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Finding aid for the Family Service of Los Angeles records

2011

Summary Information

Repository
USC Libraries Special Collections
Creator
Family Service of Los Angeles.
Creator
Family Welfare Association of Los Angeles.
Title
Family Service of Los Angeles records
Collection no.
0400
Date [inclusive]
1925-1998
Extent
19.18 Linear feet, 46 boxes
Language
English
Abstract
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 in the collection are complete runs of the minutes of the agency's board of directors, its district advisory boards, and all its principal committees, including executive, nominating, casework and finance, together with the records and reports of many short-lived committees and task forces. Also present are financial reports, budgets, Community Chest and United Way allocation plans and requests, salary schedules, accreditation documentation, office manuals, workshop and seminar materials, and newsletters.

Preferred Citation

[Box/folder# or item name], Family Service of Los Angeles records, Collection no. 0400, California Social Welfare Archives, Special Collections, USC Libraries, University of Southern California

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Administrative History

Los Angeles in the early 1920s doubled its population. As the city became metropolitan and its suburban communities began to spread out in continuous conurbation across the basin, city and county governments remained small and the provision of adequate social services for the new population inevitably lagged. Family Service of Los Angeles (known until 1946 as Family Welfare Association of Los Angeles) had its genesis in a 1925 report by social work educators Karl de Schweinitz and his wife Ruth Hill, whose "Social Work With Families in Los Angeles", produced under the direction of the American Association For Organizing Family Social Work, first alerted local social workers to the extent of the region's unmet need. But the Los Angeles Community Chest was then in only its first year of operation, and its social work arm, the Council of Social Agencies, had yet to be organized. In 1926, an initial request for funding of the report's proposal was declined.

By 1929, with the boom well past in Los Angeles and unemployment already a serious problem, demands for increased social services were being heard from subscribers to the Community Chest. Eight existing agencies pledged themselves to sponsor the new Family Welfare Association "until it became a strong, centralized agency, able to lend an efficient hand helping families in need." These agencies were the American Legion Service Department, American Red Cross, Assistance League Good Samaritan Fund, Children's Protective Association, International Institute, Philanthropy and Civics Club, Traveler's Aid Society, and Volunteers of America.

The first Board of Directors of the Family Welfare Association included five lay members and sixteen members appointed by the eight sponsoring agencies, which between them had until then handled all non-sectarian family social services in Los Angeles. A Case Committee set up to standardize policies among the agencies also included case supervisors from the Catholic Welfare and Jewish Social Services bureaus, and a representative from the County Welfare Department.

In its first year of operations, beginning on September 9, 1930, the Family Welfare Association took its intake from the Welfare Federation's Information Service Bureau, with whom it shared clerical staff, budget, and offices in the Bradbury Building. A year later the agency moved into its own quarters and nominated a new, lay Board of Directors. In later years it was often said that Family Service of Los Angeles began as part of a federation, but early records of the agency make it clear that it was created and launched as a separate entity by Los Angeles' social work community.

Although the Family Welfare Association opened with just one case supervisor and two caseworkers in Los Angeles, and one traveling caseworker in the San Fernando Valley, the agency was pressed almost immediately to extend its operations to Wilmington and San Pedro, where the Assistance League and the American Red Cross found themselves unable to deal with increasing numbers of families made destitute by unemployment. In 1931 the Association had a caseload of 1,187 families, which grew to 18,071 families in the following year. By 1936 the agency had increased its staff to ten caseworkers and had taken over all family relief services in downtown Los Angeles. In its second year the Association opened offices in West Los Angeles and Pacific Palisades, with two additional branches in the San Fernando Valley, and it undertook parts of the caseloads of an overwhelmed Urban League and International Institute.

For this additional work the agency was given additional funds, and its highly mobile caseworkers made full use of all available volunteer help. When all its allocations and reserves were used up by early summer 1933, the Association announced that it must receive more money, or be obliged to close its doors, adding that "this organization will not in any case run a deficit." Somehow extra funds were found but, when contributions to the Chest fell $300,000 short of expectation in 1934, the Association was compelled to cut intake, reduce family relief payments below the recommended budget, and withdraw services from outlying areas otherwise served only by the Salvation Army. Later that year, when substantial federal relief at last became available in California, the Association was chosen as one of four private agencies in Los Angeles to dispense these funds until federal offices were organized. For the rest of the decade the Association would lose many of its caseworkers to the better paying federal service, a problem that would persist for the next few decades.

