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California Social Welfare Archives agency and miscellaneous records

 Collection
Identifier: 0603

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of miscellaneous printed materials and related items from agencies and organizations in California that deal with social welfare and social work. More than 400 organizations are represented, though most are only represented by a few items. Entities include state and local government agencies, schools, non-profit groups, and professional social work organizations. The majority of items date from the 1950s-1990s, though there are some materials dating back as early as the 1910s.

Materials include: handbooks, press releases, programs being offered, articles from journals, meeting minutes, proposals, newsletters, correspondences, journals, directories, annual reports, reports on studies done, magazines, bulletins, publications, books, pamphlets, and newspapers.

Dates

  • Majority of material found within approximately 1910s-1990s

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Advance notice required for access.

Rights Statement for Archival Description

Finding aid description and metadata are licensed under an Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) license.

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Department of Special Collections at specol@usc.edu. 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.

Biographical / Historical

The California Social Welfare Archives was begun as the California Social Welfare Heritage, dedicated to "the orderly collection and preservation of papers and documents of historical significance in the development of social welfare in California." Originated by George D. Nickel, of Arcadia California, in 1979, and led by Nickel and James Leiby, professor of social welfare at UC Berkeley, the organization's original concept was to divide the collection between the Bancroft Library at UC Berkeley and the Arlien Johnson Library at USC. Nickel became the first president of the southern unit, while Leiby was responsible for northern matters.

Extent

22.5 Boxes (20 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

This collection consists miscellaneous printed materials and related items from agencies and organizations in California that deal with social welfare and social work. More than 400 organizations are represented, though most are only represented by a few items. Entities include state and local government agencies, schools, non-profit groups, and professional social work organizations. The majority of items date from the 1950s-1990s, though there are some materials dating back as early as the 1910s.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged alphabetically by organization name in two series: Southern California organizations and Northern California organizations (including the State of California).

Processing Information

This collection is not fully processed.

Title
Finding aid for the California Social Welfare Archives agency and miscellaneous records
Status
Minimally Processed
Author
Marissa Chavez for History Associates Incorporated, with additional description by Diann Benti.
Date
2022 March
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