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Inventory of the State Relief Administration Records
F3448  
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Description
The State Emergency Relief Administration was created in 1933, and succeeded by the State Relief Administration in 1935. Both agencies were developed to alleviate certain conditions caused by the Great Depression. The records from both agencies include reports, statistics, surveys, operating procedures, budgets and bulletins. There is no correspondence included in these records.
Background
The State Emergency Relief Administration (SERA) was created in 1933 as a provision of the Unemployment Bond Relief Act. In 1935, SERA was succeeded by the State Relief Administration (SRA). Both agencies were created to help alleviate certain conditions caused by the Great Depression, and their responsibilities included the distribution of state and federal funds for unemployment relief. The activities of the State Relief Administration frequently overlapped activities of other local, federal and even state agencies created for similar purposes. Consequently, the organization of the SRA was constantly changing and it is difficult to decisively state the the number or names of the agency's divisions at any given date. See Elsey Hurt, California State Government - an Outline of Its Administrative Organization, vol. 2, 1939, for more details.
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5 cubic feet
Restrictions
For permission to reproduce or publish, please contact the California State Archives. Permission for reproduction or publication is given on behalf of the California State Archives as the owner of the physical items. The researcher assumes all responsibility for possible infringement which may arise from reproduction or publication of materials from the California State Archives collections.
Availability
Collection is open for research.