At first only casework supervisors at the Assocation had professional qualifications. Of the six women in the agency's Metro office--and they were all women until 1939--five had B.A. degrees of some sort, three had taken extension courses at the University of Southern California's School of Social Work, and one had been enrolled in that School for a year. Although the Assocation's purpose was to serve the needs of families whose incomes or assets were too large for them to be eligible for assistance by the County Welfare Department, their efforts during the first years of the agency's existence focused on the prompt giving of relief rather than casework. In 1935 the worst appeared to be over, and the agency began to concentrate its efforts on casework, leaving relief work to federal and couny agencies. By 1936 the agency had refocused its efforts on middle income families, leaving relief for the poor to county agencies.

The 1950s saw a high demand for Family Service counseling, with a large, middle-income population of young families establishing themselves in the Los Angeles area. Outline case studies in the collection, used in caseworkers' regular seminars, illustrate marriage counseling and child guidance approaches. By the mid 1950s months-long waiting lists for assistance had accumulated at Family Service offices--a condition that would persist until the advent of competition in the 1970s, when clients could chose, as an alternative, the services of social workers offering psychotherapeutic counseling in private practice. Family Service was never able to extend its services to meet demand because of the scarcity of trained workers in the early days, and because it persisted in paying lower than norm salaries. Board of directors' meeting minutes make it clear that the agency understood the principal reason for its difficulties in staffing, yet it continually chose to cut its labor costs.

From the 1960s into the 1980s Family Service pursued its core counseling program for a middle income and largely white client base, in an era when the social service needs of low income and racially diverse populations were attracting increased attention. Family Service's response to these events, and to the War on Poverty, were minimal.

In 1970, when federal funding had begun to decline in Los Angeles, Family Service belatedly appointed its first committee to study the business of contracting to supply services to government agencies. Every year the agency's allocation from United Way was less than requested, and it ended 1974 with its first deficit.

In the spring of 1981 Family Service board members were summoned to meet with a notice headed "Cash-Flow Crisis is Here!", and asked to advise on a variety of drastic cost reduction measures, including cuts in staff salaries and pension contributions. That summer the Board hired a new CEO who began to devote new efforts to public relations, fund raising, and marketing. He made many suggestions for new programs and was prompt in devising programs for which funding was known to be available. He decided that the agency should become "a family serving rather than a family counseling agency", noting that the former had no core program, embraced all aspects of family life, and made use of a highly differentiated and inter-disciplinary staff, while the latter stuck to its core counseling program, decried the competitive environment, and relied solely on social work training. Of all the new activities begun in the prosperous 1980's, only Employee Assistance Programs seem to have been solidly profitable for the agency. Many of these were referred by Family Service of America, with whom Family Service of Los Angeles was associated. But when a staff member embezzled funds from one such contract in 1988, this source of income was lost for over a year, pending an inquiry and repayment of the funds.

In 1987, Family Service began to experience financial hardships as a result of poor real estate transactions--a lease on expensieve mid-city headquarters, overmortgaged properties, an unprofitable orange grove, and an unsalable building. By 1991 the agency was operating on a $3 million budget, with ten satellite locations throughout Los Angeles. But it was bleeding resources, and United Way, which provided over one third of Family Service's funding, was damaged in its fund-raising capacity by a widely reported scandal involving its top national executive. Allocations began to plummet and normal community fund raising efforts could not fill the gap. For Family Service's last CEO, the task was to keep the agency a "going concern", operating virtually without reserves on a month-to-month basis. Deep cuts had to be made in staffing and services, and a merger somehow negotiated with a compatible and economically stable agency. All this was done by a veteran agency director, who earned a vote of "thanks and admiration" from the board. But Family Service had not been able to negotiate from a position of strength. It had many liabilities and few assets beyond its name, and it was the name that would begin to disappear in 1995, when Family Service merged with the Didi Hirsch Community Mental Health Center.

