This collection comprises three groups of records that the Los Angeles County Department of Public Social Services has generated
during its history. Two of these groups come from agencies within the DPSS: the Bureau of Social Services and the Staff Development
Division. The former consists solely of a run of administrative memorandums, while the latter group constitutes material--e.g.,
reports and training program--created and received during the course of this agency's activities. Thus it is much larger in
volume and contains more types of material than the does BSS. In the third group have been gathered materials that the DPSS;
its predecessor agency, the Department of Charities; and the Public Social Services Commission have created. The Department
of Public Social Services is central here, with the others closely connected to it. In 1966 the Department of Charities underwent
a name change and eventually became the Department of Public Social Services; in 1967 the Public Social Services Commission
was established, with formalized authority, to act as an advisory and research body to the DPSS. Thus, these LA County governmental
organizations have a symbiotic relationship, with the DPPS the central organization.
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.