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California Social Welfare Archives, University of Southern California
School of Social Work, University Park Campus, Montgomery Ross Fisher Building
Los Angeles, California 90089-0411
Phone: (213) 740-5900
Fax: (213) 740 2343
Email: czachary@usc.edu
Physical collections: 88
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Academy of Certified Social Workers Competence Certification Board records

The Academy of Certified Social Workers Competence Certification Board records consist of meeting minutes and agendas, correspondence, and reports, that document the activities of this body during the early 1980s. Included is information about the establishment and oversight of certification...

 
All Nations Church and Foundation photographs

The All Nations Church and Foundation photographs (circa 1924-1967) consist of photographic material in a variety of formats; the collection provides a rich view of the people, community, and activities associated with the All Nations Foundation's operations in Los Angeles....

 
All Nations Church and Foundation records

The records contain correspondence; program plans and proposals; medical records and statistics; budgets and other financial records; staff rosters; miscellaneous religious publications; newspaper clippings; brochures, and other publications describing the work of All Nations; annual reports; committee reports, agendas, and...

 
Amigos de Humanidad records

Los Amigos de Humanidad records consist of correspondence, membership applications and lists, meeting minutes, and financial information, 1968-1981, that document the founding, development, and activities of this fundraising organization.

 
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Berman (Lila) papers

The Lila Berman papers consist of correspondence, memorandums, reports, and notes, collected and created by Lila Berman, that document the establishment and provision of mental health services in the Los Angeles area, 1965-1998. The bulk of the collection covers the...

 
Beverly Foundation records

The Beverly Foundation records, 1978-2008, consist of founding documents, Executive Committee and Board of Trustees meeting minutes, correspondence, financial records, reports and publications, and 35mm slides from Walter H. Ettinger's book "Fitness after 50". The Beverly Foundation was formed on...

 
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California Association for Health and Welfare records

The California Association for Health and Welfare records consist of executive committee minutes, planning materials and reports from regional and statewide conferences, newsletters, and miscellaneous Association publications. The majority of the material documents the planning of the Conference's annual organizational...

 
California Association of Homes for the Aging records

This small collection documents some of the activities of the California Association of Homes for the Aging, a statewide assocation of nonprofit housing and health care providers representing the needs of the elderly. Included are manuals for legislative action, materials...

 
California Association of School Social Workers records

The California Association of School Social Workers records consist primarily of correspondence, 1927-1995, that documents the development of this organization from its roots in the California Association of Visiting Teachers. In addition to the correspondence, the records also contain meeting...

 
California Board of Behavioral Science Examiners records

The California Board of Behavioral Science Examiners records consists of memorandums, correspondence, minutes, and reports, 1946-1987 (bulk 1975-1980) that describe the primary activities of this body--licensing, examinations for certification, and professional standards and ethics for registered social workers and licensed...

 
California Board of Social Work Examiners and California Conference of Social Work State Committee on Social Work Education records

The California Board of Social Work Examiners and California Conference of Social Work Education Committeee records consist primarily of correspondence and board meeting minutes, 1937-1961, that documents the activities of these two related entities. The records describe Board meetings, California...

 
"California Children" collection

This small collection contains an almost complete run of "California Children," the monthly/quarterly bulletin of California's Department of Social Services, 1938-1944. Intended to provide an avenue for disseminating and sharing an understanding of childhood well being, the bulletins cover topics...

 
California Coalition for Mental Health records

The California Coalition for Mental Health records consists of correspondence, agendas, meeting minutes, financial information, flyers and brochures, 1983-1990, that document the activities of this non-profit organization whose purpose was to provide statewise leadership to ensure effective care and services...

 
California Migrant, Transient, and Homeless Populations collection

The California Migrant, Transient, and Homeless Populations collection consists of article offprints, booklets, unpublished papers, transcripts of hearings, newspaper clippings, one book, and twenty-two photographs spanning the years 1930-1992. All items in this collection (in one form or another) concern...

 
California Public Welfare decisions

This collection preserves court rulings, both from Federal and California state courts, on public welfare cases, and California Department of Benefit Payments memoranda and other documents regarding the implementation of these decisions. Many of the memoranda are stamped with the...

 
California Social Welfare Archives records

The records of the California Social Welfare Archives include letters, fundraising documents, event planning materials and programs, and other materials relevant to the organization and functioning of the Archives as an organization. The initial collection covers the period from the...