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Scope and Content

The Family Service of Los Angeles records consist primarily of meeting minutes, 1925-1988, that document in great detail the day to day activies of this private social service organization. In addition to minutes, the records also contain some correspondence and memorandums, notes, reports, clippings, and brochures. The minutes provide a comprehensive look at the history and functioning of Family Service from its beginnings as the Family Welfare Assocaition of Los Angeles through its merger with the Did Hirsch Community Health Center. Of particular historical value are Depression era relief reports from 1930 to 1936, produced as the new agency repeatedly expanded its services in its first years to keep pace with the nation's economic emergency, and the records of the last ten years of Family Service's decline.

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Organization

The records are organized into 14 series: 1. Board of Directors; 2. Committees; 3. Administration; 4. Accreditation and Evaluation; 5. Advisory Councils; 6. Heckman Survey; 7. Family Service Association of America; 8. Agency seminars; 9. Reports and proposals; 10. Programs and proposals; 11. Studies and reviews; 12. Agency history; 13. Conference papers; 14. Other agencies.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

USC Libraries Special Collections
2011
Doheny Memorial Library 206
3550 Trousdale Parkway
Los Angeles, California, 90089-0189
213-740-5900
specol@usc.edu

Conditions Governing Access

Advance notice required for access.

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.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Family Service Association of America. -- Archives
  • Family Service of Los Angeles. -- Archives
  • Family Welfare Association of Los Angeles. -- Archives

Genre(s)

  • Correspondence
  • Memorandums
  • Minutes
  • Newsletters
  • Reports

Geographic Name(s)

  • Los Angeles (Calif.)--Social conditions--20th century--Archival resources

Subject(s)

  • Nonprofit organizations--California--Los Angeles County--History--Archival resources
  • Social group work--California--Los Angeles County--Archival resources

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Collection Inventory

Series 1:  Board of Directors 

Box Folder

 Articles of incorporation (with amendments) 1934, 14946, 1978, 1984 

1 1

 Board of Directors minutes 1930 

1 2

 Board of Directors minutes 1931 

1 3

 Board of Directors minutes 1932 

1 4

 Board of Directors minutes 1933 

1 5

 Board of Directors minutes 1934 

1 6

 Board of Directors minutes 1935 

1 7

 Board of Directors minutes 1936 

1 8

 Board of Directors minutes 1938 

1 9

 Board of Directors minutes 1938 

1 10

 Board of Directors minutes 1939 

1 11

 Board of Directors minutes 1940 

1 12

 Board of Directors minutes 1941 

1 13

 Board of Directors minutes 1942 

1 14

 Board of Directors minutes 1943 

1 15

 Board of Directors minutes 1944 

1 16

 Board of Directors minutes 1945 

1 17

 Board of Directors minutes 1946 

2 1

 Board of Directors minutes 1947 

2 2

 Board of Directors minutes 1948 

2 3

 Board of Directors minutes 1949 

2 4

 Board of Directors minutes 1950 

2 5

 Board of Directors minutes 1951 

2 6

 Board of Directors minutes 1952 

2 7

 Board of Directors minutes 1953 

2 8

 Board of Directors minutes 1954 

2 9

 Board of Directors minutes 1955 

2 10

 Board of Directors minutes 1956 

2 11

 Board of Directors minutes 1957 

2 12

 Board of Directors minutes 1958-1959 

2 13

 Board of Directors minutes 1960 

2 14

 Board of Directors minutes 1961 

2 15

 Board of Directors minutes 1962 

3 1

 Board of Directors minutes 1963 

3 2

 Board of Directors minutes 1964-1965 

3 3

 Board of Directors minutes 1966-1967 

3 4

 Board of Directors minutes 1968-1969 

3 5

 Board of Directors minutes 1970-1971 

3 6

 Board of Directors minutes 1972-1973 

3 7

 Board and committee rosters 1933-1967 

3 8

 Policy statements, confidentiality issues, standard budgets 1940-1948 

3 9

 Board lists (rosters) 1967-1995 

34 5

 Board committees rosters 1942-1986 

34 6

 Board development mailings, minutes, memorandums 1979-1986 

35 1-2

 Board development mailings, minutes, memorandums 1988-1990 

35 3

 Board development mailings, minutes, memorandums 1992 

35 4

 Board of Directors and Executive Committee meeting minutes, reports, memorandums 1985-1986 

