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Finding aid for the Greater Los Angeles Association for the Study of Community Organization records 0446
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Description
The Greater Los Angeles Association for the Study of Community Organization records documents the functions and activities of the Los Angeles Chapter of the Association for the Study of Community Organization (ASCO) from 1948-1987. The records consist of minutes and agendas of ASCO general and committee meetings, local and national newsletters, speeches, membership application forms, membership lists, promotional flyers, meeting announcements, correspondence, etc.
Background
The Los Angeles Association for the Study of Community Organization was an interdisciplinary professional society of people in the Greater Los Angeles area with a commonality of interests in the process and dynamics of community organization. In 1946, a group of social workers at the national level established an association aimed at studying community organization processes and procedures, and sent invitations to local Welfare Councils across the country to develop these study groups in their areas. The Los Angeles chapter gained initial national recognition with one of its first studies, on the role of recording in community organization. While its initial membership was composed almost exclusively of professional social workers, membership eventually expanded to include groups and individuals without professional involvement in social work but who work in the area of community organization.
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0.21 linear ft. 1 box
Restrictions
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.
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