The collection documents local economic conditions, education, the environment, public works, recreation, schools, social
conditions, and social service agencies. It includes correspondence, memoranda, Board of Directors meeting minutes, financial
statements, and grant proposals.
The Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) began in New York City during the mid-1960s as a local program for regular voluntary
service by older citizens in hospitals, schools, and businesses. The San Diego Chapter received its first grant in 1971.
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of historical archival and manuscript collections means that copyright status may be difficult or even impossible to determine.
Copyright resides with the creators of materials contained in the collection or their heirs. Requests for permission to publish
must be submitted to the Head of Special Collections, San Diego State University, Library and Information Access. Permissions
is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical item and is not intended to include or imply permission
of the copyright holder(s), which must also be obtained in order to publish. Materials from our collections are made available
for use in research, teaching, and private study. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including
but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials.
This collection is open for research.