38 1-2

 Board Development Committee meeting minutes 1984-1986 

38 3
Box

 Board Member manuals 1989, 1990, 1992 

45

 Annual reports 1976, 1983, 1984, 1988, 1989 

45

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Series 2:  Committees 

 Executive Committee 

Box Folder

 Executive Committee minutes 1930-1932 

4 1

 Executive Committee minutes 1933-1935 

4 2

 Executive Committee minutes 1936-1938 

4 3

 Executive Committee minutes 1939-1940 

4 4

 Executive Committee minutes 1941-1946 

4 5

 Executive Committee minutes 1947-1952 

4 6

 Executive Committee minutes 1953-1962 

4 7

 Executive Committee minutes 1963-1967 

4 8

 Executive Committee minutes 1968-1969 

4 9

 Executive Committee minutes 1970-1972 

5 1

 Richard Stock obituary 1998 June 26 

5 2

 Personnel Practices Committee 

Box Folder

 Personnel Practices Committee minutes, memorandums 1937-1948 

5 3

 Personnel Practices Committee minutes, memorandums 1948-1952 

5 4

 Personnel Practices Committee minutes, memorandums 1952-1954 

5 5

 Personnel Practices Committee minutes, memorandums 1955-1956 

5 6

 Personnel Practices Committee minutes, memorandums 1957-1961 

5 7-8

 Personnel Practices Committee minutes, memorandums 1962-1968 

5 9

 Personnel Practices Committee minutes, memorandums 1969-1970 

6 1

 Personnel Practices Nominating Committee 1956-1983 

6 2

 Personnel Practices policies 1938-1958 

6 3

 Personnel Practices policies 1959-1975 

6 4

 Personnel Practices Committee policies, memorandums, minutes 1971-1975 

6 5

 Personnel Practices Committee policies, memorandums, minutes 1976-1983 

7 1

 Personnel Practices Committee policies, memorandums, minutes 1980-1983 

7 2

 Personnel Practices Committee policies, memorandums, questionnaires, notes 1985-1986 

7 3

 Personnel practices and policies--other agencies 1955-1976 


    Box Folder
Textual materials   7 4-8
    Box Folder
Textual materials   8 1

Box Folder

 United Office and Professional Workers CIO Local 9 correspondence and reports 1945-1950 

8 2-3

Series 4:  Committee on Casework Policy and Practice 

Box Folder

 Committee on Casework Policy and Practice minutes, memorandums 1949-1951 

10 3

 Committee on Casework Policy and Practice minutes, memorandums 1952-1954 

10 4

 Committee on Casework Policy and Practice minutes, memorandums 1955 

10 5

 Committee on Casework Policy and Practice minutes, memorandums 1957-1960 

10 6

 Committee on Casework Policy and Practice minutes, memorandums 1961-1964 

10 7

 Committee on Casework Policy and Practice minutes, memorandums 1965-1969 

11 1

 Committee on Casework Policy and Practice minutes, memorandums, correspondence 1970-1974 

11 2

 Homemaker Services 

Box Folder

 Homemaker Services Committee minutes and reports 1940-1948 

16 6

 Homemaker Staff Conferences minutes and memorandums 1944-1954 

16 7

 Homemaker Service department statements and related memorandums 1950-1955 

16 8

 Welfare Council Community Homemaker Service reports 1944-1955 

17 1

 Advisory Committee Homemaker Services minutes and memorandums 1950-1955 

17 2

 Homemaker Services monthly statistics 1943-1949 

17 3

 Homemaker Services monthly statistics 1950-1953 

17 4

 Homemaker Services monthly statistics 1954-1955 

17 5

 Homemaker Services Staff meeting minutes 1943 

17 6

 Homemaker Services Staff meeting minutes 1944-1945 

17 7

 Homemaker Services Staff meeting minutes 1946-1947 

17 8

 Homemaker Services Staff meeting minutes 1948-1949 

17 9

 Homemaker Services Staff meeting minutes 1950-1951 

18 1

 Homemaker Services Clerical staff meeting minutes 1956-1983 

18 2

 Homemaker Services Case Committee meeting minutes 1942-1943 

18 3

 Homemaker Services Case Committee meeting minutes 1944-1946 

18 4

 Homemaker Services Case Committee meeting minutes 1947-1949 

18 5

 Homemakers Services and American Red Cross Advisory Services committee meeting minutes 1943-1951 

