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Finding Aid to the San Francisco Office of the Controller Unemployment Relief Program Minutes and Reports 1932-1938
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Box 1, Folder 1

Series 1 Report of the Director of Relief for fiscal year 1932-1933, July 26, 1933

Creator: San Francisco (Calif.). Dept. of Public Health. Director of Relief.

Scope and Contents

Monthly and total expenditures and caseloads for families and for single men, women, and children on relief in San Francisco. Family relief figures are listed under names of charitable relief organizations whose admistrations were taken over by the Director of Relief beginning in 1931. These organizations are: Citizens' Agency for Social Welfare (previously named Associated Charities); Eureka Benevolent Association, and Italian Board of Relief. The report also includes total figures for Non-Family Relief, as well as monthly and total figures for Single Men and Women's Division.
The cover letter outlines the relief program developed by the Director of Relief and the Citizens' Advisory Commitee, immediately following their inception in Sept. 1932. The program includes the following divisions, bureaus, and departments: Family Relief, Single Men (mostly transient), Single Women, Bachelor Men (housed), Clothing, Lunch Dept., Medical Bureau, and Non-Resident Families. Until April 1933, non-resident families were handled by Citizens Agency for Social Welfare (formerly known as Associated Charities), at which time that aspect of the program was transferred to Travelers Aid.
The report includes rules of eligibility for family relief developed by the Citizens' Advisory Relief Committee.

Existence and Location of Copies note

Includes six copies.

Series 2 Citizens' Emergency Relief Committee Minutes, 1932-1937

Creator: San Francisco (Calif.). Citizens' Emergency Relief Committee.

Scope and Contents

Minutes of what began as the Citizens' Advisory Relief Committee and then became the Citizens' Emergency Relief Committee; it was also sometimes known as the San Francisco Emergency Relief Committee. Includes weekly status reports of program divisions, caseload statistics, financial figures, memos, and some correspondence. Stamped "received" by the Office of the Controller's Relief Division. With index.


Arranged in reverse chronological order as received by the Library.
Box 1, Folder 2

Index of Minutes, 1932-1937

Box 1, Folder 3

Sept. 17, 1934 - May 19, 1937

Box 1, Folder 4

Apr. - Aug. 1934

Box 1, Folder 5

Sept. 1933 - Mar. 1934

Box 1, Folder 6

Sept. 1932- Aug. 1933

Box 2, Folder 1

Series 3 "Suggested Relief Program 1933-1934" Aug. 15, 1933

Creator: San Francisco (Calif.) . Office of the Controller.

Scope and Contents

The Controller's Office "Suggested Relief Program 1933-1934" comes a year after the creation of the Citizens Advisory Relief Committee. In response to a request from the Director of Relief for the Controller's Office to take over accounting functions for the new relief program, the Office makes recommendations based on the need to accommodate new Federal and State, as well as existing local, requirements. The document reviews federal, state, and local statutes to determine available state and federal funds and recommends changes to San Francisco's local relief program in order for the City to qualify for those funds.

Series 4 Unemployment Relief Program Reports 1932-1938

Creator: San Francisco (Calif.). Office of the Controller.

Scope and Contents

Reports on relief activities, financing, cost, administration, and standards, with supporting documents. Each report includes a chronology of relief data.


Arranged chronologically by fiscal year.
Box 2, Folder 2

Period 1932-1934, Oct. 1, 1934

Box 2, Folder 3

Fiscal year 1934-1935, Aug. 27, 1935

Box 2, Folder 4

Fiscal year 1935-1936, Mar. 31, 1937

Box 2, Folder 5

Fiscal year 1936-1937, May 14, 1938