health Services and Mental Health Development Commission; both committees overseeing Mental Health Development Program.
Box 5, Folder 10

Mental Health Progress Report August 1963

Scope and Contents note

"The First Two Years: A Report of Progress of the Mental Health Development Program".
 

Research Reports

Scope and Content

49 folders. Dates: 1952-1973. The majority of material in this series consists of studies and reports issued by the Welfare Planning Council. Because of this, the series "Research Reports" was created. Unless otherwise noted, the Welfare Planning Council was responsible for the reports.
Box 1, Folder 1

Mental Health Survey 1960

Scope and Contents note

"Mental Health Survey of Los Angeles County: Recommendations, Findings, Conclusions, June 1960".
Box 1, Folder 4

Community Chest Agencies Statistics circa 1955

Scope and Contents note

Report on program descriptions and agency statistics of Community Chest agencies: "Budget Manual: Community Chest Agency Program Descriptions and Service Statistics, 10/1/54-9-30-55", Special Report Series No. 48.
Box 1, Folder 5

Work Performance Study 1956

Scope and Contents note

"Work Measurement for Performance Budgeting, March, 1956," Special Report Series No. 46.
Box 1, Folder 6

Conceptual Study of Welfare Needs 1956

Scope and Contents note

"A Conceptual Framework for the Study of Welfare Needs … Summary of Papers and Discussions (mimeographed paper)", Special Report Series No. 51.
Box 1, Folder 7

Retirement Communities Health August, 1963

Scope and Contents note

"Patterns of Medical and Related Health Care in Southern California Retirement Communities", Special Report No. 69.
Box 1, Folder 8

Summer Youth Program May 1968

Scope and Contents note

"Mexican-American Survey Project: Summer Youth Program, Venice, California, Summer-1967", Special Report No. 75.
Box 2, Folder 2

East LA Health Research 1970

Scope and Contents note

"East Los Angeles Health: A Community Report from a Project and Conferences on Health Problems and Priorities in East Los Angeles".
Box 2, Folder 3

Research Paper December 1955

Scope and Contents note

"Suggestions for Research Relating to Welfare Information Service," by Maurice B. Hamovitch", Information Series No. 9.
Box 2, Folder 4

Pilot Program Evaluation April 1962

Scope and Contents note

"Evaluation of A Pilot Program in Community Health Education," by Marchia Meeker, Working Paper No. 18.
Box 2, Folder 5

Paper on Social Welfare Priorities November 1962

Scope and Contents note

"Priorities and the Decision-Making Process: A Theoretical Framework," by Beatrice Dinerman", Working Paper No. 38.
Box 2, Folder 6

Leukemia Study March 1964

Scope and Contents note

"Leukemia Today: An Exploratory Study," by Katherine Goldsmith, Working Paper No. 41.
Box 2, Folder 7

Hospital Planning Study January 1964

Scope and Contents note

"Hospital Planning for Los Angeles County," by Joan R. Harris, Working Paper No. 45.
Box 2, Folder 8

Mexican-American Health Services Study June 1963

Scope and Contents note

"Factors Affecting Utilization of Mental Health Services by Mexican-Americans," by Eleanor Lukens, Working Paper No. 47.
Box 2, Folder 9

Poverty Study April 1966

Scope and Contents note

"Poverty Areas in Los Angeles County," by Marchia Meeker and Lloyd Street, Working Paper No. 51.
Box 2, Folder 10

Homemaker Service Evaluation September 1964

Scope and Contents note

"Evaluation of the Homemaker Service of Pasadena," by William Kimball and Edward Freudenberg, Working Paper No. 54.
Box 2, Folder 11

Youth Camper and Camp Study "January 1965, May 1965"

Scope and Contents note

"Resident Youth Campers--1961," by Edward Freudenberg (no. 55). "Resident Camp Personnel--1961," by William Kimball (no. 56), Working Paper Nos. 55, 56.
Box 2, Folder 12

Agency Service Areas Study July 1967

Scope and Contents note

"Agency Service Areas in the San Fernando Valley," by Edward Freudenberg, Working Paper No. 57.
Box 2, Folder 14

Mental Health Survey October 1958

Scope and Contents note

"Report of the South Central Area Mental Health Survey on Needs and Facilities", Working Paper No. 31.
Box 2, Folder 16

Economic Outlook 1961

Scope and Contents note

"The Economic Outlook for 1961" (research report).
Box 2, Folder 17

Research Reports 1959, 1964, 1965

Scope and Contents note

"A Pilot Study of Day Care Centers" (HEW publication); "A Planning Study of the East Los Angeles Family Counseling Service" (research report); "Troubled Children: Their Early Identification and Treatment" (report from WPC, Child Welfare Division).
Box 3, Folder 2