18 6

 Homemakers Services and American Red Cross Advisory Services committee meeting minutes and reports 1943-1951 

18 7

 Welfare Planning Council Homemaker Services reports 1944-1956 

18 8

 Homemaker Service of Los Angeles Region minutes and reports 1958-1959 

18 9

 Homemaker Services study and budget requests 1951-1954 

18 10

 Nominating Committee 

Box Folder

 Interpretation Committee minutes 1933-1956 

21 1

 Program interpretation allocation requests 1958-1975 

21 2

 Nominating Committee meeting minutes 1930-1953 

21 3

 Nominating Committee meeting minutes, forms, data sheets 1952-1959 

21 4

 Nominating Committee meeting minutes, forms, data sheets 1960-1965 

21 5

 Nominating Committee meeting minutes, forms, data sheets 1966-1972 

21 6

 Nominating Committee meeting minutes, forms, data sheets 1972-1983 

21 7
Box Folder

 Fund Development Committee minutes, memorandums, notes 1980-1986 

38 5-6

 Resource Development Committee memorandums and minutes 1988-1990 

38 7

 Resource Development Committee memorandums and minutes 1991-1992 

38 8

 Marketing/Public Relations Committee memorandums and minutes 1988-1989 

39 1

 Planning Committee 

Box Folder

 Long range plan 1988-1991 

39 2

 Planning Committee minutes and memorandums 1977-1983 

39 3

 Planning Committee minutes and memorandums 1982-1983 

39 4

 Planning Committee minutes and memorandums 1984-1986 

39 5
Box Folder

 New Contracts Committee minutes and memorandums 1977-1981 

39 6

 Legal Services Committee minutes 1989 

39 7

 Foundation Committee minutes and memorandums 1988-1992 

39 8

 Government Affairs Committee minutes and memorandums 1988-1989 

39 9

 Staff Advisory Committee minutes and memorandums 1983-1985 

39 10

 Orientation Committee minutes and memorandums 1985-1989 

39 11

 Community Center/Facilities Committee minutes and memorandums 1989 

40 1

 Special Ad Hoc Committee minutes and memorandums 1990 

40 2

 Merger Committee minutes and memorandums 1989-1991 

40 3

 Miscellaneous occasional committees minutes and memorandums 1945-1962 

44 7-8

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Series 3:  Administration 

 District Secretaries/Directors, Administrative Staff, Management 

Box Folder

 District Secretaries, District Directors meeting minutes 1934-1953 

8 4

 District Directors meeting minutes 1954-1958 

8 5

 District Directors, Administrative Staff meeting minutes 1959-1962 

8 6

 Administrative Staff meeting minutes 1963-1969 

9 1

 Administrative Staff meeting minutes 1970-1973 

9 2

 Administrative Staff, Management Staff meeting minutes 1974-1976 

9 3

 Management Staff meeting minutes 1977-1979 

9 4

 Management Staff meeting minutes 1979-1982 

9 5

 Management meeting minutes 1983-1984 

9 6

 Administrative Manual of Policies and Procedures, volume 1 1988 

9 7-8

 Administrative Manual of Policies and Procedures, volume 2 1988 

10 1-2

 Professional Staff 

Box Folder

 Meeting minutes 1952-1955 

11 3

 Meeting minutes 1957-1958 

11 4

 Meeting minutes 1959-1960 

11 5

 Meeting minutes 1961-1968 

11 6

 Staff Development meeting minutes, memorandums, reports 1975-1977 

11 7

 Staff Development meeting minutes, memorandums 1977-1982 

11 8

 Professional Services Committee minutes, notes, memorandums 1980-1986 

12 1

 Ad Hoc Professional Services Committee 1982 

12 2

 Professional Services Task Force minutes 1988-1990 

12 3

 Employee Assistance Program 

Box Folder

 Program manual 1982 

22 1

 EAP Consortium reports, forms, minutes 1982-1985 