 
California Social Welfare collection of reports, newsletters, and other materials

This artificial collection consists of various publications issued by California social welfare agencies. The collection was probably created, at least in part, from materials held in the USC School of Social Work Library, which were then transferred to the California...

 
California State Relief Administration reports and printed materials

This small collection of reports and articles provides some information about the state of public welfare in California at the end of the 1930s. The material primarily discusses unemployment and services for the unemployed; it also includes a report evaluating...

 
Catholic Youth Organization annual reports and manuals

This small collections consists of the Catholic Youth Organization's Annual Reports for 1963, 1964 and 1966, 2 copies of the CYO's Neighborhood Day Camp Staff Manual, the 1974 Staff Manual appendix, and an administrative document outlining the mission, purpose, and...

 
Center for Healthy Aging records

The Center for Healthy Aging is a Santa Monica based organization whose main goal is to provide health advice and counselling for senior citizens who might otherwise not be able to afford such care. The Center began in 1976 under...

 
City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks reports and brochure

The City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks reports and brochure contains three items, two of which are reports on the City of Los Angeles' recreational infrastructure. One examines the immediate post-World War II era and is dated...

 
(Combs) Carmen papers

The Carmen Combs papers contains reports, conference proceedings, committee minutes, studies, seminar and institute materials, pamphlets, analyses of problems and topics, legislation, speech transcripts, and memoranda to Court Referees, and personal notes. The documents generally focus on the welfare of...

 
Community Chest and Welfare Federation of Los Angeles Area records

The Community Chest and Welfare Federation of Los Angeles Area records contains reports (both annual and research), minutes, by-laws, and other administrative materials that document the higher level functions of these non-profit organizations during formative phases of their history, the...

 
Comprehensive Health Planning Council of Los Angeles County plans and reports

This small collection contains reports and planning documents issued by the Comprehensive Health Planning Council of Los Angeles County, either independently or in conjunction with other agencies, 1972-1976.

 
Council of Social Agencies of Los Angeles records

The Council of Social Agencies of Los Angeles records consist of meeting minutes, reports, and correspondence and memorandums, 1929-1947, created and collected by this welfare organization. The minutes are primarily those of the Executive Committee, and describe the higher level...

 
Culp (Gladys H.) papers

This collection consists of material documenting Gladys Culp's undergraduate and graduate work at USC, and materials related to her career in social work with the Bureau of Public Assistance of the County of Los Angeles, especially in the 1960s.

 
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Dean (Jessie E.) papers

Jessie E. Dean was employed by the Los County Department of Charities from 1919 to 1943, and served as Supervisor in the successive Divisions of Outdoor Relief, County Welfare and Indigent Relief. A citation of appreciation from her fellow workers,...

 
Drug Abuse and Alcoholism collection

This artificially created collection contains research reports, information guides, and Los Angeles County and California state program proposals for drug and alcohol abuse prevention that were acquired by the Social Work Library of USC's School of Social Work. The holdings...

 
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Economic and Youth Opportunities Agency of Greater Los Angeles records

The Economic and Youth Opportunities Agency of Greater Los Angeles records contain reports, minutes, and memorandums that document some of the activities of this agency between 1964 and 1970, specifically the administration of Head Start programs and the Teen-Post program....

 
El Nido Services and Lodges records

The El Nido Services and Lodges records cover the practical details of El Nido's operations, 1930-1980, documenting its real estate management, zoning battles, tax questions, insurance and "disaster preparedness" provisions, and occasional personnel problems of this social service agency. Originally...

 
Engelman (Harry) papers

The collection consists mostly of correspondence, ephemera, and materials such as newspaper clippings related to Engleman's career in social work and to his personal life.

 
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Family Service of Los Angeles Area and Welfare Planning Council scrapbooks

This collection of scrapbooks originated with Family Service of Los Angeles Area and the Welfare Planning Council. The albums contain clippings regarding adoption; materials on the activities and functions of the Southeast Advisory Council of Family Service; the Welfare Planning...

 
Family Service of Los Angeles records

The Family Service of Los Angeles records document the activities of this social service organziation from its beginnings during the early years of the Depression, to its end in a merger with the Didi Hirsch Community Mental Health Center. Included...

 
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Greater Los Angeles Association for the Study of Community Organization records

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...

 
Green (Rose) papers

The Rose Green papers consist of typescripts and reprints, 1934-1977, of Professor Green's professional papers and research publications on social work. Also included is an oral history conducted in 1988.

