Scope and Content
Title: Linda Schroeder papers
Date (inclusive): 1945-1965
Collection number: 196
3 boxes (1.5 linear ft.)
Abstract: This collection consists of inter-departmental communication, monthly activity reports, monthly newsletters, pamphlets on
youth correctional facilities, literature on juvenile psychology and psychological disorders, and correspondence related to
Linda Schroeder's position within the California Youth Authority. Also includes correspondence, bulletins, flyers, and press
clippings related to the California State Employees Association's efforts to amend the Social Security Act.
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[Identification of item], Linda Schroeder papers (Collection 196). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research
Linda Schroeder was a resident of southern California and employee of the California Youth Authority, which is now known as
the California Division of Juvenile Justice. The California Youth Authority began in 1941 with the passage of the California
Youth Authority Act. Three years after the passage of the act, the California Youth Authority began their operations, providing
training and parole supervision to troubled juveniles. Linda Schroeder was the placement officer for the Ventura School for
Girls in the late 1930s and 1940s, a reformatory that was taken over by the California Youth Authority in 1942. In 1954 she
became a staff member at the California Youth Authority's Southern Reception Center and Clinic, which still functions today
as a reception center and clinic that houses and provides diagnostic services for troubled male youth. She was also an active
member of the California State Employees Association during their efforts to get the state of California to amend the Social
Stephen J. Howard was the president of the California State Employees Association, Sirocco Chapter. Linda Schroeder was responsible
for getting him involved in the California State Employees Association's efforts. His collection of papers relating to the
efforts of the California State Employees Association to amend the Social Security Act can be found in box 3, folders 6-8.
Scope and Content
Box 1 consists of monthly newsletters and official reports produced by the California Youth Authority. The newsletters and
official reports span from 1946-1947, 1949, 1950-1951 and are organized chronologically.
Box 2 contains administrative material produced by the California Youth Authority in the form of inter-departmental communication,
codes of conduct, progress reports, reading lists relating to youth psychology, and is organized within each folder chronologically.
The administrative material relating to the California Youth Authority spans from 1945-1965.
Box 3 contains correspondence, press clippings, bulletins, flyers, and pamphlets relating to the efforts of the California
State Employees Association to amend the Social Security Act. Materials are dated from 1959 to 1962. Folders 1-5 consists
of Linda Schroeder's collection of material relating to social security and folders 6-8 consists of materials collected by
Stephen J. Howard, president of the Sirocco Chapter of the California State Employees Association, on the subject of social
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Schroeder, Linda --Archives.
California Youth Authority --Officials and employees --Archival resources.