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Finding Aid for the Los Angeles Florence Crittenton Home records

Finding aid prepared by John Howard Fowler, 2002

Summary Information

Repository
USC Libraries Special Collections
Creator
Crittenton Center for Young Women & Infants (Los Angeles, Calif.). -- Archives
Title
Los Angeles Florence Crittenton Home records
Collection no.
0415
Date
1892-1999
Extent
7.2 Linear feet, 13 boxes
Language
English
Abstract
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 concentrations of material are from 1906-1915, 1947-1955, and the 1990s. The photographic collections span the period between the 1920s and the 1950s, and include many photographs of staff and board members.

Preferred Citation

[Box/folder #], Los Angeles Florence Crittenton Home records, Collection no. 0415, California Social Welfare Archives, Special Collections, USC Libraries, University of Southern California

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Historical Note

The Los Angeles Florence Crittenton Home was established in Los Angeles in 1892, as a cooperative effort between Reverend J. W. Ellsworth and Charles Crittenton, an evangelist who was responsible for the establishment of many similar homes throughout the United States. In 1882, Mr. Crittenton's youngest daughter, Florence, died suddenly of scarlet fever. The shock of her death led Crittenton to give up his highly successful pharmaceutical business and begin an evangelical ministry. Crittenton's ministry soon concentrated on the reclamation of prostitutes and other women who had fallen on hard times. Crittenton would travel the country for the next two decades, preaching to large crowds and donating much of the proceeds of this ministry to the establishment of local homes for the care of "fallen women" and their children. Almost immediately, the home--named for his daughter Florence--became refuges for unwed mothers. In 1898, the Florence Crittenton Mission was given a national charter, which allowed for coordinated control of these various homes across the country.

Crittenton's successor as coordinator of the Mission's efforts was Dr. Kate Waller Barrett, under whose tenure, the Florence Crittenton Homes established the goals and ideology that would characterize the Crittenton Mission throughout the twentieth century.

Dr. Barrett stressed the value of motherhood as a means for creating social services that were suitable for women. While family planning was embraced, for instance, Barrett was insistent that every effort should be made to persuade unwed mothers to keep their children. The goal of the Florence Crittenton Homes, then, was to make productive citizens and suitable mothers out of young women who had been led to motherhood by irregular life-styles.

The Los Angeles Florence Crittenton Home was established in 1892. At the time, Charles Crittenton was on the West Coast, preaching, and establishing homes in San Francisco and San Jose. Wishing to establish a home in Los Angeles, Reverend J. W. Ellsworth apparently requested Crittenton's aid in raising funds for a home to be built on lands donated by Reverend W. C. Stevens. The Home experienced financial difficulties that culminated in a prolonged intervention by Dr. Barrett, who restructured the organization, creating both a board of directors who handled business affairs and a separate organization to manage the day-to-day operations of the home. The financial turn-around was dramatic enough that the Los Angeles Florence Crittenton Home was able to move into a new, $75,000 facility, in 1915. Over the years, the organization of the Florence Crittenton Home has been refined. In 1936, funding and volunteer coordination was greatly enhanced by the creation of "circles," smaller groups--sometimes project-oriented, sometimes associated with other charitable organizations--that provided a sense of structure and direction to volunteer activity. In 1950 the Florence Crittenton Home Association was formed.

The Home was fortunate to have a series of exceptionally talented administrators. The president of the Home between 1914 and 1929 was Mrs. Henry Hurd, who established the new organization in line with the principles of Dr. Barrett. Mrs. Hurd was succeeded by Mrs. Dora Shaw Heffner, who shepherded the Home through the difficult Depression and World War II years. Mrs. Heffner was greatly aided by Miss Ruth Swalestuen, who was superintendent of the activities of the home for nearly three decades. Shortly after Miss Swalestuen's retirement, Ms. Katheryn Nielsen became superintendent. Ms. Nielsen oversaw the transition of the mission of the Crittenton Center during the difficult 1960s and 1970s.

During the last third of the twentieth century, the mission of the Crittenton Home began to change somewhat, in response to social changes. As extramarital sexual behavior became less taboo and illegitimacy lost much of its social approbation, the Los Angeles Florence Crittenton Home began to focus more on girls and young women who were undergoing social or familial stress for a wide variety of reasons. This change of emphasis is reflected in the later name changes for the Home. In 1969, it became "Florence Crittenton Services," and in 1982 it was renamed "Crittenton Center for Young Women & Infants." Despite these changes, the Center has remained true to the original vision of Charles Crittenton, to restore dignity and a place in society to young women who have no other means of support.

TIME LINE
1877 Florence Crittenton born.
1882 Florence Crittenton dies of scarlet fever.
1883 Charles Crittenton establishes the Florence Night Mission in New York City.
1892 August 25 Los Angeles Florence Crittenton Home dedicated on Santee Street property donated by Reverend W. C. Stevens.
1898 National Charter for Florence Crittenton Mission.
1908-1910 Financial Crisis. Dr. Barrett intervenes.
1915 April 11 New Florence Crittenton Home dedicated.
1914-1929 Mrs. Mary M. Hurd, president.
1929-1946 Mrs. Dora Shaw Refiner, president.
1932-1959 Miss Ruth Swalestuen, R.N., superintendent.
1935 Santee Street property sold.
1936 Support Circles formed.
1946-1953 Mrs. Charles Thomas, president.
1950 Florence Crittenton Homes Association formed.
1953 Charles Fleischman becomes president of the Florence Crittenton Home.
1960-1976 Katheryn Nielsen, superintendent.
1969 L. A. Florence Crittenton Home becomes Florence Crittenton Services.
1982 Florence Crittenton Services becomes Crittenton Center.
1990 Center opens in-house school for residents.
1992 One hundredth anniversary celebration.