 
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Haynes Foundation reports

The Haynes Foundation reports consists of 5 reports funded, and published, by the Haynes Foundation that describe and examine social and economic conditions in Los Angeles between 1948 and 1950. The reports were originally held by the Research Department of...

 
Heller Committee for Research in Social Economics budgets

The Heller Committee for Research in Social Economics budgets consists of thirty five budgets, 1933-1950, with accompanying explanatory text, on the cost of living for families of different occupations and for single women in San Francisco. The Heller Committee for...

 
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Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles records

This small collection documents some of the activities and history of the Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles. Included are minutes from meetings of the Committee on Aging during the 1960s, when the Freda Mohr Center for the elderly was...

 
Jewish Federation Council of Greater Los Angeles records

The records of the Jewish Federation Council of Greater Los Angeles consist of reports, correspondence, board meeting minutes, and Council publications, 1956-1979, that document some of the activities of this organizaiton, including their work with the Jewish aged and their...

 
Jewish Home for the Aged of Los Angeles records

The Jewish Home for the Aged was originally located in the Boyle Heights section of Los Angeles. In 1976, the Home moved to a new residential facility in the San Fernando Valley (the planning, construction, and dedication of which are...

 
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Klein (Eleanor) papers

Eleanor Klein received her Master's Degree in Social Work from USC in 1953 and held many positions as a social worker in Los Angeles thereafter. She held several positions within the local Southern California chapter of the American Association of...

 
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The Lens, the newsletter of the American Association of Social Workers, Los Angeles Chapter

This small collection contains 19 issues (an incomplete run) of "The Lens", the newsletter of the Los Angeles Chapter of the American Association of Social Workers. The newsletters contain general information of interest to the chapter's members, including profiles of...

 
Los Angeles and Los Angeles County Children and Senior Citizens collection

This collection consists of miscellaneous publications issued by various persons or agencies, e.g., Los Angeles County, on aging and on youth. Especially prominent are publications issued by the Los Angeles County Department of Children's Services.

 
Los Angeles Area Federation of Settlements and Neighborhood Centers records

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...

 
Los Angeles Board of Social Service Commissioners annual reports

This small collection consists of annual reports issued by the City of Los Angeles Board of Social Service Commissioners, whose responsibilities lay in the regulation of fund raising for charitable uses. The reports contain statements of accounting, information about solicitation...

 
Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors delinquency reports

This small collection consists of 3 reports commissioned by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on delinquency. Included are: "Proposal for a Consultant Study of Juvenile Delinquency Programs in the County of Los Angeles" (1964); "New Careers and Job...

 
Los Angeles County Bureau of Public Assistance Division of Child Welfare records

Los Angeles County Bureau of Public Assistance Division of Child Welfare records consist exclusively of documents relating to adoption case recording, collected between 1959 and 1966 by Marian Peterson, Assistant Casework Director of Child Welfare Services. These include examples of...

 
Los Angeles County Coordinating Councils records

The Los Angeles County Coordinating Councils records document the activities of the Los Angeles County Coordinating Councils (later the Federation of Community Coordinating Councils of Los Angeles County) and Coordinating Councils, Inc., an organization directed by members of the Board...

 
Los Angeles County Department of Adoptions and Citizens Adoption Committee of Los Angeles County collection of reports, brochures, and other materials

The collection consists of publications and papers issued by the Los Angeles County Department of Adoptions, as well as materials on adoptions issued by persons or organizations outside the agency, most notably the Citizen's Adoption Committee of Los Angeles.

 
Los Angeles County Department of Community Services collection of pamphlets and publications

Publications--booklets and pamphlets--issued by the Los Angeles County Department of Community Services, either independently or in conjunction with other agencies. These publications consist of studies, annual reports, conference proceedings, and general reports that were published in the 1950s and 1960s.

 
Los Angeles County Department of Health and Los Angeles County Department of Health Services reports, manuals, and other material

This collection consists of reports, plans, manuals, informational bulletins, and miscellaneous unpublished papers issued by the Los Angeles County Department of Health and Los Angeles County Department of Health Services. The latter agency was created in 1972, and the Department...

 
Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health records

The bulk of the material in this collection consists of studies, reports, and other publications that the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health has either issued or commissioned, 1960-1992.

 
Los Angeles County Department of Public Social Services records

This collection comprises three groups of records that the Los Angeles County Department of Public Social Services has generated during its history. Two of these groups come from agencies within the DPSS: the Bureau of Social Services and the Staff...

