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Finding aid for the Los Angeles Area Federation of Settlements and Neighborhood Centers records 0411
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  • Title: Los Angeles Area Federation of Settlements and Neighborhood Centers records
    Collection number: 0411
    Contributing Institution: USC Libraries Special Collections
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 1.0 linear ft. 2 boxes
    Date (bulk): Bulk, 1965-1967
    Date (inclusive): 1954-1976
    Abstract: The Los Angeles Area Federation of Settlements and Neighborhood Centers records consists of correspondence, reports, memorandums, bylaws, and meeting minutes, 1954-1976 (bulk 1965-1967) that document the development and founding, and activities, of this non-profit organization. The conception and incorporation of the federation are very well documented; also included are records pertaining to some of the major programs sponsored by the Federation, including Head Start; and the Federation's funding relationship with United Way of Los Angeles.
    creator: Los Angeles Area Federation of Settlements and Neighborhood Centers.

    Conditions Governing Access

    Advance notice required for access.

    Preferred Citation

    [Box/folder# or item name], Los Angeles Area Federation of Settlements and Neighborhood Centers, Inc. records, Collection no. 0411, Special Collections, USC Libraries, University of Southern California

    Historical note

    The Los Angeles Federation of Settlements and Neighborhood Centers was conceived in 1959 when the Welfare Federation of Los Angeles set up a Settlements and Centers Study Committee to explore possible interest in an affiliation of the various settlement houses and centers currently operating in the city of Los Angeles. In January 1963 the Federation was officially incorporated and among its first actions was the development of a proposal for an anti-poverty program. In 1965, with a tiny staff, it became the delegate agency for three large anti-poverty programs overseeing the operations of Head Start, Teen Post, and the Neighborhood Adult Participation Project (NAPP). In mid 1967, the Federation resigned as delegate agency for Teen Post and NAPP, both of which had struggled with extraordinary problems, and returned to its former settlement work and usual task as an advocate for needed social services.

    Scope and Content

    The Los Angeles Area Federation of Settlements and Neighborhood Centers records consists of correspondence, reports, memorandums, bylaws, and meeting minutes, 1954-1976 (bulk 1965-1967) that document the development and founding, and activities, of this non-profit organization. The conception and incorporation of the federation are very well documented through correspondence, meeting minutes, and publications created by the Welfare Planning Council, Los Angeles Region, the organization that sponsored the formation of the Federation. Also included are documents pertaining to some of the major programs sponsored by the Federation, including Head Start; and the Federation's funding relationship with United Way of Los Angeles.

    Conditions Governing Use

    The use of archival materials for on-site research does not constitute permission from the California Social Welfare Archives to publish them. Copyright has not been assigned to the California Social Welfare Archives, and the researcher is instructed to obtain permission to quote from or publish manuscripts in the CSWA's collections from the copyright holder.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Head Start Program (U.S.). -- Archives
    Los Angeles Area Federation of Settlements and Neighborhood Centers. -- Archives
    United Way of Los Angeles. -- Archives
    Welfare Planning Council, Los Angeles Region. -- Archives
    Correspondence
    Los Angeles (Calif.)--Social conditions--Archival resources
    Memorandums
    Minutes
    Nonprofit organizations--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources
    Public welfare--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources
    Reports