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Scope and Content

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 concentrations of material are from 1906-1915, 1947-1955, and the 1990s. The photographic collections span the period between the 1920s and the 1950s, and include many photographs of staff and board members.

The clippings have been maintained sporadically from the 1920s through the present in a series of scrapbooks; after 1966, the source of these clippings is Allen's P.C.B., a clippings service. For the most part, the press releases that generated these clippings are not preserved. Many of the older publications and other items of archival interest were originally pasted into the clippings scrapbooks; these have been removed from the scrapbooks in order to facilitate conservation.

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Organization

The records are organized into 4 series:

Series 1. Operations Series 2. Publications Series 3. Personnel Series 4. Clippings

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

USC Libraries Special Collections
2002
Doheny Memorial Library 206
3550 Trousdale Parkway
Los Angeles, California, 90089-0189
213-740-5900
specol@usc.edu

Revision Description

 Finding aid revised and updated by Sue Luftschein, 2010 December

Conditions Governing Access

Advance notice required for access.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the California Social Welfare Archives. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the appropriate agency or person.

Acquisition Information

Steven Schultz, Acting Director, Crittenton Center for Young Women & Infants, 234 E. Avenue 33, Los Angeles, California.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Florence Crittenton Services (Los Angeles, Calif.). -- Archives
  • Los Angeles Florence Crittenton Home (Los Angeles, Calif.). -- Archives

Genre(s)

  • Clippings
  • Correspondence
  • Financial records
  • Photographs
  • Printed ephemera
  • Publications
  • Reports

Geographic Name(s)

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

Subject(s)

  • Maternity homes--California--Los Angeles--History--Archival resources
  • Social service--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources
  • Social work with teenagers--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources
  • Young women--California--Los Angeles--Charities, protection, etc.--Archival resources

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Collection Inventory

Series 1:  Operations 1906-1976   0.5 linear ft.

Scope and Content

This series includes materials relating to the organization and development of the Los Angeles Florence Crittenton Home. Included are financial reports, board meeting records, correspondence, and activity reports. Of special interest are the early materials relating to the financial and organizational transformation of the home at the beginning of the twentieth century, the foundation narrative of J. W. Ellsworth, and the management audit performed in 1950-1951. The series also includes two scrapbooks that have been dismantled in the interest of preservation, one detailing a tea party held at the Home in 1971 and the other being a farewell memorial to Mrs. Nielsen.

Arrangement note

Files are arranged topically. Location listings are by box and folder.

Box Folder

 Activity Reports 1906-1955 

1 1

 Association. Annual Meetings 1940-1955 

1 2

 Board of Directors 

 Meetings 

Box Folder

  1910-1914 

4 1

  1940-1947 

1 3

  1955 

1 4
Box Folder

 Membership 1934-1970 

1 5

 By-laws 

Box Folder

  1910 

1 6

  1948 January 

1 7
Box Folder

 Circles. Communications 1950-1954 

1 8

 Correspondence 

Box Folder

  1906-1909 

1 9

  1947-1954 

1 10

 Donations 

Box Folder

 Fund-raising Letters 1939-1958 

1 11

 Hollywood Turf Club 1945-1952 

1 12

 Individuals 1953 

1 13

 Facilities   Photographs

Arrangement note

Photographs are listed by ID number, date, caption, physical characteristics, box and folder number.

Box OTHERTYPE

 4 Los Angeles Florence Crittenton Home. #39 Date unknown   BW print 9.75" x 7. 75"

2 15.3

 9 [Florence Crittenton Home] Date unknown   BW print 7.25" x 5.25"

3 8

 28 Florence Crittenton Home in 1937 1937   BW print 6" x 3.5"

3 27

 246 Living room at the Home 1939   BW print 10" x 8"

2 15.11

 41 Florence Crittenton Home 1941. 234 E. Avenue 33, Los Angeles Calif. 1941   BW print 5" x 3.25"

3 40

 122 Los Angeles Florence Crittenton Home 1952?   BW print 5.25" x 3.75"

3 121

 123 Corner in Living Room 1952   BW print 4.75" x 3.75"

3 122

 124 Library 1952   BW print 3.75" x 4.75"

3 123

 125 Corner in Sunroom 1952   BW print 4.75" x 3.75"

3 124

 126 Corner in Sunroom 1952   BW print 4.75" x 3.75"

3 125

 127 Delivery room 1952   BW print 4.75" x 3.75"

3 126

 183 Executive director's office 1956 June   BW print 3.25" x 4.5"

3 160

 186 The Old Dining Room Date unknown [late 1950's?]   BW print 4.25" x 4.25"

3 163

 188 Babies were delivered here c. 1965   BW print 4.25" x 4.25"

3 166

 190 [Living Room, F. C. Home] c. 1965   BW print 4" x 4"

3 168

 248 Library, F. C. Home 1969?   BW print 10" x 8"

2 15.13

 249 Living Room, F. C. Home 1969?   BW print 10" x 8"

2 15.14
Box Folder

 "Facts on Illegitimacy," by Katheryn Nielsen 1968 May 

1 14

 F. C. H. National 1949-1972 

1 15

 Finances 

Box Folder

 Balance Sheets 1944-1955 

1 16

 Bank Authorizations 1943-1953 

1 17

 Budgets 1953-1955 

1 18

 Thrift Shop Operations 1947-1956 

1 19
Box Folder

 Foundation Narrative of J. W. Ellsworth 1914 

1 20

 Management Audit 

Box Folder

 Welfare Council of Metropolitan Los Angeles 1950-1951 

1 21

 Nielsen Farewell Party 1976 

1 22

 Real Estate 1906-1907 

1 23

 Surrender of Child Forms 1906-1907 

1 24

 Tea Party 1971 September 10 

1 25

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Series 2:  Publications 1914-1999   0.5 linear ft.

