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Family Preservation Archives records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 5344

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of 10 boxes: eight boxes of meeting notes, reports, and training and case files; one box of cassette tapes and CDs; and one box of floppy disks, CDs and Zip drives.


  • 1980 - 2007


Conditions Governing Access

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

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Manuscripts Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.


12 Linear Feet (12 boxes)

Language of Materials



The Family Preservation Archives, headed by Dr. Barbara Solomon, is a collection of data gathered from community-based family preservation networks (CFPNs) in Los Angeles County. As of 2008, the Family Preservation Archives documented over 4000 families or "cases." From 2002 to 2007, this collection was stored at the Hamovitch Research Center in the School of Social Work at the University of Southern California. The collection includes records relating to the design, implementation, and maintenance of the database; the development of the primary data collection instrument; and the ongoing training and consultation between the CFPN, Department of Children and Family Services of the Los Angeles County, and the Family Preservation Archives.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Barbara Solomon, 2008

Processing Information

This collection is partially processed. See the link under "External Documents" for an inventory of the collection created in August of 2008.

Finding aid for the Family Preservation Archives records
Bo Doub
2020 March
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the USC Libraries Special Collections Repository

Doheny Memorial Library 206
3550 Trousdale Parkway
Los Angeles California 90089-0189 United States