The Haynes Foundation reports consists of 5 reports funded, and published, by the Haynes Foundation that describe and examine
social and economic conditions in Los Angeles between 1948 and 1950. The reports were originally held by the Research Department
of the Welfare Council of Metropolitan Los Angeles.
The Haynes Foundation was established in 1926 by John Randolph Haynes, a prominent, reform-minded physician, and his suffragist
wife, Dora. It is a leading supporter of social science research for Los Angeles, and is also the oldest private foundation
in the city. The Foundation's grants are used to encourage study and research into the underlying causes of social problems
in Los Angeles and to recommend ways of addressing them. The Foundation has funded hundreds of urban studies in the areas
of education, transportation, local government, elections, public safety, demographics, public personal services and natural
resources. In doing so, the Foundation has remained true to its founder's philosophy of promoting "the social betterment of
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 from the copyright holder to quote from or publish manuscripts in the CSWA's collections.