 
Los Angeles County Human Relations Commission collection of surveys, reports, and other material

This collection consists of various publications issued by the Los Angeles County Commission on Human Relations, as well as other Los Angeles County agencies, eg, the now defunct Public Welfare Commission, during the 1960s and 1970s.

 
Los Angeles County Mental Health Advisory Board records

The Los Angeles County Mental Health Advisory Board records consist of the minutes and agendas of the meetings of the Advisory Board, and reports from agencies of Los Angeles County Mental Health Services that this agency forwarded to the Board.

 
Los Angeles County Probation Department reports and studies

Spanning the years 1946-1969, this collection contains reports and studies issued by or for the Los Angeles County Probation Department. The reports include annual reports and research reports on specific themes. This collection is especially valuable to researchers concerned with...

 
Los Angeles County Superior Court Juvenile Departments Annual Seminars conference proceedings

Copies of the proceedings for October 1966 and November 1967 (Second and Third Annual Seminars, respectively). These annual seminars were opportunities for the various County agencies involved in the Juvenile Court process to come together to assist in the improvement...

 
Los Angeles Florence Crittenton Home records

The Los Angeles Florence Crittenton Home records consists of correspondence, meeting notes and minutes, photographs, publications and newspaper clippings related to the history and development of the Los Angeles Florence Crittenton Home. Apart from the photographs and clippings, the greatest...

 
Los Angeles Regional Family Planning Council records

This small collection consists of reports, manuals, and proposals produced by the Los Angeles Regional Family Planning Council and its Training Department during the 1970s.

 
Los Angeles Unified School District counseling records

This small collection documents some of the history and activity of school counseling services in the city of Los Angeles from the 1960s through the 1990s. At least some of the material was collected and created by Dr. Charles Espalin,...

 
Los Angeles Unified School District mental health research materials

This collection consists of the sources that were used by the team writing the history of the mental health services in the Los Angeles city schools, now known as the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD). The materials include memorandums,...

 
Los Angeles Urban League collection of reports, papers, and proceedings

This small collection consists of reports, studies, and publications created by and for, and collected by the Los Angeles Urban League.

 
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McKibben (Robert A.) papers

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...

 
Mental Retardation Services Board annual reports

The Mental Retardation Services Board annual reports consists of annual reports and multi year activity reports issued between 1965 and 1970. Also included are a copy of the joint powers agreement establishing the Board, and two pamphlets describing the Lanterman...

 
Midnight Mission and Liddecoat papers

The papers of the Midnight Mission and of Tom and Mary Liddecoat consist of material that documents the personal and business history of the Liddecoat family, the Midnight Mission, and various other charities and individuals associated with the Liddecoat family;...

 
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National Association of Social Workers, Los Angeles Area and California Chapters records

The National Association of Social Workers, Los Angeles Area and California Chapters records consist of meeting minutes, committee reports, memorandums, and newsletters, produced by and for the social work community in California, 1955-1998. The records document the creation of the...

 
National Association of Social Workers Medical Social Work Section records

The National Association of Social Workers Medical Social Work Section records consist of meeting minutes and agendas, report, membership lists, and some correspondence, 1931-1974 (bulk 1953-1959), that document the activities of the Los Angeles chapter of this organization. The meeting...

 
National Travelers Aid Association records

The National Travelers Aid Assocation records consist primarily of papers and reports produced by the national association, and by the Wilmington office of the USO, in the 1940s and 1960s. Much of the material was collected by one of the...

 
Neighborhood Adult Participation Project records

The Neighborhood Adult Participation Project (NAPP) records consist of correspondence, reports, and training materials, 1962-1976 and undated, that document the founding and activities of this Office of Economic Opportunity-funded project. Founded in April 1965, the project was initially funded by...

 
Neighborhood Youth Association records

The Neighborhood Youth Association began as charitable organization under the aegis of the Episcopal Church in 1914. Using a settlement house approach, the Association's oiginal goal was to acculturate immigrants to Los Angeles' West side neighborhoods to American culture and...

 
Neighborhood Youth Association records

The Neighborhood Youth Association began as charitable organization under the aegis of the Episcopal Church in 1914. Using a settlement house approach, the Association's oiginal goal was to acculturate immigrants to Los Amgeles' West side neighborhoods to American culture and...

