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Finding aid for the Welfare Council of Metropolitan Los Angeles reports and publications

Finding aid prepared by Sue Luftschein, 2011 May

Summary Information

Repository
USC Libraries Special Collections
Creator
Welfare Council of Metropolitan Los Angeles. Family and Adult Services Division.
Creator
Welfare Council of Metropolitan Los Angeles. Research Dept..
Creator
Welfare Council of Metropolitan Los Angeles.
Title
Welfare Council of Metropolitan Los Angeles reports and publications
Collection no.
0463
Date [inclusive]
1944-1953
Extent
1.67 Linear feet, 4 boxes
Language
English
Abstract
The Welfare Council of Metropolitan Los Angeles reports and publications consists of documents produced by various divisions of the Welfare Council, 1944-1953. In addition to by-laws and meeting minutes, the collection contains reports on such topics as social welfare standards; youth services; housing for the aging; budgets, wages, and working conditions; juvenile delinquency; and directories of member organizations and social services.

Preferred Citation

[Box/folder# or item name], Welfare Council of Metropolitan Los Angeles reports and publications, Collection no. 0463, California Social Welfare Archives, Special Collections, USC Libraries, University of Southern California

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Historical note

In 1944, the Los Angeles Council of Social Agencies (founded 1914) officially became the Welfare Council of Metropolitan Los Angeles. Its mission was to engage in the development of a community program of health and welfare services, and to serve as a medium for cooperative health and welfare planning in the Los Angeles region. In 1950, the Council officially separated from its sister institution, the Welfare Federation, and changed its name to the Welfare Planning Council, Los Angeles Region.

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Scope and Content

The Welfare Council of Metropolitan Los Angeles reports and publications consists of documents produced by various divisions of the Welfare Council, 1944-1953. Chief among them are the annual reports, Council's by-laws and related documents, and newsletters; and reports produced by the Research Department, which make up the bulk of the collection. These latter reports cover topics such as the functions of the Research Department; the creation and implementation of social welfare standards; assessment of youth services; budgets, wages, and working conditions; housing for the aging, etc. Also included are materials produced by the Youth Services Division, the Adult and Family Division, and various committees. These materials include administrative documents (minutes of division board meetings, by-laws, rule of procedure), reports on juvenile delinquency, training manuals for community leaders, reports on services and issues of aging adults, self-studies, conference proceedings, and directories of member organizations and social services.

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Organization

The collection is organized into 5 series: 1) Welfare Council general publications; 2) Research Department reports; 3) Youth Services Division materials; 4) Family and Adult Services Division reports and publications; and 5) Miscellaneous committees' reports and publications. Within each series, materials are generally arranged chronologically.

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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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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials

See also:

Welfare Planning Council, Los Angeles Region, records, Collection no. 0434, California Social Welfare Archives, Special Collections, USC Libraries, University of Southern California

Community Chest and Welfare Federation of Los Angeles Area records, Collection no. 0461, California Social Welfare Archives, Special Collections, USC Libraries, University of Southern California

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Welfare Council of Metropolitan Los Angeles. Family and Adult Services Division. -- Archives
  • Welfare Council of Metropolitan Los Angeles. Research Dept.. -- Archives
  • Welfare Council of Metropolitan Los Angeles. -- Archives

Genre(s)

  • Reports

Geographic Name(s)

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

Subject(s)

  • Social group work--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources
  • Social service--California--Los Angeles--History--Archival resources
  • Social service--Research--California--Archival resources
  • Social work administration--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources
  • Social work education--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources

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Collection Inventory

Series 1:  Welfare Council general publications and reports 

Box

 Expenditure study 1944-1945 

1

 "One Plan for our Community: A report of the year 1944-45 from the Welfare Council of Metropolitan Los Angeles" circa 1945 

1

 "Inventory: A report of the year 1945-46 from the Welfare Council of Metropolitan Los Angeles" circa 1946 

1

 "Backgrounds for Planning: A report of the year 1946-47 from the Welfare Council of Metropolitan Los Angeles" circa 1947 

1

 "Highlights in Planning: A report of the year 1947-48 from the Welfare Council of Metropolitan Los Angeles" circa 1948 

1

 "Priorities in Planning: A report of the year 1948-49 from the Welfare Council of Metropolitan Los Angeles" circa 1949 

1

 "Direction in Planning: Annual report, 1949-1950" circa 1950 

1

 Newsletters 1945-1947 

1

 "Directory of Health and Welfare Agencies in Los Angeles County" 1945 

1

 "1950-1952 Directory of Health and Welfare Agencies in Los Angeles County" circa 1952 

1

 "Welfare Council of Metropolitan Los Angeles Member Organizations" 1950 August 

1

 [Annual report?] undated 

1

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Series 2:  Research Department reports 

Box

 "Unmarried Parenthood: A Study of 1839 Unmarried Parenthood Cases" 1946 

Note

Includes a copy of "Better Homes: Address at the Fifty-Sixth Florence Crittenton Conference, Boston, May 23, 1939" by Maud Morlock, U.S. Children's Bureau.