22 2

 EAP Consortium reports, forms, minutes 1985-1989 

22 3

 Program information 1984 

22 4

 Program information 1985 

22 5-6

 Program information 1986 

22 7

 Financial 

Box Folder

 Budgets 1932-1946 

22 8

 Budgets 1947-1963 

23 1

 Operating budgets 1951-1954 

23 2

 Operating budgets 1955-1958 

23 3

 Supplemental and administrative budgets 1960-1962 

23 4

 United Way budgets 1962-1965 

23 5

 United Way budgets 1965-1968 

23 6

 United Way budgets 1968-1969 

23 7

 Budgets 1969-1971 

24 1

 Budgets 1972-1973 

24 2-3

 Budgets 1973-1974 

24 4

 Budgets 1974-1975 

24 5

 Budgets 1975-1976 

24 6

 Budgets 1976-1977 

25 1

 Budgets 1977-1978 

25 2

 Budgets 1979-1980 

25 3

 Budgets 1980-1982 

25 4

 Budgets 1982-1985 

25 5

 Budgets 1984-1985 

25 6

 Budgets 1985-1986 

26 1

 United Way--alternative funding 1984-1985 

26 2

 United Way classification and salary plans 1969-1975 

26 3

 United Way classification and salary plans 1978-1986 

26 4

 United Way budget liaison 1977-1978 

26 5

 Chest/United Way agreements/policies 1963-1979 

26 6

 United Way pay plans 1946-1961 

26 7

 United Way pay plans 1962-1969 

26 8

 Allocation letters 1979-1980 

27 1

 Allocation letters 1980-1984 

27 2

 Agency salary schedules 1952-1983 

27 3

 Financial reports 1966-1969 

27 4

 Financial reports 1969-1972 

27 5

 Financial reports 1972-1973 

27 6

 Financial reports 1974-1976 

27 7

 Financial reports 1976-1979 

28 1

 Financial reports 1979-1981 

28 2

 Financial reports 1982-1986 

28 3

 Financial reports 1986-1988 

28 4

 Finance Committee minutes 1935-1952 

28 5

 Finance Committee minutes 1957-1958 

28 6

 Finance Committee minutes 1988-1989 

28 7

 Finance Committee minutes 1990-1991 

29 1

 Finance Committee minutes 1991-1992 

29 2

 Audits 1931-1942, 1946-1950 

29 3

 Audits 1956-1959 

29 4

 Annual audits 1960-1969 

29 5

 Annual audits 1970-1983 

29 6

 Manuals 

Box Folder

 Agency manual 1940-1941 

29 7

 Agency manual 1946-1947 

29 8

 Agency manual circa 1983 

30 1-2

 Agency manual circa 1987 

41 5

 Board member manual circa 1979 

30 3

 Board member manual 1988-1989 

30 4

 Office manual undated 

30 5-7

 Office manual inserts 1940s-1960s 

31 1-4

 Student unit manual undated 

45 1
Box

 Caseworker instruction book, Special Project: Serving the Adult Deaf 1968 

45

 Manual for Volunteer Program for Staff and Volunteers 1978 

45

 Orientation Information booklets and pamphlets 1976, 1978, 1980 

45
Box Folder

 Job descriptions 1949-1974 

36 1-2

 Staff and management meetings 

Box Folder

 Total staff meetings ballots and minutes 1972-1985 

36 3-4

 Management meeting minutes 1988-1993 

36 5-6

 Management meeting minutes 1991-1992 

37 1

 Management meeting minutes 1992-1993 

37 2

 Management meeting minutes 1993-1995 

37 3

 Clerical staff meeting minutes 1988-1992 

37 4

 All staff meeting minutes 1988-1990 

37 5

 Annual meeting memorandums, invitations, speeches, receipts, agendas 1988 

37 6

 Annual meeting memorandums, invitations, speeches, receipts, agendas 1990 

37 7

 Annual meeting memorandums, invitations, speeches, receipts, agendas 1991 

37 8

 Annual meeting memorandums, invitations, speeches, receipts, agendas 1994 

37 9

 Staff lists undated 

38 4

Series 9:  Publicity 

Box Folder

 Publicity materials 1994 

41 6

 Newspaper coverage 1994-1995 

41 7

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Series 4:  Accreditation and Evaluation 

