Finding Aid for the Linda Schroeder papers, 1945-1965

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Linda Schroeder papers
Date (inclusive): 1945-1965
Collection number: 196
Creator: Schroeder, Linda.
Extent: 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.
Language: Finding aid is written in English.
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

Open for research. STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.

Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

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Processing Note

Processed by Chris Marino in the Center for Primary Research and Training (CFPRT), with assistance from Megan Hahn Fraser, July 2011.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Linda Schroeder papers (Collection 196). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

Biography/History

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 Security Act.
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 security.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

Subjects

Schroeder, Linda --Archives.
California Youth Authority --Officials and employees --Archival resources.


Container List

Box 1, Folder 1

California Youth Authority Monthly Newsletter, 1946-1947.

Scope and Content Note

October, December, and January issues of 1946. February, March, April, May, July, and October issues of 1947. Organized chronologically.
Box 1, Folder 2

California Youth Authority News of the Month, 1949.

Scope and Content Note

March, July, August, October, November, December issues of 1949. Organized chronologically.
Box 1, Folder 3

California Youth Authority News of the Month, 1950.

Scope and Content Note

January, April, May, June, July, September, October, December issues of 1950. Organized chronologically.
Box 1, Folder 4

California Youth Authority News of the Month, 1951.

Scope and Content Note

January, February, March, April, June, July, August, September, October, November, and December issues of 1951. Organized chronologically.
Box 1, Folder 5

Reports Issued by the California Youth Authority, 1946.

Scope and Content Note

Includes reports of monthly activities, as well as a few reports of youth authority parole officers' working time. Organized chronologically.
Box 1, Folder 6

Reports Issued by the California Youth Authority, 1947, 1949, 1950.

Scope and Content Note

Majority of reports consist of monthly activities reports. Organized chronologically.
Box 2, Folder 1

California Youth Authority Inter-Departmental Communication, 1955- 1958.

Arrangement

Organized chronologically.
Box 2, Folder 2

California Youth Authority Administrative Papers, 1945-1957.

Scope and Content Note

Includes progress reports, codes of conduct, meeting minutes, proposed legislation, parole cases, rights and liabilities of minors, and diagnostic nomenclature for psychological disorders. Organized chronologically.
Box 2, Folder 3

California Youth Authority Administrative Papers, 1958, 1965, undated.

Scope and Content Note

Includes progress reports, informational reports on the Southern Reception Center and Clinic, and California legislation that applies to juveniles. Also includes one piece of correspondence from George Pepperdine. Organized chronologically, with undated material last.
Box 2, Folder 4

Pamphlets and Reading Lists, undated.

Scope and Content Note

Includes pamphlets on the California Youth Authority Program, how to tell your child about sex, and vocational guidance and training for handicapped children. Also selected reading lists on the subjects of sex education, mental hygiene probation and parole, and youth guidance.
Box 2, Folder 5

Literature relating to Youth Issues, undated.

Scope and Content Note

Contains The Psychological Treatment of Crime; a supplementary educational monograph called A Community Youth Development Program; Psychological Bulletin vol. 46, no. 1. on the subject of the psychology of juveniles; article: The Control of Acting Out in the Psychotherapy of Delinquents; and one issue of the Pomona College Bulletin.
Box 2, Folder 6

Miscellaneous Literature and Photograph, undated.

Scope and Content Note

Consists of two pieces of literature about radio broadcasting as well a photograph of the National Emergency Services Council members on May 6, 1950 at the Bismarck Hotel in Chicago. Also includes what seems to be a draft of a book in progress.
Box 3, Folder 1

Social Security and Retirement Matters, 1958-1959.

Scope and Content Note

Primarily correspondence, flyers and newsletters regarding the California State Employees Association's efforts to amend the Social Security Act. Organized chronologically.
Box 3, Folder 2

Social Security and Retirement Matters, 1960.

Scope and Content Note

Primarily correspondence, flyers and newsletters regarding the California State Employees Association's efforts to amend the Social Security Act. Organized chronologically.
Box 3, Folder 3

Social Security and Retirement matters, 1961-1962, undated.

Scope and Content Note

Primarily correspondence, flyers and newsletters regarding the California State Employees Association's efforts to amend the Social Security Act. Organized chronologically, with undated material last.
Box 3, Folder 4

Social Security and Retirement Pamphlets, undated.

Scope and Content Note

Majority of pamphlets produced by the California State Employees Association.
Box 3, Folder 5

Press Clippings regarding Social Security and Retirement, undated.

Box 3, Folder 6

Stephen J. Howard's Social Security and Retirement Matters, 1959-1960.

Scope and Content Note

Includes correspondence and bulletins regarding the California State Employees Association's efforts to amend the Social Security Act. Organized chronologically.
Box 3, Folder 7

Stephen J. Howard's Social Security and Retirement Matters, 1961-1962.

Scope and Content Note

Includes correspondence and bulletins regarding the California State Employees Association's efforts to amend the Social Security Act. Organized chronologically.
Box 3, Folder 8

Stephen J. Howard's press clipping regarding Social Security and retirement, undated.