Scope and Content

This series includes various publications created by the Los Angeles Florence Crittenton Home. Most of these are aimed at keeping members of the association, circle members, and potential donors apprised of the activities of the Home. These contain a wealth of information on donors, administrators, and Home projects.

Statistical and financial information unavailable elsewhere can sometimes be found in these publications. Of special note is the long run of Florence Crittenton Bulletins that are preserved. These cover a 22 year period in the history of the Home. Most of the publications have been rescued from scrapbooks or other corrosive environments.

Arrangement note

Publications are arranged alphabetically by title or origin.

 Affiliated Organizations 

Box Folder

 California Voice, 1914 August 14 

2 1

 Other Florence Crittenton Homes, 1896-1972 

2 2

 The Western Woman, 1931 October 

2 3
Box Folder

 Crittenton Annual Reports 1982-1990 

2 4

 Crittenton News 1986-1999 

2 5

 Florence Crittenton Bulletin 

Box Folder

 Vol. 1- 7, 1936 April - 1942 June 

2 6

 Vol. 8-14, 1942 September - 1948 August 

2 7

 Vol. 15-29, 1948 December - 1958 November 

2 8
Box Folder

 Keynotes 1970 February 

2 9

 News from Crittenton 1976 August 

2 10

 One Hundred Year Anniversary 1992 

2 11

 Orientation Packet 1991 

2 12

 Pamphlet undated 

2 13

 Seventy-fifth Anniversary 1957 

2 14

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Series 3:  Personnel 1911-1976   1.0 linear ft.

Scope and Content

This series is mostly a photographic history of the Los Angeles Florence Crittenton Home, although one folder of resumes is preserved. Most of the photographs were maintained in albums. Photos were removed from this highly acidic environment and the captions written beneath them were transcribed onto the envelopes into which each photo was rehoused. The listing below includes the date of the photograph and the caption assigned in the original scrapbooks.

Particular note should be made of two albums created for special purposes: One celebrates a tea party given on 1971 September 10; all the photos associated with this album are filed in folder 1:25. The other is a memory book presented to Katheryn Nielsen as a part of the honors rendered her at her retirement; although these photos have been reintegrated into the over-all collection, a listing of which photos were used for that album can be found in folder 1:22.

Arrangement note

Arrangement is by date. Most photographs are described and stored individually. Photos listed in other sections of this finding aid are not listed here.

Box Folder

 Resumes (Epstein Heffner, Swalestuen) undated 

1 26

 Photographs 1911-1976 

Arrangement note

Photographs are listed by ID number, date, caption, physical characteristics, box and item number.

Box OTHERTYPE

 3 [Counseling Session] Date unknown   BW print 10" x 8"

2 15.2

 204 [Man and woman at table decorated for Valentine's day] Date unknown   Color print 4.25" x 3"

3 182

 195 [Man and woman] Date unknown   BW print 3.5" x 4"

3 173

 196 [Man on phone] Date unknown   Color print 3.5" x 3.5"

3 174

 179-180 [Outdoor party set-up, with cake decorated with "Good Bye and Good Luck Mrs. Pierce."] [Cake cutting] Date unknown   2 Color prints 3.5" x 5"; faded

3 158

 7 [Staff Employee with mother and twins] Date unknown   BW print 10" x 8"

2 15.4

 2 [Toddler] Date unknown   BW print 2.25" x 3.25"

3 2

 192 Dick Rush Date unknown   BW print 4" x 4"

3 170

 194 Doris Kayser Date unknown   BW print 4" x 4"

3 172

 206 Edna--Helen Crandall--Connie Date unknown   Color print 4.25" x 3.25"

3 184

 187 Faithful then and now--D. Brown & C. Fleischman Date unknown   BW print 5" x 3.5"

3 164

 185 Hattie -- Your first cook Date unknown   BW print 4.75" x 3.25"

3 162

 193 Helen Gillen, Marion Ovsey, Sue Dillman Date unknown   BW print 4" x 4"

3 171

 203 Marian Keith & Virginia Hurtado & the soon to be extinct switchboard. Date unknown   Color print 4.25" x 3.25"

3 181
Box Oversize

 5 Mrs. H. M. Hurd. A few of her babies. Date unknown   BW print 14" x 10.5 "

11 1
Box OTHERTYPE

 59 Three unknown women Date unknown   BW print 3.5" x 3.5"

3 48

 156 25 yrs. luncheon given by board Date unknown 

General note

possibly celebrating 25 years service by Miss Swalestuen?

Box OTHERTYPE

 58 Unknown man and woman Date unknown   BW print 3.5" x 3.5"

3 47

 200 Your Office in the Old Building [Katheryn Nielsen] Date unknown   BW print 2.25" x 2.25"

3 178

 56 Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Tumbach's first card, 1911. Rec'd Christmas 1942 1911 Dec 25   BW postcard 3.5" x 5.5"

3 45

 6 Miss Beatty (nurse) with Audrie Marie Keller, born January 13, 1917. The F. C. H. Nurse Miss Beatty was called to help with delivery parents of baby lived six white house on below F. C. Home 1917? 

