Southern California Building Funds records Edit

Summary

Identifier
0491

Dates

  • 1961 – 1992 (Creation)

Extents

  • 4 Linear Feet (Whole)

Subjects

Notes

  • Preferred Citation

    [Box/folder# or item name], Southern California Building Funds records, Collection no. 0491, California Social Welfare Archives, Special Collections, USC Libraries, University of Southern California

  • 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.

  • Conditions Governing Access

    Advance notice required for access.

  • Abstract

    This capital fund was established at the end of World War II by Southern California business leaders who recognized that the rapidly increasing population of the area could not adequately be served by health and welfare institutions operating in facilities that had already been outgrown and outworn during the Depression and war years. In the 38 years of its existence the fund disbursed over $26 million for construction purposes. Corporate mergers and acquisitions eroded its historic funding base in the 1980s, and when contributions dropped sharply during the business recession of the early 1990s fund members voted to discontinue the program, effective November 1, 1992.

Instances

  • Type
    Text
    Container 1 Type
    Box
    Container 1 Indicator
    1-3

Components