Neighborhood Youth Association records Edit

Summary

Identifier
0416
Finding Aid Author
John Howard Fowler
Finding Aid Date
2003
Description Rules
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Dates

  • 1954 – 1991 (Creation)

Extents

  • 5.84 Linear Feet (Whole)
    7 boxes

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  • Abstract

    The Neighborhood Youth Association began as charitable organization under the aegis of the Episcopal Church in 1914. Using a settlement house approach, the Association's oiginal goal was to acculturate immigrants to Los Angeles' West side neighborhoods to American culture and values. Over the years the Association has broadened its mission to include providing social services and counseling for poor families and teenaged children in the areas around Venice, California, and the Los Angeles port area, particularly in the communities of Carson and San Pedro, California. These records date from 1954 to 1991, and contain information on grants, consortia, and special progams.

  • 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.

  • Preferred Citation

    [Box/folder #], Neighborhood Youth Association records, Collection no. 0416, California Social Welfare Archives, Special Collections, USC Libraries, University of Southern California.

  • Acquisition Information

    The material was acquired directly from personnel at The Neighborhood Youth Association offices.

  • Processing Note

    These records include a considerable amount of material that is either redundant or is germane to other charitable groups. The decisions about which items should be maintained in the California Social Welfare Archives was driven by the consideration that many of the associated groups did not, themselves, have their materials stored in any local archives. Virtually all projects undertaken by the Association were funded from a wide variety of sources. Each of these sources funded parts of several different projects. Different record keepers within the Association organized the files by different criteria; usually either by funding agency or by project. The division of series in this collection reflects these different record keeping approaches. As a result, some redundancy was unavoidable.

    Boxes 1-5 were processed by John Fowler in 2003. In December 2010, Sue Luftschein encoded this finding aid, and in 2012 added two additional boxes (boxes 6 and 7) that arrived in a later accession.

  • Historical Note

    The Neighborhood Youth Association began as charitable organization under the aegis of the Episcopal Church in 1914. Using a settlement house approach, the Association's original goal was to acculturate immigrants to Los Angeles' West side neighborhoods to American culture and values. Over the years the Association has broadened its mission to include providing social service and couneling for poor families and teenaged children in the areas around Venice, California, and the Los Angeles port area, particularly in the communities of Carson and San Pedro, California.

  • Conditions Governing Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE. Advance notice required for access.

  • Organization

    The collection is organized into seven series: 1. Governance; 2. Administration; 3. External Agencies; 4. Fundraising and Finances; 5. Programs and Proposals; 6. Publications; and 7. Conferences.

  • Scope and Content

    The Neighborhood Youth Association records consist of minutes, agendas, reports, proposals, clippings, and notes, 1954-1991, that document the grants, consortia, and special progams with which the Association was involved. Of particular interest are the many drafts and proposals for projects dealing with teenage delinquency and teen pregnancy.

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