Box Folder

 Agency self-study 1956 

40 9

 Program Evaluation Committee minutes and memorandums 1990-1993 

40 10

 Program evaluation 1992-1994 

41 1

 Accreditation report 1980 

41 2

 Accreditation documentation 1984 

41 3

 Evaluation and Strategic Planning Committee minutes and memorandums 1986-1990 

41 4

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Series 5:  Advisory Councils 

Box Folder

 Southeast District minutes 1933-1943 

12 4

 Southeast District minutes and memorandums 1944-1950 

12 5

 Southeast District minutes and memorandums 1951-1960 

12 6

 Southeast District minutes and memorandums 1961-1964 

12 7

 Southeast District minutes and memorandums 1964-1967 

13 1

 Southeast District minutes and memorandums 1968-1971 

13 2

 Southeast District minutes and memorandums 1972-1975 

13 3

 Southeast District minutes and memorandums 1976-1985 

13 4

 Harbor Area minutes and memorandums 1948-1954 

13 5

 Harbor Area minutes and memorandums 1955-1956 

13 6

 San Fernando Valley minutes and memorandums 1932-1963 

13 7

 San Fernando Valley minutes and memorandums 1963-1965 

14 1

 San Fernando Valley minutes and memorandums 1966-1970 

14 2

 San Fernando Valley minutes and memorandums 1971-1980 

14 3

 San Fernando Valley minutes and memorandums 1981-1985 

14 4

 Central and Inglewood-Hawthorne Districts minutes and memorandums 1949-1954 

14 5

 Centinela Valley District minutes and memorandums 1955-1960 

14 6

 Centinela Valley District minutes and memorandums 1961-1966 

14 7

 Centinela Valley District minutes and memorandums 1967-1970 

14 8

 Centinela Valley District minutes and memorandums 1968-1971 

15 1

 Centinela Valley District minutes and memorandums 1972-1979 

15 2

 West Los Angeles District minutes and memorandums 1933-1950 

15 3

 West Los Angeles District minutes and memorandums 1952-1966 

15 4

 Advisory Council rosters 1943-1987 

15 5

 Advisory Council rosters 1940-1980 

15 6

 Handbook for Advisory Council chairmen 1947-1969 

15 7

 Southeast District scrapbook 1933-1934 

16 1

 Committee on District Organization minutes and memorandums 1950-1952 

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Series 6:  Heckman Survey 

Box Folder

 Reports 1942-1943 

16 3-4

 Correspondence 1941-1944 

16 5

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Series 7:  Family Service Association of America 

Box Folder

 Western Regional Committee meeting minutes 1963-1964 

18 11

 Western Regional Committee meeting minutes 1964-1968 

19 1

 Western Regional Committee repoirts 1969-1980 

19 2

 Western Regional Committee subcommittees reports and minutes 1965-1968 

19 3-4

 "Highlights" newsletter 1973-1976 

19 5

 "Highlights" newsletter 1977-1979 

19 6

 Family Service Association reports, papers, workshops 1948-1967 

19 7

 Workshops, reports 1952-1960 

20 1

 Reports, workshops 1954-1967 

20 2

 Salary policies and ranges 1955-1974 

20 3-4

 Executive conferences, Cleveland 1957 

20 5

 Executive conference, Chicago 1958 

20 6

 Study of philosophy and objectives 1967 

20 7

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Series 8:  Agency seminars 

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 Seminars 1953 

31 5

 Seminars 1954 

31 6

 Seminars 1955 

31 7

 Seminars 1956-1958 

32 1

 Seminars 1959-1960 

32 2-3

 Agency seminars 1960-1962 

32 4

 Agency seminars 1963-1964 

32 5

 Agency seminars 1966-1970 

32 6

 Case studies/seminar material 1946-1948 

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 Case studies/seminar material 1949-1952 

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Series 9:  Reports and proposals 

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 Miscellaneous reports 1952-1968 

33 1

 Special projects, HEW funded 1962-1963 

33 2

 Special projects, Nursery school, Cudahy-Bell Gardens 1961-1962, 1971 

33 3

 Project Enable 1968 

33 4
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 Final Report. Personal and Family Counseling Services for the Adult Deaf. 1970 