 
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Overton (Alice) papers

The Alice Overton papers consists of reports, publications, clippings, correspondence, printed ephemera, 1930-1987, that documents Alice Overton's career as a social worker and as a social activist. The holdings are especially strong for the 1950s and the 1960s.

 
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Pacific Clinics records

The Pacific Clinics records consists of annual reports, financial statements, correspondence, program and grant proposals, administrative and organizational records, 1942-1997 (bulk 1960s-1990s), documenting the growth of the clinic's services.

 
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Rancho Los Amigos Hospital records

The Rancho Los Amigos Hospital began in the late 1880's as the Los Angeles County Poor Farm. For over a century, the Rancho's mission has evolved, first as a hospital for indigents and then as a center for rehabilitation for...

 
Recreation and Youth Services Planning Council records

The Recreation and Youth Services Planning Council records consist of correspondence, memorandums, meeting minutes, and reports created and compiled by the Los Angeles Metropolitan Recreation and Youth Services Council from its formation in the late 1940s through the early 1970s...

 
Resthaven Auxiliary records

The Resthaven Auxiliary records consist of correspondence, agendas for meetings, member lists, minutes, gift lists, benefit activities, financial records, and guest books, 1956-1979, that document the activities of the Resthaven Auxiliary, a volunteer organization important for its fundraising work for...

 
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Social Work Education collection

The Social Work Education collection consists of publications, articles, and professional information on the pedagogy of social work and the correlative topic of social work as a profession. These holdings did not originate as an organic collection created by one...

 
Southern California housing reports and photographs collection

The Collection of Southern California housing reports and photographs consists of reports, photographs, studies, housing authority materials, and a speech, 1937-1972, related to the problem of affordable housing in Los Angeles. The reports were authored by the Los Angeles City...

 
Special Service for Groups records

This small collection of reports, correspondence, and studies, documents the activities of Special Service for Groups, 1948-1983. Included are documents describing the history of the organization, independent evaluations of the work of the agency's social workers, documentation for an agency...

 
Stanislaus County Welfare Commission and Welfare Department records

The Stansilaus County Welfare Commission and Welfare Department records consists of materials created by these two entities (subsequently renamed the Stanislaus County Department of Social Services, and now the Community Services Agency). The collection's material is all textual and ranges...

 
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Tidball (Aneita) papers

The Aneita Tidball papers consist of correspondence, memorandums and reports, 1951-1956, created primarily by Aneita Tidball in the course of her duties for the United Community Defense Service.

 
Title XX, USC Training Series, Child Protective Services training materials

The Title XX, USC Training Series, Child Protective Services training materials consists of the workbook and two cassette tapes of a Title XX training program, conducted at USC, on child protective services. Among others, Dr. John Milner and Dr. June...

 
Training Institute for Probation, Parole and Institutional Staff reports

This collection consists of the "Report[s] of Fifth Annual Training Institute for Probation, Parole and Institutional Staff" held at the University of California, Berkeley, for the years 1953, 1954, 1956, 1957, 1958, and 1959. There is also a copy of...

 
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United Way of Los Angeles records

The material in this collection is textual, its records consisting of committee minutes and agendas; research papers, reports, and studies (both published and unpublished); by-laws, United Way organizational papers such as statements of philosophy, memoranda, etc. The collection's material spans...

 
University of Southern California Youth Studies Center records

This small collection documents the activities of USC's Youth Studies Center. Included are Advisory Council meeting minutes, reports created and published by the Center, brochures and pamphlets documenting Center projects, correspondence, grant applications, and lists of projects and affiliated faculty.

 
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Volunteer Center of Los Angeles records

The Volunteer Center of Los Angeles records consist of reports, minutes, pamphlets, surveys, correspondence, newsletters, and clippings, 1981-1986, that describe the day to day activities of this organization. Included are minutes of board and annual meetings, annual reports, and surveys...

 
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Welfare Council of Metropolitan Los Angeles reports and publications

The Welfare Council of Metropolitan Los Angeles reports and publications consists of documents produced by various divisions of the Welfare Council, 1944-1953. In addition to by-laws and meeting minutes, the collection contains reports on such topics as social welfare standards;...

 
Welfare Planning Council, Los Angeles Region, records

The Welfare Planning Council, Los Angeles Region, records, consists of correspondence, brochures, minutes, and reports, dated 1939-1974 (bulk 1950s-1960s), that document the activities of the Council in the areas of social welfare planning, research, and development, and the coordination of...