San Fernando Valley Profile January 1964

Scope and Contents note

"San Fernando Valley Profile," by Marchia Meeker, Working Paper No. 46.
Box 3, Folder 4

Planning Profile January 1957

Scope and Contents note

"A Profile for Planning--East Central Area. Prepared for the East Central Area Welfare Planning Council First Annual Meeting", Information Series No. 12.
Box 3, Folder 13

Reports "1957, 1961, 1973"

Scope and Contents note

Reports re "Everyone's Children. A Report on the Problem of Severe Mental Retardation," prepared by Child Welfare Division, Welfare Planning Council; "Health and Welfare Crisis", and "Reconnaissance Survey of Facilities for Alcoholics in Los Angeles".
Box 3, Folder 14

School Health Education December 1966

Scope and Contents note

"New Dimensions in School Health Education: The Los Angeles Story," by C. Morley Sellery, et al.
Box 4, Folder 5

Mental Retardation May 1962

Scope and Contents note

Mental Health Development Project Report Series No. 2: "Mental Retardation," by Elizabeth Prescott, Working Paper No. 19.
Box 4, Folder 11

Mexican-American Mental Health Services April 1968

Scope and Contents note

"Impressions Concerning the Indigenous Aide in Agencies Serving Mexican Americans"; "New Ways to Meet the Mental Health Needs of Mexican Americans. A Report to the East Los Angeles Community"; plus abstract of key recommendations of latter report.
Box 4, Folder 15

Study of Mental Health Committee February 1955

Scope and Contents note

"History of the Committee on Mental Health: A Study of a Planning Committee", Special Report Series No. 42.
Box 4, Folder 16

Reports 1956, 1967

Scope and Contents note

"The Skid Row Program," by Edward Freudenberg, Claude Johnson (no. 74); "Survey of Chest-Type Services Los Angeles County 1955," by Sidney Zimbalist (no. 47), Special Report Series Nos. 47, 74.
Box 5, Folder 13

Fact Sheet 1957

Scope and Contents note

WPC Research Department fact sheet re areas of Los Angeles.
Box 6, Folder 1

Children's Mental Health Study January 1969

Scope and Contents note

"Study of Mental Health Needs of Children, West Area Planning Council", Special Report No. 76.
Box 6, Folder 4

Miscellaneous Reports "1961, 1965"

Scope and Contents note

"Nottingham Social Needs--Resources Study. Norwalk, California"; "Report of the Day Care Committee: Standards for Health Supervision … in Day Care Facilities"; "Home Care Research and Demonstration Program. Los Angeles County Hospital".
Box 6, Folder 5

Day Care Study June 1964

Scope and Contents note

"Children in Group Day Care: The Effect of a Dual Child-Rearing Environment (An Exploratory Study)," by Elizabeth Prescott, Research Report No. 20.
Box 6, Folder 9

Child Care for Servicemen 1952

Scope and Contents note

"Maternity and Infant Care Provisions for Servicemen's Dependents," by Emanuel Reznick and Gloria Roman, Publication No. 13.
Box 7, Folder 4

Police & Welfare Agencies August 1962

Scope and Contents note

"Relationships Between Welfare and Law Enforcement Agencies in California," by Irving F. Reichert, Jr., Special Report Series No. 42.
Box 7, Folder 6

Services for Children 1958

Scope and Contents note

"Report on Basic Services for Children in Los Angeles County".
Box 7, Folder 7

Welfare Referral Service 1956

Scope and Contents note

"Welfare Information Service: A Study of a Central Referral Service," by Gloria Robinson et al., Publications Series No. 16.
Box 7, Folder 8

Comparative Study February 1960

Scope and Contents note

"Los Angeles and the New York City Youth Board: A Comparative Study".
Box 7, Folder 10

Juvenile Delinquency Study August 1960

Scope and Contents note

"Juvenile Delinquency in Los Angeles: A Study of Probation Department Referrals," by Joseph W. Eaton and Kenneth Polk (preliminary review copy).
Box 10, Folder 2

South Central Youth 1961

Scope and Contents note

"Part One of a Project on Youth Problems and Needs--in the South Central Area," by Lorenzo Traylor.
Box 10, Folder 3

Community Study 1962

Scope and Contents note

"A Profile of Four Communities: Compton, Pacoima, Wilmington, Willowbrook," by Eugene Bender, Working Paper No. 17.
Box 10, Folder 4

Compton Study January 1962

Scope and Contents note

"Compton: A Community in Transition," by David Franklin, Special Report No. 61.