General note

Missing

Box OTHERTYPE

 10 May Hazel Nordstrom (nurse) and one of F. C. babies. May 1932 1932   BW print 7.75" x 9. 75"

2 15.7

 8 Mrs. C. Raymond Bradford and Mrs. Dora Shaw Heffner, May 1932 1932 May   Faded BW print 9.5" x 7.5"

2 15.5

 11 F. C. Home Babies Nov. 1 1933 1933 Nov   Faded BW print 10" x 3.25"

General note

Same image as #121

2 15.1

 121 Florence Crittenton Babies 1933 Nov   2 copies. BW print 10" x 8"

General note

Same image as #11

2 15.1

 12 Miss Lillian Jones (Secretary) with F. C. Baby. Miss Lillian Jones from Jan 15,1934 to July 8, 1934 1934 Mar 22   BW print 7.5" x 10"

2 15.8

 13 Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Tumbach. "A Mery [sic] Christmas & A Happy New Year. 'Aunt Floy' 1934" 1934 Dec 25   BW postcard 6" x 3.5"

3 3

 19 Miss Ruth Swalestuen RN (Supt), Miss Helen Knighten (Matron), Violet Huguenin (Secretary) 1935 Left to right-- Miss Merle Henley RN (nurse),   BW print 2.5" x 4.5"

3 9

 22 Cook--Bertha Sauer. From Aug 6, 1934 to Jan 18, 1938 1935   BW print 2.75" x 4.5"

3 12

 21 [C]harles Brooks (janitor) [C]ame to home March 12, 1939 Resigned Oct 1951 1935   BW print 1.5" x 4.5"

3 11

 14 Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Tumbach. 1935 1935 Dec 25   BW postcard 5.5" x 3.5"

3 4

 24 Left to Right: Mrs. Harry Anderson, Mrs. Joseph Tumbach, Mrs. A E. Carlson, Miss Margaret Garbut, Mrs. Charles Day 1936?   BW print 4.5" x 3"

3 14

 25 M. Berk Began to serve Florence Crittenton Homes with fruit and vegetables in 1923. Served F. C Home until 1954 when he sold his truck. 1936?   BW print 3.5" x 5"

3 6

 20 Left to right: Miss Rhoda Thurson RN (nurse) Feb 15 1936- Sept 20, Miss Ruth Swalestuen RN & RSW (Supt.) Feb 1-1932, Miss Helen Knighten (Matron) Feb 24-1934 - April 19, Miss Violet Huguenin RN (Secretary) Aug 22-1934- June 1941, Miss Merle Henley RN (nurse) Feb 26 1934 to Sept 1-1937 1936 Feb   BW print 2.5" x 3.5"

3 10

 18 Summer 1936 at Laguna Beach. F. C. Home Committee. Left to Right: Mrs. Harry Anderson, Mrs. Mae Nielson, Miss Margaret Garbut, Mrs. A. E, Carlson, Mrs. Harry Heffner, Mrs. Joseph Tumbach-- Sitting, left to right: Mrs. Charles Day, Mrs. Sanborn (Mrs. Harry Heffner's m[other),] Miss Marjorie Nielson 1936 Summer   BW print 5" x 3"

3 8

 15 Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Tumbach. Christmas 1936 1936 Dec 25   BW postcard 5.5" x 3.5"

3 5

 17 Mr. A. E. Carlson--1937 auditor 1937   BW print 2.5" x 3.5 "

3 7

 25 Staff Sept. 1937. Left to Right: Miss Nina Petrie RN (Nurse), Miss Violet Huguenin RN (Secretary), Miss Helen Knighten (Matron), Miss Ruth Swalestuen RN RSW (Supt), Miss Louise Menugh RN (Nurse) 1937 Sep   BW print 3.25" x 4.5"

3 15

 26 Staff Sept. 1937. [Left to Right: Nina Petrie RN (Nurse), Violet Huguenin RN (Secretary), Helen Knighten (Matron), Ruth Swalestuen RN RSW (Supt.), Louise Menugh RN (Nurse)] 1937 Sep   BW print 3.25" x 4.5"

3 16

 27 Mrs. Maude Porter (psychological Examiner) 1935 to 1937 Nov c. 1937   BW print 3.25" x 4.5"

3 17

 23 Ruth Swalestuen--Superintendent. Began service at F. C. H. Feb 6 1937 Dec 7   BW print 3" x 4.5"

3 13

 33 Mr. & Mrs. Tumbach--Christmas 1937 1937 Dec 25   BW postcard 5.5" x 3.5"

3 22

 34 Mrs. Murchie 1938 Mar   BW print 3.25" x 4.5"

3 23

 36 Staff-May 1938 Left to right: Miss Violette Heguenin RN (Secretary), Miss Nina Petrie BS RN (Nurse), Miss Eldora O'Connell RN (Nurse), Miss Helen Knighten (Matron), Miss Ruth Swalestuen RN RSW (Supt.) 1938 May   BW print 4.5" x 3.25"

3 25

 35 Mrs. Vivienne Murchie, Mrs. Abrnham Lehr, Mrs. Clara Turner 1938 Jun 1   BW print 3.25" x 4.5"

3 24

 32 Two pair of twins in F. C. Home at one time. 1 & 2: pair of twin girls, born June 3/38. #1 Rozella Francis, #2 Rozetta Mae. 3 & 4: pair of twin boys, born July 16, 1938. #3 Jackie Ernest #4 John Edward 1938 Jul 17   BW print 7" x 5"

2 15.9

 29 Dr. Thos. Buley. Director of Religious Activities. From Oct 15-19 1938 Aug 5   BW print 3.25" x 4.5"

3 19

 30 Cook--Mrs. Nell Alexander. From Jan 15-1938 to March 31-1939. Became Matron April 1, 1939. Left July 1938 Sep   BW print 3.25" x 4.5"

3 20

 37 Harmony Circle at 2nd Annual Festival F. C. H. Toy Booth-- Animals and Dolls--Mrs. Katie Rose--Chairman of the Club 1939 Nov   BW print 4" x 6"

3 26

 38 Mrs. Fred W. Meyer, Publicity Chairman 1939 Nov   BW print 3.25" x 4.5"

3 27

 39 Mrs. Dora Shaw Heffner, F. C. H. President. Mrs. Clara G. Turner, F. C. H. Vice-President 1939 Nov   BW print 3.25" x 4.5"

