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Finding aid for the Stanislaus County Welfare Commission and Welfare Department records 0455
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  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition
  • Scope and Content

  • Title: Stanislaus County Welfare Commission and Welfare Department records
    Collection number: 0455
    Contributing Institution: USC Libraries Special Collections
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 1.0 linear ft. 1 box
    Date (inclusive): 1919-1986
    Abstract: The Stansilaus County Welfare Commission and Welfare Department records consists of materials created by these two entities (subsequently renamed the Stanislaus County Department of Social Services, and now the Community Services Agency). The collection's material is all textual and ranges from ledgers to photocopies of legal agreements; chronologically the material spans the period 1919-1986.
    creator: Stanislaus County (Calif.). Welfare Commission.
    creator: Stanislaus County (Calif.). Welfare Dept.

    Conditions Governing Use

    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 to quote from or publish manuscripts in the CSWA's collections from the copyright holder.

    Conditions Governing Access

    Advance notice required for access.

    Preferred Citation

    [Box/folder# or item name], Stanislaus County Welfare Commission and Welfare Department records, Collection no. 0455, California Social Welfare Archives, Special Collections, USC Libraries, University of Southern California

    Acquisition

    Received from Leon R. Umsted, Deputy Director, Income Maintenance Division, Stanislaus County Department of Social Services; Marsena Buck, Director, Stanislaus County Department of Social Services

    Scope and Content

    The Stansilaus County Welfare Commission and Welfare Department records consists of materials created by these two entities (subsequently renamed the Stanislaus County Department of Social Services, and now the Community Services Agency). The collection's material is all textual and ranges from ledgers to photocopies of legal agreements; chronologically the material spans the period 1919-1986. The ledgers are particularly valuable: dating from the 1920s and 1930s, they provide information on the amount and reasons for payments to needy persons, thus providing insight into social needs and local government responses to them before the establishment of the welfare state.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Stanislaus County (Calif.). Welfare Commission. -- Archives
    Stanislaus County (Calif.). Welfare Dept. -- Archives
    Correspondence
    Ledgers (account books)
    Legal documents
    Public welfare--California--Archival resources
    Reports