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Finding aid for the Los Angeles Area Federation of Settlements and Neighborhood Centers records

Finding aid prepared by Sue Luftschein, 2010

Summary Information

Repository
USC Libraries Special Collections
Creator
Los Angeles Area Federation of Settlements and Neighborhood Centers.
Title
Los Angeles Area Federation of Settlements and Neighborhood Centers records
Collection no.
0411
Date [bulk]
Bulk, 1965-1967
Date [inclusive]
1954-1976
Extent
1.0 linear ft., 2 boxes
Language
English
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.

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

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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.

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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.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

USC Libraries Special Collections
2010
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)

  • 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

Genre(s)

  • Correspondence
  • Memorandums
  • Minutes
  • Reports

Geographic Name(s)

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

Subject(s)

  • Nonprofit organizations--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources
  • Public welfare--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources

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Collection Inventory

Box Folder

 Welfare Planning Council--L.A. region, Settlements and Centers Organizing Committee 1962-1963 

1 1

 Los Angeles Area Federation of Settlements and Neighborhood Centers 1963-1966 

1 2-3

 Los Angeles Area Federation of Settlements and Neighborhood Centers 1966-1975 

1 4-5

 "Settlements and Centers: Their History, Self Study and Development," Welfare Planning Council 1954 June 

1 6

 "Neighborhood Centers: A self-study by 13 settlement houses in the Los Angeles area," Welfare Federation of Los Angeles 1961 December 

1 7

 Annual meeting, reports 1966-1967 

1 8

 Executive Director's reports 1966-1967 

1 9

 Central administration proposal and budget, job descriptions 1966 

2 1

 Board meeting minutes 1965-1967, 1973-1974 

2 2

 Board meeting minutes 1968, 1971-1973 

2 3

 Personnel policies and job descriptions 1965-1966 

2 4

 Head Start reports/proposals 1966-1967 

2 5

 United Way administration 1965, 1967 

2 6

 Miscellaneous 1965-1967, 1971-1974 

2 7

 Correspondence, papers, membership rosters 1971-1973 

2 8

 Correspondence, minutes, position paper 1971-1976 

2 9

 Papers of Regional Executive Joe Bowley 1973-1974 

2 10

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