3 28

 40 Mr. & Mrs. Tumbach--Christmas 1939 1939 Dec 25   BW postcard 5.5" x 3.5"

3 29

 60 The staff at F. C. H. since ApriI 1, 1939. 1. Mrs. Nell Alexander-Matron--April 1, 1939 to July 1, 1940; 2. Ruth Swalestuen-Supt. Case Worker--Feb 1-1932; [3. Nina] Petrie-Nurse--Sept. 1, 1937 to July 31, 1943; [4. Viol]ette Huguenin--Secretary--Aug 23, 1934 to June 15, 1941; [5.] Eldora O'Connell--Nurse--May 1, 1938 to Jan 22, 1945 1940?   BW print 3.25" x 4.5"

3 49

 31 [Co]ok 1940 Mar 6   BW print 3.25" x 4.5"

3 21

 61 Mrs. O'Connell, Mrs. Alexander, Miss Petrie & Miss Huguenin 1940 Mar 6   BW print 4.5" x 3.25"

3 50

 43 Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Tumbach--Christmas 1940 1940 Dec 25   BW postcard 5.5" x 3.5"

3 32

 47 At National Convention 1941. Mrs. Swanson, Pres. San Fran[cisco]; Dr. Robert S. Barrett, National; [Mrs.] Do[ra Shaw Heffner] 1941   BW print 3.5" x 5",

3 36

 42 Dr. E. Lee Howard, Chaplain. Began Service May 1941   BW print 3.5" x 4.5"

3 31

 46 The Rev. H. O. Egerston. [Chap]lain Feb. 1941 to Dec 1941 1941   BW print 3.5" x 5"

3 35

 45 [Left to right: Eldora O'Connell, Lillian Reuland, Laura Burch, Ruth Swalestuen, Nina Petrie, Esther Shull.] 1941 Aug 04   BW print 5" x 3.5"

3 34

 44 Staff at F. C. Home Aug. 4-1941. Left to right (Into Service): Mrs. Lillian Reuland-sec. June 15-1941--Oct 15/41; Miss Nina Petrie-nurse. Sept. 1-1937--July 31/43; Mrs. Esther Shull-cook. May 22-1941--Nov. 23-1942; Mrs. Laura Burch-Matron. Feb 1-1941 to Apri11-1942; Mrs. Eldora O'Connell-Nurse. May 1-1938; Miss Ruth Swalestuen-Supt. & Social Work. Feb 1-1932. 1941 Aug 04   BW print 5" x 3.5"

3 33

 48 The Rev. and Mrs. H. O. Egerston 1941 Nov   BW print 3.25" x 5"

3 37

 49 Dr. W. R Irwin & Family (Christmas 1941). Our Dentist 1941 Dec 25   BW postcard 5.5" x 4.25"

3 38

 50 Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Tumbach-Christmas 1941 1941 Dec 25   BW postcard 5.5" x 3.5"

3 39

 51 Miss Hazel Montgomery, sec; Miss Ruth Swalestuen, Supt. 1942   BW print 3.5" x 5"

3 40

 52 Hazel Montgomery, secretary to Superintendent at F. C.H. to March 7, 1942 1942   BW print 3.5" x 5"

3 41

 53 Lucretia Smith, secretary. March 9, 1942 to Oct 1, 1949 1942   BW print 3.5" x 5"

3 42

 54 Mrs. Malcom Chambers, Publicity Chairman, 1942. 1942   BW print 3.5" x 5"

3 43

 55 Mrs. Ethel B. Wilson, Housekeeper & Matron, April 6, 1942--Feb 1, 1943 1942   BW print 3.5" x 5"

3 44

 57 Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Tumbach--Christmas 1943 1943 Dec 25   BW postcard 5.5" x 3.5"

3 46

 62 Miss Wilson (Nurse), Miss Smith (Sec.), Miss Swalestuen (Supt.), Mrs. Johnson (Housekeeper Sept. 7, 1944 to July 15, 1946), Mrs. O'Connell (Nurse) 1944 Staff 1944.   BW print 5" x 3.5"

3 51

 63 Mrs. Griffin (cook. Sept. 20-, 944 to Dec. 7, 1944) 1944   BW print 3.5" x 5"

3 52

 64 Dec 25 Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Tumbach--Christmas 1944 1944   BW postcard 5" x 3.5"

3 53

 65 Mrs. Julia King. Cook Aug 18, 1945 to March 1946. Employed Nov 16, 1946 to July 19, 1947 1945?   BW print 3.25" x 4.5"

3 54

 66 At Mrs. Thomas' Home. Left to right: Miss Margaret Garbut. Mrs. M. G. Chambers, Mrs. Clara G. Turner, Mrs. Joseph Brown (National Extension Director), Mrs. Charles S. Thomas, Mrs. Ernest J. Lewis. [Members of the Ways and Means Committee, 1945] 1945 Nov 23   BW print 5" x 3.5"

3 56

 67 Mrs. Charles S. Thomas, President LA F. C. Home; Mrs. Clara G. Turner, 1st Vice President, LA F. C. Home 1945 Nov 23   BW print 3.5" x 5"

3 55

 68 Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Tumbach--Christmas 1945 1945 Dec 25   BW postcard 5.5" x 3.5"

3 57

 69 Mrs. Lillian O. English. Housekeeper, June 23, 1946-Aug 1947 1946?   BW print 3.5" x 5"

3 58

 70 Nurses, F. C. Home. Miss Irma Schlater, 6 Dec 45 to Sep; Miss Evelyn Nelson, 8 Jan 46 to Oct 1946 Jan   BW print 3.5" x 5"

3 59

 71 Staff: Miss Paulsen, night nurse. Miss Evelyn Nelson & Irma Schlater 1946 Apr   BW print 5" x 3.5"

3 60

 72 Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Tumbach--Christrnas 1946 1946 Dec 25   BW postcard 5.5" x 3.5"