46

 A Study of the Use of Professional Time 1948 

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Series 10:  Programs and proposals 

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 South East Early Diversion Project (SEED) 1976-1978 

41 8

 Family Service Community Center, Van Nuys 1985 

41 9

 The Associates of Family Service of Los Angeles 1993 

41 10

 Fundraising--Hope for Families 1992-1994 

41 11
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 Hope for Families--Television and Direct Mail Project report 1989 

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 Small Business Assistance--proposal 1993 

42 1

 Summer Camp 1993 

42 2

 Plays for Living 1993-1994 

42 3

 Juvenile Offenders Treatment Initiative--proposal and contract 1993 

42 4

 Juvenile Offenders Treatment Initiative--misc. papers 1993-1994 

42 5

 Juvenile Offenders Treatment Initiative--quarterly report 1994-1995 

42 6
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 Typescript of "Broken Circle" 

Scope and Content

Play presented as a fund-raising event for the Downey Area office of FSLA on January 30, 1961 at the Rio Hondo Elementary School.

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Series 11:  Studies and reviews 

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 Intake studies 1934-1947 

44 1

 deSchweinitz, Karl. "Social Work with Families in Los Angeles" 1925 

44 5

 Intake studies 1937-1959 

44 2

 Miscellaneous reports--Welfare Council/Council of Social Agencies 1946-1957 

44 3

 Principles for Referral (Welfare Council) 1949-1952 

44 4

 Analysis of Cases with Fees Paid (UCLA Masters Thesis) 1949-1950 

43 1

 Proposal, "Information Management System for Family Service Agencies" 1968 

43 2

 Primer for counting social benefits 1970 

43 3

 Fee Study (Family Service of Palo Alto) 1977 

43 4-5

 Agency Management seminar circa 1970s 

43 6

 FSLA Management Review 1995 

43 7
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 Family Service of Los Angeles: An Operations Review 1980 

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Series 12:  Agency history 

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 Agency relief reports 1930-1936 

42 7

 Indexed manual of early development of Family Welfare Association and Family Services 1930-1940 

42 8

 Los Angeles Social Service Exchange 1937-1952 

42 9

 Goodwill Industries Study, Council of Social Agencies 1941 

42 10

 "Classifications of Professional and Non-Professional Postitions in Private Family Agencies: A Tentative Report" 1945 

42 11

 Historical materials 1933-1990s 

44 6

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Series 13:  Conference papers 

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 Workshop topics 1948-1966 

33 5

 Public housing, Money management 1948-1959 

33 6

 Suicide prevention conference 1963 

33 7

 Unmarried mothers (various conferences) 1948-1957 

34 1

 Family Life National Conference, Social Work Education CSWE 1948, 1965 

34 2

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Series 14:  Other agencies 

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 Los Angeles County Regional Planning Commission quarterly bulletins 1965-1976 

34 3

 National Health and Welfare Mutual Life Insurance Association newsletters 1976-1983 

34 4

 Wesley Social Service Center 

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 Correspondence, memorandums, financial information 1971-1979 

35 5

 Correspondence, memorandums, financial information 1981-1982 

35 6

 Correspondence, memorandums, financial information 

35 7

 Correspondence, memorandums, financial information 1978-1986 

35 8
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 "Program and Funding", newsletter of the Mental Health Development Commission 1972-1977 

40 4

 Southern California Council of Agencies for Family Service meeting minutes 1970-1972 

40 5

 Family Service Council of California minutes and memorandums 1984-1985 

40 6

 Family Service Council of California minutes and memorandums 1985-1988 

40 7

 United Way Statistical Review Committee minutes and memorandums 1965-1966 

40 8
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 "Progress on Family Problems: A Nationwide Study of Clients' and Counselors' Views on Family Agency Services" (Family Service Association of America) 1973 

46

 "The Nonprofit Organization" newsletters 1976-1978 

46

 Papers presented at the 1963 biennial Family Service Association of American meeting, San Francisco 1963 

Scope and Content

"Some Psychological Aspects of Family Group Treatment"; "The Training and Preparation of Workers for Family Group Treatment".

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 "Cost Analysis Method for Casework Agencies" (Family Service of Philadelphia) 1953 

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