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Finding aid for the California Migrant, Transient, and Homeless Populations collection 0449
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  • Scope and Content
  • Custodial history
  • Organization

  • Title: California Migrant, Transient, and Homeless Populations collection
    Collection number: 0449
    Contributing Institution: USC Libraries Special Collections
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 0.63 linear ft. 2 boxes
    Date (inclusive): 1930-1992
    Abstract: The California Migrant, Transient, and Homeless Populations collection consists of article offprints, booklets, unpublished papers, transcripts of hearings, newspaper clippings, one book, and twenty-two photographs spanning the years 1930-1992. All items in this collection (in one form or another) concern the rootless in society; especially prominent in these holdings are materials concerning migrant farm workers principally in California, but also in other parts of the nation. Other areas of interest are the homeless and transient youths. The "Cotton Survey" (1938) examined the living conditions of migrant farm workers and contains invaluable black-and-white photographs of farmers' camps in such places as Kern County. Also noteworthy are transcripts of testimony from Carey McWilliams, the famous editor of The Nation and authority on California ethnic groups, before state hearings on the migrant worker. The collection also contains an assembly of reports and papers from various private and public agencies on the homeless problem of the 80s and the 90s.

    Conditions Governing Access

    Advance notice required for access.

    Conditions Governing Use

    All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Manuscripts Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.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.

    Preferred Citation

    [Box/folder# or item name], California Migrant, Transient, and Homeless Populations collection, Collection no. 0449, California Social Welfare Archives, Special Collections, USC Libraries, University of Southern California

    Scope and Content

    The California Migrant, Transient, and Homeless Populations collection consists of article offprints, booklets, unpublished papers, transcripts of hearings, newspaper clippings, one book, and twenty-two photographs spanning the years 1930-1992. All items in this collection (in one form or another) concern the rootless in society; especially prominent in these holdings are materials concerning migrant farm workers principally in California, but also in other parts of the nation. Other areas of interest are the homeless and transient youths. The holdings on migrant farm workers in California have special value for research on their plight in the California of the Depression. The "Cotton Survey" (1938) examined the living conditions of migrant farm workers and contains invaluable black-and-white photographs of farmers' camps in such places as Kern County. Also noteworthy are transcripts of testimony from Carey McWilliams, the famous editor of The Nation and authority on California ethnic groups, before state hearings on the migrant worker. The collection also contains an assembly of reports and papers from various private and public agencies on the homeless problem of the 80s and the 90s. This material is invaluable for describing how social service groups fought this problem on the local scene as it became a national issue. This collection contains some material that can be found in the USC Libraries; this has been noted.

    Custodial history

    This collection did not originate from holdings that were gathered or created by an individual or organization; rather, it is a mixture of materials acquired by the CSWA and then housed together because of their subject matter. Some of this material possibly was once in the possession of Gertrude Wilson and Gladys Ryland, or the United Way Library.

    Organization

    The collection has been organized into two series: Migrants/Homeless Youth (Box 1) and Los Angeles Homeless (Box 2).

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Clippings
    Homeless persons--California--Archival resources
    Homeless youth--California--Archival resources
    Migrant agricultural laborers--California--Archival resources
    Migrant agricultural laborers--Housing--California--Archival resources
    Pamphlets
    Reports
    Reprints