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Finding aid for the Volunteer Center of Los Angeles records

Finding aid prepared by Sue Luftschein, 2011 May

Summary Information

Repository
USC Libraries Special Collections
Creator
Los Angeles Voluntary Action Center.
Creator
Volunteer Center of Los Angeles.
Title
Volunteer Center of Los Angeles records
Collection no.
0458
Date [inclusive]
1980-1986
Extent
0.63 linear ft., 2 boxes
Language
English
Abstract
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 of board member activities.

Preferred Citation

[Box/folder# or item name], Volunteer Center of Los Angeles records, Collection no. 0458, California Social Welfare Archives, Special Collections, USC Libraries, University of Southern California

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Historical note

Volunteer bureaus were founded as projects of the Junior Leagues during the 1940s as placement centers for volunteers in war effort activities and social services. Most of these projects continued services after the was as agencies. In Los Angeles, the Volunteer Center was founded as the Volunteer Bureau of Los Angeles in 1946 as a three year project of the Junior League. In 1949, it changed its name to the Los Angeles Voluntary Action Center and was administered as a division of the Welfare Planning Council. In 1960 it became an independently incorporated non-profit agency affiliated with the United Way, and in 1982 its name changed once again to the Volunteer Center of Los Angeles and it became affiliated with the Assistance League of Southern California.

The Volunteer Center has been involved with the recruitment and placement of volunteers; the training of professional volunteer coordinators; and the development of formalized criteria for training and consulting services. It has worked with public, private and community groups in all areas of social service.

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Scope and Content

The Volunteer Center of Los Angeles records consist of reports, minutes, pamphlets, surveys, correspondence, newsletters, and clippings, 1980-1986, that describe the day to day activities of this organization. Included are minutes of board and annual meetings, annual reports, and surveys of board member activities. These records document primarily the activities of the Volunteer Center of Los Angeles during the 1980s.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

USC Libraries Special Collections
2011 May
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 from the copyright holder to quote from or publish manuscripts in the CSWA's collections.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Los Angeles Voluntary Action Center. -- Archives
  • Volunteer Center of Los Angeles. -- Archives

Genre(s)

  • Annual reports
  • Clippings
  • Correspondence
  • Minutes
  • Newsletters
  • Surveys (documents)

Geographic Name(s)

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

Subject(s)

  • Voluntarism--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources
  • Volunteers--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources

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Collection Inventory

Box Folder

 Administrative records, job descriptions, personnel, memorandums, correspondence, by-laws, surveys 1980-1983 

1 1

 United Way volunteer services study 1981-1983 

1 2

 Board and Annual Meeting minutes 1981-1986 

1 3

 Surveys and reports 1983 

1 4

 Corporate Volunteer Awards banquet 1983-1984 

1 5

 Annual reports, minutes, memorandums, evaluations, business plan 1984-1985 

1 6

 Minutes, reports, pamphlets 1985-1986 

2 1

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