Nash (John Henry) brochures, folders, and fine books (0387) This small collection consists of announcements, brochures, pamphlets, greeting cards, poems, sketches, fine books, folders, and engravings by various hands designed and printed by San Francisco fine printer John Henry Nash. Nash was a well-known designer, typesetter and printer working in San Francisco in the first decades of the 20th century. He opened his own shop in 1915 after working for and in partnership with some of the better known printers and publishers in San Francisco; the business was closed in 1938, a victim of the Great Depression. One of his primary patrons was William Andrews Clark, Jr., and the collection contains announcements and pamphlets for catalogs of Clark's library. Other important clients, the Grolier Club of New York City, the Book Club of California, and Phoebe Apperson Hearst, are represented by announcements and other printed material, as are some of Nash's better known publications, including Dante's Divine Comedy.
National Association of Social Workers Medical Social Work Section records (0486) 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 minutes are primarily those of the NASW Executive Committee; the reports are primarily ones produced by members of the Medical Social Work Section; and the membership lists are those of medical social workers in the Los Angeles area.
National Association of Social Workers, Los Angeles Area and California Chapters records (0487) 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 Los Angeles Area chapter of the NASW and the California Council in the 1950s; the activities of various committees and sections, including Children and Family Services, Nominating, Program, and Group Work; and the creation and activities of the Greater California Chapter in the 1970s (a consolidation of 13 area chapters). The records contain a large number of both chapters' newsletters, which make up the bulk of the records.
National Travelers Aid Association records (0485) 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 caseworkers in the Wilmington office, Lola Selby, who was in charge of Travelers' Aid. Of especial interest are the papers and reports on services to mobile populations, and the scrapbook documenting the founding and activities of the Wilmington office of the USO during World War II.
Neighborhood Adult Participation Project records (0488) 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 the Office of Economic Opportunity and originally overseen by the Los Angeles Economic and Youth Opportunities Agency; by 1976 it was the largest and oldest poverty program in Los Angeles County. NAPP began operations as a Community Action Program funded under Title II of the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964, with the primary purpose of providing training and employment opportunities for adults in ten poverty areas identified by the Los Angeles Welfare Planning Council. The bulk of the collection consists of booklets and manuals written by executive director Opal C. Jones that were used as orientation and training materials for NAPP employees. In addition to the training activities of NAPP, the records document some of the administrative and personnel difficulties that plagued the organization in its early years.
Neighborhood Youth Association records (0416) 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 values. Over the years the Association has broadened its mission to include providing social services and counseling for poor families and teenaged children in the areas around Venice, California, and the Los Angeles port area, particularly in the communities of Carson and San Pedro, California. These records date from 1954 to 1991, and contain information on grants, consortia, and special progams.
Newspaper headlines collection (0105) American newspaper front pages and other clippings for the San Francisco earthquake, the 1918 Armistice, the Lindbergh kidnapping, the war years 1940-45, etc.
Noble (Hollister) manuscript (0073) Typescript of Noble's (b.1900) Civil War novel, Woman with a Sword, (Doubleday, 1948), a fictionalized biography of Anna Ella Carroll of Maryland.
Noll (A. Michael) Papers (0331) Dr. A. Michael Noll is Professor Emeritus at the Annenberg School for Communication. He was dean of the Annenberg School for an interim period from 1992 to 1994. This collection contains papers from Dr. Noll's deanship.