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Greater Los Angeles Association for the Study of Community Organization records

 Collection
Identifier: 0446

Scope and Content

The Greater Los Angeles Association for the Study of Community Organization records documents the functions and activities of the Los Angeles Chapter of the Association for the Study of Community Organization (ASCO) from 1948-1987. The records consist of minutes and agendas of ASCO general and committee meetings, local and national newsletters, speeches, membership application forms, membership lists, promotional flyers, meeting announcements, correspondence, etc. Among the prominent names found in these holdings are Julius Klein, Eva Schindler-Rainman, and Chauncey Alexander.

Dates

  • 1942 - 1987
  • Majority of material found within 1942 - 1961

Creator

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.

Historical note

The Los Angeles Association for the Study of Community Organization was an interdisciplinary professional society of people in the Greater Los Angeles area with a commonality of interests in the process and dynamics of community organization. In 1946, a group of social workers at the national level established an association aimed at studying community organization processes and procedures, and sent invitations to local Welfare Councils across the country to develop these study groups in their areas. The Los Angeles chapter gained initial national recognition with one of its first studies, on the role of recording in community organization. While its initial membership was composed almost exclusively of professional social workers, membership eventually expanded to include groups and individuals without professional involvement in social work but who work in the area of community organization.

Extent

0.21 Linear Feet (1 box)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The Greater Los Angeles Association for the Study of Community Organization records documents the functions and activities of the Los Angeles Chapter of the Association for the Study of Community Organization (ASCO) from 1948-1987. The records consist of minutes and agendas of ASCO general and committee meetings, local and national newsletters, speeches, membership application forms, membership lists, promotional flyers, meeting announcements, correspondence, etc.

Title
Finding aid for the Greater Los Angeles Association for the Study of Community Organization records
Status
Completed
Author
Jane Adler, Clay Stalls
Date
2000 February 3
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the USC Libraries Special Collections Repository

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