3 61

 73 Hazel St. Clair. Cook, July 16, 1947-Sept. 5, 1947 1947   BW print 3.5" x 5"

3 62

 74 Staff of nurses. Miss Grace Meyrelles (night nurse April 1, 1947 to Oct. 1, 1947), Mrs. Evelyn Nelson & Mrs Marieluise Dukas, Feb 1, 1947. Miss Grace Meyrelles became day nurse Oct 1, 1947 to Oct 1, 1949 1947 Apr 01   BW print 5" x 3.5"

3 63

 75 Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Tumbach--Christmas 1947 1947 Dec 25   BW postcard 5.5" x 3.5"

3 64

 76 Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Tumbach--Christmas 1948 1948 Dec 25   BW postcard 5.5" x 3.5"

3 65

 77 Mrs. Gene Hodgemen. Housekeeper Nov 12, 1947 to Jan 23, 1950 1949   BW print 3.5" x 5"

3 66

 78 Miss Maebelle Campbell. Evening nurse. March 15, 1949 to Aug. 15, 1949 1949   BW print 3.5" x 5"

3 67

 79 Mrs. Jack Moffett & Mrs. Charles S. Thomas 1949 Jun   BW print 3.5" x 5"

3 68

 80 Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Tumbach--Christmas 1949 1949 Dec 25   BW postcard 5.5" x 3.5"

3 69

 81 Mrs. Mary Agnes Okanesian (?).Nurse Feb 10, 1950 to April 19, 1955 1950?   BW print 3.5" x 5"

3 70

 82 Mrs. Eula Kestler. Aug. 15, 1949. Evening Attendant 1950   BW print 3.5" x 5"

3 71

 83 Mrs. Ann Hecox. Housekeeper Jan 27, 1950 to April 1, 1950; Cook April 1950 to June 1950 1950   BW print 3.5" x 5"

3 72

 84 Mrs. Happie Marie Thompson. March 13, 1950 1950   BW print 3.5" x 5"

3 73

 85 Mrs. Winifred [Wilfrid?] Jackson[?]. Cook [Jun]e 4 1950- [May?] 1954 1950   BW print 3.5" x 5"

3 74

 86 Mrs. Keith, Mrs. Neville, Mrs. Moffett, Mrs. Turner, Mrs. Thomas 1950 Apr 10   BW print 5" x 3.5"

3 75

 135 Mrs. Zenna Serrurier [?] Principal of Pomona High School who has served F. C. Home since Sept. 1949 1950 Jun   BW print 3.5" x 5.5"

3 123

 136 Mrs. Agnes Meyers, Teacher [at Pomona High School?] who has served F. C. Home since Sept. 1949 1950 Jun   BW print 3.5" x 5.5"

3 124

 137 Mrs. Irma Shapiro, Teacher [at Pomona High School?] who has served F. C. Home since Sept. 1949 1950 Jun   BW print 3.5" x 5.5"

3 125

 87 Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Tumbach--Christmas 1950 1950 Dec 25   BW postcard 5.5" x 3.5"

3 76

 89 Dr. & Mrs. Fredrick A Smith. Chaplain Nov. 19, 1948 to 1951   BW print 3.5" x 5"

3 78

 88 Mrs. Helen Wing [Ganeen?] Housekeeper April 1, 1950 July 15, 1951 1951?   BW print 3.5" x 5"

3 77

 90 Staff: Easter Sunday, left to right: Mrs. Eula Kestler, Ruth Swalestuen, Mrs. Mary Okanesian, Mrs. Happie Thompson, Mrs. Marieluise [Dukas], Mrs. Helen Ganeen, Mrs. Wilfred Jack[son] 1951 Mar 25   BW print 5" x 3.5"

3 79

 91 Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Tumbach--Christmas 1951 1951 Dec 25   BW postcard 5.5" x 3.5"

3 80

 92 Case Committee 1952   BW print 5" x 4"

3 81

 128 Miss Myrtle Carlson (Case Worker, Sept. 1952 to Sept. 1953) 1952   BW print 5.5" x 3.5"

3 116

 93 Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Tumbach--Christmas 1952 1952 Dec 25   BW postcard 5.5" x 3.5"

3 82

 131 Miss Myrtle Carlson. 1952 to 1953. Our first caseworker at F. C. Home 1953   BW print 3.5" x 5.5"

3 119

 129 Mrs. Thomas, Mrs. Neville, Mrs. Turner 1953 Sep   BW print 3.5" x 5.5"

3 117

 130 Mrs. Charles S. Thomas, Ruth Swalestuen 1953 Sep   BW print 3.5" x 5.5"

3 118

 94 Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Tumbach--Christmas 1953 1953 Dec 25   BW postcard 5.5" x 3.5"

3 83

 138 Case Worker F. C. Home Since 1954 1954 

General note

Missing

Box OTHERTYPE

 133 Mrs. Martha Bigelow. P[?] to F. C. Home Nov. 16, 1953 1954   BW print 3.5" x 5.5"

3 121

 134 Mr. G. G. Allwardt. Houseman. Nov. 52 to Sept. 15, 1954 1954   BW print 3.5" x 5.5"

3 122

 132 Mrs. Carol Moore. Evening Attendant 1954 Jan 11   BW print 3.5" x 5.5"

3 120

 140 Mrs. Dorothea Schuyler. Our second case worker at F. C. Home. Nov. 17, 1953 to Aug. 15, 1954 1954 Jun   BW print 3.5" x 5.5"

3 127

 139 Mr. & Mrs. Raymond Wrigley. Maintenance and Housekeeping. 1954 Sep 15   BW print 3.25" x 4.25"

3 126

 141 Mrs. Nielsen, North, Neville, Thomas 1954 Sep   BW print 5.5" x 3.5"

3 128

 181 Mrs. Katheryn Nielsen. "You started a whole new era-Social Workers at Flossie's!" 1954 Nov   BW print 4" x 3.25"

3 1

 142 Christmas Tree 1954 Dec   BW print 3.25" x 4.25.'

3 129

 143 Santa at Circle D Christmas party 1954 Dec   BW print 4.25" x 3.25"

3 130

 144 Mr. Wrigley, maintenance man 1954 Dec   BW print 3.25" x 4.25"

3 131

 145 Dining Room. Circle D Xmas Party 1954 Dec   BW print 4.25" x 3.25"

3 132

 146 Staff Xmas Party (dinner). Left to right: Ruth Swalestuen, Mrs. Wrigley, Mrs. Kavanaugh, Mrs. Nielsen & guest, Mrs. Bigelow, Mrs. Helen Knighten 1954 Dec   BW print 4.25" x 3.25"