1

 "Forecast for Planning: A report prepared for Planning Committees of the Welfare Council and Welfare Federation for the program year 1946-1947" circa 1946 

1

 "Facts Concerning Child Care Center in Los Angeles County" 1946 January 

1

 "The Development of 65 Study Areas as a basis for Social Planning in Los Angeles Chest Territory" 1946 May 

1

 "Distribution of Los Angeles Community Chest Services by the 65 Study Areas" 1946 July 

1

 "Intergroup Relations: Directory of Organizations in Los Angeles County" 1947 

1

 "Report of the Midnight Mission Study" 1947 January 

2

 "Distribution of Los Angeles Community Chest Services by the 65 Study Areas" 1947 August 

2

 "Long Beach Area Fact Book 1947-1948" 1948 November 

2

 "Research Department Report 1948-1949 on Functions and Policies" circa 1949 

2

 "Background for Planning" 1949 January 

2

 "Study of Per Capita Costs: A Study of Expenditures of Twelve Chest-Supported Children's Institutions and One Non-Chest Agency for the Calendar Year, 1948" 1949 April 

2

 "Group Dynamics: Implications for Social Work" 1950 

2

 "Camps and Campers in the Los Angeles Area" 1950 

2

 "Time Studies in Social Case Work" 1950 

2

 "Social Welfare Standards" 1950 July 

2

 "Social Sciences and Social Work: Annual Meeting Report" 1951 

2

 "Report on Wages, Hours and Working Conditions of Houseparents" 1951 March 

2

 "Research Department Functions and Policies Report 1951-1952" circa 1952 

2

 "Living Together: An opinion study of residential service provided by Hamburger House to unattached Jewish working girls" 1952 February 

2

 "Measuring Youth Services...a new approach" 1952 June 5 

3

 "Youth Project Yardstick: Measuring Youth Services Needs" circa 1953 

3

 "Case Reading as a Research Method: Annual Meeting Report" 1953 

3

 "Housing for the Aging" 1953 

3

 "Standard Family Budgets as a Tool in Social Work Agencies" 1953 June 

3

 "Toward a Sociology of Social Work" 1953 August 18 

3

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Series 3:  Youth Services Division materials 

Box

 "Objectives of the Los Angeles Youth Project and the Youth it Served in 1944" 1945 August 

3

 Minutes of Camp committees 1948-1952 

3

 "Report of the Subcommittee on Education and Recreation for Older Adults" 1950 November 

3

 Committee on Institutional Resources for the Negro Child reports and questionnaires 1950-1954 

3

 Memorandum re publicity concerning alleged "wolf packs" 1950 June 6 

3

 "The Los Angeles Youth Project and Delinquency Prevention: Progress Report" 1951 

Note

Includes minutes of the Coronel-Mateo Committee on Recreation, Downtown Coordinating Council.

3

 Settlements & Centers Self-Study 1951-1952 

3

 Proposed By-laws changes, rules of procedure 1952 

3

 "Juvenile Delinquency: A Cooperative Plan for Prevention" 1953 October 

3

 Minutes and by-laws 1953-1954 

3

 Training manuals for community leaders undated 

3

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Series 4:  Family and Adult Services Division reports and publications 

Box

 "Report on Study of Los Angeles-Long Beach United Seamen's Service" 1946 February 

4

 "Report on Recreation for Unattached Men" 1947 June 17 

4

 Section on Services for Older Persons, "Report of the Subcommittee on Employment for the Older Worker" 1950 November 

4

 "Proceedings of 'Aging--Everybody's Problem'" 1950 November 28 

4

 "Aging--Planning Today for Tomorrow" 1950 November 

4

 "Conference on Family and Youth Services in Lincoln Heights" 1951 November 28 

4

 "Homemaker Service: Report of Homemaker Service Study Committee" 1951 November 

4

 Guide to referral procedures 1951 

4

 Hamburger Home Study Functional Committee minutes and report 1951-1952 

4

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Series 5:  Miscellaneous committees' reports and publications 

Box

 Survey Committee notes and charts 1945-1946 

4

 "Unmet Health and Welfare Needs: A State-wide Survey of Gaps in Organized Social Service. By C. Whit Pfeiffer, Executiver Secretary, Welfare Council of Metropolitan Los Angeles. Address Given at the Thirty-Seventh Annual Meeting, California Association for Social Welfare" 1948 May 

4

 "A Case Study of the Welfare Department of the Volunteers of America" 1948 June 

4

 Health Division, "Report of Study on Children's Psychiatric Services" 1948 June 15 

4

 "Report of the Ruth Home Study Committee" 1948 October 8 

4

 Committee on Rehabilitation Services, "Directory of Rehabilitation Services, Los Angeles Area" 1949 

4

 "Board Members' Institute, sponsored by Volunteer Bureau" 1949 May 26 

4

 "Report of Planning Conference, Adoption and Child Care Services, San Francisco, California, September 26-17, 1949" 1949 

4

 "A Layman Looks at the Health Division. An Address by Randolph van Nostrand" 1950 February 10 

4

 "Social Work Research...Whose Job Is It? Proceedings of the Sections on Social Work Research, California Conference on Social Welfare" 1950 

4

 "Proceedings. Southern California Conference on Social Welfare Education" 1953 February 28 

4

 "Report of the Library Committee" 1953 April 20 

4

 Article excerpts, Dept. of Parks and Recreation brochure circa 1953 

4

 "Report of Study Committee on Agency Experience with Undergraduate Students" undated 

4

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