The Aneita Tidball papers consist of correspondence, memorandums and reports, 1951-1956, created primarily by Aneita Tidball
in the course of her duties for the United Community Defense Service.
Aneita Tidball, a nationally known social worker and former executive Secretary of the Travelers Aid Society of Chicago, was
Field Representative in the western states for the United Community Defense Service (UCDS), from 1951 to 1953. The UCDS was
federation of fifteen large national agencies created in 1951 to assist undeveloped communities in meeting social service
needs created by defense mobilization for the Korean War. It did so by functioning as a private cooperative fundraising agency
that usually worked with local Community Chests. Tidball's three year assignment with the UCDS was to identify communities
in the western region, including California, that had been adversely impacted by the growth and problems associated with the
establishment of military installations because of the Korean War. Tidball's energetic and vivid field reports on the state
of communities in the West, ranging from Oakland, to China Lake, to Moses Lake, Washington, form an important part of this
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