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Finding aid for the National Travelers Aid Association records

Finding aid prepared by Sue Luftschein, 2011 July

Summary Information

Repository
USC Libraries Special Collections
Creator
National Travelers Aid Association.
Title
National Travelers Aid Association records
Collection no.
0485
Date [inclusive]
1942-1982
Extent
0.21 Linear feet, 1 box
Language
English
Textual materials [Box]
1
Abstract
The National Travelers Aid Assocation records consist primarily of papers and reports produced by the national association, and by the Wilmington office of the USO, in the 1940s and 1960s. Much of the material was collected by one of the caseworkers in the Wilmington office, Lola Selby, who was in charge of Travelers' Aid. Of especial interest are the papers and reports on services to mobile populations, and the scrapbook documenting the founding and activities of the Wilmington office of the USO during World War II.

Preferred Citation

[Box/folder# or item name], National Travelers Aid Association records, Collection no. 0485, California Social Welfare Archives, Special Collections, USC Libraries, University of Southern California

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Scope and Content

The National Travelers Aid Assocation records consist primarily of papers and reports produced by the national association, and by the Wilmington office of the USO, in the 1940s and 1960s. Much of the material was collected by one of the caseworkers in the Wilmington office, Lola Selby, who was in charge of Travelers' Aid. Of especial interest are the papers and reports on services to mobile populations, and the scrapbook documenting the founding and activities of the Wilmington office of the USO during World War II.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

USC Libraries Special Collections
2011 July
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)

  • National Travelers Aid Association. -- Archives

Genre(s)

  • Brochures
  • Reports
  • Scrapbooks

Geographic Name(s)

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

Subject(s)

  • Travelers' aid societies--California--Los Angeles County--History--Archival resources
  • Travelers' aid societies--United States--History--Archival resources

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Collection Inventory

 Lola Selby, "A Study of Community Resources and Facilities in the San Pedro Area" 1942 March 2 

 Wilmington USO [scrapbook] 1942-1945 

 Migrant Boy study 1945, 1982 

Scope and Content

Accompanied by letter with reminiscences from Lola Selby to Ruth Britton.

 "The Structure and Function of Travelers Aid" 1946 January 

 Isabelle Axenfeld, "Principles of Travelers Aid Casework Service to Children" 1961 

 Papers on Travelers Aid service to mobile populations 1962-1965 

Scope and Content

"Emphases in Travelers Aid Casework Service" by Ruth Chaskel

"Discussion paper by G. Gary White...of a paper given by Ruth Chaskel, Emphases in Travelers Aid..."

"Services to Unsettle People: Migrants, Transients and Non-residents" by Savilla Millis Simons

"Effect of Mobility on Family Life: Address given by Ruth Chaskel at the National Conference on Social Work Casework Section"

"Service to Mobile and Uprooted People--A Field of Practice" by Ruth Chaskel

"Travel Service--A Specific of Travelers Aid Society" by Elaine Miller

"The Mobile Poor: Testimonty Presented at the National Conference on Poverty in the Southwest" by Ethel W. Jacobs

"Social Service for the Mobile Poor in Urban Areas" by Savilla Millis Simons

Also includes brochures (Travelers Aid Primer, A Social Service to Meet the Needs of Mobile People) and a reprint of Barbara Carter's "The Jalopy Nomads" from The Reporter, May 7, 1964.

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