3 133

 95 Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Tumbach--Christmas 1954 1954 Dec 25   BW postcard 5.5" x 3.5"

3 84

 150 Our pediatrician, 1955. Dr. S. B. Van Adelsberg 1955   BW print 3" x 4"

3 136

 247 Ruth Swalestuen receives an award from a fire chief 1955   BW print 8" x 10"

2 15.12

 151 Teacher, Mrs. Lanham. Jan-June, 1955 1955   BW print 3.5" x 5"

3 137

 147 Our First Circle A--1930. Left to right: Georgia Westermann, Jerry Day, Ruth Swalestuen (Executive Director), Margaret Garbutt, Floy Tumbach, Bertha Reffner, Elsie Anderson 1955 Feb 10   BW print 4.25" x 3.25"

3 134

 182 Mrs. Wrigley's birthday party. "Remember the staff? Mrs. Okanesian, RN; Mrs. Bigelow, RN, Mrs. Wrigley, Ruth Swalestuen, Mrs. Kavanaugh, Mrs. Thompson, Mrs. Moore" 1955 Feb 18   BW print 3.5" x 5"

3 159

 148 [Removed picture of] Okanesian, Bigelow, Wrigley, Kavanaugh, Thompson, Moore, and Swalestuen ("who gave the Party") 1955 Feb 18 

General note

Missing. Probably now #182.

Box OTHERTYPE

 149 [Left to right: Georgia Westermann, Margaret Garbutt, Jerry Day, Bertha Reffner, Elsie Anderson, Floy Tumbach] 1955 Feb 22   BW print 5" x 3.5"

3 135

 152 Pouring; Mrs. Charles Fleischman 1955 Sep 29   BW print 4" x 4"

3 138

 153 Mrs. Aguirre in Delivery Room 1955 Sep 29   BW print 3.5" x 3.5"

3 139

 154 In Nursery--Mrs. Aguirre 1955 Sep 29   BW print 3.5" x 3.5"

3 140

 155 Mrs. Katheryn Nielsen 1955 Sep 29   BW print 3.5" x 3.5"

3 141

 96 Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Tumbach--Christmas 1955 1955 Dec 25   BW postcard 5.5" x 3.5"

3 85

 157 Mrs. [Zena?] Work Receptionist Feb 1956 to Feb 1957 1956?   BW print 5.5" x 4"

3 142

 97 Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Tumbach--Christmas 1956 1956 Dec 25   BW postcard 5.5" x 3.5"

3 86

 158 Mrs. Ernest Lewis, Mrs. Clara Tumer 1957 Feb 21   Color print 3.5" x 3.5"; faded to magenta

3 143

 159 Mr. Charles Fleischman; R. Swalestuen 1957 Feb 21   Color print 3.5" x 3.5"; faded to magenta

3 144

 160 Mrs. Terresa Wilcox, Nurse, in Nursery 1957 Mar 29   BW print 3.5" x 4.5"

3 145

 161 Mrs. Irma Shapiro showing the picture of F. C. Home Family in Action at Open House and Tea. 1957 Mar 29   BW print 4.5" x 3.5"

3 146

 162 Mrs. L. L. Kreider at Tea Table 1957 Mar 29   BW print 4.5" x 3.5"

3 147

 163 The Tea Table 1957 Mar 29   BW print 4.5" x 3.5"

3 148

 164 Looking at a layette 1957 Mar 29   BW print 4.5" x 3.5"

3 149

 172 Miss Helen B. Oakley--A faithful friend of Florence Crittenton Home from 1930 until her death in 1958 1958?   Color print 3.5" x 5"; faded to magenta

3 156

 165 Mrs. Paul Zandler, F. C. H. board secretary; Mr. Charles Fleishman, President of Board 1958 Jun 25   Color print 3.5" x 3.5"; faded to sepias

3 150

 166 Tea Table 1958 Jun 25   Color print 3.5" x 3.5"; faded to sepia

3 151

 167 Mrs. North 1958 Jun 25   Color print 3.5" x 3.5"; faded to sepia

3 152

 168 Mr. Glow from Vista Del Mar 1958 Jun 25   Color print 3.5" x 3.5"; faded to sepia

3 153

 169 Mr. Laykin, Ruth Swalestuen, and Mr. Fleischman at the 75th F. C. Home Anniversary, Diamond Jubilee Brunch. 4. 1958 Oct 23 

General note

Missing Probably moved to the Nielsen album; see #18

Box OTHERTYPE

 170 A part of Mr. Laykin's jewels at the 75th Anniversary Brunch. 1958 Oct 23   BW print 4.75" x 3.25"

3 154

 184 On back: "Mr. Layton, Ruth Swalestuen, Mr. Fleischman. 75 Anniv." 1958 Oct 23   BW print 4.75" x 3.25"

General note

Almost certainly the same as #169.

3 161

 171 [Ruth Swalestuen) 1959?   BW print 3.5" x 5"

3 155

 198 Edie Lashley--Ever the Strength of the Thrift Shop 1962 Summer   BW print 4" x 4"

3 176

 173-178 Halloween 1961 1961 Oct 31   6 BW prints 3.5" x 3.5"

3 157

 197 Thrift shop opens 1962 Mar 7   BW print 4" x 4"

3 175

 1 [Unknown, Mrs. Paul Zandler & Katheryn Nielsen] c. 1966   BW print 7" x 5"

2 15.1

 199 C. Fleishman, A. Lashley, A. Bothwell, Annual Meeting, 1966 1966   BW print 3.5" x 3.5"

3 177

 191 Katheryn in the old living room c. 1969   BW print 4" x 4"

3 169

 201 Naomi Gates c. 1970   BW print 3.5" x 3.5"

3 179

 205 Edna MacDonald & Helen Conway [Third woman not mentioned in caption.] [On back: "FCS Western Conference"] 1970 Oct 15   Color print 4.5" x 3.5"

3 183

 101 Our "preemie." David 4-1/2 mo. 1973   Color print 4.25" x 3.5"

3 90

 102 Damian. 3 mo. 1973   Color print 4.25" x 3.5"

3 91

 110 [Baby with pink toy on grass.] 1973   Color print 5" x 3.5"

General note

[See # 111]

3 99

 111 [Same baby as in photo #110 held by young woman.] 1973   Color print 5" x 3.5"

3 100

 115 Janice & Paulette. 1 week [On back: "Hansen"] 1973   Color print 4.25" x 3.5"

3 104

 117 Rachel with Little Rachel. 1 year. 1973   Color print 4.25" x 3.5"

3 106

 114 Denise with Joshua. 3 weeks. 1973 Jan 18   Color print 4.25" x 3.5"

General note

[See #112 & #202]

3 103

 202 Our first mother and baby! They said it couldn't be done. Denise and Josh started us on our way. 1973 Jan 18   Color print 4.25" x 3"

General note

See #112 & #114

3 180

 116 Mary with Erica. 2 days [On back: "Mother Mary Raddatz"] 1973 Mar 5   Color print 4.25" x 3.5"

3 105

 118 Ella with Sabrina. 4 days. 1973 Mar 16   Color print 4.25" x 3.5"

3 107

 113 Brenda [Henson] with Tomeka. 1 mo. 1973 April   Color print 4.25" x 3.5"

3 102

 98 Aretha, 5 mo. [Additional information on back: "(Twila) B. Lauer" and FCH address.] 1973 May 31   Color print 4.25" x 3.5"

3 87

 99 Wendell, 4 mo. 1973 May 31   Color print 3.5" x 4.25"

3 88

 100 Jeffrey, 2 mo. 1973 May 31   Color print 4.25" x 3.5"

3 89

 104 Tony, 9 mo. 1973 May 31   Color print 4.25" x 3.5"

3 93

 109 Latasha, 11 mo. 1973 Sep 6   Color print 4.25" x 3.5"

3 98

 119 Tina with Little Tina, 6 weeks. 1973 Sep 6   Color print 4.25" x 3.5"

3 108

 105 1st birthday party, Latasha & Tony 1973 Sep 21   Color print 4.25" x 3.5"

3 94

 120 [Sharon &] Jose, 1 mo. 1973 Oct 3   Color print 4.25" x 3.5"

3 109

 207 Chuck Adel--We survived the chaos! 1973 Dec 20   Color print 4.25" x 3.5"

3 185

 112 Our First Citizen. Katheryn Nielsen with Joshua. 1973 Dec 28   Color print 4.25" x 3.5"

General note

See #114 & #202

3 101

 210 Brenda & Javier Sanchez with Katheryn Nielsen 1974   Color print 5" x 3.5"

3 188

 103 Jeffery, 6 mo. 1974 Jan 14   Color print 3.5" x 4.25" ,

3 92

 106 Diane with Tony, 17 mo. 1974 Jan 14   Color print 4.25" x 3.5"

3 95

 107 Monique, 2 mo. 1974 Jan 14   Color print 4.25" x 3.5"

3 96

 108 Mrs. Huetado, Staff, with Letroy, 6 mo. [On back: "Letroy & Connie"] 1974 Jan 14   Color print 4.25" x 3.5"

3 97

 208 Crittenton Weddings. [Brenda and Javier Sanchez?] 1974 Feb   Color print 5" x 3.5"

3 186

 209 Brenda & Javier Sanchez 1974 Feb   Color print 5" x 3.5"

3 187

 250 Unknown mother & child [last page of scrapbook for Katheryn Nielsen] c. 1975   BW print 2.25" x 3.25"

3 193

 211 Barbara Littler Christie c. 1975 July   Color print 3.5" x 3.5"; darkened

3 189

 212-217 Crittenton Staff 1975-1976   6 photos. Color prints 5" x 3.5"; faded

3 190

 235-240 Crittenton Staff 1975-1976   6 photos. Colorprints 3.5" x 3.5"; faded to sepia

3 191

 241-245 Crittenton Staff 1975-1976   5 photos. Color prints, various sizes; faded to sepia

3 192

 189 Lupe Aguirre 1976   BW print 4" x 4"

3 167

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Series 4:  Clippings 1928-1983   4.0 linear ft.

Scope and Content

This series includes 13 albums into which newspaper clippings and other items have been pasted. The highly acidic environment of the albums has made them exceptionally fragile. Clippings mostly concern the social activities related to fundraising or other public support programs. The 1967 album was originally used as a sign-in register for local, regional, and national meetings in 1964-1965; clippings were then pasted over these registers. From 1966 on, the clippings have been collected by Allen's P. C. B., a news clippings service. Many non-newspaper items have been extracted from these albums for preservation with other series.

Arrangement note

Albums are listed chronologically.

Box

  1928-1937 

5

  1937-1939 

5

  1940-1943 

6

  1948-1950 

6

  1950-1957 

7

  1964-1966 

8

  1967 

8

  1968 

9

  1969 

9

  1969 Aug - 1970 May 

10

  1970 May - 1971 May 

10

  1969-1975 

11

  1970-1983 

12

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Series 5:  Realia 

Box
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